1. We talk botanical brewing with BJ Pichman, brewer at Forbidden Root. We sample their Sublime Ginger, Shady Character, Forbidden Root and new Pipeworks collaboration beer.
    We also talk with NPR’s Juana Summers and the Chicago Tribune’s Josh Noel.
    We also provide instructions to get tickets to our live taping on October 9th in Chicago. http://ift.tt/Yk8ULA

     

  2. We talk botanical brewing with BJ Pichman, brewer at Forbidden Root. We sample their Sublime Ginger, Shady Character, Forbidden Root and new Pipeworks collaboration beer.
    We also talk with NPR’s Juana Summers and the Chicago Tribune’s Josh Noel.
    We also provide instructions to get tickets to our live taping on October 9th in Chicago. http://ift.tt/1DDRn20

     

  3. This Strange Brews fan visited 5 Rabbit Brewery and left the longest phone message we’ve ever received.

     

  4. We talk with Chris Quinn, the host of The Beer Temple video podcast and owner of the store of the same name. He’s also a Cicerone and explains his unique reason for getting certified.
    We also hear from Andrew Keatts of Voice of San Diego about subsidies keeping Ballast Point and Alesmith in town.
    We drink Hose from De Garde Brewing courtesy of Aaron Ellis and Spiteful Brewing’s 10-9 Bike Messenger Appreciation IPA courtesy of Chris Quinn.
    Tim shares an unfresh homebrewed IPA in his new IPA glasses. http://ift.tt/1o9ucma

     

  5. We talk with Josiah Kelly of Seven Brides Brewing in Silverton, Oregon.
    We also check in with Dave Mistich of West Virginia Public Broadcasting for the Society of Two Growlers and a Microphone.
    We discuss dog beer, Bud Light’s Whatever campaign and waterlogged barley in Montana.
    We drink Frankenlou IPA by Seven Brides and Three Floyds’ Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin blueberry sour. http://ift.tt/X8P9pY

     

  6. Last week we gave some tips for enjoying beer and Chicago Bears football on the radio. After last week’s game we might suggest this beer to pair with the Bears when they lose. 

     

  7. We talk with Daniel Mays of Stinson Wine, Beer and Spirits in Minneapolis, Minnesota about the craft beer scene there. We also discuss the new homebrew law in California, craft beer in Lebanon and an armed robbery of the craft beer tent at the Minnesota State Fair.
    We drink LSD Honey Ale from Indeed Brewing. http://ift.tt/1pUof1C

     

  8. We talk with two guys from Texas who’ve devoted 2014 to visiting breweries all across the United States. They call themselves the Brews Travelers (http://ift.tt/1pRB0sW).
    We also hear from a member of the Society of Two Growlers and a Microphone, Michael De Bonis of WOSU in Columbus, Ohio.
    We discuss the New Belgium PAC and Thrillist’s ranking of all 50 states by the beers they produce. http://ift.tt/1zTigu5

     

  9. We visit the Oak Park Microbrew Review for the second time and catch up with Perennial Artisan Ales, Bent River Brewing and Pipeworks Brewing.
    In our news segment we question Deschutes Brewing about printing a “Best After” date on their barleywine bottles and talk Hobbit beer.
    All that, plus we out Peter Sagal’s secret love of fancy beer. http://ift.tt/1q32vza

     

  10. A bonus to episode 41, Alison Cuddy chats with Drew Fox about some specific beers he’s been working on lately. http://ift.tt/1AkgMes

     

  11. Shannon Cason of Homemade Stories (and The Moth and Snap Judgment) joined us in Gary, Indiana to chat with Drew Fox of 18th Street Brewing.
    This episode we also drink Pipeworks Simcoe Ninja Imperial IPA and Pipeworks Grillz Golden Strong Ale with grilled pineapple.
    News stories discussed include the growth of chain brewpubs, bicoastal brewers’ water woes and sexist beer labels.
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  12. Strange Brews hosts Tim Akimoff and Alison Cuddy sat down and had a beer with J.R. Shirt and Eno Saris, the guys behind www.beergraphs.com. They talk beer data and how technology can help craft beer consumers. http://ift.tt/1rjCcmQwww.beergraphs.com. They talk beer data and how technology can help craft beer consumers. http://ift.tt/1rjCcmQ

     

  13. Jared Rouben (brewmaster, Moody Tongue), Josh Noel (travel, beer & spirits writer, Chicago Tribune)and WBEZ’s Monica Eng (Chewing the Fat) join Strange Brews co-host Tim Akimoff on this episode to talk about food and beer pairings, beer as food and food as beer. http://ift.tt/1r9A82F

     

  14. Nerdette podcast co-host Tricia Bobeda fills in for Andrew Gill and Alison Cuddy in this episode. Tim and Tricia talk new Star Trek beer and the changing definition of craft beer while drinking seriously futuristic beer from Giant Brewing Co. And our feature this week is an interview with Lost Abbey’s Tomme Arthur. He’s a well-known figure in the craft beer scene and one of the world’s top brewers.

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  15. Fan #15, Alex Weller sent in these photos from the release party for Lost Rhino Brewing’s Bone Dusters Paleo Ale. It’s a beer made with prehistoric whale yeast! We included his report in episode 37.