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The Full Pint Podcast

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Feb 12, 2019

We are joined by beer writer, certified beer judge and current creative force behind the beer web comic Massive Potions Ken Weaver. We talk about Ken's journey through the craft beer industry and touch on items including:

- Ken and Danny meeting on RateBeer.com 12 years ago.

- How the beer geek scene has evolved over the past decade.

- Ken's job at RateBeer.com.

- Untappd and Facebook's impact on beer geek culture.

- Ken's departure from RateBeer and move to All About Beer Magazine.

- Thoughts on RateBeer.com being sold to ZX Ventures and what they might have actually purchased.

- The duty of being a certified beer judge.

- Launching Massive Potion, a web comic about beer.

- A look at sub niche beer geek entertainment.

And much more!

Make sure you check out Massive Potions at https://massivepotions.com/

This podcast is sponsored by Maui Brewing Co. Please visit mauibrewingco.com to learn more.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Feb 5, 2019

We are joined by Beer Director for San Francisco Bay area Beer Baron Bar & Kitchen, Corey Whelchel. We discuss the very important aspect of implementing a unique and responsible beer program in 2019. Items of discussion include:

- Corey's role with Beer Baron.

- Who or what should drive a pub's taplist.

- Addressing the issue of permanent tap handles and classic styles.

- The importance of stocking out of market beers.

- Out of town breweries flopping in California.

- Wages and cost of living affecting beer bars.

And much more.

This podcast is sponsored by Maui Brewing Co. Please visit mauibrewingco.com to learn more.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Jan 29, 2019

We are joined by one of the coolest, most easy going brewers we've ever met, Preston Thoeny from Wren House Brewing. While we were unsuccessful in getting him riled up about anything, we discussed many items including:

- Danny's take on Wren House Brewing.

- Preston's journey from Big Sky in Montana to Phoenix.

- How did Drew and Bill rope in Preston.

- Wren House Brewing's focused beer lineup.

- Initial beers that were not a success.

- Co-existing with other Arizona Breweries.

- The unique barrel program.

- The IPA program. 

- Lagers.

- Unmet challenges.

- Constant collaborations.

- Eyeing expansion.

- A run down of all the latest trends going on in craft beer.

And much more!

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Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Jan 23, 2019

We are joined by founder of Turn It Up Media and former marketing director of Oskar Blues Chad Melis. We discuss many things including:

- How Danny got linked up with Chad years ago.

- How Chad got his start with Oskar Blues.

- Chad's involvement with the iconic branding and product introduction at Oskar Blues.

- Having fun with the packaging.

- Incorporating a outdoor lifestyle into a national brand.

- Oskar Blues speed and approach to rolling out products.

- Scaling up to CANarchy.

- Leaving Oskar Blues to start up Turn It Up Media.

- Building a client base.

- Taking on an established brand vs growing a new brand.

And much more!

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Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Jan 15, 2019

This week, we are joined by notorious character, founder of J. Wakefield Brewing, Johnathan Wakefield. Ahead of upcoming Wakefest 2019, we set the record straight on many topics including:

- Danny's first experience with J. Wakefield beer.

- What is Wakefest, and why should people go?

- How J. Wakefield Brewing fits in to the current craft beer landscape.

- The Florida Weisse and pastry stouts.

- Story behind Wakefield's labels and ego.

- The intellectual property issue in craft beer.

- Being labeled a hype brewer.

- Addressing scarcity.

- Secondary market on luxury goods.

- That collab life.

- Questions from our instagram friends.

- And much more!

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Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Jan 8, 2019

We are joined by veteran beer and whiskey writer Lew Bryson. We share stories, laughs and hot takes on covering booze.

Items of discussion include:

- Why Danny loves Lew.

- Our admiration of tech writer John C. Dvorak.

- Lew's approach to writing about beer and whiskey.

- Dealing with Pennsylvania liquor laws.

- Comparing to the late 2010's craft beer boom to the 90's.

- Well made alcohol is well made alcohol.

- Gut reactions to new styles.

- Decline in beer sales?

- Cannabis beverages.

- The death of beer writing.

And much more!

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Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Dec 27, 2018

We are finishing the year out strong with our friend Dom from @beerkulture. We run down some of the hottest topics and stories of 2018, then shift gears to wishes for the new year. We talk about:

- ABI Acquisitions slowing down.

