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Good Beer Matters is a show about great beer, great friends and the experiences we create together. We seek to educate people on the art, science and cultural impact of beer on our world and to tell the stories of those who are leading the charge. This is a show for beer professionals who work in the industry, who are training to obtain their BJCP, Cicerone and more. It is also for the beer enthusiasts who seek to understand beer culture better.
 
Good friends, hoppy beverages and endless banter. An Australian based craft beer podcast that covers the latest news of the craft beer world, discussing the latest trends in brewing, big questions and occasional special guests all whilst drinking beers in our episodic themed bottle share.
 
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The boys make their way through HPA and Beer Cartel's Eclipse Hop tasting pack and discuss all things Eclipse with Owen Johnston from HPA joining us to discuss the development of a brand new hop! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please rate, subscribe and leave us a review! It’s free and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! - https:/…
 
Once a year, something truly epic comes out of WA, and it's not the speed of the WACA pitch during a classic test (RIP). Hamish and Ricky from Rocky Ridge join Juice Wolf, Daddy Sweden and special guest host Mr Jimi Anderson (Shambles Brewery & Season and Fire) on his first ever show! The team drink Rock Juice, talk about Rocky Ridge's epic growth …
 
On episode 52 we stand true with our Melbourne mates and GET ON THE BEERS! Juice Wolf learns what it's like to receive untapped ratings on our Deeds collab, we review the Carwyn Collaborational Box, Papa Sweden announces our podcast app review winner and the boys make a HUGE 3rd Annual Steppie Awards announcement! If you’re listening on Apple Podca…
 
Breast cancer is one of the most common, yet treatable forms of cancer that affects women, and some men. If you are in a group of 8 women, at least one of you will be diagnosed with breast cancer. This may sound intimidating. But there are many organizations that help promote coping with, and curing this disease. My next guest founded one of these …
 
With Episode 50 Behind us we look forward to the future! Ahab in quarantine leaves Pappy and Juice Wolf to discuss the latest beer news, a local brewery shout out to Slow Lane Brewing, the return (with a fresh new jingle) of Brew or False and the boys break down our next guests and episodes in the works! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, pleas…
 
This is a short series called Beer With Benefits. Armed with a smile and a tasty beer in their hand, these guests are changing the world for the better, one sip at a time. This one goes out to all the men. I know… I get it… I’m one of you. We feel the burden of the world on our shoulders. We may even have learned to just toughen up, to walk it off …
 
With 50 episodes under our belt we knew it was time to be cutting edge, to refresh the show and bring it forward into the future. The 70’s sitcom vibe was fun, but now is the time to be modern and technologically advanced. Welcome to the future. To celebrate 50 episodes of Step Brewers Podcast we bring you one of our most popular guests of all time…
 
My next guest began with a passion for the environment and sustainability, then he discovered beer. He managed to put the two together when he founded his Portland, Oregon brewhouse in 2007. Eventually his brewery would become one of the only breweries in the world with B-Corp status, Salmon Safe Certification, and 1% For The Planet membership. In …
 
Papa Sweden has been hiding away in the comment sections of numerous beer pages, besmirching the Black IPA style unchecked for far too long. It's time for Black IPA to CLAP BACK! This episode Ahab and Juice Wolf indulge in some mighty fine beer mail from WA and QLD, while feeding Papa Sweden Black IPAs and cronk BIPAs until he begins throwing shade…
 
Times have been tough this year for many of us. For those who are normally accustomed to life’s grand adventure, we’re probably ready for some stability. For those unprepared for uncertainty, we’ve been shaken to our core. If there was a time to come together, to share best practices and to build a community as well as a business, I’d say now is a …
 
As a bonus episode in the Time in Barrel series, as presented by Carwyn Cellars, we are joined by Ian and Shane of Future Mountain Brewing and Blending. Bursting onto the scene only two years ago, it’s hard not to be excited by the direction this brewery has taken. With a strong focus on seasonality and farmhouse style offerings, Future Mountain ca…
 
There are many things that influence our decisions as beer drinkers, branding, advertisements, flavor, etc. Most of us take for granted the wealth of beers available to us everywhere we go. But, what about those things that influence our decisions that are completely outside our control? What about the nefarious business practices such as price und…
 
I want you to think back to that one perfect night you replay in your head over and over. You know the one. It’s the night that if you could go back in time, you wouldn’t change anything. Instead, you’d just sit back and relive the magic. It was the night where the food was amazing, the beer pairing sung like angels and the conversation flowed like…
 
In the final brewer interview (for now) of our Time in Barrel series presented by Carwyn Cellars, we chat to Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing and Blending. We had always planned to punctuate this series with Topher on the show and when he said yes we were over the moon. Haven’t listened to Part 1? What are you doing silly…go back to Episode #46 a…
 
