Ep 16. Good Beer Hunting Full Discloser

Michael Kiser and Austin L. Ray of Good Beer Hunting join us for a sprawling conversation. We sat down in the beer cellar at The Porter Beer Bar in Atlanta to share a few bottles and stories.  

We start with Jason’s latest mead binge before getting to work. Michael details GBH history before we open it up and cover a ton of ground discussing the GBH Fervent Few, distribution challenges, changes in Texas law, the effects of direct sales, and shelf stability. We dig deep in a couple of spots starting with the sour beer lexicon. 

We move on to discussing the most controversial article GBH has published to date "I Know What Boys Like" by Brian Roth. It pulled the curtain back on "boys club" Instagram accounts and what marginalized peoples see interfacing with these companies. Michael provides details on the impetus behind the article series and what happened after hitting publish. It's a crazy story.  

Next we try to take Michael to task on his opinions regarding the Independent Brewer Seal from the Brewers Association. It's one of our most lively debates to date that lands us on the most shockingly concise definition of the word "craft." 

Finally, Michael breaks down the criticism GBH gets for ties to AB InBev in great detail (Spoiler: there are none.). It's a level of detail he doesn't owe us or anyone, but it serves as a testament to how open and transparent he runs his rag. They're doing good work, and we appreciate them taking the time to talk to us. We're also super grateful to The Porter Beer Bar for lending their fantastic cellar for recording!

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In this episode we sip on:

Master Shredder - The Veil
Tears of My Enemies (Scotch Barrel Aged), Monday Night Brewing
Secret Apollo, Jekyll Brewing
Yellow Rose, The Lone Pint Brewery
Patsy, Central State Brewing


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Beers Discussed

Morning Smack, Three Taverns Brewing
Tears of My Enemies (Scotch Barrel Aged), Monday Night Brewing
Cherry Wine, Frederiksdal (not beer, we know)

 

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Beer consumed while editing this episode:

Peanut Butter Jelly Time, Catawba Brewing Co
Rowdy and Proud, Three Taverns Brewery
Athena Paradiso, Creature Comforts
Step-in' Razor, Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative

 

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