• The Christian and Melanie Weber episode

    Have you heard of Common Roots?

    The answer is probably yes, which is why we were excited to have both Christian and Melanie Weber on the podcast. Christian is one of the co-founders of Common Roots, with his father Bert Weber. Melanie is the CEO of Fronhofer Design, an engineering firm that specializes in designing and manufacturing craft beverage equipment.

    This husband and wife powerhouse of the craft beverage industry join us to discuss both of their companies, what it was like for Melanie to start a totally different company with her friend just after having her first kid, and what it has been like to see the evolution of Common Roots.

    Because, let's be honest, the story of that brewery is a little wild.

    E13 - 1h 25m - Jan 23, 2023
  • The Paul Loomis Episode

    There's just something about running and beer that we haven't been able to figure out. Thankfully, this week we had Paul Loomis, president of the Roundabout Runners Club in Malta, on the podcast to discuss why all these run clubs have beers after running.

    We also discuss his other job as controller of Gilbane Building Company and how they get to build the new Buffalo Bills stadium, and what it was like for him to explore different craft beers.

    Most importantly, though, we get to the bottom of what the hell knickerbockers are. Hopefully we aren't too late to the game on that one.

    E12 - 1h 4m - Dec 5, 2022
  • The Dan Bronson (of SingleCut Beersmiths) Episode

    On this episode, we are joined by the ever-affable Dan Bronson, general manager of SingleCut Beersmiths. A brewery based in Queens with not only an additional brewery in Clifton Park, but the soon-to-be-opened satellite taproom in Manlius.

    Which, honestly, we're still trying to figure out where that is and how SingleCut found it.

    Well, Dan covers exactly that topic, what it was like to be part of the brewery in its very nascent stages, and what it's like to see trees.


    So, please give this episode a listen and see if you can get through it without giggling. Because we certainly couldn't.

    E11 - 1h 28m - Nov 11, 2022
  • The Ryan Wood (of Northway Brewing) Episode

    This week's episode we are joined by our good friend Ryan Wood, assistant general manager of Northway Brewing, It's a very interesting conversation where we discuss his life in craft beer, debate the merits of baseball and soccer, and his love of kitschy phrases sold in department stores. It's a really fun listen.

    And make sure to drop by the Northway Oktoberfest event on October 22nd, where we will actually be pouring some beers as well!

    E10 - 51m - Oct 19, 2022
  • The Mike and Steph Martini Episode

    For this episode, we're joined by Mike and Steph Martini, owners of everyone's favorite hangout in Scotia, Mohawk Taproom & Grill.

    Mike and Steph are a very vital part of Unified Beerworks' story, which is why we were very excited to have them on the podcast. In this episode, we talk about what it was like to open up Mohawk Taproom, trends they're seeing in the industry, what it's like to be a married couple owning a business together... and honestly, a lot of other topics.

    It's an informative and very fun episode. Enjoy!

    E9 - 1h 31m - Oct 7, 2022
  • The Deanna Fox Episode

    Well, folks, you might want to strap in for this one because it goes... Well, it goes all over the place.

    For this episode we are joined by Deanna Fox, a freelance reporter and blogger who has now joined the world of public relations. But during her time as a freelance reporter, she covered a variety of topics, including beer!

    So, of course, we talked to her about beer. But we also talk about craft beer's very own "Me Too" reckoning and its fall out, her thoughts on the local craft beer community, and life as a freelance reporter.

    Trust us, this is an episode you'll want to listen to.

    1h 19m - Sep 19, 2022
  • The JVS Episode

    We're back!

    Yes, it's been a slight hiatus but we're back with another episode featuring another one of our own: The almighty and powerful JVS.

    He's a man who is well known in the craft beer scene, having played almost every role that exists in it. So we wanted to sit him down and talk about his career, his thoughts on the local scene and what it takes to thrive as a brewery.

    We also learn some things we never expected to learn about him. You'll just have to listen to know what we are talking about.

    E7 - 1h 2m - Aug 25, 2022
  • The Rachelle Thomas Episode

    Ever come to patio at Unified Beerworks, notice all of the beautiful flowers here and think to yourself, "This looks wonderful. Who did all of this gardening?"

    Well, it's this week's guest, Rachelle Thomas, owner of Daisies and Dahlias!

    In this episode, Rachelle takes us through what got her into gardening in the first place, the thought process she uses when deciding what flowers to plant for a particular client and her hopes for the future of her business.

    If you're looking to learn more about her business, you can visit daisiesdahlias.com

    E6 - 38m - Jun 27, 2022
  • The Daniel Kravitz Episode

    In the world of craft beer, Daniel Kravitz has done it all. He's sold it, bought and has just generally been a fan of it.

    In this episode, Dan takes us through his journey in craft beer leading to becoming the beverage and hospitality manager for City Beer Hall, shares his thoughts on the local scene and how he thinks it's all going to evolve.

    He's also just a great storyteller, which means we barely had to ask him anything. It's a great listen.

    E5 - 58m - Jun 13, 2022
  • The Michele Hunter of Unified Beerworks Episode

    On this episode, we talk to our very own Michele Hunter. Amazing chef, fantastic beertender, and really just an overall great person.

    We chat about her background in cooking, how it was she ever ended up at Unified, and the new kitchen we'll be opening up in the taproom. Oh, and we briefly discuss her winning the cooking competition show Chopped (Sorry, Christian).

    E4 - 47m - May 16, 2022
  • The Nick Meyer of Whitman Brewing Episode

    On this episode, we invite who we would consider a very close friend of the brewery's. They're also someone who vowed to barely even talk about beer when he came on the podcast.

    Well, we turned him into a liar.

    Nick Meyer from Whitman Brewing joins us to discuss his start in beer, the beer style he loves to come home to and how he feels other breweries should work together.

    E3 - 59m - May 2, 2022
  • The Wayward Lane Brewing Episode

    On this episode, we sit down with Wayward Lane Brewing's head brewer, Adam Rosenthal, and Head of Business Operations Kyle Bergen. We chat about how the brewery started, what it was like to come from Colorado to the New York Catskills and how the Capital Region beer community has received them.

    E2 - 1h 1m - Apr 18, 2022
  • The Upstate NY Pink Boots Society

    In the first episode of the Liquid People podcast, we are joined by Erika Anderson, co-owner of Unified Beerworks; Pam Pradachith-Demler, co-founder and CEO of Bound by Fate; and Meg Veltman, media and marketing coordinator for Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery. They are all the founding members of the Upstate NY chapter of the Pink Boots Society. We talk to them about what got them into craft beer, what the landscape looked like when they first got into the industry and what their plans are for the Pink Boots Society.

    E1 - 1h 14m - Apr 1, 2022
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