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Celebrating the art and science of craft beer. The Beer Guys talk to brewers and others in the craft beer industry across the southeast and the country!

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STATS Brewpub
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">STATS has been a staple of downtown Atlanta for nearly a decade. </span></p> <p>But they recently made a big change, becoming a brewpub. </p> <p>Austin Edwards has worked tirelessly for months, and now there are six of STATS own brews on tap. </p> <p>We talk to Austin about starting up a brewpub, recipe selection, and the downtown Atlanta "Tourist Triangle" area.</p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">STATS beers, including: </span></li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Atlanta Brewnited Pale Ale</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Bushwood IPA</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Zone Amber Ale</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">300 Pilsner</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Shooter McGavin Wit</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Southpaw Saison</span></li> </ul> </div> <h3><strong>Headlines:</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.atlantamagazine.com/drinks/steady-hand-beer-opening-brewery-taproom-westside/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Steady Hand Opening Update</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://whatnowatlanta.com/porter-pizza-brewery-porterq-brewery/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> New Brewpubs: Porter Pizza and Brewery, PorterQ</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.alabamanewscenter.com/2017/12/06/back-forty-brewing-birmingham-venue-next-sloss-furnaces/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Back Forty Beer Co. opening Birmingham brewery, restaurant in 2018</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/12/04/sweetwater-last-cast-bar-grill-coming-to-atlanta-airport/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">SweetWater Last Cast Bar & Grill coming to Atlanta airport</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/8062880/brooklyn-lineup-brewing-ordered-stop-selling-beyonce-beer"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Beyoncé Cease and Desist Over Beer Name</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we'll be doing a best of show, highlighting some of our favorite interviews of the past year. Have a merry Christmas, and Cheers!</p>
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Winter Beers With FishScales from Nappy Roots
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In case you missed it, there was snow in Atlanta on Friday.</span></h2> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Amidst the panic and general hullabaloo, the grocery stores emptied of bread and milk, the perpetual traffic jam, there's a good side to this weather. Winter beers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">We talk about everything from Stouts to Barleywines to Scotch Ales, including sampling some of our favorites.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Joining us in the studio was FishScales, one of the members of hip-hop group <a href= "http://nappyroots.com/">Nappy Roots</a>. Scales is a friend of the show and a serious craft beer fan. In fact, Nappy Roots are so serious, they're starting their own brewery. We talk to him about the origins of Atlantucky Brewing.  For our new listeners on KLAY 1180 AM in Tacoma, WA you can catch Nappy Roots in Seattle at Nectar Lounge on January 9, 2018</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">He's also partnered with chef Lara Holland to turn spent brewing grain into dog treats. Check out <a href= "https://www.centeredtable.com/healthy-bark-treats">Healthy Bark</a> here.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><a href= "http://www.truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the Week: </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Winter beers, of course! Including....</span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://www.redbrickbrewing.com/">Red Brick</a> Hype Whale</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">2017 <a href= "http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/">Three Taverns</a> Helm’s Deep (officially launching on December 17)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://straighttoale.com/">Straight to Ale</a> Barrel Aged Laika</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://scofflawbeer.com/">Scofflaw</a> Absentium</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://mondaynightbrewing.com/">Monday Night</a> Garage Club #6</span></li> </ul> <p><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Headlines: </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Marietta's <a href= "http://ironmongerbrewing.com/">IronMonger</a> Barrel Room Grand Opening is set for Jan 4th</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/12/07/scofflaw-brewdog-announce-partnership/"> Scofflaw, Brewdog USA announce partnership</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Is Atlanta's New Realm adding a location in Charlotte?</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/12/04/dry-county-brewing-add-distilled-spirits-portfolio/"> Dry County Brewing to add distilled spirits to their portfolio</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://whatnowatlanta.com/lost-druid-brewery-co-avondale-estates/"> Lost Druid Brewery to open in Avondale Estates in early 2018</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/12/04/sweetwater-last-cast-bar-grill-coming-to-atlanta-airport/"> SweetWater Last Cast Bar & Grill coming to Atlanta airport</a></span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/BluewaterBrewingCompanyInc/">Bluewater Brewing Company</a> is moving from Florence to Huntsville.</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/events/293461944495225/">Pontoon Brewing Relaxed Opening</a></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Coming up next week? We'll be broadcasting live from <a href= "https://statsatl.com/">STATS</a> in downtown Atlanta! Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Cheers!</span></p>
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Alabaster's Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Company
<p>What do you think of when Ginger Beer comes up? </p> <p>A Dark and Stormy? Maybe you're mixing it up with Ginger Ale. Shane Kelly recently opened up a new type of brewery - Interstellar Ginger Beer and Exploration Company - in Alabaster, Alabama. </p> <p>We talk to him about the science (!) of brewing ginger beer, and how Alabama is embracing craft beer, cider and ginger beer. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Interstellar Beers - First Contact and Sunspot</li> <li>Creature Comforts Golden Door</li> <li>Red Brick Hype Whale</li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BcDOKq3hH7C/">Southbound Taphouse is now open in the Savannah/Hilton Head Intl Airport</a></li> <li><a href= "https://atlanta.curbed.com/2017/11/27/16705246/summerhill-atlanta-local-brewery-halfway-crooks"> Halfway Crooks opening in Summerhill Redevelopment, Summer 2018</a> </li> <li><a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/shanemonteiro/2017/11/29/canarchy-strikes-at-oskar-blues-as-a-new-platform-emerges/#754b0a97520c"> Oskar Blues Holding Company Changes Name To CANarchy, Creates Platform</a> </li> <li><a href= "http://www.westword.com/restaurants/avery-brewing-sells-minority-stake-to-spanish-beer-conglomerate-9734559"> Avery Sells Minority Stake to Spanish Beer Conglomerate Mahou San Miguel</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.westword.com/restaurants/apollo-peak-brews-up-a-new-line-of-dog-beers-9734198"> Inventor of “Cat Wine” Introduces Line of Dog Beers</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/food/wp/2017/11/27/when-man-reaches-mars-budweiser-wants-to-make-sure-there-will-be-beer/?utm_term=.c4e09aba638a"> Budweiser Wants To Put Beer On Mars</a></li> <li><a href= "http://wlos.com/news/local/hendersonville-police-investigate-messages-with-racial-anti-gay-slurs-against-new-brewery"> Henderson’s Black Star Line brewery hit with anti-gay, racist graffiti</a></li> </ul> <p> </p>
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100th Episode with Creature Comforts at Your Pie Perimeter
<div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="cnrkq" data-offset-key="5v4d5-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="5v4d5-0-0"><span data-offset-key="5v4d5-0-0">We celebrate Thanksgiving....and our 100th episode with two of our favorite spots. Creature Comforts was our first guest, so it was appropriate to invite them on. Jonathan Chinouth and Matt Stevens joins us to talk about a busy year for the Athens brewery, as well as plans for next year's Get Comfortable Campaign.</span></div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="cnrkq" data-offset-key="bfem7-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="bfem7-0-0"><span data-offset-key="bfem7-0-0">We also talked to longtime sponsors Lisa and Morgan McLellan from Your Pie-Perimeter. They are about to have two new additions soon - a second location in Grant Park, and a baby girl! We talk to them, as well as sample their collaboration with Creature Comforts.</span></div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="cnrkq" data-offset-key="69eea-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="69eea-0-0"><span data-offset-key="69eea-0-0">Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:</span></div> </div> <ul class="public-DraftStyleDefault-ul" data-offset-key= "cntmv-0-0"> <li class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-unorderedListItem public-DraftStyleDefault-reset public-DraftStyleDefault-depth0 public-DraftStyleDefault-listLTR" data-block="true" data-editor="cnrkq" data-offset-key="cntmv-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="cntmv-0-0"><span data-offset-key= "cntmv-0-0">Orange Crush, a Creature Comforts and Your Pie-Perimeter Collaboration</span></div> </li> <li class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-unorderedListItem public-DraftStyleDefault-depth0 public-DraftStyleDefault-listLTR" data-block="true" data-editor="cnrkq" data-offset-key="elhi8-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="elhi8-0-0"><span data-offset-key= "elhi8-0-0">Creature Comforts Mutualism, Table Beer and Tropicalia</span></div> </li> <li class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-unorderedListItem public-DraftStyleDefault-depth0 public-DraftStyleDefault-listLTR" data-block="true" data-editor="cnrkq" data-offset-key="bujng-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="bujng-0-0"><span data-offset-key= "bujng-0-0">Schlafly Thank You</span></div> </li> </ul> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="cnrkq" data-offset-key="4oo61-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="4oo61-0-0"><span data-offset-key= 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Wild Leap Brewing from LaGrange, GA
<p><strong>Now that SB85 is law, it's a lot more feasable for breweries to stake their claim in Georgia.</strong> </p> <p>And one of the more impressive trends we've seen is breweries opening up in smaller communities. </p> <p>LaGrange's Wild Leap Brewing is one of those. Rob Goldstein and Chris Elliott join us in studio this week to talk about the process. </p> <p>Plus, we'll talk Thanksgiving beer pairings, and we'll have news of breweries opening...and closing. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wild Leap's Chance IPA, Local Gold Blonde</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Monday Night Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Modern Times Critical Band IPA</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dark Sky Brewing Roasted and Toasted</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.redandblack.com/culture/copper-creek-brewing-co-in-downtown-athens-confirms-closing-doors/article_67cbb7d8-c970-11e7-adb9-872dbde54c2a.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Copper Creek Brewing Co. in Athens closing doors</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> -</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/serdabrewing/?hc_ref=ARRf1aW1RjEzkxWCV377fsO-Dt7HF_LcnUWy07UN9Vc6aYaMUQDk-ZeBrOLlodekURk&fref=nf"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Serda Brewing announces opening day </span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Truck and Tap Alpharetta grand opening</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Etowah Meadery grand opening</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://vinepair.com/articles/portland-versus-craft-beer/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> AB InBev & Portland, Oregon vs. a Craft Brewery</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming up next week, we'll celebrate our 100th episode! We will be live at Your Pie Perimeter, talking to our very first guest, Creature Comforts! Hope you'll join us. In the meantime, have a great Thanksgiving and CHEERS! </span></p>
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Gwinnett County's First Brewery
<p>Gwinnett County is metro Atlanta's second most populous county.</p> <p>However, until recently, it lacked one thing: Its own craft brewery. Lawrenceville's Slow Pour Brewing Company changed that earlier this year. </p> <p>Located just off the Lawrenceville Square, Slow Pour took a dilapidated building and turned it into a gathering place. </p> <p>One of Slow Pour's founders, John Reynolds and brewer Chase Medlin joins us on the show this week to talk about their journey...and their beers.  </p> <p>We also head to SweetWater Brewing to check out a collaboration with Relix Magazine and Kyle Hollingsworth of the String Cheese Incident. </p> <p>Plus, we sample Southbound's newest version of Moonlight Drive....and compare it to a 2015 version Aaron found in the back of his fridge.</p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Slow pour Beers</li> <li>Southbound Moonlight Drive </li> <li>Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus</li> <li>Terrapin Mootella</li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines: </strong></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://linecreekbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "nofollow noopener"><ins>Line Creek Brewing Co. coming to Peachtree City</ins></a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.georgiacrown.com/news/oconee-brewing-company-sends-beer-no-can-craft-beer-ever-gone-outer-space/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><ins>Oconee Brewing - Beer. In. Spaaace.</ins></a> </li> <li><a href="https://www.beeradvocate.com/events/info/83951/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><ins>Good People Brewing’s 2nd El Gordo Day 2017</ins></a></li> <li><a href= "http://allaboutbeer.com/news/founders-brewing-co-release-cbs/" target="_blank" rel="nofollow noopener"><ins>Founders Brewing to Release CBS again</ins></a> </li> </ul>
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Local Cider with Treehorn
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">You know that we love craft beer. But sometimes, it’s good to take a little break. So in the studios with us are two co-founders of Treehorn Cider, Justin Pierce and Andrew Wheeler.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Plus, we recap of a busy week in beer, including a Creature Comforts collaboration, a preview of Roswell’s newest brewpub, and homebrew talk with Gary Glass, the director of the American Homebrewer’s Association!</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Treehorn Ciders</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Steady Hand Flower Business</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Cherry Street Half-a-Brain Pina Colada Shake IPA</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">SweetWater Sinner’s Son (Today is Int’l Stout Day.)</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Headlines:</strong></span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://vinepair.com/articles/beer-buyouts-ab-inbev-walmart/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Craft Buyouts are turning ABI into the Walmart of Beer </span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/01/samuel-adams-jim-koch-reveals-the-secret-to-his-200-bottle-of-beer.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">2017 Utopias is coming</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. We can’t get it in Georgia or Alabama.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article182030921.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Tampa Bay pizza restaurant known for its craft beer selection bans kids</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/World-Series-Dodger-Stadium-concession-prices-Dog-12321390.php"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A World Series craft beer michelada costs $23.50 at Dodger Stadium</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.southflorida.com/restaurants-and-bars/drinking/sf-craft-beer-sporting-games-fest-fort-lauderdale-20171030-story.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Fort Lauderdale Craft Beer Sporting Games and Food Fest</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/10/31/561117731/the-other-reformation-how-martin-luther-changed-our-beer-too"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">How Martin Luther changed our beer</span></a></li> </ul>
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Distributing With Modern Hops
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Phillip Barnes and Eric Levin were beer traders at first. </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">One day, they realized that the distribution system in Georgia was broken, and worked to find a better way to do it. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">That idea is now Modern Hops. We talk to Philip, Eric and Michael Lowenberg about the craft beer scene in Georgia, what they are doing to change it, and what's been different since SB85.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">We also get a chance to talk to Jekyll Brewing's Josh Rachel about Southern Juicy Juice, and Field Hoperative Brian Hewitt reviews a revival of an old school cigar.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Allagash Little Sal</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Allagash Farm To Face</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Rising Tide Nikita</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Boothbay Brewing Thirsty Botanist</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Jekyll Southern Juicy Juice</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Headlines:</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://whatnowatlanta.com/gordon-biersch-midtown-closing/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Gordon Biersch Downtown to close after 18 years</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Buckhead spot to remain open)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.reporternewspapers.net/2017/10/19/beer-business-untapped-development-boon-experts-say/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Pontoon Brewing gets license, will start brewing in Sandy Springs</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/10/24/city-of-atlanta-proposes-massive-increase-to-alcohol-licensing-fees/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">City of Atlanta looking to add license fees to $5k per license</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/another-stone-exec-left-building"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Will the last remaining exec at Stone Brewing turn out the lights</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">?</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Citing regulatory and legislative issues,</span> <a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/flying-dog-abandons-plans-brewery-expansion"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Flying Dog abandons plan for a farm brewery project</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're talking Ciders! Treehorn pays us a visit. Don't forget to subscribe, and DRINK LOCAL. Cheers! </p>
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Georgia Beer Laws with Senator Hunter Hill
<p>Georgia Senator Hunter Hill joined us on the show this week. He was instrumental in passing SB 63 - which led to this year's passage of SB 85. We talk small business, sensible laws, and why he's running for governor. </p> <p>We also talk to Chris Morley, owner of Mason's Brewing in Brewer, Maine. He got an interesting letter from ABInbev's legal department.</p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Foolproof Shakolad</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wild Heaven Mavis</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mason’s Hipster Apocalypse DIPA (see news below)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sole Brewing Koji-Mon</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Your Pie Grant Park gearing up for November opening. (Their FB page has a link to a post with more info.)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Akademia Brewpub opens in Athens</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2017/10/good_people_purchases_avondale.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Good People purchases Avondale Brewing</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/10/17/award-winning-cherry-street-brewing-to-open-new.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Cherry Street opening second location in Alpharetta</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/russian-river-pliny-younger-fire-relief"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Russian River Raises Money for California Wildfire Victims with Pliny the Younger Contest</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(CraftBeer.com, 10/13)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.pressherald.com/2017/10/11/oregon-beer-company-tells-mason-brewing-to-stop-using-apocalypse/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">10 Barrel sends C&D to small Maine Brewery. Small Maine brewery fights back.</span></a></li> </ul>
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Beer Cockails with Jason Santamaria
<p>To some, making a cocktail out of beer is a sin. </p> <p>But it's a delicious sin! </p> <p>Jason Santamaria, one of the founders of Second Self, started experimenting with beer cocktails in college as a way to make cheap beer taste better. </p> <p>Today? You could call him a mixologist. He regularly crafts cocktails for friends and family, and they dabble a little bit in (non-alcoholic) mixers at Second Self's taproom. </p> <p>We also talked about what's happening in the Atlanta brewery's world, including the new release of their ATAle cans to celebrate Pride week. </p> <p>Skye Estroff from the Taste of Atlanta also stopped by to tell us about their beers at the event.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li>Wild Heaven Fortress of Sourtude</li> <li>Second Self AT-Ale</li> <li>Beer Cocktails (check beerguysradio.com for the recipies)</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Headlines</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com/2017/10/09/find-out-which-georgia-beers-took-top-honors-at-the-2017-great-american-beer-festival/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">GABF wrapup - Georgia winners, Alabama’s TrimTab also placed.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/10/12/variant-brewing-roswell-first-look/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Variant set to open soon in Roswell</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/10/12/breaking-reformation-brewery-announces-plans-second-location-downtown-woodstock/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Reformation Brewery announces plans for second location in Downtown Woodstock</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're talking to craft beer advocate, state lawmaker and gubernatorial candidate Hunter Hill! </p>
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Floatin' Down the Chattabrewchee
