THE ALEHEADS PODCAST: THE FUTURE OF BEER MEDIA W/ BEERPULSE’S ADAM NASON

Adam Nason is the founder and operator of Beerpulse, the world’s leading beer news website. We discuss how a nighttime hobby transformed into a business with the explosion of the craft beer industry, the challenges of monetizing publishing in the digital age, the debate over ethics in blogging, the death of embargoes, the future of beer media, and much more. For anyone with an interest in the writers and the technological tools they use to narrate the craft beer movement in America, this episode is a must-listen conversation with one of the most quietly influential individuals in the industry.

AN ALEHEAD GOES TO BRUERY PROVISIONS

On a recent rainy weekend in LA, I decided to take a trip to beyond the orange curtain, to a place known more for Disneyland and mini-mansions than craft beer. But this trek would be no ordinary trek to the OC, for today I was to venture to the Bruery Provisions to pick up my […]

THE ALEHEADS PODCAST: ALL BEERS CONSIDERED #29- MAGEE GOES MALT MAGNATE

Slouch and Barley catch you up on all the week’s news in the world of craft beer, including:

➮ Lagunitas looking to decommoditize malted barley by working directly with Canadian farmers

➮ AB Marketing VP suggests sticking craft beer with wine. The Aleheads have another idea where he can stick it.

➮ Just a man and his barrels- a look at Goose Island’s John Laffler.

➮ Freetail’s Scott Metzger issues a call for chefs to reform their beer lists.

➮ Grow hops for your local brewery.

➮ Gene Simmons invites Aleheads to Lick It Up at his new craft beer joint.

FAT HEAD’S HEAD HUNTER: THE BEST IPA IN AMERICA?

As you may know, I hail from Pittsburgh… a wonderful, livable city but hardly the craft beer capital of America. Like everywhere else in the country there are several excellent local breweries producing high-quality suds, and a thriving community of enthusiasts currently planning the city’s first Craft Beer Week, but in terms of national acclaim we just don’t match up to destinations like Portland, San Diego, Denver, or Asheville. Yet, we’ve got a beer on tap in the Steel City you can’t find in those craft meccas that keeps winning awards in the most competitive category of any beer festival- the Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA.

THE ALEHEADS PODCAST: NORTH CAROLINA BREWERS GUILD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR WIN BASSETT

When last we spoke with Win Bassett, he was but a simple beer blogger like any other Alehead… now he’s the new Director of the North Carolina Brewers Guild with a mandate to spread NC craft beer across our great nation. We talk about how he plans to accomplish this, some exciting new breweries opening in his state like Mystery Brewing and Haw River Farmhouse Ales, and updates to some current beer news events like the impending Sierra Nevada expansion to the greater Asheville area.