Simple. I want to make the show I’d like to listen to. Podcast ads annoy me, and skipping them is a hassle. I’d rather spend a fraction of the time other podcasts use for advertising on asking for donations from people who love what we do. We don’t get any other funds to produce this show, and every cent we get goes back into the show for beer reviews, hosting, equipment, upgrades, and any travel we take for the podcast.
This may change in the future, but I’d like to stay independent of advertisers for as long as I can.