Friday, April 8, 2011

Hagan Blount | Interview With A Craft Beer Enthusiast


Hagan Blount is the man behind the website and video podcast series "I Taste Your Beer." He doesn't make beer reviews per se, he's contracted by breweries to make promotional videos. Hagan's show is the biggest show of its genre on the internet today (perhaps the ONLY show of its genre, for that matter - LOL!). His website and podcast are garnering a lot of hits and attention in the Beer Blog-o-sphere, even generating some controversy (which we discuss in the interview). For this edition of "Interview With A Craft Beer Enthusiast" I decided NOT to break it up into separate parts, but keep it all as one flowing interview. Let me know what you think.

Questions asked:
0:28 How would you describe your show?
1:34 How did you come up with the idea for the show?
3:00 How did you get the first brewery to get on board with the idea?
4:26 How many downloads/views does your show get?
6:13 Why do you shoot 10-14 episodes at a time?
7:37 Did you ever consider shooting with a green screen in your apartment?
8:20 Is it journalism, advertising or something else?
9:42 Why did Andy Crouch take you to task?
12:10 How would you describe the New York craft beer scene?
15:20 How did you get into craft beer?

HAGAN ON THE WEB:
http://itasteyourbeer.com
http://facebook.com/itasteyourbeer
http://youtube.com/haganblount
http://twitter.com/itasteyourbeer