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Cappy’s Cast is a craft beer podcast hosted by the colorful and ever-passionate, Ben Capodagli, owner of Cappy’s Wine and Spirits in Loveland, OH. In each episode, Ben sits down with guests for a casual conversation about craft beer, beer industry trends, and everything in-between. Expect lots of tangents, lots of laughing, the occasional rant, and plenty of opinions about the beer and alcohol business. Continue Reading >>
Cappy’s Cast is a craft beer podcast hosted by the colorful and ever-passionate, Ben Capodagli, owner of Cappy’s Wine and Spirits in Loveland, OH. In each episode, Ben sits down with guests for a casual conversation about craft beer, beer industry trends, and everything in-between. Expect lots of tangents, lots of laughing, the occasional rant, and plenty of opinions about the beer and alcohol business. << Show Less
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Episode 27: Building a Brewery with 16 Lots' CEO, Mike Burton Ben sits down with co-owner and CEO of one of our favorite local breweries to recently hit the craft beer scene, 16 Lots.    Mike shares how 16 Lots grew from a small idea into a thriving, community-driven brewery in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati. Tune in as we discuss the ins and outs of the first few years including the importance of branding and the decision to begin and roll-out package sales.
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Episode 27: Building a Brewery with 16 Lots' CEO, Mike Burton Ben sits down with co-owner and CEO of one of our favorite local breweries to recently hit the craft beer scene, 16 Lots.    Mike shares how 16 Lots grew from a small idea into a thriving, community-driven brewery in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati. Tune in as we discuss the ins and outs of the first few years including the importance of branding and the decision to begin and roll-out package sales.
Episode 26: What's Next for Dayton Beer Company This week Ben sits down with the sales team at Dayton Beer Company. They're talking about the importance of quality control, adopting a bulldog mentality in sales, and the Wild West of distribution.  We're also discussing some exciting new projects on Dayton Beer Company's horizon.
Episode 25: Spanish Wines with Andrew Mestler from Cutting Edge We're knocking back some wine with one of our favorite sales reps, Andrew Mestler! Cutting Edge's portfolio is full of incredible Spanish whites and reds, so this week Andrew's taking Ben to Spanish wine school. They're talking grape varietals, the glamorous life of wine making, and Ben grapples with his inner urge to drop some ice cubes in that white.
Episode 24: Growth and Expansion with Melvin's Paul Heaverly This week we're sitting down with our Sales Rep from Melvin Brewing, Paul Heaverly, to talk about how Melvin's owner and founder went from brewing beer in a kitchen closet in the back of a thai food restaurant to a "Megachurch" of beer in Alpine, WY.  Ben learns a bit about US geography and rants about the miserable experience that is the Brut IPA.
Episode 23: Quality Control, Beer Competitions, and Barbecue with Matt Cole, Fat Head's Master Brewer We couldn't drive up to Cleveland and not drop by Fat Head's Beer Hall! Ben gets a bit starstruck as he talks recipe development, the importance of quality control and the evolution of Fat Head's Brewery with Master Brewer, Matt Cole.    This guy's the mastermind behind Head Hunter, Bumble Berry, and a number of of other phenomenal (and award winning) beers from one of our favorite breweries in the world.
Episode 22: The Joys of Business Ownership with Sara and Gus Stathes from The Barrel House Finally! Two people who know what we mean.  We're talking all about the retail side of things in craft beer with our friends and co-owners of Day'n's The Barrel House. This episode is packed with rants, tangents, and plenty of friendly ribbing - all while we promote an upcoming fundraiser benefiting Disaster Relief Efforts with The Dayton Foundation.
Episode 21: Research, Development and Culture Building with Platform's Paul Benner The Cappy's Cast hit the road and headed up to Cleveland for this week's episode. Ben's sitting down with Co-Owner and Co-Founder of Platform Beer Company, Paul Benner.    They're talking about culture building, the importance of giving voice to your team, the discomfort of rapid growth, and what a game of spin the bottle has to do with Platform's roots.
Episode 20: Routing for a Story with Ken Broo Long-time Cincinnati sports anchor, Ken Broo, spends the afternoon with us for this week's episode of The Cappy's Cast.  Ben and Ken talk wine nights, Bengals group therapy, the most beautiful college town in the world, and how Ken went from a hockey player to a Cincinnati sports broadcasting icon.
Episode 19: Making Up Words and Speaking Belginian with Steve Paulsen from Premium We recorded this one the day after Fourth of July and let's just be clear -- our voices are a little raspy, and our brains are a tad fried. We're making up words on this one as we stumble through this rough around the edges, but still entertaining, dive into the craft beer industry.  This week we're talking twitter, Hopslam, Ben's background in deer tagging, and Benny Two Meals' insatiable thirst for Dinner.
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