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56 minutes | 10 months ago
Ep. 60 | Pittsburgh Brews & the Fictional Side of Craft Beer with Hop Culture Founder Kenny Gould
Interested in following your artistic passion? Write (or brew) for a target audience. That’s what Kenny Gould did when he wrote his new book The Brewing Cloud, a collection of fictional short stories about the craziness of the craft brewing industry. Kenny is most known in the craft beer world as the founder of Hop Culture Magazine, an online resource for news across the brewing industry. In this episode, we talk about the early days of Hop Culture, Kenny’s lifelong dream of writing fiction, and some bigger topics within the current craft beer landscape.
15 minutes | a year ago
3 Ways to Support the Craft Beer Industry During COVID-19
It’s been awhile! We’re back with another round of new episodes, but first, let’s address the elephant in the “brew”… The craft beer industry has been hit hard by the economic shutdown caused by COVID-19. In this episode, we’ll be covering 3 ways that you can support craft brewers and their businesses during these crazy times. From relief funds to curbside pickup, there are more than a few ways that you can help keep the industry afloat while enjoying some good beer in the process. We’ll also discuss what you can expect from the Pubcast in the coming months as we embark on our latest season and some exciting changes to the show. After you listen, please consider leaving a rating & review for the Pubcast on iTunes at PubcastWorldwide.com/iTunes. Your support means the world. Cheers!
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 59 | Social Dynamics, Filipino Beers, and How to Build Better Connections with Jordan Harbinger | Live from Tapsilog Bistro in San Jose, CA
Jordan Harbinger is a Connoisseur of Connection and the host of the top-rated podcast The Jordan Harbinger Show. In his more than decade-long career in podcasting, he's interviewed literally thousands of the world's sharpest individuals in pretty much any industry you can imagine. From legendary musicians like Moby to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, he's deconstructed the playbooks and best practices of these folks and pretty much everyone in between. In this episode, Jordan and I met up at Tapsilog Bistro in Campbell, CA right outside of San Jose for some strong Filipino beers and a conversation covering everything from cocktail party social dynamics to practical networking tips found in his free 6 Minute Networking course. Jordan shares plenty of his own stories to demonstrate how his tactics work in practice, as well as a few drinking stories from around the world to keep you entertained. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
17 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 58, Pt. 2 | Chilean Craft Beer Edition | Live from El Honesto Mike in Santiago, Chile
We’re back for the second half of our 2-part Chilean beer series. This time, we’ll be venturing into one of Santiago’s best craft beer bars, El Honesto Mike. From the skate punk vibes to the large mix of both California and Chilean craft beers, El Honesto Mike has a draw that is sure to capture the hearts of craft beer nerds that finds themselves in South America. In this episode, Bar Owner Ben Wood and Cicerone Tomas Ignacio Gajardo – a.k.a. “Tommy G” – team up behind the microphone to give us a rundown of the relatively young Chilean craft beer scene and its creative search for identity. Get ready to learn about some exotic beers and an honest assessment of how their beer scene has evolved since the turn of the century. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
17 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 58, Pt. 1 | “Flight School” with Cerveceria Kross | Live from KrossBar Bellavista in Santiago, Chile
Cerveceria Kross has been defining Chilean craft beer since 2003. Since then, the Chilean craft beer scene has evolved, but so has Kross. They now have a full lineup of traditional and experimental craft beers, and KrossBar locations throughout Santiago. We ventured over to KrossBar Bellavista to drink and discuss their traditional flight of beers and discuss some of their crazier craft beer concoctions. From tropical IPAs to Scotch ales aged in Chilean Carmenere wine barrels, Kross continues to lead the way in Chilean craft beer, and you’ll get a small taste of that in this special South American edition of “Flight School.” After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
30 minutes | 2 years ago
The United States of Bar Crawls | Live from Barebottle Brewing in San Francisco, CA
We’ve taken you from Mexico to Japan recently on the Pubcast (with more international excursions to come), so we thought we’d take a moment to highlight beers and bars around the United States too! In this “solo” bonus episode and quarterly update from Pubcast Worldwide, Chris pulls a bit of content from the archives featuring a cross-country audio bar crawl led by product marketing guru Andrew J. Coate (who – in addition to marketing – also drinks a lot). After meeting up for a drink at San Francisco’s Barebottle Brewing, we travel with Coate from Chicago, IL all the way down to Austin, TX with stops in between, while Chris provides some recent behind-the-scenes highlights from the show. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
38 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 57 | Mermaid Bars, Beer Writing, and a Montana Brewery Crawl with The Takeout’s Kate Bernot | Live from The Stein Haus in Great Falls, MT
Kate Bernot is a wordsmith for the hungry and intoxicated i.e. she’s one of the best voices you’ll find in today’s beer media landscape. As a journalism major and certified beer judge, Kate has all the right credentials to be the beer editor at The Takeout, but it’s her storytelling abilities that have set her apart for a decade as a food & beverage writer. Kate and I met up while we were attending the Beer Now Conference in Great Falls, MT where we were able to take a quick break for a pint and a conversation at an unsuspecting Montana craft beer bar called The Stein Haus. We cover everything from tips for aspiring beer writers to inclusion in the beer industry in this discussion, but if you’re just here for the beers, never fear! Kate fills us in on some of the kitschiest bars and breweries across Montana, including an establishment where live mermaid shows come with your beverage. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.comto leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
