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Highland Brewing with Trace and Eeva Redmond
<p>Asheville's <a href="https://highlandbrewing.com/">Highland Brewing Co</a>. just celebrated 25 years.  In American craft beer, that's a long time.  They've got a new look and some new beers, while balancing consistency of their classics for their long-time fans</p> <p>R&D Brewer Trace Redmond and Communications Specialist Eeva Redmond made the trek from Asheville to Atlanta to join us in the studio.  We talk about the new brews from Highland, get nerdy with some yeast talk, get some info on the brewery's relatively new barrel program, and find out the unique tool Trace uses to process one of the additions for their Slow Crush Tart Spritz Ale.</p> <p>Plus, we discuss the results of our very first Twitter poll on coffee beers and Brian gives us some craft beer news.</p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/beer-guys-media-llc/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">  |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit our website:</span> <a href="https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Follow Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support the show:</span> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></p>
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Ales for Outlaws with Lonerider Brewing's Galen Smith
<h2>Lonerider Brewing celebrates 10 years of "Ales for Outlaws"</h2> <p>At 10 years old <a href="https://loneriderbeer.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Lonerider Brewing</a> is part of the Old Guard in North Carolina craft beer.  Like many southern states, North Carolina was slow to change outdated beer laws.  They plan to celebrate throughout the year, the big party was in April but they'll continue to brew up special beers to mark the milestone.</p> <p>Head brewer Galen Smith joined us this week to talk about his time with Lonerider.  We discuss going from homebrewer to pro and what his tips are for the aspiring homebrewer.  Smith also shares his thoughts on beer trends, including the Brut IPA and whether it's fading fad or here to stay.  We sip some Pistols at Dawn and discuss its evolution, get the scoop on their new Wake Forest taproom, and just bit of mention on their newest venture, <a href="https://loneriderspirits.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Lonerider Spirits</a>.</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <ul> <li>UPDATE: <a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/celis-brewery-files-for-bankruptcy-foreclosure-auction-canceled"> Celis Brewery Has Filed For Bankruptcy, Causing Foreclosure Auction to be Canceled</a></li> <li><a href= "https://vinepair.com/booze-news/jim-beam-bourbon-warehouse-fire/">Thousands of Barrels of Jim Beam Bourbon Were Burned in a Warehouse Fire</a></li> </ul> <h3>The Beer List</h3> <ul> <li>Lonerider Hoppy Ki Yay IPA</li> <li>Lonerider Saloon Style Pilsner</li> <li>Lonerider 2015 Pistols at Dawn</li> <li><a href="https://mondaynightbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Monday Night Brewing</a> Chocolate/Orange Fistful of Cake</li> <li><a href="http://tombstone.beer/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Tombstone Brewing</a> Passion Fruit Berliner</li> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creature Comforts Brewing</a> Everything Is... Dry-hopped Pilsner</li> <li><a href="https://linecreekbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Line Creek Brewing</a> Slow Lane Peach Wheat</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/beer-guys-media-llc/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">  |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit our website:</span> <a href="https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Follow Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support the show:</span> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></p>
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Beer and Freedom with 21st Amendment's Shaun O'Sullivan
<h2>Beer. BBQ. Fireworks. Freedom.</h2> <p>Right there in their name <a href= "https://www.21st-amendment.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">21st Amendment Brewery</a> celebrates one of the greatest freedoms of beer drinkers.  Just in case you aren't aware, the 21st Amendment ended Prohibition in the United States, bringing beer (and other booze) back to the people on December 5, 1933, Repeal Day.  Although the 4th of July is a big party for the brewery, co-founder and brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan tells us Repeal Day (understandably) is their biggest celebration of the year.</p> <p>O'Sullivan joins us this week to talk about all those amazing freedoms.  With label art that is all about America any of their beers are ready for the holiday.  We talk grillin' out and get the scoop on their new Sparkale, a sparkling Rosé Ale and O'Sullivan's pick for the best Independence Day beer.  Homebrewing and recipe development, the early days of canning craft beer, and reminiscing on some 21st Amendment beers of the past all come up in the conversation.</p> <p>If you're in San Franciso stop in their brewpub or check out their brewery and taproom in San Francisco.  Otherwise, put on on some red, white, and blue, fire up the grill, and celebrate FREEDOM.<br /> <br /></p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/celis-brewery-to-be-sold-at-public-auction-on-july-2"> Celis Brewery is Being Sold at Auction on July 2nd</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/17/belgian-monks-launch-website-sell-worlds-best-beer-saint-sixtus-abbey"> The Trappist Monks of Saint Sixtus Abbey Have Started Selling their Beer Online</a></li> </ul> <h3>The Beer List</h3> <ul> <li>21st Amendment Hop Crisis | DIPA</li> <li>21st Amendment Toaster Pastry | Red IPA</li> <li><a href="https://beardedirisbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Bearded Iris</a> Offbeat | NE DIPA</li> <li><a href="http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Three Taverns</a> Tropical Luxure | Fruited Cream Sour Ale</li> </ul> <p><strong>Listen, Subscribe, Support</strong></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a><span style= "font-weight: 400;">  |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit our website:</span> <a href="https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></li> <li>F<span style="font-weight: 400;">ollow Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support the show:</span> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p>
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Class is in Session with Schoolhouse Brewing
<h2>How two friends went from education to inebriation</h2> <p><a href="https://www.schoolhousebeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Schoolhouse Brewing</a>'s founders Thomas Monti and Justin Waller became friends when they were both teachers.  They both shared a love for good beer and brewing, and educating others.  Schoolhouse started as a bottle/growler/homebrew shop where the guys continued a strong focus on the educational aspect.  Recently, they graduated to the pros with the opening of their taproom in Marietta, GA.</p> <p>Monti and Waller join us in the studio this week (along with a surprise visit from our friends FishScales and Skinny DeVille of Nappy Roots) to talk about their journey, share some brews, and reminisce on some mostly forgotten beer styles.  We also learn about their open-source brewery concept, all of Schoolhouse's recipes are available on their website.  If you have a question on one of the recipes they'll happily give you some advice.</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.delish.com/food-news/a27892756/miller-lite-video-game-controller/"> Miller Lite Has Made a Functioning Game Controller out of a Beer Can</a></li> <li><a href= "https://nypost.com/2019/06/11/dont-believe-the-hype-experts-say-wellness-beers-wine-are-bs/"> Experts Say that the Latest Trend of “Wellness Beers” are B.S.</a></li> </ul> <h3>The Beer List</h3> <ul> <li>Schoolhouse After School Amber</li> <li>Schoolhouse Oreo Speedwagon Stout</li> <li>Schoolhouse Sack Lunch | PB&J Kvass</li> <li>Schoolhouse Course Syllabus Saison</li> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Creature Comforts</a> Lupulus | Double IPA</li> <li><a href="https://hiwirebrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Hi-Wire</a> White Grape Grisette</li> <li><a href="https://linecreekbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Line Creek</a> Chinchillin' | Session IPA</li> </ul> <p><strong>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio</strong></p> <p><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></p> <p><strong>Visit our website</strong></p> <p><a href="https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></p> <p><strong>Follow Beer Guys Radio</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></p> <p><strong>Support the show</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></p> <p> </p>
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Boulevard Brewing's Brewmaster Steven Pauwels
<h2>Innovation and collaboration at Boulevard Brewing</h2> <p>Back when Georgia had very few craft beer options <a href= "https://www.boulevard.com" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Boulevard Brewing</a> was always a favorite.  Our cellars are well-stocked with vintages of Saison-Brett, Love Child, and Rye-on-Rye.  Brian still cries a little that Harvest Dance Wheat Wine has been retired, but he'll get over.</p> <p>Steven Pauwels is the man behind many of those amazing beers.  He's been with Boulevard for 20 years and won many awards for his creations.  Pauwels is from Belgium and is one of the very few Belgian breweries in the United States.  His career in beer started when he was young, working at Brouwerij Krüger in his hometown of Eeklo.  After completing a Biochemical Engineering degree he worked at other breweries in Belgium before making his way to the US.</p> <p>Pauwels joins us this week to talk about his craft beer journey and what enticed him to come brew here in the states.  He shares his passion for the innovation and creation at American breweries and how important that is for continued success.  We discuss his brewing methods, Boulevard's First Friday's initiative, collaborations, and some of Boulevard's new brews.</p> <p><strong>Space Camper - It's an IPA, it's a video game</strong></p> <p>Click here to try your luck at Boulevard's <a href= "https://boulevard.com/spacecamper/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Space Camper IPA game</a>.  Think Galaga meets Space Invaders.  Retro goodness.</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/2019/many-top-50-craft-breweries-struggling-to-grow-brewers-associated-data-suggests"> More Than Half of the Top 50 Craft Breweries in the US Saw No Growth in 2018</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/beer-gay-lemonade-brewery-southern-bay-australia-mike-warming-a8944501.html"> The CEO of an Australian Beer Company Posted a Homophobic Meme to Facebook</a></li> <li><a href= "https://ij.org/press-release/texas-supreme-court-declines-to-hear-challenge-to-alcohol-distribution-law/"> We’ve Got Some Interesting Legal Developments in Texas</a></li> </ul> <h3>The Beer List</h3> <ul> <li>Boulevard Space Camper IPA</li> <li>Boulevard Tank 7 Saison</li> <li>Boulevard Hold The Pancakes</li> <li>Boulevard Love Child #4</li> <li>Boulevard Saison-Brett (2013)</li> </ul>
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Stouts are for Summer with Orpheus Brewing's Jason Pellett
<h2>Mother Nature can't tell us when to drink our stouts</h2> <p>With the temps hitting the 90s in Atlanta we thought this was the perfect time to do a show about stouts.  Big, boozy, malty, delicious stouts.  Since <a href= "https://www.orpheusbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Orpheus Brewing</a> brewmaster Jason Pellett shares our love of stouts in the Summer (he released several at Orpheus's anniversary Memorial Day weekend) we invited him to join the fun.</p> <p>We talk about the varieties of stouts available for Summer sippin'.  Dry Irish, Foreign Export Stout, Tropical Stouts... the list is a long one.  Plus, Jason tells us all about the benefits of a long boil (like, really long) when brewing his stouts, we talk about barrel-aging, pastry stouts, and dumping beer.  We also get into an in-depth conversation about plums.</p> <p>Don't let the heat scare you away, crack open a barrel-aged stout the next time you're hanging poolside.</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/brewery-crips-bloods-beers">Seattle brewery apologizes for Crips and Bloods themed beers</a></li> </ul> <h3>The Beer List</h3> <ul> <li>Orpheus Stouts All the Way Down Vol 8 (BBA with ghost peppers, vanilla bean, cinnamon, cocoa nibs, and nutmeg)</li> <li>Orpheus The Dark Everlasting (BBA with vanilla beans and black coconut)</li> <li><a href="https://www.ironmongerbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Ironmonger</a> Goodbye Toby (Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout)</li> <li><a href="http://www.wreckingbarbrewpub.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Wrecking Bar</a> Mexican Siberius Maximus</li> <li><a href="https://westbrookbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Westbrook</a> Mexican Cake</li> <li>O'Dempsey's Your Black Heart (O'Dempsey's closed around 2015-2016)</li> <li><a href="http://uneannee.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Hubbard's Cave</a> Coffee & Cakes</li> <li><a href="https://www.firestonebeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Firestone Walker</a> XXII</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit our website:</span> <a href="https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Follow Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support the show:</span> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></p>
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Asheville's Green Man Brewery
<h2>Green Man Brewery was the first taproom in Downtown Asheville</h2> <p>Lovingly dubbed Dirty Jack's, <a href= "http://www.greenmanbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Green Man Brewery</a>'s original taproom opened in downtown Asheville, NC in 1997.  nearly 201 years later the Green Mansion opened, an impressive three-story brewery and tasting room with a "Brewtique" for souvenirs and beer to-go.</p> <p>Green Man brewers Geoffrey Ebner and Kyle McKenzie stopped by the Beer Guys studio on a recent trip to Atlanta, with plenty of Green Man beer in tow.  We sampled through brews like their Wayfarer IPA, Hazy Cosmic Jive (part of their Hazy Homage series), Keller Pilz, and Moe's Goes Camping (a smoky s'mores stout collaboration brewed with Moe's Original BBQ) while Ebner and McKenzie share their love for lagers and dive bars.</p> <p>The guys also share with us some of the brewery's environmentally-friendly initiatives like using high-efficiency equipment where possible, recycling all packaging and pallets, and buying grain in bulk to reduce the number of shipments they receive.  Brewery's produce a lot of waste in spent grain.  Fortunately, many brewers (like Green Man) partner with local farmers to use this grain as feed for livestock.  Some of the animals raised on the grain make their way into burgers at the nearby <a href= "https://whitelabs.com/locations/white-labs-kitchen-tap">White Labs Kitchen & Tap</a>.</p> <h3>Ask the Brewers</h3> <p>Homebrewers are a big reason the American craft beer scene is as awesome as it is today.  Through the creativity and experimentation of homebrew, we've had amazing new styles of beer created.  The Green Man brewers are huge supporters of homebrewing and have a section on their site to <a href= "http://www.greenmanbrewery.com/ask-a-brewer/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">ask a brewer</a> any questions you have.  Ebner and McKenzie warn us that they can get long-winded with some of their answers.</p> <p>Through the explosive growth of the Asheville beer scene, Green Man has been a staple.  Stop in for a pint of their classic ESB or see what experimental beers are on tap.  If you're a soccer fan you'll be in luck, if there's a game on TV it will be on in the taproom.  Hail United!</p> <p><strong>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio:</strong> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></p> <p><strong>Visit our website:</strong> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></p> <p><strong>Follow Beer Guys Radio:</strong> <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></p> <p><strong>Support the show:</strong> <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></p>
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Palmetto Brewing and Catawba Brewing with owner Billy Pyatt
<h2>Palmetto Brewing is South Carolina's oldest brewery</h2> <p>The history of <a href="https://palmettobrewery.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Palmetto Brewing</a> dates back to the end of Prohibition. In its current life, Palmetto is 26-years old, making it South Carolina's oldest operating brewery.  Billy Pyatt, founder of Asheville's <a href="https://catawbabrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Catawba Brewing</a> purchased Palmetto in 2017.  They've got a new look and some new beers, but still hold on to their traditions.</p> <p>Pyatt joined us from his <em>sound-proof recording studi</em>o (his car) while taking a break from building out a new beer cooler.  We talk about the recent update to Palmetto's branding, their new beers, the South Carolina beer scene, and what else we should do for a weekend in Charleston.</p> <p>Palmetto may have a few years on Catawba but the North Carolina brewery will celebrate their 20th anniversary this July.  As part of the celebration, they'll launch three new beers.  We tried to get Pyatt to spill the beans on exactly what those would be, but he said he has to keep that under wraps for now.  While sipping some of their coffee blonde ale (Evening Joe) Brian had to get in some coffee chat and we find out about Catawba's best-selling beer.</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/2019/boston-beer-company-and-dogfish-head-agree-to-merge-in-300-million-deal" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Boston Beer Co. merges with Dogfish Head</a> | The big story this week was the merger of Boston Beer Co., maker of Sam Adams, and Dogfish Head.  Since Pyatt had experience merging two breweries we took the opportunity to get his opinion on the pros and cons of this massive merger. </li> </ul> <h3>The Beer List</h3> <p>We enjoyed the following beers before, during and after our show taping.  It's a non-stop party in here.</p> <ul> <li>Palmetto Brewing Idle Speed | Salted Lime Lager</li> <li>Palmetto Brewing Nice & Brite | Gose</li> <li>Catawba Brewing Evening Joe | Coffee Blonde Ale</li> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creature Comforts</a> Feel Free | IPA</li> <li><a href="https://oldnationbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Old Nation</a> Boss Tweed | NE DIPA</li> <li><a href="https://www.proofbrewingco.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Proof Brewing</a> Royal Bloodline | BBA Imperial Stout with coffee and vanilla</li> <li><a href="https://terrapinbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Terrapin</a> Beerista | BA Imperial Stout with cold brewed coffee</li> <li>Terrapin / Miller High Life Hoppin Bubbly | Brut IPA</li> </ul> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Visit our website:</span> <a href="https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Follow Beer Guys Radio:</span> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Support the show:</span> <a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></p>
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Proof Brewing and Tallahassee Beer Society at SGI Brewfest
<h2>We took a craft beer road trip to Tallahassee and St. George Island, FL</h2> <p>When our Tallahassee radio affiliate (<a href= "https://realtalk93.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">RealTalk 93.3</a>) reached out to see if we'd like to attend the <a href="http://www.sgibrewfest.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">SGI Brewfest</a> with them we jumped at the chance.  We've never done a Tallahassee trip and spending a weekend on the beach at a beer fest is not a bad way to waste a weekend.</p> <p>Our first stop in Tallahassee was <a href= "http://ologybrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Ology Brewing</a> (OK, technically it was Whataburger) where we sampled through all of the beers on tap.  Their Sensory Overload IPA was amazing, and the DDH version takes it to another level, one of our favorite beers of the trip.  Don't miss their Juice Lab series of fruited Berliners, on Sundays they tap a new version and you might even find it pouring from the slushie machine.  We then headed over to Proof Brewing's relatively new and gorgeous tap room where we had IPAs, sours, and Brian even got his glitter beer fix. Mike Kauffman and James Davis from Proof join us on the show to talk Tally beer.</p> <p>After a crazy Friday that peaked with quarts of Olde English 800 back at the hotel, we headed to St. George Island early Saturday morning for the SGI Brewfest.  I'm telling you, it would be difficult to beat the weather and the location for this festival. The large, open yard of <a href="https://www.paddysrawbar.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Paddy's Raw Bar</a> hosted the event and sunny skies and mid-70s temps made for a great day.  In Atlanta, it can be tough to get people to travel 20 miles for an event but the trip from Tallahassee to SGI is 1 1/2 hours and there's no issue get the crowds down for the event.  In addition to Proof, other Tallahassee favorites like Ology Brewing, <a href="http://deepbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Deep Brewing</a> (<a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2018/09/29/deep-brewing-tallahassee-beer-podcast/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">BGR #144</a>), <a href= "http://www.grasslandsbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Grasslands Brewing</a>, and many others we are the fest as well as a handful of brewers from the rest of Florida and around the US.</p> <p>RealTalk's <a href= "https://realtalk93.com/real-mornings-with-greg-tish-and-bobby-mac/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Real Mornings</a> hosts Greg Tish and Bobby Mac join us to kick off the show, chatting general beer info and reminiscing about the wine cooler-y beverages of our younger days while sipping Naturdays.  Yeah, we know, don't hate us.  Although Naturdays is very far removed from anything I'd consider beer, it is a refreshing and tasty alcoholic lemonade.</p> <p>We wrap up the show with Danny Aller and Matt Crumbaker from <a href="https://www.facebook.com/TLHBeerSociety/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tallahassee Beer Society</a>.  In addition to cheerleading Tally beer, they host the Saturday Morning Bottle Share show.  These guys love their Tallahassee breweries and work hard to spread the word.  We share some Georgia goodness with <a href="https://mondaynightbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Monday Night</a>'s Overnight Celebrity while they share some info on the local beer scene.</p> <p>Tallahassee isn't the first place most people think of for a craft beer trip but it's definitely worth putting on your radar.  The scene is solid now and continues to grow.  Make a point to schedule your trip to head on down for the SGI Brewfest, too.</p> <p>_____________________________________________________</p> <p><strong>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio:</strong> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Apple Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Google Podcasts</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Spotify</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Stitcher</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;"> |</span> <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">RSS</span></a></p> <p><strong>Visit our website:</strong> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">https://beerguysradio.com</span></a></p> <p><strong>Follow Beer Guys Radio:</strong> <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Facebook</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/beerguysradio/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Instagram</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Twitter</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://www.youtube.com/beerguysradio"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">YouTube</span></a></p> <p><strong>Support the show:</strong> <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Patreon</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Swag Shop</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">|</span> <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/our-sponsors/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Our Sponsors</span></a></p>
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Pat Korn heads to Texas as Brewmaster at Vista Brewing
<p>If you've been a craft beer fan for a while you may have heard the name Pat Korn.  Before joining the team at <a href= "https://vistabrewingtx.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vista Brewing</a>, Korn was the Barrel Master for <a href= "https://www.greenflashbrew.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Green Flash</a>'s Cellar 3 - the offshoot responsible for beers like Silva Stout, Lustrous Fermento, and Natura Morta.</p> <p>After departing Green Flash in early 2018 he worked a short stint with Atlanta's <a href="https://sweetwaterbrew.com" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">SweetWater Brewing</a>.  Korn was also part of the initial team slated to launch a brewery concept called My Yard Live in San Diego, along with SweetWater founder Freddy Bensch.  Korn tells us as the project moved along it became clear to him that their visions didn't align.  So begins his life in Texas at Vista Brewing.</p> <p>Located in the Texas Hill Country just outside of Austin, Vista is a brewery, restaurant, and farm.  In addition to their beer this "destination brewery" features hyper-local food, an impressive wine list (with on-site sommelier), and a large beer garden.  Future plans include an "eco-friendly tiny home hotel", event pavilion, and native fruit orchard.</p> <p>We chat with Korn about making the move from San Diego to the Texas countryside and what his plans are for the future of Vista.  As expected, there are many things he doesn't intend to change.  He tells us that, in time, he'll bring his own character to the brewing in places where it matches with the personality of Vista Brewing.  He's excited to work with some local Texas wine barrels and expand the barrel program and shares some info with us on the Vista Barrel Club, offering exclusive beers to members and recently expanded to 100 total memberships.</p> <p>We wrap up with some details on the Destination Brew Fest.  An invitational beer festival featuring lagers and farmhouse style ales benefiting the Texas Brewshed Alliance.</p> <p><strong>Vista Brewing</strong><br /> 13551 FM 150<br /> Driftwood, TX 78619<br /> howdy@vistabrewingtx.com<br /> 512-766-1842</p>
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Founders Brewing brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki
<p><a href="https://foundersbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Founders Brewing</a>'s brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki got a job at the brewery because his girlfriend told him he needed to find work.  He didn't even really care for their beer.  Kosmicki says the beer was fine, but at the time Founders focused on unexciting, basic styles.  Unable to make a connection and establish their identity Founders started losing money and eventually faced bankruptcy. Rather than cutting back and skimping on quality to cut costs, co-founders Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers decided that if they were going to go down, they were going down on their terms.</p> <p>They pulled out all the stops and switched up what they brewed.  With the introduction of extreme beers like Dirty Bastard the brewery started to grow.  Beer geeks sought out their brews and whales like KBS and CBS had people chasing trucks to catch deliveries before they sold out.  Founders expanded, got more barrels, and expanded some more.  They'd finally found their groove.</p> <p>We talk with Kosmicki this week about those early days and what they did to get over the hump.  He shares why the Mountie left his mount on CBS labels, we chat about Founders Black Party (a celebration of black beers), the Catch-22 of expanding the availability of KBS, lagers and malt liquor, and some of the beers we'll see from them soon.</p> <h3>Beers we drank on this show</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Creature Comforts</a> Athena Tiki Painkiller</li> <li>Founders All Day IPA</li> <li>Founders Green Zebra</li> <li>Founders Solid Gold</li> <li>Founders KBS</li> <li>Founders CBS<br /> <strong>After Party Beers</strong></li> <li>Creature Comforts / Mikkeller I Can't Find This Feeling Anymore</li> <li><a href="https://www.thebruery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">The Bruery</a> Bakery Macaroon</li> <li><a href="https://scofflawbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Scofflaw</a> POG Basement</li> <li>Scofflaw Double Jeopardy</li> <li>Scofflaw Barrel-aged Scotch Ale</li> </ul>
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Sipping Sasquatch with 903 Brewers
<h2>Sasquatch lives at 903 Brewers</h2> <p><a href="http://903brewers.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">903 Brewers</a> founder and head brewer Jeremy Roberts is happy to sit down and chat with visitors about the legendary Sasquatch.  He's never seen the beast in the wild, but he's keeping an eye out.  903's big milk stout is named after the ape, Sasquatch's base is a sneaky 10% and some of the Reserve variants (like the Double Chocolate Cherry Stout we sampled) hit at a heavy 15% ABV.  The box encourages you to "<em>Age it. Drink it. Trade it. Share it.</em>"  We skipped step one and didn't make it past step two.</p> <p>Roberts admits they haven't quite nailed an IPA that's caught on, but they aren't worried about riding that hype train.  They're happy to brew their stouts, a huge variety of cream ales, and many other styles.  Their Down with PastryArchy series takes those cream ales and adds crazy additions like strawberry cake and cinnamon rolls.  Some fruity versions even get served from a slushie machine to help beat the Texas heat.  The brewery is celebrating their 6th anniversary this May and they are in the process of expanding to a new building, an old 3-story schoolhouse in downtown Sherman.  The new space will offer a larger tasting room, large ballroom and meeting area, and expanded brewing capacity.</p> <p>We also talk about the restrictive direct sales laws in Texas.  Brewpubs, distilleries, and wineries are allowed to sell beer to go, but production brewers aren't.  903 switched to a brewpub model because of the limitations the laws put on his growth.  Fortunately, Texas HB762 is up this year looking to change that.</p> <p>If you find yourself in Sherman, TX make sure to stop by 903 Brewers.  You're guaranteed to see Sasquatch.</p> <h3>Beers we drank on this show</h3> <ul> <li>903 Brewers Sasquatch Reserve - Double Chocolate Cherry Stout</li> <li>903 Brewers Oak-aged Maple Coffee Pecan Porter Reserve</li> <li><a href="https://linecreekbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Line Creek</a> Maverick | Helles Lager</li> <li><a href="https://otherhalfbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Other Half</a> / <a href= "https://www.geneseebeer.com/beer/genesee/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Genesee</a> Dream Ale | Dry-hopped cream ale</li> <li><a href="http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Three Taverns</a> Cocoa Cafe | Chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee Milk Stout</li> <li>Three Taverns Saporous | Sour Ale with guava, passionfruit, and lactose</li> </ul> <p><strong>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio</strong> on <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl" target= "_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcasting app.</p>
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Athens, GA's Akademia Brewing and Athentic Brewing
<p>The Classic City Brew Fest in an Athens institution.  In its 24th year, a lot has changed since organizer Owen Ogletree founded the event.  Last year, the festival made a big switch amid the flood of "regular" beer festivals and went to a primarily cask ale format.</p> <p>This year, we catch up with Akademia Brewing to see what the last 12 months held for them.  Their beer is available in cans now, and they've recently remodeled and added a larger lounge to their brewpub.  Owners Matt Casey and Morgan Wireman join us to fill us in.</p> <p>We also catch up with a soon-to-be brewery in the Normaltown neighborhood of Athens.  Athentic Brewing gives a nod to their city and their logo (shaped like a guitar pick) pays homage to the rich musical history of Athens, home to bands like REM, THe B-52s, Drive by Truckers, and Widespread Panic.</p>
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Live from Tinypalooza 4.5!
