We went with a bit of a "Special Episode," bringing on CPA Justin Wenzelman to discuss the specifics of business- and economic-related things relevant to the craft beer industry. Jay, who usually offers very little, brought a ton to the table here, too.
Anyone get that reference/joke?! Really aging ourselves...
On this week's show, we talked with Michael Memsic, one of the co-founders of Sanitas Brewing Company in Boulder, Colorado. 'Twas a really fun and interesting interview with a dude we'll be drinking with in-person as soon as this COVID-19 thing ends.
As mentioned in the intro, information on the Shelter-in-Place (SIP) Beer Festival can be found at sipbeerfest.com. If you have questions, just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our "Shelter-in-Place (SIP) Happy Hour" Episode 1 is here and it went about as well as you'd expect. Grab a beverage and give 'er a listen.
Guests: Chris and Deana Hill from Odyssey Beerwerks, Chad Moore and Jordan Fink from Woods Boss Brewing, Owen Locke from Locke + Co Distilling, and Master Cicerone Dan Imdieke
Betsy Lay, co-founder of Lady Justice Brewing, joined us this week. Over a beer and some Zoom-supported virtual social distancing, we discussed the brewery's commitment to supporting non-profits that assist women and girls in Colorado, COVID-19's effects on higher education, and how the membership model might help smaller craft breweries maintain cash flow.
Learn more about Lady Justice's Community-Supported Brewery membership.
For a list of breweries offering delivery and/or curbside pick up, check out PorchDrinking.com's extensive list.
Craft beer writer Josh Bernstein returns to this show to provide some insight into how COVID-19 is impacting craft breweries as well as to offer some perspective on what is going on in New York City as the virus continues to spread.
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We commence our remote interviewing journey this week by practicing social distancing with Chad Bratt, General Manager and Marketing Director for Denver's Jagged Mountain Brewery. We discuss the stuff we usually do on the show, but spend a lot of the show talking about how breweries prepared for the pandemic, what they're doing to weather the storm, and the lasting effects COVID-19 will have on the craft beer industry across the globe.
Many thanks to Jay's brother Brian Schrader for joining us on this one. Because we are going to be recording remotely, we plan on having "special guests" on often. It's our attempt to keep things light and to help all of us retain a little sanity.
We consumed a lot of calories -beer, donuts, and pizza- while chatting up Drew Watson, owner and head chef at Hops and Pie, the Denver pizza (and now donut) shop known for its unmatched craft beer offerings and tasty pie.
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We made our way to Park Hill for this week's show to meet with Chris Cunningham, Ryan Chrisman, and Nate Smith, the crew behind the magic being brewed at Long Table Brewhouse.
Many thanks to Brock Harper for stepping in to cohost on this one. He did more research for one show than we have done for the previous 60 combined.
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Judd Belstock, founder and owner of Dos Luces Brewery, dropped some knowledge on us in this episode, teaching us about brewing with corn, the influence of imperial conquest on Latin and South American beer, and the politics of beer categories and styles.
Much to the chagrin of our wives and employers, we recorded 52 episodes of this show and drank a lot of good beer (and whiskey) while doing it. This is our year-in-review episode during which we cover every stop along the 2019 tour and point out some of our favorite moments and favorite people.
Thank you to those of you who have made this possible including our wives and kids, our friends who listen (or at least tell us they do), to Tivoli Brewing Company for sponsoring us, and to everyone else who has ever suffered through one of our unprofessional interviews.
Sam was really excited to come to WestFax Brewing Co. and even more excited when he realized it was next to Casa Bonita. Many thanks to founder/owner Anthony Martuscello for joining the show and making Episode 52 of Season 1 badass.
Happy Holidays to all! On this week's show, we went to Living the Dream Brewing and chatted up Jason Bell, founder, owner, and sometimes brewer. We (and by that, we mean Sam) forgot the podcast kit at work so we did this one with some crappy mics in a loud room. Sorry about that...
We stepped outside of the box a bit for this one and headed over to Meier Skis' "Craft Ski-ery." We drank some pints with owner Ted Eynon and talked about the connection between craft beer, skiing, and snowboarding.
We made our way to Odd13 Brewing for this one to talk with Head Brewer Nicole Reiman and Head of Quality Amanda Oberbroeckling. As is usually the case, we chatted about beer and then a bunch of other shit.
We finally made it to Lager Heaven aka Denver's Bierstadt Lagerhaus! Co-founders Ashleigh Carter and Bill Eye joined the show to talk about the business of making lager. Oh, and special guest David Lin of Comrade Brewing stopped by as well.
Sam (and his kids) head to Brooklyn to meet up with revered beer writer, Joshua M. Bernstein. Over some kombucha, a black IPA, and an amazing grilled cheese, Josh opens up about his career and offers an amazing perspective on craft beer in America.
We had the honor of sitting down to talk craft beer with Jonathan "Colorado Beer Man" Shikes, revered journalist and expert on beer made in Colorado. Jonathan spins some yarn, telling us about the roles graduate school at Northwestern and home brewing played in getting him back to Denver to cover the industry for Westword.
