Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® Podcast

The podcast for those who make and drink great beer.


Podcast Episode 148: Stan Hieronymus on New Developments in the World of Hops

Author Stan Hieronymus offers his thoughts on the past, present, and future of the hop industry, along with updates on recent research into hops-related process concerns like hop creep and reusing hops.

Podcast Episode 147: Resident Culture's Chris Tropeano Has the Straight Dope on Hazy IPA, Berliner, and Craft Lager

For Charlotte, North Carolina's Resident Culture, taste and quality are sacrosanct. No ingredient or process is sacred in the quest to improve.

Podcast Episode 146: The Nuances and Complexities of Malt, with Richard Simpson of Simpson's Malt

The fifth-generation leader of this family-owned British malthouse discusses the ins and outs of barley, malting, heritage varieties like Golden Promise and Maris Otter, crop year challenges, crystallization and roasting, batch blending, and more.

Podcast Episode 145: Stephen Kirby of Hogshead Has Some Strong Opinions on Cask Ale

The existence of Denver’s Hogshead Brewery is further evidence that passionate, opinionated brewers tend to make great beer. Founder Stephen Kirby is outspoken about what he loves and doesn’t love in brewing. In this episode, he lays it all out there.

Podcast Episode 144: Cellarmaker’s Tim Sciascia and Connor Casey on Ethereal Hops and Hazy West Coast IPA

The brewers at Cellarmaker are known among peers for their nuanced approach to hops. Here, they discuss everything from finding hops that punch hard to understanding how “bag appeal” translates to finished beer, how stored hops change over time, and more.

Podcast Episode 143: New Anthem's Aaron Skiles on Learning Through Problem Solving with Hazy IPA

New Anthem earned 2019 CB&B Beer of the Year honors after two IPAs scored perfect 100s; they did it again in our new IPA issue. How do they do it? Cofounder Aaron Skiles walks us through their process of building consistency through constant change.

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.