Cody, Wyoming, founded by Col. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody, is near the east entrance to Yellowstone National Park. This historic full service community offers visitors a host of activities as well as unforgettable western charm. Cody boasts one of America’s finest Western museums, the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The Historical Center celebrates the spirit of the American West by weaving together the stories of the Western experience – history and myth, art and Native cultures, firearms technology and natural history. The Buffalo Bill Historical Center is open year-round and offers group rates. Check www.bbhc.org for hours of operation.
Eric Bischoff said he’s as comfortable running a brewery as any of his other various business ventures.
The former pro wrestling icon who also runs his own production company started Buffalo Bill Cody Beer in 2011. The rye ale has slowly been distributed to a handful of Western states, with more planned.
“I consider myself an authority on drinking beer. Just ask anybody from my roommates in college to my wife,” joked Bischoff, who gained national exposure as the vice president and on-air talent of World Championship Wrestling.
“I drink a lot of beer. I’m an avid consumer and I have been for 45 years.”
Last week The Full Pint interviewed Bischoff Family Brewing founder Eric Bischoff. Eric talks about his vision for Bischoff Famliy Brewing and Buffalo Bill Cody Beer, his favorite kind of beer, why Bischoff Family Brewing already has a leg up on the competition, and more. Below are some of the interview highlights but you can read the rest of the interview at TheFullPint.com.
Wrestling Legend Eric Bischoff and his family have been home brewers since the ’90s. That is what prompted Bischoff to found Eric Bischoff Family Brewing. With just one beer on launch – Buffalo Bill Cody Beer, the brand has already been met with success.
The first order was for a mere 90 cases, and 18 kegs. In July, they shipped 273 cases. August will be even larger. Cody beer goes in to larger Wyoming distribution in the fall.