1. 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


  2. 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. 


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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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  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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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  11. 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.


  12. 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.

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  13. Donate at http://wbez.org/beer to be entered to win a pair of VIP tickets to the Oak Park Microbrew Review! http://ift.tt/1jM7VIA


  14. 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


  15. 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