Pubcast Worldwide

Chris Luecke

Welcome to Pubcast Worldwide, the interview podcast where we get to know interesting people over drinks at some of the best pubs, bars, and breweries on the planet, exploring the world 1 conversation and 1 pint at a time. This is the show where what and where we're drinking is just as important as what we're talking about. This is podcasting...unfiltered.

All Episodes

It’s time to crack a beer and dust off that passport because the Pubcast is back and we’re heading to Romania! We traveled there during the holidays in December 2019, so it’s time to revisit some winter warmers and international beverages in general. In this episode, we sit down with Ioana Coca and Laurentiu Mandrila, Co-Owners and Brewers at Oriel Beer in Bucharest. We discuss their focus on Belgian beers, the Romanian craft beer community, and their very creative and often non-traditional barrel-aging program. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jul 1

29 min 11 sec

Interested in following your artistic passion? Write (or brew) for a target audience. That’s what Kenny Gould did when he wrote his new book The Brewing Cloud, a collection of fictional short stories about the craziness of the craft brewing industry. Kenny is most known in the craft beer world as the founder of Hop Culture Magazine, an online resource for news across the brewing industry. In this episode, we talk about the early days of Hop Culture, Kenny’s lifelong dream of writing fiction, and some bigger topics within the current craft beer landscape.

Jun 2020

55 min 50 sec

It’s been awhile! We’re back with another round of new episodes, but first, let’s address the elephant in the “brew”… The craft beer industry has been hit hard by the economic shutdown caused by COVID-19. In this episode, we’ll be covering 3 ways that you can support craft brewers and their businesses during these crazy times. From relief funds to curbside pickup, there are more than a few ways that you can help keep the industry afloat while enjoying some good beer in the process. We’ll also discuss what you can expect from the Pubcast in the coming months as we embark on our latest season and some exciting changes to the show. After you listen, please consider leaving a rating & review for the Pubcast on iTunes at PubcastWorldwide.com/iTunes. Your support means the world. Cheers!

Apr 2020

15 min 6 sec

Jordan Harbinger is a Connoisseur of Connection and the host of the top-rated podcast The Jordan Harbinger Show. In his more than decade-long career in podcasting, he's interviewed literally thousands of the world's sharpest individuals in pretty much any industry you can imagine. From legendary musicians like Moby to former Google CEO Eric Schmidt, he's deconstructed the playbooks and best practices of these folks and pretty much everyone in between.   In this episode, Jordan and I met up at Tapsilog Bistro in Campbell, CA right outside of San Jose for some strong Filipino beers and a conversation covering everything from cocktail party social dynamics to practical networking tips found in his free 6 Minute Networking course. Jordan shares plenty of his own stories to demonstrate how his tactics work in practice, as well as a few drinking stories from around the world to keep you entertained.   After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Sep 2019

1 hr 14 min

We’re back for the second half of our 2-part Chilean beer series. This time, we’ll be venturing into one of Santiago’s best craft beer bars, El Honesto Mike. From the skate punk vibes to the large mix of both California and Chilean craft beers, El Honesto Mike has a draw that is sure to capture the hearts of craft beer nerds that finds themselves in South America. In this episode, Bar Owner Ben Wood and Cicerone Tomas Ignacio Gajardo – a.k.a. “Tommy G” – team up behind the microphone to give us a rundown of the relatively young Chilean craft beer scene and its creative search for identity. Get ready to learn about some exotic beers and an honest assessment of how their beer scene has evolved since the turn of the century. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Sep 2019

16 min 40 sec

Cerveceria Kross has been defining Chilean craft beer since 2003. Since then, the Chilean craft beer scene has evolved, but so has Kross. They now have a full lineup of traditional and experimental craft beers, and KrossBar locations throughout Santiago. We ventured over to KrossBar Bellavista to drink and discuss their traditional flight of beers and discuss some of their crazier craft beer concoctions. From tropical IPAs to Scotch ales aged in Chilean Carmenere wine barrels, Kross continues to lead the way in Chilean craft beer, and you’ll get a small taste of that in this special South American edition of “Flight School.” After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Aug 2019

17 min 14 sec

We’ve taken you from Mexico to Japan recently on the Pubcast (with more international excursions to come), so we thought we’d take a moment to highlight beers and bars around the United States too!   In this “solo” bonus episode and quarterly update from Pubcast Worldwide, Chris pulls a bit of content from the archives featuring a cross-country audio bar crawl led by product marketing guru Andrew J. Coate (who – in addition to marketing – also drinks a lot). After meeting up for a drink at San Francisco’s Barebottle Brewing, we travel with Coate from Chicago, IL all the way down to Austin, TX with stops in between, while Chris provides some recent behind-the-scenes highlights from the show.   After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Aug 2019

30 min 11 sec

Kate Bernot is a wordsmith for the hungry and intoxicated i.e. she’s one of the best voices you’ll find in today’s beer media landscape. As a journalism major and certified beer judge, Kate has all the right credentials to be the beer editor at The Takeout, but it’s her storytelling abilities that have set her apart for a decade as a food & beverage writer.   Kate and I met up while we were attending the Beer Now Conference in Great Falls, MT where we were able to take a quick break for a pint and a conversation at an unsuspecting Montana craft beer bar called The Stein Haus. We cover everything from tips for aspiring beer writers to inclusion in the beer industry in this discussion, but if you’re just here for the beers, never fear! Kate fills us in on some of the kitschiest bars and breweries across Montana, including an establishment where live mermaid shows come with your beverage.   After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.comto leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jul 2019

38 min 25 sec

Wesley Hoffmanis one of the most positive dudes you’ll ever meet, and he’s constantly connecting people and helping them find the work they’ve always dreamed of doing. I’ve been lucky to call him a friend for the past 3+ years.   Shortly after getting laid off in his late 20’s, Wes created the Treehouse Networkshopas a monthly series of networking events in the St. Louis area. Over 5 years later, Treehouse has turned into his full-time job as a coach, recruiter, and motivational speaker.   Wes and I met up at 4 Hands Brewingin St. Louis, MO to catch up over some beers and talk business, mindset, and punk rock as we usually do during my trips back to my hometown. Only this time, we recorded it!   From tactical networking advice to Wes’ latest musical endeavors, this episode is jam-packed with content from start to finish, so grab a drink for yourself as you listen in. By the end of the episode, you’ll be craving some brews & bites from across the St. Louis area, since Wes also has no shortage of local suggestions on where to eat and drink around The Lou.   After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.comto access all the resources mentioned in this episode and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Jul 2019

1 hr

There are big things brewing in Japan these days, and Tokyo Aleworks is one of the most exceptional spots to come out of Japan’s latest craft beer boom. In this impromptu Tokyo edition of “Flight School,” Bob Stockwell from Tokyo Aleworks jumps on the show to share details about the changing beer laws in Japan that are creating a surge of breweries across the country. All of this discussed over a flight of beers straight from their brewpub in Tokyo’s historic Itabashi neighborhood.   After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.comto leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Jun 2019

28 min 17 sec

Kanpai! We’re heading across the Pacific to Japan for our first ever episode of the Pubcast in Asia. While Japan’s craft beer scene may be young, their brewing heritage is not thanks to a centuries-old history of Japanese lagers, as well as flavors and ingredients unique to the Land of the Rising Sun.   In this episode, we travel south of Tokyo to Yokohama to meet up with Masa Kaji, Beer Judge & Owner of BrewPUB PANGAEA, as well as a few other Japanese beer judges. After attending a Sapporo pouring demonstration hosted by Japanese “Tap Star” Yutaka Shigetomi, Masa and his fellow judges sat down with us to discuss what characterizes craft beer in Japan, while providing a detailed overview of the best breweries across the country.

Jun 2019

17 min 32 sec

Looking for some cerveza? Then you’re in the right place, because we’re heading down to Mexico City for this special Mexican Craft Beer Edition of Pubcast Worldwide! Pablo Armando Aguilar Reyna is a Beer Sommelier and the Founder of Gremio Mexicano de Cervecerxs, the Mexican Craft Brewers Guild. As we sip on some of Mexico’s finest Vienna lager, Pablo takes us through the evolution of craft beer in Mexico and describes how their food & culinary scene is a catalyst for the spread of great beer in Mexico. If you’re not drooling and hopping on a plane to Mexico after this episode is done, then we didn’t do our job. Salud! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

May 2019

25 min 5 sec

Travis Sheridan just might have the coolest job in the world. As the Executive Director of the Venture Café Global Institute, Travis travels the world helping to create collaborative innovation communities in cities like Sydney, Tokyo, Rotterdam, and Philadelphia (just to name a few). As a life-long hustler and connecter, it’s pretty safe to say he’s the Anthony Bourdain of startups and innovation. Travis and I met up at The Scottish Arms in St. Louis, MO where we discussed what makes startup communities across the globe unique, the stories behind some of the craziest startup ideas Travis has encountered, and how “innovation is the process of improving the human condition.” As a strong voice in the St. Louis community as well (don’t forget to check out his own podcast Nothing Impossible), we dive into the St. Louis startup scene too, while obviously consuming a couple of St. Louis craft brews in the process. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

May 2019

1 hr 19 min

For over a decade, Carlos Gil has been building a powerful personal brand, both online and in-person. From throwing “Pink Slip Parties” at bars and Jacksonville to building social media and customer advocacy strategies at multiple large companies, Carlos has put in the time and consistent hard work to get where he is now as an international keynote speaker and the founder of his own media agency, Gil Media Co. In this episode, Carlos sits down with us at UNION Kitchen & Tap in San Diego, CA to share his story, a journey that started when he lost his job during the 2008 recession. From tactical advice for building a personal brand to the hard truths about jumping from corporate to entrepreneurship, this episode is packed with some solid tips & tricks that are sure to pair nicely with an IPA from SoCal! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Apr 2019

