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All things craft beer, including Arizona and National news, reviews, and drinking some brews. Hosted by Chris Sanback, Nate Libby, Jeff Breckon and Edward Gomez along with a rotating cast of guests. They love craft beer and all things craft beer related. Sometimes things happen in the craft beer industry they agree with and others not so much. But don't worry they are not shy, they'll speak their minds and let you know. All the while enjoying some of their favorite beers. Cheers! Visit us at ...
 
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On every episode of Beer with Nat, I share a beer and a chat with people who do what they love for a living... they work in the beer industry. As we’ve all ended up in this industry by pursuing a passion or chasing a dream, you can bet each guest has some pretty incredible stories to tell.
 
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(NSFW) After their foodie adventure Chris and Eddie return to Pedal Haus and the more familiar subject of beer with owner Julian and brewmaster “Doc”. This episode’s rapid round might be the fastest ever...to go off the rails. We also talk about all the medals Pedal Haus has won and we find out they brought home a few more from the Copa Cerveza ...…
 
(NSFW) In this special foodie episode Ed and Chris talk about if they can keep their lowbrow status when they keep getting invited to VIP Beer Media Beer Pairing dinners. The sit down at The Shop Beer Co patio to recap the evening and what they liked about the dinner. A special thanks to Pedal Haus Brewery inviting the Craftsmen to come hang ou ...…
 
Today’s guest is Natasha Wolf, London Sales Manager for Manchester’s Beatnikz Republic Brewing Co. Natasha talks us through her career in beer to date, what interested her in sales, and how each of her previous roles has helped provide her with the skills she needs for the job she’s in today. We also talk about how she got into beer in the firs ...…
 
(NSFW) It is hard to believe that another year has gone by and another Real Wild and Woody is upon us. Ed and Chris sit down and go over the good, the bad, and oh man did Matt from BRI just break up a fight! That and more is part of our amazing time we had a Real Wild And Woody 2019. Listen in and figure out if you are Real? Wild? or Woody? Our ...…
 
Today’s guest is Miranda Hudson, co-founder of Duration Brewing. A few years ago, Miranda and her husband and co-founder, Derek Bates, set out to build their dream brewery. She talks us through her role in building Duration’s brand, business, and the brewery itself. Miranda and I recorded this episode at the London Craft Beer Festival as she wa ...…
 
Today’s guest is Amber Dernulc, Procurement Manager at Jolly Good Beer. Amber tells me all about her role and the skills it requires, how she got into beer distribution in the first place, and how her previous experience in theatre and film production proved surprisingly helpful to what she does today. We also have a bit of real talk towards th ...…
 
Today’s guest is a familiar voice, as we take a little trip down memory lane and revisit the first ever episode of Beer with Nat with Jaega Wise, head brewer at Wild Card Brewery. Jaega, I still can’t thank you enough for agreeing to sit down and chat with me. This time last year, this whole podcast thing was just a brainwave I had on a flight ...…
 
(NSFW) Once again back at the offices of the AZ Craft Brewers Guild to talk to the Executive Director Rob Fullmer. We talk about the much anticipated Real Wild and Woody 2019 indoor festival. A oasis in the sweltering heat of the Arizona Summer. We wax over the awesome and growing craft beer community we have here in Arizona. We put Rob through ...…
 
Today’s guest is Lily Waite, Founder of The Queer Brewing Project. As you’ll hear, Lily wears a lot of hats – she’s an artist, activist, beer writer and photographer, and with her newest project, a brewer! Lily tells us how The Queer Brewing Project got started, what her day-to-day looks like now, both with the Project and outside of it, what s ...…
 
Today’s guest is Ellie Walsh, General Manager at BrewDog Canary Wharf. Ellie tells us what it takes to run a bar, how her uni studies in film making are surprisingly relevant to her role today, what she enjoys most about being a part of the beer industry, and a whole lot more. Here she is…
 
(NSFW) This week the boys find themselves back at Wren after two long years! Last time they talked to Luke, and he hoped that the 16oz can format would take off. They discuss how that went (we think pretty well) and get a post anniversary update on how everything went for their 4th Anniversary. How their success over the past four years has hel ...…
 
