The third season of the award-winning Consuming the Craft Podcast has launched with new weekly podcasts and shorter segments called “Booze Bits”. Hosted and produced by Jeff “Puff” Irvin, director of the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast at A-B Tech, the podcast features an eclectic mix of topics and individuals who work in and with the craft beverage industry.
The first three episodes of the new season, which are available now, provide a glimpse into Irvin’s enlightening in-depth discussions about all things surrounding brewing, distillation, fermentation, and related services and capture the spirit of his tagline, “Listen, Laugh, and Learn”:
· March 2: Cocktails To-Go Weirdo Alcohol and the Nuances of Bar Ownership features Chall Gray, co-owner of Little Jumbo Bar in Asheville. Gray also is the author of The Cocktail Bar: Notes for an Owner and Operator and owns Slings & Arrows Consulting.
· March 9: The Wonders and Magic of Filtration with Steven Daniels of Filtrox delves into filtration with Daniels, Food and Beverage Business Development and Sales Manager for Filtrox, North America, who works on innovative filtration technologies for the beverage industry.
· March 16: Booze Bits Featuring John Lyda and Aquavit continues the delightful conversations between Irvin and Lyda, who is Brewmaster for the Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast, and the former Senior Vice President and Brewmaster at Highland Brewing Co. for over 20 years. In their first Booze Bits segment, Irvin and Lyda discuss vegetable-based spirits and shine a light on a potato-based liquor called Aquavit, which apparently pairs well with pickled eggs.
During the hiatus between Seasons 2 and 3, Consuming the Craft won national and regional awards from the National Council of Marketing and Public Relations and was the subject of a panel discussion at the organization’s recent conference. Listeners can find Consuming the Craft in the Apple App Store, Google Play, or your favorite podcast app.
Learn more about A-B Tech’s Craft Beverage Institute of the Southeast at abtech.edu/CBI. The college will begin accepting applications for its Fall 2022 Brewing, Distillation and Fermentation degree program on April 4.