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May 9, 2020

Pontoon Brewing made waves with their Rainbow Smiggles release, but there's more to their beers than cereal and candy

Sean O'Keefe, owner and CEO of Pontoon Brewing, is cool with the flack he got when he launched Rainbow Smiggles.  He expected it.  The Berliner Weisse infused with fruit and Trix and Skittles is part of the brewery's Serious Series after all.  Pontoon likes to have fun with their beers, and the people that enjoy them.

However, there are still some big and bold beers available from the brewery.  They frequently offer up generously-fruited Berliners and their Brownie Batter stout has seen plenty of variants with every adjunct imaginable.  If you're looking to play it a little more safe then you can enjoy their Sol Crush Mexican Lager or a Galaxy Drifter IPA.

O'Keefe and Brewmaster Chris Baratz joined us in the studio this week.  We talked about how their coping with Covid, brewing with lactose, crowdsourcing beer ideas, pilsners, and the plan for unique releases moving forward.  We also get some details on the 2020 Brownie Bash Beer Festival with lots of collaborations and guest breweruies.  Plus, O'Keefe make a BIG announcement about the brewery.

Pontoon Sol Crusher Mexican Lager Pontoon Sol Crusher is a delicious Vienna-style Lager.  The latest version drops the fruit from the previous release to let the beautiful malts shine through. (Photo: Pontoon Brewing)



Pontoon Brewing Crew at Beer Guys Radio studio The Pontoon Brewing Crew at the Beer Guys Radio studio.  L-R: Earnest Hansley, Chris Baratz, Sean O'Keefe.

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