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Beer Busters

235 EpisodesProduced by Dan Baker, Steph Heffner, Wayne BakerWebsite

A bi-weekly podcast where we sit down with brewers, owners, representatives and others in the craft beer industry to sip some brews, play some games, learn some things and talk about all the people and places that make the craft beer world the wonderful community that it is. On the road more often t… read more

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229: Tara Nurin (or I Should've Learned to Land Planes)

November 26th, 2021


In an episode that plays fast and loose with time, continuity, and word tenses, Steph and Wayne were joined by Tara Nurin, a writer who primarily …

228: Hostful! (or Chug Foam Together)

November 5th, 2021


Due to circumstances beyond our control, our scheduled guest for this episode could not join us. So, it’s just the three of us this time. It’s been …

227: Brian Mills (or That's Why I Opened My Mouth)

October 22nd, 2021


This episode we’re joined by our friend/cool beer guy/podcast patron Brian Mills. We talk about the ongoing discussions of sexual harassment and …

226: Chatty Monks Brewing (or I'm Two Ryans)

October 1st, 2021


After a short hiatus, we're back! And this time we're joined by the new crew at Chatty Monks Brewing in West Reading, PA - Devi Jagadesan (owner), Ryan Berkis (marketing), and briefly John Stemler (brewmaster and …

225: Devil's Eye Brewing (or Another Hot Chicken Sandwich)

September 3rd, 2021


We’re joined this episode by Rob Getz, brewer at Devil’s Eye Brewing in Dillsburg, PA, who Dan (somewhat drunkenly) met at a Renaissance Faire beer fest. We discuss that story, Rob’s unusual path to brewing at Devil’s …

224: Brews and Bands for Bart Beer Festival

August 20th, 2021


This episode was recorded on site at the Brews and Bands for Bart Beer Festival at Tattered Flag Brewery and Stillworks in Middletown, PA. This event was organized to raise money for the family of Bartley Kaminski, a …

223: Lady Justice Brewing (or Edible Luster)

August 6th, 2021


This episode we are joined by Betsy Lay, Owner and Head Brewer, and her wife, Alison Wisneski, Director of Marketing for Lady Justice Brewing Company

222: Brews and Bands for Bart

July 24th, 2021


Shortly after the recording of this episode, Bartly Kaminski lost his battle with cancer. Our thoughts and love are with his family, his many, many friends, and the countless lives he touched.

The Brews and Bands for …

221: Stickman Brews (or Feral Packs of Chihuahuas)

July 2nd, 2021


We’re joined this episode by our longtime friend and frequent podcast guest, Ethan Buckman from Stickman Brews. We chat about what’s new with Stickman, Ethan’s new venture, False Bottom Spirits, and a number of other …

220: A Love Letter to Lagers

June 18th, 2021


This episode is an audio recording from our virtual event, A Love Letter to Lagers, held on June 8th, 2021, as part of Philly Beer Week. Our guests for this happy hour panel were Jack Hendler, Co-Owner and Brewer at

219: Philly Loves Beer (or You Had Me at Swill)

June 4th, 2021


Just in time for Philly Beer Week 2021, we catch up with Executive Director of Philly Loves Beer (the organization behind beer week), Christina Dowd. At the start of the show, we address the ongoing wave of reports of …

218: Hairless Dog Brewing (or Everybody’s Got Access to Rocks)

May 14th, 2021


This episode is a Beer Busters first, dedicated entirely to non-alcoholic beer. Joining us is the Co-Founder and CEO of Hairless Dog Brewing, Jeff …

217: Bar Hygge/Brewery Techne (or Beans?)

April 30th, 2021


Joining us this episode are Tom Baker, longtime owner of Earth Bread + Brewery, and now founder of Bar Hygge  in Philadelphia, along with Duffy Lonergan, brewer for Bar Hygge’s on-site Brewery Techne. We talk about …

216: St. Boniface Craft Brewing (or Annivermilkary)

April 16th, 2021


This episode we share some brews with our longtime friend, Dain Shirey, from St. Boniface Craft Brewing in Ephrata, PA. This year the brewery celebrated its 10th anniversary, so we took a trip down memory lane and …

215: Attic Brewing (or They Have a Parking Lot)

April 2nd, 2021


Joining us this episode is Laura Lacy, Co-Owner (along with her husband Todd) of Attic Brewing in the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Open just over a year, Attic proudly serves a wide array of beer styles, …

214: Philadelphia Grain & Malt Symposium

March 19th, 2021


This episode features audio from our recent live virtual happy hour segment as part of the 2021 Philadelphia Grain and Malt Symposium. We were joined by our friend Nate Kresge, Founder of Harrisburg-based media …

213: Pour Man's Brewing and Moo-Duck Brewery (or Going Hamms)

March 5th, 2021


Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown and Pour Man’s Brewing in Ephrata are longtime friends of the podcast and longtime friends of each other, …

212: Craft Tastings (or From the Pantry)

February 19th, 2021


Welcome to a slapdash, socially distant installment of our annual Valentine’s Day-ish tradition of a beer and food pairing session with Greg Orth, founder of Craft Tastings, LLC. Since we were unable to proceed in our …

211: Mad Chef Craft Brewing (or Short on Gym, Long on Beer)

February 5th, 2021


For the first time since the before times, we catch up with our good friends from Mad Chef in Lancaster, PA. Joining us this episode are Co-Owners Francisco “The Real Slim Cheffy” Ramirez, Greg “Just Greg” Kendig, and …

210: McCall Collective Brewing (or Word Salad)

January 22nd, 2021


This episode we are joined by Kaitlin McCall, Co-Owner of McCall Collective Brewing, and her brother-in-law and Brewer, Matt McCall. Allentown’s …

209: Brü Daddy's Brewing

January 8th, 2021


Joining us for our first podcast in the New Year, is Todd Reinhardt, Brewer at Brü Daddy’s Brewing Company.  We chat about the history of Brü Daddy’s, some medal-winning beer, their new entry into canning, and more. …

208: Virtual Christmas Spectacular 2020

December 25th, 2020


It’s the most wonderful time of the worst year ever! What better way to celebrate the holiday season and the merciful end of 2020 than to drink and …

207: Stickman Brews (or How's Your Flow?)

December 11th, 2020


One of our favorite pandemic activities is getting goofy with our good friend Ethan Buckman, Co-Owner and Brewer at Stickman Brews. In this episode we chat about Stickman’s new experimental series, selling beer to go, …

206: Stolen Sun Craft Brewing & Roasting (or Problematic Holes)

November 27th, 2020


The last on-location podcast episode we recorded before the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown was at Stolen Sun Brewing in Exton, PA. Several months and …

205: New Trail Brewing (or Haze-Adjacent)

November 13th, 2020


Joining us this episode is Mike LaRosa, Director of Brewing Operations at New Trail Brewing in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Opened in April of 2018, New Trail has become one of the most talked about breweries in the …

204: Bierstadt Lagerhaus (or Life's Work in a Glass)

October 30th, 2020


This episode we are joined by Ashleigh Carter, Head Brewer and Co-Owner at Bierstadt Lagerhaus, a traditional, lager-focused brewery in Denver, …

203: Shy Bear Brewing (or A Lot of Sausage Experience)

October 16th, 2020


We’re joined this episode by Jason Ufema, owner of Shy Bear Brewing in Lewistown, PA. With a focus on hospitality and creating a destination …

202: Sly Fox Brewing (or Lumberjack Poetry)

October 2nd, 2020


This year, Sly Fox Brewing will be celebrating their 25th anniversary, and it’s been too long since we checked in with this staple of Pennsylvania beer. Returning after his appearance way back in episode 114 is Sales …

Episode 201: Human Robot Brewery (or Analog Trolling)

September 18th, 2020


February 2020 was a time when Corona was just a beer, social distance meant cancelling your Friday plans to watch Netflix, masks were for surgeons, and Human Robot opened their doors in the former Saint Benjamin …

