In the science of food and beverage pairings, not many companions make for a better chemistry connection than a premium hand-made sausage and a local craft beer, and we rejoiced in the bounty of both on this live broadcast from the new Ten Fifty-Five Brewing & Sausage House!

Chris DeSimone, Ema Peterson, Matt Russell, JP Vyborny & Chef Ivor Cryderman

Our celebrity co-host was fellow foodie and AM drive time radio man Chris DeSimone, who shared some of his latest adventures including a recent visit to sausage and suds town Milwaukee! We then caught up with Tom Firth of the Hacienda del Sol who had some delicious things to report about his upcoming Tucson Heritage Food & Wine Festival. Ten Fifty-Five’s co-owner and head brewer JP Vyborny sat down with us as well to share some reflections on the first two weeks in his new downtown digs. Ten Fifty-Five’s chef Ivor Cryderman joined the party as well and told some stories about his culinary journey, his great, great, great grandmother’s role on his menu, and his passion for sausages.

The Leap Polish sausage, inspired by Chef Ivor Cryderman’s great, great, great grandmother!

We even got to try a tasty trio…Leap Polish sausage, Belgian fries, and some pimiento cheese! Ema Peterson of the Beer Geek Bakery wrapped things up with some beer-forward desserts. The cherry oat stout chocolate brownie with a sage crust was bomb!