29 min 49 sec

Pubcast Worldwide recently turned 2 years old, and since we just passed the 50 episode mark, this is your first opportunity to go behind the scenes of the podcast! In this episode, Chris goes solo and gives you the scoop on the latest happenings surround the Pubcast while cracking into a Prickly Pear Pale Ale from Montana’s Lewis & Clark Brewing. We get into the highs, lows, where we’ve been, and what’s to come, so make sure you also have a nice beverage to pair with this episode. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Apr 2019

28 min 32 sec

Kim Sturdavant is the world’s newest craft beer celebrity. By day, Kim is the Brewmaster at San Francisco’s Social Kitchen & Brewery, but throughout the rest of the beer world, he’s best known for inventing the Brut IPA, the latest style craze in craft beer. In our first ever LIVE episode of Pubcast Worldwide recorded during San Francisco Beer Week 2019, Kim takes us through the story of the creation of the Brut IPA in front of a live audience at Ocean Ale House. But this story isn’t just about Kim, it’s a celebration of a beer style that truly evolved out of the Bay Area… As we drink our way through a flight of 7 Brut IPAs, you’ll hear from a panel of 4 other brewers from Northern California that share their own stories about their takes on the Brut IPA. Sierra Nevada, Drake’s Brewing, Triple Voodoo, and Ol’ Republic all join us for the discussion, and show how collaboration and idea sharing is the key to success in the craft beer industry. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Mar 2019

1 hr 29 min

Dan Pashman is a guy that loves to eat. As the host of the long-running food podcast The Sporkful, Dan and his guests explore everything from quirky nuances about food, to using it as a medium for conversations about body image, race, relationships, and cultural understanding. We traveled to New York City to meet up with Dan where he not only shared his philosophy toward food, but also his hot takes about the current state of craft beer. Expect some colorful commentary about beer snobbery, and great lessons on how Dan’s curiosity continues to help him find new layers about food to explore. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Feb 2019

35 min 5 sec

Very few people – if any – know more about beer than Dr. Charlie Bamforth. While the recently-retired UC Davis Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences has many accomplishments and titles, in the beer world, he is affectionately referred to as the “Pope of Foam.” Beer-lovers, you won’t want to miss this one! From starting his beer career at Bass to his time as the President of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, Charlie has seen the world and the beer that goes along with it. In this episode, you’ll hear Charlie share some of his most profound beer knowledge, stories from his travels and experiences, and even some hot takes on beer pong! Wit and wisdom color this episode from start to finish, and retirement-aside, expect to see plenty more from Charlie for years to come, whether it’s about beer, soccer, or otherwise. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jan 2019

1 hr 8 min

“Hoppy” New Year! Welcome back to Round 2 of our 2018 This “Beer” in Review special edition.  While I was at home in St. Louis for the holidays, my friend, beer expert, and Craft Republic distributor Dave Scarmana and I met up at Gaslight Lounge for a couple of brews and to discuss some of the best parts about craft beer in 2018. In Round 2 of this 2-part episode, we look ahead to 2019 and some of the brewery openings we’re most excited about. Plus, Dave and I share their respective “Mt. Crushmore” lists: 4 beers that shaped their long-term love of beer. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jan 2019

49 min

Happy “Brew” Year! 2018 is in the rear view mirror, but it’s time to reflect on all the great things that happened throughout this year in beer…and drink a few more in the process! While I was at home in St. Louis for the holidays, my friend, beer expert, and Craft Republic distributor Dave Scarmana and I met up at Gaslight Lounge for a couple of brews and to discuss some of the best parts about craft beer in 2018. In Round 1 of this 2-part episode, we talk about a few notable beer trends from 2018, namely some of the styles that we saw rise in popularity or become more legitimized over the course of the year. You’ll also hear about some of our personal beer trips, and a quick recap of the Pubcast’s 2018 highlights. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Dec 2018

34 min 27 sec

The Pubcast heads Down Under for the first time ever! In this episode, we travel to Sydney, Australia for an episode of Flight School with Young Henrys, the brewery that served as the catalyst for the craft beer boom in Sydney’s bohemian Newtown neighborhood. Senior Brewer Jesse Searls takes us through a flight of 7 core and seasonal beers – including their flagship Australian Pale Ale ‘Newtowner’ – while regaling us with drinking stories from his days in the brewery and in Europe. So, pour yourself a ‘schooner’ and get ready for a crash course in Australian beer! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Dec 2018

