The Beer Mighty Things Podcast
By Kyle C. Rheiner
Cheers and #BeerMightyThings
The Beer Mighty Things PodcastMay 17, 2023
*SMALL BATCH* - #182 - On Being Like Water with Brew Gentlemen
I ask Matt about the brewery's roots, how the industry has changed, what he's learned and what he's looking forward to in 2023.
Visit their site, pick up their anniversary beer and follow along all the great things they're doing on the socials.
@brewgentlemen on IG
# 181 - *BONUS* - My #CBC23 Nashville Whereabouts
*Watch the Video Episode on Spotify*
I'm pumped about #CBC23 in Nashville May 7-10 and I'm giving you my whereabouts. I'd love to link up, interview you, have a beer and comradery!
Join us Sunday from 7-9pm at Jackalope Brewing - DM me on IG for the RSVP! @beermightythingspodcast
Monday at 3:45 I'm hosting a Sponsored Seminar and will provide you with 3 nuggets to take back to your team and implement immediately.
Those 3 topics - Kids in Breweries, Beer Recall Plan and an Emergency Resource List
Tag us @beermightythingspodcast and hashtag #beermightythings
# 180 - On Crafting Solutions with BevSource
A long-time industry colleague of mine, Dan Macri, SVP of Business Development at BevSource drops in to discuss over a decade of craft beverage knowledge. We talk about how the innovation of the craft industry continues to evolve with regards to sourcing, procurement, packaging materials, beverage development and much more.
BevSource has also created a pilot and quality assurance testing facility entitled THE LAB which has helped many companies get their idea off the ground and into the marketplace.
Say hi to Dan and the BevSource team at CBC!
#beermightythings #cbc2023 #bevsource
# 179 - On Lambics, Cantillon & the Long Game with Award-Winning Filmmaker Jerry Franck
Academy Award® nominated Filmmaker Jerry Franck pops in to fill us in on the film he’s just released entitled ‘Bottle Conditioned’ where he explores the small Belgian community of lambic beer. He's documented and traveled to learn where brewers and blenders of different generations wrestle with tradition and the increased demand for their rare beers after decades of doubting anyone would drink it.
He was intrigued by the niche following of lambics and we highlight Cantillon (!), 3 Fonteinen, and Bokke breweries. We talk tradition, history, what he saw, how he felt and the adventures of filmmaking as well as Jerry's favorite movie and what inspires him.
He also delivers his message to those striving to make in the film industry, but also any industry. Enjoy!
Watch the trailer at bottleconditionedfilm.com and follow the success at @bottleconditionedfilm
#bottleconditionedfilm #beermightythings #cantillon #3fonteinen #bokke #courtneymarsh
# 178 - On Aerospace & Beer Trees with Beer Tree Brew
Chris Rhoades, the co-founder of Beer Tree Brew Co in Binghamton NY, pops by to share their process of making tasty liquids and creating great experiences. We discuss the early beginning brewpub ideas to growing hops & grain, to attending festivals as a guest and then becoming a New York beer destination!
We talk NY state brewery farm laws, expansion during a pandemic, food programs, breweries that inspired them as well as their small "Batch Coffee" program.
Chris then shares his book and podcast list. Tune in and enjoy!
Follow the journey at @beertreebrew / @beertreedowntown / @beertreefactory / @beertreefarm
#beermightythings #beertreebrew #nycraftbeer
# 177 - On Quick Responses & More Revenue with GoTab
We're taking a trip "back in the day" with Pennsylvania Native, Senior VP of Sales and Partnerships at GoTab, Rick Malthaner.
We talk about his start in the industry many moons ago and he's seen it all - and he's still as enthusiastic as ever. We dive into the history of POS systems, his kegerator story and his genius kegged seltzer hack!
Then we get into the crux and the power of QR Codes heavily utilized by GoTab.
- Founded in 2016, GoTab processes over $250M transactions per year with operations across 35 U.S. states and growing and we dive into my phenomal first-hand experience at Guinness Open Gate in Baltimore - Easy, at our own pace, no waiting for a server, no lines, no empty glasses, no waiting on a check, and ultimately a greater overall customer experience.
Connect with Rick and Learn more at https://gotab.io/en.
#beermightythings #gotab #caboosebrewing #guinness
*SMALL BATCH* # 176 - On Climbing the Ladder with Atlas Brew Works
We talk about his passion for beer and how he came to love the process, his favorite beers and what he expects for the craft beer industry moving forward - all while the dogs wrestle in the background. Enjoy!
#beermightythings #atlasbrewworks #dcbeer
*SMALL BATCH* # 175 - On Running a "People" Business with Aslin Beer Company
Tune in to get his thoughts on:
What he would've done differently
What he's excited about
His thoughts on the state of the craft beer industry
Follow @aslinbeer and you could WIN an all-expense-paid trip for two (2) to a National Park of your choice, plus a National Parks Annual Pass and "escape to Clear Nights"
#beermightythings #consumelife #aslinbeer
# 174 - On Strategic Partnerships with Phil Mortell
I always try to bring in advocates and resources for the food & beverage community and today's guest is a great strategic partner for your business. He’s helped my clients (breweries, restaurants and building owners) in many ways.
Today we welcome Senior Principal, Business Consultant at EKC Strategic Business Alliance -Phil Mortell.Energy Procurement ERTC & other Tax Benefits Merchant Processing Lending Equipment Management
# 173 - On Beautiful Mistakes: The Angostura Bitters Story
I read a great article from Katie Brown of Vinepair recently and it helped me understand something that's bothered me for quite some time... the label on the Angostura Bitters bottle!
Listen in to see how that became the perfect imperfection. Cheers, KR
# 172 - On Gut Feelings & Mango Seasons with The Florida Grid League
In this episode, I catch up with a long-time friend that burned the boats and moved to Florida to follow a dream he truly believed in. We're talking with Mather Wiswall, the Co-Founder of the American Grid Association and Marketing Master for the Florida Grid League.
We're discussing the Grid League - a co-ed spectator sport where atheletes compete throughout the season for a grand prize. This sport brings in all the elements - excitement, leadership, strategy, athleticism, communication, grit, comradery.
We talk about the journey, the bootstrapping, working with a family member/business partner that lives in a completely different state and how to balance it all to keep pushing through.
Oh, and it's mango season in Florida!
Watch now on their YouTube Channel !
The FGL Website / @FLGridLeague on IG / @GRIDLeague
# 171 - On OODA Loops & Daily Huddles with John Ratliff of Align5
We're chopping it up with John Ratliff - Founder of the align5 Companies, CEO of Scaling Up Coaches, and an overall Serial Entrepreneur and Pilot.
We learn about his first business as a kid, entreprenuership, motivating teams and attention to detail. We discuss risk-taking, flying planes and the infamous Fighter Pilot Colonel John "5-Second" Boyd and his OODA Decision Making Loop (26:38)
We learn how to be more productive by utilizing the DAILY HUDDLE to identify the day's #1 priority and the "stucks" your team might face. (44:12)
Listen up! Lots of takeaways!
Sign Up to Receive John's Weekly Emails
- Unreasonable Hospitality and The E-Myth Revisited
# 170 - On Shaking Particles with Bonn Place Brewing
This is just a fun little casual conversation with my friend Sam Masotto of Bonn Place Brewing in my hometown of Bethlehem PA.
We laughed a lot, didn't take much seriously, and I believe it was perfect!
We discussed some nostalgic things such as Cassette Tapes, Velcro Wallets, Technology (or lack there of)... We talked coffee, Italy, grandmothers... New York, Newburgh Brewing, The Pony Bar and some of the gross things Sam drinks on their Instagram Reels.
This was a blast, I think you're going to enjoy this! Looking forward to the next one!
#beermightythings #bonnplace #craftbeer
# 169 - On an Artistic Quest for Great Beer with Coven Brewing
Today we welcome friends Caiti Sullivan & Trevor Greer - Co-Owners of Coven Brewing in Pittsburgh.
With artistic backgrounds and a keen eye for detail, these two have created unique beers with a welcoming spiritlike ambience in the Lawrenceville neighborhood.
Combining their love of art, beer, culinary ingredients and tinkering with fermentation techniques, they'll awaken your mind and tastebuds with their brews.
We also touch on their epic Halloween party and fantastic playlists!
Follow @coven.brewing and covenbrewingpgh.com
# 168 - On Improving the Team with Rachel Cooke
Today we’re talking leadership with the founder of Lead Above Noise and host of the Modern Mentor Podcast, Rachel Cooke.
This episode really dives into improving yourself and your team. Rachel answers the burning questions all entrenprenuers and leaders face such as:
- How can we give and receive feedback in orders to better ourselves?
- How can I delegate and communicate more effectively so we can reach our goals?
Connect with Rachel on LinkedIn and head over to Lead Above Noise to learn more about how Rachel is helping corporations grow.
# 167 - Year In Review: 2022 with Kyle C. Rheiner
Thanks again for being a listener and thank you to the guests who continue to create great episodes and provide great insights, and tremendous value.
Here's a recap of our 2022 milestones: Who we spoke with, what we covered, statistics and Top 10 Episodes all time.
Keep tuning in - more great guests on the way!
Cheers and Beer. Mighty. Things! - KCR
# 166 - On Cybersecurity Safety with Mike Ciunci of LBMC
Today we're joined by Cybersecurity Specialist Mike Ciunci of LBMC Information Security to cover the state of the cyber industry.
We review & learn how to identify the common cyber scams: phishing, social engineering, ransomware and what to do if your systems are breached, but first we discuss his current fitness challenge: #75Hard
We discuss a few real-life examples of brewery hacks and we stress the importance of creating a trustworthy culture while educating your staff using the free tools available on the web.
We debunk the common myths like "We're too small to be hacked" or "We're safe, we have the cloud" and how to secure your data.
Click for Breach Guide / Ransomware Checklist / CanIFish Phishing Simulator /
Key links - https://www.knowbe4.com/ - https://www.mimecast.com/ - https://www.nist.gov/ - www.cisa.gov -
- DarkReading - Bleeping Computer - The Hacker News
Feel free to Email firstname.lastname@example.org and connect on LinkedIn
Cheers, and #beermightythings
# 165 - On Fixing What's Broken with the #BrewJersey Initiative
Icarus Brewing, Brix City and the Brewers Guild of NJ are spearheading this #BrewJersey effort to raise awareness about the state of the craft beer rules, laws and regulations in New Jersey and to do that, we’re welcoming in Jason Goldstein, owner of Icarus Brewing in Lakewood NJ.
Together, your brewery can get involved to fix a broken system and brew a tasty beer to spread the word.
Head over to https://www.brewjersey.beer/ to grab the recipe and artwork!
Follow @Icarusbrewing @brixcitybrewing #brewjersey #beermightythings
# 164 - On The Future of Branding with CODO Design
CODO Design co-founder Isaac Arthur drops in from Indianapolis, Indiana to delve into the history of CODO and the future of the Food & Beverage Industry.
