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Klimt Donohoe & Ali Davis

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Step Brewers Podcast is a culmination of the vision of two mates and their passion for great beer. A brewer and a photographer use their love of beer, experience and unique perspectives to produce a banter laden podcast with epic segments, technical interviews, unadulterated opinions and truth nuggets.
 
Welcome to the Advocate's Advocates Podcast. The podcast that is bringing simplicity back into the complex world of beer wine and spirits. Every week we sit down with an industry professional, and an average drinker to do a blind, horizontal tasting consisting of 3 beverages with in the same category. Through discussion, education, and many different opinions, we help our listeners find the right beverage for them. At the it's our belief you should:"Drink What You Love. Love What You Drink"
 
The podcast that celebrates what makes Brussels a great place to live: its bars, its beers, and most importantly: its people. Each week, a fascinating Brussels resident invites me, Eoghan Walsh, to their favourite Brussels bar. Where, over a drink or two, we talk about the importance of the bar to them, and their relationship to Brussels - what they love, what they hate, and why they couldn’t live anywhere else. My guests on the Brussels Beer City Podcast are people not only from the world o ...
 
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Season 2 of Time in Barrel continues, with Papa Sweden being joined by founder of Black Hops and their sub brand AWOL Michael "Govs" McGovern. The boys go into the origin of the AWOL project, what excites their brewers in the space and how they plan to grow and expand the brand and it's identity. Proudly presented by Carwyn Cellars and Voyager Craf…
 
The Steppies are joined by Pales and Tales, along with Mr T, where Papa's big question goes deep...and the boys get too deep into EVEN MORE RIS! Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please rate, subscribe and leave us a review here! It’s free and helps other beer lovers discover the podca…
 
In this special Halloween-themed episode we are joined by Johnny Clift, General Manager of Jackie O’s on 4th. Johnny shares stories of his years working at one of Ohio’s most beloved breweries, and we take a closer look at his vision for their new Columbus outpost, Jackie O’s on 4th. Along the way we enjoy... Continue Reading →…
 
Let's be super real here. We wanted to drink RIS. Ultimately we wanted to do this with you. To celebrate RIS, to nurse a big BBA RIS in our metaphorical and physical hands and just see what happened. This is our story. DUH DUHHHNNNNN. Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! If you’re listening on…
 
After a summer break the All Things Beer podcast is back with an episode devoted to homebrews. We welcome back recurring guests Hans Gorsuch and Chris Mercerhill to discuss and dissect the fruits of our labor, including a hefeweizen, two different saisons, a biere de garde, and a wet hop harvest ale. Our conversation touches... Continue Reading →…
 
New best friend Zac Pauling from Staves brewing talks moving away from slinging pans to brewing pints, blood in beer and the story of how he got into beer. Panfa and Zac in one episode? It's low key pretty hot stuff. Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, p…
 
Abby and Jon from Sea Legs Brewing join the boys to talk about their growth, how they got into brewing and what's on the horizon for Sea legs. Insert Pirate Reference? I dunno let's just roll with it. Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please rate, subs…
 
Casey from Sobremesa goes into depth on their young mixed culture project, with a focus on extremely drinkable and nuanced saisons. We talk about the future of Sobremesa, bringing bitter saisons to Aussie palates and maybe even some lager chat.... Thanks to Carwyn Cellars & Voyager Craft Malt for sponsoring the Time in Barrel Series! Check out our …
 
Get some Ballistic Bunker Project into your beak. Thanks to Carwyn Cellars & Voyager Craft Malt for sponsoring the Time in Barrel Series! Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please rate, subscribe and leave us a review here! It’s free and helps other bee…
 
We catch up Beer Through Bright Eyes to hear about her epic quest to visit EVERY damn brewery in the country! She's gotta catch 'em all and this story has watermelons, dinosaurs and dislocated knees...pikapika! Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please …
 
