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Craft Brewing news and reviews from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios, located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Phil Clark (aka USBrit), co-host Mike Lingafelter (aka Lingo), and official beer judge and Finnish export, Mark Naski. We invite you to stop by for a pint at The Brit and Yankee. Nominated for 2007 Podcast Awards, Best General Podcast - yeah, it's a while ago, but we are still here and broadcasting!

Craft Brewing news and reviews from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios, located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Phil Clark (aka USBrit), co-host Mike Lingafelter (aka Lingo), and official beer judge and Finnish export, Mark Naski. We invite you to stop by for a pint at The Brit and Yankee. Nominated for 2007 Podcast Awards, Best General Podcast - yeah, it's a while ago, but we are still here and broadcasting!
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Chicago, IL

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Craft Brewing news and reviews from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios, located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Phil Clark (aka USBrit), co-host Mike Lingafelter (aka Lingo), and official beer judge and Finnish export, Mark Naski. We invite you to stop by for a pint at The Brit and Yankee. Nominated for 2007 Podcast Awards, Best General Podcast - yeah, it's a while ago, but we are still here and broadcasting!

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English


Episodes

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 294-Joe Tota: Red Arrow Tap Room

12/6/2018
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"We have a different episode this week where we visit the Naperville Red Arrow Taproom, and learn about self-serve craft beer. Owner and founder Joe Tota is our host and with my co-host, Ken McMullen, we learn about how it all works and how they embrace independence and support local brweries. Candied bacon strips make a welcome appearance and a great pairing for our samples, while we chat about craft beer topics and trends. If you haven't been to one of their two locations, you need to try...

Duration:00:59:27

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 293-Real Ales and Engines

11/29/2018
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"In this edition, recorded at Iron and Glass Taproom and Bottle Shop, we talk with the 6 breweries who each provided a pin of real or cask-conditioned ale. We experience beer from a handle-pull engine, and from a draft gravity tap. Brandon Wright from Werk Force provides a surprise and talks FOBAB medals, plus we hear future release news from some of the others. Join The Brit as he revels in the joy of a pulled imperial pint! Thanks to Travis Beard from Ugly Trucking and Ken McMullen from...

Duration:00:52:13

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 292-Forge Brewhouse

11/21/2018
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"Our Thanksgiving podcast reports on a trip to De Kalb IL for The Brit and his stand-in co-host John Karwoski, as they visit with head brewer John Sanderson at the Forge Brewhouse. With John is his wife Christen, who is also sales and marketing for the The Forge. We chat about why they moved from one location in Sycamore to downtown, and why they opened a second location in De Kalb. We also sample some of John's brews and he tells us what to look forward to on Black Friday. The Forge is...

Duration:00:44:18

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 291-O Porter, Where Art Thou

11/15/2018
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"We gather a panel of experts to review fall favorite, porters. Joining The Brit is Ken McMullen, head brewer at Hopvine, Chuck Fort brewer at Church Street, craft beer enthusiast Kevin Herbst, and national beer judge and font of beer knowledge, Mark Naski. It's a bumper show as somehow we gather a whopping 9 porters from Illinois, Idaho, and Poland (yup!). And we get plenty of information on the style and how these professional brewers get their porters on!"

Duration:01:35:27

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 290-The Stout Show

11/8/2018
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"Church Street's TJ Bacholz and Chuck Fort join Mark Naski and Tom Ryan for our annual review of Stouts where we arbitraly assume that a change of weather means a change of styles. We lead in with an award-winning Altbier as our palate calibrator, but quickly move to our reviews of 5 stout offerings. We include Buffalo Creek as our local offering, and end up back in Evanston with a special brew from Sketchbook. Chuck comes up with a new scale for smoothness, and rate some of the brews at 5...

Duration:01:34:57

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 289-Pokro Brewing

11/1/2018
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"It's the last part of our trilogy focusing on the trinity of breweries, just over the Illinois border in Griffith IN., and we visit Pokro Brewing. Pokro is one of those places you need to visit, and if you're like us, wish you lived closer as the ambience, camaraderie, and especially the beers are ones you want to return to. Damn good pierogies as well!"

Duration:00:35:49

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 288-Wildrose Brewing

10/25/2018
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"Continuing our trilogy of profiles of breweries just over the IL/IN border,in Griffith, IN, it's the turn of Wildrose Brewing. The Brit visits with owner/brewer Dave DeJong and talks on their styles and brewery vibe. The Brit tastes a fall squash ale (horror!) and then decides to sample Theze Nutz, all while behind closed doors, thank goodness. Cheers!"

Duration:00:43:40

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 287-New Oberpfalz Brewing

10/18/2018
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"It is an early release on our podcast for this edition so you can get a sample of what is in store for our Brewbus trip, to be held this Saturday. The Brit headed down to Griffith IN, where there are three breweries getting some attention. In this podcast, we sit down with Dan Lehnerer from New Oberpfalz Brewing, and find out about his brews and brewery, and why he doesn't like cans! This is a destination you should head to soon. "

Duration:00:49:48

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 286-Avery 25

10/12/2018
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"There have been 3 brewery-only bottles sitting in the Pub cooler since January, and now with the advent of the 25th Anniversary of Avery Brewing, they're getting opened. We take the opportunity to line them up with the anniversary ale and a couple of other selections, while the panel of brewers Ken and Chuck, and consumers John K, The Brit and Lingo, pass opinons, judgements and wind about this senior member of the craft brewing community. There are bonus brews at the end which show that it...