Episode 200: Black Is Beautiful Blowout (or I Learned How Loops Work)

September 4th, 2020


It’s hard to believe we’ve done 200 episodes of Beer Busters. One fateful day way back in the Spring of 2013, Dan and Steph sat down with a slapped …

Episode 199: Pour Man's Brewing (or Half a Kolsch in My Glass)

August 21st, 2020


What had been scheduled long in advance as an on-site podcast recording for Pour Man’s second anniversary became, in the age of Corona, another …

Episode 198: Naked Brewing (or Aggressively Friendly)

August 7th, 2020


No quarantine would be complete without getting a little Naked. For this socially distant episode we caught up with our old friend, but somehow …

Episode 197: Rebel Hive Meadery & Workhorse Brewing (or Poppin' Bottles)

July 24th, 2020


We kick off this episode by catching up with Ryan Ludwig, owner of Rebel Hive Meadery in Reading, PA. As we sip some of the fine honey wine, we chat about Rebel Hive’s new bottle shop in West Reading, mead slushies, …

Episode 196: Black is Beautiful

July 10th, 2020


This episode we present a series of interviews around the Black is Beautiful Beer Collaboration Project. Over 900 breweries representing every state …

Episode 195: Pilger Ruh Brewing (or The Skook)

June 26th, 2020


We start this episode with a conversation with our old friend Dain Shirey from St. Boniface Craft Brewing about their latest venture, a new …

Episode 194: Hemauer Brewing (or Thick Ass Wax)

June 12th, 2020


At the top of the show, we interview Nate Kresge from GK Visual, the Harrisburg production company behind Brewed in the Burg, Poured in PA, and now a new ongoing docu-series, Poured in PA: The Series. With a more …

Special: Dennis Guy and The Daily Sip with Ralph Marion

June 5th, 2020


Given the recent protests that have arisen in the wake of the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement, we have decided to make an effort to use our platform to support the black community by stepping away …

Episode 193: Stickman Brews (or She Did Do It and She Should've Done It)

May 22nd, 2020


Quarantine continues, we’re all stuck at home, but the podcast must go on! Since we’ve started this series of socially distant episodes, we’ve made a point to have guests on that we know well, really get along with, …

Episode 192: Free Will Brewing & Haymaker Meadery (or Johndalynn Stemstrong)

May 8th, 2020


Our socially distant series continues and we catch up with some old friends, John from Free Will Brewing and Brandalynn, who we first met at Zeroday …

Episode 191: Kevin Keller Returns (or We're Still Quarantined)

April 24th, 2020


Because we still can't go anywhere, we've returned for another socially distant podcast! We were joined once again by our friend and beer industry guru, Kevin Keller. This time Wayne was unfortunately unable to join - …

Episode 190: Prototype Brewery & Meadery (or A Sad Day for Two Weeks)

April 10th, 2020


Welcome to our first podcast from the end of days! We couldn't think of anyone better to help us try to be silly in the current environment than our …

Episode 189: Stolen Sun Craft Brewing & Roasting (or You Don't Know Their Cats)

March 28th, 2020


This episode was recorded just before the pandemic roared into full swing, businesses like Stolen Sun were still operating mostly normally – but …

Episode 188: Naked Brewing (or Paying the Platypus)

March 13th, 2020


We return again for a night of rabble-rousing and spirited conversation to Naked Brewing in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Joining us are podcast alums Jim and Dave, as well as Beer Busters virgins Kevin and Shawn. With the …

Episode 187: Warwick Farm Brewing (or Hazel)

February 28th, 2020


This was quite an epic night. It began with crowlers of helles and pilsner (nice) and ended with drunkenly driving farm equipment around the property (not that we condone such activity – we are professionals on a …

Episode 186: Stickman Brews (or Delicate Cacophony)

February 14th, 2020


Honestly, we could podcast here every episode. In fact, our guest and one of our favorite people in the beer industry, Ethan from Stickman Brews, …

Episode 185: Craft Tastings (or Sippy McSipperson)

January 24th, 2020


Our old friend Greg Orth, Master of Flavor, returns for the 7th year in a row for our annual Valentine’s Day-ish tradition. Over the years, Greg – …

Episode 184: Hemauer Brewing (or Delicate but Flavorful)

January 10th, 2020


After joining us for several years at Harrisburg Beer Week’s Little Big Beer Fests to promote his upcoming brewery, Brooks Hemauer finally gets his own dedicated podcast episode. Since Hemauer Brewing is not quite yet …

Episode 183: Cox Brewing (or Loosely Capped)

December 27th, 2019

With Nick Cox and Tim Kreider at Cox Brewing Company

In this episode we take a trip to Rheems, PA to hit up the veteran owned and operated Cox Brewing to chat with owners Nick and Tim. We discuss their shiny new …

Episode 182: Love City Brewing (or Kismet)

December 13th, 2019


Another pod in our back yard in the City of Brotherly Love, we set up shop at Philadelphia’s Love City Brewing with owners Kevin and Melissa. We talk about the journey to opening the brewery, the history of the amazing …

Episode 181: Brewphoria 17

November 29th, 2019


We return once again to our favorite hometown beerfest, Brewphoria 17 at Canal Street Pub and Restaurant in Reading, PA. This is our sixth year running as podcasters-in-residence for this amazing night of beer, music …

Episode 180: Moo-Duck Brewery (or Special Beef)

November 15th, 2019


We’re back at Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown, PA (for the first time since 2015) for their 5 year anniversary celebration. Joined by founders and owners, Kristen and Mike Brubaker, we catch up on all the amazing …

Episode 179: Black Forest Brewery (or Boats and Boats)

November 1st, 2019


We drop in on the lovely town of Ephrata, PA once again, this time to visit Black Forest Brewery and chat with Owner Bob Harter and Bar Manager Eric Sears. On a crisp fall morning (this might be the record for the …

Episode 178: Wine and Dinosaurs

October 18th, 2019


After three years, we finally return to the Delaware Museum of Natural History for one of the most unique beer/wine/food events we’ve been lucky enough to be a part of. Now in its 13th year, the annual Wine & …

Episode 177: PA Dutch Brewers Festival

October 4th, 2019


It’s been a year already. We return to the Second Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Brewers Fest at the Reading Liederkranz German Club in our hometown. This unique beer fest featured home brews from local homebrew clubs …

Episode 176: Ür Brewery (or Landlords, Lawyers, and Bankers)

September 20th, 2019


We return to the Beer Busters Podcast Basement to sit down with Chuck and Lou, two guys with a big vision. With many years of experience in the worlds of food and beer, the pair envision re-creating long-lost beers that …

Episode 175: Second Sin Brewing (or Broccoli Rabe Sandwich)

September 8th, 2019


In the space that once housed Broken Goblet, we set up shop at the soon-to-open Second Sin Brewing Company in Bristol, PA. With CEO Mike …

Episode 174: Levante Brewing (or Every Beer is Many Beers)

August 25th, 2019


We return once again to Levante Brewing in West Chester, PA and the usual madness ensues. Joining us are President Tim Floros, CMO Jim Adams, Head …

Episode 173: Victory Brewing (or Making Memories)

August 9th, 2019


This one’s been a long time coming. We finally made it to one of Pennsylvania’s best known breweries (and one of our long-time favorites), Victory Brewing Company. At the original Downingtown location with founder and …

Episode 172: Rebel Hive Meadery (or A Nice Little Hug)

July 26th, 2019


Once again we bravely tread outside our comfort zone, this time with an episode all about mead. Rebel Hive Meadery is a newly-established, award-winning mead-making outfit, headed by husband and wife team Ryan and …

Episode 171: Ephrata Brewfest

July 12th, 2019


Another Ephrata Brewfest, another beautiful sunny day at Whistle Stop Plaza. We’ve been to every Ephrata Brewfest since it debuted in 2016, but this …