<p>Chattabrewchee Southern Brewhouse is making history. </p> <ul> <li>It's West Point (Georgia)'s first brewery</li> <li>It's the first brewery in the state to have self-serve taps</li> <li>It's the first brewery in the country to have a female, active duty military owner. </li> </ul> <p>We talked to co-owner Mike Denehy and brewmaster Barry Stevens this week. With a grand opening, some delays from Irma, it's been an eventful first month of operation. But now they are stepping up production, ready to go and are dedicated on becoming a must-visit location for beer lovers. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Chattabrewchee brews, including:</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">85 South Red Ale</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Backwater Blonde</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Crow Hop IPA</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bridge Builder Brown Ale</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Pumpkin Oktoberfest </span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">SweetWater Brewing's Fresh Sticky Nugs</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Brew Hub Keybilly</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Concrete Jungle LA Calling</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines (Sponsored By Your Pie Perimeter): </strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://theknow.denverpost.com/2017/10/02/craft-beer-identity-great-american-beer-festival-2017/160619/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">GABF is this week</span></a> and <a href= "http://fortune.com/2017/10/04/great-american-beer-festival-big-beer/"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Macro-owned craft brewers not allowed to be sponsors this year</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">What’s the best MLB ballpark for craft beer?</span> <a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/10/this-guy-used-130000-social-media-reviews-to-deter.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">One guy crunches numbers from 130k social media reviews.</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati #1. Sun Trust is 25th.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Terrapin is one of 4 breweries (Schmaltz, Renegade and 8th Wonder)</span> <a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/4-breweries-collaborate-2017-reunion-ale-benefit-hurricane-relief"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">to collaborate on 2017 Reunion Ale.</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Proceeds go to Hurricane Harvey relief.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/10/03/craft-beer-reigns-calif-colo-and-oregon-but-flownational-taste-craft-beer-continues-growth-across-us/717265001/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft beer reigns in California, Oregon and Colorado. The South has some catching up to do.</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we talk Second Self and craft beer cocktails with Jason Santamaria. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL! </p>
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Prost! to Oktoberfest
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>For the Beer Guys, every season is beer drinking season. </strong></span></p> <p>But Oktoberfest is another level entirely. </p> <p>Plates of sausages and spaetzle, liters of lager...it's a great celebration to mark fall. </p> <p>Atlanta's <a href="https://derbiergarten.com/">Der Biergarten</a> is the closest you can get to Munich. With an authentic experience, traditional German fare and a great German beer list, it's the home of Bayern Munich soccer fans, so there you go. </p> <p>We talked to <span style="font-weight: 400;">Jeff Sime, Director of Operations and </span>Matt Yuhasz, Executive General Manager of <a href="https://lvmgt.com/">Legacy Ventures</a>. They own not only Der Biergarten, but also <a href= "https://maxsatl.com/">Max's Coal Oven Pizzeria</a>, <a href= "https://twinsmokersbbq.com/drink-menu/">Twin Smokers BBQ</a> and <a href="https://statsatl.com/">STATS</a>. All four restaurants are located in the Atlanta "Tourist Triangle," so they can get quite busy. </p> <p><em><strong><a href= "https://lrp.xorbia.com/Oktoberfest2017/xt/?referral=xt-buy-tix">Der Biergarten is holding a big Oktoberfest event on Oct. 14. Get your tickets now! </a></strong></em></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><a href= "http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Spaten Oktoberfest</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://wildheavenbeer.com/">Wild Heaven</a> Kalisto IPA</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wild Heaven Mavis</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://oconeebrewingco.com/">Oconee Brewing</a> Kolsch</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/">Creature Comforts</a> Duende</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!</strong></span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nappy-hour-podcast/id1240561590?mt=2"> Beer Guys appear on Nappy Roots Podcast</a>. </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.mdjonline.com/news/marietta-shoots-down-open-container-policy-in-committee/article_f18b6faa-a3f4-11e7-a426-a72fdcaccf9f.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Marietta Open Container law rejected by the city.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2017/09/beer_update_one_mobile_brewery.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Mobile, AL Craft Beer update: Serda, Haint Blue, Iron Hand</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/09/27/552351664/the-next-big-thing-in-beer-is-being-a-small-taproom"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The next big thing in craft beer? Be a small taproom.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://fortune.com/2017/09/28/beer-tasting-job/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Wanna get paid to drink beer? Well, you’ll have to move to London.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2017/09/27/airports-craft-beer/704483001/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Best airports for craft beer? Savannah, Tampa, Orlando for starters.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.abcactionnews.com/weather/hurricane/local-breweries-team-up-and-create-irma-beer-for-hurricane-relief"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Irma beer collaboration</span></a></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming up next week, we're talking to Chattabrewchee! </span></p>
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"Pie"-nt Night With Eventide
<p>As it does so often, Geoffrey Williams' craft beer journey started with a Mr. Beer Kit. </p> <p>As students at Georgia Southern, Williams and friends Haley and Nathan Cowan, they brewed beer and experimented with fermentation. </p> <p>Fast forward, and Eventide Brewery is now Grant Park's brewery of choice. </p> <p>With a core brand of "Drinking Beers" (Kolsch, Pale Ale, IPA) on bottle shop shelves and a rotating tap of seasonals and one-offs in the tap room, Eventide has become a gathering place for locals in the Atlanta neighborhood. </p> <p>Speaking of gathering place, we broadcast on-location at Your Pie Perimeter. Not only are they one of our awesome sponsors, but they sling some great pie, with an amazing tap list. Thanks for their hospitality! </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap Beers of The Week: </strong></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Eventide's The A IPA</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Eventide's newest seasonal, Red Headed Haley</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">We also sampled beers from Sole and Tired Hands, thanks to our awesome friend Mac Maguire</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">New cans from Arches - Queens Weiss (Hefeweizen) and Southern Bel (Belgian Pale Ale)</span></li> </ul> </div> <p><strong>Headlines (Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter): </strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.foodandwine.com/articles/budweiser-lyft-giving-out-free-weekend-rides-curb-drunk-driving"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Budweiser and Lyft offering free rides this weekend</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.wsbtv.com/entertainment/things-2-do/georgia-aquarium-red-brick-brewing-to-release-more-beers-spotlighting-animals/610112319"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Brick continuing animal series w/Penguin Pale Ale</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/2017/09/19/entertainment-district-open-consup-downtown-prattville-considered/671142001/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Prattville considering downtown entertainment (open container) district.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://goodbeerhunting.com/blog/2017/9/19/critical-drinking-with-matt-shirah-and-travis-herman-of-scofflaw-brewing-co"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Matt Shirah and Travis Herman talk all things Scofflaw with Good Beer Hunting</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://vinepair.com/articles/craft-beer-seal-shelves-organics/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Independent Brewing Label starting to show up</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://lifehacker.com/pour-a-foamier-beer-to-minimize-stomach-bloat-1797941662"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Pour a foamier beer to eliminate stomach bloating/gas</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week? We're talking all things Oktoberfest with Der Biergarten! Have a great week, and DRINK LOCAL.</p>
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Keepin' it Local with Green Bus
<p><strong>Green Bus doesn't distribute, rarely sells its beer outside its taproom, and they're OK with that. </strong></p> <p>When Jason Sledd named his homebrewery (Green Bus Brewing), many people joked that it was just a matter of time before he went "pro." </p> <p>But to Jason, that sounded like a great way to turn his hobby into drudgery. Learn more about Huntsville's "first neighborhood brewery" this week! </p> <p>Plus, we'll talk about how we survived Irma and Tim regales us with tales from his trip to Arkansas.</p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:</strong> </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Terrapin Dave’s Not Here DIPA</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bearded Iris Homestyle</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bearded Iris Double Double Homestyle</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Bearded Iris Attention Please!</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ozark Cream Stout</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Lost Forty Rockhound IPA</span></li> </ul> <p>Headlines (Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter): </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/local/gwinnett-first-brewery-opening-friday-time-for-happy-hour/p8dBCBdlfPZdLK3K7sWS2K/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Gwinnett’s first brewery opens in Snellville</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.cullmantimes.com/news/goat-island-racks-up-awards-in-beer-championship/article_5842d3c2-98f2-11e7-8e96-c37d3bac1434.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Goat Island big winner at Alabama Craft Beer and State Championship</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-ska-punk-band-sublime-brought-40-ounce-mexican-lager-to-craft-beer-2017-09-14"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">How Sublime brought 40 oz Mexican lager to craft beer</span></a></li> </ul> <p>*Note: Due to the after-effects of Hurricane Irma, we were not able to get Chattabrewchee to the studio this week. We've rescheduled them for an upcoming episode. </p> <p>Next week, we'll be broadcasting from Your Pie Perimeter and talking to Atlanta's Eventide Brewing. Come out and see us Thursday 9/21 and don't forget...DRINK LOCAL!</p> <p>More info: <a href= "http://www.beerguysradio.com">www.beerguysradio.com</a></p> <p>Support: <a href= "http://www.patreon.com/beerguys">www.patreon.com/beerguys </a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Farm to Table Beer and Bites with From the Earth
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Is there a more overused term than "farm to table"?  </strong></span></p> <p>Probably not. But the meaning is still important - bringing fresh, local ingredients into a restaurant has been a big trend in dining. </p> <p>Tim Stevens, owner of From the Earth Brewing Company, is bringing that to Roswell. </p> <p>With an amazing menu, the veteran of fine dining establishments in Atlanta and Birmingham is bringing his love of beer along as well. </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">From the Earth Stout and IPA</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sweetwater Pit and Pendulum</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Southbound Picture of Nectar</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Three Taverns Blueberry Inceptus</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wild Heaven Fortress of Sourtude</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Headlines - Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.businessinsider.com/many-american-drinkers-dont-care-about-craft-beer-independence-2017-9"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Do most Americans care about independent craft beer?</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com/2017/09/06/beer-town-a-month-of-milestones-for-georgia-beer/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A month of milestones in Atlanta craft beer</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/west/2017/09/06/463463.htm"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Lawsuit over Kona beer not being brewed in Hawaii allowed to proceed</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/09/06/craft-beer-bar-coming-to-lenox-square.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft Beer Bar coming to Lenox Mall</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerstreetjournal.com/anheuser-busch-the-high-end-layoffs/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Layoffs at The High End</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we'll talk to another brand new brewery: Chattabrewchee! Let us know where you are and what you're drinking on the socials.</p> <p>And our thoughts go out to our Florida friends affected by Hurricane Irma. Cheers!</p>
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Welcome to Georgia's New Age
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>A historic show this week. </strong></span></p> <p>Finally, direct sales are here. That's right, you can actually go into a Georgia brewery and actually buy their product! To celebrate, we talked to Nancy Palmer, Executive Director of the <a href="http://www.georgiacraftbrewersguild.org/">Georgia Craft Brewers Guild</a> and Taylor Harper of Taylor, Feil, Harper, Lumsden & Hess (aka <a href= "http://www.tfhlegal.com/attorney-d-taylor-harper.html">“The Georgia Craft Beer Lawyer”</a>). They joined us in studio to talk about the fight to get to this point and what’s in store for the future.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><a href= "http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the week: </strong></span></p> <p>Some amazing brews, including: </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/">Creature Comforts</a> Athena Paradiso with Passionfruit and Guava</li> <li><a href="http://reformationbrewery.com/">Reformation</a> Barrel-Aged Jude</li> <li><a href="https://www.redbrickbrewing.com/">Red Brick</a> Vanilla Gorilla</li> <li>Creature Comforts/Arizona Wildwerness/Boulevard Collaboration</li> <li>Red Brick Red Wine Barrel Aged Beard Envy</li> <li>Creature Comforts Existence</li> <li>Dogwood Brewing Company (Yes, THAT Dogwood) Winter Ale</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter): </strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Hurricane Harvey affects Texas.</span> <a href= "http://krqe.com/2017/08/29/anheuser-busch-halts-beer-production-to-help-texas-with-drinking-water/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Gainesville A-B facility cans water for relief effort.</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">S</span><a href= "http://www.timescall.com/business/ci_31258728/oskar-blues-halts-beer-production-longmont-can-water"><span style="font-weight: 400;">o does Oskar Blues</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/houston-beer-industry-responds-hurricane-harvey"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Houston brewers respond to the crisis</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Jekyll’s Michael Lundmark named the</span> <a href= "http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/north_fulton/business/greater-north-fulton-chamber-of-commerce-announces-small-business-person/article_c2a23bf0-8c21-11e7-b959-3788d52de800.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Greater N. Fulton Chamber of Commerce’s 2017 Small Businessperson of the Year award</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Jekyll is collecting donations to take a truckload of goods to Houston, details on socials</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Next week we’re talking to <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/fromtheearthbrewing/">From the Earth Brewing</a>!  </strong>Soon to be one of Georgia’s newest brewpubs, From the Earth is finishing their build out in Roswell.  Founder Tim Stevens will join us to talk about the process so far and what to expect when the taps start flowing.</p> <p>More: <a href= "http://www.beerguysradio.com">www.beerguysradio.com</a><br /> Support: <a href= "http://www.patreon.com/BeerGuys">www.patreon.com/BeerGuys</a></p>
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Nappy Roots and Monday Night
<h2>Them Country Boyz from Nappy Roots talk collaboration, creativity, and independence</h2> <p>There are a lot of similarities between the craft beer world and making music.  Creativity, self-expression, and the fight to stay (or become) independent.  Atlanta/ Kentucky rap legends <a href="http://www.nappyroots.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Nappy Roots</a> and Monday Night Brewing had an immediate connection over these common themes.  Their first collaboration, Front Porch Pale Ale, was brewed and served up for their album release party at Monday Night for Another 40 Akerz.  The collab was a success and Nappy Roots recently returned to brew their second beer, The Humdinger.  Keep an eye out for this bourbon barrel-aged stout in 3-4 months, or whenever the beer says it's ready.</p> <h3>Catch Nappy Roots live at Monday Night's Garage Grand Opening</h3> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/341169569668259" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Monday Night's The Garage Grand Opening and 6th Anniversary</a> party is set for a two-day event Sept. 23-24, 2017 with Nappy Roots live Saturday night.  Expect some new beers and old favorites from Monday Night as they break in the new Lee+White development, which will also be the future home of Wild Heaven and Banyan Roots Brewing.</p>
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An Intoxicating History
<p>Take a trip down memory lane</p> <p>Sarah Belanger and Kamara Davis, authors of the brand new book "North Alabama Beer: An Intoxicating History" joined us this episode.</p> <p>The early residents of North Alabama had a love-hate relationship with alcohol over the years. We talked about: </p> <ul> <li>The brothers who opened the first brewery in Alabama who had a "Badlun" of bad luck</li> <li>The city of Cullman, founded by German immigrants, became famous for its alcohol-free Ocktoberfest</li> <li>The time noted abolitionist Carrie Nation visited Huntsville</li> <li>Why water fountains were a key part of the abolitionist movement</li> <li>The Free the Hops movement playing a key role in shifting the Alabama laws.</li> <li>"What's wrong with the beer we got?" </li> </ul> <p>If you want to get your hands on the book, be sure to head to Straight to Ale on Monday, 8/28 for the official launch!</p> <p>Truck and Tap's Beers of the week:</p> <p>Sarah brought a bevy of Alabama beers to the studio, and we were able to try....</p> <ul> <li>Rocket Republic Coffee Vapor Trail Cream Ale</li> <li>Straight to Ale Project Juicy Bunny</li> <li>Blue Pants Dry Hop Sour</li> <li>Blue Pants Candy Bar Pinstripe Stout</li> <li>Green Bus Brewing White Stout</li> </ul> <p>Headlines (Sponsored By Your Pie Perimeter): </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Sept. 1 will start a new era in Georgia beer</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.marketwatch.com/story/craft-beer-glut-starting-to-take-its-toll-on-sales-2017-08-23"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Sierra Nevada, Abita, Sam Adams caught in the middle of the craft beer “glut.”</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2017/08/24/funky-buddhas-sale-to-big-beer-is-bad-news-or-how-to-predict-if-your-favorite-brewer-will-sell-out/#6c428f3156ad"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">How to predict if your favorite brewery will “sell out”</span></a></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming up next week? We will be celebrating the historic day of September 1 when breweries will be able to directly sell to consumers. Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewer's Guild and "Craft Beer Lawyer" Taylor Harper will join us...and maybe some more! </span></p>
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Good Beer Hunting and Piedmont
<div class="stackable"> </div> <div class="stackable"> </div> <div> <div class="_1V5-components-Post--postContentWrapper text"> <span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>It's Shelton Fest week in Atlanta</strong></span></div> <div class="_1V5-components-Post--postContentWrapper text">  </div> <div class="_1V5-components-Post--postContentWrapper text">And we took advantage of it! Michael Kiser, founder of <a href= "http://goodbeerhunting.com/">Good Beer Hunting</a> and writer <a href="http://austinlouisray.com/">Austin Louis Ray</a> joined us in the studio. We had a great conversation about branding, what "selling out" really means and more!  <p>Meanwhile, Brian Whitley from Macon's Piedmont Brewery and Kitchen also joined us in the studio. He brought a couple of samples, and we took advantage. </p> <p>Have a great week. If you'll be at <a href= "http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/festival/">Shelton Fest</a>, make sure to stop by our booth and say hi! </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><a href= "http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://piedmontbrewery.com/">Piedmont Brewing</a>'s Midnight Rider and Porch Song</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://soprobrewing.com/">Southern Prohibition</a> Selfie Destruct</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://sweetwaterbrew.com/">SweetWater</a> Belgian Rose</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://wildheavenbeer.com/">Wild Heaven</a> Emmylou</span></li> </ul> </div> <h3><strong>Headlines - Brought to you by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/">Your Pie Perimeter</a>!</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/08/16/the-great-american-eclipse-where-to-watch-and-drink-beer/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">ECLIPSE! Craft beer options for viewing</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/08/breweries-vs-fans-craft-beer-on-social-media.html"> A local brewery gets into a little social media scuffle.</a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.myajc.com/entertainment/dining/what-beer-fans-should-know-about-mercedes-benz-stadium/xGS8CpnQZvuhwIAPVv7anN/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Mercedes Benz Stadium will have lots of taps.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/124844/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Go hang with Governor Deal on Sept. 1 at LNB</span></a></li> </ul> </div> </div>
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Good Food, Good Beer and Good Times
<p>What goes better with good beer than good food and good times? </p> <p>How about some good people too. We welcomed Michael Goot from Ormsby's and Billy Streck from Hampton & Hudson to the studios this week. </p> <p>We talked about the competitive Atlanta restaurant scene, the importance of staying loyal to local brewers, and how a great craft beer list can make or break your business these days. </p> <p>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:</p> <p>A veritable smorgasbord of brews, including: </p> <ul> <li>Orpheus Serpent Bite</li> <li>Bissell Brothers Lux</li> <li>Marshall Wharf Pemaquid Oyster Stout</li> <li>Little Cottage Love Letter from Space</li> <li>Southern Prohibition Humble Farmhouse Ale</li> <li>Brouwerij Bosteels DeuS Brut des Flanders</li> </ul> <p>Headlines (Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter): </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.11alive.com/news/crime/hit-and-run-mystery-remains-unsolved-friends-want-answers-1/462861211"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Bob Sandage keeping up search for the person (people) behind Dan Rosen’s killing</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2017/08/10/1083287/0/en/Craft-Brewer-Funky-Buddha-Joins-Constellation-Brands.html"> Funky Buddha sells out to Constellation Brands</a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/08/this-is-what-happens-when-a-neural-network-creates.html"> What happens when a neural network comes up with beer names?</a></span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Up next week, we're talking to the newest entry in Macon's craft beer scene. Brian Whitley from Piedmont joins us in the studio. Cheers, and DRINK LOCAL!</span></p>
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Mashing Wort and Pitching Yeast....It's Home Brewing Time!
<p><strong>Episode 84</strong></p> <p>By popular demand, we're talking home brewing this week! </p> <p>Homebrewers Andrew Cooper and Michael Rothlisberger joined us in the studio to talk about the joys of brewing. We talked about extracts getting a bad rap, tips for entering contests, and the importance of having a brewing community around you. </p> <p>Plus, we recapped Aaron's trip to Maine and our tour of <a href= "https://mondaynightbrewing.com/">Monday Night Brewing</a>'s newest facility, The Garage.</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://oronobrewing.com/">Orono Brewing Company</a> Lightning Tree NE IPA</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "sweetwaterbrew.com">SweetWater</a> Belgian Rose Sour</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/">Three Taverns</a> Crave Hazy IPA</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://wildheavenbeer.com/">Wild Heaven</a> / <a href= "http://maxlagers.com/">Max Lager’s</a> / <a href= "https://cigarcitybrewing.com/">Cigar City</a> / Mazurt To Dan! - Double IPA with Coconut</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Homebrews from our guest, including a beet saison. Yes, a beet saison.</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!</strong></span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">GA Department of Revenue issues regulation guidelines for SB85</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.sfgate.com/local/article/San-Francisco-s-Anchor-Brewing-acquired-by-11729608.php"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Anchor Brewing Sells out to Sapporo</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/08/02/monday-night-brewing-beer-garage/"> Monday Night Brewing shows off The Garage; new branding coming.</a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.runnersworld.com/general-interest/this-beer-loving-politician-is-running-for-your-votes"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Danner Kline, one of the Free the Hops Founders, is running for congress in Alabama, running an ultramarathon</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">M</span><a href= "http://www.13wmaz.com/news/local/first-pint-pour-celebrates-new-georgia-beer-law/461112362"><span style="font-weight: 400;">acon Beer Company raising money for Goodwill during “First Pint Pour” event.</span></a></li> </ul>
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Beer for Wine Lovers
<p>Do you have friends who love wine, but turn their nose up at beer? </p> <p>Listen to this episode. We've got: </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dan Pernice, the General Manager at Osteria Mattone.  Beverage Director for OM, Table & Main, and new restaurant in Alpharetta - Coalition Food & Beverage.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Peter Kiley, Head Brewer at Monday Night Brewing and former winemaker</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Heddy Proctor, Craft beer and wine fan, attended the Culinary Institute of America in NAPA for wine studies</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk about beers that will work with the wine palate. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Some big-time beers this week, including: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Three Taverns Crave</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Drie Fontenin Oude Geuze</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Side Project Saison du Ble</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Rodenbach Grand Cru</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cascade Noyeaux</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter):</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/foodfocus/ct-macro-beer-tasting-food-0712-20170706-story.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brewers taste macro lagers. Rank them.</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;"> </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.businessinsider.com/best-beer-in-every-state-2017-7/#alabama-yellowhammer-brewing-rebellion-tie-1"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Zymurgy ranks top beers in every state.</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">One guess what won in GA. Yellowhammer’s Rebellion and Folklore’s Shadowcaster Porter tied in Alabama.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/07/26/scofflaw-brewing-expands-resumes-canning/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Scofflaw expands, resumes canning.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/07/27/new-realm-brewing-reveals-plans-for-atlanta-beltline-location/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New Realm shares some details on the look and layout of their brewery</span></a></li> </ul> <p> Coming up next week? By popular demand, we're talking homebrewing. Have a great week, and don't forget...DRINK LOCAL!</p>
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Foreigner's Bruce Watson Talks Craft Beer
<p>Just ahead of their Atlanta stop on their 40th Anniversary Tour, Foreigner guitarist, craft beer enthusiast, and Cicerone Certified Beer Server Bruce Watson chats with the Beer Guys about craft beer and their "VIB" meet and greet craft beer tastings he hosts along with bandmate Michael Bluestein.</p>
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Talking Breweriana with Lee Dickson and Ken Jones - Episode 82 - 7/22/17
<p>Beer has a long history in the United States and the world. </p> <p>In America, we have had thousands of breweries through the ages. And when you've got history, you've got collectors. </p> <p>We talked to two dedicated collectors of "breweriana," Lee Dickson and Ken Jones. We were privileged to get a look of just a tiny portion of their collections, and talk about how you get started in collecting breweriana. Even if it's just for fun - and no, that can of Billy Beer your uncle gave you 10 years ago isn't worth anything. </p> <p>The annual Atlanta Breweriana Collectibles Show is Saturday, July 29.</p> <p>9am-2pm at: </p> <p>Greater Good BBQ<br /> 4431 Hugh Howell Road<br /> Tucker, GA 30084</p> <p>If you have any questions, contact Ken at abico1876@yahoo.com</p> <p>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Omnipollo Shploing!</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jailhouse Five-O</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cigar City Oatmeal raisin cookie</span></li> </ul> <p>Headlines - Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.americancraftbeer.com/citing-freedom-expression-flying-dog-exits-brewers-association/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Citing “freedom of expression” Flying Dog leaves Brewers Association over updated Advertising and Marketing Code</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p>
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Sour beers and distilling and more with Avondale Brewing - Episode 81 - 7/15/17
<p>This week, the Beer Guys talk to Birmingham's second-oldest brewery, Avondale. Head brewer Nate Darnell joins us to talk about the Alabama brewery's busy schedule and more!</p>
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Beer and Food Pairing with Peach & The Porkchop - Episode 80 - 7/8/17
<p>This week, we're talking to Tom Moran from Roswell's Peach & The Porkchop about food and beer pairings. </p> <p> </p>
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Happy 20th Anniversary, Brick Store Pub! - Episode 79 - 7/1/17
<p>In honor of the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic beer bars in the nation, we took our show on the road to Decatur, GA this week. We talked to the owners of the Brick Store pub...as well as a couple of extra interviews too!</p>
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Phantom Horse Brewing Company - Episode 78 - 6/24/17
<p>This week, we're talking to Skip Welsh, owner of NW Georgia's first brewery - Phantom Horse.</p>
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Talking Mead with The Viking Alchemist Meadery - Episode 77 - 6/17/16
<p>The three Kosoris(es?) were in the studio. Robin, Tamara and Brian are the family members behind Marietta's Viking Alchemist Meadery. </p> <p>If you think that mead is that cloyingly sweet alcohol they serve at your local Renaissance Festival, you need to try these out. In fact, according to Robin, if you won't really get a honey flavor from their meads. </p> <p>Plus, we learn how to brew your own mead (hint: it's pretty easy to get started!)</p> <p>Plus, Brian Hewitt has his Cigar in 60, and Jay Williams checks out Red Hare Brewing's Sparkling Grapefruit soda. </p> <p> </p>
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Yellowhammer Brewing and Remembering an Atlanta Beer Icon - Episode 76 - 6/10/17
<p>On this week's show, we're talking to Keith Yager, the owner and brewmaster for Huntsville's Yellowhammer Brewing. </p> <p>Also, we remember Dan Rosen, an Atlanta beer icon who passed away far too soon.</p>
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Good Word Brewing and CRL Contracting - Episode 75 - 6/3/17
<p>A busy show this week, as we had both Good Word Brewing in the house, along with the crew that's building Good Word, CRL Contracting! Plus, we got a pizza surprise from Your Pie Perimeter! </p>
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Left Nut Brewing - Episode 74 - 5/27/17
<p>This week's episode brings Gainesville's Left Nut Brewing into the studio. Brewmaster Jason Ford and R&D director Rick Foote answer our questions. And yes, we do ask the question.</p> <p> </p> <p>Plus, a podcast extra - if you want to know what ranch dressing soda tastes like, we've got the answer! </p>
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Printer's Ale Manufacturing Co. - Episode 73 - 5/20/17
<p>The gents behind Carrolton's first production brewery joins us on the show today. We talked about starting up a new brewery in the western suburbs of Atlanta, growing hops and the benefit of having an in house print shop! </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Torched Hop Brewpub and More ABInbev Shenanigans - Episode 72 -5/13/17
<p>The crew behind Torched Hop Brewpub joined us in studio today. Co-Owner Chris Bivens joined us to talk about their journey from a pizza and salad idea to a full-fledged restaurant. </p> <p>Plus, we talk about the controversy over ABInbev's decision not to sell South African hops to independent breweries. </p>
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Wicked Weed / AB InBev and Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative - Episode 71 - 5/6/17
<p>This week's show comes on the heels of the news that Ab-InBev "partnered" with North Carolina craft brew stalwart Wicked Weed Brewing. When the largest brewer in the world buys one of the "craftiest" companies out there, it's sure to ruffle some feathers. So that's what we talked about.</p> <p>We broadcast at Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative, who recently celebrated their anniversary. The brewpub out of Cumming, Georgia, is growing and distributing rapidly, and that keeps Nick Tanner's team busy!</p> <p>If you're out and about this weekend, we'll be at the Wrecking Bar's Wild Wild Beer Festival (without Wicked Weed, apparently) as well as the Gwinnett Beer Fest. Come out and say hi to us. Cheers! and DRINK LOCAL. </p>
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SweetWater 420 Fest - Episode 70 - 4/29/17
<div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_36871" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style= "width: 800px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-full wp-image-36871" src="http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/sweetwater-420.jpg" alt="SweetWater 420 Fest" width="800" height="533" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">SweetWater 420 Fest hit Centennial Olympic Park, and as always, it was a huge hit (courtesy SweetWater 420 Fest)</dd> </dl> </div> <h2>The Beer Guys dusted off their Chacos and hit the SweetWater 420 Festival!</h2> <p>Since it's one of the largest beer (and music and comedy) festivals in the state, we figured it was a good time to talk about beer fests. Specifically, some of the great ones in the southeast (and the country), and our opinions on what makes a great beer fest. Also, some tips for newbies on surviving one!</p> <p>We broadcast from the mobile Airstream studios of <a href= "https://30a.com/">30A</a> Radio, so we talked to Cory Davis about the beer scene in the Florida panhandle. Some great information for folks looking to travel south on vacation this summer.</p> <h3><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the Week</h3> <p>At the SweetWater Experience tent, they really pulled out the stops. With 28 beers on tap - almost every one only available in limited amounts and usually at the brewery - we took advantage of it.</p> <p>First, we sampled SweetWater's Mexican Lager, a great easy drinker for beach, parties...or concerts!</p> <p>But next, Tim and Aaron were able to introduce Cory to one of their favorite SweetWater beers, the Exodus Porter. And in no way should this serve as a plea for SweetWater to return this brew back into production.....</p> <h3>Headlines (sponsored by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/">Your Pie Perimeter</a>):</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.cw.ua.edu/article/2017/04/new-craft-beer-hangout-comes-to-tuscaloosa-in-june"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brass Tap expanding to Tuscaloosa</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/scofflawbrewingco/?ref=br_rs"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Scofflaw doubling production capacity - 4 new 90 barrel tanks coming - from CRL Contracting!</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.sheltonbrothers.com/festival/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Shelton Brothers Festival coming to Atlanta</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/printersbeer/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Printer’s Ale Manufacturing opens up first production brewery in Carrolton.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.bisnow.com/atlanta/news/retail/no-taxation-for-sudsification-73496"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New Realm seeking development bonds from the city of Atlanta. </span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Cherry Street has expanded production - look for 16oz cans coming this summer.</span></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week? Speaking of <a href= "http://www.cherrystreetbrewing.com/">Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative</a>, we'll be up in Cumming to help celebrate their anniversary. Have a great week, join us on the socials, and don't forget...DRINK LOCAL!</p> <h3>Special thanks to Corey Davis and the crew from 30A Radio for their awesome hospitality!</h3> <ul> <li>Are you looking into building your own brewery? <a href= "http://www.crlcontracting.com/">CRL Contracting</a> can help!</li> <li>Sign up for THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA BEER (in the right column) and get Tim’s great listing of all events and releases for the week…and be entered to win some awesome swag!</li> <li>Thanks for listening and supporting the show! If you like what  you’re hearing and seeing, consider becoming a patron! <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys">Details here</a>.</li> </ul> <p> </p>
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The Rebirth of Helenboch - PODCAST EXTRA
<div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_36859" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style= "width: 800px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-full wp-image-36859" src="http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Friends-Brewing-and-Beer-Cart.jpg" alt="Friends Brewing Beer Cart" width="800" height="600" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd"><em>As Georgia was a bit behind the times in 1990 Friends Brewing had to personally pull their beer to the distributor with their beer cart. (Credit: Dow Scoggins)</em></dd> </dl> </div> <h2>Max Lager's and Friends Brewing bring a long gone Georgia beer back to life</h2> <p>Opened in Helen in 1990, Friends Brewing and the Helenboch Brewery was Georgia's first craft brewery.  It was a very different time for beer in Georgia, and across the US.  <em>Microbrew</em> was the term used for what we call craft beer today, Georgia still had a 6% cap on ABV, lagers were the preferred styles, and Friends Brewing was just the 175th microbrewery in the US.</p> <p>Friends made a great impression on the beer scene when they launched, Helenboch won silver at the Great American Beer Festival in 1989 and Helenboch Oktoberfest took gold in 1991.  The famed beer writer Michael Jackson visited the brewery as well, and no visit to Georgia is complete without a trip to Waffle House where Jackson experienced the greatness of hash browns served scattered, smothered, covered, topped, and chunked.</p> <div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_36861" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style= "width: 800px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-large wp-image-36861" src= "http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Friends-Brewing-with-Michael-Jackson-800x580.jpg" alt="Friends Brewing Michael Jackson" width="800" height= "580" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Michael Jackson once visited Friends Brewing.  After sharing their beers with him they took him to Waffle House.  Welcome to Georgia, Mr. Jackson. (Credit: Rick Roberts/Dow Scoggins)</dd> </dl> </div> <h3>Helenboch Brewery Produced Award Winning Beers</h3> <p>Helenboch beer was brewed in Helen from 1990-1991 and contract brewed through 1998.  After being gone for nearly 20 years a Facebook message to Friends Brewing's President Dow Scoggins from <a href="http://www.helenbackraceseries.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Helenback Race Series</a> founder Dan Wilkins set the wheels in motion to bring it back to life.  Scoggins posted to see if a brewery would let him brew his beer with them... or give him $500,000 to re-open a brewery.  He didn't get any funding offers but <a href="http://maxlagers.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Max Lager's</a> John Roberts saw the post and reached out to Dow and in short order they agreed to make Helenboch happen again.</p> <p>As with many microbreweries of the day Friends Brewing is no more, but the original owners are still very passionate about beer.  I sat down recently with Rick Roberts, Frank Cronin, and Dow Scoggins from Friends; John Roberts from Max Lager's; and Dan Wilkins from the Helenback Race Series to sample and talk about this old/new brew and the memories it brought back.</p> <p>You can try Helenboch beer at Max Lager's now "until it's gone" or run the Helenback Race Series on April 29th and enjoy a pour at the finish line.</p> <div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_36863" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style= "width: 800px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="wp-image-36863 size-large" src= "http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Helenboch-Beer-800x533.jpg" alt="Helenboch Beer" width="800" height="533" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd"><em>The modern version of Helenboch beer, sampled at Max Lager's Brewpub in Atlanta, GA.  Get it while you can.</em></dd> </dl> </div> <div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_36862" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style= "width: 800px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="wp-image-36862 size-large" src= "http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Helenboch-Beer-6-Pack-800x533.jpg" alt="Helenboch Beer Original" width="800" height="533" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd"><em>A six-pack of the original Helenboch beer still survives after nearly 20 years.</em></dd> </dl> </div>
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Currahee Brewing and Hop Alley Brewpub - Episode 69 - 4/22/17
<p>We talk to Brandon Hintz, the owner of North Carolina's Currahee Brewing and Alpharetta's Hop Alley Brewpub.</p>
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Creature Comforts, Southern and Scofflaw at the Classic City Brewfest - Episode 68 - 4/15/17
<p>We're talking all about Athens-area beers with Chris Herron, CEO of Creature Comforts Brewing Company, Brian Roth of Southern Brewing Company and Owen Ogletree from Brewtopia Events. </p> <p>Owen was kind enough to invite us to broadcast from the 22nd annual festival, and it was awesome as expected. The guys from Scofflaw also crashed the party too! </p> <p>Have a great week, check out beerguysradio.com, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter...and DRINK LOCAL!</p>
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Rocket Republic Brewing Company - Episode 67 - 4/8/17
<p>We are featuring the crew from Madison, AL's Rocket Republic Brewing Company on this week's show.</p>
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Nick Purdy, Wild Heaven Beer - PODCAST EXTRA
<p>Tim and Aaron sat down at the Porter Beer Bar with Nick Purdy from Wild Heaven Beer. We had a great conversation, ranging from SB85's impact on their brewery, the plans for the second location, and how to get the best watermelon flavor out of a watermelon (hint: it involves lots of work). </p>
