WBEZ's podcast covering craft beer and related culture. Hosted by Andrew Gill, Alison Cuddy and Tim Akimoff, episodes are recorded on location around the Midwest and include interesting guests including brewers, artists and craft beer lovers.
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. Give us http://ift.tt/VqUgB2
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
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.
We talk with the newest leader of the 127-year old Berghoff Brewery, Ben Minkoff. He explains how he’s attempting to convert a Chicago tradition into a craft brewery.
We sample Berghoff Stock Ale, Solstice Wit, Granola Shambler and others.
We also discuss beer hoarders, Indiana’s cold beer ban and homebrew competition fakery.
We spoke with Van Havig, founder of Gigantic Brewing Company in Portland, Oregon when he was in Chicago last December.
He shares insights on the beer industry from his background as an economist.
We also discuss new breweries opening in Chicago- including Homaru Cantu’s new project. High end wine forgeries also come up- and how they caught one of the Koch brothers in their snares.
We drink Heady Topper by The Alchemist and Lakefront Brewery’s My Turn Series: John, a Dark Lager with Cherries. http://ift.tt/1stSwGf
We talk with WBEZ’s Alexandra Salomon about her recent trip to Germany where she visited Hamburg’s only craft brewery, Ratsherrn.
We also discuss the new definition of traditional ingredients by the TTB and Schlafly’s decision not to expand to Illinois after all.
We drink Rockmill Brewery’s Saison Super. http://ift.tt/1oYQv0S
We interview Half Acre president Gabriel Magliaro inside the building they just bought in Chicago’s Bowmanville neighborhood about the brewery’s expansion plans, including the restaurant they’re adding to their Lincoln Avenue location.
We drink Brewery Ommegang’s Fire and Blood Ale in honor of Game of Thrones.
We discuss the newly signed Stone Law in South Carolina, Trader Joe’s new venture with Golden Road Brewing and how often drinkers are fooled by “crafty” beers. http://ift.tt/1mlzV6x
We sample the music and beer called Rosabi from Dogfish Head and Julianna Barwick. Sound Opinions host Jim DeRogatis joins us to help assess the connection between this music and beer.
We also talk about mapping the brewer’s yeast genome, brewpub distribution rules in Illinois and remember Rogue Brewing founder Jack Joyce.
We also drink New Glarus Berliner Weiss. http://ift.tt/1poV1XQ