Beer Edge

Beer Edge

A weekly dive into the business and culture of beer. Hosted by Andy Crouch and John Holl, The Beer Edge podcast provides listeners with unparalleled insights into the beer industry. Our mission is to provide consumers and industry players alike with a fresh and unfiltered look at the world of better, flavorful beer. We seek to capture the essence and passion of brewers, both big and small, foreign and domestic, each of whom has a distinctive and colorful story to go along with the beautiful beers they produce.... Show More

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We talk with J Nikol Jackson-Beckham (or Dr. J) about how COVID-19 impacts and equity and inclusion efforts in the American craft beer industry.
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Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing talks diversification, his continuing love of lagers, and how his brewery, with its hybrid contract operations and tap room model, is changing to survive right now.
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We talk with Deb Carey of the New Glarus Brewing Company in Wisconsin about politics, protest and COVID-19.
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We talk with Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers about how COVID-19 has impacted his brewery and lobster restaurant in Portland, Maine.
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Carl Setzer is the brewmaster and co-founder with his wife of the Great Leap Brewing Company in Beijing, China. Having experienced the COVID-19 pandemic a few months sooner than American craft brewers, his perspective offers insights for those in the midst of it.
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The beer industry continues to try and manage the COVID-19 crisis, having now moved from the uncertainty of the first days to more sure footing today. Following passage of the CARES Act and the PPP, breweries, bars, distributors, and restaurants are weighing their financial options and plotting their future courses.
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Many brewery owners are starting to consider the long term survivability of an extended shutdown that lasts not weeks but months. It’s been another sobering week during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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We investigate whether small brewers and business owners should take out a low interest or SBA loan during the cash crunch of COVID-19.
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It has been another week of ups and downs in the world of beer. Bars, restaurants, and tap rooms remain near entirely disrupted. This week we talk with Larry Bell, owner and founder of Bell's Brewery, who is selling a lot of beer off-premise right now. And Andy Crouch reads his newest column from the Beer Edge newsletter.
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Across the country, disruption reigns. It’s the stuff of Hollywood movies, a global virus pandemic. The Beer Edge podcast tackles the COVID-19 story, talking to bartenders, brewers, bar owners, distributors, and others.
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March 18, 2020 43 min
This special edition of "Drink Beer, Think Beer" talks about the plan for this new Beer Edge Podcast.
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