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  1. Teaching Craft Beer In Law School

    Sacramento’s love affair with craft beer benefits from California’s approach to regulating breweries. Daniel Croxall is Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills at the McGeorge School of Law. He teaches the first craft beer class at a U.S. law school. He’s an expert who also represents his brother’s company El Segundo Brewing Company.

    Prof. Croxall joins Randol White for a wide-ranging discussion of emerging issues in the California craft beer market.


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  2. EP-079 Lisa Zimmer of MillerCoors — Good Beer Hunting

    Today’s guest is one of those people that many industry folks know and

    love, and drinkers, depending on who you rub elbows with online, maybe have

    encountered on Twitter from time to time. 

    She has a job that only really exists in a large brewery — at one time it

    was called, the “digital and consumer outreach specialist” for example —

    but her influence is so much broader than the title implies. 

    In Chicago, she’s known as the woman who started the Brewers Unleashed

    event series where brewers from across the MillerCoors family of breweries

    come together downtown in the Miller Coors headquarters bar overlooking the

    city, and share some of their latest and most interesting beers. She’s used

    that event as a way to bring in beer geeks, brewers, and other

    professionals together for a good time. 

    She’s known as one of the most visible personalities on what beer fans call

    “beer twitter” — where she converses with colleagues and competitors, makes

    fun of the more absurd parts of beer culture, and generally tries to keep

    everybody looking up the it’s just so damn easy to get down. 

    And in larger industry circles, she’s known as an innovator for the unique

    ways in which she’s helped shape the culture at Tenth & Blake, MillerCoors

    import and craft division. She has a key role there in helping the team

    stay connected and engaged in craft beer, in all beer really, thorough

    education, hands-on home brewing challenges, and ensuring they get out into

    the world and experience the ruckus of craft beer first hand. I’ve had the

    pleasure of getting to know a number of folks that Lisa has brought in to

    the beer-loving fold. 

    And about a year ago Lisa was named on of 26 innovators making a difference

    in beer by All About Beer magazine, alongside people like Ray Daniels of

    Cicerone, Mariah Calagione of Dogfishhead, Bob Pease who is now President

    of the Brewers Association and many others. 

    So while Lisa has been a friend for some time now - we had yet to dig in

    and record an interview. As she transitions from her current role at Tenth

    & Blake into a new role at MillerCoors, this seemed like the perfect time

    to look back on a greta start in a new industry for her, and what she’ll be

    up to next.

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