Join award-winning beer writer Ben Johnson ("The Globe and Mail" "The Growler" "Toronto Life") for a weekly podcast blending interviews with personalities from the craft beer industry and conversations over beers with assorted people who just happen to show up in his garage.
#34 - Checking in
Ben checks in.
Ren likes to talk
And now for something completely different: "Welcome to Ren Likes To Talk. A podcast where Ren Navarro, founder of Beer.Diversity, sits down with her friends and talks about anything and everything! Pull up a seat and listen in!"
For some bonus "I just had a baby" content, check out Beer and B******t host Ben Johnson on another great podcast you should subscribe to, available here: https://blubrry.com/renlikestotalk/
#33 - Listener mail part 4, the Live Stream Season Finale Extravaganza!
Ben and Chris dig into your emails and chat about slime beer, cask ale, gateway beers, seltzer, and sweatpants from the internet. Plus Chris got a dog!
#32 - Mandie Murphy
Ben chats with Left Field Brewery owner Mandie Murphy about the Ontario Craft Brewers, a potential second location, beer at baseball games, and becoming just the third living wage certified brewery in Ontario.
Also, Ben rants a bit about The Tragically Hip's legal action against Mill Street Brewery.
#31 - Peter Bulut Jr.
Ben chats with Great Lakes Brewery owner Peter Bulut Jr who reflects on 30 years in brewing and shares the details of the forthcoming Great Lakes brew pub in downtown Toronto.
#30 - Michael Clark and Luke Pestl
Ben and Chris chat with Mike Clark and Luke Pestl of Bellwoods Brewery about the real estate gambles that got the ball rolling for their company, the fate of that other location (and that other, other location), making beer that gets international attention, and the polarizing milkshake IPA.
As a lover of craft beer, I always wanted to see what’s behind the curtain. Ben’s high profile industry guests trust him and are relaxed when they tell all.
The listener feedback shows are my personal favourite, though. Funny stuff!
Great Ontario Craft Beer Podcast
I love this show. Ben does a great job...Always looking forward to every episode. Lots of great insight into the Ontario craft beer scene. Also usually makes me want to buy some beer from the breweries that are on!
A great podcast to listen to. Entertaining host, interesting guests and an informative way to learn about local craft beer companies to support. Also enjoy Chris, the best friend.