Episode 104 - Blake Stevenson (Elora Brewing Co.)

Episode 104 - Blake Stevenson (Elora Brewing Co.)

This week's featured artist is Blake Stevenson by way of Canada. We came to learn of Blake through his work with Collective Arts Brewing & Elora Brewing Co. Take a trip down memory lane as we look back with pride on nostalgia, old game systems and the growth of tech in our lives. A laid back conversation that discusses his story, origin of Jet Packs and Roller Skates and we even discuss the A word. An easy listen with minimal rambling from the host too, which is always a fan favorite. Less is more.

Episode 103 - Michael Hacker (Dogfish Head)

Episode 103 - Michael Hacker (Dogfish Head)

This week’s featured artist is Michael Hacker. Michael is another great example of the power and reach of craft beer by being our first artist from Germany or Austria depending on the time of the year and his location. An incredible Illustrator who brings humor, life and energy to his works all while loving a good world play and pun. Our story connects us with him through his work with Dogfish Head and what a kick ass job he does for them in conjunction with the Off-Centered Artist series. What started as part of their Record Store Day involvement has grown to see him work on American Beauty, The Perfect Disguise, a reimagined 75 Minute IPA and much more including his most recent poster art for Beer Advocate 'Extreme Beer Fest', not to mention his many gig posters and his Pizza pun inspired book, Pizzeria Disgusto.

Learn about his story, process and what is next for him in his creative adventures. A great perspective with an impressive artist.

Episode 102 - Rob Warnick (LIC Beer Project)

Episode 102 - Rob Warnick (LIC Beer Project)

This week’s featured artist is Rob Warnick, a KY-native who now calls Cincinnati home. We came to learn for him through his work with LIC Beer Project, but were delighted to discover his fun and lively portfolio of designs and illustrations that we are sure you will love. Learn about his first memory of drawing, his love of music and baseball as well as process and perspective.

A true feel good story of a hard working artist who wears many hats doing what he loves. I look forward to catching up with Rob in the future and hopefully having the pleasure of collaborating together. This is a great episode in that it is genuine and we connected. What started off as two strangers warmed up like a good bourbon for laughs and perspective. One of the things that I am most proud of in doing these interviews are when artists and designers get the opportunity to look back at their journey and realize how special and great it is to get them to this point. I don’t mean it all lead up to being on the podcast, but that they are doing something they love and made the not so easy choice of design as a career. It’s special and brings me much joy.

Episode 101 - David Sedgwick (Track Brewery)

Episode 101 - David Sedgwick (Track Brewery)

This week’s featured artist is David Sedgwick of Studio DBD. We came to learn of him through his work through with Manchester based brewery Track Brewery by way of a recommendation and appreciation of his work from Kasper of To øl. Those are my favorites.

David's appreciation of life through hard work and dedication was apparent throughout our talk. He shares about his style and how it is used to bring his client's vision and ideas to life, what Studio DBD means and how early jobs working with his father shaped his perspective on life and work.

Interviews like this are easy. An instant connection and shared perspective on the bigger picture made for a fluid and relaxed vibe that I shoot for each week. Connecting with folks from around the world like David is one of the true joys of this project. It is truly a Fievel / American Tail type moment (obscure movie reference I know). Enjoy and have a great weekend. Thank you all for being a part of this adventure and community.

Episode 100 - Colin Healey (Prairie Artisan Ales)

Episode 100 - Colin Healey (Prairie Artisan Ales)

This milestone episode features @prairieales Co-Founder @prairie_colin. Colin is one of the original artists atop our bucket list for guests here at the 16oz. Canvas and fitting to share with you as we break the century mark. Learn who showed him the ropes of art growing up, his love of music, how he creates each label to stand on its own and also how I thought he was the 'other' Colin Healey (also not of Colin Healy and the Jetskis). We keep it real and didn't edit out that embarrassment for all of you to enjoy as we break the century mark like a proper Lion.

Now a special edition like this would not be complete without another world class special guest. We connected with my good friend Dom 'Doochie' Cook of @Beerkulture about his upcoming book 'This Ain't the Beer You're Used To', Life and Perspective as well as Founders and being open to discourse and empathy for others. This Ain't the 16oz. Canvas You're Used To...

Happy Birthday to my baby sister Shannon. I would say today is the day I became a big brother, but don't want to take the focus away from her special day. Milestones galore today. Love you Shan.

Have a great weekend and thank all of you for being a part of this adventure. I was happy when we booked our first 12 pack and to be breaking the 100th episode today means a lot. We are often imitated, rarely included but continue to be one of the most original projects in Craft Beer. Our adjuncts our life, love, hard work and passion. We get better with age and continue to look to change the model. You don't want to miss what we have in store next...

Cheers to the weekend and the next 100.

Episode 99 - Rhiannon Yates (Structure Brewing)

Episode 99 - Rhiannon Yates (Structure Brewing)

This week’s featured artist is @rhisynsyster who is our first artist to grace the podcast stage by way of Australia. It’s really a great testament to the project and the community that we are building together. We came to learn of Rhiannon via her work with US-based @structurebrewing and her label for their Fuzz beer, but her work is much more vast. Her detailed line work and black and white style are incredible. As you know by now I have a soft spot for B&W pieces and her work really resonated with me.

This artrepeneur shares her story, passions and even is kind enough to explain crosshatch to me. An episode of hard work, passion and fun. She loves her job and it was clear throughout the episode that she has answered her calling and we wish her nothing but success as she grows the business and portfolio.