EP-051 Khris Johnson of Green Bench Brewing Co.

EP-051 Khris Johnson of Green Bench Brewing Co.

Khris Johnson is the founding brewer of Green Bench Brewing in St Petersburg Florida. I met Khris at Cigar City’s Hunahpu's Day this year and the beer he shared with me was spectacular. Lots of funky, tart, wine barrel aged beers. Beautifully nuanced, low abv, these were some of the most refined beers I had all day. Now his beers are being distributed by Shelton Brothers into cities like Denver, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Depending on your market, It’s hard to sell these kinds of beers. Just ask Ron Jeffries, the founder of Jolly Pumpkin in Dexter, Michigan. He’s had to ship his amazing wild ales all over the world to find their niche audience. For the rest of us, that’s a good thing, and I was excited to have Khris in the studio with some of his best stuff. He’s a great guy, he speaks candidly, and his enthusiasm is addictive.