Beer Geek Podcasts
I don't listen to a whole bunch of music but I do listen to a lot of podcasts. This is a work in progress but I feel as if it's a rather complete list of beer related podcasts (past and present). I've organized them by region and then catagory, with basic information and some opinions from myself.
Hope you find it useful, and please don't hesitate to suggest corrections or additions!
Podcatcher I use
AntennaPod. It's open source, and unlike something like Stitcher which collects and sells your data, AntennaPod is private.
Podcasts that every beer geek should know
4Brewers - "Well, in short, we are Four Brewers with a microphone. If you are a person interested in listening to people talk about brewing, tasting blind, guessing beers by reading crappy reviews, brewer interviews, recipe formulation and other fun stuff, this is a perfect match for your ear buds." Expert production with a great flow and fantastic relate-ability. My favorite aspect is their social connectivity with listeners (and viewers!) during live streams through Youtube or Discord. Come and hang out!
The Beerists - "The Beerists is an independently-produced, two-time award winning podcast by four craft beer lovers (with the occasional guest) in Austin, TX. A podcast about the appreciation, advocacy, and the enjoyment of craft beer. 100% listener supported." These four beer geeks from varying levels of life and evolution, give the best tasting notes on air. Music recommendations that keep things fresh through the puns, banter and general comedy. Lush audio quality is a testament to John Rubio’s dedication to producing the podcast, but after years of consistent posting there is no question that these veteran geeks are here to day.
The Beer Temple Insiders Roundtable - "Owner of The Beer Temple Chris Quinn sits down with craft beer insiders to discuss the topics that matter most to them. Each week features different guests sharing their insights on different topics and giving you a insiders view of the evolving craft beer scene." I love the insights from these industry leaders and because it's hosted through a real radio station, the audio quality it perfect.
Beer Podcasts by region
The Brewing Network - "The Brewing Network is a multimedia resource for brewers and beer lovers. From our headquarters at The Hop Grenade Taproom & Bottleshop in Concord, California, we produce live streaming radio, podcasts, and video featuring the best professional and homebrewers from around the globe to share our love of craft beer and brewing with you."
The Sour Hour - "The Sour Hour is a podcast made for sour heads, homebrewers, and professional brewers who are interested in spreading knowledge sour beers. The show is hosted by Scott Moskowitz of The Brewing Network and Jay Goodwin from The Rare Barrel, and they are usually joined by special guests on each episode."
Dr. Homebrew - Mail in your home brew and get it judged by professionals
Beervana Podcast - A great Portland based beer blog by Jeff Alworth author of The Beer Bible and Cider Made Simple and Oregon State University economics professor Patrick Emerson discuss beer and the economics of beer. Great personalities, super education and chat. Great guests, not the BEST audio quality, but who am I to complain? Jeff writes for All about beer mag.
All About Beer Magazine: After Two Beers with John Holl - "Join All About Beer editor John Holl as he interviews brewers and other engaging beer experts for in-depth conversations that go beyond the usual talking points. After Two Beers starts after a few rounds at the bar, because that’s when the good stuff comes out."
All About Beer - "Catch up on the news of the week, hear from reporters in the field about trends and upcoming beer releases, and get expert beer reviews and audio insight from the pages of the magazine."
Steal This Beer - "Beer gurus Augie Carton (Carton Brewing) and John Holl (All About Beer Magazine) get to the bottom of the day’s most pressing craft beer issues with help from opinionated brewer friends, know-it-all barkeeps, and smarmy industry insiders. For each episode, Augie and John will blind-taste and dissect two beers on air (provided by that episode’s guest) while discussing current beer topics, news, and styles."
San Diego Beer Talk - "A show where we talk about everything San Diego craft beer!"
Three B Zine - San Diego based, for all levels of beer geek - home brewing, interviews, totally relatable.
Perfect Pour Podcast - "A week in the life of a Beer Geek. Craft beer news and culture while drinking the hot beers of the week."
InterBrews: A Craft Beer Centric Podcast - Houston
What’s on Tap Radio - Houston
Brew Bloods - Two dudes, funny, little educational this bits in intersection points like defining the word beer
Come and Brew it - Four Texas beer geeks, runs longer, not always very organized but they do a lot of structured tastings, interviews and are rounded with culture that can sometimes yield some fascinating insights.
