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A podcast about craft beer and the brewing industry, drawing on local industry and experts from Vancouver Canada.

The Guest Tap Craft Beer Vancouver

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A podcast about craft beer and the brewing industry, drawing on local industry and experts from Vancouver Canada.

    The Guest Tap Episode 06 Dustan Sept

    The Guest Tap Episode 06 Dustan Sept

    The Guest Tap Season 01 Episode 06
    For this episode of the Guest Tap, I sit down with Dustan Sept, Marketing Manager at Central City Brewers & Distillers in Surrey, BC.  We sat together in the spirits lounge at the Central City brewery to discuss the importance of data when making marketing and product decisions as a brewery.  We also discuss trends in the brewing industry, marketing and branding.

    The Guest Tap Show Notes
    This episode features my conversation with Dustan Sept of Central City Brewers & Distillers.  Thanks to Central City for lending him to me for our interview, which we did on-site at the brewery in Surrey.

    Topics in this episode include: marketing data, branding, marketing in the brewing industry, and industry trends.

    Check out Central City Brewers & Distillers online or visit them in person at one of their three lower mainland locations:  Beatty Street downtown Vancouver, Central City Brewpub, or the Brewery in North Surrey.

    Guest: Dustan Sept, Central City Brewers & Distillers

    Tap: Red Racer India Session Ale

    Episode Sponsors:


    Sigil & Growler
    Techno Monkey Media

    Theme music: Down for Whatever by Silent Partner

    Ad music: Smart Riot by Huma-Huma

    To catch up on old episodes of the Guest Tap podcast check out the Podcasts page.

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    The Guest Tap Episode 05 Mauricio Lozano

    The Guest Tap Episode 05 Mauricio Lozano

    The Guest Tap Season 01 Episode 05
    For this episode of the Guest Tap, I chat with Mauricio Lozano, co-founder of Faculty Brewing Company in Vancouver.  We sat down together in the tasting lounge at Faculty to discuss the challenges of starting up a brewery and what a newcomer to the brewing scene can expect should they want to open up their own brewery.  Mauricio shares insights on what to consider as a brewery and a brand, while also delving into what makes Faculty Brewing unique in a sea of new breweries.

    The Guest Tap Show Notes
    This episode features my conversation with Maurico Lozano of Facutly Brewing Company.  The lounge at Faculty was moderately busy and you can hear that in the background.  Mauricio was gracious enough to give me his time on a rainy Tuesday night in January as well as a stein of their 778 IPA.

    Topics in this episode include: starting a brewery, how to address financial challenges in the brewing business, branding and design, education about beer, and zoning issues for breweries in Vancouver.

    To find out more about Faculty Brewing’s Cicerone study program check out their website facultybrewing.com or follow them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for the latest news.

    Guest: Mauricio Lozano, Faculty Brewing Co.

    Tap: Faculty Brewing 778 IPA

    Episode Sponsors:


    Sigil & Growler
    Techno Monkey Media

    Theme music: Down for Whatever by Silent Partner

    Ad music: Smart Riot by Huma-Huma

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    The Guest Tap Episode 04 Monica Frost

    The Guest Tap Episode 04 Monica Frost

    The Guest Tap Season 01 Episode 04
    For this episode of the Guest Tap, I sit down with Monica Frost.  Monica is a local social media expert, and provides communications, marketing and social media services for a number of organizations and events both within and outside of the brewing scene in Vancouver.  We discuss the importance of social media for business, how to keep on top of trends, and the importance of consistency when using social media.

    Monica and I met at Doan’s Craft Brewing Company on Powell Street in Vancouver.  The small tasting room wasn’t very busy but there was some background noise that gives some ambiance to our conversation.  I arrived late and Monica had already picked out the Rye Stout as our tap for the interview.  A big “Thank You!” to Doan’s for letting us sit down and set up for the conversation in their tasting lounge.

