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The Beertruth podcast takes an honest look at the craft beverage industry with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Find out what drives and inspires brewers, what their story is, and yes, what their favorite hop is.

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A virtual conversation with Ting Su, cofounder of Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles.



Publish Date: 8/22/2021


High Water brewmaster and founder Steve Altimari joins the show to discuss his nearly 30 years in the industry. We also talk about adjuncts and milkshake IPAs, naturally.

https://www.highwaterbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/highwaterbrewing/

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 8/5/2021


Sam Tierney joins me to talk about Firestone Walker's Southern California outpost, where he runs the brewery in search of the next great FW beer.

https://www.instagram.com/firestonewalker_propagator/
https://www.firestonebeer.com/

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/29/2021


Zac Ross of Marlowe Artisanal Ales (and Twelve Percent Beer Project) joins me to talk lower-strength beers and taking a different approach to brewing.

https://www.instagram.com/marloweales/
https://www.instagram.com/twelve.percent.beer.project/

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/22/2021


The legend himself, Vinnie Cilurzo, joins me for a conversation at the Windsor brewery. We talk hops and how their uses have evolved since he started in the business, and Vinnie reveals what Russian River's plans are for seltzer.

Check out Russian River Brewing:
https://www.russianriverbrewing.com
https://www.instagram.com/russianriverbrewingofficial
https://www.facebook.com/russianriverbrewing

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/15/2021


Nick Bonadies and Zach Page, cofounders of Belleflower, join me to discuss their unique beginnings, what they're doing in Portland, and where things are headed for the brewery.

Check out Belleflower Brewing:
https://www.belleflowerbeer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/belleflowerbeer
https://www.instagram.com/belleflowerbeer/

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/9/2021


I talk with Sam Gilbert, founder of Temescal in Oakland, CA. We discuss the craft beer reckonings taking place, as well as refined yet approachable beer.

Check out Temescal Brewing Company:
https://www.temescalbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/temescalbeer/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/1/2021


A conversation with Rob Tod, founder of Allagash. We focus on sustainability, doing things the right way (even if it means sacrificing potential profits), and Rob runs through a few new beers from Allagash.

https://www.allagash.com/
https://www.instagram.com/allagashbrewing/

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 6/17/2021


A sit-down with Ryan Nosek, one of the founders at Ghost Town Brewing in Oakland, California. We talk west coast IPA, death metal, and foeders.

Check out Ghost Town Brewing Company:
https://www.ghosttownbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownbrewing/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 6/11/2021


Charlie from Norway Brewing Company joins me to talk brett beers, maximizing a small brewing space, and both Norways.

https://www.norwaybrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/norwaybrewingco/

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 6/3/2021


Picking up where we left off last week, Ray talks about contract brewing and beer festivals.

SoCal Cerveceros:
https://www.socalcerveceros.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub
https://www.instagram.com/socalcerveceros/ 

Norwalk Brew House:
https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkBrewHouse
https://www.instagram.com/norwalkbrewhouse/ 

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 5/27/2021


A chat with Ray Rivera, founder of the SoCal Cerveceros and Norwalk Brew House. The SoCal Cerveceros are a Latino-focused homebrew club that welcomes everybody, and Norwalk Brew House is a beer brand with a musical twist.

SoCal Cerveceros:
https://www.socalcerveceros.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub
https://www.instagram.com/socalcerveceros/ 

Norwalk Brew House:
https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkBrewHouse
https://www.instagram.com/norwalkbrewhouse/ 

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 5/21/2021


A conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in craft beer with Collin Knight, creator of the Black Brew Dialogues. We talk about making progress with DEI in craft beer and ways to get better, as well as what Black Brew Dialogues hopes to accomplish.

Check out Black Brew Dialogues & Hop Forward Equality:
https://www.hopforwardequality.com/black-brewdialogues
https://www.instagram.com/blackbrewdialogues/
https://www.facebook.com/HopFwdEquality

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 5/13/2021


A conversation with Ashleigh Carter of Bierstadt Lagerhaus. We talk Slow Pour Pils, the Reinheitsgebot, beer clean glassware, and blue raspberries.

Check out Bierstadt Lagerhaus:
https://bierstadtlager.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bierstadtlager
https://www.instagram.com/bierstadtlager/ 

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 5/6/2021


A conversation with Fox Tale co-founder Felipe Bravo. Felipe applies his engineering background to craft beer to maximize efficiency, and his partner Wendy brings a professional yet creative approach to the fermented food game.

