The AltBrau Podcast, part of the Good Beer Hunting network, is where we talk to the outliers in beer—the people whose work and passions might indicate a more interesting future. Host Tim Decker is a wild ale producer himself, so this is also his journey, chronicling the people and places that make us think differently about what we do.
EP-008 Averie Swanson of Keeping Together
Averie recently struck out on her own after her time at Jester King and founded Keeping Together, her Saison and farmhouse-inspired beer project in Chicago, Illinois. Operating out of Half Acre Beer Company, her business model for Keeping Together is an unconventional one, and on today’s episode we discuss how and why she chose to leave Texas to bring her brewing knowledge to the Midwest, our mutual love for wild ales, and the challenges of starting a new endeavor in the shadow of COVID-19.
Episode 007—Jerry Franck of Bottle Conditioned
On today’s show we speak to Jerry Franck… an academy award nominated film maker who found himself entranced by lambic and the unique cast of characters who brew and blend them.
Over the last few years, Jerry and his small team have been gathering and editing footage for their upcoming documentary “Bottle Conditioned” that tells the story of lambic and its place in the world.
Shilpi Halemane of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales
With his extensive background in beer, wine, malting, and microbiology, was the perfect candidate to not only maintain the quality of the brewery's classic beers, but also to incorporate a variety of traditional Lagers into their catalogue. Sure, they were a departure from the wild fermentations I fell in love with, but still no less impressive.
Ep 005—Arnaud Goethals of Vive la Tarte
Arnaud, along with his wife Julie Vandermeersch, is the co-owner of Vive la Tarte, a bakery and cafe in San Francisco. I first met Arnaud when my wife worked at Vive la Tarte. We quickly connected over our love of beers from his homeland of Belgium. Throughout our friendship, Arnaud has struck me as someone who sees the industry, and his place in it, from a uniquely broad and incisive perspective, and I wanted to hear his thoughts about the future of hospitality in the Bay Area.
Episode 004—Nick Impellitteri of The Yeast Bay
Nick Impellitteri of The Yeast Bay in Portland, Oregon runs a boutique microbiology lab that supplies the beer industry with a wide variety of yeasts and bacteria. Most of his production is housed at a much bigger facility, home to perhaps the biggest name in craft yeast: White Labs in San Diego, California.
Episode 003—Asa Stone of The University of New Mexico
Asa Stone is used to wearing a lot of hats. An educator and Advanced Cicerone from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she explores the spaces where psychology, sociology, and history overlap, all within the context of the beverage industry. From that unique place, she seeks ways in which beer can be used to shine a light on issues of education, social justice, and environmental impact.
it’s about beer! What’s not to love :-)
Big Tim is such a smart dude, he has a great podcasting voice, and his love for the craft of beer shines through spectacularly!!!!
Wanted to like this podcast
I wanted to like this podcast. But it just went to little bit too political little bit too quickly podcast should be an escape from all social issues not a reminder of it. So if you looking for an escape from all social issues and all political stuff going on don’t give this podcast to listen