January 10, 2017
We venture into the heart of class-war torn Footscray to speak to Hop Nation. A couple of Kiwi wine makers have become firm podcast favourites and we learn how that happened. We also complain about the heat, talk cricket, and some other stuff. You know how this works by now.
Their website is here. Social links here, here and here.
Full show notes can be found here: http://aleofatime.com/category/podcast/
December 24, 2016
Our annual Christmas day release. A Christmas, La Sirene, miracle.
December 6, 2016
This is our annual awards show. With four awards up for offer we share our Beer Of The Year, Most Improved Brewery, Brewery To Watch In 2017, and 2016 Brewery Of The Year. Also, Luke offers put on some vinyl next time Dave is over; and Dave really outs his lack of hip hop knowledge... something he has never claimed to have, but still. Also, a fluffy dog runs past.
November 21, 2016
Today there was no Dave, so instead we asked Tom Delmont from Fixation and Will Ziebell (Froth Magazine and Crafty Pint) to join the show. Tom told us all about Fixation, fresh IPAs and we talked punk rock, plans for a Fixation brewpub, as well as getting some tips on how to be a beer rep. Then Will told us tales of history. We learned about Melbourne buildings and breweries, the Rum Rebellion, and the Emu Wars. What a bloody show.
November 7, 2016
This week we were invited along for a tour with Scott from Aussie Brewery Tours. Visiting a couple of breweries and a cidery, we got out of the city for a look around the Yarra Valley. Scott talks us through the history of Aussie Brewery Tours, as well as what it's like running a tourism business in the beer industry. We also chat to a guest of the tour and get his take on gose, blueberry wine and cider.
October 24, 2016
This episode features journalist and author Stan Hieronymus. In Australia for the Australian National Homebrew Conference, we took the chance to chat to him about beer trends, homebrew and his most recent book Brewing Local. Given the breadth of his knowledge, we only just scratched the surface, but fortunately he has four books worth for you to check out.
October 10, 2016
This week we start at Hop Nation in Footscray, before throwing to White Rabbit in Geelong. We sit and talk all things White Rabbit with the head brewer Jeremy Halse. Since moving from Healesville, they have expanded their barrel aged program and Jeremy tells us about the direction he would like it to go. We learn about life under Lion ownership, life in Geelong, and get some insight into their range and history. Other than that, we talk some absolute garbage about toast, crowd surfing and television. All in all, a great episode.
September 27, 2016
We are hanging out at Stomping Ground this week and chatting to head brewer Ashur Hall, and co-founder Guy Greenstone. Many Australian listeners would know Guy as half of the team behind the Local Taphouse and GABS festivals. We get to the bottom of why a brewpub, why the name, and what the team have planned for the future. No show notes for this one, as it's all Stomping Ground.
September 12, 2016
This week we chat to Shandy from Riders Brewing Co. A two year old Melbourne based brewery they have been quietly doing their thing without much fanfare. However, with capacity soon to triple, we get the lowdown on their beers and plans. We also talk about IPA and whisky, skateboarding, and (as usual) share some ill informed opinions about the machinations of local breweries.
August 30, 2016
This week, we re-visit Bad Shepherd brewery. After first visiting in February, we come back as they launch their biggest beer so far and hear about they journey. After exceeding expectations so far, Dereck and Diti are still unsure what path Bad Shepherd will take for the future. However, they are already exceeding their business plans. As well as that, we tell a terrible joke, talk jazz, Two Birds expansion, awkward RnB singers and heaps of beer stuff.