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We share stories about craft beer and the people behind it. On this podcast, you'll hear interviews with brewers, brewery owners and other craft beer industry folks telling it like it is in their own words. Born out of a genuine passion for craft beer, BAOS Podcast are Canadian-born with a worldwide perspective. Focused on the beer scenes in North America, Australia and across the globe, we’re a team who travels for the love of craft beer, showcasing the best brews we find and interviewing t ...
 
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Barrel-aged sour beers are truly the ultimate mark of patience in the beer world, and nobody encapsulates that better than Sean McVeigh of Kanata, ON's Small Pony Barrel Works. The last time we hung with Sean on the podcast was in 2018 so this was a great return for the lord of the sours. A lot has been happening in his world, from the move into sm…
 
We're back - Happy New Year! While it was genuinely great to take a bit of a breather after the hectic end of 2020 podcast run, it's amazing to jump online and chat to some of our favourite breweries once again. We figured we'd kick 2021 off proper by bringing back an old fave from 2018, Matt Reiner of Toronto's Rorschach Brewery! Matt and the team…
 
For the final podcast of 2020, we figured we'd just kick back with some fire brews and hang out with some homies. Émilie has been a friend of the podcast for a couple of years now, and it was finally time to have her on. A prolific Instagrammer, actress, dancer and a well-known Quebecois craft beer personality, Émilie is basically known as "mother …
 
Back in 2011 when Cee first started his 365 Days of Beer thing (long before the podcast), he took an Ontario beer trip with former co-host Scott, and the first brewery they went to was Nickel Brook. They happened to meet co-founder John Romano, who gave the guys their first-ever private brewery tour, something that they always appreciated. Fast for…
 
Just before we recorded this episode, we realized that this was our first ever podcast with a brewery from Quebec City - something that was truly well overdue. Thanks to our fave guest co-host Noah Forrest of Beerism, we were put onto Brasserie Générale earlier this year, and when Tiff and Cee headed out east this summer they were top of the list t…
 
One of the top contenders for the MVP of Quebec craft beer in 2020 is Pub BreWskey. Helmed by Derrick Robertson, his unique and genre-bending beers have made a huge dent in the QC scene this year, and his sours have essentially made them the "smoothie guys". And while their smoothie sours are unbeatable in Canada, their haze, stouts and crispybois …
 
Over the past few years, one organization has dominated the conversation surrounding diversity and inclusion online. Beer Kulture, founded by Dom and Latiesha Cook in 2017, has been unapologetic in their approach to ensuring BIPOC have a voice in craft beer. With features in Bloomberg, Forbes, Vinepair, Brewbound, Hop Culture, Good Beer Hunting and…
 
Blind craft beer taste tests are becoming quite the thing for the team at BAOS, and for this episode, we went all out. We brought in the dream team of Noah Forrest of the esteemed Beerism.ca, and Matt McGachy of the dominant Vox & Hops (and vocalist of Cryptopsy), to help out Cee with a festive four-pack guessing game thanks to La Canette, a fantas…
 
It feels like we talk about our storied group chat with our Canadian beer media homies every damn episode, so for the first time ever, we finally had the whole squad on the podcast. Regular BAOS co-host Noah Forrest of Beerism, Nathan Lefebvre of NathanDoesBeer (and BAOS's lead blog writer), and Christoph Paquette of Hops & Bros (and 5e Baron) join…
 
Champ Libre has been making fantastic beers for the past few years, and they were one brewery we've always wanted to have on. The whole #TeamLactose thing gathered steam in early 2019, and that's really when Cee and Champ Libre founder Alex really connected online. Thanks to Noah of Beerism, who once again co-hosted with Cee, we finally had Alex on…
 
There haven't been too many people who have been on the podcast twice, let alone three times, and JP Lalonde is one of those distinguished few. From his beginnings with La Succursale, to opening Birra in the heart of Montreal's Little Italy, to now opening his third brewery right before a global pandemic, JP isn't short of courage, passion and dedi…
 
If you follow us on social, you would have seen Aylmer, QC's 5e Baron's stunning cans plastered all across our pages since they opened mid-pandemic this summer. We obviously wanted to have them on the podcast for the first time in person at their gorgeous brewery, but we figured we may as well get something going sooner than later so we can celebra…
 
It seems that having Noah co-host the podcast with brewery owners who are friends of ours results in extremely long episodes. And we're here for it. Noah joined Cee once again for a great chat with Michael D'Ornellas and Keegan Kelertas of Microbrasserie 4 Origines, whom you may remember from episode #83 of the original seasons. Since we last hung …
 
You know how a podcast about craft beer can go. You hang out with cool people who are doing really cool things and making even cooler products, you're jamming and having insightful conversations, and all of a sudden a few hours have flown by. That can happen. But in five and a half years, we finally cracked our record for the longest podcast with t…
 