We talk about marketing and branding for those who are bootstrapping, well-funded or re-branding. We dive into the future trends & value props (better for you, familiar, barriers to entry) that could drive our industry’s growth.
We also talk about what Gen Z is buying, drinking and thinking about, including canibus. Then we celebrate CODO's successful books: Craft Beer Branding Guide, Craft Beer Rebranded, The Beyond Beer Handbook, and check out their Beer Branding Trends Podcast
# 163 - On Thanksgiving & Gratitude with... Me.
Today's episode is a repeat of last year's Thanksgiving episode. Figured I'd re-drop this knowledge on you.
The first Thanksgiving was 401 years ago in 1621 and beer was there. Lack of beer was the reason the Pilgrims stopped in Cape Cod.
I'm talking Beer Pairings, Recipes made with Beer and Gratitude. I'm thankful for YOU! Thanks for listening, sharing, and commenting. Pay it forward!
# 162 - On Making Insurance Audits Easy with The Beer Accountant
Let's face it - The word "audit" seems scary and also seems like a lot of work. Well, "The Beer Accountant" Pat McDonald and myself are here to help you navigate this insurance request quickly & without a headache.
We talk about what audits are, what they're not, and how to get the info quickly from your accountant to satisfy the audit. This is helpful, thanks for tuning in.
Connect with Pat at email@example.com
# 161 - On How Art x Science = Quality Control with Fermly
Join us as Ted Lasso, Slash and a Mermaid "Beer Spooky Things" in this Halloween Edition episode. We all dressed up without really discussing dressing up and it was perfect! You can view our costumes on the show image.
It was a blast to have Emily & Danny Wang tell us their story on how they met and how they founded Fermly, a craft beer laboratory in Denver Colorado.
We dive into how Fermly is solving problems using QA/QC data points and software to provide 24/7 results. We hit on Non-Alcoholic Beers, Food Safety and their terrific, insightful blog.
Follow them and find out more at @fermlyknow - fermly.com - and email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
# 160 - On Year-End Insurance Tips with Kary Shumway
In this episode with Wormtown's Kary Shumway, HE interviews ME. We're talking year-end insurance tips, taking inventory and figuring out where you've been so you can get where you're going.
We're talking Inflation, property valuation, audits and certificates of insurance as well as employee classification and what does/doesn't trigger insurance claims, including ADA-Compliant websites.
Follow Kary at: www.craftbreweryfinance.com
Follow me at @beermightythingspodcast on IG, @beermightypod on Twitter and hit me up with an email at email@example.com
# 159 - On Capitalizing on Setbacks with David Meltzer
Today's guest is David Meltzer, a world-renowned motivator who's mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! He’s been a mentor of mine from afar and hosts Entreprenuer Magazine's Podcast: The Playbook, which I've listened to every single day for roughly 3 years.
He served as CEO of the Sports Agency that was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire and Dave wants to “MAKE A LOT OF MONEY, HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE, and HAVE A LOT OF FUN!” Who doesn't?
We talk about a person’s energy & frequency and discuss how he Dared Mighty Things to earn over $100-million-dollars but also lose it all. We converse about losing gracefully and how losses can become positive lessons.
My Phillies are about to take on his Padres for the NLCS. LET'S GO PHILS! #redoctober
Visit https://dmeltzer.com/ and Follow on IG @davidmeltzer - Thank You Dave!
# 158 - On Great Beer & Great Data with The 5th Ingredient / Beer30
PK Agrawal is the Founder and CEO of The 5th Ingredient in South Florida, a company that develops all-in-one data management systems for the beverage industry and he stops by to drop some knowledge in this episode.
PK is a Florida native, a Harvard Alum and took a chance with Ballast Point in San Diego to be a Process Engineer and help them optimize their packaging equipment. He led the team to launching a nitrogen bottling line and bulk production of nitrogen kegs. Hell yea!
The Beer30 and Bucha30 software systems transform your brewery's data into cost savings, with an emphasis on quality, consistency, and efficiency.
We discuss the Australian beer market, travel, food, scuba diving and 2023.
Follow and tag #beer30 - @the5thingredient on IG
Visti The5thingredient.com for great blog articles, FAQ, and a free demo.
# 157 - On the CO2 Shortage & Volcanoes with Good Beer Hunting
We catch up with Kate Bernot of Good Beer Hunting/Sightlines and Craft Beer & Brewing to dig into this CO2 shortage and have a few laughs while we're at it.
For 30 minutes, we discuss why CO2 is important in the beverage industry, the factors that have led to the shortage, and guess what - there's a volcano 2,900 feet beneath the city of Jackson, Mississippi!
With the high demand of summer, lack of truck drivers, and inflation, we find ourselves hunting for solutions. Kate tells us what we need to know and identifies emerging ideas. Listen up!
Feel free to enjoy my first episode with Kate - # 102 - On Beer Journalism & Chickens
Follow Kate on Twitter @kbernot
#co2 #co2shortage #craftbeer #beer #beermightythings
# 156 - On Restoring King Gambrinus with Historian John Medkeff
Today we speak with John Medkeff, Author of Brewing in Delaware, Delaware’s foremost expert on Delaware’s brewing history, President of The Friends of Delaware’s Gambrinus Statue, Inc and the one who’s tasked with restoring The King of Beer - King Gambrinus.
We met at the Odessa Beerfest in Delaware and it immediately felt like a story you needed to hear. We dive into the history, restoration and the legend of King Gambrinus including his time spent at Delaware's Diamond State Brewery. From the King's official day, 3D Laser scanning, and John's 501(c)(3), we dig into everything that goes into resurrecting the 135 year old statue.
The renovated statue will be donated to the Delaware Historical Society for long-term presentation and preservation.
Learn more at Restoretheking.com / facebook page / youtube and email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out John's DelawareBeerHistory.com and FB page as well!
# 155 - On Daring Mighty Things with Victory Brewing Company
We're replaying Episode 15 of my April 2020 conversation with a good friend, Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Company because I feel it's an important early episode to hear, especially if you're new to our podcast. I know you'll enjoy it.
Bill and I discuss their original name choice, turning obstacles into opportunities and "the hot breath of wolves breathing on the back of your neck."
Bill and his team at Victory Brewing have been pioneers of DARING MIGHTY THINGS for a long, long time!
Thanks for listening!
Follow on IG: @victorybeer
# 154 - On Year-End Tax Tips with The Largo Group
Anne Gannon, Founder of The Largo Group drops in to provide us some terrific tax strategies as we enter Q4 of 2022.
We talk about the hiring of 87,000 IRS agents, the ERTC, PPP and how to reduce your taxable income.
We're talking important dates, Year-end bonuses, purchases and inventory reviews.
Don't forget to use that R&D Credit that's available to you brewers!
Check out TheLargoGroup.com and follow on the socials!
You can also tune into Episode 118 we recorded with Anne!
# 153 - On Snackable Content with the Cliff Ross Ad Agency
Joining us is Cliff Ross, Founder of Cliff Ross Inc, an Ad Agency in Easton PA.
He's been in the advertising design business for over 25 years and has spent time with the Electric Factory & Philadelphia Weekly.
We dive into marketing to your existing clients, emails, blogging and how to use Instagram more effectively with Reels and Carousels.
We're talking about adjusting for inflation, shrinkflation, Zero-Based Budgeting and why you need to take a vacation!
# 152 - On Passing the Baton with Pure Project Brewing
This was a lot of fun! We’re joined by Chis Leguizamon of Pure Project Brewing in California. He’s an Advanced Cicerone® , a Certified Beer Judge, has worked at Stone and AleSmith, and is manager of the Education Program at Pure Project.
Turns out, he’s from PA. We talk wrestling, we geek out on beer and we hit on his successful Virtual Beer Book Club, Beer Judging, Pure Project’s sustainability efforts & how he’s building a bridge between the back and front of the brewery.
Follow him @chris.thebeereducator
Visit: www.christhebeereducator.com - www.bjcp.org
#beermightythings #craftbeeradvisor #pureprojectbrewing
# 151 - On the Seasons of Momentum with FITCO Custom Cans
Holy moly! This was an episode I'll personally go back and listen to often for motivation, confidence and pushing toward whatever goal I want to acheive. Coming to us from Bozeman, Montana (in a custom 1971 Airsteam Cigar Lounge), is Brian Hemming, Founder of FITFO Custom Cans, and he's dropping all sorts of knowledge, positivity and strength for those who need it.
We discuss leadership, mindset, betting on yourself, flexibility & all sorts of goodness. We talk "overnight success,", winning the lottery and discussing why “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for extraordinary destiny.”
Then, we hop into his brand and product: FITFO Custom Cans that feature steel construction and definitely meet the criteria of sturdy, durable, and portable which are airtight and watertight, making them an ideal storage option for your cigars, leafy greens and coffee.
We dive into the FITFO origin story, leaning in, and "Figuring it the F*** Out"
Then, naturally, we hop into cigars, etiquette, cigar cuts and pletnty more fun!
Find more at: Fitfo.co & follow on Instagram @fitfo_custom_cans
- Chop Wood, Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf
- "Hustle" - Movie
- Room 101 Cigars by Matt Booth
- Ep82 - On the Art of the Cigar with Malik Cobb
# 150 - On Unlocking Brewery Wealth with Marshall+Viliesis
We're breaking down the nuances of managing your brewery's wealth with Doug Marshall, Co-Owner of Marshall + Viliesis in Seattle, WA.
He helps us determine the value of your brewery and how to manage liquid vs illiquid assets because many private companies achieve lower returns than available in the investment markets.
We discuss why brewery owners should introduce their "trusted advisors" to each other and how to get a "Free Million Dollars" with "The One Percent Solution."
We dive into the few ways ownership transfers within a company and we break down Doug's "Craft Brewery Protection Planning System."
Get Doug's "10 Planning Tips" by emailing him at email@example.com
Also check out https://marshallviliesis.com/ for their Valuation Resources and Business Planning Notes.
- Unlocking Private Company Wealth by Chris Mercer
- Traction - Gino Wickman
- I Heard the Owl Call my Name - Margaret Craven
# 149 - On Hiring & Retaining Staff with Angela Vendetti
Angela Vendetti always drops that knowledge for us! Obviously it's been tough for businesses during and after COVID, so Angela's talking tips on staffing, labor costs, interviewing potential employees, and getting these folks to show up for the interview and once hired, their shift.
You can also check out her new Restaurant StartUp 101 Classes at https://www.restaurantstartup101.com/ and you can listen to our first conversation in Episode 66 - On Restaurant Financing, and Coffee.
