Beer Business Radio
By Todd Officer chats with brewery founders, owners and executives about the business side of the craft beer industry.
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If you are a brewery owner who has a great thing going right now but really wants to take the next step in growth, then Beer Business Radio is a show more you! If you’re a well-established regional or larger brewery but you want to keep that creative edge both with your brewing and your business, then Beer Business Radio is a show for you too. If you are a brewery in planning or a home brewer with dreams of taking your beer to the masses or if you are simply like me – a lover of craft beer who is fascinated by how everything in a brewery works and simply enjoys the culture and community of the Craft Beer industry, then Beer Business Radio is definitely a show for you.
||Clean037: Jordan Gardenhire - Baja Brewing Company||Episode 037: Jordan Gardenhire is the founder and brewmaster of San Jose del Cabo, Mexico based Baja Brewing Company which opened it's doors in 2007. Jordan moved from Colorado to Cabo and fell in love with the place. Not long after...||6/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean036: Nico Freccia - 21st Amendment Brewery||Episode 036: Nico Freccia manages all the operations and business development for 21st Amendment Brewery which is co-founded in San Francisco, CA with Shaun O'Sullivan back in 2000. The popular brewpub has grown to include a production division...||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean035: Matt Leff - Rhizome Productions||Episode 035: Matt Leff is the founder of Rhizome Productions in Nashville, TN which started its mission of promoting and supporting craft beer in January 2010. Their main goal is to promote, educate and support local communities through craft...||5/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean034: Dave Thibodeau - Ska Brewing Company||Episode 034: Dave Thibodeau is a co-founder and president of Ska Brewing Company in Durango, CO which opened it's doors back in 1995. Dave and some buddies loved drinking good beer, but they had a little problem - They weren't old enough to buy it!...||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean033: Brad Wynn - Big Boss Brewing Co.||Episode 033: Brad Wynn is a co-founder and the brewing supervisor of Big Boss Brewing Company in Raleigh, NC. Brad teamed up with Geoff Lamb in 2006 to open the brewery, shipping its first beer in the 2nd Qtr of 2007. Prior to starting...||5/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean032: Chris Brown - Holy City Brewing||Episode 032: Chris Brown is a co-founder and production manager of Holy City Brewing in Charleston, SC. Four guys from different backgrounds decided to open a brewery in 2011 when Charleston was on the cusp of a serious craft beer culture....||5/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean031: Will Hamill - Uinta Brewing co||Episode 031: Will Hamill is the founder of Uinta Brewing Company which he open its doors in the winter of 1993 in Salt Lake City, UT. Since then, the proud Utah company has experienced massive growth and expansion while picking up several...||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean030: Sumit Vohra - Lonerider Brewing Co.||Episode 030: Sumit Vohra is the CEO, Co-founder and Chief Drinking Officer of Lonerider Brewing Company in Raleigh, NC. Sumit was an avid home brewer and in 2008, quit his comfortable corporate job and poured his life savings into his passion...||5/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean029: Ted Rice - Marble Brewery||Episode 029:Ted Rice is the co-owner, president and brewmaster of MarbleBrewery in Albuquerque, NM. Marble was founded in 2008 in theheart of downtown Albuquerque. While Marble brews craft beerclassics, they also relentlessly push...||5/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean028: Aaron Morse - Dark Horse Brewing Co.||Episode 028: Aaron Morse is the CEO and Owner of Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall, MI. Aaron started Dark Horse in early 2000 and lets just say that traditional, cookie-cutter and conformist are not words that you would use to describe...||4/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean027: Marcy Larson - Alaskan Brewing Co.||Episode 027: Marcy Larson is the co-founder of Alaskan Brewing Company which she started with her husband Geoff back in 1986. The brewery is located in Juneau, Alaska and was the 67th independent brewery in the United States and the...||4/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean026: Tom Kehoe - Yards Brewing Company||Episode 026: Tom Kehoe is the President and Co-Founder of Yards Brewing Co. in Philadelphia, PA. Tom started Yards out of garage back in 1994 after home brewing throughout his time in college. From first selling beer in the parking...||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean025: Jason Ebel - Two Brothers Brewing Co.||Episode 025: Jason Ebel and his brother Jim started Two Brothers in late 1996. The brother's love of flavorful beer started with travels throughout Europe in the late 80's which led them to opening a home brew and wine making store...||4/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean024: Scott Hovey - Adelbert's Brewery||Episode 023: Scott Hovey is founder and brewmaster of Adelbert's Brewery which started back in 2012 as a tribute to his late brother, George Adelbert Hovey. Scott was a passionate home brewer for years before starting his brewery and...||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean023: Joey Redner - Cigar City Brewing||Episode 023: Joey Redner is the founder and CEO of Tampa, FL's Cigar City Brewing which opened its doors in the Spring of 2009. The award winning brewery started as a modest two person brewery and after a few years of rapid growth...||4/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean022: Brent Ryan - Newport Storm Brewery||Episode 022: Brent Ryan is the president and co-founder of Newport Storm Brewery which released it's first beer in July 1999. Started by four friends after graduating college, Newport Storm has steadily grown over the years and has even...||4/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean021: David Valentine - Rethink Creative Group||Episode 020: Episode 020 is a slight departure from our normal podcast of interviewing brewery peeps. This episode features David Valentine of Rethink Creative Group based in Dallas, TX. Rethink is a full service creative agency and...||3/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean020: Oscar Wong - Highland Brewing Company||Episode 020: Oscar Wong is the owner and founder of Highland Brewing Company located in Asheville, North Carolina. Highland rolled out its first kegs in December 1994 with a system built almost entirely of retrofitted...