Today’s guest is Louisa Ziane, Global Brand and Sustainability Director for Toast Ale. You’ll hear all about how Louisa helped get Toast off the ground and how her varied background – from law and accounting, to consulting and digital marketing – made her the perfect person for the job. Louisa also tells us about Toast’s mission and why it’s so ...…
 
Today’s guest is Lucy Do, owner of The Dodo micropub in Hanwell, west London. Lucy tells us what micropub is, what inspired her to open one, how she made it happen, and what she enjoys most about being a part of the beer industry. Here she is…
 
(NSFW or HCPC) Since Ed is over seas drinking copious amounts of Guinness. Nate, Jeff and Chris decided to crash the patio at The Sleepy Whale. They gush over what is on tap at this new craft beer destination in downtown Chandler. Including some big hitters like Bottle Logic, Pueblo Vida, and their own collaboration with Arizona Wilderness call ...…
 
Today’s guest is Annabel Smith, a self-described professional beer taster. Annabel is an award-winning Beer Sommelier and offers tastings, trainings, and consultancy through her own business, BeerBelle. You’ll hear about how Annabel discovered her love for beer, her journey from pub landlady to professional beer taster, and what she enjoys most ...…
 
Today’s guest is Francesca Slattery, Overseas Manager for The Five Points Brewing Company. Francesca has been a part of the Five Points team since 2016. She got her start at the brewery here in London, but when her personal circumstances changed and she relocated to Dublin... she brought the job with her! For anyone wanting to know how to break ...…
 
New Brew Review is a bi-weekly bonus podcast. Each episode a new reviewer from the world of craft beer will try a new brew they have never had before and share what they think of it with you in a bonus podcast. As the reviewer should be trying a new beer, and recording at the same time we hope to capture a very honest review. Not what they hope ...…
 
Today’s guest is Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, a role she’s held for the past 10 years. We talk about the many different aspects of Brigid’s role, her previous work experience and how she got to the role she’s in today, the accomplishment she’s most proud of, and a whole lot more. I will note that as Br ...…
 
Welcome back to Beer with Nat. On every episode, I share a beer and a chat with people who do what they love for a living... they work in the beer industry. Come on back next week for the first episode of season two!By Natalya Watson.
 
(NSFW) We are fans of Rowley and Wren House but Goldwater is becoming a recording day favorite. Arizona is seeing a lot of new locations from familiar faces. Chris might have switched his craft allegiance from Mesa to Chandler. Mergers might be the next trend in craft beer. Our Information: Music Credit: Takotsubo Men The assorted sounds of thr ...…
 
(NSFW) A road trip north to party with one of the best breweries in the state — Dark Sky Brewing celebrates their 4th anniversary! We sit down with Ryan and Nick the day after to figure out if we have a hang over or if it’s just altitude sickness. We establish a few things, first send all your mayo pictures to Ryan, and second there is no basem ...…
 
(NSFW) Eddie and Chris talk about McFate re-branding back to Fate. They go over some rumors about how this all came about. Touch base about SunUp Brewing going to a tab room only. How pizza is the next big thing in craft breweries that want a food option. Another craft brewery from the east coast sells out to a major investor. Modern Times reac ...…
 
(NSFW) This week Jeff is excited to be back on the show, Chris and Eddie are thrilled to be on Main Street and Nate won't be happy he missed Dr. Pepper slushies. Two of our Patreon Supporters join us at Cider Corp for a good dose of the rapid round and talk about Downtown Mesa. We take a second look at Second Chance Brewing coming to Arizona, t ...…
 
(NSFW) This week, we are amazed by road maps and algorithms, unimpressed with Nate’s beer pouring skills and disappointed by beers from a popular brewery. Arizona’s most underrated brewery wins an award in Oregon. Big beer buys spirits. Arizona’s thirst for craft beer has more out of state breweries planning distribution. Beers We Tried Julius ...…
 
