We may have managed to cram in the most gambling puns into this episode, but Loaded Dice is a gamble that Jef Smith is willing to take.  Setting up in Troy, MI this will be the first (not national chain) brewery the city has seen, and the city is more than excited for it to open up.  Jef talks about home brewing, working in the tech industry, and maxing out information to his guests with the Open Source concept.  Not only will you get to know the ingredients, but you’ll know how the process went from start to finish as Jef has plans to not hide any of his work behind closed doors.

We talk a bit of news to end the show and talk about the things we learned during our dry (or damp) January.  Pop that 40 and hop into this journey of the upcoming 2020 brewery, Loaded Dice.

Subscribe to Better on Draft – https://plnk.to/BOD
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/0rofqU5VHPmEjcGLwJbocm
iTunes – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-on-draft-a-craft-beer-podcast/id1091124740

Subscribe to Better on Draft Archive (Episodes 1-145) –
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/5EADA1tifaLAoxd6THbRRs
iTunes – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/better-on-draft-podcast-archive/id1450538812

Subscribe to The Brewz Brothaz –
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/31iofThmMV9vHblkod5qK5
iTunes – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-brewz-brothaz-better-on-draft/id1443234432

Subscribe to The Beer Tour Guy
Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/3enGxubfQFop2ppdQjuVNR
iTunes – https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-tour-guy-podcast-better-on-draft/id1266857083


Loaded Dice The Grand Old Man
Loaded Dice Rye Barrel Aged Slots of Cherries
Loaded Dice Pay Dat Man His Money
Loaded Dice Hef’s Smoking Jacket
Drekker Brewing Slang Du Jour Cherry Pie
White Elm Brewing Fluffaluffagus
Stone Brewing 2017 w00tStout
Griffin Claw 2017 Flying Buffalo
Ferndale Project Hatch
Toppling Goliath Brewing Twisted Galaxy
Arcadia Brewing Mango Suprise IPA
Old Nation Brewing ME-MI
Big Lake Brewing Fudgie Krueger
Crooked Pecker Accidental Anderson
White Claw Black Cherry
Block Three Fungus Shall Inherit the Earth



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!

1 Comment

The List: 20 Beers to Check Out at the Detroit Fall Beer Festival (2023) - Better On Draft · October 28, 2023 at 8:01 am

[…] To hear about what’s upcoming for Loaded Dice Brewery, check out our #MichiganBeer Series 41 episode and to hear about the brewery’s beginnings listen to Episode 206. […]

Leave a Reply

Avatar placeholder

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Verified by ExactMetrics