8 episodes

The Shifty is a podcast to help tell the story of Bell’s Brewery through the people who work there. We share a post-shift pint and learn more about how they got involved with Bell's, what they do to help make great beer and all the various topics that come up. Learn more about Bell's Brewery and The Shifty at BellsBeer.com (https://www.bellsbeer.com).

The Shifty: A Bell's Brewery Podcast Bell's Brewery

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    • 5.0, 26 Ratings

The Shifty is a podcast to help tell the story of Bell’s Brewery through the people who work there. We share a post-shift pint and learn more about how they got involved with Bell's, what they do to help make great beer and all the various topics that come up. Learn more about Bell's Brewery and The Shifty at BellsBeer.com (https://www.bellsbeer.com).

    Episode 7: A Conversation with Larry Bell

    Episode 7: A Conversation with Larry Bell

    In the season finale of The Shifty, we talk with Bell’s Brewery Founder and President Larry Bell about things such as the changing culture of craft beer, the artwork displayed in the Eccentric Café and a little Harry Potter. Larry and his brewery have come a long way since the early days of brewing in a 15-gallon soup kettle. We take a look at where we’ve been, how far we’ve come and where we’re headed in this episode.


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    • 16 min
    Episode 6: Designing Bell’s with two of our graphic designers

    Episode 6: Designing Bell’s with two of our graphic designers

    One of the things Bell’s is known for (besides our beer) is artwork. Our labels and packaging have featured everything from animals to magicians, and there’s even more engaging art on the horizon. To learn about what goes into producing label and packaging art for Bell’s, we talked to Graphic Designer April Russell and Senior Graphic Designer Alex Smith for this episode of The Shifty.


    During the episode, April and Alex shared with us the process of transforming Larry Bell’s vision and turning it into tangible works. They also shared with us what it’s like to create art in such a fast-paced industry as well as the artistic process for works such as Arabicadabra.

    • 18 min
    Episode 5: HR at the Bar

    Episode 5: HR at the Bar

    HR... at the bar? In this episode of The Shifty, we spoke to two of our HR specialists -- Mike Fuerst and Carrie Yunker. Carrie is the director of HR at Bell’s, and has been with the company for 15 years. Mike has been with us for 18 years and is currently a training specialist. During the interview, we touch on the history of HR at Bell’s and how the company looked 20 years ago. Mike talks about his rock ‘n roll roots and Carrie talks about the early days, when the company belonged to “surley dudes”.


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    • 21 min
    Episode 4: Bottling the Midnight Oberon: catching up with our Third Shifters

    Episode 4: Bottling the Midnight Oberon: catching up with our Third Shifters

    In our fourth episode, we got up at the crack of dawn to speak with a few of our third shift packagers. Because we distribute so much beer around the country, we need to be brewing 24 hours a day. Our packagers come in at 10 p.m. and typically work until 7 a.m.


    We talked with Josh Seman, Brenden Wimes, and DeMeyer White about what a day-to-day for them looks like, and the multiple roles they fill as they work throughout the night.


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    • 9 min
    Episode 3: Brewing at B1, our original brewery, with Pat Tkacz and Chris Walsh

    Episode 3: Brewing at B1, our original brewery, with Pat Tkacz and Chris Walsh

    In the previous episode of The Shifty, we discussed brewing with Andy Farrell and Karli Small from our Comstock facility. We also spoke to Lucia Baker about her experiences as a Project Engineer at the B1 location.


    Lucia gave us a great look at the mechanics of B1, which got us curious about the rest of what goes on there. Now,we’re giving you a brief look at the actual brewing that takes place in our original brewhouse. To do this, we spoke with Pat Tkacz and Chris Walsh about the brewing they do there.


    This episode details everything from the day-to-day operations to the differences in the Comstock and downtown breweries. You’ll even get to learn about Pat and Chris’ introductions to brewing; processes that involved both the Czech Republic and a Coach purse.


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    • 11 min
    Episode 2: Brewing and Engineering

    Episode 2: Brewing and Engineering

    In our second episode, we discuss the brewing process with some of the folks who oversee it. First, we speak to Andy Farrell, brewing innovation manager at Bell’s, and Karli Small, brewing manager. They give us a break down of their day to day, and how their work relates to the rest of the company. Lucia Baker, a project engineer for the new pilot system being installed at Brewery 1 (or B1, as we like to call it).


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    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Haimatos ,

Great cast

I’m loving this podcast, it’s great getting to hear about the brewery and the people who work there.

My favorite part though is when the people who are actually making great beer I love give some information about the process.

Perhaps as this podcast grow some explanation/teaching aspect could be incorporated more for the newbies like me.

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