The complete Fingers interview archive
Questions answered by interesting people from around the world o' drinks
Welcome to the complete Fingers interview archive. There’s probably a better way to put all my interviews in one place using Substack (the platform on which you’re reading these words) but I don’t know how to do that. So instead, here’s a list of links to all the interviews I’ve published for Fingers. Articles are ordered most-to-least recent, and I’ll update whenever I publish a new interview.
"I want to capture the personal stories coming from people who experienced these places": The Fingers interview with GayBarchives.com's Art Smith on documenting historic hubs of LGBTQ+ nightlife before they disappear
“The first dive bar you go into is the definition of a dive bar, and everyone goes into a different dive bar first”: The Fingers interview (as a pod!) with @PicturesofDives' Brandon Hinke about cheap drinks, community, and much more
“They were dumping money into these events, and every time they did, boycotters would show up": The Fingers interview with Allyson Brantley, Ph.D., on the historic Coors boycott, the pitfalls of consumer activism without endpoints, and more
“In the face of commodity, we've replaced all of the nuance of goods with marketing”: The Fingers interview with Benjamin Lorr on 'The Secret Life of Groceries,' the fearsome power of commodity, and more
“You’re always going to be the underdog”: Former workers from Surly Beer Hall and Spyhouse Coffee Roasters on union election losses and lessons learned
“We’ve put so much faith in this idea that when we get to the suburbs, it’s gonna be better”:The Fingers interview with Jason Diamond on 'The Sprawl', 'The Swimmer', and getting drunk in the suburbs
"I spent my furlough days sending money to others who had been furloughed”: Fingers speaks with reporter Paige Cornwell about the Journalist Furlough Fund, and why American media workers need a better safety net
"I think we have a debt to pay”: Fingers speaks with J Nikol Jackson-Beckham, Ph.D., about building pipelines and burning down institutions in the U.S. craft beer industry
Home is where the protests are: Fingers speaks with North Charleston chef & writer Amethyst Ganaway on livestreaming protests from across the country, homesickness, and more
“If you’re gonna be about it, then be about it:” Afro Beer Chick talks to Fingers about being a black craft beer lover right now.