Episode 170: Cape May Brewing (or Schwasted)

June 28th, 2019


It’s summertime and that means Beer Busters heads “down the shore” to return to Cape May Brewing Company in beautiful Cape May, New Jersey. …

Episode 169: Saucony Creek Brewing (or Ales, Trains, and Automobiles)

June 14th, 2019


Our podcast heads back to our hometown to check out Saucony Creek Brewing’s soon-to-open new location in the beautifully restored historic Franklin …

Episode 168: Hop Hedz Hangar Jam Live

May 31st, 2019


Our friends at Hop Hedz Gear put together an insane music and extreme sports event so intense it could only be contained in an airport hangar at …

Episode 167: Little Big Beer Fest 2019

May 17th, 2019


Another Harrisburg Beer Week has come and gone, and that means another Little Big Beer Fest! For the fifth year running, we return as podcasters-in-residence for this incredible jewel in the HBG Beer Week crown that …

Episode 166: Schaylor Brewing (or A Cardboard Box and a Magnifying Glass)

May 3rd, 2019


In this episode we hit up Schaylor Brewing Company in Shillington, PA to chat with Co-Owners Joe and Lucan. Opened in early 2018, Schaylor proudly “brews outside the lines,” featuring a range of unique brews from …

Episode 165: Broken Chair Brewery (or Break the Chair, Save the Beer)

April 19th, 2019


We hunker down back in the Beer Busters Podcast Basement to welcome owner of Broken Chair Brewery in West Reading, Todd Bray. Todd chats with us about the inspiration and story behind the young brewery, the advantages …

Episode 164: Pour Man's Brewing (or This Is All Lies)

April 5th, 2019


This time around we are on location at Pour Man’s Brewing in Ephrata, PA. We sat down with the trio of owners, Ryan, James and Sam to chat about the story behind the young brewery, the flexibility in experimentation as …

Episode 163: Stolen Sun Craft Brewing & Roasting (or Beer is Every Place)

March 22nd, 2019


Every once and a while on the podcast we get to talk about a liquid other than beer. Whether it’s cider or kombucha or even soda, it can be a nice …

Episode 162: Stoudts Brewing (or The Wild Red Barn)

March 9th, 2019


It’s been a long-time coming. We finally make it out to record at one of Pennsylvania’s oldest and best known craft breweries, Stoudts Brewing Company

Episode 161: Lost Tavern Brewing (or Syringes and Dead Bodies)

February 22nd, 2019


In this episode we sit down with Lost Tavern Brewing Co-Owner and Head Brewer Anthony Gangi, Co-Owner and Head of Marketing Kenny Rampolla, …

Episode 160: Craft Tastings (or The Elf is Too Mad)

February 8th, 2019


Our annual Valentine’s Day tradition continues for the sixth year running, as we hang in the Beer Busters Podcast Basement with Greg and Mike from Craft Tastings, a company that specializes in unique beer pairing …

Episode 159: Root Down/Tired Hands/East Branch (or The Brew Triumvirate)

January 25th, 2019


In this unusual episode, we returned to Root Down Brewing in Phoenixville, PA for a rotating panel of guest from three breweries that share a unique friendship. Root Down owner Mike Hamara returned to the mic along …

Episode 158: Fermentery Form (or A Trip Down Memory Alley)

January 11th, 2019


This episode we travelled down a dark alley to the hidden gem tucked away in West Kensington, Philadelphia that is Fermentery Form.  With Ethan Tripp, founder, brewer and blender, we talked about Form’s unique position …

Episode 157: Pottstown United Brewing (or Super Cereal)

December 28th, 2018


After five years and 140 episodes, we finally catch up with our old friend Steve Armstrong, at his current home at Pottstown United Brewing. We …

Episode 156: Brewphoria 16

December 14th, 2018


It’s that time of year again for our favorite hometown beer fest: Brewphoria at Canal Street Pub in Reading, PA. This intimate local beer fest is one of our longest-running traditions on Beer Busters, and is always a …

Episode 155: Kurant Cider (or Punch of the Ginger)

November 30th, 2018


We venture out of our comfort zone in this first ever episode devoted entirely to cider. Joined by Co-Owner and Head Cidermaker, Joe Getz, we set up shop at Kurant Cider in Philadelphia. It was an amazing learning …

Episode 154: PA Dutch Brewers Festival

November 16th, 2018


First off, STEPH IS BACK! Our crew is complete once again as we hit up the First Annual Pennsylvania Dutch Brewers Fest at the Reading Liederkranz German Club in our hometown. This unique beer fest featured home brews …

Episode 153: Evil Genius Beer (or Numbers of the Alphabet)

November 2nd, 2018


You knew it was only a matter of time before we came back to Evil Genius to get our podcast on. The impetus for our visit to the fine establishment in the Fishtown neighborhood of Philly this time was to discuss the …

Episode 152: Suburban Brewing (or From the Waist Down)

October 19th, 2018


Suburban Brewing is a young brewery – open only about eight months – in the small town of Honey Brook, PA. We sat down with co-founders Eric Yost, a long-time chef and restauranteur, and Corey Ross, brewmaster and home …

Episode 151: The Millworks (or Not a Fan of Secrets)

October 5th, 2018


We again made the trek to our state’s capital to hit up the Millworks, part restaurant, part art gallery/studio, and – most importantly – part brewery, in Midtown Harrisburg. Brewer Jeff Musselman joined us to discuss …

Episode 150: Mad Chef Craft Brewing (or Pantalones Parte Dos)

September 22nd, 2018


Fore our mini-milestone 150th episode we returned to Mad Chef Craft Brewing in East Petersburg, PA and brought along an entourage of our patrons. Returning to the podcast were co-owners Francisco Ramirez and Greg …

Episode 149: Ship Bottom Brewery & Yuengling (or No Tilde)

September 7th, 2018


Our podcast took a trip down the shore for Labor Day weekend to stop in at Ship Bottom Brewery in Beach Haven, NJ. Robert Zarko, returning to the podcast after appearing at the AC Beer and Music Fest this year, sat down …

Episode 148: Workhorse Brewing (or 70,000 Square Feet)

August 24th, 2018


This episode we paid a visit to the still-under-construction Workhorse Brewing in King of Prussia to chat with founder and owner Dan Hershberg. Dan is a man with big ideas and an ambitious plan for this rather enormous …

Episode 147: Urban Village Brewing (or Cinnamon Sticks)

August 12th, 2018


Our traveling podcast of wonders finds itself at another Philly brewery this episode, Urban Village Brewing at Schmidt’s Plaza in Northern Liberties. …

Episode 146: Root Down Brewing (or It's For the Children)

July 27th, 2018


We kick it root down on this episode at Root Down Brewing in the burgeoning beer mecca of Phoenixville, PA, with co-owner and brewer Mike Hamara. In the awesome and impressively sized tap room, we discuss the brewery’s …

Episode 145: Home Brewed Events (or Banana Juice)

July 13th, 2018


On this episode we traveled to the Northern Liberties neighborhood of Philadelphia to chat (and brew) with Meredith Williams, co-founder of Home Brewed Events – a company that produces tailored, high-end events from …

Episode 144: Saints Homebrew Club (or Pocket Dog)

June 29th, 2018


Another basement episode. You know what that means. Lots of beer. Patrons in the house. Madness. This time around we lured founding members of Saints Homebrew Club into our dungeon of bottle sharing. Two of them have …

Episode 143: Brewery ARS & Liberty Brew Tours (or Floculation of Seagulls)

June 15th, 2018


This episode holds the record for the shortest distance Wayne and Dan have ever travelled for a podcast recording. Just down the road, we spent an …

Episode 142: St. Boniface Brewing (or So Fancy)

