Arizona Beer Frontier

An Arizona beer podcast from Rob Fullmer Executive Director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild and Deputy Director Andrew Bauman. Providing access to breweries, beer policy, and legislation, beer culture that no other pod can offer.

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REPEAL DAY MONDAY, DECEMBER 5th

OFFICIAL PROCLAMATION
REPEAL DAY DISCCOUNT OFFERED

Whereas, the repeal of National Prohibition occured on December 5th in 1933 and
Whereas, Arizona enacted statewide prohibition a full 5 years prior to other states and
Whereas, Arizona Strong Beer Festival has been recognized by the past 2 Governors and has a 23 year legacy as the Southwest’s Largest & Premiere Beer Festival.

Our proud partner, SALT RIVER FIELDS wishes to extend $20 off in recognition of REPEAL DAY. This offer shall extend from Saturday, 12/3/2022 at midnight through Monday, 12/5/2022 at midnight to any that visits our ticket site and enters REPEAL as the code.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rob Fullmer, Executive Director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild and co-host of Arizona Beer Frontier do hereby proclaim REPEAL DAY as ARIZONA BEER DAY

Latest Episode

S1E26- Pulling Nails on the OHSO/Wren House AZ Beer Week Collab

In part 2 of our visit to Wren House with Akil Zakariya, OHSO brew team members Garret Mantz and Brody Coffman to discuss an upcoming Arizona Beer Week barrel aged beer colloaboration. Brody pulled some nails and brought over the samples for us to taste. We discuss the flavors that inform how long they age and how they decide on blending.

Please remember that breweries are collecting for Maggies place over the holidays.

In addition to Wren House, can find donation boxes at:
@ohsobrewery @tombstonebeer @azwilderness @kitsunebrewingco @groundcontrollitchfield @bottleshop48
@tvg_taproom @darkskybrewingco @rosesbythestairsbrewing @goldwaterbrewingco @greenwoodbrewing
@jesselees_craftbeer @the_wayward.az @theshopbeerco @tcbcbeer @yuccataproom @cpocotillo
@pedalhausbrewery @littleos.7thavenue and more to come. Stay tuned for additional events @maggies_place

Our Youtube Channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArizonaCraftBrewersGuild/videos

OUR NEXT GUILD THING IS:
Arizona Strong Beer Festival
Feb 18, 2023
Salt River Fields
http://strongbeerfest.com/

Arizona Beer Week runs Feb 16-26th
http://azbeerweek.com/

We asked the fun duo, wetigersukesongs if we could use their version of Minas de Cobres and they graciously agreed. We hope you like it as much as the original. wetigersukesongs can be found here! https://www.youtube.com/user/wetigersukesongs

What's on Tap

In case you missed it!

Arizona Craft Beer Awards Night – Friday, October 21, 2022

Our Youtube Channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArizonaCraftBrewersGuild/videos

Past Episodes

S1E25- Wren House & Maggie’s Place & Black Friday Deals

We had an entire show all ready but we were contacted by Wren House and OHSO to talk about their Maggie’s Place drive that runs through the holidays. We could not say to such a valued organiztion, especially as we approach the holiday season. Joining us in the show are Akil Zakariya and Matt Lillard from Wren and Josh Goodstein from OHSO– standing in for the vacationing Andrew Bauman.

We learn about Maggies House and how w can all contribute to an organization that houses and provides ongoing support to pregnant/parenting women reach their goals while welcoming them into a community of love and acceptance.

In addition to Wren House, can find donation boxes at: @ohsobrewery @tombstonebeer @azwilderness @kitsunebrewingco @groundcontrollitchfield @bottleshop48  @tvg_taproom @darkskybrewingco @rosesbythestairsbrewing @goldwaterbrewingco @greenwoodbrewing  @jesselees_craftbeer @the_wayward.az @theshopbeerco @tcbcbeer @yuccataproom @cpocotillo  @pedalhausbrewery @littleos.7thavenue and more to come. Stay tuned for additional events @maggies_place

We break away briefly to hear about Black Friday Deals for Strong Beer tickets–this will be the lowest price availble. We will not be having an event at the Guild offices this year so you will have to (gasp) go to a brewery.   Location information can be found at strongbeerfest.com

We return to discuss the Wren House / Bacanora collaboration using local malt, hops, corn, and herbs. The corn was even hand malted.