Today’s guest is Anouk Lagae, President Core Europe for Duvel Moortgat - an independent, family-run Belgian brewery - a role she's held for the past two years, after being promoted from her previous role as Chief Marketing Officer. After graduating with a degree in business engineering, Anouk held marketing and management roles at Unilever and ...…
 
(NSFW) It is hard to believe we are already back at AZ Strong Beer Festival. This year we had a new Hoppy Craftsmen tag along to help with the interviews, Eddie Gomez! We wanted to do something a little different this year and not just ask about what people brought with them. Don't worry we still asked them that. But, we wanted to dig a little ...…
 
Today’s guest is Nanna Guldbaek, Art Director for Norwegian brewery Lervig. Although Nanna just gradated from her Industrial Design program in Denmark last year, she didn’t wait until she finished university to get to work – balancing projects for uni while producing beer labels for Lervig. Nanna’s been working with Lervig for two years now, in ...…
 
(NSFW) The Craftsmen start out by talking with co-owners of Irene's Tap Room Bonnie and Aaron. We get the skinny on what they are all about, how the place got started, and why they have such an amazing tap list of independent craft beers and wine. We dive into how this match up between two of our favorite breweries came to be. Then we go off th ...…
 
In a Beer with Nat first, this week includes a bonus episode! Lotte Peplow, who you heard from in Episode #008, is so passionate about beer and food pairing, she invited me to her home and prepared three different pairings for us to share... so we could eventually share them with you, as well. Lotte talks us through each dish – a starter, main, ...…
 
Today’s guest is Lotte Peplow, UK representative for the United States Brewers Association, the trade body for small and independent craft brewers in the States. After graduating from uni, Lotte got her start in PR, working at several different agencies and representing various breweries and beer brands over the years, before deciding to set up ...…
 
(NSFW) This week we talk about how two of the craftsmen joined the Superstition Meadery guild membership. Then how they have to pay back the borrowed money from a loan shark. But, they are going to flush with mead though! Nate is a tad disappointed with the Wren House Saguaro Society swag. We then discuss which one of the Wren's releases was ou ...…
 
Today’s guest is Jane Peyton, an award-winning drinks educator, author, speaker, broadcaster, and tour guide who runs her own business – the School of Booze – which she founded back in 2008 to offer training, consultancy, and corporate events. Jane tells us what she was doing before she started the School of Booze and how a Venn diagram helped ...…
 
(NSFW) The guys talk about their New Year shenanigans, how champagne gives them headaches on demand. They go over some beer lists about Winter Beer Lists. Which then in turns brings up just chugging porters to stay warm. We talk beer laws in Mississippi. We go over a beer that guys did not like from Az Wilderness. The Resilience from Sierra Nev ...…
 
Today’s guest is Ree Scales, People and Development Manager for Mother Kelly’s, an independent group of pubs, bars, and bottle shops based here in London. Back in 2015, Ree and I used to work together behind the bar at Mother Kelly’s in Bethnal Green, an East London beer institution. She started there in April that year, just a year after Mothe ...…
 
Today’s guest is Julie O’Grady, Head of Sales, Marketing, and Events for Liverpool's Neptune Brewery. Although Julie is relatively new to her current full-time role at Neptune, she’s been part of the brewery since it opened in 2015, as she and her husband, Les, founded the brewery together. For the first few years, Julie was working full time f ...…
 
(NSFW) Once again Ed and Chris sit down and talk beer related things. Chris brings over a cellar beer he has been sitting on since 2016 to end the year right. They cover the sad but sweet news that a brewer is leaving the AZ beer scene for bigger and better things. They cover some good and bad 2018 lists, including beers, can art, and most anti ...…
 
Today’s guest is Jan Rogers, owner and director of Marble Brewery in Manchester. In 1990, Jan turned up for a drink at the Marble Arch pub and – in her words – didn’t go home. She began working at the pub and, when it was facing uncertainty in the late ‘90s, Jan was adamant that karaoke wasn’t the fix. Instead, the decision was made to install ...…
 
