Better on Draft Podcast

Better on Draft Podcast

Beers, Video Games, Sports and The Big D. What else could you ask for on each and every Friday night? This is what you can expect from the guys over at the Better on Draft Podcast. Ken, Dan, Nick and Rob along with some friends and guests will talk about their favorite beers, breweries, bars, drinking events, and any activities that you can do with a beer in your hand. Pop that 40 and tell us what you think or what we need to try! Tweet us at @BetterOnDraft or shoot us an e-mail at betterondraft@gmail.com to participate!... Show More

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Matt, Ken, Rob, and Nick talk with Gary and Gordy from Cadillac Straits and opening up a brewery in Madison Heights. From a welcoming city to a great start as a homebrew shop, Cadillac Staits is gearing towards a June opening. Rob gives us some news updates while Matt challenges us on to 5 Questions with a mystery beer! Learn more by listening to the show! Subscribe to our podcast at http://playpodca.st/betterondraft Don’t forget t... Read more

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We start off episode 174 with a phone call from one of the owners of M4 CIC who talks to us about craft beers, high-end imports and ciders, and bringing the delicious liquid to the masses! He ends the call telling us his favorite non-Michigan distro'd brewery and we hope he can make his own dream come true! Bryan and Jenny are in studio from M4 to continue the conversation and they bring Kyle from Upland Brewing to chat about Uplan... Read more

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Matt, Ken, and Jenna welcome Dave and Jess from Youngblood Vineyard to open our mind about wine!  We sip on a nice Pinot Noir and drink some beers in between as they explain their first few years in the wine making business, and how 3 years of growing and producing will finally yield their first wine which will be available Memorial Day Weekend right at the Vineyard!  Grab some wine, don't be too expensive, and watch those labels! ... Read more

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Jenna (TheBrewLocker) officially joins the team as the fifth member of our show. She surprises us with her own version of five questions, and we discuss topics and news of the beer industry today. Light hearted and fun. Don't forget we are off next week so no live show, BUT there will be a show featuring Adam of Aberrant Ales, Matt of Brewery Becker, and Travis of Old Nation that we recorded last week! We hope you enjoy it Don’t f... Read more

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March 10, 2019 102 min

Aaron and Chuck from ROAK join us to talk about the industry, how they can stay friends with their opponents in the work force and continue to bring each other up. They talk about the future of ROAK and we dive deep into the CANAarchy model to see if maybe ROAK could follow it. We discuss their previous artwork prior to Aaron/Chuck's time in the company, and we talk about life on the road as a salesman. Don’t forget to listen to... Read more

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February 17, 2019 103 min

Kevin and Alex, sales reps of Founders Brewing join us in our Detroit Studio to discuss distribution allocation, and pushing the updates of how well Founders has been doing including the new brewery celebrating its one year anniversary! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If you have a minute, please feel fr... Read more

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No guest and Nick is on weather duty for DTE, Rob, Matt, and Ken sit together to talk about restaurant taboo's, beer news, and what trends Thrillist said needed to end in beer in 2016 and match it up with what they said in 2019. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If you have a minute, please feel free to ra... Read more

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February 3, 2019 68 min

While Episode 163 was being recorded in Detroit, Ken was visiting Dan down in Phoenix where they met up with Eric from Tap That AZ, and Arizona based craft beer podcast with well over 100 episodes covering the mass growth of craft beer down in Arizona!  This was the second of two special episodes recorded down there along with Episode 163.5 with our friends from The Shop Beer Co.  Check out both that episode and this one as we try ... Read more

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Nick the brewer joins us from Black Lotus to talk about the Brew Pub Club and the updates to Black Lotus including their new canning line and moving away from growlers. He tells us what it was like to work on a cruise ship as a musician and we discuss the parts of the government shutdown effecting beer while Matt tries to find every way around the system. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. W... Read more

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The 2018 Ashley's Throwwdown Challenge Champions, Canton Brew Works, joins our program along with Erik from Ashley's to discuss the updates of Canton since their humble beginnings, we get an update from Barry about the business since they were last on our show 2.5 years ago, and we predict the 2019 Ashley's Throwdown Challenge! http://www.bracketmaker.com/tmenu.cfm?tid=470803 The best bracket gets a $50 gift card to Ashley's! Don’t... Read more

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December 22, 2018 98 min

Ben from Two James Spirits joins us for this episode to talk about Detroit's first distillery since prohibition, and how craft cocktails and local liquor is starting to rise in our state. He teaches us the proper ways to drink each drink, the best mixers, and how to shop for yourself or a family member. For a beer only drinker, this is a must-listen as we hammer down how to approach liquor when you don't drink it that much! Don’t f... Read more

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December 8, 2018 111 min

Stephen from Batch Brewing and Dave from Good Pour stop by to chat about the industry and how to improve both locally and globally. We discuss topics like beer groups, ratings, and charity! This full two hour interview goes into depth about all of the work Stephen does to make this business thrive. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/s... Read more

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With Rob out doing the lords work, Matt, Ken, and Nick are left to interview local CBS and self proclaimed beerfluencer Houston (https://www.instagram.com/urbanbeersnob/). Ken picks up the slack with the news, and Matt challenges the studio to “5 Questions" Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If you have a m... Read more

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The crew is all back together for the 153rd episode of Better of Draft! Kevin from North Center Brewing and Harry from the Brewz Brothaz are live in studio! Matt kicks off the show by drinking from a bowl. Rob covers the news. Matt challenges the studio to “5 Questions. Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If... Read more

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November 3, 2018 85 min

Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If you have a minute, please feel free to rate us on iTunes, we would truly appreciate it! https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/better-on-draft-a-craft-beer-podcast/id1091124740?mt=2 www.twitter.com/betterondraft www.facebook.com/betterondraft www.untappd.com/bodpodcast ... Read more

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Travis has done it all!  Even started the New England IPA Craze here in Michigan, but what happens when more people want the beer he makes but can't make enough?  That's where Joe and Brew Detroit comes in.  Learn about the history of brewing between these two including Joe's humble start in the 1970's at Stroh's, along with his journey leading him to one of the largest craft breweries in the country, Boston Beer Co, and how he end... Read more

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October 13, 2018 102 min

It may be rainy outside, but it’s hot inside for Episode 150! Nick from Cheboygan Brewing Company is live in studio! The crew covers news including the beer line-up paging tribute to local soda maker Faygo and internet sales of wines and how it could impact beer markets. Matt challenges the studio to “5 Questions.” Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://o... Read more

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September 29, 2018 103 min

Jeremiah from the USPBL joins us to talk about Jimmy John's Field and Better on Drafts upcoming Brew & Fall Festival https://uspbl.com/promotions/third-annual-brew-fall-fest/ Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If you have a minute, please feel free to rate us on iTunes, we would truly appreciate it! https:/... Read more

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September 22, 2018 98 min

Episode 147 has a full studio, as we return back to Royal Oak! Kickstand Brewing Company is life in studio! Listen in as we talk multiple topics including New England IPAs, Matt gets the punishment beer for Week 2 of the NFL Fantasy Football season, and The Wheel makes its Better on Draft debut!   Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotif... Read more

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September 17, 2018 103 min

On Friday we had Joe on from Liberty Street Brewing Co to discuss the closing of the production facility and moving away from distribution, we discuss a little bit about the news of the week, and Matt treats us to some new studio 5 Questions including Guess That Beer! Don’t forget to listen to us live every Friday at 7pm EST on Facebook Live. We are also on your Spotify too! https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm If y... Read more

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