June 1st, 2018


After far too long, we finally returned to St. Boniface Brewing in Ephrata, PA to sit down with Jon, Mike and Dain. This episode is again short one Beer Buster, as Wayne was otherwise engaged and unfortunately had to …

Episode 141: Little Big Beer Fest 2018

May 18th, 2018


We return one again to the culmination of Harrisburg Beer Week, an intimate fest celebrating boozy brews, Little Big Beer Fest. This time, the …

Episode 140: Naked Brewing (or We Do Stuff)

May 4th, 2018


After 102 episodes we finally returned to Naked Brewing in Huntingdon Valley, PA. Despite suffering a possible concussion, owner Brian Sucevic returned to the mic with as much irreverence as ever, joined by newcomer …

Episode 139: Stickman Brews (or Meatballs)

April 20th, 2018


Our wandering podcast found itself once again at the home of Stickman Brews in Royersford, PA. This time we got both Buckman boys on the mics at the same time along with partner-in-crime Kate Sorrento. As per usual, our …

Episode 138.5: Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival (Part 2)

April 13th, 2018


There were so many great breweries at this year's Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival that we couldn't possibly fit it into one episode, so here's …

Episode 138: Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival (Part 1)

April 6th, 2018


We were super excited and honored to be picked to record at the 2018 Atlantic City Beer and Music Fest on the newly added podcast stage. Joining fellow podcasters South Jersey Beer SceneJersey Beer GuysFear Of A …

Episode 137: Wyndridge Farm (or Give It a Spin)

March 23rd, 2018


We trekked out to Dallastown, PA to chat with Cidermaster Scott, Brewmaster Pete and Marketing Consultant Nate at Wyndridge Farm. Wyndridge boasts an …

Episode 136: Lew Bryson (or Know Your Place, Beer)

March 9th, 2018


In this episode we returned to the Hulmeville Inn, this time to sit down with long-time, acclaimed beer and whiskey writer Lew Bryson. We discussed …

Episode 135: Craft Tastings (or Going In Blind)

February 23rd, 2018


Continuing our longest-running Beer Busters tradition, Greg Orth from Craft Tastings returns for his fifth annual Valentine’s Day-adjacent appearance on the podcast. Greg has continued to innovate new and exciting ways …

Episode 134: Tonewood Brewing (or Dumpster Possum)

February 9th, 2018


We hopped across the mighty Delaware river into New Jersey once again, this time to pay a visit to Tonewood Brewing in Oaklyn. Joining us were Co-Founder and Head Brewer Eli along with special guest Kyle McHerron, …

Episode 133: Blueprint Brewing (or Brah)

January 26th, 2018


In this episode we were on site at Blueprint Brewing in Harleysville, PA. We chatted with owners Kyle the Controller, Cory the Brewmaster and Jason …

Episode 132: Breweries in PA (or Open the Kolsch)

January 12th, 2018


Back in the Beer Busters Basement again for another marathon evening with the guys from Breweries in PA, we talked about their upcoming event at Conshohocken Brewing, the Pittsburgh Invades Philly Tap Takeover sponsored …

Episode 131: Fetish Brewing (or Pumpkin Beer is People)

December 29th, 2017


This episode we dropped in on Fetish Brewing’s new space at Rock Lititz in Lititz, PA to sit down with co-owners Brandon and Mike. In their yet-to-be-opened new space, our conversation drifted from the cogent to the …

Episode 130: Brewphoria 15

December 15th, 2017


Our favorite hometown beer fest is back again! Continuing a long-standing Beer Busters tradition, we set up at Brewphoria 15 at Canal Street Restaurant and Pub in Reading, PA to sip some brews and chat with the peeps …

Episode 129: Locust Lane Craft Brewery (or Turn It Up to 11,000 Feet)

December 1st, 2017


On this episode we packed up for Malvern, PA to sit down with co-owners Tom and Jason at Locust Lane Craft Brewery. The guys told us how the brewery …

Episode 128: Hot Rods and Hops (or Pull It Out and Play with It)

November 17th, 2017


This episode we set up at a beer fest we’ve never recorded at before, Hop Rods and Hops at Neshaminy Creek Brewing. This annual event features …

Episode 127: Bonn Place Brewing (or Did It All for the Mooey)

November 3rd, 2017


This episode finds us in Bethlehem, PA for a stop at Bonn Place Brewing where we sat down with owner/brewer Sam Masotto. We discussed the history of Bonn Place – including how Sam lived on a cot in the empty brewery for …

Episode 126: Stickman Brews/Hop Hedz Gear (or Enough to be Dangerous)

October 20th, 2017


Back at Stickman Brews again, and once again New England IPAs feature prominently in our discussion. This time, it’s because they brewed one…what?! I know, we were a bit shocked too. Ethan wasn’t event there to defend …

Episode 125: South County Brewing (or That's Insensitive)

October 6th, 2017


In this episode we visited South County Brewing in Fawn Grove, PA to sit down with Owner and Brewer JR Heaps, who first appeared on the podcast back in Episode 30. We talked about what’s new at South County including …

Episode 124: GK Visual/Poured in PA (or Highly Carbonated)

September 22nd, 2017

With Nate Kresge and Sara Bozich at GK Visual

This episode took us to GK Visual, an award-winning video production and design company in Harrisburg, PA ,to talk about their upcoming craft beer documentary Poured in …

Episode 123: Joe Man (or No Baloney)

September 8th, 2017

With The One and Only Joe Man

Back in the Beer Busters Podcast Basement we welcomed one of our oldest and biggest fans (those being descriptors of …

Episode 122: Saint Benjamin Brewing (or Blink Weird)

August 25th, 2017

With Tim Patton, Andrew Foss, Anthony Masciantonio, Meredith Megan Williams, Josh Caputo & Tommy Kijak at Saint Benjamin Brewing Company

We return to Saint Benjamin Brewing in the Kensington neighborhood of …

Episode 121: Ever Grain Brewing (or Speaking of Leotards)

August 11th, 2017

With Bruce Tanner at Ever Grain Brewing Company

Central PA boasts a bounty of bangin’ breweries. Harrisburg-bound once again, we stopped by Ever Grain Brewing in Camp Hill, PA to sit down and chat with brewmaster Bruce …

Episode 120: Local 44 (or Stoking Your Antis)

July 28th, 2017

With Brendan Hartranft and Sarah Fuller at Local 44
Plus Jason Stewart from Grainfather & Ethan Tripp from Fermentery Form

West Philly bound for …

Episode 119: Stickman Brews (or A Tinge of Balls)

July 14th, 2017

Kate Sorrento and Ethan Buckman at Stickman Brews

We return to Stickman Brews in Royersford, PA once again to chat with brewer and returning guest Ethan, as well as newcomer to the podcast Kate. Topics include the …

Episode 118: Evil Genius Scavenger Hunt 2017

June 30th, 2017

Live at the Ninja, Cowboy, Bear Scavenger Hunt at Evil Genius
Featuring Trevor Hayward and Gordon Brennan

We’re back at Evil Genius again! This time we broadcasted live for the final stop of the Evil Genius Philly Beer …

Episode 117: Evil Genius Beer (or Click, Click, Twist, Twist, Twist)

June 16th, 2017

With Luke Bowen, Trevor Hayward, Garrett Williams & Kevin Keller at The Lab at Evil Genius Beer Company

Way back in July of 2013, Luke and Trevor …

Episode 116: Little Big Beer Fest 2017

June 2nd, 2017

Harrisburg Beer Week Little Big Beer Fest 2017
at Appalachian Brewing

For the third year running, we took the stage at Harrisburg Beer Week’s premiere fest event, Little Big Beer Fest at Appalachian Brewing Company. …

Episode 115: Imminent Liquidation

May 19th, 2017

Imminent Liquidation VII Bottle Share at Grain + Verse Bottlehouse

This year at the seventh annual Imminent Liquidation bottle share event, we got our podcast on and chatted with a laundry list of the dopest peeps in …

