After 11 episodes, we decided to throw in a revisit and show some more love for Big Ditch Brewing Company. This week we cover a ton a Erie Canal history and a bunch of different Big Ditch brews! What can you expect from this weeks episode? Learn about the sources of many Big Ditch beer names, hear some Erie Canal fun facts that we left out of Episode 1, and find out which naysayer Dewitt Clinton called out on his s#!t talking! As an added bonus, enjoy learning some Canalese from Haley.
Music: “Low Bridge” by the Rust Belt Brigade
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