There are men so devoted to their faith, they sequester themselves from the outside world. In order to sustain themselves and give to charity, they make a variety of products. Luckily for us, some of these products are the best beers in the world. Trappist beers, as we know them, have been around for close to a hundred years. They have become a hal…
 
In the final brewer interview (for now) of our Time in Barrel series presented by Carwyn Cellars, we chat to Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing and Blending. We had always planned to punctuate this series with Topher on the show and when he said yes we were over the moon. Split over two episodes, Topher drops the hot scoop on what’s going in to tho…
 
In episode three of our Time in Barrel series presented by Carwyn Cellars, we chat to Will Tatchell of Van Dieman Brewing, from our very home state of Tasmania. Van Dieman are one of the OG’s of the Tasmanian brewing scene, but in the spirit of continually developing and learning they have become part of a new wave of farm house and spontaneous bre…
 
Learning to pair beer with food is a lifelong pursuit that is all about the journey, not the destination. A great pairing has a way of elevating the experience, the discussion, the memory, and with some luck, the relationships with those around us. I’ve spent a fair amount of time learning, thinking about and experimenting with food and beer pairin…
 
For the second episode of our Time in Barrel presented by Carwyn Cellars, we caught up Black Arts Beer. Entering the Australia mixed culture scene with a stunning first offering in the highly sought after Golden Wild Ale 2019, Black Arts have gone from strength to strength, following with the coveted Apricot Wild Ale and a canned Bière De Coupage a…
 
Beer culture is nearly as diverse and as rich as our human culture throughout the world. But, while it pains me to say this out loud, there really is more to life than just beer. When we look at all of fermentation, we can see how interconnected, yet diverse the world truly is. As we have learned from previous episodes, the craft beer movement is n…
 
Here at Step Brewers we have a massive appreciation for those brewers in Australia paving the way in mixed culture, wild and dare we use the term, sour beers. We wanted to dedicate a series of episodes to those brewers and also partner with the best in the game. We are extremely pleased to announce the new series, as presented by Carwyn Cellars, Ti…
 
It’s finally here, part 2 of the episode we have all waited for. Since winning the Steppie for Brewery of the Year, all eyes have been on the team from Deeds. Well, the champs are FINALLY IN THE HOUSE...AGAIN! In Part 2, we get into the story of Deeds, their year so far, how they brew and some exclusive questions from our Patreon member’s answers a…
 
The Beer Judge Certification Program, or BJCP, works to categorize the world’s beer styles so that homebrewers can submit their brews for feedback on how well they hit the targets. These same beer style guidelines have become widely accepted as the go-to style authority because they are specific and also give us a way to communicate about beer. How…
 
It’s finally here, the episode we have all waited for. Since winning the Steppie for Brewery of the Year, all eyes have been on the team from Deeds. Well, the champs are FINALLY IN THE HOUSE! Given we had a lot to talk about, for the first time ever we have a DOUBLE EPISODE! Split over two glorious episodes, we go into some of your favourite segmen…
 
Defining farmhouse beers is a bit like trying to explain jazz or comfort food to someone who’s never experienced them. It usually requires a conversation because there is no single, simple definition we can all agree on. We tend to look to Belgium or France to bail us out of this pickle since Lambics, Saisons and Biers de Garde are the best known e…
 
For our latest episode Mr Wolf was begging us for a birthday treat, so who better to jump on board than Chris Farmer from Mr Banks Brewing Co. Chris joined us for a full episode, featuring a brand new segment, the return of an old favourite and for the first time ever our Patreon supporters joined us live and even got in on the after party! Apologi…
 
What do you get if you cross the mindset of a winemaker and the talented hands of a brewer to create a perfect blend of single-origin beers? You get a style-defying, exceptional brewery set deep in the heart of Californian wine country. The beers produced from this farm-style brewery are easy on the palate, but with enough character and nuance to b…
 
What if we said, you don't need to wait for stout weather to enjoy stouts? What if we told you whales and everyday stouts both have their place? What if we told you we really just wanted to do a stout episode. Stouts, Stouts & Stouts. Plus, a brand new cross to our newest Step Brewers Correspondent...episode link in bio! 🍺🍺🍺 Check us out on socials…
 
For a travel writer who has lived in different parts of the world, settling down in one place for a length of time makes a statement. When that person becomes both a beer writer and educator in South Africa’s emerging beer culture, she makes yet a different and even more profound statement. I’ve never been to South Africa, but when I consider it, I…
 
Julia Herz is the craft beer program director at the Brewer’s Association and publisher of CraftBeer.com. In her role at the BA she serves as an educator and as a spokesperson for the association. She also co-authored an excellent Book, simply called, “Beer Pairing”. Shout Outs: Upslope Lager Haywire Pig Sty Red Rye IPA Brewer’s Association City St…
 
In times of great uncertainty there are three things we know for sure. Firstly, seriously how good is the pub? We miss the pub. Second, Mazen Hajjar of Hawkers Beer always has a story to tell, insightful, hilarious and at times moving. Third, Matt McIver from Range Brewing is a total dreamboat. S*#T we mean their beers are great! Yep that’s what we…
 
