Between Two Fermenters, a podcast by Great Lakes Brewery

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Ever wondered what life is really like in the craft beer industry? Whether you're a seasoned connoisseur, a homebrewing enthusiast, into Ontario beer history, or just someone who enjoys some good ol' breezy beer banter, Between Two Fermenters is your go-to deep dive for all things beer from an insider perspective. So, grab a #FreshGLB, kick back, and join us as we share stories, spill the beans on new releases and brewery updates, and chat with other industry folk about the world of making (and drinking) beer. read less
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Episodes

Island Cafe, Rising From the Ashes
Apr 9 2024
Island Cafe, Rising From the Ashes
On this episode, host Troy Burtch is joined by Zorah Freeman-McIntyre, co-owner and operator of the Island Cafe. Back on March 17th, a devastating fire broke out on the Toronto Islands, destroying the historic Wards Island Association’s Clubhouse, which housed the Island Cafe. Zorah paints a picture of the cafe in vivid detail throughout the show, talks about the importance of establishments like his for the greater community, discusses the fire, and shares what the future might hold. We also chat about Kale, gardens, and food bank donations. A longtime supporter of Great Lakes, Burtch and Zorah get into why supporting local craft beer just makes sense. Cole Raiskums is back with his "Coles Notes" segment. Raiskums, the Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor with GLB, gives us the low down on “Old World” vs “New World” hops.   Burtch wraps up the episode with the "Around the Industry" segment of the pod, talking about Ontario beer, new beer releases at GLB and upcoming events.   Thank you for tuning into the #BetweenTwoFermenters podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on whichever platform you get your podcasts at and be sure to follow GreatLakesBeer on all social channels. greatlakesbeer.com. Supporting local never tasted soooo good! Hosted by Troy Burtch, Between Two Fermenters, a podcast brought to you by Toronto's Great Lakes Brewery, is your go-to deep dive for all things craft beer from an insider perspective.
Five Dollar Pours!
Mar 26 2024
Five Dollar Pours!
On this episode, host Troy Burtch is joined by Nick Densmore, Experiences Manager with Great Lakes Brewery. Densmore, who is a jack of all trades at the brewery, manages the Retail Store and Taproom, Home Delivery, and both internal and external events, and he tells Troy all about it – the changes he’s witnessed throughout his seven years, what a home delivery really means to GLB, how community continues to be the focus of the taproom and Five Dollar Pours!  Cole Raiskums is back with his "Coles Notes" segment. Raiskums, the Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor with GLB, gives us the low down on “adjuncts”. Also, discover what's going on at the GLB Brewpub with Emma Worthy and hear the details about the new Chef, Krshna Algenio. "Brewpub Corners" belongs to Worthy, the General Manager of GLB's second location, where she'll spill the beans each episode on new specials, highlighting events, and telling stories about Toronto's Eastern Waterfront.   Burtch wraps up the episode with the "Around the Industry" segment of the pod, talking about Ontario beer, new beer releases at GLB and upcoming events.   Thank you for tuning into the #BetweenTwoFermenters podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on whichever platform you get your podcasts at and be sure to follow GreatLakesBeer on all social channels. greatlakesbeer.com. Supporting local never tasted soooo good!  Hosted by Troy Burtch, Between Two Fermenters, a podcast brought to you by Toronto's Great Lakes Brewery, is your go-to deep dive for all things craft beer from an insider perspective.
Another, Round the Horn!
Mar 13 2024
Another, Round the Horn!
Hosted by Troy Burtch, Between Two Fermenters, a podcast brought to you by Toronto's Great Lakes Brewery, is your go-to deep dive for all things craft beer from an insider perspective.     On this episode, Troy is joined by Kristin McNeill (Owner) of Toronto’s unassuming Round The Horn sports bar on Roncesvalles. McNeill and Burtch talk at length about the impact local bars have in neighbourhoods, how RTH has an amazing patio, hot dogs, and selection of local beer. Plus, find out how the bar got its name. Troy also welcomes GLB’s Jeremy Boyd (Licensee Sales Representative) to the show to discuss bar and restaurant sales. Learn what a typical day looks like for a beer rep and more.   Cole Raiskums is back with his "Coles Notes" segment. Raiskums, the Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor with GLB, breaks down what our yeast is doing during fermentation and why it’s important to making our beer. Also, discover what's going on at the GLB Brewpub with Emma Worthy. "Brewpub Corners" belongs to Worthy, the General Manager of GLB's second location, where she'll spill the beans each episode on new specials, highlighting events, and telling stories about Toronto's Eastern Waterfront.   Burtch wraps up the episode with the "Around the Industry" segment of the pod, talking about Ontario beer, new beer releases at GLB and upcoming events.   Thank you for tuning into the #BetweenTwoFermenters podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on whichever platform you get your podcasts at and be sure to follow GreatLakesBeer on all social channels. greatlakesbeer.com. Supporting local never tasted soooo good!
Labels, Names, and an Angry Octopus
Feb 27 2024
Labels, Names, and an Angry Octopus
Hosted by Troy Burtch, Between Two Fermenters, a podcast brought to you by Toronto's Great Lakes Brewery, is your go-to deep dive for all things craft beer from an insider perspective.     On this episode, Troy is joined by Fabian Skidmore (Art Director) and Sharla Paino (Content Marketing Manager) to talk label creation, beer names, social media, and everything from a marketing perspective. Troy and Fabian also share the answer to one of the most asked questions – how did GLB come up with the name and look for Octopus Wants to Fight IPA.   Learn about "pH" with Cole Raiskums during our "Coles Notes" segment. Raiskums, the Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor with GLB, talks about what ph is and why it’s important to beer. Also, discover what's going down at the GLB Brewpub with Emma Worthy. "Brewpub Corners" belongs to Worthy, the General Manager of GLB's second location, where she'll spill the beans each episode on new specials, highlighting events, and telling stories about Toronto's Eastern Waterfront.   Burtch wraps up the episode with the "Around the Industry" segment of the pod, talking about Ontario beer taxes, new beer releases at GLB and upcoming events.   Thank you for tuning into the #BetweenTwoFermenters podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on whichever platform you get your podcasts at and be sure to follow GreatLakesBeer on all social channels. greatlakesbeer.com. Supporting local never tasted soooo good!
The Stories We Could Tell
Feb 12 2024
The Stories We Could Tell
Hosted by Troy Burtch, Between Two Fermenters, a podcast brought to you by Toronto's Great Lakes Brewery, is your go-to deep dive for all things craft beer from an insider perspective.    On this inaugural episode, Troy is joined by Peter Bulut (Owner/President) and Mike Lackey (Brewing Operations Manager) to take a trip down memory lane as GLB turns 37 years young on February 12. The fellas share some stories they've never told before, talk about the struggles and challenges of owning a craft brewery, burning beer, chasing down a keg thief, give some predictions for beer in 2024, and lots more. Go behind the scenes with these two industry legends to learn more about the history of GLB. "Oh, the stories we could tell."  Learn about "Hop Creep" with Cole Raiskums during our "Coles Notes" segment. Raiskums, the Quality Assurance Lab Supervisor with GLB, talks about an interesting phenomenon in brewing science that was recently discovered called hop creep. Also, discover what's going down at the GLB Brewpub with Emma Worthy. "Brewpub Corners" belongs to Worthy, the General Manager of GLB's second location, where she'll spill the beans each episode on new specials, highlighting events, and telling stories about Toronto's Eastern Waterfront.  Burtch wraps up the episode with the "Around the Industry" segment of the pod, talking about Ontario beer taxes... and how the government needs to modernize the tax structure to help the industry continue to grow. Did you know that Ontario breweries pay the highest beer tax in Canada?  Thank you for tuning into the #BetweenTwoFermenters podcast. Please take a moment to give us a rating and review on whichever platform you get your podcasts at and be sure to follow GreatLakesBeer on all social channels. greatlakesbeer.com. Supporting local never tasted soooo good!