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The Beer Mighty Things Podcast
36 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
# 124 - On "Better-For-You" Cocktails with Liquid Confidence
Liquid Confidence was founded in January of 2021 to give health conscious drinkers a better-for-you spirits-based canned cocktail with the functional benefits of traditional kombucha (probiotics & electrolytes). Co-Founder & CEO of Liquid Confidence, Ashley Sherman, runs us through her background and the leadership team behind the Chicago-based brand. We talk through the Kombucha and how to make it as well as the evolution of Ready to Drink Cocktails (RTDs) Liquid Confidence's "hero sku" is a Bourbon Whiskey and kombucha cocktail, infused with fresh Lemon and ginger. For more information, head over to www.liquid-confidence.com, follow on Instagram @LQConfidence and Ashley encourages you to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org Keep an eye out for this MIGHTY product!
86 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
# 123 - On 'The Beer Bible' Journey with Jeff Alworth
The first episode of 2022 (and 10,000th listen!) features beer blogger Jeff Alworth. Jeff is a blogger/author living in Portland, Oregon. He is the author of The Beer Bible (1 & 2), Cider Made Simple, The Widmer Way, Beer Tasting Tool Kit, and The Secrets of Master Brewers. His writing is renowned in the industry and he's a wealth of knowledge and a great guy to have a beer with. We talk about the explosion and evolution of craft beer over the last decade, how the Widmer Brothers shaped Craft Beer in Portland and what he's learned from traveling for beer. The Beer Bible 2nd Edition breaks down into 4 parts: The History, The Variety, The Curiosity and The Pleasure. We talk trends, cannabis companies getting into beer, unique farmhouse styles in Lithuania and his favorite author(s). Give him a follow on IG and Twitter: @jeff.alworth @beervana - jeffalworth.com - @beervanapod
10 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
# 122 - The Year in Review: 2021 with Kyle C. Rheiner
It's a wrap! 2021 has come to an end and a wild ride it was. In this episode, I share with you the milestones achieved and recap the Top 10 Most-Listened-to Episodes. Thanks for being a listener! Top 10 - Most to Least: # 107 - On Making Change F'ing Happen! with Brienne Allan & Ash Eliot # 78 - On SELL. MORE. BEER. with Taphandles LLC # 87 - On Bringing Your Draft System out of Hibernation with Micro Matic # 93 - On Boosting Taproom Sales with Secret Hopper # 106 - On Strong Foundations & Integrity with Wild Goose Filling # 75 - On Hop Contracts with Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) # 110 - On Yeast Care & QC Practices with Imperial Yeast & BruSciences # 74 - On 0.0% Alcohol with Hairless Dog Brewing # 92 - On Coloring Outside the Lines with Naked Brewing Co # 79 - On Embracing Community with the Northeast Grainshed Alliance Cheers! and #beermightythings
51 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
# 121 - On Passion, Service & Budgeting Time with 2nd Story Brewing
We bring in a man of many talents, a friend, @usarmy vet, a fellow "Dad with Daughters" and Head Brewer at @2ndStoryBrewing in Philadelphia PA, Cory McDonald. He slings malt for @proximity.malt, Realtor @thehowgroup, a #triathlete, and founder of @Blueprintbrewing - With so many balls up in the air, we discuss how discipline and helps you achieve your "Why" - We learn where his passion for service stems from and what it's like to brew on the 2nd floor of a building! Enjoy! Follow @corymcdsellerbrewer on IG Also, check out Episode 44 with @proximity.malt
9 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
# 120 - On PA House Bill 425 & Malt Beverage Tax Credit with Kyle C. Rheiner
Just a quick little diddy from me discussing the PA House Bill 425 & the PA Malt Beverage Tax Credit. If your state doesn't have these options, push for them. Links to the info: - House Bill 425 - PA Malt Beverage Tax Credit #10000downloads #beermightythings #supportpabeer #breweriesinpa
44 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
# 119 - On No Substitutions with Cabalar Meat Co
We're talking meat! This week's episode features Steven Cabalar, Owner and Head Chef of Cabalar Meat Company in Downtown Lancaster PA. From corporate caterer to butcher apprentice to owning a butcher shop and restaurant with an amazing, messy menu, Steven walks us through their process, menu and how he's gotten to where he is today. He explains why they don't allow substitutions, his best food experiences and helping Front Line Workers during COVID. Don't listen if you're hungry! You've been warned! Check out their menu at cabalarmeatco.com Follow them on Instagram @cabalarmeatco
47 minutes | Dec 2, 2021
# 118 - On Birdies & Brewery Financials with The Largo Group
This episode features tons of positive vibes from Anne Gannon, CPA and Founder of The Largo Group. She's a former Professional Golfer and the author of NEVER AGAIN, a book for brewery owners on how to plan for the future and not get caught off-guard with life's uncontrollable events. We walk through their toolkit and how that translates to the financials in your brewery. We discuss focus, mindset and discipline as well as the baby steps it takes to EAT AN ELEPHANT and stay on track with your financial scorecard. You'll enjoy this one! Visit TheLargoGroup.com Follow on IG: @thelargogroup #beermightythings #craftbeer #craftbeerpodcast #beerpodcast
