Mele Kalikimaka! On this episode we recorded LIVE from Tiki Wonderland 13 at the Tonga Hut. To listen, click here:
For this holiday season we are back at the Tonga Hut's Tiki Wonderland holiday event and on this episode we chat with an allstar lineup about spirits and beer! First up we are joined by Sven Kirsten (author of the Book of Tiki, Tiki Modern, Tiki Pop and The Art of Tiki), Jeff "Beachbum" Berry (Owner/Founder of Latitude 29 and author of the Grog Log, Intoxica, Sippin' Safari, Potions of the Carribean and more), Greg Bansuelo (career bartender and historic first employee of the world famous Tiki-Ti) and Kevin Murphy (Owner/Partner of the Tonga Hut in both North Hollywood and Palm Springs). We chat about craft cocktails in the modern day tiki movement, the process of finding a lost drink recipe and other fun stories from the frontlines of the tiki bar, old and new. Following this, we chat with Philip Marte, Director of National Accounts for Sapporo Beer, our newest sponsor, to learn about the history of beer in Japan, the process of brewing a world class beer, his thoughts on today's craft beer movement and it's influence on the modern beer drinker!
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