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The Full Pint Podcast

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May 15, 2018

We are joined by owner/founder/brewer of Santa Fe New Mexico's Rowley Farmhouse Ales, John Rowley. John shares his strong and fun views on many topics such as:

- An introduction of Rowley Farmhouse Ales

- His love of Saison / Farmhouse Ales

- John's inspiration for making mixed culture beers

- The Sante Fe Beer Scene

- Is he forced to brew/serve IPA?

- Thoughts on BeerAdvocate, RateBeer and Untappd

And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Eat Drink Vegan and Hopsy.beer. Please visit TheFullPint.com for daily craft beer news, reviews, event information and more!

May 8, 2018

We are joined by Southern California Craft Beer OG "Dr." Bill Sysak of Wild Barrel Brewing. Doc shares his transition from Stone Brewing as their craft beer ambassador to Co-Founder and CEO of a new brewery in North County San Diego. Items of discussion include:

- How Danny and Bill met.

- The "Dr." Moniker

- An introduction to Wild Barrel Brewing

- Starting off with Kettle Sours

- Selecting San Diego County for a new brewery

- Picking a core lineup that pleases the geeks and new drinkers.

- The San Diego IPA.

- Running the beverage program at Stone Brewing

- Stone's place in the beer geek world

- Imperial Stouts

And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Eat Drink Vegan and Hopsy.beer. Please visit TheFullPint.com for daily craft beer news, reviews, event information and more!

May 1, 2018

We are joined by industry legend Chris Black of Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, CO. We chat about many things related to the current climate of the craft beer industry and the current state of the pub business with Chris including:

- A recap on Chris putting Oskar Blues on blast for opening up a destination in Downtown Denver.

- Avery Brewing's minority sale.

- Thoughts on Colorado being over saturated?

- The current health of Falling Rock Tap House and the day to day happenings.

- Brand loyalty, permanent tap handles.

- How Stone and Russian River fit into the Hazy IPA and short attention span market.

- And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by Eat Drink Vegan and Hopsy.beer. Please visit TheFullPint.com for daily craft beer news, reviews, event information and more!

Apr 24, 2018

On the heels of all the Green Flash Brewing controversy, we are joined by legendary brewer, founder and former owner of Alpine Beer Co., Pat McIlhenny. We rundown the entire timeline of the relationship between Pat, his company Alpine Beer Co. and Green Flash from 2013 all the way to the present. Items of discussion include:

- Preliminary talks with Cold Springs Brewing out of Minnesota in 2013.

- Limited distribution and relationship with Artisan Distribution.

- 2013 contract brewing relationship with Green Flash.

- The outright acquisition of Alpine Beer Co. to Green Flash Brewing.

- The initial batches of Alpine beer brewed at Green Flash.

- Green Flash Brewing's tactic for selling Alpine Beer.

- Pat's new role post merger.

- Controversy surrounding two different facilities producing Alpine Beer Co. and the Asterisk.

- The lengthy process on attempting to scale up Alpine recipies.

- Thoughts on Green Flash announcing East Coast expansion, including the Alpine brand.

- Chuck Silva leaving Green Flash.

- Why Duet never returned to its original form?

- What happened with Nelson?

- Green Flash putting 120 day date codes on Alpine Beers.

- Green Flash changing West Coast IPA.

- Thoughts on the two beers Green Flash decided to can from the Alpine portfolio.

- Green Flash Brewing layoffs in 2017.

- And much more.

This podcast is sponsored by hopsy.beer and brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Apr 17, 2018

This week we are joined by owner and head brewer James Long of Barbarian Brewing out of Boise, ID. Items of discussion include:

- James transition from being an ER nurse to brewery owner and operator.

- Finding a name for a new brewery.

-Running a business alongside his family

- Picking Boise to start a brewery

- Starting off with a barrel aged sour program.

- Procuring barrels.

- Finding the balance in a sour ale.

And much more!

