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The beertruth podcast takes an honest look at the craft beverage industry with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Find out what drives and inspires brewers, what their story is, and yes, what their favorite hop is.
 
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I talk to brewmaster Tyler Fitzpatrick about brewing in one of the smartest communities in the world. ----- https://lamplighterbrewing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lamplighterbrew/ https://www.instagram.com/pepitacoffeeco/ ----- https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ ----- Music credit: “Zigzag” by Kevin MacLeod Link:…
 
Founder Chris Gandsy joins me to talk beer, biscuits, and brewing in a Brooklyn basement. ----- https://www.biscuitsandbeer.nyc/ https://www.instagram.com/biscuitsandbeer/ ----- https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ ----- Music credit: “Zigzag” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5020-zigzag Li…
 
Lost Lantern Whiskey, a Vermont company that sources and bottles hand-selected casks from independent distillers all over the country. Founders Nora and Adam join me to talk whiskey. ----- https://www.lostlanternwhiskey.com/ https://www.instagram.com/lostlanternwhiskey/ ----- https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ -----…
 
Geoff Scott and Rodg Little of Oak Park Brewing Company join me to discuss beer, music, festivals, and how the industry can progress with race relations. ----- https://opbrewco.com/ https://www.instagram.com/opbrewco/ https://brewyourstory.com/ https://peoplesbeer.com/ ----- https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ ----- …
 
High Water brewmaster and founder Steve Altimari joins the show to discuss his nearly 30 years in the industry. We also talk about adjuncts and milkshake IPAs, naturally. https://www.highwaterbrewing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/highwaterbrewing/ https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Ke…
 
Sam Tierney joins me to talk about Firestone Walker's Southern California outpost, where he runs the brewery in search of the next great FW beer. https://www.instagram.com/firestonewalker_propagator/ https://www.firestonebeer.com/ https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: …
 
Zac Ross of Marlowe Artisanal Ales (and Twelve Percent Beer Project) joins me to talk lower-strength beers and taking a different approach to brewing. https://www.instagram.com/marloweales/ https://www.instagram.com/twelve.percent.beer.project/ https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin …
 
The legend himself, Vinnie Cilurzo, joins me for a conversation at the Windsor brewery. We talk hops and how their uses have evolved since he started in the business, and Vinnie reveals what Russian River's plans are for seltzer. Check out Russian River Brewing: https://www.russianriverbrewing.com https://www.instagram.com/russianriverbrewingoffici…
 
Nick Bonadies and Zach Page, cofounders of Belleflower, join me to discuss their unique beginnings, what they're doing in Portland, and where things are headed for the brewery. Check out Belleflower Brewing: https://www.belleflowerbeer.com/ https://www.facebook.com/belleflowerbeer https://www.instagram.com/belleflowerbeer/ Check out beertruth: http…
 
I talk with Sam Gilbert, founder of Temescal in Oakland, CA. We discuss the craft beer reckonings taking place, as well as refined yet approachable beer. Check out Temescal Brewing Company: https://www.temescalbrewing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/temescalbeer/ Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/son…
 
A conversation with Rob Tod, founder of Allagash. We focus on sustainability, doing things the right way (even if it means sacrificing potential profits), and Rob runs through a few new beers from Allagash. https://www.allagash.com/ https://www.instagram.com/allagashbrewing/ https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https:/…
 
A sit-down with Ryan Nosek, one of the founders at Ghost Town Brewing in Oakland, California. We talk west coast IPA, death metal, and foeders. Check out Ghost Town Brewing Company: https://www.ghosttownbrewing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownbrewing/ Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4…
 
Charlie from Norway Brewing Company joins me to talk brett beers, maximizing a small brewing space, and both Norways. https://www.norwaybrewing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/norwaybrewingco/ https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4…
 
Picking up where we left off last week, Ray talks about contract brewing and beer festivals. SoCal Cerveceros: https://www.socalcerveceros.org/ https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub https://www.instagram.com/socalcerveceros/ Norwalk Brew House: https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkBrewHouse https://www.instagram.com/norwalkbrewhouse/ beer…
 