We did our best to reduce the background noise on this one. It's a little rough. but the content is worth it.
Kevin DeLange, co-founder and co-owner of Dry Dock Brewing Company, joined us for this one. While watching the Iowa-Iowa State football game with a packed house at Freshcraft in downtown Denver, we talked about the history of Dry Dock, trends in craft beer, and what the future holds for this legacy brewery.
We sat down with Deana and Chris Hill, owners of Odyssey Beerwerks.
We covered a lot of the stuff we usually cover (ex. beer) but we realized we really liked these two and as a result, potty humor and tasteless jokes crept into the show.
Sam and Jay sat down with Katie Schroepfer, Derek Goodman, and Matt Sauerwein, part of the executive crew from River North Brewery. They discussed River North's return to RiNo, meeting production demands, and trends in the industry.
First off, sorry about Jay's mic. We were outside on a very, very windy day. Second, enjoy the show. Dave Bergen, owner and brewer at Joyride Brewing Company was an awesome guest. We highly recommend heading over his way for some drink and Monday night euchre.
We trekked to Talnua Distillery to talk whiskey and Irish American history with co-owners and co-founders Meagan and Patrick Miller. In addition to tasting the offerings, Patrick gave us one hell of a lesson on spirit-making in Ireland, Scotland, and the United States plus some history of how things all came together to make Talnua a possibility.
Thanks so much to Meagan and Patrick for having us. This was a fun interview to record. Great people up in Arvada, Colorado. We highly recommend finding them there, at bars around town, or on liquor store shelves.
We've returned to the hard stuff for this episode and sit down with Rick Talley and Owen Locke, co-founders of Locke + Co. Distilling. We cover a lot of ground and went into depth on the unique qualities of their aspen-aged rye whiskey, which is amazing.
For our friends down south, be sure to catch Rick at Interquest Liquor in Colorado Springs on Saturday. He's be slinging some samples.
This little side project of ours finally got us to WeldWerks Brewing a.k.a. the craft beer drinker's Valhalla. We sat down with co-owner Colin Jones, Director of Operations Kristin Popcheff, and lead brewer Dereck Gold, three of the masterminds behind the magic that is Weldwerks. We drank some beer and talked about the organic brand growth and awareness they've experienced since opening.
Sam and Jay reunite this week and make the trek to Arvada, Colorado, home to Resolute Brewing Company's new barrel- and tap-room. They talk marketing and strategic planning with Sam Layle, Resolute's marketing mastermind.
Sam went to Australia (seriously) to meet up with Mike Clarke, founder of Sydney's Sauce Brewing Company.
It's a great interview with a ton of insight into the industry in Australia including its history, the politics involved, and what things are looking like for the future.
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On a cold and rainy/snowy day in May (WTF?!), Sam and Jay head to Zuni Street Brewing Company to chat up co-owner and head brewer Willy Truettner. A lot of ground was covered including plenty of bagging on Willy's partner-in-crime TJ Slattery who couldn't make the interview.
In what might be the most unfiltered of the Unfiltered podcast episodes, Sam and Jay went long-form while talking beer names and Vlad Putin with Chris Bell and Jon Cross from Call to Arms Brewing Company in Denver.
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We take another trip back to the Brewers Association's Craft Brewers Conference and talk hats and craft beer at the Tivoli Brewing Company/MicroStar Logistics Picnic with Sam Coil, founder of Branded Bills.
With open arms, Sam and Jay welcome Andy Joynt (head brewer) and Matt Swift (owner) from Iowa's Big Grove Brewery. In town for the Craft Brewers Conference, Andy and Matt drop by Tivoli Brewing Company for a few pints and some conversation about Iowa's craft beer scene, growing hops in the Midwest, and a shared disdain for Nebraska.
We drove up the hill to meet with Steve Skalski, founder of Guanella Pass Brewery in Georgetown, Colorado. We talked about a lot of random things and beer. Steve's a smart guy.
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Sam and Jay head out to Golden, Colorado to sit down with Karen Hertz, founder and owner of Holidaily Brewing Company. While drinking gluten-free beer that actually tastes like beer, the three unpack Karen's story and discuss what's next for one of the fastest-growing breweries in Colorado.
Sam heads to Reuben's Brews in Seattle to talk with Adam Robbings about how much beer a compact car can hold and the craft beer industry's need for more macro beer drinkers.
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Sam and Jay sit down with Kevin Paquette and Nathan Wannlund from Grist Brewing Company in Denver, Colorado to discuss the brewery's new era, brand development, and the draw to beer that smart people tend to have.
Welcome to Unfiltered, a podcast featuring leaders in the craft beverage industry sharing their stories and providing a behind-the-scenes look at what they do.
Hosted by Dr. Samuel Jay and Jay Schrader and presented by Tivoli Brewing Company, Unfiltered is your go-to podcast for everything craft.