Check out Fox Tale Fermentation Project:
https://www.instagram.com/foxtalefermentationproject/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 4/29/2021


Part 2 of my conversation with Chaz and Mario, co-founders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co in Oakland, CA. We talk about what it means for them to be the only Black-owned brewery in Oakland, diversity, and hard seltzer (not really).
 
https://www.hellacoastal.com
https://www.instagram.com/hellacoastal/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 4/22/2021


I talk with Chaz and Mario, co-founders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co out of Oakland, CA. As the only Black-owned brewery in Oakland, Hella Coastal is setting the example for others to follow, one coquito-inspired beer, collaboration, and conversation at a time.

https://www.hellacoastal.com
https://www.instagram.com/hellacoastal/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 4/15/2021


Culture Brewing head brewer Addison Poth joins me to talk hops, surviving the pandemic, and brewing by the beach.

Check out Culture Brewing Co:
https://www.culturebrewingco.com/
https://www.instagram.com/culturebrewingco/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 



Publish Date: 4/8/2021


Whiskey Del Bac founder Stephen Paul and head distiller Veronica Townsend join me to talk American single malt whiskey, what that means, and their mesquite-fueled spin on the style.

Check out Whiskey Del Bac:
https://www.whiskeydelbac.com/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 4/2/2021


The second half of a conversation with Lester, co-founder, and Magic, co-head brewer, of Barebottle Beer Co in San Francisco, CA. We get a little deeper into Barebottle's other projects, and Lester throws some shade my way.

Check out Barebottle:
https://www.barebottle.com/
https://www.instagram.com/barebottle/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 3/25/2021


The first half of a conversation with Lester, co-founder, and Magic, co-head brewer, of Barebottle Beer Co in San Francisco, CA. Homebrewers at heart, they still love to experiment with their ingredients and beers to keep things fun.

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https://www.barebottle.com/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 3/18/2021


An important and timely conversation with DeVonne Buckingham, brewmaster at Drake’s Brewing Company. Beer, diversity, accessibility, and Simcoe - all you need to hear!

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https://drinkdrakes.com/
https://www.instagram.com/drakesbeer/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 3/11/2021


A fun conversation with Aram Cretan, founder/head brewer at Federation in Oakland. Beer, diversity, and super funny jokes – all you ever needed.

Check out Federation Brewing Company:
https://www.federationbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/federationbrew/
https://www.facebook.com/FederationBrewing 

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 3/5/2021


A look back at the Peoples Brewing Company from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Purchased by Theodore Mack and becoming Wisconsin's first Black-owned brewery, Peoples had a short run in the 1970's, but still resonates today.

Thank you to Lee at Oshkosh Beer Blog:
https://oshkoshbeer.blogspot.com/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 2/25/2021


A conversation with Kyle Jefferson, cofounder of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company in Tucson, Arizona. We talk about chasing trends, having purpose behind intent, and doing the right thing as a small business.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 2/18/2021


I go over some of the basics of homebrewing, why people enjoy it, and a brief history of how it went from household chore to illicit activity, to legalized hobby.

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Publish Date: 2/11/2021


I talk to Jared Smith, head brewer at Gyppo Ale Mill in Shelter Cove, California. Gyppo is known as California’s most remote brewery, but rumor has it the beer is worth the drive (or flight)!

Gyppo Ale Mill online:
https://gyppo.com/
https://www.instagram.com/gyppoalemill/
https://www.facebook.com/gyppoalemill 

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 2/5/2021


A short and sweet update on the beertruth podcast brand, and a glimpse at what else is coming your way (hopefully) very soon.

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Publish Date: 1/28/2021


A fun conversation with Dane and Dagan, founders of Liars Bench Beer Co in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We discuss beer, among other relevant topics. That is all. Click play. Now.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 1/22/2021


Listen to me blather about dry hopping. What could go wrong?

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 1/15/2021


A conversation with Nicki Werner of Jefferson Beer Supply, a brewery-in-planning with hopes of opening in summer 2021. Nicki has been a brewer at Left Hand, among others, and is launching Jefferson Beer Supply as a way to bring the community together over - what else? - beer (and sausage!).

