Firestone Walker

Firestone Walker Brewery’s Matt Brynildson

Firestone Walker Brewery logoFirestone Walker Brewery’s Brewmaster Matt Brynildson and I enjoyed a beer at one of the many events surrounding the Oregon Brewers Festival.

Named Mid Sized Brewery of the Year in 2007, this one-of-a-kind brewery uses an oak barrel fermentation program with a unique twist. In 2008 they walked away from the Great American Brewers Festival with 6 medals. Including a gold medal for Union Jack IPA in the most competitive category with over 100 entries.Union Jack IPA w medals

Matt is an active supporter of the Glen Hay Falconer Memorial Foundation’s scholarship program and even teaches at the Siebel Institute in Chicago Illinois.

Listen as he shares his insights into brewing, barrel aging and operations at this successful brewery, as well as upcoming never before released specialty ales from both the Nectar and Firestone Walker brands. Download this episode

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Cambridge Brewing’s Megan Parisi, Brewsters and Women in the Industry

 


Cambridge beerCambridge Brewing’s head brewster Megan Parisi and member of the Pink Boots Society of women in the brewing industry speaks about their seasonal and award winning beers, exactly how she got her foot in the door as a professional brewer, a bit of the history of women in the brewing industry and some of the not so glamorous work that goes into specialty ales.

Teri Fahrendorf, international beer judge, Road Brewer and founder of the Pink Boots Society gives a very sensual description of her beer tasting technique.

Jeanine Marois w/ judges Jeanine Marois, founder and President of Mondial de la Biere festival provides a bit of history and happenings of this fantastic international festival held in Montreal around the end of May and Early June. She also announces a new festival that will debut in France in 2009!

[Photo right: Mondial de la BiËre – Christophe Antoine International development consultant of the International chamber of commerce of Strasbourg-Bas Rhin, Marie-JosÈe Lefebvre general manager of Mondial de la biËre, Oleg Dergachov MA, Jury President fo cartoon beer contest, cartoonist and sculptor, Jeannine Marois President of Mondial de la biËre, Deborah Wood, Representative of sales, Gilbertson & Page (canada) Inc. and judge of cartoon beer contest, Olivier Epp International assistant director of the International chamber of commerce of Strasbourg-Bas Rhin.]

Becky BishopWrapping up the show with “Drinking Alone” by Becky Bishop. A tune that I found at podsafeaudio.com. [Photo left: Becky Bishop, photographer Michael McCans] 

This show is sponsored by ROGUE Ales, Stouts, Lagers, Porters and Spirits. Brewed and distilled in Newport Oregon. And is part of the GABF Interviews series here at CraftBrewCast.com.

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Road Brewer: Teri Fahrendorf
Pink Boots Society
Mondial de la Biere
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Stone Brewing

Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch-GABF 2008

 

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It is rare to see a business commit so completely to environmental and socially responsible practices. Despite higher operating costs and logistical challenges that those very practices present, Stone Brewing Company World Bistro and Gardens is a model to that end. Greg reveals Stone’s unwavering focus to conscientiously invest in responsible, sustainable business practices, as well as safe and healthy choices for their guests while supporting local agriculture. For example; there are bans of certain ingredients at Stone, and a fleet of hybrid vehicles for their sales team.

Greg Koch and co-owner/master brewer Steve Wagner demonstrate that sustainability means business success. They have taken the risk, made the investments and are realizing overwhelming growth. This brewery and restaurant is a model of how business can thrive.

“Going Green” and being a “Socially Responsible” business is not a black and white proposition. Equipment required to minimize the businesses environmental impact, may incur increased energy usage. Hence, tough choices and consequences to balance.

Stone Brewing Company is putting their money where their hearts are with the beers and the Bistro. And it’s working for the business.

Listen to Greg’s passionate interview. Follow the leader – Stone Brewing CoStarboard Green

Music this episode is generously provided by Starboard Green under the pseudonym Bob Dystilan, performing The Beers They are A-Changin’. Band members Brad Paxton and Josh Nichols co-wrote these lyrics to the tune of Bob Dylan’s classic, The Times They Are A-Changin’.

Brad sent this tidbit of background for you:

 

The 2006 Dogfish Head Bocce Ball Tournament required four people to a team. The teams competed in two events – the actual Bocce Ball game (where we didn’t exactly excel) and a team theme/originality contest.

We decided to go as ‘the Beerniks,’ and basically took key icons in the Beatnik world and gave them beer related names, such as ‘Bob Dystilan,’ ‘Ale’n Ginsbeerg’ and ‘Dr. Timothy Beery’ (who, instead of LSD, distributed bags of hops to people).

This episode sponsored by Rogue Ales, Stouts, Porters, Lagers and Spirits – Brewed and Distilled in Newport, Oregon.