<h2>Tinypalooza is one of Georgia's most underrated beer fests</h2> <p>The booming city of Snellville is just far enough from Atlanta that it's easy for metro residents to brush it off.  If you're not from Georgia, you may have heard Snellville mentioned as the home of American Idol contestant Diana DeGarmo.  It's also home to a great beer bar/bottle shop/cigar bar <a href= "http://www.lincolnfillstation.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Lincoln Fill Station</a>.</p> <p>Tinypalooza 4.5 was part birthday celebration for co-owner Tiny McClannan and part anniversary party for "The Lincoln."  Tiny and his business partner Brad Tomlinson scour the country to bring in amazing beers.  There's plenty of great Georgia beer, and some bottle pours you won't find anywhere else close by.  As we found out, they also have basketball-and-trashcan beer pong at the event, which was very popular with people of questionable skill.</p> <p>We've partied with The Lincoln crew since their first festival.  As a matter of fact, their first event was our very first live remote, when Beer Guys Radio was just a few months old.  Each year, we try to talk to a few of the breweries in attendance as well as other cool people who happen to be around.  We also catch up with Tiny about the festival and what's new at the pub.</p> <p>Brian Roth of <a href="https://www.sobrewco.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Southern Brewing Co.</a> always greets you with a smile and a hug.  He's straight up one of the nicest people in the craft beer world, and there are a lot of great people in craft beer.  Brian was kind enough to hang around as we struggled through some technical difficulties and chat with us about his brewery, his upcoming second location in Monroe, Ga; the recent collaboration brew they did with Beer Guys Radio and the crew from <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/atlbeer/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Reddit ATL Beer</a>, and brewing in clay pots called amphoras.</p> <p>Caroline King (along with co-host Ashley Powers) is spreading the good word of craft beer from a women's perspective on the <a href="https://www.bitchbeerpodcast.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Bitch Beer Podcast</a>.  Caroline joins us to take about her recent anniversary, what the goal of her show is, and some of the challenges women still face in the craft beer community.  We've seen some of these biases towards our own Becky Smalls, and although many may be unintentional, they still exist.</p> <p><a href="http://alcovybrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Alcovy Brewing</a>'s Joe Paul and Cody Winters sit down with us to chat about their up-and-coming homebrewery.  They've won several awards on the homebrew circuit and collaborated with some local breweries to get their beer on at festivals.  What's in store for Alcovy?  We're not really sure.  Right now it sounds like they're just doing their thing and having fun.</p> <p>See you for 5.5, Lincoln!</p> <h2>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio</h2> <p><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D">Google Podcasts</a> <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl" target= "_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spotify</a> | <a href= "https://soundcloud.com/beer-guys-radio" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Soundcloud</a> | <a href= "https://overcast.fm/itunes1062108530/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Overcast</a>  <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Stitcher</a> | <a href= "https://www.podchaser.com/podcasts/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-pod-62225" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">Podchaser</a> | <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "noopener noreferrer">RSS</a></p> <p> </p>
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Live from The Juice Strikes Back Beer Fest!
<h2>Talking with Barrel Culture and Une Année/ Hubbard's Cave at one of the Southeast's best beer fests</h2> <p>Recently one of the best beer festivals in the Southeast descended on Atlanta, GA (OK, technically Chamblee).  I'm sure I'm a bit biased with it being on my home turf, but when you have nearly 70 highly regarded breweries from around the country bring out their best IPAs, Sours, Stouts, Pilsners, and Meads it's going to be a great party.  In addition to Barrel Culture and Une Année/ Hubbard's Cave, breweries like Carton, Civil Society, Horus, Old Nation, and The Answer were also pouring.  Blue Pants even had a Pilsner on slow pour, and if you're a regular listener you know we're loving that right now.</p> <p>Barrel Culture's head brewer Paul Wasmund joined us to talk about what's coming up at their brewery.  One of Wasmund's goals when joining Barrel Culture in late 2018 was to introduce clean beers alongside their delicious sour beers, which they launched just before the festival.  Wasmund also talks about the addition of spontaneously fermented beers and brett Saisons, and we get his thoughts on superheroes.</p> <p>Jerry Nelson, the founder of Hubbard's Cave and Une Année, has quite a story.  He initially launched Une Année with a focus on classic Belgian Ales, but consumers didn't want classic Belgian Ales.  Coupled with a few other hurdles, his brewery nearly went bankrupt.  Nelson decided to create a new identity in Hubbard's Cave to offer more popular beer styles.  Soon, he'll open a new brewery in Niles, IL.  In a development with a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa.  No kidding.</p> <p>None of this would have been possible without the hard work of the guys from distributor Modern Hops.  Partners Philip Barnes and Michael Lowenberg (pictured bottom center in the above photo) talk about their unique approach to beer distribution and how they made the festival happen, as well as their support for the Georgia Transplant Foundation with the event's proceeds.</p> <h2>Places and things mentioned in this episode</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.modernhops.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Modern Hops</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.boneflowermead.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Boneflower Meadery</a></li> <li><a href="https://oldnationbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Old Nation Brewing</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.idyllhoundsbrewingcompany.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Idyll Hounds Brewing</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.facebook.com/BarrelCulture/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Barrel Culture Brewing & Blending</a></li> <li><a href="http://uneannee.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Une Année / Hubbard's Cave</a></li> <li><a href="https://gatransplant.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Georgia Transplant Foundation</a></li> </ul> <p><strong>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Apple Podcasts</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> Google Podcasts</a></li> <li><a href="https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Spotify</a></li> <li>Or your favorite podcasting app</li> </ul> <p><a href="https://www.patreon.com/beerguys" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong>Support Beer Guys Radio on Patreon</strong></a> | Get commercial-free episodes, swag, and other cool perks.</p>
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Fruit and Funk with Troy Casey of Casey Brewing & Blending
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Troy Casey adds the brewing to Casey Brewing & Blending, plans to offer clean beers</span></h2> <p>Troy Casey expected to be a "company man" at Coors, following in the footsteps of his father.  After working in the Coors pilot brewhouse for a few years, he decided to open Casey Brewing & Blending.  Originally, the brewing part was done at other breweries where the wort was then transferred to the Casey facility for fermentation and blending.  Recently, they've added a 7-barrel brewhouse, additional fermentation, and a coolship.  With the new gear, Casey plans to add clean beers to their offerings.</p> <p>Casey's location in Glenwood Springs, CO gives them the unique opportunity to brew with 99% local ingredients.  Malt, hops, and lots of fruit all sourced in Colorado.  Each fruit is available in a multitude of varieties, offering a huge spectrum of character in each batch.  We sampled a Casey Family Preserves featuring Attika and Utah Giant cherries, a sweeter variety that complements the tart character of the base beer.</p> <p>Blending the beers is just as critical as the brewing.  Each barrel offers its own unique profile and selecting the individual parts to create the final blend takes a great palate and a special touch.  Casey's a fan of modern hip-hop, especially producers.  He compares blending to producing hip-hop beats, taking various samples and bringing them together to make something amazing. </p> <p>We're also joined by Joe Lasko with Res-Tek for some sexy floor treatment talk.  Joe is as passionate about flooring as brewers are about beer.  He tells us why a brewery or restaurant should choose a floor treatment to protect their investment.  You may not think flooring talk is hot, but you haven't heard our flooring talk yet.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-46008" src= "https://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Casey-Beer-Bottles.jpg" alt="Casey Beer Bottles" width="800" height="225" /> <em>Funky Blender, Casey Family Preserves, and Fruit Stand are just a few of the offerings in Casey's line up of wild, fruited ales. (Photo: Casey Brewing & Blending)</em></p> <h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Places and things mentioned in this episode</span></h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://caseybrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Casey Brewing & Blending</a> | Brewery and blendery in Glenwood Springs, CO.  Offering amazing fruited and hoppy sours and soon, clean beers, too.</li> <li><a href="https://www.res-tek.net/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Res-Tek</a> | A Beer Guys Radio sponsor.  Res-Tek manufacturers protective flooring for your brewery or restaurant</li> <li><a href="https://mondaynightbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Monday Night Brewing</a> | Craft brewery in Atlanta, GA (We enjoyed their Fistful of Cake on this episode.)</li> <li><a href="https://www.geneseebeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Genesee Brewing Co.</a> | Brewery in Rochester, NY.  Recently brewed a collaboration with Other Half.  Prepare yourself for Genny Dream.</li> <li><a href="https://otherhalfbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Other Half Brewing</a> | Craft brewery in Brooklyn, NY.</li> <li><a href="https://cpe.ucdavis.edu/areas-study/brewing" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">UC Davis</a> | Home of one of the finest brewing education programs in the US.</li> </ul>
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Three Taverns Craft Beers and the Imaginarium
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Three Taverns welcomes new brewmaster, presses ahead with Imaginarium</span></h2> <p>Three Taverns Craft Beers is known for their diverse portfolio of hoppy IPAs, tasty sours, and thick and rich long-boil stouts.  The brewery opened under Georgia's "old laws" and initially weren't allowed to do direct sales out of their brewery.  Owner Brian Purcell tells us one of the great things going for breweries in Georgia today is those direct sales allow small batch creativity, which didn't make financial sense for many brewers under the old laws.  While others are opening new, larger brewers to expand, Purcell is going the other direction and opening his Imaginarium at the Atlanta Dairies development.  Visitors can expect a  Willy Wonka meets Ripley's Believe it or Not as brewers flex their creative muscles on an ever-changing list of experimental beers.</p> <p>Heading up the brewing at both locations will be Riley Finnigan, the new Brewmaster at Three Taverns.  He joins the team after a year-long search prompted by the departure of Joran Van Ginderachter, who left to open his own brewery, Halfway Crooks Beer.  Finnigan is still getting settled in Atlanta, but already loves the strong craft beer community.  His brewing background has taken him around the world, most recently at Edge Brewing in Barcelona and previously with Colorado's Avery Brewing.  Finningan caught the brewing bug while he was managing a sustainable ranch in rural Mexico.</p> <p>Atlanta United wasted no time in turning Atlanta into a soccer town.  Before the fancy Mercedes Benz stadium was completed fans packed out Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd stadium for games.  Purcell is one of those fans, as are many others at Three Taverns.  They attend tailgates, host watch parties, and their Rowdy and Proud IPA is always on hand to celebrate.  Brewed in collaboration with Resurgence, the Atlanta United supporters club, the beer has taken on a life of its own.  Purcell announced the launch of rowdyandproudbeer.com to tell the story of the beer, share pics of the rowdy and the proud as well as a calendar of events, and (soon) to get your Rowdy and Proud merchandise.</p> <p>Make sure to visit Three Taverns original brewery in Decatur, GA and stay tuned for updates on the Imaginarium.</p> <h2>Places and things mentioned in this episode...</h2> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Three Taverns Craft Beers</a> | Craft brewery in Decatur, GA</li> <li><a href="http://edgebrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Edge Brewing</a> | American craft brewery in Barcelona, Spain</li> <li><a href="https://www.averybrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Avery Brewing</a> | Craft brewery in Boulder, CO</li> <li><a href="https://halfwaycrooks.beer/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Halfway Crooks Beer</a> | Joran Van Ginderachter's upcoming Atlanta brewery</li> <li><a href="https://www.sobrewco.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Southern Brewing Co.</a> | Craft brewery in Athens, GA</li> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creature Comforts Brewing Co.</a> | Craft brewery in Athens, GA</li> <li><a href="http://resurgenceatl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Resurgence</a> | Atlanta United supporters group</li> <li>Thank you to our newest sponsors! <ul> <li><a href="https://www.res-tek.net/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Res-Tek</a> | Manufacturer of protective flooring for breweries and restaurants</li> <li><a href= "https://www.craftcellr.com/info?utm_source=website&utm_medium=beerguysradio&utm_campaign=bgrwebsite2019" target="_blank" rel="noopener">CraftCellr</a> | Mobile solution to facilitate online brewery pre-sales for beer releases, events, and memberships.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p><strong>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio</strong> on <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Apple Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D">Google Podcasts</a>, <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Spotify</a>, or your favorite podcasting app.</p> <p>Support Beer Guys Radio on Patreon. - <a href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys">https://www.patreon.com/beerguys</a></p> <p> </p>
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Gluten-free craft beer with Holidaily Brewing
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Real craft beer, real grains, completely gluten-free</span></h2> <p>As part of her cancer treatment, Holidaily Brewing founder and Chief Brewista Karen Hertz's treatment was going on a gluten-free diet.  As a life-long sports fan and outdoor enthusiast, she missed having a beer at the game or at the end of a day on the slopes.  She tried the gluten-free options that were available at the time but none of them hit the mark for what a craft beer should taste like.  With a passion for craft beer and a background in the beer industry Hertz had a "simple" solution, she'd start a craft brewery focusing on gluten-free beers that actually tasted like beer.</p> <p>The process starts with using real grains.  Barley and wheat are out, but Holidaily uses primarily millet and buckwheat in their beers.  Hertz shares how the brewing process is similar, with a few tweaks to accommodate for the small grains.  The end result is beer that actually tastes like beer, and is 100% safe for anyone with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.</p> <p>The gluten-free beer industry is young but, in addition to Holidaily, there are about 12 breweries specializing in gluten-free craft beer.  Now everyone can cheer on their favorite team's win by raising a glass of their favorite brew.</p> <h2>Episode Guide</h2> <p><strong>Beer Guys Radio Ep. 167</strong><br /> <strong>Gluten-free craft beer with Holidaily Brewing</strong><br /> <strong>Follow Holidaily: <a href="https://holidailybrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Website</a> | <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/holidailybrewingcompany/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a> | <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/holidailybrew/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Instagram</a> | <a href= "https://twitter.com/HolidailyBrew" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Twitter</a></strong></p> <ul> <li>Karen Hertz introduction | 00:52</li> <li>Holidaily Favorite Blonde Ale | 01:18</li> <li>Grain-based vs. non-grain-based gluten-free beer | 01:54</li> <li>Slow pour pilsner | 05:15</li> <li>Beers of the Week | <ul> <li>SweetWater Brewing Peach Love and Happiness | Peach Berliner Weisse</li> <li>Holidaily Favorite Blonde | Gluten-free Blonde Ale</li> <li>Holidaily Fat Randy's IPA | Gluten-free IPA</li> <li>Holidaily Riva Stout | Gluten-free Stout</li> </ul> </li> <li>Craft Beer News | 08:50</li> <li>Gluten-neutralized grains? | 11:50</li> <li>Gluten and distilled spirits | 14:32</li> <li>Why open a gluten-free brewery | 15:50</li> <li>Gluten-free malts | 17:50</li> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX_Xrx4vwAQ" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The story of Fat Randy</a> | 22:53</li> <li>Gluten-free vs. gluten-reduced | 24:45</li> <li>Gluten-free lines in bars, restaurants, and breweries | 27:55</li> <li>Holidaily Riva Stout | 33:45</li> <li>Gluten-free brewing process | 35:10</li> <li>Nutritional comparison to "traditional" grain beers | 37:55</li> <li>Holidaily's new brewhouse | 41:00</li> </ul> <h2>Shout Outs / Links</h2> <ul> <li><a href="https://holidailybrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Holidaily Brewing Company</a> | 100% gluten-free, grain-based craft brewery</li> <li><a href="https://sweetwaterbrew.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SweetWater Brewing Co.</a> | Craft brewery in Atlanta, GA</li> <li><a href="https://grousemalthouse.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Grouse Malt House</a> | Gluten-free malt house based in Colorado offering millet, buckwheat, oats, maize, and quinoa</li> <li><a href="https://www.boxcaratl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Boxcar</a> / <a href="http://www.hopcitybeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hop City</a> | Craft beer bar, wine bar, bottle shop, and restaurant in the Lee & White development in Atlanta's West End</li> </ul>
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Craft beer and cheese pairing with Brick Store Pub's Bernard McCoy
<h2>Step aside, wine.  We're pairing craft beer and cheese.</h2> <p>Wine and cheese get plenty of love but craft beer is gaining more respect for pairing with cheese.  I'll admit, this show was all for us.  Selfish, I know.  However, Chef Bernard McCoy shares some amazing info on pairing craft beer and cheese and we think you're going to enjoy it.</p> <p>McCoy is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, a passionate craft beer fan, and a member of the "Kitchen Killaz" team at the renowned Brick Store Pub.  During our selfish session, we get some info on how to set up your pairing, how to best enjoy your beer and cheese pairing, and we sample a few cheeses with a few beers and see how well they play together.  Although there are guidelines when pairing, there are no rules.  McCoy says the main goal is to enjoy yourself.  Ideally, you'll find a combination that brings out flavors of the cheese or beer that you wouldn't have tasted, or a combination that makes muted flavors pop.  However, you do it, just have a good time.</p> <h2>Cheeses and beers we tasted</h2> <ul> <li><strong>Karst Cave-aged with Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner</strong> <ul> <li>Cheddar/gruyere blend from Karst in Vermont</li> <li>Sharp and buttery</li> <li>Also pairs with Kolsch or Cabernet Sauvignon</li> <li>Accompaniments: Dark chocolate, soppressata, caramelized walnuts, dried apricots</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Ewephoria Sheep’s Milk Gouda with Trim Tab Mosaic Singularity and Old Nation Boss Tweed</strong> <ul> <li>From a small family farm in the north of Holland, aged 9-12 mos</li> <li>Butterscotch sweetness and nuttiness</li> <li>Also pairs well with bourbon, Malbec, Riesling</li> <li>Accompaniments: Pears, whole grain bread, Italian speck. Gouda melts well and makes an excellent grilled cheese. As a dessert cheese with white or green grapes</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Bellamy blue and St. Bernardus Prior 8</strong> <ul> <li>From Sequatchie Cove Creamery in Tennessee</li> <li>Raw milk cheese aged 90-120 days, rind is washed with applewood smoked sea salt</li> <li>Also pairs with a smoky Rauchbier or Sauternes wine</li> <li>Accompaniments: Toasted nuts, strong honey, cured meats and olives.</li> </ul> </li> <li><strong>Cravanzina and Zillicoah Saison</strong> <ul> <li>From Caseificio dell‘Alta Langa in the Southern Piedmont region of Italy</li> <li>Cow and sheep’s milk soft rind cheese, ripened for about 15 days</li> <li>Very soft and buttery, with earthy mushroom character</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <h2>Shout Outs / Links</h2> <ul> <li><strong><a href="https://soundcloud.com/user-361514684" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Beats Brews & Life</a> |</strong> Bernard's podcast feature craft beer talk, interviews with music producers, and live beat sessions.  Very cool show, make sure to check it out.</li> <li><strong><a href="http://www.brickstorepub.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Brick Store Pub</a></strong> | One of the world's best beer bars is nestled on the square in Decatur, GA.  They offer an impressive tap list, overwhelming bottle list, and fantastic food.  If you haven't been to BSP you're missing out.  Make sure to catch one of Chef Bernard's beer and cheese pairings.... and ask to see the cellar menu.</li> <li><a href="http://www.starprovisions.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong>Star Provisions</strong></a> | If you're in the Atlanta area we highly recommend Star Provisions for your cheese and charcuteries needs.</li> <li><a href="https://karstcheese.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Karst Cave-Aged Cheese</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.sequatchiecovecheese.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Sequatchie Cove Creamery</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.caseificioaltalanga.it/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Caseificio dell‘Alta Langa</a></li> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creature Comforts Brewing Co.</a></li> <li><a href="https://trimtabbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Trim Tab Brewing Co.</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.sintbernardus.be/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">St. Bernardus</a></li> <li><a href="https://zillicoahbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Zillicoah Beer Co.</a></li> </ul>
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Homebrewing IPA and Stout with Little Cottage and Jay Brantley
<h2>We asked some of Georgia's best homebrewers for a few tips</h2> <p>Jay Brantley and Jon Shari (<a href= "https://www.facebook.com/littlecottagebrewery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Little Cottage Brewery</a>) took top honors in our 2018 <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2018/12/29/best-georgia-beer-results-2018/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Best of Georgia Beer Awards</a>.  We do these awards annually and the homebrewer category was a new addition last year.  Our readers/listeners voted for their favorites, and Jay and Jon beat out a strong pool of nominees.  When it came time for another homebrewing show we figure these guys were the ones to come join us, so here we are.</p> <p>Little Cottage Brewery has been a friend of the show from the beginning, Jon joined us on <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2016/01/02/episode-1-creature-comforts/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Show #1</a> way back in 2016.  He's well-known throughout the Georgia beer community for brewing up amazing stouts and sour beers.  Little Cottage made an appearance at the 2018 WeldWerks Invitational beer fest and even got a shout out from Cool Material as one of "<a href= "https://coolmaterial.com/food-drink/best-new-breweries-2018/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">8 Breweries About to Blow Up</a>."  It's easy to mistake Jon's homebrew for a "real" brewery, he puts a lot of work into custom labels for his bottles and the quality of the beer inside rivals the best commercial breweries.  He's even managed to land the #12 spot on Untappd's best US breweries.  Impressive.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-45881" src= "https://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Homebrew-Crew.jpeg" alt="Jay Brantley and Jon Shari" width="667" height="444" /> <em>Beernice gets some homebrew tips from (L) Jay Brantley and (R) Jon Shari/Little Cottage Brewery.</em>[/caption]</p> <p>Jay Brantley takes more of a <em>walk softly and carry a big stick</em> approach.  He's not much for social media, hasn't given an official name to his homebrewery yet, and his beers aren't listed on Untappd.  However, Jay keeps his head down and brews away - 52 batches in 2018.  With a full-time job, wife, and three kids, that's even more impressive.  He's a fan of nuance and balance in his beers and meticulously plans and tracks his brews.</p> <p>In addition to their tips for nailing IPAs and Stouts, we talk with the guys about what got them started in homebrewing, homebrew clubs (shout out to Jay's club, <a href="http://pcmashers.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">PC Mashers</a>), homebrew competitions, and Jon even shares tips on how to build and keep your own house wild culture.</p>
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Non-Alcoholic Craft Beer with Athletic Brewing Co.
