Beer Edge

Beer Edge
A weekly dive into the business and culture of beer.

Josh Noel of The Chicago Tribune Talks 3 Floyds And Furloughs
May 29 • 35 min
Josh Noel of The Chicago Tribune discusses how COVID-19 is impacting the mainstream media, how when 3 Floyds speaks people listen, and we break down the state of beer journalism today.
11 - J Nikol Jackson-Beckham Talks Inclusion and Equity in COVID-19
May 22 • 42 min
We talk with J Nikol Jackson-Beckham (or Dr. J) about how COVID-19 impacts and equity and inclusion efforts in the American craft beer industry.
10 - Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing Misses Drinking With Others
May 15 • 38 min
Chris Lohring of Notch Brewing talks diversification, his continuing love of lagers, and how his brewery, with its hybrid contract operations and tap room model, is changing to survive right now.
9 - Deb Carey of New Glarus Brewing Company Gets Political
May 8 • 37 min
We talk with Deb Carey of the New Glarus Brewing Company in Wisconsin about politics, protest and COVID-19.
8 - Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers Talks Pivoting Hard and Saving Jobs
Apr 28 • 50 min
We talk with Peter Bissell of Bissell Brothers about how COVID-19 has impacted his brewery and lobster restaurant in Portland, Maine.
7 - Carl Setzer of Great Leap Brewing in Beijing Talks COVID-19 and Chinese Craft Beer
Apr 17 • 45 min
Carl Setzer is the brewmaster and co-founder with his wife of the Great Leap Brewing Company in Beijing, China. Having experienced the COVID-19 pandemic a few months sooner than American craft brewers, his perspective offers insights for those in the…
6 - Adam Robbings of Reuben’s Brews Talks Risk Management
Apr 10 • 27 min
The beer industry continues to try and manage the COVID-19 crisis, having now moved from the uncertainty of the first days to more sure footing today. Following passage of the CARES Act and the PPP, breweries, bars, distributors, and restaurants are…
5 - Julie Verratti of Denizens Brewing Talks CARES Act and Confidence
Apr 3 • 44 min
Many brewery owners are starting to consider the long term survivability of an extended shutdown that lasts not weeks but months. It’s been another sobering week during the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 - Should Your Brewery Take Out A Loan?
Mar 27 • 17 min
We investigate whether small brewers and business owners should take out a low interest or SBA loan during the cash crunch of COVID-19.
3 - Larry Bell Is Rocking The Off-Premise Right Now
Mar 25 • 19 min
It has been another week of ups and downs in the world of beer. Bars, restaurants, and tap rooms remain near entirely disrupted. This week we talk with Larry Bell, owner and founder of Bell’s Brewery, who is selling a lot of beer off-premise right now.…
2 - Max Toste and Doug Veliky Talk Disruption
Mar 20 • 42 min
Across the country, disruption reigns. It’s the stuff of Hollywood movies, a global virus pandemic. The Beer Edge podcast tackles the COVID-19 story, talking to bartenders, brewers, bar owners, distributors, and others.
1 Beer Edge discusses COVID-19
Mar 18 • 43 min
This special edition of “Drink Beer, Think Beer” talks about the plan for this new Beer Edge Podcast.