Welcome 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.
Today’s episode is one of those great conversations you don’t want to end, when you’re talking with someone talented and uniquely good at what they do. You’ll see by the timestamp that there is, in fact, a stop time to my chat with Kate Bernot, but I can only hope you get the same kind of impression.
Kate has a long background in journalism, but beer fans may recognize her byline from DRAFT magazine, where she served as associate editor and then beer editor over several years, or her current role as associate editor at The Takeout, a food and beverage site from the A.V. Club.
Kate’s approach to her writing brings a variety of humor and skilled nuance, depending on what she’s writing about that day, from dealing with frozen beers to daily topics impacting the beer industry. It just so happens that we both recently covered the idea of Flagship February, and you’ll hear a chunk of this conversation dissecting what that effort means and the story behind her story written for The Takeout asking if beer loyalty is dead.
There’s plenty more, including her thoughts on drinking beer in her new home state of Montana.
This is Kate Bernot, writer, reporter, and advocate for Big Sky Country’s flagship brands. Listen in.