The Beer Mighty Things Podcast

Kyle C. Rheiner

“It’s what you listen to while you brew.” It's a craft beverage business library in podcast format by beverage industry insurance leader Kyle C. Rheiner. Search most platforms! Enjoy! Cheers and #BeerMightyThings read less
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Episodes

# 192 - On Keeping Score with A-Bay Engineers
Sep 12 2023
# 192 - On Keeping Score with A-Bay Engineers
We met in Milwaukee while waiting for our Ubers.  We continued the conversation via Zoom.  Here it is. From a Wastewater and Environmental Services background, Jamie Schild had an “AHA” moment when the COVID19 pandemic hit. It was time to leave wastewater and get involved with carbonated water mixed with hops and malt and launch A-Bay Engineers. Jamie and I talk about the importance of energy efficiency,and the impact of phantom power on energy usage. Additionally, we explored the intricacies of analyzing brewery profitability and the importance of implementing scorecards and business intelligence tools to help identify expenses that are out of line and standardize procedures.  Jamie and I also discussed the importance of building a strong company culture and how it can be achieved through initiatives that continually improve, such as building psychological safety with teams and being vulnerable. We emphasized the importance of creating a safe place to share and communicate, and being okay with something being wrong in order to fix it.   Finally, we discussed the importance of improving sustainability in craft breweries and explored various strategies to achieve this goal, such as conducting surveys and using scorecards to track progress, as well as offering fractional sustainability positions to help breweries achieve their goals. We hit slightly on Google Data Studio / Looker Studio.   Throughout the meeting, we share personal experiences, recommendations, and insights into our reading habits, personal interests, and companies that inspire us. The conversation highlighted the importance of continuous learning and personal growth, as well as the value of finding inspiration in the world around us. Enjoy! Visit www.a-bay.co/ and connect on IG: @a_bay_engineers
# 191 - On the Law of Reciprocity with Brewer Magazine & Abettor Brewing
Aug 23 2023
# 191 - On the Law of Reciprocity with Brewer Magazine & Abettor Brewing
Tyler Montgomery, Founder of Brewer Magazine and Abettor Brewing Company drops in to discuss the the rise of craft beer in Kentucky and Tyler shares how he started Brewer Magazine as a side project and how it eventually grew into a full-time pursuit. The magazine's mission is to focus on the business of craft brewing and empower business owners by featuring long-form journalism with successful business owners in the industry. We also talked about the toll that entrepreneurship can take on mental health and offered strategies for coping. Tyler also shares how he got the idea to open a brewery in his hometown of Winchester, Kentucky. We discuss the growth of the brewery, starting with a small location in 2017 and expanding to a larger warehouse in 2020. Tyler also discussed how they built a following for their brewery before even launching by involving the community in the journey through social media and giveaways. They focused on building a comfortable and accepting space for everyone in the community to gather.Kyle and Tyler also discussed the advantages and challenges of self-distribution for breweries, including increased cash flow and the ability to diversify. We also dive into ourlove for outdoor activities and specifically discussed the exciting options available in Red River Gorge, including underground kayaking. Follow along at @theBrewerMag and @abettorbrewingcompany #brewermag #abettorbrewing #beermightythings