A One Pint Stand
By Dan Beaubien
A One Pint StandJan 12, 2023
Brewers Behind the Beers at La Doña Cervecería: My Interview w/ Dicky and Britt
I had the pleasure of sitting down with Dicky (Head Brewer) and Britt (Assistant Brewer) who brew the wonderful beers at La Doña Cervecería in Minneapolis, MN. While Dicky is an industry veteran and has brewed at Surly, NorthGate, and Fulton before becoming Head Brewer and part-owner at La Doña, Britt is 6 months into her brewing career. Together, they are a formidable brewing team who feed off of each other's creativity and passion for making craft beer accessible for all.
Our conversation is a mix of things from the beers that are flowing at La Doña to how brewers strive to maintain a work/life balance when they have families. It is a great conversation and I hope you enjoy listening as much as I did! Cheers!
A Conversation About Sobriety in the Craft Beer Industry
I sit down with Kabel Lefto (Head Brewer at Wabasha Brewing) and Nate Schneider (Vice President of Invictus Brewing & Co-Owner of Trove Brewing) at Arbeiter Brewing to talk about how working in close proximity to alcohol can be challenging for the wellness of people in the craft beverage industry. We talk about taking a break from alcohol or becoming sober altogether. The conversation is enlightening because of Kabel and Nate's extensive experiences in and around the Minnesota craft beer industry. The industry has a responsibility in making the community that we all love and cherish a place for everyone, including those who are choosing a lifestyle that does not include alcohol. This is the first of many conversation we will be having on this podcast about wellness and shining a brighter light on the importance of mental health in the craft beverage industry. I hope you find the conversation thought-provoking. Cheers!
My Interview with 56 Brewing Company
Dan sits down with Co-Owner Micah Godfrey and Head Brewer, Zak Granata of 56 Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis. We have a great conversation about how 56 Brewing is in one of the most popular areas for craft beer in Minnesota in Northeast Minneapolis. The conversation is enlightening and frank. 56 Brewing has been through some incredible ups and downs and Micah and Zak are open and honest about what that all means to them. Cheers!
Wandering Leaf Brewing Company: My Interview w/ Owners Matt Holton & Rob Reisdorf
Dan sits down with Matt Holton and Rob Reisdorf, 2 of the 4 owners of Wandering Leaf Brewing Company in St. Paul, MN. The brewery is part of a rejuvenation of Sibley Plaza. There are a lot of great things happening around them. Wandering Leaf is quickly becoming a darling of Highland Park as a great place for all to hang out and enjoy some quality craft beer. We talked about the beer, their friends in the industry, and, of course, the plants! Go ahead and give a listen! Cheers!
Women Who Brew: My Interview w/ Bri Smith & Sophia Missaghi
On this episode of A One Pint Stand, I sit down with Bri Smith and Sophia Missaghi who are both brewers in the Minnesota craft beer industry. Bri, the first black female brewer ever in Minnesota brews at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis and Sophia is a brewer at 10K Brewing in Anoka. In addition to being female brewers, they are both members of Brewing Change Collaborative. While we share many a laugh on this episode, Bri and Sophia also share about the struggles and inequities when it comes to being female brewers in this male dominated craft beer industry. Bri and Sophia are both strong women who have found their support systems. They share a lot of wisdom and advice to others about what it takes to persevere. This is a wonderful episode and hopefully you will enjoy listening as much as I enjoyed putting it together. Cheers!
My Interview w/ Giesenbräu Bier Co.'s Erin & Tom
It was an absolute treat to sit down with Giesebräu Bier Co.'s Erin Hutton (Owner) and Tom Giesen (Head Brewer) to chat beer. The conversation flowed as smooth as a freshly poured Hildy's Helles. We talk about how Giesenbräu came to be, the dedication to quality, and the way they bring people into their community. In fact, their Oktoberfest celebration is coming up on Oct. 6th and 7th, so plan on visiting them for that. This is the first time that German is spoken on the show and I unleash my 3 out of 5 star Marlon Brando impression, so you better give a listen. Cheers!
Twin Cities Oktoberfest Origin Story w/ Owners Chip Meyer & Ryan Brown
I sat down at Lift Bridge Brewing Company to chat with Chip Meyer & Ryan Brown about the Twin Cities Oktoberfest. This annual event is the 4th largest Oktoberfest celebration in the United States. The Twin Cities Oktoberfest will take place on Oct. 6th & 7th at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. You can get your tickets at tcoktoberfest.com!
