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HenHouse Unruffled Podcast
60 minutes | Oct 14, 2021
EP43- As We All Know... Game Six Fix & Camden Eclipse!
On this episode we're joined by our head of Marketing & Sales Sayre Piotrkowski as well as Marketing Coordinator Bob Waegner and Sales Coordinator Wes Middleton to discuss two of our newest beers, Game Six Fix Session IPA & Camden Eclipse Double IPA! Both of these stellar brews stand proudly as a part of the Frozen Envelope IPA family tree! Join us as we take a deeper look at the sports conspiracies surrounding these lovely libations and listen as we discuss everything from how for a time the NBA became a lot like the WWE to how The Postman almost ruined The Iron Man's legacy as well as the epic can art, recipe differences and so much more!
37 minutes | Sep 10, 2021
Ep42- Town Riders Collab With Hella Coastal!
On this episode we have our co-founder Collin McDonnell and Sayre Piotrkowski our head of sales and marketing, along with the team behind Hella Coastal Brewing. Hella Coastal's founders Chazz Hubbard, and Mario Benjamin, and head-brewer, Manny Ponce, join us for a conversation inspired by our recent collaboration "Town Riders" IPA. “Town Riders” is one of many special collabs brewed to be served at “Barrel & Flow Fest.” Barrel and Flow Fest is a new beer festival celebrating Black owned breweries, cideries and businesses all over the country, which will take place in Pittsburgh, PA this coming weekend. Chazz, Mario, and Manny, tell us about their goals for Hella Coastal going forward and why they feel that creating their own brick and mortar brewery in Oakland is important for their own family legacies, and vital to a community their families have called home for a century.
71 minutes | Aug 8, 2021
Ep41- Mariachi Maestro Collab With Norwalk BrewHouse & SLO Brew!
On this episode we are are Joined by Ray "Ricky" Rivera of Norwalk BrewHouse as well as local graphic designer and frequent HenHouse collaborator Blanca Molina to discuss our recent collab beer Mariachi Maestro. Sayre, Fridge & Bob talk with Ray about his up & coming brewery Norwalk BrewHouse, the importance of Latino representation in craft beer, how similar music and the world's greatest beverage can be and the life & legacy of the "Mariachi Maestro" himself Gabriel Zavala. In part two Sayre interviews Blanca the artist behind the beer label of this brew as well as several other of our brands. Listen as we explore her unique style which pays tribute to her cultural & ethnic heritage. ¡Salud!
40 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Ep40- Oslo Hot Chicken Collab With Almanac Beer Company!
On this episode Collin is joined by award winning brewmaster of Almanac Beer Co. Phillip Emerson, as they discuss our recent DIPA collaboration Oslo Hot Chicken! This badass brew was made with the combined powers of friendship and the craft beer's most sought after Scandinavian yeast Kviek! Listen as Collin & Phil talk about everything from ultra-customized brewery builds specific to a brand's favored beer styles, comparing craft brew enthusiasts to the Pokemon and Beanie Baby collectors of yesteryear and the persistently predictable progression of craft beer trends which most times aren't all they're promised to be.
67 minutes | Jun 6, 2021
Ep39- Green Mill Dry Hopped Pilsner "Beer at its best."
On this episode Fridge is joined by John Dell'Osso the former Mayor of Cotati and by Certified Professional Dog Trainer Devan Amundsen of Bergin University. John's parents actually owned Penngrove's Green Mill Inn from the 1970's until very recently when he and his family sold the property to Bonnie Bergin of the Bergin University of Canine Studies where Devan now teaches. We're talking about the delicious Green Mill Dry Hopped Pilsner brewed in celebration of this legendary local landmark as well as topics such as; the rich history and the bright future of the Green Mill Inn, everyones mutual admiration of dogs in general and the difficulties of running any operation in a pandemic. Whether that be local government, a dog training academy or even a brewery. This one really is "beer at its best."
45 minutes | Apr 30, 2021
Ep 38- FRESH POTS! Collab With Petaluma Coffee & Tea Company!
