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7-24-18 Tonight we’re talking with Justin LeVaughn, who is the Quality Assurance and Quality Control Officer at Ethereal Brewing in Lexington, KY. Justin does the microbiological and sensory analysis there, and maintains their yeast stocks.

Justin started home brewing beer about 10 years ago in college, and combined his formal biology training with the hobby. He fell into the mead world about 4-5 years ago, and was hooked. His main passions are carbonated session meads and metheglins, but he regularly brews big fruit and spice meads. He loves experimenting with weird flavor combinations, and setting up trails with different flavors. Currently he is planning mixed-fermentation trials in meads and cysers.

Ethereal Brewing first opened its doors about 4 years in the iconic Distillery District in Lexington Kentucky. Ethereal focuses on variety of styles, most notably French and Belgian beer styles, as will as mixed-culture fermentations. Ethereal’s motto is blending the lines between art and science, being a small microbrewery that combines the processes of scientific inquiry with the artisanal craft of brewing.

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Vicky Rowe has been active as a promoter and supporter of the mead industry since the mid-90's with Gotmead.com, and is totally serious about seeing the mead industry take its rightful place as a popular craft beverage on the world recreational drinking stage.

She is also an experienced marketing coach and consultant who has recently decided to focus her marketing expertise exclusively on the craft beverage market to help meaderies, cideries, breweries and distilleries expand their business and get more customers while doing what they love.
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