The Chef and the Music

We brewers believe that good beer needs to be accompanied by great food and great music so we’ve pulled together some local talent to add to the crazy line up of beers we are going to have. If you are a member of Mad Fritz you are sure to have had some of Chef Josh Mitchell’s creations at our pick up party. PMW or Poor Man Whiskey is the best Jam Grass Band in Nor Cal.

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Napa Valley Heritage - Chef Josh Mitchell

Born and raised in Napa Valley Josh Mitchell studied at the Culinary Institute of America Greystone (CIA) and continues to build his career in the area. Josh has worked in some of the most prominent hospitality venues in the area including: Auberge du Soleil, Meadowood, Carneros Inn, Bistro Jeanty, Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, SolBar and JoLe.

Josh’s enthusiasm for food began at a young age. Josh was born into a family with a long history of farming. Growing up farming was not only a necessity but a passion. Josh continues to farm today and his love for the land and animals continues to grow. Josh’s admiration for the relationship between the land and animals has led to the raising of heritage pigs. Napa Valley Heritage Catering prides itself on using locally grown foods, from the pigs raised by Josh, to vegetables harvested at local farms.

Our menus are created to enhance the flavor and subtle nuances from carefully selected produce and proteins. Having experiences in many hospitality venues. Josh has been able to observe not only the importance of using quality products but also the importance of the relationships made with the people providing the product.

Over the years we have established valuable relationships with local purveyors, farmers and hospitality partners. Nurturing and maintaining these relationships and the relationship with our community is a mission.

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Poor Man’s Whiskey

Northern California’s outlaw music bards bring a reputation for high-energy live shows and an incomparable fusion of bluegrass/old time, southern rock, and old school jam to stages and festivals worldwide. Poor Man’s Whiskey has been growing exponentially in the past 5 years selling out venues across the country such as the legendary Fillmore in SF. This “High-Octane Hootenanny” will certainly delight those interested in a foot-stompin’ good time. Poor Man’s Whiskey has evolved into a ragged, spontaneous beast pulling from equally deep wells of story-telling originals, expertly crafted covers and zany on-stage shenanigans. PMW has released 6 studio albums and have a stunning repertoire to choose songs from creating a new show every night. In addition to their upbeat original sets Poor Man’s Whiskey have developed special late night “tribute sets” with their original bluegrass/americana twists which include “Dark Side of the Moonshine” (bluegrass interpretation of the classic Pink Floyd album) , “Graceland” (tribute to the classic Paul Simon album),  “Old and In the Way”,  “Tribute to Allman Brothers Band”, and “Tribute to Kate Wolf”.  Crowds of all ages will sing, dance and have a good time!