Cover art for podcast The DC Beer Show

The DC Beer Show

91 EpisodesProduced by Junto MediaWebsite

The official podcast of! This is a show about breweries: the business, the beer, the craftspeople who run them and the drinkers who love them. Join us as we speak with brewers, brewery owners, and all kinds of folks involved in the craft beer scene.

episodes iconAll Episodes

The Red (On)Lion

April 22nd, 2020

CAMRA was established in 1971 as a consumer group representing real ale drinkers in the UK. Today, it is a 200,000 member organization advocating for …

How BierMi Built National Beer Delivery in 1 Month

April 15th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard speaks with two sets of guests on today’s show: Brendan O’Leary and Brian O’Connor of True Respite Brewing Company talk about the new online beer marketplace Biermi; and Matt Humbard of Patent Brewing …

I miss you! Let’s Zoom a beer!

April 8th, 2020

Richard holds a virtual happy hour with his good friends Jacob Berg, Michael Stein, and Brandy Holder. The wide-ranging conversation can be summed up …

Coronavirus Innovation and Altruism

April 1st, 2020

There is reason for cautious optimism for breweries amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Richard speaks with three guests about how the recent signing of the

Beer in the Time of Covid19

March 25th, 2020

As more Americans are self-quarantining and transitioning to socially distant lifestyles to help contain the coronavirus, local breweries and brewpubs are in a crisis. These small businesses are working to transform …

The Impact of the Coronavirus

March 18th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard hosts the first DC Beer Show in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Richard speaks with a number of stakeholders in the local …

One-Year Anniversary of Silver Branch Brewing Company

March 4th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard and Adam visit Silver Branch Brewing Company to talk with Head Brewer Christian Layke and Marketing Manager Erin Karla about upcoming events and beer releases.
Silver Branch is located in the heart of …

Building Community at Breweries

February 26th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard speaks with guests Lyn Holland of 3 Stars Brewing Company and Bryan Van Den Oever of Red Bear Brewing Company about the concept of …

A Conversation with BA Executive Chef Adam Dulye

February 19th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard speaks with the Brewers Association (BA) Executive Chef Adam Dulye about his work to promote the value and compatibility of craft …

DC Distilleries

February 12th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard speaks with John Ustleton, Cofounder of New Columbia Distillery, and Alex Laufer, Head Distiller and Cofounder of One Eight …

Everyone’s Favorite Lobbyist, Katie Marisic!

February 5th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard sits down with Katie Marisic, the Federal Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association (BA), to talk about BA’s advocacy role for …

DC Craft Beer Discussion Topics - Live From Silver Branch Brewing

January 29th, 2020

No prep? No problem! On Sunday, January 26, 2020, DC Beer’s Richard, Adam, and Brandy visited Silver Branch Brewing Company for a live DC Beer Show recording. The co-hosts brought up members of the audience to talk …

An Update From The DC Brewers’ Guild

January 22nd, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard is joined by Mari Rodela of DC Brau and Paul Dean of the DC Brewers’ Guild (DCBG) to recap the Guild’s 2019 activities and to …

Crooked Crab Brewing Company

January 15th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard and Adam speak with Earl Holman and Dan Messeca about the history and beer offerings at Crooked Crab Brewing Company in Odenton, …

Reckless Ale Works

January 8th, 2020

DC Beer’s Richard and Adam visit Reckless Ale Works in Columbia, Maryland to talk about the brewery’s emergence onto the Maryland beer scene and how …

The Soul Mega Lifestyle of Beer

December 18th, 2019

DC Beer’s Richard and Mike speak with Elliott Johnson and Jahi Wartts of Soul Mega, one of the newest breweries in DC. Elliott and Jahi talk about …

Flavor at Midnight Run Brewing

December 11th, 2019

DC Beer’s Richard and Adam sit down with Richard Cauble and Brent Turner to talk about Midnight Run Brewing in Frederick, Maryland.
Humble Beginnings in Richard’s GarageRichard and Brent are family friends who began …

The DC Beer Show’s Year-In-Review for 2019

December 4th, 2019

Richard teams up with DC Beer contributors Jacob Berg and Michael Stein to look back at the 2019 DC-area craft brewing scene and to speculate what’s …

