Award-winning interviews with a wide spectrum of people working in, and around, the beer industry. We balance the culture of craft beer with the businesses it supports, and examine the tenacity of its ideals.
EP-303 Jules Gray of Hop Hideout
Jules Gray describes herself as “someone that likes to keep busy.” Not only is she the founder of Hop Hideout—one of the U.K.’s first drink-in bottle shops, which opened in Sheffield, northern England, back in 2013—she’s also the organizer of Sheffield Beer Week; the Indie Beer Feast beer festival; and Indie Beer Shop Day, a new initiative she launched during the pandemic to celebrate independent beer retailers across the country.
CL-073 Michael Kiser believes in you
Michael and I discuss who we think is reading GBH and why; how conversations and beer culture have changed over the years, and how they’ve also stayed the same; our role in media and the beer industry at large; why making people mad is inevitable, and why it’s sometimes important; how balancing heady—and crucial—topics like racism against more lighthearted narratives sparks surprising, and sometimes dangerous, responses from readers; what stories have surprised him; and the ones he still wants to te
SL-028 U.S. Goes All-In on RTDs, is the U.K. SOL?
I’m chatting with fellow Sightlines reporters Kate Bernot and Jonny Garret to better understand the impact of these kinds of drinks in the U.S., where Kate is based, and the U.K., where Jonny will explain to us why hard seltzers haven’t yet become a world-changing thing like they have in the states. We’re talking data, research, and stories from both their reporting to give better and broader context on what has the potential to be one of the biggest industry stories of this summer in both countries.
EP-302 AJ Cox, Brewer and Anthropologist
Cox is a brewer and pro-union academic with an affinity for Marxism and social justice. She’s worked in beer both in the United States as well as Ireland, where her tenure at Heaney Brewery was interrupted by the onset of COVID-19. Her research relating to social anthropology extends across the globe, focusing on the history of labor, how today’s inequities have evolved from said foundations, and how that all relates to the beer industry.
CL-072 Katie Mather and The Dream Turned Reality
Throughout this discussion, Katie Mather reveals the inspiration of the her and her partner's blossoming oasis, shares their goals (both during and post-pandemic), the value they find in sourcing artisanal food and drink to share with their small community, and how opportunities disguised as dead ends can bring forth some of the sweetest outcomes.
FF-028 John Gross Knows Your Runtime
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Today’s guest is John Gross haling from Austin, Texas, and he leads our Fervent few movie channel. His background as a critic and content director for Alamo Drafthouse Cinema makes him a helluva curator.
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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