The boys are back! Before launching into a marathon of special guests, the boys launch into a classic Steppies banter episode, breakdown the weekend at GABS, Papa brings back Brew Or False and WEG reveals the strategy that made him best on ground at the iconic Carwyn Cellars! Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support…
 
In this episode we take a deep dive on strong German lagers from the bock family - doppelbock, maibock, weizenbock, eisbock. We trace the history of this style back through the mists of time to the city of Einbeck, then follow it's reinvention as a lager in 17th century Munich, and the development of the... Continue Reading →…
 
On the eve of GABS Melbourne, the boys put together their individual guides to GABS. Weggo with the perfect intro to the festival, Swedes with the old and jaded view and Panfa...well he didn't tell us what his guide would be and we are here for that energy! THAT'S A PADDLIN'! Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support…
 
For part 2 of the Wildflower episode, Ali and WEG talk through Wildflower's start to 2021, deep dive into Hive Post Brood and discuss what's coming next for Topher and team. Check out our episodes on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please rate, subscribe and leave us a review…
 
With our new Brewery of the Year crowned, we invited Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing and Blending on the show to accept the Steppie. While WEG very clearly explained that we couldn’t possibly do another 3 hour long episode on Wildflower as he would need to edit that footage, sometimes you’ve got to just sit back, pour a bottle of Good as Gold an…
 
The Lambic brewers have been conditioning their complex sours on fruits for a very long time, using cherries (kriek) and raspberries (framboise) to accentuate the fruity esters created during the complex mixed fermentation process. In this episode, recorded remotely last summer during quarantine, Dan Reeve joins us for a closer look at these comple…
 
Here it is, arguably the biggest award in Australian Beer...The 3rd Annual National Steppies Awards! The Australian beer community has rolled out the neon pink carpet, the boys have their dates and the scene is set. Who will take home a can wall, who will rise up and who in 2020 was ARGUABLY THE BEST! - Most Improved Brewery of the Year - Hype Brew…
 
We finally get into the Steppies awards for 2020! Kicking off with the regional awards, we passed over the voting and nominations to our friends and homies of the show state by state for each category; - Most Improved Brewery of the Year - Breakthrough Brewery of the Year - Hype Brewery of the Year - Brewery of the Year The results may surprise you…
 
Matt Cunningham from Rustic Brew Farms in Marysville, Ohio joins us to talk about the malting process. A fourth generation farmer, Matt got into the malting business in 2014 as a way to diversify the crops grown on the family farm. Over the past seven years he has grown production from malting by hand, to... Continue Reading →…
 
EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS Benny from Fox Friday has been a friend of the show since before we even had official friends. Now, before anywhere else in Australia, find out what's in store for Fox Friday with Benny making a huge announcement...or two. Exclusively on Step Brewers Podcast! Watch the episode on Youtube Become a Friend Of The Show and suppo…
 
Imagine being as excited as a kid on Christmas day (hails) that you're about to finally get to do a FULL episode of drinking West Coast IPA's, interviewing the MAN Tom Delmont and the hardest working brewer in IPA Sam Bethune (both of Fixation) and then....you find out WEG and Pilly Panfa have made the episode Wild Wild West Themed. Imagine that fe…
 
Does the cold weather and the pandemic quarantining have you dreaming of travel and adventure? Does the prospect of crisscrossing a foreign country in search of one of the world's most sought after beers sound enticing? If so join Mark, Pat, and our Belgian-beer loving friend Hans Gorsuch, as we embark on a virtual tour... Continue Reading →…
 
The boys are joined by a very special guest, Deeds drop bombshells and a revised Brew or False segment returns!!! Also this is totally not clickbait. You won't believe what he said next... Watch the episode on Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSAHDZ5rA0kPb4DDflIscrg Become a Friend Of The Show and support us on our Patreon! - https://bit.…
 
In Episode 58 The Steppies continue the high energy for 2021, are joined by a Patreon and a special Homie of the Show for Sip Skip Cellar and drink some beers that Beer Healer may or may not have poisoned. Remember those watching the episodes on YouTube will get the full WEG edit, with extra banter, stabs ’n jabs! Those on our Patreon, be sure to c…
 
