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Brewbound Podcast Episode 34: Nikos Ridge on Acquisitions, Debt Management and the Future of Craft

Brewbound Podcast Episode 34: Nikos Ridge on Acquisitions, Debt Management and the Future of Craft

In episode 34 of the Brewbound Podcast, Ridge shares his vision for the Legacy Breweries platform and explains some of the transaction options that are available to brewery owners. He also discusses how the proliferation of smaller craft breweries is impacting regional breweries, Ninkasi’s new hard seltzer offering, and how he sees the better-for-you alcohol space developing.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 30: NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones Explains ‘Cognitive Beer Dissonance’

Brewbound Podcast Episode 30: NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones Explains ‘Cognitive Beer Dissonance’

In episode 30 of the Brewbound Podcast, NBWA chief economist Lester Jones explains how the NBWA’s monthly “Beer Purchaser’s Index” can help predict future industry trends, and how beer professionals can use it to make more informed decisions. He also explains his “cognitive beer dissonance” theory and gives us all a reason to believe that the industry is actually pretty healthy.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 29: Rob Tod on Building Brands and Introducing Cans

Brewbound Podcast Episode 29: Rob Tod on Building Brands and Introducing Cans

In episode 29 of the Brewbound Podcast, Brewbound editors Chris Furnari and Justin Kendall chat with Allagash founder Rob Tod about how the addition of canned packages will transform the Allagash business in the years to come, how the company is repositioning itself off-premise, why it invests disproportionately in quality-control measures and how it approaches innovation without chasing trends.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 27: Fort Point Beer’s Justin Catalana on Self-Distribution and Saying No

Brewbound Podcast Episode 27: Fort Point Beer’s Justin Catalana on Self-Distribution and Saying No

In episode 27 of the Brewbound Podcast, Catalana shares his plan to grow Fort Point’s revenue to as much as $22 million in 2019, while hiring another five dozen employees. He also discusses the pros and cons of self-distribution, why the company takes a debt-averse approach to financing growth, and how it builds strong core brands at a time when breweries and consumers alike are chasing new beer offerings.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 25: Peter Bissell on Never Slowing Down and Continuous Improvement

Brewbound Podcast Episode 25: Peter Bissell on Never Slowing Down and Continuous Improvement

In episode 25 of the Brewbound Podcast, Bissell Brothers co-founder Peter Bissell shares his company’s origin story and discusses brand building, the future of “line culture” in craft beer, how the company is introducing its beer to new consumers at a secondary brewery in northern Maine, and why he looks outside of the beer industry for inspiration, among other topics.

Brewbound Announces 2019 Brew Talks Meetups

Brewbound Announces 2019 Brew Talks Meetups

Brewing industry professionals are invited to register for Brewbound’s 2019 Brew Talks gatherings, which will take place April 9 during the annual Craft Brewers Conference in Denver, Colorado, May 17 during SAVOR in Washington, D.C., and October 4 during the Great American Beer Festival in Denver.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 24: Seismic Brewing on Sustainability and Selling Beer in Wine Country

Brewbound Podcast Episode 24: Seismic Brewing on Sustainability and Selling Beer in Wine Country

In episode 24 of the Brewbound Podcast, which was recorded at the end of 2018, Chris Jackson and Patrick Delves discuss Seismic’s sustainability efforts, what it’s like to sell beer in wine country, early entrepreneurial lessons they’ve learned, and how the emerging cannabis industry could disrupt the alcohol sector, among other topics.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 23: BeerAdvocate Founders on the Future of Print Journalism and the Business of Beer Festivals

Brewbound Podcast Episode 23: BeerAdvocate Founders on the Future of Print Journalism and the Business of Beer Festivals

In episode 23 of the Brewbound Podcast, Jason and Todd Alström sit down for a discussion about the business of beer festivals, the future of print journalism within beer, A-B InBev’s investment in competitor beer ratings website RateBeer, and what it’s like to be at the center of a controversy that is unfolding on the BeerAdvocate forum.