||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019B: Robbie O'Cain - Starr Hill Brewery||Episode 019B: Robbie O'Cain is the Brewmaster at Starr Hill Brewery which started in September 1999 . As the second oldest craft brewery in Virginia, Starr Hill has been a pioneer in the industry and has helped lay the ground work for...||3/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean019A: Robbie O'Cain - Starr Hill Brewery||Episode 019: Robbie O'Cain is the Brewmaster at Starr Hill Brewery which started in September 1999 . As the second oldest craft brewery in Virginia, Starr Hill has been a pioneer in the industry and has helped lay the ground work for the...||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean018: Greg Parker - Iron Horse Brewery||Episode 018: Greg Parker is an owner and the vice president of Iron Horse which was purchased in 2007. All it took was for Greg to convince his wife that packing up and moving across two states with a small child and another on the...||3/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean017: Peter Zien - AleSmith Brewing Co.||Episode 017: Peter Zien is owner and CEO of AleSmith which he started in 1995. AleSmith was founded in a small single-unit space in the commercial district of Miramar , San Diego which was packed with a 15 bbl brew...||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean016: Brian Dunn - Great Divide Brewing Co.||Episode 016: Brian Dunn is the founder and president of Great Divide which he started in 1994. After college, Brian spent time overseas and developed a passion for unique and different beers. Upon returning to the states,...||3/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean015: Bjorn Nabozney - Big Sky Brewing Co.||Episode 015: Bjorn Nabozney is a co-founder of Big Sky Brewing Co. in Missoula, MT. Big Sky opened up in 1995, produced 48,000 bbls of beer last year and are by far the largest brewery in the state. Worst Business...||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014: Gregg Berman - Clown Shoes Beer||Episode 014: Gregg Berman is the founder of Clown Shoes Beer which started brewing in 2009. Clown Shoes came about when a liquor store owner loved craft beer so much that they decided to venture out, develop a brand and make...||3/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013: Tom Davis - Thomas Creek Brewery||Episode 013: Tom Davis is the owner, brewmaster and brewery manager of Thomas Creek that started in 1998. Tom started home brewing at an early age then venture into commercial brewing at a local Greenville brewpub before starting Thomas Creek which...||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012: Bailey Spaulding - Jackalope Brewing Company||Episode 012: Bailey Spaulding is the Co-Founder, CEO and Brewmaster of Jackalope which opened its doors in May 2011. Originally from Vermont, Bailey started home brewing while in law school and quickly realized beer was much more interesting than...||2/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011: Tom Wilmoth - Zipline Brewing Company||Episode 011: Tom Wilmoth is a co-founder of Zipline Brewing Co which was started in 2012 in Lincoln, NE. Zipline has enjoyed solid steady growth and is currently one of Nebraska's largest breweries. Worst Business Moment: It's New Year's day...||2/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010: Jason Wilson - Back Forty Beer Company||Episode 010: Jason Wilson is the founder and president of Back Forty which he started in 2009, though the planning and preparation for opening the brewery started many years before. Worst Business Moment: Two businesses basically being run...||2/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009: Alan Pugsley - Pugsley Brewing Projects Intl.||Alan Pugsley is a world renown Master Brewer, co-founder of Shipyard Brewing Company in Portland, ME and President of Puglsey's Brewing Projects international.||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean008: Todd Ford - NoDa Brewing Company||Todd Ford and his wife Suzie started NoDa back in 2011. He's a former pilot with deep roots in the Charlotte, NC home brewers guild.||2/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007: Doug Odell - Odell Brewing Company||Doug Odell, his wife and sister started Odell Brewing Co in 1989. Today, Odell Brewing is the 3rd largest brewery in Colorado and as of last year the 34th largest in the country.||2/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006: Michael Sellers - Good People Brewing Company||Michael Sellers is a co-founder of Good People Brewing Company which sold its first beer in 2008.||2/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean005: Kelly Taylor - Kelso Beer Company||Kelly Taylor and his wife Sonya Giacobbe started Kelso in 2006. Kelly's roots in the craft beer industry go back to the early 90's and in addition to running Kelso, he also oversees production for the Heartland Brewing Group.||2/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean004: Curt Cameron - Thomas Hooker Brewery||Curt Cameron is the "Emperor" of Thomas Hooker Brewery which has origins dating back to 1996 starting out as the brewery arm of a brewpub.||1/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean003: Linus Hall - Yazoo Brewing Company||Linus Hall is the Founder and Brewmaster of Yazoo which he started back in 2003 after many years of home brewing dating back to 1993.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean002: Kevin Selvy - Crazy Mountain Brewery||Kevin Selvy and his wife Marissa started Crazy Mountain in 2010 becoming the first production brewery in the Vail valley. Today they have opened a second brewing location in Denver and are up to almost 40,000bbls per year in production.||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001: Mark Henderson - Lazy Magnolia||Mark Henderson and his wife Leslie started Lazy Magnolia Brewing Co. in Kiln, MS in September 2003. Not only is Lazy Magnolia Mississippi’s oldest packaging brewery but also the first brewery in the state since prohibition was enacted there in...||1/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean000: All about the podcast||This episode is all about the podcast. Who its for, what to expect and a little bit about me....||1/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A fascinating show
I stumbled across this show looking for "out of my industry" ideas. It's fascinating what the owners of these companies do, and have gone through.
Great interviewer. Great guests. Great ideas.
Thanks for such a cool show. I'm looking forward to more.
Listening with a cold one in hand
Just got off of work and this was the first podcast I listened to for the weekend, with a beer in hand! Todd does a great job with great audio quality and great guests. I have been visitng breweries recently and I'm looking forward to having a new resource.
Can't wait for more episodes
I personally am not in beer business... I just love craft beer and beer in general. So, for me this is just an entertainment :)
However, quite a few of my friends have small breweries - certainly will be directing them this way!
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