- Lining up for IPAs multiple times a week.

- Best widely distributed craft beer of 2018?

- Thoughts on Green Flash and Deschutes pumping the brakes.

- Kids and Dogs in the tasting room.

- Glitter beer.

- Brut IPA.

- Hard seltzer.

- The Trillium news.

- Can Dooch fix the freshness on the shelf issue?

- Beer styles that should be more popular in 2019?

- What can festival organizers do to make fests fresh in 2019?

And much more!

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This podcast is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, please visit http://newbelgiumbrewing.com to learn about their lineup and where to find their beer.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Dec 19, 2018

We are joined by longtime friend of the show,industry veteran, retiring Barrel Meister at Firestone Walker Barrel Works, Jeffers Richardson. We catch up with Jeffers as he heads into retirement and talk about many things including:

- How Danny and Jeffers met back in the day.

- The quickest version of the story of Jeffers leaving Firestone Walker and returning.

- The weird evolution of the sour ale market.

- The Dog and Pony Show starring Jeffers.

- Being a sounding board for product ideas at Barrelworks.

- Making flavors for a younger drinking audience.

- Thoughts on craft breweries producing seltzer.

- The story on Jeffers announcing his retirement from Firestone Walker.

And much more!

Would you like to have your brewery or beer related business advertised on this very show? Of course you do. Please drop us a note by clicking this --> link <--

This podcast is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, please visit http://newbelgiumbrewing.com to learn about their lineup and where to find their beer.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Dec 11, 2018

We are changing things up a bit this week, as we bring you a very interesting character we found on instagram, Crazy Naz of Crazy Naz liquor out of San Marcos, CA. This is not a paid spot, we were just intrigued. We discussed many things with this crazy man, including:

- How he got into the beer and liquor business. 

- The pressure of selling craft beer in a very saturated beer market of North County San Diego.

- Why is he referred to as crazy.

- The games played by brewery reps, distributor reps.

- Naz' response to customers looking for goodies in the back.

- Naz' response to allocations.

- How does Naz feel about beers with Lactose!!

And much more!

 

Dec 5, 2018

We are joined by Co-Owner and Brand Manager of Bottle Logic Brewing, Brandon Buckner. We talk about all the important topics surrounding Anaheim's hottest brewery including:

- Initial impressions of Bottle Logic's approach to opening a tasting room and brewery.

- Story behind the name and branding of Bottle Logic.

- Winning GABF medals right out of the gate

- Core lineup and the birth of 714 Ale

- The famous barrel program.

- The evolution of their retro/future branding feel to the current space dork retro future feel.

- Thoughts on the Florida style stout

- Inside info on Fundamental Observation Batch 4

- The vanilla market

- Career beer flippers

- Collabing hard

- Expansion plans

AND MUCH MORE!

This podcast is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, please visit http://newbelgiumbrewing.com to learn about their lineup and where to find their beer.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Nov 27, 2018

We are joined by the Godfather of the American Double IPA, Co-Owner and Brewmaster of Russian River Brewing, Vinnie Cilurzo. We discuss many things including:

- Vinnie's start in Temecula, CA.

- Migrating to Sonoma for Korbel

- Starting Russian River Brewing

- The birth of Pliny the Elder

- The early adoption of Simcoe

- The super short shelf life of Pliny

- The barrel aged sour program

- The legacy of Beatification

- What led to Windsor expansion

- Strategy on spreading the beer around with more production

- Addressing the lack of supply among eager retailers

- The change in IPA preferences

- Will Russian River can, and why didn't they add a canning line in Windsor

- COMIC SANS~!

And much more.

This podcast is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, please visit http://newbelgiumbrewing.com to learn about their lineup and where to find their beer.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Nov 21, 2018

We are joined by tenured employee and current Specialty Brand Manager at New Belgium Brewing, Andrew Emerton. We discuss many items including:

- What Andrew's current role at NBB looks like.

- How the marketing guy interfaces with the artist.

- Rotating and refreshing certain brands.

- A look back at Lips of Faith Series.

- The legacy of Felix and Oscar.

- The current climate in bars, restaurants and liquor stores.

- Price points on perceived premium products.

