99 episodes

We'll be focusing on a myriad of topics to help Inspire Your Craft. We have a line up of special guests that we're pulling out of the woodwork across the globe to discuss everything brewing and distilling. We'll cover topics from selecting and sourcing raw materials for production to innovative new trends and products; you won't want to miss an episode. So mark your calendars, grab your favorite craft beer or spirit, and join us for some inspiration - Cheers!

The BrewDeck Podcast Country Malt Group

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.5 • 23 Ratings

We'll be focusing on a myriad of topics to help Inspire Your Craft. We have a line up of special guests that we're pulling out of the woodwork across the globe to discuss everything brewing and distilling. We'll cover topics from selecting and sourcing raw materials for production to innovative new trends and products; you won't want to miss an episode. So mark your calendars, grab your favorite craft beer or spirit, and join us for some inspiration - Cheers!

    S.5 E.8 - LIVE from CBC (Mini-Episode #2)

    S.5 E.8 - LIVE from CBC (Mini-Episode #2)

    We're LIVE from the tradeshow floor at Craft Brewers Conference 2024 in Las Vegas! 



    In this mini-episode, we’re speaking with the National Black Brewers Association. If you’re in town, be sure to stop by their Tap Takeover tonight at Beer Zombies!



    Learn more about our CBC events, activities, and new product launches: ⁠⁠countrymalt.com/cbc24 ⁠ 

    • 19 min
    S.5 E.7 - LIVE from CBC (Mini-Episode #1)

    S.5 E.7 - LIVE from CBC (Mini-Episode #1)

    We're LIVE from the tradeshow floor at Craft Brewers Conference 2024 in Las Vegas! 

     

    In this episode, we're speaking with Craft Haus Brewing Company and Big Dog's Brewing Company about some of our collaboration breweries that we partnered on for this year's CBC beverages.

     

    Learn more about our CBC events, activities, and new product launches: ⁠countrymalt.com/cbc24

    • 22 min
    S.5 E.6 - This is Rye Malt, Ain't No Barley

    S.5 E.6 - This is Rye Malt, Ain't No Barley

    Featuring: Terrapin Beer Co. and Canada Malting Co.

    Ryes and shine! We're exploring the intricacies of Rye Malt for brewers and distillers on this episode. (4:12) First, we're joined by Brian “Spike” Buckowski, Founder and VP of Brewing Development at Terrapin Beer Co. in Athens, Georgia. Spike tells us about their very first beer - a Rye Pale Ale, and the history of how it was discontinued, then brought back as a fan favorite. We discuss finding the perfect rye malt percentage and other challenges of brewing with rye. (26:54) Then, our resident-distilling expert, Geoff Fischer, stops by to address what rye looks like in the distilling world. What is American Rye Whiskey and what are the differences of distilling with rye versus other types of grains? (42:50) Finally, we close it out with Mac Remington, Canada Malting Co.'s Production Supervisor. From a maltster's insights, Mac shares how malting rye contrasts from barley throughout the malting process as well as the best varieties for rye malt.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    S.5 E.5 - Revolutionary Women: They're Everything, He's Just Ken.

    S.5 E.5 - Revolutionary Women: They're Everything, He's Just Ken.

    Featuring: Borderlands Brewing, Las Hermanas Project, and Hop Forward Society.

    Our Women's History Month celebrations continue! In this episode, Heather and Cheyenne are speaking with revolutionary women in the industry. (2:04) First, we're joined by Ayla Kapahi and Savanna Saldate from Borderlands Brewing Company in Tucson, Arizona. Ayla and Savanna started the "Las Hermanas" project, a bi-national all-women collaboration brew. It features one brew day in Arizona and another in Mexico, plus educational workshops for attendees. What's next for Las Hermanas? Could a third country be in the future? (Asking for a Canadian friend!) Listen to learn more. (22:24) Then, Sharon Ruyter and Erin McQuitty stop by from the Hop Forward Society. Their goal is to diversify the Alberta craft beer industry by reducing the barriers that exist. The Hop Forward Society is focused on creating and building opportunities for underrepresented groups within the craft beer industry, and helping develop safe spaces for people to work, gather, and socialize. Sharon and Erin share some of the things they've done and the grants they offer. 

    • 43 min
    S.5 E.4 - Pink Boots Malt

    S.5 E.4 - Pink Boots Malt

    Happy International Women's Day! We launched the first-ever Pink Boots Malt, a craft base malt for brewers and distillers that raises funds for the Pink Boots Society. As part of the same global family of brands, Country Malt Group (CMG), Canada Malting Co. (CMC) and Great Western Malting (GWM) all share a passion for empowering women and non-binary individuals across the supply chain – from the barley fields to our malthouses, and from our distribution centers to the taprooms.

    In this episode, we're speaking with the dreamers and makers behind the Pink Boots Malt; Cait Schut and Hailey Nelson from CMG's marketing team, Brandi Stephens and Shelly Aller from GWM's Pocatello facility, and Amanda Kozina from GWM's Malt Innovation Center. The team dives into the vision, specs, and production for this exciting new seasonal product. Then we go behind the scenes for a live recording from one of our inaugural sister brews with the Pink Boots Malt, in Calgary.



    The Pink Boots Malt will be available in a distribution center near you later this month. Contact your sales rep to be the first to know when it’s available. Learn more at countrymalt.com/pinkboots

    • 26 min
    S.5 E.3 - Black History Month

    S.5 E.3 - Black History Month

    Featuring Mascot Brewery and the Brewing Change Collaborative.

    In this episode, we're celebrating Black History Month with Aaron Prothro, founder of Mascot Brewery in Ontario, and the Brewing Change Collaborative in Minnesota. (1:10) As one of Canada's only black-owned breweries, Aaron tells us about the challenges he's faced in the craft beer industry and how he works to empower other black entrepreneurs. (25:24) Then, we're honored to be joined by Elle Rhodes, Shaunté Douglas, and Bri Smith from the Brewing Change Collaborative. The BCC is an organization that works to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion for people of color in the brewing and beverage industries through advocacy, outreach, and education.

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

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23 Ratings

23 Ratings

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