12 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
# 117 - On 400 Years Since the First Thanksgiving with... Me?
Today's episode features me, and me. The first Thanksgiving was 400 years ago in 1621 and beer was there. Lack of beer was the reason the Pilgrims stopped in Cape Cod and I hit on that story as well as Beer Pairings, Recipes made with Beer and Gratitude. I'm thankful for YOU! Thanks for listening, sharing, and commenting. #beermightythings
60 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
# 116 - On Hiking Your Own Hike with HiBear Outdoor Co.
At 2am on Labor Day Weekend in Alexandria Bay NY, Mark Tsigounis and I meet for the 2nd time to shake up some unnecessary late-night margaritas. He's the founder of Hibear Outdoor Co. and we discuss his adventures hiking the Appalachian Trail, how he created the world's most versatile insulated bottle called the "Adventure Flask." Hot or Cold Beverages, this bottle does it all. It's magical! We hit on how to create a product from prototype, 3D Printing, crowdfunding tips, fundraising and "embracing the suck." We hit on our "Routine Stacks," journaling, mindfulness, podcasts, music (check out the Hibear Spotify Playlists!) and "running naked." They're Climate Neutral and giving 1% for the Planet. Go order your flask now! For Free Shipping, use code: FREESHIPHIBEAR #ClimbHighAF - Follow @hibearco on IG and other socials
26 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
# 115 - On Hops for Hunger with @PA.Eats
Drink a beer, help a family. It's as simple as that. We're talking with Executive Director of PA Eats, Jessica Darr to bridge the gap of the nearly 2,000,000 Pennsylvanians who struggle with hunger every day – including nearly 500,000 children. So, Feeding Pennsylvania, PA Eats, and Breweries in PA are joining forces with local breweries across the state to raise money for hunger relief through the #HopsForHungerPA campaign. Hops For Hunger will be a month-long, statewide fundraiser throughout November. Get involved, create awareness, donate. We're looking for 50+ breweries to raise/donate $1,000+ each. That's how we can #beermightythings my friends! Follow: @PA.eats @HopsForHungerPA #HopsforHungerPA Donate: https://www.feedingpa.org/our-programs/hopsforhunger/
78 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
# 114 - On How Environment Affects Whisk(e)y with Eric Zandona
We bring Spirits Author Eric Zandona back for Part 2 because I had so many more questions to discuss. We really dive into how the heat in Texas can actually make whiskey "age faster" and taste more mature. We hit on different types of corn, different altitudes and how distillers are standing out by utilizing local products. We discuss how spirits and technique can vary all over the world. We talk about where to find great recipes and 3 whiskeys you need to try now! This is another fun one with Eric! Hope you enjoy! Visit his site: www.EZdrinking.com for recipes, his bibliography and plenty more! (The Atlas of Bourbon and American Whiskey: A Journey Through the Spirit of America, Bourbon Bible, The Tequila Dictionary) Be sure to follow Eric @EZDrinking
55 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
#113 - On Enhancing Your Ecosystem with Ekos
Today we go south into the tech world in Charlotte, NC with CEO & Co-Founder of Ekos, Josh McKinney. An analyst, consultant, product manager, and now, CEO of Ekos - We talk about Josh's career path, how he met his co-owner and through to the launch of Ekos in 2014. We discuss how their software solves many problems and streamlines data for the craft beverage industry. We discuss their epic party at Ratio Beer Works during CBC in Denver, what he's most excited about moving forward and what's next for Ekos. Utilize their amazing blog at GoEkos.com, follow @go_ekos & and @joshsmckinney and reduce those headaches today! Enjoy the conversation!
