The smoke was rising throughout this show, and where there’s smoke, that’s gotta signal BBQ! What a blast we had on this live broadcast from Brother John’s Beer, Bourbon & BBQ.

Bill Hemmer, Matt Russell, Zach Clark, Brother John Aldecoa, Brad Walling & Chef Patrick Vezino

Our celebrity co-host was Zach Clark, of the Zach Clark Show on ESPN Tucson, who talked about one of his favorite pairings, BBQ and sports! We also caught up with Chris Cohen of Young’s Market Company, who introduced us to some spectacular spirits coming out of the St. George Distillery, like their dry rye gin which anchors a great cocktail we had recently at Commoner & Co. Brother John Aldecoa himself stopped by as well, with bar manager Brad Walling, for a conversation about his extensive whiskey collection which includes a beautiful bourbon distilled exclusively for Brother John’s! We also caught up with executive chef Patrick Vezino, who shared a little about his ‘cue creds and what he has up his sleeve for a New Year’s Eve party that will blow the roof off the place.

Beef short rib – now THAT’S a rib!

We then sampled a big beef short rib with the kinds of sides that made us feel right at home among our ‘cue crew. We closed out the show with general manager Bill Hemmer who got us current with his series of upcoming beer and whiskey pairing dinners. Beer…bourbon…BBQ, three of the basic food groups on our personal pyramid!