Episode 211 – Bill Buxton

Jennifer returns this week refreshed from vacation to rejoin the crew. We chat beer and life in general with a veteran consulting colleague of Chip, Bill Buxton.  He tells us about his beer evolution from the Midwest to NC and we have plenty of beers to share with him including some gifts from Chicago area […]

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Episode 210 – Jake Taylor from Ballast Point!

The testosterone level is high this week as Jenn is on vacation, so we amp it up with our friend Jake Taylor from Ballast Point! Jake tells us how he got into the business, shares the latest from San Diego, and tastes two excellent beers with us: Sea Rose and Unfiltered Sculpin! You want some […]

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Episode 209 –  Martin Roper, CEO of The Boston Beer Company!

Chip had to travel a long way, and it was totally worth it to do his second interview with Martin Roper, CEO of The Boston Beer Company! Martin talks about the latest with Sam Adams, Angry Orchard and Twisted Tea. Plus he discusses his planned retirement in 2018 and offers his thoughts about where craft […]

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Episode 208 – Josh Hamilton with Ballast Point, Rodenbach, Coronado and Great Divide!

The rain is gone and we were going stir crazy at the office so we packed the studio and visited old friend Josh Hamilton, GM of a classic downtown Raleigh craft beer staple. This week Chip perfectly proportions the news starting with a piece from Eater that questions how beer lines are still a thing? […]

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Episode 207 – Dr. Michael Lewis, UC Davis – Beers from Southbound, Foothills & Wicked Weed!

CBC was great for Jenn & Tony, all the more so because they got to speak with Dr. Michael Lewis, the legendary trainer of brewers for decades! You get to listen in! Then we try the some of the latest great brews including Southbound Desert Dawn, Foothills Terrain IPA, and Wicked Weed Arcanic! Plus there’s […]

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Episode 206 – Matt Dakan from AleSmith!

We have an amazing San Diego treat this week – AleSmith is in the house thanks to our friend Matt Dakan! Matt joins us to talk up cans! And we are so stoked to test and taste .394, IPA, and the astounding Speedway Stout, all in cans! Before that deliciousness we have your news! First […]

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Episode 205 – Brandon Foglio from Anchor Brewing!

The bar is open this week to welcome our friend Brandon Foglio from the pride of San Francisco, Anchor Brewing! Brandon shares the latest news from the brewery while tasting the all-new and delicious Blackberry Daze IPA! Spanning the globe, we bring you the news and start in China with Fortune on China’s new craftbeer […]

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Episode 204- Lost Abbey!

It’s springtime in the sunny lands and Chip, Tony and Jenn take a break from a week off from hosting guests in the bar to enjoy some quality co-host time. In another exciting news week we discuss Fortune’s take on the potential slowdown in the extraordinary growth of craft. From MarketWatch we discuss exactly how […]

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Episode 203- David Surrency with Full Sail Brewing

The whole gang is back together again and we are joined by David Surrency from Full Sail Brewing in Oregon!  We talk about the history of this first generation craft brewer and taste through the portfolio including Full Sail Amber, Cascade Pilsner, Hop Pursuit, IPApaya, and the Session Lager and Black Lager.  Tony also brings […]

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Episode 202- Jenny Brinkman and New Ballast Point Beers

It is chilly this week in the Sunny Lands but we have plenty of delicious new beers to keep us warm! Chip is back from vacation and Jenny Brinkman joins us as co-host while Tony is out on assignment.  Jenny gives us the latest scoop from Ballast including an update on their new East Coast […]

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