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Nov 24, 2018

If you've ever taken a trip to Asheville, NC you've likely heard, "If you can find the time, take a trip to Fonta Flora."

Todd Boera opened his original brewery about an hour east of Asheville in Morganton.  Slightly closer is Fonta Flora's new Whippoorwill Farm location, a 9-acre farm and 15-barrel brewhouse.  Being away from the action of Asheville hasn't hurt his brewery.  His unique brews with ingredients like beets, carrots, and tulsi bring in plenty of fans, and many do make the side trip from Asheville.

Boera uses only local ingredients in his brews and his farm will have a sizable orchard as well as garden areas to grow other ingredients.  For those he can't grow himself he'll source from other local farmers.  Fonta Flora also has their own house culture used to ferment their "Appalachian Wild Ales".

With the growth the new location has allowed, you'll see some more "normal" beers like Kolsch, Maibock, and even a Light Lager.  The funk will keep flowing as well.  Boera admits some of his creations are for a very specific audience, but they're what put Fonta Flora on the map and continue to be very important beers for them to brew.

Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 152
With: Todd Boera, Fonta Flora Brewery

Episode Guide

  • Apology 'cause we screwed up | 0:00
  • Guest Introduction | 1:06
  • Fonta Flora Rind | 1:26
  • Week in Review | 4:15
  • Catlanta Charity Art Auction | 6:15
  • Beers of the Week | 7:20
  • Craft Beer News | 8:13
  • Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm | 11:40
  • More beer, more cans | 14:47
  • Planting plans for the farmland | 15:43
  • Brewing with polarizing flavors | 19:10
  • Fonta Flora Lunar Aqua | 22:38
  • Terry Perry of Perry's Berry's[sic] | 23:59
  • The doomed community of Fonta Flora | 25:10
  • What is Farmhouse Brewing? | 27:19
  • Appalachian Wild Ale | 33:40
  • North Carolina hops | 34:50
  • Aging hops | 35:55
  • Hop character in wild beers | 37:05
  • Secondary beer market | 39:35
  • Outro | 43:10

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