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Pete Finney of Wigle Whiskey & Tom Marshall of Full Pint

9/9/2018
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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...

Duration:01:19:00

Pete Kurzweg of Lorelei

8/26/2018
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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...

Duration:01:12:58

Andrew Witchey of Dancing Gnome Returns

7/29/2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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...

Duration:01:01:47

After Dark with Mike Dunlay, Pete Kurzweg & Andrew Witchey

4/22/2018
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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
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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...

Duration:01:33:55

Dennis Hock & Bert Mooney IV of Strange Roots Experimental Ales

3/25/2018
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Dennis Hock and Bert Mooney IV of Strange Roots Experimental Ales join us on the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast. We begin this episode by jumping right in to the recent news that Draai Laag Brewing has become Strange Roots Experimental Ales! Dennis and Bert explain the reasoning behind the change, the changes we can expect, what will be carried over from Draai Laag, and much much more. Then, we get into Dennis' background which includes the start of his brewing "career"...

Duration:01:29:13

Corey Reid & Mark Weinmann of Sly Fox Brewing

3/11/2018
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On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by Corey Reid and Mark Weinmann of Sly Fox Brewing. As both of the guys are Eagles fans, we kick off the podcast by discussing their experience at the Super Bowl parade. We then get into some specifics about Sly Fox brewing including Mark's incredible story about how Sly Fox came to get involved with Alex's Lemonade Stand and their new beer, Alex's Lemon Wheat, which benefits the charity. We end the show with another...

Duration:01:10:45

Andy Kwiatkowski of Hitchhiker Brewing, Yet Again

2/25/2018
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Back by popular demand, we are joined once again by Andy Kwiatkowski of Hitchhiker Brewing. Since we last spoke with Andy, Hitchhiker has opened their Sharpsburg brewery and began canning some of their beers. Andy gives us the skinny on all of those developments and more. As with any podcast with Andy, we also get into some political and music talk near the end. Enjoy!

Duration:01:05:27

Dancing Gnome Hazeboyz Mike Dunlay, Ryan Janusko, Scott Mitchell and Ian Warner

2/11/2018
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We are joined by four members of the Dancing Gnome crew on the new episode of the Craft Beer Industry Podcast. At the beginning of the show Mike, Ryan, Scott and Ian give us a brief background on how they got involved in the beer industry and how they came to Dancing Gnome. Next, we talk about some of the new developments at Dancing Gnome and some of the new beers that we will be seeing later in 2018. Then, we finish the episode by playing a modified version of the Beer Advocate Game.

Duration:00:52:53

Jason Cercone & Angelica Ross of Pittsburgh Libations Week

1/28/2018
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On this episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by Jason Cercone and Angelica Ross of Pittsburgh Libations Week. To begin the show, we discuss the recent NFL Conference Championship games and I reveal my scenario for the most painful way the Steelers could have lost to the Patriots, had they made it to the AFC Championship game. We then discuss Jason and Angelica's new marketing podcast called Decent Exposure. Later, we talk about how Pittsburgh Libations week has evolved...

Duration:01:04:07

Pete Kurzweg of the Independent Brewing Company Returns

1/14/2018
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On the first episode of 2018, we are joined, once again, by Pete Kurzweg of the Independent Brewing Company. Our first episode together was recorded immediately after the 2016 presidential election and we waste no time jumping into a political discussion at the beginning of this episode. The majority of the episode is spent discussing the changes that Pete has made at the Independent in 2017, namely, his decision to add some great international beers to his formerly local only tap list. We...

Duration:00:53:00

Ian & Trevor Staab of Yellow Bridge Brewing

11/19/2017
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On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by Ian and Trevor Staab of Yellow Bridge Brewing! Ian and Trevor are brothers who turned their love of home brewing into a career by opening Yellow Bridge. 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 Yellow Bridge, and much more. The guys also tell us about their brewery, some of the beers they brew and what you can expect...

Duration:01:04:56

Pittsburgh Craft Beer Enthusiast, Nate Stimmel

11/5/2017
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Pittsburgh craft beer enthusiast, Nate Stimmel joins us for the latest Craft Beer Industry podcast. During this episode, we discuss Nate's time at House of 1000 Beers, his work with Craft Pittsburgh magazine and his thoughts about the Pittsburgh craft beer scene. Later, we are joined by Tom Marshall of Full Pint Brewing to review the Pittsburgh episode of Anthony Bourdain's "Parts Unknown". We finish the episode by asking Nate the Five Questions including another round of "Desert Island...

Duration:01:25:58

Mike Hinkley - Owner/Founder of Green Flash Brewing

10/22/2017
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For the 75th episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by the owner/founder of Green Flash Brewing, Mike Hinkley! We start the episode by getting Mike's opinion on the craft beer scene in Pennsylvania and more specifically, Pittsburgh. Then, Mike tells us about his journey from growing up in Brooklyn to his arrival in San Diego via the US Navy, his interest in boxing(!!) as a kid, how his love of craft beer developed, some of the beers that inspired him, and much much more....

Duration:00:50:49