Drink Beer, Think Beer With John Holl

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Drink Beer, Think Beer is a weekly conversation with brewers, growers, and other brewing industry professionals that explores the art, culture, and business of craft beer.

  • 39 minutes 33 seconds
    The Evolution of Sour Beer in America with Tomme Arthur at Funk Fest '24

    This is the second episode recorded live before an audience at Funk Fest, the great event put on by Embrace the Funk and Yazoo Brewing in Nashville, Tennessee. Tomme Arthur of the Lost Abbey talks about the evolution of sours and funky, of tradition and exploration. 


    Host: John Holl

    Guest: Tomme Arthur

    Sponsors: All About Beer

    Tags: Travel, Funk Fest, Sour, Brettanomyces, Wild, Recipes

    Photo by Brandon Jones

    15 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 49 minutes 47 seconds
    Stouts and Barrels, Chili Crisp and Whiskey. Phil Wymore at Funk Fest '24

    This is another episode recorded live before an audience, this time at Funk Fest, the great event put on by Embrace the Funk and Yazoo Brewing in Nashville, Tennessee. Phil Wymore of Perennial Artisan Ales joins the show for a conversation about stouts, barrels, condiments, and whiskey.


    Phil Wymore is the Co-Founder of Perennial Artisan Ales in St. Louis, MO, established in 2011.  Prior to opening Perennial, Phil spent time in Chicago as the Cellar Manager of Goose Island, the Head Brewer of Half Acre, and attended the Siebel Institute.  In 2021, he started Passenger Foods, a one-person operation that makes chili crisp.  In 2023, he co-founded Common Ritual, an independent bottler that discovers extraordinary whiskies produced by underrepresented distilleries.

    Host: John Holl

    Guest: Phil Wymore

    Sponsors: All About Beer

    Tags: Travel, Funk Fest, Stout, Barrels, History, St. Louis, Goose Island, Whiskey

    Photo by Brandon Jones

    8 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 36 minutes 43 seconds
    Brewing with Specialty Malts for Special Beers

    This the third of three episodes that was recorded during the Little Beer IV festival hosted by Good Word Brewing and Duluth, Georgia.  This panel features a trio of brewers who talk with All About Beer Podcast Co-Host and noted author Don Tse about how malt is the most important ingredients for little beers. From heritage grains, to stalwarts, a look at how grains bring out flavor in small beers and why it should be better appreciated.

     

    • Host: Don Tse 
    • Guests: Amanda Cardinali, Ryan Ziarko, Brett Schweigert
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: Travel, Little Beers, Malt, Culture
    • Photo by John Holl 
    1 May 2024, 4:00 am
  • 48 minutes 4 seconds
    Making the Case For Drinking More Cask Ale

    This the second of three episodes that was recorded during the Little Beer IV festival hosted by Good Word Brewing and Duluth, Georgia.  This panel features a trio of cask beer experts who talk with All About Beer Publisher Andy Crouch about the very best of the process. 

     

    • Host: Andy Crouch
    • Guests: Steve Hamburg, Todd DiMatteo, Neil Callaghan
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: Travel, Little Beers, Ales, Cask Ale, Culture
    • Photo by John Holl 


    24 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 37 minutes 54 seconds
    Brewers Discuss Creating Low ABV Lagers and Ales - From Little Beer IV

    This episode is kicking off a trio of shows that was recorded at the just concluded Little Beer IV festival hosted by Good Word Brewing and the city of Duluth, Georgia.  This panel, which was presented live during the fest, features a trio of brewers all talking about the process, culture, and general greatness of low abv ales and lagers. Guests include: Zach Adams of Fox Farm Brewery, John Branding of Wheatland Spring + Brewery, and Todd Boera of Fonta Flora.


    This Episode is Sponsored by:


    Visit the Wonkas of tea beer at booth 2390. Firsd Tea has teas and botanicals to create new colors, flavors, and textures to craft beer and hard teas. Firsd Tea even has beer and cocktail recipes with popping boba. Step into pure imagination at booth 2390 at the Vegas CBC or email [email protected].

     

     

    Malteurop Malting Company is North American proud with premium grains from field to flavor. Their selections include Base, Specialty and Distillers malt varieties. Stop by their Booth #2143 at the Craft Brewers Conference in Vegas!

    • Host: John Holl
    • Guests: Zach Adams, John Branding, Todd Boera
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: Travel, Little Beers, Ales, Brewing, Culture
    • Photo by John Holl 
    17 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 53 minutes 42 seconds
    The Best Places to Drink Craft Beer in Las Vegas

    Las Vegas will be the focal point for many brewers in the coming weeks as the Brewers Association hosts its annual Craft Brewers Conference, World Beer Cup, and Brewers Expo. For those traveling to sin city – either as brewing professionals or curious drinkers – this episode will offer up all the tips to make the most out of your drinking time on and off the strip.

    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.


    This Episode is Sponsored by:


    Visit the Wonkas of tea beer at booth 2390. Firsd Tea has teas and botanicals to create new colors, flavors, and textures to craft beer and hard teas. Firsd Tea even has beer and cocktail recipes with popping boba. Step into pure imagination at booth 2390 at the Vegas CBC or email [email protected].

     

     

    Malteurop Malting Company is North American proud with premium grains from field to flavor. Their selections include Base, Specialty and Distillers malt varieties. Stop by their Booth #2143 at the Craft Brewers Conference in Vegas!

    • Host: John Holl
    • Guests: Wyndee Forrest, David Pascual, and Dan Pixley
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: Travel, Casinos, Beer, Las Vegas, Dining
    • Photo art by Canva
    10 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 50 minutes 58 seconds
    Modern Lager Beer

    Jack Hendler and Joe Connolly discuss their new book Modern Lager Beer: Techniques, Processes, and Recipes.

    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.

    • Host: John Holl
    • Guests: Jack Hendler and Joe Connolly
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: Lager, Tradition, Fermentation, Germany, Landbier
    • Photo by Brewers Publications
    3 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 30 minutes 14 seconds
    This Week in Rauchbier 2024

    Welcome to This Week in Rauchbier for April 1, 2024.
     

    Our Rauchbier spotlight is trained on Caleb Michalke of Sugar Creek Malt in Indiana. He's working to bring rauchmalt of distinction of discerning brewers and distillers. 


    Then Rick Lyke, our rauchbier sherpa and the founder of the Pints for Prostates Campaign, shares his inspirational journey into smoked beer and offers his unparalleled insight and advice to breweries regarding smoked beer. 

    Then Bart Watson of the Brewers Association joins us to share the latest growth and success of Rauchbier in the marketplace. 


    Enjoy these audio smoky delights. 



    Thanks to Hagen and Bill for the inspiration to do this show. Hear the genesis of This Week in Rauchbier on episode 5 of Drink Beer, Think Beer.


    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.

    • Host: John Holl
    • Guests: Caleb Michalke, Rick Lyke, and Bart Watson.
    • Tags: beer, craft beer, rauchbier, smoke, April Fool's Day



    Music for this episode:
    NewsSting by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4124-newssting

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



    1 April 2024, 4:00 am
  • 42 minutes 22 seconds
    Fiden's Brewing is Making IPA with Character and Distinction

    On this episode it's a deep dive on what goes in to making a great IPA. Steve Parker of New York’s Fiden’s Brewery joins the show.

    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.

    • Host: John Holl
    • Guest: Steve Parker
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: New York, West Coast IPA, Mosaic Hops, Mouthfeel 
    • Photo by John Holl
    27 March 2024, 4:00 am
  • 45 minutes 50 seconds
    Wayne Wambles talks about beers of his past and his brewing future.

    How do beers evolve over time? And how does patience, curiosity, trust, and creativity work to the benefit of bother brewery and brewer? Wayne Wambles, the (now former) long-time brewmaster of Cigar City, is here to talk about his career, a return to homebrewing, and how specialty ingredients work best when added to a solid beer base.

    Wambles has started a brewery consulting service and can be reached at [email protected] .
     

    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.

    • Host: John Holl
    • Guest: Wayne Wambles
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: Florida, Stout, IPA, Homebrewing, Consulting, Creativity 
    • Photo courtesy of Wayne Wambles via Facebook.


    20 March 2024, 4:00 am
  • 51 minutes 45 seconds
    Ep. 225 Meteorologist Eric Fisher

    It's beer and weather together on this episode of the podcast as Boston CBS Meterologist Eric Fisher joins the show.


    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.

    • Host: John Holl
    • Guest: Eric Fisher 
    • Sponsors: All About Beer
    • Tags: Weather, Treehouse, Blizzard, Travel, Boston, Eclipse 


    13 March 2024, 4:00 am
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