Arbeiter Brewing Company-A Beer Chat with Juno, Garth, & Aaron
Dan sits down with 2 of the 3 owners (Juno Choi & Garth Blomberg) and Head Brewer (Aaron Herman) for a wonderful dive into how Arbeiter Brewing Company came to be. We chat about the journeys they each had to bring them to start Arbeiter as well as why the beers are so delicious. They are happy to be in the vibrant community of South Minneapolis and they want to make sure everybody knows that Arbteiter is a great place to enjoy beer and community.
Part 2 of A Colossal Beer Chat w/ Nate Schneider & Previn Solberg of Invictus Brewing Company
This is the second part of my interview with Nate Schneider of Invictus Brewing Company where we were joined by Previn Solberg, the owner of Invictus Brewing. Nate tells us how Invictus Brewing came to be. We dissect the state of craft beer and chat about a recent article on Slate.com projecting a dire forecast for the future of craft beer.
A Colossal Beer Chat w/Nate Schneider of Invictus Brewing
I sat down with Nate Schneider, or StPaulNate, as he is known on IG to talk beer. Nate is one of the minds behind Invictus Brewing, the Communications Chair of the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, a proud Veteran of our Armed Forces, and a wonderful spinner of craft beer yarns. This is part 1 of my interview with Nate where we talk about his journey into craft beer and his role on the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild.
A Primer on Vodka and Spirits with Elle Rhodes, Director of Sales at Du Nord Social Spirits
Heavy Rotation Brewing Company
Dan sits down with Josh and Ken to talk about Heavy Rotation Brewing Company in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. Heavy Rotation is making some wonderful beers that are diverse in styles and high in quality. They do it all on a very small scale. The beer conversation is effortless and Dan gets the whole story on why they brew what they brew, what it meant to win 2 Minnesota Brewers Cup Awards, and what people can expect to find at this diamond in the rough.
Hackamore Brewing Company Preview
Dan sits down with Zac Gleason (President), Jake Gleason (Vice President), and Nick Flies (Head Brewer) of Hackamore Brewing Company. They opened their doors to the public on April 28th and are definitely ready for prime time. Hackamore will have so many great amenities like a golf simulator, a wide variety of seating, and a culinary in-house residency with the Salsa Collaborative. If that all wasn't enough, they told the wonderful origin story of how Hackamore Brewing came to be. We had a great time chatting and I am sure that you are going to love listening to our beer chat. Cheers!
Wabasha Brewing Celebrates 8 Years & Welcomes a New Head Brewer
Dan sits down with Brett, Jason, and Kabel to get the scoop on a few changing roles at Wabasha Brewing. Kabel is the new Head Brewer and Brett is transitioning to a more flexible role. We chatted about what will change and what will stay the same at Wabasha Brewing. Wabasha Brewing is also celebrating 8 years of beer starting on April 18th and you can hear about the mythical oyster stout that may or may not be happening down the road. We had got into more topics than you can possibly imagine so you might as well give it a listen. Cheers!
Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative's New Taproom Preview
Dan sits down with Jeremy Mathison (Operations Manager) and Vicki Epper (Taproom Hero & Beertender) of Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative to chat. They give the lowdown on the new location and taproom for Broken Clock as well as explain what a cooperative model entails. By the end of the episode, not only will you be geeked up about the grand opening of the new taproom, but you will also be wanting to join the 1300 and growing membership and be part of a special craft beer community. Cheers!
Brewers' Roundtable w/ Kabel Lefto, Shaun Lill, and Riley Yawn-White
Dan sits down with some of his friends who all took different paths that ultimately led them to their respective brewhouses at HeadFlyer Brewing (Shaun), Wabasha Brewing (Kabel), and 9 Mile Brewing (Riley). The Brewers' Roundtable is a loose conversation concept that I think will be a fun listen. Whether you are looking to become a brewer or just enjoy hoisting back the finished product, this show is packed with joy. Cheers!
Lupulin Brewing Company's Big Beer Week 2023 Preview-Part 2
Lupulin Brewing Company's Big Beer Week 2023 runs from Sunday, March 5th-Sunday, March 12th. This episode is the second part of Dan's interview with his friends at Lupulin. We taste through the last three bottle releases, talk about the music happening in The Stave, Lupulin's new event space, and the food trucks that will be up there for Big Beer Week 2023. Cheers!
