CRAFT BEER PODCAST: A special Thursday night episode where we bring in former brew master and current owner of Virtue Cider Greg Hall, along with Brand Ambassador of Bourbon County Brand from Goose Island Mike Smith to talk about a slew of topics. We talk about the upcoming Bourbon County Brand Stout lineup, the Grit & Grain book and video series, winning the 2020 Good Food Award, and their true feelings of the beer black market. We talk so much more but it’s a must listen for anyone in the industry, fans of Goose Island, or even if Goose Island has left a bad taste in your mouth for the past decade but want to see what has happened since.

00:00- Introduction to Ken & Mike Smith
02:02- 2020 BCBS Release During COVID
03:55- Introduction to Dan & Greg Hall
04:55- Utilizing Liquor Barrels To Make Beer
08:20- Introduction to Wendy & Cooking with Mike Smith
10:08- Introduction to Rob & Products From Virtue
12:15- Is The Cider Market Growing & Seltzer Market
16:53- Sourcing Local Ingredients & Sugar in Ciders
20:30- Chronicling The History of BCBS
29:44- Malort?
33:00- Infected Bourbon County
40:40- Is Bourbon County Flash Pasteurized?
45:44- Greg Hall Debates Next Craze
48:32- Is Barleywine Coming Back?
50:40- Social Medias Influence On Beer
54:30- Greg’s Stove & Cider Book
57:57- Black Beer Market
01:01:28- Favorite BCBS Ever
01:04:25- Cody Parkey & Paul Edinger
01:06:19- Stroh’s or Old Style & Closing

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By Ken

A craft beer fan since 19, used to look for your non-regular beers on frequent trips to downtown Windsor with friends, at 21 Ken basically took over an entire refrigerator with monthly visits to Merchants. With 5 years of podcasting prior, Ken decided to create the brand and show Better on Draft in the spring of 2015, and began creating his dream of a beer-centric website that wasn't too full of itself. He now runs the board and does a lot of the back office stuff while the show goes on, keeping everyone in line, and the beer flowing!

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