On this episode we're joined by our North Bay account manager Logan, HenHouse co-founder & director of operations Shane and the marketing extraordinaire / staunch supporter of coffee infused saisons, the one and only Bob! As you may have guessed the topic of the moment is our recent collab with Petaluma Coffee & Tea Company FRESH POTS! Coffee Saison! This batch marked the first time that our beloved coffee saison was offered in both kegs and in cans! Which is definitely something to get STOKED about if you ask us. Watch or listen as we discuss everything from the origins of what may be HenHouse's most cult beer to the palpable magic of Dave Grohl and the theoretical pastry saison! As of this writing FRESH POTS! is still available at both of our tasting rooms as well as on our online store. Get like us!
64 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Ep37- Big Country Collab With Beer Savage!
On this episode we're talking about our new and delicious Wheat Lager by the name of Big Country! This beer was made to celebrate longtime employee and beloved brewer Nick Moreira aka "Big Country" and it was also a collaborative effort with Beer Savage out of SoCal! The guests include Big Country himself, the head of our art department Josh Staples, the founder of Beer Savage Tyler Bochenek and your Unruffled host and marketing coordinator Fridge! We made an amazing lager, an awesome t-shirt, a dope beer label and one super rad video all while working hundreds of miles apart. Listen to us talk about everything from "letting your redneck out" to releasing your inner savage! Bonus this episode can also be watched on our new YouTube channel "HenHouse Brewing Company" that's right Unruffled is now making the jump to a digital format! Check us out and if you haven't already subscribe!
73 minutes | Jan 9, 2021
Ep36- Down For My Day Ones Collab With Eagle Rock Brewing & Pacifica Brewery!
On this episode our CEO Collin & the head of our sales and marketing departments Sayre take a trip down memory lane with Jeremy Raub of Eagle Rock Brewing & Kim Sturdavant of Pacifica Brewery. We talk about how they all came to be friends and business partners and discuss our recent "Weizened IPA'' beer collab Down For My Day Ones! The beer was named to encapsulate HenHouse's relationship with these well accomplished and award winning brewers, a partnership we've been down with since day one!
59 minutes | Dec 24, 2020
Ep35- Pilot Episode of Over Beers!
Episode #35 of our HenHouse Unruffled podcast is also the pilot episode of OVER BEERS! The idea for the Over Beers podcast is a series of one-on-one conversations about creative work - music, movies, books, etc - that are coming in super clutch when it comes to surviving this SIP Life! On this first episode, our Sales and Marketing Manager Sayre Piotrkowski is joined by the tasting note GOAT himself, host of Five O’Clock Somewhere and HenHouse Marketing Coordinator extraordinaire, Bob Waegner. Bob’s words show up on every can of HenHouse beer and as a Certified Cicerone, Bob is in charge of beer education for all HenHouse employees! In this wide-ranging conversation, Sayre and Bob discuss whether craft beer can be a force for good in the world, and how the trials of life in 2020 have sent both of them back to political hip-hop records from two decades ago!
51 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
Ep34- The Last IPA Collab With Last Record Store!
On this episode Josh & Fridge are joined by Gerry the manager of Santa Rosa's legendary Last Record Store and by Smolder Glow Santa Rosa’s newest metal band! Conversing all about The Last IPA, our collab beer with Last Record Store that we recently released for the second time! We cover everything from working at one of Sonoma County’s most beloved institutions, the mysteries of backmasking recording, what it’s like starting a new band in the age of coronavirus and then somehow working our way around to the beauties of tuna pizza... This was a really great episode to record and an even better one to listen to while drinking HenHouse’s most metal IPA!
50 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
Ep33- As We All Know... The Dark Side of the Rainbow DIPA!
On this episode we’re joined by the master of all things HenHouse art related Josh and by our multi-talented east-bay account manager Emily to discuss our brand new DIPA The Dark Side of the Rainbow! We cover everything from Judy Garland & Pink Floyd to how the cowardly lion bares a striking resemblance to James Hetfield. Was it a master-plan on behalf of Roger Waters and the other members of the greatest acid rock band of all time? Or was it just a coincidence of Oz? Have a listen and decide for yourself!
53 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Ep32- As We All Know... Time is a Flat Circle IPA!