Good Beer Hunting - "Deep dive interviews with founders, brewers, and aficionados from all walks of the beer life. We're not afraid of tough questions."
ABV Chicago Craft Beer Podcast -long running, consistent, upbeat and fun.
Cheers Charlotte - I like their weekly updates, on where they went last week, what they had. Production quality is AMAZING, expect sound like honey, even when they are casting from public locations
919 Beer Podcast - "Get the inside track on all things beer in the Triangle and North Carolina from the 919 Beer podcast, featuring 99.9 The Fan's Joe Ovies, 919 Beer's Wayne Holt & Adam Eshbaugh."
Beer Geeks Radio with Matt from massive beer reviews. Hasn’t posted in a while, but we can wait. Concise, fun. Interviews with awesome ppl. Ads, it's on the radio. Great production value, often live streams and Matt has beer review videos up - super responsive and a great perspective from the east coast USA
Seacoast Beverage Lab - Carla Jean Lauter, The beer babe and 2BeerGuys, Haven’t been able to listen yet, but Carla is opinionated and well spoke. Could be interesting
Beer Guys Radio Show - TIM DENNIS @BeerGuyTim AARON WILLIAMS@BeerGuyAaron BECKY KLEIN @BeerGuysBecky
Should I Drink that? - "Created in March of 2006 when Brad and Father Spoon realized a need for a craft beer review show that was aimed at educating and entertaining the everyday axis of evil (Coors, Bud, Miller) beer drinker and to show by example that you don’t have to be a stuck up snob to appreciate the finer qualities of craft beer. The number one rule for the show is that no alcohol is EVER wasted. They hold true to their belief. Even if it’s crap, we drink it so you don’t have to!. If they don’t like it, they chug it."
Beer Here! - a light, refreshing, sessionable podcast with Alex and Will
Hold My Beer - "Two brothers from a small town in Indiana sit back with friends and tell tales of stupidity and drunken adventures."
Cicero’s Beer School - Cicero’s Beer School has been rocking St. Louis since 2006. Share the thirst for knowledge right here.
Beer Brewing Podcasts
Beersmith - Brewing and science, not about personality, culture or news. Yeah know, the greater of beer smith software. Brad Smith is super concise, to a dry extent even, which makes for an expert information packed podcast. I usually just listen to ones the are on topics I’m interested or with guests I’d like to hear from but it’s always educational.
The Operation Shutdown Podcast - "A not-quite-weekly podcast with a revolving series of guests with regular appearances by friends of the show Easy Pretzel and Ed Grohl. The podcast is a free flowing conversation about craft beer, beer related news and topics, sports and whatever the hell we think might make for an interesting discussion while drinking beer in my basement."
MicroBrewr - "If you want to start a brewery, or want to take your existing brewery to the next level, MicroBrewr is the place for you. In the weekly podcast, blog, and other content, we talk about everything craft beer related, with a focus for people looking at starting their own microbrewery or wanting to take their existing brewery to the next level."
Beer League Talk - Nick Fleehard & Brett Ireland and beer and hockey
The Beer Diaries - "Phil Cook (him that blogs his tastings and ramblings and whatnot right here) and George Langlands (he who bought the original Diary and started all this) — talking about beer, its various happenings and history. Based in Wellington, New Zealand, our conversations do skew towards the local craft beer scene, but also ramble their way around the world and into more-or-less related issues. The aim is always to be unashamedly geeky in our enthusiasm, but not in the sense that we get too mired in the technicalities; if we’re doing things right, each episode should be accessible, whatever your prior beer knowledge. Now into our fourth season, we’ve had the pleasure of being joined by some excellent guests and taking the show ‘on the road’ to various places."
DrinkAlong with Dave & Jeremy - "Every week hosts, Dave and Jeremy, the Barkeeps, will review your favorite beverages and then take about those beverages in a way that is both hilarious and full of insight. or not.
The Beer Dads - "A weekly podcast featuring three dads having a beer and talking about being a dad."
Beer Bros -" Your home for craft beer, pop culture & other BS."
The Tap Handle Show - “We feature interviews with brewers and beer folk, beer tasting and rating, brewing advice, and hand-picked music. Our mission is to educate the huddled masses about the world of beer, brewing, and music, and have fun along the way!”
