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The Full Pint Podcast is your weekly destination for beer industry news rundowns and interviews from the most interesting beer-lebrities in the US. Check out our website thefullpint.com for up to date craft beer news, reviews and event information.

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Have You Tried the Hef? - Peter David

This week, we are joined by the man behind Worst Beer Blog, out of Los Angeles, CA, Peter David. We discuss topics surrounding beer blogging and his place in beer media including: - Beginnings running YourPicsSuck. - The state of beer blogging. - The creation of Worst Beer Blog. - Starting off actually blogging. - Love affair with Golden Road and Meg Gil. - Modern Times. - "Covering" scandals. - Mix of memes and screenshots. - Craft beer intersecting with social issues. - Elaine Taylor. - Jealousy from "traditional beer media." - Positive and negative results from "making it on Worst Beer Blog."  And much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr

24 Sep 2019

Rank #1

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To All My Haters - Johnathan Wakefield

This week, we are joined by notorious character, founder of J. Wakefield Brewing, Johnathan Wakefield. Ahead of upcoming Wakefest 2019, we set the record straight on many topics including: - Danny's first experience with J. Wakefield beer. - What is Wakefest, and why should people go? - How J. Wakefield Brewing fits in to the current craft beer landscape. - The Florida Weisse and pastry stouts. - Story behind Wakefield's labels and ego. - The intellectual property issue in craft beer. - Being labeled a hype brewer. - Addressing scarcity. - Secondary market on luxury goods. - That collab life. - Questions from our instagram friends. - And much more! Would you like to have your brewery or beer related business advertised on this very show? Of course you do. Please drop us a note by clicking this --> link <-- Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

55mins

15 Jan 2019

Rank #2

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A Look Back at 2019 With Doug Veliky Part 2

We sit down with our dear friend Doug Veliky, CFO at Revolution Brewing, and creator of BeerCrunchers.com and @beerafficianado to recap the crazy craft beer year 2019. In part two of our recap, we discuss the following: - Lo-Cal IPAs. - Non-beer products from breweries. - The New Belgium sale. - Ballast Point sale. - Who's next to sell, and what profile is ripe for M&A. - Is 8,000 craft breweries sustainable. - Does the number go up or down. - Final thoughts. We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Oskar Blues Brewery - Try new One-y IPA, 100 Calorie Hazy IPA Low Cal, High Haze. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

51mins

17 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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This Man Is Crazy

We are changing things up a bit this week, as we bring you a very interesting character we found on instagram, Crazy Naz of Crazy Naz liquor out of San Marcos, CA. This is not a paid spot, we were just intrigued. We discussed many things with this crazy man, including: - How he got into the beer and liquor business.  - The pressure of selling craft beer in a very saturated beer market of North County San Diego. - Why is he referred to as crazy. - The games played by brewery reps, distributor reps. - Naz' response to customers looking for goodies in the back. - Naz' response to allocations. - How does Naz feel about beers with Lactose!! And much more!

52mins

11 Dec 2018

Rank #4

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Craft Beer's Nemesis: Katzenbrau Part 1

This week, we are joined by one of the most interesting characters in all of #BeerTwitter, @katzenbrau aka Daniel Katzen. We sit down for a two part interview with The Cat, where we discuss many of the topics surrounding beer and brewing that he feels strongly about including: - Danny explains The Cat's online persona. - Who is this guy? - How is this guy so tuned in to the beer industry? - Scraping with beer writer Jeff Alworth. - Cat's love of German beer. - Cat's homebrewing. - Thoughts on wood aged lagering. - Posh breweries dabbling into lager making. - The bastardization of Märzen, Oktoberfest and STEINS. - Cat's nemesis: Craft Beer And much much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Oskar Blues Brewery - Try new One-y IPA, 100 Calorie Hazy IPA Low Cal, High Haze. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr 9mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #5

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A Look Back at 2019 With Doug Veliky Part 1

We sit down with our dear friend Doug Veliky, CFO at Revolution Brewing, and creator of BeerCrunchers.com and @beerafficianado to recap the crazy craft beer year 2019. In part one of our recap, we discuss the following: - Reintroduction to Doug. - Doug's Children's charity. - Framing up the biggest topics of 2019. - Regional breweries adding seltzer. - Naturdays and the Natural Light Brand. - Milkshake IPAs. - Shelf stable hazies. - ABI's moves for the year. - Beer influencers. And much much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Oskar Blues Brewery - Try new One-y IPA, 100 Calorie Hazy IPA Low Cal, High Haze. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

56mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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The Magick Man

This week, we are joined by the Brewery Director from Tired Hands Brewing, Colin McFadden. We discuss many interesting topics with Colin including: - Growing up in the Philly area. - How Colin got into the beer industry. - Linking up with Jean Broillet and contributing to opening tired hands. - Getting the nickname 'The Magick Man.' - Fan perception of who's brewing the beer. - Tired Hand's core lineup. - Catering to two different audiences. - Milkshake IPA. - Beer as currency. - Direct to consumer approach and creating experiences. - Navigating collaboration requests. And much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • CraftyShipping.com - Pack your box of beer with confidence using Crafty Shipping's specially made crate. Listen to the show for the 10% off promo code. • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Shelton Brothers Insiders Tour - Take a once in a lifetime guided beer tour of Barcelona or Franconia with the authority on World Class beer. Visit http://sheltonbrotherstours.com to book your experience now. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr 5mins

30 Apr 2019

Rank #7

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Engaging Beer Drinkers - Scott Davidson

We are joined this week by Marketing Manager at Wiley Roots Brewing, Scott Davidson out of Greeley, CO. We discuss the very important aspect of marketing within craft beer, including: - Scott reaching out to The Full Pint. - Scott's role with Wiley Roots. - Living the double life as an IT professional - Deep dive into marketing on Facebook. - Wiley Root's lineup of beers. - The Sonic Burger incident. And much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • CraftyShipping.com - Pack your box of beer with confidence using Crafty Shipping's specially made crate. Listen to the show for the 10% off promo code. • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

58mins

21 May 2019

Rank #8

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Climbing Up The Ranks - Sam Tierney

This week, we are joined by Sam Tierney, Head Brewer at Firestone Walker - The Propagator in Venice, CA. We discuss many topics with Sam including: - Sam's early days on RateBeer, ticking and trading. - Being classically trained to brew at The Siebel Institute. - Knocking on doors looking for his first beer job. - Getting hired at Firestone Walker Brewing. - Starting off on the graveyard shift as a cellarperson. - Working under Matt Brynildson and Dustin Kral. - Being part of the creative process. - 805 Beer. - Living in a slow paced city of Paso Robles. - Launching Firestone Walker - The Propagator  - How The Propagator fits in with the main brewery. - The Creation of Mind Haze IPA - Discussion about the recent Dogfish Head Boston Beer merger. And much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • CraftyShipping.com - Pack your box of beer with confidence using Crafty Shipping's specially made crate. Listen to the show for the 10% off promo code. • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr 5mins

14 May 2019

Rank #9

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Allegedly - Professor Dan Croxall

We are joined this week by Associate Professor at McGeorge School of Law and Craft Beer Attorney Dan Croxall. We allegedly talk about many items regarding beer and law including: - Dan's role at McGeorge School of Law at University of the Pacific. - Why the focus on beer law? - The focus of the course at McGeorge. - Why do breweries need legal service? - Brewhouse liabilities. - Label/branding issues. - Exploding cans. - Compliant beer formulas. - Environmental considerations. - The Stone/MillerCoors case. - The Founders Brewing case. - Ugly partnership breakups on social media. We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • CraftyShipping.com - Pack your box of beer with confidence using Crafty Shipping's specially made crate. Listen to the show for the 10% off promo code. • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr 3mins

7 May 2019

Rank #10

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Wild Fields Forever - Ryan Fields

This week, we are joined by co-founder and head brewer of the brand new Wild Fields Brew House, Ryan Fields. We discuss many things including: - When Ryan met Jackie. - Ryan joining Beachwood Blendery. - Winning awards with such a young barrel program. - Having the itch to start up a family business. - How does one get funding for a small brewery in 2019? - Atascadero, CA? - The concept of Wild Fields Brew House. - Were there any surprises in bringing a new brew pub online? - A rundown of the brew house equipment. - Is there room for growth? - Working hand in hand with wife Jackie. - The family theme of the brew pub. - A look at the beer program. - What won't Ryan brew? - Hopes/wishes for 2020. And much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Oskar Blues Brewery - Try new One-y IPA, 100 Calorie Hazy IPA Low Cal, High Haze. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

52mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #11

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When Will You Be Open? - Corey Artanis

We are joined by Head Brewer and Co-Founder of 3 Sons Brewing, Corey Artanis out of Dania Beach, FL. We discuss the long and winding road to Corey and his crew opening up their brewery and taproom, with topics including: - How Corey and Danny met in the summer of 2016. - Corey's life before beer. - Jumping into the home brewing and bottle share scene. - Homebrews being noticed by pro-brewers. - Hunahpu's Day fame. - Any jealousy surrounding fame without an actual brewery? - Brewing a relationship with The Brass Tap - Reaction to the myriad of 'Sons' and 'Daughters' named breweries. - How big can these adjunct beers scale up? - Caution with certain adjuncts. - Thoughts on scarcity. - Obstacles of leasing then opening the brewery. - Constantly being asked when will you be open? - Thoughts and benefits to launching Family bottle club prior to opening. - RateBeer's Best. And much more! This podcast is sponsored by:  • CraftyShipping.com . Please listen to the show to receive your 10% off promo code for perfectly made beer bottle shippers. • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some of the best hoppy ales in Southern California. Learn more about El Segundo Brewing at https://www.elsegundobrewing.com/ Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

57mins

2 Apr 2019

Rank #12

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What's Going on in Portland? Jeff Alworth

We are joined by author and award winning beer writer out of Portland, OR, Jeff Alworth. We discuss the recent closures of staple breweries in Portland and a bit of back history including: - Dan's admiration for Jeff's work. - How Jeff got into beer writing. - Dan's unfair assessment of the Portland flavor profile. - Oregon being the most mature beer city in America. - The closures of the mature Oregon breweries over the past two years. - Is what's happening in the Oregon market going to happen in other beer cities? - Thoughts on the rise of Great Notion Brewing. - Portland's price per beer conditioning. - Modern Times PDX talk. - Jeff's place on Beer Twitter. And much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • Firestone Walker Brewing - Check out the new hazy IPA, Mind Haze - Let your mind wander.  • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Oskar Blues Brewery - Try new One-y IPA, Low Cal, High Haze. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr 1min

5 Nov 2019

Rank #13

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Stirring Things Up - Writer Lew Bryson

We are joined by veteran beer and whiskey writer Lew Bryson. We share stories, laughs and hot takes on covering booze. Items of discussion include: - Why Danny loves Lew. - Our admiration of tech writer John C. Dvorak. - Lew's approach to writing about beer and whiskey. - Dealing with Pennsylvania liquor laws. - Comparing to the late 2010's craft beer boom to the 90's. - Well made alcohol is well made alcohol. - Gut reactions to new styles. - Decline in beer sales? - Cannabis beverages. - The death of beer writing. And much more! Would you like to have your brewery or beer related business advertised on this very show? Of course you do. Please drop us a note by clicking this --> link <-- Music for The Full Pint Podcast provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr

8 Jan 2019

Rank #14

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Filling Big Shoes - Dan Cady From Mikkeller SD

This week, we are joined by Dan Cady, Head Brewer of Mikkeller San Diego. We discuss Dan's journey in San Diego beer and the birth of Mikkeller's first proper brewery. Items of discussion include: - Dan's first brewery gigs in San Diego. - AleSmith moving out and Mikkeller moving in. - Working under Bill Batten. - Initial confusion between Mikkeller contract brews, beer bars and an actual brewery. - The dynamic between Denmark HQ and San Diego Brewery. - Hazies in San Diego. - The Viking Club. - Sustainability of "a new can a week" - The story behind Windy Hill NEIPA. - How will Mikkeller SD fare in the weird SD market? - The barrel program. - Thoughts on Lo-Cal and Cannabis drinkings. - Will traditional styles make a return? And much more! We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • CraftyShipping.com - Pack your box of beer with confidence using Crafty Shipping's specially made crate. Listen to the show for the 10% off promo code. • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Shelton Brothers Insiders Tour - Take a once in a lifetime guided beer tour of Barcelona or Franconia with the authority on World Class beer. Visit http://sheltonbrotherstours.com to book your experience now. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

57mins

23 Apr 2019

Rank #15

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This Ain't The Podcast That You're Used To

Back by popular demand, we are once again joined by Co-Founder of Beer Kulture and Author of This Ain't The Beer That You're Used To: A Beginners Guide to Good Beer, Dom Cook, Aka Doochie Dooch. We discuss many things with Dooch including: - The process behind the creating and releasing the book.  - Approaches most beer books take. - Some small wins during Tampa Bay Beer Week. - Authentically teaming up with New Belgium Brewing. - Going on tour but not a book tour. - Heavy conversation about why craft beer won't open up new demographics. - An example of how Hennessey successfully marketed to the black community. - A return to beer flavored beer. And much more. We'd like to thank the sponsors of this show, if you are interested in sponsoring this podcast, please drop us a note at advertising@thefullpint.com. • CraftyShipping.com - Pack your box of beer with confidence using Crafty Shipping's specially made crate. Listen to the show for the 10% off promo code. • El Segundo Brewing - Makers of some very fine hoppy ales near LAX, also check out their new digs, The Slice and Pint. • Shelton Brothers Insiders Tour - Take a once in a lifetime guided beer tour of Barcelona or Franconia with the authority on World Class beer. Visit http://sheltonbrotherstours.com to book your experience now. Music for The Full Pint Podcast is provided by our pal Ben Tuttle, check him out at tenderbubbles.com

1hr

17 Apr 2019

Rank #16