Ray Daniels, lifelong beer educator and founder of the Cicerone Certification Program, joins the podcast to tell us all about the early days of the Cicerone Certification Program, what the levels mean, and what it takes to become a Master Cicerone (aka somebody that really knows their beer).
The Cicerone Certification Program certifies and educates beer professionals in order to elevate the beer experience for consumers. To learn more, visit www.cicerone.org
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Governor Hickenlooper joins the show to talk about Wynkoop Brewing, the economic impact of beer, New Belgium, and a potential 2020 presidential campaign.
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Joel Shelton joins the show to share stories about the early days of Shelton Brothers Inc., Cantillon, and the future of American beer. View the Shelton Brothers Inc. distribution portfolio: www.sheltonbrothers.com/booze This episode is sponsored by Stith Family Farms: www.stithfamilyfarms.com Connect with Michael: Twitter: @michaeldmoeller Instagram: @michaeldmoeller Facebook: @buildingbreweries www.buildingbreweries.com
Steve Oliver of OPA Design Studio (Austin, TX) joins Michael to discuss all about brewery design, planning, building, and red tape headaches. www.designopa.com www.buildingbreweries.com E-mail Michael: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever wonder what goes into a beer festival? Derek Selznick of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers breaks it down for us when discussing the plans behind Kentucky Craft Bash 2018. www.kycraftbash.com Interested in other great independent beer podcasts? Check out the Hopped Up Network: www.hoppedupnetwork.com Facebook: Building Breweries Twitter: MoellerMD IG: BuildingBreweries
A former PhD left a tenure-track professor job in academia and opened a brewery in rural Abindgon, VA. Wolf Hills Brewing's Chris Burcher shares his thoughts on business and brewing in Appalachia. If you have questions about opening a brewery, feel free to reach out to Chris Burcher at email@example.com Interested in other great independent beer podcasts? Check out the Hopped Up Network: www.hoppedupnetwork.com
What's a Music Brewery? Nathaniel Gravely and Cory Buenning explain it and how their Louisville, KY brewery might be one of the first. Gravely Brewing. Co. opened in August 2017 and has plans to collaborate with bands from across the nation to make some beers that pair well with live shows.
Evan Rouse ordered a homebrew kit immediately after visiting Upland Brewing Company. Since then, he has founded his own brewery in Northern Kentucky. At Braxton Brewing Company, you'll find hot coffee and cold beer. www.instagram.com/buildingbreweries www.facebook.com/BuildingBreweries www.twitter.com/moellermd
Michael visits Asheville, NC for the first time and speaks with Wicked Weed and Asheville Brewing Company about tourism and the growing beverage scene. Later, Senator Ron Wyden (Oregon) discusses the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act and how it affects breweries nationwide.
Michael visits Sam Cruz at Against The Grain to discuss international sales, can art, and baseball fans. After, David Avram and Conor McFerran of Great Central Brewing phone in to discuss contract brewing in Chicago.