Episode 13: Erik Coleman from Beer By Coleman

Today’s Guest: Erik Coleman

Erik Coleman is the owner and operator of Beer By Coleman, a concierge craft beverage service that offers guided tastings, brewery consultations, and custom brewing tours. In addition, Erik oversees the Trocaire College Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation Program, and is the Chair of the Events Committee for the Buffalo Niagara Brewers Association. If something is happening in the brewery scene in western New York, Erik Coleman is probably involved.


Times of Note:

2:04 – Erik says Hi.

2:13 – What we’re drinking.

3:57 – Erik’s background and introduction to craft beer.

6:55 – A 30-40 hour a week side hustle?!?

9:47 – Derrick asks the important question.

16:00 – Erik starts to help out at Big Ditch Brewing.

18:12 – Too much STRESS!

20:05 – Drinking with friends provides the best ideas.

21:03 – What is Beer By Coleman?

29:53 – Where Beer by Coleman gets their clients.

32:59 – What Erik does with Trocaire College.

41:45 – Trocaire goes virtual.

46:56 – We start to talk about beer travel.

47:33 – Erik’s favorite US locations to travel for beer.

51:19 – Building the business strategically for travel.

53:15 – Some of Erik’s favorite international locations.

56:20 – Erik gets to brew a beer while on vacation.

57:57 – Jeff gets to help name and create tasting notes for a beer.

59:59 – Erik gets hazed by Hill Farmstead.

1:06:36 – Erik’s post-Covid travel goals.

1:09:25 – Where to find Erik and Beer By Coleman online.

1:12:36 – The Miles & Pints Theme Song!


Relevant Links:

Dave at Basic Travel Couple


Port City Brewing Company Optimal Wit

RAR Brewing Stunts!

Empire Brewing – Stormy Weather


Ellicottville Brewing Company

Southern Tier Brewing Company

Pearl Street Grill & Brewery 

Flying Bison Brewing Company

Saranac Brewery

Resurgence Brewing Company

Big Ditch Brewing Company

Foam Brewers

Hill Farmstead Brewery


Tour de Geuze – Belgium

Cicerone Certification Program


ChurchKey – DC 

Hopleaf Bar – Chicago


Beer By Coleman


Erik C. Coleman – LinkedIn

Erik Coleman – Facebook

Trocaire College Brewing, Distillation, and Fermentation Program


Travel On Point(s)

Website – travel-on-points.com

Facebook – Travel on Point(s)


Miles & Pints

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Store – Miles & Pints Swag

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