(NSFW) Ed and Chris sit down and talk about holiday shopping for the beer lover in your life. How sites that are not related to craft beer are putting out some pretty lame beer holiday gift guides. Ed goes over the Saguaro Society membership, the class of 2019 group, the record setting sellout of the fifty spaces. They wax and wane on what real ...…
 
Today’s guest is Gaia Freytag, Quality Assurance Manager at Birrificio del Ducato in Parma, Italy. While pursing her Master's in Food Science and Technology, Gaia discovered her passion for beer and sought to learn everything she could through self-study, in addition to her coursework. After graduating, she had a short stint interning at a brew ...…
 
(NSFW) This episode the guys sit down with Matt and the elusive Greg to discuss the 4th anniversary of The Beer Research Institute (BRI). We get to see behind the curtain once again and talk about what makes BRI so awesome and how it takes more than just great beer to rep your brand. Always fun, always insightful, never a dull moment. Plus we g ...…
 
Today’s guest is Alix Shaw, Assistant Packaging Manager at The Five Points Brewing Company in Hackney, East London. Alix is also a co-founder of the Crafty Beer Girls, a community of beer loving ladies who work in the beer industry or just enjoy a good pint. In addition to monthly meet ups at pubs and bars in London, Crafty Beer Girls has an on ...…
 
(NSFW) This week Nate and Chris are joined on the show friend of the show Ed Gomez aka Barley Legible. We talk about anniversaries that are happening all this month and next. How oatmeal chocolate raisin cookies are the best. That Nate wants all breweries to just move closer to him. The Wandering Tortoise is getting a second location in Chandle ...…
 
Today’s guest is the incredible Jaega Wise. Jagea is head brewer at Wild Card Brewery in Walthamstow, East London, the brewery she’s been a part of since it opened in 2012. When she’s not in the brewhouse, you can catch Jaega on the telly, as she’s a presenter on Channel 5’s The Wine Show. She’s also been widely recognized for her work as an eq ...…
 
Welcome to Beer with Nat. I’m your host, Natalya Watson, but you can call me Nat – everyone else does! On every episode, I'll share a beer and a chat with people who do what they love for a living... they work in the beer industry. From head brewers, to packaging managers, to beer writers, and PRs, they’ve sat down with me to share their storie ...…
 
New Brew Review is a bi-weekly bonus podcast. Each episode a new reviewer from the world of craft beer will try a new brew they have never had before and share what they think of it with you in a bonus podcast. As the reviewer should be trying a new beer, and recording at the same time we hope to capture a very honest review. Not what they hope ...…
 
(NSFW) This week Jeff and Chris get to hang out at The Beer Research Institute and enjoy some of their amazing beers they have on tap. They then talk about local beer releases that they are excited about. It is also that time a year again. GABF and the pumpkin spice beer invasions! They speak of what kind of route would be the best at GABF, lik ...…
 
(NSFW) For our 50th episode we wanted to do something a little different than the normal rant episode or even the standard brewery interview. However, we still wanted to hang out with some of our friends from the Arizona brewing scene. So we asked long time guest on the show Ed Gomez aka Barely Legible and Noel Garcia to come hangout at Jeff's ...…
 
(NSFW) Getting ready for Episode 50 so we dug deep into the archive and pulled out episode 16. This is the first episode that Chris, Nate, and Jeff were on together. This time in our newest format, and unedited. So there will be breaks and there will be crazy things said before we come back from those breaks. Enjoy! Long time listener, and frie ...…
 
(NSFW) The guys are all back together again, running through the old format of drinking beers and shooting the shit. We talk about the latest buyout from Heineken, our bucket list breweries that we want visit before we kick the bucket. We wax on about Wren House and AZ Wilderness. All the while we try four different beers that we had saved and ...…
 
In this episode Nate and Chris sit down with Barley Legible and wax about pouring at Real Wild and Woody 2018. They listen to a few interviews that we did during the festival. And talk about some of the "latest" news. Oh, and Nate bags on Ed for bringing some old beers. Our Guest Info: Wren House Brewing 12 West Brewing Beer Research Institute ...…
 
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