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.

Episodes

March 9, 2021 49 min
A conversation with Hop Culture co-founder Kenny Gould about Untappd, Beer Advocate, and Next Glass’s plans for the future. We also discuss our mutual love of Pittsburgh and its distinctive beer scene.
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A conversation with beer writer Samer Khudairi about the Boston beer scene, being a COVID lifeguard, and why he loves both classic styles and weird beers.
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February 16, 2021 79 min
A conversation with Afro Beer Chick Chalonda White and Chicago Beer Pass's Nik White about the Chicago beer scene and serious issues facing the craft beer industry.
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February 11, 2021 44 min
A conversation with former Beer Advocate Magazine editor and current freelance writer Ben Keene.
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Neil Witte, Carla Jean Lauter, Josh Noel, John Holl, and Andy Crouch catch up on the beer industry in 2020 in part 2.
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Neil Witte, Carla Jean Lauter, Josh Noel, John Holl, and Andy Crouch catch up on the beer industry in 2020.
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The second part of our extended discussion with Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers Brewing, who joins us to discuss his beer and business influences and why it's important that people hate you.
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November 23, 2020 43 min
Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers Brewing joins us to discuss his mission, Substance and Swish, and how he makes it work with his brother.
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November 13, 2020 41 min
Joey Redner of Cigar City Brewing joins us to discuss the sale of his brewery, his fear of debt, and whether the beer industry is still a**hole free.
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November 5, 2020 47 min
Joey Redner of Cigar City Brewing joins us to discuss the Florida beer scene, his beer geek history, and how it shaped his famed brewery.
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September 24, 2020 44 min
Theresa McCulla of the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History joins us to discuss the American Brewing History Initiative, diversity in craft brewing, and spoons.
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September 1, 2020 62 min
Garrett Oliver, long-time Brewmaster at the Brooklyn Brewery, discusses the Michael Jackson Foundation, his upbringing in Hollis, Queens, and why his brewery has never had a black applicant for a brewing job.
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August 24, 2020 63 min
Former Thrillist writer and two-time James Beard Award winner Dave Infante joins us to chat about beer journalism, digital media, and what happens when Garrett Oliver calls you out.
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August 11, 2020 50 min
Julia Herz, formerly Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association, talks about the BA’s early days, how it transformed into a massive organization, and what the future for her looks like.
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Beer Edge co-founders Andy Crouch and John Holl discuss issues facing the beer industry, both big and frivolous.
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July 20, 2020 61 min
Ben Howe of Otherlands Beer discusses how COVID-19 impacted his recently opened taproom as well as his never-ending efforts to brew the perfect beer.
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July 13, 2020 57 min
Bob Pease, the CEO of the Brewers Association, talks about COVID-19, recent layoffs at the association, and issues relating to diversity, inclusion, and social justice.
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Natalie Cilurzo, president of Russian River Brewing, talks about how COVID-19 impacted the brewery, how they're loving direct to consumer shipping, and the Pliny for President campaign.
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June 19, 2020 50 min
Greg Avola, co-founder of the Untappd beer ratings app, talks about its busy year, with the Beer Advocate acquisition and dealing with COVID-19.
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June 12, 2020 54 min
Khris Johnson of Green Bench Brewing talks about his love of lager beer, the importance of brewing traditions, and the need for change in the craft beer industry.
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