For me, the term Mexican Beer conjures great memories of tacos, the beach and delicious pale or dark, malty, crisp lagers brewed south of the border. Although it is not native to Mexico, the style is well known throughout the world to be refreshing and easy drinking. As the craft beer movement expands like a wave throughout the world, Mexico’s craf…
 
Chris Farmand is the Founder and CEO of Small Batch Standard, the leading financial, tax, and growth consulting option for the Head of The Class breweries. Chris and the SBS team have spent the better part of the past decade working with more than 100 craft breweries across the U.S., all with one singular aim: helping craft breweries grow profits. …
 
My guest today is John Glick who is now a consultant to businesses in the beverage industry. John spent the bulk of his career in the upper echelons of Anheuser Busch and the Craft Beer Alliance. Shout Outs: Deschutes Brewery Riff Cold Brewed Grains of Wrath Brewing Drinkworks Patagonia Mountain Sea Media --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: …
 
My guest today is Neal Stewart. Neal has run the marketing helm for industry leaders such as Pabst and Dogfish Head Brewing for the past two decades. He is now the Marketing and Sales Director of Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. Shout Outs: Deschutes Brewery Riff Cold Brewed www.MountainSeaMedia.com GBM Episode #1 with Gary Fish of Deschutes Brew…
 
My guest today is Julie Rhodes who has spent her career in sales and marketing working with importers, distributors, and breweries. She now runs her own consulting firm called Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions aimed at helping beer businesses improve their sales and marketing. Shout Outs: NOLA Brewing & Wild Goose Canning Flix Brewhouse www.NotYou…
 
With more than 8,000 craft breweries, according to the Brewer’s Association, it’s safe to say that we have reached a new high watermark of quality and competition. Long gone are the days when a decent brewer can just open up and succeed without a solid plan. The market for craft beer now demands a brewer must carve out a niche, make superior beer, …
 
When it comes to tasting beer, the most important thing we need to decide is, do we like it, yes or no. But, for those of us who want to take it to the next level, we need to decipher what we are tasting, where those flavors come from and how to pair them to create the best flavor synergy. This is what brewers, beer judges and Cicerones spend their…
 
We hit the road and brought you Step Brewers LIVE at Tipplers Tap Fv. We had some amazing ideas and stories from our guests, Mick (Crafty Pint), Ally (Range Brewing) and Benny (Fox Friday), all while sipping on the biggest and best lineup of Tasmanian beers to ever leave our home state for Crafty Pint's Pint of Origin! Check us out on socials @step…
 
Today women operate in practically every facet of the brewing industry, but it is still more common to see men on the brew deck than women. This was not always the case. Centuries ago women were the ones who brewed for their household and their community. Somewhere along the line this changed and now women are finally integrating back into a role t…
 
March is Women’s History Month, and the 8th is International Women’s Day. I can’t think of a better way to honor and support the women in my life, than by having a beer. The Pink Boots Society began to assist, inspire and encourage women in the beer industry through education and collaboration in 2007. Since then they have grown into an internation…
 
Adjunct, noun. A thing added to something else as a supplementary rather than an essential part. Here at Step Brewers we have been working on a way of bringing you something a little different. Adjunct Sessions is a series of episodes that don't follow our normal format, but rather bring together people from the industry and culture to discuss topi…
 
We go on location at Fox Friday Brewery in Hobart. Benn Hooper from Fox Friday joins the boys for Sip Skip or Cellar, Beer News (feat. Jacqui from Coconspirators Beer) and then drops truth bombs on how he brews his next level Joose! The Juice Wolf goes wild, AS@P Pappy gets deeply technical and Ahab stays away while snacking on pastries in our BIGG…
 
Sales and marketing may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to craft beer, but sales is one of the many necessary logistics of getting beer from the brewery to the glass in your hand. What are you doing to help your sales staff do a better job? My next guest has spent years in sales and marketing and is now helping others do it better…
 
For brewers in Hawaii, the challenges of culture, resources, demand, cost of living and more are especially difficult and expensive. If necessity is the mother of invention, my next guest found a way to solve these problems, create a large distribution footprint and has done it all while being a steward of the community and the environment. --- Thi…
 
For episode 32 the Ambassador of Western Australia graced us with another of his regal care packages. Brimming with amazing brews, we selected one specific brewery to focus on...which resulted in us finding one of the best NEIPAS in Australia! Featuring returning guest Nikki Goddard of Cool Wine. https://www.instagram.com/stepbrewers https://www.fa…
 
On this episode we do a blind tasting of 6 popular Australian cans of swill that you’ll most likely see at your family Christmas get together. We then offer our crafty alternatives to convince Uncle Noel to put down the over carbonated malt waters for good. Link in bio! https://www.facebook.com/stepbrewers/ https://www.instagram.com/stepbrewers/…
 
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