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TinyPalooza and Akademia Brewing - Episode 66
<p>No foolin' around here! We attended TinyPalooza 2.5 at Snellville's Lincoln Fill Station. Before we went around sampling some amazing beers, and after the wind tried to literally take our production equipment away, we were able to talk to Athens newest brewpub in planning, Akademia. </p>
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TopGolf Midtown, SweetWater and Ale Sharpton - Episode 65 - 3/25/17
<p>On a dark and stormy night, we headed out to TopGolf Midtown for the finals of their winter league. </p> <p>As luck would have it, we were joined by Tucker Berta-Sarkisian and Brian "Diggs" Diggelmann from SweetWater Brewing, Gina Silva and Tyler Vigue from TopGolf, and the one and only Ale Sharpton! </p> <p>Spring Beers were on the discussion list, and we talked about the change in season, and the transition from maltier, darker beers to hops and saisons. </p> <p>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </p> <p>Lots of them. Ale shared some beers from his recent trip to Charlotte, including NoDa's Hop Cakes Double IPA. Plus, SweetWater's Wookie Down Imperial Red Ale, its newest Dank Tank Release. And 420, Jekyll's Hop Dang Diggity....and more!</p> <p>Headlines (Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)</p> <p>SB85 HAS PASSED! Finally, Georgia becomes the last state to allow direct sales for brewers and distillers in the state. What does that mean? Basically, we will no longer have to deal with the farce of buying a tour and getting free samples. Yes, that means that you can actually go to a brewery and order a pint of their beer. Amazing stuff on 2017. Looks like the rules will go into effect late summer or early fall of this year, so stay tuned.</p> <p>One great announcement on the heels of this - Wild Heaven will open a second location on the Beltline. </p> <p>Other news headlines: </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Phil Ferrell running for AHA Board of Governors</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Max Lager’s revives one of Georgia’s first craft beers: Helenboch lager from Friends Brewing Co.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2017/03/mill_creek_brewing_signs_distr.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Tennessee’s Mill Creek Brewing Signs agreement to distro in Alabama</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.wftv.com/news/trending-now/student-on-spring-break-caught-with-truckload-of-beer-police-say/504118923"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Student on Spring Break caught with truckload of natty light</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-a-michelin-star-brewpub-portends-the-future-for-craft-beer-2017-03-16"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Michelin star brewery the future for craft beer?</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4328746/San-Diego-brewery-makes-beer-SEWAGE-water.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stone makes beer out of sewage water</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/paul-ryan-ties-inspire-boycott-of-sellout-craft-beer-ballast-point/416613913"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Paul Ryan ties have some people boycotting Ballast Point</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Next week, we're continuing this road trip. We are headed to the Lincoln Fill Station in Snellville, checking out TinyPalooza 2.5. Cheers!</p>
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TopGolf, Jekyll and Reformation - Episode 64 - 3/18/17
<p>We're talking to Reformation, Jekyll and TopGolf Alpharetta this week.</p>
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The Porter Beer Bar - Episode 63 - 3/11/17
<p>We talk to Molly Gunn and Nick Rutherford, the duo behind Atlanta's iconic beer bar, The Porter in Little Five Points. Cheers!</p>
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Hopstix Brewpub - Episode 62 - 3/4/17
<p><strong>If you're like Aaron, you love Asian food, but hate the beer selection. </strong></p> <p>Andy Tan and Chris Collier aim to change that. They have just opened up <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Hopstix/">Hopstix</a>. The Chamblee restaurant combines Asian fusion cuisine (including sushi hot dogs and amazing ramen) along with craft beer brewed on site. We talk about Andy and Chris' journeys through craft beer, their relationship with the Covert Hops homebrew club, and more! </p> <p><strong><a title="truckandtap.com" href="truckandtap.com">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Hopstix English Mild</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://terrapinbeer.com/">Terrapin Brewing Company</a> “Lucille” Imperial Stout</span></li> </ul> </div> <h3><strong>Headlines - Brought to you by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=your%20pie%20perimeter">Your Pie Perimeter</a>!</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tim gives us an update on SB 85...not a lot of movement this week.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Same goes for the <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/02/21/georgia-brunch-bill-aims-level-field-restaurants/">Georgia Brunch Bill</a>.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">ASW distillery and Monday night teamed up for a collaborative whiskey.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft beer.com’s readers vote on best beer bar in each state.</span> <span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.oanow.com/news/auburn-university-s-museum-of-natural-history-and-red-clay/article_e5b5b248-f987-11e6-b4fa-f3e59b63f5cc.html"> OTBX, Porter are the winners</a> in Alabama and Georgia, respectively</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.wfxg.com/story/34611839/savannah-river-brewing-company-opens-its-doors"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Savannah River Brewing opens its doors, Augusta’s second brewery</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.oanow.com/news/auburn-university-s-museum-of-natural-history-and-red-clay/article_e5b5b248-f987-11e6-b4fa-f3e59b63f5cc.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Clay Brewing and Auburn team up to protect a rare snake</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/craft-brew-alliance-sued-kona-not-brewed-hawaii"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft Brew Alliance sued because Kona isn’t brewed in Hawaii</span></a></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming up next week, we'll be on location, talking to the team behind one of the best beer bars in the country, <a href="http://www.theporterbeerbar.com/">The Porter</a>! Thanks for listening, and we'll talk to you next week. </span></p> <ul> <li>Are you looking into building your own brewery? <a href= "http://www.crlcontracting.com/">CRL Contracting</a> can help!</li> <li>Get your tickets for the <a href= "http://suwaneebeerfest.com/">Suwanee Beer Fest!</a> March 18th. Use Promo Code BEERGUYSRADIO for special early bird pricing ($45) - offer ends March 11!</li> <li>Sign up for THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA BEER (in the right column) and get Tim’s great listing of all events and releases for the week…and be entered to win some awesome swag!</li> <li>This week’s Drink This Beer is with Rob Sama, owner of Chicago’s Baderbrau. Get it wherever you get your podcasts!</li> <li>Thanks for listening and supporting the show! If you like what  you’re hearing and seeing, consider becoming a patron! <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys">Details here</a>.</li> </ul>
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Big Beach Brewing, Stout Brothers and the Nest - Episode 61 - 2/25/17
<div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_35842" class="wp-caption aligncenter" style= "width: 800px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-full wp-image-35842" src="http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Big-Beach-Brewing-2.jpg" alt="Big Beach Brewing" width="800" height="533" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Big Beach Brewing's growler in its natural element - the outdoors.</dd> </dl> </div> <h2>Spring is in the air, and we're thinking about the great outdoors.</h2> <p>So what better way to celebrate the mild weather with a coastal brewery?</p> <p><a href="https://www.bigbeachbrewing.com/">Big Beach Brewing Company</a> from Gulf Shores, Alabama, joined us for this episode. We talked to head brewer Rod Murray and co-owner Jim Schamburger about their craft beer journey, the differences in brewing beer for the beach crowd, and their rapid growth over the year.</p> <p>We also had Brandon King in studio. He's one of the minds behind two great craft beer destinations - <a href= "http://thestoutbrothers.com/">The Stout Brothers / Smyrna Beer Market</a> and <a href="http://www.thenestkennesaw.com/">The Nest</a> restaurant in Kennesaw. We talked beer, barbecue...and their anniversary party that will feature such things as smoked alligator.</p> <h3><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a> Beers of the Week:</h3> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beach Brewing Rod’s Reel Cream Ale</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beach Brewing For the love of Mosaic IPA</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.orpheusbrewing.com/">Orpheus Brewing's</a> Maenads Tripel</span></li> </ul> </div> <h3>Headlines (brought to you by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/">Your Pie Perimeter</a>)</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Tim gave us an update on SB 85 </span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">The <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/02/21/georgia-brunch-bill-aims-level-field-restaurants/">Georgia Brunch Bill</a> is front and center on the minds of many restaurateurs across the state.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.atlantamagazine.com/50-best-bars/">Atlanta magazine 50 best bars.</a> Including some great beer bars, like</span><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Wrecking Bar, Brick Store, Porter, Leon’s, Argosy and more.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Sweetwater celebrated its 20th anniversary with an Atlanta legend.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com/2017/02/20/first-look-experience-an-asian-brewpub-at-hopstix-in-chamblee/"> Hopstix set to open in Chamblee</a> , and</span> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">we’ll have owner Andy Tan on next week</span></li> </ul> <p>Thanks for listening! Coming up next week, we'll talk to the Atlanta metro's newest brewpub, Hopstix! See you on the socials, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers!</p> <ul> <li>Are you looking into building your own brewery? <a href= "http://www.crlcontracting.com/">CRL Contracting</a> can help!</li> <li>Sign up for THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA BEER (in the right column) and get Tim’s great listing of all events and releases for the week…and be entered to win some awesome swag!</li> <li>This week’s Drink This Beer is with Rob Sama, owner of Chicago’s Baderbrau. Get it wherever you get your podcasts!</li> <li>Thanks for listening and supporting the show! If you like what  you’re hearing and seeing, consider becoming a patron! <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys">Details here</a>.</li> </ul>
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Ironmonger Brewing - Episode 60 - 2/18/17
<p>We're talking craft beer, Marietta (Georgia) style with Ironmonger Brewing's owner David Sheets and new head brewer Barron Sluder. </p> <p>Also, we talk Georgia SB85 and more!</p>
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Twain's Brewpub and Billiards - Episode 59 - 2/11/17
<p>In this episode, we talk to Mike Castagno, the brand new head brewer at the iconic Decatur brewpub, Twain's. </p> <p>We also have Twain's owners (and brothers) Ethan and Uri Wurtzel on the show, talking about Twain's past 21 years in Decatur and how they've had to adapt and change to compete in the great craft beer market in that city. </p> <p>Tim gives us an update on SB85, and we'll talk about an Atlanta brewery making a cameo appearance during the Super Bowl! </p> <p>Next week, Ironmonger Brewing will join us in the studios. As always, drink local, and cheers!</p>
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Mercier Orchards, Georgia Craft Brewers Guild and Nuit Belge - Episode 58 - 2/4/17
<h2>A busy week! </h2> <p>Not only is there some important football game going on this Sunday (#RISEUP), we invited a veritable plethora of guests on the show. </p> <p>Nancy Palmer of the <a href= "http://www.georgiacraftbrewersguild.org/">Georgia Craft Brewer's Guild</a> joined us on the exciting news about SB 85 - a bill that would actually (*gasp*) allow brewers to sell beer (wait for it...) at the brewery! Regardless, this is great news for Georgia's beer community. This bill, a compromise between the Guild and distributors, would allow:</p> <ul> <li>Breweries to sell up to 3,000 barrels of beer made on premises, by the glass and up to one case per customer. <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/01/26/georgia-beer-bill-law-sb85/">Read more details here</a>. </li> </ul> <p>In studio? We had a little change of pace. Tony Jones and Ian Flom from <a href="http://www.mercier-orchards.com/">Mercier Orchards</a> took a trip down from Blue Ridge to talk all things cider. We were able to talk about the history of Mercier Orchards and cider, as well as the process for making it. </p> <p>Also, we talked to Matt Leff of <a href= "http://www.nuitbelge.com/atlanta/">Nuit Belge</a>. Coming to Atlanta's The Foundry At Puritan Mill, Nuit Belge combines some amazing chefs with Belgian (and Belgian-inspired) beers. It's coming up on Feb. 25, and if you use the promo code BGR10, you'll get $10 off the ticket! <a href= "http://www.nuitbelge.com/atlanta/">Tickets and details here</a>. </p> <h3><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap's</a> Beer of the Week</h3> <p>Well, OK. Ciders of the week. Including: </p> <ul> <li>Mercier Orchards Grumpy Granny, made from Granny Smith apples</li> <li>Rock Steady Red, a cider blended with strawberries</li> <li>Black Bee, made from Arkansas Black apples and clover honey</li> <li>Old #3, made from Gold Rush apples</li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week? Back to the beer, as we talk to the folks behind the iconic Decatur spot <a href= "http://www.twains.net/">Twain's Brewpub & Billiards</a> and new head brewer Mark Castagno joins us, among others. In the meantime, drink local...and Cheers! </p> <h3>Thanks to our show sponsors:</h3> <ul> <li>Truck and Tap</li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/">Your Pie Perimeter</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.crlcontracting.com/">CRL Contracting</a></li> <li>Nuit Belge</li> <li><a href="http://www.thenestkennesaw.com/">The Nest</a></li> <li><a href="http://thestoutbrothers.com/">Stout Brothers / Smyrna Beer Market</a></li> </ul>
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Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting - Episode 57 - 1/28/17
<p><strong>What an amazing event! </strong></p> <p>If you haven't been to one of the 13 iterations of the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting, then you're missing out. Owen Ogletree, owner of Brewtopia.com, puts on the event every year at the Prado in Sandy Springs. This year's version featured more than 60 casks of unique and creative beers from Georgia, national and international brewers! </p> <p>We took advantage of our attendance at ACAT to drink some amazing beers (of course), but also to get updates on a few breweries and brewpubs in planning. </p> <p>First on the list was Mitch Steele. The former brewmaster for Stone Brewing is working with his partners to open up a brewpub on the Atlanta beltline sometime late in 2017. We spoke with him about the plans, and the reason why they picked Atlanta. </p> <p>Next, Owen took some time out of his busy day to talk about casks. What they are, the history involved, and why they are so much more nuanced than "normal" tapped beers. </p> <p>In our third segment, we speak to Matt and Lauren Curling, the husband and wife team behind Roswell's Variant Brewing Company. Also planning a 2017 launch, we talk about how they got started in craft beer (hint: it wasn't Matt at first!) and the trials and tribulations of starting up a new brewery. </p> <p>We also talk with our great sponsors, Your Pie Perimeter, about their upcoming Second Anniversary party. </p> <p>Ryan Skinner and Todd DeMatteo joined us in the fourth segment. Ryan and Todd are planning a new brewpub, Good Word, in craft beer starved Gwinnett County. We talked about starting up a new brewpub in downtown Duluth, as well as their idea for bringing the comforts of home to a brewpub.</p> <p>Finally, we were lucky enough to grab two of the world's foremost experts on cask ales.  Des de Moor is a London-based beer judge and writer; and Steve Hamburg is a Chicago-area writer and beer judge. Both are cask experts, and we talk about the cask movement in the United States and what makes a great cask ale.</p> <p>Next week, we'll be cidering it up with the folks behind Mercier Orchards. Thanks for listening, and don't forget...drink local! </p> <p> </p>
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Burnt Hickory Brewery and Your Pie Perimeter - Episode 56 - 1/21/16
<div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_31261" class="wp-caption aligncenter"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="wp-image-31261 size-full" src="http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ypp-bhb.jpg" alt="ypp bhb" width="800" height="533" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Quite the crew. (From left): Your Pie Perimeter owners Morgan and Lisa Maclellan, Burnt Hickory Brewery owner Scott Hedeen, Tim and Aaron.</dd> </dl> </div> <h2>A packed house in the studio this weekend!</h2> <p>We were lucky to have three awesome guests. First, the evil genius (not really evil, but it sounds good) behind <a href= "http://www.burnthickorybrewery.com/">Burnt Hickory Brewery</a>, Scott Hedeen, joined us in studio. We uncapped plenty of whales from BHB, thanks to Scott (and Brian Hewitt's) stash.</p> <p>Scott talked about the challenges of operating a small brewery under current Georgia laws, the special ambiance of the tap room (including one crazy Yelp review), and the ideas behind their many creative variants. We also talked about Georgia Beer Day, the growth of craft beer (and spirits) in Kennesaw, as well as the fist BHB Town Hall meeting this week. Finally, Tim tests Scott on music and beer pairings. You'll find out what the best beer is for listening to Taylor Swift, natch.</p> <p>Also joining us was Morgan and Lisa Maclellan, the owners of <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=your%20pie%20perimeter">Your Pie Perimeter</a>. Not only are they one of our great sponsors, they are renowned among the Your Pie community when it comes to their craft beer program. We talk shop, and learn more about the importance of craft beer on their bottom line.</p> <h3><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">TRUCK AND TAP</a>'S BEERS OF THE WEEK</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://southboundbrewingco.com/">Southbound Brewing</a>'s Mystery Ship</li> <li>Burnt Hickory Brewery Freak Flag Apricot Saison w/Brett</li> <li>BHB's Noggin Knocker Imperial Eggnog Milk Stout</li> <li>BHB's Kolb's Farm Russian Imperial Stout</li> <li>BHB's Machine Gun Etiquette Lemon Pale Ale</li> <li>BHB's Feeling Gravity's Pull Maple Bacon Habanero Coffee Stout</li> </ul> <h3>HEADLINES (Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/01/14/second-self-manic-pixie-dream-beer-1/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Second Self Releasing Manic Pixie Dream</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/01/18/creature-comforts-new-brewery/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Creature Comforts expansion</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/haintbluebrew/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Haint Blue Brewing Co. running into some city zoning/planning issues from Mobile</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.lagrangenews.com/2017/01/13/a-wild-leap-for-downtown/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Wild Leap Brewing coming to LaGrange</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/business/beer-is-becoming-a-crafty-business-in-floyd-county/article_bc4d6fd4-d535-11e6-b51c-bbf0ef4feff7.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Rome City Brewing Company bringing craft beer to Floyd County</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.ajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/bill-would-allow-distillers-sell-liquor-site/RZDg4jKK55xBy9JYlltO0N/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Direct sales for distillers?</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Falcons #RISEUP!</span></li> </ul> <p>A special shout out to our newest sponsor, <strong><a href= "http://www.crlcontracting.com/">CRL CONTRACTING</a></strong>. Working on opening a brewery? CRL is the most experienced contractors when it comes to building breweries and tap rooms. They've built for Orpheus, Second Self and Scofflaw. Thanks for your support!</p> <p> </p>