Connect with Angela here: www.Angelavendetti.com - @angie.vendetti
# 148 - On Brewhouse Efficiency with Grist Analytics
From Rock Climbing Guide to QA/QC Manager to Winning the Top Prize at the Seattle Angel Conference Competition, we're chatting wtih Founder of Grist Analytics, Brynn Keenan as she breaks down Statistical Process Controls (SPCs).
We talk in-depth about KPIs in the Brewhouse, Cellar and Packaging. We break down the benefits and challenges of Dry Hopping, Hop Creep, Diacetyl and Managing Yeast Health and Growth - and have some laughs while we're at it! Enjoy!
Head over to GristAnalytics.com for their new SOP Library!
Follow @gristanalytics on social media
#beermightythings #craftbeeradvisor #dryhopping #hopcreep #diacetyl #yeasthealth
# 147 - On Embracing the Fun with Tripping Animals Brewing
Today we’re speaking with Iker Elorriaga of Miami's "Best New Brewery" - Tripping Animals Brewing Company.
We discuss their home brewing adventures and the beer scene in Venezuela, from throwing parties to bringing that excitement 1,600 miles to Miami Florida. We talk about how MIA Beer Company has been a great mentor brewery and we also dive into who else inspires them to push out bold, hazy, tasty beers. We talk about their brewery setup and
*Important* - Iker breaks down when it makes sense to purchase a centrifuge.
We also break down the Free The Whales Beer Fest
Visit them at TrippingAnimals.com - or Twitter and IG at @trippinganimalsbrewing
#beermightythings #trippingsanimals #freethewhales
# 146 - On Answering the Call with Brian Kight
This episode features a mentor of mine who brings wisdom and leadership to my email inbox every day. Today, I chop it up with entrepreneur, global keynote speaker, advisor to the Fortune 500, high-growth businesses, pro and college sports teams, Founder of Daily Discipline, and Leader of Culture at RallyDay Partners - Brian Kight.
He's extremely passionate about helping others and you can hear that passion in this episode. He recently dared something mighty as he moved his family across the country to pursue a dream job.
We dive into decision making, how leaders instill courage in their teams, fear of failure & success, habits and his trademarked formula: E+R=O
You're going to enjoy this one. Sign up for his daily newsletter at dailydiscipline.com,
# 145 - On Scratching the Itch with Ska Fabricating
Celebrating 10 years is Ska Fabricating in Durango, CO and I dropped in on Chief Customer Officer, Jake Kolakowski.
We discuss how Ska Fab grew out of Ska Brewing, the team involved and the mechanical side of things. Jake walks us through the journey on how Ska Fab scratched the itch to improve efficiencies in the brewing, packaging and distribution of beer.
The Can Depalletizer was created and the game was changed. We break down when it makes sense to purchase a de-pal and all the benefits of automation.
Hope you enjoy!
More at: skafabricating.com and IG @skafabricating
# 144 - On Fielding the Dream with Warwick Farm Brewing
For the first in-person episode, I linked up with Warwick Farm Brewing's Brewmaster Ryan Seiz to record this podcast and enjoy a Nitro Black Lager. WFB quickly became popular and created an incredible experience in Bucks County, PA that continues to improve.
Ryan is a former Major League Baseball player and we discuss the parallels between baseball, building a business, and embracing the daily grind.
Much like the movie "Field of Dreams," the phrase "if you build it, they will come" rings true here. WFB had a blueprint for their next steps before they even brewed their first beer.
They have 22 acres of land and are cranking out phenomenal beers consistently. They originally wanted to focus on Hazy IPAs but have increased their Lager production due to demand.
We hit on sustainability, their farming future and a potential Sour Cellar.
Keep an eye out for this team!
Follow them at: @WarwickFarmBrewing and Check out their website: https://warwickfarmbrewing.com/
# 143 - On the 6 Types of Beer Drinkers with Craft Beer Advisory Services
I had the opportunity to sit down with Michael Varda, Founder of Craft Beer Advisory Services in Virginia.
His company collects data for the craft beer industry and we break down that data he’s collected to really decipher who’s visiting your brewery, what’s important to them and why they come back.
Varda has programs to analyze your brand, help you choose where to distribute, and what's driving consumer motivation.
We get granular on the 6 types of beer drinkers that walk into your building - pay attention!
Also, keep an eye out for his Craft Beer Consumer Research Membership
Follow Michael and his team at @craftbeeradvisoryservices and www.craftbeeradvisoryservices.com
# 142 - On Flying the Flag with Trace Brewing
In this episode, we're conversing with Dave Kushner - Founder of Trace Brewing, Co-Founder of Remnant Brewing, mentor to many and an all-around great guy to grab a beer with.
From Miami to DC to Boston to Pittsburgh... from John Harvard's to Harpoon to Lord Hobo to Remnant to Trace, Dave's gained a lot of experience in a short amount of time. He discusses his 5 Year Plan (take notes!) and how it's come to fruition.
We dive into Trace's 6-Month, PAID(!) Vocational Program to help prepare and pave the way for our future brewers that may not have had the opportunity otherwise.
In addition, we talk beer, coffee, a Koelship/Event Room and their exceptional way to support local artists and vendors. Hope you enjoy! Pay it forward!
Give some love on their socials- @tracebrewing / @remnantbrewing
# 141 - On Approachability with Love City Brewing
Melissa & Kevin Walter, the wife and husband duo behind Love City Brewing, walk us through the intentionality & approachability of their brewery in Philadelphia PA.
From the beer styles to the aesthetics, the Walter’s truly pay attention to the details. They love lagers and they love thy neighbor.
They’re advocates for the industry, DEI and those in need. We dive into their NEW beer garden, new beers, cocktail program and all the other reasons for you to “approach” their brewery. Go say hello!
@lovecitybrewing / www.lovecitybrewing.com
# 140 - On Intuition & Disruption with Dr. Keith Villa
Well, this was an honor. I got the opportunity to speak with Dr. Keith Villa, creator of Blue Moon and brewmaster at MillerCoors for 32 years. Now, he's launched Ceria Brewing and he's on a new mission to disrupt the industry AGAIN by producing an AF (Alcohol-Free) "beer" infused with THC.
We take a trip down memory lane - from Colorado to Brussels and back. We discuss the Blue Moon story, the nuances of NA and AF beer and legalities of producing a THC beer as well as the extraction of THC and how he gets it into the can.
This was intriguing! I hope you feel the same way. Thanks Keith!
#beermightythings #ceriabrewing #ceriainfused
# 139 - On Team Building & Tips for a Successful Re-Brand with Skidmore Studio
We're chopping it up with Detroit, Michigan CEO Drew Patrick of Skidmore Studio - a strategic creative studio focused on helping CPG brands win on shelves, online, and in real life.
We discuss finding your WHY and following your passion. We dive into how art and playing sports helps with team building and prepping you for deadlines.
They've worked with Griffin Claw Brewing, Smooj, Detroit Tigers, Universal Studios, Under Armour and plenty more.
The 2nd half of this episode is a deep dive into What Makes for a Successful Rebrand or Packaging Design. The do's and don'ts - The costs, and what to expect. Enjoy!
Follow along on Instagram at @skidmorestudio
Learn more at https://skidmorestudio.com/ and catch up with Drew on LinkedIn
# 138 - On Atomic Habits with Andrew Coplon
Atomic Habits by James Clear is a great, practical book for anyone looking to reach goals and change habits and we're joined by Andrew Coplon of Craft Beer Professionals to discuss how it relates to the craft beverage industry.
If you're willing to get 1% better every day, you’ll be 37% better by the end of 12 months; continuous daily improvements can change your life.
We delve into reaching Goals, making them Obvious, making them Attractive and making them Easy to obtain.
We hit on how to make the process of achieving goals satisfying and discuss Jerry Seinfeld's "Don't Break the Chain" method of putting in the work daily.
From here, we review Andrew's 2022 Brewery Satisfaction Report, his Venn Diagram of Taproom Experience and how to improve engagement with customers.
I'm hoping you can implement some of these tips in your life and business immediately.
Follow Andrew at CraftBeerProfessionals.org and SecretHopper.com
# 137 - On Serial Killer Trivia & Selling More Merch with Andrew Coplon
I catch up with Andrew Coplon of Craft Beer Professionals and Secret Hopper to discuss hosting niche events, including Serial Killer Trivia and positioning your merch to sell.
*Bonus* - On the Whereabouts of CBP at #CBC2022 (MN)
Just a quick heads up on where to catch up with Andrew Coplon and The Craft Beer Professionals at #CBC2022 in Minneapolis MN. Also, a quick game of "Would You Rather?"
Follow Andrew and the CBP team at #CraftBrewersCon on IG at @craftbeerprofessionals and their LinkTree Page
#beermightythings #craftbeeradvisor #craftbeerprofessionals
# 136 - On Gemütlichkeit & Beer Gardens with Kyle C. Rheiner
Just a quick hitter here on gemütlichkeit & beer gardens - The history, best practices and safety to set you up for success as we enter the warmer months. Share your favorite beer gardens with me. Tag @beermightythingspodcast and your favorite beer gardens on instragram!
# 135 - On Carrying the Torch with Von C Brewing
Work hard. Play hard. Drink local. That's what you get when you visit the recent winners of "Best New PA Brewery in PA - 2021" - Rick, Eric and Jay Von Czoernig - the brothers and owners of Von C Brewing in Norristown PA.
If you build it, they will come. We take a walk down memory lane and travel back to the 1800's when Christian Schmidt founded Schmidt’s Brewery in Philadelphia. Their father, uncles, and grandfather, and so on, were all Master Brewers and they've resurrected some of the old recipes. We hear stories of folks who've brought by memorabilia and told their nostalgic memories of Schmidt's.
It took a solid business plan and perserverence to push through the COVID hiccups to create a great space that you can visit today. Their taproom features tons of natural light, murals and is just a terrific space to enjoy some tasty suds. They've got a rustic industrial vibe, with very high, open ceilings, and provides a great view of the brewhouse.
Go visit them in Norristown PA, https://voncbrewing.com/ and follow on IG: @voncbrewing
# 133 - On Staying Curious with Author Joshua M. Bernstein
He's written for The New York Times, Men's Journal, Bon Appétit, Imbibe, Wine Enthusiast and has written 5 of his own books including Brewed Awakening, The Complete Beer Course, and most recently, Drink Better Beer... He's Joshua M. Bernstein coming to us from NYC.
We dive into his love of writing, his process and his search for bagels in Ohio. We discuss the beer landscape during each of the books, his Homebrew World adventures with the folks who are now big time NY brewers, The Complete Beer Course and the update we can expect in 2023.
We hit on how pizza and to-go beer sales increased dramatically during the pandemic and we extract the Beer Trends for 2022:
- Rising costs, Synthesized raw materials, local malt, tropical flavors, NA/Low ABV, Lagers
Go Follow @joshmbernstein and go pick up "Drink Better Beer" at https://www.joshuambernstein.com/
"Stay curious, Stay weird, Stay kind." and #Beermightythings
# 132 - On the Last 6 Months: Alcohol Industry Trends
Thanks for taking the time to listen, consistently! We've eclipsed 12,000 listens! So, today I'm talking a little gratitude, hiring great talent and comparing alcohol trends from September 2021 with February 2022.
