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The Brewbound Podcast is an extension of Brewbound’s leading B2B beer industry reporting, featuring interviews with beer industry executives and entrepreneurs, along with highlights and commentary from the weekly news. New episodes are released every Thursday. Send us comments and suggestions anytime to podcast@brewbound.com.

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Brewbound Podcast Episode 19: Josh Landan on His Return to Beer

Brewbound Podcast Episode 19: Josh Landan on His Return to Beer

In episode 19 of the Brewbound Podcast, Josh Landan talks about his time building the Saint Archer brand and the lessons he learned as a first-time entrepreneur. He also discusses the differences between building a beer company and a non-alcoholic beverage company.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 18: Tony Yanow on Fresh Beer, Selling Golden Road and His Plans for Artisanal Brewers Collective

Brewbound Podcast Episode 18: Tony Yanow on Fresh Beer, Selling Golden Road and His Plans for Artisanal Brewers Collective

In episode 18 of the Brewbound Podcast, Tony Yanow discusses the circumstances that led to the sale of Golden Road, and what his goals are for the Artisanal Brewers Collective. He also talks about the state of the craft beer market, the consumer shift toward supporting hyper-local businesses, and how he evaluates beers that are sold in his pubs.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 17: Brewery Ommegang President on Brut IPAs and Life After Game of Thrones

Brewbound Podcast Episode 17: Brewery Ommegang President on Brut IPAs and Life After Game of Thrones

In episode 17 of the Brewbound Podcast, Campbell discusses the Brut IPA trend, how Brewery Ommegang plans to help build awareness around the new style, and the challenges of building an entirely new product category. He also discusses strategies for executing successful partnerships – such as the one Ommegang had with HBO and the Game of Thrones series – as well as a consumer shift toward prioritizing proximity over quality when making purchasing decisions.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 15: Jim Woods on Pivots and Perseverance

Brewbound Podcast Episode 15: Jim Woods on Pivots and Perseverance

In episode 15 of the Brewbound Podcast, Woods discusses his company’s shift from a distribution-focused business model to a retail-minded operation. He also talks about the difficulty of trying to build a new product segment – in his case yerba mate-infused beer – and the challenges small breweries face now that thousands of competitors have flooded the space.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 14: Sizing Up Hard Seltzer with the Founders of Briggs

Brewbound Podcast Episode 14: Sizing Up Hard Seltzer with the Founders of Briggs

In episode 14 of the Brewbound Podcast, Michael Kurson and Neil Quigley, the founders of Briggs Hard Seltzer, discuss their offerings – which are made with 100 percent real fruit — the emerging spiked seltzer category, and the opportunities they see for a higher-end brand in the market.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 12: Jake Maddux on His Fortuitous Foray Into Beer and James Beard Award Aspirations

Brewbound Podcast Episode 12: Jake Maddux on His Fortuitous Foray Into Beer and James Beard Award Aspirations

In episode 12 of the Brewbound Podcast, editor Chris Furnari interviews Jake Maddux, the founder of The Brewer’s Table in Austin, Texas. During the conversation, Maddux discusses how The Brewer’s’ Table is redefining food and beer pairings. He also talks about his goals for the business and why he is hell-bent on winning a James Beard Award.

Brewbound Podcast Episode Episode 11: Hugh Sisson on Craft Beer’s Forthcoming ‘Market Correction’

Brewbound Podcast Episode Episode 11: Hugh Sisson on Craft Beer’s Forthcoming ‘Market Correction’

In episode 11 of the Brewbound Podcast, editor Chris Furnari interviews Hugh Sisson, the founder and managing partner of Heavy Seas Beer in Baltimore, Maryland. During the interview, Hugh discusses how his company is evolving amid increasing competition within the craft beer segment, and he explains the headwinds facing regional breweries. He also talks about trends that he’s paying close attention to and shares his vision of how the beer category will continue to mature in the coming years.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 008: Bill Hackett on Brand Building and Beer Industry Challenges

Brewbound Podcast Episode 008: Bill Hackett on Brand Building and Beer Industry Challenges

In episode eight of the Brewbound Podcast, Constellation Brands’ Bill Hackett discusses the strategies that have allowed the Corona brand to flourish in the U.S. over the last three decades, and how he sees the beer market evolving in the years to come. He also talks about the taproom phenomenon, the importance of brand building at a time when 7,000 craft breweries are fighting for mindshare, and what he drinks when he’s not tipping back a pint of beer.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 007: Josh Hare on Texas’ Confusing Direct-to-Consumer Laws

Brewbound Podcast Episode 007: Josh Hare on Texas’ Confusing Direct-to-Consumer Laws

In episode seven of the Brewbound Podcast, Hare takes a deep dive into his company’s complicated four-year process of becoming a licensed Texas brewpub, and why he feels the state’s confusing direct-to-consumer sales laws need modernizing. Hare also discusses how he’s financed Hops & Grain’s growth, why he feels Texas beer wholesalers wield too much power and why current Texas alcohol laws make it difficult for upstart breweries to breakout.

Brewbound Podcast Episode 006: Sam Calagione on Craft Beer’s ‘Smiling Jaws of Death’

Brewbound Podcast Episode 006: Sam Calagione on Craft Beer’s ‘Smiling Jaws of Death’

In episode six of the Brewbound Podcast, editor Chris Furnari and Dogfish Head co-founder Sam Calagione discuss how his company is “navigating the noise” of 7,000 small breweries, how other craft breweries can grow without taking on too much debt, and how Dogfish Head has financed its own expansion in recent years. Calagione also explains the benefits of remaining a small, taproom-focused brewery in today’s competitive marketplace, why he is bullish on the Brewers Association’s independent craft brewer seal, and how he envisions the marketplace evolving in the coming years.