Episode 114: Sly Fox Brewing (or Goats and Cans)

May 5th, 2017

With Brian O’Reilly & Peter Giannopoulos
at Sly Fox Brewing

We set up shop at Sly Fox’s Pottstown location to sit down with Brewmaster Brian …

Episode 113: La Cabra Brewing (or Flavor Positive)

April 21st, 2017

With Chuck Golder & Dan Popernack
at La Cabra Brewing

In this episode we headed to Berwyn, PA to sit down with Chuck and Dan at La Cabra Brewing. …

Episode 112: Breweries in PA (or We Weren't Supposed to Get Drunk)

April 7th, 2017

With Glen Gabriel and Matt Kozar from Breweries in PA

Back again in the Beer Busters Podcast Basement, we sat down with Glen and Matt from Breweries in PA, an online resource for exploring the world of craft beer in …

Episode 111: Collusion Tap Works (or Random Inoculations)

March 24th, 2017

With Jared Barnes & Ben Beddia at Collusion Tap Works

We packed up for York, PA to sit down with Jared and Ben at Collusion Tap Works. Listeners …

Episode 110: Craft Tastings (or Multiple Mouthgasms)

March 10th, 2017

With Greg Orth and Mike Reaser from Craft Tastings

Master of the “mouthgasm” Greg Orth joined us again for the fourth year in a row to once again guide us through the world of food an beer pairing. His …

Episode 109: Beer Menus (or Hipster Centaur)

February 24th, 2017

With Gage Siegel, Rex Craft and Alex Yedibalian from at Kings County Brewers Collective

We ticked another state off of our list of …

Episode 108: Boneshire Brew Works (or Mouth Fizziness)

February 10th, 2017

With Alan Miller, Alex Govelovich, Carson Book, Ken Gramlich, Tim Klinger, Andy Enders & Karl Larson
at Boneshire Brew Works

In this episode we sat down with a rotating panel of guests (and some weaponry) at …

Episode 107: Tattered Flag BSW (or Brew, Distill, or Just Chill)

January 27th, 2017

With Pat Devlin, Tony Schneider & Dave Morrow
at Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works

Venturing to central PA, this time to Tattered Flag in Middletown, we sat down with owner Pat Devlin, head brewer Tony …

Episode 106: Cape May Brewing (or You Get a Beer, and You Get a Beer!)

January 13th, 2017

With Ryan Krill, Jimmy Valm & Mark Graves at
Cape May Brewing Company

We’ve crossed state lines once again to follow our good friend Rockin’ Tuna …

Episode 105: Neshaminy Creek Brewing (or Lacto Reactor)

December 31st, 2016

With Jeremy Myers at Neshaminy Creek Brewing

On the road this time in Croydon, PA, we sat down with head brewer and co-owner of Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Jeremy Myers. Our conversation ebbed and flowed across a wide …

Episode 104: Boxcar Brewing (or Floppy Dollar)

December 16th, 2016

With Jamie Robinson & Tom Connors
at Boxcar Brewing Company

We took a trip out to West Chester, PA to hop aboard Boxcar Brewing company with owner Jamie Robinson and brewer Tom Connors. With the annual Christmas …

Episode 103.5: Brewphoria 14, Part 2

December 9th, 2016

Brewphoria 14 at Canal Street Pub & Restaurant

Behold, part 2 of this year's Brewphoria: We return once again as podcasters-in-residence at one …

Episode 103: Brewphoria 14, Part 1

December 2nd, 2016

Episode 103, Release Date: 12/2/16 Brewphoria 14 at Canal Street Pub & Restaurant

We return once again as podcasters-in-residence at one of our favorite beer fests of the year, Brewphoria at Canal Street in our …

Episode 102: Round Guys Brewing (or God Bless Gout)

November 18th, 2016

With Scott Rudich, Chris Noone, and Marc Armstrong
at Round Guys Brewing Company

Our beerventuring took us to Lansdale, PA for this episode where we sat down with the crew at Round Guys Brewing. The welcome was warm and …

Episode 101: Broken Goblet Brewing (or Sour Teabags)

November 4th, 2016

With Paul Lahm, Jay Grosse and Righteous Jolly
at Broken Goblet Brewing

For Beer Busters 101, we took a trip out to Broken Goblet Brewing in Bristol, …

Episode 100: The Live Extravaganza

October 21st, 2016

100th Episode Extravaganza at Canal Street Pub

We made it to 100 Episodes! To celebrate this Beer Busters milestone we held a live podcast celebration at Canal Street Pub and invited a slew of past podcast guests to …

Episode 99: 10th Annual Wine and Dinosaurs Fest

October 7th, 2016

At the 10th Annual Wine & Dinosaurs Fest at The Delaware Museum of Natural History

For our first podcast in the First State we set up at the 10th Annual Wine and Dinosaurs Festival at the Delaware Museum of Natural …

Episode 98: Oakbrook Brewing (or Awesome Opossum)

September 23rd, 2016

With Kyle Neuheimer at Oakbrook Brewing Company

On this episode we had the rare privilege of visiting a brewery in our hometown of Reading, PA. We set up shop at Oakbrook Brewing, Reading’s first brewery in over six …

Episode 97: Founders Brewing (or Cupcakes)

September 9th, 2016

With Natalie DeChico from Founders Brewing &
Laura Wallover from Weyerbacher at the Hulmeville Inn

On this episode we set out for the Hulmeville …

Episode 96: Levante Brewing (or Crowley McCrowlerface)

August 26th, 2016

With Eric Santostefano, Tim Floros, Jim Adams
& Eric Gilliard at Levante Brewing Company

We return to Levante Brewing in West Chester, PA, one year after our first visit. Along with returning guests Eric …

Episode 95: Columbia Kettle Works (or May the Schwarzbier With You)

August 12th, 2016

With Rod Smith, Chad Rieker and Bill Collister
at Columbia Kettle Works

In this episode we set out for Columbia, PA to sit down with owners Rod Smith …

Episode 94: Stickman Brews (or Anxiety, Nightmares, and Sexual Impotency)

July 29th, 2016

With Ethan Buckman at Stickman Brews

Ethan Buckman from Stickman Brews makes a second appearance on the podcast, this time on his home turf at Stickman in Royersford, PA. Ethan last joined us at Sour Sunday at Free Will …

Episode 93: Gunpowder Falls Brewing (or Amazeballs)

July 15th, 2016

With Martin Virga at Gunpowder Falls Brewing

We took a trip out to Gunpowder Falls in New Freedom, PA to partake in the traditional German deliciousness brewed by owner Martin Virga, who trained in the art of brewing in …

Episode 92: Hidden River Brewing Co. (or Farts on the Beach)

July 1st, 2016

With Doug Reeser and Kevin Margitich at
Hidden River Brewing Company

We spent a beautiful evening out on the deck with Doug Reeser and Kevin …

Episode 91: 2nd Story Brewing (or Literally a Ton)

June 17th, 2016

With John Wible and Rory McClure
at 2nd Story Brewing Company

We return to 2nd Story Brewing in Old City Philadelphia to site down with brewer John Wible and Assistant Brewer RoryMcClure. Last time we were at 2nd Story …

Episode 90: Lancaster CSB (or Fast Ears)

June 3rd, 2016

With Joel Charles and Andrew Rothacker
from Lancaster CSB

Back home in the Beer Busters Podcast Basement we sat and sipped with return guest Andrew Rothacker and first time guest Joel Charles from Lancaster Community …

Episode 89: The Brewery at Hershey (or Let's Get Weird)

May 20th, 2016

With Ryan DeLutis at The Brewery at Hershey

For the first time since Episode 16, we sat down with Brewmaster Ryan DeLutis from the Brewery at Hershey for his own episode. This time, however, we were in his domain at the …

