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Located in Detroit, hosts Ken, Nick, Rob, Matt, and Jenna gather together every Friday night at 7pm EST live on www.Facebook.com/BetterOnDraft to interview local and major breweries, bars, stores, and everything that involves the beer world.

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Pulled from episode 186, this is our summer time draft special where we draft beers based on occasions, styles, and wants/needs.

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Publish Date: 7/13/2019


This week we discuss the rise and fall of Cellarmen's, beer trends we saw (and didn't see), and Matt sets up the summer time draft for beers to drink for every occasion.  We toast some delicious Michigan beers and we talk about the rise of non-alcohols, sober drinking trends, and the powerhouse that is White Claw.  

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Publish Date: 7/13/2019


On this July 4th edition of Better on Draft, writer Ed joins Matt, Rob, and Ken as they go over the weeks news, we get hard numbers for how much beer is not selling, and Ken challenges the other three to an adult spelling bee.   Learn more by listening to the show! Subscribe to our podcast at http://playpodca.st/betterondraft   Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm   If you have a minute, please feel free to rate us on iTunes, we would truly appreciate it! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-on-draft-a-craft-beer-podcast/id1091124740?mt=2   www.twitter.com/betterondraft www.facebook.com/betterondraft www.untappd.com/bodpodcast www.youtube.com/c/betterondraft www.instagram.com/betterondraft SPOTIFY- https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

Publish Date: 7/7/2019


Rob, Ken, and Matt talk about the three tier system, and rise and fall of some breweries in the state, how the local brewpub is turning into the local watering hole removing the local dive bar, and Matt has his plan to fix the three tier system! Packed and loaded with banter and discussion on the state of the industry and ideas to improve it and more, right here in Episode 184

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Publish Date: 6/29/2019


Robb and Jason come down to Royal Oak to discuss the opening of their new brewery Tenacity Craft in Detroit, MI. They talk about opening up the brewery in Flint, dealing with the water crisis, and we try some distilled beer. Watch our reactions as we try the base and what they turned it into, and follow on the journey as we talk a little bit about the future of their craft beer and how their expanding into more than just beer.

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Publish Date: 6/22/2019


It's that time!  We made it to Holland, MI to check out Brewery 4 Two 4!  Ed, Ken, and Matt interview Dave, owner and head brewer about his career into the brewing industry, what made them choose Holland, and how "4 Two 4" came to be.  We talk about the industry as we try nearly 20 of his beers during the show!

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Publish Date: 6/17/2019


Nick and Rob needed a break so we brought Ed in here to chat with Brian and Eric from Phillips Orchards. Eric is a former brewer at Ozones and Brian's family has owned the orchards for over 160 years! We discuss the want to get into the hard cider game, the competition, and how they have been doing since they opened in March. Eric talks about bringing his brand of beer making into cider making and they discuss the future of what you can (and can't do) with a winemakers license.

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Publish Date: 6/8/2019


Ken was in Dallas Texas for a week so he sits down with Victor from Dallas Beer Talk (SEE VIDEO HERE) and don't forget to subscribe to them over at SoundCloud.

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Publish Date: 6/6/2019


Andrew of Rusted Crow joins us to talk about liquor, cocktails, Michigan Moonshine, and we discuss the caloric intake of booze, proper cocktails to make with Rusted Crow, and Matt tests our flavors to see if we like Founders Solid Gold, Bell's Lager of the Lakes, Short's Local Light, or a surprise Macro beer.  What did we choose?  Could we be good BJCP judges?  Join us on podcast!

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Publish Date: 6/1/2019


Ken is riding solo during part 1 of the World Expo of Beer show.  This trio of interviews involves some great local brewers including Bo from Fillmore 13, Andrew and John from Witch's Hat, Doug from Big Buck, Nick from Cheboygan, Connor from Grand Armory, and Tim from Rummel Insurance!  We learn everything from brewing, to the competition, to what we think needs to change about Michigan festivals!  You have to listen to learn!

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Publish Date: 5/28/2019


Another trio of interviews between the two days as Tyler from Loggers, Aaron from Lumber Barons, Nicole from Forgotten Ciders, and Cody from Oracle brewing all sit down with Ken to chat about the festival, Oracle brings some samples for us to try, and Aaron from Lumber Barons delivers us some beer!  Matt from Michigan Beer Box / Better on Draft joins us for the Forgotten Ciders episode while Nick finally shows up for the Oracle Brewing portion

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Publish Date: 5/28/2019


Part 3 of our 4 part World Expo of Beer brings in some more great brewers!  Dana from B. Nektar talks about mead and cider within the confines of the industry, Michael from Saugatuck joins us to talk about the purchase of Gonzo's, and Wob and Phil from Mitten Brewing sit down to chat about beer.  It starts with Nick and Ken for the first two episodes and as Ken leaves, Ed joins Nick to finish the interviews

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Publish Date: 5/28/2019


The final installment of our weekend at the WEB and while Ken is away, Nick and Ed party!  The first episode for Ellison involves a cast of characters including Ellison, M4CIC, Brew Detroit, and Drafting Table.  It ends with Steve from Frankenmuth Brewing to put a cherry on the top of the yearly festival in Frankenmuth!  Check it out here!

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Publish Date: 5/28/2019


As Ken made his way back from South Carolina, Rob misses one of the biggest news stories ever with the Boston Beer Co Merger, Wes and Marty from Odd Side and Kathy (their mother) join us to chat about the long list of beers (as we try nearly everyone OSA makes), Matt tries to best us in a game of Better on Draft Bingo, and we ask the O'Leary's some embarrassing questions!

