Listen to the podcast for those who make and drink great beer. Every week we talk to professional brewers and industry experts about practical brewing advice, in-depth coverage of brewing trends that matter to you, and tips for getting the most out of your homebrew.
Episode 119: Bell's Brewery's John Mallett on Ingredient Quality, Understanding Malt, and Designing Brewing Workflows
January 24th, 2020 | 1 hr 3 mins
beer ingredients, hops, ipa, malt, malt house
John Mallett, VP of Operations for Bell's Brewery, is one of the most respected technical brewers in the industry. Here, he discusses everything from sourcing and evaluating ingredients to maintaining haze in beer and engineering a brewhouse workflow.
January 17th, 2020 | 1 hr 2 mins
beer, brewing, fermentation, sour beer, wild beer, wood aging
This Bend, Oregon brewery got its start as a principle-driven passion project for founder Arney, who sought out a more natural way to make beer. In this episode he discusses the choices and systems he created, to take what he learned from large-scale production brewing and apply it to this grounded, intentionally small approach to brewing.
January 10th, 2020 | 1 hr 1 min
brewing, coffee, ingredients, maple syrup, stout, vanilla
This South Florida brewery has made a name for themselves pushing boundaries with creative ingredients, and in this episode founder Corey Artanis walks through everything from ingredient selection to process considerations when adding ingredients like coffee, maple syrup, vanilla, and more.
Episode 116: Green Bench Brewing's Khris Johnson Talks Lager Brewing, Mixed Culture Fermentation, and more
January 3rd, 2020 | 1 hr 7 mins
brewing, lager, mixed culture, sour beer
St. Petersburg, Florida's Green Bench Brewing toes a delicate line with sophisticated beers in a still-developing beer state, but from the looks of the crowds, they're on to something big.
Episode 115: Cycle Brewing’s Doug Dozark on the Choices That Matter When Barrel-Aging (and Pasteurizing) Beer
December 28th, 2019 | 1 hr 37 mins
barrel aging, brewing, craft beer, stout
From recipe design to blending, packaging, and pasteurizing, Dozark shares his experience and dispels the myths surrounding the dark art of barrel-aging imperial stouts.
Episode 114: Phil Joyce of Amalgam and Westbound & Down on What Does (and Doesn’t) Matter in Mixed Culture Farmhouse and Sour Beer
December 21st, 2019 | 1 hr 10 mins
barrel-aging, brewing, craft beer
Creating sour and funky beers with dimension and depth involves many factors, but according to Phil Joyce, those factors aren't what you think they are? Malt? Don't sweat it. Hops? Maybe. Water profile? Definitely. Yeast? Obviously.
December 13th, 2019 | 1 hr 2 mins
beer, brewing, new mexico, sour beer
The cofounder of GABF’s 2019 Small Brewpub of the Year shares the processes and philosophies behind their award-winning sour beer.
December 6th, 2019 | 1 hr 8 mins
brewing, craft malt, malt, malthouse, maltster
Tim Matthews is hyper focused on improving everything from product innovation to ingredient sourcing and grower/broker relationships for Oskar Blues and Canarchy. In this episode, he discusses their process of reinvention for popular beers, and what they've learned about the impacts of various ingredients and processes in the brewhouse.
Episode 111: Brewmaster Peter Bouckaert on Brewing With Wood, Creativity in the Brewhouse, and the New Belgium Sale to Kirin
November 29th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
beer, brewing, craft
Peter Bouckaert started brewing with wood in one of his first brewing posts at Rodenbach in Belgium, and brought his love for sour beer and wood-aging to New Belgium when he joined as Brewmaster there in the mid 90’s. Having made the switch from large-scale production to small scale experimentation at his new brewery Purpose Brewing & Cellars, he’s now doubling down on creative ingredients, processes, and beer design.
November 22nd, 2019 | 58 mins 28 secs
The founders of the 2019 Great American Beer Festival's Small Brewing Company and Small Brewer of the Year discuss philosophy and techniques behind their hoppy beers, and more.
Episode 109: Troubadour Maltings’ Chris Schooley on Understanding the Fine Details of Malt and the Process Behind It
November 15th, 2019 | 1 hr 23 mins
brewing, craft malt, malt, malthouse, maltster
The Cofounder of the Fort Collins, Colorado craft maltster dives deep into the science of malt from field to fermenter.
November 8th, 2019 | 1 hr 43 secs
Civil Life Brewing (St. Louis, Missouri) is a brewer's brewery, and their focus on small and sessional beers has made them local favorites. Learn more about how they build character and expression in small beers.
November 1st, 2019 | 1 hr 27 mins
What are the best beers of 2019 as named by the reviewers, critics, readers, and editors of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine? This special episode of the podcast walks through the stories behind the beers and the selections.
Episode 106: Mitch Steele of New Realm Brewing on Designing Characterful IPAs, Pilsners, and Hard Seltzers
October 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 1 min
Mitch Steele helped define West Coast IPA as Brewmaster at Stone Brewing for a decade, and literally wrote the book on IPA, but faces a new challenge now with startup New Realm Brewing as they build a brewery and brand from scratch.
Episode 105: August Schell's Jace Marti on Creating Distinctive Lagers and Historically-Inspired Berliner Weisse
October 18th, 2019 | 54 mins 50 secs
Marti, the 6th generation of the Schell family, discusses how their approach to craft lagers has evolved, how they've borrowed innovative processes from the IPA world for their traditionally-minded lagers, and how they've painstakingly built a sour program based on mixed culture Berliner weisse.
October 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 4 mins
Orange County, California's Green Cheek Beer Co. is known for their bright and lush but crisply edited IPAs, and with two medals (silver and gold) at the 2019 GABF in hotly-contested hoppy categories, their brewing peers have recognized them for it, too. Here, cofounder and head brewer Evan Price goes deep on West Coast IPA.