Unfiltered

Holidaily Brewing's Karen Hertz Couldn't Have Gluten, But Loved Beer So She Made Her Own

An episode of Unfiltered

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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.
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Drinking Beer in Brooklyn with the Great Josh Bernstein
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. 
33:12
October 20, 2019
Jonathan Shikes AKA Colorado Beer Man Joins the Show
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. 
45:57
October 9, 2019
It's All About the Beer'd at BURLY Brewing Company
We sat down with George Goodman and Reno Wilson, founder and head brewer, respectively, at BURLY Brewing Company in Castle Rock, Colorado. 
41:54
October 2, 2019
Introducing Brew School
Subscribe at anchor.fm/brewschool  Brew School is a podcast for those curious about what goes into brewing beer and what it takes to brew that sweet, sweet nectar, whether that's at home or in a commercial setting. Hosts Drs. Ethan Tsai and Samuel Jay, professors at Metropolitan State University of Denver, along with guests from the brewing industry guide listeners through an array of topics ranging from beer history and beer styles to "beer gear" and industry trends.
46:38
September 30, 2019
Cy-Hawk Football, Legacy Breweries, and White Claw with Dry Dock's Kevin DeLange
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. 
38:12
September 25, 2019
Kong Puns and Wandering Turtles at New Terrain Brewing Company
We headed out west(ish) for this one, stopping in Golden to chat with Josh Robbins, founder of New Terrain Brewing Company, and his cast of fellow wanderers. 
48:01
September 18, 2019
Scandinavian Death Metal and John C. McGinley Movies with Will and Chris at Banded Oak
Joined by our crew of flunkies, we headed to Banded Oak Brewing Company to talk shop with Will Curtin and Chris Kirk. 
54:20
September 11, 2019
Books, Babies, and Brock at Fiction Beer Company
We bellied up with Ryan Kilpatrick (founder) and Brittany Portman (head brewer) of Fiction Beer Company to discuss family-friendly breweries and letting dogs drink alcohol.
52:36
September 4, 2019
Potty Mouths, Poop Jokes, and Love Stories (Twice) with The Hills at Odyssey Beerwerks
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.  Enjoy! 
52:15
August 28, 2019
Real Estate, Production, and IPA Trends with Katie, Derek, and a Gaggle of Matts at River North
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. 
48:39
August 21, 2019
Jay Eats His Mic While Sam and Dave Talk Euchre at Joyride Brewing Company
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. 
48:51
August 14, 2019
Organic Mattresses and Turkish Spices with The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project
Sam and Jay handle a 100-degree day in Denver by sitting down with the crew from The Intrepid Sojourner Beer Project to talk about their roots, their beer, and their future. 
1:02:29
August 7, 2019
Sam, Jeff, and Tamir Talk Soccer and Beer at Novel Strand
There is no Jeff. Tamir Danon, co-owner and brewer at Novel Strand Brewing Company, did call Jay "Jeff" though. Great interview here with a great dude. 
57:42
July 31, 2019
Charging Your RV with David Lin at Comrade Brewing
On a 100 degree day in Denver, we found a cold corner at Comrade Brewing and talked shop with founder David Lin. 
36:10
July 24, 2019
Drunk-ish History with Talnua Distillery's Patrick and Meagan Miller
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. 
1:00:40
July 17, 2019
Rick Talley and Owen Locke Smuggled Us Some Locke + Co Rye So We Drank It
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. 
45:39
July 10, 2019
At WeldWerks Trying to Figure Out if It's Christine, Christina, or Kristen
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. 
49:11
July 3, 2019
Barrel Rooms and Balding Ponytails at Resolute Brewing
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. 
42:08
June 26, 2019
Drinking Angry Cats with Hugh Grierson in Auckland, New Zealand
In order to find a tax write-off, Sam went to Auckland, New Zealand to talk beer with Hopscotch Beer Company's Hugh Grierson. A lot about craft beer and Kiwi slang was learned. 
43:27
June 19, 2019
Sauce Brewing's Mike Clarke Informs Sam That No One in Australia Drinks Fosters
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.  If you enjoy the show, please leave us a rating and tell your friends about it. 
33:30
June 11, 2019
Rainy Day Beer with Willy Truettner at Zuni Street Brewing Company
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. 
45:16
June 5, 2019
One Pony Tricks with the Gents from Call to Arms
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. 
51:25
May 29, 2019
Mushrooms and Finnish Farming with Mockery's Zach Rabun
Sam and Jay do some day-drinking with Zach Rabun, owner and brewer at Mockery Brewing in Denver. Mushroom beer was consumed. You've been warned. 
41:11
