11 episodes

AltBrau is a blog and collaborative brewing project formed to explore the creative possibility of beer.

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AltBrau is a blog and collaborative brewing project formed to explore the creative possibility of beer.

    Episode 11: On Location at Ronin Fermentation Project

    Episode 11: On Location at Ronin Fermentation Project

    Charlie Johnson has a long history in the beer business, and now he's ready to launch his own brewery... again. Recorded on location in the woods of the Lost Sierra, this episode covers Charlie's trials and tribulations and what kind of beers you should expect to see coming from his new spot.

    • 29 min
    An American Swede In Oakland

    An American Swede In Oakland

    Today we are speaking with our good friend Aiden Jönsson. Aiden is the man behind Bretty Fingers... an up-and-coming brewery inspired by mixed culture and farmhouse brewing traditions and utilizing local ingredients.

    In this episode we discuss the Swedish craft beer market, his love of session beers, and some of his recipe formulations and brewing techniques.

    • 48 min
    Brumaire Or Bust (with Krista Scruggs and "Queen D" Deirdre Heekin)

    Brumaire Or Bust (with Krista Scruggs and "Queen D" Deirdre Heekin)

    Krista Scruggs returns to the show to discuss her new project ZAFA and everything she has learned from working the vinyards out in Vermont. She is joined by her mentor Deirdre Heekin (aka Queen D) from La Garagista Wine and we discuss farming, economics ,creative endeavors, and much more.

    On a side note... our apologies for the bit of static/interference on some parts of the episode. We are in the process of upgrading our equipment. Should be good on the next episode.

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Episode 8: Cider Slinger

    Episode 8: Cider Slinger

    On this episode we talk to my new boss! Greg Ruth is one of the founders of South City Ciderworks. He tells us about how they got started and some of the challenges you face selling cider in the beer world.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 7: On Location at Cellarmaker

    Episode 7: On Location at Cellarmaker

    Our first time taking the podcast straight to the source. We recorded this episode at CellarMaker Brewing with co-founder Connor Casey. We talk about the beer distribution game, alternative business models, handling hops, and collaborations.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 6: Talkin' Coffee with Bill Stevenson and friends

    Episode 6: Talkin' Coffee with Bill Stevenson and friends

    So many great coffee beers out there. We decided to talk about it with our friend, barista Campbell McIntosh. Not only that... but we heard Mikkeller was releasing a coffee IPA with the fellas from punk rock legends The Descendents. We got Bill Stevenson on the phone and talked about their new record Hypercaffium Spazinate (Epitaph Records)

    • 1 hr 13 min

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