Eddie Sahm (Managing Partner)
Big Lug Canteen
(*Scott Ellis, Brewmaster and Partner, was unable to make the recording)
Eddie and Scott met at Bier Brewery
-Radiohead tattoo brought them together.
-Scott from Selma, IN – near Muncie.
Big Lug- Your dog and your buddy are all big lugs.
“Being everything but nothing all at once.”
Worked closely with CODO Designs to help with branding, image, and website.
-Really liked their previous work with Libertine.
Originally The Hoss Canteen, but were told to seize being the Hoss Canteen as The Great Divide Brewing Company had a beer called the Big Hoss.
Masters of Decent!
Eddie: “Really good with being ok.”
Eddie's Other Ventures:
Sahm’s Place – 65th and Keystone. Eddie bought when he was 22 years old.
Sahm’s Tavern – located at the Gibson Building. Eddie recently bought from his dad to bring their beer downtown.
Eddie's dream: To bring something like McMenamins to Indianapolis.
Another organization that Eddie is passionate about: http://www.bigcar.org/
Eddie's close call with WishTV -
What does "Sessionable" mean?
Lower ABV and something you can keep drinking. Not super heavy.
Sessionable beers of the time might have been a cask-conditioned offering, Mild or Bitter, at 3 to 4 percent alcohol by volume (ABV), but no higher. Poured into a UK pint glass (20ozs vs. the US 16oz pint), patrons might have had upwards of 8 pints during a session and still remain coherent, ergo the "session beer." Sounds like a lot of beer, but it actually works out to be about 1 beer per hour if you take into consideration the rising ABV of today's beers. (https://www.beeradvocate.com/archived-articles/653/)
What is Pilgrimage?
The Gus Chiggins story. How the beer got its name.
Gus Chiggins: SNL Skit
Naming of beers - They try not to take it too serious.
"Boner Pills" - people were unhappy with the name of their pilsner.
What is Poutine and Why?
POUTINE SPECIAL: POUTINE SOUP… HEAR ME OUT!
A classic version of loaded potato soup is made with beef stock instead and topped with a small portion of our hand cut French fries topped with melted cheese curds and scallions. We told you to hear us out.
Rapid Fire Questions:
Go to spot to grab a coffee?
Favorite Restaurant in town?
Favorite place for a cocktail?
Go to drink?
What are you currently obsessed with?
Favorite thing to do when not working?
Favorite brunch item?
Favorite brunch location?