S1E26- Pulling Nails on the OHSO/Wren House AZ Beer Week Collab

In part 2 of our visit to Wren House with Akil Zakariya, OHSO brew team members Garret Mantz and Brody Coffman to discuss an upcoming Arizona Beer Week barrel aged beer colloaboration. Brody pulled some nails and brought over the samples for us to taste. We discuss the flavors that inform how long they age and how they decide on blending.

Please remember that breweries are collecting for Maggies place over the holidays.

In addition to Wren House, can find donation boxes at:
@ohsobrewery @tombstonebeer @azwilderness @kitsunebrewingco @groundcontrollitchfield @bottleshop48
@tvg_taproom @darkskybrewingco @rosesbythestairsbrewing @goldwaterbrewingco @greenwoodbrewing
@jesselees_craftbeer @the_wayward.az @theshopbeerco @tcbcbeer @yuccataproom @cpocotillo
@pedalhausbrewery @littleos.7thavenue and more to come. Stay tuned for additional events @maggies_place

Our Youtube Channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArizonaCraftBrewersGuild/videos

OUR NEXT GUILD THING IS:
Arizona Strong Beer Festival
Feb 18, 2023
Salt River Fields
http://strongbeerfest.com/

Arizona Beer Week runs Feb 16-26th
http://azbeerweek.com/

We asked the fun duo, wetigersukesongs if we could use their version of Minas de Cobres and they graciously agreed. We hope you like it as much as the original. wetigersukesongs can be found here! https://www.youtube.com/user/wetigersukesongs

S1E27-Coming Soon!

S1E22- Growing AZ Breweries Through Alternating Proprietorship

We get a little bit inside baseball when Andrew and Rob discuss the differences in contract brewing vs Alternating Proprietorship (AP). The Guild worked through several issues during the last few years to bring this benefit to our AZ breweries. What does it mean for them and for you?

Anyone contracting a beer may not realize that they have no legal standing when it comes to transporting, distributing, or selling the beer once it is made. Typically, that requires a retail license or a relationship with a distributor. We hope once you listen, you’ll see that AP benefits the consumer and the state’s financial outlook.

S1E23- New Tempe Brewery: Hundred Mile Brewing Co

What happens when you get a brewery systems specialist who has walked 500 breweries and a brewer from Firestone Walker’s Venice Propagator in a new location off of Tempe Town Lake and Rural Road? You’re going to have to tune into our show and get the scoop!

S1E24- FOBAB 2022: 36 Hours in Chicago

Rob was in Chicago during the first week of November and attended the Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers (FOBAB). We’ll find out how it compared to 2019 and what was happening in Arizona during our busy festival season.

S1E19 – Great American Beer Festival 22

The hosts, Rob and Andrew discuss the Great American Beer Festival both past and present. We debate but do not settle on how to enunciate Kitsune (as in the new brewery).

Other topics of discussion:
Porchdrinking Fest
Cohesion, Ratio and Bierstadt Lagerhaus
The CO Craft Brewers Guild at Brewbound Talks
The actual GABF
The importance of legacy chain breweries like BJs
Arizona Gold Medals
Tommyknocker and Breckenridge Brewery in Arizona
Rob butchers the pronunciation of the various Czech pours

S1E20- The Other Portland

We discuss the upcoming AZ Craft Beer Awards Night, the industry get-together before the Saturday festival.
Tickets are available here.

As we approach the legislative session, Rob and Andrew layout concerns with very large mergers and new entrants into the alcohol space from the soft drink multi-nationals.

Rob share’s his experience in Maine and his visit to his counterpart Sean Sullivan in Portland.

ACB Festival & Awards – Saturday – October 22 – https://www.azcraftbeer.com/

S1E21- Awards Night & Festival Recap

On the weekend of Oct 21st, the Guild in conjunction with Phoenix Magazine presented awards for an inaugural beer competition.  Andrew and Rob discuss how those events came together and review some of the awards won by the brewers.

Arizona Craft Beer Awards Night – Friday, October 21, 2022

Our Youtube Channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/c/ArizonaCraftBrewersGuild/videos

S1E16 – Barnstar Brewing New Life in Yarnell

We sat down with Denise Maurice the new owner of Barnstar Brewing to talk about her plans to move Barnstar to Yarnell. From the beautiful Wren House Prairie Patio to you!