- The importance of social media.

And much much more!

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Nov 13, 2018

Danny and Jonny Fullpint take questions from you, the loyal listener of The Full Pint Podcast. We dig deep into the mailbag to answer social media submitted questions on topics such as:

- Brut IPA

- The $100 dollar bottle of beer.

- The difference between the $12 and $22 4-Pack of IPA

- Why don't more people call out garbage beer?

- What does it take for a small startup to be successful?

- Why do we have to be quiet about bad beer and bad service?

- Why don't breweries focus more on education?

- Lactose in beer.

- Why doesn't beer media call out bad beer?

- When will people stop s#itting on the latest style of IPA?

- How much does temperature play into the quality of beer?

And much much more!

This podcast is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, please visit http://newbelgiumbrewing.com to learn about their lineup and where to find their beer.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

 

Nov 6, 2018

We are joined this week by Aaron Barkenhagen, owner of Bootlegger's Brewery out of Fullerton, CA. Aaron tells his tale of starting up his small brewery ten years ago in Orange County, CA leading up to having three diversely located tasting rooms. Items of discussion include:

- The story leading up to opening Bootlegger's.

- Intro to Bootlegger's core lineup.

- What inspired Aaron's core lineup.

- Running a business with his wife.

- The legacy of Knuckle Sandwich

- Scaling up recipies once Bootlegger's first expanded.

- Not immediately reacting to trends but remaining interesting to customers.

- A look at the Orange County beer scene.

- The increasing challenges of distribution.

- Running three tasting rooms in three vastly different locations.

And much more.

This podcast is sponsored by New Belgium Brewing, please visit http://newbelgiumbrewing.com to learn about their lineup and where to find their beer.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Oct 30, 2018

We are joined by CEO of HenHouse Brewing Collin McDonnell. Collin McDonnell is a very passionate and outspoken member of the craft beer industry. We talk about many topics including:

- Collin's membership to #BeerTwitter

- HenHouse Brewing's story.

- HenHouse moving to fermentation focused beers.

- Being in Russian River's backyard.

- The touchy subject of Lagunitas

- The current state of beer distributing and the local movement.

- Brut IPA

And tons more!

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Oct 25, 2018

We are joined by longtime friend of the show, PR/Media specialist Nickie Peña from the Paradeigm agency. We discuss the upcoming San Diego Beer Week 2018 and many other topics surrounding the San Diego Beer culture.

Items of discussion include:

- What is San Diego Beer Week and why should anyone care.

- Some must attend events for SDBW.

- Meeting some local "beer-leberites."

- Some new breweries worth checking out.

- Some new-ish, not quite old-ish breweries worth checking out.

- Thoughts on the "old guard" breweries of San Diego.

- Touring legendary North Park.

- Staying safe

And much much more!

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

 

Oct 16, 2018

We continue our chat with Author and Chicago area columnist Josh Noel. Items we cover:

- AB Craft in social situations.

- Transparency in labeling

- OctFest's place in the craft beer world.

- Not all craft brewers being on board with the BA mission.

- Bourbon County Stout's place in 2018

- A look back on The High End's acquisitions. 

- Monday morning quarter-backing with Cigar City Left Hand, and Firestone Walker.

- Thoughts on CANarchy.

And much more.

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Oct 9, 2018

We are joined by longtime Chicago based writer and author of Barrel Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business. In part 1 of our discussion, we talk about:

How Josh began writing and when he pivoted to covering beer in the Chicago area.

- Jumping head first into writing about Goose Island's sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2011.

- AB giving Josh access to key stakeholders of the Goose Island transaction.

- The key member of AB's team Josh was not given access to.

- Possibility of a second book or new editions.

- Tracking the taste of Goose Island beers post acquisition.

- Danny's experience with post-acquisition AB beers.

And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Oct 2, 2018

We are joined by industry veteran, owner of Octopi Brewing and co-owner of Untitled Art Brewing Isaac Showaki out of Waunakee, WI. We have a great chat with topics including:

- Danny's story of linking up with Levi Funk and Isaac.

- Isaac's journey into craft beer.

- Pivoting from Chicago to Wisconsin.

- The stigmas surrounding contract brewing.

- What makes Octopi different from the rest.

- Meeting Levi Funk and eventually creating Untitled Art Brewing.

