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EP-184 The White Hag Hagstravaganza 4

8/18/2018
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Before we get started today I want to tell you about a couple of upcoming GBH events happening right here in London this September. First up, we’re incredibly excited to be bringing New Belgium’s wonderful sours to British shores for the first ever time, in an event called Into the Wild. They’ll be pouring their 2018 iterations of Le Terroir, Transatlantique Kriek and, of course, La Folie, alongside some incredible cheeses selected by Cheesemonger Ned Palmer, meats from The Charcuterie Board...

Duration:01:53:34

EP-183 Ryan Witter-Merithew and Mahalia Breen of Casita Cerveceria

8/11/2018
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A reoccuring theme we’ve had here on the audio version of GBH is one of partnerships. Marriages, siblings, friendships — the full gamut. The guests on this episode are another example. Ryan Witter-Merithew and Mahalia Breen have traveled the world together for the sake of beer as Ryan’s job has taken him around the country and abroad. As far as they’ve gone, family has remained a connective part of who they are and how they consider business, which has led them to starting Casita Cerveceria,...

Duration:01:08:10

ITW-01 Into The Wild with Dick Cantwell + Jay Goodwin

8/4/2018
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This is a special episode of the podcast, made possible by the underwriting of New Belgium Brewing and out collaborative series called Into the Wild. Last week New Belgium kicked off their Sour Saison blending tour, starting in California, pulling this rad vintage trailer behind a pick-up truck and parking it at bars and breweries across the country. I joined them for that leg of the journey, and again recently here in my home town of Chicago. And right now it’s headed back to Denver and...

Duration:00:38:32

EP-182 Kimberly Clements and Daniel Lust of Pints

7/28/2018
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Hey folks, before we get started today I wanted to let you know about some upcoming events with GBH that you should attend. First up, this Sunday in Chicago we’re hanging out on the New Belgium Sour Saison blending tour. Come try their sour saison and have some fun blending your own foeder beer. That’s Sunday from 5-8p at Larry’s in Uptown. A killer patio at Larry’s. And I’ll have hard copies of our Into the Wild journal to hand out, for free. Our first print piece. So come get a copy....

Duration:01:14:13

EP-181 — Jeff Cioletti, writer

7/20/2018
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After last week’s brief layover in Colorado for a chat with WeldWorks, we’re returning to Spain this week. If you haven’t already, you can check out a thematic part one to this episode featuring Xavier Losada, brewer and bottle shop owner of Bee Beer Craft Beer and Cheeses. This time around, we catch up with Jeff Cioletti, a fellow writer and prolific traveler who’s long covered the world’s many alcoholic offerings. I’ve been lucky to know Jeff for some time, but we typically only see each...

Duration:01:03:48

EP-180 WeldWerks Brewing — Colin Jones, Neil Fisher, Kristin Popcheff, Jake Goodman

7/14/2018
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Today’s podcast is with the folks from Colorado’s WeldWerks Brewing Company—and it’s a fun one. In fact I might go as far as to say that this is one of my favorite conversations I’ve had, since I started contributing to this podcast a couple years ago. You’ll hear a number of WeldWerks voices over the next hour or so, including owners Colin Jones and Neil Fisher, Ops Director Kristin Popcheff and Sales Director Jake Goodman. It’s been quite the journey for WeldWerks since they set up in...

Duration:01:12:31

EP-179 Xavier Losada of Bee Beer Craft Beer and Cheeses

7/7/2018
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Beer people love to talk about how the beverage they care about so much has brought the same kind of sentiment with other human beings. We’re often finding ways that malt, barley, hops and yeast have given us another figurative ingredient: friends. For those of us who think about beer too much, it’s always a treat to find like-minded others wherever we go. In June, I found myself in downtown Madrid while staying in the city as part of short media tour hosted by Mahou San Miguel. I wanted...

Duration:01:06:10

EP-178 Phil Tavey of Grand Cru Beers

6/30/2018
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Today’s guest sit at the intersection of so many aspects of Irish craft beer. He’s an importer of American brands like Lagunitas. He’s a distributor of Ireland’s domestic craft brands like Galway Bay. He’s also the country’s first, and perhaps only official Beer Sommelier. So his perspective accounts for the curation, sales, distribution, and education of craft beer in a small country that’s recently flipped a switch in terms of its interests, with many people now drinking small craft,...

Duration:00:44:27

CL-008 Best friends, bylines, and beers

6/24/2018
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For this latest version of the GBH Collective, I sat down with Oliver Gray, a fellow writer at Good Beer Hunting who recently took his love for beer by going pro. He’s currently helping launch Guinness’ new brewery in Baltimore as the marketing manager for the Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House. As a bit of disclosure, while Guinness is an underwriter for GBH, the reason Oliver and I sat down together was a rare occasion that we found ourselves in the same city at the same time,...

Duration:00:56:42

EP-176 Natalya Watson of Duvel Mootgat

6/16/2018
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Today’s guest is Natalya Watson of Duvel Moortgat. Watson’s upbringing was something of an adventure, born to Northern Irish parents in Canada, then living back in Northern Ireland before growing up in California. Watson would then go on to live in New York, before eventually putting her British passport to good use, and moving to London in 2015. The start of her new adventure in beer here in the UK began behind the bar at Mother Kelly’s—an East London bar and bottle shop that’s become...

