Resident Culture has made a name for themselves with their outrageous can labels. We had a long laugh about Little Lager Boy at Hop Culture HQ. But Resident Culture isn’t all fun and games; they take their beer seriously. From Helles Lagers to juicy, juicy IPAs, the Charlotte, NC-brewery pumps out delicious beer.

I caught up with Amanda McLamb, the co-owner of Resident Culture, to talk about her love of baby goats and the time someone drove through their taproom.

John Paradiso: Do you have any unusual habits?

Amanda McLamb: Kind of understandably, our Head Brewer, Tropes, loves smelling things. I have a crazy amount of photos of him checking aromas on drinks, food, baby goats, etc.

JP: What’s an absurd thing that you love?

AM: Baby goats. Love them kids. If you’re a brewery or farm that has them, watch out. We coming for ya.

JP: Any horror stories from your time at the brewery?

AM: This one time, a driver crashed through the front of our store at 1 am on a Saturday night in below-freezing weather and narrowly missed barrels that had been aging for about 6 months… We opened up that Sunday an hour late and named one of our next cans Twisted Metal in memory.

JP: What is your favorite beer to drink now?

AM: Lagers, lagers, lagers.

JP: Tell me about a time you grew as a person.

AM: We had a baby and opened the doors to Resident Culture in a 5-month span. Everything was new and it was a time of very little sleep and a whole lot of risks, hopes, and trying to figure out what we got ourselves into. Don’t remember much from those months, but so grateful for everything we learned.

Give us a few songs to add to an all-star bottle share playlist.

AM: “Psycho Killer,” Talking Heads
“One Love,” Bob Marley
“Mo Money Mo Problems,” Mase & Puffy
“Old Thing Back (Matoma Remix),” Biggie feat. Ja Rule
“Up on Cripple Creek,” The Band

Catch Resident Culture at Juicy Brews Summer Invitational in Richmond, VA on June 10.