106 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.15 - Super Fruit

    S.5 E.15 - Super Fruit

    Featuring: Oregon Fruit Co. and new fruit concentrates coming soon.

    In this fruity and fun episode, we're joined by industry experts Chris Hodge from Oregon Fruit and Tyson Jones to discuss the delicious world of fruit additions in beer and other craft beverages. They dive into the art of using fruit purees vs. concentrates, explore the wide range of flavors and possibilities available, and share their personal experiences and recommendations. From citrus to berries, stone fruits to blends; they cover it all. So grab a cold one and join them as they peel back the layers and get fresh and fruity in this juicy episode. Don't miss out on the puns and laughter along the way!

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S.5 E.14 - No Beer Left Behind

    S.5 E.14 - No Beer Left Behind

    Featuring: a debate of the most underrated beer styles with the CMG team.



    In this episode, Heather and Cheyenne are joined by their colleagues Brittany, Matt, and Sydney to discuss their favorite "underrated" beer styles. Matt chooses the grisette, a lighter version of a saison, which he describes as a versatile style that allows brewers to experiment with different adjuncts and seasonal ingredients. Sydney picks the milk stout, highlighting its smooth and creamy flavor, as well as its historical reputation as a "healthy" beer. Brittany selects the black IPA, noting its perfect combination of maltiness and hoppiness. What do you think is the most underrated beer style? The crew engages in a friendly debate, which showcases the diversity and creativity within the world of beer styles!

    • 33 min
    S.5 E.13 - Here We Grow

    S.5 E.13 - Here We Grow

    Featuring: Barley growers from Tyche Ag in South Central Idaho and Antler Valley Farm in Central Alberta.

    The spring barley growing season is officially underway and farmers are hard at work preparing for another busy harvest. In this episode, we're going behind the scenes with a couple of our barley farmers: Jeff Gibson from Tyche Ag in South Central Idaho (3:47) and Wade McAllister from Antler Valley Farms in Central Alberta (30:43). They walk us through how they got into farming, the history of their farms, what they grow in addition to barley. Barley is one of the most complex crops in the agriculture industry. It requires greater care, hard labor, and a special craft, just like your beer. We ask our guests some hard-hitting questions about the importance of crop rotation, barley growing challenges, and the status of this current growing season. As we approach the 2024 spring barley harvest, join us in raising a glass to the barley farmers that make our favorite craft beverages possible!



    Psst! You can now decorate your office and taprooms with photos from our barley fields. Download our FREE Grain to Glass posters: countrymalt.com/posters

    • 1 hr 8 min
    S.5 E.12 - Ale Are Welcome Here

    S.5 E.12 - Ale Are Welcome Here

    Featuring: Lady Justice Brewing and Beer is for Everyone.

    We're celebrating Pride Month with Betsy Lay, co-founder and owner of Lady Justice Brewing, and Lindsay Malu Kido, founder and executive director of Beer is for Everyone. We discuss their commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the craft brewing industry, their Pride events, the importance of representation and the small but meaningful ways it can make a difference. We also share our personal experiences with the organizations and the impact they have had. 



    Psst! Did you hear about our Pride Month giveaway? Order the Pink Boots Malt between June 1-30 to be automatically entered to win a Bountiful Bag, filled with goodies from our favorite DEI-focused companies!

    • 1 hr 14 min
    S.5 E.11 - Everything But The Barrel

    S.5 E.11 - Everything But The Barrel

    Featuring: Aroma Sciences and Lagunitas.

    The latest innovation in aroma technology is here, and in this episode we're discussing the best of barrel-aging, but without the barrel... or aging! (3:09) We have the pleasure of chatting with Ian Ward and Marc Worona, from Aroma Sciences, about their brand-new natural extracts that add authentic oak profiles to your beverages without requiring the barrel age process. Not only are their extracts easy to use and cost-effective, they'll also save you time and eliminate losses. The Aroma Sciences Heartwood™ line of oak aromatic extracts can be used to improve balance, perceived quality, and boost oak aromatics in beer, wine, ciders, seltzers, traditional and reduced proof spirits, and non-alcoholic beers, wines, RTD’s or mocktails.

    But don't just take their word for it! (38:08) Jeremy Marshall from Lagunitas Brewing stops by to tell us about their experiences using Aroma Sciences in their Dark and Oaky, what their customers have to say about the beer, and what they might try next with the extracts.

    • 57 min
    S.5 E.10 - Be Kind to Your Mind

    S.5 E.10 - Be Kind to Your Mind

    Featuring: Infinite Ingredient.

    In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we're joined by Katie Muggli, Founder and Executive Director of Infinite Ingredient. Infinite Ingredient is a non-profit whose mission is to actively support the mental and physical well-being of individuals working in the craft beverage industry through outreach, education, and access to resources. They are dedicated to creating a healthier, more sustainable future in which individuals who work in the craft beverage industry may be supported fully and wholly as human beings. Together, we take a hard look at burnout in the industry and the main issues affecting people's mental health. Katie shares their resources and how they can help you and those you care about!



    *If you or someone you know is in crisis, call or text 988, or chat online at 988lifeline.org. The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States and Canada.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Ryan "Big Pop" Hansen ,

Must listen!

This content is so good! Excellent guests and great topics. Keep up the good work, is brewers need this 🍺

Snowfiend ,

Interesting content and fun guests

I enjoy being able to break away and listen to the BrewDeck. The guests are good and the content had been improving each episode. Gotta give it a listen!

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