Beer and Bullsh*t

Join award-winning beer writer Ben Johnson ("The Globe and Mail" "The Growler" "Toronto Life") for a weekly podcast blending interviews with personalities from the craft beer industry and conversations over beers with assorted people who just happen to show up in his garage.

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3 days ago

A throwback to 2020: Revisit Ben's interview with reclusive US distiller Buck Tucker where they discuss the intricacies of liquor distribution, sourcing ingredients, and building a brand; featuring Josh Murray.

#58 - Return of Ren

Thursday Sep 14, 2023

Thursday Sep 14, 2023

Our friend Ren Navarro returns to the show to talk about accountability in craft beer, blackface Polish Drake, Assy Juice, and the countries that drink the most beer; plus we get into the best Quaid, the most expensive beer you ever had, and more!

Thursday Sep 07, 2023

Ben and Chris talk back to school memories, Ted Cruz, chugging beer at US Open tennis, hair of the dog, and more. 

#56 - Justin Belanger

Thursday Aug 31, 2023

Thursday Aug 31, 2023

A Pellhead special treat! Chris chats with Justin Belanger, co-owner of London's Storm Stayed Brewery, about East Coast beer destinations, the inspiration for their beer, and running out of colours to use on their labels.

#55 - BFFs 4 EVA

Thursday Aug 17, 2023

Thursday Aug 17, 2023

When their guest backs out of this week’s show, Ben and Chris opt to take a quiz to see how much they know about each other. Tune in for TMI, including their dream jobs, embarrassing sexual encounters, Chris’ trip to the east coast, and how Buck Martinez likes his hot dogs. 

#54 - Scott Simmons

Thursday Aug 10, 2023

Thursday Aug 10, 2023

Ben chats with Scott Simmons, the President of the Ontario Craft Brewers association, about provincial taxes for brewers, the future of retail craft beer in Ontario, codes of conduct, what's in his beer fridge, and more. 

#53 - Cass Enright

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Ben and guest co-host Chris Schryer chat with International Man of Beer Mystery Cass Enright about the early days of The Bar Towel, the Free Our Beer Campaign, and tourism and hospitality in Ontario -- plus we demonstrate an embarrassingly poor knowledge of vexillology. 

#52 - Do it doucement

Thursday Jul 20, 2023

Thursday Jul 20, 2023

Ben and Chris discuss three year-old pale ales, cheesy, sexist beer labels, True Lies, the World Beer Mile, and the Pell’s Corner Japanese spin-off.

Thursday Jul 13, 2023

A solo Ben chats beer news and pint sizes and shares some music from Regina-based singer songwriter Tim Bruce Johnson. 

Thursday Jul 06, 2023

To celebrate the show's fiftieth episode, Ben and Chris delve deep into the Beer and Bullshit inbox and social media DMs to answer all your burning questions. Come for the competitive eating, hangover talk, pints vs. flights debate, and food trucks, but stay for the "woke" brewery exploration, real talk about LeBron, and the reason you should hate guys named Chet. 


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