A chat with Ray Rivera, founder of the SoCal Cerveceros and Norwalk Brew House. The SoCal Cerveceros are a Latino-focused homebrew club that welcomes everybody, and Norwalk Brew House is a beer brand with a musical twist. SoCal Cerveceros: https://www.socalcerveceros.org/ https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub https://www.instagram.co…
 
A conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in craft beer with Collin Knight, creator of the Black Brew Dialogues. We talk about making progress with DEI in craft beer and ways to get better, as well as what Black Brew Dialogues hopes to accomplish. Check out Black Brew Dialogues & Hop Forward Equality: https://www.hopforwardequality.com/…
 
A conversation with Ashleigh Carter of Bierstadt Lagerhaus. We talk Slow Pour Pils, the Reinheitsgebot, beer clean glassware, and blue raspberries. Check out Bierstadt Lagerhaus: https://bierstadtlager.com/ https://www.facebook.com/bierstadtlager https://www.instagram.com/bierstadtlager/ Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com/ https://www.faceb…
 
A conversation with Fox Tale co-founder Felipe Bravo. Felipe applies his engineering background to craft beer to maximize efficiency, and his partner Wendy brings a professional yet creative approach to the fermented food game. Check out Fox Tale Fermentation Project: https://www.instagram.com/foxtalefermentationproject/ https://www.facebook.com/fo…
 
Part 2 of my conversation with Chaz and Mario, co-founders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co in Oakland, CA. We talk about what it means for them to be the only Black-owned brewery in Oakland, diversity, and hard seltzer (not really). https://www.hellacoastal.com https://www.instagram.com/hellacoastal/ https://www.facebook.com/Hella.Coastal.Brewing https…
 
I talk with Chaz and Mario, co-founders of Hella Coastal Brewing Co out of Oakland, CA. As the only Black-owned brewery in Oakland, Hella Coastal is setting the example for others to follow, one coquito-inspired beer, collaboration, and conversation at a time. https://www.hellacoastal.com https://www.instagram.com/hellacoastal/ https://www.facebook…
 
Culture Brewing head brewer Addison Poth joins me to talk hops, surviving the pandemic, and brewing by the beach. Check out Culture Brewing Co: https://www.culturebrewingco.com/ https://www.instagram.com/culturebrewingco/ https://www.facebook.com/CultureBrewingCo Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcas…
 
Whiskey Del Bac founder Stephen Paul and head distiller Veronica Townsend join me to talk American single malt whiskey, what that means, and their mesquite-fueled spin on the style. Check out Whiskey Del Bac: https://www.whiskeydelbac.com/ https://www.instagram.com/whiskeydelbac/ https://www.facebook.com/whiskeydelbac Check out beertruth: https://b…
 
The second half of a conversation with Lester, co-founder, and Magic, co-head brewer, of Barebottle Beer Co in San Francisco, CA. We get a little deeper into Barebottle's other projects, and Lester throws some shade my way. Check out Barebottle: https://www.barebottle.com/ https://www.instagram.com/barebottle/ https://www.facebook.com/Barebottle Ch…
 
The first half of a conversation with Lester, co-founder, and Magic, co-head brewer, of Barebottle Beer Co in San Francisco, CA. Homebrewers at heart, they still love to experiment with their ingredients and beers to keep things fun. Check out Barebottle: https://www.barebottle.com/ https://www.instagram.com/barebottle/ https://www.facebook.com/Bar…
 
An important and timely conversation with DeVonne Buckingham, brewmaster at Drake’s Brewing Company. Beer, diversity, accessibility, and Simcoe - all you need to hear! Check out Drake’s: https://drinkdrakes.com/ https://www.instagram.com/drakesbeer/ https://www.facebook.com/DrakesBeer Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com/ https://www.instagra…
 
A fun conversation with Aram Cretan, founder/head brewer at Federation in Oakland. Beer, diversity, and super funny jokes – all you ever needed. Check out Federation Brewing Company: https://www.federationbrewing.com/ https://www.instagram.com/federationbrew/ https://www.facebook.com/FederationBrewing Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Li…
 
A look back at the Peoples Brewing Company from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Purchased by Theodore Mack and becoming Wisconsin's first Black-owned brewery, Peoples had a short run in the 1970's, but still resonates today. Thank you to Lee at Oshkosh Beer Blog: https://oshkoshbeer.blogspot.com/ Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incom…
 
