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United We Drink

With years of experience under their belts Mike and Kevin discuss the beer industries highs, lows and everywhere in between.

Tracks

077 - Kevin Covers Old Topics
Kevin hasn't been on the show a long time. He wasn't involved in a lot of the earlier topics. Mike decides to hit Kevin up with some of these early episode topics like Work/Life Balance, Food Pairings and Getting into the Industry and get his takes on them. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
84:18 09/15/2022
076 - A Chat with Barry Holmes & James Bruner of The Bruery
The Bruery has long been an innovating brewery in the beer industry. Barry Holmes & James Bruner join the show to talk about their focus as a business and catering to their memberships and locals alike. United We Drink loves Athletic Brewing. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
74:15 09/01/2022
075 - Joel's Last One
Joel is deciding it is time to step away from the show. Join the gang in seeing what Joel is going to do. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
85:50 08/18/2022
074 - Talking IP Theft with Josh from The Craft Beercast
Josh from the Craft Beercast is a long time friend of the show. He joins Mike, Joel and Kevin to talk about something that really grinds a number of people's gears, intellectual property theft in beer. Sit back and grab a beer as they all discuss the lifting of other companies IP theft and who does it hurt? United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
99:18 08/04/2022
073 - Therapizing
The guys attempt to tackle a question proposed to them by a listener about what the beer industry has made them appreciate more beside beer (ie cooking, coffee, travel, etc). One co-host doesn't like the question so things, inevitably, go off the rails. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
72:50 07/21/2022
072 - Positive Beer Fest Stories
Beer fests over the years have gotten kinda dull. Same thing, over and over again. Mike and Kevin talk about some positives of beer fests. Unique concepts or just better planning and organizing in general. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
82:14 07/07/2022
071 - No Bullshit
Ok, the title might be deceptive. There is quite a deal of bullshit but don't we all need that sometimes? The guys discuss RTDs, The Batman (more), some other beer stuff and the MCU (again, more). Sound like fun? United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
74:21 06/23/2022
070 - The "Whales" of Old
There was a time when the most sought after beers weren't packed full of juice or baking supplies. They were simple styles but among the best in the world. The guys talk about these beers that were once considered rare and the best but now have become somewhat easy to find. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
70:04 06/09/2022
069 - A Chat with Joe Pye
Joe Pye is a South Florida beer blogger that runs BrowardBeer.com. He has a background in journalism and prefers to take his blog in a different direction than most beer blogs focusing on stories, doing the reporting work and maintaining journalistic integrity. We talk with Joe about his love of beer, how he got started with the blog and his latest collaboration with 26 Degree Brewing to benefit Ukraine.. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
72:17 05/26/2022
068 - Craft Brewers Conference
The Craft Brewers Conference returned after a couple years abense, due to the pandemic, in Minneapolis. Mike and Kevin talk about their experiences with the biggest trade show for small breweries and whether it's actually worth the time and money. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
76:26 05/12/2022
067 - Brewery Employee Satisfaction
A recent survey came out that showed that only around a quarter of brewery production staff are completely happy in their jobs while over 75% of owners are. The guys dive into why brewery staff might not be happy and what could possibly be done about it. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
81:11 04/28/2022
066 - Our Hot Takes on Beer Twitter Hot Takes
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84:41 04/14/2022
065 - Food Pairings
When wine tried to lay claim to pairings with food beer came along and said "Nah son, we can do this better." But as time as passed so has the beer dinner. The guys discuss beer and food pairings along with the concept of beer dinners. Are they dead? Why should people care anymore? United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
79:18 03/31/2022
064 - Free Period
The guys take a free form approach to this episode. Mental health checks, The Batman and random beer thoughts galore. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
75:09 03/17/2022
063 - The News
On this episode the guys talk about some big news items. Hair of the Dog is closing after almost 30 years in business. Modern Times is scaling back big time. Are Constellation and Monster going to merge after Monster just recently purchased CANarchy? Plus Twisted Hippo in Chicago suffered a devastating fire that burned their brewery down. You can help them at the GoFundMe. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
75:05 03/04/2022
062 - Self Distribution
Getting a brewery's beer to a retailer (bar, restaurant, beer store, liquor store, etc) sometimes requires the power of an entire nation. The guys discuss self distribution and what that is like for those that can legally do it and those that can't. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
70:16 02/17/2022
061 - Does Craft Even Matter?