    The Guest Tap Show Notes
    This episode features my conversation with Monica Frost. We sat down together at Doans Craft Brewing Company. Monica mentions a few resources to keep your social media game on track so I’ve listed them here for reference:


    Later.com – for Insagram tips and post scheduling
    Hootsuite – for social media monitoring
    Hootsuite Hootlet – for quick and easy sharing
    Hubspot – for general online marketing tips
    Bit.ly – for link shortening and tracking

    Guest: Monica Frost: @socially_monica

    Tap: Doan’s Craft Brewing Company Rye Stout

    Episode Sponsors:

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    The Guest Tap Episode 03 Ken Beattie

    The Guest Tap Episode 03 Ken Beattie

    The Guest Tap Season 01 Episode 03
    For this episode of the Guest Tap, I sit down with Ken Beattie, Executive Director of the BC Craft Brewers Guild and founder of the Eureka Beer Guide.  We talk about the BC Craft Brewers Guild, the growth of craft beer in BC, and the BC Ale Trail.

    Ken and I met at Tap & Barrel Shipyards at Londsdale Quay in North Vancouver.  The folks at Tap & Barrel were gracious enough to let us record upstairs away from the lunch crowd.  I asked Ken to choose our tap for the interview and he stuck to North Vancouver and chose the McCool’s Hazelnut Porter from Hearthstone Brewery.

    The Guest Tap Show Notes
    This episode features my conversation with Ken Beattie. Since we recorded this episode, our provincial election is in full swing (voting day is Tuesday May 9th 2017. Get out and vote!).  I’ve also published my article about Squamish on the BC Ale Trail, and Backcountry Brewing has opened as well.

    Guest: Ken Beattie: ken@bccraftbeer.com; info@bccraftbeer.com; @eurekabeerguide

    Tap: Hearthstone Brewery McCool’s Hazelnut Porter

    Episode Sponsors:


    Sigil & Growler
    Techno Monkey Media

    Theme music: Down for Whatever by Silent Partner

    Ad music: Smart Riot by Huma-Huma

    • 34 min
    The Guest Tap Episode 02 Jan Zeschky

    The Guest Tap Episode 02 Jan Zeschky

    The Guest Tap Season 01 Episode 02
    For this episode of the Guest Tap, I sit down for a beer with journalist, writer, BJCP judge and certified Cicerone Jan Zeschky.

    Jan and I sat down for a pint at St Augustine’s in Vancouver to chat about how to get into beer journalism, the internet, and the growth of craft beer outside of North America.

    The Guest Tap Show Notes
    This episode features my conversation with Jan Zeschky.  Since we recorded this episode, Jan has since left the Province newspaper but he is still working with the BC Ale Trail.  You can find him on Twitter and Instagram, as well as on the Brewed Awakening Facebook page.

    Guest: Jan Zeschky

    Tap:  Modern Times Beer Blackhouse Coffee Stout

    Episode Sponsors:


    Sigil & Growler
    Techno Monkey Media

    Theme music: Down for Whatever by Silent Partner

    Ad music: Smart Riot by Huma-Huma

    • 32 min
    The Guest Tap Episode 01 Howe Sound Brewing

    The Guest Tap Episode 01 Howe Sound Brewing

    The Guest Tap Season 01 Episode 01
    This is the first full episode of the Guest Tap podcast!  I’m excited to finally release it.  It was a lot of work but also a whole lot of fun and I’m already planning the second series so stay tuned!

    This episode features my interview with Leslie Fenn and Franco Corno from Howe Sound Brewing Company.  We discuss the brewery’s marketing and branding, their purchase of R&B Brewing in Vancouver’s Brewery Creek neighbourhood, the 2010 Winter Olympics and more.

    The Guest Tap Show Notes
    This episode features my conversation with Leslie Fenn and Franco Corno from Howe Sound Brewing Company.  Everyone at Howe Sound Brewing was attentive and kind during our stay an I’m grateful for their hospitality.  I also wanted to thank Leslie and Franco for their time – we spent over an hour talking together!

    Guest: Leslie Fenn, Co-Owner of Howe Sound Brewing Co. & Franco Corno, Head Brewer

    Tap:  Baldwin & Coopers Best Bitter

    Episode Sponsors:


    Techno Monkey Media
    Sigil & Growler

    Theme music: Down for Whatever by Silent Partner

    Ad music: Smart Riot by Huma-Huma

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