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21st Amendment

GABF 2008: Falling Rock, 21st Amendment, Michelob Experimentals

Day one of the Great American Beer Festival and I started off with a beer at Falling Rock Tap House. They are the unofficial hub during GABF week. You’ll hear owner Chris Black discuss the GABF and what is behind this pub making the “top 10″ list.

Then I attended a food and beer tasting featuring some wonderful craft styles from none other than Michelob. Nathaniel Davis, Master Brewer at their 10 bbl experimental brewery in St Louis talk with me about their beers, Michelob’s roots as a premier brewer and very interesting insights on glassware.

21st Amendment’s Shaun O’Sullivan shares his passion for canning craft beer and elaborates on his partnership with a friend and brewer to can his signature beers.

I wrap the show with Rolling Boil Blues Band’s Brew Right for the Blind

This episode is sponsored by: Rogue Ales, stouts, lagers, porters and spirits. Brewed and distilled in Newport Oregon.

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Sasquatch Brew Festival 2007

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In this premiere episode you’ll hear interviews recorded live at the Sasquatch Brew Festival with Quentin Falconer, Glen Hay Falconer Memorial Foundation‘s Brewing Scholarship recipients Jacob Leanard and Corey Blodget, and Wakonda Brewing‘s Juanita Kirkham. I also discuss Rogue ales YouTube videos, Oregon Brewers Festival, brewing news, and events.

This episode is reposted because it dropped off of the feed about a month after it was released. It has important information about the Glen Hay Falconer Memorial Foundation Brewing Scholarships at the Siebel Institute and the deadline for applications approaches, April 20th. Besides, this episode has very sentimental value to me, and it should be available to subscribers.

I have a follow up interview with Corey Blodget, one of the 2007 winners that I’m about to post. So, first things first. 

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Holiday Ale Festival 2007

At the 12th annual Holiday Ale Festival in Portland Oregon, there were more than 40 beers from up and down the west coast, Alaska, and even Belgium. There were Old Ales, Barley wines, Imperial Stouts, Strong Scotch Ales, Doppel Bocks, Triples and Quads. Hoppy beers, malty beers, spiced beers, balanced beers and over-the-top beers. I did a nice little give away, and was lucky enough to be able to interview the maker of one of the crowd favorites year after year: Jason Web, brewer at Fearless Brewing Company in Estacada, Oregon. And we get a run down of the crowd favorites. This is a brief little episode that wraps up with the Rolling Boil Blues Band’s Homebrew Hand Jive. 

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CD Baby DIY Music Podcast

Dr. Worts review of the festival

GABF Brewing Industry Interviews 4

In this 4th episode of the Great American Beer Festival series you’ll hear from Rogue Ales’-Brett Joyce, Samual Adams’-Jim Koch, Snake River Brewing’s-Tim Harland. We find out what their very important roll in the Journalism awards was, and about the beers they brought, crowd favorites and medal winners. Snake River Brewing goes in depth about the brewery, where it’s going, the big changes ahead, and its history and discusses the phenomenal small batch experimental microbrews that brewer Paul is making at their Lander location, Gruets, Lambic like beers, and medal winning barley wines. Many thanks to Rogue Ales for sponsoring this GABF series!

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GABF Brewing Industry Interviews 3

In this third episode of interviews recorded live from the Great American Beer Festival. Ninkasi Brewing Company’s Jamie Floyd introduces the show. I bring you Cambridge Brewing Company’s brewer Will Meyers fascinating discussion about Gruets. Will’s Gruets have gained recognition in the US and abroad. Roof Brothers Wine and Spirits beer manager Kane Roberts shares some of the changes he’s seen in the GABF competition over the last several years. Rolling Boil Blues Band Home Brew Hand Jive wraps up the show.This Series sponsored by Rogue Ales, Lagers, Stouts, Porters and Spirits brewed and distilled in Newport Oregon. Thank you Rogue!

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GABF Brewing Industry Interviews 2

 

The second in a series of Great American Beer Festival interviews with brewers, brewery owners, and others, recorded live from the festival and GABF events. In this episode we hear from Elysian‘s Dick Cantwell about the soon to be operating brewery at Elysian Fields and the now famous Pumpkin Festival that features a real pumpkin firkin. Boscos Brewing Company’s Chuck Skypeck on professional judging and Boscos. This show features This Brew’s for You by Tom Dalldorf’s Rolling Boil Blues Band.

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GABF Brewing Industry Interviews 1

 

The first in a series of Great American Beer Festival interviews with brewers, brewery owners, and others, recorded live from the festival and GABF events. In this episode we hear from a trio of industry icons: Widmer Brothers Brewing Company’s Rob Widmer, Kona Brewing Company’s Tony Scollieri, and Anheuser Busch’s George Reisch.  Full Sail’s Barney Brennen also tells us about what they’ve brought to the festival for thier 20th Anniversary. This show features Hop This Town by Tom Dalldorf’s Rolling Boil Blues Band.

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