60 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 56 | Mindset, Punk Rock, and Networking Your Way to What You Love with Wes Hoffman | Live from 4 Hands Brewing in St. Louis, MO
Wesley Hoffmanis one of the most positive dudes you’ll ever meet, and he’s constantly connecting people and helping them find the work they’ve always dreamed of doing. I’ve been lucky to call him a friend for the past 3+ years. Shortly after getting laid off in his late 20’s, Wes created the Treehouse Networkshopas a monthly series of networking events in the St. Louis area. Over 5 years later, Treehouse has turned into his full-time job as a coach, recruiter, and motivational speaker. Wes and I met up at 4 Hands Brewingin St. Louis, MO to catch up over some beers and talk business, mindset, and punk rock as we usually do during my trips back to my hometown. Only this time, we recorded it! From tactical networking advice to Wes’ latest musical endeavors, this episode is jam-packed with content from start to finish, so grab a drink for yourself as you listen in. By the end of the episode, you’ll be craving some brews & bites from across the St. Louis area, since Wes also has no shortage of local suggestions on where to eat and drink around The Lou. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.comto access all the resources mentioned in this episode and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
28 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 55 | “Flight School” with Tokyo Aleworks | Live from Tokyo, Japan
There are big things brewing in Japan these days, and Tokyo Aleworks is one of the most exceptional spots to come out of Japan’s latest craft beer boom. In this impromptu Tokyo edition of “Flight School,” Bob Stockwell from Tokyo Aleworks jumps on the show to share details about the changing beer laws in Japan that are creating a surge of breweries across the country. All of this discussed over a flight of beers straight from their brewpub in Tokyo’s historic Itabashi neighborhood. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.comto leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
18 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 54 | Japan Craft Beer Edition| Live from Yokohama, Japan
Kanpai! We’re heading across the Pacific to Japan for our first ever episode of the Pubcast in Asia. While Japan’s craft beer scene may be young, their brewing heritage is not thanks to a centuries-old history of Japanese lagers, as well as flavors and ingredients unique to the Land of the Rising Sun. In this episode, we travel south of Tokyo to Yokohama to meet up with Masa Kaji, Beer Judge & Owner of BrewPUB PANGAEA, as well as a few other Japanese beer judges. After attending a Sapporo pouring demonstration hosted by Japanese “Tap Star” Yutaka Shigetomi, Masa and his fellow judges sat down with us to discuss what characterizes craft beer in Japan, while providing a detailed overview of the best breweries across the country.
25 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 53 | Mexican Craft Beer Edition | Live from Mexico City, Mexico
Looking for some cerveza? Then you’re in the right place, because we’re heading down to Mexico City for this special Mexican Craft Beer Edition of Pubcast Worldwide! Pablo Armando Aguilar Reyna is a Beer Sommelier and the Founder of Gremio Mexicano de Cervecerxs, the Mexican Craft Brewers Guild. As we sip on some of Mexico’s finest Vienna lager, Pablo takes us through the evolution of craft beer in Mexico and describes how their food & culinary scene is a catalyst for the spread of great beer in Mexico. If you’re not drooling and hopping on a plane to Mexico after this episode is done, then we didn’t do our job. Salud! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
80 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 52 | Travis Sheridan | President of Venture Cafe Global Institute | Live from The Scottish Arms in St. Louis, MO
Travis Sheridan just might have the coolest job in the world. As the Executive Director of the Venture Café Global Institute, Travis travels the world helping to create collaborative innovation communities in cities like Sydney, Tokyo, Rotterdam, and Philadelphia (just to name a few). As a life-long hustler and connecter, it’s pretty safe to say he’s the Anthony Bourdain of startups and innovation. Travis and I met up at The Scottish Arms in St. Louis, MO where we discussed what makes startup communities across the globe unique, the stories behind some of the craziest startup ideas Travis has encountered, and how “innovation is the process of improving the human condition.” As a strong voice in the St. Louis community as well (don’t forget to check out his own podcast Nothing Impossible), we dive into the St. Louis startup scene too, while obviously consuming a couple of St. Louis craft brews in the process. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
30 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 51 | Carlos Gil | Marketing Agency Owner at Gil Media Co. | Live from UNION Kitchen & Tap in San Diego, CA
For over a decade, Carlos Gil has been building a powerful personal brand, both online and in-person. From throwing “Pink Slip Parties” at bars and Jacksonville to building social media and customer advocacy strategies at multiple large companies, Carlos has put in the time and consistent hard work to get where he is now as an international keynote speaker and the founder of his own media agency, Gil Media Co. In this episode, Carlos sits down with us at UNION Kitchen & Tap in San Diego, CA to share his story, a journey that started when he lost his job during the 2008 recession. From tactical advice for building a personal brand to the hard truths about jumping from corporate to entrepreneurship, this episode is packed with some solid tips & tricks that are sure to pair nicely with an IPA from SoCal! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
