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A podcast about home brewing and the people that brew beer. Craft beer and home brew news, tastings and interviews with some of the top brewers at home and at work.

A podcast about home brewing and the people that brew beer. Craft beer and home brew news, tastings and interviews with some of the top brewers at home and at work.
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A podcast about home brewing and the people that brew beer. Craft beer and home brew news, tastings and interviews with some of the top brewers at home and at work.




E31 Couples Brewing - Takes Two To Tango

Podcast: A rare look at couples brewing from a husband and wife new to all-grain home-brewing. This episode features fellow home brewers Hayley Dickinson and David Setiawan, a happily married dynamic duo that brews together, as well as many other fun activities. As Hayley filled us in, she takes the assistant brewer role voluntarily and let's David do the heavy lifting, but they both contribute to the process creating an atmosphere of collaboration and passion that anyone would hope for...


E30 Beards & Beers in the Urban Forest

Podcast: Bearded brewers from the new Urban Forest Craft Brewing are featured, plus craft beer tastings from the taproom! This episode features Alex Cando And Heath Meyers from Urban Forest Craft Brewing as the swing by the bat-cave for an hour of education, fun and full bearded revelry. These brewers are o the cusp of starting the next phase of their careers in making commercially available craft beer, and if the beer list below isn't enough, the excitement from an already exuberant fan...


E29 Screw City Beer Fest 2018: Mustache Bash

Podcast: Interviews and Mustaches collide at this year's Screw City Beer Fest 2018 It was perhaps the best Screw City Beer Fest yet with a new location on the rock River in rockford, IL with an excellent performance by founders Aaron Sleger and Chris Wachowiak. The festival featured 15 new breweries (more than 50 total), delish local food, 2 hop companies (sharing hoppiness), one home brew club (that served more than 100 gallons of beer brewed by locals), a beer podcast (complete with free...


E28 Pre: Screw City Beer Fest 2018 w/Aaron Sleger

>>Download<< Podcast: Aaron Sleger pours on about the upcoming Screw City Beer Fest 2018 In this podcast episode the boys bring back Aaron Sleger for an annual preview of Screw City Beer Fest 2018. with a Top 10 list of "Festiquettes" and Aaron shares all the important ingredients for this 8th annual beer tasting event, including details about the new location and 15 screw city rookie brewery attendees (at the time of this recording their were 54 total breweries and one home-brew club that...


E27 Adjunct Brewing and Ryan Brewing One-Barrel Startup

Podcast: Adjuncts are on review with guest Todd Ryan from Ryan Brewing In this podcast episode we delve into adjunct brewing with Ryan Brewing master brewer, Todd Ryan. The crew discusses the craft beer craze of adjunct brewing in detail. We'll talk about Todd's new start-up one-barrel craft beer system and visit his brewing past from explorations in Europe to Wyoming home-brew roots to the now 2-month opened for public consumption, Ryan Brewing in Roscoe, IL. And of course, we do some beer...


E26 Great Taste of the Midwest Pre-Fest Podcast 2018

>>Download<< Podcast: A preview of 2018 Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival with guest Corey Kuczynski It's August, it's hot, and time for prime beer festival season. On this podcast the boys review the history, do a retrospective and make predictions for this year's Great Taste of the Midwest. We've invited one of our brew buds and GTMW veteran, Corey Kuczynski, to break it all down as we prepare for this year's extravaganza of trending, traditional and tasty craft beer available for...


E25 Best Day Drinking Beers and Brews

Podcast: Best Day Drinking Beers and tips for home brewing them are reviewed It's summer, it's hot, and you don't wanna get too filled up in the heat. This podcast reviews the best day drinking beers, tips for drinking light during the day and some ideas for home brewing your own lawn-mower beers! Pucker up as we re-taste Pig Minds Farmango kettle-soured farmhouse ale with and sip on Genesee Cream Ale (New York's oldest brewery). Then we pucker more with Brent's home brew called Pound of...


E24 Wanna Quickie? Home Brew Fast Lagers

Podcast: How to home brew fast lagers in up to half the time! Wanna Quickie? This podcast episode features a short "how to" for home brewing fast lagers. With a little more detail to gravity and temperature step acceleration, you could possibly cut your lagers and pilsners down to 4 weeks, give or take depending on how you serve them. Thanks a bunch to those sharp minds at Brulosophy for the Fast Lager experimenting! We also share some tastings of some great lagers from New Glarus (Two...


E23 Big Brew 2018 with Forest City Brewers

Podcast: Big Brew 2018, with a home run line-up of home brewers and an extra innings bottle share! This home-brew podcast goes remote to Rivets stadium in Rockford, IL with the Forest City Brewers and friends. We took in the sun and fun at the old ballpark to celebrate the largest group brewing event in the world (AHA Big Brew is the 40th anniversary and the farewell to Charlie Papazian, the father of home-brewing!). Home Brew Rock Stars interviewed people that brewed beer for the upcoming ...


E22 If It Ferments?! with Homebrewer Mike Coisman

>>Download<< Podcast: Homebrewer extraordinaire Mike Coisman shares his karma and tasty beers and meads. This podcast episode features a chat with Mike Coisman, a home brew guru thats not afraid to expand his experiences to just about anything that ferments. Mike is a seasoned brewer that takes on beer, wine, cider and meads to the point of overkill, on purpose. His award-winning brews are delightful and story is even better. He share a Pliney the Younger clone brewed on Big Brew Day 2017...


E21 Carson Souza - A Midwest Craft Brewing Soundtrack

Podcast: Craft brewing chatter from Carson Souza at Pig Minds This episode features a remote podcast with Pig Minds Brewing head brewer Carson Souza. We do our best to extract his beginnings and discover out he's been brewing to his own soundtrack, and then some! It's a wild ride through some deep conversation from a bright and rising star in the craft brewing scene. We also do some tasting of his newest beer called Juicy Minds, a clear and clean version of the New England IPA...or perhaps,...


E20 March Madness Beer: Cinderella, DMS, Holy City

Download: Podcast: It's a March Madness Beer Tasting featuring Cinderella Brews, DMS clues and a trip to the Holy City This home brew podcast episode features Mike's interview with Holy City brewer Chris Brown and his most famous patron (Pete!). Chris tells us a little bit about how he got into brewing and what's going down at the Holy City brew scene in Charleston, SC. We also partake in some tastings of some very under-rated beers, including Sparkling Princess from Holy City (Sour IPA),...


E19 St. Patrick's Day Beers and Prairie Street Brewing Co

Podcast: Steve Lenox & Shawn Steiner from Prairie Street talk St. Patrick's Day Beers and What's Next for Them This podcast episode features head brewer Steve Lenox from Prairie St. Brewing Co. and his assistant brewer Shawn Steiner, talking about what's next for this young brewery. We also imbibe some Irish style beer, a little St. Patrick's Day history and indulge in some local music from Havana Honey. Tastings feature Central Water Ouisconsing Red Ale, Prairie St. Irish Stout and Feather...


e18 Brewery Startups & Hiccups - Brian Endl of Pig Minds

Podcast: Beer Startups, Brewery Disasters, Pig Minds New England IPA and Jon James This podcast episode features brewery founder Brian Endl from Pig Minds Brewing Co., covering a gamut of brewery startup topics, and a little history on some brewery disasters. We also do craft beer tastings from the Pig Minds featuring their Dirty Souls New England IPA, their tasty Friends, Family & Forever Belgian Tripel, plus a Bourbon Barrel QUAD from Boulevard and a home brew gusher brewed with gobs of...


e17 Taxes, Casks, Beer News - Revolution, Hopslam, Home Brew

Podcast: Beer News, Brewery Taxes, Inert vs. Living Ale and Revolution DB VSOD ... 17% ABV This podcast episode explores the latest beer news with fellow home brewer guest, Matt Berthiaume, covering a gamut of short discussions with recent beer and brewery news, a history of brewing related taxes and a wrangle about real ale. We also do craft beer tastings from the Revolution Deep Wood Series (Double Barrel VSOD-Very Special Old Deth, Ryeway to Heaven and Straight Jacket), Bell's (HopSlam...


E16 Beer Fitness, Health, Resolutions - Two Brothers, Surly, Founders

Podcast: Beer Tips for your new year's fitness, health, resolutions and brewery This podcast episode explodes with 2018 new year's beer resolutions from Beer Advocate forums community, plus brewers fitness tips (equipment) and beer health facts. We also review beer from Two Brothers (In the Flesh), Surly (Hell), Pig Minds (Joe Daddy) and Founders (Blushing Monk-2015). Who knew beer could be so damn good for you? The show features pre-release tunes from Blue collar punk rock band Go Go...


E15 Holiday Hangover: Best of 2017, Founders, Begyle, WarPigs Lazurite

New Year's podcast with a 2017 brew review, beer tastings and radical holiday hangover remedies! This podcast episode focuses on "Best of Brewing in 2017" and a historical look at hangovers and rumored panacea. We also tap into tastings from Founders (Backwoods Bastard), Begyle (Hophazardly), 3 Floyds/Mikkeller (WarPigs Lazurite), Pig Minds (Idol the Lil "Agave" Braggot) + Kent's super-delicious Chipotle Porter home brew. #yummy Home Brew Rock Stars' very own Kent Runte gives us a rundown...


E14 Meads and Toga Parties w/Mike Bohn, B. Nektar

NEW format - This home brew podcast features a long overdue chat with accomplished home brewer Mike Bohn, as we dive into making meads, brew-in-a-bag and Mike's infamous mead-infused Toga Parties. We also do a tasting of Pig Minds' kettle sour, Tart Life and finish it all off with a yummy tasting of B. Nektar - Kill all the Golfers ... that live in a van down by the river. Mr. Bohn gives us some insight to his thoughtful brewing process, as well as sharing 4 tasty meads during this home...


E13 Octoberfest Beer and Soundbites via Screw City Beer Fest

Ahhh, Octoberfest Beer, that delicious malty sweetness shared once a year. This podcast we taste test 7 different Octoberfest beers from a variety of craft brewers around the USA (see list below). We put Pig Minds' Briieetkraut to the test (an Oktoberfest German Marzen style Lager) with a sound bite from master brewer Carson Souza. ...AND we "talk-over" a bunch of HILARIOUS unedited short interviews with home brewers and craft brewers and beer festival fans...they get a much better "slurry"...


E12 Home Brew Clubs w/Mike Sears, 3 Floyds, Toppling Goliath, Pig Minds

This podcast episode is all about Home Brew Clubs with an intimate interview with Mike Sears, President and veteran home brewer with the Forest City Brewers. We cover our "Real or Fake" segment with Home Brew Club Names (how good are you?) and drink some tasty craft beers from the likes of 3 Floyds, Toppling Goliath and Pig Minds Brewing Co., as well as a special home brews from a 3 year old barrel-aged home brew collaboration and a haze-bent New England IPA. Eric Jonson sits in to lead our...