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The True Craft Podcast facilitates the honest, insightful, behind-closed-doors conversations that craft owners and operators actually want to hear.

Join us each week to hear host Chris Farmand and a guest craft owner talk through the challenges, opportunities, and decisions facing craft practitioners every day across the country.

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The True Craft Podcast facilitates the honest, insightful, behind-closed-doors conversations that craft owners and operators actually want to hear.

Join us each week to hear host Chris Farmand and a guest craft owner talk through the challenges, opportunities, and decisions facing craft practitioners every day across the country.

    An Audio Archive Of Brewery Knowledge

    An Audio Archive Of Brewery Knowledge

    When we started The True Craft Podcast, our goal was to continue our sharing of expert insight and knowledge of the craft industry, but in an audio format.

    Over one year, four seasons, and fifty episodes later, we feel like we’ve accomplished that goal. In light of this realization, and with our focus shifting to other initiatives, we’ve decided this was the final season of The True Craft Podcast.

    A big thank you goes out to our amazing co-host and guests. Of course, we want to thank YOU for coming along for the ride.

    We have some links below to connect and continue the conversation.

    Once again, we are incredibly grateful for your taking the time to listen to our podcast. We would like for this to act as an archive of audio knowledge, and we hope you will find it valuable.

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    S4E10 Expansion Expertise With Jason Sleeman

    S4E10 Expansion Expertise With Jason Sleeman

    We’re at the end of season 4 and we can't thank you enough for another great season. We thought it would be fitting to cap things off with a friend of the show…

    Today’s guest is Jason Sleeman, a National Craft Beverage Lender from United Community Bank out of Atlanta, Georgia.

    Chris and Jason both give their perspective on current start-ups and expansions, the practicality of having no food program, and the potential future opportunity for contract brewers.

    Enjoy!

    • 38 min
    S4E9 Consistency And Community With Confluence Brewing Company

    S4E9 Consistency And Community With Confluence Brewing Company

    Today’s guest is the founder of a brewery with a built-in distribution company, helping other Iowa breweries distribute their beer throughout the entire state.

    We’re talking with John Martin from Confluence Brewing Company out of Des Moines, Iowa.

    John explains the distribution company Confluence has built over the years, their early days of packaging and how that’s changed, along with their “Dad beers” and the unique event that accompanies them.

    Enjoy!

    • 40 min
    S4E8 The Flavor And Function Of Beer With Carton Brewing Company

    S4E8 The Flavor And Function Of Beer With Carton Brewing Company

    Today’s guest is a familiar voice in the podcast world and a leader in the brewery space in general.

    We’re welcoming Augie Carton from Carton Brewing Company and Steal This Beer out of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey.

    We take a look at Carton Brewing's direct-to-consumer delivery system, we have a discussion on the public view of agriculture versus manufacturing and some of the repercussions these perspectives have on the brewing industry, along with a look at the nuance of the flavor and function of beer.

    Enjoy!

    • 47 min
    S4E7 From The Early Years Of Hazy Beers With The Alchemist

    S4E7 From The Early Years Of Hazy Beers With The Alchemist

    Today’s guest is an innovator in the hazy beer space, and an innovator in the brewery space in general, with their efforts of sustainability, inclusivity, and community.

    We’re talking with Jen Kimmich from The Alchemist out of Stowe, Vermont

    We talk about how they became a Certified B Corp in 2017, the details and effort behind their 2020 Action Plan, along with a trip back to the early innovation days of their hazy beer, The Heady Topper.

    Enjoy!

    • 30 min
    S4E6 Running At The Right Size With Wooden Robot

    S4E6 Running At The Right Size With Wooden Robot

    Today’s guest is the CEO and Founder of an urban farmhouse brewery that sources their ingredients from local farmers in their area.

    We’re talking with Josh Patton from Wooden Robot Urban Farmhouse Brewery out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

    We talk about their self-distribution efforts throughout their entire state, how they are investing in the longevity of the brewery team along with nailing down the proper scale of the operation, and, of course, we talk about what it means to be an urban farmhouse brewery.

    Enjoy!

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

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Chris is a wealth of knowledge regarding operations and accounting for craft breweries. I would, however, highly recommend this podcast to anyone in the alc industry. Lots of great experience to be shared here. Subscribe already! Cheers 🍻

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