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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 38: New Belgium CEO Steve Fechheimer on Building Brands and Reaching New Drinkers

Brewbound Podcast Episode 38: New Belgium CEO Steve Fechheimer on Building Brands and Reaching New Drinkers

In episode 38 of the Brewbound Podcast, Fechheimer discusses the internal tug-of-war between creating new brand identities and leveraging New Belgium’s already well-established name. He also explains how New Belgium plans to rebound from a difficult 2018 and discusses the company’s plan for working more closely with underrepresented communities.

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 28: BA Chief Economist Bart Watson Projects 2018 Industry Results

Brewbound Podcast Episode 28: BA Chief Economist Bart Watson Projects 2018 Industry Results

In episode 28 of the Brewbound Podcast, Watson shares his early 2018 analysis and discusses the circumstances that have led to an increasing number of brewery closures in recent years. He also answers questions about the BA’s revised craft brewer definition, and the possible future impact of legal recreational cannabis on the alcohol segment.

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.