Mother of Invention with Guinness
The beer industry is often spurred on by the need to meet new necessity with invention. This leads to all sorts of unique evolutionary paths in the history of beer, from making to selling to drinking. Brought to you in collaboration with Guinness, these are the innovations, big and small, old and new, that have transformed the beer in your hand in surprising ways.
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About the Podcast
The GBH podcast is devoted to using craft beer as a bridge between other types of businesses, craft-oriented cultures, and what we eat and drink. Interviews with brewers, aficionados, and makers of all types with one thing in common – a fascination with what's happening in craft beer. Recorded at GBH Studios in Chicago, Illinois.
b-Roll captures the little moments that happen along this incredible beer journey of mine. It’s behind the scenes, around the corner, and up in your grill. It's more of what beer and craft looks like — from the center of the movement.
Beer is one of the most dynamic industries in the world. Nearly everyday, something happens that hints at a possible future that none of us could have predicted. It's a business, it's a culture, it's constantly changing. This is us keeping up.
We form partnerships with ambitious, creative people all over the world to help inspire curiosity and a sense of exploration in food and beverage. We love bringing people into the GBH fold as much as we love supporting them in their own visions. These collaborations are how we become more than the sum of our parts.See more GBH Collaboration Stories
Beer is so much more than what's in the bottle for the men and women who make it and sell it. There are real livelihoods at stake, and they spend an inordinate amount of time thinking about the industry they serve. These are their forward-looking thoughts, and their critical thinking on what's happening now.See more Critical Drinking™ stories
The constant newness of craft beer has taken a real toll on the concept of a simple go-to sixer. With Deep Six, we challenge our writers to commmit to one, if only for a time, and really explore a six pack's possibilities. The result is a look at how life goes when you spend a little more time with a beer you just might love.See more Deep Six stories
While our growing network of writers and photographers increasingly provide perspectives on beer from around the globe, they don't exactly stay put. As our team drops in to a new city or scene, they work to get at the heart of what makes it tick and capture the spirit of its inhabitants. While it might all go by a blur, their stories serve as bread crumbs by which we all might be able to trace their footsteps.See more Dropping Pins stories
Our comunity of subscribers is more than just support - they're helping us navigate an increasingly complex and exciting beer world. After subscribing via Patreon, they joing our community and contribute to the dialog that we cherish - smart, informed, and curious.Join the Fervent Few!
Fulton & Wood
Craft beer is all about exploring new territory and re-imagining old traditions. The Fulton & Wood series is the literal intersection of these ideals at Goose Island, and for the past few years, we've seen some of the most adventurous and inspired beers come from these teams made up of people from all over the company — brewers, accountants, marketers, operations — everyone.See more Fulton & Wood stories
We aim to create events that inspire the industry and its consumers alike. From small, intimate gatherings, to larger, compelling experiences for craft beer's most important audiences, GBH and its partners are continuously re-inventing the craft beer narrative.See more GBH Gatherings
GBH in Residence
Sometimes to get the real story, you have to go beyond the brewery tour and the tasting room, and literally join the crew in their daily grind. For the Residence series, GBH spends a day or two working alongside brewers, cidermakers, cellarmen and delivery drivers. It's what the craft industry looks like on its own terms.See more GBH in Residence
We explore the culinary side of beer through unique, imaginative pairings and often use beer as an ingredient in the kitchen. We're looking for flavor and fun, offering recipes that are as tasty as they are easy to make.See more GBH Provisions stories
They say beer is responsible for civilization. These essays are our way of intersecting with the larger world of storytelling and criticism that makes the observed life worth drinking.See more House Culture essays
Humanity in Hospitality
The common refrain that “beer people are good people” will always contain some dissonance as thousands more people enter the industry. Issues will continue to emerge that challenge the notion that there’s anything exceptional about the beer industry over any other sector. But it’s my experience that if we continue to recognize problems, discuss them openly and, more importantly, take action, then “beer people are good people” is a promise always in the act of being fulfilled, however imperfectly.Learn more and share your story
The Third Place
These are the people in your neighborhood and in the so-called beer community. They hang out at bars, taprooms, breweries, and anywhere else you can find the good stuff. They have big opinions, open minds, and an adventurous spirit, which is why we’re taking notes and learning as much as we can from them.See more stories from The Third Place
News + Updates
Keep up with this cultural rocketship as we take to the sky, land in far-away places, kick off great new projects, and annouce exciting events. It's not all the news that's fit to print, but it'll certianly drive you to drink.See more News + Updates
Every beer, no mater how humble, has a platonic ideal. And depending on the context, you might just get the perfect pour. This series is devoted to those moments in which we feel we may have discovered the perfect time, place, and people with which a beer's best life has been lived.See more Perfect Pour stories
Inspired by master internet curator, Jessica Stanley, Read.Look.Drink. captures the most inspiring culture and content that burrowed into the minds of the GBH Collective this past week. Great reads, stunning images, and beers that chart new territory—all submitted from our international network of contributors.See more Read.Look.Drink. stories
Elaborating on the implications of big plays, smart moves, and otherwise curious indicators of a possible future for the craft and business of beer-makingSee more Sightlines
Wherever there's a house devoted to the craft, GBH will find them. Big and small, near and far, old school and avant garde, they all play a role in the next generation of beer.See more Signifier stories
The Cultivated Beer
GBH goes to the source in this new series, starting with hop farms, and soon venturing in to the grain, fruit, and even the water that goes in to your beer. As the industry grows, these become more than ingredients, they become relationships. And that's how you cultivate a beer.See more Cultivated Beer™ stories
Keep up with the business of GBH as we help re-invent breweries, kick off great new projects, and annouce exciting collaborations. Our growing team of strategists, designers, videographers, and producers are insatiable.See more about The Hustle
Beer is a global culture — often the only passport you need to to see a people and a place for who they truly are. GBH's travels take you deeper than a brewery tour, or a night out on the town — we connect with the influencers in the local brewing scene, capture their stories, and show you how the future of beer is shaping up, on a global scale.See more Travel stories
Some beers really are about more than what's in the bottle. These stories share the impact, origin story, or spirit of a beer you may already love, but know almost nothing about. These are the beers that inspire us in more ways that one.See more Unrated stories
Uppers & Downers
World Barista Champion, Stephen Morrissey + Michael Kiser of Good Beer Hunting have been working with some of the most creative brewers and roasters in the country to create and showcase innovative coffee beers, and bring together two of our most progressive craft cultures. Through a series of festivals, educational and competitive events, the series has inspired some amazing creations that explore the edges of our collective palates, technical knowledge, and artistry.See more Uppers & Downers™ stories
With some stories you only get once chance to do it right. So we don't worry about keeping it short or "going viral," because capturing the in-depth stories of breweries past and present requires a narrative approach. And the only limit on the attention of today's online audinces is the value of the story being told.See more Video projects
Coming to America
Stories about upstart and iconic breweries from around the world that have been impacting U.S. drinkers for generations, and those that are just beginning to make the journey. Brought to you with a generous underwriting commitment from Guinness.See more Coming to America stories
Into the Wild
The evolution of wild and sour ale in America is a story all its own, and we're still in the early, foundational chapters. This is how these beers challenge and inspire the brewers and drinkers who seek them out. Brought to you with a generous underwriting commitment from New Belgium.See more Into the Wild stories