Virgil Gamache Farms is a leading hop grower in Toppenish in the Yakima Valley 1990’s when a chance discovery of some ‘wild’ hops saw the introduction of Amarillo hops to the beer world.
Eric Desmarais takes us through CLS farms’ history and his family’s connection to the land as well as the ways in which they have made the business more sustainable as both a farm and as an employer through a progressive agronomic approach, cutting-edge harvesting facilities and processing hops.
As part of the 2019 northern hemisphere hop harvest, Matt and Pete went with Bintani to the US to make their final selections from the autumn crops. While there they made a visit to the Portland HQ of Indi Hops.
In this episode we chat with Ruth Leary, regional sales manager for Fermentis. We chat about her career and experiences joining a very male-dominated industry in the early 2000s
With Kegstar announcing it is ready to roll out scan-free keg tracking, we use this opportunity to catch up with Kevin Dinn and Andrew Higginbotham and learn about what they’re doing and what’s possible, and what’s likely in the smart keg space.
This week, thanks to Bintani, we chat with Rodenbach’s Rudi Ghequire. Rodenbach has long been the darling of beer enthusiasts with Rudi at the helm as the modern day father of sour beer.
Anyone who thinks and reads about beer should know Pete Brown. He’s been named British Beer Writer of the Year multiple times, as well as publishing books on beer culture and history. We caught up with him at BrewCon19.
Pete and Matt record live from BrewCon 2019 to discuss the news of the week .
This is a special edition of Radio Brews News, live from the West Australian Brewers Association Craft Brewers Conference where Two Birds co-founder, Jayne Lewis, opened the conference with an important keynote address tackling head on a number of the issues that the industry is grappling with.
Pete Mitcham and Matt Kirkegaard discuss the beer news including why Woolies is offloading Endeavour drinks and have NEIPAs gone too far? It also includes a very insightful chat with Two Birds Brewing co-founder Jayne Lewis about why she is taking part in Dry July.