Stroop, There It Is! While it’s our current favorite catchphrase, it’s also the title of one the best beers of the season, a collaboration masterpiece from Black Viking Brewing and Red Bear.

We’ve been noticing that Black Viking Brewing is crushing it in the DC Beer scene, so Brandy got the scoop with owner Shaun Taylor. To Shaun, the beer business is what someone might call a “cool” business–everyone is having a great time all the time, right? But at the end of the day, it is a business and brand with many moving parts. Shaun shares the story of the Black Viking origin and where the name “Black Viking” comes from. Then, he tells us how Black Viking plans on becoming the country’s first Black-owned, nationally distributed beer brand. 

In other news, one of the DC Beer hosts breaks tradition by imbibing in a hazy pale ale (gasp). We also give details on brewing events for Women’s Month, upcoming panels, and much-anticipated beer releases!

You don’t want to miss the full interview with Shaun of Black Viking. Check out our Patreon to hear the whole conversation!

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