GBH is not a voice speaking only from the outside looking in, but rather, from the middle of some of the most rapidly changing dynamics that any U.S. industry has ever seen. The interviews go deeper and the articles work harder to balance the culture of craft beer with the businesses it supports, shifting the conversation with our readers toward the future of the industry we love and the tenacity of its ideals.
CL-055 Brian Alberts Gets into the Mash Tun Time Machine
Brian Alberts is a beer historian and regular contributor to our From Barons to Barrels series. The stories in this series were meant to be rooted in Midwestern beer history, but that doesn’t mean that it was meant to explore that history through conventional means.
Rather, the series connects some of the dots between past and present. And for GBH, that means through the lens of race, ethnicity, nationality, class, gender, and politics. When it comes to those things, history really does repeat itself.
EP-276 Tom Acitelli, Author of "Pilsner: How the Beer of Kings Changed the World"
In this episode, we're talking with Tom Acitelli about Pilsner, its backstory, the history of craft, as well as imperialism, the temperance movement, and the big picture of alcohol in America. It’s a wide-ranging conversation with one of the beer world’s best writers.
EP-275 Eurotrip: What We're Missing When We Can't Travel
In this episode, GBH's international editor Evan Rail wanted to ask ex-pats and beer travelers what they missed about beer in Europe, and what they thought was valuable about their time here. He finds out what they learned and what they thought beer fans might miss out on if they just read an article or watched a video from Europe instead of traveling there themselves. Basically, he wants to know why this all sucks—and the memories keeping folks going.
CL-054 Stephanie Grant Tells a Tale of Two Cities
Today, I’m talking with Stephanie Grant, who wrote “Drinking While Black—The Isolation and Loneliness of Navigating All-White Taprooms." Ultimately, Stephanie's essay is intentionally dualistic, contrasting her experiences drinking in taprooms in Asheville, North Carolina—an overwhelmingly white city long known as "Beer City USA"—and the much more diverse city of Atlanta, where she's based.
That tension—and that pull between two totally different experiences—is no accident.
CL-053 Kate Bernot and Brian Alberts on the Temporality of Temperance
Is temperance a war of attrition? Or will previous precedents point to likely future results? Kate Bernot and Brian Alberts join the conversation, as they dig into the many factors influencing America’s long pattern of Prohibitionist tensions.
SP-002 Worth the Squeeze — Fruit Beer Adds Punch to Brand Portfolios
Starting in 2019, fruit beers—a non-specific category comprising fruited and flavored brands—showed some of the strongest growth among beer styles in grocery, convenience, liquor, and other chain stores. This has become even more stark in 2020, as COVID-19 has accelerated brewing and sales strategies that are focused on easy-to-understand flavor experiences, like hop-forward beers … or beers featuring fruit.
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The most holistically focused podcast about beer out there. The team of deft interviewers that make up the GBH team make their guests, topics, and beer on the whole more approachable. An invaluable resource for understanding why beer means more than just beer.
Well Produced, Great Topics, BUT...
Is such a well produced and thought out podcast from the very beginning, covers topics other beer podcasts barely touch and is overall a very enjoyable narrative about something I’m very passionate about.
My problem is the sponsorship by multinational corporate beer companies. I know they were bought by an investment arm of ABInBev, but the increasing corporate beer integration is absurd. People who are this into the craft beer industry have little to no interest in supporting a corporate beer culture that almost destroyed smaller brewers in the US. As a pro brewer, it disgusts me that after years of not being able to break into craft beer, the giant brewers just started buying shelf space and tap handles back. It’s always an uphill battle that can’t be won as a small brewery. Something that pretends to care about beer but takes the enemy’s money is not a friend of craft beer—nor does it have any true journalist integrity anymore. I mean if you have a series sponsored by Miller High Life, that is not good beer hunting. That was my first beer a long time ago, and my honest reaction was, “Why do people like beer?!?” It took a few years before I ever had an interesting beer due to the beer landscape in the South in the early to mid 90s. I would NEVER drank beer again if I had place my impression of beer on Miller’s beer. And yet “Good Beer Hunting” is letting them dictate their content. What a shame.
It makes me sad about the thing I love so much and its future. I wish you could have reminded independent and free from corporate blood money.
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