Crushing it with Drew McCormick of Pizzeria Paradiso

November 27th, 2019

DC Beer’s Richard is joined by Drew McCormick, Executive Beverage Director at Pizzeria Paradiso, which is a top restaurant in the DC with five locations in the DMV area. Drew talks about her beer program at Pizzeria …

True Respite Brewing Company

November 20th, 2019

DC Beer’s Adam and Richard visit Brendan and Bailey O’Leary and Kenny Allen in Montgomery County to talk about their up-and-coming brewery True …

Union Craft Brewing

November 13th, 2019

DC Beer’s Richard and Adam sit down with Jon Zerivitz and Kevin Blodger of Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore, Maryland to discuss how their brewery has become a pillar of their neighborhood over the past eight years. 

Bock to the Future

November 6th, 2019

DC Beer’s Richard sits down with Julie Verratti of Denizens Brewing Co. and Mike Stein of DC Beer and Lost Lagers to talk about the upcoming release …

Behind the Scenes of Help the Pour

October 30th, 2019

DC Beer’s Richard sits down with Jamaal Lemon and Myron “Shep” Jenkins to talk about their journey from beer novices to hosts of the podcast Help the …

Port City's Award Winning Brews

October 23rd, 2019

DC Beer Show hosts Adam and Richard travel to Alexandria, Virginia to visit with John Gartner, Sales Director, and Adam Reza, Lead Brewer of Port City Brewing

Port City Brewing opened its doors in 2011 and is the …

Theresa McCulla and The Smithsonian's Last Call

October 16th, 2019

On October 25, 2019, a new exhibit will be opening up at the Smithsonian's Museum of American History that highlights the American brewing history. …

The Best of Snallygaster

October 9th, 2019

This special episode of the DC Beer Show is all about the 8th annual Snallygaster, happening Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Snallygaster, a one-day beer festival put on by the beer minds behind Bluejacket, Churchkey, …

Three Cigars + Two Pints

October 2nd, 2019

Adam and Richard travel to Rockville, Maryland to visit 7 Locks Brewing

In this episode, Richard and Adam chat with 7 Locks Brewing Brewmaster, Michael Linzmeyer, about the upcoming Cigar + Beer Pairing event. On …

Heavy Seas and their Regional Impact

September 25th, 2019

For this episode, Adam and Richard travel to Halethorpe, MD and visit Heavy Seas Beer

Officially named Clipper City Brewing Company, Heavy Seas Beer, was established in 1994 by Baltimore brew-pub owner Hugh Sisson. …

The Rise in Craft Beer Competition

September 18th, 2019

In this episode of the DC Beer Show, Jace Gonnerman, the Beverage Director for Meridian Pint, Brookland Pint, and Smoke & Barrel drops by and chats with Richard. Jace shares with the DC Beer Show how he sources …

Nappy Roots in the Brewhouse

September 11th, 2019

Multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated recording artists Nappy Roots chats with Richard, in this episode of the DC Beer Show.

You may be asking yourself why …

DC Beer Week 2019 Preview

September 4th, 2019

DC Beer Week kicks off September 8 through September 15, 2019.

DC Beer Week is an annual celebration of the craft beer culture and industry that is in …

Hysteria Brewing in Columbia

August 28th, 2019

DC Beer Show hosts Adam and Richard find themselves in Columbia, Maryland at Hysteria Brewing Company and are joined by Director of Sales Ty Kreis. …

Mieza Blendery mixes dazzling concoctions

August 21st, 2019

Adam and Richard find themselves back at Dynasty Brewing Company, but not to talk about Dynasty. Instead, they are talking to Alex Lynch, from Mieza Blendery. In 2011, Alex began focusing on sour and saison beers in his …

An Interview with Dynasty Brewing Company Expert

August 14th, 2019

Adam and Richard sit down with Favio Garcia, Partner and Director of Brewery Operations at Dynasty Brewing Company, in Loudoun County. 

