Joe Novotny, Dan Wood and Josh Malcolm stand together in the taproom at Dying Breed Brewing wearing black t-shirts that say, "In this together," referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.

14 – We Support Our Local Breweries And Drink During The Quarantine



This episode we speak with a brewer who is truly symmetrical with his balance of hops and malts. Next, while a$$holes are hoarding TP we become renegades and fill our carts with some of the best ingredients at a brewing supply shop. Finally, in a world where you thought there were too many craft breweries along comes some brew folk in a cowboy town who are keeping the beer tradition from becoming a dying breed. That, and our usual craic in this episode of Life in 16 oz.

Shownotes

Intro talk (3:02)
True Symmetry Brewing Company story (13:01)
Renegade Brewing Supplies story (47:28)
Beer review of True Symmetry beers (1:22:19)
Dying Breed Brewing story (1:35:50)

Dying Breed Brewing / Last Call Brewing / Renegade Brewing Supplies / True Symmetry Brewing Company

Paul Wade and Brandon McCarty wearing masks in their recording studio
Paul and Brandon make light of the situation.
The two beers being reviewed this month by the Life in 16 oz. hosts.
On the left, BeerFix and Chill, a hazy IPA from True Symmetry Brewing Company we review this episode. On the right, A helles bock called Take a Bock Road that we picked up on our visit to Dying Breed Brewing. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Paul Wade)
A pair of hands pours a glass of German Pilsner, fresh from the tap.
Fresh from the tap, a 100% German Pilsner called Destination: Isolation Pilsner is ready to refresh someone. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Paul Wade)
A refreshing goblet half full of West Wind Double IPA complete with glistening foam residue.
True Symmetry Brewing Company’s West Wind Double IPA is their flagship beer, and while brewed in Jason Ledford’s own way, it’s his version of one of his inspirations, Berryessa Brewing Company’s Double Tap IPA. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Paul Wade)
True Symmetry Brewing Company's entrance is shown with signs posted to the glass stating they are taking orders to-go
Suisun City’s True Symmetry Brewing Company awaits your to-go order. Look close and you’ll see their entrance is graced with our Life in 16 oz. logo sticker. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Paul Wade)
A sign posted on the window of True Symmetry Brewing Company's front window stating their operating hours and noting that that all orders must be to-go.
True Symmetry Brewing Company’s hours for to-go orders these days. Lots of new signs were made during this pandemic and we can’t wait till they’re ripped down. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Paul Wade)
Megan and Luke Henslick smile at the camera from the bar counter.
Megan and Luke Henslick, owners of Renegade Brewing Supplies’ new location in Modesto (formerly in Turlock), have everything you need, from beer to wine and mead. The business is co-located with their other business, Desert Fox Brewing Company. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Paul Wade)
A display table shows a variety of the brewing and wine making kits available at the store.
Renegade Brewing Supplies in Modesto offers their customers a variety of brewing and winemaking kits. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
Shelves are loaded with brewing supplies.
Renegade Brewing Supplies in Modesto offers everything one needs, from the beginning homebrewer to the pro beer maker. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
Brewing supplies such as fermenters, kettles, and other accessories are displayed, with tall, well-stocked shelves of supplies seen in the background.
Renegade Brewing Supplies in Modesto offers everything one needs, from the beginning homebrewer to the pro beer maker. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
Bottling supplies for both beer and wine, along with other supplies, are seen on shelves at Renegade.
Renegade Brewing Supplies in Modesto offers everything one needs, from the beginning homebrewer to the pro beer maker. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
Bins containing some of the malts available for purchase at Renegade.
Renegade Brewing Supplies in Modesto offers plenty of malts to choose from for whatever beer style the novice or pro homebrewer is looking to make. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
A stage constructed of brown shipping containers stands ready for an opening act at Dying Breed Brewing's outdoor patio area.
Dying Breed Brewing in Oakdale, Calif., was in the process of having their grand opening when the COVID-19 outbreak hit. Their outside venue sits dormant until they can open up the taproom to patrons. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
True Symmetry Brewing Company's entrance is shown with signs posted to the glass stating they are taking orders to-go
A fresh jar of a Helles Bock called Take a Bock Road stands ready for a customer’s curbside pick-up at Dying Breed Brewing’s taproom in Oakdale, Calif. The business was preparing for their grand opening when the pandemic hit. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)
Joe Novotny, Dan Wood and Josh Malcolm stand together in the taproom at Dying Breed Brewing wearing black t-shirts that say, "In this together," referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joe Novotny, Dan Wood and Josh Malcolm of Dying Breed Brewing in Oakdale, Calif., are ready take your order and deliver it to the curb while their taproom is closed. Dying Breed Brewing in Oakdale, Calif., was in the process of having their grand opening when the COVID-19 outbreak hit. (Courtesy photo/Dying Breed Brewing)
Empty tables and an empty stage are seen at Dying Breed Brewing;s outdoor patio, dormant due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dying Breed Brewing in Oakdale, Calif., was in the process of having their grand opening when the COVID-19 outbreak hit. Their outside venue sits dormant until they can open up the taproom to patrons. (Life in 16 oz. photo/Brandon McCarty)