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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

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...

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

Brad Primozic of Insurrection AleWorks

10/1/2017
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Brad Primozic of Insurrection AleWorks joins us for a new episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast! In this episode, we cover Brad's journey from home brewer to head brewer at Insurrection, how his love of craft beer developed and some of the beers & breweries that inspired him. We also discuss the beers he is making at Insurrection, the high quality food they are serving and how the current expansion at the brewery will be put to use. You can really feel the passion and excitement Brad...

Duration:01:01:43

Ali Wyrostek of Rhinegeist Brewing

9/17/2017
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On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined by past guest Ali Wyrostek, now of Rhinegeist Brewing! We start the show by discussing Ali's move to Rhinegeist and her reasons for making the switch. Next, Ali tells us about Rhinegeist's Pittsburgh roll out and how they have been received in the market. Then, we talk about the difficulty of bringing a new brand into the Pittsburgh market with the explosion of local breweries, and what Ali thinks new brands have to do...

Duration:00:43:13

Meg Evans of Rock Bottom and Brewtal Beer Fest with special guests James Evans and Chad Koza

9/3/2017
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Meg Evans of Rock Bottom joins us on the new episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast. We start the show by discussing Meg's background and how she made her way to Rock Bottom. We then talk about some of the false narratives surrounding Rock Bottom that Meg would like to set straight. Next, we are joined by Meg's husband James and their friend Chad to discuss the second annual Brewtal Beer Fest at Mr. Smalls Theater on Saturday September 9th. The gang tells us about the inspiration...

Duration:01:19:47

Iceland Podcast w Andrew Witchey of Dancing Gnome

8/20/2017
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On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast, we are joined once again by Andrew Witchey of Dancing Gnome Brewing. However, the main focus of this episode is not Dancing Gnome, but instead the craft beer scene in Iceland. Andrew just recently returned from Iceland and tells us about the beer scene in general, a few of the favorite beers he tried while visiting, his favorite craft beer spots, and more. We also drink and discuss 3 beers from the Icelandic brewery, Borg. Then, we...

Duration:01:18:39

Sour Podcast with Andy Kwiatkowski & Tom Marshall

8/6/2017
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Andy Kwiatkowski of Hitchhiker Brewing and Tom Marshall of Full Pint Brewing join us to discuss sour beer on the latest Craft Beer Industry podcast. We begin the show with Andy explaining the process behind brewing sours, how it varies from brewing more traditional beers and the characteristics of good and not so good sours. Then, we discuss when we first started exploring sours and some of the first sour beers we tried. Next, we get an update on the sour programs at both Full Pint and...

Duration:01:05:27

Exit Interview with Nate Levi of Green Flash Brewing

7/23/2017
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Nate Levi of Green Flash brewing joins us for an exit interview on the new Craft Beer Industry podcast. Nate is leaving Pittsburgh, but before he does, we wanted to get his latest thoughts on the Pittsburgh craft beer scene and the city in general. We discuss what he will miss about Pittsburgh, what he won't miss, areas where we can improve the craft beer scene, and much more.

Duration:00:41:45

Pete Finney of Wigle Whiskey

7/9/2017
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On the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast we are joined by Pete Finney of Wigle Whiskey. We start with Pete telling us about his switch from craft beer to craft spirits and some of the differences between the two industries. Then, Pete discusses the history behind Wigle Whiskey and the Whiskey Rebellion. Next, we talk about some of the different spirits produced by Wigle, where you can find them, and some of the best cocktail bars in Pittsburgh. We finish the show with a few...

Duration:01:00:53

Darren Gailey, Mike Pearrow & Cary Shaffer of Couch Brewery

6/25/2017
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Crack open a cold one and drink comfortably with the boys from Couch Brewery on the latest episode of the Craft Beer Industry podcast! Cary, Darren and Mike sit down with us to explain how they met, how they got interested in brewing and the decision to open Couch Brewery. Then, we discuss the beers they brew, the atmosphere in the tap room, favorite 70's bands and what we can expect from Couch in the future. We end the show with another round of the Five Questions, including Desert Island...

Duration:01:17:47