John Neal is the founder and owner of Keg and Barrel Brewpub in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Now, I’m based in New York … how exactly did I end up interviewing someone who runs a bar in The Magnolia State? That’s a decent question, and it’s addressed in the first three minutes or so of the interview.
We talk about a lot more — running a beer bar, the crowd you get in the same town as USM, home brewing, favorite kinds of beer (he favors Captain Hardy Stout), Lazy Magnolia Brewery, pigs in backyards, and much more.
If you want to see the Outlaw Homebrew Competition (referenced around the 17:00 mark) with your own eyes, well, here you go: