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Your fortnightly update on all the latest news, views, thoughts and reviews from the world of Brewdog and craft beer. Hosted by Robert Cooper and Bruce Cameron with many special guests. Disclaimer: We're not employees, but we are shareholders in this amazing company. Brewdog? The Brewdog story started in 2007 when James Watt & Martin Dickie got fed up of industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales, so they started their mission to make other people as passionate about craft beer as they are. Fast forward to 2018 where there are now two huge Brewdog breweries, more than 50 bars, over 1000 cicerone trained employees, and a staggering 75000 shareholders helping shape the future of craft beer all around the world. Oh and if that’s not enough don’t forget there’s now OverWorks the sour beer brewery and LoneWolf - the outstanding new distillery. This podcast aims to bring keep you up to date on the big stories. We will dig deep on Brewdog’s often controversial business goals and we’ll all enjoy a cold fresh glass of beer as we follow the fascinating journey towards the stock market that now seem inevitable.

Your fortnightly update on all the latest news, views, thoughts and reviews from the world of Brewdog and craft beer. Hosted by Robert Cooper and Bruce Cameron with many special guests. Disclaimer: We're not employees, but we are shareholders in this amazing company. Brewdog? The Brewdog story started in 2007 when James Watt & Martin Dickie got fed up of industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales, so they started their mission to make other people as passionate about craft beer as they are. Fast forward to 2018 where there are now two huge Brewdog breweries, more than 50 bars, over 1000 cicerone trained employees, and a staggering 75000 shareholders helping shape the future of craft beer all around the world. Oh and if that’s not enough don’t forget there’s now OverWorks the sour beer brewery and LoneWolf - the outstanding new distillery. This podcast aims to bring keep you up to date on the big stories. We will dig deep on Brewdog’s often controversial business goals and we’ll all enjoy a cold fresh glass of beer as we follow the fascinating journey towards the stock market that now seem inevitable.

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United Kingdom

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Your fortnightly update on all the latest news, views, thoughts and reviews from the world of Brewdog and craft beer. Hosted by Robert Cooper and Bruce Cameron with many special guests. Disclaimer: We're not employees, but we are shareholders in this amazing company. Brewdog? The Brewdog story started in 2007 when James Watt & Martin Dickie got fed up of industrially brewed lagers and stuffy ales, so they started their mission to make other people as passionate about craft beer as they are. Fast forward to 2018 where there are now two huge Brewdog breweries, more than 50 bars, over 1000 cicerone trained employees, and a staggering 75000 shareholders helping shape the future of craft beer all around the world. Oh and if that’s not enough don’t forget there’s now OverWorks the sour beer brewery and LoneWolf - the outstanding new distillery. This podcast aims to bring keep you up to date on the big stories. We will dig deep on Brewdog’s often controversial business goals and we’ll all enjoy a cold fresh glass of beer as we follow the fascinating journey towards the stock market that now seem inevitable.

Twitter:

@brewdognews

Language:

English


Episodes

054 - Doug now drinks coffee

4/13/2021
Recorded just before the AGM, we take a proper look at the second free beer giveaway this year and the new monthly beer club. We look into the decision to reduce the ABV of Elvis Juice, what happened to 4 LGTBQIA+ in Indianapolis, new bars and breweries around the world, coffee, weddings, pizza and much more.

Duration:01:09:05

053 - I feel pazzazed!

3/9/2021
A busy show this month, as we catch up on the latest beers coming out of Brewdog, the continued expansion of the Ellon brewery, a brand new online beer school and an indepth look at the changes coming in Brewdog Overworks We've also news on EFP raises opening up in Europe, arguments over canned water, AGM 2021 details. Oh and Brewdog becoming a B-Corp! There's loads more too. See for yourself!

Duration:05:41:22

Brewdog USA Winter Update with CEO Jason Block

2/21/2021
Doug got nearly 40 minutes with Jason Block the CEO of Brewdog USA! You'll hear about Brewdog Las Vegas, loads of new bars, a new "beverage" that's coming, a new collaboration (along the lines of Lamb Of God) the latest on the new distillery, and, as you would expect a ton more!

Duration:00:30:04

052 - Brewdog's Lost Lager giveaway, vaccine beer fallout, tree maths & no more Abstrakt.

