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Conversations with various people making their living within the craft beer industry. We discuss their corner of the craft beer scene and what it took to get them to where they are today

Conversations with various people making their living within the craft beer industry. We discuss their corner of the craft beer scene and what it took to get them to where they are today

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Conversations with various people making their living within the craft beer industry. We discuss their corner of the craft beer scene and what it took to get them to where they are today

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English


Episodes

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12/17/2019

Duration:00:04:25

My Morning Jacket with Mike Dunlay of Dancing Gnome & Pete Finney of Wigle Whiskey

11/10/2019
On this episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we take a detour from the world of craft beer into the world of music. Long time listeners will have heard me mention many times that My Morning Jacket is my favorite band. Turns out that Mike and Pete are fans as well. For this episode, we each picked 3 of our favorite MMJ songs to share with you guys. In addition to listening to a snippet of each song, we talk about the albums they come from and tell some concert stories (including a...

Duration:01:05:56

Checking In with Jeff Bloom & Dan Diethorn of Bloom Brew

4/7/2019
I made the trip back to West Newton to visit Bloom Brew again, over three years since our first podcast. We were joined, once again, by owner Jeff Bloom and by first time guest, brewer, Dan Diethorn. Jeff kicks off the episode by running through some changes since our first episode, including how Dan came into the Bloom Brew family. Next, we talk to Dan to find out how he got started brewing, when he became interested in craft beer, and his bridge beer, that flipped that switch. We then get...

Duration:00:59:20

Corey Cavalovitch of Fatheads Brewing

3/24/2019
On the 100th episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by Corey Cavalovitch of Fatheads Brewing. Long time listeners will remember Corey joining us for a Brewery Rep Roundtable episode a while ago, but this is his first solo appearance. We start with a quick refresher on his upbringing in Pittsburgh, how he became interested in craft beer and how he made his way to Fatheads. Then Corey gets us caught up on what's been going on at Fatheads, some of the new beers we will see...

Duration:01:18:03

Andrew Witchey & Mike Dunlay of Dancing Gnome Are Back

3/10/2019
I was happy to be joined, once again, by Andrew and Mike from Dancing Gnome. Throughout this episode we crack open, revisit and discuss some of the beers of the Flower Series from the second half of 2018. While we enjoy the beers, we discuss some of the guys latest travels, including stops in Miami and San Diego. The guys tell us about their "routine" when they visit a new brewery and how their outlook on running a brewery/taproom has changed. Near the end of the show, we talk more in-depth...

Duration:01:26:27

Krista Koller of Great Lakes Brewing

2/24/2019
On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by Krista Koller of Great Lakes Brewing. Krista joins the show to talk about the Flagship February "movement" and why flagship beers are so important to breweries. Krista tells us about Great Lakes' flagship beers as well as the seasonal offerings we will be seeing in 2019 (including some new additions)! Since this is her first appearance on the show, we also talk about how she got interested and craft beer in general,...

Duration:00:56:52

Dave Barbe & Adam Boura of Four Points Brewing

2/10/2019
I made the trip down to Charleroi for the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast! We were joined by both owner, Dave Barbe, and head brewer, Adam Boura. Early in the episode, we cover the usual of how the guys got interested in craft beer, how/when Four Points started and how Adam came to be the head brewer. We also discuss Dave's other business, right next door, Fourth Street BBQ. Then, we talk about the beers they are brewing, where you can find them and some of their plans for...

Duration:01:36:11

Adam, Mike and Ryan of Fury Brewing

1/27/2019
Adam, Mike and Ryan of Fury Brewing join us on the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast! We begin the episode by talking about how each of the guys made their way to Fury Brewing, how they became interested in craft beer and some of the beers that piqued their interest early. Then, they guys tell us more about Fury, including the beers they are brewing, where you can find their beers, some vague plans for 2019 and much more! We finish the show with another round of The Five...

Duration:01:13:05

Andy Kwiatkowski of Hitchhiker Brewing 2019

1/13/2019
Who better to join us for the first episode back from my hiatus than our old friend Andy Kwiatkowski of Hitchhiker Brewing? We kick off the episode by briefly talking about each of us moving into a new house before Andy's Alexa rudely interrupts us. Andy then tells us about what's been going on at Hitchhiker since he was last on the show. Next, we get into some news that has come out involving the craft beer scene recently, including the Brewer's Association yet again changing their...

Duration:00:53:06

Pete Finney of Wigle Whiskey & Tom Marshall of Full Pint

9/9/2018
On the last episode before my hiatus, we are joined by past guests, Pete Finney of Wigle Whiskey and Tom Marshall of Full Pint. We start by discussing the Full Pint/Wigle Whiskey boilermaker pairings,and who came up with each pairing. Then, we discuss Pittsburgh Libations Week and why you should buy tickets to our kickoff bash. Next, we discuss a long running argument between Tom and me on who is better; Prince or Bowie. The rest of the show contains some sports talk, including Pete talking...

