DBTB Episode 77: Paul Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing

Courtesy of Nebraska Brewing

His brewery survived the Great Recession and will do the same with the COVID-19 pandemic, and Paul Kavulak is constantly thinking of new ways to innovate, keep the business running smoothly, and finding the right people for the right jobs.

In this episode of Drink Beer, Think Beer he shares stories from his homebrewing days, and the early days of the brewery that laid the foundation to what the company is today and can be in the future. 

It’s a family affair, with his children in the brewhouse and front office, taking on key roles to help this brewery, known for barrel-aged offerings as well as a traditional core line up, focused on quality and community.

From opening up the cellar to offer up rare beers to ease the monotony of endless pandemic days, to the struggles of making a “hazy” IPA that keeps pouring clear, Kavulak is a voice of experience, good humor, and remains a fan of beer.


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Drink Beer, Think Beer is a weekly podcast gets to the bottom of every pint with brewers, growers, and industry leaders on all aspects of the brewing industry. From ingredients and process, to philosophy and the art in each beer, the podcast is hosted by long-time journalist John Holl and is available on all the major podcast platforms.

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