Breakfast Beer Crew "A group of friends who like to get together and talk about beer, basketball, life, and other random stuff!"
Beer Flow - "On The Beer Flow Greg M. takes you on a journey through craft beer and shares stories behind the people and companies that make beer so loved around the world. Greg will educate you on the many different styles of beer including pilsners, lagers, IPAs, porters, and stouts. By sharing Greg’s experience working in the food and beverage industry, you will discover and learn new things about beer, including food pairings, similarities with wine, and cooking with beer. You will discover a new appreciation for the craft beer industry and find a beer you’ll love. If you’re a fan of late 80s and early 90s hip-hop music, you’ll especially love the show."
What’s on Tap Radio - “A show about beer and the culture around it. Hosted by Beer Guru James Simpson and The Beer Logic Chad Pilbeam. 3p Sundays on KPRC Radio 950 AM and IHeartRadio.”
Bros, Bibles and Beer - "A conservative, a progressive and a hyper-emotional school teacher walk into a bar...someone hits record."
Ale of a time - Blog and podcast, BEST Aussie beer podcast, tours, talk, on location and everything in between. REAlly great to get their insights from that side of the planet.
Brunswick Beer Collective - Three Melbourne beer nerds talking about local beer releases, news, culture - endearing, funny and a good listen.
Beer O'Clock Show - News, talk, super nerdy - I often can’t understand a word, because I’m not from that area and don’t know the beers they re speaking about, but it’s interesting to hear what the concerns of those beer geeks are.
The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast - “Focuses on the craft brewing scene around the Chicago suburbs, and is recorded at The Brit and Yankee studios, in deepest West Chicago. Landlord Phil Clark, an ex-pat from the UK, decided he wanted to bring the atmosphere and ambiance of the British Pub to Chicago, and the pubcast was born from this. The Brit and Yankee Pub is a friendly place, where you can enjoy a good pint and a chat about everything and nothing, and feel right at home.”
Retired Beer Podcasts still worth a look
Beer Army Engaged [Retired 2016] Standby as Mick and Dustin take you inside the world of Beer Army with great beer & fun conversation. If you drink beer you’re in the Beer Army. So load up another round, it’s Beer Army Engaged!
Beer Podcast Show [Retired 2013]
Beer School [Retired 2011]
Craft Beer Talk [Retired 2013]
Craft Brew Cast [Retired 201]
Strange Brews [Retired 2015]
A Hopcast [Retired]
Other Podcasts I like
Blurry Photos - "Always learn something weird, always laugh out out"
Singing Bones - "The secret history of fairy tales"
Expanded Perspectives - "Free Thinking for dummies"
The Mythology Podcast - "Historical background to provide a context for the myths and folktales we explore."
The Eastern Boarder - "Soviet union insider’s information and investigative talk."
Lore - Has grown into the most beautiful podcast
The NoSleep Podcast - You won’t sleep. Some of my favorite episodes include: Christmas 2016 Special, and Season 6 Episode 20.
Cigar Federation - Video also. if anyone knows any other cigar podcasts, I’d love to add to that lis
OuterMode - Inside the minds of gamers and feeling they feel.
Off the hook 2600 - East coast hacker radio
Hacker Public Radio - Community podcast radio with anything from how to cut glass, what’s in my pen testing bag to developing photos. Short.
X Minus One Old Time Radio - "X Minus One is widely considered among the finest science fiction dramas ever produced for radio. The first 15 episodes were new versions of Dimension X episodes, but the remainder were adaptations of newly published science fiction stories by leading writers in the field, including Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, Robert A. Heinlein, Frederik Pohl and Theodore Sturgeon, along with a few original scripts. For baby boomer's that liked The Outer Limits and The Twilight Zone and for all you Trekkies, X Minus One is the forefather of the science fiction you grew up with. You will find that it still is some of the best Science Fiction ever aired. Regardless of you age join us as we explore science fiction with the imagination of our minds and great story telling."
I often put in X Minus one to wind down before bed or while sipping a nightcap and staring at the stars. Some of my favorite episodes include: The Category Inventor, Inside Story, Something For Nothing, End As A World, Vital Factor, and Real Gone.