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This is a show about breweries: the business, the beer, the craftspeople who run them and the drinkers who love them. Join Adam and Richard as they explore breweries across the country in their quixotic quest to visit every single one before they die. They will fail, but they'll be happy trying!



Drink Beer, Think Beer with John Holl (Dec 19th, 2018)

The Brew Daddies (well, Richard) are joined by special guest John Holl, senior editor of Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine and the co-host of the podcast Steal This Beer, to discuss his recent book Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint.


Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewing (Dec 5th, 2018)

Chesepiooc Real Ale Brewery is a nano brewery in Crofton, Maryland with the mantra “No Flagships”.


Astro Lab Brewing Company (Nov 21st, 2018)

Astro Lab Brewing Company in Silver Spring, Maryland, opened just a month ago. Founders Emma Whelan and Matt Cronin share their journey from concept to customers with Adam and Richard and look forward to the journey ahead.


Calvert Brewing Company (Nov 7th, 2018)

Calvert Brewing Company is committed to one thing: making the very best beer they can. While keeping a close eye on consumer tastes, they avoid gimmicks and experimentation for the sake of experimenting. That doesn't mean they don't brew some amazing creations, though. Their Oktoberfest, Cream Ale, and Stouts are near-perfect.


Baseball & Beer, A Perfect Pair (Oct 24th, 2018)

In this episode, the Brew Daddies are joined by Patti and The Pottymouth, hosts of the No Crying In Baseball podcast, to talk about the symbiosis of baseball and beer. We talk about how local craft beer is becoming more prominent at Major and Minor League ball parks and some of our favorite ballpark beer experiences. In honor of the 2018 World Series, we focus on some of the best beers from Boston and Los Angeles.


Maryland Laws are Unfair to Breweries (Oct 10th, 2018)

Franchise and other laws in Maryland leave craft breweries at the mercy of distributors. In this episode, Adam and Richard talk to Brendan O'Leary of the Supporters of Maryland Brewing PAC about how they are working with state legislators to change the laws to create a fairer system for all.

Learn more about the PAC, a subsidiary of the Brewers Association of Maryland, and how you can help them support craft breweries in the state, at  


The Heurich House Museum (Sep 26th, 2018)

Richard speaks with Kimberly Bender, Executive Director of the Heurich House Museum, about the history of the District's most successful brewer – Christian Heurich.

Kim tells the fascinating story of how Heurich built a state-of-the-art, fireproof brewing facility on the Potomac, which stood for nearly 100 years until it was torn down to build the Kennedy Center for the Performing Art.

The Heurich House Museum is a strong supporter of local craft beer and the official home of the DC Brewers Guild.


Bad Wolf Brewing Company (Sep 12th, 2018)

The Brew Daddies visit with Sarah and Jeremy Meyers, owners of Bad Wolf Brewing Company in Manassas, Virginia, a hyper-local nano brewery producing two to three 40-gallon batches of interesting and experimental beer every week.

Sarah and Jeremy talk about their approach to small-batch brewing and their experiences with opening, and then closing, a production brewery and taproom.

You can find Bad Wolf at


Brian Tarantino, Brewery Engineer (Aug 29th, 2018)

Structural engineer Brian Tarantino, the founder of Tarantino Engineering Consultants, has worked on more than a dozen breweries and taprooms in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. His team's expertise has helped Jailbreak, Oliver, Black Flag, Silver Branch, Guinness, Port City and many more.


Brew Daddies announces the DC Daily Brews Podcast! (Aug 21st, 2018)

Brew Daddies is pleased to announce our new podcast, the DC Daily Brews!

Every day we'll give you the scoop on everything happening in the craft brewery and homebrew scene throughout the DC metro area, in FIVE MINUTES OR LESS! 

Subscribe now wherever you get your podcasts and never miss an episode.


Red Bear Brewing Company (Aug 15th, 2018)

We speak with Bryan Van Den Oever and Simon Bee about the brewpub they're opening in NOMA DC, Red Bear Brewing Company. Red Bear has had an interesting path to DC and, with a historic location in a rapidly growing neighborhood, we thought it would be fun to highlight this coming-soon neighborhood gem during DC Beer Week.

Notice: We recorded in a large, empty, concrete room, so the sound isn't as good as we'd like. We hope you enjoy the show anyway.

