DBTB Episode 65: The State of Beer Bars featuring Chris Black, Michael Roper, and Polly Watts

The pandemic has been devastating for bars across the country. On this episode we talk with three publicans of beloved craft beer bars about what 2020 has been like, measures they have taken to survive, and the challenges of a new year. Listen to Chris Black of the Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Polly Watts of the Avenue Pub in New Orleans, and Michael Roper of Hop Leaf in Chicago talk about their bars, which we all love so much.

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Episode 63: Mitch Steele of New Realm Brewing

A conversation with Mitch Steele, the brewmaster of New Realm Brewing on the evolution of IPAs, finding the right food pairings, styles that he cares about and wants to develop, and what he’s learned over a long career of brewing.

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Episode 61: Hugh Sisson of Heavy Seas Beer

Hugh Sisson, the founder of Heavy Seas Brewing, talks about 25 years in the brewing industry and what he has learned along the way. From distribution decisions to a love of cask ale and while it will never take off in America, he shares insights, stories, and a prayer from the brewery in Baltimore.

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