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Publish Date: 5/11/2019


Matt, Ken, Rob, and Nick talk with Gary and Gordy from Cadillac Straits and opening up a brewery in Madison Heights. From a welcoming city to a great start as a homebrew shop, Cadillac Staits is gearing towards a June opening. Rob gives us some news updates while Matt challenges us on to 5 Questions with a mystery beer!

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Publish Date: 5/4/2019


Matt, Nick, Ken, and Rob run to No Rules Day where they interview John and Connor where we talk about removing No Rules from distro, how the event plans on going, and a little bit more about big beers in smaller vessels.

 

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Publish Date: 4/28/2019


We start off episode 174 with a phone call from one of the owners of M4 CIC who talks to us about craft beers, high-end imports and ciders, and bringing the delicious liquid to the masses! He ends the call telling us his favorite non-Michigan distro'd brewery and we hope he can make his own dream come true! Bryan and Jenny are in studio from M4 to continue the conversation and they bring Kyle from Upland Brewing to chat about Upland, their sour program, and we discuss topics about being on the road, choosing beers at events, and we even learn about a new style of beer thanks to our friends at Redline Brewing, Chicha Time which was a Mexican Style Corn Beer. We also chat about crazes and if/when you should drink the beer.

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Publish Date: 4/20/2019


With the studio out of power, we bring you episode #11 of the Brewz Brothaz which you can listen to over at https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brewz-brothaz-better-on-draft/id1443234432?mt=2 as they interview the Diversity director of Founders Brewing amidst the allegations of racism within the workplace.  

 

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Publish Date: 4/13/2019


Matt, Ken, and Jenna welcome Dave and Jess from Youngblood Vineyard to open our mind about wine!  We sip on a nice Pinot Noir and drink some beers in between as they explain their first few years in the wine making business, and how 3 years of growing and producing will finally yield their first wine which will be available Memorial Day Weekend right at the Vineyard!  Grab some wine, don't be too expensive, and watch those labels!  Learn more by listening to the show!

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Publish Date: 4/6/2019


New host Jenna, Matt, Ken, and writer Ed join us as we make our trip west on I-96 heading to Brewery Becker, Aberrant Ales, and Old Nation! Listen to the show and learn about our antics!

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Publish Date: 3/29/2019


Jenna (TheBrewLocker) officially joins the team as the fifth member of our show. She surprises us with her own version of five questions, and we discuss topics and news of the beer industry today. Light hearted and fun. Don't forget we are off next week so no live show, BUT there will be a show featuring Adam of Aberrant Ales, Matt of Brewery Becker, and Travis of Old Nation that we recorded last week! We hope you enjoy it

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Publish Date: 3/24/2019


Ron, Lauren, Kim, and Kyle, owners of the Detroit Mobile Bar join us in studio to chat about entrepreneurship, how they came up with the name, mascot, and creation of the Detroit Mobile Bar, and what they hope they can do over the next few years with this one of a kind idea! No news or game segment this week as the conversation took us to draft cocktails and the service industry!

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Publish Date: 3/16/2019


Aaron and Chuck from ROAK join us to talk about the industry, how they can stay friends with their opponents in the work force and continue to bring each other up. They talk about the future of ROAK and we dive deep into the CANAarchy model to see if maybe ROAK could follow it. We discuss their previous artwork prior to Aaron/Chuck's time in the company, and we talk about life on the road as a salesman.

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Publish Date: 3/10/2019


Zane Lamprey calls in to chat about his travels, we call him out for never coming to Michigan for any of his shows, and he talks about his new show Four Sheets as well as how to buy some of his clothing line which helps plants trees. He also gives us his best hangover cure!.

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Publish Date: 3/10/2019


As we raise Baffin into the rafters for being two time March Draftness champs, Joe Dowd joins us to talk about contract brewing, distribution, and we begin a conversation on how to become more inclusive of both women in the industry and Black Brew Culture. The topic starts as Rob realizes that he was one of very few black people at the Winter Beer Festival. We begin to break down further how to remove the barriers that face minority groups in the industry from presumptions to how to be more inclusive.

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Publish Date: 3/3/2019


A few weeks ago, Ken and Matt joined the Nerds with Alcohol group to hop on their show to talk a bit more about nerdy things including the Oscars. Here is their snippet:

 

We were on their show a few weeks ago and had such a good time we wanted to have them on our show. We talk about all sorts of nerdy stuff as well as the Better On Draft show and a new project they just launched, the MI Beer Box, which is like Loot Crate for Michigan craft brewery lovers. You can check them out at betterondraft.com. To subscribe to MI Beer Box, or to get more information, go to mibeerbox.com.

 

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Publish Date: 2/26/2019


Kevin and Alex, sales reps of Founders Brewing join us in our Detroit Studio to discuss distribution allocation, and pushing the updates of how well Founders has been doing including the new brewery celebrating its one year anniversary!

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Publish Date: 2/17/2019


No guest and Nick is on weather duty for DTE, Rob, Matt, and Ken sit together to talk about restaurant taboo's, beer news, and what trends Thrillist said needed to end in beer in 2016 and match it up with what they said in 2019.

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Publish Date: 2/9/2019


While Episode 163 was being recorded in Detroit, Ken was visiting Dan down in Phoenix where they met up with Eric from Tap That AZ, and Arizona based craft beer podcast with well over 100 episodes covering the mass growth of craft beer down in Arizona!  This was the second of two special episodes recorded down there along with Episode 163.5 with our friends from The Shop Beer Co.  Check out both that episode and this one as we try AZ beer and learn the differences between the scenes! 

