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The beertruth podcast takes a look at the craft beverage industry by talking with brewers and industry professionals. Find out what drives and inspires brewers, what their story is, and yes, what their favorite hop is.
17 Episodes
Round 13: Indie Hops

Round 13: Indie Hops


A conversation with Jim Solberg, cofounder of Indie Hops in the Willamette Valley. We talk Strata and the long and difficult process of bringing a hop to market.Check out beertruth:https://beertruth.com out Indie Hops: credit:"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeodLink:
I dive into hoppy styles and complain about milkshake IPAs. Check out beertruth:https://beertruth.com credit:Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeodLink: 
Marcus Baskerville talks about the Black Is Beautiful beer collaboration, how to keep this momentum going, and how we can all be part of the change that needs to happen. Check out Black Is Beautiful and Weathered Souls: Check out beertruth: to Brooklyn Brew Shop homebrew kit (I do not receive money for this): credit:“Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeodLink:
Dave McLean breaks down the basics of malt. From steeping to germination to kilning, listen up for your comprehensive intro delivered direct from a malt master.Check out beertruth: out Admiral Maltings: from"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (
I chat with Brewmaster Phil from a safe social distance. We talk about mixed fermentation, collaborating with friends, and how Almanac is adapting during these unusual times.Check out beertruth: out Almanac Beer Co:https://almanacbeer.com from"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (
Beer Basics: Hops

Beer Basics: Hops


I cover the basics of hops, from bittering to dry-hopping, where they come from and what they smell like. Grab your favorite hop-bomb and let's do this.Check out beertruth: from "Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (
Phil at Percival Brewing tells the story of how the brewery came to be and the importance of community, and where he sees Percival going in the post-pandemic future. Beer, coffee, and bbq rubs, oh my!Check out beertruth: out Percival Brewing: from"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (
This episode is the first in a series that dives into the basics of beer, starting by breaking down ales and lagers. An easy way to get a good baseline knowledge, or a good refresher course on the world's best beverage.Check out beertruth: Music from"Maccary Bay" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY ( 
Lisa Morrison, majority owner of Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon, chats with me about her craft beer story, how the store came into her life, and what the beer scene is like up in "Beervana". We also deal with wacky circumstances over a Zoom interview, and I drink beer. Finally something I am good at!Check out beertruth: out Belmont Station:https://www.belmont-station.com credit:Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeodLink: “Circus Theme – Ragtime Version] by Alexander Nakarada ( under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License
Ben Edmunds, brewmaster at Breakside (say that 5 times fast) talks about the laid-back Pacific Northwest beer vibe. Ben also details the beer judging process, as well as how judging helps him improve his brewing game. I drink a Breakside IPA straight from the bottle like a heathen.Check out beertruth: out Breakside Brewing:http://breakside.com credit:Maccary Bay by Kevin MacLeodLink:
I talk to John Harris, legendary brewmaster and owner of Ecliptic Brewing. John tells his story, as well as what Ecliptic is all about. I hold out hope that milkshake IPAs will die.Check out beertruth: out Ecliptic Brewing Company: out Brewgooder: from "Easy Jam" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (
I chat with Steve Lieberman, co-owner/founder at Surfridge Brewing Company in El Segundo, California. Steve talks about their commitment to the environment as well as their beer, and what he envisions for the future of Surfridge (hint – think big). I try not to forget my questions before I ask them. Check out beertruth: out Surfridge Brewing Company: Music from"Easy Jam" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (
I spend some time with Porter and Laurie, co-founders of Smog City Brewing Company in Torrance, California. They explain the origins of their passion for craft beer, what the word “community” means to them. I try to not spill my Smog City IPA on my laptop.Check out beertruth: out Smog City Brewing: from"Easy Jam" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (
Round 4! I sit down with Adam and Eric Boone at Patio29 Spirits Company in Winters, California. We discuss the origins of Patio29, some specifics of the craft distilling industry, and what the future holds for Yolo County's first craft distillery.beertruth: Spirits Company: thanks to:Easy Jam by Kevin MacLeodLink:
I talk with Dave Davis, cofounder at Hermosa Brewing Company in Hermosa Beach, California. Dave walks me through some of Hermosa's beers, as well as future plans for the brewery and their "reason for being".Check out beertruth: out Hermosa Brewing Company: from"Stealth Groover" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (
Round 2: Dunloe Brewing

Round 2: Dunloe Brewing


I talk with owner and head brewer Brennan Fleming at Dunloe Brewing in Davis, California. We talk about the art of blending, beer festivals, and the importance of the “road taco”. Grab a beer and let’s dive in.Check out beertruth: out Dunloe Brewing: from "Stealth Groover" by Kevin MacLeod ( License: CC BY (
Round 1: Five Suns Brewing

Round 1: Five Suns Brewing


I sit down with Dennis and Sean at Five Suns Brewing in Martinez, California. We talk about how they got started, where they are now, and where Five Suns is headed. Grab a beer and join me.beertruth: Suns Brewing:http://www.fivesunsbrewing.com from"Stealth Groover" by Kevin MacLeod ( CC BY (
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