The BrewDeck Podcast

The BrewDeck Podcast

We'll be focusing on a myriad of topics to help Inspire Your Craft. We have a line up of special guests that we're pulling out of the woodwork across the globe to discuss everything brewing and distilling. We'll cover topics from selecting and sourcing raw materials for production to innovative new trends and products; you won't want to miss an episode. So mark your calendars, grab your favorite craft beer or spirit, and join us for some inspiration - Cheers!

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May 20, 2022 33 min

Winning beer starts here! We're back from CBC, World Beer Cup, and the Canadian Brewing Awards with a lot to celebrate!

Have you heard about our Filson Vest Gold Medal Program? Do you want to know how you can snag a custom, embroidered vest for your brewery? Today, Toby Tucker, Heather Jerred, and Grant Lawrence sit down to recognize some of the winning beers brewed with malts from Great Western Malting and Canada Malting Co. 

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We're LIVE from the tradeshow floor at Craft Brewers Conference 2022 in Minneapolis!

In this mini-episode, we're joined by Ann Obenchain, the Marketing and Communications Director of the Brewer's Association.


Learn more about our new Filson Vest Gold Medal Program, vote for Oregon Fruit's Next Seasonal Puree, learn more about Canada Malting's new Euro-Pils Malt coming soon, and more: bit.ly/LiveFromCBC22

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May 4, 2022 22 min

We're LIVE from the tradeshow floor at Craft Brewers Conference 2022 in Minneapolis!

In this mini-episode, we're joined by Zach Ward from OMNI Brewing, and Corey Nebbeling of Junkyard Brewing.


Learn more about our new Filson Vest Gold Medal Program, vote for Oregon Fruit's Next Seasonal Puree, learn more about Canada Malting's new Euro-Pils Malt coming soon, and more: bit.ly/LiveFromCBC22

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May 3, 2022 23 min
We're LIVE from the tradeshow floor at Craft Brewers Conference 2022 in Minneapolis! In this mini-episode, we sit down with Joe Catron from Yakima Chief Hops. Learn more about our new Filson Vest Gold Medal Program, vote for Oregon Fruit's Next Seasonal Puree, learn more about Canada Malting's new Euro-Pils Malt coming soon, and more: bit.ly/LiveFromCBC22 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/thebrewdeck/me...
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Happy Earth Day! Are you a brewer that cares about the environment and your community? Did you know you can make great beer with less impact? In this episode, we are joined by sustainability leaders in our industry from Hopworks Urban Brewery in Portland, Oregon; and Tin Whistle Brewing in British Columbia, Canada. They share their experiences, tips, and ideas for being sustainably-rooted breweries and how you can celebrate Earth D...

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April 8, 2022 70 min

What is a pale ale beer? What are the expectations for pale ale malt? Why choose pale ale malt as a base in beers versus others? Today, we are joined by Van Havig of Gigantic Brewing Company and Dan Cooper of Bairds Malt, along with Grant Lawrence, Zach Grossfeld, and John Egan to explore the pale ale malt.


Watch our "2021 Barley Crop: Update, Information, and Mitigation Strategies" presentation for the Craft Beer Professi...

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March 25, 2022 46 min

Women's History Month continues on The BrewDeck Podcast! In this episode, Heather Jerred is joined by co-host, Brittany Drennan, and brewers from Boomstick Brewing, Ivanhoe Park Brewing, Motorworks Brewing, and Born Brewing. They discuss what they brewed with the Pink Boots Blend on International Women's Day earlier this month, as well as special events for their beer releases and Pink Boots members. 


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Happy International Women’s Day!

In honor of Pink Boots Collaboration Brew Day and Women’s History Month, Heather Jerred sits down with some amazing women from Country Malt Group and its parent company, United Malt Group. Then Jamie Beyer from Great Western Malting stops by to help us recognize brewing pioneer and Pink Boots Society founder, Teri Fahrendorf’s retirement. Finally, Bre McCormick joins Heather to talk all things Pink ...

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Get fired up! The two-part series on smoked beer styles, spirits, and food pairings continues!

In this episode, Toby Tucker and Grant Lawrence put Certified Cicerone, Heather Jerred, in the hot seat to share the ins and outs of food pairing with smoked beers. Then, the team talks to Curtis Holmes and Geoff Larson from Alaskan Brewing about their claim to flame, their famous smoked porter, and techniques for smoking your own malt. F...

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Things are heating up on The BrewDeck Podcast for this Two-Part Smoked Beer series! In this episode, Toby Tucker, Grant Lawrence, and John Egan sit down with smoked beer and spirits experts from Stone Brewing, Whiskey Del Bac, and Steeplejack Brewing.

