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Bar Towel Radio, a show focusing on craft beer and culture in Ontario and beyond.

Bar Towel Radio, a show focusing on craft beer and culture in Ontario and beyond.
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Canada

Description:

Bar Towel Radio, a show focusing on craft beer and culture in Ontario and beyond.

Twitter:

@bartowel

Language:

English

Contact:

4165205817


Episodes

Stephen Rich of Cowbell Brewing

11/10/2018
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In this episode we visit the impressive Cowbell Brewing in Blyth, Ontario and have a chat with Stephen Rich, their Brewmaster and Director of Brewing Operations. We chat about Stephen's start in beer and how he got involved in Cowbell, the beer program and some of the unique methods and equipment that Cowbell employs at the brewery, and what's in store for Cowbell now and in the future.

Duration:00:45:23

Stephen Beaumont

8/26/2018
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In this episode we share a few beers and many beer memories with acclaimed beer writer Stephen Beaumont. Catching up at Toronto beer hall WVRST, we chat about how Stephen got into beer, the past and present state of the beer industry, his beer travel adventures crossing the globe, his writing and publishing and more.

Duration:01:05:23

Ryan Morrow of Collective Arts and Nickel Brook

7/5/2018
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In this episode we have a chat with Ryan Morrow, head brewer of Collective Arts and Nickel Brook, at Collective Arts' Liquid Art Fest which took place in June 2018.

Duration:00:13:06

Red Thread Brewing Co.

6/10/2018
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In this episode we have a chat with longtime friend Carl Milroy, founder and partner of the Red Thread Brewing Co. We share a beer and discuss how Red Thread came to be, and what it's like to launch in Ontario without a bricks and mortar brewery.

Duration:00:13:29

Michael Hancock of Side Launch and Denison's

6/9/2018
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We have a beer and a chat with longtime friend of The Bar Towel, Michael Hancock, who was the brewer at the famed Denison's brewpub in Toronto and currently brewer and ambassador at Side Launch in Collingwood.

Duration:00:21:40

Pete Brown

5/8/2018
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In this episode we have a beer with famed beer author Pete Brown at the Camden Town Brewery in London, England, chatting about his background in marketing and beer, his latest book Miracle Brew, the Beer and Cider Marketing Awards, the craft beer and food scene in the U.K., and more.

Duration:00:39:03

Amsterdam 1870 AK Bitter

5/2/2018
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In this episode we have a chat with beer historian Gary Gillman and brewer Cody Noland about Amsterdam's 1870 AK Bitter, a special collaboration beer between Gary and Amsterdam that was a recreation of an historical recipe from nearly 150 years ago.

Duration:00:22:18

Upper Canada and Henderson's Repatriated Rebellion

3/28/2018
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This special episode was recorded live at the launch of Upper Canada Repatriation, a recreation of the original Rebellion Lager by the famed Upper Canada Brewing Company, brought back by Henderson Brewing of Toronto. We chat with Steve Himel, General Manager of Henderson and Oliver Dawson, former head of marketing at Upper Canada about how the brand originally came to be, what it was like to create "craft" beer brands in the 1980s and 1990s, and how it returned in 2018.

Duration:00:32:50

Kensington Brewing Company

9/14/2017
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In this episode we pay a visit to the long planned and newly opened Kensington Brewing Company in Toronto's Kensington Market. We chat with Mike Gurr, KBC's VP Operations along with Johnny Briggs, KBC's head brewer, about the brewery's history and road to opening, their past and present beers and their relationship to the neighbourhood.

Duration:00:32:38

Goose Island Toronto

8/28/2017
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In this episode we visit the new Goose Island Toronto Brewhouse and have a chat with Head Brewer Bernard Priest and Assistant Brewer Marc Mammoliti. We have a great discussion about their backgrounds in the beer industry, all about the brewery and the beers they've developed for Goose Island Toronto, and their relationship to Goose in Chicago.

Duration:00:22:36

Greg Koch of Stone Brewing

7/28/2017
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In this episode we have a beer with Greg Koch, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Stone Brewing of San Diego, California. With special guest host Jason Fisher, the Founder of Indie Alehouse, we chat with Greg about his recent visit to Toronto and the beer scene in Ontario, Stone's foray into Europe, the evolving beer scene of southern California and more.

Duration:00:43:01

Mike Shatzel, Buffalo's Beer King

7/17/2017
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In this episode we chat with Buffalo's Mike Shatzel, owner of Thin Man Brewery, Cole's, Moor Pat, Colter Bay, Allen Burger Venture (and more) about the beer and brewing scenes in Buffalo and Ontario, Mike's history in the bar and beer industry, how Thin Man got started and about their beers, and some other beery reminiscing and storytelling.

Duration:00:30:11

Great Lakes Brewery

6/27/2017
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In this episode we chat with Peter Bulut and Mike Lackey of Great Lakes Brewery on the occasion of their 30th anniversary, about their favourite GLB and collaboration beers from the past and present, some memorable stories from the brewery's past, about their new pilot brewing system, and their thoughts about how the Ontario beer scene has evolved and where it's going.

Duration:00:29:29

Marc Rauschmann of BraufactuM

6/13/2017
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Bar Towel Radio goes continental, as today we have a chat with Marc Rauschmann, Master Brewer at BraufactuM in Frankfurt, Germany. Marc recently visited Toronto to support the launch of a number of BraufactuM beers available on draught in Ontario. In this episode we chat about Marc's beer background, the beer scene in Germany and his beers.

Duration:00:17:46

Elliott Brood

6/3/2017
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In this episode we have a beer with Casey Laforet, Mark Sasso and Stephen Pitkin of the Juno Award-winning band Elliott Brood at Toronto's Festival of Beer Spring Sessions, chatting about the band's favourite beers and breweries, fond beer memories from the road and what's to come from this great Canadian band.

Duration:00:23:48

La Quinta Brewing Co.

5/9/2017
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In this episode we chat with Mychal Renteria from the La Quinta Brewing Co., a craft brewery and taproom located in the Coachella Valley in California.

Duration:00:08:04

Aaron Spinney of Merit Brewing

3/4/2017
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In this episode we chat with Aaron Spinney, one of the founders and head brewer of Merit Brewing, a new brewery set to open in Hamilton, Ontario.

Duration:00:16:11

Last Days of Bar Volo

10/11/2016
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This special episode was recorded over the final two days of Bar Volo, with live stories from Maz Brereton, Nick Pashley, Ken Woods, Doug Shoemaker, Russ Burdick, Jason Fisher, Ryan Morrow, Robin LeBlanc, Rob Morra, Mike Lackey, Cody Noland, Michael Hancock, Sam Corbeil, Zack Weinberg, Matt Tweedy, Jason Tremblay, Iain Mcoustra, Luc Lafontaine, Julian Morana and Ralph Morana.

Duration:00:31:49

Gary McMullen of Muskoka Brewery

10/8/2016
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In this episode we have a fireside chat with Gary McMullen, Founder of Muskoka Brewery. Gary discusses the origins of the Muskoka Brewery, some of their early beer adventures, the importance of their branding and some of their latest beer releases.

Duration:00:17:51

Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Company

9/27/2016
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In this episode we have a Sam Adams with Jim Koch, Founder and Brewer of the Boston Beer Company. It was a great honour to chat with one of craft brewing's pioneers about Samuel Adams' history in Ontario and the past, present and future of the Boston Beer Company.

Duration:00:14:51