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NA beer is here to stay, and Athletic Brewing Co. is leading the way We last talked with Athletic Brewing Co. in 2019. They were just getting their roots set and spreading the word of their non-alcoholic craft beer. The last two years of seen explosive growth for them, and the NA beer sector, so we decided to catch up with them for an update. Bill …
 
Cannabis in a can with CERIA Brewing's Dr. Keith Villa As state's legalize the casual consumption of marijuana I think we knew a time would come when it found it's way into a beer. No doubt that homebrewers have tried this combination out a time or two, but for CERIA Brewing THC and CBD is the focus of their brews. Dr. Keith Villa is best known as …
 
Collaboration makes the (craft beer) world go 'round The pandemic may have made beer collaborations more difficult, but it didn't stop great brewers from coming together to make tasty beers. Like most things in our lives these days, collaborations have gone virtual with Zoom meetings and emails and text messages getting the job done. We're thankful…
 
July 4, 1776. America is born. There are high fives all around. Samuel Adams breaks out his homebrew to celebrate. Life is good. This week we take a look at some classic American craft beers. American craft is fairly young in the grand scheme of things. Where many European countries have hundreds of years of tradition, we've got 40ish years - with …
 
How many Peets does it take to run a brewery? Kettlerock Brewing in Peachtree Corners, GA is a family affair. When patriarch Stephen Peet retired in 2019 he figured the easiest way to relax was to build a brewery, and bring the whole crew with him. Stephen and Sterling Peet joined us on the show this week with Diana, Christa, Taylor, and Devon Peet…
 
Beers don't have to be big to be beautiful Last weekend we headed over to Duluth, GA to party with our friends from Good Word Brewing as they celebrated the beauty of small beers. The festival had brewers from all over the country offering up beers under 5% ABV. There were plenty of lagers as well as some saisons and grisettes, sours, and even some…
 
How much beer do you need to brew to serve 200 restaurants? Alex Puchner has been with BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse since they started brewing 25 years ago. It's a unique setup they have there at BJ's, with a group of breweries across the country supplying beer to the 200+ restaurants in their chain. A lot of beer. Alex joined us this week to talk…
 
Philly Beer Week... It's Essential Living in Atlanta I can tell you it's not an easy task to host a great beer week, but Philly Beer Week has it down pretty good. A lot of this is thanks to Philly Loves Beer and the efforts of Executive Director Christina Dowd. She works with local brewers and bars to promote beer across Philadelphia and much of he…
 
R&D makes the world go 'round at Oskar Blues Oskar Blues Head Brewer Juice Drapeau loves to brew experimental beers. These R&D batches give them the chance to try out new hops, malt, and yeasts, and ultimately impacts the beers we see brewed in huge quantities to be distributed across the country. Their Guava Rodeo uses a very cool yeast known as S…
 
Hoplark with Hot Talk on Hop Tea and Hop Water You know we love our beer, but we do dabble in alternative beverages. This week we're getting all fancy and sipping tea... with plenty of hops. Hoplark co-founder Dean Eberhardt joins us on the show this week to talk about his Hop Tea and Hop Water. We learn what got the ball rolling on Hoplark, and we…
 
Victory founder Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet talk 25 years of Victory Beers After 25 years, Victory Brewing isn't slowing down. They're goal to Brew Forward means they're doubling down on quality, commitment, and community. As we talk with founder Bill Covaleski and Ron Barchet we discovered what it means to be a successful brewer. Barchet is onc…
 
Jackie O's Brewery doesn't seem to be interested in bringing back malt liquor We started out our talk with Jackie O's Pub & Brewery founder Art Oestrike by talking on a topic we're passionate about - 40s of malt liquor. The brewery has brewed malt liquor in the past and we asked Art if it was time to do another one, and make it available in 40-oz b…
 
An unfortunate situation at Red Top Brewhouse gave them time to shine Red Top Brewhouse is located in the fairly quiet town of Acworth, GA. Most everyone is pretty chill, but people can get out of line anywhere. Brewer Dave Sheets and Marketing Director Chris Henderson joined us this week to talk about a recent incident at their brewery, barrel-age…
 