As one of the “Godfathers of DMV Brewing” Favio worked at various breweries in the …

How DC Brau Helped Transform DC into a Beer Town

August 7th, 2019

Adam and Richard visit DC Brau, the first production brewery in DC since 1956. They sit down with brewery founders, Jeff Hancock and Brandon Skall, to discuss the history surrounding the brewery and brewery legislation …

Jasper Yeast Grows 300 Extraordinary Cultures

July 31st, 2019

For the first time ever, the DC Beer Show episode highlights a yeast business. Jasper Yeast is located next to Ocelot Brewing Company in Dulles, …

Ocelot Brewing Company Enjoys Myself

July 24th, 2019

The DC Beer Show heads to Ocelot Brewing Company for this episode. Adam and Richard visit with Adrien Widman, owner and founder. Previously an IT guy, Adrien began brewing beer after a trip to San Diego where he got …

Sapwood Cellars: Hoppy IPAs & Sour Barrel-Aged Beers

July 17th, 2019

The DC Beer Show visits Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, Maryland, where Adam and Richard speak with owners Scott Janish and Michael Tonsmeire. Scott has …

The Fall Festival Preview

July 10th, 2019

Fall is always a busy season for craft beer festivals and this episode serves as a preview of what’s on the horizon for the Fall Festivals in the DC area.

DC Beer Week will be taking place September 8 - September 15, …

A Conversation with Barrett Lauer

July 3rd, 2019

In this episode, Richard is joined by Barrett Lauer, Head Brewer of District ChopHouse. Barrett has been brewing beer for 23 years and has been at District ChopHouse for 15. He is one of the few brewers in the DC area …

Award-Winning Homebrewer Omar Al-Nidawi

June 26th, 2019

In this episode, Mike Stein sits down with the President of the DC Homebrewers Club, Omar Al-Nidawi. The DC Homebrewers Club started in 2008 and meets once a month where its members share their homebrewed beer and …

A Conversation with Greg Engert

June 19th, 2019

Greg Engert is a leader of the craft beer experience in the DMV and in this episode, he visits with the Brew Daddies to talk about how he started and shaped some of the region’s top venues and events, including …

Loudoun County Beer Week Inaugural Year

June 12th, 2019

Not only is Loudoun County home of Jasper Yeast Labs and the Mid-Atlantic’s first commercial-scale hops processing facility, but it also has the highest concentration of craft breweries in Virginia. And now they’re …

Lumberjacks, Christmas Trees, and Beer Blending

June 5th, 2019

Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Brews What They Love

The Brew Daddies travel to Gaithersburg, Maryland to visit Elder Pine Brewing and Blending Co. This newer farm brewery was previously a Christmas tree farm and is in …

Love Struck by Beer: Justin and Julie

May 29th, 2019

DC Beer Land News & Events
  • The Mayor of DC has introduced legislation that will give a license exemption to home brewers.
  • Aslin Beer Co. close …

Money and Metal, with Bob Pease of the Brewers Association

May 22nd, 2019

DC Brews News and Upcoming Events
  • Brewbound’s Brew Talks at Penn Social included topics of the Federal Excise Tax on gallons of beer, as well as how …

Savor Week and Denizens at Riverdale Park Station

May 15th, 2019

DC Craft Beer News and Events
  • Boston Beer has acquired Dogfish Head
  • SAVOR Week - could it be the last ever?

A Beer History: Ethnicity, Brew, and Waltzes

May 8th, 2019

DC Brews News

Atlas Brew Works has Big Big Plans!

May 1st, 2019

DC Brews News

Sankofa brings West African flavor to DC Beer

April 24th, 2019

It’s a long episode but totally worth it!Local News with Mike and Richard
  • Silver Spring has officially arrived as a place for beer
  • New DC Beer …

Meridian Pint is Closing and Denizens is Growing

April 17th, 2019


Mike Stein reports the news of the week, with some sad news about Columbia Heights favorite Meridian Pint, then Adam and Richard speak with Julie …

Part 2 of our talk with Paul Dean of the DC Brewers Guild

April 10th, 2019

The Craft Beer Conference, Bill DeBaun leaves, and more from The DC Brewers Guild in this episode!This Week’s DC Beer Updates: Local and National

The DC Brewers Guild Masters DC Brewery Rules

April 3rd, 2019

The DC Beer Show is now a weekly podcast!

This Week’s DC Beer Updates: 

Twinpanzee Brewing Co.

