6 episodes

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.

Beer and Bullsh*t Ben Johnson

    • Comedy
    • 4.8, 15 Ratings

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.

    #6 - Erin Broadfoot and Doug Appledoorn

    #6 - Erin Broadfoot and Doug Appledoorn

    Ben chats with Erin Broadfoot, owner and brewer at Little Beasts Brewing Company in Whitby, and Doug Appledoorn, owner and brewer at People's Pint Brewery in Toronto, about the realities of opening a brewery; including the red tape, the hidden costs, and the b******t reviews on Untappd.

    • 35 min
    #5 - "Buck Tucker"

    #5 - "Buck Tucker"

    Friday Bonus Episode!
    Ben sits down with US distiller Buck Tucker to discuss the intricacies of liquor distribution, sourcing ingredients, and building a brand, featuring Josh Murray.

    • 23 min
    #4 - With all due respect to Blythians

    #4 - With all due respect to Blythians

    Ben and Chris talk about accusations of racism at Cowbell Brewery, public drinking, and eating wings at a strip club.

    • 34 min
    #3 - Shehan De Silva

    #3 - Shehan De Silva

    Ben sits down with Shehan De Silva, owner of Lost Craft Brewing Company, to talk about his business, contract brewing in Ontario, and diversity in the beer industry.

    • 40 min
    #2 - Wash your beer before you hit the beach

    #2 - Wash your beer before you hit the beach

    Ben introduces part time co-host Chris to talk about Molson Canadian, the diseases you can get from a can of beer, and what your mom is up to on facebook.

    • 27 min
    #1 - Greg Taylor

    #1 - Greg Taylor

    Ben sits down with Greg Taylor, the co-founder of Toronto's Steam Whistle Brewery, to talk about the state of craft beer in Ontario, beer at Jays games, his return to the company to act as CEO, and yes, the Purity Seal.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

VdSSdV ,

Ben? Eh... mezzo mezzo

Bit iffy on the dude, the podcast is cool. Keep it up.

Moosesoup ,

Title

I know Ben, I like Ben. He knows a lot more about beer than I do. This is a top 5 podcast to listen to while wandering through corn mazes.

trilifeordie ,

Enjoying the interviews with Ontario brewers

Another great voice in the ON craft beer scene giving us a glimpse into what’s new and fresh!

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