Duration:01:04:42

EP-175 Brian and Mary Rooney of BKS Artisan Ales

6/9/2018
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To some, vacation prep can feel almost as time consuming as act of being away itself, sorting through an endless number of online suggestions and guides with what you simply can’t miss in whatever location you may be visiting. And like so many other beer lovers, I’ve got the process down to a science. When I’m off to visit someplace new, I love tips of where to and what to drink. On a recent stop in Kansas City, I was thrilled to have seen one small up-and-comer pop up several times over....

Duration:01:10:08

EP-174 Nick Cho of Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters

6/2/2018
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Today’s guest is basically one of my personal hobbies. He’s one of my windows into coffee culture, and following him on twitter has given me insight into so many of the social, business, product, and values issues within coffee that I find highly relevant to beer. It’s not always a straight-forward translation - of course - and much of what we talk about today is about the gaps between the two. Coffee and beer, and craft-oriented niches, has so much in common, but the differences are...

Duration:01:11:28

EP-173 Jez Galaun and Xochitl Benjamin of Brixton Brewery

5/26/2018
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On today’s episode I’m joined by Jez Galaun and Xochitl Benjamin, two of the four founders behind South London’s Brixton Brewery. Six months previously, I had sat down for a brief chat with the same pair, before GBH broke the news that the brewery had sold a minority stake of 49% to Heineken. Now that the dust kicked up by that announcement has had the chance to settle I wanted to catch up with Galaun and Benjamin to find out how things had been going for the brewery post investment....

Duration:01:09:17

EP-172 Jason Perkins of Allagash Brewing Company

5/18/2018
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This week’s episode is with one of the country’s best, and most-loved brewers. But unless you follow the industry closely, you probably don’t know him. He’s the winner of the Brewers Association’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Craft Brewing in 2016 in recognition of his outstanding work at Allagash as their brewmaster, as well as the many committees and teams he serves on for the association itself. So much of what makes the Brewers Association a progressive, impactful part of...

Duration:00:56:32

EP-171 Alex Tweet of Fieldwork Brewing Co.

5/12/2018
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This week’s guest is a fascinating one for me. I first came to know Alex Tweet, one of the founders of Fieldwork in Berkeley, California, during his run-in with Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead over the use of the word Vermont to describe one of Fieldwork’s farmhouse style beers. The argument that followed between the two resulted in a Sightlines story on GBH, not so much because there was a disagreement, but because it brought up really interesting thoughts about what constitutes an...

Duration:01:12:18

EP-170 Georgia Roundtable with Nancy Palmer, Brian Purcell, Bob Sandage, and Nick Purdy

5/5/2018
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As some of you know, our editorial director, Austin Ray, lives in Atlanta - so I’ve had a great reason to spend some time down there over the past few years getting to know the city through his perspective - it’s food, music, and of course its beer. Recently watched a Austin’s life as a beer drinker in the state of Georgia was dramatically changed with the passage of a new law that enabled breweries to sell their beer directly to drinkers in their own taprooms, over their own bars, and out...

Duration:01:23:09

CTA-01 Matthew Dick of Boundary Brewing

4/28/2018
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Welcome to this special edition of the GBH podcast, which forms part of our Coming to America series, brought to you in collaboration with Guinness. Before we get started today, I want to tell you how excited I am about bringing our Uppers and Downers festival of coffee, beer and coffee beers to London this May. It takes place at Mick’s Garage in Hackney Wick on Saturday May 19th and will feature over 30 exceptional brewers and roasters—including today’s guests, Boundary—each collaborating...

Duration:00:57:15

EP-169 Devon Kreps of 7venth Sun Brewery

4/21/2018
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I didn't expect to talk about a serial killer when I sat down with Devon Kreps recently, but sometimes life can be full of surprises. For a while, that was a recurring theme for Devon and her brewery, 7venth Sun, which she co-owns with Justin Stange. As you'll hear in our discussion, natural disasters and local tragedies played an unexpected and unfortunate role in the early story of their brewery's new production space in Tampa, Florida. But when we got together, it was in the cozy...

Duration:00:59:48

FF-013 Jim Plachy is a value brand, and members tell us about lagers and travel-planning

4/17/2018
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Welcome to another episode of The Fervent Few podcast. Every few weeks we present you with this bonus episode of the GBH podcast where we chat with members of our subscriber community. The Fervent Few subscribe to GBH like a magazine making a monthly contribution via Patreon. Members join us in a forum to talk about a wide range of topics that doesn’t just stop at beer. And every week we pick one of these topics and present the community’s answers to readers in the form of an article...

Duration:00:38:51

EP-168 Sayre Piotrkowski of HenHouse Brewing

4/13/2018
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This is our second interview recorded during San Francisco beer week - and it happened to be our second interview with someone who works at HenHouse Brewing up in the north bay. When I first contacted Sayre to come on the podcast, I didn’t even know he worked for Henhouse, which becomes part and parcel of the conversation. Sayre Piotrkowski is a great example of someone who’s hustled their way through a variety of jobs in the beer world, from door man, to bartender to beer buyer and sales...

Duration:01:26:12