Episode 88: Little Big Beer Fest

May 6th, 2016

At the Little Big Beer Fest for Harrisburg Beer Week

Capping off the second annual Harrisburg Beer Week, Appalachian Brewing Company again hosted the Little Big Beer Fest – an intimate beer fest featuring big, boozy …

Episode 87: Manayunk Brewing Company (or I Hope These Are Still Pickles)

April 22nd, 2016

With Evan Fritz from Manayunk Brewing Company

We took a trip over to New Jersey once again to join Evan Fritz, head brewer at Manayunk Brewing Company. You may notice that Manayunk is not in New Jersey, but Evan’s home …

Episode 86: Grain + Verse (or Wide Spread)

April 8th, 2016

With Chelsie Markel, Intern Jimi, Chris Harvey
and Kurt Wewer at Grain + Verse

Continuing the run up to Harrisburg Beer Week we took a trip to Grain + Verse just outside the city to sit down with Chelsie Markel of Stouts …

Episode 84: Josh Weikert (or Probably Interesting)

March 11th, 2016

With Josh Weikert from Beer: Simple Blog

We return this episode to the Beer Busters Podcast Basement to sit down with Josh Weikert of the Beer: Simple blog. Josh is  very accomplished homebrewer, a BJCP Certified Grand …

Episode 83: Two Rivers Brewing (or, I'm Going to Easton)

February 26th, 2016

With Troy Reynard and Josh Bushey
at Two Rivers Brewing Company

For this episode we set out for Easton, PA, to sit down with Co-Owner Troy Reynard and Brewer Josh Bushey at Two Rivers Brewing. Among a kingly feast of …

Episode 82: Free Will Sour Sunday (or, Dark Delight)

February 19th, 2016

With John Stemler at Free Will Brewing Company
and Ethan Buckman from Stickman Brews

We trekked out once again to Free Will in Perkasie, PA, this time for the celebration of funk that is Sour Sunday. Brewmaster and sage …

Episode 81: Craft Tastings (or, Matchy Matchy Pairing)

February 12th, 2016

With Greg Orth from Craft Tastings

Continuing our Valentine’s Day tradition once again we invited Greg Orth from Craft Tastings to the Beer Busters …

Episode 80: Lancaster Homebrew (or, Conical Fermenters)

January 29th, 2016

With Mark Garber & Greg Snader at Lancaster Homebrew

We took a trip to Lancaster for a little something different, setting up shop at Lancaster Homebrew with Mark Garber and Greg Snader. We chatted about the …

Episode 79: Turkey Hill Brewing (or We Will Have Teleportation in a Fortnight)

January 15th, 2016

With Donny Abraczinskas and Andrew Nebel
at Turkey Hill Brewing Company

We took a trek out to Bloomsburg, PA to hit up Turkey Hill Brewing which, besides the top-notch brewery, is home to a bed and breakfast and grille. …

Episode 78: (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad) Mad Chef Brewing

January 1st, 2016

With Greg Kendig and Francisco Ramirez
at Mad Chef Craft Brewing

We sat down with founders Greg and Francisco at Mad Chef in East Petersburg, PA to …

Episode 77: Saucony Creek Brewing (or, "Action Toasty Select All")

December 25th, 2015

With Matt Lindenmuth and Tim Howells
at Saucony Creek Brewing Co.

In the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country we sat down in the tap room at Saucony Creek Brewing in Kutztown with founder Matt Lindenmuth and chef Tim …

Episode 76: Liquor Before Beer...

December 18th, 2015

With Barry Holsten, Mark Graves & Chris Vaughn
at Flying Fish Brewing Co.

We ventured across the river once again, this time to Flying Fish …

Episode 75.5: Brewphoria, Part 2

December 11th, 2015

“Live” at Brewphoria 13 at Canal Street Pub

The thrilling conclusion to this year’s Brewphoria beer fest at Canal Street Pub and Restaurant in Reading, PA. Brewphoria is a semi-annual beer fest that’s brought some of …

Episode 75: Brewphoria 13 Part 1

December 4th, 2015

“Live” at Brewphoria 13 at Canal Street Pub

We return as podcasters-in-residence once again for this year’s Brewphoria beer fest at Canal Street Pub and Restaurant in Reading, PA. Brewphoria is a semi-annual beer fest …

Episode 74: It's Very Good During Pizza

November 20th, 2015

With Vince DesRosiers and Mark Russell
at Dock Street Brewery


Philadelphia bound this time around, we hit up Dock Street Brewery in West Philly to chat with brewers Vince and Mark. Still high on the afterglow of their …

Episode 73: We Like Big Beers and We Cannot Lie (You Other Brewers Can't Deny)

November 6th, 2015

With Theo & Brandalynn Armstrong at Zeroday Brewing

We’ve been spending a lot of time in Central PA. This time in Harrisburg, we hit up Zeroday Brewing to chat with owners Theo and Brandalynn Armstrong. There was an …

Episode 72: Hops Rule!

October 23rd, 2015



With Adam and Diana Dellinger at Sunny Brae Hops

Once again in Carlisle, PA, this time to visit Sunny Brae hop farm with owners Adam and Diana Dellinger. We talked about the inspiration for and challenges and triumphs …

Episode 71: Intoxicating History

October 9th, 2015

With Zach Ziegler at Molly Pitcher Brewing Company

We took a trip out to Carlisle, PA to Molly Pitcher Brewing, next to the cemetary where the famous …

Episode 70: Capital City Invitational Beer Festival

September 25th, 2015

The 18th Annual Capital City Invitational Beer Festival at Appalachian Brewing Company

Returning once again to the stage at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing in Harrisburg, we set up shop at the 18th Capital City …

Episode 69: Pure Sizzle

September 11th, 2015

With Josh Oliver, Mark Brault, Scott Welsh &
Josh Fryauff at Deer Creek Malthouse

We took a trip out to Deer Creek Malthouse, a small craft …

Episode 68.5: Well We're Drinking Here in Allentown

August 29th, 2015

Mike Manning from The Colony Meadery
& John Rowe from County Seat Spirits

Housed in the same building as HiJinx are two other purveyors of craft …

Episode 68: Journey in Every Sip

August 28th, 2015



With Curt Keck and Chris Becker
at HiJinx Brewing Company

We had an evening of tomfoolery at HiJinx in brewing in Allentown, PA with co-founders and …

Episode 67: We Do It for the Yeast

August 14th, 2015

With John Companick at Spellbound Brewing

For our first podcast recording outside the bounds of our home state of Pennsylvania, we took a trip to …

Episode 66: Dude, Where's the Lemon?

July 31st, 2015

With Tom Sheridan at Do Good Brewing

We sat down with owner Tom Sheridan at Do Good Brewing to chat about all the good he’s been doing. Tom talked about the brewery’s begininnings, plans for expansion and how everything …

Episode 65: We Should Beer

July 17th, 2015

With Tim Patton & Christina Burris
from Saint Benjamin Brewing

In a historic building where beer was once hauled on horse-drawn carriages in the …

Episode 64: Chester County Homebrew Fest

July 3rd, 2015

Chester County Homebrew Fest 5
at The American Helicopter Museum

We set up shop in view of various choppers for the Fifth Annual Chester County Homebrew Fest, held to raise money for the local Elk’s Lodge. Event …

Episode 63: The Yeast Whisperer

June 19th, 2015

With Andrew Knechel from Bucks County Brewery

We took a trip out to Bucks County Brewery in Pipersivlle, PA on one of their popular Food Truck …

Episode 62: Evil Genius Scavenger Hunt

June 12th, 2015

Philly Beer Week Evil Genius Scavenger Hunt at Lucha Cartel

Our good friends at Evil Genius invited us to be a part of their Philly Beer Week Old City Scavenger Hunt/Bar Crawl in which participants had to journey from …

