Award-winning interviews with a wide spectrum of people working in, and around, the beer industry. We balance the culture of craft beer with the businesses it supports, and examine the tenacity of its ideals.
CL-073 Michael Kiser believes in you
Michael and I discuss who we think is reading GBH and why; how conversations and beer culture have changed over the years, and how they’ve also stayed the same; our role in media and the beer industry at large; why making people mad is inevitable, and why it’s sometimes important; how balancing heady—and crucial—topics like racism against more lighthearted narratives sparks surprising, and sometimes dangerous, responses from readers; what stories have surprised him; and the ones he still wants to te
SL-028 U.S. Goes All-In on RTDs, is the U.K. SOL?
I’m chatting with fellow Sightlines reporters Kate Bernot and Jonny Garret to better understand the impact of these kinds of drinks in the U.S., where Kate is based, and the U.K., where Jonny will explain to us why hard seltzers haven’t yet become a world-changing thing like they have in the states. We’re talking data, research, and stories from both their reporting to give better and broader context on what has the potential to be one of the biggest industry stories of this summer in both countries.
EP-302 AJ Cox, Brewer and Anthropologist
Cox is a brewer and pro-union academic with an affinity for Marxism and social justice. She’s worked in beer both in the United States as well as Ireland, where her tenure at Heaney Brewery was interrupted by the onset of COVID-19. Her research relating to social anthropology extends across the globe, focusing on the history of labor, how today’s inequities have evolved from said foundations, and how that all relates to the beer industry.
CL-072 Katie Mather and The Dream Turned Reality
Throughout this discussion, Katie Mather reveals the inspiration of the her and her partner's blossoming oasis, shares their goals (both during and post-pandemic), the value they find in sourcing artisanal food and drink to share with their small community, and how opportunities disguised as dead ends can bring forth some of the sweetest outcomes.
FF-028 John Gross Knows Your Runtime
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Today’s guest is John Gross haling from Austin, Texas, and he leads our Fervent few movie channel. His background as a critic and content director for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema makes him a helluva curator.
EP-301 Stacey Ayeh, founder of Rock Leopard Brewing
While Rock Leopard is relatively new to the scene, Stacey Ayeh is not. He’s worked in the alcohol industry since 2002 after seeing the potential of Kopparberg cider. He became their UK agent, only to be forced aside by a larger distributor later. That was the first of several setbacks that have plagued Ayeh, but never defined him.
After frustrating experiences at London Fields Brewery and Magic Spells, he finally struck out on his own, determined to have complete control over his career.