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The beertruth podcast takes a look at the craft beverage industry by talking with brewers and industry professionals. Find out what drives and inspires brewers, what their story is, and yes, what their favorite hop is.

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Beer Basics: Proper Glassware

July 8th, 2020


I ramble about proper glassware, how to pour your beer, and how stacking glasses is stupid.

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Round 13: Indie Hops

July 2nd, 2020


A conversation with Jim Solberg, cofounder of Indie Hops in the Willamette Valley. We talk Strata and the long and difficult process of bringing a …

Beer Basics: Hoppy Beer Styles

June 25th, 2020


I dive into hoppy styles and complain about milkshake IPAs.

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Round 12: Black Is Beautiful - Marcus Baskerville/Weathered Souls

June 17th, 2020


Marcus Baskerville talks about the Black Is Beautiful beer collaboration, how to keep this momentum going, and how we can all be part of the change …

Beer Basics: Malt - Admiral Maltings

June 11th, 2020


Dave McLean breaks down the basics of malt. From steeping to germination to kilning, listen up for your comprehensive intro delivered direct from a malt master.

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Round 11: Almanac Beer Co

June 3rd, 2020


I chat with Brewmaster Phil from a safe social distance. We talk about mixed fermentation, collaborating with friends, and how Almanac is adapting …

Beer Basics: Hops

May 27th, 2020


I cover the basics of hops, from bittering to dry-hopping, where they come from and what they smell like. Grab your favorite hop-bomb and let's do this.

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Round 10: Percival Brewing Company

May 21st, 2020


Phil at Percival Brewing tells the story of how the brewery came to be and the importance of community, and where he sees Percival going in the post-pandemic future. Beer, coffee, and bbq rubs, oh my!

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Beer Basics: Ales & Lagers

May 14th, 2020


This episode is the first in a series that dives into the basics of beer, starting by breaking down ales and lagers. An easy way to get a good baseline knowledge, or a good refresher course on the world's best beverage.

Round 9: Belmont Station

May 7th, 2020


Lisa Morrison, majority owner of Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon, chats with me about her craft beer story, how the store came into her life, and what the beer scene is like up in "Beervana". We also deal with wacky …

Round 8: Breakside Brewery

April 22nd, 2020


Ben Edmunds, brewmaster at Breakside (say that 5 times fast) talks about the laid-back Pacific Northwest beer vibe. Ben also details the beer judging process, as well as how judging helps him improve his brewing game. I …

Round 7: Ecliptic Brewing

April 8th, 2020


I talk to John Harris, legendary brewmaster and owner of Ecliptic Brewing. John tells his story, as well as what Ecliptic is all about. I hold out …

Round 6: Surfridge Brewing Company

March 26th, 2020


I chat with Steve Lieberman, co-owner/founder at Surfridge Brewing Company in El Segundo, California. Steve talks about their commitment to the environment as well as their beer, and what he envisions for the future of …

Round 5: Smog City Brewing Company

March 12th, 2020


I spend some time with Porter and Laurie, co-founders of Smog City Brewing Company in Torrance, California. They explain the origins of their passion for craft beer, what the word “community” means to them. I try to not …

Round 4: Patio29 Spirits Company

March 5th, 2020


Round 4! I sit down with Adam and Eric Boone at Patio29 Spirits Company in Winters, California. We discuss the origins of Patio29, some specifics of …

Round 3: Hermosa Brewing Company

February 14th, 2020


I talk with Dave Davis, cofounder at Hermosa Brewing Company in Hermosa Beach, California. Dave walks me through some of Hermosa's beers, as well as future plans for the brewery and their "reason for being".

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Round 2: Dunloe Brewing

January 28th, 2020


I talk with owner and head brewer Brennan Fleming at Dunloe Brewing in Davis, California. We talk about the art of blending, beer festivals, and the importance of the “road taco”. Grab a beer and let’s dive in.

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Round 1: Five Suns Brewing

December 17th, 2019


I sit down with Dennis and Sean at Five Suns Brewing in Martinez, California. We talk about how they got started, where they are now, and where Five Suns is headed. Grab a beer and join me.


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