Welcome back to the GBH Collective, a special series of interviews where we have the chance to dive a little deeper with Good Beer Hunting contributors and friends on topics of writing, beer and the stories you read and hear from GBH.
It’s been exciting to bring you the voices of those behind our stories, and if you haven’t had the chance to better know Good Beer Hunting’s Claire Bullen and Kyle Kastranec, those episodes are waiting in our podcast archives. In the meantime, we’re switching it up just a little this week as we shift from our group of writers to a friend of the program in Upstate New York.
Will Cleveland is a reporter for the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle, where along with coverage of breaking news, he’s the newspaper’s Man About Town when it comes to beer. He’s a native to the area and in all the time I’ve traveled back home to the Finger Lakes excited to learn more about how the beer scene has changed, Will has consistently been a great source of info from his regular coverage of New York’s rapidly evolving beer industry.
When we sat down in September to chat we touched on a collection of latest news and how Upstate New York beer is changing, including what it means when the world-famous Other Half comes to town. You’ll also hear about process, storytelling, and what it means to be a reporter covering beer in an ever-expanding market.