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Ash Hazell – Brews, Biochemistry & Head of Brewing at Colonial Brewing Co.

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Craft Beer podcast: Ash Hazell – Brews, Biochemistry & Head of Brewing at Colonial Brewing Co.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #180 Ash Hazell (Head of Brewing – Colonial Brewing Co)

Meet Ash Hazell! This rad dude, close friend of mine and wonderful soul is the Head of Brewing at Colonial Brewing Co!

Yep, Ash Hazell oversees brewing at both Colonial Brewing Co breweries in Port Melbourne on the east coast of Australia and Margaret River in the west.

2 weeks back I jetted down to Melbourne-town for my yearly MRI brain scan and surgeon’s appointment, so last minute I dropped Ash a line and locked in an afternoon of drinking beers, brewery tour and podcasting with this legend!

Like many of the world’s best brewers, Ash fell in love with home-brewing beer from his very first taste of a mate’s home-brew at 16. Fiercely determined to then make this thing his life, completing chemistry degree with units of biochemistry and microbiology, Ash Hazell began his journey into professional brewing at one of Australia’s first craft beer breweries, Little Creatures Brewing Co, then founded Barrow Boys Brewing and was eventually head-hunted to take the reins at Colonial Brewing Co.

We cover off on Ash Hazell’s earliest ever beer memory, what inspired him to become a brewer in the first place, the Colonial Brewing Co Crosby Stills & Mash Gin Infused IIPA, South West Sour and their latest top secret brew, the delectable chocolate, honey and rum infused Violent Rumble.

And then of course, we had a few more beers… 😁🍻✨

Yum, Yum, Yum… Super, super podcast chats… Let’s get into it!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #113 Colonial Brewing Co – Grady Patching (National Operations Manager)

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #180 Ash Hazell (Head of Brewing – Colonial Brewing Co)

Music Industry Podcast: Global Jetsetter Tom Richardson launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single!

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Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #161 Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single! 

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Tom Richardson is a close mate of mine and inspirational Australian singer/songwriter, who has performed in 15 different countries, had his music featured on Rip Curl surfing documentaries and in 2018, hits a decade of travelling the globe with a dream job as a full-time independent musician since the age of 21.

On today’s podcast we chat about Tom Richardson’s latest EP ‘Promise of the Light’, which is due to launch worldwide in early 2018 and was recorded in solace in lakeside cabins in Alberta, Canada and jungle hideaways in Bali, Indonesia, before collaborating with close friends Benny Walker & Tim Bennett in home studios in the Adelaide Hills and with seaside views at his home in Warrnambool, Australia.

We also enjoy vast-ranging chats about the systems & processes and tools that Tom utilises as a small business owner to keep a balanced life of physical & mental health, his favourite podcasts including Song Exploder, The Tim Ferris Show and Pilgrim Heart with Krishna Das, different meditation and yoga techniques that he practicessharing stages with the likes Joe Bonamassa, Cold Chisel, John Butler Trio and a musical  passport of memories including musical collaborations with Native American poets, Indian Kirtan masters, Fijian highland village choirs & indigenous Australian icons. Fascinating chats!

This latest release truly reflects Tom Richardson’s nomadic schedule and his life across the past 10 years, which is a musical odyssey of regular tours around Australia, North America, Asia and Europe leading to “rave reviews, prime festival slots, and international airplay”.

Oh and we snapped up the exclusive 1st worldwide global release of ‘Somebody Say Love’, the first single off Tom Richardson‘s ‘Promise of the Light’ EP! YES!

Super podcast, top bloke. I know you will enjoy the show. Let’s get into it!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #161 Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single!

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #161 Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single!

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Tom Richardson (Australian singer/songwriter) launches launches ‘Somebody Say Love’ single on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

The 5 must-haves for Aussies when applying for a US Visa – A podcast with Andrea Szew.

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US Immigration Lawyer, Andrea Szew on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #160 Andrea Szew (USA Immigration Lawyer – Szew Law Group). 

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Ever wanted to work in the USA like me? 

Last year I was in Los Angeles and the USA under the ESTA Visa Waiver Program for just under 3 months to explore what Los Angeles was like as a place to be based for work – to see if there was another side to the City of Angels away from the plastic fantastic and then based on these experiences, decide if I wished to pursue the O1 Visa as an option to work in the USA (also known as the O1 Alien of Extraordinary Ability Visa – yes, that’s what it’s called).  

Now any Australian who has spent time in Los Angeles with a Green Card, E3 or O1 Visa will tell you that they have the best US Immigration Lawyer in the USA ever! And chances are that they might, but it’s not all cut & dried and there are some key things that you need to know before you go splash the cash on securing a lawyer in the hopes of chasing the American dream.

This week on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! I chat with Los Angeles-based US International Business and Immigration lawyer, Andrea Szew, about:

  • The 5 Must-Haves When Applying for a US Visa.
  • How Trump’s administration is affecting foreign nationals’ ability to work in the US 1 year on since taking office and what you as an applicant needs to take into consideration.
  • Andrea Szew’s life growing up in California, her time at UCLA and what inspired her to become a lawyer specializing in Immigration Law.
  • Some of the iconic clients Andrea’s worked with including Hootsuite CEO, Ryan Holmes, Australias Thunder from Down Under in Las Vegas and much much more.

For context, Andrea and I met through the Aussies in LA Australians in LA Facebook Pages, which is a wonderful community of Aussies and a super important resource for any Australian based in or seeking to be approved for a USA visa to work in Los Angeles.

And the good news is that there is SO much more to L.A. than the glitter, gloss and your name up in lights; countless hiking trails in the greater Los Angeles area, live comedy every night of the week, amazing Mexican food, a live music scene that makes your mouth water and I fell in love with the Sports Bar culture too. I’ve found the American people as a whole, from my previous holidays there and on this trip, to be so warm and welcoming, polite and giving. Plus if you need it, there’s this a super supportive community of expat Australians in both Los Angeles and New York City (should you need it) and a whole new country to explore. Loves it!

So if you an Australian businessman/women seeking to work in the USA or you have a friend who is… if you are award-winning digital media professional, an actor, musician, producer or entertainer who believes you have done the hard yards and have what it takes to make it in the USA, then this is the podcast for you!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #160 Andrea Szew (USA Immigration Lawyer – Szew Law Group).

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #160 Andrea Szew (USA Immigration Lawyer – Szew Law Group).

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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

US Immigration Lawyer, Andrea Szew on Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!

Craft Beer Podcast TV Feature: Pro surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian + Black Brewing Co launch Honest Ale.

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Hot & Delicious Rocks The Planet! LIVE podcast with Aussie Pro surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian in Bondi Beach!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST on iTunes – #159 Honest Ale (Pro surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian + Black Brewing Co launch new craft beer). 

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Rad podcast chats!

Yesterday arvo I sat down with Pro Surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian at Hotel Ravesis in Bondi Beach to launch brand new Western Australian beer, Honest Ale, to the East Coast of Australia. 

Honest Ale was born in the Margaret River region of Western Australia in May of 2017 and is the product of these three west oz natives in partnership with the crew at Black Brewing Co.

I actually grew up in Perth and every summer holidays we’d head down to the south coast of WA to Busselton (or Busso as the locals call it) in the Margaret River region and I have so many happy memories of that magical part of the world!

Inspiring chats as Taj, Jay and Dino share their earliest ever childhood memories, what the Honest Ale name means and what Black Brewing Co did to bring their dreams into reality and their advice for any one of you who has a dream, but is afraid to take that first step.

Super chats, super night out with the boys in Bondi Beach. Let’s get into it!  

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DOWNLOAD the PODCAST via iTunes – #159 Honest Ale (Pro surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian + Black Brewing Co launch new craft beer).

Android Users: Download Castbox Podcast App via Google Play, then Click here to Subscribe to Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! podcast.

Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! @craftbeerlovin’ podcast – Pro surfers Taj Burrow, Jay Davies and Dino Adrian + Black Brewing Co launch Honest Ale.

Breaking News Exclusive: Jameson Irish Whiskey x Young Henrys Brewery whiskey release.

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Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition. Image courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey.

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #150 Oscar McMahon (Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition announcement). 

Boom! Breaking News!!!! Hot off the press for our 150th episode of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly iTunes entrepreneurship podcast, we are excited to announce the release of a whiskey collaboration between Young Henrys Brewing & Distillery and Jameson Irish Whiskey!!!!! Excitement! 🍺🥃

Formed off the back of an ongoing relationship of mutual respect, Young Henrys took possession of a number of Jameson Irish Whiskey casks and brewed Craic & Barrel, an Irish Red Ale aged in Jameson Irish Whiskey casks last October. Following the brew, these 10 red ale soaked barrels were sent from Newtown (Sydney) across the ocean back to Midleton, Co. Cork (Ireland), where they were filled with delicious Jameson whiskey and today marks the release of that whiskey! Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition, the first Australian whiskey partnership for Jameson Caskmates and a limited edition.

In today’s episode, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet founder Dan Wilkinson catches up with Oscar McMahon of Young Henrys delve into how the collaboration came to be, the challenges that they met along the way making this whiskey, how they came to agree on a recipe, some of the highlights of the whiskey taste-testing trip to Ireland by the Young Henrys boys and much more.

Come get a taste of exciting things to come! Download this exclusive one-on-one with Oscar McMahon on the Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition release today!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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To attend the launch of Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition:

  • Melbourne – Wednesday October 4th. Leonard’s House of Love. 6pm.
  • Sydney – Thursday October 5th. The Unicorn Hotel. 7:30pm.
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Jameson Caskmates Young Henrys Edition. Image courtesy of Jameson Irish Whiskey.

Edge Brewing Co, Mash Beer Fest and Barcelona’s exploding craft beer scene!

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Edge Brewing Co + Mash Beer Fest images by @craftbeerlovin’ AKA Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!) http://www.hotndelicious.com

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #149 Scott Vanover (Edge Brewing Co founder – Barcelona). 

Touchdown Barcelona 🇪🇸  My 1st time in Barcelona ever and the weather is all Thunderbolts & Lightning ⚡⚡⛈⛈  But you can’t keep a good man down and I immediately decide to dedicate Day 1 in Barcelona to indoor sports – AKA delicious tapas & craft beer! 😃🍻✨

Flash forward 24 hours and I’m interviewing inspiring Tech Entrepreneur turned Venture Capitalist and American founder of Barcelona’s largest craft beer brewery, Scott Vanover from Edge Brewing Co for the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! weekly @iTunes entrepreneurship podcast and been invited to the launch party of the inaugural Mash Craft Beer Festival in Barcelona, a craft beer festival collaboration and creation by Edge Brewing, Garage Beer Co, Brewski.se + Whats Brewing craft beer festival in Norway 🇳🇴 Yas! Can’t wipe the smile off my face!

Super inspiring chats with Scott about setting up his first software company at age 16, ambition, the exploding Barcelona craft beer scene, the creation of Mash Craft Beer Festival and chasing your dreams!

Download our EXCLUSIVE Edge Brewing Co @craftbeerlovin’ episode of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! with founder Scott Vanover below and check out all the kick-ass street art and beers from Mash Craft Beer Festival at Nau Bostik in Barcelona 🎙

P.s. Mad love to Robin Bardon + Jeremy Luz at Edge Brewing for making me feel so welcome, introducing me to Scott and invites to Mash Craft Beer Festival. What a time to be alive! 😃✨🍻🇪🇸  Salud!

P.P.s. Shoutouts to Cora, Michael, Bates + Miranda from Duration Brewing, Nikki and all those who made my first trip to Barcelona, one of the most amazing holidays that I’ve ever had!  Happiness!

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

Edge Brewing Co + Mash Beer Fest images by @craftbeerlovin’ AKA Dan Wilkinson (Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!) http://www.hotndelicious.com

Boom, Bash, Yeah! BRŁO Brewery, Berlin. LIVE craft beer podcast!

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BRŁO Brewery, Berlin. LIVE craft beer podcast!

DOWNLOAD the PODCAST – #148 BRLO Berlin Craft Beer Brewery – Devin Duffy Meade. 

Boom, Bash, Yeah! BRŁO Brewery, Berlin. LIVE craft beer podcast! 🇩🇪🍻✨

Berlin’s craft beer scene is alive and well! Last week on my very last day on German soil, I treated myself to one last craft beer and streetart walking tour around Berlin to sample some of this magical city’s delicious craft beers and take in the history of Berlin just one last time before jetting out to Australia.

My final stop for the day was BRŁO Brewery. Earlier in the week, I’d sampled their delicious Pale Ale on tap at St Oberholz in Rosenthaler Platz (the co-working space where Soundcloud made its first steps) and wanted to get a taste for the rest of their range.

Much to my delight, while the BRŁO founders weren’t on site, Devin Duffy Meade, self-confessed craft beer nerd, BRŁO’s sales & marketing dude and expert tour guide was in on his days off and I was like.. FUCK it! Let’s record a quick 26 minute podcast! 

Kick-ass chats and if you’ve ever wanted to know more about Berlin’s craft beer scene then THIS is the place to wet your whistle! Oh, and we tell you the awesome story behind what BRŁO means too. Get amongst it!

Download our EXCLUSIVE BRŁO Brewery @craftbeerlovin’ episode of the Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet! iTunes weekly entrepreneurship podcast with Devin Duffy Meade of BRŁO Brewery by clicking below

P.s. Mad love & shoutouts to bar guru Hannah Morrison at BRŁO for the beer flight, beer + food matching sample for the porter & take-aways… Can you believe Berlin Airport Security made me skull that BRŁO German IPA at the airport??!! 😃✨🍻🇩🇪

Prost!

 

Article & podcast by Dan Wilkinson of Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet!  🍻🎙✌🏻
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Exclusive @craftbeerlovin’ Berlin Craft Beer Bar & Brewery Map.
Dan Wilkinson is founder of travel, entertainment & lifestyle biz/brand, Hot & Delicious: Rocks The Planet and one of Australia’s most experienced social media professional who has driven social media for a range of international brands including Cancer Council Australia, Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, Peroni Italian Beer, Philadelphia Cream Cheese & more.

 

BRŁO Brewery, Berlin. LIVE craft beer podcast!