4-12-22 Tonight at 9PM ET we’ll be getting together with RJ Cassle, head brewer and meadmaker at Bragging Rooster Beer, Mead and Cider in Warrenton, NC, just a half hour from Vicky’s place. RJ is hard at work in getting Bragging Rooster to opening, which should be very soon!

Robert J. Cassle aka RJ is a level 43 character in this game called life. He calls himself a jack of many trades and master of some. RJ spent 10 years in the military, 4 years in law enforcement, a few years as a Subway sandwich artist, and 20 plus years as low voltage/security technician.

RJ has a love for growing plants, throwing axes, and bringing people together. About 9 years ago he was told that the alcohol budget was too high and that he needed a hobby.

Enter mead! RJ’s best friend was doing home brew beer at the time, and they really didn’t need another excuse to hang out, but brewing became one. Except, the friend asked if RJ was interested in brewing mead. RJ had no idea what he was talking about, so he did some research. He absolutely fell in love with it. He thought the history was amazing, and wanted to learn more. He and his friend started brewing on weekends and RJ started volunteering at Honeygirl Meadery in Durham on bottling nights. Diane at Honeygirl was the best mentor to get him from homebrewing to commercial brewing. RJ imagined the whole Bragging Rooster as just a meadery until the day he was introduced to some people who wanted to open a brewery but had no commercial brewing experience. He partnered up with them and they took Bragging Rooster from just mead to beer, mead, and cider and that is what they are opening in Warrenton, NC.

Join us to talk with RJ and find out what he’s done with meads, and where he is planning to take Bragging Rooster when they go live!

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