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The BeerHealer is a story teller who wants to share the great stories of the craft beer world with you. Each episode is a half hour interview with someone involved in the world of brewing who has an interesting story to tell!

The Beer Healer interviews Chris Lukianenko

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The BeerHealer is a story teller who wants to share the great stories of the craft beer world with you. Each episode is a half hour interview with someone involved in the world of brewing who has an interesting story to tell!

    Ep. 156 - When Your Guest Cancels Two minutes before the show... With Local Brewing Co's F*****g Legend, Hugo

    Ep. 156 - When Your Guest Cancels Two minutes before the show... With Local Brewing Co's F*****g Legend, Hugo

    So I get a phone call two minutes before show time, it's Nick from Local Brewing Co. He says he can't make our chat and he is sending in the substitute, Hugo.

    All of a sudden, my weeks of research about Nick were thrown out the window, not a great start, I needed to wing it a bit. Next, we start the interview and Hugo calls me Beer Head...f'n hell, this is not going well.

    Then, we clicked, and I am not sure that I have laughed as much on a podcast in a while...this got loose!

    This is a complex story of craft beer, creating change, giving back, gypsy brewing and unique ideas. But, it's also a lot of fun, and Hugo was a great guest!

    I hope you enjoy this chat as much as I did!

    If you want to check out Local Brewing Co's beers, go here
    Local Brewing Co

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    • 52 min
    Ep. 155 - When Retro Vibes & Modern Lifestyles Collide. With Brick Lane CEO, Paul Bowker.

    Ep. 155 - When Retro Vibes & Modern Lifestyles Collide. With Brick Lane CEO, Paul Bowker.

    Have you been to the supermarket lately? Once upon a time, the displays at the ends of the aisles were filled with chocolates and coca-cola, but these days there is a new player creeping into that space, non-alcoholic beer.

    And I am not talking about the stuff that you used to pick up next to the non-alc champagne that you drank at the Christmas table as a kid. Old brands in that space like Holsten or Kaliber are being challenged by a raft of newcomers, brewed by everyone from Heinken and Budweiser, to local craft breweries Upflow and Nort.

    Paul Bowker is CEO of Brick Lane Brewing, and they have introduced a new 70's vibe upstart to the category, Sidewinder. When retro vibes and modern lifestyles collide, that's where you will find the new refreshment-inspired non alcoholic beer from Sidewinder.



    With these new additions to the lineup, and a category that looks like it is going gangbusters, it seems there is a hell of a lot to talk about. Can Paul convince this Coke Zero and Lime Mineral Water drinker to switch to a non-alc beer...let's see!!

    If you want to check out these new beers, go here
    Sidewinder Life

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    • 45 min
    Ep. 154 - Fork In The Road: A Crowdfunding Story. With Akasha Brewing Founder, Dave Padden.

    Ep. 154 - Fork In The Road: A Crowdfunding Story. With Akasha Brewing Founder, Dave Padden.

    There is a point that craft breweries get to in their growth trajectory, the one where the founders have realised that they need a little bit of extra funding to fully realise their potential. That'w where we find Akasha Brewing Co right now.

    Founded in 2015 in Sydney's Five Dock, Akasha has helped spearhead Australia's blossoming love affair with high quality, hop-forward beer, rapidly becoming one of the most celebrated and successful independent breweries in the country.
    With a nationally recognisable brand, a stellar core range of highly awarded, eminently sessionable beers, and an expanding roster of limited release seasonal projects that push the art and science of brewing to new heights of invention, Akasha is now poised to expand.

    To realise their dreams, Dave and the Akasha team have decided to embark on a crowdfunding campaign to raise the required funds. They are calling it the inner circle and are very excited about how it can take Akasha to the next level volume-wise, and tick a bunch of other strategic planning boxes for them.

    Dave jumped on the mic with me to talk it all through.

    If you are interested in registering for the crowdfunding campaign, you can do so below
    https://equitise.com/offer/akasha

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    • 32 min
    Ep. 153 - Lovely Lagers & The Tassie Lifestyle Led Me Here. With The Albert Brewery Head Brewery, JJ King.

    Ep. 153 - Lovely Lagers & The Tassie Lifestyle Led Me Here. With The Albert Brewery Head Brewery, JJ King.

    Tasmania has a bit of a history with lagers...both of the big guys down have battled for 100 odd years to see who is best. More recently, Tasmanian drinkers have rediscovered their love of lager, brewed by the new wave of craft breweries in this state, and they are liking what they are tasting.

    I guess that's why a brewery such as The Albert can afford to model their whole business plan on them...lagers of every colour. I'm not sure if it's because I have done hazy's to death, or that I'm getting grumpy in my old age, but there is something about a lager right now that I am just loving. Add the fact that The Albert has recently pumped out another favourtie of mine, a mid strength lager, and I am, in heaven! The new Albert Blue has been my beer of choice for the last few months down here, and now it seems that you mainlanders are now going to get a taste of it.

    Head Brewer, JJ King, has worked his way around a few mainland breweries, and has now settled in Tasmania to brew Lagers at The Albert...enjoy the chat!

    Check out The Albert Brewery here

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    • 58 min
    Ep. 152 - It's A Family Affair. With Seven Mile Brewing's Head Brewer, Matt Wilson.

    Ep. 152 - It's A Family Affair. With Seven Mile Brewing's Head Brewer, Matt Wilson.

    The Northern NSW region has a deep brewing history...it's the birthplace of a little brewery called Stone and Wood, you might have heard it? But a few minutes south of that brewery, in Balina, is another one that has now been kicking around for about 4 or 5 years, Seven Mile Brewing...have you heard of that one?

    Started by a father and son duo in 2017, this is a truly family-run brewery, which sounds totally awesome, buuuut may have also been a bit tricky at times...we get to that!

    This is a great chat with Matt, where he opens up about how Stone & Wood came to his rescue one time, what he learned from his time with Dave Padden, how 4 Pines helped him understand the business, and some of the personal challenges he has faced along the way.

    A ripper of a chat!

    Check Out Seven Mile's Beers Here

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    • 59 min
    Ep. 151 - 3rd Time (re-branding) is the Charm! With All-Inn Brewing Chief Operating Officer, Luke Phillips.

    Ep. 151 - 3rd Time (re-branding) is the Charm! With All-Inn Brewing Chief Operating Officer, Luke Phillips.

    One thing I know for sure is that this craft beer industry we love so much doesn't stand still for long. Venues that start off small, blow up, styles that were once a must-have on the tap list have been replaced with the next big thing. And, as breweries mature, they tweak their business models and plans, often resulting in a re-brand.

    All-Inn Brewing has been around since 2012, a little suburban brewery that started out as a labour of love for its founder, Harley Goodacre. He has a modest budget and had to do whatever it took to make his dream a reality, repurposing old milk vats and turning a humble shed into a much-loved brewery.

    These days, those milk vats have been replaced by shiny stainless, and just in the past few weeks, the beer on shelves has also had a bit of a facelift, which is one of the topics covered in this chat with All-Inn Brewing's COO and Head of Sales, Luke Phillips.

    Check Out All-Inn's Beers Here

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    • 48 min

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Listen up beer lovers

Love "tuning in" to all the episodes and hearing about that tasty beer down under!

jlh9917 ,

Fantastic

This is such a fun listen! Guy knows his beer and his convos with the brewers are so entertaining.🍻

Cartercritiques ,

Amazing show on beer and a variety of stories!

Love listening to this show as a beer drinking and a fan of good storytelling and great personalities. An awesome listen!

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