Check out Jefferson Beer Supply:
https://jeffersonbeersupply.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jeffersonbeersupply/
https://www.facebook.com/Jeffersonbeersupply

 



Publish Date: 1/1/2021


A not-so-deep-dive on Winter Ales, as I drink Anchor Our Special Ale. An outline of the category, and as an added bonus, multiple dumb jokes you didn't ask for.

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Music credit:
Oh, Christmas Tree by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4156-oh-christmas-tree
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



Publish Date: 12/25/2020


A conversation with Cinthya Cisneros, the mind behind La Cheve in Napa, CA. Cinthya put together an amazing "3 course" food and beer pairing, and talks about how she finds the right balance between food and beer. I restrain myself from eating multiple English muffins.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 12/18/2020


In this episode I take a look at Black Pride Beer, a company not many people have heard of. It had a short run, just 1969 to 1972, but the story resonates with the current intersection of craft beer and social justice.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 12/11/2020


A chat with Tod Mott, 30 year veteran of the New England craft beer scene. Tod talks about brewing with real ingredients (not extracts), and his no-BS approach to craft beer.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 12/4/2020


Michael Samford, head brewer at Yorkshire Square Brewery, talks about new beginnings and cask ale in the apocalypse.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 11/20/2020


Let's talk about Mexican lagers, a style that I feel gets no respect.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 11/13/2020


Chris Lohring, founder of Notch Brewing in Salem, MA, talks about being a lager brewer in a world where IPA is king, and how Notch is adjusting to constant change in a cold-weather market during the pandemic.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 11/5/2020


A brief recap of the virtual Great American Beer Festival. Don't forget to check out past interviews with this year's winners including Breakside, Topa Topa, and Von Ebert!

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 10/30/2020


Von Ebert Brewing head brewer Sam Pecoraro talks about medaling at GABF, adapting to the pandemic, and how Von Ebert focuses on quality and consistency above all.

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https://www.instagram.com/vebrewing/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 10/23/2020


A brief chat with myself about pumpkin beers, where the style comes from, and not being judgmental.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 10/15/2020


A conversation with Kevin Davey, founding brewmaster at Wayfinder Beer. Kevin says smart things, I try to keep up.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 10/9/2020


The GABF - what it is, how it started, and how it differs from what it started as.

Go get your passport to the 2020 Great American Beer Festival:
https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/tickets/public-tickets/
https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 10/2/2020


My biggest interview yet! Steve Gonzalez from Stone Brewing joins me to talk Stone, his craft experience, and how to continue innovating after all these years.

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https://www.stonebrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/stonebrewing/
https://www.instagram.com/stonenapa/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 



Publish Date: 9/24/2020


It’s almost that time of year! No, not pumpkin beers. Oktoberfest! Grab your maß and let’s talk about this historical festival, which unfortunately is cancelled for 2020.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 9/17/2020


An interview with Alex Smith, brewery consultant with ABS Commercial. Alex provides perspective on the manufacturing and supply side of brewhouse equipment.

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Check out ABS Commercial and Homebrew:
https://abs-commercial.com/
https://www.instagram.com/abs_commercial/
https://www.atlanticbrewsupply.com/
https://www.instagram.com/abs_homebrew/ 

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 9/10/2020


The hop harvest is upon us, so let's talk fresh hops. Or wet hops. Whatever your word of choice is, let's do this.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 9/4/2020


A conversation with Matt Walters and Dan Saettele of Foeder Crafters. Like foeder-aged beers? Hear from the owners of the company about what goes into these beautiful oak vessels.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 8/27/2020


I explore the Reinheitsgebot, what it means, what it actually was, and what it means now.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 8/21/2020


An interview with founder Jack Dyer on the importance of giving back to, participating in, and supporting your community. Topa Topa is firing on all cylinders.

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https://topatopa.beer
https://www.instagram.com/topatopabrewingco/

One Percent for the Planet:
https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 8/13/2020


Listen to me talk about books about beer. Why would you not be interested in this?

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Publish Date: 8/6/2020


A very brief history on the evolution of porters and stouts. I talk lovingly about pastry stouts. 

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/30/2020


A brief foray into the lager family, specifically pilsners (or pilseners for you purists).

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Music credit:
"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/22/2020


I talk to Lisa Allen about why craft lagers are awesome and why pastry stouts suck. You're welcome.

