Tune in to a brand new episode of Beer Sessions Radio! Jimmy Carbone is joined by Rich Castagna of Bridge & Tunnel Brewery, Dan McLaughlin of The Pony Bar, writer Niko Krommydas & Stephen Valand, co-host, co-founder of Brooklyn Brew Shop. What happens when you go from garage brewer to legit? Rich, from Bridge and Tunnel Brewery knows. Bridge and Tunnel Brewery is a Queens based nano-scale micro-brewery, launched by brewer/ proprietor, Rich Castagna. Rich has been brewing for over 11 years, and enjoys brewing and drinking darker beers, and beers with a flavorful kick. So the current line leans toward beers that are colorful both in the glass and on the palate. Rich was born and raised in Queens, and spent most of his life in the New York area, short of about 8 years living and traveling around the U.S. and overseas. Over the past 15 years, he’s lived in the Ridgewood/Bushwick area, Long Island City, Astoria, and Maspeth. He has 3 kids, 3 cats, a dog, a fish, a large amount of brewing equipment, and a very patient wife.
“I’m so stretched thin, it’s ridiculous. It’s always only been me.” [08:00]