<p>Most of you probably enjoy having a bit of booze in your beer.  However, there are times when alcohol isn't appropriate, or allowed.  Athletic Brewing Co. wants to offer the taste of craft beer without the alcohol.</p> <p>We talk with founders Bill Shufelt and John Walker this week about what prompted them to start a non-alcoholic craft brewery, the process of making NA beer, and who's buying their beers.</p> <p>They offer all the same styles that your regular craft breweries do but each at less than 0.5% ABV.</p>
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The Benefits of Attracting Breweries and Distilleries to Your Downtown Developments
<h2>Craft breweries and distilleries thrive in downtown developments</h2> <p>Georgia's craft beer and spirits industries are booming.  Thanks to recent legislation, breweries and distilleries can now offer sales direct to the consumer from their location.  Cities such as Woodstock, Roswell, Athens, and LaGrange thrive with breweries as part of their downtown areas.  Nationwide craft beer and spirits continue to grow in popularity across with craft beer sales up 8% in 2017 and craft spirits seeing an impressive 23.7% growth rate.</p> <p>Consumers also have a renewed passion for their city’s Downtown areas.  Many people make the choice to enjoy their leisure time closer to home, and having a variety of amenities available helps them to accomplish that.  Breweries and distilleries frequently become key destinations in downtown areas, helping to spur the growth of related shopping and dining businesses and increasing tourism.</p> <p>In this podcast, we'll hear from local government officials, real estate and project developers, as well as brewery and distillery owners on the benefits of attracting these businesses to your developments, along with advice on how to do so.</p> <p>Presented by the Georgia Municipal Association.</p> <p><strong>For more information visit </strong><a href= "https://www.georgiacitiesfoundation.org" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong>https://www.georgiacitiesfoundation.org</strong></a></p> <h3>PANELISTS</h3> <ul> <li>Mayor Mike Eason of Dawsonville</li> <li>Cheryl Wood, Founder of <a href= "http://www.dawsonvillemoonshinedistillery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Dawsonville Distillery</a></li> <li>Keri Stevens, Assistant City Manager of Avondale Estates</li> <li>Nathan McGarity, Co-owner and Developer of <a href= "https://www.oconeebrewingco.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Oconee Brewing</a></li> <li>Taylor Lamm, Co-owner and Brewmaster of Oconee Brewing</li> <li>Rob Hopek and Stacia Familo-Hopek of <a href= "http://thelostdruid.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">The Lost Druid Brewery</a></li> </ul> <h3>MODERATOR</h3> <ul> <li>Tim Dennis, Co-host and Co-founder of Beer Guys Radio</li> </ul> <h3>Presentation Guide</h3> <ul> <li>Podcast Introduction | 00:00</li> <li>Panel Introduction | 00:51</li> <li>A distillery in city hall | 01:17</li> <li>Challenges of opening a distillery in a public space | 03:02</li> <li>Structuring the partnership | 03:57</li> <li>City, state, and federal hurdles | 04:28</li> <li>Addressing public opposition | 06:32</li> <li>New laws allow direct sales from breweries and distilleries | 08:54</li> <li>Increasing tourism (visit brewery/distillery, festivals and events) | 09:33</li> <li>Changes for an existing brewery after the passage of SB85 | 10:32</li> <li>Georgia's standing in breweries per capita and economic impact | 11:40</li> <li>More on increasing tourism and direct sales, new brewery definitions | 13:04</li> <li>Oconee's Project Hummingbird - Easing cost of entry for new breweries | 14:48<br /> For more information on Project Hummingbird <a href= "https://www.oconeebrewingco.com/contact-ocb/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">contact Nathan McGarity at Oconee Brewing</a>)</li> <li>Equipment costs to open a brewpub | 16:55</li> <li>Selecting a building for your brewery or distillery (financial and construction considerations) | 18:05</li> <li>Assistant City Manager on why breweries and distilleries are appealing | 23:53</li> <li>Lost Druid Brewery on why they chose to build in a smaller community | 25:03</li> <li>Building a brewery with own-premise sales in mind, catering to your local community | 26:12</li> <li>Advice for city managers or other officials to attract breweries and distilleries | 27:54<br /> (Addressing ordinances, permitting, zoning, tax incentives, assisting with county/state issues)</li> <li>Encouraging changes from cities without existing ordinances | 30:00</li> <li>Breweries and distilleries are an "economic catalyst" for their communities | 30:55</li> <li>Breweries offer gathering spaces and encourage community events | 32:08</li> <li>Industry growth and trends, what the future holds | 33:51</li> <li>Craft beer is for everyone | 35:28</li> <li>Combining a restaurant with your brewery / partnering with food trucks | 37:07</li> </ul> <p>You are free to share and distribute this work under a Creative Commons license.  Please see the information below for proper attribution requirements.</p> <center><a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" rel="license"><img src= "https://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/4.0/88x31.png" alt= "Creative Commons License" /></a></center> <center>The Benefits of Attracting Breweries and Distilleries to Your Downtown Developments by <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2019/02/11/benefits-brewery-distillery-downtown-development" rel="cc:attributionURL">Georgia Municipal Association / Beer Guys Radio</a></center> <center>is licensed under a <a href= "http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/" rel= "license">Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License</a>.</center>
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New Glarus Brewing's Daniel Carey
<h2>New Glarus Brewing isn't coming soon to a store near you (unless you live in Wisconsin)</h2> <p>Daniel and Deb Carey sent their beer to a few other states for a while, but today <a href="https://newglarusbrewing.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">New Glarus</a> is Wisconsin's beer.  The Careys want control of their beer and their company, and the easiest way to do that is to keep it as close to home as possible.  The plan seems to be working well for them as New Glarus Brewing is the 17th largest craft brewer in the US, and the 25th largest overall brewery.</p> <p>Carey's brewing history spans over 30 years.  He earned a degree in Food Science with an emphasis in malting and brewing from UC Davis in 1983, and was valedictorian of the 1987 Siebel Institute course in Brewing Technology.  He apprenticed at a small brewery near Munich and worked for Anheuser-Busch, where he tells us his desk was right next to Mitch Steele's (Stone/New Realm).</p> <p>Daniel Carey joins us on the show this week to talk about his brewing history and the growth of his brewery.  He shares insight on why they choose to stay in Wisconsin, passing on buy-out offers, and the importance of being a moral business.  We also discuss the Bud Light Super Bowl commercials and get insight on the big deal with corn syrup.  We sample a few New Glarus beers and get info on the brews and the styles.  Plus, we find out the connection that New Glarus has to good 'ol Atlanta.</p> <h3>Episode Guide</h3> <p>New Glarus Brewing with co-owner and brewmaster Daniel Carey<br /> Beer Guys Radio Ep. 163</p> <ul> <li>Daniel Carey Introduction, Topics |  00:51</li> <li>New Glarus Uff Da Bock | 01:11</li> <li>Decoction Mashing | 02:38</li> <li>Discussing Bud Light's "corn syrup" Super Bowl commercials | 03:10</li> <li>Beers of the Week | 06:39</li> <li>Craft Beer News | 07:40 <ul> <li>AB InBev acquires 100% of RateBeer.com</li> <li>Bell's Brewery pulls out of Virginia</li> </ul> </li> <li>Daniel Carey's brewing background | 11:46</li> <li>Old school Henry Weinhard | 15:39</li> <li>The benefits of professional brewing education | 16:05</li> <li>New Glarus 2019 Flanders Sour | 19:30</li> <li>New Glarus's many awards | 23:05</li> <li>The growth of New Glarus and staying close to home | 24:38</li> <li>New Glarus Spotted Cow | 28:30</li> <li>Passing on selling out / building a moral business | 29:40</li> <li>New Glarus and Atlanta | 34:00</li> <li>New Glarus Serendipity | 36:25</li> <li>Pioneering sour beer in the US | 38:00</li> <li>New Glarus's "caves" | 40:40</li> <li>Capturing big fruit flavor in your beer | 42:25</li> <li>Next Week | <a href="https://www.athleticbrewing.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Athletic Brewing Co.</a></li> </ul>
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Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting and Georgia's upcoming breweries
<h2>Halfway Crooks, Bold Monks, and a Schoolhouse coming soon to the Georgia beer scene</h2> <p>Recently, we sat down at the 15th Annual Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting and talked with a few of the folks behind some of Georgia's upcoming breweries.  This is our 3rd year at the festival and it's become a tradition to catch up with some of our upcoming breweries.  We also talk with festival organizer Owen Ogletree about cask ales and the changes he's seen hosting the festival over the years.  As a bonus, we're joined for a quick chat with UK beer writer Rob Macardle, editors of CAMRA's Leicester Drinker.</p> <p><img class="wp-image-45819 size-large" src= "https://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Halfway-Crooks-Web-800x533.jpg" alt="Halfway Crooks Beer" width="800" height="533" /> <em>Halfway Crooks Beer founders Shawn Bainbridge and Joran Van Ginderachter pose with their furry friend at their brewery in Atlanta's Summerhill neighborhood.  They are targeting a Spring 2019 opening.</em>[/caption]</p> <h3>Brewery Guests</h3> <p><a href="https://www.boldmonkbrewingco.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>The Bold Monk</strong></a> | John "JR" Roberts is currently building The Bold Monk in Atlanta's hot Westside neighborhood.  In addition to the new venture, JR also owns Max Lager's brewpub in downtown Atlanta.  The area is also home to the recently opened Steady Hand Beer Co. and the recently announced second location for Scofflaw Brewing Co. The Bold Monk <em>Stained Rose,</em> a barrel-aged Wild Saison with grapes and cherries, took 1st Place for Specialty Beer at the event.</p> <p><a href="https://schoolhousebeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener"><strong>Schoolhouse Beer</strong></a> | Thomas Monti and Justin Waller are the masterminds behind Schoolhouse.  The schoolhouse theme is inspired by their background as teachers.  The brewery is a "graduation" of sorts, the duo currently owns Schoolhouse Beer & Brewing in Marietta which sells packaged beer, growlers, and homebrew supplies.  For those lamenting the closure of a local homebrew shop don't worry, the brewery will also have a homebrew shop inside.</p> <p><a href="https://www.instagram.com/halfwaycrooksbeer/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Halfway Crooks Beer</strong></a> | One of Georgia's most anticipated breweries, Halfway Crooks Beer is building out in a new development coming to Atlanta's Summerhill neighborhood, just next door to the former Turner Field.  Owner Joran van Ginderachter and Shawn Bainbridge weren't able to join us at ACAT, so we took a trip down to check out their space and hear what's coming up.</p> <h3>Listen to past Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting episodes:</h3> <p><a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2018/01/27/episode-109-atlanta-cask-ale-tasting/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ACAT 2018</a> with <a href= "https://linecreekbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Line Creek Brewing</a> (Open), <a href="http://splitbatchbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Split Batch Brewery</a> (Planning) and Banyan Roots (Under construction as <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/bestendbrewing/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Best End Brewing Co</a>.)</p> <p><a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2017/01/28/atlanta-cask-ale-tasting-episode-57/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">ACAT 2017</a> with <a href= "https://newrealmbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">New Realm Brewing Co.</a>, <a href= "https://www.variantbrewing.com/home" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Variant Brewing</a>, and <a href= "https://goodwordbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Good Word Brewing</a> (All open)</p> <p> </p> <h3> </h3>
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Big Game Beer Showdown
<h2>Drinkin' Beers go head to head for King of the Cooler at your Big Game party</h2> <p>Drinkin' Beers, party beers, session beers, "crushable".  Whatever you call them sometimes you just need a no-fuss, low alcohol beer to help wash down your nachos and wings.  Sure, there are suggestions for the "perfect" beer to pair with pizza but a good clean Pilsner or American Lager is pretty multipurpose.  This week, we drink eight lower ABV beers, pitting them 1-on-1 and then picking our gameday champion.</p> <p>We share some stats on the insane amount of food and drink folks consume during the Super Bowl, the crazy things they bet on, and we even give a few suggestions for those expert pairings if you want to get fancy.  We talk macro beer and pick the one we'd be "OK" with sipping if it was all that was available.  Because if you're going to a watch party it's likely there will be a cooler or fridge full of macros.</p> <h3>THE CONTENDERS</h3> <ul> <li>Round 1 | Oskar Blues Mama's Little Yella Pils VS Rogue Yellow Snow</li> <li>Round 2 | Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner VS Atlanta Brewing Co. Homestand</li> <li>Round 3 | Narragansett Lager VS Creature Comforts Classic City Lager</li> <li>Round 4 | Ironmonger Too Legit to Wit VS Southbound Scattered Sun</li> <li>Championship |  ?????</li> </ul>
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WeldWerks Brewing with Neil Fisher and Jake Goodman
<h2>WeldWerks talks Juicy Bits, big stouts, and beer fests</h2> <p>Greeley isn't the first city people think of when you mention craft beer in Colorado, or the second... or the third.  But <a href="https://www.weldwerksbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">WeldWerks Brewing</a> isn't letting something like geography stand in their way.  At just over three years old they've been named the <a href= "https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-brewery-2016/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">best new brewery in America</a>, <a href= "https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/winners/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">won Gold and Silver medals at the Great American Beer Fest</a>, and they recently purchased the land their taproom is on for a big expansion.  Not bad, WeldWerks. Not bad.</p> <p>This week we're joined by Co-Owner and Head Brewer Neil Fisher and Director of Sales & Marketing Jake Goodman to talk about their booming brewery.  They brewed 137 new beers in 2018. with over 100 going into packages.  They share the success of the first WeldWerks Invitational beer fest and the charitable causes it will support, plus planning for 2019.  We talk about their flagship Juicy Bits IPA (which Neil shared the <a href= "https://beerandbrewing.com/weldwerks-brewing-co-juicy-bits-new-england-style-ipa/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">recipe</a> for online) and their 14.2% stout, Medianoche, which is boiled continuously for up to 36 hours.  Neil talks about the upcoming <a href= "http://www.brewersretreat.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Brewers Retreat</a> he's taking part in, and amazing opportunity for a serious beer geek to brew with some of the best brewers in the country.</p> <h3><strong>Episode Guide</strong></h3> <p><strong>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Episode 160</strong><br /> <strong>WeldWerks Brewing with Neil Fisher and Jake Goodman</strong></p> <ul> <li>Neil Fisher and Jake Goodman Introductions | 01:02</li> <li>DDH Juicy Bits IPA | 01:25</li> <li>Week in Review | 02:32 <ul> <li>Another trip to Contrast Artisan Ales</li> <li>New Realm Oaxaca Choca stout release</li> <li>Drinking all the Resilience IPA</li> <li>WeldWerks charity brews</li> <li>Pontoon anniversary beer preview</li> <li>Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines Festival</li> </ul> </li> <li>Beers of Week | 07:42 <ul> <li>Creature Comforts Pineapple Lemon Tritonia Gose</li> <li>Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA</li> <li>WeldWerks DDH Juicy Bits IPA</li> <li>WeldWerks Medianoche Stout</li> </ul> </li> <li>Craft Beer News | 08:21 <ul> <li>Government shutdown impacts craft beer</li> <li>Brewery sues US Attorney General over stalled label approvals</li> </ul> </li> <li>WeldWerks gets its start | 11:50</li> <li>WeldWerks purchases land for expansion | 12:56</li> <li>Growing in Greeley | 14:16</li> <li>WeldWerks Invitational Festival | 15:08</li> <li>Little Cottage goes to Colorado | 19:08</li> <li>Charitable causes supported by the WeldWerks Invitational Festival | 22:51</li> <li>Planning for the 2019 Invitational | 23:58</li> <li>Expanding WeldWerks exposure beyond Colorado | 25:08</li> <li>Winning Best New Brewer of 2016 and GABF Gold | 26:45</li> <li>WeldWerks Medianoche Stout | 28:23</li> <li>The benefits of the long boil stout | 29:20</li> <li><a href="http://www.brewersretreat.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Craft Beer & Brewing Brewers Retreat</a> - Boothbay Harbor, Maine | 33:50</li> <li>Releasing a new beer every week, and 137 in 2018 | 36:25</li> <li>Juicy Bits and is there Colorado beer style? | 40:15</li> <li>Sharing is caring |  41:39 <ul> <li><a href= "https://beerandbrewing.com/weldwerks-brewing-co-juicy-bits-new-england-style-ipa/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Juicy Bits homebrew recipe</a></li> </ul> </li> <li>We out | 43:10</li> <li>Next week: Beers and Bites for the Big Game</li> </ul>
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Contrast Artisan Ales' Chase Medlin
<h2>Chase Medlin's journey to open Contrast Artisan Ales</h2> <p>Before opening <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/contrastartisanales/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Contrast Artisan Ales</a> founder Chase Medlin got his start in brewing at Decatur, Georgia's Twain's Brewpub & Billiards.  After learning the ropes from a couple of other brewers he moved into the head brewer role.  Medlin found his love for brewing and soon began to look into opening his own location.  After few false starts, Contrast opened their doors in Chamblee, Georgia in December of 2018.</p> <p>We sample Medlin's newest IPA, Luminiferous, along with their Hypnotize Biggie Coffee Stout while we discuss what's brewing and what's coming up for Contrast.  We also talk about the changes to the definition of craft brewer and whether or not Contrast will delve into "alternative beverages", the growing beer and food scene in Chamblee, and we travel back in time to talk about some thoughts Medlin shared in a 2015 interview.</p> <h3><strong>Episode Guide</strong></h3> <p><strong>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Episode 159</strong><br /> <strong>Contrast Artisan Ales' Chase Medlin</strong></p> <ul> <li>Chase Medlin introduction / show topics | 01:04</li> <li>Contrast Artisan Ales Luminiferous IPA | 01:27</li> <li>Week in review | 03:10 <ul> <li><a href="http://www.fudoatl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Fūdo</a> grand opening in Chamblee</li> <li><a href="https://www.baddaddysburgerbar.com/store/ga/chamblee" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bad Daddy's Burger Bar</a> Beer list</li> <li>Mounting a $#&% TV</li> <li>Chase brews beer</li> <li>Shout out to <a href= "http://www.tfhlegal.com/attorney-d-taylor-harper.html" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Taylor Harper</a> (The Georgia Craft Beer Lawyer)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Beers of the Week | 06:23 <ul> <li><a href="https://terrapinbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Terrapin</a> Beyond the Galaxy IPA</li> <li><a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Creature Comforts</a> Innoculous IPA</li> <li><a href="https://atlantabrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Atlanta Brewing Co.</a> Post-bel-lum BBA Imperial Stout</li> <li>Contrast Artisan Ales Luminferous IPA</li> <li>Hypnotize Biggie Coffee Stout</li> </ul> </li> <li>Craft Beer News | 07:15 <ul> <li>Charlie Papazian to depart Brewers Association</li> <li>Overweight, coffee-drinking, alcohol-loving people live longer (some conditions apply)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Contrast Artisan Ales Hypnotize Biggie Coffee Stout | 12:02</li> <li>The road to opening Contrast Artisan Ales | 13:35 <ul> <li><a href="http://www.twains.net/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Twain's Brewpub & Billiards</a></li> <li>Terminus City Brewing</li> <li>Locomotion Brewing</li> <li><a href="https://slowpourbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Slow Pour Brewing</a></li> </ul> </li> <li>Brewers supporting brewers | 18:36</li> <li>Why Contrast chose Chamblee, GA / Contrast business model | 19:22</li> <li>Welcome WWDC HD2 104.67 FM Washington, DC | 22:36</li> <li>Chamblee or "Chamblis"? | 23:00</li> <li>Chamblee growing as a food and beer destination | 23:25</li> <li>Hot chicken (and fried okra) accessibility | 25:54</li> <li>Contrast's brewery art | 26:15 <ul> <li>Collaborative works from <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/jaguamartian/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Jagua Martian</a> and <a href= "https://www.austinblueart.net/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Austin Blue</a></li> <li>Atlanta street art and murals</li> <li>Art for sale at the taproom</li> <li><a href="https://www.livingwallsatl.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Living Walls Atlanta</a></li> </ul> </li> <li>Contrast brewhouse details | 30:20</li> <li>Woodlands Circle Gunnison Series #2 | 31:19 <ul> <li>Double Barrel (bourbon and dark rum) Imperial Stout with coconut and lime</li> </ul> </li> <li>Living that 4th Segment life | 33:50</li> <li>A look back at 2015: bitter and juicy and hazy IPAs | 34:10</li> <li>Chase doesn't make predictions on the next big thing in craft beer | 36:45</li> <li>Apple Brandy "Barrel" Midnight Snack | 37:12</li> <li>More Drinkin' Beers (pilsner, session ales, ESB) | 37:40</li> <li>Brewers Association revises the definition of craft brewer / brewing alternative beverages | 38:38</li> <li>Contrast considers gluten-free / gluten-reduced beer, hard water | 40:51</li> <li> Next week: <a href="https://www.weldwerksbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">WeldWerks Brewing</a> with Neil Fisher and Jake Goodman</li> </ul> <p><strong>Listen and Subscribe:</strong> <a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> Google Podcasts</a> | <a href= "https://open.spotify.com/show/0SnEdzIyPTn5jKqfmfCJrl" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Spotify</a> | <a href= "https://overcast.fm/itunes1062108530/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overcast</a> | <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stitcher</a> | <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">RSS</a></p>
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A journey with beer at Camino Brewing
<p><a href="http://caminobrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Camino Brewing</a> was born during a journey the co-founders (Nathan Poulos and Allen Korenstein) took down the Camino de Santiago.  The Camino used to be a pilgrimage for religious types, but today people from all walks of life take the trip.  Some to clear their head or find themselves, others just want to get away from the rat race for a while.</p> <p>Poulos joins us this week to talk about that journey and how it inspired opening his brewery and continues to inspire him today.  He met a lot of strangers that became friends on the trip, and he wants Camino Brewing to offer that same connection.</p> <p>Beers like <em>N 120</em> Bohemian Pilsner and <em>KM 0.0</em> West Coast IPA take their names from the Camino, while other offerings like <em>Auld Lang Syne</em> Brut IPA say goodbye to the past and welcome the future.  Poulos has big plans in 2019 with each season offering beers that celebrate a leg of the journey on the Camino de Santiago.</p> <p>We also talk a bit of college football here as the <a href= "https://www.ncaa.com/news/football/article/2019-01-04/2019-national-championship-game-date-time-tv-channel-college-football-playoff" target="_blank" rel="noopener">National Championship</a> game comes to the Bay Area.  Alabama will take on Clemson for the third time in four years.  Our Georgia Bulldogs broke the combo last year when they played Alabama for the title but fell to the Crimson Tide.</p>
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Best of Georgia Beer 2018 - The Results
<h2>Best of Georgia Beer 2018 - The Results</h2> <p>2018 brought many new breweries and amazing beers to Georgia and made for some stiff competition in this year's awards.  In several categories, only a handful of votes (sometimes less than 1%) separated the winners or bumped someone just out of the Top 3.  Over 2,000 Georgia beer fans voted for their favorite beers, breweries, brewpubs, beer bars, bottle shops, beer fests, and even their favorite homebrewer.</p> <p>On this week's show, we share the results from the final voting round as we enjoy a sampling of the award-winning beers.  We had several expected winners, as well as a few surprises.  It's great to see so many Georgia beers and breweries making everyone's favorites list.</p> <p><strong>A few notes on the awards:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Only beers brewed in Georgia are eligible for an award.</li> <li>For the  "New for 2018" categories, a brewery had to open, or a beer had to be released between Dec. 15, 2017 and Dec. 1, 2018.</li> <li>Winners came from two rounds.  A write-in nomination round and a final voting round comprised of the Top 10 (+/-) from the nomination round.</li> </ul> <h3><strong>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Episode 157</strong><br /> <strong>Best of Georgia Beer 2018 - The Results</strong></h3> <h2> </h2> <h1>Best of Georgia Beer - Categories</h1> <h2>New for 2018</h2> <h3>Best New IPA</h3> <h3>Best New Double / Imperial IPA</h3> <h3>Best New Wild / Sour Beer</h3> <h3>Best New Stout</h3> <h3>Best New Lager</h3> <h3>Best New "Something Different"</h3> <h3>Best New Brewery</h3> <h3>Best New Brewpub</h3> <h2>Best Overall </h2> <h3>Best IPA</h3> <h3>Best Double / Imperial IPA</h3> <h3>Best Wild / Sour Beer</h3> <h3>Best Stout</h3> <h3>Best Lager</h3> <h3>Best "Something Different"</h3> <h3>Best Homebrewer</h3> <h3>Best Brewery</h3> <h3>Best Brewpub</h3> <h3>Best Beer Fest</h3> <h3>Best Beer Ba</h3>
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Maine Beer Company's Dan Kleban
<h2>Maine Beer Co. was started with a goal to "Do What's Right"</h2> <p>Dan Kleban and his brother David founded <a href= "https://www.mainebeercompany.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Maine Beer Company</a> with a single recipe and the goal to "Do What's Right."  That mantra carries through in every aspect of running their business from the beer they brew, to employee relations, and how they support and give back to their community.</p> <p>Dan joins us this week to talk about that philosophy and the passion he has to see it through.  We enjoy a few Maine Beer Company beers as the conversation moves on to a discussion about the collapse of DME, a large brewing equipment manufacturer, and how that could be a nail in the coffin for some new brewers.  Of course, we talk about brewing hoppy and balanced beers and teaching craft beer neophytes that hoppy and bitter are not the same thing.  Dan also shares his passion for environmental causes and how their pledge to <a href= "https://www.onepercentfortheplanet.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">1% For The Planet</a> supports those causes, as well as the impact that brewing with local ingredients has on our environment.</p> <p>[caption id="attachment_45659" align="aligncenter" width="800"]<img class="size-large wp-image-45659" src= "https://beerguysradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/King-Titus-800x533.jpg" alt="Maine Beer Co. King Titus" width="800" height="533" /> <em>While most of Maine Beer Co.'s beers are meant to be enjoyed fresh, our 2106 King Titus Porter was still drinking very well.  Hops had faded but it still delivered big</em> roasty <em>and chocolatey notes. (Photo: Maine Beer Co.)</em>[/caption]</p> <p><strong>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Episode 156</strong><br /> <strong>Maine Beer Company's Dan Kleban</strong></p> <p><strong>EPISODE GUIDE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Guest Introduction | 00:58</li> <li>Dan's trip to Atlanta | 01:10</li> <li>Maine Beer Co. MO | 02:20</li> <li>Maine Beer Co. Peeper Ale | 02:58</li> <li>Brewing for balance | 03:55</li> <li>Bringing American hoppy ales to New England | 04:35</li> <li>Hoppy ≠ Bitter | 05:38</li> <li>The Week in Review | 06:23 <ul> <li>Monday Night Situational Ethics Release</li> <li>Contrast Artisan Ales grand opening</li> <li>Tap & Six Anniversary</li> <li>SweetWater releases Sierra Nevada Resilience IPA</li> </ul> </li> <li>Beers of the Week | 08:25 <ul> <li>Harpoon Dunkin Coffee Porter</li> <li>Good Word Brewing Anna Fantastic</li> <li>Maine Beer Co. MO</li> <li>Maine Beer Co. Woods & Waters</li> <li>Maine Beer Co. King Titus 2016</li> <li>Untitled Art Neopolitan Stout (surprise addition)</li> </ul> </li> <li>Craft Beer News | 09:48 <ul> <li>Discussion on brewing equipment manufacturers DME's collapse</li> </ul> </li> <li>Maine Beer Co. Woods & Waters (VinePair #3 beer of 2018) | 15:17</li> <li>Maine-grown barley | 16:48</li> <li>Brian's poutine epiphany | 17:34</li> <li><a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2018/12/12/best-georgia-beer-vote-2018/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Vote in the Best of Georgia Beer awards</a> | 18:42</li> <li>Maine Beer Co.'s beginnings | 19:15</li> <li>"Do What's Right" | 20:17</li> <li>Maine Beer Co. King Titus | 27:04</li> <li>Arguing with a monkey scientist | 28:55</li> <li>Drink Fresh! | 29:14</li> <li>Brewing a beer for aging | 29:44</li> <li>16 beers in 10 years | 30:46</li> <li>Shifting brewery business models | 31:21</li> <li>Are breweries releasing <em>too many</em> new beers? | 32:30</li> <li>Keeping your beer relevant | 36:00</li> <li>1% For The Planet | 39:30</li> <li>Solar power at Maine Beer Co. | 41:45</li> <li>Sourcing local ingredients | 44:52</li> <li>Choosing where to give back | 47:12</li> </ul>
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The 12 Beers of Christmas
