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Brewbound Podcast
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The Brewbound Podcast is an extension of Brewbound’s leading B2B beer industry reporting, featuring interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes are released every Thursday. Send comments and suggestions to podcast@brewbound.com.
 
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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In Episode 1 of the Brewbound Podcast’s second season, editor Justin Kendall interviews Societe Brewing co-founder and CEO Douglas Constantiner. Constantiner discusses why 2019 has been a transformative year for the up-and-coming San Diego craft brewery, his journey from investment banking to craft brewing and much more.…
 
(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 ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 45 of the Brewbound Podcast, Beer Institute CEO Jim McGreevy discusses his group’s effort to extend tax cuts for all brewers and importers. He also discusses the importance of fighting aluminum and steel tariffs, explains what it’s like to work in Washington, D.C., as a lobbyist in the Trump era, and provides an update on an industry ...…
 
In episode 44 of the Brewbound Podcast, Julie Verratti discusses her experience opening a second brewing location, and explains why the company structured its debt around reasonable growth projections. Show Notes: 0:00 – 15:30: Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall introduce episode 44 and recap their Fourth of July vacations. 15:30 – 46:05: Furnari ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 43 of the Brewbound Podcast, Nancy Palmer discusses what franchise law reform could look like in Georgia, and shares her outlook on similar efforts across the U.S. Show Notes: 0:00 – 10:30: Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall introduce episode 43, do some Fourth of July trivia and share the latest news 10:30 – 39:40: Furnari interviews ...…
 
In episode 42 of the Brewbound Podcast, Torch & Crown Brewing co-founder John Dantzler discusses the ins and outs of bankruptcy buys, and explains why he’s committed to opening a production brewery in Manhattan. He also discusses what’s leading to the uptick in distressed brewery sales, and shares how his business model has evolved over the las ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 41 of the Brewbound Podcast, Brew Gentlemen co-founder Matt Katase discusses his flagship philosophy and explains why he identifies “themes” to help guide the company at the start of every year. He also shares the company’s expansion plans and contemplates the future of beer retailing. Show Notes: 0:00 – 10:55: Chris Furnari and Just ...…
 
In episode 40 of the Brewbound Podcast, Athletic Brewing co-founder Bill Shufelt discusses his outlook on the emerging non-alcoholic beer sector in the U.S., and the occasions in which his products -- and others like it -- play. Show Notes: 0:00 – 23:45: Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall introduce episode 40, discuss the Beer Institute’s annual ...…
 
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 ...…
 
In episode 39 of the Brewbound Podcast, Sleeping Giant founder Matthew Osterman shares his perspective on the current state of contract brewing in the U.S. and explains how the contract brewery competes for business at a time when some well-known regional craft players have opened up their breweries for contract opportunities. Show Notes: 0:00 ...…
 
In episode 38 of the Brewbound Podcast, New Belgium CEO Steve Fechheimer discusses the internal tug-of-war between creating new brand identities and leveraging the company’s already well-established name. Show Notes: 0:00 – 20:35: Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall introduce episode 38 and discuss news 20:35 – 52:15: Furnari and Kendall interview ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 37 of the Brewbound Podcast, Ceria Beverages co-founder Keith Villa discusses his days of brewing and selling the iconic Blue Moon brand, and shares his outlook for the future of cannabis-infused drinks. Show Notes: 0:00 – 26:05: Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall introduce episode 37 and discuss the latest news 26:05 – 1:09:55: Furnar ...…
 
In episode 36 of the Brewbound Podcast, Iron Hill Brewery’s Mark Edelson and Kim Boerema discuss the opportunities and challenges of running a brewpub chain at a time when brewery taprooms have become so popular, and explain how they see the taproom-focused business model evolving. Show Notes: 0:00 – 23:10: Furnari and Justin Kendall introduce ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 35 of the Brewbound Podcast, Lawson’s Finest Liquids founder Sean Lawson discusses the Sip of Sunshine business and explains how his company approaches innovation. He also shares advice for brewery owners looking to expand and talks about how to entice customers to visit the taproom. Show Notes: 0:00 – 17:30: Furnari and Kendall intr ...…
 
In episode 34 of the Brewbound Podcast, Ninkasi Brewing co-founder Nikos Ridge shares his vision for the Legacy Breweries platform, and explains some of the transaction options that are available to brewery owners. He also discusses how the proliferation of smaller craft breweries is impacting regional breweries, Ninkasi’s new hard seltzer offe ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 33 of the Brewbound Podcast, we rebroadcast this month’s Brew Talks conversation on diversity and inclusion with Brewers Association diversity ambassador Dr. J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham; Founders Brewing diversity and inclusion director Graci Harkema; and Bow & Arrow Brewing founder Shyla Sheppard. Show Notes: 0:00 – 16:25: Furnari and ...…
 
In episode 33 of the Brewbound Podcast, Sebago Brewing’s Kai Adams discusses the ways in which his company has evolved over the years, the decisions he’s made along the way, the legislative climate for craft beer in Maine, and how a two-decades-old brewery stays relevant in a competitive environment. Show Notes: 0:00 – 19:10: Furnari and Kendal ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 31 of the Brewbound Podcast, Donn Bichsel discusses how Revolution Brewing is dealing with industry headwinds and shares his outlook on the future of craft. He also shares how the company is staying relevant in a crowded marketplace, and how it intends to succeed over the long-term. Show Notes: 0:00 – 14:50: Furnari and Kendall intro ...…
 
