Joy seems to grow from the interactions consumers and fellow brewers have with The Seed: A Living Beer Project. From collaborations, to staff inspired beers, to an undying love of saison, the Atlantic City, NJ based brewery has cultivated strong relationships since opening just a few years ago.

On this episode of the Brewer to Brewer Podcast Gerard Olson of Forest and Main interviews Amanda Cardinali of The Seed: A Living Beer Project.

Amanda Cardinali is a founder, owner, and production lead of The Seed and has been brewing professionally for over a decade, and during that time has developed a tremendous passion for the marriage between local ingredients and fermentation.

Whether it be through local grain focused lager or local agriculture focused mixed-culture beer, Cardinali uses The Seed to build a community and ethos focused on embracing, preserving, and sharing the bounties of the local area. Always advocating for focused and intentional ingredient selection and a similar attention to detail on the process side, Cardinali is a beacon of the local ingredient movement in the tri-state area. Outside of running the brewery, Amanda loves spending time adventuring with her dog Brett, hiking, traveling, expanding and caring for a never-ending collection of house plants, and reading.

“For us, telling our story is one of the most important things, especially nowadays. There are so many breweries out there, making really good beer,” says Cardinali. “So to us, that’s sometimes not enough, we want people to know this is what we’re trying to tell you and what we want you to experience when you have our beer when you’re in our tasting room.

I think that kind of makes it a little bit more connected to our drinker. And more connected to our story and what we’re trying to do. And we want people to have one of our beers and be like ‘Oh, that’s a sweet beer. I’m picking up what they’re putting down’.”

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