Renown Miami craft beer brewer, Johnathan Wakefield, explores the intersection of craft beer and popular culture. In addition to his internationally-acclaimed beers, Johnathan is known for his love of sports, comics, street art, music, sneakers and a certain movie franchise about a galaxy far, far away. All of these inspire the names and labels of his beers. His guests, from both the craft beer universe and popular culture, will discuss all of Johnathan’s passions, as well as broader-ranging topics, like diversity in brewing and the corporatization of the industry
Lincoln's Beard Brewing's John Falco & Pro Pickleball Player Tara Bernstein
We're heading to the courts on The Beer Hour this week! First up we've got Lincoln's Beard Brewing Company cofounder John Falco talking the beginnings of the brewery, expanding into new businesses, and the challenges of sustaining a brewery in Florida.
Then professional pickleball player, social media personality and content creator for the New York Mets Tara Bernstein joins the show to talk her upbringing in sports, the fast rise of pickleball, and how to make a living as a social media influencer.
Ceria's Keith Villa & Miami Beach Fit Camp's Kristen Smith
We're getting fit and staying true to our resolutions on The Beer Hour this week! First up we've got part two of our interview with Keith Villa, legendary brewer who came to fame with the Blue Moon Belgian White. We'll talk his new venture Ceria, non-alcoholic beers infused with cannabis, and what the market for it might be like in the future.
Then Miami Beach Fit Camp founder Kristen Smith joins the show to detail her weightloss journey, running on the beach at sunrise, and how we can stay motivated to stay in shape.
Ceria's Keith Villa & former NFL player and coach Todd McNair
We're gearing up for the big game on the Beer Hour this week! First up, we've got legendary brewmaster Keith Villa joining the show. The man behind Blue Moon Belgian White talks his history at MillerCoors, what inspired him to create that beer, and the workings of a billion dollar brewery in PART ONE of our supersized interview! Tune in next week to hear part two, about his new venture in non-alcoholic beer Ceria.
Then former NFL player and coach Todd McNair joins the show to reflect on his time playing with the Kansas City Chiefs, their chances in this year's championship, and what makes a great coach and recruiter.
HOMES Brewery's Nick Panchame & Philadelphia Inquirer's Evan Benn
We're back on The Beer Hour this week! First up we've got Nick Panchame, head brewer at HOMES Brewery. He'll talk the beginnings of their brewing, the special campus they began, and what sorts of beers are popular these days.
Then we've got friend of Miami and friend of the show Evan Benn joining. Currently Director of Special Projects and Editorial Events at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Evan previously wrote about food and craft beer around Miami. We'll hear his insight into print media, food, and more!
Allagash Brewing & All About Beer
We're getting ready for the New Year on The Beer Hour this week! First up we've got Jason Perkins, Brewmaster at Allagash Brewing Co., talking about their popular Allagash White beer, the new "Snow Report" brew, and what's in store for the future.
Then John Holl of All About Beer Magazine returns to the show to give us the rundown of how 2023 was for the craft beer market, what to expect for 2024, and why hop water might be the wave of the future. Happy holidays!
Kodiak Island Brewing Co. & Dorman Tree Farm
We're going to Kodiak Island on The Beer Hour this week! First up we've got Ben Millstein, founder of Kodiak Island Brewing Co. We'll talk starting a brewery in a remote place, adding in a distillery, and the kinds of brews and cocktails that go best in the Alaskan tundra. Then Todd and Celeste Dorman of the Dorman Tree Farm join the show to talk raising Christmas trees in Alaska, and how to best prepare your tree for the holidays. Happy holidays!
Not just Beer
I appreciate the variety of guests and nicely flowing interviews.