# 102 - On Beer Journalism & Chickens with Kate Bernot
The Beer Mighty Things Podcast
A fun episode with the one and only Kate Bernot of Good Beer Hunting! From her desk in Montana, she tells us what it means to be a Chicken Mom, how she became a reporter and editor with a decade of experience in craft beverage print media and also, unveils the fact that when you're a journalist, people will tell you anything you ask them. We talk glassware IP infringement, DTC Shipping, Dissolved Oxygen when Canning. This is fun, she's on top of her game! www.goodbeerhunting.com/authors/kate-bernot www.katebernot.com | @kbernot
Kate Bernot of Good Beer Hunting and Craft Beer & Brewing joins me to discuss her work covering craft beer, and especially her work on Good Beer Hunting, managing emotions while covering emotional topics, and, most importantly, owning chickens. Shout out to Tina and Red Chicken. katebernot.com twitter.com/kbernot--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kindsey-bernhard/support
Episode 159: Best in Beer 2020: Writers and Critics Stan Hieronymus, Kate Bernot, Alex Kidd, Samer Khudairi, and Joe Stange Share Their Personal Bests
Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast
In the second of our two-episode Best in Beer podcast extravaganza, Jamie and Joe talk with beer writers Kate Bernot, Samer Khudairi, Stan Hieronymus, and Alex Kidd about their top ten beers of 2020, trends in brewing, impacts of COVID-19 on the beer world, other outstanding breweries, and more. From their outposts in Atlanta, Boston, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Missoula, Montana, these respected writers offer thoughtful insights on breweries to watch, trends you can't ignore, and what makes beers and styles compelling today. *This episode is brought to you by: * G&D Chillers (https://gdchillers.com): Nearly 2,000 breweries across the US, Canada & Mexico partner with G&D Chillers. Innovative, Modular Designs and no proprietary parts propel G&D ahead as the premier choice for your glycol chilling needs. Breweries you recognize—Russian River, Ninkasi, Jacks Abby, Samuel Adams, and more—trust G&D to chill the beer you love! Call G&D Chillers to discuss your project today or reach out directly at Gdchillers.com BSG (https://bsgcraftbrewing.com/) Haze for days in your IPAs! Kerry BioHaze from BSG adds that perfect stable cloudy appearance for your hazy recipe. Made with all-natural materials, BioHaze is a free-flowing microgranular powder that binds with protein molecules in beer that form polyphenol-protein complexes to produce a cloudy haze. This unique product can be added to final beer to give your beer that famous haze. Find out more about BioHaze at BSGCraftbrewing.com, or contact us at 1.800.374.2739. Five Star Chemicals & Supply (https://fivestarchemicals.com): Five Star Chemicals & Supply Inc. is your leading provider of cleaning, sanitizing and adjunct chemicals for breweries, throughout North America and internationally. All products have been formulated with safety, equipment material, and quality in mind. Interested in trying our products? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about a free Craft Brew Sample Pack and only pay the shipping. Cheers to Beer! Grandstand (https://egrandstand.com/catalog/category/view/id/179): Grandstand is your source for the latest trends in branded drinkware, apparel and promotional items. We make your job easy by serving as your one-stop-shop for everything you need to outfit your taproom and fans. Current trends include to-go drinkware, tie dye prints and portable coolers. Visit egrandstand.com/lookbook to see what’s trending. ABS Commercial (https://www.abs-commercial.com): ABS Commercial is excited to be a part of today’s Podcast! ABS is a full brewery outfitter offering brewhouses, tanks, keg washers and small parts. ABS wanted to do something fun for the craft beer industry, so they are giving away an ABS Keg Viking Keg Washer LIVE on December 5th, which happens to be national repeal day. To enter, go to www.abs-commercial.com, click on “Keg Viking” page and fill out the contest form for your chance to win!Support Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast
CL-053 Kate Bernot and Brian Alberts on the Temporality of Temperance
Good Beer Hunting
Hey listeners—this week’s GBH Collective episode is a timely conversation between two of our writers who bring two very different perspectives to the site. First up is Kate Bernot, our Sightlines lead reporter. Kate recently wrote a great story about the neo-Prohibitionist laws, policies, and sentiments that seem to be experiencing a groundswell of support during the pandemic. In this conversation, she outlines exactly how goofy, yet unshakable, some of these ideas are when they reach the status of conventional wisdom. Have you seen a headline lately about how Americans are drinking insane amounts of beer during lockdown? Yeah, on average, it’s bullshit. But that’s not stopping the rhetoric. And, as Kate explains, those headlines add up to a kind of critical mass of truthiness—which starts influencing politicians and policymakers. Next up, we have Brian Alberts, a scholar who writes about beer history for GBH. He explains why these repeated moments of Prohibitionist rhetoric appear throughout American history. He also describes why, instead of operating cyclically, these episodes are the result of a force meeting a counterforce—and both sides gaining strength at the same time. Is temperance a war of attrition? Or will previous precedents point to likely future results? This conversation digs into the many factors influencing America’s long pattern of Prohibitionist tensions. This is Kate Bernot and Brian Alberts. Listen in.
