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.

Episodes

May 12, 2021 51 min
Michael Karnowski of Zebulon Artisan Ales talks about brewing historical beers, pleads for other brewers to stop making gimmick beers, and talks about the very real pressures of running a small brewery.
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How Zillicoah Brewing Co. survived and adapted during COVID-19. A conversation with head brewer, co-founder, and co-owner John Parks.
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April 28, 2021 61 min
Writing a book can leave a writer's brain feeling crispy. This week John Holl handed in a manuscript and called in some friends to help re-enter to the real world. Writers and all around good people Don Tse and Em Sauter join the conversation.
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A conversation with Andrew Pogue and Geoffrey Barker, the co-founders of Fair Isle Brewing in Washington.
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April 14, 2021 62 min
Talking with Sean Burke about Foreland Beer, where pilsners, pale ale, and farmhouse ales are on the menu and nature is an inspiration.
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April 7, 2021 43 min
A conversation with the co-founder and brewer of Wibby Brewing about lagers, shandies, pool parties, and trying to innovate in a traditional space.
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April 1, 2021 31 min
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Bill Oakley is a comedy writer, fast food critic, and television showrunner. The man who brought "steamed hams" into the lexicon via The Simpsons weighs in on the fried chicken wars, Malört, the beers he likes to drink, and the art of writing a joke.
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A conversation with the co-founder of Nebraska Brewing Co. about growth in the pandemic, why his hazy beer keeps pouring clear, and working with his children and cousins.
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The founders of Wise Acre Brewing in Memphis talk about the family business, how history guides them, and growing the brewery through recipes and styles that inspire them.
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March 10, 2021 54 min
Jennifer Talley talks about the creation of a collaboration IPA with Firestone Walker Brewing Co., education in the beer space, bitterness, and the one style of beer she'd like to see get more respect.
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From brewing with local hops, to the relationship between beer and music, Max Shafer of Roadhouse Brewing talks about making beer in a vacation destination.
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A buffalo faces the storms. This week on the podcast, Shyla Sheppard of Bow and Arrow Brewing in New Mexico talks about the last year of brewing during the pandemic, what comes next, and what she learned in a finance career that is helping her business now.
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Talking with Vinnie Cilurzo the brewing mind and co-founder of Russian River Brewing Co. about Pliny the Younger 2021, how he makes changes to Pliny the Elder, and what he sees on the horizon of hop production in America.
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A conversation with Dan Kleban the co-founder of Maine Beer Co. on how paying employees a fair wage, staying true to a company philosophy, and taking care of the planet has brought peace and success to his brewery.
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February 3, 2021 49 min
A conversation with rival brewers in Tampa, Florida and Kansas City, Missouri as their hometown teams get ready to battle it out in the Super Bowl. Listen in as brewers from Green Bench Brewing, Alma Mater Brewing, KC Bier Co., and Cigar City Brewing talk bets, collaborations, and local drinking scenes.
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January 27, 2021 51 min
Drew Fox, the president and founder of 18th Street Brewery in Indiana talks about the evolution of his beers, his recipes, and how the conversation about mental health in the beer industry is one we all need to have more often.
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A conversation with Matt Wilson of Zero Gravity in Vermont. From making lagers that meet exacting standards, to entering the non-alcoholic market, Wilson talks about the path his brewery has been on and how the future is being made in the old Magic Hat Brewery.
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A conversation with Jake Miller of Heirloom Rustic Ales on ending a mixed culture program, avoiding burnout, and embracing lagers.
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From brewing spontaneous beer that honors tradition and supports local agriculture, Lisa and Brandon Boldt talk about Primitive Beer in Colorado and how time has been on their side during the pandemic.
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