beertruth

beertruth

The beertruth podcast takes an honest look at the craft beverage industry with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. Find out what drives and inspires brewers, what their story is, and yes, what their favorite hop is.

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January 23, 2022 71 min

An interview with Democracy Brewing head brewer Mike Smith (co-creator of the Comic Book Story of Beer).

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https://www.democracybrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/democracybrewingboston/
https://www.facebook.com/democracybrewing1/
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https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/
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“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creat...

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I talk to brewmaster Tyler Fitzpatrick about brewing in one of the smartest communities in the world.
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https://lamplighterbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/lamplighterbrew/
https://www.instagram.com/pepitacoffeeco/
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https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/
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Music credit:
“Zigzag” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5020-zigzag
License: http://creativecommons.org/licen...

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November 11, 2021 53 min

Founder Chris Gandsy joins me to talk beer, biscuits, and brewing in a Brooklyn basement.
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https://www.biscuitsandbeer.nyc/
https://www.instagram.com/biscuitsandbeer/
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https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/
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Music credit:
“Zigzag” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/5020-zigzag
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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October 22, 2021 57 min

Lost Lantern Whiskey, a Vermont company that sources and bottles hand-selected casks from independent distillers all over the country. Founders Nora and Adam join me to talk whiskey.
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https://www.lostlanternwhiskey.com/
https://www.instagram.com/lostlanternwhiskey/
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https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4...

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October 1, 2021 48 min

Geoff Scott and Rodg Little of Oak Park Brewing Company join me to discuss beer, music, festivals, and how the industry can progress with race relations.
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https://opbrewco.com/
https://www.instagram.com/opbrewco/
https://brewyourstory.com/
https://peoplesbeer.com/
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https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/
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Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4...

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August 22, 2021 40 min

A virtual conversation with Ting Su, cofounder of Eagle Rock Brewery in Los Angeles.

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August 5, 2021 47 min

High Water brewmaster and founder Steve Altimari joins the show to discuss his nearly 30 years in the industry. We also talk about adjuncts and milkshake IPAs, naturally.

https://www.highwaterbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/highwaterbrewing/

https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://crea...

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Sam Tierney joins me to talk about Firestone Walker's Southern California outpost, where he runs the brewery in search of the next great FW beer.

https://www.instagram.com/firestonewalker_propagator/
https://www.firestonebeer.com/

https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.or...

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July 22, 2021 45 min

Zac Ross of Marlowe Artisanal Ales (and Twelve Percent Beer Project) joins me to talk lower-strength beers and taking a different approach to brewing.

https://www.instagram.com/marloweales/
https://www.instagram.com/twelve.percent.beer.project/

https://beertruth.com/
https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creative...

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July 15, 2021 61 min

The legend himself, Vinnie Cilurzo, joins me for a conversation at the Windsor brewery. We talk hops and how their uses have evolved since he started in the business, and Vinnie reveals what Russian River's plans are for seltzer.

Check out Russian River Brewing:
https://www.russianriverbrewing.com
https://www.instagram.com/russianriverbrewingofficial
https://www.facebook.com/russianriverbrewing

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July 8, 2021 61 min

Nick Bonadies and Zach Page, cofounders of Belleflower, join me to discuss their unique beginnings, what they're doing in Portland, and where things are headed for the brewery.

Check out Belleflower Brewing:
https://www.belleflowerbeer.com/
https://www.facebook.com/belleflowerbeer
https://www.instagram.com/belleflowerbeer/

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July 1, 2021 63 min

I talk with Sam Gilbert, founder of Temescal in Oakland, CA. We discuss the craft beer reckonings taking place, as well as refined yet approachable beer.

Check out Temescal Brewing Company:
https://www.temescalbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/temescalbeer/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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June 17, 2021 68 min

A conversation with Rob Tod, founder of Allagash. We focus on sustainability, doing things the right way (even if it means sacrificing potential profits), and Rob runs through a few new beers from Allagash.

https://www.allagash.com/
https://www.instagram.com/allagashbrewing/

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https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/
https://www.facebook.com/beertruth.podcast

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
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June 10, 2021 48 min

A sit-down with Ryan Nosek, one of the founders at Ghost Town Brewing in Oakland, California. We talk west coast IPA, death metal, and foeders.

Check out Ghost Town Brewing Company:
https://www.ghosttownbrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/ghosttownbrewing/

Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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June 3, 2021 50 min

Charlie from Norway Brewing Company joins me to talk brett beers, maximizing a small brewing space, and both Norways.

https://www.norwaybrewing.com/
https://www.instagram.com/norwaybrewingco/

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https://www.instagram.com/beertruth.podcast/
 
Music credit:
“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4010-maccary-bay
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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Picking up where we left off last week, Ray talks about contract brewing and beer festivals.

SoCal Cerveceros:
https://www.socalcerveceros.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub
https://www.instagram.com/socalcerveceros/ 

Norwalk Brew House:
https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkBrewHouse
https://www.instagram.com/norwalkbrewhouse/ 

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A chat with Ray Rivera, founder of the SoCal Cerveceros and Norwalk Brew House. The SoCal Cerveceros are a Latino-focused homebrew club that welcomes everybody, and Norwalk Brew House is a beer brand with a musical twist.

SoCal Cerveceros:
https://www.socalcerveceros.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SoCalCervecerosHomebrewClub
https://www.instagram.com/socalcerveceros/ 

Norwalk Brew House:
https://www.facebook.com/NorwalkBrewHouse
https://ww...

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May 13, 2021 64 min

A conversation about diversity, equity, and inclusion in craft beer with Collin Knight, creator of the Black Brew Dialogues. We talk about making progress with DEI in craft beer and ways to get better, as well as what Black Brew Dialogues hopes to accomplish.

Check out Black Brew Dialogues & Hop Forward Equality:
https://www.hopforwardequality.com/black-brewdialogues
https://www.instagram.com/blackbrewdialogues/
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May 6, 2021 59 min

A conversation with Ashleigh Carter of Bierstadt Lagerhaus. We talk Slow Pour Pils, the Reinheitsgebot, beer clean glassware, and blue raspberries.

Check out Bierstadt Lagerhaus:
https://bierstadtlager.com/
https://www.facebook.com/bierstadtlager
https://www.instagram.com/bierstadtlager/ 

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A conversation with Fox Tale co-founder Felipe Bravo. Felipe applies his engineering background to craft beer to maximize efficiency, and his partner Wendy brings a professional yet creative approach to the fermented food game.

Check out Fox Tale Fermentation Project:
https://www.instagram.com/foxtalefermentationproject/
https://www.facebook.com/foxtalefermentationproject

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