The True Craft Podcast facilitates the honest, insightful, behind-closed-doors conversations that craft owners and operators actually want to hear.

Join us each week to hear host Chris Farmand and a guest craft owner talk through the challenges, opportunities, and decisions facing craft practitioners every day across the country.

Our Latest Episodes

An Audio Archive Of Brewery Knowledge

When we started The True Craft Podcast, our goal was to continue our sharing of expert insight and knowledge of the craft industry, but in an audio format. Over one year, four seasons, and fifty episodes later, we feel like …


Expansion Expertise With Jason Sleeman

We’re at the end of season 4 and we can’t thank you enough for another great season. We thought it would be fitting to cap things off with a friend of the show… Today’s guest is Jason Sleeman, a National …


Consistency And Community With Confluence Brewing Company

Today’s guest is the founder of a brewery with a built-in distribution company, helping other Iowa breweries distribute their beer throughout the entire state. We’re talking with John Martin from Confluence Brewing Company out of Des Moines, Iowa. John explains …


The Flavor And Function Of Beer With Carton Brewing Company

Today’s guest is a familiar voice in the podcast world and a leader in the brewery space in general. We’re welcoming Augie Carton from Carton Brewing Company and Steal This Beer out of Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey. We take a …


From The Early Years Of Hazy Beers With The Alchemist

Today’s guest is an innovator in the hazy beer space, and an innovator in the brewery space in general, with their efforts of sustainability, inclusivity, and community. We’re talking with Jen Kimmich from The Alchemist out of Stowe, Vermont We …


Running At The Right Size With Wooden Robot

Today’s guest is the CEO and Founder of an urban farmhouse brewery that sources their ingredients from local farmers in their area. We’re talking with Josh Patton from Wooden Robot Urban Farmhouse Brewery out of Charlotte, North Carolina. We talk …


Fresh Brews And Imported Flavors With Kansas City Bier Company

Today’s guest co-founded a brewery specializing in German-style lager, who says they put the I back in “bier”. Of course we’re speaking with none other than Steve Holle from Kansas City Bier Company, out of Kansas City, Missouri Steve tells …


Back To The Grind With Gnarly Barley Brewing Company

With skateboarders, mountain bikers, rock climbers, etc. all finding their place in breweries across the country, the parallels between craft brewing and extreme sports are everywhere. From the dedication it takes to learn a new trick, to the ingenuity to …


Application Innovation With Great Notion

As you can probably tell from the title, today’s guest is a real innovator in the app space. Our guest for this episode is Paul Reiter from Great Notion Brewing out of Portland, Oregon We learn how they got an …


Partnerships And Collaboration With Land-Grant Brewing Company

Craft brewing and local communities go hand-in-hand, but it’s much more complicated than simply hosting a few events here and there. To explore this topic further, we’re happy to welcome today’s guest—Adam Benner from Land-Grant Brewing Company out of Columbus, …

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