 

 

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Publish Date: 2/3/2019


Beerstagram star @TheBrewLocker joins us to talk about her foray into craft beer, gives us a social media lesson, and a surprise appearance by Jon Piepenbrok helps us break down the mindset of a distro rep, we talk about kids in bars, and we gamble on some prop bets.  

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Publish Date: 2/3/2019


Compliments of Tap That AZ Podcast, we were able to record a live interview with the folks from The Shop Beer Co.  We discuss their beginnings, how they've stayed together for so long, and why we don't see too many big beers in Arizona.  We try some of their amazing beers along with bringing some delicious beers from Michigan for them to try.

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Publish Date: 1/30/2019


Donavon from Paw Paw joins the guys as well as our online blogger Ed Norton who does our reviews. The boys shared some of Paw Paws “complex as hell” beer and share their thoughts. We also talk the news as well as the launch of - our new subscription service- Mi Beer Box

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Publish Date: 1/29/2019


This special edition of Better on Draft is actually episode six of The Brewz Brothaz, a podcast also hosted by Better on Draft Media!  Check out their other episodes and subscribe over at 

 

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Publish Date: 1/20/2019


Nick the brewer joins us from Black Lotus to talk about the Brew Pub Club and the updates to Black Lotus including their new canning line and moving away from growlers. He tells us what it was like to work on a cruise ship as a musician and we discuss the parts of the government shutdown effecting beer while Matt tries to find every way around the system.

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Publish Date: 1/20/2019


The 2018 Ashley's Throwwdown Challenge Champions, Canton Brew Works, joins our program along with Erik from Ashley's to discuss the updates of Canton since their humble beginnings, we get an update from Barry about the business since they were last on our show 2.5 years ago, and we predict the 2019 Ashley's Throwdown Challenge!

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Publish Date: 1/5/2019


We invited the Nerds With Alcohol Show to join us for our final episode of the year. We get into pop culture, try to guess who charges the most for personalized messages, and go over the key movies to watch as a human being. We also drink some delicious beer along the way!

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Publish Date: 12/29/2018


Ben from Two James Spirits joins us for this episode to talk about Detroit's first distillery since prohibition, and how craft cocktails and local liquor is starting to rise in our state. He teaches us the proper ways to drink each drink, the best mixers, and how to shop for yourself or a family member. For a beer only drinker, this is a must-listen as we hammer down how to approach liquor when you don't drink it that much!

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Publish Date: 12/22/2018


We start off the show with Kaylan from Founders (formerly Ellison) talking about her exit from the industry and re-acclimation back into it as the sales rep from Lansing. Alex joins us as the Metro Detroit rep during the second and third segment as we discuss further the industry, favorite spots in Lansing and Detroit, and when you should (or shouldn't) age your beer!

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Publish Date: 12/15/2018


Stephen from Batch Brewing and Dave from Good Pour stop by to chat about the industry and how to improve both locally and globally. We discuss topics like beer groups, ratings, and charity! This full two hour interview goes into depth about all of the work Stephen does to make this business thrive.

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Publish Date: 12/8/2018


Ryan and returning guest Kuma of Cultivate in Ypsilanti join us to talk about their non-profit gypsy brewery in which they have a full service bar, restaurant, and do a bunch for the community! A must-visit place in Ypsilanti when you’re in town!

Dan Riley from Axle stops in for segments two and three to talk about their upcoming Chinese Christmas Dinner, tickets available at https://livernoistap.pingg.com/festivus2018?fbclid=IwAR3zjezmCzcHXULnRhaw1VgGrJk2EfY2JmqD8N4GUVzibuH4ekL9WJMCiME

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Publish Date: 12/2/2018


With Rob still absent, Ken, Matt, and Nick take on the task to try all eight Flying Buffalo variants on this (why's it gotta be) Black Friday edition of Better on Draft. Kyle sits down with us to talk a bit about the future of Griffin Claw, how they're doing in their infancy, and what's going on in the future of the business!

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Publish Date: 11/25/2018


With Rob out doing the lords work, Matt, Ken, and Nick are left to interview local CBS and self proclaimed beerfluencer Houston (https://www.instagram.com/urbanbeersnob/). Ken picks up the slack with the news, and Matt challenges the studio to “5 Questions"

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Publish Date: 11/17/2018


The crew is all back together for the 153rd episode of Better of Draft! Kevin from North Center Brewing and Harry from the Brewz Brothaz are live in studio! Matt kicks off the show by drinking from a bowl. Rob covers the news. Matt challenges the studio to “5 Questions.

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Publish Date: 11/10/2018


Travis has done it all!  Even started the New England IPA Craze here in Michigan, but what happens when more people want the beer he makes but can't make enough?  That's where Joe and Brew Detroit comes in.  Learn about the history of brewing between these two including Joe's humble start in the 1970's at Stroh's, along with his journey leading him to one of the largest craft breweries in the country, Boston Beer Co, and how he ended back here in Detroit!  

 

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Publish Date: 10/21/2018


It may be rainy outside, but it’s hot inside for Episode 150! Nick from Cheboygan Brewing Company is live in studio! The crew covers news including the beer line-up paging tribute to local soda maker Faygo and internet sales of wines and how it could impact beer markets. Matt challenges the studio to “5 Questions.”