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http://heaterallen.com

Music credit:
Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/16/2020


I ramble about proper glassware, how to pour your beer, and how stacking glasses is stupid.

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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/8/2020


A conversation with Jim Solberg, cofounder of Indie Hops in the Willamette Valley. We talk Strata and the long and difficult process of bringing a hop to market.

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Music credit:
"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 7/2/2020


I dive into hoppy styles and complain about milkshake IPAs.

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Music credit:
Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ 



Publish Date: 6/25/2020


Marcus Baskerville talks about the Black Is Beautiful beer collaboration, how to keep this momentum going, and how we can all be part of the change that needs to happen.
 
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https://blackisbeautiful.beer/
http://weatheredsouls.beer/
https://www.instagram.com/weatheredsoulsbrewing/
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Link to Brooklyn Brew Shop homebrew kit (I do not receive money for this):
https://brooklynbrewshop.com/collections/beer-making-kits/products/black-is-beautiful-beer-making-kit

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 6/17/2020


Dave McLean breaks down the basics of malt. From steeping to germination to kilning, listen up for your comprehensive intro delivered direct from a malt master.

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 6/11/2020


I chat with Brewmaster Phil from a safe social distance. We talk about mixed fermentation, collaborating with friends, and how Almanac is adapting during these unusual times.

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 6/3/2020


I cover the basics of hops, from bittering to dry-hopping, where they come from and what they smell like. Grab your favorite hop-bomb and let's do this.

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 5/27/2020


Phil at Percival Brewing tells the story of how the brewery came to be and the importance of community, and where he sees Percival going in the post-pandemic future. Beer, coffee, and bbq rubs, oh my!

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 5/21/2020


This episode is the first in a series that dives into the basics of beer, starting by breaking down ales and lagers. An easy way to get a good baseline knowledge, or a good refresher course on the world's best beverage.

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

 



Publish Date: 5/14/2020


Lisa Morrison, majority owner of Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon, chats with me about her craft beer story, how the store came into her life, and what the beer scene is like up in "Beervana". We also deal with wacky circumstances over a Zoom interview, and I drink beer. Finally something I am good at!

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Music credit:
Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Music:
“Circus Theme – Ragtime Version] by Alexander Nakarada
(www.serpentsoundstudios.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 5/7/2020


Ben Edmunds, brewmaster at Breakside (say that 5 times fast) talks about the laid-back Pacific Northwest beer vibe. Ben also details the beer judging process, as well as how judging helps him improve his brewing game. I drink a Breakside IPA straight from the bottle like a heathen.

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Music credit:

Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeod

Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay

License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 4/22/2020


I talk to John Harris, legendary brewmaster and owner of Ecliptic Brewing. John tells his story, as well as what Ecliptic is all about. I hold out hope that milkshake IPAs will die.

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http://eclipticbrewing.com/

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Check out Brewgooder:

https://www.instagram.com/brewgooder/

https://www.brewgooder.com/

Music from https://filmmusic.io "Easy Jam" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 4/8/2020


I chat with Steve Lieberman, co-owner/founder at Surfridge Brewing Company in El Segundo, California. Steve talks about their commitment to the environment as well as their beer, and what he envisions for the future of Surfridge (hint – think big). I try not to forget my questions before I ask them.

 

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https://www.surfridgebrewery.com/

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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Easy Jam" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 3/26/2020


I spend some time with Porter and Laurie, co-founders of Smog City Brewing Company in Torrance, California. They explain the origins of their passion for craft beer, what the word “community” means to them. I try to not spill my Smog City IPA on my laptop.

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https://www.instagram.com/smogcitybeer/
https://smogcitybrewing.com/
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Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Easy Jam" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 3/12/2020


Round 4! I sit down with Adam and Eric Boone at Patio29 Spirits Company in Winters, California. We discuss the origins of Patio29, some specifics of the craft distilling industry, and what the future holds for Yolo County's first craft distillery.

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Music thanks to:
Easy Jam by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3694-easy-jam
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



Publish Date: 3/5/2020


I talk with Dave Davis, cofounder at Hermosa Brewing Company in Hermosa Beach, California. Dave walks me through some of Hermosa's beers, as well as future plans for the brewery and their "reason for being".

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https://hermosabrewingco.com/

https://www.facebook.com/HermosaBrewingCompany

Music from https://filmmusic.io
"Stealth Groover" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)



Publish Date: 2/14/2020