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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.
 
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(NSFW) In this weeks Road Sodas episode, The Hoppy Craftsmen go over Phoenix New Time's Best of 2020. A few of the places we love made the list, and was pumped to see them get some recognition. Next, Instagram keeps promoting some strange investment opportunity, the guys dig deeper into what that is. For once Ed and Chris are fan boy'n out to some …
 
On the second episode of the revamped Brewbound Podcast, a panel of three expert guests discuss hard seltzer introductions from Michelob Ultra, Topo Chico and others, as well as the recently completed acquisition of Craft Brew Alliance by Anheuser-Busch. Guests include NBWA chief economist Lester Jones, marketing and communications consultant Lisa …
 
On the first episode of the revamped Brewbound Podcast, a panel of guests discuss recent beer industry news stories, including the joint venture between Molson Coors and Yuengling, the DOJ’s approval of the merger between Anheuser-Busch InBev and Craft Brew Alliance, a study that found the beer industry could shed 651,000 jobs by the end of the yea…
 
Nearly six months after the pandemic upended the beer industry, leaders from the three major beer industry trade organizations discuss how the industry is meeting challenges presented by the novel coronavirus, efforts to provide brewers with relief, the industry’s legislative priorities, and much more. Guests include National Beer Wholesalers Assoc…
 
Leaders from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Russian River Brewing Company, Green Bench Brewing Co. and Hopewell Brewing Co. share how their breweries have operated since the COVID-19 pandemic upended the beer industry in mid-March. Panelists include Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione, Russian River co-owner Natalie Cilurzo, Green Bench co-owner and…
 
(NSFW) The guys catch on some more local news. Probably some other national news, and possibly some regional news as well. I'm sure there is some mention of an odd beer that has been produced. The notable Rowley Farmhouse is mentioned since their head brewer Wes has took a job some where else. Chris tries and old favor tire that turns out to be not…
 
Dealmakers from Arlington Capital Advisors, Cascadia Capital, Cowen and Company, and Farlie, Turner & Co. discuss the influence of private equity money on the craft brewing industry and the current state of M&A activity in the brewing space. Guests include Craig Farlie, Managing Director, Farlie, Turner & Co.; Townsend Ziebold, Managing Director In…
 
(NSFW) The guys are back with this weeks road soda's episode. They talk about what shouldn't be in a beer. Including two newly released beers, one of them is a mustard beer. Sorry for all the puking sounds in the background, they couldn't help themselves. They go over the recent announcement of Stone Brewing's current CEO leaving and what that mean…
 
Fresh Fest co-founder Day Bracey joins to discuss the beer festival showcasing Black-owned breweries, and industry professionals share taproom staff management best practices. Bracey shares his experience organizing a cultural event in a post-COVID-19 world. Dani Babineau, CEO of Worcester, Massachusetts-based Redemption Rock Brewing, and Adam Dela…
 
The leaders of Ballast Point Brewing discuss their journey from running small upstart craft brewery Kings & Convicts, to making one of the biggest acquisitions of 2019. CEO Brendan Watters and COO Chris Bradley shared the challenges they faced as they were handed the keys to Ballast Point from Constellation Brands just two days before the COVID-19 …
 
(NSFW) Road Sodas Return! After a little hiatus the guys are back. Ed recently braved leaving his house for a road trip to California. He hit up multiple breweries, and was able to see how they are handling social distancing compared to Arizona. He was lucky enough to be staying close to Russian River and was able to bring back for the rest of the …
 
Danelle Kosmal, VP of Beverage Alcohol Practice at Nielsen, analyzes hard seltzer sales trends during the coronavirus pandemic, and leaders from hard seltzer brands Press, Nauti and Bubs discuss how their regional and national brands are competing in the fast-growing segment. Joining Kosmal on the panel are Archie Gleason, VP of sales for Bubs make…
 
Brewing education is expensive, and it’s often difficult for entrepreneurs who are Black, indigenous and people of color to secure capital. These hurdles often keep women and people of color out of beer, an industry that’s long been dominated by white men. This week’s panelists are working to provide scholarships, hands-on experience or business lo…
 
Border X Brewing co-owners David and Carmen Favela and Mujeres Brew Club co-founder Esthela Davila discuss the upcoming Mujeres Brew House, a taproom and community space for women in San Diego to learn about brewing and the beer industry. Dan Kopman, the CEO of Maryland-based Heavy Seas, discusses the current state of the beer industry and the regu…
 
Legal experts Nichole Shustack of McDermott, Will & Emery and Shauna Barnes of Kaleo Legal joined Brewbound Frontlines to discuss recent privileges extended to brewers and retailers during the COVID-19 pandemic and the finer points of operating within the three-tier system. Jim Peters, director of the Responsible Hospitality Institute, discussed ex…
 
Leaders of Massachusetts craft breweries Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers, Wormtown Brewery, Castle Island Brewing and Vitamin Sea Brewing discuss their 2019 volume growth and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation turned to the measure of success in the volume growth-obsessed craft beer industry. Panelists discussed what indicators they ch…
 
Weathered Souls Brewing co-founder Marcus Baskerville and marketing and sales manager Kimberly Machado discuss the Black is Beautiful collaboration, which aims to raise money and awareness to end police brutality and racism. So far, 635 breweries have signed up to participate. Buffalo Wild Wings beverage innovation manager Jason Murphy shares the s…
 
Brewers Association chief economist Bart Watson and National Beer Wholesalers Association chief economist Lester Jones discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected consumers’ beer-buying patterns, what the road back might look like for the beer industry and what’s needed in the interim as breweries attempt to recoup losses from a shuttered on-pre…
 