Episode #195 - Eric's Favorite Beer Ever - Guests: Kate Bernot, Josh Noel, Eric Kapraun, Karl Klockars
The Beer Temple Podcast
Episode #195 of The Insiders Roundtable! Recorded Live at the Co-Prosperity Sphere in Chicago.Guests: Mike Miller, Melani Hoffman, Gus Karamaniolas, Pat Berger, Zak RotelloIntro and Outro music: Gorilla Meat by JoggerUYD4L!
Hey! Did you hear we hired someone new? We’re all excited to welcome Kate Bernot to the Good Beer Hunting team. She’s taking over as the lead at Sightlines, our news channel (don’t worry, Bryan Roth is still around, working on new projects and definitely making charts). Kate brings years of experience to the team, which she put to good use pretty much from the moment she started. On day one of Kate’s new job with GBH, it was announced that Ballast Point Brewing Company would be sold to Kings & Convicts Brewing Company, a brewery in Highwood, Illinois. I live in Chicago and I had to Google where that was—and collectively, so did the rest of Beer Twitter, essentially shutting down the Kings & Convicts website when the news broke. Kate had to write her very first article for us about one of the biggest news stories in beer EVER. As you probably know if you keep up with our site, Kate crushed it, reporting through all the noise that the news stirred up, and finding out some key facts that made clear how this sale was possible. Talk about on-the-job training—within hours of reporting for duty, Kate published one of the most comprehensive breakdowns of the Ballast Point sale out there. And today, we’re gonna learn more about how that story unfolded. Likewise, we’re gonna learn more about Kate herself—for all the messages and emails flying around during that Ballast Point article, this is the first time I get some time to chat with her. Along with her stellar work for previous beer publications and her penchant for asking simple and straightforward questions, we quickly learned we at the office were making one fundamental mistake.
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!
CL-017 Kate Bernot and the mystery of #FlagshipFebruary
Good Beer Hunting
Welcome to the GBH Collective, a special series of interviews where we have the chance to dive a little deeper with Good Beer Hunting contributors and friends on topics of writing, beer and the stories you read and hear from GBH. Today’s episode is one of those great conversations you don’t want to end, when you’re talking with someone talented and uniquely good at what they do. You’ll see by the timestamp that there is, in fact, a stop time to my chat with Kate Bernot, but I can only hope you get the same kind of impression. Kate has a long background in journalism, but beer fans may recognize her byline from DRAFT magazine, where she served as associate editor and then beer editor over several years, or her current role as associate editor at The Takeout, a food and beverage site from the A.V. Club. Kate’s approach to her writing brings a variety of humor and skilled nuance, depending on what she’s writing about that day, from dealing with frozen beers to daily topics impacting the beer industry. It just so happens that we both recently covered the idea of Flagship February, and you’ll hear a chunk of this conversation dissecting what that effort means and the story behind her story written for The Takeout asking if beer loyalty is dead. There’s plenty more, including her thoughts on drinking beer in her new home state of Montana. This is Kate Bernot, writer, reporter, and advocate for Big Sky Country’s flagship brands. Listen in.