Enjoy and #beermightythings
# 131 - On 260 Years of Innovation & Tradition with Guinness!!!
What better way to kick of St. Patrick's Day 2022 than to feature the team at Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore MD!?!
Today we're talking with the National Brand Ambassador, Ryan Wagner and Head Brewer of the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore Maryland, Sean Brennan.
First things first, we pronounce “Sláinte” properly and what it actually means. We discuss the history of the Nitro Pour, a 9,000 year lease (!) and the Guinness Book of World Records. The more you know!
We dive into the plethora of breweries Guinness has that you didn't know about, including Open Gate in MD, their 1,000,000 visitor(!) and all of the 20+ other beers you were unaware of. Oh, and they have a new brewery coming to Chicago, IL!
Go visit. Happy St. Patty's Day and, well, Slainte! https://www.guinnessbrewerybaltimore.com/ #guinness #guinnessstout #beermightythings
# 130 - On Barrel Aging 101, Bourbon County Stout & Wild Yeast Innovations with Tim Faith
Today, we’re talking Barrel Aging 101 & Wild Yeast Innovations with none other than the former Barrel Program Manager at New Holland and Goose Island (Bourbon County!) and now the Technical Brewing Manager Mark Anthony Brewing (White Claw Seltzer) in Chicago IL - Tim Faith.
We discuss his origin story from Pre-Med to homebrewing to professional brewing, and his OG beer blog - www.beertotry.blogspot.com
We break down Barrel Aging 101 and why it's become so popular. We talk barrel types, transitioning from Traditional Brewer to Barrel Program Manager, how to prepare barrels, tasting notes, time, temperatures and what not to do.
At the end, we get into what Tim's really excited about regarding innovations in the wild yeast spectrum.
# 129 - On the Women's International Beer Summit with Melissa McCann & Michele Wonder
We had a blast talking about a great event in the works. Get excited!
The WCFA Executive Director and WIBS Founder, Melissa McCann is a Certified Beer Judge and has been involved in the beer community for several years organizing, volunteering, and managing beer events.
Michele Wonder is the WCFA Marketing/Web Director and WIBS Co-founder Michele Wonder is a self proclaimed beer/fermentation geek. She is an award winning home brewer, BJCP Certified beer judge, and is a fledgling blogger at seesmelltastebeer.com
The Women’s Craft Fermentation Alliance (WCFA) founded 2021 and is ready for the 2nd annual Women’s International Beer Summit (WIBS) taking place virtually through Crowdcast Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24th. The summit will kick off with keynote speaker Julia Herz, Executive Director of the American Homebrewers Association, with over 35 sessions and over 55 speakers from around the globe to follow over the course of the two-day event.
WFCA is dedicated to enabling, empowering and encouraging women and non-binary folks in all facets of the craft fermentation space, and this year’s summit is representing that with a wide range of topics including how to build a brewery, hop sensory analysis, becoming a BJCP certified judge, creating more safe and inclusive workspaces, the history of beer, cider-making, digital content strategy, yeast science, NA Beer and the strategy behind crowdfunding to launch the first female-led craft brewery in Rwanda with Kweza Craft Brewery.
Learn plenty more here: https://wcfa.beer and https://wcfa.beer/2022-wibs
And follow on IG at: @womensintlbeersummit // @seesmelltastebeer Michele's Blog: https://seesmelltastebeer.com/
# 128 - On the SQFT Project & Teamwork with Exhibit 'A' Brewing
We welcome back our friends Matthew Steinberg, Head Brewer/Co-Founder and Kelsey Roth, General Manager of Exhibit ‘A’ Brewing Company in Framingham, Massachusetts - known for its local sourcing, social initiatives, and great beer.
Did you know that for every case of Exhibit ‘A’ beer you drink, you support 24 square feet of local farmland? #themoreyouknow
We discuss the Square Foot Project and their Northeast Grainshed collab with Valley Malt, Kent Falls and Big Alice, their various initiatives around diversity, equity and inclusion and the importance of a GM - what they do, when to hire, and why it's key!
Go online and order their beer! It's tasty and made with love! (Alaska, DC, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Virginia)
This was fun, enjoy!
Check out Episode 35 with Exhibit A Brewing & Episode 79 with the GrainShed
Follow: @sqftproject // @northeastgrains // @exhibitAbrewing
# 127 - On Selling More Liquid with Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions
Today we connect with Julie Rhodes, Founder of Not Your Hobby Marketing Solutions in Denver, CO. We talk about Julie's journey from Texas to Chicago to Colorado, her gateway beers, and her "weird skillsets."
We dive deep into Distributor Management and selling your core, flagship brands as well as helping you create a Release Calendar.
She loves email and tells us how to ask your customers what they want, and how to create emails that get opened, read and clicked.
She's a Certified Strategic Coach and wants to help you succeed. Visit her website to book a call and you can choose one-on-one, a group chat or an online course at your pace.
Also - catch Julie at the THRIVE workshop at the 2022 CBC in Minnesota.
Follow Julie at @notyourhobbymarketing on IG and @NotYourHobbyMS on Twitter
# 126 - On Threading the Needle with Stitch House Brewery
We dive into Drew's history at Yards Brewing to opening Stitch House in a building that was formally an ice house and garment manufacturer. Now it’s a great brewpub pumping out icy cold lagers and ales alongside a tasty menu.
We hit on Forty Acres Hospitality, classic styles and their upcoming 4-Year Anniversary Party on Feb 19, 2022 featuring new beers and a very special 750ml bottle release. Enjoy!
stitchhousebrewery.com // @stitchousebrewery
#125 - On The Reality of Starting a Brewery with Marc Martin of NW Brewery Advisors
Marc Martin of North West Brewery Advisors has consulted and guided over 50 North American breweries in getting up and running.
We're talking A to Z - Choosing your location, floor plan, system design, STEEL(!), brewing processes, training, equipment, and recipe scaling. He teaches me a new term -“Kettle Factor,” and we hit on how to choose your contractors and the common mistake with brewery setup.
We discuss why a start-up brewery needs to invest in a consultant and a realistic startup budget. This was fun. Enjoy!
Don't hesitate to contact Marc:
# 124 - On Bourbon Kombucha RTDs with Liquid Confidence
Liquid Confidence was founded in January of 2021 to give health conscious drinkers a better-for-you spirits-based canned cocktail with the functional benefits of traditional kombucha (probiotics & electrolytes).
Co-Founder & CEO of Liquid Confidence, Ashley Sherman, runs us through her background and the leadership team behind the Chicago-based brand. We talk through the Kombucha and how to make it as well as the evolution of Ready to Drink Cocktails (RTDs) Liquid Confidence's "hero sku" is a Bourbon Whiskey and kombucha cocktail, infused with fresh Lemon and ginger.
For more information, head over to www.liquid-confidence.com, follow on Instagram @LQConfidence and Ashley encourages you to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep an eye out for this MIGHTY product!
# 123 - On 'The Beer Bible' Journey with Jeff Alworth
The first episode of 2022 (and 10,000th listen!) features beer blogger Jeff Alworth. Jeff is a blogger/author living in Portland, Oregon.
He is the author of The Beer Bible (1 & 2), Cider Made Simple, The Widmer Way, Beer Tasting Tool Kit, and The Secrets of Master Brewers. His writing is renowned in the industry and he's a wealth of knowledge and a great guy to have a beer with.
We talk about the explosion and evolution of craft beer over the last decade, how the Widmer Brothers shaped Craft Beer in Portland and what he's learned from traveling for beer.
The Beer Bible 2nd Edition breaks down into 4 parts: The History, The Variety, The Curiosity and The Pleasure. We talk trends, cannabis companies getting into beer, unique farmhouse styles in Lithuania and his favorite author(s).
Give him a follow on IG and Twitter: @jeff.alworth @beervana - jeffalworth.com - @beervanapod
# 122 - The Year in Review: 2021 with Kyle C. Rheiner
It's a wrap! 2021 has come to an end and a wild ride it was. In this episode, I share with you the milestones achieved and recap the Top 10 Most-Listened-to Episodes. Thanks for being a listener!
Top 10 - Most to Least:
# 107 - On Making Change F'ing Happen! with Brienne Allan & Ash Eliot
# 78 - On SELL. MORE. BEER. with Taphandles LLC
# 87 - On Bringing Your Draft System out of Hibernation with Micro Matic
# 93 - On Boosting Taproom Sales with Secret Hopper
# 106 - On Strong Foundations & Integrity with Wild Goose Filling
# 75 - On Hop Contracts with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH)
# 110 - On Yeast Care & QC Practices with Imperial Yeast & BruSciences
# 74 - On 0.0% Alcohol with Hairless Dog Brewing
# 92 - On Coloring Outside the Lines with Naked Brewing Co
# 79 - On Embracing Community with the Northeast Grainshed Alliance
Cheers! and #beermightythings
# 121 - On Passion, Service & Budgeting Time with 2nd Story Brewing
We bring in a man of many talents, a friend, @usarmy vet, a fellow "Dad with Daughters" and Head Brewer at @2ndStoryBrewing in Philadelphia PA, Cory McDonald. He slings malt for @proximity.malt, Realtor @thehowgroup, a #triathlete, and founder of @Blueprintbrewing -
With so many balls up in the air, we discuss how discipline and helps you achieve your "Why" - We learn where his passion for service stems from and what it's like to brew on the 2nd floor of a building! Enjoy!
Follow @corymcdsellerbrewer on IG
# 120 - On PA House Bill 425 & Malt Beverage Tax Credit with Kyle C. Rheiner
Just a quick little diddy from me discussing the PA House Bill 425 & the PA Malt Beverage Tax Credit. If your state doesn't have these options, push for them.
Links to the info:
#10000downloads #beermightythings #supportpabeer #breweriesinpa
# 119 - On No Substitutions with Cabalar Meat Co
We're talking meat! This week's episode features Steven Cabalar, Owner and Head Chef of Cabalar Meat Company in Downtown Lancaster PA. From corporate caterer to butcher apprentice to owning a butcher shop and restaurant with an amazing, messy menu, Steven walks us through their process, menu and how he's gotten to where he is today. He explains why they don't allow substitutions, his best food experiences and helping Front Line Workers during COVID.
Don't listen if you're hungry! You've been warned!
Check out their menu at cabalarmeatco.com
Follow them on Instagram @cabalarmeatco
# 118 - On Birdies & Brewery Financials with The Largo Group
This episode features tons of positive vibes from Anne Gannon, CPA and Founder of The Largo Group. She's a former Professional Golfer and the author of NEVER AGAIN, a book for brewery owners on how to plan for the future and not get caught off-guard with life's uncontrollable events.
