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Join award-winning beer writer Ben Johnson ("The Globe and Mail" "The Growler" "Toronto Life") for a weekly podcast blending interviews with personalities from the craft beer industry and conversations over beers with assorted people who just happen to show up in his garage.

Join award-winning beer writer Ben Johnson ("The Globe and Mail" "The Growler" "Toronto Life") for a weekly podcast blending interviews with personalities from the craft beer industry and conversations over beers with assorted people who just happen to show up in his garage.

Location:

United States

Description:

Join award-winning beer writer Ben Johnson ("The Globe and Mail" "The Growler" "Toronto Life") for a weekly podcast blending interviews with personalities from the craft beer industry and conversations over beers with assorted people who just happen to show up in his garage.

Language:

English


Episodes

#28 - Mike Lackey and Iain McOustra

1/13/2021
Ben and Chris chat with Mike Lackey, Brewmaster at Great Lakes Brewery and Iain McOustra, Brewmaster at Amsterdam Brewery, about their decades in Ontario beer, their various collaboration brews, slushie beers, haze, and schooling young brewers with thumbtacks and dollar bills.

Duration:01:00:24

#27 - Mary Beth Keefe

1/6/2021
Ben chats with Mary Beth Keefe, head brewer at Granite Brewery in Toronto, about her 30 year-old family business, open fermentation brewing, Ringwood Yeast, and the Unicorn Boys.

Duration:00:39:39

#26 - Sean and Sarabeth Holden

12/23/2020
Ben rants a bit about blogging and lockdowns then chats with Sean and Sarabeth Holden of the newly-opened Red Tape Brewery in Toronto about their "bespoke beer" business model and shipping ingredients from Baffin island for Inuit-influenced recipes.

Duration:00:48:06

#25 - Listener Mail part 3, Corey Boymeetsworld

12/18/2020
Ben and Chris dig in to listener emails and answer your pressing questions about cider, beers to drink while shovelling, and making new friends; plus they ramble about their first beers, rare times they over-indulged, and stand-up comedy.

Duration:00:51:14

#24 - Luc Bim Lafontaine

12/16/2020
Ben chats with Luc "Bim" Lafontaine of Toronto's Godspeed brewery about his affinity for Japan, the sip of Pilnser Urquell that changed his life, and why Drake owes him money.

Duration:01:05:54

#23 - Ryan Morrow

12/9/2020
Ben chats with Ryan Morrow, Collective Arts Brewing Company's Brewmaster, about the company's expansion plans, brewing beer at "big craft" brewery, cannabis beverages, and that time they enjoyed a couple India Session Ales together.

Duration:01:04:01

#22 - Sam Corbeil

12/2/2020
Ben chats with Sam Corbeil, Brewmaster for Sawdust City Brewery. Sam talks about the proliferation of IPAs, the unappreciated stout, chicken wings at Cask Days, and the cookie company marketing collaboration that kind of sort of almost happened once.

Duration:00:51:45

#21 - Milos Kral

11/25/2020
Ben chats with publican Milos Kral, the proprietor of Milos Craft Beer Emporium in London, about the relationships he's built with local brewers, the absurdity of Ontario's beer laws, and why, even though he's poured 2000 different beers at his bar in eight years, he'll always have a soft spot for Czechvar

Duration:00:49:54

#20 - Kevin Freer

11/11/2020
For the season one finale, Ben and Chris chat with Kevin Freer, the head brewer at Block Three Brewing in St Jacobs. Kevin chats about hazy beers, patio bubbles, and exploding beer and somehow we also manage to talk about the FLQ, Kurt Russell, and boner-inducing vaccines.

Duration:01:00:03

#19 - Jason Fisher

11/4/2020
Ben chats with Jason Fisher, the owner of Indie Alehouse and Eataly Toronto's Birrotecca, about expanding operations right before a pandemic, the state of beer writing, the Ontario Craft Brewers association, and the Sparkelsgebot.

Duration:01:13:24

#19 - Jason Fisher

11/4/2020
Ben chats with Jason Fisher, the owner of Indie Alehouse and Eataly Toronto's Birrotecca, about expanding operations right before a pandemic, the state of beer writing, the Ontario Craft Brewers association, and the Sparkelsgebot.

Duration:01:13:24

#18 - Listener Mail part 2, Saved by the Smell

10/27/2020
Ben and Chris read listener email and talk about surprisingly good beers, food pairing, and passing out at poker night; plus cats, recreational drugs, and of course, Saved By The Bell.

Duration:00:35:26

#17 - "Peter Reeves"

10/21/2020
Ben talks to fledgling kitchen-brewery owner Peter Reeves about No Worries brewery, which focuses on making beer for people who don't understand beer. Peter explains how you can turn taco night leftovers into your own beer and descirbes his struggle getting his beer, Ben Mulrooney 55, into The Beer Store; featuring Rob Norman.

Duration:00:47:34

#16 - "Kevin"

10/14/2020
Ben and Chris chat with aspiring brewery-owner, Kevin, who Ben met at his kid's karate class. Kevin outlines his pun-focused business model and we learn arguably too much about his troubled family; featuring Eric Miinch.

Duration:00:37:02

#15 - Ren Navarro

10/7/2020
Ben talks with Ren Navarro, the founder of Beer.Diversity, a company launched to address the lack of diversity in the Canadian beer industry. Ben and Ren talk at length about diversity in beer, that thing that happened in Blyth, and why the popular imagery we all associate with witches might just have something to with beer. Here are some links to things we talk about on this week's show Drinking Partners podcast Beer Kulture The Beer and Other Shit (BAOS) podcast The Ontario Craft...

Duration:00:54:35

#14 - Shake that healthy butt, Gordie

9/30/2020
Ben rants about a a certain cartoon lumberjack's new, pronounced posterior, Western University's Foco celebrations, spends some time reminiscing about the glorious days of ice beer advertising, and (surprise) gives some love to local pilsners. Bonus: Ben's son introduces "Minecraft Corner" for all your seven year-old podcaster needs.

Duration:00:28:17

#13 - Listener mail

9/23/2020
Ben and Chris respond to listener mail and talk about non-alcoholic beer, a profoundly embarrassing story about Samuel Adams Utopias, Great Lakes Brewery's lost beer "The Quiet Jerk," and chasing white whales. Plus they spend way more time talking about actual shit than you thought they could. Or should. Want to get in touch with Ben and/or Chris or send us a "would you rather" question? Holler at us at www.beerandbullshit.ca/contact

Duration:00:34:10

#12 - Steve Beauchesne

9/16/2020
Ben talks with Steve Beauchesne, owner and founder of Beau's All Natural Brewing Company in Vankleek Hill Ontario, about the evolution of his company, helping a brewery to open in Rwanda, the Ontario Craft Brewers association, and more. Plus Ben rants about beer awards.

Duration:01:07:45

#11 - "Aunt Linda"

9/9/2020
Ben catches up with his Aunt Linda, who offers her advice to young people, opens up about marital issues, and reveals her fondness for boarding rodents and the movie The Craft; featuring Chelsea Larkin.

Duration:00:50:33

#10 - Beerlab!

9/2/2020
Ben chats with co-owners of Beerlab! Nick Baird and Adil Ahmad (aka The Denim Brothers), about crafting interesting small batch beer in Labatt's hometown, live music at Call The Office, the philisophical implications of making actual business decisions, and why they're super into seltzer right now. Music feature: "Workin' Man" by Drug Rug.

Duration:00:58:24