While interviewing breweries, learning about their stories and trying their range of beers is our fave thing to do, sometimes it's nice to just hang out with an old friend and shoot the breeze. Noah Forrest runs Beerism, Quebec's premier Anglophone craft beer blog. He's been on the podcast a handful of times as both a guest and a co-host, so since …
 
We don't often get to be part of craft beer history, and this episode was one of those occasions. Theodore Mack Sr. purchased the Peoples Brewery in 1970, making him the first African American craft brewery owner - ever. They were well known for their Peoples Beer Lager, which got some serious traction in its day. Now, more than 50 years later, wit…
 
Over the years, we've rarely diverted from covering craft beer in our content. One time we did a great podcast with an amazing ciderie in Vermont, and another time we hung out at our favourite winery in Niagara, so we felt like it was time to venture off the beaten path and discover something new. We hung out with Justin McKellar of contract facili…
 
If you've been around for a while, you'll be familiar with our relationship with Shehan De Silva of Lost Craft. We somewhat controversially came up together, making a dual splash on the Ontario craft beer scene back in 2015/2016, and Shehan has always been a great friend of the show. We haven't had him on since episode #41, so we had a lot to catch…
 
For all our long-time BAOS YouTube viewers, you may have seen one of our half a dozen or so blind craft beer taste test challenges that we've done over the years. Now that Dahn (Tiff's cousin from England) is around, we've been schooling him on craft beer and we figured it'd be fun to put his new knowledge to the test in his first ever blind craft …
 
During the pandemic, we've spoken to a lot of breweries across the globe, from Los Angeles to Toronto, from Montreal to Melbourne, but there's one area of the supply chain that we've yet to touch base with - the deps. Specialty beer stores are a serious lifeline for breweries here in Quebec, as they're one of the main ways breweries can get their p…
 
Tiff and Cee have essentially been going non-stop since the lockdown began, with work, clients, podcasts and more from the very beginning. Last week, they finally zipped out to Quebec City and Gaspé for a mini work/vacay, so they took the week off from the podcast to give both themselves and the listeners some relaxing time off. The Quebec City por…
 
The third and final episode in our trio of Aussie bangers wrapped up with the legend Dereck Hales of Bad Shepherd Brewing in Melbourne. Originally from Northern Ontario, Dereck and Cee basically did the opposite move so they have a lot in common. You may have caught Dereck in the last Australian vlog from April 2019, but this was the first full-len…
 
Now that we're on an Aussie beer media kick, we figured we'd keep it going. We connected with Matt of The Revel Brewing Show at the beginning of 2019 when he was still preparing for launch, and in that time, Matt has taken the podcast to an enthusiastic Aussie craft beer scene and they're truly making a dent with it. We initially were meant to conn…
 
Since we launched in 2015, we've typically focused on the North American craft beer scene, but over the past few years we've really drilled down on supporting the Australian craft beer scene. It's always dope to link with fellow beer media homies, so to link with beer media fam Down Under is extra cool. Cee connected with The Sunday Sesh boys - Ste…
 
If you're an OG BAOS BrewHead, you may have been around for episode #49 when we first interviewed the boys behind Laylow Brewery in Toronto, the first Hip Hop-focused brewery in the country, potentially. We launched our engineer/photographer Notion's debut album at Laylow in 2017 with our first ever BAOS collab beer Hops On My Sleeve, and we've bec…
 
You may have seen the Black Is Beautiful worldwide collaboration concept basically everywhere online. Now with over 1000 breweries signed up across the globe, a small brewery in San Antonio, Texas has really made a name for themselves with their selfless and beautiful idea to support social justice and racial equality everywhere. Co-Founder of Weat…
 
While doing the podcast over Skype isn't optimal, it's given us an opportunity to catch up with some breweries we haven't had on in a while, and it's been genuinely awesome. We last hung out with Patrick, head brewer at Toronto's Blood Brothers, on episode #144 from July 2019, and while they were insane a year ago, they've continued to go from stre…
 
Now that we had a few weeks off from the interviews, we figured it was time to bring them back full force. You may remember our first podcast with Town Brewery back on episode #72 in January 2018 - as you would imagine, a lot has changed with the Whitby, ON brewery so we figured we were overdue for a catch-up. We hung out with co-founder and brewer…
 
Last week we spoke about the tone-deaf Molson campaign to put together an all-Canadian 2-4 for Canada Day, featuring beers from craft breweries. Well, the photos came out about the participating breweries, so we named and shamed all those involved who chose to team up with a company that has essentially proclaimed an all-out war on craft beer. Eith…
 
