We welcome Greg from Stone Brewing to the show for the first time, where he dishes on their new “Enjoy By IPA”, fresh beer, hops, upcoming collaborations, a kinder gentler Greg Face, and much more.
After a summer hiatus, we proudly welcome Anderson Valley brewmaster Fal Allen to the show in the wake of their recently announced Wild Turkey partnership. We discuss Barney Flats Oatmeal Stout in bourbon barrels, new AVBC brews on the horizon, Fal’s time as a brewer in Singapore, their foray into cans, the challenges of starting a sour program, and much more.
North Carolina Brewers Guild Direct and honorary Alehead Win Bassett checks in to discuss the announcement that New Belgium is building a new production facility in Asheville. We talk about differences from the Sierra Nevada plans, proposed LEED certification, and reactions from NC brewers and drinkers as their state becomes a focal point for craft beer in the eastern United States.
Troegs Craft Brewery General Manager Ed Yashinsky is our guest to talk about the release of their vaunted Nugget Nectar Imperial Amber Ale, the challenges and joys of moving into their state-of-the-art new T2 brewing facility in Hershey, updates on favorite upcoming Troegs seasonals like Perpetual IPA and Mad Elf, some info on their Scratch and Splinter programs, and a whole lot more. In true Troegs fashion, Ed is an open book as to their plans and reveals a bunch of information for fans of the brewery in this episode of the podcast.
Former Goose Island brewmaster and craft beer pioneer Greg Hall stops by to discuss Virtue Cider- his latest venture to produce heirloom apple ciders with modern craft fermentation and aging techniques. We talk about similarities with the craft cider movement to craft beer in the early 90’s, the development of Virtue’s first offering dubbed “RedStreak”, the way cider is viewed in the US and Europe, Big Beer dollars getting into craft cider, and much more. A great conversation with one of the most important and knowledgeable beer and cider makers in the world…
We welcome Edinburgh-based blogger and podcaster Beercast Rich to the show and talk about the latest craft beer news on the other side of the pond: including: CAMRA, Brewdog’s role in UK beer culture, some exciting upcoming Scottish brewers, and more.
Slouch sits down for a chat about sour and wild beers with Brandon Jones from the blog Embrace the Funk. The guys tackle a number of subjects from a homebrewer and commercial beer fan’s perspective, including: how to get started brewing beers with wild yeast, common fears and misconceptions regarding contamination, some exciting upcoming offerings that look to push sour beers further into the mainstream, and Brandon’s excellent interviews with legends Jean Van Roy and Vinnie Cilurzo and pioneering newcomers like Crooked Stave’s Chad Yakobson.
If you have already “embraced the funk” or just want to learn more about this exciting branch of the craft beer movement, check out this great conversation with a brewer and writer that is passionate and knowledgeable about these beers.
Slouch welcomes Josh Bernstein, freelance beer writer and author of Brewed Awakening: Behind the Beers and Brewers Leading the World’s Craft Brewing Revolution. They talk Vietnamese fresh beer culture, New York City homebrew tours, 2012 craft beer trends, and everything in between that led to Josh’s must-have beer geek book.
Slouch welcomes Jenn Coyle and Lindsey Herrema, founders of The Can Van to the show. What started as a business school project is turning into a mobile craft beer canning operation in Northern California that will go live this month. Join us as we talk about sustainability, the challenges of starting a small business, and of course canning delicious craft beer.
Slouch likes to talk about beer. Lew Bryson REALLY likes to talk about beer. They discuss his new “American Beer Blogger” Kickstarter project, the future of craft beer, the proposed changes to the Pennsylvania liquor laws and more.
Slouch sits down with Jamie Rice, Justin Waters, and Kyle Branigan, the guys behind Milkman Brewing. Milkman made a name for themselves at last month’s Pittsburgh Brewfest, taking home top honors with a Peppercorn Rye that had everyone in the local beer community talking. They discuss the trials and tribulations of starting a boutique brewery on a shoestring budget, their philosophy about creating recipes that push the boundaries of beer, the upcoming first Pittsburgh Craft Beer Week, and a lot more.
Slouch sits down with Erik Lars Myers of Mystery Brewing Company to talk about the invasive tactics of some larger craft breweries, transitioning from homebrewer to pro, successfully funding a brewery on Kickstarter, equal representation at the Brewers Association for small breweries, his upcoming book North Carolina Craft Beer and Breweries, and a heck of a lot more. Listen in and share a pint with us.
Slouch interviews Greg Avola, co-founder and Chief Technical Officer of the the social beer sharing service Untappd.
Slouch interviews Jason Lavery of Lavery Brewing Company about building his brewery, their innovative ales, and much more.
Slouch and Barley are mad as hell, and they’re going to sit at home and talk about beer news.
Slouch Sixpack and Magnus Skullsplitter wax ecstatic on the beers of New York City