I know that this may come as a shock to many people but water in the desert is not exactly abundant. I know, crazy talk. But its true. And thankfully we have guys like Chip Norton who are taking strides to ensure the proper steps are being taken to keep the natural water flowing. Oh yeah, and Chip loves beer. His desire to conserve the Verde River and his love of craft beer led him to get together with some likeminded individuals and start Sinagua Malt.
The purpose of Sinagua Malt is to help preserve the Verde River flow but an amazing byproduct of this is that Arizona breweries can now have access to Arizona-grown malt for their beers. Although they just started a couple of years ago and aren't even running at full capacity they are already seeing a major increase in the flow of the Verde River. In this episode we travel up to Camp Verde to hang out with Chip and hear the story behind Sinagua Malt. Enjoy the show!
Huge thanks to The Wilderness Boys for providing us with some awesome Arizona Wilderness treats to share with Chip
Keaton aka The Brewz Traveler joined us in the journey and took some awesome pics. He was also getting drone video but hit a tree and donated the drone to the Verde River. Give him a little pick-me-up and follow his awesome beer page on Instagram and keep an eye out for his official website soon - https://www.instagram.com/brewztraveler/
All video production and biggest shoutout goes to Aaron Markus from 8 AM Films for just being awesome and creating amazing work.
Thanks to Chris Dodson for his awesome production/editing work to help put the audio side of the episodes together.
Intro/Outro music is "La Negra Tomasa" by the awesome local Arizona band Fayuca
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