47 min 52 sec

Less Than Jake is one of the biggest ska punk bands of all time, and they have been around the block and had a drink or two during their 25+ years of making music and touring the world. We met up with Buddy and JR from Less Than Jake for a beverage and a conversation backstage before their set at the Scallywag! Craft Beer and Music Festival in San Diego, CA. In this episode, they share some thoughts on what it takes to remain creative and relevant as a musician, as well as a couple drinking stories that may or may not be at the expense of their bandmates. Special thanks to Ska Brewing for providing the beer for this episode! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Dec 2018

20 min 53 sec

Did you know that 98 percent of today’s 6,000+ (and counting) U.S. breweries are independent, but make up only 13 percent of the beer market by volume? Most don’t. But with the recently-introduced Independent Craft Brewer Seal, folks like Julia Herz are helping you know when you’re drinking a true craft beer.  Julia is the Craft Beer Program Director for the Brewers Association, and a driving force behind their “That’s Independence You’re Tasting” campaign. As large macrobreweries continue to buy up small, independent breweries, it’s becoming increasingly harder to tell when you’re drinking a craft beer, or a simply something that simply looks like a craft brew. In this final episode from the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, Julia shares all the details behind the seal, what it stands for, and why it’s more important than ever for beer drinkers to #SeekTheSeal and support independent craft breweries. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Nov 2018

11 min 31 sec

If you’re a millennial beer lover (or heck, a beer lover of any age!) then you know Untappd. In this app, beer drinkers can check-in, review, and share pictures of the beer they’ve got in front of them. Simply put, Untappd is the social media platform for beer. Co-Founders Tim Mather and Greg Avola had never met before they found one another on Twitter, and while they created the app assuming only a handful of their friends would give it a shot, Untappd now has well over 8 million users. I met up with Greg and Tim in the middle of this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Denver, and amidst all of the beer-fueled chaos, they were able to share the story behind Untappd’s growth and the lessons learned (and beers consumed) along the way. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Nov 2018

22 min 32 sec

It’s not often that we get to feature other beer podcasters on the Pubcast, but the Great American Beer Festival was the perfect spot for some quick collaborations. Aaron Johnson hosts the Cascadian Beer Podcast, a show that highlights the stories behind craft beer in the Pacific Northwest. Aaron was also at GABF covering the festival for his podcast, and after we sampled some brews together, we jumped behind the mics to discuss the event, a few of our favorite beers from the weekend, and Aaron’s own international journey that got him into beer podcasting. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Oct 2018

13 min 15 sec

Mike Boyd has had an ear for talent in the hip-hop world for over a decade. From St. Louis to Atlanta to New York City, Mike has managed artists like Rome Fortune and Richie Souf, and is currently the Head of Music Partnerships & Artist Relations for Gary Vaynerchuk. Mike was able to take a quick break from picking out the next big thing in music to meet up for a beer and an interview at Departed Soles Brewing in Jersey City, NJ. In this episode, Mike takes us through some wild stories of his time working in the music industry, what he looks for in the people and artists that he works with, and how the worlds of entrepreneurship, social media, and hip-hop have converged in his career. And yes, we talk about what it’s like to work closely with Gary Vaynerchuk. We discuss the ’Monday to Monday’ playlist that Mike and Gary co-curate on a weekly basis, and how hip-hop plays into Gary’s personality and strategy. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Oct 2018

1 hr 2 min

The Great American Beer Festival – known more simply as GABF – is the largest beer event in North America. Since 1982, craft beer lovers have been descending upon Denver, CO every fall for a long weekend full of beer tastings, awards, and other brew-fueled events around the Denver area. In this first bonus episode of our 2018 GABF mini-series, Chris provides a quick overview of the main event at the Colorado Convention Center, this year’s awards ceremony, and the stories and mayhem that ensue all weekend long. Plus, you’ll get a taste of what to expect in upcoming episodes featuring other beer podcasters, the co-founders of Untappd, and Julia Herz of the Brewers Association. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Oct 2018

21 min 16 sec

Portugal is home to some extreme craft beers. Who knew? Well, you will after this international edition of “Flight School”… In this episode, we meet up with Scott Steffens, co-founder of Lisbon’s Dois Corvos Cervejeira. After moving from Seattle to Lisbon with his wife and co-founder in 2012, Scott’s West Coast palate knew there was something missing in the Portuguese beer market. After turning his homebrewing hobby into a business, fast-forward 5 years, and now Dois Corvos is the centerpiece of Lisbon’s recently revitalized Marvila neighborhood, otherwise known as the unofficial “Lisbon Beer District.” Stick around as Scott takes us through a flight of 4 creative beers while giving us a history of their brewery, and a verbal walking tour of Lisbon’s craft beer culture. Saúde!  After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Sep 2018

