This week, we are joined by co-host Andy Carter as we break down the 2020 Great American Beer Festival. Items of discussion include:
- What is the GABF?
- Memories of past GABFs.
- How the format to GABF has changed for pandemic times.
- The daunting task of juding beer.
- Might this be the most accurate judging ever?
- Danny announces winners for all 91 style categories.
- Andy answers those questions regarding the weird categorie...
We are back in action and this week are joined by @WortWrangler, known to his parents as Antonio Sanchez. We discuss many things including:
- When and why Antonio launched @WortWrangler.
- Life as a brewer or a brewery employee.
- Becoming a hit and getting tagged all day.
- The crux/punchline of the jokes.
- Brewing seeming glamorous.
- Witnessing shady or bad practices in the brewhouse.
- Mixing alcohol with manual labor...
Returning to the show this week is Owner/Brewer of Courtyard Brewery out of New Orelans, Scott Wood. We discuss Scott's turbulant time over the past year, including:
- The plan to leave Courtyard's original spot in New Orleans for a bigger production / destination brewery.
- Being kicked out of spot 1 before spot 2 was ready.
- Fighting to get funding.
- What the new brewery would be able to provide the first spot wouldn...
We are joined by irregular co-host Andy Carter as we provide insight and hot takes on recent beer news topics such as:
- Danny's Stone Brewing newz bounty stunt.
- Thoughts on Stone Brewing in 2020.
- CANarchy / Deep Ellum spat.
- Andy cracks open an Oskar Blues French's Mustard Beer on the show.
- Danny's first experience with craft seltzer.
- Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA talk.
- GABF going virtual.
And much more!
Returning to the show is Marcus Baskerville, Co-Founder and Brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing and creator of Black Is Beautiful. We sit down with Marcus and discuss the BIB project, including:
- Marcus ramping up for Craft Brewers Conference before COVID-19 hit.
- High profile civil unrest / social injustice in May and how it made Marcus feel.
- Initial plan for Black is Beautiful beer.
- How Black is Beautiful morphed into a natio...
We are joined by our irregular Covid-times co-host, Andy Carter. We crack a beer and run down what the beer industry is looking like during this portion of COVID-19. Items discussed includes:
- Recap of where we left off.
- How we approached the first re-opening.
- Did the brewing industry collapse?
- How breweries are staying in business.
- Pliny For President!
- Jester King Reimagined.
- Black is Beautiful.
- The Brewers Associat...
This week, we are joined by long time beer blogger, author and current co-owner and brewer at Sapwood Cellars, Scott Janish. We discuss the following:
- Scott's homebrewing beginnings.
- Scott journaling his homebrewing via blogging.
- Studying scientific papers about hops.
- Meeting the Mad Fermentationist
- Helping startup Modern Times.
- Launching Sapwood Cellars Brewery.
- The Maryland beer scene.
- Laser focus on a few sty...
We welcome you back to part 2 of of our interview with brewer/owner of Highland Park Brewery, Bob Kunz. We discuss many things including:
- IPA's dropping off after a few weeks.
- Measuring DO.
- Hop burn
- The story behind Timbo Pils.
- Bob's approach to lagers.
- The romantic notion of lagering beer for over a month.
- Bortz, Dark Lager and brewing things that might not sell.
- 90 Hour Days controversy!
- Fruit sours and ...
Returning to the show, owner and brewer of Highland Park Brewery, Bob Kunz. In part 1 of our interview we discuss many things including:
- Where we left off since our talk during season 1.
- Initial thoughts on Chinatown brewery and the contrast from The Herosillo.
- Fresh-chain operation.
- Epiphany on Chinatown Brewery's impact on the community.
- Attracting event go-ers in Los Angeles.
- Pivoting operations during COVID-19
This week, we are joined by co-founder and CEO of Societe Brewing out of San Diego, Doug Constantiner. We discuss many things including:
- BBQ and smoking talk.
- Jumping in at year 7.
- Parting ways with co-founder Travis Smith.
- Societe's processes and continuity.
- Societe's distribution model.
- Signing on with Scout Distribution.