Lupulin Brewing Company's Big Beer Week 2023 Preview-Part 1
This episode of A One Pint Stand is all about the upcoming Big Beer Week 2023 at Lupulin Brewing Company. This fantastic craft beer event is happening from Sunday, March 5th-Sunday March 12th. Lupulin is releasing a total of 42 different beers-all above 10% ABV. On this, the first of two preview episodes, the Lupulin Brewing Company team talks about the event, the infusion process, how to get the extremely exclusive 8-day t-shirt, and the first 3 bottle releases. This celebration of high-gravity beers is not to be missed and A One Pint Stand had a great time chatting previewing, tasting, and laughing with the Lupulin team. Cheers!
A Look Back at 2022 w/ Paige Latham Didora of Alcohol By Volume Part 2
This is the second part of my interview with Paige Latham Didora of Alcohol By Volume. We hyper-focus our conversation to breweries that opened and closed in 2022, breweries that plan on opening in 2023, and talk about the changes that are happening at Dangerous Man. Just like part one, this episode is filled with engaging content that you won't want to miss. Cheers!
A Look Back at 2022 w/ Paige Latham Didora of Alcohol By Volume
Dan sat down with his friend and fellow beer writer, Paige Latham Didora of Alcohol By Volume to recap some of the big local beer talkers of 2022. They also delved into Dry January, and all that goes along with it. All this was recorded in the friendly confines of Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis. This is part 1 of a wonderful and thought-provoking craft beer conversation.
Shorelunch with Nate P Interview
Dan sits down with Nate from Shorelunch With Nate P. and talks fishing, cooking, Crocs, and Rock Bass. It is a wonderful conversation that was recorded at the Fulton Brewing Company taproom. As Nate is want to say, "Join us, won't you?"
HeadFlyer Brewing Company's 5th Anniversary Preview
Dan sits down with Nate, Neil, and Shaun at HeadFlyer Brewing Company to discuss their upcoming 5th anniversary, craft beer drinking trends, and the upcoming Craft Brewers Conference in Minneapolis.
Lupulin Brewing Company's Big Beer Week 2022
Dan sits down with Jeff, Aaron, Jason, Marcus, & Tracy up at Lupulin Brewing Company to talk about their upcoming Big Beer Week. This celebration of big beers runs from March 6th to March 13th. We preview all the new offerings for this year and talk about how this year will work for Big Beer Week with ticketing and bottle releases. Give it a listen and then head up there to get the coveted 8-day t-shirt!
If you want more information, you can check out Lupulin's event page for all the info you need.
Wabasha Brewing Company's New Owner Spotlight
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Beer and Cheese Pairing with Forage to Fromage at Lupulin Brewing Company
Dan sits down with Kerry and Mike Jerred from Forage To Fromage to talk about their upcoming Beer and Cheese Pairing class at Lupulin Brewing Company. They are also joined by Alise Sjostrom from Redhead Creamery to talk all things cheese.
Unmapped Brewing: Foeders, Barrel-Aged Stouts, and Laughs, Oh My!
Dan sits down with Derek, JD, Harry, and Harrison at Unmapped Brewing in Minnetonka, Minnesota, to talk about a variety of topics. We discussed the fierce local support from their locals during the Covid shutdown, their barrel-aged coconut stout release, and the unveiling of their new logo design!
Lupulin Brewing Company's 2021 Big Beer Week Preview
Dan sat down with the crew at Lupulin Brewing Company (Jason Wester, Marcus Paulsen, Aaron Zierdt, & Jeff Zierdt) to talk about how the 2021 Big Beer Week will look at both their Big Lake, MN, and Sioux Falls, SD, locations. It was a tour of the wonderful world of high ABV beers that has become a massively popular event.
HeadFlyer Brewing Company: A Look Ahead to 2020
Dan sits down with Nate Larson, Neil Miller, and Shaun Lill from HeadFlyer Brewing Company in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conversation starts with how HeadFlyer started and meanders onto where craft beer is headed in 2020. Of course, the conversation, just like the beers from the taps, flows smoothly. We have a great time and the end result is a really fun listen. Cheers!