- Contract clients pushing the limits of creativity.

- Expansion plans.

- Sourcing cans.

- Adapting to breweries and one-offs.

- Wisconsin beer being old school. 

- Making Octopi a destination brewery.

And much more!

his podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

 

 

Sep 25, 2018

We are joined by one of the nerdiest beer geeks in all of the land, CFO of Revolution Brewing, Doug Veliky. 

- How Doug and his wife rescued The Full Pint this summer.

- The intersection of being a number cruncher, photographer and a beer geek.

- The story behind Revolution Brewing.

- Revolution Brewing's rise in the midwest region.

- Approach to expansion.

- Moving to all cans.

- Putting a spotlight on the Deep Woods Series.

- Midwest's love of big barrel aged beers.

- Competing against Lagunitas and Goose Island.

- The Independent Seal

- Instagram culture

And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Sep 18, 2018

We are joined by head brewer at J. Wakefield Brewing, Maria Cabré. Maria shares the story going from working in the hospitality industry to professionally brewing beer.

We discuss the following:

- Maria's story of going from baking to homebrewing

- Meeting Jonathan Wakefield in the homebrewing scene

- Helping J. Wakefield Brewing startup

- Going from a support role to a brewing role

- Being portrayed as a superhero in Wakefield marketing and branding

- Inspiring other women to work in craft beer

- Florida beer scene reputation

- Exploding fruit cans

- Constant travel for collabs

- Balancing mom life with beer life.

And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Sep 11, 2018

We are joined by head brewer at Bonesaw Brewing, AJ Stoll. AJ Stoll is an award winning brewer who has migrated to Glassboro, NJ. We chat about many things including:

- How AJ went from brewing all over California to Glassboro, NJ.

- Danny's recollection of growing up near Glassboro.

- Bonesaw Brewing's mission

- The Gloucester County beer scene

- Jealousy / skepticism of starting on the bigger side

- Balancing brewing what you like versus brewing what people want

- Bonesaw's barrel program

- NJ's guild situation

And much much more!

This podcast is sponsored by The Full Pint Shop. Grab tshirts, hats, glasses and more to support the beer fam.

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Aug 28, 2018

Friend of the show Kyle Harrop of Horus Aged Ales returns to the show. ** We are aware of the technical glitches of the show and anticipate them being fixed by next week, we appreciate your patience and support**

Show notes:

- Checking in on collabs.

- Goshawk's

- Bottle club

- Being heckled online

- Secondary Market

- Being typecasted as a pastry stout maker.

- Kettle Sour controversy

And tons more!

This podcast is sponsored by the California Craft Beer Summit. Please visit http://cacraftbeersummit.com

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Please visit TheFullPint.com for daily craft beer news, reviews, event information and more!

Aug 21, 2018

Thank you for tuning into our 100th episode of The Full Pint Podcast. We are joined this week by our friend, Dom Cook aka Doochie, founder of Beer Kulture. We talk about many things with Dooch including:

- Doochie's inspiration to try good beer.

- Doochie's start in the beer industry.

- The Florida craft beer scene early on.

- Educating others about flavors.

- Thoughts on the latest trends in beer.

- Participating in "Beer Twitter"

- What is Beer Kulture?

- Balancing dad life with beer life.

And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by the California Craft Beer Summit. Please visit http://cacraftbeersummit.com

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Please visit TheFullPint.com for daily craft beer news, reviews, event information and more!

 

Aug 14, 2018

We are back from vacation and are joined by our friend Scott Wood, Founder/Brewer at Courtyard Brewing in New Orleans, Louisiana. We talk about many topics including:

- Scott's start in the alcohol business.

- Scott's late start into craft beer.

- Leaving San Diego for New Orleans.

- Filling the void of IPAs.

- How Scott found a loophole in Louisiana liquor laws that helped him open.

- Serving guest beers alongside house beers.

- The pressures from the bigger players in New Orleans.

- Collaborating

- Meeting Kyle at Horus Aged Ales.

- Balancing dad life with beer life.

And much much more!

This podcast is sponsored by the California Craft Beer Summit. Please visit http://cacraftbeersummit.com

Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

Please visit TheFullPint.com for daily craft beer news, reviews, event information and more!


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