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Episode 39: Road Trip - Biere de Femme Beer Festival

In this episode Ryan makes his not so triumphant return (he was doing the recording and he is also why this is a day late) as the guys head to Asheville and Highland Brewing for the third annual Biere de Femme Festival. Bierre de Femme benefits the Pink Boots Society and features beers brewed and spearheaded by women. In this episode you will hear from Carol Waggeer from Bold Missy Brewery, Melissa Bruno from Mother Earth Brewing, our podcasting brethern Cheers Charlotte, and Richard Cox of...


Short Pours: Folklore Brewing and Meadery

Aaron was in Alabama last week, and had the privilege of talking to Jeremy Pate of Folklore Brewery and Meadery in Dothan, Alabama. They talk family, small town life, old school homebrewing, and connecting the beers of today with the stories of yesteryear. Thanks for listening, and stay tuned for a SUPERSHOW coming soon as Ryan and Aaron record at the Biere de Femme festival in Asheville on March 2nd. Between the Pints would like to thank Jeremy Pate for taking the time to hang out and...


Episode 37 - No Ryan, New Baby, Pink Boots and Biere de Femme

Ryan catches a bunch of strays as he welcomes a new craft beer drinker (in 21 years) to the world. Aaron welcomes Mother Earth Brewing reprsentative, Melissa Bruno to the podcast to talk about the Pink Boots Society and Biere de Femme. Pink Boots is a group of women in craft beer that seeks to promote diversity within the industry (brewing, sales, marketing, etc.) and Biere de Femme is the beer festival they have created that isn't like any beer festival in country. Biere de Femme is a...


Short Pours - Colorado Springs

Aaron was somehow allowed to not only board a plane, but to even leave the state! Over the holiday season, he decided that the best gift that he could possibly give was to record from a few local Colorado breweries and to make some recommendations to you, our loyal (and likely drunk) listeners. Cheers! A special thanks goes out to Bristol Brewing Company, Iron Bird Brewing, Colorado Mountain Brewing, BierWerks Brewery, and Ursula Brewery for being such good hosts. #craftbeer...


Episode 36: Brew News

Welcome back to the guys as they make a dramatic return to recording giving you, the listener, the opportunity to listen to them wax poetically about the failings of British cuisine, a trade war between Canadian provinces, and distributors being fined for doing the bidding of their macro beer corporate masters. Also, the badly try to hint at some of the things they have for next year's podcasts. Recommendations include Final Table, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, The Marvelous Ms. Maisel, and...


Episode 35: Brew News

Welcome to Episode 35: Brew News In this episode Aaron and Ryan talk nuptials. Ryan got married this past weekend. Yes, it actually happened. Aaron was there. So were other people. Ryan also yells at the clouds to stop the rain and the guys hint that they are actually planning for the future of the podcast and that they will make the podcast will be fully operational next year. Articles from this episode -I Found the Best Burger Place in America. And Then I Killed It. -Tariffs Tapping into...


Episode 34 Short Pours Brew News

Ryan had to ride solo for this week's Brew News episode. This week he talks about CANarchy, Artisinal Brewing Ventures, and the place where politics and craft beer meet. Stories: Asheville’s Lexington Avenue Brewery acquired by CANarchy, turning into “Collaboratory” Artisanal Brewing Ventures Acquires Sixpoint Brewery Stick to Beer? — The Morals and Marketing Behind Choosing a Side Happy Thanksgiving from Aaron and Ryan. We hope you enjoy this abreviated episode. We will be getting back to...


Episode 33: Uncapped The Golden Girls Edition

Thank you for being a friend. Welcome to a special episode of Between The Pints. Today Ryan and Aaron welcome Friend of The Pod, Bold Missy’s Carli Smith to give you their Golden Girls of craft brewing. The trio names their favorite breweries in the AARP category of the craft beer age. It is silly, we hope it is entertaining and we think it is informative. So, sit back relax, enjoy, and remember, “And if you threw a party Invited everyone you knew Well, you would see the biggest gift would...


Episode 32 - Brew News

This week, Ryan and Aaron offer insights, breakdowns, explanations, and the occasional meandering diatribe on the latest happenings and news in the craft beer industry. --- Support this podcast:


Episode 31: Uncapped - GABF Recap

The guys recap Ryan's trip to this year's Great American Beer Festival. They talk winners, losers, unexpected twists, and the history of the festival itself, all while constantly wandering off on tangents. The guys thank Hygge Co-Working for the podcast space as the opening and closing track. You can find more from Ryan at and and Aaron at Until next time, Slainte! --- Support this podcast:


Episode 30: Brew News

Ryan and Aaron dive into the week's excitement with Scofflaw Brewing being its usual self, and the start of the new Beer Growth Initiative by industry trade groups. They also cover articles addressing the LBGTQ community and craft beer's role in creating a welcoming environment, cover once again the constant debate over children in taprooms, and discuss common mistakes that start up breweries make. The guys thank Hygge Co-Working for the podcast space. You can find more from Ryan at...


