In episode 95 of the PorchCast we kicked it back to the old school with a guest-free edition featuring just the core team of Korey David, Bryant Vander Weerd and Tristan Chan. With Bryant now located in Madison, WI, the team reconvened debated some hard hitting topics ranging from: whether it’s fair or foul to sneak in snacks into a movie, to whether Oktoberfest beers should be released in August. We also touched on the CO2 shortage and what that means for the beer industry. However the big topic of the show was ranking our favorite IPA styles.
In episode 94 of the PorchCast we were joined by Eric Serani and Morgan O’Sullivan, two of the three co-founders of Denver’s FlyteCo Brewing, to catch us up on all of the exciting big moves they’ve been making. In addition to being on the verge of opening their second taproom and brewery in the building that originally served as the Stapleton Airport air traffic control tower, and last held Punch Bowl Social, we also heard more about their new partnership with Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum.
In a very special CBC edition of The PorchCast we broadcasted live from First Draft Taproom & Kitchen in Minneapolis, MN. During these episodes we had the opportunity to chat with four incredible breweries while sampling beers at the PorchDrinking takeover events. In the first of our CBC edition episodes, we sat down with Aaron Keefner, Director of Business Operations, and David Ziebel, Head Brewer for More Brewing in Illinois, to talk about their meteoric rise.
In episode 92 of The PorchCast, we welcomed Andrew Coplon, founder of Secret Hopper and Craft Beer Professionals to talk about his rise in craft beer and all of the incredible industry resources he’s created through both of his endeavors.
In episode 91 of The PorchCast, we welcomed Brie Bernstel and Kreis Holland from the Craft Beer is Dead Podcast to formally announce that their podcast has joined the PorchDrinking.com Podcast Network!
In episode 90 of The PorchCast we had a chance to catch up with Daniel Harrison “DH” one of the co-founders of Country Boy Brewing in Lexington, KY, as well as their Marketing Director, Pete Weiss. On the eve of their 10th anniversary celebration, taking place this weekend, we spoke with Pete and DH about how they were able to grow to approximately 20,000 barrels, open up a massive production facility and taproom in Georgetown, KY, and expand distribution across six states in just 10 years!
In episode 89 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Korey, and Bryant hit the road and headed up north to chat with Laird Mulderink VP of Operations for SweetWater Brewing’s new Fort Collins location. We dove into all of the ins and outs behind SweetWater’s massive arrival in Colorado including their new DIA taproom, everything that went into the transition into the former Red Truck Brewing space, their acquisition of Breckenridge Distillery as well as everything involved with their parent company, Tilray, and how their cannabis background plays into some of the strategies behind these moves.
In episode 88 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Korey, and Bryant took a look back at 2021 to talk about their favorite beers, biggest industry news stories, and bold predictions heading into 2022. As usual, our year-end recap episode had plenty …
In episode 87 of The PorchCast, Tristan and Bryant made the trek up to Greeley to meet up with the good folks at WeldWerks Brewing, one of the country’s fastest-growing buzzy breweries. They were joined by Kristin Popcheff, Director of People and Culture, Skip Schwartz, the newly anointed Head Brewer, and Roy Van Anda, Community Engagement Manager.
In episode 86 of The PorchCast, Korey headed down to Austin, TX for a buffet of incredible beer guests. Korey was joined by our own Pam Catoe who also owns and operates Craft Beer Austin, as well as Sheila Garcia of Austin Beerworks, and Marvis Dixon of Family Business Beer Company who also serves as the Texas ambassador for the Black is Beautiful initiative to talk about the Austin beer scene, as well as the incredible things happening at their breweries.
In episode 85 of The PorchCast, Korey took over the captain’s chair and was joined by Bryant as they visited with The Empourium Brewing Co. in Denver to preview their Freshtober Festival happening this Saturday in Denver, CO.
In episode 84 of The PorchCast, Tristan, Korey and Bryant were joined by journalist and author, Tara Nurin at Woods Boss Brewing during the Craft Brewers Conference to talk about her new book, A Woman’s Place is in the Brewhouse. We also had a chance to chat with Tara a bit more about her coverage of Brienne Allan’s new Brave Noise collaborative beer project.
In episode 83 of The PorchCast, Tristan joined our good friends at On Tap Credit Union for their Tips on Tap series at Welcome Home Brewery in Parker, CO, to chat about the hot housing market and what steps first-time homebuyers can do to ensure a smooth buying process.
In episode 82 of The PorchCast the team spoke with Aaron Gore, Director of Strategic Partnerships with Community Brewing Ventures to learn a bit about their unique model which pairs breweries with contract brewers across the country allowing them to scale quickly with brewing, sales, distribution, and strategic assistance while allowing those breweries to still retaining full ownership of their community.
This weekend we broke news that the historic Falling Rock Tap House would be closing after 24 years as one of the most iconic craft beer bars in the country. On Monday, we were honored to be joined by Falling Rock’s co-founder Chris Black, who spent some time reflecting on some of the establishment’s beginnings, some of the more memorable stories throughout its incredible run, while also shedding some insight into their decision to close.
In episode 80 of the PorchCast, Tristan, Korey and Bryant welcomed Betsy Lay and Alison Wisneski of Lady Justice Brewing to reflect the outpouring of stories of misogyny, sexism, harassment and assault that have emerged from Brienne Allan’s Instagram stories.
In episode 79 of the PorchCast we kicked off our 90’s & early 2000’s beer bracket for the ultimate showdown of beers that helped launch craft beer into popularity. For many of us, these beers were gateway beers that helped …
Over the past 20 years, Odell Brewing has grown to become one of the country’s top breweries not just by volume but also in respect and quality of beer. In recent years, the Fort Collins-based brewery has organically begun spreading its reach by opening additional outposts in Denver’s River North Art District and earlier this week in Denver’s Sloan’s Lake neighborhood. Now they’re also nearing the launch of a wine project.
In episode 77 of the PorchCast, the PorchCast team was joined by Matthew Osterman, founder of Sleeping Giant Brewing; Eric Foster, co-founder of Stem Ciders and Greg Owsley, founder of The Storied Brand to talk about the re-launch and re-branding …
In episode 76 of the PorchCast, we reunited the full PorchCast team of Tristan, Korey, Sami, and Bryant to talk through some of the major craft beer news and offer insight on recent hot topics.