On this episode of the Food About Town podcast, I had the fine co-founding gentlemen from Split Batch Brewing over to talk about their upcoming coffee and beer emporium over on St Paul Street. Wade Reed, Jon Mervine and Jarred Foster and I had a bit of a laugh fest and a great time hanging out.
These guys have some solid local ties: Jon Mervine is the former head brewer at Roc Brewing, Wade Reed the head roaster from Joe Bean Coffee and Jarred Foster a former barista at Joe Bean Coffee and a cook at Cure. That combination is sure to make a fascinating place that features coffee, beer and coffee in beer as a key ingredient, not just an afterthought.
We started goofing around well before the mics went live and it kept on going through the whole podcast. These guys are an absolute blast to record with and I’m truly excited to see what creations they came out with. I’ve had the pleasure of trying the first sample coffees that they have roasted and it measures up to some of the better coffee in the Rochester area. Check out this video my friend Chris Clemens from Exploring Upstate took of us enjoying the first batch!
The guys even brought some of their beer and doughnuts to the most recent Latte Art Throwdown at Ugly Duck Coffee as well. It’s very exciting to see it all coming together even in these small ways.
I’m hoping to get the guys back in again during the build out process and maybe take a tour of their spot as it starts to look like a real place.
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