Bar Towel Radio is a podcast about the craft beer scene in Ontario and beyond. We feature interviews, panel discussions and live conversations about craft beer, breweries, pubs and more. Bar Towel Radio is a production of BarTowel.com, Ontario's Premier Beer Resource.
Brad Clifford of Clifford Brewing
In this episode we chat with Brad Clifford, founder of Clifford Brewing, who was recently awarded Canadian Brewery of the Year at the Canadian Brewing Awards. Brad and I chat about how he started in brewing and his stops along the way to starting Clifford Brewing in East Hamilton.
London, Ontario's Brewing and Beer Scene
In this episode we have a round-table chat about London, Ontario's emerging beer scene with Dave Reed of Forked River Brewing Company, Gavin Anderson of Anderson Craft Ales and award-winning beer writer Ben Johnson.
Stephen Rich of Cowbell Brewing
In this episode we visit the impressive Cowbell Brewing in Blyth, Ontario and have a chat with Stephen Rich, their Brewmaster and Director of Brewing Operations. We chat about Stephen's start in beer and how he got involved in Cowbell, the beer program and some of the unique methods and equipment that Cowbell employs at the brewery, and what's in store for Cowbell now and in the future.
In this episode we share a few beers and many beer memories with acclaimed beer writer Stephen Beaumont. Catching up at Toronto beer hall WVRST, we chat about how Stephen got into beer, the past and present state of the beer industry, his beer travel adventures crossing the globe, his writing and publishing and more.
Ryan Morrow of Collective Arts and Nickel Brook
In this episode we have a chat with Ryan Morrow, head brewer of Collective Arts and Nickel Brook, at Collective Arts' Liquid Art Fest which took place in June 2018.
Red Thread Brewing Co.
In this episode we have a chat with longtime friend Carl Milroy, founder and partner of the Red Thread Brewing Co. We share a beer and discuss how Red Thread came to be, and what it's like to launch in Ontario without a bricks and mortar brewery.