My name is Nathan Pierce, and I’m so happy to say I’ll be your new host for the podcast, taking over for Joe Shelerud. Thank you Joe, I’ll do my best to continue this great thing you started.
In this episode I talk about:
- MicroBrewr podcast and the transition to a new host
- A little about the format going forward
- Update on my plans to start a brewery
Most of this is covered in a recent blog.
Transition to a new host
I was shocked when I heard Joe Shelerud say in session 012 that it would be the last episode. I know he made the right decision for himself, I support him in that.
Still, I felt bad that MicroBrewr was ending. I’ve loved listening to MicroBrewr since the first episode in February. It’s timely for me as I’m planning to start my own brewery. It’s a great resource and it’s building a great community.
Moving forward, I’m coming up with a list of questions that I’ll ask each guest. It’s designed to…
- Go deep
- Get inside the industry
- Get inside the heads of people who work there
I’ll also have guests from other sectors of the industry, like distributors, retailers, and marketers.
I’m still playing with the format, so let me know if you have suggestions or if there’s a question you’d like to ask our guests. Leave of a comment below.
Update on my plans to start a brewery
In session 005, Joe interviewed me about my plans to start a brewery. Since then, I completed the draft business plan and I’m incorporating suggested changes from family and friends. A couple months ago, my partners left the project. I learned a lot from that experience. On my personal blog, you can read about, How to choose partners when starting a brewery. Stay tuned to this podcast for occasional updates.
Please answer one question
If you could ask just one question to every brewer or brewery owner, what would you ask?
Leave your comments below. Thank you so much!
Links and resources covered
Olympus Digital Voice Recorder WS-801 – They don’t make the WS-300M anymore, but this one looks similar. It’s easy to work, records good sound, and it’s small and lightweight. I’ve used it in all sorts of different situations, in several different countries. Perhaps the thing I like best is the built-in USB connector, I think the WS-801 has the same feature.
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