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Round 41: Allagash Brewing Company

A conversation with Rob Tod, founder of Allagash. We focus on sustainability, doing things the right way (even if it means sacrificing potential profits), and Rob talks about a...

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Round 38: Norwalk Brew House/SoCal Cerveceros (Part 2)

Picking up where we left off last week, Ray talks about contract brewing and beer festivals. SoCal Cerveceros: https://www.socalcerveceros.org/ https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub https://www.instagram.com/socalcerveceros/ Norwalk Brew House: https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkBrewHouse https://www.instagram.com/norwalkbrewhouse/

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Round 38: Norwalk Brew House/SoCal Cerveceros

A chat with Ray Rivera, founder of the SoCal Cerveceros and Norwalk Brew House. The SoCal Cerveceros are a Latino-focused homebrew club that welcomes everybody, and Norwalk Brew House...

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Round 37: Black Brew Dialogues

A conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in craft beer with Collin Knight, creator of the Black Brew Dialogues. We talk about making progress with DEI in craft beer...

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Round 36: Bierstadt Lagerhaus

A conversation with Ashleigh Carter of Bierstadt Lagerhaus. We talk Slow Pour Pils, the Reinheitsgebot, beer clean glassware, and blue raspberries. Check out Bierstadt Lagerhaus: https://bierstadtlager.com/

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Round 35: Fox Tale Fermentation Project

A conversation with Fox Tale co-founder Felipe Bravo. Felipe applies his engineering background to craft beer to maximize efficiency, and his partner Wendy brings a professional yet creative approach...

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Round 34: Hella Coastal Brewing Co (Part 2)

Part 2 of my conversation with Chaz and Mario, cofounders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co in Oakland, CA. We talk about what it means for them to be the...

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Round 34: Hella Coastal Brewing Co

I talk with Chaz and Mario, co-founders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co out of Oakland, CA. As the only Black-owned brewery in Oakland, Hella Coastal is setting the example...

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Round 33: Culture Brewing Co

Culture Brewing head brewer Addison Poth joins me to talk hops, surviving the pandemic, and brewing by the beach. Check out Culture: https://www.culturebrewingco.com/

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Round 32: Whiskey Del Bac

Whiskey Del Bac founder Stephen Paul and head distiller Veronica Townsend join me to talk American single malt whiskey, what that means, and their mesquite-fueled spin on the style....

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Round 31: Barebottle Beer Co (Part 2)

The second half of a conversation with Barebottle’s Lester and Magic. We talk about Barebottle’s non-beer offerings and Lester throws some shade my way. Check out Barebottle: barebottle.com

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Round 31: Barebottle Beer Co (Part 1)

The first half of a conversation with Barebottle’s Lester and Magic. Homebrewers at heart, they still love to experiment with their ingredients and beers to keep things fun. Check...

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Round 30: Drake’s Brewing Company

An important and timely conversation with DeVonne Buckingham, brewmaster at Drake’s Brewing Company. Beer, diversity, accessibility, and Simcoe – all you need to hear! Check out Drake’s: https://drinkdrakes.com/

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Round 29: Federation Brewing Company

A conversation with Aram Cretan, cofounder and head brewer at Federation Brewing in Oakland, CA. https://www.federationbrewing.com/

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A Look Back: Peoples Beer

A shallow dive into the Peoples Beer brand, rejuvenated by Theodore Mack in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the early 1970’s. Thanks to Lee R. from Oshkosh Beer for some research...

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Round 28: Pueblo Vida Brewing Company

A chat with Kyle Jefferson, cofounder of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company in Tucson, Arizona, about using your business for good and how Pueblo Vida uniquely utilizes hops. Check out...

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Beer Basics: What is Homebrewing?

I go over some of the basics of homebrewing, why people enjoy it, and a brief history of how it went from household chore to illicit activity, to legalized...

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Round 27: Gyppo Ale Mill

I talk to Jared Smith, head brewer at Gyppo Ale Mill in Shelter Cove, California. Gyppo is known as California’s most remote brewery, but rumor has it the beer...

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Round 26: Liars Bench Beer Co

A fun conversation with Dane and Dagan, founders of Liars Bench Beer Co in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We discuss beer, among other relevant topics. That is all. Click play....

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Beer Basics: Dry Hopping

Listen to me blather about dry hopping. You’re welcome.  

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Round 25: Jefferson Beer Supply

A conversation with Nicki Werner of Jefferson Beer Supply, a brewery-in-planning with hopes of opening in summer 2021. Nicki has been a brewer at Left Hand, among others, and...

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Beer Basics: Winter Warmers

A not-so-deep-dive on Winter Ales, as I drink Anchor Our Special Ale. An outline of the category, and as an added bonus, multiple dumb jokes you didn’t ask for.

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Round 24: La Cheve Bakery & Brews

A conversation with Cinthya Cisneros, the brilliant mind behind La Cheve in Napa, CA. Cinthya put together an amazing “3 course” food and beer pairing, and talks about how...

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A Look Back: Black Pride Beer

In this episode I take a look at Black Pride Beer, a company not many people have heard of. It had a short run, from just 1969 to 1972,...

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Round 23: Tributary Brewing Company

A chat with Tod Mott, 30 year veteran of the New England craft beer scene. Tod talks about brewing with real ingredients (not extracts), and his no-BS approach to...

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Round 22: Yorkshire Square Brewery

Michael Samford, head brewer at Yorkshire Square Brewery, talks about new beginnings and cask ale in the apocalypse. Check out Yorkshire Square: http://yorkshiresquarebrewery.com/

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