After shooting the short movie of Rare Form Brewing Company in Troy, NY the owners Kevin and Jenny introduced Roger to Dave Gardell of The Ruck a craft beer bar right aroung the corner. Dave agreed to let Roger hang around for an hour and this short movie is the result. Enjoy.
Kate and I love beer. In fact our first conversation was about beer and how she thought I was a wimp for not liking IPA’s. When we travel to new towns we like to goto bars but even better we like to find local breweries and drink good fresh unique beer.
We rolled into Rare Form after doing a river boat cruise in Albany. Someone mentioned Rare Form when we asked about breweries in the area so we headed that way and man are we happy we did. First off all Troy is a unique and neat little town. It has had its ups and downs but seems to be doing well now, or at least coming up a bit, and Rare Form seems like a solid identifier that quality small businesses are taking hold.
The first time we visited we met Jenny, one of the owners, and talked about the brewery and how great all the beer is. I mentioned wanting to interview them for a video and after we got our schedules to work that is what you see above.
The live interview has passed with Kristin Lajeunesse about Will Travel for Vegan Food. Now you can watch the recording here. Roger did a good job of keeping his mouth shut and learning more about Kristin’s adventure and new book which you can get on her publishers website Vegan Publishers or at Amazon where it is currently the best seller for Solo Travel Guides!
Watch the recording of our video interview with Kristin of Will Travel for Vegan Food
In the interview we talk about her new book and how it came about. Kristin shares some pointers on preparing for a journey like this. Hint: Get a notebook and keep track of what you want to do and why. We learn about the vegan scene in Fargo North Dakota (spoiler: its pretty awesome) and the lack of a scene in Alaska (come on alaska lets get it going =). Kristin shares her thoughts on vegan activism and specifically a group she works with Farm Animal Rights Movement.
Watch the video and get the book.
On April 29th 1pm Eastern Roger will be interviewing Chef Damon Brasch of Green New American Vegetarian. One topic of interest will be the history of the building that the Phoenix location calls home. Damon and crew remodeled it a few years ago with a number of refinements and artistic flair. Join us live and take part in the Q&A or watch the recording posted on Youtube.
Besides being a great place to eat Green is also 100% vegan. So you can get all your comfort food craving without harming any animals. Damon has built a really amazing business around serving vegan food to anyone and everyone. You can get a salad but we tend to focus on the Big Wac, his take on the Big Mac.
Tune in and learn more about the highly acclaimed Chef Damon Brasch and some Phoenix history.
UPDATE: Watch the recording here:
Announcing Will Travel for Vegan Food vs Rolling with Grass Interview!
Very exciting news today: On April 24th 2015 I will be interviewing Kristin Lajeunesse about her new book Will Travel for Vegan Food which will be released on Thursday, April 23rd 2015. You will be able to watch live at 10am EST or check out the recording anytime afterwards.
You can watch the Event right here:
Who is Kristin Lajeunesse?
Kristin spent 18 months travelling the US in a van searching out and eating at vegan restaurants everywhere she went. All the while she journaled about it at her website Will Travel for Vegan Food. Here is her summary in her words:
I’m serious about this travel thing. In fact, in 2011 I completely adjusted my lifestyle in an effort to work exclusively online, so that I can work from virtually anywhere.
In January 2011 I left a wonderful full-time job with an amazing animal welfare organization so that I could pursue the art of food and travel discovery.
In order to support this mission I started my own freelance business and now earn a living teaching others how to build businesses, market and promote their work, and general badassery.
She is an avid blogger and video blogger and started sharing some audio versions of various chapters of her book on her website:
- Listen to Chapter 1: ALL FOR SOMETHING, click HERE.
- Listen to Chapter 6: CONTRAST, click HERE.
- Listen to Chapter 9: IMPROVISATION, click HERE.
- Listen to Chapter 11: TO HEAR THE MOVEMENTS, click HERE.