29 minutes | 2 years ago
Behind the Scenes of Pubcast Worldwide | April 2019 Quarterly Review
Pubcast Worldwide recently turned 2 years old, and since we just passed the 50 episode mark, this is your first opportunity to go behind the scenes of the podcast! In this episode, Chris goes solo and gives you the scoop on the latest happenings surround the Pubcast while cracking into a Prickly Pear Pale Ale from Montana’s Lewis & Clark Brewing. We get into the highs, lows, where we’ve been, and what’s to come, so make sure you also have a nice beverage to pair with this episode. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
89 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 50 | Brut IPA Panel featuring Kim Sturdavant | Live from Ocean Ale House in San Francisco, CA
Kim Sturdavant is the world’s newest craft beer celebrity. By day, Kim is the Brewmaster at San Francisco’s Social Kitchen & Brewery, but throughout the rest of the beer world, he’s best known for inventing the Brut IPA, the latest style craze in craft beer. In our first ever LIVE episode of Pubcast Worldwide recorded during San Francisco Beer Week 2019, Kim takes us through the story of the creation of the Brut IPA in front of a live audience at Ocean Ale House. But this story isn’t just about Kim, it’s a celebration of a beer style that truly evolved out of the Bay Area… As we drink our way through a flight of 7 Brut IPAs, you’ll hear from a panel of 4 other brewers from Northern California that share their own stories about their takes on the Brut IPA. Sierra Nevada, Drake’s Brewing, Triple Voodoo, and Ol’ Republic all join us for the discussion, and show how collaboration and idea sharing is the key to success in the craft beer industry. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
35 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 49 | Dan Pashman | Host of “The Sporkful” Podcast | Live from New York, NY
Dan Pashman is a guy that loves to eat. As the host of the long-running food podcast The Sporkful, Dan and his guests explore everything from quirky nuances about food, to using it as a medium for conversations about body image, race, relationships, and cultural understanding. We traveled to New York City to meet up with Dan where he not only shared his philosophy toward food, but also his hot takes about the current state of craft beer. Expect some colorful commentary about beer snobbery, and great lessons on how Dan’s curiosity continues to help him find new layers about food to explore. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
68 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 48 | Dr. Charlie Bamforth | Distinguished Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences | Live from Track 7 Brewing in Sacramento, CA
Very few people – if any – know more about beer than Dr. Charlie Bamforth. While the recently-retired UC Davis Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences has many accomplishments and titles, in the beer world, he is affectionately referred to as the “Pope of Foam.” Beer-lovers, you won’t want to miss this one! From starting his beer career at Bass to his time as the President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, Charlie has seen the world and the beer that goes along with it. In this episode, you’ll hear Charlie share some of his most profound beer knowledge, stories from his travels and experiences, and even some hot takes on beer pong! Wit and wisdom color this episode from start to finish, and retirement-aside, expect to see plenty more from Charlie for years to come, whether it’s about beer, soccer, or otherwise. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
49 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 47, Pt. 2 | 2018 This “Beer” in Review | Live from Gaslight Lounge in St. Louis, MO
“Hoppy” New Year! Welcome back to Round 2 of our 2018 This “Beer” in Review special edition. While I was at home in St. Louis for the holidays, my friend, beer expert, and Craft Republic distributor Dave Scarmana and I met up at Gaslight Lounge for a couple of brews and to discuss some of the best parts about craft beer in 2018. In Round 2 of this 2-part episode, we look ahead to 2019 and some of the brewery openings we’re most excited about. Plus, Dave and I share their respective “Mt. Crushmore” lists: 4 beers that shaped their long-term love of beer. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
34 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 47, Pt. 1 | 2018 This “Beer” in Review | Live from Gaslight Lounge in St. Louis, MO
Happy “Brew” Year! 2018 is in the rear view mirror, but it’s time to reflect on all the great things that happened throughout this year in beer…and drink a few more in the process! While I was at home in St. Louis for the holidays, my friend, beer expert, and Craft Republic distributor Dave Scarmana and I met up at Gaslight Lounge for a couple of brews and to discuss some of the best parts about craft beer in 2018. In Round 1 of this 2-part episode, we talk about a few notable beer trends from 2018, namely some of the styles that we saw rise in popularity or become more legitimized over the course of the year. You’ll also hear about some of our personal beer trips, and a quick recap of the Pubcast’s 2018 highlights. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
48 minutes | 2 years ago
Ep. 46 | “Flight School” with Young Henrys | Live from Sydney, Australia
The Pubcast heads Down Under for the first time ever! In this episode, we travel to Sydney, Australia for an episode of Flight School with Young Henrys, the brewery that served as the catalyst for the craft beer boom in Sydney’s bohemian Newtown neighborhood. Senior Brewer Jesse Searls takes us through a flight of 7 core and seasonal beers – including their flagship Australian Pale Ale ‘Newtowner’ – while regaling us with drinking stories from his days in the brewery and in Europe. So, pour yourself a ‘schooner’ and get ready for a crash course in Australian beer! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!
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