We're back for 2021 bigger and better than ever! And now, for the first time ever...with video! We give our predictions for beer trends in 2021. Juice Wolf has a new name AND a new segment We review Carwyn Cellar's Canvent beer boxes And we share some of our plans for the podcast for the new year Did we mention we're doing video now? Go watch that …
 
Ever confuse a stange with a Willi Becher, or wonder why the Belgian’s have a different glass for every beer? Have you ever pondered the technology behind the newfangled Spiegelau’s craft beer glasses? If so, this is the episode for you. We are joined by Land Grant brewer Justin Reik and Canadian connoisseur Chris Mercerhill... Continue Reading →…
 
Ya know what? This episode wasn't meant to launch until Christmas Eve, but hey. We're feeling naughty. We all need a little something in December, which is why we finally bring you A Little Christmas Miracle with 3 Ravens. That's right, it's finally here, THREE HOURS OF 3 RAVENS! Brendan and Bill join us for a journey through the history of 3 Raven…
 
We've been waiting to have these champions join us for some time now, joining us for a full episode is Lukey and Smokey from the majestic AF Currumbin Valley Brewing Co. The boys tell us how they started, how they keep up with growing demand for their beer (including what's next) and we finally have someone who has actually won GABS Give Us Ya Gabs…
 
‘Tis the season to be jolly and in this episode we do our best to spread some holiday cheer. We look at the evolution of Winter Warmers and other seasonal winter offerings stretching from the dark ages to the modern day. We are joined by our friend and Barley’s brewmaster Angelo Signorino, who has been... Continue Reading →…
 
The boys make their way through HPA and Beer Cartel's Eclipse Hop tasting pack and discuss all things Eclipse with Owen Johnston from HPA joining us to discuss the development of a brand new hop! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, please rate, subscribe and leave us a review! It’s free and helps other beer lovers discover the podcast! - https:/…
 
HOLD ON A SECOND, this isn’t the podcast you’re used to listening to, you’re probably thinking. And it’s not - it’s a wee trailer for our sister podcast, Cabin Fever, which has cooked up something special to celebrate a very peculiar Christmas. Have a listen… Didn’t Eoghan say the podcast was done when lockdown ended in the summer? Well, yes, I did…
 
In this episode Mark and I are joined by by homebrewer and Pat’s Pints Podcast veteran Hans Gorsuch for an in-depth discussion of an underappreciated gem of the beer world, saisons. We sit outside on a warm summer evening and enjoy a range of saisons while the cicadas serenade us as the evening turns to... Continue Reading →…
 
Once a year, something truly epic comes out of WA, and it's not the speed of the WACA pitch during a classic test (RIP). Hamish and Ricky from Rocky Ridge join Juice Wolf, Daddy Sweden and special guest host Mr Jimi Anderson (Shambles Brewery & Season and Fire) on his first ever show! The team drink Rock Juice, talk about Rocky Ridge's epic growth …
 
Hannelore Goeman is a Brussels-based Belgian politician and the leader of parliamentary delegation of the sp.a, the Flemish social democratic party, in the Flemish parliament. Over Zoom, Hannelore talks about Her early student adventures after moving from Leuven in Brussels, whether or not she would qualify as a stereotypical Dansaertvlaming, why B…
 
On episode 52 we stand true with our Melbourne mates and GET ON THE BEERS! Juice Wolf learns what it's like to receive untapped ratings on our Deeds collab, we review the Carwyn Collaborational Box, Papa Sweden announces our podcast app review winner and the boys make a HUGE 3rd Annual Steppie Awards announcement! If you’re listening on Apple Podca…
 
My guest on this, the penultimate episode of this season is Jean Van Roy. Van Roy is the owner of Brussels brewery Brasserie Cantillon. Brewery doesn’t quite cover it though, because Cantillon is also a museum and a living piece of a part of the city’s heritage that almost disappeared - the funky, tart, confrontational spontaneously-fermented wheat…
 