While other 90s brewpubs have disappeared, Iron Hill Brewery only gets stronger Do you remember the brewpub boom of the 1990s? It seemed like there was one on every corner. John Harvard's and Hops were a couple favorites in Atlanta, and Sundays on the patio of Atlanta Beer Garten listening to 99x's Resurrection Sunday still conjures very fond memor…
 
Sometimes Roadmap Brewing Co.'s Dustin Baker misses the classroom Before opening Roadmap Brewing Co. founder and brewer Dustin Baker was a middle school teacher. He admits that sometimes he still misses the classroom. When we spoke Sant Antonio had hit 100° that day, I think a cool and comfortable classroom would sound pretty good to me, too. Baker…
 
Back Paddle Brewing brings craft beer to tiny Lincolnton, Georgia Back Paddle Brewing is a newer brewery in the small town of Lincolnton, GA. They are the first, and only, brewery in town and in an area that isn't exactly craft-focused. Owner Kyle McCloud and Head Brewer Jason Slater spend time with their new customers educating them on craft beer …
 
Switchback Brewing is going to smoke all the beers Switchback Brewing founder Bill Cherry has a passion for smoked beers. He approaches smoke from a culinary standpoint, not to overwhelm the beer with smoky notes but to add depth and character to the beer while showing smoke as a legitimate flavor component. Through their Flynn of Fire Smoked Beer …
 
We want to Make Saisons Cool Again It wasn't that long ago that saisons were one of the popular styles. Several breweries offered up some variation or another and a lot of great collaborations came about. The saisons are still there, they just don't have the hype they used to. We'd love to see them come back around. The saison style started in 1700…
 
Social Fox Brewing powers through the pandemic to celebrate 1st Anniversary It wasn't by choice that Social Fox Brewing opened at the start of the pandemic. However, they've made the best of it and soon they'll be celebrating their first anniversary. The Social Fox crew joined us in the studio this week to share some beers and chat. Head Brewer Cra…
 
Bringing coffee and beer together makes for one great beverage Adding coffee to beer in modern brewing only goes back a few decades but individually both have been enjoyed for centuries. For coffee, the story traces back to an Ethiopian goatherder who noticed his flock full of energy and "dancing" after eating a small red fruit off of some shrubs. …
 
Mikerphone Brewing's Mike Pallen is inspired by music Mikerphone Brewing founder and owner Mike Pallen didn't set out to be a brewer. Although his dad worked at Miller, he didn't want his son to follow in his footsteps and urged him to go to college. So Pallen did just that. After getting his degree he began a career in the music industry with the …
 
Whiskey comes in many forms, but bourbon is America's spirit The origins of bourbon are both known and debated. We know early settlers in Virginia and Kentucky made use of the abundance of corn to distill their whiskey, but there are a variety of stories on who was first to put it in a new, charred oak barrel and to actually call it bourbon. No mat…
 
Crooked Run Brewing is more than just beer When Crooked Run Brewing opened co-founders Jake Endres and Lee Rogan were just 25, making them the youngest brewery owners in Virginia. They've had great growth in the last seven years. The duo has opened a second location, started making wine, and launched their Native Culture sub-brand offering wild and…
 
Monday Night Brewing's Peter Kiley talks about taking "safe" beers to the next level Monday Night Brewing started as a Bible study group with founders Jonathan Baker, Jeff Heck, and Joel Iverson. In addition to learning the word the group brewed beer together, on Monday nights. When popularity among their friends continued to grow they realized the…
 
Welcome to the Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast! We love craft beer and we love sharing with others. Join hosts Tim Dennis and Brian Hewitt every week as we talk with the amazing people of craft beer. We talk new beers and new breweries, brewing science, beer history, homebrewing, beer culture, and much more. Grab a pint, have a seat, and tune in…
 