March 27th, 2019

In this week's DC Beer Show, the Brew Daddies travel to Sterling, Virginia and visit Twinpanzee, a nano-brewery opened in 2017. Twinpanzee runs a two barrel, 65-gallon brew system to produce diverse styles and a complex …

A Visit to Brookeville Beer Farm

March 13th, 2019

We visit Brookeville Beer Farm where head brewer Kenny Borkman talks about being hands-on with the brewing process and walks us through growing their own hops, herbs, spices, and fruits. Brookeville’s focus on creating …

Rocket Frog Brewing Company

February 27th, 2019

The Brew Daddies travel to Sterling, VA to sit down with owner Richard Hartogs and head brewer Russell Carpenter of Rocket Frog Brewing Company. In the short nine months since opening, Rocket Frog has had some amazing …

Silver Branch Brewing Company

February 13th, 2019

While this is the third time the Brew Daddies catch up with Silver Branch Brewing Company, there is still plenty of ground that they cover as they get close to opening their doors! Owners Christian and Brett share the …

BONUS: Making Maryland Better for Beer

February 6th, 2019

In this special episode, The Brew Daddies sit down with Greg Parnas and Wes Hogentogler from MBBWL (Marylanders for Better Beer and Wine Laws). They dive into the complex world of the laws and legislation that is …

Revisiting Red Bear Brewing

January 30th, 2019

The Brew Daddies sit down with the Bryan, Simon and Cameron, owners of Red Bear Brewing Company. We first spoke with them last summer just before they began the buildout of their new brewery in NOMA DC. Now their space …

Bill Madden of Mad Fox Brewing Company

January 16th, 2019

Hey there Brewery Lovers! First off, Richard screwed up multiple times by saying we were in Fairfax, Virginia. We were at Mad Fox Brewery in Falls …

Saints Row Brewing Company

January 2nd, 2019


Richard and Adam speak with Tony Prebula, owner and brewer at Saints Row Brewing Company, a family-owned and operated nanobrewery in Rockville, …

Drink Beer, Think Beer with John Holl

December 19th, 2018


The Brew Daddies (well, Richard) are joined by special guest John Holl, senior editor of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine and the co-host of the …

Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewing

December 5th, 2018


Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery is a nano brewery in Crofton, Maryland with the mantra “No Flagships”. Since owner/brewer Jon Esposito opened in February, he has brewed close to 130 real ales for his local customers. Adam …

Astro Lab Brewing Company

November 21st, 2018

Astro Lab Brewing Company in Silver Spring, Maryland, opened just a month ago. For founders Emma Whelan and Matt Cronin, the grand opening was the …

Calvert Brewing Company

November 7th, 2018

Adam and Richard visit with Kara Capelli, Nick Finney, and Alex Camilliere of Calvert Brewing Company at their beautiful production facility and …

Baseball & Beer, A Perfect Pair

October 24th, 2018

In this episode, the Brew Daddies are joined by Patti and The Pottymouth, hosts of the No Crying In Baseball podcast, to talk about the symbiosis of baseball and beer. We talk about how local craft beer is becoming more …

Maryland Laws are Unfair to Breweries

October 10th, 2018

Franchise and other laws in Maryland leave craft breweries at the mercy of distributors. In this episode, Adam and Richard talk to Brendan O'Leary of the Supporters of Maryland Brewing PAC about how they are working …

The Heurich House Museum

September 26th, 2018

Richard speaks with Kimberly Bender, Executive Director of the Heurich House Museum, about the history of the District's most successful brewer – …

Bad Wolf Brewing Company

September 12th, 2018

The Brew Daddies visit with Sarah and Jeremy Meyers, owners of Bad Wolf Brewing Company in Manassas, Virginia, a hyper-local nano brewery producing …

Brian Tarantino, Brewery Engineer

August 29th, 2018

Structural engineer Brian Tarantino, the founder of Tarantino Engineering Consultants, has worked on more than a dozen breweries and taprooms in …

Red Bear Brewing Company

August 15th, 2018

The Brew Daddies speak with Bryan Van Den Oever and Simon Bee about the brewpub they're opening in NOMA DC, Red Bear Brewing Company.

We don't usually feature brewpubs on the show, but Red Bear has had an interesting …

Road Trip! Houston and Durham

August 1st, 2018

We were both traveling so we each visited a brewery. What a surprise.

Adam went to Sigma Brewing Company in Houston, Texas, a brewery that likes heavy metal music, comedy wrestling, and has Adam's favorite beer …

Dragon Hops Brewing Company

July 11th, 2018

Dragon Hops Brewing Company is a brand-new brewery in the boozy town of Purcellville, Virginia — home to breweries, distilleries, and wineries galore.