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Omaha Brewing Company - Episode 55 - 1/14/17
<p>While Aaron is (ahem) on assignment, Brian Hewitt of StogieReview.com filled in with Tim. Broadcasting from Your Pie Perimeter, the Beer Guys chatted with the crew from Omaha Brewing Company. </p>
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Reformation Brewery - Episode 54 - 1/7/17
<p>It's a new year, and it's time to get back into the beer! </p> <p>And, as luck would have it, it was a Northeast Metro Atlanta show.</p> <p>We had the crew from <a href= "http://reformationbrewery.com/">Reformation Brewery</a> in the house this week. Co-founder Spencer Nix, along with Ryan Morley-Stockton and photographer extraordinaire Jessica Miller joined us in studio this weekend.</p> <p>We talked about the brewery's origin story, which includes some in depth conversations about religious history, seminary school, and parties that got just too popular for a house to hold.</p> <p>2016 was a big year for Reformation. They canned their first brew (and have now expanded to 5 canned products).  2017 looks to be another growth opportunity for them, with potential expansion out of Georgia.</p> <p>We also spoke to Spencer about the challenges and opportunities facing Georgia's beer community this year. </p> <p><strong>Headlines (furnished by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie Perimeter</a>)</strong></p> <p>The biggest news in Georgia beer was a personnel move. Steve Anderson, formerly of Atlanta's <a href= "https://www.redbrickbrewing.com/">Red Brick Brewing</a>, has joined Kennesaw's <a href="http://www.drycountybrewco.com/">Dry County Brewing</a> as its brewmaster. We spoke briefly about his first week on the job, the challenges, and the advantages of not having to deal with a daily commute to Atlanta! </p> <p><strong><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a> Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Reformation Wilder Blackberry Strong Ale</li> <li>Reformation French Saison (coming soon)</li> <li>Reformation Jude Trippel</li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're going on the road. We'll be broadcasting from Your Pie Perimeter on Thursday, January 12. We'll talk to the crew behind <a href= "http://omahabrewingcompany.com/">Omaha Brewing</a>. Come join Tim and have some pizza and beers at a great spot! We'll see you next week, and don't forget...DRINK LOCAL.</p> <p> </p>
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Best of Craft Beer 2016 - Episode 53 - 12/31/16
<p>Happy New Year! </p> <p>As we say goodbye to 2016, we wanted to hand out some awards. We asked you, our listeners, to vote on the best of craft beer in <a href="http://wp.me/p6OvAI-83k">Georgia</a> and <a href= "http://wp.me/p6OvAI-84d">Alabama</a>. Nearly 1,000 of you responded, and we have the results. </p> <p>Want the complete list of winners? Here's Georgia and Alabama.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="truckandtap.com">Truck and Tap</a>’s Beers of the Week:</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://jekyllbrewing.com/">Jekyll</a> Redneck Christmas Stout</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://wildheavenbeer.com/">Wild Heaven</a> Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com">Creature Comforts</a> Koko Buni</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">and more!</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Headlines (brought to you by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie Perimeter</a>)</span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/money/business/retailroundup/2016/12/27/pies-and-pints-opens-next-week-eastchase/95883214/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Pies and Pints opening this week in Montgomery</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.brewbound.com/news/brewbound-voices-distributors-dealing-sku-mageddon-part"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">How to deal with “SKU-Mageddon”</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://sports.yahoo.com/news/were-curious-hesitant-washing-hair-221505472.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft beer shampoo? Why not?</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.brewbound.com/news/ba-economist-predicts-2017-style-trends"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brewer’s Association tries to predict 2017 trends</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://mainepublic.org/post/craft-beer-lovers-long-lines-part-experience#stream/0"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">For craft beer lovers, long lines are part of the experience</span></a></li> </ul> <p> Next week? We'll ring in the New Year with a conversation with Reformation Brewing. Have a great week, we'll see you on the socials...and don't forget to drink local!</p> <p> </p>
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Holiday Special - Episode 52 - 12/24/16
<p><strong>Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc!</strong></p> <p>It's the holidays, so we're spending time with friends and family this weekend. Enjoy our "best of" edition, featuring interviews from: <br /></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.scofflawbrewery.com/">Scofflaw Brewing Company</a></li> <li><a href="http://trimtabbrewing.com/">Trim Tab Brewing Co. </a></li> <li><a href="http://www.cherrystreetbrewing.com/">Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative</a></li> <li><a href="http://goodpeoplebrewing.com/">Good People Brewing Company</a></li> </ul> <p>Thanks again to all of our sponsors who make the show possible, and all of our awesome fans!</p> <p>We'll be back next week with our "Best in Craft Beer 2016" awards show. </p> <p>Be sure to vote for your favorites in <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/12/14/vote-best-georgia-beer-2016/">Georgia</a> and <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/12/14/vote-best-alabama-beer-2016/">Alabama</a>. </p> <p>Happy holidays, and cheers!</p>
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Mad Malts Brewing - Episode 51 - 12/17/16
<h2><img class="size-full wp-image-30704" src= "http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/bottles2.jpg" alt="Ain't no party like a Beer Guys Radio party" width="800" height="533" /></h2> <h2>Huntsville's <a href="http://madmaltsbrewing.com/">Mad Malts Brewing</a> joined us this week.</h2> <p>NOTE: We need your vote! Be sure to cast your ballot for the BEST OF CRAFT BEER 2016 in <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/12/14/vote-best-georgia-beer-2016/">Georgia</a> and <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/12/14/vote-best-alabama-beer-2016/">Alabama</a>. We'll have the results on our end of the year show December 31. </p> <p>As we get into the homestretch into Christmas and the new year, we were able to talk with the crew behind Huntsville's Mad Malts Brewing. Co-Owners Chris Bramon and Jeff Peck joined us to talk about their start in craft beer, the reason behind their name change, what they learned at the Great American Beer Fest, and what year 2 has in store for them. </p> <p>We also had homebrewer extraordinaire Jon Shari (of Little Cottage Brewery fame). Brian Hewitt also joined us in studio, bringing in a bomber of Shari's American Imperial Stout, Wax Off. </p> <h3><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://wildheavenbeer.com/">Wild Heaven</a> Gravitational Wave Russian Imperial Stout</li> <li><a href="http://terrapinbeer.com/">Terrapin</a> Mosaic Red Rye IPA</li> <li><a href="http://coastalempirebeer.com">Coastal Empire</a> Nettles and Ross ESB</li> <li><a href="https://www.highlandbrewing.com/">Highland Brewing Company</a> Cold Mountain Winter Ale</li> <li><a href="http://www.tiredhands.com/">Tired Hands</a> Ourison Oak Aged Saison</li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/littlecottagebrewery/">Little Cottage</a> Wax Off American Imperial Stout</li> </ul> <div class="mceTemp"> <dl id="attachment_30711" class="wp-caption alignleft" style= "width: 320px;"> <dt class="wp-caption-dt"><img class="size-full wp-image-30711" src="http://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/gravitational-wave.jpg" alt="Thanks to the Wild Heaven Craft Beer crew for the preview!" width="320" height="350" /></dt> <dd class="wp-caption-dd">Thanks to the Wild Heaven Craft Beer crew for the preview!</dd> </dl> </div> <h3>Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!</h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/plans-for-downtown-brewery-move-forward/article_51a8fb8f-58db-57a1-9747-4e3e0182bfa6.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Georgia Beer Company’s plans to move downtown going forward.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://wkrg.com/2016/12/08/two-craft-breweries-to-open-in-mobile/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Haint Blue, Serda brewing company plan on opening in Mobile in 2017</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://munchies.vice.com/en/articles/this-craft-brewery-infuses-its-beer-with-the-wu-tang-clan"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">NC Beer uses Wu Tang in the brewing process.</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://chicago.eater.com/2016/12/12/13919778/cat-cafe-sneak-peek-goose-island-uk-food-truck-op-ed-intel"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Goose Island opens up “first American Craft Beer Bar” in UK</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/politics-is-divisive-beer-is-not-is-home-brewing-the-key-to-harmony-on-the-hill/2016/12/11/99e3852a-bd9b-11e6-ac85-094a21c44abc_story.html?utm_term=.a64c60ef04c5"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brewers Assn. kicks off homebrewing competition amongst staffers and politicans in DC</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewersassociation.org/insights/marijuana-beer-industry/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Marijuana use and lower beer sales? Not so fast, my friend.</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week? It's Christmas, so we're giving you the present of some of our favorite interviews of the past year. Our last show of the year on Dec. 31 will feature our BEST OF CRAFT BEER 2016, so be sure to vote for your favorites in <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/12/14/vote-best-georgia-beer-2016/">Georgia</a> and <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/12/14/vote-best-alabama-beer-2016/">Alabama</a>. </p> <p>Cheers, and have a Merry Christmas! </p> <p> </p>
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Fannin Brewing Company - Episode 50 12/10/16
<p><span style="font-size: 18.6667px;"><strong>The Beer Guys head up north for this week's interview. North Georgia, that is. </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">A few weeks ago, Tim took a trip to Blue Ridge. While there, he ran into Tom Fennell, owner of Fannin County Brewing. He joined us on the show via phone this week. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">We talked to Tom about his start in the craft beer industry, after realizing that a winery may not be in the cards for him. We also speak to the growth of craft beer in his small town, and the popularity of craft with the tourist crowd. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">Finally, we discuss the upcoming legislative session, and some of his conversations with Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston, an influential member of the state house. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 8pt;">In studio, we welcomed beer fan and podcaster Nubyjas Wilborn. A sportswriter by trade, he also talks craft beer on his <a href= "https://soundcloud.com/cold-slither/sets/beeritis">Beer it Is Podcast</a>. Tim, Aaron and Nubyjas went over the craft beer scene in Georgia, and last week's Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Fest.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Funky Buddha Undefeated Saison</span></li> <li>Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshall Zhukov Imperial Stout</li> <li>Little Cottage Night Breed Coffee Porter</li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Fannin Hive Kicker and a special Fannin wine-beer hybrid available only at the brewery.</span></li> </ul> <div> </div> <h3><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!</strong></span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://kylewingfield.blog.myajc.com/2016/12/05/to-see-and-taste-what-could-be-in-georgia-look-at-n-c-s-breweries/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">To see and taste what Georgia could be like, check out NC</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(AJC)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.thegeorgeanne.com/features/article_f6783f60-5284-540a-b2c2-4b6a0ec5c3e9.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Eagle Creek changing to become a brewpub</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(the George Anne)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.brewbound.com/news/catawba-brewing-expands-distribution-south-carolina"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Catawba Brewing expanding to South Carolina</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Brewbound)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.bizjournals.com/birmingham/news/2016/12/01/new-brewery-eyeing-birmingham.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Birmingham District Brewing Company coming in 2017</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">to….well...Birmingham.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://chronicle.augusta.com/business/2016-12-03/craft-beer-craze-brews-wholesale-industry-changes"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft beer craze sparks industry changes</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Augusta Chronicle) - see last quote from the distributor.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.macon.com/news/business/article117989618.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Growler USA opens first franchise in Warner Robbins</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Macon Telegraph)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2016-12-04/augusta-may-revise-rules-small-breweries-distilleries"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Augusta may revise rules for craft breweries and distilleries</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Augusta Chronicle)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/12/01/503974771/unesco-deems-belgiums-beer-culture-a-treasure-of-humanity"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">UNESCO deems Belgium’s beer culture “A treasure of humanity”</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(NPR)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Big Beach Brewing starts to distribute.</span></li> </ul> <div>Next week? We're talking to the owner of Huntsville's Mad Malts Brewing. Have a great week, drink local, and we'll see you on the socials. Cheers! </div>
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Stouts, Porters and Dry County Brewing - Episode 49 - 12/3/16
<p>It's the most wonderful time of the year! </p> <p>We're talking, of course, about stouts, porters, and all those great roasty holiday beers that come out this time of the year.</p> <p>To help us enjoy them, we invited the trio from Dry County Brewing company into the studio. </p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Dry County served up some of their dark beers, including their Bad Hombre. </span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Other wintry-type beers we talked about: </span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Burnt Hickory Courageous Conductor - Red Velvet Cake Porter</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Creature Comforts Koko Buni - Milk porter with Coffee and coconut</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Terrapin Moo Hoo (Chocolate milk stout) and its several variants. </span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale (Coffee brown with bourbon barrel chips.)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Good People El Gordo (13.9% Russian Imperial Stout)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Back Forty Peanut Butter Porter</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla (Vanilla Porter)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Brick Hype Whale (Bourbon Imperial Stout - Releases around February)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Southbound Moonlight Drive - Imperial Coffee Stout</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Scofflaw Barrel Aged Absentia - Imperial Stout in Buffalo Trace Barrels (Release 01/14)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Three Taverns Helm’s Deep (Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imeperial Stout) & Third Age (Sherry Barrel Old Ale)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt - Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Orpheus The Ferryman - BBA Imperial Stout with coffee, chiles, vanilla beans</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Jekyll Redneck Christmas Stout - Imperial Stout with coffee, chocolate, and peppermint</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter): </span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/11/29/atlantas-second-self-beer-co-expands-distribution-alabama/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Second Self distributing into Alabama</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/local_news/distribution-center-looking-at-lowndes/article_6cdb84e6-cb41-5ac7-b49f-7445fd62940b.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Georgia Beer Company requesting permit in downtown Valdosta</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.myajc.com/news/entertainment/dining/new-atlanta-beer-gardens-offer-different-takes-on-/ntCgF/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Beer Gardens popping up in Decatur and downtown</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.brewbound.com/news/report-beer-volumes-declining-markets-recreational-cannabis-legal"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Beer volumes decline where marijuana is legal</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Gatlinburg fires - Smoky Mountain Brewery is OK, but they will be closed “indefinitely”</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/breweries-to-watch-in-7-southern-cities"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Trim Tab, Creature Comforts makes list of Craft Breweries to watch</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2016/11/27/1-delays-behind-it-brewdog-sees-beer-production-starting-in-april.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">BrewDog domestic beer production delayed, to begin in April</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">How much would you pay for a beer? One guy paid $5k for a 2013 Toppling Goliath Vanilla Bean Assassin Stout (via beerblackbook.com)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming up next week? We'll head up north.... North Georgia that is, to talk to Fannin Brewing. Have a great week, and cheers!</span></p> <div> </div>
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Thanksgiving Special - Episode 48 - 11/26/16
<h2>Happy Thanksgiving!</h2> <p>We're taking a little break this week to spend some QT with friends and family. And we're releasing the show a bit early so you can listen while you travel!</p> <p>(looking for more craft beer stuff to listen to on your drive? Check out <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/11/02/project-bgr-craft-beer-podcast/"> Project BGR,</a> our other craft beer podcast!)</p> <p>In the meantime, please enjoy some of our best interviews from the year, including:</p> <p><a href="http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/">Three Taverns Craft Beers</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.bluepantsbrew.com/">Blue Pants Brewery</a></p> <p><a href="http://mondaynightbrewing.com/">Monday Night Brewing</a></p> <p><a href="http://sweetwaterbrew.com/">SweetWater Brewing. </a></p> <p>We want to thank our show sponsors, <a href= "http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>, <a href= "https://www.hopspotbeertours.com/">Hopspot Beer Tours</a> and <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie Perimeter</a>.</p> <p>But most importantly, we want to thank you so much for your support! It's been a great year so far, and we're looking forward to telling the story of craft beer for many years to come.</p> <p>Have a great Thanksgiving. Be thankful, drink local, and CHEERS!</p>
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Gate City Brewing Company - Episode 47 - 11/19/16