Six Bridges Brewing celebrates 2nd anniversary as they eye expansion Just ahead of the kickoff for the 2nd Anniversary month Six Bridges Brewing's Clay Gridley joined us the studio for this week's show. Clay is one half of the father and son team behind Six Bridges, dad Charles Gridley makes up the other half. A Georgia Tech grad, Charles enjoyed h…
 
WeldWerks Brewing has way too many barrels We last talked with WeldWerks Brewing in early 2019 as Jake Goodman and Neil Fisher joined us on the show. This week, we catch up with them again as CEO Colin Jones and Innovation and Wood Cellar Lead Skip Schwartz join us. We're big fans of WeldWerks and I don't think I've had a beer from them I didn't en…
 
Work Sucks, Drink Beer Lupulin Brewing sounds like they've got things figured out - Work Sucks, Drink Beer seems appropriate, especially now. Founder Jeff Zierdt and Matt Schiller focus on making delicious beers for your off-hours. Although they're known for their hoppy offerings, as their name implies, they offer up many other styles as well. They…
 
Diversity in craft beer is improving, but we still have a lot to do Leaders of the Brew School (LOBS) is an Atlanta-based organization celebrating people of color in craft beer. The industry has a fairly accurate stereotype of being dominated by bearded white guys, but people of all races and colors love craft beer, and LOBS wants to encourages oth…
 
Sixpoint Brewery talks Cicerone certification, crispy lagers, and nuclear submarines Sixpoint Brewery first came to recognition for their bright Resin DIPA. As the name implies, this isn't a hazy and fruity beer. Resin packs a punch of pine and citrus to quench your thirst for that West Coast goodness. Education and Training Manager Max Finnance wa…
 
Steady Hand Beer Co. talks collaborations, charity brews, and the booze hookah We're drinking local this week as Brian Sullivan from Steady Hand Beer Co. joins us in the studio! Steady Hand celebrated their first anniversary just before Covid shut everything down. They used that time to partners with others that were struggling and do some collabor…
 
Burn the Ships and press on, there's no turning back at Able Ebenezer Brewing Co. Able Ebenezer co-founder isn't a New Hampshire native, he's a California boy. But when Frizzelle and partner Carl Soderberg were looking for a place to call home the Granite State won it. The brew scene was vibrant but not too crowded, and Frizzelle liked the Live Fre…
 
Bravus Brewing has helped usher in a new wave of non-alcoholic beer It wasn't that long ago that your choices were limited to a few macro brews if you want a beer but didn't want the booze. O'Doul's and... what are the others? Today, Bravus Brewing and a handful of other brewers are offering up an increasing variety of non-alcoholic options. There …
 
August Schell Brewing Co. embraces their past as they look ahead to a bright future There aren't many breweries in America that can say they are working through their second global pandemic, but August Schell Brewing Co. has that "honor." Founded in 1860, the brewery sold candy and other items to survive Prohibition and the sixth generation of the …
 
Tomme Arthur talks state of the industry, beer trends, dextrose farmers The Lost Abbey and Port Brewing are well known to most craft beer fans. Many of their beers make "White Whale" lists and see fans clamoring for short pours at bottle shares or searching trade forms to land their catch. Founder and Chief Operating Owner Tomme Arthur discovered c…
 
Oktoberfest brings Festbiers, Märzens, and Mustard Flights Once again it is time for our annual Oktoberfest blind beer tasting! We look forward to this show every year and its frequently my first dip into Oktoberfest beers after my self-imposed ban from drinking any before September 1st. It’s my little way of standing up against seasonal creep. Jus…
 
La Fria es la nueva Caribbean Lager de Second Self Beer Co. y es muy sabrosa Second Self Beer Co.'s co-founder Jason Santamaria joins us on the show this week to talk new beers, new beverages, heading to Puerto Rico, and what beers pair best with classic video games. In their sixth year, Second Self reflects on the past to help brighten their futur…
 
Luminous Brewhouse is helping introduce their small town to craft beer Although they weren't the first brewery in town, Luminous Brewhouse is still helping to introduce a lot of non-craft drinkers to craft beer. It wasn't that long ago that your typical macro lagers were the only game in town, and plenty of folks are just fine with that. With just …
 