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Publish Date: 10/13/2018


Better On Draft celebrates its third year anniversary in style bringing in the biggest hit brewery of 2018 as Drafting Table Brewing Company joins them to drink some great beers including the illusive Mallow! Check out the video and see how we felt about the beer!

 

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Publish Date: 10/7/2018


Jeremiah from the USPBL joins us to talk about Jimmy John's Field and Better on Drafts upcoming Brew & Fall Festival https://uspbl.com/promotions/third-annual-brew-fall-fest/

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Publish Date: 9/29/2018


Episode 147 has a full studio, as we return back to Royal Oak! Kickstand Brewing Company is life in studio! Listen in as we talk multiple topics including New England IPAs, Matt gets the punishment beer for Week 2 of the NFL Fantasy Football season, and The Wheel makes its Better on Draft debut!   Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm   If you have a minute, please feel free to rate us on iTunes, we would truly appreciate it! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-on-draft-a-craft-beer-podcast/id1091124740?mt=2   www.twitter.com/betterondraft www.facebook.com/betterondraft www.untappd.com/bodpodcast www.youtube.com/c/betterondraft www.instagram.com/betterondraft SPOTIFY- https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

Publish Date: 9/22/2018


On Friday we had Joe on from Liberty Street Brewing Co to discuss the closing of the production facility and moving away from distribution, we discuss a little bit about the news of the week, and Matt treats us to some new studio 5 Questions including Guess That Beer!

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Publish Date: 9/17/2018


In Angela's final episode she teases us with a mystery beer to tell us where she is going, we french press some Griffin Claw, and we say goodbye! Shed a tear and crack that beer!

 

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Publish Date: 9/11/2018


We are live every Friday night at 7pm EST on our Facebook page, join us on Facebook Live! Ken and the crew talk about how they got into craft beer and how it has brought them to the show.  Their passions, the ones that got away, and the one that showed them the way!  We learn this, and Matt makes us try to guess four mystery beers by telling us which ones there are, but not which cups he poured them into!  A fun light hearted show for everyone!

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Publish Date: 9/2/2018


We are live every Friday night at 7pm EST on our Facebook page, join us on Facebook Live! Another full house in the studio for Episode 143! Adam and Jay from Hopcat Royal Oak are live in the studio! The studio talks news with the guests, which includes discussion about a significant brewery closing. An in-depth talk about Styles takes place in the final segment. Plus, Matt makes a huge announcement! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 8/25/2018


THE LOST EPISODE IS BACK!!!!!

We are live every Friday night at 7pm EST on our Facebook page, join us on Facebook Live! Episode 121 was a surprise to everyone in studio as we had plans to be at the Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids Michigan, but mother nature had other plans for us! Join us as we talk about the brewers guild response, what we used to do on other cancelled days like school, we go over the news, and Matt tries to lay some trickery in this weeks five questions. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If you have a minute, please feel free to rate us on iTunes, we would truly appreciate it! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-on-draft-a-craft-beer-podcast/id1091124740?mt=2

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Publish Date: 8/19/2018


We are live every Friday night at 7pm EST on our Facebook page, join us on Facebook Live! Andy answers our tough home brewing questions as we talk about his upcoming brewery on site, the trends of home brewing vs. production brewing, and what he sees in the future of craft beer! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 8/19/2018


We are live every Friday night at 7pm EST on our Facebook page, join us on Facebook Live! This past week we had Jeff and Kat from Jamex Brewing giving us a one year update on their brewery, how they're doing, the struggles they've had, and the future of the brewery as they join the brewers guild!   Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 8/4/2018


Our guest from the Dequindre Cut Freight Yard comes in to discuss the Detroit riverfront conservancy, opening an outdoor venue off the beaten path, and the challenges it faces. We also discuss the ventures of Brut Detroit a wine and biergarten pop up. You can see the schedule of events at https://www.brutdetroit.com/events.   Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 7/21/2018


The lack of having a guest doesn’t stop the Better on Draft crew for Episode 139! Ken shares a gift of beer with the studio. Rob talks about the recent news headlines. And Matt holds the 2nd Annual Better on Draft Summer Beer Draft!  Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 7/14/2018


The crew is back (including Nick) for Episode 138! Hanging out with the crew tonight is Jeff from Tshirts.beer and Aaron from Brew Haus Media! Rob covers the news and asks the question “How would you modernize the 3-tier system” to the studio. Matt challenges the studio to an Independence Day (not the movie) edition of “5 Questions!”  Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 7/7/2018




Publish Date: 6/30/2018


Joe D comes in from Baffin to discuss 90’s hip hop, their introduction into distribution along with starting up distilling. We talk about the ‘independent’ label from the Brewers Association, how many people have drank themselves into their mug club, and how we retire their jersey into the rafters of Better on Draft as next year we will crown no matter what a new winner of the bracket challenge! 

 

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Publish Date: 6/23/2018


We hit you with a special point five episodes of Better on Draft where Hoppin Frog comes into studio to talk about their foray into Michigan, how their sessionable beers are at 6% minimum, and what the change of the Ohio law of max ABV has done for them.  Listen to the show and learn more about their humble beginnings and how they do their own spin on the best beers in the state!

 

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Publish Date: 6/21/2018


Rob, Ken, and Matt are in studio talking about the world cup, how much money you spend at sporting events and concerts, and when you make a decision to be fiscally responsible and order the cheap beer, or if you’d rather just get a water Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 6/19/2018


Downey Brewing comes into the studio to talk about their brewery and how things have changed since their last trip in.  Filling their brewery with Yoga, comedy, and trivia, Downey talks about the trials of getting into self distro, Rob talks about the news, and Matt tricks us with a interesting five questions.