Short Pour: GABF Edition #3

Ryan sends in his last solo missive about the GABF. He is a crappy traveler, needing two days to recover from traveling and drinking so he apologizes for the episode being a little late. In this episode, he gives his overall impressions of the festival and the awards. Ryan would like to thank Dave, Ginny, and Maddie the Greyhound for their hospitality and more important their friendship as they housed him for 4 days. He would also like to thank his beloved for letting him go and have fun...


Short Pour: GABF Edition #2

Ryan continues his GABF beercation dropping another episode to recap a nice day in Denver. He hit Fresh Craft, Seedstock Brewing, and had another session at Hogshead. Keep a look out for the blog post he mentioned going up today at He will post another Short Pour tomorrow with a recap of the GABF medal ceremony. Until then, slainte! --- Support this podcast:


Short Pour: GABF Edition #1

Half of the dynamic duo, Ryan, is in Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. He is going to be dropping daily updates about what he is doing and what he is drinking. Highlights of his first two days include visits to Call To Arms Brewing and Hogshead Brewing; taking in a panel discussion about marketing to more diverse audiences for craft beer; seeing craft beer celebrities like show patron saint Garret Oliver; and drinking some good beer. Highlights of his GABF tasting include Elliott...


Episode 29: Brew News

Aaron and Ryan manage to talk and entertain themselves for an hour even though there was no real news to discuss. The beer world is gearing up for the Great American Beer Festival. So, they either don’t have any news or they hold any bad news for Saturday when the awards are announced. The guys did manage to find a few articles to riff on for the show. Keep your ears peeled for quick hit podcasts from Ryan as he attends this year’s GABF. He’ll try to do summaries of what he has drank and...


Episode 28: Brew News

Aaron and Ryan get through their quickest show in their run. Yet somehow still digress wildly and forget names of famous people all in less than 20 minutes. First, they hit the IRI retail data for the beer industry. Good news, craft beer is doing well. The Brewdog Network is here proving that the Brewdog crew knows how to make money and stick their feet firmly in their mouths all at the same time. The more things change, the more things stay the same. The guys thank Hygge Co-Working for the...


Episode 27: Rating Sites Part Deux

Because Aaron and Ryan get tired of listening to themselves talk (at least Ryan does) they invited Neil Gimon of Dreamchasers and Townes Mozer of Lenny Boy to talk more about beer rating sites. The guys get into rating sites like Untappd, Beer Advocate, and even Yelp. What do they really think of them and how do they use them to improve their products and their taprooms. As always, Between The Pints digresses into unscripted territories. This week it is the merits of Pacific Rim and John...


Episode 26: Brew News

On this week's episode, Ryan and Aaron go through some of the recent brew news. • 4 Small Breweries Happy to Stay Small • On The Dotted Line • Constellation puts up $4 billion stake in Canopy Growth • Constellation Brands lays off more than half its craft personnel • Stone files injunction against MillerCoors • Jim Koch Meets with President Trump Recommendations • Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo • Galavant • Lancaster Brewing Milk Stout • Shacksbury Ginger Spritz • Cork Dork As always the...


Episode 25: Uncapped - Part 1 of Rating Sites - Safe Novelty

Aaron and Ryan were gone for a couple of weeks because Aaron and his wife welcomed a new tiny roommate and Ryan moved into a new house. They make their return with the first of a two-part series on online beer rating systems and what they mean for the craft beer industry. In the episode, besides the many tangents the Between the Pints has quickly become known for, they do manage to talk about Untappd, Beer Advocate and Rate Beer and how those sites are a part of a larger crowdsource movement...


Episode 24: Session Beers with Rachael Hudson

In the latest episode of Between The Pints, Aaron and Ryan welcome Rachael Hudson from Pilot Brewing for an interview. The guys talk to Rachael about the new concept she and her husband Jeff are bringing to the craft beer world with Pilot Brewing. The name has a double meaning as Jeff is an airline pilot and more importantly all the beers brewed at Pilot will be in small batches and brewed by everyone on staff. Take a listen to learn more about Pilot Brewing and Rachael's journey to becoming...