Beer Love, Bike Love at Crank Arm Brewing

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Any craft brewery that has biking as a theme is a craft brewery for us. And Crank Arm Brewing definitely has a thing and a theme for biking. So, let’s crank it up this week for some beer and bike love while we chat all about life’s trials, tribulations, and rewards!

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Welcome to the fifth in our series of podcasts where we have partnered up with Malteurop Malting Company (MMC) to highlight some amazing craft breweries for the upcoming American Craft Beer Week, May 10-16.

Meet Adam Eckhardt from Crank Arm Brewing

With a mutual love of bikes and beer came a passion project that fit Adam Eckhardt to a tee, Crank Arm Brewing. We were thrilled to be able to talk bikes and beer with Adam, one of the four masterminds behind Crank Arm Brewing in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Adam Eckhardt of Crank Arm Brewing

While his story may be similar to some – person loses job, person ponders purpose of life, person loves to brew beer, person opens brewery – his style and passion remain unique to him. When it became apparent that he was going to open a brewery, it was a no-brainer that bikes would be also be involved. 

Join us this week for some beer love, some bike love, and just all around love for passions that make the world go ’round.

“Creating new things, being innovative. Those are the things that get my heart racing. This is my baby. I love it. You can drink the dream.”

Adam Eckhardt, Crank Arm Brewing

National Bike Month

American Craft Beer Week is May 10-16. National Bike Month is all of May. Springtime, beer, and biking! I’m in! Need some more dates? Bike to Work Week 2021 takes place May 17-23 and Bike to Work Day is on Friday, May 21. Let’s ride!

Community Support

Crank Arm Brewing loves to support the community that supports them.
Oaks & Spokes
Triangle Spokes Group
Water for Good

Malteurop Celebrates Craft Breweries During American Craft Beer Week

American Craft Beer Week takes place May 10–16, 2021.  This annual nationwide event celebrates small and independent craft breweries throughout the U.S. Malteurop (MMC) has joined forces with us at Living a Stout Life and a few of these phenomenal breweries, highlighting their stories of strength and camaraderie during a time when struggles are common, but support and community continuously shine through. Click here to read more on Adam and Crank Arm.

Having fun at MMC in Great Falls, Montana

Connect with Crank Arm Brewing

Crank Arm Brewing
319 W. Davie St.
Raleigh, NC  27601

Crank Arm Brewing

Want More?

Check out our other highlighted breweries for Malteurop and American Craft Beer Week. These breweries are phenomenal, and the people are the reason why we love this industry. Cheers to strength and camaraderie during a time when struggles are common, but support and community continuously shine through. Click here to read more and listen now.

Bikin’ Bits and More!

We’ve got a lot of mountain biking resources and fun stories to share! Here’s a podcast to get you started. But don’t miss out on everything else we’ve got. Click here to explore more.

Need a map of breweries near you? Start here!

Camp Carpe Diem

Meet new people, old friends, new experiences – whatever you do, just sign up now, so you don’t miss out on hangin’ out with the cool kids! Click here for more info on all the fun, including mountain biking with friends!


PRO TIP: When possible, please check ahead anywhere you go. Many places are re-opening, but some may not be. Due to the C-word, you need to be prepared for restrictions and closures. Be flexible.

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“Ken and April do a fantastic job of mixing the culture of beer and adventure into something akin to a fine barrel-aged sour. They are wise beyond their years. Loving this podcast and it will be on our weekly playlist for SURE!”



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Shout Outs:

To Adam Eckhardt for hanging out with us and reveling us with tales of beer and bikes. We feel your struggles when work is fun and intertwines with life. It’s not always easy trying to find time to do all the things you want to do. Your fun and flexible attitude, however, are inspirations to us all. It must have something to do with that beer love, bike love thing.

To Galen Smith and Gretchen Jones from Malteurop Malting Company for putting this together. It may have been meant to highlight Crank Arm for American Craft Beer Week, and that it did, but it also shined the spotlight on you two and the community within MMC.


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