The brewing industry is currently contending with a wave of accusations of inappropriate behavior, following on the heels of #MeToo in many other industries. What do two old white men have to say about it? How about this: Be Better.
A bit of a mixed bag this week. We start talking about copper and then vent a bit about the basic blocking and tackling involved in running a brewery during the digital age.
Cans vs bottles, rainbows on labels, and packaging safety. Also why you don’t take James to your favorite brewery.
Weird stories from 10+ years of consulting in the hops business. Coffin oasts, Bette Midler and Camry tractors. Names have been changed to protect the not-so-innocent.
This week we discuss processing. What do you need to know if you’re outsourcing this activity? Also, we get our first sponsor (sell-outs!) and give props to Chadwick Boseman.
Why go through all of that trouble drying and processing your hops when you can just sell them wet, right? This week we talk about cone maturation and your hopes for wet hop sales. Plus, Augustfest beers (they are *not* Octoberfests if they come out in August).
What are Extracts, how are they created and what are you compromising by using them? Also, the social movement to the new Third Space (hint: you’re likely there right now) and for a change, Gregg goes on a bit of a rant.
This is one of those situations where we went out of order, and you’ll know it during the intro. Do any of you belong to a local hops co-op, how does it work, and what value are you getting? We’re not fans (shocking!) and get into what makes a valuable partnership and what’s just a […]
This week we flip the switch on our Things We Hate episode with a much friendlier look at why we continue to do what we do. Plus, bleach and cutting fluid.
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