Adam and Richard spent an afternoon with owner James Horris learning …

Updates with Silver Branch Brewing Co.

June 27th, 2018

If you've ever thought about opening a brewery, listen up! Richard returns to Silver Branch Brewery to talk to Christian Layke and Brett Robison as they prepare to begin the build-out of their brewing facility and …

Hellbender Brewing Company (Again)

June 13th, 2018

The Brew Daddies return to Hellbender Brewing Company in Washington, D.C. A neighborhood favorite, Hellbender has a comfortable game-filled taproom and a well-rounded selection of brews.

Co-owner and head brewer Ben …

Right Proper Brewing Company

May 30th, 2018

Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, D.C., is a yeast-forward brewery with a full-service brewpub restaurant in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood and a …

Waredaca Brewing Company

May 15th, 2018

Waredaca Brewing Company in Laytonsville, Maryland, is Montgomery County's first farm brewery. For much of the 20th Century, Waredaca was a camp for area youth (WAshington REcreational DAy CAmp), and today is a working …

Peabody Heights Brewery

April 30th, 2018

Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland, was the first brewery to open in Baltimore in 35 years. Started as a contract brewery, they now have a great selection of standard and unique brews of their own as well.

Silver Branch Brewing Company

April 15th, 2018

In this special episode of Brew Daddies, Richard talks to Christian Layke and Brett Robison of Silver Branch Brewery, a brand new brewery based in Silver Spring, Maryland. Just days before this recording, Silver Branch …

Flying Dog Brewery LIVE!

March 24th, 2018


In the very first LIVE episode of Brew Daddies, Adam and Richard visit Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. The 28th largest craft brewer in the USA, Flying Dog has been innovating the craft beer industry for more …

Jailbreak Brewing Company

March 5th, 2018


Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel, Maryland has been forward-thinking since the founders quit their successful tech companies to build something …

Site Unseen: Two Roads Brewing Company

February 18th, 2018


In this "Site Unseen" episode Adam and Richard sample Two Roads Brewing Company in Stratford, Connecticut. They introduce you to the 7-days-a-week taproom and taste the Workers Comp Saison Farmhouse Ale, No Limits …

Manor Hill Brewing

February 6th, 2018


Manor Hill Brewing in Ellicott City, Maryland, produces hop-forward IPAs as well as other popular varieties. As a "farm brewery", Manor Hill has some …

Site Unseen: Firestone Walker Brewing Company

January 27th, 2018


In another "Site Unseen" episode, featuring breweries we haven't visited (yet), Adam and Richard sample Firestone Walker Brewing Company in Southern California. They try the Union Jack IPA, the Easy Jack IPA, the …

Site Unseen: Tröegs Independent Brewing

January 21st, 2018


In the Brew Daddies first "Site Unseen" episode, featuring breweries we haven't visited (yet), Adam and Richard sample Tröegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, Pennsylvania.They try the Sunshine Pils, the Hopback Amber …

Denizens Brewing Company

January 13th, 2018


Denizens Brewing Company in Silver Spring, Maryland, produces true-to-style lagers, ales, and more to suit every taste. Their taproom is a true neighborhood brewery experience, able to seat up to 400 patrons in three …

Adroit Theory Brewing Company

January 6th, 2018


Adroit Theory Brewing Company in Purcellville, Virginia has produced over 600 brews in the last four years, solidifying a reputation for intense …

Seasonal Tasting

December 22nd, 2017


This is the last episode of season 1, so we're introducing our new rating system and getting ready for 2018 with four seasonal brews from around the …

7 Locks Brewing

December 8th, 2017


7 Locks Brewing in Rockville, Maryland specializes in malt-forward brews served with a hyper-local flair in a neighborhood bar atmosphere. In this episode of Brew Daddies, co-owner Jim Beaman talks about 7 Locks' …

Hellbender Brewing Co.

November 24th, 2017


The Brew Daddies visit Hellbender Brewing Company in Northeast Washington, D.C., and talk about their unique brewing system, their focus on sustainability, and their very original name. 

Find out more at …

Three Stars Brewing Company

November 16th, 2017


Adam and Richard visit their neighborhood brewery, 3 Stars, to meet the patrons and enjoy the beer!

Loading ...

Listen to The DC Beer Show


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens