Behind The Label

We are moms and dads, almost professional meat smokers, music and movie aficionados, soccer enthusiasts, you get the point, we are more than just beer.

When we came across some audio equipment, we thought what better way to show what’s behind the Riverwalk label than creating a podcast right here in our brewhouse. Sure we talk shop and what it’s like to brew high-quality beers and run a community-focused taproom and brewery, but there’s a whole lot more to be uncovered and discovered, including an in-depth analysis of Boyz n the Hood.

Dec 20

Episode 11 – Uncensored Holiday Edition

INTRODUCTION: Steve and Ben welcome a special guest who has been a friend of the brewery for many years as we recap the year of 2019, share some old stories and make a few predictions regarding 2020. This episode has not been edited for content or clarity, so you have... read more →
Oct 23

Episode 10 – Friends and Neighbors

INTRODUCTION: Steve and Ben welcome a special guest to the podcast, Paul Gentile of Gentile Brewing in Beverly, MA. Gentile is a family-run brewery tap room that has been serving its loyal fans since 2015. As one of the first tap rooms in the area the Gentiles were instrumental in... read more →
Oct 03

Episode 9 – Tap Room Identity

INTRODUCTION: Steve and Ben welcome Chuck back to the podcast after some weeks away from the microphone. Riverwalk was proud to receive two awards from North Shore Magazine, and the crew discusses a bit of what that means for the staff. MAIN FEATURE: The concept of the brewery tap room... read more →
Aug 15

Episode 8 – Hops and Soccer

INTRODUCTION: Steve and Ben wrap up some of the happenings at the brewery over the last couple of weeks, including an update on Steve's car! Some new beers and old favorites have been rolling off the line including Slow Roll, Gnomad and The Saga Continues... Gnomad was one of the... read more →
Aug 08

Episode 7 – Our River

INTRODUCTION: Steve and Ben welcome Dan Graovac, the president of the board for the Merrimac River Watershed Council. This is a brief discussion regarding the natural resources of our river and the 117 mile kayak trip that the organization has put together to raise awareness regarding the health of the... read more →
Aug 02

Episode 6 – Diversity and Inclusion Part 2

INTRODUCTION: Steve welcomes Dr. Janel Jackson-Beckham (Dr. J) to the podcast to continue our discussion on diversity and inclusion in the beer industry. Dr. J is the Brewer's Association Diversity Ambassador as well as an experienced academic researcher of the beer industry in the United States. Dr. Jackson-Beckham joined this... read more →
Jul 26

Episode 5 – Diversity and Inclusion Part 1

INTRODUCTION: Ben and Steve start a conversation regarding diversity and inclusion in the craft beer community. This is reflective of discussions that have been taking place internally, and also throughout the industry recently. Our guests from the Massachusetts Brewer's Guild are Katie and Maureen. Katie Stinchon is the Executive Director... read more →
Jul 05

Episode 4 – Australian Beer and Amazing Software

INTRODUCTION: Ben, Steve and Jamie dive right into a marathon session, to be broken up into two episodes. We get a surprising update from Steve regarding the health of his car and then Ben shares some gifts from down under. After rhapsodizing about his early experiences with beer in Australia,... read more →
Jun 20

Episode 3 – The end of extreme beer?

INTRODUCTION: Ben, Steve and Jamie kick off the the third episode of the podcast with updates about Steve's transportation situation as well as Jamie's experience leading the Slow Roll. Riverwalk released two new beers over the past week: Slow Roll is a light lager brewed with Cashmere hops, perfect for... read more →
Jun 07

Episode 2 – Slow Roll and Resilience

INTRODUCTION: Ben and Steve are joined by Jamie and Chuck, who get to tell their stories about what led them to the brewing world. We learn about how beer sales and distribution work and what the Slow Roll is all about! Ben has upgraded his wardrobe with a pair of... read more →