Find Red Bear Brewing Company at 


Road Trip! Houston and Durham (Aug 1st, 2018)

We were both traveling so we each visited a brewery. What a surprise.

Adam went to Sigma Brewing Company in Houston, Texas, a brewery that likes heavy metal music, comedy wrestling, and has Adam's favorite beer transportation, Crowlers. (

Richard spent time at Full Steam Brewery in Durham, North Carolina, which has a mission to celebrate the farm and food traditions of the South. (

We hope you have a chance to visit these great breweries!


Dragon Hops Brewing Company (Jul 11th, 2018)

Dragon Hops Brewing Company is a brand-new brewery in the boozy town of Purcellville, Virginia — home to breweries, distilleries, and wineries galore.

Adam and Richard spent an afternoon with owner James Horris learning how local hop farm Dragon Hops expanded their business into a brewery and talking to head brewer Mitch Pilchuk about his dedication to traditional brewing styles.

Dragon Hops has a big spacious taproom with live music and comedy along with great food and beer choices.


Updates with Silver Branch Brewing Co. (Jun 27th, 2018)

Richard returns to Silver Branch Brewery to talk to Christian Layke and Brett Robison as they prepare to begin the build-out of their brewing facility and taproom in Silver Spring.

They talk about the anxieties and thrills as they enter the final stage, and explain their priorities for being a community gathering place. You can be a part of the start by joining their Founder's Club, with premiums, discounts, and special invitations for up to five years!

Find them at


Hellbender Brewing Company (Again) (Jun 13th, 2018)

The Brew Daddies return to Hellbender Brewing Company in Washington, D.C. A neighborhood favorite, Hellbender has a comfortable game-filled taproom and a well-rounded selection of brews.

Co-owner and head brewer Ben Evans shares some of his challenges scaling up canning operations and gives us a preview of some of their summer plans, including experiments with 15 strains of Norwegian farmhouse ale yeast. We can't wait to try them out!

Find them at


Right Proper Brewing Company (May 30th, 2018)

Right Proper Brewing Company in Washington, D.C., is a yeast-forward brewery with a full-service brewpub restaurant in D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood and a production facility and taproom in Brookland. 

Co-owner and head brewer Nathan Zeender tells the Brew Daddies about the brewery's "yeast cult" and their mission to bring soulful neer to their Washington, D.C. neighbors.

Find them at


Waredaca Brewing Company (May 15th, 2018)

Waredaca Brewing Company in Laytonsville, MD, is the County's first farm brewery. For much of the 20th Century, Waredaca was a camp for area youth (WAshington REcreational DAy CAmp), and today is a working equestrian farm. 

This brewery has a cozy tap room with a huge outdoor beer garden and yard, perfect for a family day trip or a romantic outing. They have a great snack menu and filled-to-order 32 oz. cans, a perfect way to bring their beer home and keep it fresh!

Find them at WaredacaBrewing.


Peabody Heights Brewery (Apr 30th, 2018)

Peabody Heights Brewery in Baltimore, MD, has a very inviting tap room with three completely different spaces plus a beer garden in Spring and Summer. Perfect for families, couples, and singles, the combination of great beer, fun space, and a delicious weekend brunch makes this an awesome place to spend a Saturday or Sunday.

Edward O'Keefe tells us about the brewery's unique Baltimore history and it's deep connections in the neighborhoods that surround it.

Find them at www.peabodyheightsbrewery...


Silver Branch Brewing Company (Apr 15th, 2018)

In this special episode of Brew Daddies, Richard talks to Christian Layke and Brett Robison of Silver Branch Brewery, a brand new brewery based in Silver Spring, MD. Just days before this recording, Silver Branch signed the lease on space for their production and serving facility, and they plan to open in the Fall of 2018.

Christian & Brett talk about deciding to open a brewery, the challenges, and what's next. Anyone who's ever thought about opening a brewery or brewpub will love this episode!


Flying Dog Brewery LIVE! (Mar 24th, 2018)

In the first LIVE episode, the Brew Daddies visit Flying Dog Brewery in Frederick, Maryland. Flying Dog has been innovating the craft beer industry for more than 20 years.

Pilot brewer Todd Kelly talks about Flying Dog's experimental styles. Sales forecaster Kyle Chittum talks about their worldwide distribution. Kristin Hanna tells the story of how artist Ralph Steadman came to design every label.

Thanks to John Tuchowski and the Brew Mommas for making this episode possible.