John Bryce is a brewer, entrepreneur, and lover of all things technical brewing. He built his first brewery (Blacksburg Brewing Co.) on a shoestring budget in 2002 and his career continued at several Virginia breweries, including Capitol City, Old Dominion, and Starr Hill. John Bryce graduated from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) in 2008.
In addition to producing The Master Brewers Podcast, John Bryce also serves as President & CEO of The Lupulin Exchange and brewmaster at Mount Ida Reserve.
July 1st, 2019 | 26 mins 2 secs
Alex Gertsman talks about brewing the traditional Russian beverage known as Kvass.
June 24th, 2019 | 59 mins 41 secs
Mary-Jane Maurice (the only American with a diploma from the Maltsters' Association of Great Britain) arms us with more knowledge about malting and malt COAs so we can all make better beer.
June 17th, 2019 | 27 mins 1 sec
Kevin McCabe talks about how PCR works, how he uses it at Full Sail, the different types of instruments available, their cost, and more.
June 10th, 2019 | 50 mins 30 secs
Mitch Steele talks about the evolution of IPA. We go all the way from IPA's early history to modern times, as well as hear about some of Mitch's strategies for brewing IPA at New Realm.
June 3rd, 2019 | 56 mins 11 secs
Industry veteran, Joe Hertrich, talks about malt flavor development, why lower color expectations are the enemy of malt flavor, and why the standard base malt used by lots of US craft brewers isn't the best choice for all-malt beers.
May 27th, 2019 | 45 mins 10 secs
Back in January, Wade Begrow gave a great presentation during the annual conference District Michigan puts on together with the Michigan Brewers Guild. Master Brewers members can download Wade's Yeast 101 presentation (both slides & audio) or any...
May 20th, 2019 | 44 mins 21 secs
Jace Marti talks about Berliner Weisse production at his 159-year-old family-run brewery.
May 13th, 2019 | 37 mins 55 secs
Maitreya Dunham and Tom Schmidlin talk about an exciting study that aims to better understand yeast mutations during serial repitching.
May 6th, 2019 | 21 mins 50 secs
Dave Baughman talks about boiler safety, mistakes many brewers make when purchasing steam boilers, the pros and cons of atmospheric vs forced draft boilers, and more.
April 29th, 2019 | 37 mins 29 secs
Pattie Aron and Xiang Yin join us (live from CBC19) to talk about beer staling mechanisms and preventative measures that are important in malting and brewing.
April 22nd, 2019 | 29 mins 40 secs
This week on the show, we take a break from technical brewing to chat with current Master Brewers president, Toby Eppard, live from the CBC in Denver. Toby talks about recent changes at MB, where the organization is headed, and the importance of...
April 15th, 2019 | 28 mins 11 secs
Tom Shellhammer is back (This time, live from CBC in Denver) to talk about the latest findings regarding varietal differences in hop creep. Jeff Clawson also joins us to talk about the new brewery at OSU.
April 8th, 2019 | 46 mins 29 secs
John Palmer & Ashton Lewis help us demystify the passivation of stainless steel, separate fact from fiction, and pick up some pointers for keeping your stainless steel healthy.
April 1st, 2019 | 38 mins 21 secs
Bill Cromie joins us to talk about everything you've always wanted to know about spent grains.
March 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
Industry veteran Joe Hertrich talks about what matters most on your malt Certificates of Analysis.
March 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
This is the story of how Fritz Maytag, father of the American beer revolution, transformed "the last medieval brewery in the world" into one of the most modern breweries on the planet.