What happens when a non legal term with no real definition focus on quality just doesn't mean much anymore? The guys discuss the term craft and if it really means much and if it appeals to the public. United We Drink loves Made In Cookware. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
72:13 02/03/2022
060 - Beer Burnout
When working in beer or being around it for so long burnout is bound to happen. The guys discuss when they don't want to drink beer or even be around it. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
76:14 01/20/2022
059 - Beer Ratings Sites
Beer ratings sites like Untappd and Beer Advocate have made the average drinker feel like a Zagat critic. Do these sites have more influence over the beer market than they should or are simply journaling tools for fans of beer? Listen as the guys talk about it. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
65:23 01/06/2022
058 - Christmas Holiday Hop Pun
With Christmas just days away Mike and Kevin talk winter seasonals, their favorite Christmas beers and other general nonsense as Joel is out on holiday assignment. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
63:23 12/23/2021
057 - Bell's of the Ball
When Bell's Brewery announced their sale to Lion, the parent company of New Belgium, people had a lot of feelings. Our hosts are no different but with more positivity. Here what the guys have to say. Plus Ball Corporation, one of the largest aluminum can makers in the US, have announced steep new minimums that will impact many medium to small breweries. What do Mike, Joel and Kevin think will come of this? This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
69:38 12/02/2021
056 - So I (Seasonal) Creep
Every July the same conversation begins amongst beer lovers and beer makers. It's a conversation with extreme prejudice on each side of the argument. It's a discussion that probably will never see an end. It's seasonal creep. The guys discuss the practice of earlier and earlier seasonal releases along with their own experiences with it on today's episode. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
63:02 11/18/2021
055 - To Due South
When news dropped that Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach was closing it hit each of the co-hosts. Every one of them have worked at Due South at some point with majority of them having it be their introduction to working in the industry. The guys share their stories and feelings of seeing one of South Florida's OG breweries deciding to call it a day. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
72:15 10/21/2021
054 - Brewery Horror Stories
Breweries are commonly looked at, to the outside, as fun places to work but many seem to forget that it is a job that is often time dangerous and things can go wrong fast. Mike and Joel talk about when mistakes go too far, become overlooked, become too common and are even accepted. This is Brewery Horror Stories. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
78:23 10/07/2021
053 - Bye Brown
Brown Distributing was, at one time, a force in the Florida beer market. It covered the entire state for with a huge craft portfolio while also being an ABI house in the majority of Palm Beach County. It was named Craft Distributor of the Year in 2012 by the Brewers Association and the National Beer Wholesalers Association. In the years since Brown has slashed its size with huge sell offs of territories to a number of other localized distributors. South Florida was long thought as Brown's strong hold but last week came news that Brown was selling off a number of brands to rival Gold Coast Beverages and leaving uncertainty for others in the Palm Beach County Market. The guys discuss this transaction as they have all been suppliers in the Brown portfolio at one time or another and dealt with the sell offs of their rights before. They talk about these sales, franchise laws, brewery rights and distribution frustrations in general in a state firmly behind the second tier. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
73:19 09/23/2021
052 - What Would Kevin Change?
On a previous episode Mike and Joel discussed how they would open up a brewery. Kevin has opened a brewery so the guys decide to ask him if there are any things he would do differently if he could do it all over again. This episode is brought to you by Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
76:00 09/09/2021
051 - What Happens Post Pandemic?
The guys talk about what they think a post pandemic world in the beverage industry looks like. Is that even a thing? This episode is sponsored by the Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
71:22 08/26/2021
050 - Shooting the Shit with Phil Clark
Phil Clark, from the Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Pubcast, joins the show to talk about Chicago suburbs beer, drinking out of the can and his dislike of a certain Chicagoland liquor that nearly everyone seems to adore. This episode is sponsored by the Liquid Death. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
71:13 08/12/2021
049 - Not the Title We Mention
The guys discuss the media's jumping to conclusions on the end of seltzer and Kevin talks about his first beer fest in COVID world. You can check out the New York Times article Joel mentions here. This episode is sponsored by the American Homebrewers Association. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
71:33 07/29/2021
048 - Something New
Mike and Joel welcome Kevin Abbott to the show as the new permanent co-host. Kevin discusses his career in beer, his dislike of the previous co-host and why you should never put sweet potatoes in a mash. This episode is sponsored by the American Homebrewers Association. Follow United We Drink on their social media channels. Twitter Instagram Facebook
62:40 07/08/2021