This week on the second biggest podcast in the Pacific Northwest, Abby Spyker and Travis Buck of Northwest Media Collective join us on the program. A website design project from the county initially brought them together professionally, and while Travis battled and overcame several simultaneous personal challenges, they were able to complete the project and ultimately built a successful business partnership that eventually turned into a life partnership as well.
Kona Brewing Company - Kona, HI
Gold Cliff IPA, 7.2% ABV, 50 IBU
"At the southern tip of Lanai, not far from the island’s first pineapple fields, lies a cobalt blue inlet rimmed with golden cliffs that welcomes divers of every stripe. This is Kaunolu Cove. Catamarans anchor here beside a blade of black rock known as the Moku Noio, where snorkelers explore a dazzling rainbow of tropical fish below and cliff divers soar from the sun-drenched cliffs above. It has been said that the ancient Hawaiians once proved their courage here by making this electrifying 70-foot jump from the famed keyhole notch at the top. Today, you may still see a fearless adventurer leaping from these rocks into the cool embrace of the Pacific below."
Angie's Mystery Beer:
Alaskan Brewing Company - Juneau, AK
Pilot Series Imperial Bock, 12.5% ABV, 25 IBU
"This is a stronger version of a Doppelbock, which is often produced by freezing a Doppelbock and removing the ice crystals to intensify flavor and strength. Our Imperial Bock shares the same flavor intensity and strength of an Eisbock, but instead of freezing this beer, we brewed it to high alcohol content and then let it rest on oak chips to enhance the mellow vanilla sweetness."