Podcast Episode #44: Bierstadt Lagerhaus Founders: A Methodical Approach to Traditional Techniques
"We’re all in. We are doing this because it’s the only thing we wanted to do. There is no plan B."
Podcast Episode #42: Firestone Walker's Jeffers Richardson: The Evolution of Sour and Wild Beer
Jeffers Richardson, Director of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks program, joins the podcast to discuss bottle conditioning wild beers, maintaining head retention in sours, building a common language for sour beer blending, and much more.
Podcast Episode 40: Great Notion’s Andy Miller: The Only Brewing Technique Constant is Change
Miller discusses their always-evolving brewing techniques, from continually “turning up the volume” on hops, to issues with changes in hops, and the return of Simcoe. Plus, the recent (temporary) shutdown of their new production brewery by the TTB.
Podcast Episode 39: Boulevard’s Steven Pauwels: From Tank 7 to Brut IPAs
Boulevard Brewmaster Steven Pauwels has made significant impacts on the American craft beer landscape over the past 19 years with classic beers like Tank 7 farmhouse ale and others.
Rethinking Bitterness In Dry-Hopped (Hazy) Beers
Past research has shown that more extreme dry-hopping regimens can reduce IBUs in beer made with kettle hops bittering, New Belgium Brewing’s Ross Koenigs suggests that dry hopping without kettle additions can add far more IBUs than previously thought.
Podcast Episode 37: Lawson’s Finest Liquids’ Sean Lawson: Delivering a Clear and Expressive Hops Experience from Brewhouse to the Consumer
In this episode Sean Lawson talks about their stages of growth, the challenges and opportunities they’ve navigated through, his preferences for hops blending, and much more.
Podcast Episode #35: Maine Beer Co.’s Dan Kleban: Growing in a Smart and Purposeful Way
Maine Beer Co.’s Dan Kleban is an ardent independent with a knack for hops and a company-wide commitment to treading lightly on the planet.