We walk through their toolkit and how that translates to the financials in your brewery. We discuss focus, mindset and discipline as well as the baby steps it takes to EAT AN ELEPHANT and stay on track with your financial scorecard. You'll enjoy this one!
Follow on IG: @thelargogroup
#beermightythings #craftbeer #craftbeerpodcast #beerpodcast
# 117 - On 400 Years Since the First Thanksgiving with... Me?
Today's episode features me, and me. The first Thanksgiving was 400 years ago in 1621 and beer was there. Lack of beer was the reason the Pilgrims stopped in Cape Cod and I hit on that story as well as Beer Pairings, Recipes made with Beer and Gratitude.
I'm thankful for YOU! Thanks for listening, sharing, and commenting. #beermightythings
# 116 - On Hiking Your Own Hike with HiBear Outdoor Co.
At 2am on Labor Day Weekend in Alexandria Bay NY, Mark Tsigounis and I meet for the 2nd time to shake up some unnecessary late-night margaritas.
He's the founder of Hibear Outdoor Co. and we discuss his adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail, how he created the world's most versatile insulated bottle called the "Adventure Flask." Hot or Cold Beverages, this bottle does it all. It's magical!
We hit on how to create a product from prototype, 3D Printing, crowdfunding tips, fundraising and "embracing the suck." We hit on our "Routine Stacks," journaling, mindfulness, podcasts, music (check out the Hibear Spotify Playlists!) and "running naked."
They're Climate Neutral and giving 1% for the Planet. Go order your flask now! For Free Shipping, use code: FREESHIPHIBEAR
#ClimbHighAF - Follow @hibearco on IG and other socials
# 115 - On Hops for Hunger with @PA.Eats
Drink a beer, help a family. It's as simple as that. We're talking with Executive Director of PA Eats, Jessica Darr to bridge the gap of the nearly 2,000,000 Pennsylvanians who struggle with hunger every day – including nearly 500,000 children.
So, Feeding Pennsylvania, PA Eats, and Breweries in PA are joining forces with local breweries across the state to raise money for hunger relief through the #HopsForHungerPA campaign. Hops For Hunger will be a month-long, statewide fundraiser throughout November.
Get involved, create awareness, donate. We're looking for 50+ breweries to raise/donate $1,000+ each. That's how we can #beermightythings my friends!
Follow: @PA.eats @HopsForHungerPA #HopsforHungerPA
# 114 - On How Environment Affects Whisk(e)y with Eric Zandona
We bring Spirits Author Eric Zandona back for Part 2 because I had so many more questions to discuss. We really dive into how the heat in Texas can actually make whiskey "age faster" and taste more mature. We hit on different types of corn, different altitudes and how distillers are standing out by utilizing local products. We discuss how spirits and technique can vary all over the world. We talk about where to find great recipes and 3 whiskeys you need to try now!
This is another fun one with Eric! Hope you enjoy!
Visit his site: www.EZdrinking.com for recipes, his bibliography and plenty more! (The Atlas of Bourbon and American Whiskey: A Journey Through the Spirit of America, Bourbon Bible, The Tequila Dictionary)
Be sure to follow Eric @EZDrinking
#113 - On Enhancing Your Ecosystem with Ekos
Today we go south into the tech world in Charlotte, NC with CEO & Co-Founder of Ekos, Josh McKinney. An analyst, consultant, product manager, and now, CEO of Ekos - We talk about Josh's career path, how he met his co-owner and through to the launch of Ekos in 2014.
We discuss how their software solves many problems and streamlines data for the craft beverage industry.
We discuss their epic party at Ratio Beer Works during CBC in Denver, what he's most excited about moving forward and what's next for Ekos.
Utilize their amazing blog at GoEkos.com, follow @go_ekos & and @joshsmckinney and reduce those headaches today!
Enjoy the conversation!
# 112 - On The Atlas of Bourbon & American Whiskey with Eric Zandona - Part 1
Today, we're conversing with the guy you want to drink spirits with. Eric Zandona is a spirits afficionado, spirits judge, Director at the American Distilling Institute and he’s searching for the world's best drinks.
We hit on his newly completed 3rd book, The Atlas of Bourbon & American Whiskey. We're talking "Bottled in Bond," the first labeling laws & the confusion about the spelling of Whiskey vs Whisky. We discuss his findings on how and why the quality has increased dramatically as well as Flavor Impact, Barrel Entry Proof vs Flavor Profile and White (unaged) Whiskey
Visit his site: www.EZdrinking.com for recipes, his bibliography and plenty more! (Bourbon Bible, The Tequila Dictionary)
Follow Eric @EZDrinking
# 111 - On Pairing Beer with Bowties, Food & Writing with Mr. John Holl
Listen up. I'm bringing in the legendary John Holl and we're talking bowtie competitions, food, beer, the process of writing articles & books (The American Craft Beer Cookbook; Drink Beer, Think Beer), as well as the food & drink culture in New York. We hit on the beer industry's growing pains, the Adidas Oktoberfest drinking shoes and how to book this man for events and speaking engagements. Enjoy!
More at: The Beer Edge -- Steal This Beer Podcast --
Follow John Holl on Instagram and Twitter
Don't forget to #beermightythings !
# 110 - On Yeast Care & QC Practices with Imperial Yeast & BruSciences
Get ready to get nerdy. Today, we're talking Yeast Care & QC Practices with Nina Houts of Imperial Yeast and Dan Neuner of the Malt Beverage Testing Lab at BruSciences,
We discuss a "slurry" of things, like the value of investing in yeast care and QC practices, and it doesn't have to be large or costly. We talk pitch rates and how your supplier can be a resource to hitting your numbers.
We're breaking down all scales and being realistic about implementing practices & new equipment. It's okay to start small and work with what you've got!
I know you're learn something you can implement right away! Cheers!
# 109 - #CBC2021 - Fiascos, Planes & Scootermobiles
# 108 - #CBC2021 Preview
# 107 - On Making Change F’ing Happen! with Brienne Allan & Ash Eliot
# 106 - On Strong Foundations & Integrity with Wild Goose Filling
An intriguing conversation with the "Steve Jobs of Canning" - EVP of Business Development and Co-Founder of Wild Goose Filling, Alexis Foreman.
We discuss their "OH SH!T MOMENT" and how that's catapulted Wild Goose to the top in the canning & filling world. We hit on the meaning of the Goose, what you can expect when you purchase from Wild Goose and what sets Wild Goose apart. They're ensuring your products are packaged with care and quality.
We discuss seams and labeling your cans, you flow rates, trends and innovations
Check out their Goose Garage series Youtube Videos featuring our "Sultan of Support", Ben McKibben.
https://wildgoosefilling.com/ -- @wildgoosefilling
# 105 - On Having Data Your Way with Arryved
Today we're chatting with in Chief Operating Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Co-Founder at Arryved, David Norman.
Arryved is your secret weapon to unite front of house, back of house, and guest experience. We talk about their origin story, giving away data, value and content for free, without contracts! We discuss Arryved’s capabilities for consumers, staff and business owners.
We dive into David's time at Google, his influences, the process of raising $20 million Series B capital, the importance of culture, hiring the right people, keeping them, and incentivizing them.
Follow @arryved and visit their very useful blog: www.arryved.com
#104 - On Selflessness, HopHedzGear & The Brews and Bands for Bart Festival
In this episode, we bring in Dean Pierce, one of the coordinators of the upcoming Brews and Bands for Bart.
Bartley F. Kaminski, founder of Hop Hedz Gear and friend to many, recently passed away.
He Provided work for dozens of local breweries, biggest customers included - Stickman Brews, Pizza Boy Brewing, Workhorse Brewing, ZeroDay Brewing, Pour Man's Brewing, St. Boniface Brewing, Mad Chef Brewing, Tattered Flag, Hemauer Brewing, Rotunda Brewing, Moo Duck, Boneshire Brew Works and more.
Brews and Bands for Bart Festival:August 14th, 12 pm - 4 pm. Outside of Tattered Flag Brewery & Stillworks in Middletown, PA 4oz Custom Glass Collab beer, "Where's the Haze, Bart?" 7.2% ABV West Coast IPA Brewed at Tattered Flag Bar of Bart Soap, "Where's the Suds, Bart? made by Jenny Albright of Goldfinch Meadows
Support the GoFund Page
Grab the Bar of Soap at Goldfinch Meadows!
# 103 - *BONUS* - NATIONAL IPA DAY FACTS!
Happy National IPA Day! Here are some fun facts about IPAs and a list of the "best" IPAs of 2020 and 2021.
Go support your local brewery today, and every day! #nationalIPAday #IPAday #BEERMIGHTYTHINGS
# 102 - On Beer Journalism & Chickens with Kate Bernot
A fun episode with the one and only Kate Bernot of Good Beer Hunting! From her desk in Montana, she tells us what it means to be a Chicken Mom, how she became a reporter and editor with a decade of experience in craft beverage print media and also, unveils the fact that when you're a journalist, people will tell you anything you ask them.
We talk glassware IP infringement, DTC Shipping, Dissolved Oxygen when Canning. This is fun, she's on top of her game!
# 101 - On Valuing & Selling Your Brewery with Stony Hill Advisors
Today, we bring in a long-time friend of mine, a M&A professional, a partner at Stony Hill Advisors... He's Fred Kaplan.
We discuss how to think long-term, how much you're working IN the business, and making sure you set aside time to work ON the business. We're diving into Valuing and Selling Your Brewery, Why and How to Prepare.
We talk about what drives a brewery's valuation and how to get the deal over the finish line.
If you want to talk more, email email@example.com
Use the tools over at stonyhilladvisors.com
100 EPISODES! HOLY TOLEDO!
Episode 100. Can you believe it? This is a quick thank you to all who have participated and listened. I quickly recap the topics we covered and what's to come. I appreciate you!
Cheers, and BEER.MIGHTY.THINGS!
# 99 - On Creating Safer Workplaces with Craft Beer Professionals, Fisher Phillips LLP and Safe Bars
This was a live broadcast with Andrew Coplon of Craft Beer Professionals (Spotify Link).
In this episode, we discussed the latest #MeToo movement in the brewing industry and brought in the experts from multiple angles to discuss best practices to move our community in the right direction. I was honored to be a part of this fantastic panel with AJ Head of Safe Bars, Amy Lessa of Fisher Phillips LLP Law Firm. I hit on this topic from an Employment Practices Liability Insurance perspective.
Link to Craft Beer Professionals Podcast
https://safebars.org/ - https://www.fisherphillips.com/ - http://www.craftbreweryinsurance.com/
# 98 - On Experiences & Education with Home Brewed Events
Episode 98 is a fun adventure with Meredith Megan Rebar, Founder of Home Brewed Events and Sales Manager/Educator at Deer Creek Malt.