 

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Publish Date: 6/9/2018


The show starts off with Rob and Ken in studio talking about the beer they are drinking, and slowly but surly more people come in. Matt joins us and we talk about game shows, but he then surprises us with Dan Riley from AXLE Brewing coming into the studio to try a coney dog pate (yes), some of their delicious beer, and we continue the discussion about Ferndale PRIDE, bad reviews on yelp and Untappd, and what the future holds for Axle. We also discuss deals that are made and what happens when someone decides to go back on their deal, and we also discuss a little bit about the crazy little threats and insults thrown at AXLE's way for being a supporter. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 6/2/2018


Williamston International Festival of Lagers WIFOL.BEER Promo Code SHUTUPMATTBUSH for $5 off your ticket, and every ticket purchased under the promo code Better on Draft will donate $5 to Weekend Survival Kits Follow the journey that Travis and Mark bring us to talk about beer styles, the process, and the future of Old Nation.  Bringing in NEIPA to the state of Michigan coming from a true to style background, how Travis managed to continue to build a even bigger brewery than he could imagine.  Listen to him speak of his years before M-43, and we discuss the future of the craft beer industry in this two hour interview!

 

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Publish Date: 5/26/2018


Episode 131 starts off with our guests from SuperNatural Spirits and Brewing as we learn how they became the first ever drive thru brewery in Michigan (it's a pun, they aren't McDonald's folks), and we take an extended break and get into a food coma as we enjoy their food. Their beers are amazing, their food is amazing, and their story of passion and weirdness allow for this one of a kind brewery to be a spot you have to check out ASAP! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 5/21/2018


Episode 130 starts off great with Dan back in studio and our guest Ashley of Holiday Market. This aviation expert traded in the skys for Skyy (Get it?) He helps us discuss his feelings on the three tier system, the positives and negatives that he has to go through with it, and we discuss truth in advertising. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 5/13/2018


An odd show in which we start with the news and stories and end with the interview!  We go into overtime to play a Kentucky Derby 5 Questions specialty and we discuss export laws and if you would pay for a monthly service that guaranteed the 12 biggest beers in Michigan.  Listen to our show and learn more!  

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Publish Date: 5/5/2018


Episode 128 has a full house of hosts and guests! The Brewz Brothaz are live in studio! Listen in as they talk about their growing group of craft beer fans and their first experiences with craft beer. We announce the winner of our 2nd Annual Brewery Bracket Challenge! The studio debates whether or not the NEIPA trend will continue further into 2018 and beyond.! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 4/21/2018


Episode 127 has a full studio tonight! Erik from Ashley’s Westland and Kerri and Miranda from B. Nektar are live in the studio! The studio debates the latest news from the Michigan Brewers Guild. Rob covers the news. The show goes beyond its normal run time with a special overtime segment! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 4/14/2018


A near empty studio won't stop the Better on Draft crew as we return for Episode 126! The crew talks about a variety of topics including cracking rare beers during special events and waiting in line at beer events. Rob does the news with a special 2-segment version and asks the question "Can City City compete in an already saturated market in Michigan?" Also, Nick gets Ken to mute his own microphone! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 4/7/2018


(VULGARITY WARNING) In Episode 125, Dark Horse Brewing’s Jon Pipenbrok graces us with his presence (2 weeks later than planned), as he brings his crazy hijinks (and a change in clothes) to the studio! He shares some pretty good beers with the studio, talks about his new experiences at Dark Horse Brewing, as well as what is coming up at the brewery. Round 1 of the 2018 Brewery Bracket Challenge concludes and Round 2 match ups are announced! Rob closes the show out with the news. We all also discuss Detroit Beer Week, Warren Big Beer Festival, and 4 Elf. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 3/31/2018


Episode 124 has a packed house! Live in studio, Chris from Latitude 42 is back once again, sharing what big changes have happened for the Portage-based brewery. Rob covers the news, covering hazy beers and even more hazy beers. The studio debates whether or not Metro Detroit bars should stay open until 4:00 AM. The 2018 Brewery Bracket gets announced and the studio announces their picks! Plus, the announcement of the return of Detroit Beer Week! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 3/26/2018


It’s a pre-St. Patty’s Day edition of Better on Draft! Episode 123 gives us a two segment version of the news with Rob. Matt challenges the studio to a blind taste test of American lagers! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 3/18/2018


It’s finally not snowing in Southeastern Michigan, so the Better on Draft crew is ready to get back to business with Episode 122! Ryan from Brew Detroit is live in studio; listen as he talks about his role in a contract brewery. Matt challenges the studio to “Five Questions."

 

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Publish Date: 3/12/2018


Episode 120 has a full house live in studio. The folks from Ypsi Alehouse are live in studio, as they share their experiences, backgrounds, and a lot of different beers.  Matt asks his five questions and we discuss the judging requirements of a BJCP judge, and we learn who sold Larry Bell his first piece of brewing equipment!  Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast.  We are also on your Spotify too!  https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 2/17/2018


Episode 119 has a full studio and the crew from Dearborn Brewing is back in studio, after 2+ years since their first appearance! Dearborn Brewing talks about how business has been since the doors opened, including their two new brewers including one from Schoolcraft College Brewing and Distillation Technology! Ken talks about his recent beer endeavors in Asheville, North Carolina. Matt challenges the studio to a pre-Super Bowl edition of “5 Questions.” Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 2/3/2018


