Fire & Beer

Fire & Beer

A conversation about BBQ and craft beer with people in the community. We have conversations with industry leaders and enthusiast covering all aspects of the culture, business, and the future.


April 11, 2022 55 mins

In this episode of Fire and Beer, Marcel Gomez is joined by a multitude of people at Alternate Ending in Aberdeen, New Jersey. On the show today we have Assistant Brewer Steve, Head Brewer Brendon, Owner Scott, Head Brewer from District 96 Sung, Scott from Lorenzo the Beer Cat, and Perri from District 96.

Alternate Ending is based in an old movie theater and all of its labels are movie-based. They even have the trademark on “What If...

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September 22, 2021 45 mins

This time we’ve got Jason Stein from Timber Ales. Jason’s love of craft beer began at the University of Michigan when he tried Bell’s Hop Slam for the first time. After graduating, Jason became active in the craft beer scene, writing with various publications and starting his own blog. The inevitable next step was to start up his own home brewery and Timber Ales was born, focusing on barrel aged, dark liquids.

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June 16, 2021 56 mins

In today’s episode Marcel Gomez is joined by Sean Towers from The Seed: A Living Beer Project, recently named USA Today’s best new brewery. Located in Atlantic City, The Seed has 10 taps and a 7-barrel system. The Seed is a passion project of Sean and Amanda Cardinali and grows and changes with every new beer they introduce.

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April 28, 2021 58 mins

This is a series within the Fire & Beer podcast, where Kamal and I talk shit about whatever is on our mind. 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Line shares are back?!
  • Shaun Hills view on the current beer scene.
  • Kamal makes some dope announcements
  • No episode in March what gives Marcel?
  • Guests on the Kicking it series?!?

This is not a podcast to listen to on the way to work, in this series we highly encourage you to crack op...

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In today’s episode Marcel Gomez is joined by Robert Austin Cho, chef/owner of award-winning restaurant Kimchi Smoke in Westwood, New Jersey. Robert started off with backyard BBQ before progressing to competitions, building a following and, eventually, creating Kimchi Smoke. Roberts’ food is American BBQ with a Korean influence, but don’t call it fusion!

When he started out, Robert had a 9-5 job in real estate. It all began when he s...

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February 1, 2021 68 mins

In today’s episode we are welcoming Tom Peters, owner of Monk’s Café in Philadelphia. Monk’s is regarded as one of the best beer bars in the world and one of the top 5 places to go before you die. With a cult-like following, largely in part to his passion for Belgian Beer and ability to pass that passion on to his employees and patrons, Monk’s has been serving in Philadelphia since 1997.

Known as the Godfather of Beer in t...

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January 19, 2021 65 mins

This is a series within the Fire & Beer podcast, where Kamal and I talk shit about whatever is on our mind. 

In this episode we have two special guest Anthony (@Stop_and_Smell_the_Hops) and Jose (@yankeerunner77) we talk candidly about Stout in a can, dope NJ home brewers, Melissa Wings, Untappd ratings, Anthonys creative process and so much more!

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January 1, 2021 71 mins

Chris tells Marcel that he built on the concept of BierWax through passion. An honest love of both music and craft beer is what drove the conception of BierWax and is what continues to drive any changes. When he thought of the idea, he realized there was nowhere else around that married both of his passions. There is a careful curation of all aspects of BierWax, and any guest DJs are only allowed to spin vinyl – no digital. Chris h...

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December 20, 2020 61 mins

***Warning: Explicit language, can be offensive to some listeners***

This is nothing like my first two episodes. This is a series within the Fire & Beer podcast, where Kamal and I talk shit about whatever is on our mind. 

In this episode we talk candidly about Pumpkin Spice beers, how Kamal and I met and decide to do this podcast series, our top breweries, and more.

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In today’s episode, Marcel is joined by William Horst of Hooked on BBQ. William runs a successful Instagram and website dedicated showcasing all things barbeque and spreading a message of positivity to his community. 

Learn more about William and Hooked on BBQ:

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In today’s episode, Marcel Gomez is joined by Pete Oates and Michelle DeLuca from Equilibrium Brewery in Middletown, New York. Pete is co-Founder and Master Brewer while Michelle is Brand Director and Social Media Coordinator. Marcel joins Pete and Michelle at Equilibrium’s new $3 million, 33,000 square foot facility to talk about creating from passion, surviving COVID-19 and the collaborative nature of the craft beer community. An...

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