May 22, 2019
Mike and Greg's Excellent (Declaration) Adventure
We took the RTD Light Rail down to Evans Station to drink some hazy IPAs with Mike Blandford and Greg Schlichting of Declaration Brewing Company. 
34:20
May 16, 2019
Drinking Beer in an Elementary School with the Crew from Goat Patch Brewing
Sam and Jay made the trip down to Colorado Springs to talk shop with the team at Goat Patch Brewing. 
46:47
May 7, 2019
Making Man-friends with Jason Reinhardt and Andy Nelson at Locavore Beer Works
Sam rides solo down to Locavore Beer Works in Littleton, Colorado to talk with co-founders Jason Reinhardt and Andy Nelson. 
41:29
April 30, 2019
Branded Bills's Sam Coil Tells Us That Craft Beer and Snapback Hats Are Soulmates
Use the promo code UNFILTERED20 to get 20% off your next purchase at BrandedBills.com 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. 
20:22
April 24, 2019
Sam's Love of Beer and Iowa Finally Come Together Thanks to Big Grove Brewery
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. 
29:32
April 17, 2019
Steve Skalski Looks Like The Dude and Founded Guanella Pass Brewery
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.  #craftbeer #craftbeers #craftbeersnob #craftbeernerd #craftbeerlove #craftbeergeek #craftbeerculture #craftbeerstagram #craftbeerlover #craftbeerporn #craftbeerlife #craftbeerdrinker #craftbeerlovers #craftbeerjunkie #craftbeernation #craftbeerbar #craftbrewery #craftbrewing #craftbrews #denver #denvercolorado #denverco #drinklocal #milehighcity #wemakebeer #yaybeer #beer #goodbeer
31:21
April 9, 2019
Holidaily Brewing's Karen Hertz Couldn't Have Gluten, But Loved Beer So She Made Her Own
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. 
32:14
April 2, 2019
Reuben's Brews Adam Robbings Destroyed His Car Self-Distributing
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.    #craftbeer #craftbeers #craftbeersnob #craftbeernerd #craftbeerlove #craftbeergeek #craftbeerculture #craftbeerstagram #craftbeerlover #craftbeerporn #craftbeerlife #craftbeerdrinker #craftbeerlovers #craftbeerjunkie #craftbeernation #craftbeerbar #craftbrewery #craftbrewing #craftbrews #denver #denvercolorado #denverco #tivolibeer #drinklocal #comegetsometiv #unfiltered #podcast
39:38
March 26, 2019
Rhetoric, Philosophy, and Belgian Saisons with Matt Lincecum of Seattle's Fremont Brewing
Sam heads out to Seattle to talk with Matt Lincecum, co-owner and co-founder of Fremont Brewing. 
43:42
March 19, 2019
Seinfeld Jokes While Drinking in an Alley with Billy Stewart from Colorado Sake Co.
Sam and Jay chat saké with Billy Stewart, co-owner of Denver's Colorado Sake Co. 
36:42
March 12, 2019
Eno Sarris Talks Beer and Baseball with Two Overserved Podcast Hosts from Denver
Sam and Jay welcome baseball expert and beer aficionado Eno Sarris to the show to talk about ballparks with the best craft beer selection, potential MLB rule changes, and his move to The Athletic. 
30:42
March 5, 2019
Kahlúa Mudslides and Incompetent Security Guards with Andy Sparhawk from the Brewers Association
Sam and Jay sit down with Andy Sparhawk, the Brewers Association's Web Manager, to talk about craft beer in Colorado and beyond, the future of the industry, and much more. 
49:33
February 26, 2019
German Gose and Old Denver Mansions with David and Meghan from Black Shirt Brewing
 Sam and Jay head to Black Shirt Brewing to talk distribution, German gose, and old Denver mansions with Head Brewer, David Sakolsky, and Director of Communications, Meghan Howes. 
41:58
February 19, 2019
Drinking in the View at Aspen Brewing Company
Sam heads to Aspen, Colorado to talk shop with Aspen Brewing Company's founder, Duncan Clauss. 
29:43
February 12, 2019
Burning Couches at Bear Creek Distillery
Sam and Jay drink hard liquor with Jay Johnson from Bear Creek Distillery. No additional information is needed. 
45:16
February 4, 2019
Beer and Bee Movie with Grist Brewing Company
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. 
38:48
January 29, 2019
Beer, Jazz, and Cauliflower Ear with Spangalang
Sam and Jay sit down with Taylor Rees and Darren Boyd from Spangalang Brewery in Denver to talk about experimental brewing, Denver's jazz scene, and more. 
44:32
January 21, 2019
Custom Wooden Tables and Punk Rock with Ratio's Jason zumBrunnen
Sam and Jay have beers and talk brand with Jason zumBrunnen, brewer and co-founder over at Ratio Beerworks in Denver. 
34:21
January 14, 2019
Hops and High Hurdles with Tivoli's Nate Nicklas
Sam and Jay sit down with Nate Nicklas, Director of Brewing Operations at Tivoli Brewing Company in Denver to talk about style trends, canning, and the science of making a refreshing lager. 
29:15
January 7, 2019
Announcing Unfiltered, a new podcast from Tivoli Brewing Company
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.
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December 17, 2018
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