Episode 61: Fifteen Miles on the Beerie Canal

June 5th, 2015

With Dusty Wise from Canal Street Pub

We return once again to Canal Street Pub in Reading, PA – where we set up shop for Brewphoria back in November – this time to dedicate an entire episode to Bar Manager and …

Episode 60: This Ish is Beernanas

May 29th, 2015

With John Stemler from Free Will Brewing Company

Kick off Philly Beer Week with this episode at Free Will with renowned brewer John Stemler. John won a raffle for a trip to Belgium to brew at Hof ten DormaalFarmhouse …

Episode 59: Run for the Mills

May 22nd, 2015

With Greg Galczynski of Laureldale Libations

Our scheduled guest for this episode had to cancel at the last minute and Steph sprung into a frenzy to …

Episode 58: Little Big Beer Fest

May 15th, 2015

On Stage at the HBG Beer Week Little Big Beer Fest at Appalachian Brewing Company

For the second time the Beer Busters took over the stage at the Abbey Bar at Appalachian Brewing in Harrisburg, this time for the …

Episode 57: Brewer's Zen Garden

May 8th, 2015

With Mike and Kristen Brubaker from Moo-Duck Brewery

We took a trip to Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown on the ocassion of their six month anniversary and sat down with owners Mike and Kristen. Dan gave us the scoop on …

Episode 56: Bringing Lager Back

April 24th, 2015

With John Wible from 2nd Story Brewing

We took a trip out to sit down with Head Brewer John Wible on the second story of 2nd Story Brewing in Philadelphia. John talked about his brewing history, how 2nd Story came to be …

Episode 55: Blue Suede Brews

April 17th, 2015

With Sara Bozich of and
Tierney Pomone, Chelsie Markel, and Colleen Nguyen from Stouts and Stilettos

The crew from Stouts and …

Episode 54: Beer Me Up, Scotty

April 10th, 2015

With Colin Presby & Tom Scoglio from Golden Avalanche

Colin and Tom have both sat in on a few episodes of Beer Busters, but we finally got to …

Episode 53: Shut Up, Luke

March 27th, 2015

With Trevor Hayward and Luke Bowen from Evil Genius

The Evil Genuises return once again to the Beer Busters Podcast Basement and the usual debauchery ensues. Luke and Trevor got us up to speed on the latest developments …

Episode 52: Brews of Hazzard

March 13th, 2015

With Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden
Producers of Blood, Sweat, and Beer
Plus John and Andrew Gillespie

On the phone from Washingto DC, we chatted with filmmakers Alexis and Chip about their documentary Blood, Sweat, and …

Episode 51: Your Palate is a Wonderland

February 27th, 2015

With Eric Santostefano and Tim Floros from
Levante Brewing Company

Brothers-in-law Eric and Tim homebrewed together for seven years and spent four years putting together Lavante Brewing. We sat down in the …

Episode 50: Beer My Valentine

February 13th, 2015

With Greg Orth from Craft Tastings

Greg Orth returns to the Beer Busters Podcast Basement for the second annual Valentine’s Day Mouthgasmic …

Episode 49: Public Beercasting System

January 30th, 2015

With Andrew Rothacker
from Lancaster Community Supported Beer

Back in the Beer Busters Podcast Basement, Andrew Rothacker stopped by to talk about innovative new Community Supported Beer program. Dan got us up to speed …

Episode 48: The Brewdock Saints

January 16th, 2015

With Dain, Jon and Mike from Saint Boniface Brewing

Amongst the shiny new brewing equipment at Saint Boniface Craft Brewing Co. in Ephrata, PA, we sat down with Marketing Director/Co-Owner Dain Shirey, Head …

Episode 47: A Pair of Bube's

January 2nd, 2015

With Brad Moyer & Steve Nott from Bube’s Brewery

On an eerie rainy evening, we took a trip to the historic (and purportedly very haunted) Bube’s Brewery in Mount Joy, PA. While a murder mystery dinner played out on …

Episode 46: Ten Things I Hate About Brew

December 19th, 2014

With John Gillespie, author of Beer Country

Author, beer geek and now official Beer Busters contributing writer John Gillespie returns to the Beer Busters Podcast Basement to discuss his book and blog project, Beer …

Episode 45: It Takes Two to Make a Brew Go Right

December 5th, 2014


With Joe Moran and Matt Kennedy from Outta Hand Brews



Joe and Matt have been homebrewing together since 1994 and produced many award winning beers. We’ve been planning to have them on the podcast since the early …

Episode 44.5: Brewphoria Part 2

December 3rd, 2014

“Live” at Brewphoria 12 at Canal Street Pub

Brewphoria at the Canal Street Pub in Reading, Pennsylvania is a semi-annual beer fest that’s brought some of the best breweries from the region and beyond to our hometown …

Episode 44: Brewphoria Part 1

November 28th, 2014

“Live” at Brewphoria 12 at Canal Street Pub

Brewphoria at the Canal Street Pub in Reading, Pennsylvania is a semi-annual beer fest that’s brought some of the best breweries from the region and beyond to our hometown …

Episode 43: Hedz and Shoulders

November 21st, 2014

With Paul Miller, Bart Kaminski & Kevin Keller
from Hop Hedz Gear

On this episode of Beer Busters Podcast, Bart, Paul, and Kevin from Hop Hedz …

Episode 42: 'Yunk Come Back Now, Ya Hear?

November 7th, 2014

With Evan Fritz and Mark Graves from Manayunk Brewing

Head Brewer Evan Fritz and Assistant Brewer Mark Graves sat down with us upstairs at Manayunk Brewing Company and awesomeness ensued. Dan hit the news like a boss, …

Episode 41: Tröeg Wave

October 24th, 2014


With Jeff Herb and Mike Ross from Tröegs Brewing

Media & Communications Coordinator Jeff Herb and Tour Guide Mike Ross joined us in the Barrel Room at Tröegs Brewing Company in Hershey, PA. Dan brought the newsiness …

Episode 40: Beerly You Jest

October 12th, 2014


With Natalie DeChico and Christian Mosebach from Weyerbacher Brewing


We took a trip to Easton, PA to sit down with two previous podcast guests at Weyerbacher Brewing Company. Natalie DeChico is Weyerbacher’s New …

Episode 39: Beer Country Podcast Radio

October 4th, 2014


In this episode we welcomed John Gillespie, author of Beer Country: A Beer Geeks Guide to Southeast Pennsylvania and all-around beer enthusiast, to the Beer Busters Podcast Basement. After a brief intro we turned the …

Episode 38: Keep Drinking Till We Like You

September 27th, 2014


We took a ride down to Huntingdon Valley, PA to stop by Naked Brewing where we sat down with co-owners Jim Crossland and Brian Sucevic, Queen Goddess of the Brewery (and Philly Beer Geek) Jess Streeter, and production …

Episode 37: Capital City Beer Fest

September 19th, 2014


In this special edition of Beer Busters, we set up at the 17th Annual Capital City Invitational Beer Fest at Appalachian Brewing Company. The event featured dozens of breweries and upwards of 70 beers poured. We were …

Episode 36: Beercycle Race

September 12th, 2014


We set up on-location at Conshohocken Brewing along the Schuylkill River Bike Trail in Conshohocken, PA and sat down with Founder Ken Buonocore, Head Brewer Andrew Horne and Brewer Charlie Tarloski. After Dan ran down …

Episode 35: Who Framed Lager Rabbit

August 29th, 2014


Tom Scoglio, brewer at Golden Avalanche in Kutztown, PA, left a long brew day to drop by the Beer Busters Podcast Basement. We kicked off this …

Episode 34: Pierced Beers

August 15th, 2014


Dean Pierce, founder of the up and coming Pierce Brewing Company in Wyomissing, PA, joined us in studio with his dad and brand enthusiast Tom. Dean has only been homebrewing for a little over a year but has receieved a …

