United We Drink

United We Drink

With years of experience under their belts Mike, Joel and Kevin discuss the beer industries highs, lows and everywhere in between.

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May 12, 2022 76 min

The Craft Brewers Conference returned after a couple years abense, due to the pandemic, in Minneapolis. Mike and Kevin talk about their experiences with the biggest trade show for small breweries and whether it's actually worth the time and money.

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A recent survey came out that showed that only around a quarter of brewery production staff are completely happy in their jobs while over 75% of owners are. The guys dive into why brewery staff might not be happy and what could possibly be done about it.

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March 31, 2022 79 min
When wine tried to lay claim to pairings with food beer came along and said "Nah son, we can do this better." But as time as passed so has the beer dinner. The guys discuss beer and food pairings along with the concept of beer dinners. Are they dead? Why should people care anymore?

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March 17, 2022 75 min

The guys take a free form approach to this episode. Mental health checks, The Batman and random beer thoughts galore.

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March 4, 2022 75 min

On this episode the guys talk about some big news items. Hair of the Dog is closing after almost 30 years in business. Modern Times is scaling back big time. Are Constellation and Monster going to merge after Monster just recently purchased CANarchy? Plus Twisted Hippo in Chicago suffered a devastating fire that burned their brewery down. You can help them at the GoFundMe.

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February 17, 2022 70 min

Getting a brewery's beer to a retailer (bar, restaurant, beer store, liquor store, etc) sometimes requires the power of an entire nation. The guys discuss self distribution and what that is like for those that can legally do it and those that can't.

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February 3, 2022 72 min

What happens when a non legal term with no real definition focus on quality just doesn't mean much anymore? The guys discuss the term craft and if it really means much and if it appeals to the public.

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January 20, 2022 76 min

When working in beer or being around it for so long burnout is bound to happen. The guys discuss when they don't want to drink beer or even be around it.

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January 6, 2022 65 min

Beer ratings sites like Untappd and Beer Advocate have made the average drinker feel like a Zagat critic. Do these sites have more influence over the beer market than they should or are simply journaling tools for fans of beer? Listen as the guys talk about it.

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December 23, 2021 63 min

With Christmas just days away Mike and Kevin talk winter seasonals, their favorite Christmas beers and other general nonsense as Joel is out on holiday assignment.

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December 2, 2021 69 min

When Bell's Brewery announced their sale to Lion, the parent company of New Belgium, people had a lot of feelings. Our hosts are no different but with more positivity. Here what the guys have to say.

Plus Ball Corporation, one of the largest aluminum can makers in the US, have announced steep new minimums that will impact many medium to small breweries. What do Mike, Joel and Kevin think will come of this?

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November 18, 2021 63 min

Every July the same conversation begins amongst beer lovers and beer makers. It's a conversation with extreme prejudice on each side of the argument. It's a discussion that probably will never see an end. It's seasonal creep. The guys discuss the practice of earlier and earlier seasonal releases along with their own experiences with it on today's episode.

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October 21, 2021 72 min

When news dropped that Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach was closing it hit each of the co-hosts. Every one of them have worked at Due South at some point with majority of them having it be their introduction to working in the industry. The guys share their stories and feelings of seeing one of South Florida's OG breweries deciding to call it a day.

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October 7, 2021 78 min

Breweries are commonly looked at, to the outside, as fun places to work but many seem to forget that it is a job that is often time dangerous and things can go wrong fast. Mike and Joel talk about when mistakes go too far, become overlooked, become too common and are even accepted. This is Brewery Horror Stories.

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September 23, 2021 73 min

Brown Distributing was, at one time, a force in the Florida beer market. It covered the entire state for with a huge craft portfolio while also being an ABI house in the majority of Palm Beach County. It was named Craft Distributor of the Year in 2012 by the Brewers Association and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. In the years since Brown has slashed its size with huge sell offs of territories to a number of other localiz...

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September 9, 2021 76 min

On a previous episode Mike and Joel discussed how they would open up a brewery. Kevin has opened a brewery so the guys decide to ask him if there are any things he would do differently if he could do it all over again.

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August 26, 2021 71 min

The guys talk about what they think a post pandemic world in the beverage industry looks like. Is that even a thing?

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August 12, 2021 71 min

Phil Clark, from the Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Pubcast, joins the show to talk about Chicago suburbs beer, drinking out of the can and his dislike of a certain Chicagoland liquor that nearly everyone seems to adore.

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July 29, 2021 71 min

The guys discuss the media's jumping to conclusions on the end of seltzer and Kevin talks about his first beer fest in COVID world.

You can check out the New York Times article Joel mentions here.

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