<p>It's actually been cold here in Atlanta lately and it's time to break out the Christmas beers.  </p> <p>This week we invited Tim Cailloux, winner of our Catlanta charity art auction, to join us in the studio and sample through the 12 Beers of Christmas. We share a little info on each beer, Brian tells us about Christmas beer festivals and beer cocktails like Glühkriek.  We had some naughty and some nice beers, and at the end of the show we share our Top 5 and why we chose our #1 beer.</p> <p>Let us know if you've tried any of these beers and what your favorite Christmas beers are.  Cheers!</p> <p><strong>Our 12 Beers of Christmas were...</strong></p> <ul> <li>Barrel of Monks Father Christmas</li> <li>Corsendonk Christmas Ale </li> <li>Delirium Noël  </li> <li>Gouden Carolus Noël  </li> <li>Hardywood Gingerbread Stout </li> <li>Highland Cold Mountain </li> <li>Rogue Santa's Private Reserve </li> <li>Samichlaus Schwarzes </li> <li>Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome Ale </li> <li>St. Bernardus Christmas Ale </li> <li>Straffe Hendrik Xmas Blend</li> <li>Three Taverns Feest Noël  (2015)</li> <li>Gouden Carolus Noël </li> </ul>
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Craft Beer in the Coastal Empire with Chris Haborak
<h2>Craft Beer in the Coastal Empire with Chris Haborak</h2> <p>If you're not familiar with the lay of the land, Savannah, Georgia is the Coastal Empire.  Once you cross the bridge into South Carolina, you enter the Low Country.  Got it?  Good.</p> <p>Chris Haborak is the co-founder and brewer at Coastal Empire Beer Co.  Founded in 2011, the brewery is a middle child of the Georgia beer scene and the second to open in Savannah.  After some spooky experiences with glitter and ghosts, we sat down to talk with Chris about his beer and brewery while enjoying a few pours, of course.</p> <p>After chatting with Chris we continued our tour of coastal Georgia with stops at Service Brewing and Southbound Brewing then headed south to visit Hop Soul Brewing, under construction in Brunswick, GA) and down to St. Mary's to visit Brackish Beer Co.</p> <p><strong>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Episode 154</strong><br /> <strong>Chris Haborak of Coastal Empire Beer Co.</strong></p> <p>Episode Guide</p> <ul> <li>Guest Introduction | 00:47</li> <li>Keller's Milk Stout | 01:11</li> <li>David Loves Jam Bands | 01:55</li> <li>Smalls gets Handicapped | 03:00</li> <li>Week in Review - Savannah | 03:15</li> <li>Visiting a haunted brewery | 03:50</li> <li>Coastal Empire / Moon River collaboration | 05:30 <ul> <li>Brut IPA with spruce tips</li> </ul> </li> <li>Beers of the Week | 05:55</li> <li>Craft Beer News | 06:55 <ul> <li>Omnipollo Yellow Belly trademark troubles</li> <li>PBR is saved</li> <li>Stella Artois's robot bartender</li> </ul> </li> <li>Smoked TIPA for Atlanta's Strong Beer Fest | 11:50</li> <li>Opening Coastal Empire | 13:48</li> <li>Starting as a contract brewer - Would you do it again? | 17:00</li> <li>What sets Coastal Empire apart | 18:28</li> <li>Keeping up with small batch brewing | 19:45</li> <li>Bramble on Blonde / Rum Barrel Coco Piña Gose | 22:45</li> <li>Award-winning beers | 23:23</li> <li>GABF beer categories | 24:36</li> <li>Dawn Patrol gets a cease and desist | 26:43</li> <li>Upsetting people with</li> </ul>
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Ironmonger Brewing's Sarah Green
<p>Sarah Green is the new Head Brewer at Ironmonger Brewing.  Sarah has strong opinions on what needs to be done at the brewery.  She's released her first original beer at the brewery and reformulated some existing recipes.</p> <p>Ramsay Florence remains part of the team and moves into the role of Sales and Operations Manager.  Ramsay is in the process of introducing new packaging for Ironmonger's beers and will undertake a massive taproom remodel very soon.</p> <p>Sarah and Ramsay talk with us about the goals they've set for Ironmonger and the plans they have to achieve them.</p> <p>.  </p>
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Fonta Flora's Todd Boera
<p>If you've ever taken a trip to Asheville, NC you've likely heard, "If you can find the time, take a trip to Fonta Flora."</p> <p>Todd Boera opened his original brewery about an hour east of Asheville in Morganton.  Slightly closer is Fonta Flora's new Whippoorwill Farm location, a 9-acre farm and 15-barrel brewhouse.  Being away from the action of Asheville hasn't hurt his brewery.  His unique brews with ingredients like beets, carrots, and tulsi bring in plenty of fans, and many do make the side trip from Asheville.</p> <p>Boera uses only local ingredients in his brews and his farm will have a sizable orchard as well as garden areas to grow other ingredients.  For those he can't grow himself he'll source from other local farmers.  Fonta Flora also has their own house culture used to ferment their "Appalachian Wild Ales".</p> <p>With the growth the new location has allowed, you'll see some more "normal" beers like Kolsch, Maibock, and even a Light Lager.  The funk will keep flowing as well.  Boera admits some of his creations are for a very specific audience, but they're what put Fonta Flora on the map and continue to be very important beers for them to brew.</p> <h3>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 152<br /> <strong>With: </strong>Todd Boera, Fonta Flora Brewery</h3> <p><strong>Episode Guide</strong></p> <ul> <li>Apology 'cause we screwed up | 0:00</li> <li>Guest Introduction | 1:06</li> <li>Fonta Flora Rind | 1:26</li> <li>Week in Review | 4:15</li> <li><a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/2018/11/20/catlanta-art-auction-giving-kitchen/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Catlanta Charity Art Auction</a> | 6:15</li> <li>Beers of the Week | 7:20</li> <li>Craft Beer News | 8:13</li> <li>Fonta Flora Whippoorwill Farm | 11:40</li> <li>More beer, more cans | 14:47</li> <li>Planting plans for the farmland | 15:43</li> <li>Brewing with polarizing flavors | 19:10</li> <li>Fonta Flora Lunar Aqua | 22:38</li> <li>Terry Perry of Perry's Berry's[sic] | 23:59</li> <li>The doomed community of Fonta Flora | 25:10</li> <li>What is Farmhouse Brewing? | 27:19</li> <li>Appalachian Wild Ale | 33:40</li> <li>North Carolina hops | 34:50</li> <li>Aging hops | 35:55</li> <li>Hop character in wild beers | 37:05</li> <li>Secondary beer market | 39:35</li> <li>Outro | 43:10</li> </ul> <h3>Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio</h3> <p><a href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> Google Podcasts</a> | <a href= "https://soundcloud.com/beer-guys-radio">Soundcloud</a> | <a href= "https://overcast.fm/itunes1062108530/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overcast</a> | <a href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stitcher</a> | <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">RSS</a></p>
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Sweet Baby Jesus it's DuClaw Brewing
<p>Even if you're not in <a href="https://duclaw.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">DuClaw Brewing's</a> distribution area, you probably know about Sweet Baby Jesus, their chocolate peanut butter porter.  It's DuClaw's flagship beer and it's sought after across the country.</p> <p>DuClaw's head brewer Brandon Stanko joined the brewery as in IT Technician and worked his way up the ranks.  He joins us this week to talk about their beers, hop guns, Maryland's weird beer laws, and to share some tips for homebrewers on brewing a chocolate peanut butter beer.</p> <p>Christopher Glenn joined in the studio this week to talk about his non-profit, <a href="https://www.thebottleshare.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Bottle Share</a>.  A charity supporting the people working in the craft beer industry in times of need.  He shares the story of how The Bottle Share came to be and how the organization helps others.</p> <h3>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 151</h3> <p><strong>Guests:</strong> Brandon Stanko, DuClaw Brewing | Christoper Glenn, The Bottle Share<br /> <strong>Topic:</strong> DuClaw Brewing Co. and The Bottle Share</p> <p><strong>Episode Guide</strong></p> <ul> <li>Guest Introductions | 00:30</li> <li>Sweet Baby Jesus | 1:05</li> <li>Week in review | 3:08</li> <li>Beers of the week | 6:10</li> <li>Sweet Baby Java | 11:39</li> <li>Espresso in a Hop Gun | 11:50</li> <li>Dry hopping and proteins | 13:45</li> <li>History of DuClaw | 14:45</li> <li>Baltimore beer scene | 16:15</li> <li>Awards stacked on awards | 17:38</li> <li>DuClaw's bread and butter | 19:50</li> <li>The Bottle Share | 22:47</li> <li>Homebrew tips from Brandon | 28:15</li> <li>Brewing with Lupulin powder | 29:35</li> <li>Dirty Little Freak: "There is no safe word" | 33:43</li> <li>"Randalling" with a French press | 35:59</li> <li>"Sour Me This" series | 37:05</li> <li>DuClaw moving to all cans | 38:30</li> <li>DuClaw 2019 releases | 41:33</li> </ul>
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Brett and Barrels with Crooked Stave
<p>When <a href="http://www.crookedstave.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project</a> founder and brewmaster Chad Yakobson published his master's thesis online as <a href="http://brettanomycesproject.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">The Brettanomyces Project</a> very little was known about brewing with this unusual yeast.  Common knowledge at the time said you couldn't use Brett as a primary fermenter in beer.  Yakobson wasn't buying that and set on a path to find out all he could about this fascinating funk factory.  Ten years later, brewers know a lot more, in large part thanks to his research.  There is a huge variety of beers using Brett both as the primary fermenter and in blends.</p> <p>We're joined this week by Yakobson and brewhouse and cellar manager Troy Montrone to learn more about brewing with Brett.  Montrone tells us what a cellarman's main job duties are (lots of cleaning) and the importance of barrels and other wood vessels in their brewing.  We discuss the differences in Belgian and American sour beers, and Yakobson shares a few flavor descriptors he thinks we need to drop from our vocabulary.</p> <h3>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 150</h3> <p><strong>Guests:</strong> Chad Yakobson, Troy Montrone<br /> <strong>Topic:</strong> Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project | Denver, CO</p> <p><strong>Episode Guide</strong></p> <ul> <li>Intro | 00:30</li> <li>Props to Orval | 1:18</li> <li>Week in Review | 3:00</li> <li>Crooked Stave Fort Collins | 4:55</li> <li>Beers of the Week | 5:45</li> <li>Craft Beer News | 6:21</li> <li>Live culture beer in a can (Sour Rosé) | 11:35</li> <li>Aging on second use fruit | 14:30</li> <li>The Brettanomyces Project | 15:50</li> <li>Fast fermentation with Brett | 18:38</li> <li>Wild Wild Brett Series | 23:15</li> <li>Crooked Stave IPA / No dirty beers | 24:50</li> <li>Three breweries in one | 25:25</li> <li>Stop saying horse blanket and barnyard! | 27:00</li> <li>Duties of the Cellarman | 28:58</li> <li>Controlling oxygen in barrels | 30:05</li> <li>High altitude brewing | 30:56</li> <li>Foeders, barrels, and puncheons | 33:44</li> <li>Why ferment in foeders | 34:50</li> <li>Crooked Stave cooperage | 35:24</li> <li>Belgian sours vs. American sours | 38:10</li> <li>What do we know now about Brettanomyces | 40:04</li> <li>What we don't know about Brettanomyces | 40:50</li> <li>Crooked Stave Coffee Baltic Porter | 41:20</li> <li>Outro | 43:17</li> </ul> <p>Subscribe: <a title= "Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Apple Podcasts" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Apple Podcasts</a> | <a title= "Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Google Podcasts" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Google Podcasts</a> | <a title= "Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Overcast" href= "https://overcast.fm/itunes1062108530/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Overcast</a> | <a title= "Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Stitcher" href= "https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/community-perspectives/beer-guys-radio" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Stitcher</a> | <a title= "Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Soundcloud" href= "https://soundcloud.com/beer-guys-radio" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Soundcloud</a> | <a href= "http://beerguysradio.libsyn.com/rss" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">RSS</a></p>
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Cold Beer and Hot Chicken with Yazoo Brewing Co.
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">A beer named Sue and a new place to brew for Yazoo</span></h2> <p><a href="https://yazoobrew.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Yazoo Brewing Co</a>. founder Linus Hall left the exciting world of tire engineering to found his brewery in 2003.  Currently in their 2nd home, Yazoo is in the process of moving to a new, much larger location in Madison, TN.  We sample a few of Yazoo's beers, including the new 15th Anniversary Ale brewed with Sabro hops, a new (a very tasty) variety.  Hall shares some of the legal challenges Tennessee brewers have faced over the years and why he had to get a distillery license to brew his smoked beer, Sue.  Brian digs in on the Nashville Hot Chicken scene and the "laws" that surround it and we discuss Yazoo's Embrace the Funk sour program.</p> <h3>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 149</h3> <p><strong>Guests:</strong> Linus Hall | Founder and Brewmaster<br /> <strong>Topic:</strong> Yazoo Brewing Co. | Nashville, TN</p> <p><strong>Episode Guide</strong></p> <ul> <li>Intro | 00:30</li> <li>Hot Chicken terroir | 1:04</li> <li>Week in Review | 2:51</li> <li>Beers of the Week | 4:50</li> <li>Craft Beer News | 5:30</li> <li>History of Yazoo Pilsner | 11:40</li> <li>From tire engineer to brewery owner | 12:46</li> <li>Homebrew recipe to commercial brew |14:19</li> <li>Yazoo's 15th Anniversary | 15:10</li> <li>Evolution of Yazoo's brews | 15:50</li> <li>Keeping it local | 16:18</li> <li>Country music influence | 17:45</li> <li>"Bro Country" | 18:30</li> <li>Yazoo distribution | 19:40</li> <li>Yazoo 15th Anniversary Ale | 22:40</li> <li>Sabro hops | 23:30</li> <li>Hop Project |  24:29</li> <li>Pilot Batch brewing | 25:40</li> <li>Tennessee brewery/beer laws and taxes | 26:46</li> <li>ABV caps and sales laws | 28:04</li> <li>Brewing a beer named Sue | 29:25</li> <li>Beer and BBQ | 33:50</li> <li>Moving a brewery | 35:50</li> <li>Changing industry dynamics | 38:13</li> <li>Embrace the Funk sour program | 40:06</li> <li>Outro | 43:00</li> </ul>
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Growth and Innovation with Upland Brewing Co.
<h2>Upland Brewing Co. celebrates 20 years and still pushing innovation</h2> <p>Upland Brewing Co. was founded in 1998 in Bloomington, Indiana.  They've grown over the years and opened several other taprooms as well as splitting the breweries for their clean and sour beers.  We're joined this week by Adam Covey, Matt Wisley, and Eli Trinkle to talk about what's going on in Indiana beer.  In addition to their clean beers like NE IPA and their popular Champagne Velvet Pilsner, Upland also offers a variety of sour beers and they've recently started experimenting with kombucha.  Adam shares some info on their sensory training program, a very important part of keeping the same standards across all of their taprooms, and how it's important to be a part of the communities you serve.</p> <h3>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 148</h3> <p><strong>Guests:</strong> Adam Covey, Matt Wisley, and Eli Trinkle<br /> <strong>Topic:</strong> Upland Brewing Co.</p> <p><strong>Episode Guide</strong></p> <ul> <li>Show and guest intro | 0:30</li> <li>Week in Review | 1:05</li> <li>Coolship sleepover | 1:38</li> <li>Yorkville Hop Farm | 2:50</li> <li>Beers of the Week | 5:00</li> <li>Craft Beer News | 6:35</li> <li>Toppling Goliath and the $100 beer | 6:47</li> <li>Planters peanut IPA | 8:58</li> <li>Upland Revive, an approachable sour ale | 11:36</li> <li>Upland celebrates 20 years | 14:23</li> <li>History of Upland Brewing | 15:15</li> <li>Upland's new Fountain Square location | 18:05</li> <li>Being part of the communities you serve | 18:55</li> <li>Innovating new brews | 22:37</li> <li>Kettle sours / The Tart Series | 23:18</li> <li>Self-promotion, STREWZü can release | 25:24</li> <li>Brewing kombucha | 25:55</li> <li>Avoiding secondary fermentation in packaged beer | 30:10</li> <li>Sensory training program | 33:40</li> <li>Upland Secret Barrel Society | 35:40</li> <li>Upland's NE IPA series | 37:50</li> <li>Upland Cherry. So much cherry. | 39:05</li> <li>Champagne Velvet Pilsner | 39:42</li> <li>The popularity of Pilsners | 41:20</li> <li>Teddy Bear Kisses variants | 42:05</li> </ul>
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Wild and Sour Beer with Orpheus Brewing and SweetWater Woodlands
<h2><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Orpheus Brewing and The Woodlands talk sour and wild beers</span></h2> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Wild and sour beers continue to grow in popularity.  From "simple" sour beers like Berliner Weisse and Gose to complex, spontaneously fermented ales with funky, earthy, cheesy character.  There's a huge variety out there.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">When you think of <a href= "https://sweetwaterbrew.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SweetWater Brewery</a>, you may not think of sour beers - but you should.  Nick Burgoyne, Lead Brewer and Blender at SweetWater's <a href= "https://sweetwaterbrew.com/brewery-bookings/woodlands/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">The Woodlands</a> focuses on brewing wild, sour, funky and barrel-aged beers.  He recently won a Silver Medal for Cambium (an American Wild Ale) at the <a href= "http://usopenbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">US Open Beer Championship</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href= "http://www.orpheusbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Orpheus Brewing</a> opened in Atlanta in 2014.  Brewmaster and President Jason Pellett had a goal to introduce an approachable, sour beer that anyone could afford and his Atlanta (Tart Plum Saison) did just that.  In the past 4 years, Orpheus has brewed many more sour beers, and recently won Bronze for Lambic-style Ales at the Great American Beer Fest.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Burgoyne and Pellett join us this week to talk about the adventure of expanding the acceptance of sour beers.  We talk simple kettle sours like Berliner Weisse and Gose, and more complex sours like Lambic and Gueze.   We also discuss the challenges facing American brewers as they mimic these styles and try to name them without offending traditional Belgian brewers, and how that brought about the move towards the Méthode Traditionnelle under the guidance of <a href="https://www.horal.be/en/welcome" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">HORAL</a> (High Council for Artisinal Lambic Beers).  As we sip through several beers, the conversation moves to the process of traditional spontaneous brewing and blending sour beers.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">The show was taped at SweetWater Brewery during ZCON Atlanta's brewery night.  We talk with <a href="http://zcca.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Z Car Club Association</a> President Chris Karl about Z Cars, the club and <a href="http://www.zcon.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">ZCON</a> - their annual national convention.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 147</span></h3> <p><span style= "font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Guests:</strong> Nick Burgoyne, SweetWater Woodlands | Jason Pellett, Orpheus Brewing | Chris Karl, ZCCA - The Z-Car Club Association</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Topic:</strong> Sour and Wild Beer Primer and intro to Z-Cars</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Episode Guide</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Sponsor thanks and show intro | 0:00</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Nick Burgoyne intro | 01:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Jason Pellett intro | 2:08</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Week in Review | 2:29</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Woodlands Circle Beer Club | 3:04</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Blue Ridge, GA Brewery visits | 3:59</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Brian's wrong opinion on stouts | 5:08</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Beers of the Week | 6:58</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Craft Beer News | 7:45</span> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Climate change and craft beer</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Sustainability in brewing</span></li> </ul> </li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Orpheus "Even the Furies Wept" and Tribute Barrels | 12:52</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Breaking down "sour" beers | 14:13</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">American brewers naming of sour beer styles | 16:10</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Orpheus process in canning sours | 16:32</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Kettle sours: Berliner Weisse and Gose | 17:35</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Substituting lactic acid for lactobacillus | 19:23</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Heavy fruit blurring Berliners and Goses | 20:59</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Z-Car Talk and ZCON Atlanta | 23:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Oud Bruin / Flanders Red discussion | 29:27</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">How not to pronounce Belgian beer names | 34:40</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Lambic and Geuze discussion | 35:32</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Spontaneous fermentation and koelschip/coolship | 35:32</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Kriek, Framboise, Faro | 38:40</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Méthode Geuze / Méthode Traditionnelle | 40:35</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">HORAL (High Council for Artisinal Lambic Beers) | 42:07</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">American Wild Ale | 43:00</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>BEGIN 5th SEGMENT</strong> | 44:40</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Orpheus Everything Last's Forever / Méthode Traditionnelle MT III | 45:15</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">ABV potential in spontaneous brewing | 47:34</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Wild wine | 45:55</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Introducing sour beers to America | 52:58</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Orpheus markets sours to the masses | 54:55</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Tim gets tipsy, rambles | 55:15</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">SweetWater introduces hop heads to sour ales | 56:18</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">How SweetWater got involved with sour brewing | 56:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">SweetWater alumni | 59:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Blending sour beers | 1:00:20</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Alternative lambic brewing - Labeau and DKZ methods | 1:04:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Green bottles and skunking your lambics | 1:07:28</span></li> </ul>
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The Craft Beer Bubble and State of the Industry
<h2><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Examining the Craft Beer Bubble with the Brewers Association's chief economist Bart Watson</span></h2> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Craft beer is booming in America.  We're likely to hit 7,000 breweries by the end of the year, more than double the number just five years ago.  With the explosion of new breweries many fear that we're in a bubble, and it's about to bust.  But is that the case?</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Bart Watson,</span> chief <span style="font-size: 10pt;">economist at the <a href= "https://www.brewersassociation.org/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Brewers Association</a>, joins us this week to discuss the existence of the craft beer bubble and examine the numbers of what's really happening. Watson shares some details on the rate of brewery openings and closures and what those numbers mean.  Attendance at the <a href= "https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Great American Beer Festiva</a>l, from brewers and consumers, is up and every competition category gets its fair share of entries.  We discuss how excise tax cuts and higher tariffs are impacting brewers and consumers, how the industry today looks compared to the late 1990s, and what more legal weed could mean for craft beer.</span></p> <h3><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 146</span></h3> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Guest:</strong> Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Topic:</strong> The Craft Beer Bubble and State of the Craft Beer Industry</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Episode Guide</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Sponsor thanks and show intro | 0:00</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Bart Watson introduction | 01:35</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Ultimate Frisbee talk | 01:52</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">GABF attendance recap | 02:54</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Beer Guys Week in Review | 03:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Georgia homebrew laws | 06:40</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Beers of the Week | 07:08</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Craft beer news | 08:40</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Oops! Data correction | 12:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Craft beer collectives and status as craft breweries | 13:25</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">GABF medal analysis and trends | 14:21</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Popular GABF categories outside of IPA | 15:21</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Does the Craft Beer Bubble exist? | 17:20</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Brewery openings and closures | 19:15</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Craft beer industry today vs. the late 90s | 19:50</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">US brewery numbers and growth potential | 23:35</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Brewery excise tax relief - Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (CBMTRA) | 27:24</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Aluminum and steel tariffs | 30:35</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Challenges for new breweries | 34:40</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Wine and spirits vs. craft beer vs. big beer | 36:00</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Alternative alcoholic beverages | 38:00</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Breweries making other beverages | 39:00</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Legal cannabis/marijuana vs. craft beer | 40:29</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Independent Craft Brewer seal | 42:07</span></li> </ul>
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Hair of the Dog's Alan Sprints talks 25 years of extreme beer
<p>Hair of the Dog Brewing has been a Portland craft beer staple for 25 years.  This week, founder Alan Sprints joins us on the show.  We talk about the old days on the craft beer frontier, extreme brewing, the biggest challenges facing new brewers today, why he chose to keep his brewery small, his $800 bottle offerings, and what's in store for his upcoming 25th Anniversary.</p> <p><strong>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 145<br /> <br /></strong></p> <p><strong>Episode Guide:</strong></p> <p>Sponsor thanks and show intro | 0:00<br /> Beer Guys week in review | 02:40<br /> Beers of the Week | 04:30<br /> Beer Guys collab STREWZü preview | 06:02<br /> Craft beer news | 6:30<br /> - Lagunitas layoffs<br /> - Scofflaw UK Trump controversy<br /> - New Jersey brewery laws take a step back<br /> Alan Sprints Interview | 12:28<br /> Hair of the Dog Fred / Fred Eckhardt | 12:40<br /> Brewing outside the lines | 13:50<br /> Back it up, introducing Alan Sprints | 14:26<br /> Life before Hair of the Dog | 14:40<br /> Making "holiday beers" year round | 15:30<br /> Sprints on what it takes to be a brewer | 16:10<br /> Travel and brewing around the world | 17:18<br /> Starting in 1990s Portland | 18:20<br /> 1990s Portland beer scene vs. today | 19:00<br /> Georgia beer boom | 20:40<br /> Get your <a href= "https://beerguysradio.com/store/#!/Hoppy-Halloween-Tee/p/117264186/category=0" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Hoppy Halloween tee</a> | 23:28<br /> Hair of the Dog brewery equipment | 24:10<br /> Keeping it small | 24:38<br /> Brewing around the clock | 25:37<br /> Brewing Adam in Germany | 26:38<br /> An Adam from Adam with Adam | 27:10<br /> Hair of the Dog 25th Anniversary and reflection | 27:43<br /> Exploring creativity through brewing | 28:30<br /> Brewing Don and the Horse Brass Pub | 28:40<br /> Sharing your passion | 29:59<br /> "The Godfather" on extreme beer | 31:00<br /> Scaring a Reinheitsgebot brewer | 32:20<br /> Sprints on the challenges for new brewers | 34:30<br /> Changing definition of extreme beer | 35:26<br /> Brewing in concrete fermenters (From the Stone beers) | 36:23<br /> Brewing alternative vessels (wood barrels and amphoras | 38:25<br /> Hair of the Dog's most expensive beer: Dave | 40:19<br /> Pairing cigars and beer | 42:45<br /> Outro | 43:55</p> <p><a title="Subscribe on Apple Podcasts" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe on Apple Podcasts</a> (Make sure to leave us a review!)<br /> <a title="Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Google Podcasts" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> Subscribe on Google Podcasts</a> </p> <p>Follow us: <a title="Follow Beer Guys Radio on Facebook" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BeerGuysRadio">Facebook</a> | <a title="Follow Beer Guys Radio on Instagram" href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Instagram</a> | <a title= "Follow Beer Guys Radio on Twitter" href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio">Twitter</a></p> <p><a title="Support Beer Guys Radio on Patreon" href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Support us on Patreon</a> | Supporters can get early access to all shows, commercial-free episodes, Beer Guys swag, and more.</p>
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Diving in with DEEP Brewing
<p>Ryan Lapete had a career as a deep-sea diver before starting his craft brewery.  He studied underwater crime scene investigation, lived underwater for a month, and participated in a mission with Fabien Cousteau, grandson of Jacques Cousteau.  His job was dangerous, and after telling his wife he'd leave it behind if he could start a brewery, he founded DEEP Brewing.</p> <p>Lapete shares how his diving experience helps him in brewing craft beer (quite a bit, actually), how being named 2017's Best New Florida Brewery impacted his business, and he spills the beans on a whole season of coffee beer releases.  We also talk about the awesome artwork at his brewery and on his labels, and the difference in alcohol distribution laws in Florida and here in Georgia.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 144</p> <p><a title="Subscribe on Apple Podcasts" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe on Apple Podcasts</a> (Make sure to leave us a review!)<br /> <a title="Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Google Podcasts" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> Subscribe on Google Podcasts</a> </p> <p>Follow us: <a title="Follow Beer Guys Radio on Facebook" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BeerGuysRadio">Facebook</a> | <a title="Follow Beer Guys Radio on Instagram" href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Instagram</a> | <a title= "Follow Beer Guys Radio on Twitter" href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio">Twitter</a></p> <p><a title="Support Beer Guys Radio on Patreon" href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Support us on Patreon</a> | Supporters can get early access to all shows, commercial-free episodes, Beer Guys swag, and more.</p>
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Burnt Hickory Brewery talks about everything
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Burnt Hickory Brewery's Scott Hedeen is part idea man, part madman</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">I first met Scott Hedeen when Burnt Hickory Brewery was just a few months old.  Over the years he has become one of my very favorite people in the whole world.  He's also very high on the list of people that drive me crazy.  It's a weird relationship, but it works.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Hedeen is an idea man.  He's constantly thinking (and talking) about what's next.  For him, for others, for everything.  The wheels are constantly spinning.  This makes for some great conversations, amazingly creative ideas, and a 5-minute phone call about hops turning into a 50-minute phone call about IPA, playing the theremin, 80s punk, and standup comedy.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Hedeen founded his brewery in 2011 and produced his first commercial batch in April 2012.  Back then, his Wonka World of craft beer only opened to the public one Saturday each month.  Initially, 20-30 dedicated fans showed up for the tastings but it wasn't long before they numbered in the hundreds.  BHB's fans weren't just normal beer lovers, they felt connected to the brewery and the beer, they were passionate about it.  Those who didn't "get" what Burnt Hickory</span> was about went <span style="font-size: 12pt;">as far as calling their fans a cult.  That's not far from the truth.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This week, Hedeen and Burnt Hickory taproom manager Heddy Proctor join us to talk about their adventure.  We talk a little bit about their brewery and growth, a lot about music, why it's important for breweries to support homebrewers, and several other topics that I was not able to keep up with.  Scott has something to say about everything, and we tried to catch as much of it as we could.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">This is Burnt Hickory Brewery's third appearance on Beer Guys Radio.  They also joined us on <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/03/26/burnt-hickory-episode-13/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ep. 13 in March 2016</a> and <a href="http://beerguysradio.com/2017/01/21/burnt-hickory-brewery-and-your-pie-perimeter-episode-56/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Ep. 56 in Jan. 2017</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In this week's</span> news <span style="font-size: 12pt;">we talk about comedian Jim Gaffigan's jab at craft beer, I oldest brewery in the world is found, and Atlanta taking the #1 spot in a list of growing craft beer destinations.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Beers of the Week</strong></span></p> <ul> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Burnt Hickory Brewery CWOTD Act of God (chocolate quad), The Didjits (blood orange IPA), Die Kreuzen (imperial pumpkin pie porter), The</span> Revivial<span style="font-size: 12pt;"> (Pilsner)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Monday Night Brewing Piranha Dealer (strawberry milkshake IPA), Neighborhood Watch (India pale Kolsch)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Arches Mexican Empire (Vienna Lager)</span></li> <li><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Deschutes Hopzeit (Autumn IPA)</span></li> </ul> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">The Burnt Hickory Brewery</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12pt;">2260 Moon Station Court NW #1210</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12pt;">Kennesaw, GA  30144</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.burnthickorybrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Web</a> | <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/burnthickorybrewery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a> | <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/burnthickorybrewery/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Instagram</a> | <a href= "https://twitter.com/bhb_brews?lang=en" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Twitter</a></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 143</span></p> <p><a title="Subscribe on Apple Podcasts" href= "https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/beer-guys-radio-craft-beer-podcast/id1062108530?mt=2" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Subscribe on Apple Podcasts</a> (Make sure to leave us a review!)<br /> <a title="Subscribe to Beer Guys Radio on Google Podcasts" href= "https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cDovL2JlZXJndXlzcmFkaW8ubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M%3D"> Subscribe on Google Podcasts</a> </p> <p>Follow us: <a title="Follow Beer Guys Radio on Facebook" href= "https://www.facebook.com/BeerGuysRadio">Facebook</a> | <a title="Follow Beer Guys Radio on Instagram" href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Instagram</a> | <a title= "Follow Beer Guys Radio on Twitter" href= "https://twitter.com/BeerGuysRadio">Twitter</a></p> <p><a title="Support Beer Guys Radio on Patreon" href= "https://www.patreon.com/beerguys" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Support us on Patreon</a> | Supporters can get early access to all shows, 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Prost! Oktoberfest beer with Arches Brewing
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">O'zapft is!  Oktoberfest is coming, and we're ready</span></h2> <p>Munich Oktoberfest officially kicks off on September 22nd for 2018.  Germany's largest <em>volksfest</em> has been going strong for over 200 years.  Traditions have changed but the beer keeps flowing, a lot of it.</p> <p>This week we're joined by Ryan Folgegren and Jamey Adams from <a href="https://www.archesbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Arches Brewing</a> in Hapeville, Georgia to sample a dozen American takes on Oktoberfest beers and share our favorites.  We talk about the history and traditions of Oktoberfest, German beer styles, lager brewing and water chemistry, and genetic mix-ups of snakes and dogs.  Ryan and Jamey share their love for lagers and keeping their brewing traditional when extreme is the norm.</p> <p>In this week's news, we talk about the dirty dirndl, German super-police, and an amazing yeast discovery in Argentina that could mean big changes for beer.</p> <h3>Our Oktoberfest beer sampling list</h3> <p>We sampled the following beers while snacking on brats and sauerkraut, pretzels, and <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obatzda" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Obatzda</a> cheese dip.  At the end of the show, we each share our thoughts on some of the beers as well as our Top 5. <em>#4thSegmentLife</em></p> <ul> <li>Arches Festbier</li> <li>Bells Oktoberfest</li> <li>Brooklyn Oktoberfest</li> <li>Cigar City Oktoberfest</li> <li>Highland Clawhammer</li> <li>Jekyll Seven Bridges</li> <li>Red Hare Hasenpfeffer</li> <li>Sam Adams Octoberfest</li> <li>Sierra Nevada / Weihenstephan Oktoberfest</li> <li>Victory Festbier</li> <li>Yuengling Oktoberfest</li> </ul> <p><strong>For even more festival talk check out our previous Oktoberfest episodes:</strong></p> <ul> <li><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2017/09/30/oktoberfest-prost-2017/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oktoberfest with Der Biergarten | Episode 92</a></li> <li><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2016/10/08/oktoberfest-owen-ogletree-john-roberts-2016/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Oktoberfest with John Roberts and Owen Ogletree | Episode 41</a></li> </ul> <p> Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 142</p>
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Brewvagelism with Oyster City Brewing
<p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Oyster City Brewing Co. is spreading the good word of craft beer in the Florida Panhandle</strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">There's not a whole lot in Apalachicola.  When visitors to this small coastal town asked for a local beer, the best they could do was from a brewery a couple of hours away.  The owners of the <a href= "http://owlcafeflorida.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Owl Cafe</a> and taproom saw an opportunity and after plenty of practice and planning, they opened <a href= "http://www.oystercitybrewingco.com/ocbc.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Oyster City Brewing Co.</a> in 2014.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">Clayton Mathis has been a craft beer fan since college and is now the Head Brewer at Oyster City, but his LinkedIn profile says he's the <em>Head Brewvangelist</em>. He explains that more than just brewing beer, he wants to spread the word about craft beer to everyone.  A noble mission indeed.  We talk with Clayton about the craft beer scene in small-town Florida, brewing with unique ingredients, what beer pairs best with oysters, the interesting story behind their tap handles, and their upcoming <a href= "http://www.apalachoktoberfest.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Apalach Oktoberfest</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">In the news this week Brian continues his "Big Beer Can't Catch a Break" series with layoff news at MillerCoors, breweries pulling together to raise awareness via <a href="https://www.pintsforprostates.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Pints for Prostates</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">We sampled a lot of Oyster City beer this week, including their award-winning Hooter Brown, enjoyed a Morning Snack from <a href= "http://www.threetavernsbrewery.com/welcome/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Three Taverns</a>, and a couple of brews coming up from upcoming <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/highcardbrewinginc/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">High Card Brewin</a>g in Tucker, GA.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;"><strong>Oyster City Brewing Co.</strong></span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt;">17 Avenue D</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt;">Apalachicola, FL  32320</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt;">(850) 653-2739</span><br /> <span style="font-size: 10pt;"><a href= "http://www.oystercitybrewingco.com/ocbc.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Website</a> | <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/OysterCityBrewingCompany/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Facebook</a> | <a href= "https://untappd.com/v/oyster-city-brewing-company/1748549" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Untappd</a></span></p>
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Craft malt with Riverbend Malt House and Atlanta Brewing Co.
<h2>Riverbend Malt House makes craft malt for craft brewers</h2> <p>Hops get all the love when it comes to craft beer but malt is getting more attention thanks to a small network of craft maltsters.  For brewers in the South, <a href= "https://riverbendmalt.com/index.html" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Riverbend Malt House</a> in Asheville, North Carolina offers up several barley, wheat, and rye artisan malts from locally sourced grains.  By working with local farmers, Riverbend reduces the average <a href= "https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_miles" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">food miles</a> travel for their malts from 3,000 to about 300, reducing the carbon emissions by 4.5 tons for each truckload of grain. (<a href= "https://riverbendmalt.com/about-us/index.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Source</a>)  Their small batch grains also offer unique flavor profiles in specialty malts for craft brewers.  Much like a craft brewery, independence is at the heart of a craft malt house. The <a href= "https://craftmalting.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">North American Craft Maltsters Guild</a> also requires maltsters to source at least 50% of their raw material from the local area, and produces less than 20 million pounds of grain per year.</p> <p>Riverbend's Brent Manning and Matt Thompson join us this week to answer all our malty questions.  We know malt, but we don't <em>know</em> malt, you know?  We discuss what malt is, what makes a craft malt house, local sourcing grains, and what that means for the environment.  Gavin McKenna from <a href= "https://atlantabrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Atlanta Brewing Company</a> also joined us to talk about craft malt from a brewer's perspective and we sample his Homestand, a Pilsner brewed with Riverbend malt.  After our malt talk, we sat down with McKenna and Cameron Davis to talk more about the new Atlanta Brewing Company.  You can listen to that episode <a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2018/08/31/red-brick-rebrand-atlanta-brewing-company/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here</a>.</p> <p><strong>Riverbend Malt House</strong> | 12-C Gerber Road | Asheville, NC  | 28803<br /> Website: <a href="https://riverbendmalt.com/index.html" target= "_blank" rel= "noopener">https://riverbendmalt.com/index.html</a><br /> Facebook: <a href="https://www.facebook.com/riverbendmalt/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.facebook.com/riverbendmalt/</a></p>
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Red Brick returns to their roots as Atlanta Brewing Company - BGR Extra
<p><strong>New people, new beers, and an old name for Atlanta Brewing Company</strong> </p> <p>Opened in 1993, Atlanta Brewing Company is the oldest production brewery in Georgia.  They started with that name but changed to Red Brick Brewing Co. in 2010, named after their most popular beer.  It’s surprising that our oldest brewery is only 25, but with that little Prohibition thing in America and Georgia’s historically awful brewery laws, that’s quite a feat.  Others have come and gone, some moved on to open other breweries, but Atlanta Brewing Co. has stood strong, even when they shouldn’t have.</p> <p>Director of Brewing Operations Gavin McKenna joined Atlanta Brewing Co. in June 2017 after four years at the popular Wrecking Bar Brewpub.  Although there’s renewed popularity of the beer since McKenna came on board, he’s quick to admit there were many others that helped build the brewery well before he stepped foot inside.  A visit to the taproom offers up 20 varied and unique beers from popular hazy IPAs to classic English ales and even a “Lagerwine.”  When McKenna joined the team he offered suggestions to improve beer quality and was met with some resistance.  Many people on the team had been there for years, and he was the new guy.  Over time his suggestions worked, the beer improved, and the craft beer community began to take notice.</p> <p>To celebrate their 25th-anniversary Marketing Director Cameron Davis shares the details of their month-long celebration all around Atlanta, culminating with the official anniversary party at the brewery on September 29th.  The team collaborated with several breweries for the festivities and will release these collaborations in the taproom and at collaborating breweries throughout the month. Imperial Stout Hype Whale will also see three new variant releases at their Hangover Party on the 30th.</p> <p>McKenna and Davis sat down with us this week to talk about the rebrand and the anniversary events.  We sampled their newly-packaged Homestand Pilsner while planning out our month for maximum enjoyment.  The impetus for the change was a desire to move forward while reconnecting with their Atlanta roots.  There are big changes to the beer but with the same branding many people have their opinions set and may pass over new offerings.  With the change to Atlanta Brewing Company, the team hopes the retro-modern packaging will help beer drinkers take notice once again.</p> <p>Collaborating Breweries: Cherry Street | DISSOLVR | Etowah Meadery | Good Word Brewing | Hopstix | Max Lager’s | Old Rail Brewing Co. | Piedmont Brewery & Kitchen | Southern Grist | Twain’s | Wrecking Bar Brewpub</p>
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Georgia made mead with Monks Meadery
<h2 class="mceTemp"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Monks Meadery says there's a story in every drop</span></h2> <p><a href="https://monksmead.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Monks Meadery</a> owner Justin Schoendorf started his business because the brewery scene was already "crowded" in Georgia with four breweries here, and he wanted to offer something different.  He started homebrewing beer in college and eventually migrated to meadmaking.  He enjoyed it, and so did his friends, and Georgia's first meadery was born.</p> <p>Schoendorf tells us exactly what mead is, we talk about the growth in popularity and availability, current mead trends, and Renaissance Festivals - Monks Meadery is the official mead of the Georgia Renaissance Festival, with a festival map on the can. (Pro tip.. he said his mead pairs perfectly with a roasted turkey leg.)</p> <p>Our beers (and meads) of the week...</p> <ul> <li>Monks Meadery Monks Mead | Traditional Mead</li> <li>Monks Meadery Peachin' to the Choir | Peach Tea Session Mead</li> <li>Monks Meadery Stigmata | Hibiscus Session Mead with rose, elderflower, and lightly hopped</li> <li>(Preview) Monks Meadery Abstinence in the Abbey | Belgian-inspired mead with coriander and hops fermented with Belgian yeast</li> <li>Creature Comforts Automatic | Pale Ale</li> <li>Hi-Wire Horchata 10W-40 Horchata | Horchata-inspired Stout</li> <li>Monday Night Dust Bunny | Hazy IPA</li> </ul> <p>In the news this week we hear about Brew Dog's new beer hotel, New Realm opening in Virginia Beach, and China's love of Budweiser.</p> <p>Be sure to tune in next week as we talk with Riverbend Malt House about craft malts.</p>
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Brewing up collaboration with Against the Grain and Nappy Roots
<h2>What's luck if you ain't from Kentucky?</h2> <p>The founders of Louisville, Kentucky's <a href= "http://www.atgbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Against the Grain Brewery</a> got their start because they weren't satisfied with the way beer was being represented in their town.  After a disappointing visit to a local brewpub, whose brewhouse sat unused in a dark and dusty corner, they hunted down the owner and offered to buy the place.  Today, Against the Grain Brewery and Smokehouse is nestled in that spot at Louisville Slugger Field, home to baseball's minor league Louisville Bats.</p> <p>This week, co-owner Sam Cruz joins us to talk about their journey to opening the brewery, how beer names drive recipe creation, and how Japan and Europe are just small steps in their plan for world domination because "Everyone deserves Against the Grain beer."</p> <p>We're also joined by Fish Scales and Skinny Deville of <a href= "http://nappyroots.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Nappy Roots</a> and <a href="https://www.instagram.com/atlantucky/?hl=en" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Atlantucky Brewing</a>.  If you're a regular listener of Beer Guys Radio you've likely heard us talk beer with the Nappy Roots crew before.  We discuss their collaboration with Against the Grain, Water-Melon Chiquen & Gritz, and how that collaboration is launching new beer adventures for them.</p> <p>Our featured beers this week were all about Against the Grain:</p> <ul> <li>Pome and Grabbit | Tart Wheat Ale with ginger and pomegranate</li> <li>London Balling | English-style Barleywine aged in Angel's Envy bourbon barrels (A Beer Guys favorite)</li> <li>Stave it for Later: Maple Bockin’ Pastries | Doppelbock with West Virginia maple syrup</li> <li>Kamen Knuddeln | Kentucky Common</li> </ul> <p>In the news this week we discuss a 'raid" on a Georgia homebrew club meeting, additional evidence of the world's oldest beer, and improved brewery laws in Illinois.</p> <p>Make sure to tune in next week as we talk with Athens, Georgia's <a href="https://monksmead.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Monk's Mead</a>.</p>
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Tim and Brian talk IPA after guest ghosting
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Tim and Brian pontificate on the many styles of IPA</span></h2> <p>We had a guest lined up for this week, we were all set up and ready to go, but we weren't able to connect with them.  We're all about making lemonade (or maybe a nice lemon Gose) out of lemons so we fired up the mics and freestyled a short show.  We're sampling some IPAs so we discuss the many styles of IPA and if all IPAs are really IPAs. We also introduce a fairly new team member, Sam Kempe.  Sam's been behind the scenes for a while, he's a man of few words, but as our Audio Engineer, he makes sure all our ramblings get recorded each week.  Brian even sings about beer for a few seconds.</p> <p>There were a few new beers in the rotation this week, like <a href="http://www.creaturecomfortsbeer.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Creature Comforts' Goodie Pils</a>, and <a href= "https://mondaynightbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Monday Nigh</a>t's Locals Only and Mischief Managed Peach.  Trusty Tritonia was in the mix along with a beer that sounds like a high school athlete, Tre Fontaine.  <a href= "https://foundersbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Founders</a>' Barrel Runner made an appearance and made Brian cry because he still has 3 left to drink.  I gotta say, I didn't hate it.  The flavor reminded me of those little rum barrel hard candies.  I'd be hard pressed to say this is a good beer, but once my brain equated it with those little candies I enjoyed the flavor.</p> <p>In the news, we discuss a beer that was gone before we knew it existed, the growth of <a href="https://www.canarchy.beer/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">CANarchy</a>, an out of this world collaboration at Crystal Lake Brewing, Buffalo Wild Wings' brewery partnerships for football season, barley shortages in Europe, and bottle</p>
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Arcadia Ales makes English inspired, American brewed craft beer
<h2>Arcadia Ales are British Inspired, American Brewed</h2> <p>Michigan has a thriving craft beer scene and <strong><a href="http://arcadiaales.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Arcadia Ales</a></strong> has been a part of it for over 20 years.  Originally based in Battle Creek, an expansion brought them to Kalamazoo where their brewery sits on 400' of riverfront allowing visitors to launch their kayaks and canoes, or just relax and have a beer.</p> <p>For most of their history, Arcadia brewed exclusively via a process unique to most American breweries.  All of their beers were fermented in open vessels with a single yeast strain.  In 2016 they added closed fermenters and other yeasts, but a large portion of their portfolio is still brewed with their open fermentation method.  They've also started a sour program and released beers like Battle Kriek, and further experimentation recently brought them to making mead.</p> <p>Arcadia's Director of Sales Steffan Phillippo joined us this week to talk about how the Britsh inspiration is implemented, the challenges of open fermentation, cherry festivals, glitter beers, and pasties.  We also discuss their recent collaboration with heavy metal legends Motörhead for a US beer release, <a href= "http://arcadiaales.com/motorhead-road-crew-beer-us/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener"><em>Röad Crew</em> <em>IPA</em></a>, which pairs perfectly with headbanging.</p> <p>We also talk with local Atlanta artist <strong><a href= "https://www.instagram.com/cat_lanta/?hl=en" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Catlanta</a></strong> about his work and tease a collaboration project with Beer Guys Radio to benefit an awesome local charity.  Stay tuned for more info on what we're up to.  Catlanta also shared a special beer he scored in Iceland.  Hvalur 2 is brewed with sheep dung smoked whale's testicles.  Hvalur 1 had the whale testicles but left out the important dung smoking step. <em>#whalezbro</em></p> <h3>News and Brews</h3> <p>In the news this week we share some mid-year craft beer stats, research progress in pursuit of a Florida hop farming industry, and some drama between Toppling Goliath and a former brewer over non-compete issues.</p> <p>In addition to the whale balls beer, we enjoyed Arcadia's Röad Crew, Barrel-aged Shipwreck Porter, and Mango Surprise IPA.  We also cracked a few Florida brews courtesy of a beer mail from our friend Darryl, a Creature Comforts Crescendo, and Hopstix Rice and Shine.</p> <h3>Next week...</h3> <p>Tune in for our conversation with <a href= "https://www.fremontbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Fremont Brewing</a>'s Matt Li</p>
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Common Bond Brewers is Montgomery's first production brewery
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Common Bond Brewers is helping revitalize Downtown Montgomery, Alabama</span></h2> <p>Many homebrewers have a dream to open their own brewery.  For <a href="https://www.commonbondbrewers.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Common Bond Brewers</a> co-founder Andrew McNally the dream grabbed him in 2014 after participating in a homebrew competition with <a href="http://goodpeoplebrewing.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Good People Brewing</a> in Birmingham, AL.  As he drove home her pondered life, liberty, and starting his own brewery.   He decided then that he was going to make it happen.  Andrew partnered with his friend Tim Doles and the two set out to build a brewery.  With the help of friends investments and putting their own financial tails on the line they opened in April 2018, the first production brewery in town in Montgomery.</p> <p>McNally and Doles admit that Montgomery isn't a craft beer town, yet.  However, there was overwhelming excitement from the community leading up to the brewery opening and fantastic support since they've opened.  Their core beers (a Blonde, Pale Ale. IPA, and a Rye Amber) offer familiar flavors and a little something different.  Through their Hop Workshop series, they'll explore a variety of styles with a focus on the hop profile.</p> <p>Common Bond is also helping to revitalize the downtown area, a location that just a few years ago, "was not somewhere you wanted to be," according to McNally.  Their building has been around for decades and is shared with <a href= "http://www.bibbstpizzaco.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Bibb Street Pizza</a>.  Elements from the original building were used in the decor of their taproom.</p> <p>In the news this week Brian shares info on changes to the brewery-to-brewery transfer laws, the first beer brewed from marijuana plants, and the upcoming IPA Day and Mead Day.</p> <p>Our beers this week included Common Bond's Blonde, Ramber (Rye Amber), and Hop Workshop 001 brewed with Denali hops.  We also cracked open a Pontoon Kill the Pain, Creature Comforts Arcadiana, Hutton & Smith Wheatwine, and Ironmonger's Billett, a blood orange Pilsner.</p>
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Reformation Brewery reflects on 5 years, opening 2nd location
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Reformation Brewery prepares to 'Set Beer Free' at their second location</span></h2> <p>Woodstock, GA is a fairly small community about 30 miles north of Atlanta.  It's been my home for 14 years and <a href= "https://reformationbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Reformation Brewery</a>'s home for nearly five.  When I moved here the "big" news/controversy in town was the opening of a new Super Wal-Mart.  Many of the city's elder residents didn't think we needed that kind of growth, the old Wal-Mart was just fine (it wasn't).  Now, the Downtown Woodstock area is lined with shops and restaurants, we have an amphitheater, a really nice trail system, and a brewery.</p> <p>As Reformation approaches that 5th anniversary, they're preparing to open their second location.  The 6,00-square-foot space is in the heart of Downtown Woodstock, close to all those fancy amenities I mentioned earlier.  A 5-barrel brewhouse will serve up a variety of small-batch beers to visitors.  The split plan will have various areas to relax and enjoy your brew, with one section set up to have a coffeehouse feel.  The brewery has partnered with <a href="https://www.eatatqueenies.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Queenie's Southern Restaurant & Bar</a> for food service and space will be available for private events.</p> <p>We sat down with Reformation Co-founder and Brewmaster Nick Downs this week to talk about the new digs, new beers, his faith and how that influences his business, and what he envisions for Reformation in the future.  We also share a story about Martin Luther and how he helped promote the use of hops in beer.</p> <p>Fresh back from Las Vegas, Brian drops some cigar info our way with his recap of new offerings discovered at the annual IPCPR cigar convention.  If you want more cigar info be sure to check out <a href="http://www.stogiereview.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">StogieReview.com</a> where Brian waxes poetic about his love for burning dead leaves.</p> <p>In the news this week <a href="http://www.threeweavers.la/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Three Weavers</a> joins <a href= "https://www.canarchy.beer/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">CANarchy</a>, the <a href= "https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Great American Beer Fest</a> will be bigger than ever, and a punk album about craft beer.  We also welcome KCPX 1490 AM in Moab, UT as our newest radio affiliate.  Catch Beer Guys Radio on KCPX Canyon Crossing every Sunday at 3:00 PM Mountain time.</p> <p>Next week make sure to tune in for our interview with Alabama's <strong><a href="https://www.commonbondbrewers.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">Common Bond Brewers</a></strong>.</p> <h3><strong>Beers of the Week</strong></h3> <ul> <li>Reformation Nolan IPA</li> <li>Reformation Sabine Saison</li> <li>Reformation Wine Barrel-aged Cadence (Test batch for the 5th-anniversary beer)</li> <li>Burial / Jackie-O's Blackfalls Baltic Porter with spicebush</li> </ul>