A conversation with Kyle Jefferson, cofounder of Pueblo Vida Brewing Company in Tucson, Arizona. We talk about chasing trends, having purpose behind intent, and doing the right thing as a small business. Check out beertruth on instagram and Facebook Check out Pueblo Vida Brewing Company: -on instagram -on Facebook -on the internet Music credit: “Ma…
 
I talk to Jared Smith, head brewer at Gyppo Ale Mill in Shelter Cove, California. Gyppo is known as California’s most remote brewery, but rumor has it the beer is worth the drive (or flight)! Gyppo Ale Mill online: https://gyppo.com/ https://www.instagram.com/gyppoalemill/ https://www.facebook.com/gyppoalemill beertruth podcast online: https://www.…
 
A fun conversation with Dane and Dagan, founders of Liars Bench Beer Co in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We discuss beer, among other relevant topics. That is all. Click play. Now. Check out beertruth: https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out Liars Bench Beer Co: https://www.liarsbenchbeer.com/ …
 
A conversation with Nicki Werner of Jefferson Beer Supply, a brewery-in-planning with hopes of opening in summer 2021. Nicki has been a brewer at Left Hand, among others, and is launching Jefferson Beer Supply as a way to bring the community together over - what else? - beer (and sausage!). Check out Jefferson Beer Supply: https://jeffersonbeersupp…
 
A conversation with Cinthya Cisneros, the mind behind La Cheve in Napa, CA. Cinthya put together an amazing "3 course" food and beer pairing, and talks about how she finds the right balance between food and beer. I restrain myself from eating multiple English muffins. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.po…
 
In this episode I take a look at Black Pride Beer, a company not many people have heard of. It had a short run, just 1969 to 1972, but the story resonates with the current intersection of craft beer and social justice. Check out the blog post: https://beertruth.com/blog Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusi…
 
A chat with Tod Mott, 30 year veteran of the New England craft beer scene. Tod talks about brewing with real ingredients (not extracts), and his no-BS approach to craft beer. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out Tributary Brewing: https://www.tri…
 
Michael Samford, head brewer at Yorkshire Square Brewery, talks about new beginnings and cask ale in the apocalypse. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out Yorkshire Square Brewery: http://yorkshiresquarebrewery.com/ https://www.instagram.com/yorks…
 
Let's talk about Mexican lagers, a style that I feel gets no respect. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay License: http://creativecommons.org/license…
 
Chris Lohring, founder of Notch Brewing in Salem, MA, talks about being a lager brewer in a world where IPA is king, and how Notch is adjusting to constant change in a cold-weather market during the pandemic. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out …
 
A brief recap of the virtual Great American Beer Festival. Don't forget to check out past interviews with this year's winners including Breakside, Topa Topa, and Von Ebert! Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod L…
 
Von Ebert Brewing head brewer Sam Pecoraro talks about medaling at GABF, adapting to the pandemic, and how Von Ebert focuses on quality and consistency above all. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out Von Ebert: https://www.vonebertbrewing.com/ ht…
 
A brief chat with myself about pumpkin beers, where the style comes from, and not being judgmental. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay License: http…
 
A conversation with Kevin Davey, founding brewmaster at Wayfinder Beer. Kevin says smart things, I try to keep up. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out Wayfinder: https://www.wayfinder.beer/ https://www.instagram.com/wayfinderbeer/ https://www.fa…
 
The GABF - what it is, how it started, and how it differs from what it started as. Go get your passport to the 2020 Great American Beer Festival: https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/tickets/public-tickets/ https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/ Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https:/…
 
My biggest interview yet! Steve Gonzalez from Stone Brewing joins me to talk Stone, his craft experience, and how to continue innovating after all these years. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out Stone Brewing Co: https://www.stonebrewing.com/ h…
 
It’s almost that time of year! No, not pumpkin beers. Oktoberfest! Grab your maß and let’s talk about this historical festival, which unfortunately is cancelled for 2020. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Music credit: “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod Lin…
 
An interview with Alex Smith, brewery consultant with ABS Commercial. Alex provides perspective on the manufacturing and supply side of brewhouse equipment. Check out beertruth: https://beertruth.com https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/ https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast Check out ABS Commercial and Homebrew: https://abs-commercial.…
 
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