48 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
# 112 - On The Atlas of Bourbon & American Whiskey with Eric Zandona - Part 1
Today, we're conversing with the guy you want to drink spirits with. Eric Zandona is a spirits afficionado, spirits judge, Director at the American Distilling Institute and he’s searching for the world's best drinks. We hit on his newly completed 3rd book, The Atlas of Bourbon & American Whiskey. We're talking "Bottled in Bond," the first labeling laws & the confusion about the spelling of Whiskey vs Whisky. We discuss his findings on how and why the quality has increased dramatically as well as Flavor Impact, Barrel Entry Proof vs Flavor Profile and White (unaged) Whiskey Visit his site: www.EZdrinking.com for recipes, his bibliography and plenty more! (Bourbon Bible, The Tequila Dictionary) Follow Eric @EZDrinking
58 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
# 111 - On Pairing Beer with Bowties, Food & Writing with Mr. John Holl
Listen up. I'm bringing in the legendary John Holl and we're talking bowtie competitions, food, beer, the process of writing articles & books (The American Craft Beer Cookbook; Drink Beer, Think Beer), as well as the food & drink culture in New York. We hit on the beer industry's growing pains, the Adidas Oktoberfest drinking shoes and how to book this man for events and speaking engagements. Enjoy! More at: The Beer Edge -- Steal This Beer Podcast -- Follow John Holl on Instagram and Twitter Don't forget to #beermightythings !
68 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
# 110 - On Yeast Care & QC Practices with Imperial Yeast & BruSciences
Get ready to get nerdy. Today, we're talking Yeast Care & QC Practices with Nina Houts of Imperial Yeast and Dan Neuner of the Malt Beverage Testing Lab at BruSciences, We discuss a "slurry" of things, like the value of investing in yeast care and QC practices, and it doesn't have to be large or costly. We talk pitch rates and how your supplier can be a resource to hitting your numbers. We're breaking down all scales and being realistic about implementing practices & new equipment. It's okay to start small and work with what you've got! I know you're learn something you can implement right away! Cheers!
28 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
# 109 - #CBC2021 - Fiascos, Planes & Scootermobiles
Here's my story of #CBC2021 and how I scootered and sprinted to airplanes, but made all of them!
5 minutes | Sep 8, 2021
# 108 - #CBC2021 Preview
A quick bonus episode about #CBC2021 - If you see me, say hello!
57 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
# 107 - On Making Change F’ing Happen! with Brienne Allan & Ash Eliot
I connect with the Brave Noise duo that consists of Brienne Allan (@ratmagnet) & Ash Eliot (@asheliot)! We discuss how the #metoo movement has swept the Craft Beverage Industry and what's developing since. We uncover the resources available, the Brave Noise Beer Collaboration, putting together workplace Codes of Conduct and improving our workplaces as well as ourselves in general. We talk about self-care and how important karaoke can be as well as how consumers can get involved. @bravenoisebeer @womenofthebevolution not-me.com #NotMe
56 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
# 106 - On Strong Foundations & Integrity with Wild Goose Filling
An intriguing conversation with the "Steve Jobs of Canning" - EVP of Business Development and Co-Founder of Wild Goose Filling, Alexis Foreman. We discuss their "OH SH!T MOMENT" and how that's catapulted Wild Goose to the top in the canning & filling world. We hit on the meaning of the Goose, what you can expect when you purchase from Wild Goose and what sets Wild Goose apart. They're ensuring your products are packaged with care and quality. We discuss seams and labeling your cans, you flow rates, trends and innovations Check out their Goose Garage series Youtube Videos featuring our "Sultan of Support", Ben McKibben. https://wildgoosefilling.com/ -- @wildgoosefilling
39 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
# 105 - On Having Data Your Way with Arryved
Today we're chatting with in Chief Operating Officer, Chief Product Officer, and Co-Founder at Arryved, David Norman. Arryved is your secret weapon to unite front of house, back of house, and guest experience. We talk about their origin story, giving away data, value and content for free, without contracts! We discuss Arryved’s capabilities for consumers, staff and business owners. We dive into David's time at Google, his influences, the process of raising $20 million Series B capital, the importance of culture, hiring the right people, keeping them, and incentivizing them. Follow @arryved and visit their very useful blog: www.arryved.com
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