297 episodes

The Bartender Journey Podcast is impassioned talk about Bartending, Spirits and Cocktails.
• Spirit & Cocktail Knowledge
• Bartender Culture & Elucidation
• The Art Of The Tip

Bartender Journey - Cocktails. Spirits. Bartending Culture. Libations for your Ears. Brian Weber is a Professional Bartender and Cocktail & Spirit Enthusiast.

    • Food
    • 4.6, 8 Ratings

The Bartender Journey Podcast is impassioned talk about Bartending, Spirits and Cocktails.
• Spirit & Cocktail Knowledge
• Bartender Culture & Elucidation
• The Art Of The Tip

    Keeping the Hustle Alive with Walter Easterbrook

    Keeping the Hustle Alive with Walter Easterbrook

    Friend of the podcast Walter Easterbrook joins us to talk about how he's still hustling during quarantine.  He also share some great resources from his recent Beyond the Bar series.
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    Thanks to the Beyond the Bar sponsors who are supporting the community:
    Winebow
    Sazerac
    Los Vecinos mezcal
    San Matias
    Neft Vodka
    Pitu

    • 29 min
    Tequila Education

    Tequila Education

    Great Education with founder of Hiatus Tequila, Kristopher DeSoto for Cinco de Mayo!For a deep dive into Tequila Education, check out the Hiatus Tequila YouTube page. 

    • 59 min
    Ten (plus) Bartender Book Recommendations

    Ten (plus) Bartender Book Recommendations

    Brian’s Picks:
    Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s The Bar Book, Elements of Cocktail Technique  is always my #1 recommendation. (He was a guest on Episode 113.)
    Esquire Drinks, An Opinionated & Irreverent Guide to Drinking - David Wondrich (out of print, but is available used on Amazon for as little as $2.81!) An old book - 2002, but a goodie.  Mr. Wondrich, who is the end all authority on cocktail history wrote this book for Esquire Magazine.  If you ever want the definitive answer on the history of a cocktail, just google the name of the drink and "Wondrich". (He was a guest on Episode 110.)
    The Joy of Mixology The Consummate Guide to the Barternend’s Craft - Oh Gaz....I miss you. Originally published in 2003, there is an updated version of this book.  (He was a guest on Episode 175.)
    The Curious Bartender,  The Artistry and Alchemy of Creating the Perfect Cocktail - Tristian Stephenson.   Smart guy.  I love how in this book he presents a classic cocktail, gives the classic specs, and then his interpretation of an improvement on the recipe. (He was a guest on Episode 122.)
    Regarding Cocktails - Sasha Petraske (Foreword by Dale DeGroff), Shsah changed everything in our industry. (He's NOT been a guest on the show, he unfortunately passed away in 2015... I never had the opportunity to meet the man, but he influenced so many).
    Benny’s Picks:
    Liquid Intelligence, The Art and Science of the Perfect Cocktail by Dave Arnold.  The Science of Cocktails?  Who would have thought?  A great and well thought out book.
    Smuggler’s Cove, Exotic Cocktails, Rum,and the Cult of Tiki by Martin and Rebecca Cate (He was a guest on Episode 186 .) A beautiful book full of great information and beautiful tiki drinks.
    Beach Bum Berry Remixed, Gallery of Tiki Drinks by Jeff Berry.  A real tiki book, full of old school tiki recipes.
    PDT Cocktail Book, The Complete Bartender’s Guide From the Celebrated Speakeasy by Jim Meehan (He was a guest on Episode 77.) Meehan is a true gentleman who created a perfect Speakeasy.  Every Bartender should own this book.
    Also mentioned in this episode:
    Meehan’s Bartender Manual by Jim Meehan (Featured on Episode 89.)  If you ever even considered owning your own bar, you must read this book from cover to cover.
    The Flavor Bible, The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Most Imaginative Chefs by Karen age and Andrew Dornenburg.  An outstanding book on flavors - what goes with what.
    Cocktails Made Simple: Easy & Delicious Recipes for the Home Bartender by Brian Weber and Amin Benny.  What to make cocktails at home, or get a foundation for becoming a professional Bartender?  This book is authored by host of Bartender Journey, Brian Weber and co-author Amin Benny.
     

    • 50 min
    Distilled Spirits Council President Chris Swonger

    Distilled Spirits Council President Chris Swonger

    We talk with the President of the Distilled Spirits Council Chris Swonger about the Council's efforts during the COVID19 crisis.

    • 24 min
    Ever Think About Creating Your Own Bartender Podcast?

    Ever Think About Creating Your Own Bartender Podcast?

    With all of us Bartenders stuck at home and out of work during quarantine, this might be just the time to start a podcast of your own!
    Here's a little jump start for you!

    • 17 min
    #FUCoronavirus

    #FUCoronavirus

    In this difficult time of the Bud Lite, um, Corona virus...we are sending good vibes/wishes to stay healthy mental, physically and financially.  That last one...financially is really tough right now, I know.
    Before we go any further, please understand that while I am a professional Bartender, I am not a lawyer, doctor, financial planner or anything like that.  Please go to bartenderjourney.net/disclaimer to read our Disclaimer.

    • 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Thomopt ,

Love it!!!

Really interesting and informative, has ignited a need to read and discover the arts of finding, making and presenting drinks. Looking forward to the next episode

BackBarUK ,

Great show!

The show is a great educational tool for bartenders wanting to learn more about their craft. I listened from episode one and was addicted!

Aled Marc ,

Nice one

My pub had a ridiculously busy event last night and we were short staffed, so I was essentially serving and bar backing on my own for 4 hours in a 2/3 deep bar almost constantly. To be fair, I got some back up a few times from the owner, his wife and one of the regulars, with bar backing.

I found out today (from a bartender in another local pub) that my game was so on point that people are talking about it in the other pubs in the area and apparently now I've become a bit of a legend in the village haha!

I only want to share this with you because you guys and the bartender journey podcast have to get some credit. You really put the fire and motivation back into me. I want to thank you and show you that you're reaching people on a real level, across oceans!

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