This week Bob and I talk about the upcoming Ashland Alefest which takes place on 6/18. We also discuss a report stating that the craft beer industry’s growth has slowed and that in an industry that sees over 100 Billion in sales annually that Craft beer sales only makes up 27% of that number. The article from the Star Tribune late points out that breweries should begin to focus on growing their brand rather than their facilities or geographical footprint. Our final opening topic covers the apparent popularity of lagers within local breweries. In a report from the Wall Street journal the claim is made that smaller breweries are no longer afraid to add lagers to their portfolio due to recognition that this style of beer is popular amongst consumers.
In the second half of the show Bob and I travel down to Paradigm Shift Brewery in Massilon, Ohio. We sat down with Mike Malinowski who is the owner, brewer, and pretty much anything you can imagine at Paradigm Shift. We sampled a Kolsch, a sour, an IPA and his GABF medal winning Belgian Tripel. Mike talked about a big expansion project he is working on currently, and we discussed pandemic brewing as well as inflation and supply chain effects being felt at his brewery.
Don’t forget to join the Pint Club by visiting my Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/PintTalkingPintClub There are three tier levels and when you join the Pint Club you will get an opportunity to win a six pack of Ohio beer that is shipped by Rivalry Brews https://rivalrybrews.com/. You will also get a few coupon codes, and once every month you will be invited to a one-hour Q&A session on Facebook in which you can ask them anything you want about craft beer and the industry. In the very near future patrons will gain access to exclusive content that no one else is going to hear.
Make sure you visit Paradigm Shift Brewery on the web at http://paradigmshiftbrew.com/ to see what they are brewing up. You can also follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/paradigmshiftbrewing and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/paradigmshiftbrewing/
Don’t forget to visit my website at https://www.thebrewerofseville.com/ to catch up on old episodes and visit the BOS swag store.
Make sure you check out our friends at Wrecking Crew Brew Works on the web at https://www.wreckingcrewbrewworks.com/ and follow them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Wreckingcrewbrewworks and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/wreckingcrewbrewworks
You can also check out the Medina Brewery Passport on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/MedinaCountyBreweryPassport/
Get ready for the Ashland Ale Fest on June 18th from 4pm to 8pm in Downtown Ashland Ohio. There will be somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 to 30 breweries for this event and there will only be 900 tickets available. Make sure that you don’t miss out as ticket sales will end by June 8th. I will be giving away a pair of tickets the week before the show to someone that completes the following tasks.
Don’t count on winning the tickets though. Follow the link to the ticket site and get yourself primed up for a night of fun and excitement in Ashland, Ohio. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ashland-ale-fest-tickets-330653532617?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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