Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl

Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl

Drink Beer, Think Beer is a weekly conversation with brewers, growers, and other brewing industry professionals that explores the art, culture, and business of beer. Hosted by John Holl and recorded on location, this podcast gets to the bottom of every pint and offers insight into the dynamic world of beer.

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May 25, 2022 65 min
This is a special episode this week, recorded at the recent Craft Brewers Conference with three of the leading voices in non-alcoholic beer in America. In a moment you’ll hear from Athletic Brewing Company, Brooklyn Brewery, and Ceria Brewing.
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Patrick Rue and Brian Hunt, the co-owners of Moonlight share details of their recent partnership, the future, and putting the customers first.
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Talking with Niko Tonks and Evan Sallee, two of the co-founders of Fair State Brewing in Minneapolis about business evolution, how the pandemic has changed the brewery, non-alcoholic ventures, and pitchers of pilsner.
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From working with global local ingredients, to finding creativity through flavor, Austin Jevne the Owner & Head Brewer of Humble Forager Brewery is here to talk about working around arcane regulations, and making beers for a modern audience.
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Em Sauter of Pints and Panels has a new book out called Hooray for Craft Beer! We’ll be talking about that, visual education, travel, merch, and baseball.
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We’re headed to Virginia and the Wheatland Spring Farm and Brewery to talk about land beer, estate farming, and sourcing ingredients that are as local as the property where the beer is brewed.
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Dana Henion, the co-founder and co-owner of Van Henion Brewing in Bend, Oregon talks about starting a brewery during a pandemic, finding ways to keep the brewing flame alive, and creating lagers that resonate with drinkers.
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Troy Casey, the founder and brewer of Casey Brewing and Blending talks about fruits and woods, microbes and time, the glaring attention that comes with being a hype brewer, and how climate change impacts beer.
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April 1, 2022 59 min
This Week in Rauchbier: A conversation with Switchback Brewery, brewers talk about alternative smoky beverages, and Bart Watson does the numbers.
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We’re talking about beer and food with Mirella Amato, the celebrated beer instructor and educator who has a new course available about creating memorable pairings.
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Sam Tierney is the brewing manager of the Propagator, the small brewing project in Los Angeles from Firestone Walker. From how beers go through trials to hop experimentation we’ll cover it all.
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March 16, 2022 44 min
Lagers get a lot of love at Human Robot Brewing in Pennsylvania and we're talking with Head Brewer Andrew Foss about the brewery’s approach, fascination with aged hops, and expansion.
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Talking about the elegance of beer, patience, beer list diversity, and a kick ass kitchen with Micah Krichinsky and Eric Salazar of Strangebird Brewing.
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Great Lakes Brewing was founded in 1988 and has thrived on tradition. The Cleveland, Ohio brewery is also working to keep up with the times and finding balance with trends. A conversation with their brewmaster and their brand coordinator.
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February 23, 2022 63 min
As we start to near the third year of this pandemic the impact on breweries remains severe. Jeff Bagby of Bagby Beer Co. in Southern California is here to talk about his COVID-19 experience and then offer some praise and a plea for classic styles of beer.
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Other Half is a brewery synonymous with IPA but when you head to their location in upstate New York you’ll find more than just haze. Today I’m talking with Felipe Higgins, the head brewer at Other Half Finger Lakes about the outpost and its robust mixed fermentation program.
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The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend and we’re using that as a chance to catch up with breweries from the cities that are playing in the big game. Lynne Weaver of Three Weavers and Teo Hunter of Crowns and Hops in Inglewood are here along with Matthew Steinke of Rhinegeist Brewing. in Cleveland to talk about a friendly wager, diversity and inclusion in the beer space, establishing community, and even a little business.
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Haze might be popular, but the clear, vibrant, and assertive West Coast IPA still has a lot of life left in it and holding that torch high is Julian Shrago of Beachwood Brewing in California. He’s here to talk hops and creativity, mixed culture, and the importance of being small and independent.
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There’s more to just drinking beer than the beer itself. It’s visual, and ceremonial, and communal. Jenny Pfafflin of Dovetail brewery is our guest talking about building recipes, respect for lagers, thoughts on what The Simpsons would drink, and proper beer service.
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After years of patiently waiting and thinking about blends, Trillium released its spontaneous beer just before the holidays. On this episode brewer and co-founder J.C. Tetreault talks about the beer, the business, culinary inspirations, farming and more.
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