With Episode 50 Behind us we look forward to the future! Ahab in quarantine leaves Pappy and Juice Wolf to discuss the latest beer news, a local brewery shout out to Slow Lane Brewing, the return (with a fresh new jingle) of Brew or False and the boys break down our next guests and episodes in the works! If you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, pleas…
 
Eagled eared listeners will have noticed that this week’s episode is arriving on a Friday and not the customary Wednesday. That’s because on on Wednesday I was busy with the launch of my new book! Brussels Beer City: Stories from Brussels brewing past is now available. If you’re in Brussels you can get a copy at Waterstones, Malt Attacks, Fermenthi…
 
Given the unfortunate cancellation of 2020 Oktoberfest, we invited fellow beer lovers Jamie Gentry and Chris Davison of Wolf’s Ridge Brewing to join us for a celebration of the glorious German beers of fall—märzen and festbier. We go deep on the history and characteristics of these beers, and Chris shares a cornucopia of tips for... Continue Readin…
 
With 50 episodes under our belt we knew it was time to be cutting edge, to refresh the show and bring it forward into the future. The 70’s sitcom vibe was fun, but now is the time to be modern and technologically advanced. Welcome to the future. To celebrate 50 episodes of Step Brewers Podcast we bring you one of our most popular guests of all time…
 
Before I introduce today’s guest, a quick bit of housekeeping. I’m delighted to say I’ve written a book. Or more specifically, published a collection of stories written for Brussels Beer City and Belgian Beer and Food Magazine, brought together for the first time under the title Brussels Beer City: Stories from Brussels Brewing Past. It’s a collect…
 
Papa Sweden has been hiding away in the comment sections of numerous beer pages, besmirching the Black IPA style unchecked for far too long. It's time for Black IPA to CLAP BACK! This episode Ahab and Juice Wolf indulge in some mighty fine beer mail from WA and QLD, while feeding Papa Sweden Black IPAs and cronk BIPAs until he begins throwing shade…
 
Elisabeth Debourse, journalist, writer of the weekly Mordant newsletter, and host of several podcasts - one of which, Salade Tout, is currently in production for its second season - is my guest on today's episode of the Brussels Beer City Podcast. Over a lunchtime beer at a central Brussels cheese bar, we talk about how she is very much not a food …
 
As a bonus episode in the Time in Barrel series, as presented by Carwyn Cellars, we are joined by Ian and Shane of Future Mountain Brewing and Blending. Bursting onto the scene only two years ago, it’s hard not to be excited by the direction this brewery has taken. With a strong focus on seasonality and farmhouse style offerings, Future Mountain ca…
 
My guest on today’s episode is Nacim Menu, co-founder of Brussels brewery Nanobrasserie L’Ermitage. Nacim takes my to his favourite wine bar in St Gilles, where we talk escaping the Wallonian countryside for Brussels, being a young dad in Brussels, his journey from win to beer via his first Cantillon lambic, how a transformative visit to Canada cha…
 
My guest on today’s episode is Rachael Moore. Rachael is the Coordinator of RainbowHouse Brussels, the city’s umbrella organization of the LGBTQI associations. In the bar downstairs from her office, we talk about her journey from Liverpool to Brussels (and, crucially, which of the city’s football teams she supports), celebrating Pride during a pand…
 
In the final brewer interview (for now) of our Time in Barrel series presented by Carwyn Cellars, we chat to Topher Boehm of Wildflower Brewing and Blending. We had always planned to punctuate this series with Topher on the show and when he said yes we were over the moon. Haven’t listened to Part 1? What are you doing silly…go back to Episode #46 a…
 
In this episode we take advantage of our newfound remote recording skills to go international for the first time. Mark and I are joined by Nick Smith, founder and brewmaster of Steam Machine Brewing in County Durham. In the first of a two part episode we explore the history of the India Pale Ale from... Continue Reading →…
 
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