Chris DeSimone, Matt Russell, and Chef A.J. Mortazavi

This week’s edition of Mother Road Monday on KVOI’s Wake Up Tucson once again featured the Tower Station IPA from Mother Road Brewing Company!

Mother Road’s Michael Marquess shared a fun story about how a 12-pack of Tower Station recently found itself in the hands of Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers. Is there a connection between what Michael calls the higher carbonation and citrus notes of the Tower Station and the Badger State’s iconic cheeses? Listen and learn!

Mac, cheese, IPA!

We also heard from A.J. Mortazavi, executive chef of The Barnyard Crafthouse & Eatery, who brought some dishes to pair with this scrumptious IPA.

Prime steaks and hoppy brews…for breakfast!

The first was a bacon and caramelized onion mac and cheese (cheese again!).

The second was a prime New York strip with wood-fired and smoked vegetables and smashed potatoes with sour cream and bacon jam.

He really likes the way these dishes with “a high fat content” work with the Tower Station.

How was it? Take a listen here to find out!

Tune in every Monday morning in October and November, at 7:00 am, for Mother Road Monday!

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