21 min 57 sec

Travis Sherry is a “Professional Traveler,” and that title really does cover about as many categories as you might expect. From his travel podcast Extra Pack of Peanuts to his new app Jetto for finding flight deals (and just about everything in between), Travis has made a name for himself as a travel hacking expert and internet entrepreneur. Yet despite his location independent status, Travis calls Philadelphia home, and that’s where we met up for today’s episode. Being as big a fan of beer as I am, Travis and I “rendezbrewed” at Love City Brewing just north of Philly’s Center City. We cover everything from airline travel hacks to drinking Eastern European moonshine in Montenegro, and as a new dad, Trav even shares some tips on continuing to traveling internationally with children. But eventually all roads lead back to Philly, so make sure to tune in if you want to get a local’s take on the best cheesesteaks around town. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Sep 2018

1 hr 2 min

20 years ago, you wouldn’t be traveling to the destination for this episode. Northern Ireland – and specifically Belfast – was ground zero for a nationalist conflict known as The Troubles, a decades-long bloody conflict between Loyalists determined to defend their British heritage, and Republicans seeking a united Ireland. But since the late 90’s, Belfast and Northern Ireland have changed, and our guest today is the perfect person to walk us through that evolving peace process. Paul ‘Donzo’ Donnelly is a history teacher by trade, but that barely scratches the surface. He’s been a mediator between Loyalist and Republican groups in Northern Ireland, working on dialogue projects between Loyalist and Republican ex-prisoners to help facilitate peace since the ceasefire. Donzo now leads Dead Centre Tours – Belfast’s #1 walking tour – taking participants first-hand through the history of The Troubles, while including the other cultural elements that make Belfast as unique as it is edgy, from sports to punk rock. I met up with Donzo at The Garrick Bar on my latest Europe trip, an old Victorian-style Irish pub near Belfast’s City Centre. Grab a pint of Guinness, and pull up a chair for this big conversation. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Aug 2018

53 min 35 sec

The restaurant industry is all about creating an unforgettable experience for the people around you. No one knows this better than Corey Smale, a successful entrepreneur and restaurant marketer out of St. Louis, Missouri.  Smale’s latest project – the “Chinese American-ese” restaurant Good Fortune – is his finest work to date, and he’ll be the first to tell you that the dream team he’s assembled deserves all the credit. Corey got his start with the famed St. Louis donut shop Strange Donuts, where Corey made a name for himself as a culinary brand-builder. With his sights shifted to Good Fortune, his new restaurant is off to a hot start, and was listed in Departures Magazine as one of the 18 Most Anticipated Restaurants in 2018. Corey and I met up at The Gramophone in St. Louis’ Grove neighborhood to discuss the events leading up to the opening of Good Fortune, explore his creative career as a restaurant marketer, and talk about the lessons he’s learned in building the best teams along the way. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Jul 2018

52 min 16 sec

Is it possible to define the influence and legacy of Anthony Bourdain? He was an inspiration to so many people in the travel and culinary worlds, including many past guests of the Pubcast. In this special edition of Pubcast Worldwide, four former guests return to the show to discuss the impact Bourdain had on their own travels and careers, and the broader legacy he is leaving behind. Broke-Ass Stuart, Ryan Drysdale, Valerie Stimac, and Nathaniel Boyle join me in a conversation reflecting on their first experiences with Bourdain, his raw, authentic style that set him apart, and the lessons he taught us about travel, culture and empathy over the years. If you’re a regular listener of Pubcast Worldwide, you know that Bourdain was a major inspiration for this show. Just as Bourdain was a master of sharing the stories of others, it only felt appropriate to have others share their stories in return. Listen in, as we raise a glass to honor the life of Anthony Bourdain. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Jul 2018

39 min 25 sec

Florian Kuplent has one of the most diverse backgrounds in brewing you’ll find in today’s craft beer industry. Originally from Germany where he worked in breweries across Bavaria, Belgium, and England, Florian is now Co-Founder and Brewmaster at St. Louis’ Urban Chestnut Brewing Co. Urban Chestnut brews under their unique philosophy of “Beer Divergency,” creating a lineup of beers that pay homage to old-world brewing techniques and styles (their “Reverence Series” of beers), as well as giving them license to experiment with new ingredients and flavors (their “Revolution Series”). In this episode, we dive into a mixed lineup of classic lagers and new-age brews, while Florian takes us through the history of Urban Chestnut and his own brewing career. And yes, that does include a discussion about the STL-based macrobrew behemoth: Anheuser-Busch. Prost! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jun 2018

34 min 7 sec

Space Tourism? If you don’t know what that is, Valerie Stimac is here to tell you! Valerie is the creator of the successful travel blog Valerie & Valise, which has helped her springboard into a number of other gigs within the travel writing industry; she’s a long-time contributor to Lonely Planet, and the Managing Editor for Go Overseas. Most recently, she launched the Space Tourism Guide, an out-of-this-world resource for astro tourism and the emerging idea of commercial space travel.  And yes, this episode has a couple of space puns… Valerie met up with us in Oakland, CA at Drake’s Dealership – a car dealership-turned-brewpub – to discuss her career in travel writing, give us a crash course on space tourism, and share some actionable tips on how you too can jump into travel blogging. Tune in, because this episode is stellar! (Sorry…) After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

