The best craft beer podcasts
Looking for a good craft beer podcast? I love podcasts because I can play them when I want. I subscribe on my smartphone and listen anywhere. Knowledge is key to starting a brewery—drink up! Here are the top 10 craft beer podcasts in iTunes this month.
First a disclaimer
It’s complex. The iTunes algorithms are on pretty tight lockdown in Apple’s famed vault of secrecy. Even the biggest talent in the podcast industry doesn’t know how it works.
Sure iTunes has categories, and rankings within categories. A vague little “popularity” scale displays beside individual episodes. Yet even in Podcaster’s Paradise—the largest online community of podcasters, where over 1,400 current and future podcasters collaborate and share ideas—there is much confusion about how a show gets into “new & noteworthy” or makes top rankings. It does seem like downloads and reviews help rankings.
iTunes is the place for podcasts
If you’re looking for a good craft beer podcast, iTunes is a great place to start. Apple is the leader in podcasts. In 2013, iTunes had over a billion subscriptions for the 250,000 podcasts in iTunes.
I was wondering how to find a good podcast, not just about beer, but about brewers, about breweries, about the business side of craft beer—the craft beer industry.
It seems like beer podcasts are about homebrewing, beer reviews, or just nothing at all. I wanted to hear about the craft beer industry, how to start a brewery, or at least just hear from the people who make the liquid we all love!
It’s a tight niche, but I had to start somewhere. The best search seems to be “craft beer podcasts.” This list of best craft beer podcasts is based on a search in iTunes for “craft beer podcasts.”
The best craft beer podcasts in iTunes
Results change constantly
iTunes search results fluctuate constantly.
Here are the best craft beer podcasts on: October 13, 2020:
- Craft Beer Radio Podcast by Craft Beer Radio.
- Craft Beer Showdown by The Craft Beer Academy.
- Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine Podcast by Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine.
- Craft Beer Radio Podcast Extras by Craft Beer Radio.
- The Business of Craft Beer by University of Vermont.
- The Beer Flow by Greg M.
- Cheers Charlotte Radio by Ford Craven, Jay Brown and Cesar Leyva.
- Beer Night in San Diego by Three B Zine Podcast.
- Fresh Hop Cinema by Max Minardi and Jonny Summers.
- hopnology: Hop Growing and Brewing for Craft Beer by hop·nólogy.
Archive: Click here for past search results.
What’s your favorite craft beer podcast?
Popularity doesn’t always correlate to quality. It’s subjective. You like what you like. Even among craft beer podcasts, there is a variety out there. They run a gamut of topics and styles. Listen to the podcasts that you enjoy.
So what are you listening to? What is your favorite craft beer podcast? How do you find your favorite new podcast about craft beer or about starting a brewery? Let’s talk in the comments section below.
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