Duration:01:19:00

Pete Kurzweg of Lorelei

8/26/2018
Pete Kurzweg of the Independent Brewing Company, Hidden Harbor and now, Lorelei, returns for another episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast! We jump right in by talking about his new spot, Lorelei, in East Liberty. Pete tells us how they acquired the new location and how the location itself inspired what we now know as Lorelei. That leads us into a broader discussion about lagers, Pittsburgh breweries that are producing the style and some of Pete's favorite lagers that he is bringing in...

Duration:01:12:58

Andrew Witchey of Dancing Gnome Returns

7/29/2018
Andrew Witchey of Dancing Gnome returns for another episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast! We kick off the episode by talking about Andrew's trip to Portland Maine and some other recent trips to Miami and Oakland. Then, we discuss the new increase in brewing capacity at Dancing Gnome, thanks to the addition of two 20 barrel tanks, and how that has changed things for the brewery. Next, we discuss some upcoming events, including Lustra Day on August 4th, Fresh Fest on August 11th and...

Duration:01:23:03

Josh & Stefanie Lipke of Leaning Cask Brewing

7/15/2018
Josh and Stefanie Lipke of Leaning Cask Brewing join us on the latest Craft Beer Industry podcast! We begin the episode by talking about how Josh and Stefanie met, how they became interested in craft beer, and how Josh started brewing. We then discuss Leaning Cask Brewery, some of the beers they are making and how they became influenced by English pubs and English style brewing. We finish the show with another round of the Five Questions, including Desert Island Beers!!

Duration:01:27:20

Mike Potter of Black Brew Culture

7/1/2018
On the 90th episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by Mike Potter of Black Brew Culture! Mike and I discuss his background and how he got interested in craft beer, the lack of people of color in the Pittsburgh craft beer scene, why that lack of participation exists, and some of the reasons why it exists. Then we talk about one of the ways he and others are trying to bring people of color into the craft beer scene, with the upcoming Fresh Fest at Threadbare Cider House on...

Duration:00:54:07

Aadam Soorma of Porter Tours

6/17/2018
On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by Aadam Soorma of Porter Tours! We begin the episode by discussing the recent Beers of the Burgh festival, and Porter's experience with running a free shuttle service to and from the event. Then, we discuss Aadam's background, including his parents immigration to the US from Burma, his days running cross country track in high school and college, and how he became interested in craft beer. Next, we get into some...

Duration:01:20:16

Brewery Rep Round Table with Ryan Burgess, Corey Cavalovitch & Ali Wyrostek

6/3/2018
It's time for another brewery rep round table on the Craft Beer Industry podcast!! This time we are joined by veterans Ryan Burgess of Victory Brewing & Ali Wyrostek of Rhinegeist and first timer Corey Cavalovitch of Fat Head's Brewing. Since this is Corey's first appearance on the podcast, we begin with learning a little bit about his background and how he became interested in craft beer. Then, we get caught up on the latest with both Victory and Rhinegeist. After that we have a general...

Duration:00:57:50

Tim Bauer & John Lasher of Cellar Works Brewing

5/20/2018
We are joined by Tim Bauer and John Lasher of Cellar Works Brewing on the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast! On this show, we discuss when they first got interested in craft beer, some early craft beers that piqued their interest, their path to opening Cellar Works, and much more. The guys also tell us about their brewery, some of the beers they brew and what you can expect when you come in for a visit. We finish the show with another round of the Five Questions, including...

Duration:01:09:11

David Myers of Redstone Meadery

5/6/2018
On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast we are joined by David Myers of Redstone Meadery in Boulder Colorado. We recorded this episode in late April at Dive Bar in the Southside, during David's visit to Pittsburgh. As you will hear, David started brewing beer, making wine and making mead in the late 80's and was a big part of the mead industry when it was in it's infancy in the United States. David tells us about how he got interested in making mead, how making mead differs...

Duration:01:01:47

After Dark with Mike Dunlay, Pete Kurzweg & Andrew Witchey

4/22/2018
On this episode we are joined by Mike Dunlay & Andrew Witchey of Dancing Gnome Brewing and Pete Kurzweg of the Independent Brewing Company. We recorded late on a Saturday night at the Independent, hence the After Dark title, with a looser format than usual. We wanted this to be more of a conversation and less of an interview, which lead to all kinds of topics, such as the recent Green Flash news, Pete's four cats, crowlers vs growlers, the Inner Earth conspiracy and much much more.

Duration:01:11:20

Tom Glover & Dave Hallam of Abjuration Brewing

4/8/2018
Tom Glover & Dave Hallam of Abjuration Brewing join us once again for the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast. It has been almost 2 years (!) since we have had the pleasure of speaking with Dave and Tom on the podcast and they have been quite busy in that time. The guys get into the renovations they have made since our first episode together, the response they have received from the McKees Rocks community and the Pittsburgh craft beer community in general, and some of the beers...

Duration:01:33:55