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I met Carl a year ago at the China Craft Beer Conference.  Carl’s passionate and direct approach to life, business and brewing stood out and fueled my curiosity. I was really grateful that we were invited to be part of the 2017 Beijing Invitati
In episode Thirty Five, my guest is Dave Kwiatkowski from the Sugar House in Detroit, Michigan.  Dave and I sat own over glasses of whiskey in Corktown and talked about his adventure in classic cocktails, small business and community building.
In episode thirty four, my guests are New Holland teammates, Jon Boer and Ryan Cioffi. THey’re heading up the beer and spirits making at our new brewpub and distillery, The Knickerbocker in Grand Rapids. We’ll hear how they came into a life in
I’m pretty sure I met Fred in 1993 during my first Great Taste of the Midwest, which would be a formative experience.  It was a few years into the beer business, but roughly two before I’d join the ranks of Midwest breweries.  He has been a mag
Some of you may know a little or a lot about the world of beer wholesalers, or maybe nothing at all.  I’ve been calling on Rave Associates, a beer and wine wholesaler in Ann Arbor since 1995, when the current owner, Jim Warbritton.  was a sales
Ginger and I met years ago over beer and chocolate.  She was in Michigan to present at the MBG and MBAA Winter Conference and took an extra day or so to hang on the farm. Ginger is a tireless advocate for equity in marketing, and has made a nam
Talking beer, music, collaboration and creativity with a talented panel of musicians and beer enthusiasts, featuring Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese incident and Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Grammy winning Peter Madcat Ruth of Madcat Midnig
Drinking pints at the market with Richard is a quintessential British experience.  We got to talk about his history, the UK beer market and all sorts of other stuff.  Next time, we’ll need to get his business partner Mike to join us, as the two
Chris and I go waaaay back to when I first started going to the Great American Beer Festival, aka the GABF.  I believe my first GABF was 1995, when Chris was just getting the project now known as The Falling Rock going, so we’ve covered some gr
I got to know Mark a little bit at the  Brewers Association’s beer dinner at The Salon with Chef Nicholas Balfe and Adam Dulye.  We got to chatting and decided in short order that more beers and conversation were in order.  We met at what we th
Fred sat with Kate Hill following the final dinner at Pigstock 2016 at the Haggerty Center in Traverse City, Michigan this October.  Kate shares how she came to teach people at Kitchen at Camont in Gascony, France, as well as traveling the worl
This conversation was a special treat, as it happened in the week following Harvest Gathering.  Earthwork Farm was considerably more quiet and tranquil than just days prior when it was teaming with smiling and ebullient people celebrating it wi
I met Ryan at this year’s Harvest Gathering and it was interesting how quickly we were finding things we had in common.  Ryan’s story is a pretty remarkable example of the impact Harvest Gathering can have on people’s lives.  He’s a musician an
Frank and Mark have been playing music together for an awfully long time, and it was great to sit with them in the woods and hear their stories.  They’ve warmly contributed to the the Michigan music community for decades in a remarkable way, pl
Joshua Davis has a vibrant role in the Michigan music community.  He’s a co-founder of the band, "Stepping In It" has a robust solo career, and was an early contributor to Earthwork Music Collective as well as Harvest Gathering. Joshua shares s
Our first ever live-podcast happened during the Harvest Gathering 2016 at Earthwork Farm in Lake City, Michigan.  A three day celebration of music and community, the Harvest Gathering is like nothing else.  Earthwork is home of the Bernard fami
I had a great time welcoming several collaborators from our upcoming Rocktoberfest to the brewery and podcast.  We’re really proud of this event and everyone’s generous spirit and ongoing efforts towards quality.  It’s a light hearted group tha
Adam is a prince among men. He's brilliant with spirits, hospitality and expressing creative ideas through beverages. I've enjoyed collaborating with him on events immensely, which has included making cocktails in a deluge under a tin shack, ba
China has a young, exciting and growing craft brewing scene, and Michael is revered as one of its dynamic leaders.  I met Michael at Liquid Laundry, one of the three breweries he oversees in Shanghai.  He has a remarkable and diverse career in
Brian and I got to know each other working on the collaboration between Carhartt and New Holland Brewing, that resulted in The Carhartt Woodsman and many other projects.  We talk about his roots in marketing, which began with a poorly funded es
Melissa is an engaging and colorful writer from London.  Her quick wit and sharp personality is always refreshing and inspiring.  We caught up in Philly during the Craft Brewers Conference and are looking forward to the Great British Beer Festi
I met Ryan at a Craft Brewer’s Conference, many years ago.  We had a knack at running into each other over the years, perhaps because we ran in similar circles, or ended up at the same bars.  Even though we were no where near selling to Califor
Episode 14 - The Details Many Michigan Brewers Guild related social events remind us of the diverse backgrounds amongst the people of the Michigan brewing community.  We’ve talked about getting together to play or “do something” more times than
Ep. 13 - Brett VanderKamp, New Holland Brewing Company Episode 13 - The Details I met Brett sometime in 1997, while New Holland was just coming into existence.  We were both active members of the Michigan Brewers Guild, and later spent time on
Episode 12 - The Details Sean Hoots is the affable and artistic front man for Hoots & Hellmouth, a Philly-based roots and rock band.  Theirs a warmth and poetic nature to their music which was only deepened for me after getting a chance to talk
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