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Ep. 47, Pt. 2 | 2018 This “Beer” in Review | Live from Gaslight Lounge in St. Louis, MO

“Hoppy” New Year! Welcome back to Round 2 of our 2018 This “Beer” in Review special edition. While I was at home in St. Louis for the holidays, my friend, beer expert, and Craft Republic distributor Dave Scarmana and I met up at Gaslight Lounge for a couple of brews and to discuss some of the best parts about craft beer in 2018. In Round 2 of this 2-part episode, we look ahead to 2019 and some of the brewery openings we’re most excited about. Plus, Dave and I share their respective “Mt....


Ep. 47, Pt. 1 | 2018 This “Beer” in Review | Live from Gaslight Lounge in St. Louis, MO

Happy “Brew” Year! 2018 is in the rear view mirror, but it’s time to reflect on all the great things that happened throughout this year in beer…and drink a few more in the process! While I was at home in St. Louis for the holidays, my friend, beer expert, and Craft Republic distributor Dave Scarmana and I met up at Gaslight Lounge for a couple of brews and to discuss some of the best parts about craft beer in 2018. In Round 1 of this 2-part episode, we talk about a few notable beer...


Episode 46 | “Flight School” with Young Henrys | Live from Sydney, Australia

The Pubcast heads Down Under for the first time ever! In this episode, we travel to Sydney, Australia for an episode of Flight School with Young Henrys, the brewery that served as the catalyst for the craft beer boom in Sydney’s bohemian Newtown neighborhood. Senior Brewer Jesse Searls takes us through a flight of 7 core and seasonal beers – including their flagship Australian Pale Ale ‘Newtowner’ – while regaling us with drinking stories from his days in the brewery and in Europe. So,...


Ep. 45 | Less Than Jake | Live from Scallywag! Festival in San Diego, CA

Less Than Jake is one of the biggest ska punk bands of all time, and they have been around the block and had a drink or two during their 25+ years of making music and touring the world. We met up with Buddy and JR from Less Than Jake for a beverage and a conversation backstage before their set at the Scallywag! Craft Beer and Music Festival in San Diego, CA. In this episode, they share some thoughts on what it takes to remain creative and relevant as a musician, as well as a couple...


GABF 2018 “Half Pint” | Seek the Independent Craft Brewer Seal | Julia Herz, Brewers Association

Did you know that 98 percent of today’s 6,000+ (and counting) U.S. breweries are independent, but make up only 13 percent of the beer market by volume? Most don’t. But with the recently-introduced Independent Craft Brewer Seal, folks like Julia Herz are helping you know when you’re drinking a true craft beer. Julia is the Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association, and a driving force behind their “That’s Independence You’re Tasting” campaign. As large macrobreweries continue...


Ep. 44 | Untappd Co-Founders Greg Avola & Tim Mather | Live from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, CO

If you’re a millennial beer lover (or heck, a beer lover of any age!) then you know Untappd. In this app, beer drinkers can check-in, review, and share pictures of the beer they’ve got in front of them. Simply put, Untappd is the social media platform for beer. Co-Founders Tim Mather and Greg Avola had never met before they found one another on Twitter, and while they created the app assuming only a handful of their friends would give it a shot, Untappd now has well over 8 million...


GABF 2018 “Half Pint” | Aaron Johnson | Host of the Cascadian Beer Podcast

It’s not often that we get to feature other beer podcasters on the Pubcast, but the Great American Beer Festival was the perfect spot for some quick collaborations. Aaron Johnson hosts the Cascadian Beer Podcast, a show that highlights the stories behind craft beer in the Pacific Northwest. Aaron was also at GABF covering the festival for his podcast, and after we sampled some brews together, we jumped behind the mics to discuss the event, a few of our favorite beers from the weekend, and...


Ep. 43 | Mike Boyd | Head of Music Partnerships & Artist Relations at VaynerMedia | Live from Departed Soles Brewing in Jersey City, NJ

Mike Boyd has had an ear for talent in the hip-hop world for over a decade. From St. Louis to Atlanta to New York City, Mike has managed artists like Rome Fortune and Richie Souf, and is currently the Head of Music Partnerships & Artist Relations for Gary Vaynerchuk. Mike was able to take a quick break from picking out the next big thing in music to meet up for a beer and an interview at Departed Soles Brewing in Jersey City, NJ. In this episode, Mike takes us through some wild stories of...


GABF 2018 “Half Pint” | An Introduction to the Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival – known more simply as GABF – is the largest beer event in North America. Since 1982, craft beer lovers have been descending upon Denver, CO every fall for a long weekend full of beer tastings, awards, and other brew-fueled events around the Denver area. In this first bonus episode of our 2018 GABF mini-series, Chris provides a quick overview of the main event at the Colorado Convention Center, this year’s awards ceremony, and the stories and mayhem that...


Ep. 42 | “Flight School” with Dois Corvos | Live from Lisbon, Portugal

Portugal is home to some extreme craft beers. Who knew? Well, you will after this international edition of “Flight School”… In this episode, we meet up with Scott Steffens, co-founder of Lisbon’s Dois Corvos Cervejeira. After moving from Seattle to Lisbon with his wife and co-founder in 2012, Scott’s West Coast palate knew there was something missing in the Portuguese beer market. After turning his homebrewing hobby into a business, fast-forward 5 years, and now Dois Corvos is the...


Ep. 41 | Travis Sherry | Professional Traveler at Extra Pack of Peanuts | Live from Love City Brewing in Philadelphia, PA

Travis Sherry is a “Professional Traveler,” and that title really does cover about as many categories as you might expect. From his travel podcast Extra Pack of Peanuts to his new app Jetto for finding flight deals (and just about everything in between), Travis has made a name for himself as a travel hacking expert and internet entrepreneur. Yet despite his location independent status, Travis calls Philadelphia home, and that’s where we met up for today’s episode. Being as big a fan of...


Ep. 40 | Paul ‘Donzo’ Donnelly | Historian at Belfast’s Dead Centre Tours | Live from The Garrick Bar in Belfast, Northern Ireland

20 years ago, you wouldn’t be traveling to the destination for this episode. Northern Ireland – and specifically Belfast – was ground zero for a nationalist conflict known as The Troubles, a decades-long bloody conflict between Loyalists determined to defend their British heritage, and Republicans seeking a united Ireland. But since the late 90’s, Belfast and Northern Ireland have changed, and our guest today is the perfect person to walk us through that evolving peace process. Paul...


Ep. 39 | Corey Smale | Culinary Marketer & Co-Founder of Good Fortune | Live from The Gramophone in St. Louis, MO

The restaurant industry is all about creating an unforgettable experience for the people around you. No one knows this better than Corey Smale, a successful entrepreneur and restaurant marketer out of St. Louis, Missouri. Smale’s latest project – the “Chinese American-ese” restaurant Good Fortune – is his finest work to date, and he’ll be the first to tell you that the dream team he’s assembled deserves all the credit. Corey got his start with the famed St. Louis donut shop Strange...


A Tribute to Anthony Bourdain | A Pubcast Worldwide Special Edition

Is it possible to define the influence and legacy of Anthony Bourdain? He was an inspiration to so many people in the travel and culinary worlds, including many past guests of the Pubcast. In this special edition of Pubcast Worldwide, four former guests return to the show to discuss the impact Bourdain had on their own travels and careers, and the broader legacy he is leaving behind. Broke-Ass Stuart, Ryan Drysdale, Valerie Stimac, and Nathaniel Boyle join me in a conversation reflecting...


Ep. 38 | “Flight School” with Florian Kuplent | Brewmaster at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. | Live from St. Louis, MO

Florian Kuplent has one of the most diverse backgrounds in brewing you’ll find in today’s craft beer industry. Originally from Germany where he worked in breweries across Bavaria, Belgium, and England, Florian is now Co-Founder and Brewmaster at St. Louis’ Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Urban Chestnut brews under their unique philosophy of “Beer Divergency,” creating a lineup of beers that pay homage to old-world brewing techniques and styles (their “Reverence Series” of beers), as well as...


Ep. 37 | Valerie Stimac | Travel Writer at Valerie & Valise | Live from Drake’s Dealership in Oakland, CA

Space Tourism? If you don’t know what that is, Valerie Stimac is here to tell you! Valerie is the creator of the successful travel blog Valerie & Valise, which has helped her springboard into a number of other gigs within the travel writing industry; she’s a long-time contributor to Lonely Planet, and the Managing Editor for Go Overseas. Most recently, she launched the Space Tourism Guide, an out-of-this-world resource for astro tourism and the emerging idea of commercial space travel. And...


Ep. 36 | Sean Ogle | Founder of Location Rebel | Live from Pope House Bourbon Lounge in Portland, OR

Sean Ogle is a Location Rebel. He’s also a bucket lister, avid golfer, and cocktail connoisseur. He’s traveled the world to pursue his work and passions, making him a perfect guest for Pubcast Worldwide. In 2009, Sean created Location Rebel, a set of resources and online community aimed at helping people build relevant skills for creating an online business that will allow them to adopt a location independent lifestyle. In this episode, we explore what it means to be location independent,...


Ep. 35 | Stubhy Pandav | Lead Singer of Lucky Boys Confusion | Live from Five Star Bar in Chicago, IL

Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav has had a lengthy career in music that’s nearly impossible to categorize. While he’s best known for being the frontman of Lucky Boys Confusion, he’s a songwriter that’s been perfecting his craft for over 20 years, while building up a rock ‘n’ roll resume that can’t be confined to a single band or genre. We met up at Five Star Bar in Chicago, IL to talk music and beer, and in the process, share Stubhy’s story, from the formation of Lucky Boys Confusion to the writing...


Ep. 34B | DC Beer Edition, Pt. 2 | Live from Denizens Brewing in Silver Spring, MD

Welcome back to the second half of our two-part DC Beer Edition of the Pubcast. This time, we’re coming at you from right across the border in Maryland, as we hang out at Silver Spring’s Denizens Brewing Company and talk to 4 of the women that are running the area’s regional beer scene, including: This is a beefy episode where we discuss everything from Maryland beer laws to the local DC Brewers Guild, as well as a conversation about diversity and inclusion in the craft beer scene. With so...


Ep. 34A | DC Beer Edition, Pt. 1 | Live from 3 Stars Brewing in Washington, D.C.

The Pubcast heads east! It’s about time we give a nod to the U.S.’ East Coast, and there’s no better place to start than the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. While “DC” might not immediately bring to mind thoughts of hazy IPAs, German-influenced lagers, or any style of beer for that matter, it’s home to a young, agile beer scene that’s full of personality. In this first half of our “DC Beer Edition” of the Pubcast, Dave Coleman – Co-Founder of 3 Stars Brewing – and Phil Runco – a...