27 episodes

In this podcast we explore the world of craft beer from our base in Columbus, Ohio. While beer is the focal point, the discussions and interviews include forays into the worlds of music, travel, science and history.

All Things Beer Patrick Woodward/Mark Richards

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

In this podcast we explore the world of craft beer from our base in Columbus, Ohio. While beer is the focal point, the discussions and interviews include forays into the worlds of music, travel, science and history.

    A White Christmas with Jason McKibben

    A White Christmas with Jason McKibben

    Just in time for the holidays we offer up a fascinating conversation with Jason McKibben of North High Brewing. Listeners in Central Ohio know Jason as the Brewmaster and Co-owner of North High Brewing, but his career in the brewing industry also includes stops at Anchor Brewing, where he was the Production Director, and Budweiser, where he spent 12 years in a variety of positions including a stint as manager of the research pilot brewery in St. Louis. In this wide ranging conversation, we cover topics as varied as medalling at the World Beer Cup, brewing with local ingredients, North High’s embrace of the brewpub model, studying with Charlie Bamforth at UC Davis, a behind the scenes look at the iconic Anchor Christmas Ale, and an insider’s perspective on Budweiser. Along the way we find out what they do at Bud’s Research Pilot Brewery, and sample a vintage bottle of White Christmas, a white dog whisky distilled from the 2012 batch of Anchor Christmas Ale.

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Halloween at Jackie O‘s on 4th

    Halloween at Jackie O‘s on 4th

    Our friend Johnny Clift from Jackie O’s on 4th joins us for a special Halloween-themed episode. Johnny shares stories, past and present, on one of Ohio’s most beloved breweries, and we take a closer look at his vision for their new Columbus outpost, Jackie O’s on 4th. Along the way we savor a vertical flight of the iconic black walnut infused imperial stout, Oil of Aphrodite, starting with the base beer and working through various barrel-aged variants. In keeping with the Halloween theme we discuss haunted places in Athens, the annual Athens Halloween blowout, Frank Zappa, and the best monster inspired rock songs of all time.

    • 51 min
    Summer Homebrews

    Summer Homebrews

    After a summer break the All Things Beer podcast is back with an episode devoted to homebrews. We welcome back recurring guests Hans Gorsuch and Chris Mercerhill to discuss and dissect the fruits of our labor, including a hefeweizen, two different saisons, a biere de garde, and a wet hop harvest ale. Our conversation touches on topics like decoction mashing, the use of herbs and teas in brewing, aquaponic farming, mixed fermentation, the Great American Beer Festival, new yeast varieties, and brewing with home grown hops.

    • 48 min
    All Things Bock

    All Things Bock

    In this episode we take a deep dive on strong German lagers from the bock family (doppelbock, maibock, weizenbock, eisbock). We trace the history of this style back through the mists of time to the city of Einbeck and it's reinvention as a lager in 17th century Munich. Then we head out to Edison Brewing in Gahana, where they are pouring a bock, a doppelbock and a maibock, for a conversation with owner Wil Schulze and brewmaster Victor Ecimovich. Victor shares some of his wisdom learned in brewing traditional beers over many years at breweries including Millstream (Iowa), Goose Island (Chicago) and Hosters (Columbus). The final segment features friend and award winning homebrewer Jamie Gentry for a discussion on homebrewing  bocks. 

    • 54 min
    Fruit Lambics with Dan Reeve

    Fruit Lambics with Dan Reeve

    In a follow up to Episode 18 (Going for the Gueuze) we welcome back Dan Reeve for more discussion of Belgian Lambics. In this episode we explore Lambic variants beyond gueuze, with a focus on lambics conditioned on fruit. Along the way we enjoy and describe Krieks from both Cantillon and Drie Fonteinen, as well as Cantillon's Rose de Gambrinus (featuring raspberries). We discuss the microbiology behind Lambic fermentation and Dan discusses his successes and failures at homebrewing Belgian-style sours. 

    • 32 min
    Craft Malting

    Craft Malting

    Matt Cunningham from Rustic Brew Farms in Marysville, Ohio joins us to talk about the malting process. A fourth generation farmer, Matt got into the malting business in 2014 as a way to diversify the crops grown on the family farm, at a time when there was no malting and very little barley being grown in Ohio. In this episode we discuss details of the malting process, agronomics, European vs North American strains of barley, the challenges of running a small business, Czech Tmaves and Metallica.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

redpop75 ,

One of the best!

Fantastic podcast! I always look forward to seeing a new episode arrive. Educational and a fun listen, I always come away with something new to try. Keep them coming gentlemen!

CqwertyC ,

Big fan

I always enjoy this podcast. The conversation between the hosts and the guests is casual and entertaining.

Carlos...5? ,

Fun and informative

I love the dynamic between the hosts on this podcast, they are very informative of the topic but also have good banter that breaks up the information making it very listenable. If you would either like to know more about craft beer or just want to have a good time, this is a quality podcast and I would highly suggest you give it a listen.

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