1/19/2021
Lots and lots packed into this show. We look at Brewdog's biggest ever giveaway and how it brought around 4 hour "queue" to even visit the website. Tori Powell joins us for the first time to talk about AF Beers (including the one that drenched her when she opening it!) We also look critically at James Watts suggestions of using the Brewdog Bars as vaccination centers. Was it all just marketing BS? There's loads more too.

Duration:00:52:16

051 - EFP Australia, Delivery Dramas, Gold Punk Cans & Chewits

12/23/2020
A fresh look to the Podcast now we're into our fifties! Let us know if you like/hate it. Two months of news to catch you up on in this show: We look at the recent problems with deliveries from the online store - have DPD drivers really been opening Punk IPA 12 packs? EFP Australia just launched! Jo plugs the **** out of her beer course(s) and we ask Doug if he's ever heard of Chewits! We've shortened the show slightly but we keeping the listener favourites (including Jo's rubbish joke!)

Duration:00:46:18

Bonus Ep: Brewdog & Pawprint - preview of the 2021 app

12/14/2020
In this bonus episode the Brewdog News team take up James Watt's kind offer take an early look at the impressive new 'eco companion' which is Pawprint. Pawprint have a range of tools to helps you measure, understand and reduce your carbon footprint from the palm of your hand. Massive thank you to Christian Arno and Mark McCafferty for taking personal time out to spend with us on a rainy Tuesday evening.

Duration:00:19:13

050 - Interview with Brewdog CEO James Watt

12/3/2020
Rob & Tamsyn squeeze in as many questions as possible into a rare 30 minutes with James Watt. We get a sneak preview of 3 new products coming in 2021, we ask about how the business is coping and hear about the water issue at the Ellon Brewery. There's a new loyalty scheme called Planet Brewdog on the way, a new top-secret but very big Brewdog community project on the way. James was desperate to tell us about it but we have to wait until Jan. We also hear about the recently director level...

Duration:02:23:58

Bonus Episode - Brewdog USA Update with CEO Jason Block

10/19/2020
While sales of kegs to local bars might be down, all other areas of the Brewdog USA Business is doing well. In no small part that's thanks to Jason Block and his amazing (and relatively) small team based in Ohio and the USA bars. Here's a question, how do you make 500 cuts rum, when some of the ingredients aren't even allowed in the USA? On this podcast our awesome US correspondent Doug Johnson catches up with Jason to find out. You'll hear about the progress on the Cleveland Bar (spoiler -...

Duration:01:51:48

049 - Well played Brewdog... well played.

10/3/2020
Yup - it's full strength podcastainment (is that a word?) from the team! As we continue to prepare for episode 50, we've heaps to update you on this episode. Over 23 stories at last count! 🍺 EFP Tomorrow has launched. And, my word, it's off to a flyer (£4.8million at time of writing!) We've got all the details. 🍺 The results of our question of the month are in and the beer you most want to see brought back is.... [redacted - you'll have to listen/watch] 🍺 Colabfest 2020 is happening...

Duration:05:50:29

048 - Nineteen Huge Brewdog Announcements

9/14/2020
Yes, that's right, this episode has 19 Brewdog announcements for you! Tamsyn and Rob, assisted by Doug, take you through some of the jaw-dropping things that Brewdog have announced in the last few weeks. Its quite something and we promise that even the most hardened Brewdog fans will hear something new! You'll hear about: * The 2000 acre Brewdog Forest where you get your own tree! * The launch of EFP7, sorry EFP Tomorrow * How Brewdog really are making huge changes to how they operate * We...

Duration:05:13:37

Bonus Episode - Brewdog is Carbon Negative!

8/23/2020
On Saturday, as part of the USA AGM (well - the revised virtual version) James and Martin ask the EFPs and friends to assemble online to watch the "Biggest Announcement Brewdog Ever Made". It turns out it might just be one of the most important business decisions any high-profile company has made. Here's Rob's initial take on what was announced. Full coverage, opinion and reaction on our next episode

Duration:00:07:03

Bonus Episode - The "Wednesday" Chat.

8/17/2020
On Wednesday we attempted to record episode 47. We got chatting with Ben about how the passing of his Grandfather (from Covid-19) has affect him and his family. We then moved on to talk about our experiences of the lockdown so far and the impact on the industry in general. After that conversation we decided none of us felt in the right mood to be enthusiastic about Brewdog news. Our "Wednesday conversation" was a wide ranging chat, none of which was scripted, and after some careful thought...