May 2018

41 min 18 sec

Sean Ogle is a Location Rebel. He’s also a bucket lister, avid golfer, and cocktail connoisseur. He’s traveled the world to pursue his work and passions, making him a perfect guest for Pubcast Worldwide. In 2009, Sean created Location Rebel, a set of resources and online community aimed at helping people build relevant skills for creating an online business that will allow them to adopt a location independent lifestyle. In this episode, we explore what it means to be location independent, tips for creating an online business, and Sean’s personal story of quitting his job, moving to Thailand, and ultimately creating Location Rebel. We met up at Pope House Bourbon Lounge in Sean’s hometown of Portland, OR for our interview. As the cocktails start to flow, Sean and I jump into some other conversations, including Sean’s love of Scotch and golf, his quest to visit the top 50 bars in the world, and his new site Hobby Hacking that teaches people how to turn their passion into a business.  After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

May 2018

52 min 20 sec

Kaustubh “Stubhy” Pandav has had a lengthy career in music that’s nearly impossible to categorize. While he’s best known for being the frontman of Lucky Boys Confusion, he’s a songwriter that’s been perfecting his craft for over 20 years, while building up a rock ‘n’ roll resume that can’t be confined to a single band or genre. We met up at Five Star Bar in Chicago, IL to talk music and beer, and in the process, share Stubhy’s story, from the formation of Lucky Boys Confusion to the writing of their latest record – and first in nearly a decade – Stormchasers. Stubhy doesn’t hold back when discussing the struggles he and the band went through over the years, shedding light on the sometimes-harsh realities of popularity, labels, expectations, and fame. But, Stubhy also knows his brews. We plow through more drinks than we’ve ever had on the show before, resulting in a beer-and-whiskey-fueled “Tipsy Talk” segment during Round 2 (or 3, or 4, or whatever it is at that point) that is sure to keep you entertained. Don’t forget to check out Stubhy’s latest musical project The Hoodie Life, and after you listen to this episode, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Apr 2018

1 hr 3 min

Welcome back to the second half of our two-part DC Beer Edition of the Pubcast. This time, we’re coming at you from right across the border in Maryland, as we hang out at Silver Spring’s Denizens Brewing Company and talk to 4 of the women that are running the area’s regional beer scene, including: Katie Marisic – Federal Affairs Manager for the Brewers Association Liz Murphy – Beer Writer for The Capital in her column Naptown Pint Kathy Rizzo – Executive Director of the DC Brewers’ Guild Julie Veratti – Co-Owner of Denizens Brewing Co. This is a beefy episode where we discuss everything from Maryland beer laws to the local DC Brewers Guild, as well as a conversation about diversity and inclusion in the craft beer scene. With so much ground to cover, it’s a good thing we had just as many different beers from Denizens to cover along the way. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Apr 2018

48 min 56 sec

The Pubcast heads east! It’s about time we give a nod to the U.S.’ East Coast, and there’s no better place to start than the nation’s capital: Washington, D.C. While “DC” might not immediately bring to mind thoughts of hazy IPAs, German-influenced lagers, or any style of beer for that matter, it’s home to a young, agile beer scene that’s full of personality. In this first half of our “DC Beer Edition” of the Pubcast, Dave Coleman – Co-Founder of 3 Stars Brewing – and Phil Runco – a music-turned-beer writer for the online lifestyle magazine Brightest Young Things – walk us through the DC-area beer scene. We discuss breweries spanning from Dulles International Airport to Baltimore, and everything in between, while enjoying a couple fine samples while chatting inside of 3 Stars’ “Urban Farmhouse” tasting room. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter” for exclusive offers. Cheers!

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Apr 2018

35 min 17 sec

Zane Lamprey is a cult hero in the drinking & travel entertainment space. The fan base he built up in the late 2000’s with his show “Three Sheets” – his first TV show where he explored drinking culture around the world – has followed him for more than a decade, and Zane has not taken his foot off the gas pedal since. If you’re just now getting to know Zane, this guy pulls triple-duty as a world traveler, comedian, and entrepreneur (and a “drink aficionado” if you want to add a fourth category). Since it’s hard to put him into a single bucket, it was great chatting with Zane over a couple beers in his Los Angeles home to hear what he’s been up to. Most recently, he launched his 2nd Kickstarter campaign for his outdoor brand of ADV3NTURE jackets and hoodies, and is also excited about the new format of his podcast “Zane’s World,” where Zane and his team explore a new city or destination via an audio conversation every week. In this episode, Zane and I cover his story that led him through his ongoing career in television, his focus on sustainability and entrepreneurship, and – of course – travel & drinking stories across the globe! With so much ground to cover, it’s a good thing we kept a solid “belch count” from start to finish… After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Feb 2018

