Episode #161: Naur, I Wanna Gaur Haurme with Dereck Hales and Brendan Guild of Bad Shepherd Brewing | Adjunct Series
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7h ago
Whenever the pod comes full circle, it's a beautiful thing. We first had Brendo on the pod back in Episode #29 of the original series when he ran The Public Brewery in Melbourne, Australia. When we reached out to get Dereck of Bad Shepherd back on, we were stoked to learn that Brendo had joined the team. Dereck and Brendan hung out with Cee to chat about landing their Double Choc Hazelnut Brown Ale in the LCBO in Ontario, how the Aussie beer scene has grown over the years and comparisons with Canada, they broke down the voluntary administration process that the business recently went through ..read more
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Episode #160: The Cost Of Brewing Craft Beer with Troy Baxter of Badlands Brewing + Tiffany Alexis of LiquidxHappiness / High Season Co. | Adjunct Series
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1w ago
This episode was a milestone in a bunch of ways - it's the highest podcast episode number we've gotten to ever; it's the first in-person pod we've done in the Adjunct Series; and it was the first time a brewer came to our home for a chat. Love it. Troy Baxter of Badlands hung out with Cee and Tiff to talk about everything surrounding the costs of craft beer, including the hop and grain harvest issues, why beer prices rarely move, big beer costs vs craft costs, why some beers cost more than others, how inflation has affected beer, Ontario vs Alberta tax rates, beer sales over the years, and som ..read more
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Episode #159: Breaking Beer with Greg Thompson of Prison Break Brewing | Adjunct Series
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2w ago
In almost 9 years of craft beer podcasting, we don't think we've seen a story quite like this one. Greg Thompson served 22 years in both state and federal prisons in the US for drug crimes and has come out the other side with a prison-themed brewery. Coming home in 2016, Greg has been working on Prison Break since then - an uphill battle for an ex-convict trying to go legit. Greg and Cee chatted about his wild story including some crazy moments in prison, whether the prison-focused TV shows are accurate, how Greg and his business partner came up with the idea to start a brewery, his wins secur ..read more
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Episode #158: Quality Is The New Hype with Chris Farmer of Banks Brewing | Adjunct Series
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3w ago
One of our fave breweries back home in Australia is Banks Brewing (formerly known as Mr. Banks Brewing), and since it's been a few years since we last touched base, we were well overdue. Founder Chris and Cee chatted about Banks' recent name change and rebrand, the state of the Australian craft beer scene, why quality is the new hype, whether Australia has "hype chasers" like North America, the origin of the Oat Cream IPA in Australia, why LUKR pours are amazing, how the Aussie excise tax works, their shared love of third wave coffee, why breweries in Australia are closing, and how beer distri ..read more
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Episode #157: How Can Craft Beer Win? with Shehan De Silva of Lost Craft / High Park Brewing + Tiffany Alexis of LiquidxHappiness / High Season Co. | Adjunct Series
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1M ago
A brewery owner who has to be one of the most featured guests on the podcast, Shehan De Silva is now the owner of not just one craft brewery but two, plus a new taproom. Shehan joins Cee and Tiff to discuss the recent acquisition of High Park Brewery and the merged taproom with Lost Craft, their foray into ready-to-drink beverages and spirits, why the liquor industry is one of the hardest to break into, the future of craft beer, the current Ontario beer taxation issue and his take on it all, the Beer Store Master Framework Agreement ending, why craft breweries should all be focusing on securin ..read more
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Episode #156: Top 10 Breweries In Ontario For 2023 with Nathan Lefebvre of NathanDoesBeer | Adjunct Series
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1M ago
It's our favourite time of the year... Looking back at the year that was is always a blast, so when Cee and Nate got together to select, chat about and, of course, drink beers from their favourite breweries in 2023, they knew it was about to go down. Twenty-twenty-three was a spectacular year for Ontario craft beer, with some phenomenal new breweries opening their doors, some legendary breweries saying goodbye, and there were even some breweries that had been around a while but were new to BAOS. We announced our Brewery of the Year, too, which was a first for this amazing company. No spoi ..read more
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Episode #155: Triumvirate of Hops with Cam Fryer and Daniel Schmidt of Royal City Brewing + Nathan Lefebvre of NathanDoesBeer | Adjunct Series
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1M ago
Guelph, Ontario is a great hub filled with craft breweries that appeal to every palate, and we're stoked to finally hang with the legends from Royal City! Cam and Dan joined Cee and Nate to chat about the history of beer in the city of Guelph, Cee and Dan's history at BierMarkt, the Guelph.Beer bus, why super hazy NEIPAs never picked up in the area, alcohol taxation and the challenges of operating a brewery, the value of stories and experiences in beer, and how they plan to stick around for a long time. They got into six fantastic Royal City brews - Bootleg Cream Ale, Exhibition Session IPA, G ..read more
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Episode #154: Why Are So Many Craft Breweries Closing? with Tiffany Alexis of LiquidxHappiness / High Season Co. | Adjunct Series
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1M ago
To kick off 2024, Cee and Tiff hung out for a deep dive into the multitude of reasons behind the alarming number of brewery closures that we've seen over the last 12-18 months. They looked at a number of the Ontarian and Canadian breweries that closed recently, and how several factors influenced where we're at currently including the pandemic and incessant shutdowns, a rise in operational costs (mostly rent and ingredients), market saturation and a change in drinking preferences, government regulation and taxation, the Master Framework Agreement, and products that don't seem to work. They also ..read more
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Episode #154: Why Don't People Buy Craft Beer? with Shehan De Silva of Lost Craft / High Park Brewing + Nathan Lefebvre of NathanDoesBeer | Adjunct Series
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2M ago
A brewery owner who has to be one of the most featured guests on the podcast, Shehan De Silva is now the owner of not just one craft brewery but two, plus a new taproom. Shehan joins Cee and Nate to discuss the recent acquisition of High Park Brewery and the merged taproom with Lost Craft, their foray into ready-to-drink beverages and spirits, why the liquor industry is one of the hardest to break into, the future of craft beer, the current Ontario beer taxation issue and his take on it all, why craft breweries should all be focusing on securing new drinkers rather than only appealing to the c ..read more
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Episode #153: Bastard Landlord with Brad Clifford of Clifford Brewing + Nathan Lefebvre of NathanDoesBeer | Adjunct Series
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2M ago
Now that Hamilton, ON is home base for BAOS, we have a goal to chat with all the craft breweries in the region, and the latest to jump on the pod is Clifford! Founder Brad Clifford joined Cee and Nate to chat about his early beginnings in Toronto, the history of downtown Toronto breweries, the challenges of opening a brewery in Hamilton, why he chose to brew almost exclusively English-style ales and lagers, how much the beer scene has changed since the early 2010s, whether Hamilton could handle more breweries, and why contract brewing is a great path to a brick-and-mortar facility. They got in ..read more
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