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Podcast Episode 90: Root Down Brewing's Steve Bischoff: Developing the Great American Beer Festival American IPA Gold Medal Winner

Steve Bischoff, lead brewer at Root Down Brewing Co. knows a thing or two about traditional American IPA. Last year he won gold at the Great American Beer Festival in the category and nabbed best mid-side brewer and mid-size brewery in the process.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 89: Modern Times' Jacob McKean: Growing a Brewery and a Brand Takes Patience and Determination

The founder of Modern Times Beer talks about how his homebrewing hobby led him into the beer industry, and reflects on differentiation within the highly competitive craft beer market today.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 88: Allagash Brewing’s Jason Perkins: Belgian Tradition Meets American Creativity

Perkins shares lessons learned over two decades of work at Allagash, from building haze stability in witbier to fermenting with Brettanomyces and spontaneous fermentation

Podcast Episode 87: Modist Brewing’s Keigan Knee: Brewing Otherwise Impossible Beers Using a Mash Filter

In this episode, Knee discusses the mash filter process and unique design considerations, the finer points of malt in designing hoppy beers, layering cryo and T-90 hops of the same variety on top of each other for heightened effect, and much more.

Podcast Episode 86: Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo: Brewing Sour Beer with Old World Tradition and Contemporary Innovation

In part two with Vinnie Cilurzo, he discusses open fermentation for everything from Pliny the Elder to STS Pils, the impact of tank geometry, de-barreling sour beer without worry about oxygen exposure, and much more.

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Subscriber-Exclusive Podcast Takeover: Side Project’s Cory King and Weldwerks’ Neil Fisher Discuss Brewing Big Barrel-Aged Stouts

In this special “Podcast Takeover” episode, they commandeer the mics and interview each other for a thought-provoking and in-depth look at the design, brewing techniques, barrel-aging strategy, and blending process behind these pivotal barrel-aged beers.

Podcast Episode 85: Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo: Sweating the Small Stuff When Brewing Hoppy Beers

In this conversation, the origins and design approach to Blind Pig IPA and Pliny the Elder DIPA, adjusting recipes for iconic brands as tastes shift and ingredients vary, tracking polyphenol levels batch by batch, and much more.

Podcast Episode 84: Hop Butcher For the the World’s Jude La Rose, Jeremiah Zimmer, and Justin Miller: Unlocking The Magic Inside Hops

If there’s a method for adding hops to beer, they’ve tried it, learned from it, and added it to their ever-expanding repertoire.

Podcast Episode 83: Brewers Association’s J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham: Making Craft Beer (and Brewing) Relevant and Accessible to Wider Audiences

Diversity in the craft beer industry still has a long way to go, but steps are being taken to make the beverage more inclusive.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 82: pFriem Family Brewers’ Josh Pfriem: Nuance and Subtlety is the Key in Everything from Pilsner to Wood-Aged Sours

For Josh pFriem of pFriem Family Brewers, every beer they make—from Pilsner to wood-aged sour—expresses a brewing philosophy that prizes nuance and depth.