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Newcomer Two Tides Brewing Co. is making waves in Savannah
<h2>Two Tides owner James Massey talks about the journey from CPA to IPA</h2> <p>Savannah, Georgia's <a href="https://www.twotidesbrewing.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Two Tides Brewing Co.</a> is only four months old but they're already making waves with their IPAs and sour beers.  While getting his accounting degree, Owner and Head Brewer James Massey started homebrewing.  After college, he became a CPA and spent several years shuffling numbers before deciding it was time to start his brewery.  Savannah already had a few breweries but James wanted to build in an area where they weren't allowed.  He worked with business owners in the area and the city to change that.  After a long battle, Two Tides became a reality.</p> <p>We talk with James about hazy IPAs, sour beers, small-batch brewing, the importance of branding and artwork, and serving frozen beer from a gas station slushie machine.  We also get a few pairing suggestions for Two Tides' beers and decide that each day needs a total of four drinking sessions.</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <p>In the news this week Brian tells us about more Big Beer buyouts, celebrating a Belgian saint (with beer, of course), breweries returning to reusable bottles, and a brewery and a donut shop collaborating on a beer.</p> <h3><strong>Beers of the Week</strong></h3>
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Hop Soul Brewery is coming soon... in an old Shoney's
<h2>The 5th Segment with Hop Soul Brewery</h2> <p>Hop Soul founders Justin and Elizabeth Crandall were in Atlanta over the 4th of July holiday and joined us in the studio last week.  Our featured guest was Chris Meadows of Elkmont Exchange, but we wanted to give a bit of info on Hop Soul as well.  I mean, they did take time out to come visit us, it's the least we could do.  After the regular taping we kept chatting and we realized we still had some good info to share so we turned the mics back on and... boom, 5th segment.</p> <p>In this extra episode we find out a bit more about what's going to happen at Hop Soul, why they chose an old Shoney's for their brewery location, the craft beer scene in Georgia's Golden Isles, tasting rooms, the beach, quality vs. quantity, and who Justin considers craft beer's "new Budweiser."</p> <p>Hop Soul is targeting to open in Brunswick, GA by October 1, 2018.  To keep up with their progress visit their <a href= "http://hopsoulbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">website</a> or follow them on <a href= "https://www.facebook.com/hopsoulbrewery/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Facebook</a> or <a href= "https://www.instagram.com/hopsoulbrewery/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Instagram</a>.</p> <h3>What is "The 5th Segment"</h3> <p>The 5th segment is unscripted, uninterrupted, casual conversation.  It could be additional content we couldn't fit in a regular episode or other short interviews, previews, or discussions.  We don't really have any rules here, but we hope you enjoy them.</p>
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Elkmont Exchange brings craft beer and charcuterie to Knoxville
<h2>Elkmont Exchange brings craft beer and charcuterie to Knoxville, TN</h2> <h5><em>Above Photo: Elkmont</em> Exchang<em>e</em></h5> <p>You may be surprised to find out that a brewpub in Tennessee was founded by a team whose first brewing venture was in Saigon (or is that Ho Chi Minh City?) Vietnam.  Alex Violette started his boozy career at Upslope Brewing in Boulder, CO where he met Bethany Lovato, a craft beer industry veteran.  After falling head over heels for each other they had the opportunity to move to Vietnam and open an American craft brewery, Pasteur Street.  Elkmont Exchange's third founder, Ryan Davenport, had grown up in Knoxville with Violette and after honing his culinary skills in Southern restaurants joined the team at Pasteur Street.  The brewery thrived and continues to thrive, but the team was ready for their next challenge.  They returned to Knoxville and <a href= "https://elkmontexchange.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Elkmont Exchange</a> was born.</p> <p>The trio selected Chris Meadows as Head Brewer at their new brewpub.  Meadows got his start at Atlanta's <a href= "http://sweetwaterbrew.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">SweetWater Brewing</a> where he worked for 8 1/2 years eventually becoming Lead Brewer and helping to launch SweetWater's Woodlands.  Like Elkmont's founders, Meadows was ready for a new challenge and packed his bags for Tennessee.</p> <p>Meadows took some time off from brewing a multitude of beers to chat with us this week.  We talk about Elkmont's unique brewhouse, some of the crazy beers they've brewed, heavy metal collaborations, their sour beer program, and of course, we had to get the scoop on that charcuterie program.</p> <p><a href="http://hopsoulbrewery.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Hop Soul Brewery</a> isn't open yet, but we've been in touch with founder Justin Crandall since the idea was fresh.  Crandall and his wife Elizabeth were in the Atlanta area this week and joined us in the studio to share some beers with us and chat about their plans to be Brunswick, GA's first brewery.</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <p>In the news this week Brian fills us in on the craft beer industry growth through the first half of 2018, the continued drama surrounding Beavertown Brewing and their festival, 1,600-year-old Swedish beer (that's pre-Viking era), and the brewing habits of Hittites in Turkey 4,000 years ago.</p> <h3>Beers of the Week</h3> <p>As we're known to do, we sampled several beers this week including Dead Beach Brewing's I Could Teach You But I'd Have to Charge (a Milkshake IPA, duh.), The Southern Brewing Company's Southern Woodpile Raspberry (Raspberry Sour Ale), Southern Prohibition Paradise Lost (DIPA), Bell's Whiskey Barrel-aged Cherry Stout (it is what it is), Southbound Mountain Jam (a delicious Southern Lager), and Three Taverns Crave (IPA).</p>
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Cold brews and BBQ. Pairing craft beer with your smoked meats
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Get ready for the 4th of July with Beer & BBQ pairing tips</strong></span></h2> <p>Just in time for the mid-week (don't you hate that?) holiday, <strong>The Beer Sommelier Matt Simpson</strong> and <strong>Smyrna Beer Market owner Brandon King</strong> join us to offer up tips on pairing your backyard BBQ with some tasty brews.</p> <p>Simpson is Siemens/Doemens Bier Sommelier Certified, a Kansas City Barbecue Society certified judge, former instructor of Beer Education at Atlanta's Emory University, and craft beer consultant.  His expertise has been featured on The Today Show, Fox Business News, NPR Radio and through many other TV, radio, and magazine appearances.  More information on his experience and services can be found at <a href= "http://www.thebeerexpert.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">TheBeerExpert.com</a>.</p> <p>King is the owner of <a href="http://thestoutbrothers.com/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Smyrna Beer Market</a> by The Stout Bros. and has spent many years in the restaurant industry including co-owning a BBQ restaurant.  He also serves as a consultant to the food-service industry for menu development and beverage programs.</p> <p>On this week's show, we learn the difference in barbecuing vs. grilling, how to choose a beer to pair with you favorite meats including beef, pork, chicken, and turkey.  Our experts also offer advice on other fare from fish and seafood to vegetarian options like a grilled portobello cap, and even dessert beers.  We also dip into how the rubs and sauces you choose can impact your pairing selections, and how one beer might be perfect <em>in</em> a sauce but not as a pairing choice.</p> <p>The show couldn't be contained in the allotted time this week so we have an unprecedented 5th Segment for our podcast listeners.  We go freestyle in the 5th and talk about how carbonation levels impact pairing, sour beers and BBQ, Devo, Thanksgiving dinner, gravy, "New Wave" beers and whether they are even a reak beer style, aging your beers, and Brian gets a date with one of our guests.</p> <p>Huge shout out to <a href="https://www.facebook.com/loyalqbrew/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Loyal Q and Brew</a> for providing an awesome spread of BBQ for our "research."  We enjoyed ribs, brisket, smoked turkey, baked beans, mac & cheese, and some awesome banana pudding.  Give them a follow or drop by one of their Atlanta-area locations.  I can highly recommend the smoked turkey.</p> <p>If you'd like to beef up your BBQ even more, check out <a href= "https://www.meatmastersradio.com/" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">Meat Masters Radio</a>.  Grab the podcast or tune in on many of the same great stations that carry Beer Guys Radio.</p> <h3>CRAFT BEER NEWS</h3> <p>In the news this week Brian gives us an update on the Russian beer shortage, info on breweries backing out of a festival after Beavertown's minority sell to Heineken, and a Trappist brewery coming to New York.</p> <h3>BEERS OF THE WEEK</h3> <p>The list is too long to list them all but we had some amazing beers this week.</p> <ul> <li>Creature Comforts Tiki Time IPA and Get Artistic Tart Wheat Ale</li> <li>Ironmonger Brewing Quench Pilsner</li> <li>1986 Anchor Our Special Ale - 32 years old!  Thanks to Matt Simpson for sharing</li> <li>Orpheus Yesternow Spontaneous Ale</li> <li>Omnipollo Yellow Belly Peanut Butter Biscuit Stout</li> </ul> <p><strong>Thanks for listening, have a great 4th!</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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All about the IPA haze craze with Old Nation Brewing Co.
<p>When Travis Fritts and Nate Rykse started Old Nation Brewing Co. they brought 14+ years of brewing education and experience with them.  They'd dedicated their lives to learning the technical aspects of brewing as well as the differences in brewing methods and ingredients across different cultures.  The result is a brewery that blends these different methods and ingredients to produce unique beers.</p> <p>Initially, the beer they offered was "very traditional and technically accurate."  Director of Growth & Strategy Mark Logusz recounts, "The beer was great, but it was not what anybody wanted to drink."  With that realization, Fritts engaged the members of a local beer group to talk about new styles and after some discussion invited a few out to help with a pilot batch.  The result was the first batch of M-43.</p> <p>Logusz sat down with us recently during M-43's Atlanta market launch.  We chat about "testing the waters" in Atlanta at the Day of the Juice festival, trying to keep up with the demand for hazy IPAs, the difference in pasties and pasties, Old Nation's non-hazy offerings, and the International Festival of Lagers.</p> <p>On our quest to visit every brewery in Georgia in 2018 we visited Abide Brewing in Newnan and caught Line Creek Brewing Company's opening day.  We also joined Wrecking Bar Brewpub to celebrate their 7th anniversary, and took a trip to SweetWater to sample their new 420 Strain G13 IPA, brewed with cannabis terpenes and hemp flavor.</p> <p>In the news this week Chinese-made brewing equipment gets exempted from tariffs, American aluminum price hikes raise some questions, a Swedish brewery prints tweets on beer foam, World Cup fans cause a beer shortage in Moscow, and London's Beavertown Brewery sells a minority stake to Heineken.</p> <p>Next week we're talking Beer and BBQ with The Beer Sommelier Matt Simpson and Smyrna Beer Market owner Brandon King.  Just in time for your 4th of July planning.</p> <h3>Beers of the Week</h3> <ul> <li>Old Nation Boss Tweed | NE DIPA</li> <li>Old Nation Full Earth | NE DIPA</li> <li>Old Nation Greenstone | DDH American Pale Ale</li> <li>Old Nation M-43 |NE IPA</li> </ul>
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New Realm Brewing Co. is booming on the Atlanta Beltline
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">New Realm Brewing Co. is booming on the Beltline</span></h2> <p>In early 2018, <a href="https://newrealmbrewing.com/" target= "_blank" rel="noopener">New Realm Brewing Co.</a> opened on the Beltline in the heart of Atlanta.  Co-founders Carey Falcone, Bob Powers, and Mitch Steele aren't new to the beer business.  Falcone and Powers have worked various roles in the industry for over 25 years.  Steele managed fermentation for three breweries as well as new beer development at Anheuser-Busch, and prior to starting New Realm, he was the Brewmaster for Stone Brewing in California.  Steele helped define the West Coast IPA style and authored a book on the subject, <a href= "https://www.amazon.com/IPA-Brewing-Techniques-Recipes-Evolution/dp/1938469003" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><em>IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipe, and the Evolution of India Pale Ale</em></a>.  With a power team and a prime location, New Realm has seen explosive growth in their short six-month existence.</p> <p>With the unfortunate shuttering of Green Flash Brewing in Virginia Beach, New Realm seized an opportunity to grow quickly.  They purchased the brewery assets of the location and later worked a multi-year lease on the building.  Their soon-to-open Virginia brewery will allow New Realm to increase production as well as innovate new beers.  And then there's Charlotte.  After opening in Atlanta, a building they'd previously considered in Charlotte became available at a deal "too good to pass up", they purchased it.  Falcone shares a bit with us this week on what's going to happen in Virginia Beach and what the plans are for Charlotte.</p> <p>With Steele's masterful knowledge of IPA, we had to pick his brain on the subject.  We discuss the early days of American craft beer, how quickly its grown in a relatively short time period, the evolution of IPA, trends and fads, and whether or not he'll brew a NE Milkshake Smoothie Glitter IPA.  (Spoiler: No.  Definitely no.)</p> <h3>Craft Beer News</h3> <p>In this week's news, Brian shares the long-awaited location and date for 2018's Shelton Bros. Festival, info on a lawsuit about a beer named after a van that was named after a man, the cheapest place in the world to buy a beer, and a brewery that's going to be 100% non-alcoholic.</p> <h3>Beers of the Week</h3> <ul> <li>New Realm CJ's Breakfast Thunder | Amber Ale brewed with coffee, maple syrup... and pancakes.</li> <li>New Realm Golden Goal | Golden Goal</li> <li>New Realm Hoptropolis | American IPA</li> <li>New Realm Peter Danklage | NEIPA</li> </ul> <h3>Next Week: Old Nation Brewing Co.</h3>
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Hardywood Park Craft Brewery wants to brew Beer with Purpose
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Hardywood Park is determined to 'Brew With Purpose'</span></h2> <p>Hardywood Park Craft Brewery's founders Eric McKay and Patrick Murtaugh have known each other most of their lives.  After sampling some homebrew on a farm in Australia the stage was set.  After many years working in the craft beer industry, they were destined to open their own brewery.  McKay became Richmond, Virginia's first Certified Cicerone and while attending brewing school Murtaugh found out his family's brewing history goes back several generations.</p> <p>From the time they opened in 2011, Hardywood Park has strived to 'Brew With Purpose.'  They implement that mantra in their recipes, employee and customer relations, brewing with local ingredients, and minimizing their impact on the environment.  The brewery has grown to include three locations and expanded distribution offering a huge variety of styles and variants.  Their sought-after Gingerbread Stout taught them about dealing with hordes of consumers and is still anticipated each year.</p> <p>McKay and Murtaugh visited the Beer Guys Radio studios on their recent Atlanta market launch.  We sampled several of their beers while talking about their history, brewery growth, keeping up with demand, future expansion plans, brewing for Broadway, Brian shares a terrible collaboration suggestion, and we invent the Candall™.</p> <p>In the news, Brian gives us the scoop on ABInBev dirty tactics, NOFX acting foolish and getting the boot from beer sponsors, and Boston Beer Co.'s big fines in New York.</p> <h3>Beers of the Week</h3> <ul> <li>Bearded Iris Kinetic | IPA</li> <li>Creature Comforts Stone Ground | Pilsner</li> <li>Creature Comforts Calculating Infinity | Pale Ale</li> <li>Hardywood Park Bourbon Cru | BBA Quad</li> <li>Hardywood Park Cuvee Peach | White wine barrel-aged Tripel with peaches</li> <li>Hardywood Park Singel | Blonde Ale</li> <li>Hardywood Park Pils | German Pilsner</li> <li>Hardywood Park VIPA | Virgindia Pale Ale</li> </ul> <p>an Pilsner</p> <ul> <li>Hardywood Park VIPA | Virgindia Pale Ale</li> </ul>
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von Trapp Brewing on making lagers in the land of hazy IPAs
<h2><span style="font-size: 12pt;">In the land of hazy IPAs, von Trapp loves their lagers</span></h2> <p>von Trapp brewing in Stowe, Vermont is smack in the middle of NE IPA country, but they're all about lagers.</p> <p>Founder Johannes von Trapp was inspired by the lagers her sampled while visiting the countryside of his ancestral home on Austria.  With a goal to brew an American version of these beers, von Trapp Brewing opened in the lower level of Trapp Family Lodge's DeliBakery.  Today, they're brewing 50,000 gallons of beer each year and distributing to several neighboring states.</p> <p>Brewmaster JP Williams was born in New Jersey and attended college in New Hampshire.  During his college days, he took a trip to Dublin, Ireland and visited the Guinness Brewery, sparking his interest in all things beer.  He later traded in some textbooks to buy homebrew gear and even changed his major to include more chemistry.  His brewing career started at Magic Hat where he worked his way up to Operations Manager however he realized big brewery life wasn't for him and joined von Trapp in 2012.</p> <p>This week we talk with JP about von Trapp's beer and other ventures, if he's ever been tempted to jump on the haze craze bandwagon, what Lager life is like with increasing demand for the styles, Vermont's new franchise reform laws, and what's coming up from the brewhouse.</p> <p>We also welcome Brian to the bigs as he takes on his new role as Co-Host and say hello to Jerry Payne, who joins Beer Guys Radio as our Audio Engineer.  Jerry brings 10+ years in radio and podcasting to the team - and he loves beer.  Perfect.  Plus, we'll reminisce about all the beers we enjoyed over the last week with stops at Orpheus for their multi-day anniversary celebration, the brand new Porter Pizza & Brewery, and a visit to Pontoon Brewing to sample their new Fluffy Otter Oatmeal Cream Stout with marshmallows and vanilla.  What a week.</p>
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Beer and Braves baseball with Terrapin ATL Brew Lab
<p>What's better than beer and baseball? </p> <p>On this Memorial Day weekend, we celebrate these two great things. Terrapin's ATL Brew Lab is located in the Battery, home of SunTrust Park and the Atlanta Braves. </p> <p>We talk to the crew from the Brew Lab about brewing beer for ballparks, creative brewing at a smaller facility vs. a larger production brewery, and the sheer joy of Fox Brothers country fried ribs. </p> <p>TRUCK AND TAP'S BEERS OF THE WEEK:</p> <ul> <li>A bevy of Terrapin ATL Taproom beers, including an English mild, Helles Lager and Dopplebock. </li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>HEADLINES: </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.ttb.gov/faqs/a29.shtml"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">The TTB has brought the hammer down on “</span><span style="font-weight: 400;">cannabis derivatives”</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">in beer</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/05/21/shmaltz-sells-clifton-park-brewery-to-nyc-craft-brewer"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Schmaltz Brewing Company has sold its Clifton Park, NY Brewery</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/zundert-trappist-ale-available-us"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Zundert Trappist 8 Ale is Heading to the US</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.innovationews.com/Brewing-Investors-Guild-launched-for-investing-in-craft-brewing/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Craft Beer Crowdfunding Organization “The Brewing Investors Guild” Launched in Colorado</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://whatnowatlanta.com/sweetwater-brewery-bar-and-restaurant/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Sweetwater Plans to Convert their Tasting Room into a Bar and Restaurant</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Next week, we're talking to Vermont's Von Trapp Brewery. Have a great weekend, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers! </p> <p>PS: Aaron here. I just wanted to let you all know this is my last Beer Guys Radio show as full time host. With three children and increasingly heavy workload at my "real" job, it's time to pass the torch to someone who can take this show to the next level. </p> <p>I'll still be around, hanging with the crew from time to time. And I'll also be working on the marketing team at Monday Night Brewing. But after 20+ years in broadcasting, it's time to call it a career. I have truly enjoyed my time with Beer Guys, and am incredibly indebted to Tim for introducing me to the world of beer. I am happy to call Tim, Brian and Becky friends, and I look forward to what they can do with this show. Cheers! - Aaron.</p>
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Sipping through the Phinizy swamp with Savannah River Brewing
<p>When you think about Augusta, you probably think about that big golf tournament. </p> <p>You likely don't think about craft beer. And up until a couple years ago, you'd be right. Georgia's second largest city had been a beer desert. But some pioneers are starting to change that. </p> <p>From beer bars like the Hive to breweries like Riverwatch and Savannah River Brewing Company, it's now possible to get some great craft beer in the city. </p> <p>On this episode, we talk to Savannah River Brewing Company owner Steve Ellison, head brewer Adam Fullmer and taproom manager Ashlie Arsenault about the craft scene, developing a brewery, and the startup process. Plus, Tim tries to pronounce "Phinizy Swamp" with hilarious results. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </strong></p> <ul> <li>All of the beers from Savannah River Brewing company. And we mean all of them. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines: </strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.wpr.org/minnesota-researchers-find-microplastics-beer-made-great-lakes-water"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A Study Finds Microplastics in Beer Made With Great Lakes Water</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=12045322"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Corporate Giant Beer Company Lion Is Trying to Trademark “Dank”</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">and “Common”</span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/BeertownNZ/posts/2170786879817408"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Retracts trademark application under pressure</span></a></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.boston.com/culture/beer/2018/05/08/springdale-clear-beer-any-ipa"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">MA’s Springdale and KY’s Against The Grain Collaborate on Clear NEIPA</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/garystoller/2018/05/03/brooklyn-brewerys-beer-mansion-hits-the-road-in-search-of-craft-beer-lovers/#283898861389"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brooklyn Brewery’s “Beer Mansion” is Hitting Atlanta, Dallas and Minneapolis</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/pizza-hut-expanding-beer-delivery-pilot-to-nearly-100-restaurants-in-arizona-and-california-300644136.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Pizza Hut is Expanding their Beer Delivery Pilot to Nearly 100 Restaurants</span></a></li> </ul>
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TrimTab Brewing speaks the Language of Thunder
<h2>Harris Stewart used to procrastinate studying law in college by brewing beer.</h2> <p>Until one day, he realized that he should probably brew for a living. TrimTab was born out of that desire. We talk to Harris about the Alabama brewing scene, running a business and managing a family, expansion into Georgia and of course the beer.</p> <p>Plus, with the summer months coming, we'll learn why it's not a great idea to leave your beer in the car.</p> <h3><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </strong></h3> <ul> <li>Trim Tab Paradise Waits Berliner Weisse</li> <li>Trim Tab IPA</li> <li>TrimTab 006 Hazy IPA</li> <li>Southern Grist Hair of the Wizard</li> </ul> <h3>Headlines:</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/coors-chairman-slams-brewers-association-open-letter"> MillerCoors Chairman, Pete Coors, Writes “Open Letter” to Brewers Association</a> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/news/blogs/ninkasi-blog/2018/05/07/an-open-letter-to-pete-coors/?ageVerified=defaultValue"> Nikos Ridge President of Ninkasi Brewing Writes Response</a></li> </ul> </li> <li><a href= "https://atlanta.eater.com/2018/5/8/17331478/georgia-governor-signs-sunday-brunch-bill"> Big Win For GA: The Governor has Signed the Sunday Brunch Bill</a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're taking a trip to Augusta to check out the beer scene. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers!</p>
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Wrecking Bar Brewpub is raising the bar for brewpubs
<p><strong>It's no secret that Atlanta is a great food town. But it's also becoming a fantastic beer town as well. </strong></p> <p>So if you're a brewpub, you have to keep up with both. </p> <p>Wrecking Bar Brewpub has been able to do that. From crafting amazing beers (that are now being canned, thanks to new law changes) to providing fine fare, the Atlanta brewpub has managed to thrive in this busy and competitive market. </p> <p>We talk to owner and brewer emeritus Bob Sandage about his brewpub, new Georgia laws, and whether or not milkshake IPAs are really a beer. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Numerous beers from Wrecking Bar</li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Weihenstephaner/Sierra Nevada Braupakt</span></li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines: </strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://beerpulse.com/2018/04/new-realm-brewing-to-open-virginia-beach-brewery-and-taproom-in-former-green-flash-location-6055/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Update: New Realm to Open Brewery and Tap Room in VA Green Flash Location</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://money.cnn.com/2018/05/02/investing/molson-coors-earnings-beer/index.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Molson Coors Reported a Big Drop in Beer Sales</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.beeradvocate.com/community/threads/nappy-roots-is-developing-a-craft-beer-travel-reality-show-and-launching-two-new-brews.570789/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Nappy Roots Collaborating on New Beers, Developing Craft Beer/Travel Reality Show</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.examiner.com.au/story/5373393/worlds-oldest-surviving-beer-revived-from-220-year-old-shipwreck/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">A 220 Year-Old Ale From A Shipwreck Has Been Brought Back To Life in Australia</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://people.com/food/budweiser-george-washington-handwritten-beer-recipe/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">AB-InBev is Releasing Beer “Inspired” by a Recipe from George Washington</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://mibiz.com/item/25783"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Laura Bell is Stepping down as Bell’s CEO on May 18th</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/04/151-of-the-best-pale-ales-blind-tasted-and-ranked.html?a=1"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Monday Night Brewing’s Brewing Han Brolo tops Paste Magazine’s Best Pale Ale List</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're talking to Alabama's Trim Tab Brewing. Cheers! </p>
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Belgian Beers with Kraig Torres and Jen Price
<p>Not long ago, if you wanted an amazing craft beer, you reached for something from Belgium.  Today, American craft beer has made huge strides, and many Americans (and non-Americans) reach for American beers first.  But Belgian beer is still the bomb and should definitely not be missed by any beer fan.</p> <p>On this week's show Kraig Torres (Hop City, Barleygarden) and Jen Price (The Chick's Guide to Beer, Atlanta Beer Boutique) join us to talk about all things Belgian beer.</p>
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Get educated at Akademia Brewing Company
<p>Where's a better place to start a brewpub than a college town?</p> <p>We last spoke with the Akademia crew where they were a brewpub in planning.  Now they are open and slinging great beer and food in Athens, GA and distributing their beer to the local area.  They've got a barrel-aging program in the works, and a prime rib night.  Count me in.</p> <p>Owners Matt Casey and Morgan Wireman join us for this week's episode of Beer Guys Radio live from the (very noisy) Classic City Brew Fest.</p>
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420 Fest and the SweetWater Experience
<p>420 Fest descends on Atlanta this week and we sat down with brewers Nick Nock and Nick Burgoyne to talk about the SweetWater Experience tent.  They share info on the beers available - from collaboration brews to barrel-aged offerings, and wild and funky stuff from SweetWater's Woodlands.</p> <p>If you only know SweetWater for their hoppy beers (like 420) then the SweetWater Experience is a great way to explore more of what they can do.  SweetWater's pilot brewery, dubbed The Hatchery, allows brewers to get creative on small-batch beers that visitors get to sample in the taproom.  For the more adventurous, SweetWater's Woodlands is brewing up a variety of wild, sour, and funky beers as well as big, barrel-aged stouts.  There's a lot more to SweetWater than IPA.</p>
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Stan Hieronymus Talks Hops