1 hr 10 min

Hey Thirsty Listeners, you’ve been asking a lot of questions about side hustles (like a Pubcast or otherwise), connecting with cool people, and building some additional revenue into your life, so, this episode was made just for you! Nick Loper is the “Chief Side Hustler” at Side Hustle Nation and the host of The Side Hustle Show podcast. His mission is to help part-time entrepreneurs achieve more financial freedom by building additional streams of income into their lives. His podcast features guests that are doing this first-hand, ranging from the obvious (all-inclusive web design services) to the out-of-the-box (learning piano in 21 days). I met up with Nick at Shadow Puppet Brewing in his current home of Livermore, CA to discuss side hustles, travel, and more. Over a flight, we covered various frameworks and case studies that can help you start your own side hustle today, as we mixed in our own stories of how we got into podcasting and our own extracurricular hustles. Lots of actionable info in this one, so after you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to check out the show notes, leave a comment, and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Feb 2018

44 min 40 sec

Krisztina ‘Z’ Holly seems to have done it all when it comes to tech, manufacturing, and adventuring. Though she goes by many titles – innovator, engineer, advisor, podcast host – her experiences and ability to help others utilize their “undiscovered talent” to make an impact are what really set her apart. While Z’s accomplishments include creating the first TEDx events, founding innovation centers at both MIT and USC, and working with multiple successful tech startups (and that’s just scratching the surface), she’s currently putting her energy into her maker-focused podcast “The Art of Manufacturing” and her role as the “Chief Instigator” for MAKE IT IN LA, Mayor Garcetti's non-profit initiative aimed at growing the manufacturing ecosystem in the Los Angeles region. Z and I met up in L.A. to shoot a manufacturing-related video on the beach, and we ended up recording a Pubcast as well! Z takes us through numerous stories that illustrate her career, as well as her approach to failure and being open to new experiences. We even tap into her adventurous side as we discuss scuba diving, rock climbing, and exploring the diverse food scene across L.A. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jan 2018

42 min 59 sec

We’ve been traveling all over the world recently to find a good beverage, but it’s time to take things stateside again for another edition of “Flight School.” Portland, Oregon – in addition to being weird – is regarded as one of the best beer markets in the U.S. Today, we finally get to dive into the beer scene in The City of Roses with Joe St. Martin, co-founder of Portland’s Scout Beer. While most West Coast breweries are regarded as havens for hoppy IPAs, Scout is taking a different approach: They brew flavorful, complex beers that will definitely leave you craving another (even after a pint or two). From peanut butter porters to oatmeal pale ales, Joe walks us through a flight of 10 beers, and also takes us on an audio bar crawl to give us a rundown of the variety of beer you can find in Portland. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jan 2018

39 min 32 sec

We’re wrapping up our first international series with an episode in Prague, Czech Republic, a picturesque Central European city with a reputation for world-class nightlife, and beer that costs less than water! But while you’re undoubtedly familiar with Pilsner Urquell and other Czech lagers and pilsners, there’s a much deeper food & beverage scene that you might not know about… Jan Macuch is a software-designer-turned-tour-guide that gets #PaidToDrinkBeer. He leads Prague’s food & beer tours for Eating Europe, and he definitely knows his way around the craft beer, cocktails, and food in his home country. After growing up in the former Czechoslovakia while it was still under Communist rule, Jan has seen first-hand how the culture and culinary scene in the Czech Republic have evolved, turning Prague into the dynamic food & drinking city that it is today. Jan’s stories fill this episode with an incredible “cultural experience for your ears” from start to finish, and will certainly have you craving some Central European fare by the end of the show.  We met up at Bonvivant’s CTC, a cocktail bar in the Old Town that also doubles as a tapas joint and café. No need for a drink menu here…the folks at Bonvivant’s fix you a drink based on your flavor preferences and how you’re feeling that day, and they certainly don’t disappoint. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

Jan 2018

49 min

Craft beer & cocktails are a relatively new thing for the country of Croatia. Only recently did Croatia start experiencing a craft beverage boom, and U.S. expat & cocktailer Tristan Delahunt is one of the individuals responsible for bringing these drinks to light. Tristan is the co-owner of Caffe Bar Sanctuary, the first craft cocktail bar in Split, Croatia. In this episode, Tristan and I discuss the rise of craft drinking culture in Croatia, and some of the unique beverages that Croatians have been enjoying for years before that.  After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Dec 2017

26 min 55 sec

You may have heard of Andy Ricker before. Perhaps it was through his VICE documentary FARANG? Or maybe you’ve seen him featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives or cruising around the Chiang Mai, Thailand with Bourdain on Parts Unknown. Or maybe – more simply – you just know him has “that white guy that makes awesome Thai food” and sits at the helm of the Pok Pok empire. From his traveling the world to falling in love with Northern Thai cuisine, Andy takes us through his journey to starting his successful restaurants that now span both Portland and New York City. And there was probably no more appropriate time to feature Andy on the Pubcast. Right on the heels of the release of his 2nd cookbook The Drinking Food of Thailand, Andy continues to enhance and share his craft and passion for Thai cuisine in its truest form, and this time around, he focuses on the snacky foods that pair well with a night of drinking in Thailand.  We met at Reel M Inn in Andy’s home base of Portland, OR for this episode. A dive through-and-through, at Reel M Inn you can expect low ceilings, a loud jukebox, an unpretentious vibe, and – most importantly – their famous fried “Chicken and JoJo’s.” After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Dec 2017

