DBTB Episode 105: Brady Duncan and Ryan Belvins of MadTree Brewing

In this episode recorded in Nashville, Tennessee during the Yazoo Brewing Funk Fest Brady Duncan, a co-founder and Ryan Blevins, the head brewer, of MadTree Brewing share thoughts on IPA and lager, and the fun and hard work that comes with day-to-day operations.  

The brewery has come a long way since Duncan and his other homebrew-minded founders went pro.  Fueled by the growth of their IPA, but with a passion for lagers and crazy experimentation – that’s where the “mad” comes in – they are constantly turning out new beers and trying to push within and beyond established styles. 

The “tree” stems from their environmental commitment. They walk the walk with giving back, not only being part of the 1% for the Planet initiative, but by making volunteerism part of employment, and thinking about ways they can lower the brewery’s carbon footprint and be better stewards of the earth. 
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