<p>If you haven't noticed, downtown Roswell is becoming a pretty good craft beer destination. Gate City Brewing Company is one of the reasons why. </p> <p>On this week's show, we talk to Brian Borngesser and Pat Rains, co-founder of Roswell, Georgia's Gate City Brewing Company.</p> <p>They discuss their start, the challenges of moving from gypsy brewing to their own system, and the difference between contract and gypsy brewing.</p> <p>Also, we talk about the growth of the downtown Roswell area, especially as a craft beer destination. Cheers!</p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><a href= "http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.gatecitybrewingcompany.com/home">Gate City</a> Terminus Porter</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Gate City OTP IPA</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;">Gate City Double Tropical Stout</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/">Three Taverns</a> Cranberry Sauced</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "mondaynightbrewing.com">Monday Night Brewing</a> Centaur</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://terrapinbeer.com/">Terrapin</a> Moo-HooChiatto Chocolate Espresso Milk Stout</li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href="21st-amendment.com">21st Amendment</a>/<a href= "http://www.stonebrewing.com/">Stone</a>/<a href= "http://www.firestonebeer.com">Firestone Walker</a> El Camino (un)Real Dark Ale</li> </ul> <div> </div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Headlines - Brought to you by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie Perimeter</a>!</strong></span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://atlantarestaurants.blog.myajc.com/2016/11/11/from-the-earth-brewing-company-to-open-next-year-in-roswell/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New brewpub coming to Roswell, From the Earth Brewing</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/11/16/dry-county-dr-john-isenhour/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Dr. John Isenhour is Dry County’s new Chief Technical Brewing Officer</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/west_georgia/paulding-voters-approve-jail-funding-and-sunday-beer-sales/article_17c7b9c4-a637-11e6-b7c7-cf0aba725d2c.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Paulding County also approves Sunday sales</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://atlanta.eater.com/2016/11/14/13622178/mike-castagno-twains-brewpub-interview"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Twain’s Mike Castagno talks about how he approaches brewing</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2016/11/brew-news-what-the-election-results-mean-for-beer.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">How the elections affect beer</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/11/16/creature-comforts-koko-buni/">Creature Comforts Koko Buni is coming back</a></li> </ul> <p>Next week, we will have our special Thanksgiving Day show, featuring clips from some of our best interviews over the past year. Enjoy your turkey, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL!</p>
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Independent Distilling and Richland Rum - Episode 46 - 11/12/16
<p>At the Beer Guys Radio Show, we love our craft beer. </p> <p>But once in a while, we like to break the mold a bit.  And that's what we did this week. We talk distilling - whiskey and rum to be specific. Erik Vonk from Savannah's Richland Rum joined us, as did Michael Anderson from Decatur's Independent Distilling. </p> <p>Craft beer and craft distilling has many things in common, and we talk to Erik and Michael about that, including how they got their start in distilling. Also the vagaries involved in barrel aging, and the importance of keeping their ingredients local. </p> <p><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap'</a>s Beers of the Week</p> <p>Of course, we had beers of the week, including: </p> <ul> <li>A flight of Terrapin's Wake and Bake Coffee Stout from 2015 and 2016.</li> <li>We also got to try Independent Distilling's Outlier #1, a whiskey made from a Scotch Ale mash courtesy of Blue Tarp Brewing.</li> </ul> <p>Headlines (sponsored by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie Perimeter</a>):</p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://onlineathens.com/blog/lee-shearer/2016-11-08/blog-sunday-alcohol-coming-oconee-county"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Oconee County votes yes on Sunday alcohol sales.</span></a></li> <li><a href= "http://wfxl.com/news/local/groundbreaking-held-for-microbrewery-in-downtown-albany"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Groundbreaking on new Albany brewery</span></a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.seattletimes.com/life/food-drink/the-best-for-your-budget-wine-and-beer-to-bring-to-your-holiday-party/?utm_source=RSS&utm_medium=Referral&utm_campaign=RSS_all"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">What to bring? Wine and beer for a party</span></a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2016/11/08/dogfish-head-to-start-selling-beer-in-cans/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Dogfish Head getting into the can game</span></a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.cnet.com/news/beer-and-vinyl-feel-fine-thanks-to-hurd-record-and-craft-beer-service/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Hurd delivers vinyl and beer.</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Unfortunately only in the UK for now.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Coming up next week? Back to the craft beer. We'll be talking to the crew from Gate City Brewing Company. Drink local, and CHEERS! </span></p>
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Eventide Brewing - Episode 45 - 11/5/16
<p>Eventide Brewing's brand manager Haley Cowan joined us in the studios this week. </p> <p>We talked about the origins of the brewery, their Kickstarter campaign, and the importance of being a community destination for the Grant Park neighborhood. </p> <p>Truck and Tap's beers of the week: </p> <ul> <li>Eventide's Pale Ale</li> <li>Eventide Kolsch</li> <li>Eventide Highlander Scotch Ale</li> </ul> <p>Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400; font-size: 8pt;">Marietta's Ironmonger Brewing is  set to expand, offer new lineup in a few weeks.</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400; font-size: 8pt;">Project BGR launches!</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.walb.com/story/33575057/arabi-preps-for-vote-on-alcohol-sales-referendum"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Arabi to vote on alcohol sales referendum</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(WALB)</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><a href= "http://www.wsaw.com/content/news/398683461.html"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Augusta museum of history brewing 146 year old beer</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(WSAW)</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><a href= "http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/amendment-seeks-to-protect-local-laws-from-being-overturned-in/article_0449fea2-9e0d-11e6-a84e-ff6b7e38111f.html"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Amendment seeks to protect local laws being overturned</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(News Courier)</span><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><br /></span><span style= "font-weight: 400;">From the “Ulterior Motive” Department:</span> <a href= "http://vinepair.com/booze-news/craft-beer-growth-slows/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> ABInbev reports craft beer growth slowing</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(VinePair.com)</span></li> </ul>
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Arches Brewing - Episode 44 - 10/29/16
<p><strong>It takes some courage to open up a craft brewery focusing mainly on lagers. </strong></p> <p>After all, lagers require a little more love...time...and temperature control before they're ready to serve. </p> <p>And for the most part, craft beer drinkers are mainly an ale-centric bunch. </p> <p>But for the men behind Hapeville's <a href= "https://www.archesbrewing.com/">Arches Brewing</a>, lagers are a way to showcase their brewing skills.</p> <p>Ryan Fogelgren and Jamey Adams joined us in the studios this week.</p> <p>Specializing in crisp, clean-drinking (mainly) German-style beers, the crew behind Arches have gained a good following in the community, and have even gained fans at the nearby Porsche headquarters. </p> <p>We talked about their start in the brewing business, their growth, and the future.</p> <p><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the Week: </p> <p>Speaking of lagers, we tried:</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://reformationbrewery.com/">Reformation Brewery's</a> new "95" German Dunkel</li> <li>Arches Unseasonal Lager</li> <li>Arches Imperial Pilsner</li> <li>Arches Aged Russian Imperial Stout</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Headlines - Brought to you by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf">Your Pie Perimeter</a>!</strong></h3> <h3><strong>GEORGIA NEWS</strong></h3> <p><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/WreckingBar/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf"> Atlanta's Wrecking Bar Brewpub becomes latest brewpub to offer growlers to go</a>(source: Wrecking Bar)</p> <p><a href= "http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/brewery-blog/2016/10/20/you-asked-we-heard-more-variety-in-the-tasting-room"> More variety coming to Athens' Creature Comforts tasting room</a> (source: Creature Comforts)</p> <p><a href= "http://www.mdjonline.com/news/business/cleaned-up-red-hare-announces-a-new-design-change-new/article_5e9eafa6-96fb-11e6-ad38-073e0b1dd17c.html"> Design changes, new offerings for Marietta's Red Hare</a> (source: Marietta Daily Journal)</p> <h3><strong>ALABAMA NEWS</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.al.com/news/beaches/index.ssf/2016/10/big_beach_brewing_co.html"> Big Beach Brewing opens in Gulf Shores</a> (source: AL.com)</p> <p><a href= "http://www.al.com/news/huntsville/index.ssf/2016/10/hammer-wielding_suspect_dies_f.html"> Hammer-wielding suspect dies fleeing scene of Alabama beer theft</a> (source: AL.com)</p> <p><a href= "http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20161018/second-craft-brewfest-oct-29-in-albertville"> Second Craft Brewfest going on this weekend in Albertville</a> (Source: The Gadsden Times)</p> <h3><strong>NATIONAL NEWS</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.marketwatch.com/story/craft-beer-after-astounding-growth-suffers-from-growing-pains-2016-10-24"> Craft beer suffers from growing pains</a> (Source: CBS Marketwatch)</p> <p>So many questions. Such as: What beer? <a href= "http://www.walb.com/story/33448068/prosecutors-judge-convicted-of-bribing-officer-with-beer"> Judge convicted of bribing officer with beer</a>(source: WALB News 10)</p> <div>Coming up next week, we'll be talking with another southside (sort of) Atlanta brewery, <a href= "http://eventidebrewing.com/">Eventide</a>. Be sure to check us out on the socials, and subscribe to our podcast. Cheers, and we'll talk to you next week.</div>
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Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle - Episode 43
<p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>A little history for you this week. </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle are with us today. Not only are they craft beer fans, they are the authors of “<a href="http://amzn.to/2dVbhxy">Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the South</a>” as well as <a href= "http://amzn.to/2eB7R2A">“Prohibition in Atlanta: Temperance, Tiger Kings and White Lightning.”</a></span></p> <p>Atlanta and the south have had a love/hate relationship with alcohol over the past 250 or so years. </p> <p>From the Whitehall Tavern opening on the West End in 1835 (back when Atlanta was called Terminus), to the mayoral election of Moses Frumwalt (of the awesomely named "Free and Rowdy" party) over Jonathan Norcross (of the "Moral Party), the early years of the region were quite...interesting. </p> <p>Then, with the Civil War, reconstruction, and the abolitionist movement, the region underwent many, many changes. </p> <p>The opening of Atlantic Brewing in 1935 (it was located on the current site of the downtown Hilton) marked a turn in Atlanta's brewing history. After its closing in the 50s, Atlanta's only brewery was a branch of Canadian beer maker <a href= "http://www.carlingbeer.ca/Carling-Lineup.html">Carling</a> (now made by Molson/Coors). And when it closed in 1973, Atlanta went nearly 4 decades without a brewery until Atlanta Brewing Company (now <a href="https://www.redbrickbrewing.com/">Red Brick</a>) opened its doors in 1993. </p> <p>We really needed 3 hours to get in-depth with this topic, and we definitely plan on having Mary and Ron on the show in the future. In the meantime, we highly recommend picking up their two books: </p> <ul> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2dVbhxy">“Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the South"</a></li> <li><a href="http://amzn.to/2eB7R2A">“Prohibition in Atlanta: Temperance, Tiger Kings and White Lightning”</a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap's</a> Beers of the week: </strong></p> <p>In keeping with the historical theme, we went with a couple from the vault, including:</p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Brick 20th anniversary (2013)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">SweetWater 17th anniversary (2014)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Terrapin Tiramisu Hoo (2015)</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">And a newer one, Monday Night Brewing Blood Orange Blind Pirate IPA</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines (sponsored by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=your%20pie%20perimeter">Your Pie Perimeter</a>)</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://alesharpton.blogspot.com/2016/10/pour-one-for-late-damien-schaefer.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Damien Schaefer, a stalwart in Georgia's craft beer scene, has passed away.</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(source: Ale Sharpton)</span></li> <li><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/10/17/creature-comforts-crescendo/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Creature Comforts brews up a few new releases</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(source: Beer Guys Radio)</span></li> <li><a href= "http://atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com/2016/10/19/mike-castagno-is-the-new-head-brewer-at-twains-brewpub-in-decatur/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Mike Castagno is new head brewer at Twain’s</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(source: AJC)</span></li> <li><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/10/18/terrapin-braves-fox-brothers-team/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Terrapin, Fox Brothers team up for brewpub at SunTrust Park</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(source: Beer Guys Radio) </span></li> <li><a href= "http://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/post-matthew-craft-beer-roll-call/Content?oid=3793754"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Savannah / Coastal Georgia's craft beer breweries and bottle shops came through Hurricane Matthew (relatively) unharmed</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: Connect Savannah)</span></li> <li><a href= "http://www.brewbound.com/news/red-hare-brewing-company-refreshes-can-designs-announces-winter-lineup"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Hare refreshes can design; announces winter lineup</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: Brewbound.com)</span></li> </ul> <p>Next week? We'll be talking water chemistry, German beers and more with Hapeville's <a href= "https://www.archesbrewing.com/">Arches Brewing</a>! Have a great week, and don't forget to drink local. Cheers!</p>
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Terrapin's "Spike" Buckowski talks about partnership with Fox Brothers BBQ and Atlanta Braves - PODCAST EXTRA
<h2>Beer, Baseball and Barbecue. What's more American than that? </h2> <p>Not much, if you ask me. </p> <p>The new home for the <a href= "http://atlanta.braves.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=atl">Atlanta Braves</a> is going up in Cobb County. It will not only feature the ballpark, but also a shopping and dining space called the Battery Atlanta. </p> <p>Some of the Atlanta stalwart restaurants that are planned for the Battery are <a href="http://littleitalia.com/">Antico</a> Pizza, Ford Fry's <a href="http://www.superica.com/">Superica</a>, and the iconic BBQ joint <a href="http://www.foxbrosbbq.com/">Fox Brothers</a>. </p> <p>Joining Fox Brothers in their venture? <a href= "http://terrapinbeer.com/">Terrapin Beer Company</a>. </p> <p>Co-founder "Spike" Buckowski, and representatives from the Atlanta Braves were on hand at Fox Brothers to make the announcement. </p> <p>The tap room will not only feature Terrapin's regular and seasonal releases, but will also house a brand new pilot system that will allow Terrapin's brewers to experiment with new recipes on a smaller scale. </p> <p>We talked to Spike about this new venture. </p> <p> </p>
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Terrapin Brewing Co. - Episode 42 - 10/15/16
<p>Spike was in the house today. </p> <p>No, not the inspiration for the great Elvis Costello album (at least not as far as we know), but "Spike" Buckowski, one of the founders of Athens' Terrapin Beer Company joined us in studio this week. </p> <p>We talked about their start, and growth - as the third oldest craft brewery in Georgia, they were instrumental in building the scene as we know it today. And yes, we also talked about Tenth and Blake (the craft and import division of Miller/Coors) <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/07/20/tenth-blake-acquires-majority-interest-terrapin-beer-company/"> acquiring a majority stake</a> in the brewery. </p> <p>Of course, we also talked beer. We cracked open a few of Terrapin's newest releases, inlcuding: </p> <p><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the Week: </p> <ul> <li>Terrapin Moo-Hoo chocolate milk stout</li> <li>Terrapin Luau Krunkles IPA </li> <li>Terrapin So Fresh and So Green, Green</li> <li>Terrapin/Shmaltz 2016 Reunion Ale</li> <li>Almanac White Label (silver medal winner at GABF)</li> </ul> <p>Headlines (sponsored by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie Perimeter</a>)</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <h3><strong>GEORGIA</strong></h3> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://lagrangenews.com/news/17905/craft-beer-in-spotlight"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Festival showscases local breweries</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: LaGrange News)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.ajc.com/news/national/brewery-sends-canned-water-areas-hit-hurricane-matthew/cFgSmp5D7FifxkVsn8p11J/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Cartersville AB plant sends canned water to help out victims of Hurricane Matthew</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Source: AJC)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <h3><strong>ALABAMA</strong></h3> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.pnj.com/story/money/business/2016/10/09/big-beach-brewing-co-soft-opening-thursday/91786838/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Gulf Shores has a new brewery</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Source: Pensacola News-Journal)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.otmj.com/red-hills-brewing-co/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Red Hills Brewing Company is hoppy in Homewood</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(source: OTMJ)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <h3><strong>NATIONAL</strong></h3> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://allaboutbeer.com/news/oskar-blues-international-expansion/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Oskar Blues expanding international distribution</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(source: All About Beer)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://thefullpint.com/awards/sudwerk-brewing-captures-rare-triple-crown-gabf-gold/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Sudwerk Brewing captures triple crown with GABF gold</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: The Full Pint)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.kwwl.com/story/33350794/blue-jays-to-serve-beer-in-cups-after-can-throwing-incident"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Blue Jays to now serve beer in cups after beer-throwing incident</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(source: KWWL)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.newson6.com/story/33346808/maine-couple-wins-beer-cash-in-wife-carrying-competition"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Winner of Maine wife-carrying competition wins beer.</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">Goose Island Oktoberfest, to be specific. (Source: News on 6)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.wideopencountry.com/texas-churchs-anti-beer-ad-backfires-big-time/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft beer is the devil's craft  ad backfires on Texas church</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(source: Wide open country.com)</span></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're going to do some fancy book learnin' about beer <span style= "font-weight: 400;">history! Author and historians Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle will be in studio..Thanks for listening, have a great week, and remember to DRINK LOCAL.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">BTW: It's Atlanta Beer Week! <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/10/13/atlanta-beer-week-2016-october-15-22/"> Check this out for all the details.</a></span></p>