In episode 30 of the Brewbound Podcast, NBWA chief economist Lester Jones explains how the NBWA’s monthly “Beer Purchaser’s Index” can help predict future industry trends, and how beer professionals can use it to make more informed decisions. He also explains his “cognitive beer dissonance” theory, and gives us all a reason to believe that the ...…
 
In episode 29 of the Brewbound Podcast, Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall chat with Allagash founder Rob Tod about how the addition of canned packages will transform the Allagash business in the years to come, how the company is repositioning itself off-premise, why it invests disproportionately in quality-control measures and ...…
 
In episode 28 of the Brewbound Podcast, BA chief economist Bart Watson shares his early 2018 analysis and discusses the circumstances that have led to an increasing number of brewery closures in recent years. He also answers questions about the BA’s revised craft brewer definition, and the possible future impact of legal recreational cannabis o ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 27 of the Brewbound Podcast, Fort Point Beer Company founder Justin Catalana shares his plan to grow the company’s revenue to as much as $22 million in 2019, while hiring another five dozen employees. He also discusses the pros and cons of self-distribution, why the company takes a debt-averse approach to financing growth, and how it ...…
 
In episode 26 of the Brewbound Podcast, recorded in February, Monday Night Brewing co-founder Jeff Heck discusses the company’s recruiting and hiring processes, interviewing and onboarding new employees, the company’s culture, and how the executive team encourages employees to take ownership over certain aspects of the brewery’s operations. Sho ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 25 of the Brewbound Podcast, Bissell Brothers co-founder Peter Bissell shares his company’s origin story and discusses brand building, the future of “line culture” in craft beer, how the company is introducing its beer to new consumers at a secondary brewery in northern Maine, and why he looks outside of the beer industry for inspira ...…
 
In episode 24 of the Brewbound Podcast, which was recorded at the end of 2018, Chris Jackson and Patrick Delves discuss Seismic’s sustainability efforts, what it’s like to sell beer in wine country, early entrepreneurial lessons they’ve learned, and how the emerging cannabis industry could disrupt the alcohol sector, among other topics. Also 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 episode 23 of the Brewbound Podcast, Jason and Todd Alström sit down for a discussion about the business of beer festivals, the future of print journalism within beer, A-B InBev’s investment in competitor beer ratings website RateBeer, and what it’s like to be at the center of a controversy that is unfolding on the BeerAdvocate forum. Also i ...…
 
In episode 22 of the Brewbound Podcast, Russian River Brewing co-owner Natalie Cilurzo sits down for a wide-ranging conversation that examines the process of managing debt, buying out investors, building a $50 million brewery, exploring industry trends and more. Also in this episode: Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall discuss An ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 21 of the Brewbound Podcast, Murray discusses the changes to the American beer scene that he’s witnessed during his long career in beer, his latest collaboration with Wachusett Brewing and innovations that could drive future category growth. Also in this episode: Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall share their takeaway ...…
 
In episode 20 of the Brewbound Podcast, House Beer founder Brendan Sindell discusses his company’s value proposition, its distribution and growth strategy, the challenges and opportunities of selling a single product offering and why his investors remain interested in the beer category despite declining volumes. Also in this episode: Brewbound ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 19 of the Brewbound Podcast, Josh Landan talks about his time building the Saint Archer brand and the lessons he learned as a first-time entrepreneur. He also discusses the differences between building a beer company and a non-alcoholic beverage company. Also in this episode: Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall discuss ...…
 
In episode 18 of the Brewbound Podcast, Tony Yanow discusses the circumstances that led to the sale of Golden Road, and what his goals are for the Artisanal Brewers Collective. He also talks about the state of the craft beer market, the consumer shift toward supporting hyper-local businesses, and how he evaluates beers that are sold in his pubs ...…
 
In episode 17 of the Brewbound Podcast, Brewery Ommegang president Doug Campbell discusses the Brut IPA trend, how Brewery Ommegang plans to help build awareness around the new style, and the challenges of building an entirely new product category. He also discusses strategies for executing successful partnerships – such as the one Ommegang had ...…
 
In episode 16 of the Brewbound Podcast, Brooklyn Brewery CEO Eric Ottaway discusses his company’s global partnership strategy, shrinking international opportunities for U.S. craft breweries, growing consumer interest in low- and no-alcohol products, and the overall state of the beer business. Also in this episode: Brewbound editors Chris Furnar ...…
 
(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 ...…
 
In episode 15 of the Brewbound Podcast, Woods Beer Co. founder Jim Woods discusses his company’s shift from a distribution-focused business model to a retail-minded operation. He also talks about the difficulty of trying to build a new product segment – in his case yerba mate-infused beer – and the challenges small breweries face now that thous ...…
 
In episode 14 of the Brewbound Podcast, Michael Kurson and Neil Quigley, the founders of Briggs Hard Seltzer, discuss their offerings – which are made with 100 percent real fruit -- the emerging spiked seltzer category, and the opportunities they see for a higher-end brand in the market. Also in this episode: Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and ...…
 
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