Pipeworks Brewing focuses on controlled expansion and innovative brews to keep things moving forward Since opening in 2012 Pipeworks Brewing has received praise for their brews. As their became more and more popular the brewery chose to keep their growth controlled, only sending beer to areas where it would be appreciated and move quickly. Locally,…
 
Meet brewery owner, punk rocker, and Emmy-winning TV news camera man... Burnt Hickory Brewery's Scott Hedeen Burnt Hickory Brewery's founder and brewmaster Scott Hedeen has been a "friend of the show" since before the show was even a show. In the early days of Burnt Hickory (when Georgia breweries could only do tastings) we visited for the monthly …
 
We take a trip away from beer to talk kombucha and fermentation with Cultured South Cultured South may not brew beer but they are craft brewers making some tasty artisan beverages like kombucha and kefir. Although they are fermented, like beer, the process is a bit different. Kombucha starts as sweet tea and fermentation is done via a SCOBY, a Symb…
 
You can take the beer out of the farmhouse, but you can't take the farmhouse out of the beer Logsdon Farmhouse Ales was founded in 2009 in Hood River, Oregon on a true farm in the picturesque Columbia River Gorge. David Logsdon and Charles Porter partnered on the brewery and their first batches rolled out in 2011. Brewers and homebrewers will know …
 
Parish Brewing Co. is bringing the heat to Cajun Country Above photo: Parish Brewing Co. Head Brewer Ryan Speyrer. If you're a local you may know Parish Brewing Co. for their Canebrake American Wheat Ale. It's the first (and only) beer the brewery launched with that got people coming back for more. Nearly 10 years later non-locals know them best fo…
 
Welcome to the Hops & Ledgers Podcast! Hops & Ledgers is a series of quarterly podcast episodes that will focus on the business aspects of the craft beverage industry. Presented in partnership with Wipfli CPAs and Consultants, each episode will cover a different area of interest to launch or grow your brewery. Reopening Your Brewery Amid the Corona…
 
Urban South Brewery is giving the people what they went with new seltzers and an R&D brewery Just in time for the pandemic, Urban South Brewery opened a new R&D outpost in Houston, TX. Head Brewer Alex Flores tells us they’ll brew up fun and experimental beers that are (usually) different from what you’ll find at their main taproom in New Orleans. …
 
Talking wild yeast and craft malt with Sceptre Brewing Arts Sceptre Brewing Arts has had an interesting life. Originally opened in 2017 as Oak Brewpub, it quickly closed. Then it reopened... then closed again. After closure #2 the owners of Atlanta's Argosy beer bar scooped it up to open Sceptre. What a ride. Trevor Jones knew the owners from Argos…
 
La Cumbre Brewing is helping Albuquerque keep cool Prior to taking starting La Cumbre Brewing founder Jeff Erway was a music teacher. After tiring of the bureaucracy of the education system and discovering he was pretty good at making beer and after working for others for a short while opened his brewery 10 years ago this year. Erway joined us this…
 
Big beers and bold art are where it's at for Abomination Brewing Like man breweries, Abomination Brewing was started in a garage by friends Joe Feldman and Josh Arno. Word got around that they were making great beers and people started to ask them to brew beers for their events, finally growing to the point they needed to expand and become an actua…
 
Monkey Town Brewing carries on the legacy of Dayton, Tennesse Unless you're a history buff, or maybe a bit older, you may not be familiar with Dayton, Tennessee, the home of Monkey Town Brewing. They don't make a lot of waves these days but back in 1925 they were national news. Local schoolteacher John T. Scopes was accused of teaching evolution to…
 
Ology Brewing sees growth and expansion amid Covid-19 lockdowns Any time you turn on the news these days there's plenty of gloom to go around. The hospitality industry, including breweries, has been hit extremely hard. However, Tallahassee's Ology Brewing is keeping busy and planning expansions. They opened their 3rd taproom in April and will be st…
 
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