This week's episode we're joined by Collin & Sayre to discuss how Time is a Flat Circle is both a delicious HenHouse beer and an excellent piece of existential exposition posited by one of the greatest characters to ever grace the silver screen, Rust Cohle! Matthew McConaughey's incredible performance as the brooding and poetic lawman on HBO's True Detective season 1 was dope enough to inspire a beer name so we decided it was definitely time to feature it on the podcast. I mean it always was the time but don't get us started...
78 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Ep31- Zed Word With Forever Midnight!
Zed Word is an English-style Pale Ale. WITH ZOMBIES! And it's the perfect beer to feature on our next joint endeavor with the magnificently macabre podcasters at Forever Midnight for this horrifying Halloween weekend! We take a deep dive into the greatest Rom-Zom-Com of all time with our own multifaceted graphic designer Josh Staples and his co-host from Forever Midnight Jeff Overn! You'll also be joined by two of the most fanatical film and television fiends that HenHouse has to offer! Sales coordinator, and resident British person, Sarah Dyer & marketing coordinator Fridge. Covering everything from diagetic sound and decomposition to the living dead and the color red. We also talk about our all-time favorite zombie flicks & franchises to make this a well rounded and spooky spectacular! All while drinking the most delicious English-style brew that the finest ingredients from across the pond can make!
40 minutes | Oct 23, 2020
Ep30- Hen Lord Collab With Urban Family Brewing!
We headed up north to Seattle to hang with our friends at Urban Family Brewing and celebrate our collab, Vape Lord Pina Colada Candy Sour Ale! This week, Collin chats with Franny & Max from UFB about candy sours, the beer industry mid-Covid and what Urban Fam is up to. We're beyond stoked to get up to the PNW and pick the brains of some of our favorite beers.
40 minutes | Oct 14, 2020
Ep29- As We All Know... Frozen Envelope IPA!
As we all know... the 1985 NBA draft was a little suspect and we're here to talk all about it! This week, Sayre & Axel are talking all things NBA then & now, conspiracies within the NBA and modern day hops. How on earth did the Knicks get the first pick? Was it dry ice? X-ray glasses? Fear not, we're here to work things out with you.
45 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Ep28- Sensory First With Oyster Stout!
Oyster Stout is one of the beers that started it all for us! This style has been brewed for hundreds of years and has been a staple for us since the very beginning. This week, Sayre & Collin are talking all things local with this beer. From the grain we use from Admiral Malting in Alameda to the oysters from Hog Island, this beer is as terroir as it can get. Hang out with us as we talk about Sonoma County, all the cheese, oyster stout's history and so much more!
42 minutes | Sep 30, 2020
Ep27- Sensory First With Tiny Tiles!
This week we're hanging out with Greg from the tasting room and chatting about Tiny Tiles! This sessionable Session IPA has got it going on with all the Mosaic good good! Get it? Mosaic? Tiny Tiles? This episode is all about Session IPAs, what crispy boys are and so much more.
63 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Ep26- Early Birds With John Gillooly!
We're back with another incredible collaboration with Drake's Brewing and we are stoked! This week we have Collin McDonnel joined by John Gillooly, unsupervised, to chat about all things beer industry, Gillooly's life story and so much more! Find our collab beer Early Birds, an Important Imperial Pale Ancestral Ale, at both HenHouse tasting rooms.
50 minutes | Sep 11, 2020
Ep25- Sensory First With SIP Life!
This week's episode is all about that SIP Life; from the beer we brewed up to what we're doing to occupy our times during these weird as heck times. SIP Life is our Black Lager that we created 16 labels for! Hang out with us as we talk about the history of Schwarzbier, Josh Staples' crazy rad art skills and so much more!
70 minutes | Aug 20, 2020
Ep24- Poolside Convo With Temescal Brewing!
This week we're chatting with our friends Kai & Ryan from Temescal Brewing! Poolside Convo Blond Ale is a collaboration beer we brewed a few months back alongside our Blond beer series inspired by Frank Ocean. August 20th, 2020 is the four year anniversary of Frank Ocean's album Blond and we had to pay tribute with another round of beer releases! Hang out with us while we talk all things Blond beers, our breweries and a whole lotta nonsense!
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