She's a Certified Cicerone, award-winning homebrewer, a professional brewer, and a founding member of Philly Pink Boots Chapter. We talk about Penn State, a life-changing overseas experience, her Duvel Tattoo and how Home Brewed Events has grown into a notable Philadelphia-based event management and beer education leader.
Keep an eye out for Meredith's Podcast: Curious Drinkers Podcast
We discuss the first Octoberfest, Horse Riding, Arm Wrestling and The Clash. Enjoy!
More at HomeBrewedEvents.com - @homebrewedevents - @cherrydarlinga_go_go
# 97 - On South African Hops with Zuckerman Honickman
In this Episode, we bring back my good friend Jason Macias (also in Episode 44). We discuss his experience in the industry and how that's led him to Zuckerman Honickman and he's launching their new Hops and Malt Program. We hit on the history of ZH, their packaging capabilities, reputation and now, South African Hops, US base malts and the types of beers they pair with.
We also touch on Philly Beer Week and Philly Loves Beer.
Look for his booth at CBC!
Just launched: @zh_hopsandmalt on IG and of course, www.zh-inc.com
# 96 - On Being Instrumental with Iron Hill Brewery
Today we welcome in Iron Hill's Assistant Production Brewer and First-Ever Yuengling Women in Brewing Scholarship recipient, Avery Hookey.
We discuss the new production facility in Exton, PA and her unique path to arriving in the beer industry. We hit on their Pink Boots collab "Girls Just Want to Saison" and we delve into her love of musical instruments, animals and a connection to the Whiplash Movie. Enjoy!
Follow on IG @ironhilltaphouse and @avery.luna
# 95 - On Things We Don't Say with Hope For The Day
In this Episode, we're featuring Hope For the Day's Strategic Partnerships Director Joel Frieders. "Suicide completion" rates have surged to a 30-year high and 1 in 4 people report a mental health crisis in their life. Globally, over 800,000 suicides are reported each year, with many more going unreported. In the US alone, over 121 individuals complete suicide on a daily basis. So, the beer community got on board with the Things We Don't Say IPA with @craftbeerformentalhealth that features multiple phone numbers & resources your loved one may need.
We talk about Hope For The Day's education curriculum, mental health & the stigmas. While it's a serious topic, there's plenty of laughter!
Through outreach, education, and action, we can equip people with the right tools to be proactive in their communities.
Together, we can break the silence around mental health.
More at HFTD.org and follow Joel on IG - there's some good laughs over there!
# 94 - On Accessibility & Lifestyle with Vinepair.com
I catch up with Adam Teeter, Co-Founder of Vinepair.com, "the fastest growing largest digital media company delivering accessible, entertaining, and inspiring content about drinks and the experiences you have with a glass in hand."
We discuss how they started the company, hosted a craft beer-sponsored college house party, travel as an influence, the difference between a $10 and $100 bottle of wine, and the alcohol trends we're seeing. We "Ask Adam" about Mezcal, the Julep vs Smash, and hit on the "Best of" Lists and Cocktail Recipes on their website.
Visit them @vinepair and www.vinepair.com and check out their podcasts!
# 93 - On Boosting Taproom Sales with Secret Hopper
This TIMELY episode features founder of the Craft Beer Professionals facebook group and Secret Hopper - Andrew Coplon. We discuss ways to increase taproom and to-go sales just by asking a few simple questions, motivating your beertenders, P.A.C.T, their online Conferences and plenty more pertinent stats. Don't miss this one! Ask me how to get a FREE Secret Hopper visit to your taproom!
Secrethopper.com / craftbeerprofessionals.org / FACEBOOK GROUP
# 92 - On Coloring Outside the Lines with Naked Brewing Co
Lots of laughs in this episode with the Head brewer at Naked Brewing Company in PA, Hannah Gohde. We discuss how she got into beer, her "tippity-top" favorite beers, her brew-day rituals, mindfulness and books.
We dive into what she loves about physically brewing beer, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion and her love of Fleetwood Mac and dressing up in costumes.
Follow her on IG @daizychain18 and @nakedbrewing
# 91 - On Understanding the Cost of a Beer with Wormtown Brewery
We’re talking Financial Literacy with a new friend of mine. Author, CFO, CPA and the all-around-numbers-guy of Wormtown Brewery (MA), Kary Shumway. We hit on Materials vs Margins analysis, days-on-hand calculations, software stacks, and mainly how to Increase profits, increase cash flow, and increase financial sustainability.
Books mentioned: The Richest Man in Babylon, Total Money Makeover, Everyday Millionaire, Little Giants, The One Thing, Eat That Frog and Kary's own: "Beer Business Finance: A Handbook for the Next Generation"
LINKS: www.karysfinancialtraining.com - www.craftbreweryfinancialtraining.com - Craft Brewery Financial Training Podcast
Use BEERMIGHTY100 at checkout for $100 off Kary's Brewery Financial Training Program in collaboration with Ekos brewery management software. Here: Link to the Brewery Financial Training Program
# 90 - On Lehigh Valley Beer Week with Jesse, Anna and Craig
Lehigh Valley Beer Week is almost here! May 15-22! In this episode, I connect with 3 fine people who are going to provide you with an awesome week! Being that Bethlehem, PA is my hometown, I had to help put #LVBeerWeek on the map! There's so much history in the Lehigh Valley and so much great food & drink (and ghosts?), so we had to tell you about it!
"Bring your stretchy pants!" - Anna
In this episode:
Jesse Albertson, GM of The Wilbur Mansion in Bethlehem, and President/Founder of LVBW
Anna Kate Dale, is the GM of The Spinnerstown Hotel, and Treasurer of LVBW Board of Directors
Craig Phillips is the CMO of McCall Collective Brewing, and a Board Member of LVBW.
Follow along at https://lehighvalleybeerweek.com/ and Twitter + IG: @lehighvalleybeerweek
Tag at #LVbeerweek
# 89 - On Anecdotes & Guts with Night Shift Brewing
A fun conversation with Michael Oxton, Co-Founder of Night Shift Brewing in Everett, Massachusetts. We talk about how they became the Night Shift Brewers, their Innovation team, how they got into seltzers and started a distribution company. We talk data metrics, books and what's next for their booming brand. You'll enjoy this one!
Follow @nightshiftbrewing on social media, check out their newsletter at www.nightshiftbrewing.com
# 88 - On Family Over Everything with StacheStrong.org
This episode is a true tale of mindset and living life to the fullest. Here, I speak with Colin Gerner, co-founder of StacheStrong.org, a 501c3 in support of brain cancer research. His brother, GJ, was a marathon runner and a reminder of all-things-courageous. We lost GJ to Glioblastoma, or GBM and May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month. Listen to this incredible story and please join us in being #StacheStrong
We have 200+ breweries involved in brewing a “S.M.A.S.H. for Stache” beer to raise money and awareness for Brain Cancer.
Get involved at stachestrong.org or email Colin at firstname.lastname@example.org
# 87 - On Bringing Your Draft System out of Hibernation with Micro Matic
This episode features the very knowledgeable David Green, the Dispense Division Trainer at MicroMatic in Rockford, IL.
We hit on some Key Elements of draft line cleaning and glassware conditioning. David's goal is to keep our beer COLD, CARBONATED and CLEAN (Three C's). Our draft systems have been in hibernation due to the pandemic and he provides a number of tips to bring those systems back on line - from Keg to Glass. Enjoy!
Learn more at micromatic.com
# 86 - On Scaling Your Brewery with Community Brewing Ventures (CBV)
This episode features Director of Strategic Partnerships at Community Brewing Ventures (CBV) in North Carolina, Aaron Gore.
CBV is disrupting the industry and helping breweries remove bottlenecks that prevent scaling. CBV is helping breweries expand their brands without the significant capital investment typically required. They discover, produce and promote the most innovative craft brands in the beverage industry. Keep an eye on these folks!
More at their Website, IG @brewaccelerator and D9 Brewing
# 85 - On Planting the Seed with Dennis Guy
Here's a great chat with Dennis Guy, Veteran, Founder of First Sip Brew Box and a key component of the newly formed Pittsburgh Brewery & Taproom Diversity Council. We discuss Gary Vaynurchuck's guide to the hustle and giving away content. We hit on his First Sip Brew Box, a subscription craft beer merch box and discuss the Council’s vision “to adapt the people aspect of the craft beer community to be as diverse as the styles on the tap list.” We get zen, we open our minds, beer shampoo, hoppy coffee... lots of good stuff here. Cheers!
More at Firstsipbrewbox.com and on Facebook: Pittsburgh Brewery and Taproom Diversity Council
# 84 - On Raising the "Standard" with Chris Farmand, CPA
Today, we welcome the Founder and CEO of Small Batch Standard (Jacksonville, FL) Chris Farmand.
We hit on his passion for craft beverage, building a culture virtually, celebrating daily wins, leadership and the lack of skunks in Florida. Small Batch Standard analyzes your financial performance with their Brewery Business Assessment and they provide ongoing guidance to support your growth and/or profitability objectives with their Numbers Powered Growth process. I found this educational and funny, hope you do as well.
Chris also hosts the True Craft Podcast and you can learn more at SBStandard.com
# 83 - On Business PLANning with Jason Sleeman
# 82 - On the Art of the Cigar with Malik Cobb
Visit www.smokeasy.net and visit his weekly Tuesday 8pm Instagram Live Events @smokeasyblog
# 81 - BONUS! aka Important! On the Employee Retention Credit (ERC) with... Me.
Bonus Episode, because, well, it's important if you're a business owner! The ERC is a refundable payroll tax credit that was originally enacted as part of the CARES Act in March of 2020. But, it's been updated and expanded as of January 25, 2021. Listen in, then, call your accountant, or call me and I'll connect you with some folks who know what's going on.
# 80 - On Keeping it Real with Naked Flock Cider
I connected with the father-son team of Jonathan & Dylan Hull (Warwick, NY) about their 26th year in a family business: the Applewood Winery & Naked Flock Cider. We chat about their history, the do's & dont's of packaging cider, Herman Melville, mead, their Wine Club, the Finger Lakes, Bees, honey and more! Enjoy.
Go visit at applewoodwinery.com and @itsflocked on Instagram
# 79 - On Embracing Community with the Northeast Grainshed Alliance
More at NortheastGrainshed.com and KentFallsBrewing.com
# 78 - On SELL. MORE. BEER. with Taphandles LLC
Place your order at taphandles.com
# 77 - On OSHA Awareness Pt. 4 - Facility Selection
Connect with Corey at www.SpotlightSafetyInc.com -
Pt. 1: Episode 67, Pt. 2: Episode 71, Pt. 3: Episode 76
# 76 - On OSHA Awareness Pt. 3 - Reporting Requirements
We chat with Corey Martin about OSHA's reporting requirements, guidelines, and deadlines. Right now is time to have your OSHA 300A Logs posted on your wall!!! Enjoy.