50 min 29 sec

If you like beer and sh*t-talking, this episode is for you! We’re back with another edition of “Flight School,” this time with the gang at Standard Deviant Brewing in the heart of San Francisco, CA. Mark DeVito and Paul Duatschek – 2 of the brewery’s 3 proprietors – join us for this episode, and we basically spend as much time ripping on one another as we do talking about beer. As a brewery, Standard Deviant is veering away a bit from the trends that are characteristics of most West Coast breweries. Instead of brewing the most aggressively-hopped IPAs, these guys are focusing on traditional German styles like Kolsch and Altbier, while producing a fine lineup of single-hop pale ales as well. Come thirsty! This episode will have you craving a broader selection of beer sooner than you think. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Dec 2017

34 min 46 sec

I’M ON A BOAT! That’s right, this episode DOES NOT take place in a bar or brewery, but rather aboard a sailing yacht in the middle of the Adriatic Sea off the coast of Croatia. This special edition of Pubcast Worldwide is all about The Yacht Week, and the crazy skippers, hostesses, and international party animals that make this week-long sailing event one of the biggest ragers on the planet!  On my recent holiday in Europe, I was lucky enough to have Brad Dupen as the skipper for our boat. Originally from South Africa, Brad has sailed and worked everywhere from the Bahamas to the coasts of England, and we decided his story was just too good to pass up for a Pubcast episode. While you’ll certainly get to hear about Brad’s own journey moving up in the nautical world, we also walk you through the antics of The Yacht Week as we share party stories over Croatian beers during our week at sea. But you won’t just have to hear it from us: plenty of other “Yacht Week All-Stars” contribute to the stories in this episode, creating a truly unreal show that will have you packing for The Yacht Week in no time! After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.” Cheers!

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Dec 2017

40 min 54 sec

“Mischief-Maker.” “Jester.” These are the type of words Niket Desai uses to describe himself. Yeah, a more appropriate title would be “Internet Entrepreneur” or “Investor,” but it’s all about his “don’t take yourself too seriously” outlook… Niket has had a lot of fun in his life and career. From founding and selling the loyalty app startup Punchd to Google, to traveling and living around the world (including spots like Singapore and Israel) this episode is full of serendipity and the stories to go along with those. We cover everything from the lessons Niket’s learned working in the tech industry, some of the fun he’s currently having in the restaurant business, and even a pretty big discussion around how his travels have opened his mind to other worldviews (and in turn a deeper appreciation for differing perspectives). Niket introduced me to Church Key for this episode, which has since become one of my favorite San Francisco beer bars. After you listen, make sure to head over to PubcastWorldwide.com to leave a comment and sign-up for the monthly “Brewsletter.”

Nov 2017

55 min 17 sec

That’s right, thirsty listeners! Pubcast Worldwide is now officially “Worldwide!” We travel to London, England for this episode for an impromptu afternoon at Brew By Numbers, a small-batch brewery right in the heart of London’s “Bermondsey Beer Mile,” where some of the city’s heaviest-hitters in England’s relatively new craft beer scene are located. Brewer Tobias “Toby” Gash joins the conversation to help us compare the respective beer scenes in the U.S. and his home in the U.K., where the craft beer phenomenon is roughly 5-years-young. But don’t let the age of the scene fool you…we tap into some delicious saisons and IPAs that could go up against North American beers any day of the week. Whether you’re looking for something light or something juicy, Brew By Numbers has you covered. They’re on-pace for producing more than 1 beer per week, and yes, they’re counting (obviously).

Oct 2017

25 min 8 sec

Do you have a hostel named after yourself? Didn’t think so. But Chad Fish does! And that’s why he’s on the show!  Chad is the owner of Hostel Fish, a place described as “a classy joint for travelers in downtown Denver.” Built in a former brothel that’s walking distance from some of Denver’s best nightlife, Hostel Fish not only has a ton of character, but it’s changing the game for hostels in the U.S. I met up with Chad the day after they threw their 2-year anniversary party, resulting in the first ever “Hangover Edition” of the Pubcast. Throughout our Bloody Mary-fueled conversation, Chad gives a crash-course in hostelling in North America, the Denver food & drink scene, and of course how marijuana legalization is impacting travel and tourism in Colorado. For an episode with such a diverse set of topics, Chad also brings his own wild stories of travel, entrepreneurship, and hostel life that are sure to cure any hangover.

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Oct 2017

33 min 56 sec