Greg Koch Archives – PorchDrinking.com
ABV: 6.2% | IBUs: 70
This is a technically a review of Stone Brewing Co. Pataskala Red IPA, but it’s really a story of remembering your roots.
Last spring, Watkins Memorial High School in Pataskala (pronounced Puh-ta-skuh-luh), Ohio, had a problem. Their school district needed to pass a levy or ALL extracurricular activities would be cut, from sports to band. Freshman Ally Jeffers depended on band to get her through the day, a creative outlet that challenged her like no other class. The levy had failed twice before and the situation looked dire. That’s when inspiration struck- Ally wrote a letter to Stone Brewing CEO/Founder Greg Koch (Watkins Memorial class of ’81) asking for help.
Tristan sat down to interview Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch during this year’s GABF. They talked about Stone, comparing beer to music and Greg’s upcoming hiatus. Please check out Greg’s Movember donation page as well.
Also a BIG thanks to River North Brewery for hosting us and again …
Have you recovered from GABF yet? I’m not sure we have either. I know a few PorchDrinkers who were claiming a hiatus from beer after the weekend of craft beer heaven. For the record, the hiatus lasted about 12 hours. There were bottle shares and brewery tours, but most importantly, lots of good times and good drinks. Tristan shared a few drinks and played question master with Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch. Let’s all cheers to another amazing (however, maybe a tad more relaxing) weekend!