Duration:01:23:29

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 285-Alex Drayer-D and G Brewing

10/8/2018
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"Alex Drayer and his wife Brittany, are the brewer co-owners of D and G Brewing, the first brewpub to open in St. Charles, IL. With only up to 5 or 6 brews on tap at any one time, they opened up some 8 weeks ago and are starting to make an impact on the craft scene up and down the Fox river. We join Alex for a sample session and a chat about how they managed to do this on a shoestring budget, yet still produce some really solid brews!"

Duration:00:50:31

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 284-Oktoberfest Brew Review from Dry City Brew Works

9/20/2018
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"It's our annual round-up of those fall favorites, Oktoberfest-style lagers, picked from a vast selection available at this time of year. We taste them and rate them with an educated palate from our experts, and a consumer palate from The Brit and The Yankee. We headed over to Dry City Brew Works in Wheaton, and met up with brewer/tap manager Oliver Bulley, and beer consultant Mark Naski brought brews from Idaho to set up up with a trip across the USA, and seven brews to review!"

Duration:01:17:52

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 283-Corridor 55 Special Release 7 Metal Monkey

9/7/2018
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"We finally got down to Romeoville for a mid-week recording of our Corridor 55 podcast recordings, and we sat down with Metal Monkey owner/brewers Dan Camp and Jason Janes. They selected their choices for our categories of beers and we talked past, present and future with these metal rock stars of the brewing world. It's Imperial Stouts, Green Tea IPAs, Pickle Gose, and Heavy Metal!"

Duration:01:01:04

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 282-Beer Fought the Law and Beer Won!

8/24/2018
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"We've been off on our vacation for a couple of weeks, but we're back with a bumper show, and we've gathered together a rather special panel of brewers and consumers on this edition of the pubcast. We have 4 brewers (Hopvine, Werkforce, Oswego, Church Street), 1 VP of Ops (Pollyanna), and 3 consumers (The Brit, Lingo, and Kevin), who gather at Hopvine Brewing to discuss the benefits of the newly passed Illinois beer law, and taste some Tennessee beers gathered on a trip to CBC in May. The...

Duration:01:06:12

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 281-Reeling In The Years-Cellar Beers

8/3/2018
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"In this edition, friends of the show, Tim and Tom Stephenson bring over a selection of cellar beers from their vast collection. The Brit calls in a few ex-John's Tavern punters, Jon Harlson and John Karwoski, and The Yankee, Lingo joins us mid-recording. We embark on a trip through time, and what did we learn. Were the beers worth keeping, or is there a finite time-frame within which you should crack it open and enjoy? Plus we try a beer that was once the strongest beer around...the Penguin...

Duration:01:21:18

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 280-Evil Horse Brewing

7/26/2018
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"This week, The Brit Phil Clark, and The Yankee Mike 'Lingo' Lingafelter, take a trip to Crete IL, and meet up with head brewer Steve Kamp from Evil Horse Brewing. We sat down in the expansive taproom with both Steve and his wife, Amy, to talk about Evil Horse, Steve's background, and the historic building the brewery is located in. And of course we sample some Steve's brews, with a special note to his RIP named after an Icelandic volcano!"

Duration:01:04:30

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 279-Introducing Kraft to Craft

7/19/2018
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"A slightly different episode this week, and recorded very much on the spur-of-the-moment. The Brit heads out to the pub deck, and sits down with his buddy and also remodeling contractor, Pete Kraft, to see if working at the Brit and Yankee pub these past few months on various projects and enjoying an after-hours brew from time-to-time, has influenced him to drink local craft offerings."

Duration:00:25:19

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 278-Corridor 55 Special Release 6 Skeleton Key Brewery

7/12/2018
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"It was the first night of 'extra hours' for Skeleton Key, who now are open every Tuesday, and the Brit and Yankee podcast was honored to be their first night attraction. And we use the word 'attraction' with reserve if you have seen the podcast staff! In front of a full house we expose brewer John Szapo, and owners Paul and Emily Slayton to our hard-hitting questions and taste their selections of brews. It's a fun time with no holds barred so listen in and enjoy!

Duration:01:17:02

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 277-Blowing Raspberries!

7/6/2018
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"Raspberries are the featured adjunct to a six-pack of brews we sample on this edition. This edition is recorded at Pollyanna's Roselare tap room in Roselle and features a panel of likely lads including Roselare's very own VP of Operations Ed Malnar, taproom manager Jay Rosicky, Hopvine head brewer Ken McMullen, and craft beer aficionados Kevin Herbst and Tom Ryan. Its a big Bronx Cheer to all of them!

Duration:00:54:09

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 276-Illinois World Beer Cup Winners

6/21/2018
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"This week, The Brit headed down to Nevin's Brewing in Plainfield to meet up with several of Illinois star brewers who won medals at the 2018 World Beer Cup. Held in Nashville as part of the Craft Brewers Conference, this biennial event produced 6 medals, comprising 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, and 1 Bronze medal. We get to talk to Half Acre's Matt Gallagher, Nevin's Eric Plata and Cory Davidson with Marc Wilson lurking in the background, and finally Brandon Wright from Werk Force. Congratulations to...

Duration:00:37:42

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 275-Flesk Brewing 2.0+1

6/15/2018
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"We've had this thing with the O'Brian lads where they keep brewing, and we keep up-to-speed on their progress. It started in Lombard at the location that is now AfterThought, and then they moved up north and the Flesk Brewing brewpub was born. Our last visit was back at the end of June 2017, and Will gave the Brit as special bottle of their 1st Anniversary Imperial Porter. The Brit said let's crack it open on your 1st anniversary of the brewpub. And so that's what we did. Among the hub-bub...

Duration:00:38:27