Episode 118 has a packed house! Max from Nowhere In Particular Brewing, along with Eric and Down from Blue Note Beverages are live in studio. We learn the definition of a Gypsy brewer and how their drifter attitude has allowed for so many delicious beers to be made, Rob covers the news, and Matt challenges the studio to a Boston/Philadelphia pop quiz. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

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Publish Date: 1/27/2018


Spencer from Dragonmead visits the studio for his second time as he discusses all of the collaborations they have done with Kuhnhenn, Brooks, and Hazen Schumaker to name a few.  We talk about what a small long time brewery with a small distro does as other breweries are encroaching in on their shelf space, and the potential for the bubble!  Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on www.twitch.tv/bodpodcast.  We are also on your Spotify too!  https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm

 

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Publish Date: 1/20/2018


A late start to a great show, Dan Riley of Axle Brewing comes in to discuss their newest beers with a political theme, the backlash and love they get for their decisions, and break into the best and worst beers of 2017 and the future of Axle Brewing in 2018!

 

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Publish Date: 1/13/2018


Episode 115 kicks off 2018 for Better on Draft! the crew talks about tipping at breweries and restaurants, Rob covers the news, and the studio offers their opinion on the 3-tier system in Michigan.

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Publish Date: 1/6/2018


It's the final episode of 2017 for Better on Draft!  The crew shares what beer gifts they got for Christmas.  Ken talks about the "beer black market" and how much people are willing to pay for beer.  Rob covers the news.  The crew reflects on 2017.

Publish Date: 12/30/2017


As Christmas is coming, we talk some news, play a fun new game of what I can only remember as Russian Brewlette. We talk about the news, the 99 pack of PBR from Quebec, and what we're looking forward to in the upcoming months beer wise! Kick back and listen!

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Publish Date: 12/24/2017


With no guest in studio, the five guys, sans Angela, were able to get through it talking about the beer industry, what they've learned, what has changed for them, and what they want to see in the future! Come check out this very laid back episode!

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Publish Date: 12/16/2017


Another full studio this week as the family from Austin Bros Brewing in Alpena Michigan join us in studio to talk about how they got started, vacationing to Alpena as children all the way from California, and the difference between living in socal and Alpena!  Join us as we tried a plentiful amount of their beers, and we even French pressed a Black Note Stout from Bell’s with some Cinnamon Toast Crunch!  What did we think?  You have to listen to find out!



Publish Date: 12/9/2017


The studio for Episode 110 is the fullest its ever been! Eastern Market Brewing Company joins us in studio for the second time. We announce the winner of the Better on Draft New England IPA Challenge! We also announce our winners of the 1st ever Better on Draft Scholarship!



Publish Date: 12/2/2017


Jack is a little late as he makes his way back from Chicago, so Dan, Nick, Ken, Matt, and Angela begin to talk about the news, waiting in line for beer (and other items), and talk about the upcoming law changes in the state of Michigan!  

 

We bring back Brewlette as Jack joins us to talk beer, what's hot, and we learn more about the guests!



Publish Date: 11/25/2017


Owner Kevin and head brewer Dakota come in to discuss the 2.5 years North Center has been open, their struggles in picking a name, their upcoming introduction into distribution, and what they want to do in the coming years. They join Ken, Matt, Rob, and Nick to try their belgian tripel and imperial red, and talk about humble beginnings and working full time to support the brewery to not being there full time.

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Publish Date: 11/18/2017


Bo from Fillmore 13 joins the group as he brings two of his delicious beers, his double IPA (That Ken actually liked), and a double milk chocolate stout. Bo shares how he began brewing, how he attempts to stay traditional with his beer and let his next door neighbor do all of the crazy stuff, and talks about his history in Germany, Atwater, and Copper Canyon! Take a listen to how he got started and what he's doing to help revitalize Pontiac Michigan!

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Publish Date: 11/11/2017


When all the hosts are there and you have two guests, you have a packed house! Thank you to Tyler from Loggers for joining us and sharing your delicious beer, while most of the hosts (Ken doesn't count) love the Electric Squirrel IPA (story of the name in the show), the peanut oatmeal stout is definitely the winner.

Also Joe and Nick from HEARD Podcast / Nick Drinks join us to share some 2017 Bourbon County variants (Knob Creek and Northwood), and we talk about podcasting, legalities, and even dive into the spirit world!



Publish Date: 11/4/2017


Dan flies in from Arizona for another episode of Better on Draft where he, Ken, Rob, and Matt interview Eddie of River Rouge Brewing. We get a chance to touch on his brewing history in California and the choice to move back to Michigan to open up River Rouge Brewing! We got to try one of our favorite beers from his, one that we are hoping you try at the Detroit Fall Beer Festival next weekend! Tickets are still on sale at www.mibeer.com!  Stop by his booth and try the PB Express, which we mentioned on our 20 Beers To Try article!

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Publish Date: 10/21/2017


Matt, Ken, and Angela start off the show talking about Halloween parties, beers to drink, and go over some news to see if flights have jumped the shark!



Publish Date: 10/14/2017


Last minute cancellation and everyone attending GABF, Rob, Matt, Nick, and Ken begin to break down the news of the week, both beer and non. We dive into the new MTV Show 90's House and Matt introduces a new version of "5 Questions". Listen to it live!