First, Kris Ketcham, Senior Manager of Brewing and Innovation at Stone Brewing, shares the history that Stone Brewing has with the smoked beers style. Then, the BrewDeck crew talks to...

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January 28, 2022 33 min

Happy New Year! The BrewDeck crew kicks off Season 3 by sharing 2022 Brew Year’s Resolutions and biggest brewing lessons learned in 2021 from brewers from across North America.

In today’s episode, Grant Lawrence, Zach Grossfeld, and Heather Jerred share responses from Tin Whistle Brewing Co., Rt. 66 Old School Brewing, Maize Valley Brewery, Bearhill Brewing Co., Akronym Brewing, Ten20 Craft Brewery, Dog and Pony Show Brewing, Radic...

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December 29, 2021 72 min

Happy Holidays! It’s that time of year to be merry as you sing and drink along with The BrewDeck. For the last episode of the year, hosts Toby Tucker and Grant Lawrence count down the top 10 most memorable moments and highlights from Season 2! View the full list and links to episodes here.


What is your New Year's Resolution for your brewery? What is the biggest brewing lesson you learned in 2021? Tell us how you are preparing ...

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December 15, 2021 39 min

Just in time for the winter months and dark beer season; Dr. Axel Göhler, CEO of BestMalz based in Germany, is here to talk about the new roasted malts. Axel shares information on why BestMalz’s roasted malts are very special. Then, Cory Hebert, Head Brewer at Oddwood Ales based in Austin, TX; and Josh Fryauff, Head Brewer at Separatist Beer Project in Easton, PA, share their experience brewing with BestMalz roasted malts and what ...

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November 26, 2021 56 min

If you’ve ever found yourself thinking about starting your own brewery, you’re not alone. But what all goes into planning a successful new brewhouse? Today’s guest, Aaron Justus, takes a deep dive into all of the work involved in starting a new company and brewhouse planning.

Aaron started as a keg washer and worked his way up to brewmaster at Ballast Point. In September, he started a new venture by preparing to open a brewery with...

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November 12, 2021 40 min

We are proud to partner with our friends at Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) to support and celebrate the Pink Boots Society (PBS) for their 5th Annual Pink Boots Hop Blend! With over 2,500 members worldwide, the PBS assists, inspires, and encourages women in the fermented beverage industry to advance their careers through education. 

Today on the podcast, YCH (Kelly Lohrmeyer & Tiffany Pitra) and PBS (Ellen Sherrill & Sue Rigler) t...

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Today’s guests are Rodrigo Plancarte, Regional Sales Manager (Mexico and Central America) at Yakima Chief Hops, and Marko Guevara, Commercial Director at BeerMex. They share the current landscape of craft brewing, challenges and hurdles that brewers face, regional beer styles, and hot spots for craft beer in Mexico and Central America.


Have suggestions or questions for future episodes? Email us at thebrewdeck@countrymalt.com! 

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October 15, 2021 75 min

In this episode, The BrewDeck team celebrates the Halloween season with a series of spooky, scary, and strange short stories from their experiences in the brewing industry. Today’s guests are Country Malt Group sales reps Geoff Fischer, Tim Roberts, CJ Penzone, Zach Grossfeld, John Egan, and Grant Lawrence.

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Today’s guests, Kyran Flett and Don Moore from Canada Malting Company, talk about Canadian barley harvest 2021, North America’s crop update, elevator system benefits, and regional malts.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Canadian Barley Harvest: How size and production compare to other countries.
  • General Crop Update: Similar production challenges around the world due to weather.
  • Production Quality: What it means for brewers and customers...
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    September 17, 2021 37 min

    Across the nation, the brewing industry is uniting to raise funds for critical pediatric cancer research. The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s signature beer, Rising Hope IPA, has become a seasonal favorite in nearly every state.

    Coupled alongside the bold Hope Roast Coffee, Rising Hope is the signature program for Brewing Funds the Cure. Currently, it is limited to one brewery per state. Country Malt Group and Yakima Chief H...

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    September 3, 2021 46 min

    Beer is considered food and should be treated that way. Whether you are homebrewing or making thousands of barrels a year, it ends up in people’s bodies. So, parts of the production process, packing, holding, and transporting beer, are regulated.

    Today’s guests are Jan Landry, Food Safety Manager at Canada Malting Company, and Steve Harrah, Quality Services Manager at Country Malt Group. They talk about food safety related to ingre...

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