<p>Beer journalist, author and homebrewer Stan Hieronymus joined us this week. If you have an interest in hops, this is the show for you. Stan talks about the modern evolution of hops, and whether there is really a hop shortage. Plus, we learn about why you shouldn't use the term "noble hops." It's great information for homebrewers and pros alike.</p> <p>Plus, we talk about the 2nd annual Columbus Beer Bash, how to win a membership in the SweetWater Woodlands Circle. And, we completely suck up to an upper midwestern state for a very good reason.</p> <p>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:<br /> - Monday Night Brewing Space Lettuce Double IPA<br /> - Wrecking Bar Jemmy Stout<br /> - Scofflaw POG Basement IPA<br /> - Sweetwater Woodlands Series #4</p> <p>Headlines:<br /> - Lager/Light Ale Growth is Outpacing Other Styles</p> <p>Related: Brewers Association releases 2017 Craft Brewery Growth Statistics</p> <p>Related: Paste Interview with Arches on Lager<br />  <br /> Coming up next week, we're on the road once again from the Classic City Brew Fest from Athens, Georgia. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers!</p>
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Finback and Idyll Hounds from Atlanta's Day of the Juice
<p>If you are an IPA lover, you needed to be at Monday Night Brewing's Garage. </p> <p>The inaugural Day of the Juice Festival took place there, and while there were more than IPAs on tap, this was definitely a celebration of all things hoppy. </p> <p>We talked to two great IPA brewers from the East Coast. First up was Basil Lee from New York City's Finback. Next, we spoke to the crew from the Emerald Coast's (that's the Florida Panhandle) Idyll Hounds. </p> <p>Plus, we talked to the crew behind this event from Modern Hops. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li>IPAs. All of them. From Finback, Idyll Hounds, Old Nation, Dancing Gnome, Charles Towne Fermentory...so many amazing breweries were on hand at Day of the Juice. </li> </ul> <p><strong>Headlines: </strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.ecowatch.com/glyphosate-wine-beer-testing-2553632957.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Many popular beers and wine are contaminated with Monsanto’s Roundup Weedkiller</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2018/03/27/craft-beer-2017-market-growth/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brewers Association releases 2017 Craft Brewery Growth Statistics</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerpulse.com/2018/03/new-belgium-the-hemperor-hpa-blends-hops-and-hemp-for-a-new-year-round-release-5843/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New Belgium is Releasing a Hemp IPA (or HPA) in</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">April/May</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/blue-moon-creator-plans-release-line-thc-infused-non-alcoholic-beers"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Keith Villa, creator of Blue Moon Planning to Release Non-Alcoholic THC “Beers”</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/HolyGoatsBrew/photos/a.393882007366208.93991.313919298695813/1692384527515943/?type=3&theater"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Abbey of the Holy Goats Taproom is Closed, Future Uncertain</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerpulse.com/2018/03/spencer-grapefruit-ipa-debuts-in-craft-assortment-4-pack-5845/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Spencer Trappist Brewery has released a Grapefruit IPA</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://whatnowatlanta.com/cultured-south-kombucha-taproom-opens-may-20/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Atlanta’s First Kombucha Taproom Opens May 20th</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're talking to journalist, brewer and author Stan Hieronymus. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL! </p>
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TinyPalooza 3.5 with Dry County Brewing
<p>Lincoln Fill Station has been bringing craft beer to Snellville, Georgia for several years. </p> <p>They also are the home of a little Beer Guys history - the site of our very first live broadcast. </p> <p>We joined Tiny and the crew at TinyPalooza 3.5 once again this year, and sampled a great variety of beers on tap. </p> <p>We also got to chat with Trey Sinclair and Steve Anderson. The Dry County Brewing company gents were celebrating with Tiny and drinking some great beer. </p> <p>We were able to catch up with them, and talk all things Dry County, including their forays into coffee and distilling. </p> <p>Owen Ogletree also stopped by to talk about the upcoming Classic City Brew Fest. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Monday Night Brewing Tears of My Enemies</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">TrimTab Language of Thunder</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Numerous Dry County Beers</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Headlines:</strong></h3> <p> </p> <ul> <li><strong><em><a href= "https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/mar/21/beer-not-as-we-know-it-scientists-dispense-hops"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Scientists have reportedly eliminated the need for hops in beer, including IPA’s</span></a></em></strong></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.hgpauction.com/auctions/93763/greenflash/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Green Flash’s VA Beach brewery is going under the gavel.</span></a></li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href= "http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-beer-label/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Monday Night’s Space Lettuce USA Today’s Reader’s Choice 2018 Best Beer Label</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-brewpub/"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Hopstix, From the Earth, and Wrecking Bar are in the Top 5 of USA Today’s 10 Best Brewpubs</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.gadsdentimes.com/news/20180321/back-forty-honored-for-export-success"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Back Forty receives the 2018 Governor’s Trade Excellence Award</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://atlanta.eater.com/2018/3/20/17139934/gunshow-kevin-gillespie-cold-beer-revelator-hazel-janes-opening"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Eater Atlanta tells us Cold Beer is coming to the Beltine</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.atlantamagazine.com/dining-news/18-21-bitters-owners-open-drafts-dogs-ponce-city-market/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The owners of 18.21 Bitters opening Drafts + Dogs in Ponce City Market</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.grubstreet.com/2018/03/pabst-blue-ribbon-sued-for-water-used-in-olympia-beer.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Pabst is getting sued for not using “pure mountain water” in Pabst Olympia</span></a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, the festivals don't stop. We're at the inaugural Day of the Juice Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. </p> <p>Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers!</p>
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Georgia's Brewing History: 1738-2018
<p>Despite the challenges brewers have faced post-Prohibition in Georgia, our state has a rich history of brewing.  The first brewery was started in Georgia in 1738 and Atlanta was home to one of the largest breweries in the country from 1858 until 1955.  Early craft breweries had varying levels of success in a world where most people were still content with their macro-brewed lagers.  However, in the past 5 years the number of breweries in Georgia has more than doubled, and there are more on the way.</p> <p>Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle, authors of Atlanta Beer and Prohibition in Atlanta sit down with us at the 2018 Roswell Beer Festival to share some of the great stories behind Georgia's breweries.  From the very first brewery, whose early foundations were based on the necessity of having a drink that wasn't filled with bacteria (like water) through to the modern movement towards local and hyper-local breweries.</p> <p>Credit to Michael Lundmark of Jekyll Brewing for the information on Georgia's first brewery, located on Jekyll Island. </p>
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BeeCraft Mead Co.'s Derek Piper and Tom Dilbeck
<h2>Mead is one of the, if not the, oldest forms of alcohol in existence.</h2> <p>And you can see why - take honey, add water, and voila! Of course, it's much more complicated than that. And Dawsonville's BeeCraft Meadery is working hard to make its mead stand out. From entry level meads to barrel aging to terracotta vessels, BeeCraft is making its mead from local honey and creating a buzz in the area. See what we did there?</p> <p>We are at Monday Night Brewing's Garage to talk to co-founders Derek Piper and Tom Dilbeck about the mead making industry and more!</p> <p>(Did you know that it takes more than a million blossoms to make one bottle of mead?)</p> <h3>Truck and Tap's Beers Of the Week:</h3> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wreckingbarbrewpub.com/">Wrecking Bar</a> Jemmy Stout and Tampa Timeshare</li> <li><a href="https://www.beecraftmead.com/">BeeCraft Meadery</a> meads</li> <li><a href="http://www.drycountybrewco.com/">Dry County</a> Bad Hombre and Imperial Milk Chocolate Stout</li> </ul> <h3>Headlines:</h3> <ul> <li><a href= "https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/juicy-or-hazy-ales-new-england-ipa-style-guide"> 2018 Beer Style Guidelines from the Brewers Association has “Juicy or Hazy” styles</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/03/reddit-has-banned-rbeertrade-one-of-the-webs-bigge.html"> Reddit has banned r/beertrade</a></li> <li><a href= "https://www.facebook.com/TwoTidesBrewing/photos/a.1566385270050881.1073741829.1429214907101252/1817345178288221/?type=3&theater"> Two Tides Brewing Company opened last Saturday in Savannah</a></li> <li><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2018/03/20/hop-soul-brewery-brunswick-ga/"> Hop Soul Brewery is coming to Georgia’s Golden Isles</a></li> <li><a href= "http://www.mdjonline.com/neighbor_newspapers/north_fulton/news/star-house-celebrates-th-year-with-new-logo-and-new/article_25c567b4-2bac-11e8-be37-e3225ee1d114.html"> STAR House marks their 25th year with a new logo and additions to Roswell Beer Fest</a></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, while Tim and Smalls are out on assignment, Brian and Aaron take to Tinypalooza to cover the shenanigans there. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers!</p>
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Red Brick Brewing Co. is Atlanta's Oldest Brewery
<p>As Atlanta's oldest (still operating) craft brewery, it would be easy for Red Brick to rest on its laurels. </p> <p>However, the Westside brewery has undergone an overhaul of its image and its beers. </p> <p>The taproom boasts dozens of new beers, and their release schedule has been extremely busy. </p> <p>We join President/Brewmaster Garret Lockhart and Director of Brewing Operations Gavin McKenna at the brewery. We talk about the development of their new brews, the taproom, and memories of Myrtle Beach. </p> <p><strong>TRUCK AND TAP BEERS OF THE WEEK: </strong></p> <ul> <li>Red Brick Airbrush Daydream, their new "Myrtle Beach" style IPA</li> <li>Red Brick Hype Whale and various and sundry variants</li> <li>Three Taverns Rowdy and Proud</li> <li>Three Taverns Morning Smack</li> </ul> <p><strong>HEADLINES:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.mdjonline.com/dining/marietta-council-oks-square-brewery/article_78f4b9f0-27ef-11e8-8272-431b83aaf770.html#utm_campaign=blox&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Marietta has approved plans for Wise Owl Brewery</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://whatnowatlanta.com/brewed-to-serve-the-bold-monk-brewing-moving-forward/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brewed To Serve Restaurant Group is Moving forward with The Bold Monk Brewing</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/georgia-house-brunch-bill-allow-earlier-sunday-alcohol-sales/haeOCTd3nvNigylikAdu8L/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">GA House has OK’ed the Brunch Bill</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/list-top-50-craft-breweries-us-2017"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Brewers Association has released its Annual list of the Top 50 U.S. Craft Beer Companies</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/03/30-of-the-best-cheap-macro-lagers-blind-tasted-and.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Paste Magazine crowns Hamm’s king of Cheap Macro Lagers</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/ct-food-hamms-wins-again-20180313-story.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">In related news, the Chicago Tribune sez “Told You So.”</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Fort-Worth-Brewery-Making-Peeps-Beer-476879913.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Forth Worth’s Collective Brewing Project is brewing a Beer with Peeps and Glitter</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.forbes.com/sites/taranurin/2018/02/26/spirits-sales-are-spooking-brewers-and-the-threat-is-scarier-than-ever/#74f76a1b768c"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Wine and Spirits Sales are Scaring Big Beer</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://munchies.vice.com/en_us/article/437pnq/glitter-beer-lisa-frank"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Glitter is the Crazy-Fabulous New Hazy in craft beer</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2018/03/06/new-natty-boh/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Natty Boh is making their first new beer in 30 years</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p>
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What I Wish I'd Known Before Opening a Brewery
<p>Presented by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild the "Dreamer's Workshop" is a two-part series aimed at educating breweries-in-planning (or dreaming) on navigating the process of opening a brewery.  Aimed at Georgia-based brewers, most of the information will be valuable to brewers in every state.</p> <p>In Part 2 we'll hear from professional brewers about some of the challenges they faced in opening their brewery, and things they would do differently today.</p> <p><strong>PANELISTS</strong></p> <ul> <li>CJ Putnicki | New Realm Brewing Co.</li> <li>Brian Borngesser | Gate City Brewing Co.</li> <li>Brandon Hintz | Hop Alley Brewpub & Currahee Brewing</li> <li>Michael Lundmark | Jekyll Brewing Co.</li> <li>Nancy Palmer | Georgia Craft Brewers Guild</li> </ul> <p><strong>TOPICS INCLUDE</strong></p> <ul> <li>Common pitfalls for new brewers</li> <li>Starting a brewery under Georgia's new brewery laws</li> <li>Budget allocation</li> <li>Raising capital</li> <li>Estimating the timeline of opening your brewery</li> <li>Governmental, licensing, and permitting challenges</li> <li>Types of experience needed to run a successful brewery</li> <li>Things a homebrewer won't know before opening a brewery</li> <li>Deciding to use a brewery consultant</li> <li>Estimating production schedules</li> <li>Selecting the right location</li> <li>What being a member of the brewers guild does for brewers</li> <li>Own-premise sales vs. distribution</li> <li>Using social media for your brewery marketing</li> </ul> <p>Be sure to check out Part 1 of the series where we hear from experts in the legal, banking, accounting and tax fields on things brewers need to know before opening a brewery.</p>
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What You Need to Know Before Opening a Brewery
<p>Presented by the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild the "Dreamer's Workshop" is a two-part series aimed at educating breweries-in-planning (or dreaming) on navigating the process of opening a brewery.  Aimed at Georgia-based brewers, most of the information will be valuable to brewers in every state.</p> <p>In Part 1 we'll hear from experts in the legal, banking, and accounting/tax fields.</p> <p><strong>PANELISTS</strong></p> <ul> <li>Taylor Harper | TFH Beverage Law</li> <li>Jason Sleeman | Fifth Third Bank</li> <li>Pat Tuley | Porter Keadle Moore Accountants</li> </ul> <p><strong>TOPICS INCLUDE</strong></p> <ul> <li>LEGAL <ul> <li>Operating within the three-tier system</li> <li>Tied-house laws</li> <li>Franchise law</li> <li>Licensing and permitting</li> <li>Distribution and selecting a distributor</li> <li>Brand registration / ATT-104 filing</li> </ul> </li> <li>FUNDING AND BANKING <ul> <li>Credit and background checks</li> <li>Equity injection</li> <li>Investors</li> <li>Construction costs</li> <li>Location selection</li> <li>Equity vs debt</li> <li>Choosing the right size loan</li> <li>Financial guarantees</li> <li>Collateral</li> <li>Repayment sources and terms</li> <li>Managing growth (slow start vs growing too quickly)</li> <li>Financial repercussions of quality issues</li> <li>Understanding your competition</li> <li>Evaluating your experience level</li> <li>Cost of labor</li> </ul> </li> <li>ACCOUNTING, TAXES, AND CORPORATE ENTITIES <ul> <li>"First things first"</li> <li>Shifting objectives as your business grows</li> <li>Choosing a brewery or brewpub, financial considerations</li> <li>Crafting a business plan</li> <li>Evaluating capital needs</li> <li>Choosing the right funding sources</li> <li>Evaluating the proper use of funds</li> <li>Choosing your business entity (LLC, LLP, S-Corp, C-Corp)</li> <li>Partnering with the right professionals (Banker, CPA, Attorney)</li> <li>Understanding tax structures</li> <li>Choosing the right accounting software</li> </ul> </li> </ul> <p>Be sure to check out Part 2 of the Dreamer's Workshop series where we talk with professional brewers about what they wish they'd known before starting their brewery.</p> <p> </p>
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Preventing Off-flavors in Homebrew Beer
<p>We're broadcasting from Monday Night Brewing's Garage this week. </p> <p>Does your homebrew blonde ale continually have an underripe apple taste? Or is there a rancid butter taste in your porter? Does your IPA taste more like band-aids than tropical hops? </p> <p>This is the show for you. BJCP Grand Master beer judge Mike Castagno was an award-winning homebrewer before going pro at Decatur, GA's Twain's Brewpub. And BJCP Certified beer judge Nate Watkins is another award-winning prolific homebrewer. We talk about some of the mistakes homebrewers make, the off-flavors that can crop up, and how to fix them.</p> <p>We discuss some of the things you can do before you brew to minimize the risk of off-flavors as well as sharing some details on common off-flavors such as acetaldehyde, diacetyl, chlorophenol, fusel / alcoholic, DMS (dimethyl sulfide), esters, oxidation, and the much-dreaded skunking.  Mike and Nate also share some info on homebrew clubs and ways you can train your palate to recognize off-flavors.  </p> <p>Plus, we talk to Michael Lowenberg of Modern Hops about the upcoming Day of the Juice festival.</p>
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Hoppy and Sour Beers with Orpheus Brewing
<p><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Jason Pellett's beers are out of the ordinary. After all, it was certainly a bold move for Atlanta's Orpheus Brewing to make a tart plum saison (Atalanta) one of its flagship beers. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">But persistence pays off. Now, the downtown brewery is filled to capacity, has one of the first coolship projects in the state, and is making some of the most unique beers in the south. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 16px;">We talk to Jason about the brewery, it's future, and the importance of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400; font-size: 12pt;">Orpheus Beers</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400; font-size: 12pt;">Wild Heaven To Dan! LE rum barrel-aged</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400; font-size: 12pt;">Wild Heaven Blackrose</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400; font-size: 12pt;">Phantom Horse Chocolate Cherry Imperial Sour Stout (Experimental, no official name)</span></li> </ul> </div> <h3><span style="font-size: 12pt;">Headlines:</span></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.craftbeer.com/breweries/great-american-beer-bars-2018#Georgia"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">CraftBeer.com has published their list of the Best Beer Bars in America</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://mashing-in.com/tag/duffies-tavern-strong-ale/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Members of The Alabama Brewers Guild have collaborated on a new Capital Series Beer</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://nypost.com/2018/02/07/north-korea-boasts-its-new-ale-is-better-than-existing-beer/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Tremble mere mortals, for North Korea has made a new Ale</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Buncha BrewDog:</span> <a href= "http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/uk_national_news/16035233.BrewDog_to_open____world_first____beer_hotel_in_Scotland/?ref=rss"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">First Beer Hotel</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">and</span> <a href= "http://beerpulse.com/2018/02/brewdog-pledges-to-deliver-one-million-pints-of-punk-ipa-to-convert-new-craft-beer-drinkers-5708/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">1 Million Beer Giveaway</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://wearebrewstuds.com/stories/news/craft-beer-new-belgium-layoffs-missed-forecast/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New Belgium lays off nearly 4% of their staff after missing forecast</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/920808/how-to-live-longer-drinking-beer-wine%20%20http://fox8.com/2018/02/20/drinking-alcohol-more-effective-than-exercise-for-living-a-long-life-study-finds/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New study: Drinking two beers a night could be the key to living a long life</span></a></span></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/20/health/alcohol-disorder-dementia-risk-study/index.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Related: Excessive use could increase risk for all forms of dementia</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://www.medicaldaily.com/drink-beer-ward-dementia-antioxidant-found-hops-prevents-oxidative-stress-cognitive-320296"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Related: 2015 study finds antioxidant in hops slows cognitive decline</span></a></span></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/02/run-the-jewels-bring-hip-hop-to-the-breweries.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Hip-hop Duo Run The Jewels has announced a second beer Collaboration</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/spencer-brewery-release-fruit-beer-series"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Spencer Trappist brewery coming out with Fruit Series</span></a></span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-size: 12pt;"><a href= "http://beerpulse.com/2018/02/orval-day-saturday-march-24-2018-5676/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Charitably Drinking: Saturday March 24th is Orval Day 2018</span></a></span></li> </ul> <p> </p>
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Forging Craft Beer with Ironmonger Brewing
<p><em>(note: Ironmonger Brewing is a partner of Beer Guys Radio)</em></p> <p><strong>David Sheets loves a challenge. </strong></p> <p>As the founder of <a href= "http://ironmongerbrewing.com/">Ironmonger Brewing</a>, he was looking for a way to get his brewery's beers noticed.</p> <p>So he made the bold decision: Blind taste his beers against one of the most heralded breweries in the country. </p> <p>The Trillium Challenge was born. How did it work? He lets us know during the show. </p> <p>Broadcasting from their new Barrel room, we speak to Sheets and taproom manager Cam Goershel about Ironmonger's history, its future, and the upcoming festival season. </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Ironmonger Beers</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Creature Comforts Reclaimed Rye</span></li> </ul> </div> <p><strong>Headlines:</strong></p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://whatnowatlanta.com/halfway-crooks-files-permits-summerhill/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Halfway Crooks Making Progress on Brewery in Summerhill</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerstreetjournal.com/highland-brewing-debuts-a-massive-brand-refresh/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Highland Brewing Co. has completely revamped their branding</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.smyrnavision.com/smyrna-approves-carry-alcohol-policy-downtown-restaurant-district/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Smyrna approves “carry-out” alcohol policy in downtown restaurant district</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerpulse.com/2018/02/samuel-adams-new-england-ipa-a-hazy-juicy-ipa-goes-into-national-distribution-5680/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Sam Adams has gotten on board the Haze Craze Train</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.joe.ie/news/guinness-announce-release-brand-new-non-alcoholic-beer-612920"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Guinness is launching a new line of Non Alcoholic beer this month</span></a></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/19/sports/olympics/germany-olympics-beer.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Related:  German olympic athletes herald benefit of NA Hefeweizen</span></a></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.andoveradvertiser.co.uk/uk_national_news/16035233.BrewDog_to_open____world_first____beer_hotel_in_Scotland/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">BrewDog is opening the world’s first “beer hotel” in Scotland</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/920808/how-to-live-longer-drinking-beer-wine%20%20http://fox8.com/2018/02/20/drinking-alcohol-more-effective-than-exercise-for-living-a-long-life-study-finds/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">New study: Drinking two beers a night could be the key to living a long life</span></a></li> <li style="list-style: none; display: inline;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/20/health/alcohol-disorder-dementia-risk-study/index.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Related: Excessive use could increase risk for all forms of dementia</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.medicaldaily.com/drink-beer-ward-dementia-antioxidant-found-hops-prevents-oxidative-stress-cognitive-320296"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Related: 2015 study finds antioxidant in hops slows cognitive decline</span></a></li> </ul> </li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/02/run-the-jewels-bring-hip-hop-to-the-breweries.html"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Hip-hop Duo Run The Jewels has announced a second beer Collaboration</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/spencer-brewery-release-fruit-beer-series"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Spencer Trappist brewery coming out with Fruit Series</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerpulse.com/2018/02/orval-day-saturday-march-24-2018-5676/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Charitably Drinking: Saturday March 24th is Orval Day 2018</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p>
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Farm to Glass with Pretoria Fields Collective
<p>ROAD TRIP!<br />  <br /> The Beer Guys have a quest. To visit every brewery in Georgia this year. We were able to head to southwest Georgia this episode, and check out Pretoria Fields Collective.</p> <p>It's a brewery started by farmers and dedicated to making everything as local as possible - from the fruits they use in some of their beers, to the malt to even the hops.Head brewer Eric Kirchner and marketing director Jennifer Harris joined us this week to talk about starting up a brewery in a rural area, the importance of a true farm-to-glass program, and the differences between California and Southwest Georgia.</p> <p>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</p> <p>- Pretoria Fields Collective beers</p> <p>Headlines:<br /> J.R. Revelry distillery coming to downtown Roswell, Brewbound/TTB: US Beer Makers Shipped 3.8 Million Fewer Barrels in 2017, Cannabis Beer? A Canadian Brewer has filed for a Patent, Spencer Trappist brewery coming out with Fruit Series, starting with peach saison, Prattville (just outside Montgomery, AL) not getting entertainment district.</p> <p> </p> <p>Coming up next week, we'll be broadcasting at Ironmonger Brewing in Marietta, Georgia. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL.</p>
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New and Noteworthy: Variant Brewing Company
<p>This week, we're talking to the couple behind Variant Brewing Company. Matt and Lauren Curling opened up their Roswell brewery in 2017, and immediately caused a splash in the Georgia craft beer scene.</p> <p>We talk to Matt and Lauren Curling about starting up a brewery, the importance of keeping a variety of beers in your taproom, and a distinct lack of shiplap.</p> <p>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</p> <p>- Variant Brewing Beers</p> <p>- Gate City Awe Deuce Triple IPA</p> <p>- Bearded Iris Waffle Talk and Mood Ring</p> <p>Headlines:  </p> <p>Brunch Bill Update:  Retail Stores Are Out, World of Beer in Midtown Atlanta Closes Abruptly, Buzz about Burial’s Forestry Camp Opening This Summer, Weihenstephan collaborating with Sierra Nevada on Two Beers in 2018</p> <p>Coming up next weekend, we're taking a road trip! We'll be broadcasting from Pretoria Fields brewery in Albany, Georgia. Cheers!</p>
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Shades on, Bottoms Up with Pontoon Brewing
<div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="8chso" data-offset-key="dbcq5-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="dbcq5-0-0"><span data-offset-key= "dbcq5-0-0">Shades On, Bottoms Up!</span></div> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="dbcq5-0-0"> </div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="8chso" data-offset-key="3713f-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="3713f-0-0"><span data-offset-key= "3713f-0-0">That's the motto of Sandy Spring's newest (and first) brewery, Pontoon.</span></div> </div> <div class="_2TO-components-SimpleRichTextEditor--paragraphElement" data-block="true" data-editor="8chso" data-offset-key="69fih-0-0"> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="69fih-0-0"> </div> <div class= "public-DraftStyleDefault-block public-DraftStyleDefault-ltr" data-offset-key="69fih-0-0"><span data-offset-key="69fih-0-0">Sean O'Keefe, CEO and Co-Owner and brewmaster Cole Brown welcomed us to the brewery this week. 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"36n2j-0-69">e</span></a></div> </li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we'll head down the street and check out Variant Brewing Company. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers!</p>