 

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Publish Date: 10/7/2017


With 18 years experience in the industry, Todd joins us to talk about his time at Stone, Copper Canyon, and Virginia before settling at a new site in Waterford.  With hopes of opening up Q1 2018, this site will have soccer pool, darts, and plenty of other fun things to do while you are sipping on one of their 18 or so tap handles!  Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/LittleGuyBrewing/



Publish Date: 9/30/2017




Publish Date: 9/23/2017


We celebrate episode 100 with some of the biggest supporters and friends of the show!  Jon Piepenbrok, Eric Briggeman, and Aaron Lanctot can't be controlled as jokes fly across the table, but that doesn't stop us from drinking delicious beers, ciders, and wine coolers (Thanks Eric).

 

Take a listen to this extended show as we relax, sit back, and talk to each other about festivals, the brewers guild, and what to do for the next 100!



Publish Date: 9/16/2017


One show away from triple digits! Episode 99 is just the Better on Draft crew, talking random stuff. Ken disappears from the show for an hour, Rob takes over the board and covers the news, and Matt challenges the crew to another round of "5 Questions."



Publish Date: 9/2/2017


While Ken is away, the crew will play! Dan makes a return on the show as they get the lowdown on one of the newest and best breweries to come out of Lansing, Ozone! Listen to how the name was made, what they're famous for, and those IPA people who show up and just ask for "the IPA". Listen to the whole show right here!



Publish Date: 8/26/2017


Almost the entire crew is back in studio, including that part timer Nick, for Episode 97!  Michelle and Glenn from Mel's Toffee is live in studio with beer and toffee that pairs excellent with beer, including toffees made in collaboration with Right Brain Brewery and Dark Horse Dark Horse Brewing Company.

Publish Date: 8/19/2017


While Ken is away for the week, Rob, Matt, and Angela all are in studio with Drafting Table and J1 liquor to talk this weeks news, beer labels, and how to determine if a brewery is good or not.  Steve also drops a secret for listeners in the show, but you have to listen to hear what it is!  



Publish Date: 8/12/2017


Wes comes in and brings up some of Odd Sides top beers. Brandi, Lost Shaker, and Rye Hipster to name a few! Listen as he came into the industry and where his goals and aspirations are.



Publish Date: 8/5/2017


Jamex Brewing joins us along with the Detroit Free Press to talk about the Shorts investment and other news within the week!



Publish Date: 7/29/2017


We revive the old theme for a single time as we are recapping our time at the Michigan Brewers Guild which kicked our ass in both beer and heat!  We catch up on the news as well as look into the future of Better on Draft, as we talk the 14 beer trends that need to stop, and what 30 for 30 documentaries we'd love to see in the beer community.  



Publish Date: 7/23/2017


Old Nation gives us an update on their beer, their brand, and what is going on! Listen live!

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Publish Date: 7/15/2017


With a full studio, the brew review crew and Erik Smith bring us a long show filled with questions, info, and upcoming brew review information.

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For more info on Ashley's Belgian Beer Festival go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-north-american-belgian-beer-festival-tickets-30469515140

Tickets are still on sale!

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Publish Date: 7/8/2017


With a full studio, the brew review crew and Erik Smith bring us a long show filled with questions, info, and upcoming brew review information.

Visit the Brew Review Crew at their website http://www.brewreviewcrew.com/

For more info on Ashley's Belgian Beer Festival go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/7th-annual-north-american-belgian-beer-festival-tickets-30469515140

Tickets are still on sale!

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Publish Date: 7/8/2017


With Stephen Johnson and Shipwreck in, we talk beer, craft, and the upcoming brewery!  Listen live!



Publish Date: 7/1/2017


Even with a missed segment 1, the team regained composure and told a great job between the updates on Pure Brews America and Cellarmens, both early guests on the show!  Matt also throws a curveball with a craft beer!



Publish Date: 6/24/2017


The whole crew is back in studio for Episode 88.  George from New Belgium Brewing is live in studio with a special two segment interview, where he shares some of the new brews that were released this year.  And Matt challenges the studio to a new edition of "5 Questions."        

Publish Date: 6/17/2017


Episode 87 kicks off with a full house with the crew and return guests Downey Brewing Company!  Downey Brewing shares its experience after being open for 7 months and going strong.  The studio discusses the recent cease and desist order Dogfish Head Brewing had issued to a smaller brewery in Florida.  The show goes into overtime this week!  Matt challenges the studio to "5 Questions."



Publish Date: 6/10/2017


Great Lakes is in the house, and Ken got some Holy Moses!!!



Publish Date: 6/3/2017


It's starting to get warm in the studio with Episode 85! The boys from Midland Brewing Company are live in the studio. The crew talks about the latest brewery acquisitions. Another cease and desist is sent to another brewery. And the triumphant return of Matt's "5 Questions!"



Publish Date: 5/27/2017


The crew is back in studio with Episode 84!  Dan rejoins the cast from his time away in Phoenix.  Nick rejoins the cast from his brewery vacation and Detroit Zoo Brew visit.  Rob covers the news.  And the crew goes into an unprecedented overtime segment with Jack Zetouna, owner of Better on Draft sponsor Zetouna Liquor!



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Publish Date: 5/6/2017


The crew is back with Episode 81 of the Better on Draft Podcast.  Former U.S. Marine Greg, from the Chicago-based Veteran Beer Company, is live in studio.  Rob covers the news.  Matt challenges the studio to a military history edition of "5 Questions."



Publish Date: 4/29/2017


The crew is almost back to full strength for Episode 80!  Matt's favorite brewery, Griffin Claw Brewing Company, is in the house with their sales director, Kyle, live in studio.  Rob covers the latest news and talks about how rampant restaurants in Chattanooga, TN are selling to minors.  Matt plays "5 Questions" with a surprising mystery beer as one of the questions.



