Hobbies include: Drinking, talking sh*t, and paying Black people. Co-host of the award-winning Drinking Partners podcast.
Ed is a comedian/podcaster from Cleveland, Ohio. He’s been able to share comedy stages with some of the industry’s elite, while garnering numerous accolades for his podcast “Drinking Partners” which he cohosts with Barrel & Flow Fest founder, Day Bracey. The two have been voted “Best Podcast” by Pittsburgh City Paper and recognized as two of the nation’s 40 Under 40 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Khamil is founder of Cocoapreneur Pgh and co-founder of Greenwood Week Pittsburgh, Black business conference. As a Black business advocate, Khamil works to ensure equity and economic justice by making sure Black entrepreneurs have the same resources and access to opportunities as everyone else. Khamil enjoys tacos, puzzles, and taskless Saturdays with her family.
Mel is a writer/storyteller, content strategist, and founder of Red Wagon Girl, LLC, who was born and raised in New Orleans. Her blood type is Saints Black & Gold, but she loves calling Pittsburgh a second home. Whether it’s coffee, tea, or booze, she believes the best friendships are forged one sip at a time.
Samer is a beer and food writer and launch specialist. He has worked and volunteered at beer and music festivals across the world. He is excited to join the Barrel and Flow team to throw one heck of a party and can't wait to see you all in Pittsburgh.
Dom is a comedy show producer with more than a decade in the game. He has deep roots in the Hip Hop community, and runs the table when music history is the game. His biggest joys are his lovely wife and active toddler.
Girl Friday for Barrel & Flow, mighty with a pen and mightier with a laptop missing the E key. Six-time author of books dark and fantastical, walker of one very cool dog, mother of two bright and independent girls. Loves: indie art in all forms big and small, quiet and bold. Likes: pilates, politics, and peanut butter.