This podcast is sponsored by hopsy.beer and brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Mar 21, 2018

We are joined by co-founder of Ale Asylum Brewing in Madison Wisconsin. We talk about the following topics:

- How Ale Asylum got started.

- Ale Asylum adhering to German Purity laws.

- The story behind Hopalicious.

- How Wisconsin approaches IPA

- The year of the craft lager

- Expansion strategy

And much more!

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Mar 14, 2018

We are joined this week by the man behind many-a-brand, Christian Helms of Helms Workshop in Austin, TX. Christian and his creative agency are behind many of the most beautiful and well thought out craft beer brands and labels. Items we discuss include:

- Who/what Helms Workshop is.

- Some of Helms most notable clients.

- The process of launching a brand from the ground up.

- The process of rebranding a well established brewery.

- Handling bad ideas from clients.

- Thoughts on today's usage of typefaces.

- Thoughts on the current issue with juvenile and sexist beer labels.

And much more!

Mar 6, 2018

This week, we are joined by co-founder Bobby Fitzgerald of Gunwhale Ales in Costa Mesa, CA. Gunwhale Ales is a fairly young brewery with a focused lineup of beers crafted to drink by the sea. Items of discussion include:

- How Gunwale Ales was born and what the term Gunwales means.

- Their approach to their region based lineup.

- The risk in opening in a very expensive area of California.

- Short term and long term goals.

- Keeping up with demand and getting handles at bars.

- Participation in the newly formed OC Brewers Guild.

- Hot takes on the latest beer trends.

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Feb 27, 2018

We are joined by longtime friend and head brewer Brian Herbertson aka Herbie at Simmzy's Pub in Burbank. We talk about many brewing related topics including:

- Herbie's latest role over at Simmy's Brewpub in Burbank, CA.

- The comradery in the budding Burbank beer scene

- Herbie's homebrewing journey starting back in the 90's

- Advice on starting homebrewing for the first time

- Why homebrewers lean towards old world styles and style guidelines

- Poking holes in NEIPA and other fads

And much more!

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

 

Feb 20, 2018

In light of the recent news about Stone Brewing suing MillerCoors over the STONE trademark, we invited Eugene Pak, who practices law specializing in Craft Beer intellectual property cases.

We discuss the following:

- The big news regarding Stone's lawsuit against MillerCoors

- Other notable cases surrounding beer marketing and branding

- Difficulty staying compliant

- Is regulation needed for the smallest brewers?

And much more!

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Feb 13, 2018

This week we are joined by 2 of the 3 founders of Aslin Beer Co. out of Virginia. Andrew and Kai share their journey in starting a very small brewery and subsequently catching fire. Items we discuss include:

- Aslin's beautiful packaging.

- Inspiration for brewing IPAs.

- Dealing with negative online feedback.

- What lead to their tasting room closing.

- Reaction to the South East blowing up.

- Dealing with supply and demand.

- The next big craze in craft beer?

- And much more!

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Jan 30, 2018

We are joined by award winning veteran pro brewer Todd Ashman. We talk about Todd's stories career all over the country and we touch on the following topics.

- Todd's transition from homebrewing to brewery supply sales

- Todd's transition from brewery supply to pro brewing.

- Pingpong'ing from Flossmoor Station to FiftyFifty.

- The history of Eclipse Imperial Stout and the hype surrounding it

- Barrel sourcing

- Being typecasted

- Today's brewing trends

- And much much more!

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Jan 23, 2018

We are joined this week by Eric Ruta, founder of Magnify Brewing in Fairfield, NJ. We get familiar with this young brewery and learn the following:

- How Magnify got started

- Challenges to opening in New Jersey

- How the NJ scene has changed in the last 10 years

- Balancing core beers with rotation beers

- Fanfare on can release days

- Maine and New England's influence on Magnify

And much much more.