Publish Date: 4/22/2017


The weather is getting warmer in Metro Detroit, and so is the studio.  Rob starts the show off with some very interesting news articles.  The crew has a draft to select their top summer craft beers. 



Publish Date: 4/15/2017




Publish Date: 4/8/2017


Without Dan or Nick, the other four still manage to have a great show talking about a hidden gem in Fenton, MI.  



Publish Date: 4/1/2017


The crew is back with a full table of beer (and food for Nick).  Aaron from Blue Note Beverage and Eric from Artisan XL are live in the studio as they share they share their experiences in the craft beer industry in Michigan, as well as abroad.  We announce the breweries who will be in the "Fermented 4" in the 1st ever Better on Draft Stout 16 Tournament and Rob covers the news.



Publish Date: 3/25/2017


This is taken from episode #75 with Brewery Vivant as we discuss week 2 of the "Stout 16", which we have dubbed the IP-8.



Publish Date: 3/21/2017


With Matt and Dan off this week, Ken, Rob, Nick, and Nick's girlfriend Tarah, keep the party going.  Ryan from Brewery Vivant is live in studio.  Rob covers the news.  Angela from Brown Iron Brewhouse makes a surprise appearance in studio.  And Ken reveals the winners of Round 1 and match-ups of Round 2 of the Better On Draft Stout 16 Tournament.        

Publish Date: 3/18/2017


Inclement weather doesn't stop Better on Draft as the crew returns for Episode 74.  The studio is packed with guests as Mike from Perrin Brewing, Kevin from Founders Brewing, and Angela from our sponsor, Brown Iron Brewhouse, are all live in studio.  Rob does an improv version of the news.  Plus, the studio formally kicks off the Stout 16 Tournament as everyone gives their picks!



Publish Date: 3/11/2017


The boys are back from the Winter Beer Fest and ready to get back into the studio! Doug and Kally from Redline Brewing Company is live in studio all the way from Burton, MI. Rob covers the news. We celebrate Matt's birthday on Facebook Live. And Matt gets one of our sponsors to answer "5 Questions" and the studio has to guess!



Publish Date: 3/4/2017


The crew is live in studio for Episode 72! Owners of The Local in Centreville, Dan and Jamie, join us live in studio. Rob covers the news, Matt makes a big announcement and he challenges the crew and our guests to 5 Questions!



Publish Date: 2/18/2017




Publish Date: 2/16/2017


Episode 71 kicks off with a full studio of people and beer.  Joe from Liberty Street Brewing in Plymouth joins us live in studio.  Ken talks about the Budweiser commercial that aired during the Super Bowl.  Rob gives the news which includes the big KBS Release Week.  Matt challenges the studio to a new Valentine's Day edition of "5 Questions."



Publish Date: 2/11/2017


The crew is back for the start of 2017 with their first show of the new year.  The studio is full with the BoD Crew as well as their first guests of 2017, Farmington Brewing Company. Rob talks the news, as Rob asks the studio their picks for Ashley's Brewery Throwdown.  And Matt returns with an NFL Playoff edition of 5 Questions.



Publish Date: 1/7/2017


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Zack from Ferndale's Urbanrest Brewing Company is back and live in studio.  Matt brings a surprise to the studio with the new "hard seltzer," Ken tells a story regarding a can of Hopslam, and 5 Questions gets a change up with the first craft beer Name Dat Beer.

Publish Date: 12/15/2016


The boys are back in studio and Travis from Old Nation joins the BoD crew.  He talks about his time brewing in Europe and bringing his vast knowledge to Old Nation.  We drink some Old Nation beers. Rob talks discusses his beer trades that he made during the week.  Nick makes his 5 Questions debut and in the post show, we "chug" a 2015 BCBCS on Facebook Live!

 

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COUPON CODE FOR www.beerscents.com is BOD, use it for 20% off a single item, and is good until June 6th! Get your Fathers Day gift in fast! Episode #35 Drink List Founders - Dirty Rub (Rubaeus and Dirty Bastard) Founders - Mosaic Promise Founders - Black Rye Founders - Backwoods Bastard Founders - Reds Rye Founders - KBS Founders - Imperial Stout Founders - Devil Dancer Founders - All Day IPA Founders - Sumatra Brown Evil Twin - Molotov Lite Newcastle Brown PBR



Publish Date: 12/15/2016


Episode #25 Drink List Drafting Table Brewing Company - Only Fools Rush In Drafting Table Brewing Company - Road to Charms Natural Light - Natty Daddy Cigar City Brewing - Maduro 3 Floyds - Alpha Kong 3 Floyds - Permanent Funeral Arcadia Ales - Jaw Jacker Short's Brewing Company - Swirl Stout Maui Brewing Co - Doppel Bock Double Shot Allagash Brewing Company - Triple Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery - 2014 Bruine Batch Brewing Company - Low End Theory Tapistry - Mr. Orange



Publish Date: 12/15/2016


Nick, the brewer from Black Lotus Brewery join the show to discuss the turnaround of the brewery over the last few years. Episode #20 Drink List Rochester Mills Beer Co. - Newton's ALEChemy Ale Short's Brewing Company - Space Rock Black Lotus Brewing Co - 00Saison Black Lotus Brewing Co - Miss Michigan Falling Down Beer Company - Angry Beaver Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits - Pineapple Sculpin Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits - Watermelon Dorado Odd Side Ales - Java Chip Stout Weyerbacher Brewing - Sunday Morning Stout Allagash Brewing Company - Triple



Publish Date: 12/15/2016