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Oktoberfest with Max Lager's and Owen Ogletree - Episode 41 - 10/8/16
<p><span style="font-size: 18pt;">Oktoberfest may be over in Munich, but it's on our mind this time of the year. </span></p> <p>With that in mind, we talked to <a href= "http://maxlagers.com/">Max Lager's</a> owner John "JR" Roberts and <a href="http://brewtopiaevents.blogspot.com/">Brewtopia</a>'s Owen Ogletree. Both are experts in the field, and we talked, drank, and learned more about Martzens, Festbiers and all sorts of styles popular this time of the year. Owen just returned to the states from a trip to Munich, and he shares his experiences with us.</p> <p>It's also the weekend of the <a href= "http://brewtopiaevents.blogspot.com/">Great American Beer Festival</a>. We will be there, and so we talked to John about the GABF...and some tips on surviving! </p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong><a href= "http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the week: </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.bellsbeer.com/">Bell’s</a> Octoberfest</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Cigar City Good Gourd</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/">Funky Buddha</a> Sweet poe-tay-toe</span></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://wildheavencraftbeers.com/the-return-of-autumn-defense/">Wild Heaven</a> Autumn Defense</span></li> </ul> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Headlines (brought to you by <a href= "https://www.yourpie.com/stores/atlanta-perimeter/">Your Pie - Perimeter</a>)</strong></span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href="http://mondaynightbrewing.com/">Monday Night Brewing</a> has a new facility in planning. It will be dedicated to brewing sours and barrel aging. It's to be on the SW side of Atlanta, along the beltline. We got the scoop - <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/10/05/monday-night-brewing-new-brewery-beltline-barrel-sour/"> read and listen here</a>. </span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Tim's Whales of the Week: </strong></span></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/">Three Taverns</a> Hoplicity cans</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/">Creature Comforts</a> Epicurious</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Alabama - Get your <a href= "http://www.orpheusbrewing.com/">Orpheus Brewing</a> beers! While they were available in limited numbers/places, they will be fully launching by next week.</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Beer Guys Announcement</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Project BGR is coming! Our new podcast will feature interviews from national brewers and beer experts....and some cool things we're interested in. Stay tuned for the official launch, coming soon!</span></p> <p> </p> <p>On next week's show, we're talking to <a href= "http://terrapinbeer.com/">Terrapin Beer Company</a>'s Spike Bukowski. And we'll have a recap of GABF...that is, if we can remember what happened. </p> <p>Cheers, have a great weekend, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL.</p> <p> </p>
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Monday Night Brewing's New Facility - PODCAST EXTRA
<p>Atlanta's Monday Night Brewing is expanding. They just announced they will be opening a new facility on Westside Atlanta, dedicated to sour and barrel aging. We talked to Operations Manager Joel Iverson, Marketing Director Jonathan Baker and Brewmaster Adam Bishop about the new facility, and how they plan to use it. </p> <p>Thanks for listening! </p>
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Some Good People Here
<p>We've made it to 40 episodes! </p> <p>This week, we're talking to Alabama's oldest craft brewery, <a href="http://goodpeoplebrewing.com/">Good People</a>. </p> <p>Jason Malone takes a break from watching his kid's soccer practice to join us. We talk about how he got started in the brewing business, and all the changes he's seen in Alabama brewing since they sold their first keg in 2008. </p> <p>Slowly growing, they've recently completed expansion into Tennessee; developed their first sour/funk beer program as well as barrel aging. </p> <p>We also talk about Good People's Birmingham Airport location, and the importance of educating the area about craft beer. </p> <p>(also, a sneak peek into Good People's plans on expanding into Georgia!)</p> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong><a href= "http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the Week: </strong></span></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://terrapinbeer.com/">Terrapin Beer'</a>s Krunkles Luau IPA</li> <li>Terrapin's 2016 So Fresh and So Green, Green</li> <li><a href="http://www.weyerbacher.com/">Weyerbacher</a> Sunday Mole Stout</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 14pt;"><strong>Headlines (Sponsored by <a href="https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/">Your Pie - Perimeter</a>)</strong></span></p> <h3><strong>GEORGIA NEWS</strong></h3> <p><a href= "http://www.clatl.com/culture/article/20834438/atlantas-comics-and-brewmasters-have-struck-a-beautiful-friendship"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Atlanta's comics and brewmasters have struck a beautiful friendship</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: Creative Loafing)</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Creature Comforts (and Alabama's Druid City) mentioned in the</span> <a href= "https://www.thrillist.com/drink/nation/best-breweries-college-towns"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">11 best college town breweries in America</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(source: Thrillist.com)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://atlantarestaurants.blog.ajc.com/2016/09/23/is-georgia-the-worst-state-in-the-u-s-for-craft-brewing/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Is Georgia the worst state in the U.S. for craft brewing?</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: AJC)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/home-brewing-freedom-to-create/article_f40975cc-8156-11e6-8655-d762c0c74cea.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Home brewing: Freedom to Create</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Source: Rome News-Tribune)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.glidemagazine.com/171745/suds-sounds-atlantas-sweetwater-brewing-company-keeps-heady/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">SweetWater Brewing Company Keeps it Heady</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Source: Glidemagazine.com)</span></p> <h3><strong>ALABAMA NEWS</strong></h3> <p><a href="https://wefunder.com/haintbluebrew"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">For as little as $100, you too can invest in a Mobile brewery</span></a><span style="font-weight: 400;">! (Source: wefunder.com)</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Mobile brewing, part 2:</span> <a href= "http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2016/09/2017_could_be_a_good_year_for.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Serda Brewing Company finds a home</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(source: AL.com)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.al.com/business/index.ssf/2016/09/supreme_court_rules_on_sweetwa.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Supreme Court rules on Sweetwater beer dispute</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Source: AL.com)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.wtvm.com/story/33150175/new-beer-distribution-center-under-construction-in-opelika"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New beer distribution center under construction in Opelika</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: wtvm.com)</span></p> <h3><strong>NATIONAL NEWS</strong></h3> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Who'da thunk it?</span> <a href= "https://fee.org/articles/craft-breweries-abound-in-states-with-fewer-regulations/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft Breweries Abound in States with Fewer Regulations</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: fee.org)</span></p> <p><a href= "https://wamu.org/news/16/09/26/arts_and_craft_beers_brewers_draw_drinkers_eyes_with_snazzy_tap_handles"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft brewers draw drinkers eyes with snazzy tap handles</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: WAMU)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://qz.com/793038/congress-is-backing-a-tax-reduction-for-craft-beer-brewers/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Congress finds something it can finally agree on: craft beer</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: Quartz)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/red-robin-gourmet-burgers-and-brews-releases-first-ever-burger-inspired-beer-in-collaboration-with-new-belgium-brewing-300333969.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Red Robin, New Belgium partner for a collaboration brew</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(Source: press release)</span></p> <p><a href= "http://www.takepart.com/article/2016/09/25/rwanda-brewery"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Rwanda's first microbrewery will be all female-owned</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(Source: Take Part)</span></p> <p>Listen to the show to see if you're this week's Swag Bag winner! </p> <p>Next week, it's all about Oktoberfest. John Roberts from Atlanta's <a href="http://maxlagers.com/">Max Lager's</a> joins us in studio, as well as Owen Ogletree. We'll also get a preview of the upcoming <a href= "https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/">Great American Beer Festival</a>. </p> <p>Be sure to listen live each week (details here). Also, subscribe to our podcast...and leave a review! </p> <p>Cheers, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL.</p> <p> </p>
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Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative - Episode 39 - 9/22/16
<p>What do you get when you combine a Georgia native, an interest in home brewing and an education in Colorado? </p> <p>A really awesome brewpub, that's what. Nick Tanner, brewmaster of <a href="http://www.cherrystreetbrewing.com/">Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative</a> in Cumming joined the Beer Guys in studio.</p> <p>We were able to grab Nick for an interview as he was in the midst of shipping beer to the upcoming <a href= "https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/">Great American Beer Festival</a>. </p> <p>Nick talked about his background, growing up in the restaurant industry, discovering craft beer while at Colorado State University, and heading back to his hometown to open a brewpub and tap room in partnership with <a href= "http://www.ricktannerschicken.com/">Rick Tanner's Grille and Bar</a> in the Vickery Village center. We also talked about their recent tap room expansion and their many, many, many varieties of beer.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s beers of the week</strong> include Cherry Street's O.A.S.I.S barrel aged Imperial stout (don't ask what O.A.S.I.S stands for). Plus, a couple beers from Florida's Cycle Brewing that Becky brought back from her recent trip. </p> <p><strong>In Headlines (sponsored by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie Perimeter</a>)....</strong></p> <p> </p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/09/22/georgia-last-direct-brewery-sales/"> Mississippi gets on site sales</a> (source: Beer Guys Radio)</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "http://patch.com/georgia/woodstock/reformation-brewery-prepares-3-year-anniversary"> Reformation Brewery Prepares for 3-year Anniversary</a> (Source: Woodstock Patch)</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/09/20/widespread-panic-trey-anastasio-band-2017-sweetwater-420-festival/"> SweetWater announces 420 Fest Headliners</a> (source: Beer Guys Radio)</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <h3><strong><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a href= "http://www.bizjournals.com/triangle/blog/2016/09/alabama-brewery-paves-way-into-north-and-south.html"> Straight to Ale expands distribution into North Carolina</a> (Source: Triangle Business Journal)</span></strong></h3> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <h3><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/09/20/good-people-expands-canned-offerings/"> Good People Brewing expands can offering</a> (Source: Beer Guys Radio)</span></h3> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <h3><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a href= "http://www.al.com/bhammag/index.ssf/2016/09/ring_in_fall_with_oktoberfest.html"> Ring in the Fall with these Oktoberfest brews and festivals</a> (Source: AL.com)</span></h3> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"> <h3><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a href= "http://lagniappemobile.com/haint-blue-brewing-co-taking-over-former-crystal-ice-house/"> New brewery in planning for Mobile</a> (Source: lagniappe.com)</span></h3> </li> <li><span style="font-size: 8pt;"><a href= "http://www.abcactionnews.com/news/hold-my-beer-hootie-the-blowfish-celebrate-custom-craft-beer-launch-with-special-concert"> Hootie and the Blowfish Beer set to hit shelves in FL, GA and SC</a> (Source: WFTS)</span></li> </ul> <ul> <li>From the "Georgia is a great place to be in the beer business" department: <a href= "http://www.progress-index.com/news/20160916/new-crop-for-virginia-farmers"> Virginia in the midst of a craft beer boom</a> (Source: The Progress-Index)</li> </ul> <ul> <li>From the "Even ABInbev is tired of this election" department: <a href= "http://www.newsday.com/business/blue-point-brewery-unveils-debate-beer-1.12342909"> Blue Point Brewery unveils "Debate Beer"</a> (Source: Newsday)<br /> <br /></li> <li><a href= "http://www.newyorkupstate.com/breweries/2016/09/is_pumpkin_beer_on_the_decline_what_upstate_ny_brewers_are_saying.html"> Pumpkin beer on the decline?</a> (Source: New York Upstate.com)</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "https://timesofsandiego.com/business/2016/09/19/from-micro-brewery-to-beers-bigfoot-ballast-point-hailed-at-20/"> Ballast Point set to mark 20th anniversary</a> (Source: Times of San Diego)</li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we'll talk to Alabama's oldest (currently operating) craft breweries, <a href= "http://www.goodpeoplebrewing.com/">Good People</a><a href= "http://www.goodpeoplebrewing.com/"> Brewing Company</a>! </p> <p>Don't forget to tune in, streaming or on the radio. And subscribe to our podcast. <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/listen-2/">Details here</a>. </p> <p>Cheers!</p>
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In a Wild Heaven, There's a Cigar City
<p>We took the show on the road this week. </p> <p>All the way out to Avondale Estates to the home of <a href= "https://cigarcitybrewing.com/">Wild Heaven Craft Beers</a>. </p> <p>The folks there were busy, you see. They were brewing a collaboration with a little place from Florida called <a href= "https://cigarcitybrewing.com/">Cigar City</a>. </p> <p>So we were able to interview two amazing brewers at once - Wild Heaven's Eric Johnson and Cigar City's Wayne Wambles. </p> <p>We talk about Eric's non traditional entry into brewing, Wild Heaven's move to canning, and many more things...including what he and Wayne are cooking up! We'll also learn about the success of Emergency Drinking Beer and crack open a special sour that's in the works.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the week</strong> included Wild Heaven's Autumn Defense, and a surprise from across the pond. Wayne and the Cigar City crew have spent the last several months traveling around the world, collaborating with brewers. One of their collabs happened to be with Ireland's <a href="http://www.galwaybaybrewery.com/">Galway Bay Brewery</a>, home of friend of the show Wil Avery. We sampled the result - Phaethon IPA - and gave Wayne his first taste as well! </p> <p>In the <strong>headlines (<a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP">sponsored by Your Pie - Perimeter</a>)</strong>, we talk about <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/09/12/stone-mitch-steele-brewpub-atlanta/"> Atlanta's newest planned brewpub</a>, headed by former Stone Brewing brewmaster Mitch Steele. Also, Tim talked to Nick Hudson from Albama's Free the Hops, and has an update on the <a href= "http://www.freethehops.org/blog/2016/09/abc-board-update/">proposed regulations</a> regarding to-go brewery sales. </p> <p>Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast (and leave a review!). Coming up next week, we'll have <a href= "http://www.cherrystreetbrewing.com/">Cherry Street Brewing Co-Op</a>'s Nick Tanner. We'll be on the socials all week long, and we'd love to have you join us.</p> <p> </p> <p>Cheers, and DRINK LOCAL</p>
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Brewing Local with Southern
<p>What do you do when you start a brewery in a college town with two other amazing breweries in town? Create some amazing beers.</p> <p>Brian Roth, founder and chief bottle washer at <a href= "http://www.sobrewco.com/">Southern Brewing Company</a> joined the Beer Guys in the studios.</p> <p>We talked about their craft beer lineup, what they learned in their year of existence, and the importance of keeping everything as local as possible....down to the yeast!</p> <p>Tyler Nelson, southeast rep for <a href= "http://www.greenflashbrew.com/">Green Flash</a> and <a href= "http://alpinebeerco.com/">Alpine</a> also joined us in the studio. </p> <p>Truck and Tap's beers of the week included some great Southern beers, including a few from their new Southern Woodpile line. </p> <p>In Headlines, sponsored by <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/YourPieP/?fref=ts">Your Pie - Perimeter</a>, we talk to Alabama's newest craft beer destination, <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/GreenBusBrewing/">Green Bus Brewing</a> in downtown Huntsville.</p> <p>Tim's Whalez of the week include Juiceless IPA, a collaboration between <a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/">Creature Comforts</a> and <a href="http://wickedweedbrewing.com/">Wicked Weed</a> and <a href="http://www.burialbeer.com/">Burial Beer Company</a> from North Carolina, hitting the shelves soon.</p> <p>Next week, we're on the road, talking to <a href= "http://wildheavencraftbeers.com/">Wild Heaven Craft Beers</a>.</p> <p>Thanks for listening - Don't forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. And sign up for This Week in Georgia Beer for your chance to win some awesome swag from our guests and sponsors.</p> <p>Cheers, and don't forget to drink local!</p>
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A Bunch of Scofflaws
<p>JP Watts, Matt Shirah and the rest of the Scofflaw Brewing Company<a href= "https://www.facebook.com/scofflawbrewingco/?fref=ts">https://www.facebook.com/scofflawbrewingco/?fref=ts</a> have been pretty busy. </p> <p>Ahead of their Sept. 17th "official" tasting room opening in West Atlanta, the men behind Scofflaw have been going to bars and events to get the word out. And their brewers have been working overtime getting orders out. </p> <p>So far, it's worked. Scofflaw has created quite a buzz in the market in a short amount of time. And a very tired JP and Matt joined us in the studio this week.</p> <p>We talk to them about their start -- from life in the corporate world, to running a beer bar in California to brewing in Matt's mother in law's house -- to all the hard work of opening up Georgia's newest brewery. </p> <p><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the Week? Scofflaw's Sneaky Wheat, Basement IPA and Interrogation Coffee stout. </p> <p>We also had some other treats in store. Thanks to the city of Atlanta (finally) passing growlers-to-go, 5 Seasons Westside gave us 64 ounces in celebration. </p> <p>Also, <a href="http://eventidebrewing.com/">Eventide Brewing</a> just released their seasonal Red Headed Haley, a 5.3% ABV, very drinkable red ale. </p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Who Wears the (Blue) Pants in Alabama?
