Cannabis sounds like it would be awesome to have in your beer...in theory. But what about in reality? Would a beer brewed with cannabis be good or just a marketing stunt? What style of beer would cannabis augment? And how close are we to having it legally brewed into beer? This episode of Head Retention does a deep dive into the question of Cannabis (or CBD) and beer. Roche and Lashelle are joined by Blane of Sinistral Brewing to d...
Lashelle prides herself on finding the perfect beer for everyone. Even non craft beer lovers! Her skills are put to the test on this episode of Head Retention as she tries to find an IPA that legendary country music radio personality, Michael J, will enjoy. Michael is a Coors Light man from way back and HATES the test of an IPA. Or so he thinks. After Roche and Lashelle set the scene (11:27), the stage is set for the Michael J IPA ...
Searching for “whales” was something the craft beer culture was built on. But with beer much easier to get, does it still make sense to hunt? Is it “worth” it? Roche and Jon from Solace Brewing share some hunting stories before Roche laments the loss of the hunt. Then, Lashelle shares her white whale with the group to….unique results.
When the news broke that Constellation was selling Ballast Point to a small brewery just outside of Chicago, the ramifications reverberated throughout the industry. Roche, Lashelle, and Jon of Solace Brewing Co. discuss all the angles of this deal and what it means for the craft beer industry moving forward.
With the industry getting more local and more saturated, Roche and Lashelle wonder what the future of craft beer festivals (local and national) holds. Chris of Fairwinds Brewery and Dave of Ocelot Brewing Co join them to weigh the pros and cons for both brewers and consumers. Also, do winning medals have value and what exactly is a "crispy boy"? It's all in this episode of Head Retention.
Harper's Ferry Brewing drew national attention for their anti-ownership beer, Sell The Team, and now Jessie and Ryan join Roche and Lashelle on this episode of Head Retention to tell the story behind the viral sensation. Then, the guys discuss Harper's Ferry Brewing, its amazing backdrop, and how they keep the momentum of Sell The Team going.
"When are you posting new episodes of the show?"
Roche has been getting that question for months and now he has the answer. Hear about the past, present, and future of Head Retention in the latest episode.
Roche explains how his summers are all about the barrel-aged stouts. Ben drops some major humble brags about his cellar that’s “so full right now.” And Kristin wonders if any event is ever that important to tap into your rare beers.
Roche’s college experience was brought to you by Yuengling. Ben’s craft beer snobbery began at his snobby university in northern Indiana. And Kristin loves a nice, warm garage beer. Hear how your hosts got from there to here in the world of craft beer.