- Reluctantly moving to canning.
- Pupil IPA taking the crown of Best San Diego IPA.
This week, we are joined by CEO and Co-Founder of Great Notion Brewing, Pauly Reiter. We discuss many things with Pauly including:
- How Horus introduced Danny to Pauly and the gang.
- Memories of when Great Notion hit the scene.
- Suddenly being a famous hype brewery.
- The characters and branding behind Great Notion.
- The beers behind the brand.
- Social media effort.
- The fans and the haters.
- Stoners love sours?
- Running br...
We are dropping a very special bonus episode this week as a thank you to all of our loyal listeners and supporters who have stuck with us during these strange times. Today, we are joined by Edgar from BeerThugLife. We talk about many things including:
- Some BeerThugLife videos that caught Danny's attention.
- How Edgar started BeerThugLife.
- Chug videos and chug video culture on social media.
- The concepts and creative arts ...
This week, we have JC Hill of Alvarado St. Brewery out of Salinas, CA return to the show. We discuss many topics with JC including:
- JC recalls how business changed mid-March.
- Alvarado Street trying to keep their food business going for a minute during lockdown.
- Pivot to curbside and GSO delivery business.
- Thoughts on buying habits changing from 4pks to whole cases.
- Balance between new way of business and maintaining distr...
Loyal listeners of The Full Pint Podcast, apologies for the irregular show schedule, we are doing our best to provide an entertaining listen while being mindful of our current situation. This week, we are joined by the very entertaining John Rowley of Rowley Farmhouse Ales, where we attempt to provide an upbeat take on the current intersection of craft beer and COVID-19. We talk about the following:
- When did coronavirus first aff...
We continue our coverage of the intersection of the craft beer industry, craft beer drinkers and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Andy Carter, President of California Home Brewers Association returns to the mic to help us break it down. We discuss the following:
- What has changed over the course of the week.
- Big pivots from small breweries.
- Buzz worthy breweries delivering and doing online shipping.
- Alcohol regulations relaxed.
We break away from our regular format to bring you a discussion regarding the intersection of the COVID-19 situation and the craft beer industry. We are joined by friend of the show and President of California Home Brewers Association Andy Carter to discuss the following:
- "Corona Virus" entering the lexicon early this year, stupid memes, etc.
- The entire world turned upside down last week.
- The tone of brewery social me...
This week, we sit down with Vice President of Operations of Cerveceria Mundial out of East Los Angeles, Ray Ricky Rivera. We discuss many things including:
- How Danny knows Cerveceria Mundial.
- Latino culture in Los Angeles.
- How East Los Angeles is portrayed in entertainment vs reality.
- Latino's and Craft Beer in Los Angeles.
- Modello Time Foo memes and macros marketing to Latinos.
- How Cerveceria Mundial ties in to all...
We sit down with co-founder and Head Brewer of Schoolhouse Brewing in Marietta, GA, Thomas Monti. We discuss many topics including:
- Thomas' beginnings in home brewing.
- Gypsy brewing in the south east.
- Thomas' beta version of Schoolhouse Brewing.
- The concept behind Schoolhouse Brewing.
- The layout of the brewery and tasting room.
- Being family and community friendly.
- Open Source recipe concept.
- Rotation nation....
We are joined by Co-Founder and brewer at Unseen Creatures out of Miami, FL, Marco Leyte-Vidal. We discuss many things including:
- Getting initial buzz from Alex G from JWB.
- How Marco got into beer.
- Why the hell would you open a brewery in 2020?
- The dynamics of working with your wife.
- Unseen Creatures beer lineup.
- Other beer and brewery inspirations.
- Brewing against market trends with wood aged sours and mixed fermenta...
This week, we break from our normal format to bring you the February Mailbag Episodes. We asked our loyal listeners and readers on social media to submit their best beer related questions and this is what was asked:
- Will we go an episode without talking about H*** S******?
- Scaling up batches of beer.
- Will Schwartz beer be popular again?
- Kids in breweries?
- Snobby, off-putting beertenders.
- Thoughts on 450 North-gate.