Connect with Corey at www.SpotlightSafetyInc.com -
Pt. 1: Episode 67, Pt. 2: Episode 71
# 75 - On Hop Contracts with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH)
# 74 - On 0.0% Alcohol with Hairless Dog Brewing
This episode brings you 100% of the fun with 0% of the alcohol. We welcome in Jeff Hollander, CEO of Hairless Dog Brewing Company, Minneapolis MN and discuss the non-alcoholic beer world. We hit on how they came up with their name, the stigma behind not drinking alcohol, the methods of making NA Beer and their exciting January Survival Kit. (This episode pushed us over 5,000 listens!!!)
0.0% Alcohol. 0.0% Regrets. Head over to their online store and order: www.drinkhairlessdog.com
Also - Follow their Spotify playlist! It's different every Friday. So it goes...
# 73 - On Crafting a Brand with Glenn Clark
I sit down with Glenn Clark, Founder of Crafting a Brand Company in the Finger Lakes region of NY and talk about his career and how to follow your passion. We discuss ways beverage companies can stand out from the crowd because it's easy to become so focused on their day-to-day responsibilities that they neglect to invest in their own brand, resulting in less-effective marketing, lost time and money, and consumers who don't have loyalty or love for the brand. Glenn reveals his process and walks us through it.
More at https://craftingabrandco.com/ - and join his email newsletter entitled "Three Things Every Thursday"
# 72 - On Intellectual Property with Brendan Palfreyman
We reached out to Brendan Palfreyman, a partner at Harris Beach PLLC in NY, to talk about intellectual property and the issues that craft beverage companies face. We dissect Copywrites, Trademarks, Cease & Desist Orders, what you can and can't do, and how to run searches for your next beverage's name. We also talk costs and timelines.
Follow Brendan on IG and Twitter @b_palfreyman
# 71 - On OSHA Awareness Pt. 2 - Personal Protective Equipment
Corey Martin of Spotlight Safety is back in this episode to talk about Personal Propective Equipment (PPE). We cover the differences between the types of materials and hazards, from your boots to your ears and learn a lot about masks and meters. Enjoy part 2!
Connect with Corey at www.SpotlightSafetyInc.com - OSHA Awareness Pt. 1 is Episode 67
# 70 - On Flying Fish with Gene Muller
For the first episode of 2021, I chop it up with Gene Muller, founder of Flying Fish Brewery in NJ and discuss his journey to find investors, set up a Virtual Brewery and other fun stories along the way!
Visit them at www.FlyingFish.com
# 69 - THE FINAL EPISODE OF 2020!
This is it! Get out of here 2020! This is a quick recap of the year, the Top 5 Most-Listened-To Episodes and a thanks to our listeners & subscribers.
Thank you for being here with me, thanks for believing in this podcast and thanks for sharing it with your friends and coworkers. CHEERS! KR
# 68 - On Dry Hopping with Sloop Brewing
We bring in Sloop's brewers Mariquita Reese & Harrison Forman to talk about heated blankets, Dry hopping, Double Dry Hopping, what it is, what it's not, what can go wrong during the process and other fun chatter about boardgames and breakfast foods.
Go get some Sloop at www.sloopbrewing.com
# 67 - On OSHA Awareness Pt. 1 with Spotlight Safety
We welcome in our first Ivy League guest, founder of Brew Safer & Spotlight Safety, Corey Martin to discuss Part 1 of our "OSHA Series" - He's an expert in EHS (Environmental Health & Safety) and we discuss how that translates to the beverage industry. We review tips for OSHA compliance, communication, safety culture, and OSHA 300 logs. Know the risks, anticipate accidents, and talk about them with your team!
Reach out to Corey at https://spotlightsafetyinc.com/ and https://brewsafer.com/
# 66 - On Restaurant Financing & Coffee with Angela Vendetti
A fun conversation with a friend, an experienced 5-location coffee shop owner, a Food & Beverage Consultant, Angela Vendetti. We talk opportunity cost, online ordering, working smarter, delegating, mindset, partnerships, equity and tips on financing,
Pick up her COVID19 PLAYBOOK at www.angelavendetti.com
# 65 - On Gratitude with Kyle C. Rheiner
It's the time for thankfulness and gratitude, so I share my thoughts on these topics. Cheers, have a Happy Thanksgiving and
BEER. MIGHTY. THINGS.
# 64 - On Diversity & Inclusion with Sloop Brewing Co.
Today I have the honor of speaking to a Boss Beerlady, Mariquita Reese! She's a brewer and the Chairperson of the Open Waters Internship Program at Sloop Brewing in East Fishkill, NY.
We're diving into diversity and inclusion and their new, QUARTERLY, PAID INTERNSHIP with the curriculum encompassing all aspects of craft beer production: Packaging, Cellar, Brewing and Lab Work.
We also hit on the show "Jackass" and converting those who say "I don't like beer" into craft beer lovers.
Interested in applying for the internship? Go here: https://www.sloopbrewing.com/internship
# 63 - On Zero Talent with Kyle C. Rheiner
# 62 - On Ready-to-Drink Cocktails with Boardroom Spirits
Order yours online at www.boardroomspirits.com
# 61 - On CBD with Hemp Daddy's Therapeutics
We talk “Less Pain and More Trails,” with Caleb Simpson, founder of Hemp Daddy's Therapeutics. We discuss all-things-CBD; the benefits, the misconceptions, what to look for on a label, ways to use it, why it's important & why it's not going away any time soon.
Follow on IG at @hemp_daddys then head over to hempdaddys.com and use code MIGHTYTHINGS for 20% off your order!!!
Take the quiz and see what product(s) fit best for you!
# 60 - On Trash to Treasure with Midwest Barrel Co.
Here, we speak with Ben Loseke, Co-Owner of Midwest Barrel Company (Lincoln NE) about the lightbulb that went on during his frequent trips to yard sales and auctions. We discuss their history, the difference between barrels and their usage in breweries, wineries and in your home as well as some tips for homebrewers who want to get into aging their beer.
Visit them at https://midwestbarrelco.com/ and @midwestbarrelco on Insta
# 59 - On Food Truck Partnering with Fry's Scratch Kitchen
You may experience the Fry's Scratch Kitchen when you visit your next PA Brewery or Distillery. You won't be disappointed. Here, we talk about their history, teamwork and the evolution of a business. We discuss the importance of a Food Truck having a commissary, flexible employees, menu creativity and how beverage companies can pair best with a Food Truck.
Check out their website and follow on Instagram @scratchkitchen_foodtruck/
# 58 - On Loopholes with East End Brewing
We chat it up with Scott Smith, owner of sixteen-year-old East End Brewing (Pittsburgh PA) on how understanding liquor law language has created an opportunity for more than a dozen breweries to generate income during a pandemic. Essentially, they found a loophole in the law that allows multiple breweries to collaborate & produce a packaged beer to be sold at their breweries. More to come, stay tuned for future "loops."
# 57 - On Changing Your Scenery with Kyle C. Rheiner, CIC
Hey all, just a quick #productivitytip to get you out of your funk and back into focus. I give some tips on changing your scenery for a more productive day and mindset. Cheers!
# 56 - On Production Management with Meg Seastedt
In this episode, we chat with Meg Seastedt (Production Manager of North Country Brewing) about managing the production of a 30bbl brewery with multiple locations. Her job is to act as a Swiss Army knife, determining goals & objectives of the business and their staff, as well as promoting from within, the importance of preparation, flexibility, communication, planning and problem solving to keep the business moving forward. We hit on a few favorite podcasts and books to further your knowledge as well. Cheers!
# 55 - On Problem Solving with Kyle C. Rheiner, CIC
Overwhelmed? Stuck? Here's a quick hitter on the 3 questions you can use to solve any problem.
# 54 - On Wellness & Culture with The Alchemist
Sign up for the Heady Trotter Virtual 4 Mile Run! $28.50 and comes with lots of goodies that'll be mailed to you!
www.headytrotter.com. Already completed my run!
#alch3mistb33r #headytrotter #headytopper
# 53 - On the Pomodoro Method with Kyle C. Rheiner, CIC
Here's another Thursday #productivitytip to help you get more done during your day. We all ONLY have 24 hours. Listen in to hear about how the Pomodoro Method can help you crush your day. Follow on instagram @beermightythings and let me know is you found this valuable!
#getshitdone #pomodoromethod #beermightythings
# 52 - On Constant Improvement with Buttonwoods Brewery
This episode features Virginia-transplant Morgan Snyder Jr., Founder and Brewer of Buttonwoods Brewery (Cranston RI). We discuss all the "Morgan's" in his life, who opens the mail, his work at the Bronx Brewery, and the tasty beers they're pumping out - including lagered saisons, sours, and the peanut butter Fluff stout. We talk about his dogs, and using photography for can art.
Check out their shop at Buttonwoods Brewery
# 51 - On Eating Frogs with Kyle C. Rheiner, CIC
# 50 - On Word of Mouth with Animated Brewing Co.
# 49 - On Social Inflation with Kyle C. Rheiner, CIC
Social inflation is one of the latest buzzwords in insurance and is used by insurers to describe the rising costs of insurance claims resulting from things like increasing litigation, broader definitions of liability, more plaintiff-friendly legal decisions, and larger compensatory jury awards. Let's dive in.
#socialinflation #breweryinsurance #insurance
# 48 - On Obtaining a Brewery License with Matt Andersen, Esq.
Today, we speak with craft beverage attorney Matt Andersen of the Norris, McLaughlin law firm regarding the first steps of starting a brewery. We talk licensing, applications, challenges and his top 3 tips. Enjoy!
Follow the Alcohol Blog at https://norrismclaughlin.com/llb/
# 47 - On the Journey with Larimer Beer Co.
Matt Lindenmuth, former X-Games medalist and founder of The Larimer Beer Company (Chester, PA), drops in to discuss his international pilgrimage from professional athlete to brewery owner and beer lover. We chat about action sports, traveling the world, kayaking with a keg, Gereral William Larimer and what's next.
Use promo code "mighty" for Free Shipping or 10% off pickup orders.
Follow @TheLarimer on most outlets.
# 46 - On Comedy & Fresh Fest (Digi) with Day Bracey
# 45 - On the PA Liquor Updates with... Me?
In this episode, I sit down with... myself! That's right. I'm reporting the PA Liquor Control Board alcohol guideline updates (as of July 22, 2020) for breweries, distilleries, wineries, bars & restaurants. I feel your pain and I try to offer a little positivity at the end. Be well!
You can always find me at craftbrewinginsurance.com - I always post valuable articles and ideas on my facebook page as well.
Cheers y'all! Stay positive. #gratitude
# 44 - On the ABCs of Malt with Proximity Malt
Here, I connect with long-time friend & former brewer, Jason Macias, now a Regional Sales Rep with Milwaukee-based Proximity Malt. We talk about land sustainability, quality standards, their technology & equipment, the ABC's of malt, and how to avoid mistakes when purchasing malts as well as why they're a great partner for your brewery.
