MotoSonora’s Craft Beer Oasis: A Life Built from Travel & Beer

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Traveling in 2010 to South Africa with trucks and rooftop tents and talking about beer and overlanding around campfires, two brothers, Jeremy and Jeff, crafted the idea for a brewery. A mere ten years later, MotoSonora Brewing Company was born.

We sat down with Jeremy DeConcini, one of the owners, and Joel Hatlin, brewer, for a lively and inspirational conversation about travel around the world and the beer and vehicles that intertwine within that culture of travel.

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“The beer is an integral part of the landscape of what you’re doing.”

Jeremy DeConcini, Owner MotoSonora

If you don’t have the proper vehicles to get you where you need to go in life, both figuratively and literally, will you ever get anywhere?

This is the story behind MotoSonora. The story of how beer shapes a life of travel and adventure. It’s about the beer, of course, but it’s also about adventurous tales of travel, surfing, and exploring who you are within those vehicles that get you where you want to be.

Oh, the places we went!

Oh, the beer we drank.

All from MotoSonora Brewing Company

  • Popo En Moto Pale Ale
  • Machinator Doppelbock
  • Belly Tank Blonde Ale
  • Gokart Mozart Malt Liquor
  • Cafe Racer Coffee Brown Ale

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Experience the Hop Harvest

Want more about the hop harvest in Yakima? We paid Roy Farms a visit and learned all about those wonderful smelling hops. If only you could smell them through the screen.

Sailing Life in New Zealand

For more information on sailing in New Zealand, listen to our friends at Sailing Pivo. They’ll tell you how to get things done…drinking beer and living life full time on a sail boat.

Baja Beer & Travel Journals

We all talked a bit about Baja. It is a fabulous place. If you want to know more: how to cross the border, where to stay, what to drink, and all that, click here for our Baja Beer and Travel Journals.

Baja Beer and Travel Chapter One RAIF and sunset

Need some guidance on finding great craft breweries? Start here!

PRO TIP: When possible, please check ahead anywhere you go. Many places are re-opening, but some may not be. Due to the C-word, you need to be prepared for restrictions and closures. Be flexible.

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“Ken and April do a fantastic job of mixing the culture of beer and adventure into something akin to a fine barrel-aged sour. They are wise beyond their years. Loving this podcast and it will be on our weekly playlist for SURE!”



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Shout Outs:

To Jeremy, Joel, David, and the wonderful beertender who graciously served us the beer (forgive us, we cannot remember your name, but you were brilliant and so kind) and everyone at MotoSonora Brewing Company. Your hospitality and inspiration kept us there long past our podcast time. We love the beer, the ambiance, and most definitely, the oasis of people. We can’t wait to come back.


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