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Jan 9, 2018

We are joined by owner/founder of Wren House Brewing Co. in Phoenix Arizona. Wren House Brewing Co. is a fairly new Southwest brewery making a big name right now. Items of discussion include:

- Being the new cool kid on the block

- The slow creation of a "beer scene" in Arizona

- Anxiety in starting up a brewery

- Creating and selling a barleywine in Arizona

- Expansion descisions

- Keeping with trends

- The festival circuit

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Dec 19, 2017

This week we are joined by Mark Fulton, formerly of Maine Beer Company and current at startup Reason Beer in Charlottesville, VA. Items of discussion include:

- Mark's brewing background

- His time at Maine Beer Company

- The starting core lineup of Reason

- Black IPA??

- Why Virginia is the hot new market for craft beer

- Making complex beers and barrel aging

- The relationship between the startups and the big breweries in town

And much much more.

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Dec 12, 2017

We catch up with longtime friends Tyler King and Brian White of Brewery Rex. For those not familiar, Tyler King was the former Director of Brewing operations at The Bruery. Brian White is the hype man for Brewery Rex, and has worked at many different breweries here in California. Listen to the story of how Brewery Rex came to be and the following items of discussion.

- What does the name Brewery Rex mean?

- The unique approach to starting up Brewery Rex has taken

- Not conforming to traditional beer business models

- The legend of Cerveza El Whaler

- Packaging trends in the market

- Outlook for 2018

- Thoughts on the festival circuit

- And much much more!

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Dec 5, 2017

This week, we are joined by Jeffrey Stuffings, co-founder/owner of Jester King Brewery in Austin, TX. 

Items of discussion include:

- How Jester King started with clean farmhouse ales

- How the Texas market takes to the premium products and pricing

- The complex naming and labeling of Jester King beers

- Why people love their fruited sours

- The Methode Gueuze controversy

- Collabs, product scarcity and much more!

 

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Nov 28, 2017

This week, we are joined by award decorated brewmaster of Firestone Walker Brewing, Matt Brynildson. On the heels of Firestone Walker's 21st Anniversary, we discuss many items including:

- Brewhouse expansion

- What does a brewmaster do day to day

- Recipe formulation

- IPA trends

- Parabola 2017 controversy

- Barleywine fandom

- What's in store for 2018

 

This podcast is brought to you by TheFullPint.com, a craft beer website with daily news updates, beer reviews and opinion articles.

Nov 21, 2017

We are joined by beer-leberity comedy beer blogger, Alex Kidd of Don't Drink Beer. We discuss how DDB got started, randalling beer through hamburgers, defining shitlords, why pastry stouts and pastry hops are so hot right now and much much more. 

Nov 7, 2017

We are joined by our most downloaded, most requested guest, Mr. Bobby Mathews. Bobby drops a big bombshell on us about his future in SD then moves on to give us the raw, unfiltered 411 on where to drink in San Diego. We can promise you that Bobby holds nothing back and this episode is a must listen.

Oct 24, 2017

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.

Oct 17, 2017

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. 

Sep 12, 2017

We are joined by one of the most talented brewers in California, Mr. Alex Tweet of Fieldwork Brewing. We discuss Tweet's beginnings in the beer industry, down in San Diego and his big move up north to Fieldwork Brewing. Items of discussion include the East Coast / West Coast IPA debate, IPA being treated as a collectible, and Fieldwork's satellite strategy that's taking over Northern California.

 

Aug 18, 2017

This week, we are joined by Levi Funk. Levi Funk is the owner and founder of Funk Factory Geuzeria in Wisconsin, as well as the owner of Untitled Art. We learned about Levi's beginning, his love of lambic and the evolution of the Wisconsin beer scene.

Jun 12, 2017

Our long time friends Brian Herbertson (Herbie Homebrew) and Greg Bechtel have combined forces and talent to launch a brewery for the wildly popular pub chain Simmzy's. We hear of both men's tales of how they got into the industry and what it was like to construct a small brewery from the ground up.

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