S1E17- AD ASTRA: Expand and Rebrand to Meet Demand

In our second Prescott talk, we learned Ad Astra’s new plans from founder/brewer Will Waltherson.

S1E18- 48 Hours in Wickenburg

You can have fun in a small town like Wickenburg especially if there is a Guild-run Oktoberfest. We had a quick walk-through of Vulture Peak brewing and hear from the founder Jeremy.

Rob rants on rating culture and AirBnB anthropology.

What’s next?
Great American Beer Fest and ACB Festival & Awards. Check your emails! Go AZ Breweries!

S1E13 – South Eastern AZ: Water Concerns and Border Tacos

We visit Sonoita, Patagonia, Willcox, and Tombstone and cross the border at Naco. We went to Weedy Weednthal’s (Tombstone Brewing) favorite taco place across the border and were Joined by Andrew Walter (Tirrito Farms).

S1E14 – Oktoberfests Are Coming

Ken Wilson of Lumberyard joins the show and we all talk about Wickenburg Oktoberfest, Lumberyard Oktoberfest, and all things Oktoberfest. Despite Rob’s protestation, summer movies are discussed. Oktoberfests are coming, my sweet summer child.

Arizona Beer Frontier: S1E15

Andrew and Rob continue their barnstorming across Arizona visiting Lake Havasu City following Route 66, Kingman, Flagstaff, the Verde Valley, and Prescott.

Arizona Beer Frontier: S1E10: New(er) breweries in Willcox & Eloy

Andrew visits Tirrito Farms in Willcox- a new destination brewery.

Ranch Hand Brewing vanquishes a unique problem right as they open.

Arizona Beer Frontier: S1E11 – BA Guild Summit in Madison

The Brewers Association hosted a summit for brewers guild professionals in Madison

Rob and Andrew provide their thoughts on the experience

The Madison Spotify playlist:
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/02h2VBp7Ux10jD5rfGbKZi?si=f8569863b3724220

Arizona Beer Frontier: S1E12 – 988 Beer supporting Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

The project formerly known as 1800-273-TALK is back as 988. Jon Lane, Cale Alysworth, and Josh Goodstein of OHSO Brewery are asking breweries to rename or brew a beer to raise awareness about the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.
It’s a number for everyone to know and learn about the resources available to prevent tragedy.

We can all help prevent suicide. Talk to someone now.

We were also joined by Beth Brady, the Vice President, Brand and Development of Solari, the non-profit lifeline provider for Arizona. She provided valuable information on suicide and crisis intervention.

We should all get comfortable discussing these issues for all of us to get better at supporting each other. 988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

The breweries participating in this awareness campaign are trying to highlight the fact that there is someone to talk to. 988 is for people in crisis, and also for people looking for resources to assist others.  Breweries and fans can get more info here.

https://ohsobrewery.com/988-hotline

We need more brewery participation… any time and at all levels. Free resources and discounts are available to support this cause by any business, not just breweries.
You can also support the crisis hotline by texting Brew4Hope to 44321

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E7 – 988 Beer OHSO & Beaver Street

Interviewing OHSO brewer Bret Waters plus Beaver Street brewer Gary Blazevich about the beers being brewed, and the meaning of 988 and 1-800-273-TALK collaboration beers.

Ken Wilson of Lumberyard tells us about the mission of the 988 organization.

Suicide is a tragedy that has touched many in the hospitality industry. These breweries are trying to highlight the fact that there is someone to talk to. 988 is for people in crisis, and also for people looking for resources to assist others.

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E8 – HCPC PodCollab Part 1 – Real Wild & Woody

This week’s podcast brings us to a conversation with the Hoppy Craftsmen. It’s a two-part series we’ll be broadcasting on our channel and the Hoppy Craftsmen on theirs. You might even call it a collaboration.

In part one, we discuss the upcoming Real Wild and Woody festival and the reasons for the change in venue to Bell Bank Park.

The reasons are a little bit more complex than you might think, and it’s intertwined with the mission of the Guild and their strategy for coming out of the pandemic after 2 years of not having traditional event revenue.

Part two delves into the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild’s connections with other Guild professionals across the country. We discuss the difficulties in New Jersey and what the implications are for every state.

