Barleypopmaker's Beer Blog

~I know you drank the beer, but did you experience it?

Barleypopmaker's Beer Blog - ~I know you drank the beer, but did you experience it?

Brewer Interview’s

Note: At this time I more than likely will not be continuing with the Interviews. I just don’t have the time to chase down and hound the brewers. I sent out several requests, and get lots of replies of being interested. However, after that it gets a bit difficult. Even contacting some of the brewers two and three times after they initially say they are interested. They either don’t reply, or keep stringing me along. Sometimes it is legitimate and the scheduling just doesn’t work out, they are busy and I work a full time job. I just don’t have the time for it. I greatly appreciate the three brewers who I was able to work something out with and I hope in the future I can figure out a way to continue this series. If anyone has any ideas, feel free to contact me to let me know.

-Jason Johnson (Barleypopmaker)

This page will be an easy reference for those who are seeking out the Wisconsin Brewer Interview Series. I have started working on interviewing your favorite professional Wisconsin brewers. As this series grows, you will see more and more of you favorite brewers featured here. The methods of interview I use vary by the schedules of both the brewers and myself. Some interviews are conducted over the phone, some in person, and because of scheduling conflicts some brewers have opted to receive the interview in word format and are filling it out to email it back to me at their leisure. I hope you enjoy this, and it will only get better as I get used to interviewing. So bear with my lack of interview skills and focus on the content. Prost! 🙂

Dave Oldenburg -Titletown Brewery (MP3 Download Only)

Joe Karls – Hinterland Brewing Company (MP3 Download Only)

Kirby Nelson – Capital Brewery  (MP3 Download Only)

  • Lewis says:

    Hi Jason,

    I know this post is a few years old, but I wanted to toss in my insights about interviewing brewers. I have done about a dozen interviews since I started at the beginning of the year (although I haven’t gotten them all posted yet!). I’ve found that most brewers love to take a moment to talk about what they love doing to someone who is genuinely interested in the craft. I’ve never had anyone turn me down, but these dudes are super busy and things change daily, so getting them to schedule something could be a hassle. I’ve had good luck just telling them when I’m planning to be there and seeing if they’ll be around. They usually are. Sometimes I have to sit around drinking beer for awhile waiting for them to finish something, but they always make time and seem to enjoy chatting.
    My biggest challenge is the unbelievably time consuming transcribing and then working down eight pages of text into something someone will actually have patience to read.

    October 1, 2013 at 6:16 am

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *