On this episode of the Beer Edge podcast, Andy Crouch talks with former Thrillist writer Dave Infante. Infante won two James beard awards, including for a 2015 piece titled “There are almost no black people brewing craft beer. Here’s why.” This particular piece continues to reverberate around the craft beer world, including recently when Garrett Oliver of the Brooklyn Brewery referenced it on Instagram. We discuss that event and Infante’s career. He’s not an inside baseball craft beer writer. He’s not a fan boy or a zealot. Instead, he’s a self-trained reporter, a teller or colorful and poignant stories. He has a keen eye for an interesting story and has the ability to get out and cover all the angles.
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Every week, co-hosts Andy Crouch and John Holl take a look at the state of the beer industry, with a focus on the business and culture of beer. The Beer Edge podcast provides listeners with unparalleled insights into the beer industry. Our mission is to provide consumers and industry players alike with a fresh and unfiltered look at the world of better, flavorful beer. We seek to capture the essence and passion of brewers, both big and small, foreign and domestic, each of whom has a distinctive and colorful story to go along with the beautiful beers they produce.
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