Franchise #161 6/26/2018 - What are the perfect beers and IPAs that people should be drinking on 4th of July next week? Ferro and Chris break it down as well as pay tribute to Pantera drummer & co-founder Vinnie Paul.
Joining the show is Melissa 'Mad Mel' Potter to recap her experience at Scare-A-Con this past weekend over in Massachusetts as well as talk about the upcoming rebooted Halloween movie.
Then later on, guitarist Jeffrey Instasi joins the show to talk about his latest project.
The Franchise #160 6/11/18 - Ferro and Morgan welcome Aaren Simoncini from Beer'd Brewing in Connecticut to talk about their beers and what's been going on at the brewery. They also welcome Edgar from Beerthuglife.com to talk about his recent east coast tour and going viral with his videos. The boys finish with one of Morgan's own brews from Buttonwoods Brewery for the "On Air Beer Share" named "Object Permanence."
The Franchise #159 4/30/18 - The boys welcome Carlo from White Dog Distilling, which just recently opened in Pawtucket RI, to find out what he has brewing, er distilling. They also welcome Kristofer, brand ambassador for Brewed Events, to talk about the Free the Whale beer festival in Miami. The guys try some Hill Farmstead Works of Love: Cigar City for the on air beer share. Beer news, tunes and more!!
The Franchise #158 4/17/18 - On this episode of The Franchise Ferro, Chris and Morgan talk with David Dadekian from EatDrinkRI.com about their upcoming events showcasing Rhode Island's best chefs, brewers and winemakers. They also talk 420 beers and the new trend of adding CBDs to beers and what the feds think of that. "Rhode Rage" DIPA from Newport Craft Brewing makes its debut on the "On Air Beer Share" and much more!
The Franchise #157 3/26/18 - Team Franchise talks to JR and Brendan from Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Company to talk about all the upcoming changes to the company and their beer and spirits releases coming soon. They also welcome Dave from BeerBrosBs.com, a beer podcast out of Florida, to talk FLA crazy beer releases and Sprung Spring Beer festival. The show closes dowwn with a brand new brew from Turning Point Brewery out of Texas for this week's featured "On Air Beer Share".
The Franchise #156 3/20/18 - Ferro and Chris welcome Ian Cory from InvisibleOranges.com on to talk some heavy metal and hardcore music. The "On Air Beer Share" spotlights Newport Craft Brewing and Distilling Company's Rhode Trip Vic Secret. Also tunes and beer news!
Franchise #155 1/10-2018 - Even though it's cold outside, the Franchise crew are busy cracking a cold one in this episode. As they taste test the recent IPAs, ales, and beers that have been released, they are joined in studio by Michael J Daniels of Arise to talk about his hard/death core band.
They are then joined on the phone lines by John Kielty, lead brewer of Big aLICe Brewing out of Long Island City in Queens, New York. What was it like starting a brewery in Queens? How is the brewery scene like in New York City? What are some new IPAs and ales that Big aLICe Brewing have released or are currently working on? John discusses that and more with the Franchise crew.
The Rotunda #129 11/13/17 - In a coup for The Rotunda, Scott has a conversation with up and coming local actor and artist Chad Michael, who caused quite a stir in the social media world this week with his opinion on the sexual misconduct that’s been coming to light lately in Hollywood. What did he say that caused a firestorm? Tune in and find out, and decide for yourself!
Halfway thought the show, The Rotunda gets invaded by The Franchise! Joe and Morgan storm onto the set and have an interview with Sixpoint Brewing’s Kier Hamilton. Any beer aficionado DEFINITELY wants to hear what he has to say about all the awesome offerings Sixpoint has on the docket. Scott, Ferro, and beer – what could possibly go wrong?!?!?!
The Franchise #137 7/14/2015 - On this edition of the Franchise host Joe Ferro welcomes Billy from the Rhode Island Brew Bus to learn more about sipping in style in the ocean state. Also on the show musician Stephen Marold from the band Overwith.
The Franchise #152 9/27/17 - On this edition of the Franchise host Joe Ferro and co-host Chris Casci discuss recent beer releases. Musician Bryan Corderio calls in to talks his latest upcoming project and brewer Tony Barber rounds out the hour to discuss his charitable brews. Beer correspondent Morgan Snyder also weighs in with his take on all things golden and bubbly.
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