DBTB Episode 157: The Big Friendly

“Earlier this year at the Great American Beer Festival the awards in the beer categories were handed out followed by awards to breweries of the year, as dictated by size. This is based on a metric of barrels produced annually as well as medals won in the competition. 

For the 251 to 500 barrel capacity brewery, The Big Friendly, a relatively new brewery in Oklahoma City took home the award. 

Curious about the brewery and its name I called up co-founders and owners brothers Joe and Will Quinlin to talk about their brewing evolution, creating a memorable and welcome space, the changes in Oklahoma that has allowed it to become a beer destination and just what goes into making award winning recipes. “

-John Holl
This episode is sponsored by:

New Holland Brewing
Dragon’s Milk began as a single barrel experiment over 20 years ago at New Holland Brewing Company and has since grown to become the best-selling American-made stout. Aged in bourbon barrels, rich notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla make for a deliciously smooth and drinkable brew. Whether it’s sitting by a bonfire or binging the latest season of Game of Thrones, share a legend with Dragon’s Milk today. Learn more and find Dragon’s Milk near you at dragonsmilk.com.

Les Bon
A celebration of saison, mixed fermentation beer, ciders, natural wine and oysters. Brewers from around the country will descend on Duluth, Georgia on November 5, 2022 from 1pm to 5pm on the town green. All proceeds go to further the mission of Oyster South supporting aquaculture in the southeast. Tickets are $85 and include unlimited beer samples, coffee, oysters, and a bbq plate. 

About Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl

Drink Beer, Think Beer is a weekly podcast gets to the bottom of every pint with brewers, growers, and industry leaders on all aspects of the brewing industry. From ingredients and process, to philosophy and the art in each beer, the podcast is hosted by long-time journalist John Holl and is available on all the major podcast platforms.

Beer Edge releases new episodes of Drink Beer, Think Beer with John Holl every Wednesday


Help Support Independent
Beer Journalism

Beer Edge provides its readers with unparalleled insights into the business of flavorful beer. Going beyond stale, recycled news articles and press releases, Beer Edge provides its readers with original reportage. We go and talk to the sources and report stories our audience has not heard before. It is a fresh and unfiltered look at the world of beer and provides subscribers with a better understanding of the drink and business they love. Subscribing to the Beer Edge newsletter helps support independent beer journalism.