If you listened to or watched our last episode, you'll know that we tried to pod outside on the balcony to no avail, so for this episode, we headed back indoors. We grabbed two great beers - The City from Henderson, an English Pale Ale with a phenomenal story behind it, brewed to represent the beer that folks would have consumed a century ago; and …
 
It's summer, it's hot af and our portable air conditioner only does so much, so for this episode, Tiffany and Cee hung out on their balcony - also known as their courtyard in the sky. We took a break from guests this week and had a chat while finishing off the beers from the latest Nickel Brook event Wobbly Pops that went down right before the podc…
 
You may have noticed that we took a break last week to observe #AmplifyMelanatedVoices, but this week we're back with a dear friend who also happens to be the leading voice in diversity and inclusion in the beverage industry in Canada - Renee Navarro. We interviewed Ren back on episode #81, and a lot has happened in her world since then. She create…
 
We didn't anticipate that this week's guests would be so damn relevant and of the moment. You may be familiar with Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter of Crowns & Hops from episode #67 a few years back. Since the Dope & Dank days, the two entrepreneurs have come a long way, rebranding, winning grants, and executing successful crowdfunding efforts for their…
 
Since we've got the hang of this whole Skype podcasting thing, we figured it was time to branch out so we got hold of BAOS alumni and mate Chris Farmer from Mr. Banks Brewing in Melbourne, Australia, and brought him back. You may remember Chris from episode #75 of the OG podcast series, and damn, has he come a long way since then. Chris was always …
 
The last time we had Matt on the podcast, we went #2 in Japan. The man has power. Matt has become a very close friend of the podcast over the last year, with Cee appearing on his podcast Vox & Hops alongside a great collaboration video and giveaway for our Top 10 Breweries in Quebec for 2019 at the top of the year. Now we're all safe at home, we fi…
 
Moving forward with the guests, this week we hung out with a good friend of the podcast, Noah Forrest, arguably the most sought after beer blogger in Quebec. Tiff and Cee had attended A Night With Nickel Brook prior to the podcast, walking through their flagship lineup with Head Brewer Ben, so they decided to make it an NB night. Luckily, Noah also…
 
We've been loving that we can now have guests on the podcast again, so we kept it going with another good friend and fellow BrewTuber, Chris from Hops & Bros. Based in Gatineau, QC, just over the bridge from Ottawa, ON, Chris has been a mate of the podcast for many years now so it was super fun to catch up. Chris broke out some beers from Brasserie…
 
If you've been following us over the years, you may have noticed that we don't do Skype interviews. Well, we did on Episode #6 and #11/#12, but those were the early days. We moved to a model that was visually-focused so actually being in the brewery with our guests was paramount to what we were trying to achieve with the podcast. But with the pande…
 
Quarantine still going, eh? No problem, we gotchu with more isolation content to keep you entertained. Cee and Tiffany are back at it, this week chatting about the Other Half All Together worldwide collaboration, the Brewer's Association's survey showcasing beer sales dropping sharply alongside some local anecdotal opposites, packaging Imperial Sto…
 
For episode two of our Quarantine series of podcasts, we had an extra special reason to celebrate - it was Cee's birthday! The day was great for multiple reasons - primarily, of course, because it was the anniversary of Cee's birth, but it was the release of our newest collaboration beer and Bellwoods dropped Birthday Cake Milkshark. What a time. W…
 
As you all are pretty aware, basically civilization is cancelled for the foreseeable future. We had to put our current season, Against The Grain, on hold, and also postpone the next season that we'd already started working on. We had already planned to do an Adjunct Series of somewhat random podcasts to fill the gaps between themed seasons, so now …
 
Not all incredible beer comes in cans - sometimes you just have to go to the source. Sutton, Quebec is a small ski town about 15 minutes from the Vermont border, and around 5 years ago a brewpub by the name of À L'Abordage opened their doors. After a year or so in business, the owner and head brewer, Cédrik Poitras, discovered New England IPAs and …
 
Arguably the single most fun - and most infuriating - thing about creating content for the internet is the sheer unpredictability of it all. You never truly know what people will enjoy, so you give it your best and hope and pray that your audience is into it. We knew Rainhard were popular, Jordan Rainhard had been a lauded member of the homebrewing…
 
We've mentioned that we've been surprised by a lot of the top episodes, but this wasn't one of them. In keeping tabs on our downloads throughout the year, we noticed this episode consistently hovering in the Top 3, so for it to end up here feels just right. For those who don't know, Noah is a great friend of the podcast, he's featured on numerous e…
 
While Silversmith are Niagara-On-The-Lake actual OGs (as in the the first brewery in the region) and it's understandable that this would be a popular episode, while it was a super fun chat, while Chris was funny af, the fact it got so high in the Top 10 was still a pleasant surprise. It truly shows the power of a brewery with a strong local followi…
 
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