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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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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.

    Beware the Grain Dust: A Conversation About Brewery Safety

    Beware the Grain Dust: A Conversation About Brewery Safety

    A few weeks back Dave Haydysch of Lone Rider Beer began posting shots of himself on social media in the hospital after being admitted for breathing problems. It turns out it was exposure to malt dust that landed him there.  He’s been part of the North Carolina Craft Beer Industry since 2010 when he got his start at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, NC. In 2016 Dave was brought on to develop and lead brewing operations at Mason Jar Lager Company. 
     
    He is now leading brewing ops at Lonerider Brewing in Raleigh and co-brewing with the team at Fortnight Brewing in Cary. Dave is an active member of the NC Brewers Guild and sits on the Education Committee for the Guild. On this episode he walks us through his career and the last several scary weeks.
    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.
    Host: John Holl
    Guests: Dave Haydysch
    Sponsors: All About Beer
    Tags: Lager, Brewing, Safety, Malt, Brewing
    Photo by John Holl 

    • 33 min
    Learning Life Lessons with Lew Bryson

    Learning Life Lessons with Lew Bryson

    Lew Bryson is on the show this week. He’s a long-time writer in the beer and whisky space, a voice of reason, and honestly just a force of good and positivity in an otherwise dreary world.
    I’ve been fortunate to call  Bryson a friend for the better part of 20 years now. As a writer starting off in the beer space he was one of a few that was generous with his time, advice, and expertise. That’s not a unique to me experience. Lew has helped so many better understand drinks and culture. 
     
    He’s kind and intelligent with the kind of resume that can only come with being among the very best. He was managing editor of Whisky Advocate magazine for 20 years. He is the author of Tasting Whiskey, and Whiskey Master Class, and writes a column for Craft Spirits Magazine. 
     
    His work has appeared in countless publications, including a long stint in All About Beer.  Bryson is a Kentucky Colonel, and a member of The Order of The Writ, an honorary association of the bourbon industry.  He lives in central Pennsylvania, which is the topic of his podcast, “Seen Through A Glass." – a show you should tune into regularly. 
     
    A few months back we were approached by Rich Colli of Varga Bar to do an event for Philly Beer Week. It was great fun, pouring and talking about whisky and beer. Before all that we sat down at Victory Brewing in Philly, to talk about writing, careers, home bars, and more. 
     
    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.
    Host: John Holl
    Guests: Lew Bryson
    Sponsors: All About Beer
    Tags: Lager, Whisky, Home Bars, Books
    Photo by John Holl 

    • 59 min
    Don Tse Nerds Out with Brewers About Decoction

    Don Tse Nerds Out with Brewers About Decoction

    Don Tse takes over hosting duties on this episode recorded live at Forever Lager. He talks with a trio of brewers about decoction mashing. This is a fun, entertaining, and engaging listen.  
    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.
    Host: Don Tse
    Guests: Zach Adams of Fox Farm, Eric Larkin of Cohesion Brewing, and Shawn Cooper of Halfway Crooks
    Sponsors: All About Beer
    Tags: Lager, Brewing, Malt, Mashing, Decoction
    Photo by John Holl 

    • 48 min
    Cool Brewers Doing Cool Things

    Cool Brewers Doing Cool Things

    This week is a conversation recorded at Notch Brewing, during the Forever Lager Festival. In a moment you’ll hear from the brewers Wild East Brewing, Working Draft, and Dovetail, a bunch of cool brewers doing cool things.
    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.
    Host: John Holl
    Guests: Jenny Pfafflin of Dovetail Brewery, Clinton Lohman of Working Draft Beer Co., and Brett Taylor of Wild East Brewing.
    Sponsors: All About Beer
    Tags: Lager, Brewing, Rice, Hazy IPA, Festival
    Photo by Andy Crouch

    • 51 min
    The History and Future of New England Beer

    The History and Future of New England Beer

    This is the second of several shows recorded live during Forever Lager, a festival held by Notch Brewing in Brighton, Massachusetts. Guest host Andy Crouch takes a deep dive into the culture of brewing in New England with a trio of respected, and well-known brewers: Tod Mott of Tributary Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing, and Paul Sayler of Zero Gravity Brewing.
    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.
    Host: Andy Crouch
    Guests: Tod Mott of Tributary Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing, and Paul Sayler of Zero Gravity Brewing
    Sponsors: All About Beer
    Tags: Lager, Brewing, Pilsner, Hazy IPA, Festival
    Photo by John Holl

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Past, Present, and Future of Lager

    The Past, Present, and Future of Lager

    A panel discussion on lagers recorded at the Forever Lager '24 Festival at Notch Brewing. Featuring Khris Johnson of Green Bench Brewing, Ben Howe of Otherlands Brewing, and Tom Clark of Berwick Brewing.
    For more Drink Beer, Think Beer check out All About Beer.
    Host: John Holl
    Guests: Khris Johnson, Tom Clark, Ben Howe
    Sponsors: All About Beer
    Tags: Lager, Brewing, Pilsner, Hazy IPA, Festival
    Photo by Andy Crouch

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
111 Ratings

111 Ratings

schulzal ,

Great podcast.

John is so knowledgeable. Especially loved his interview with Kelsey Grammer.

Geney Boy ,

Awesome podcast!

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

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Nate Schweber episode

I truly enjoyed this episode. Although there was no discussion of beer, the discussion and information about nature was outstanding. Well done, thank you.

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