122 episodes

Drink Beer, Think Beer is a weekly conversation with brewers, growers, and other brewing industry professionals that explores the art, culture, and business of craft beer. Hosted by John Holl and recorded on location, this podcast gets to the bottom of every pint and offers insight into the dynamic world of beer.

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    • 4.9 • 98 Ratings

Drink Beer, Think Beer is a weekly conversation with brewers, growers, and other brewing industry professionals that explores the art, culture, and business of craft beer. Hosted by John Holl and recorded on location, this podcast gets to the bottom of every pint and offers insight into the dynamic world of beer.

    Ep. 120 - Jean-Claude Tetreault of Trillium Brewing

    Ep. 120 - Jean-Claude Tetreault of Trillium Brewing

    After years of patiently waiting and thinking about blends, Trillium released its spontaneous beer just before the holidays. On this episode brewer and co-founder J.C. Tetreault talks about the beer, the business, culinary inspirations, farming and more.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 119 - Kevin Abbott of Barrel of Monks

    Ep. 119 - Kevin Abbott of Barrel of Monks

    Kevin Abbott of Barrel of Monks brewing talks about the evolution of Belgian styles, culinary influences on recipes, and finding ways to balance a brewery’s philosophy with customer demand.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 118 - The World Atlas of Beer

    Ep. 118 - The World Atlas of Beer

    Resolve to do more reading and travel this year and start with the World Atlas of Beer. The authors are here to talk about the book, beer destinations, and the constantly changing landscape of styles.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Ep. 117 - The State of Bars with Chris Black, Michael Roper, and Polly Watts 2021

    Ep. 117 - The State of Bars with Chris Black, Michael Roper, and Polly Watts 2021

    The pandemic continues to impact bars across the country. On this episode we talk with three publicans of beloved craft beer bars about what 2021 has been like, measures they have taken to survive, and the decision to close. Listen to Chris Black of the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Polly Watts of the Avenue Pub in New Orleans, and Michael Roper of Hop Leaf in Chicago talk about their bars, the past, present and the future.

    • 58 min
    Ep. 116 - Reflections on Beer in 2021

    Ep. 116 - Reflections on Beer in 2021

    It's our annual year-end round table with writers and beer professionals. We toast the end of 2021, and to look forward to the new year with some predictions and cheer.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Ep. 115 - Daniel Carey of New Glarus Brewing Co.

    Ep. 115 - Daniel Carey of New Glarus Brewing Co.

    While the brewery might be best known for Spotted Cow, there’s more to New Glarus Brewing than that one beer. Daniel Carey, the founder and brewer is on the show to talk about flavor, recipe development, specialty ingredients, and more.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Geney Boy ,

Awesome podcast!

John is an absolute journalist! I love the podcast and will recommend it to anyone I speak to!! Cheers, John!!

djbeer73 ,

Almost There

First let me thank John Holl and all the other contributors for pod casts as this has been one of the many things that has helped me to maintain a level of sanity during this difficult time we’re all going thru.
Then I’d like to express how much I liked hearing the most recent podcast (episode 83 from Zillcoah Brewing in Asheville NC). This episode was fantastic hearing from a small brewing in one of the largest beer towns/cities in the country and how they worked thru this weird time and keep doing what they do best. It was also great to hear the wind blowing thru the mic as it made Zillcoah sound even more like a place I can wait to visit on my next trip to Asheville.
Keep up the good work John and all those you work with (even Mr. Carton who seems to know everything about everything).

chris0011011 ,

A Peak in the Mind of America’s Best Brewers

This is a great podcast if you want to understand what’s under the hood of you favorite brewery and the American beer scene. John is a masterful interviewer with a curious mind that brings out the best insights, stories, and sidebars from his guests.

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