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Podcast Episode 142: Drekker's Mark Bjornstad on Balancing Tart, Thick, Envelope-Pushing Fruit-Smoothie Ales

Mark Bjornstad, cofounder of Drekker Brewing in Fargo, North Dakota, talks about the ingredients, process, and approach behind their thick, jammy, fruit-smoothie-like beers.

Podcast Episode 141: Chris Harris of Black Frog Just Brews What He Likes to Drink

Chris Harris, founder and brewer at Black Frog Brewing in Holland, Ohio, embraces malty depth, seems impervious to the latest craft trends, and wants everyone to feel welcome.

Podcast Episode 140: Jeff Herbert of Superstition Meadery on Envisioning and Making Best-in-Class Craft Beverages

The cofounder of Arizona's Superstition Meadery has always been driven to explore what makes something the best. In this episode, he walks through the process of innovation they’ve built to support those aspirations.

Podcast Episode 139: Andy Farrell, Brewing Innovation Manager for Bell's Brewery, on the Delicate Design of Low-Cal IPAs

The longtime Bell’s brewer dives into the minutiae that make this evolving style of highly hopped, low-calorie beer so compelling, and discusses the particulars behind one of their biggest releases in recent history—Light Hearted Ale.

Podcast Episode 138: Jeremy Tofte of Melvin Learns From Mistakes and Focuses on Improvement

The last few years have been the best of times and the worst of times for Wyoming-based Melvin Brewing. While the beer has never been better, a series of unforced errors rocked the party atmosphere that the brewery has always striven to project.

Podcast Episode 137: Odell's Brendan McGivney Believes IPA Can Always Be Better

Odell Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, is notoriously tight-lipped on recipe and process. But in this hops-forward conversation, COO Brendan McGivney discusses their slow, steady approach to changing their flagship IPA—so that it can stay the same.

Podcast Episode 136: Societe's Doug Constantiner on Aroma-Forward West Coast IPA and a Methodical Approach to Funk

San Diego’s Societe Brewing has long had a reputation for being brewers’ brewers, with dual-core IPAs expressing different sides of the West Coast coin, and a wild beer program designed around drinkable, funk-forward, lower-acidity beers.

Podcast Episode 135: For Noah Bissell of Bissell Brothers, Less is Definitely More

Today’s brewing world is baroque in its embrace of excess, but for Bissell Brothers of Portland, Maine, the not-so-secret strategy is a deep desire to perfect their existing beers rather than create a stream of new ones.

Podcast Episode 134: Eric Wallace of Left Hand on Navigating the COVID-19 Shutdown

Left Hand Brewing's cofounder and president discusses the challenges his brewery is facing, and he shares perspective learned from navigating the first craft beer shakeout of the late 1990s.

Podcast Episode 133: New Belgium’s Ross Koenigs Takes an Analytical Approach to Hops and Cannabis

Biotransformation is not just real, it’s measurable, says New Belgium's hops-focused innovation brewer in this deep dive into the mechanics of hops aroma and flavor.