The Hoppy Craftsmen have been podcasting since April 2017 and are hosted by Chris Sanbeck, Ed Gomez, Nate Libby, and Jeff Breckton. For the pair of shows, we were joined by Chris and Ed at the Guild offices.

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E9 – HCPC PodCollab Part 2 – NJ Can Happen In AZ

In the second part of our podcast collaboration with the Hoppy Craftsmen, we discuss the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild’s connections with other Guild professionals across the country. We discuss the difficulties in New Jersey and what the implications are for every state.

Can what happened to New Jersey’s breweries happen in Arizona. The answer is a surprising yes. Find out how we can prevent that from happening.

If you want to see the Amazing collection of memes put out by Augie Carton of Carton Brewing and Scott Wells of Bolero Snort Brewing, check out our video version of the show https://youtu.be/YkzYat9Rn8M

NJ residents: Text NJBEER to 52886 or go to p2a.co/rxLGUAd to let the Governor and NJ Acting Attorney General know how you feel about the new brewery restrictions and ask to end them ASAP!!! Thanks again to our followers and loyal #njbeer fans!

Pass this on to your Jersey friends and family!

The Hoppy Craftsmen have been podcasting since April 2017 and are hosted by Chris Sanbeck, Ed Gomez, Nate Libby, and Jeff Breckton. For the pair of shows, we were joined by Chris and Ed at the Guild offices.

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E4- Look Brewing – Marisa Bernal

We were asked recently what brewery in Arizona is a sleeper brewery… you know, one that’s good but no one knows about it. We think you should check out Look Cinema and Brewery in downtown Chandler as it fits right in and has the bonus of being a bar, moviehouse, and restaurant.

Head Brewer Marisa Bernal started in wine and is a New Mexican brewer that has found her home in Arizona

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E5 – DC Lobbying Pt1

Tweaking the Capitol dome, Uber abandonment, Desperately seeking coffee, the postman will NOT be your bartender, who is always Rob’s mayor? The twisted journey of spent grain in America, and how the Small Brewers Caucus came to brewer’s and farmer’s rescue!

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E6 – DC Lobbying Pt2

Drinking beers in the Library of Congress, Rep Stanton runs up the stairs, riding the Senate train, why is that dude hanging on the side of the scaffolding, the wild story …insert whistle… of Senate Pages, SCOTUS insists on weighing in on personal rights, SAVOR is a fancy elevated beer event with wonderful food, DuPont Circle- the most famous circle, and why the Guild is constantly fighting for the rights of beer makers sellers and drinkers.

Arizona Beer Frontier-S1E1-The Gang Figures It Out

Andrew and Rob get familiar with the podcast production process and announce the Guild’s first beer competition. They discuss creating a culture of competition where many more people have a role in its success.

Dates for Real Wild and Woody, the Arizona Craft Beer Awards and Festival, and AZBrewcon were revealed. Is there beer value in Top Gun? The longest cold open ever. Why does Andrew keep saying meats? What does the partnership with Phoenix Magazine mean?
Who is Arizona’s sleeper brewery?

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E2- Oro Brewing World Beer Cup Win

Rob and Andrew talk with Dave and Jesse from Oro Brewing Company and celebrate the Silver Medal-winning Trigo Suave Tangerine Wheat beer.  Oro decided to use the Covid shut-down to focus on the quality of their beers, improving packaging, and implementing a sensory evaluation program for their entire staff. All of this happening in a 2,000-square-foot brewery with 19 feet of frontage on the road. Jesse warns against the evils of complacency, and Dave shares the history of Oro as Downtown Mesa has transformed into a beer lover’s paradise.

Arizona Beer Frontier- S1E3- OHSO Brewing WBC & 877 Beer

Congratulations to OHSO for their World Beer Cup medal, for Bob’s Your Dunkel. Josh Goodstein talks to us about this and other OHSO brews.  OHSO is the originator of the 988 beer project, formerly known as 1-800-273-TALK.

This project has involved many breweries across the country, with the goal of raising awareness of resources available for people affected by or considering suicide. Whether you are struggling, or have friends who are, call this line and you will have someone to talk to. Nationally, the system is transitioning to a 3-digit hotline, 988.

Go to https://ohsobrewery.com/1800-talk/ to learn more about the project.

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