In Episode 21 of the Brewbound Podcasts’s third season, leaders of Stone Brewing, Rogue Ales & Spirits and Revolution Brewing discuss how their companies are navigating the COVID-19 pandemic. Stone Brewing CEO Dominic Engels, Rogue Ales & Spirits president Dharma Tamm and Revolution Brewing CFO Doug Veliky share updates on their breweries’ business…
 
In Episode 20 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, experts from leading e-commerce platforms Drizly and GoPuff, as well as beverage analysts from Rabobank discuss the success of the e-commerce channel during the COVID-19 pandemic. Drizly director of consumer insights Liz Paquette, GoPuff director of alcohol Randy Ornstein and Rabobank analysts …
 
Cinder Block’s Bryce Schaffter, 2nd Shift’s Libby Crider, Creature Comforts’ Chris Herron and Monday Night’s Jeff Heck discuss how they plan to ease back into on-premise service, safety precautions they’re adding to their breweries and the emotional aspect of how it feels to weigh business conditions against the health and safety of staff and custo…
 
In Episode 18 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, guild leaders from California, New York and Illinois, as well as Brewers Association senior VP Paul Gatza discuss challenges during the COVID-19 outbreak. Gatza, along with Illinois Craft Brewers Guild executive director Danielle D’Alessandro, California Craft Brewers Association executive dire…
 
In Episode 17 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, Harpoon Brewery co-founder Dan Kenary and Deschutes Brewery founder Gary Fish discuss the survival mode thousands of craft brewers find themselves in. They would know -- Kenary and Fish’s companies have ridden out many storms during their 30-plus years in business. They discuss leadership, what…
 
In Episode 16 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, the founders of Other Half, Trillium and WeldWerks discuss how they’re adjusting their businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Trillium’s JC and Esther Tetreault, Other Half’s Matt Monahan and WeldWerks’ Colin Jones discuss how their businesses have pivoted, how they’re approaching innovation,…
 
(NSFW) Warning this is not a drill! The Craftsmen have Wes from Rowley Farmhouse Ales on the show. Then mysteriously it gets Zoom Hi-Jacked! Some man calling himself John shows up and crashes the party. Listen to the show and if this man sounds like some one you know please send us an email. Though, Ed, Nate, and Chris were still able to talk to We…
 
Representatives from Iowa’s Exile Brewing, Oklahoma’s COOP Ale Works and North Dakota’s Six Shooter Hospitality share what it’s like to operate in states that haven’t issued statewide stay at home orders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nick Cervine, Sean Mossman and Angie Pelton share safety measures they’re taking, their experiences applying for gov…
 
Bump Williams Consulting VP of business development and portfolio strategy Brian “BK” Krueger discusses the slowdown in alcoholic beverage purchasing during the week ending March 28 following two weeks of stocking up during the COVID-19 outbreak. Krueger also shares thoughts on the patterns consumers are beginning to settle into, including the freq…
 
Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione, Denizens Brewing Company co-founder Julie Verratti, Total Wine director of beer Matt Bardill and Winking Lizard Restaurant and Tavern co-owner John Lane share how the COVID-19 outbreak has impacted their businesses and discuss strategies for navigating the crisis during a special Brew Talks event.…
 
(NSFW) In this this weeks remote Road Sodas episode the guys talk about current events in Arizona, how some of the laws should be kept this way for beer and craft drink deliveries. There was a recent article on what beers to drink while watching the Top 10 trending shows on Netflix. The Craftsmen weren't impressed with it. So they created our own! …
 
In Episode 11 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, Monday Night Brewing’s Jeff Heck shares how the Atlanta craft brewery went into “survival mode” due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Heck discussed the existential threat facing small breweries and the entire hospitality business during a crisis few could have predicted, how business owners must balan…
 
In Episode 10 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, editor Justin Kendall interviews Rabobank analysts Jim Watson and Bourcard Nesin. Watson and Nesin share insights into the shift in consumer purchasing behaviors caused by the coronavirus disease, the effect on premium products, the opportunity for e-commerce sales and the challenges facing sma…
 
In Episode 9 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, editor Justin Kendall interviews Arlington Capital Advisors principal Ryan Lake. Lake discusses why deal-making in the craft beer industry hasn't slowed in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lake provides insights into those conversations, stresses that good brands will always find a home and m…
 
(NSFW) We dig deep into our inner nerd and decide that we are going to drink electronically with each other. In this new easy to consume format, we call Road Sodas, we hope to get episodes out weekly. It will mostly be just updates and our thoughts on the state of Arizona Craft Beer. Which isn't much different than our standard format, just hopeful…
 
In Episode 8 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, editor Justin Kendall interviews Vitamin Sea Brewing co-founder Dino Funari. Funari shares how Vitamin Sea’s growing popularity doesn’t make the company immune to the realities of business, the challenges of balancing time at the brewery with his day job, the goal of maintaining a work-life bala…
 
In Episode 7 of the Brewbound Podcast’s third season, editor Justin Kendall interviews Atlanta Brewing marketing director Cameron Davis. Davis shares what it’s like to deconstruct a legacy brand and relaunch it anew, as well as the fallout of rebranding, the realities not matching expectations, the importance of working with an agency, and more.…
 
(NSFW) In this end of year episode Ed and Chris go over a lot of local happenings. One bit of news hits home pretty hard for Chris. But at the same time is a glimpse of hope for friends of the show. They cover not one but two different AZ centered beer books that have been released. The latest brewery openings in Phoenix and around the valley. They…
 
(NSFW) We mention Rowley Farmouse Ales on almost every episode. So its a little surprising that It's been nearly two years since we've had John Rowley on the show and A LOT has happened since then. A feature on Diners Drive-in and Dives and multiple medals from the Great American Beer Festival are just a few of the highlights we talk about when we …
 
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