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ACAT with Line Creek, Split Batch, Banyan Roots
<p><strong>When you think of cask ales, you may think of warm, flat beer. </strong></p> <p>That's not the case, and Owen Ogletree wants you to know about it. </p> <p>For the past 14 years, he's hosted the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Breweries from around the south (and the world) send in their special beers they've made specifically to go on cask. </p> <p>For this show, we talk to some breweries in planning, including:</p> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Line Creek Brewing (Peachtree City)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">Split Batch Brewery (Duluth area)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Banyan Roots (Atlanta Westside)</span></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Cask ales, of course! </li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we're talking to another new brewery. Pontoon Brewing just opened its doors in Sandy Springs, so we'll talk to the crew. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. </p> <p>Cheers!</p>
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Macon Beer Company's Yash Patel
<p><span style="font-size: 16px;"><strong>Yash Patel first started brewing at age 13. </strong></span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">While his dad was pretty happy about that, mom...not so much. However, since the brewing bug hit him quickly, he has spent a lot of time brewing beer. So it only made sense for him to take over ownership of Macon Beer company, central Georgia's first craft brewery. </span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 10pt;">We talk to Yash, a native Maconite, about his beers, the growing craft beer scene in Macon, and his ideas behind brewing beer.</span></p> <p><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></span></p> <div style="margin-left: 2em;"> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style="font-weight: 400;">New Realm Radegast</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Monday Night Whirling Dervish</span></li> </ul> </div> <h3><strong>Headlines:</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.ajc.com/news/local/johns-creek-oks-beer-sales-breweries/DOZ2Z4jNtwGdhgIfSJ3laK/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Johns Creek Now Allows Breweries to Sell Beer</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerpulse.com/2018/01/terrapin-luau-krunkles-dubbed-a-fan-favorite-moves-to-year-round-lineup-5726/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Terrapin’s Luau Krunkles to be a Year Round Beer in 2018</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.craftbeer.com/editors-picks/2018-herb-association-hops-herb-of-year"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">The International Herb Association Recognizes Hops as Herb of the Year</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://nationaldaycalendar.com/beer-can-appreciation-day-january-24/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Beer Can Appreciation Day is Coming</span></a></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://thornstreetbrew.com/alexas-love-affair-budweiser/"><span style="font-weight: 400;"> Amazon Alexa Has a Favorite Beer and She is Wrong</span></a></li> </ul> <p> </p> <p>Coming up next week, we're broadcasting from the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Have a great week, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL. Cheers!</p>
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The Giving Kitchen and SweetWater Brewing
<p>For those that don't know, <a href= "https://thegivingkitchen.org">The Giving Kitchen</a> was founded to help those in the service industry going through some tough financial times. <a href="http://sweetwaterbrew.com/">SweetWater Brewing</a> has helped out for the past several years by brewing "Second Helping," an IPA with juniper berries. We talk to SweetWater's Steve Farace about the development of the beer. We'll also learn more about The Giving Kitchen's mission with director Bryan Schroeder.</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;">SweetWater Second Helping IPA</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Headlines:</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://beerguysradio.com/2018/01/09/six-bridges-brewing-coming-johns-creek/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Six Bridges Brewing coming to Johns Creek</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(1/9)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "https://www.brewbound.com/news/new-hire-scofflaw-brewing-trades-equity-experience"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Scofflaw adds former Brewdog/Founders exec as partner</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(1/9)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://theknow.denverpost.com/2018/01/08/spicy-food-beer-help-pairing-2018/172502/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Beer and Chicken Wing Science</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(1/8)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.delawareonline.com/story/entertainment/2018/01/05/dogfish-unveils-survival-beer-knife-and-blanket-included/1008018001/"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Dogfish Head unveils 'survival beer'</span></a> <span style="font-weight: 400;">(1/5)</span></li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we'll be talking to a central Georgia brewery undergoing a bit of an overhaul. <a href= "https://maconbeer.com/">Macon Beer Company</a> joins us in our NEW studios at <a href= "https://mondaynightbrewing.com/locations/garage/">Monday Night Brewing's Garage</a>. Check it out! Cheers, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL.</p>
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Homebrewing with Brothers That Brew / Khonso Brewing
<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">If you got a homebrew kit over the holidays, listen up. This week, we are talking to some innovative homebrewers that are taking their game professional.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">Kevin Downing, Corby Hannah, and William Teasley are three friends that formed Brothers that Brew. Now, they're prepping for the launch of Khonso Brewing.</span></p> <p><span style="font-weight: 400;">We talk to them about their beers, getting started in homebrewing and African-Americans in craft beer.</span></p> <p><strong>Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Wild Heaven Gravitational Wave</li> <li><span style="font-weight: 400;">Khonso Brewing Standing Peachtree and Pullman Yard Porter</span></li> </ul> <h3><strong>Headlines:</strong></h3> <ul> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><span style= "font-weight: 400;">Scofflaw Holding a Craft Beer Championship</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.tuscaloosanews.com/news/20180104/alabama-georgia-mayors-bet-beer-cash-on-cfp-championship"> <span style="font-weight: 400;">Alabama, Georgia mayors bet beer, cash on CFP championship</span></a> <span style= "font-weight: 400;">(1/4)</span></li> <li style="font-weight: 400;"><a href= "http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2018/01/birmingham_council_approves_al.html"> Birmingham council approves alcohol on pedal tour buses</a> (1/3)</li> </ul> <p>Coming up next week, we'll be at SweetWater Brewing talking about their partnership with the Giving Kitchen. Enjoy the weekend, and Go Dawgs!</p>
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2017 Best of Georgia and Alabama Beer Awards
<p>Our listeners (over 2,500) have spoken, and we've got the results! </p> <p>Check out the best of Georgia and Alabama beer 2017. </p> <p>A full list will be available on Monday, Jan. 1 2018 at beerguysradio.com.</p> <p> </p>
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Christmas Show: Best of Beer Guys Radio 2017
<p>Merry Christmas from Beer Guys Radio!</p> <p>We hope you're having a good time with friends and family this weekend. We're also taking a break. Please enjoy this "best of" show with Second Self, Modern Hops, Eventide, Burnt Hickory and Monday Night.</p> <p>Next week, it's the BEST OF GEORGIA BEER show - keep on voting!</p>
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STATS Brewpub is the Perfect Gameday Destination
<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 Fish Scales 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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BGR 100th Episode with Creature Comforts and Your Pie
<p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:</p> <p>Orange Crush, a Creature Comforts and Your Pie-Perimeter Collaboration | Creature Comforts Mutualism, Table Beer and Tropicalia | Schlafly Thank You</p> <p>Headlines: Superstition Meadery coming to GA | Georgia DOR Held Hearing On Online Alcohol Sales | Survey: Brewery Taprooms Category Growth Centers | Left Hand sues White Labs for contaminated yeast</p>
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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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Take it easy with Slow Pour Brewing Co.
<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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Weezing the juice with Treehorn Cider
<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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Modern Hops is Changing the Beer Distribution Game
<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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Senator Hunter Hill Talks Georgia Craft Beer Laws
<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 Second Self Beer Co.
<p>To some, making a BEER cocktail is a sin. </p> <p>Jason Santamaria, one of the founders of Second Self Beer Co., 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 with Der Biergarten
<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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Your Pie "Pient Night" With Eventide Brewing
<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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Green Bus Brewing Likes to Keep it Local
<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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SB85 Ushers in a New Age for Georgia's Craft Brewers
<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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The Intoxicating History of North Alabama Beer
<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 Brewery
<div class="stackable"><strong style="font-size: 14pt;">It's Shelton Fest week in Atlanta</strong></div> <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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New Homebrewer Tips and Tricks
<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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Craft 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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Breweriana and Beer Collectibles
<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 Beer and Distilling with Avondale Brewing Co.
<p><a href="https://avondalebrewing.com/">Avondale Brewing</a> is the second-oldest brewery in Birmingham. Housed in a historic building that used to be a fire station, saloon and brothel (which may or may not be haunted), they used their saison to really build Avondale’s brand. From there, they haven’t been still. From opening up Birmingham’s first sour-only facility (the Barrel Works) and distilling, the crew is pushing the boundaries in Alabama. Head brewer Nate Darnell joined the Beer Guys in studio. We talked about his brewing background, the Birmingham beer scene, and the differences between brewing and distilling. Plus, we show love to a beer-drinking elephant named Miss Fancy.</p>
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Beer and Food Pairing with Peach & The Porkchop
<p>That shouldn’t shock many people. But about the only thing we love more than craft beer is pairing it with great food.</p> <p>That’s why we invited Tom Moran from Roswell’s <a href= "http://www.restaurant-roswellga.com/">Peach & The Porkchop</a> into the studio. We sampled some delicious food, paired it with some local craft beers, and generally enjoyed ourselves. Not a bad way to spend an evening.</p>
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Happy 20th Anniversary Brick Store Pub
<p>In honor of the 20th anniversary of one of the most iconic craft 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
<p>While one brewery won’t likely change that, <a href= "http://www.phantomhorsebrewing.com/">Phantom Horse Brewing Company </a>owner Skip Welsh hopes you’ll keep their neck of the woods in mind. Skip also owns <a href= "http://www.pieslingers.com/">Pie Slingers</a> pizza. in 2014, he got an extract homebrew kit, and the bug hit him quickly. They started serving their own beers in 2016, and Skip, along with his partner Jason Randles, have been going strong ever since.</p>
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Talking Mead with The Viking Alchemist Meadery
<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
<p>On this week's show, we're talking to Keith Yager, the owner and brewmaster for Huntsville's Yellowhammer Brewing.  Also, we remember Dan Rosen.  A good friend and co-founder of MAZURT Brewing.</p>
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Good Word Brewing and Brewery Builder CRL Contracting
<p>Good Word Brewing, a brand new brewpub set to open this fall in downtown Duluth, joined us in studio. Ryan Skinner and Todd DiMatteo are soon-to-be former employees of Brickstore, striking out on this new venture. Working with them are CRL Contracting (one of our sponsors). After working with Orpheus, Second Self and Scofflaw, CRL has earned their slogan “We Build Breweries.” We talk about how they got into the business, and they’ve got a (long) list of breweries and brewpubs that are in planning.</p>
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Holding On with Left Nut Brewing
<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>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.
<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
<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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Cherry Street Brewing and Wicked Weed Sells Out
<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 with 30A Radio
<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 Beer
<div class="mceTemp"> </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> <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 PrAward-Winningcoggins 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>
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Currahee Brewing and Hop Alley Brewpub
<p>Brandon Hintz is owner of Hop Alley Brewpub in Alpharetta, GA and Currahee Brewing in Franklin, NC.  Hop Alley was one of the first to break into the now growing Alpharetta craft beer scene back in 2013 and Brandon added Currahee to his arsenal in 2016. Along with head brewer Taylor Yates, he has grown the North Carolina brewery, and is now distributing in Georgia. And if that’s not all, Hop Alley was one of the first brewpubs in the Alpharetta area. We talk to Brandon about his homebrewing background, his reasoning behind opening up a brewpub, and why he had to open Currahee in North Carolina instead of Georgia. </p>
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Creature Comforts, Southern Brewing and Scofflaw
<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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It IS Rocket Science with Rocket Republic Brewing
<p>Rocket Republic owner Eric Crigger makes the journey to Atlanta from Huntsville to talk about his brewery and the growing Alabama craft beer scene.</p>
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Wild Heaven Beer Talks Growth and Expansion
<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 Preview
<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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SweetWater and Ale Sharpton Live from TopGolf
<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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Jekyll Brewing and Reformation Live from TopGolf
<p>We took the show to TopGolf Alpharetta. While Tim and Aaron would most likely never be mistaken for athletes, we had a great time talking with Gina Silva and David Gleeson from TopGolf.</p> <p>We also talked to Jekyll’s Sales Director Bryan Lehman about what’s coming up with their brewery. Be sure to check out their campaign to raise awareness for colorectal cancer all this month.</p> <p>Finally, we grabbed one of Reformation Brewery‘s Ballard Shearer joined us, shared a beer, and what’s new with the brewery.</p>
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Atlanta's Iconic Porter Beer Bar
<p>The Porter Beer Bar in Little Five Points is one of the best.  Opened in 2008, The Porter features an amazing list of draft and bottled beers and a creative and delicious dining menu.  Voted best beer bar in Georgia and the US many times over, it should be on every craft beer lovers destination list.</p> <p>We joined owners Nick Rutherford and Molly Gunn today in their cozy beer cellar to chat about their iconic hotspot, the business of beer…and what exactly a Sankey cask is anyway! </p>
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Asian Fusion with Hopstix Brewpub
<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> </p>
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Big Beach Brewing, Stout Brothers and The Nest
<h2>What better way to celebrate the mild weather with a coastal brewery?</h2> <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>
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Marietta, Georgia's Ironmonger Brewing
<p>Marietta’s<a href= "http://ironmongerbrewing.com/"> Ironmonger Brewing</a> joined us in the studios today. Specifically, owner David Sheets. A newcomer to the show, we were excited to talk about Ironmonger. Originally a side project of Naughty Soda, Sheets was able to spin off Ironmonger to its own brand. And even though they share a facility with Naughty Soda, they are separate. Our old friend Barron Sluder recently came aboard as head brewer. And even though he hasn’t been able to finish his brews yet, the Ironmonger crew brought plenty of liquid.</p>
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Rack 'em Up with Twain's Brewpub and Billiards
<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
<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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ACAT with New Realm, Variant Brewing, and Good Word Brewing
<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
<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 is in the Middle of Nowhere
<p>While Aaron is "on assignment", Brian Hewitt steps in to help co-host the show.  We sit down with Robert E. "Doc" Lee to talk about his brewery deep in the woods of Georgia.  Omaha Brewing Co. is an oasis in the desert.  We tape the show at Your Pie Perimeter, one of our great sponsors and a great place for craft beer and pizza.</p>
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Woodstock, Georgia's Reformation Brewery
<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 Georgia and Alabama Craft Beer Awards 2016
<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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Best of Beer Guys Radio Holiday Episode
<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: </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 and Little Cottage
<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> <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
<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>
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Stouts, Porters and Dry County Brewing
<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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Beer Guys Radio Thanksgiving Special
<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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Roswell, GA's Gate City Brewing Company
<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
<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's Haley Cowan
<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 Loves Lagers
<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>, craft 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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Georgia Beer History with Rom Smith and Mary Boyle
<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 Brew Lab coming to the Home of the Atlanta Braves
<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
<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 to Open Second Location
<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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Alabama's Good People Brewing
<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
<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 /></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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Wild Heaven Beer and Cigar City Brewing
<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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 038</p>
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Southern Brewing Co.'s Brian Roth
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 037</p>
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Atlanta's Scofflaw Brewing Co.
<p>JP Watts, Matt Shirah and the rest of the Scofflaw Brewing Company 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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 036</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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 035</p>
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Hop City Craft Beer and Wine
<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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 034</p>
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Red Hare Brewing 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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Mutualism: Jester King and Creature Comforts Collaboration Brew
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Extra</p>
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Oconee Brewing Co.'s Taylor Lamm
<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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 032</p> <p> </p> <p> </p>
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Craft Beer 101 with Jason Dominy
<p>Craft Beer 101 with Jason Dominy.</p> <p>If you don't know your ales from your lagers or your porters from your pales, this show is for you.  Atlanta craft beer connoisseur (and coffee geek) Jason Dominy joins us for a boozy primer.</p> <p>Twitter and Instagram: @BeerGuysRadio</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 031</p>
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A Bit of Belgium in Decatur
<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><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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 030</p>
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Jump In with Ale Sharpton and Cahaba Brewing
<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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 029</p> <p> </p>
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Home Brewing 101 and Swimming In a Shark Tank
<p>Want to learn how to homebrew? 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>Also, we talk to Phillip Petracca, CEO of Fizzics, about his new draft beer system.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 028</p>
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Home Brewing 101 - Extra
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast Extra</p>
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Trim Tab Brewing and DJ Sex Panther
<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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 026</p> <p> </p>
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Abbey of the Holy Goats' Kathy Davis
<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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 024</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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 023</p> <p> </p>
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Improving Your Homebrew Beer
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 022</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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 021</p>
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Adam Carolla and SweetWater Brewing
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 020</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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Atlanta's Urban Tree Cider
<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>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 019</p> <p> </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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 018</p>
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Cigars and Craft Beer with El Primer Mundo
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 017</p>
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On the Southside with Abide Brewing
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 016</p>
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Jekyll Brewing's Josh Rachel
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 015</p>
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Southern Sky and Dry County Brewing at Depot Park Beer Fest
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 014</p>
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Wonka Land for Craft Beer Fans
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 013</p> <p> </p>
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Georgia's Amazing Brick Store Pub
<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> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 012</p>
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Wicked Weed brewing and Back Forty Beer Co.
<p>The Beer Guys talk to a couple of Georgia's neighbor breweries. Jason Wilson, founder of Alabama's Back Forty, talks about his award-winning beers and his company's Atlanta connection. And Evan Crutchfield, National Sales Manager for Wicked Weed, joins us in studio and brings some of the North Carolina brewery's newest releases.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 011</p>
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Live from TinyPalooza Craft Beer Fest
<p>The Beer Guys go LIVE in Snellville, Georgia for TinyPalooza at Lincoln Fill Station.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 010</p>
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Atlanta's Wrecking Bar Brewpub
<p>Tim and Aaron talk to Wrecking Bar owner Bob Sandage and Brewmaster Neal Engleman about their acclaimed brewpub off of Moreland Avenue.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 009</p>
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Everything You Wanted To Know About Home Brewing But Were Afraid to Ask
<p>It's homebrew day! The Beer Guys talk to Scott Lathrop of the Covert Hops Society, an old Atlanta homebrew group who sponsors the prestigious Peach State Brew Off. Next, the guys have Bob Southard, two-time winner of the PSBO's people's choice awards.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 008</p>
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A Jailhouse in Hampton, and Beer Across the Pond
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Atlanta Brewpubs with 5 Seasons and Max Lager's
<p>We're talking brewpubs with two Atlanta beer stalwarts, Crawford Moran from 5 Seasons Brewing and Max Lager's John Roberts.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcat 006</p>
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Sour Beer with Creature Comforts and Orpheus
<p>The Beer Guys are talking about two things this week. First, they discuss what they know about the GA beer bill "compromise" - which is hardly a compromise at all.</p> <p>All that news discussion leaves a sour taste in their mouths, so they cracked open a couple sour beers (see what we did there?). Chatting with Orpheus Founder/Brewmaster Jason Pellet and two guys from Creature Comforts - Brewmaster Adam Beauchamp and Head Brewer Blake Tyers, they get to the bottom of the sour beer movement. Plus, a giveaway!</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 005</p>
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Session Beers and Fitness with Service Brewing
<p>Tim and Aaron are talking session beers. They start out by interviewing Kevin Ryan, from Savannah's Service Brewing. Next, Hunter Lainhart from Crossfit 404 talks about maintaining your weight while still being able to drink beer. Plus, they talk about the news of the week, and Aaron's major life decision. </p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 004</p>
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Cask Ale, Food Trucks, and Craft Beer with Truck & Tap
<p>The Beer Guys talk to Owen Ogletree, one of the biggest influencers in the Georgia Craft beer scene. We discuss a brief history of beer in Atlanta, as well as the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting event on January 23. We also talk to Zach Yurchick, owner of Truck and Tap. And a special guest stops by!</p>
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The State of Georgia Brewing 2016
<p>With the legislative session kicking off next week, we talked to Nancy Palmer, Executive Director of the Georgia Craft Brewers Guild. She discussed the challenges facing the small brewing industry, and what can be done to level the playing field for these small businesses.</p> <p>We also talked to Matt Leff from Nuit Belge. The January 23rd event features Belgian beers and some great restaurants. If you want tickets, click on the link above or right here. Use discount code "BGR" for $30 off!</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 002</p>
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Creature Comforts Get Comfortable and Little Cottage
<p>Popular Athens-based Creature Comforts Brewing Company join the Beer Guys. They discuss their much anticipated release of Koko Buni, as well as their expansion plans. Tim and Aaron also talk to award-winning homebrewer Jon Shari of Little Cottage Brewery.</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 001</p>
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Walking in Your Clown Shoes (Beer)
<p>It's the debut of the Beer Guys Radio show! OK, let's call it the preseason. Tim and Aaron talk about various and sundry AB Inbev shenanigans. Also, new releases in Georgia, including Orpheus' The Ferryman. They sample Three Taverns Feest Noel, and talk to Clown Shoes Brewery about their Georgia only release of Aurora Orangealis. Subscribe so you don't miss a show!</p> <p>Beer Guys Radio Craft Beer Podcast 000</p>
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