The Business of Beer, Episode 79, with Societe Brewing Company Co-Founder, Doug Constantiner

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In this episode of the Business of Beer with Andy “The Beerman” Coppock, we are joined by Societe Brewing Company (and TapHunter customer!) Co-Founder, Doug Constantiner. He joins us to talk about how Societe started, the status of American craft beer, their unique beer styles and categories, and much more!

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Show Notes:
  • Where were the seeds of Societe planted?
  • How did you and Travis become such good friends?
  • When did you make the decision to go out on your own?
  • How did the site selection play out?
  • Why was this location so important?
  • What are your production numbers?
  • Why have you decided to grow the way you have?
  • Why is fit so important?
  • Why was having a Dissolved Oxygen meter so important?
  • You are very structured in who you sell your beer to. Why is that?
  • Why have you gone with a non-commissioned sales team?
  • Where did the Societe name come from?
  • How are beer and metal music alike?
  • What’s behind the decision to not bottle your IPA’s?
  • What’s your 5 year plan?
  • Does slow and steady win the race?
  • What is the number 1 goal of Societe?
  • Let’s talk about the barrel program…
  • Why did you wait so long to release your bottles?
  • What are the beer categories about?
  • What does Stygian mean?
  • Why ‘feral’ instead of ‘sour’?
  • Is funky the greatest flavor ever?
  • Who are the funk meisters you look up to?
  • What is the Holy Grail of beer?
  • Why is American Craft Beer the greatest?
  • How is American Craft influencing the world beer movement?
  • What about trends like New England IPA?
  • Why do you have to know the rules before you break them?
  • Why is knowing your yeast so important?
  • Is yeast like a musical instrument?
  • Who are your brewing heroes? Is it possible to narrow it down?
  • What beer is nearest and dearest to your heart?
  • What would be your desert island brewery and why?
  • Favorite Metal band right now?
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