We catch up with one of craft beer media's pioneers, Todd Alström of BeerAdvocate.com and BeerAdvocate magazine. We asking him about their infamous message board, balancing print and online publications, beer trading, trolling, thoughts on the RateBeer transaction earlier this year as well as being newly welcomed into the LA beer scene.
We are joined this week by founder and CEO of The Bruery, Patrick Rue. We are celebrating the 8th year of the infamous Black Tuesday Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout, and we talk about the making of this special beer, the process behind it and more. We also touch on the newly formed Off Shoot Beer Co. and adapting to the current craft climate.
We are joined this week with founder of La Cumbre Brewing out of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Topics of discussion include recent Arizona expansin news, hop selection, the art of expanding, the scarce Nelson crop and much more.
This week, we are joined by one of the unsung heroes of Stone Brewing, Kris Ketcham. Kris is the Sr. Manager of Brewing and Innovation at the Liberty Station San Diego location, where he is responsible for the pilot program at Stone. We talk about Kris' beginnings at Stone, some of the cool stuff he has gotten to do, and what he thinks of the current craft beer scene in San Diego.