Duration:00:35:02

047 - Um Bongo!

8/12/2020
It's been a month since we last recorded a podcast and a lot has happened in Brewdog Land! In this cask strength episode we've crammed in over 20 stories (and left a big bunch out for when Tamsyn gets back from her summer break!) Following our failed attempt to record on Wednesday evening, we regrouped and created you a fact-pact episode. On this show: We talk covid, a lot - so much so that we created a separate episode devoted to it! Stunning new figures released by James Watt surprised all...

Duration:06:31:21

046 - USA Update with Doug and Jason Block

7/16/2020
Things are looking good in America. That's a phrase you don't see often enough these days, but for Brewdog in the USA things are looking positive. All the latest plans and developments post lock down in the USA. More states are (finally) getting their hands on the Brewdog goodies The steady expansion of Overworks USA How the lock down has affected the Dog House Hotel and kennels projects How the AF range is growing above exceptions Whats happening with the USA AGM?

Duration:02:54:33

045 - A Huge New Brewdog Bra

7/2/2020
After one of the (understandably) quietest periods in Brewdog history, we've got a full strength show packed with all the good (and bad) from the world Brewdog. On this show: 🍺 There's a huge new Brewdog bar which quietly opened in Rotterdam. 🍺 There's bad news about jobs at Brewdog as Covid-19 continues its war on humans 🍺 We take a proper look at this weeks bar re-openings and how we feel about it 🍺 We meet the winner of the recent Brewdog Photo Competition and get a tour of his bar!...

Duration:01:18:40

044 - Brewdog. The World's Most Environmentally Friendly Brewery?

6/7/2020
NOTE: This podcast was recorded BEFORE we launched our charity prize draw. Brewdog stated at this years AGM they aim to become the most environmentally friendly brewery on the planet. That's one heck of a goal. In this episode we focus in on what that means in practical terms and the fantastic Tamsyn explains to Rob all about some pretty weird stuff that is often counter intuitive. How about making beer from toilet water? It's not as gross as it sounds. Honest! Also, by very kind permission...

Duration:00:26:55

043 - You never forget your first Brewdog disappointment

5/26/2020
Oh yes, it's a full strength podcast for you today (video and audio!) As we continue to adjust to the new normal, we have in this episode: 🍺 Bars around the world are starting to cautiously reopen. Is it too soon? 🍺 EFP3 (USA) got extended but not everyone was excited at the news. 🍺 Hop drop is no more. Brewdog Now is here to stay! 🍺 Ben and Doug are here with an AGM recap. 🍺 15 stories in 15 minutes returns 🍺 Jo tells an awful joke, Andrew rants a bit, Rob breaths too loudly and more!...

Duration:01:05:27

042 - Interview with Brewdog COO David McDowall

5/15/2020
This episode we spend some quality time with the Chief Operating Officer of Brewdog, the wonderful Dave McDowell. (Apologies for the 'clicking' for the first ten minutes!) You'll hear about: How the brewdog team have responded to the crisis Could there be bar closures and layoffs? The incredible demand for hand sanitiser Reaction to the government measures to date The #NationalTimeOut campaign The 10 point plan for safely operating a bar

Duration:00:35:48

Bonus Episode - AGM 2020 Business News Recap

4/27/2020
On Saturday we jumped onto a Facebook Live stream to give a recap on James & Martin's business talk. Here's the audio from that stream. We also give our first impressions on the (understandably limited) announcements of new stuff coming up. Here's the edited version of that live stream. If you want to see/hear less from us and more from James and Martin direct, the AGM replay is available on YouTube!

Duration:00:18:37

041 - What will you miss most about Brewdog?

4/20/2020
Hystrix started a thread on the forum this week with the subject "What will you miss most about Brewdog?" If that subject line sent a shiver down your spine (it did for us) then you are not alone. The thread quickly got very interesting. In this round-table format episode we talk about: The future of Brewdog and impact on our share values The delivery time shambles and how Brewdog are fixing it "Zoom bombers" exposing themselves on the Brewdog calls! EFP Beer lockers in the USA and Lamb Of...

Duration:01:22:27