<p><a href="http://www.bluepantsbrew.com/">Blue Pants Brewery</a> owner Michael Spratley joins the Beer Guys this week. Over the past six years, Spratley and his wife have grown the operation from a 1.5 barrel setup to their current production line based in Madison, Alabama. </p> <p>We talk to Spratley about the beers, his sour program and Blue Pants plans to start canning....and possible expansion of their distribution.....</p> <p><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s beers of the week are from Blue Pants, including their Oktoberfest (a much lighter version than what we usually see in the states), Weedy's Double IPA and two variations of their Pinstripe Stout - Candy Bar and Peanut Butter. </p> <p>Tim's Whale of the week is <a href= "http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/beers/2015/9/15/athena-paradiso-guava-passion-fruit"> Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso</a> - their Berliner Weiss with Passion Fruit and Guava, one of Tim's all-time favorites. </p>
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Meet Me At the Bottle Shop
<p>We're talking bottle shops on this week's Beer Guys show! Kraig Torres, owner of <a href="http://www.hopcitybeer.com/">Hop City</a> joins us in studio along with Josh Doherty, specialty department manager of <a href= "http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/stores/cobb?s=COB">Harry's Farmers Market</a> (Whole Foods). </p> <p>We talk about their craft beer journey, how beer has evolved and grew all over the south, and what trends they are seeing in the industry.</p> <p>Kraig also lets us know about Hop City's newest venture in Alpharetta, and how they figured out the importance of selling pints at their <a href="http://www.krogstreetmarket.com/">Krog Street Market</a> location. </p> <p>Also, talented local artist Rory "Catlanta" Hawkins stopped by to hang out as well. Check out his artwork <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cat_lanta/?hl=en">here</a>.</p> <p>Tim and Aaron also talked to Dan Roberts, Executive Director of the <a href="http://albeer.org/">Alabama Brewer's Guild</a> about the latest in their beer-to-go debate.</p> <p><a href="http://truckandtap.com/"><strong>Truck and Tap</strong></a>'s beers of the week include some selections our guests brought in, including a vintage one from <a href= "http://shmaltzbrewing.com/">Shmaltz</a>, <a href= "http://greenbenchbrewing.com/">Green Bench</a>, <a href= "http://mondaynightbrewing.com/">Monday Night</a> and <a href= "http://westbrookbrewing.com/">Westbrook</a>. </p> <p>Next week? One of Tim and Aaron's favorite brewers from Alabama, Blue Pants! </p> <p>Thanks for listening, and don't forget to drink local. </p> <p>Also, sign up for This Week in Georgia Beer to get great news and events, and also enter to win some sweet swag from our guests!</p> <p> </p>
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Red Hare and a Regular Guy
<p>"Drinkin' Beer."</p> <p>It's a beer that you always keep stocked in the fridge or cooler, ready to go after a hard day of work or relaxing at the beach or a party.</p> <p><a href="http://www.redharebrewing.com/">Red Hare Brewing Company</a> aims to be the craft beer that's stocking that fridge or cooler.</p> <p>We talked to Roger Davis, Managing Partner and Bobby Thomas, Head Brewer of Red Hare on the show. We talked about their start, born out of the recession of 2008-09, and the importance of canning their offerings.  </p> <p>Truck and Tap's beers of the week? Red Hare's <a href= "http://www.redharebrewing.com/beers/spf-5050/">SPF 50/50</a> "IPR," an India Pale Radler with grapefruit soda. And their newest creation, <a href= "http://www.redharebrewing.com/beers/cotton-tail-orange-creamsic-ale/"> Cotton Tail Orange Creamsic-Ale</a>, an orange/vanilla take on their pale ale. </p> <p>Tim's Whales of the week are <a href= "http://www.orpheusbrewing.com/">Orpheus Brewing's</a> Even The Furies Wept. We sampled this earlier in the year on the show, and now it's available. Also, <a href= "http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/">Three Taverns</a> Night On Ponce IPA, which is their second can release. </p> <p>The Hot list includes the Georgia launch of Hi-Wire Brewing, as well as Wish You Were Beer's third anniversary week. Details at <a href="http://www.beerguysradio.com">beerguysradio.com</a>.</p> <p>Next week? We'll be talking all things bottle shops with Hop City and Whole Foods. Join us on the socials for even more beer happenings across the southeast!</p>
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Jester King and Creature Comforts Collaborate for Mutualism
<p><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/">Creature Comforts</a> is big into the collaboration game these days. </p> <p>Earlier this year, the Athens-based brewers teamed up with New York's <a href="http://www.otherhalfbrewing.com/">Other Half</a> for <a href= "http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/beers/2016/4/8/the-kings-ransom"> King's Ransom</a> Baltic Porter and Grits 'n' Greens Pilsner. </p> <p>More recently, Creature Comforts teamed up with Austin, Texas brewers <a href="http://jesterkingbrewery.com/">Jester King</a>.</p> <p>The result, <a href= "http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/brewery-blog/2016/6/30/mutualism"> Mutualism</a>, is a "Southern Style Farmhouse Lager," with a nice mix of both Creature Comforts and Jester King's attitudes, approaches and ingredients. </p> <p>Aaron sat down with Jester King's Founder Jeffrey Stuffings and Creature Comforts Blake Tyers during their release party earlier this summer. </p> <p>They talk about how this collaboration came about, the two breweries' common philosophy, and what's coming up next for the two. </p> <p>Creature Comfort's year of collaborations continues, by the way. They just partnered with Gilbert (Arizona)'s <a href= "http://www.azwbeer.com/">Arizona Wilderness</a> to come out with <a href= "http://mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com/2016/07/creature-comforts-arizona-wilderness.html"> Transmission</a>, a citrus saison. </p> <h3>Thanks for listening! If you like what we're doing, consider becoming our partner. <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys">Details here</a>. </h3>
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Brewing on the Lake
<p>The Beer Guys sit down with Taylor Lamm, co-owner and head brewer at <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/oconeebrewingcompany/">Oconee Brewing Company</a> in Greensboro, Georgia. </p> <p>We talk to him about the startup process, and his background in brewing. </p> <p>Also, we speak with Jeremy Cowan from New York's <a href= "http://shmaltzbrewing.com/">Shmaltz Brewing</a> about his new collaboration with Terrapin....as well as their new distribution partnership with Liberator.</p> <p>Finally, friend of the show Nick Hudson from Alabama's <a href= "http://www.freethehops.org/">Free the Hops</a> talks to us about a ridiculous new proposal affecting growler sales. </p> <p><a href="http://truckandtap.com/">Truck and Tap</a>'s Beers of the week are Oconee's Kolsch, IPA and Chili Pale Ale. </p> <p>We also have Tim's Whalez of the Week, the Hot List and more! </p> <p>Thanks for listening. Head to <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/wp-admin/">beerguysradio.com</a> for more information...subscribe to the show (and leave a review!). </p> <p>Coming up next week, we'll be in studio with Marietta's <a href= "http://www.redharebrewing.com/">Red Hare Brewing</a>. Cheers!</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Pale Ales, Porters and IPAs, Hooray!
<p> </p> <p>With Aaron on vacation Tim has invited Jason Dominy to talk some basics of craft beer. </p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.beerguysradio.com">http://www.beerguysradio.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://patreon.com/beerguys">http://patreon.com/beerguys</a></p> <p>Twitter and Instagram: @BeerGuysRadio</p>
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A Bit of Belgium in Decatur
<p> </p> <p>Tim and Aaron talk with Brian Purcell: Founder, and Joran Van Ginderachter: Head Brewer, of Three Taverens Brewery about their beer and inspirations.</p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p><a href= "http://www.beerguysradio.com/">http://www.beerguysradio.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://patreon.com/beerguys">http://patreon.com/beerguys</a></p> <p>Twitter and Instagram: @BeerGuysRadio</p>
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Jump In with Ale Sharpton
<p>Cahaba's Eric Meyer and Atlanta-based blogger, media personality and all around raconteur Ale Sharpton joins us for this week's show. </p> <p>We talk to Eric about how he got his start in the industry, the amazing growth of his brewery, and the expansion of Birmingham's craft beer scene.</p> <p>Along the way, we'll talk with Ale about what he's up to, including recent travels to Detroit and Dallas. </p> <p><a href= "http://www.beerguysradio.com">http://www.beerguysradio.com</a></p> <p><a href= "http://patreon.com/beerguys">http://patreon.com/beerguys</a></p> <p>Twitter and Instagram: @BeerGuysRadio</p> <p> </p>
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Home Brewing 101 and Swimming In a Shark Tank
<p>Want to learn how to home brew? Afraid to start? This is the show for you. </p> <p>The Beer Guys talk to two veteran, award-winning home brewers. Jim Walker and Nate Watkins take you through the basics of home brewing. </p> <p>(<a href="http://wp.me/p6OvAI-1MS">get more information on home brewing here</a>)</p> <p>Also, we talk to Phillip Petracca, CEO of Fizzics, about his new draft beer system. </p> <p>Like the show? Help us out on <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys">Patreon</a>. and check out <a href="http://www.beerguysradio.com">beerguysradio</a> for news and events and notes throughout the week. </p>
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Home Brewing 101
<p>Ever wanted to home brew? Scared to take the leap? We've got you covered. </p> <p>Tim and Aaron talk to veteran home brewers Jim Walker and Nate Watkins about how to get started. </p> <p>Follow along with the show notes <a href= "http://wp.me/p6OvAI-1MS">here</a></p> <p>Like what we're doing? We'd love your support. Head over to <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys">Patreon</a> and consider becoming one of our sponsors. We've got some cool swag too! </p> <p>Cheers!</p>
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DJ Sex Panther is in the House!
<p>Happy 4th of July! One of the newest and coolest breweries in Birmingham, Trim Tab, stopped by today.</p> <p>Well, OK, he didn't physically stop by, but Trim Tab owner Harris Stewart was on the line. A former law student at the University of Alabama, Stewart soon realized that he was having a lot more fun home brewing than learning about being a barrister. So he and his wife set up shop in Birmingham. </p> <p>We talk about the inspiration behind "Trim Tab" (hint: Buckminster Fuller had something to do with it), and the importance of craft beer / breweries in creating a community. </p> <p>Plus, Mike O'Sullivan of Taproom Press stopped by to talk Georgia beer, and friend of the show Brian Hewitt came by with some of the beers he grabbed on a recent trip to Oregon. </p>
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Second Self and the Second City
<p>It's the Beer Guys 6 month anniversary! </p> <p>We celebrate with the crew from Atlanta's Second Self Beer Company. We talk to one of the newest breweries in the state as they prepare to open up their new tasting room. </p> <p>We also talk to Steve from SweetWater, who fills us in on the latest about the theft of their beers. </p> <p>Finally, Craig from the ABV Chicago podcast stopped by. He was on a tour of major league baseball parks and found himself in Atlanta. We share some Chi-Town beers, and his bewilderment over Georgia's terrible beer laws. </p> <p> </p>
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Holy Goats!
<p>This week, we talk to Kathy Davis. The owner of one of Georgia's newest breweries, Abbey of the Holy Goats in Roswell, talks about the challenges of starting a brewery, their Kickstarter campaign, and exactly why the brewery is named after an abbey....and goats! </p> <p>We'll also talk to Forbes contributor Tara Nurin on the ongoing debate on the definition of "craft" beer. </p> <p>Plus, we'll have Tim's Whale of the Week and a listener question! </p> <p>If you like the show, please leave a review on iTunes. It really helps. Thanks for listening!</p> <p> </p>
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Monday Night Brewing Brings Their Drinking Pants
<p>This week, we talk to Jonathan Baker from Atlanta's Monday Night Brewing. Our drinkin' pants were on, as he brought a bevy of brews, including their new Nerd Alert "pseudo pilsner," the much sought after Slap Fight IPA (that was literally hours old), as well as their Laissez Faire wheat wine aged in Cabernet barrels. </p> <p>Also, we'll talk to Cary Fordyce from the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce, who is actively seeking to bring a brewery to their northeast Georgia County. </p> <p>Plus, we'll have Tim's Whale of the Week (hint: it has to do with cake), a cigar digression, and a homebrew question from producer Marquis. </p> <p> </p>
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Upping your Home Brew Game
<p>We're talking homebrewing on this week's Beer Guys Radio show. Home brewer, scientist, and one of the founders of Four Fathers Brewing Adam Lukey joins us in studio. If you're looking to get a little more advanced with home brewing, Adam's got some advice.</p> <p>Also, we'll talk to Tim Schiavone, an award winning home brewer looking to make the jump to the professional ranks with his new concept, Standing Pitch Brewing Company.</p> <p>Finally, we'll talk to Nick Hudson with the upcoming Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham.</p> <p>Plus, we'll talk about new beer regulations/laws in Georgia and Alabama. Tim has his Whale of the Week and the one thing you need to know.</p> <p>Truck and Tap's beers of the week are Four Father's Wheelhouse Coffee Imperial Stout and Wheelhouse Bourbon Barrel Coffee Imperial Stout. </p> <p>As always, check us out at beerguysradio.com for news and information throughout the week. And we're on the socials too. </p> <p>Sign up for This Week in Georgia Beer for Tim's comprehensive list of events and happenings around the state. And get entered to win some awesome swag. </p> <p>Have a great Memorial Day Weekend and drink local!</p>
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Alabama's Going Straight to Ale
<p><em>Note: We apologize for the audio issues during this show. </em></p> <p>The Beer Guys made a trip to Huntsville to talk to the team at Straight to Ale. While there, they sampled some of their great beers, including the 6th Anniversary and MonkeyNaut, their popular malty IPA. </p> <p>They also talked about the expansion of the brewery and the great things developing in Alabama now their beer laws have relaxed (ahem....)</p>
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Floating Against the Mainstream
<p>We've got a couple of A-listers this week. Nick Nock from SweetWater Brewing stopped by. He talked about what's new with the largest craft brewer in the South, about some new releases coming out....and the story behind "Don's Bella Donna," his collaboration with Burnt Hickory. </p> <p>Also, we talked to podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla about his new venture, Endless Rant IPA, a collaboration between him and California's King Harbor Brewing. </p>
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Adam Carolla's Endless Rant IPA
<p>Adam Carolla joined the Beer Guys to talk about his love of craft beer and the creation of his Endless Rant IPA. </p> <p>Want more Beer Guys? We're live in Atlanta at 1pm eastern. Also in Huntsville/Decatur, AL at 1pm Central. Or, just subscribe to our podcast.....and give us a review! Beerguysradio.com | Facebook | Twitter, Instagram @beerguysradio</p>
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An Apple Tree Grows in Atlanta
<p>The Beer Guys welcome Atlanta's newest (and first) cidery, Urban Tree to the studios. We talk all things cider - the difference and similarities between brewing it and beer, the unique situation of operating under the Farmstead Exemption in Georgia, and many other things! Jason Jones, owner of HopSpot Beer Tours, also joins us in the studio.</p> <p>Please don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss a show....and leave a review! </p> <p>Thanks. </p>
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It's a (Red) Brick House
<p>Tim and Aaron welcome Georgia's oldest (still operating) brewery to the Beer Guys Studios. </p> <p> From Red Brick brewing stop by. They talk about the growth of the industry, the changes in Red Brick's lineup....and what it was like being featured in the Walking Dead. </p> <p>If you like the show, please subscribe and leave a rating. It's a big help to us, and we appreciate it. </p>
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Smoke 'Em If You Got 'Em
<p>The Beer Guys do not just live on beer alone. Broadcasting from Buckhead Cigar, Tim and Aaron welcomed El Primer Mundo founder Sean Williams and StogieReview.com blogger Brian Hewitt to the show. </p> <p>They talked about pairing cigars with beer and tried a couple great Truck and Tap beers of the week. One from Terrapin....and another special one from across the pond! </p> <p>Don't forget to head to beerguysradio.com and sign up for This Week in Beer, our comprehensive look at local events and beer releases. Plus, you'll get a chance to win some awesome swag from our guests and sponsors! </p>
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The Dude Abides on the Southside
<p>The Beer Guys welcome Evan Scanlan, one of the co-owners of Newnan's Abide Brewing, into the studios.</p> <p>They talk about the joys of operating in a dry county, and their efforts to expand the business. </p> <p>Truck and Tap's beers of the week include Abide's Coweta Common and their Local Pale Ale. </p> <p>Be sure to head to beerguysradio.com for all the Georgia beer news and events you can handle. Oh, and give us a review while you're downloading this podcast. It really helps. Thanks! - Tim and Aaron.</p>
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The Doctor of Jekyll
<p>The Beer Guys are back in the Buckhead studios for this weekend's episode. They're welcoming Josh Rachel, Co-Owner and Brewmaster of Alpharetta's Jekyll Brewing. Truck and Tap's Beers of the week include Jekyll's Fixin' To Session IPA as well as their Hop Dang Diggity Pineapple Habanero IPA. </p> <p>Don't forget to head over to beerguysradio.com for Georgia beer news and information throughout the week - follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@beerguysradio) and Instagram. And sign up for THIS WEEK IN GEORGIA BEER - your weekly guide to events, news and releases across the state. Thanks for listening!</p>
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LIVE From Kennesaw, It's the Beer Guys!
<p>The Beer Guys are live from Kennesaw's Depot Park Beer Festival, talking all things, well....Kennesaw Beer! Trey and "Coop" from Dry County kick off the show, talking about their nascent brewery. Jon Near from Southern Sky was up next. Make sure to follow us on social media and head to beerguysradio.com for all your Georgia beer news!</p>
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The Mad Scientist of Kennesaw
<p>The Beer Guys delve into the belly of the Burnt Hickory Beast as they get ready for the Depot Park Beer Festival. Tim and Aaron talk to owner Scott Hedeen about the origins of the brewery, how he comes up with his unique beers, and what the future holds. Greg Niznik also stops by to talk about the upcoming Depot Park Beer Festival.</p>
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Brick Store...Enough Said
<p>The Beer Guys dedicate their entire show this week to one of the greatest beer bars in the metro area - Decatur's Brick Store pub.</p>
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