Justin Crossley from The Brewing Network – BeerSmith Podcast 34

by Brad Smith on March 14, 2012 · 3 comments

This week I invite Justin Crossley from the Brewing Network to talk a bit about his journey in beer broadcasting, some of his shows and his recent journey into television. Justin is the popular host of the Session (a podcast) and runs a network of several shows centered around homebrewing.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (32:58)

  • Justin Crossley, founder of the Brewing Network is my guest this week. Justin is the host of “The Session” which is a very popular show and one of the earliest podcasts on home brewing.
  • Justin shares how he got started in the brewing network
  • He tells us what the early days were (in 2005) when he started his podcast in the same month that iTunes started carrying podcasts.
  • We discuss his headline 4 our show called “The Session” – which is aired on Sundays live
  • Justin shares some thoughts on his co-hosts and cast of the session
  • We talk about his live format which includes the forum, email, phone-ins and live chat
  • Justin shares some of his favorite guests from the last 7 years
  • He talks about some of his other shows including Brew Strong and The Jamil Show
  • Recently Justin did a television show on homebrewing for a local TV station – he shares his thoughts on video and doing television
  • We talk about the Brewing Network Army and how that came about
  • Justin shares his thoughts on how the BN Army won “Homebrew Club of the Year” even though it has no club in the traditional sense
  • Justin gives a few brewing tips he’s picked up over the years
  • He finishes by talking about what a rewarding few years it has been working on the brewing network

Thanks to Justin Crossley for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Nick Tabb March 14, 2012 at 8:41 pm

Great interview! Glad to see the BN on here.

Brad Smith March 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Thanks – Justin is a great friend and I’ve been a BN sponsor and supporter for several years now.

Tim May 24, 2013 at 12:52 am

Its interesting that you mention The Brewing Network. I’m a big fan and commented on their success over at The Beer Diary.

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