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Quarantine Content 003 - Sunday Stout Sessions w/ Mike Pallen and Evan Morris

Quarantine Content 003 - Sunday Stout Sessions w/ Mike Pallen and Evan Morris

June 8, 2020

Leading up to Mikerphone's BBA Imperial Bean Spirit, Mike Pallen and I decided to do a little Sunday Morning chat while tasting some delicious new Barrel Aged Bean!  We got a surprise visit from Co-Owner of Phase Three Brewing, Mr. Evan Morris.  A good time was had by all.

 

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Quarantine Content Episode 002 - Pete and Alex of Barn Town Brewing

Quarantine Content Episode 002 - Pete and Alex of Barn Town Brewing

April 21, 2020

Lockdown sucks, but it sucks less with a little Zoom chat with Alex Lovinggood and Pete from Barn Town Brewing in Iowa.  We recorded this before I went with the Pro License so it was recorded in 2 35+ minute chunks.  We even got guest appearances from Brandon and Amanda Wright (Werk Force) and Steve Miller (Hailstorm).  There were beers chugged and shotgunned and some pretty hilarious conversation.  Now you can even check out the Zoom video recording on my Youtube Channel.  

 

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Quarantine Content Episode 001 - Mike Pallen of Mikerphone Brewing

Quarantine Content Episode 001 - Mike Pallen of Mikerphone Brewing

April 5, 2020

Despite my best efforts, I made the choice to move the podcast to a remote setting by hosting it on Zoom Meeting.  Mike Pallen at Mikerphone is deeply entrenched in this New World of To Go/Carryout only due to Covid 19, so I wanted to gets some thoughts from him and give people something to do while we are all locked down and Quarantined.  The crew was awesome enough to accommodate my Podcast request, so here is the Pilot Episode of Quarantine Content!

Youtube link: Coming Soon!

Episode 89 - Barclay Brewing

Episode 89 - Barclay Brewing

March 2, 2020

Just another interesting human to talk to.  Brian Barclay of Barclay Brewing is doing something truly unique, with a completely fresh perspective.  His story is pretty damn cool, and You get to hear from Armando, the beer buyer over at Warehouse Liquors in the South Loop.  We did drink through some pretty high octane stuff, so we may ramble a bit, but man did we have some fun.  We even had an Inception moment with Don't Drink Beer creator, Alex Kidd.  This one should be a fun listen for anybody.

Episode 88 - IWD Ladies Brew Day at Mikerphone w/ Charolette Converse, Lisa Pallen, and Vee Noravong

Episode 88 - IWD Ladies Brew Day at Mikerphone w/ Charolette Converse, Lisa Pallen, and Vee Noravong

February 24, 2020

The ladies of Mikerphone took over the brew house and let me hang out with them all day while they brewed a big ol Hazy DIPA Called, Dripping So Much Sauce.  This Citra, El Dorado, and Sabro hop banger, lyrically inspired by Juicy from Lizzo, will come out at Mikerphone on Sunday March 8th to celebrate International Womens Day!  These are some awesome and Intelligent people and I had too much fun.

 

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Episode 87 - Eris Brewery and Cider House

Episode 87 - Eris Brewery and Cider House

February 10, 2020

Katy and Michelle rolled out the red carpet for me with a little tour, some coffee, a lot of conversation, and some food and science to cap it all off.  These two have plenty of stories surrounding their beautiful space in Old Irving Park.  The Place was just tremendous and so were the hosts.  Get to know about this Brewery and Ciderhouse and get out there immediately.  

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Episode 86 - White Rooster and White Oak Brewing

Episode 86 - White Rooster and White Oak Brewing

January 27, 2020

This episode was about Confusion, Fun, and Chaos.  I think it should be entertaining for the listeners. It starts with an Original Song by St. Louis musician Adam Gaffney and spins out of control from their with voices from Bloomingtons White Oak Brewing, and Sparta, IL White Rooster brewing.  Also with a guest appearance from my man Tyson Shroyer of home Brew fame, Fire Hop Brewing.  

BONUS EPISODE - Live Panel Discussion w/ Josh Noel (Writer), Josh Deth (Founder, Revolution Brewing), Denver Worker (Crafted 1979, Bob Iggins (Windy City Dist)

BONUS EPISODE - Live Panel Discussion w/ Josh Noel (Writer), Josh Deth (Founder, Revolution Brewing), Denver Worker (Crafted 1979, Bob Iggins (Windy City Dist)

January 16, 2020

At the beginning of December Crafted 1979 hosted a panel discussion led by Josh Noel, Author of Barrel Aged Stouts and Selling out, Josh Deth, Founder and owner of Revolution Brewing, Bob Iggins, VP at Windy City Distribution, and Denver Worker, Owner of Crafted 1979.  Discussion was over an Hour long, and it includes parts of Josh's book, The recent purchase of Ballast Point by Kings and Convicts Brewing, and the current state of beer complete with predictions on the future of the craft beer industry.  It is a must listen for beer nerds everywhere.

Episode 85 - District Brew Yards (Around the Bend, Bold Dog, Burnt City, Casa Humilde)

Episode 85 - District Brew Yards (Around the Bend, Bold Dog, Burnt City, Casa Humilde)

January 6, 2020

Smoked Meats and Beer Talk.  You can't really beat that.  With 40 taps to choose from, DYB is a sweet little spot to have a beer and kick it.  I got to sit down with the owners of all 4 breweries that dwell within DYB.  Its a long one but damn was it entertaining.  We got technical, we got comical, we sang, we drank, but more importantly, we learned how and why they started this whole thing.

Episode 84 - Cruz Blanca Brewery

Episode 84 - Cruz Blanca Brewery

December 6, 2019

From being drugged by your friends on Thanksgiving, to Turkey Day Turducken and living in the bush, Todd and Jake covered just about everything in the epic episode.  And we talked a little about beer and shit too.  These guys are two of the most engaging people I have had on, and the stories just keep coming.  You can't not listen to this one.  

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