Episode 33: Jagged Little Pils

August 1st, 2014


Appalachian Marketing Manager Mike Parker and Head Brewer Jay Kendig joined us on-location at theABC brewpub in Collegeville. As patrons dined and …

Episode 32: Fresh Hopped

July 18th, 2014


On this episode we recorded with Justin and Kaelin Mast at one of the most awesom locations we’ve ever been lucky enough to visit, French Creek Organics, an organic hop and produce farm in rural St. Peters, …

Episode 31: Goaltender Interbeerence

July 4th, 2014


Ken Averbukh and Paul Lahm are a homebrewing duo who have combined forces to create Dabbler Brewing Company, which they hope to open in South Philly …

Episode 30: Music To My Beers

June 20th, 2014


JR Heaps is not only the founder of South County Brewing, he is also a musician and the mastermind of Second Order Sound. The home studio has seen several local acts of varying genres and we were lucky enough to record …

Episode 29: Pancakes and Beerup

June 6th, 2014


Co-owner Kirby Powell and Brewer Vaughn Quinter from Saucony Creek Brewing Company in Kutztown, PA stop by the Beer Busters basement. We chat about the brewery and their beers, including the break-out success of Maple …

Episode 28: True to the Brew

May 23rd, 2014


We recorded on-location at ShawneeCraft Brewing in Shawnee on Deleware among the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Our gaggle of guests included General Manager Jason Startari, Head Brewer Devin Vogel, "Evangelist" …

Episode 27: A Brew Hope

May 9th, 2014


The Beer Busters welcome Chris Harvey on this episode, a talented homebrewer from Harrisburg, PA. We talk about Sons of Alchemy, his homebrew club, and taste a wide range of his awesome brews. Wayne and Steph reminisce …

Episode 26: Motley Brew

April 25th, 2014


The explicitly evil jovial geniuses, Luke and Trevor from Evil Genius Beer, return to the podcast on this episode that is not, for once, divisible by seven. We caught up with the lads on what's happening with Evil …

Episode 25: Beer I Go Again On My Own

April 11th, 2014


A homebrewer and Limoncello enthusiast was going to join us in studio, but things don’t always go as planned. Steph educated us about this lemony Italian liqueur in Know Your Beers, or Know Your… Booze? We tasted …

Episode 24: Back to Beersics

March 30th, 2014


Due to some schedule changes amongst us, this episode was recorded on very short notice and we went guest-less for the first time since Episode 4. …

Episode 23: Lambic, Lambic, Lambic

March 14th, 2014


On this episode we were joined in studio by homebrewing couple the Littlefieds. Peter and Veronica, a software engineer and nurse by day, not only homebrew but also build their own awesome tap handles. We chatted about …

Episode 22: I Drink, Therefore I Breathe

February 28th, 2014


For episode 22, the Beer Busters traveled to Lebanon, PA to the newly opened Snitz Creek Brewery. We learned about owners Patrick and Adam, who …

Episode 21: Love Is In the Beer

February 14th, 2014


For this Valentine's episode, we were joined by Greg Orth of Craft Tastings, LLC., who introduced us to the magically taste-gasmic world of chocolate …

Episode Twenty: Beauty is in the Eye of the Beerholder

January 31st, 2014

For this episode, we were joined by two guests...but not at the same time: Colin Presby from Stoudt's returned, and we had an interview with Natalie …

Episode Nineteen: Change is Brewing

January 17th, 2014


Bockman himself has returned to the Beer Busters Podcast basement!  Colin Presby, now of Stoudt's Brewing Company, stopped by to fill us in on his …

Episode Eighteen: Out With The Old, In With The Brew

January 3rd, 2014


Christian Mosebach, head brewer for Golden Avalanche Brewing Company, stopped by to be our fourth Beer Buster for this episode.  He braved …

Episode Seventeen: Have Yourself a Beery Little Christmas

December 20th, 2013


For this installment of Beer Busters, we were joined by Steve Amrstrong of Armstrong Ales. Having happily accepted his duties as our fourth Beer Buster, Steve helped us with the news, and play another rendition of Happy …

Episode Sixteen: The Hershey Beers

December 6th, 2013


Ryan DeLutis of the Brewery at Hershey joined us this time around. Combined with his forces, we read the news, had to call a few Beer Bluffs in another rendition of Happy Fun Time Games, got beerducated on porters in …

Episode Fifteen: Beer, There, and Everywhere

November 22nd, 2013


In today's episode, we were joined by Nick Johnson from Tröegs Brewery out of Hershey, PA. After we covered some news and got to know Nick, we played an updated version of Years of Beers, got beerducated on a Biere de …

Episode Fourteen: See No Evil, Beer No Evil (Genius)

November 9th, 2013


In this episode, our friends Luke and Trevor from Evil Genius came back to the "studio."  We covered some news, got to know a little about what's happening in their world, played Libation or Fabrication, learned about …

Episode Thirteen: Fight the Dead, Beer the Living

October 28th, 2013


Happy Halloween!  In today's episode we were joined by our friend Matt Vardjan, a bearded homebrewer and "Mo-Bro". Matt chatted with us about Movember, a charity for men's health, and helped us cover a few news stories, …

Episode Twelve: A Walk to Remembeer

October 11th, 2013


In this installment of Beer Busters, we were joined by our friends and homebrewing duo, Brian and Vaughn Quinter.  After discussing some news, we tried some of our guests' delicious homebrews.  Wayne challenged us to …

Episode Eleven: Beer's Looking At You, Kid

September 30th, 2013


Hallo!  (That's "Hello" in Dutch according to the interwebs.)  In this installment of Beer Busters, our friend Brian Ballantine stopped by to help us record.  We covered some news, played "Years of Beers," got …

Episode Ten: "Live" Beerbecue Extravaganza!

September 13th, 2013


Thanks for joining us for this special occasion!  In honor of our tenth episode, we recorded in front of a live audience.  Our very special guest was our grandfather, Charlie Baker, who as of the recording of this …

Episode Nine: Beercules

August 31st, 2013


We've returned!  Our (sort of) guest this episode was Steve Armstrong of Armstrong Ales.  Some interview clips were spliced in between us discussing some news, playing a "lazy" version of Happy Fun Time Games, and Know …

Episode Eight: Stand Beer Me

August 16th, 2013


Welcome back!  In this episode we were joined by guest Jared Quigg.  Combined with his forces, we had some good laughs playing Libation or Fabrication, got beerducated in another segment of Know Your Beer, and drank …

Episode Seven: A Brew Good Men

August 2nd, 2013


Hello!  In this episode we were joined by our friends from Evil Genius Beer Company, Luke and Trevor.  Their evil powers helped us to share some news, play a new game called "Years of Beers," get beerducated in another …

Episode Six: Back to the Brewture

July 19th, 2013


You've come back for more!  In this installment of Beer Busters, we were joined by Bockman himself, Colin Presby!  Combined with his arsenal of beer …

Episode Five: Taming of the Brew

July 6th, 2013


Thanks for stopping by for another episode of Beer Busters!  Today we were joined by our friend Mike Kuhns, who sat in on the whole show.  With his …

Episode Four: A Brew to a Kill

June 19th, 2013


Welcome back!  In this episode we tackle some important news, get beerducated in another installment of Know Your Beer, Steph tries to exact her trivia revenge on Dan via Wayne's Beer Busters Brain Bending Brew Trivia, …

Episode Three: Read Beertween the Lines

June 8th, 2013


After a short (and painful) hiatus, we're back!  In this episode we announce that Wayne has officially joined us, discuss some news stories, Dan …

Episode Two: Don't Beer the Reaper

May 15th, 2013


We're back for more!  Today we feature two new segments - Know Your Beer and Brewery Reviews.  We also feature a few craft beers in cans.

Episode One: The Beerginning

May 6th, 2013


Welcome to the first installment of Beer Busters!  Today we sample a family homebrew, as well as some beers from Victory Brewing Company.

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