Episode 432 – Azadi Brewing
Currently operating out of Pilot Project, Azadi Brewing may be small at the moment, but their flavors are big and inspired by ingredients from regions all over India. We talk with co-founders Bhavik Modi and Gator Schrand about their unusual collaborative process that results in a rich lineup of beers that seek to tell a story and educate the consumer about India, Indian food, and Indian communities in Chicago. (They also taste pretty great as well, we might add.) In addition, we learn about how they became featured in prominent Chicago Indian restaurants, how their logo is inspired by the Dabbawala, and when we might expect to see a taproom open. Also, we want in on the Taste Buds trading cards, dream of some perfect food pairings, and get a lesson in the chaotic Craig-style of reviewing things.
Bhavik and Gator Interview: (00:10:37 – 00:36:33)
Devon (Gose w/ Telicherry black pepper, Himalayan pink salt, and Indian coriander)
Cochin (Lemongrass Saison)
Shimla (Pale Ale w/ Columbus, Centennial, and Cascade hops)
Chopta (Hazy IPA w/ Cascade, Sorachi Ace, and Hallertau Blanc hops)
Hira (Belgian Quad w/ dates)