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The Brewbound Podcast is an extension of Brewbound’s leading B2B beer industry reporting, featuring interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes are released every Thursday. Send comments and suggestions to podcast@brewbound.com.

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The Brewbound Podcast is an extension of Brewbound’s leading B2B beer industry reporting, featuring interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes are released every Thursday. Send comments and suggestions to podcast@brewbound.com.

    A July 4 Darty Report, Plus TikTok Adds Bev-Alc Ads

    A July 4 Darty Report, Plus TikTok Adds Bev-Alc Ads

    Following a long July 4 holiday weekend, the Brewbound team shares how they celebrated Independence Day. 
     
    Jess provides a Jersey Shore report, including whether there was enough Surfside supply. 
     
    Zoe shares the results from her July 4 darty on how newer beverages such as Surfside, Sun Cruiser, The Beast Unleashed, and Happy Thursday performed with the under 30 crowd. She also notes the prevalence of High Noon in Boston’s party districts. 
     
    Then the conversation turns to social media platform TikTok opening its platform to beverage-alcohol advertisements. Jess explains why now and what bev-alc companies should consider. 
     
    The team also discusses non-alcoholic beer maker Athletic Brewing’s $50 million equity financing round and rumored valuation.

    • 29 min
    How to Make a Summer Shandy Work Year-Round

    How to Make a Summer Shandy Work Year-Round

    Molson Coors-owned Leinenkugel’s is making its flagship Summer Shandy a year-round offering. Leinenkugel’s president Tony Bugher and John Leinenkugel discuss why the move represents the company getting out of its own way, how big the brand is for its business and how they plan to support the brand in the colder months.
     
    But first, ReserveBar CEO Derrick Correia offers thoughts on the post-Drizly state of e-commerce and how bev-alc companies can win in the digital sphere.

    • 40 min
    Allagash Tests the Hop Waters, Some Cannabis Users Say They’re Drinking Less & Hard Kombucha’s Comeback

    Allagash Tests the Hop Waters, Some Cannabis Users Say They’re Drinking Less & Hard Kombucha’s Comeback

    The Brewbound team catches up on the latest news, including Allagash’s first foray into non-alcoholic adult beverages with Hop Water. Justin, Jess and Zoe discuss why this seems on brand for the Portland, Maine-based craft brewery, and why it may be a better entry point than NA beer.
     
    Jess then shares why some cannabis users say they are drinking less, with a lot of caveats.
     
    Zoe shares her experience at the Boston Celtics victory parade and thoughts on C’s guard Derrick White’s duck boat adventures. Zoe also breaks down her feature on the state of hard kombucha. 
     
    The show wraps with a conversation on whether the spicy trend has fully taken hold in bev-alc.

    • 37 min
    Streamlining Brewery Operations: Insights from Kyle Kensrue of Ollie

    Streamlining Brewery Operations: Insights from Kyle Kensrue of Ollie

    In this episode of the Brewbound podcast, host Ray Latif sits down with Kyle Kensrue, Account Executive at Ollie. With extensive experience in the brewing industry, Kyle shares his journey from managing breweries in New York City to his current role at Ollie, a software platform designed to support brewers. He highlights how Ollie, built by brewers for brewers, helps alleviate administrative burdens, streamline processes, and provide crucial insights into cost management and reporting.
    Kyle discusses the evolving brewing industry and the importance of being nimble, particularly in response to challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic, rising costs, and competitive market pressures. He shares personal anecdotes about the necessity of pivoting to new packaging formats and the value of having robust, flexible software to manage these changes effectively.
    Ray and Kyle also touch on the broader theme of transforming a passion for brewing into a sustainable business. Kyle emphasizes the critical role Ollie plays in helping breweries not just produce great beer, but also operate efficiently and profitably.
    For brewers looking to optimize their operations and stay ahead in a dynamic industry, this conversation provides valuable insights and practical advice. To learn more about Ollie and connect with Kyle, visit getollie.com or email them at sales@getollie.com

    • 5 min
    All the Angles of a Potential Boston Beer Sale

    All the Angles of a Potential Boston Beer Sale

    Bernstein analyst Nadine Sarwat breaks down the pros and cons of a potential sale of Boston Beer Company. Sarwat also examines potential suitors, Wall Street’s view of potential deals and why Boston Beer continues to be in conversations around M&A. 
     
    Plus, the Brewbound team discusses the latest news, including the Kelce brothers’ investment in Garage Beer, Hulk Hogan’s new lager and Athletic’s acquisition of another Ballast Point brewery in San Diego.

    • 42 min
    Crafting Stability: Scott Labs' 90-Year Legacy in Brewing

    Crafting Stability: Scott Labs' 90-Year Legacy in Brewing

    In this Brewbound Podcast interview, Ray Latif sits down with Nate Armbrust, a key figure at Scott Labs, to discuss the company's long-standing support for brewers and its role in the evolving beverage industry. Nate provides a detailed history of Scott Labs, which began as a yeast laboratory in Petaluma, California, 90 years ago. Originally serving the wine industry, Scott Labs has since expanded its expertise to include a wide range of beverages, focusing on stability and quality.
    Nate explains how Scott Labs assists brewers in navigating the challenges of producing alternative beverages such as non-alcoholic beer, RTD cocktails, and flavored malt beverages. He emphasizes the importance of understanding the unique stability requirements of these beverages, especially when incorporating ingredients like fruit juices that introduce fermentable sugars. Scott Labs offers solutions like Valkrin, a stabilization method that can sometimes replace tunnel pasteurization, addressing the needs of producers who face limitations in space and capital.
    Nate also discusses how Scott Labs helps brewers meet consumer demands for clean label products while ensuring beverage stability. He highlights the company's comprehensive approach to evaluating and stabilizing beverages, utilizing various methods including preservatives, pasteurization, and their proprietary products.
    Listeners interested in learning more about Scott Labs' services and products can easily connect through their website, ScottLab.com, where a contact form is available for inquiries.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Jack82617181 ,

Good content - terrible humor

I really love the information presented in their intro topics and the interviews are typically fantastic. However, the banter and jokes are groan worthy. I would prefer to just hear the interviews and skip past the rip-off segments are terrible humor.

^the gnubian^ ,

Skip first 8-10 minutes

Informative content begins after enduring these inauthentic marketing personalities catching up with each other. No value there. Guests are the best part. Maybe guests could host the show?

MurphDen614 ,

Great podcast filling a massive void

Really enjoy listen to this podcast every week. Very informative and easy to listen to. I feel like they fill a void in the craft beer podcast realm. Not just three dumb white guys in their 30s (which I am) talking about beer and what they think of the hops.

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