To reach out to Jason @notorious_c.i.p and take a look at ProximityMalt.com
# 43 - On Legislation with Adam Harris
In this episode, I chat with the Brewers of PA Guild's Deputy Executive Director, Adam Harris, on legislation, advocacy and how his career has changed from being in policitics as the Chair of Pennsylvania’s House Liquor Control Committee. We discuss laws, packaging, comradery and the benefits of joining an association or guild. Enjoy!
More about Adam Harris and the PA Guild here: brewersofpa.org
# 42 - On Customer Engagement with Tannery Run Brew Works
In this episode, we chat with Tim Brown of Tannery Run about their recent Customer Engagement experiment. They created a beer naming contest that generated over 150 submissions from the public and are finding new ways to stand out from all the social media clutter. Enjoy!
More at tanneryrun.com
# 41 - On Getting a Loan with Key Bank
I chat with Ray Babik, an expert in lending to the craft beverage industry and a member of Key Bank, about the ins & outs of how beverage manufacturers can obtain a loan. We discuss what you need to know before you approach a lender, what lenders look for, the types of loans, and the process. We also discuss the differences in business models and how that may affect your chances of getting a loan. This is valuable information, tune in.
Connect with Ray on IG: @babikxre
# 40 - On "Fake It Til You Make It" with Oxbow Brewing Company
A very funny conversation with Oxbow's Brewer Rachael Morris about her travels, studies and how she ended up at Oxbow Brewing Company. But, we do hit on the outdoorsy culture, origins and hip-hop roots of Oxbow, the vibe of their different locations and Maine itself. We're introduced to Rachael's rooster and also what "Benching" means. You'll enjoy this!
More at oxbowbeer.com
# 39 - On Hydrometers with Brady Instruments
In this episode, we discuss craftsmanship, heritage and all-things Hydrometers with owner Brady Marzella & Bill Kaster of Brady Instruments in Lykens, PA. We discuss their dedication to quality, their history, the allowance of home brewing under President Jimmy Carter, and the different types and uses of hydrometers. We dive into old-school equipment and good old-fashioned hard work. Enjoy!
More at bradyinstruments.com
# 38 - On Black is Beautiful with Weathered Souls Brewing
We were able to sit down with Marcus Baskerville, Co-Founder & Head Brewer at Weathered Souls Brewing (San Antonio TX) to discuss their incredible initiative entitled "Black is Beautiful" - They have over 900 beverage companies involved in just 30 days as "a collaborative effort to raise awareness for the injustices people of color face daily and raise funds for policy brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged."
We thank you Marcus for all that your'e doing!
Join the movement at blackisbeautiful.beer
# 37 - On Doing Right with ISCO Spirits
In this Episode, we chat with Dan Neff, Co-Owner and Head Distiller at ISCO Spirits in Providence, Rhode Island about their still, spirits, and recognition from Late Night Host Seth Myers. We hit on sanitizer, cocktails to-go, guest bartenders, vodka with radish, whiskey in a wine glass, sustainability, and plenty more.
More at iscospirits.com
#36 - On Deep Roots with CraftRoots Brewing
We had the pleasure to speak with Maureen Fabry, Co-Founder and Head Brewer of CraftRoots Brewing (Mass) about her 21-year brewing journey, sourcing locally, being the fastest growing brewery in the country, 32 oz. "Squealers", and delivering smiles to the community. We also discussed how & why this podcast began. Enjoy!
More at craftrootsbrewing.com/
#35 - On Malt & Patience with Exhibit 'A' Brewing
#34 - On Synergy with Second Sin Beer
Here, I speak with childhood friends Mike Beresky, Phil Harris and Jake Howell, owners of Second Sin Beer (Bristol, PA) on how they utilize their different skills to run a brewery together. We discuss the evolution of Second Sin and what's up next for them, and you (surprise announcement - minute 27).
#33 - On a Magical Experience with Grand Illusion Cider
We sat down with Chad Kimmel, Founder of Grand Illusion Cider & Wine Bar and discussed his path from winemaker to Shippensburg Professor to Hard Cider Maker and creating a cohesive, whimsical theme in Carlisle PA.
Keep an eye out for their product and upcoming Escape Room at grandillusioncider.com
#32 - On High Standards with Foeder Crafters of America
We're discussing all-things oak foeders with Matt Walters, Co-Founder of Foeder Crafters of America - based in St. Louis MO. They're the ONLY foeder manufacturer in the US! We talk about Missouri Oak Trees, adding Becca Senn as President, how they determine whether or not the oak is worth their foeders, attending log auctions and puzzling. We chat about working with Trillium, Tree House, and Side Project and tons of top-notch brewers. Enjoy!
More at foedercrafters.com
#31 - On Instincts with Simple Days Beer
We chat with Christopher Hink, co-founder of Simple Days Beer. He's a graduate of the BruScience Program (See Episode 18) and his mother is his business partner. We dicuss following your instincts with your company's name, location, logo
Follow @simpledaysbeer on Instagram.
#30 - On Craft Jerky with Righteous Felon
Here, we speak with Brendan Cawley, Chief Trafficking Officer of Righteous Felon Jerky Cartel in West Chester PA. We discuss the beginnings of RF, their catchy names, collaborating with Victory Brewing, supplying healthy snacks to professional sports teams and those on the front lines during COVID19. We hit on bringing all facets under one roof and a great primer on what the perfect pack of beef jerky should consist of.
Visit them at RighteousFelon.com
#29 - On a Plethora of Topics with Narragansett Beer
More at NarragansettBeer.com
#28 - On Classic Styles with Brienne Allan
#27 - On Sensory & Quality with a MASTER Cicerone
#26 - On a Brewer's Path with North Country Brewing
From labeling bottles to Head Brewer to Production Manager, Meg Seastadt is a student of the game and a leader among brewers. We discuss her first Homebrew, Fresh Fest, spontaneous beer, the history of Grisettes & Saisons, and Heavy Metal.
She’s brewed at Southern Tier, Rivertowne, Rock Bottom and now North Country.
Grab Meg’s beer at NorthCountryBrewpub.com
#25 - On Utilizing Local with Here and Now Brewing
From Venture Capitalist Firm in NYC to Brewery Owner in Honesdale, PA, Allaina Propst, Founder of Here and Now Brewing is bringing energy, local ingredients, saisons and an adult kid's menu to life. More at HereandNowbrewing.com
#24 - On Beer Advocacy with Stewards of Beer
We discuss the scholarship she was awarded from the Pink Boots Society and being an entrepreneur. We hit on Piper's Pub and D's Six Pax and Dogz as well.
Find out more at StewardsofBeer.com
#23 - On Fermentables with Hale & True Cider
Today, we speak with Risa McKenzie, Co-Founder of Hale & True Cider Company in Philadelphia PA. We talk taproom aesthetics, fermented foods and the process of going from Apple to Glass. We discuss apple varieties and how European cider differs from the US as well as offering cider courses at their cidery.
Learn more at haleandtrue.com
#22 - On the Pink Boots Society with Erin Wallace
We got the opportunity to speak about all things Pink Boots Society with Erin Wallace, Owner of the Devil's Den Bar & President of the Philly Pink Boots Chapter. We discuss fundraising, scholarships, Bold Women & Beer, and empowering the many terrific women in our beloved brewing industry!
Visit The Pink Boots Society
#21 - On Brand Recognition with Ward Design
I got to speak with the cheerful Kate Ward, CEO and Founder of Ward Design, a design and branding company in Southeast PA. We discuss getting out of your comfort zone and starting a business while being a wife and a mother - which was actually a motivator for Kate. We dive into the importance of "Branding" and how that differs from "marketing" and why it matters on a cluttered shelf of beer, especially now. For more, visit warddesign.co
#20 - On Continuous Learning with Upper Reach Meadery
More at HaymakerMeadery.com
#19 - On a Decade of Brewing & the Japanese Beer Market with Free Will Brewing
New Mango Wheat is out! and State-wide Delivery available now! Head to www.freewillbrewing.com
#18 - On Wild Yeast & Preventing Beer Contamination with Dr. Matthew Farber, PhD
We invite Author, Inventor and Director of the Brewing Science Certificate Program at University of the Sciences, Matthew J. Farber, PhD to the studio to discuss his discovery of GY7B, a wild yeast that's cutting brewing-time in half as well as his invention to prevent beer contamination. Put your Bill Nye socks on for this one!
#17 - On Music, Movies, Beer & Seltzer with Evil Genius
Luke Bowen of Evil Genius Beer Company in Philadelphia PA sits down to discuss how playing the guitar can spark creativity, especially when starting a brewery. We hit on their collab with Jameson Caskmates, movies, seltzer and what's next for Trevor, Luke, Jon and team.
Visit them at EvilGeniusBeer.com
#16 - On Building a Brewery with HRA Builds
In this episode, Chris Linton, Founder of HRA Builds, lays out the X's and O's of building a brewery and the critical factors to take into account. Enjoy!
#15 - On Daring Mighty Things with Victory Brewing Company
Bill Covaleski, Co-Founder of Victory Brewing Company and I discuss their original name choice, turning obstacles into opportunities, the hot breath of wolves breathing on the back of your neck, DARING MIGHTY THINGS, and much, much, more! Thanks for listening! Visit Victorybeer.com
#14 - On Filming Brewers & Breweries with GK Visual
#13 - On Obstacles & Opportunities with Biermi
#12 - On Dragons & "Splatch" Brewing with Tannery Run Brew Works
#11 - On Grit and Determination with Peloton Cascara Tea
#10 - On Running Lean with Twin Elephant Brewing
This episode features some great tips on how Cindy DeRama and her team have benefitted from running a lean brewery operation at Twin Elephant Brewing in Chatham NJ.
# 9 - On "Craft Beverage Marketing in Unique Times" with Bad Rhino Inc.
# 8 - On "Rising Up" with Levante Brewing
# 7 - River Horse'ing Around with Chris Walsh
Chris Walsh, investment banker-turned-River Horse Brewery owner (Ewing, NJ) and I had a blast talking business models, expansion, the marketplace and he dropped all sorts of hippo knowledge on me. Chris, thanks again, lots of fun! Beer available for delivery now as well, go get it! - more at riverhorse.com
# 6 - On Force Majeure & Contracts with Matt Andersen
# 5 - On Leadership & Positivity with Wallenpaupack Brewing
# 4 - On Getting Creative with Ship Bottom Brewery
# 3 - On Sanitizer & Disinfectants with Crostwater Distillery
More at: crostwater.com and aquaox.store
# 2 - On the CARES Act & PPP for Craft Beverage Businesses with Matthew McLaughlin PC
Find Matthew here: www.mclaughlinpc.com/