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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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Episodes

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 267-Corridor 55 Release #4-Miskatonic Brewing

4/12/2018
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"In this edition of our Corridor 55 Special Release series, we are recording LIVE at Miskatonic Brewing in Darien, IL. Founder Josh Mowry and Head Brewer John Wyzkiewicz join the Pubcast crew to talk about their beers and brewery. We have their three selected beers, and talk their thoughts on brewing, hear how John relates flavors in a beer to a symphony of instruments, what they are streaming on TV, their thoughts on canning and small batches, and hear what the story is behind their...

Duration:01:09:39

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 266-Mark's US Tour

4/5/2018
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"We are off on a multi-state beer tour in this episode with a full pub studio of 3 co-hosts and a brewer! We focus on Braxton Brewing from Kentucky, but also taste brews from Ironmonger in Georgia, and our friends in Florida, Barrel of Monks. It's a six-pack plus one on this edition, but we think these are an exceptional bunch of brews, so settle in and enjoy!"

Duration:02:03:56

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 265-Oswego Brewing Company

3/30/2018
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"New craft breweries continue to open across the Chicago suburban area with amazing regularity. In this edition we've headed south-west to Oswego, where head brewer Marc Wilson is putting in the hours to ready the Oswego Brewing Company for opening in late April to mid-May. Marc is a friend of the show from his former brewery, so of course we immediately gave him a shout to see if we could come down and get a progress report from him. Also in part 2 of edition, we visit Church Street...

Duration:00:54:25

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 264-Pubcast 264 - Bicentennial Illinois 6-Pack

3/23/2018
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"Our friend of the show, Deb, or as she now prefers to be known 'Hot Mama', has returned from travels in Illinois and brings a selection of brewery offerings that may not have been on most folks tasting lists. Ken McMullen returns to help us with a brewer's perpsecitve as we taste a 6-pack of beers that culminate with the winning beer from the Illinois Bicentennial Craft Beer Competition. It's an extended show, but we were having a good time tasting and chatting, and what better topic than...

Duration:01:46:23

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 263-Indiana Wants Me (to drink their beers!)

3/16/2018
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"Friends of the show Deb and John took a trip to Indiana and ended up in Griffith where they discovered 2 of 3 great breweries in that town. They visited Pokro Brewing and New Oberpfalz Brewing, returning with 3 samples from each. Joining The Brit and Yankee are listeners Big Dave and Big Nate for a tasting panel of real consumers and craft beer fans. Of course we do not desert Illinois, so our lead-in brew is from Noon Whistle, with a brew in line with our theme breweries. Is Indiana...

Duration:01:08:20

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 262-Blind 'State' Taste Test-APAs

3/9/2018
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"This week we are back in the Brit and Yankee studios and we welcome 2 co-hosts, the Yankee Mike 'Lingo' Lingafelter and Church Street's Chuck Fort, and Hopvine Brewing head brewer, Ken McMullen. The Landlord has selected a brewing style, this time American Pale Ale, and arbitrarily chooses six beers from six states in the Midwest, namely Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. We want to see which state may come out on top. There's a surprise for Ken, and who is...

Duration:01:05:54

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 261-Corridor 55 Release #3-Blue Nose Brewery

3/2/2018
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"It's center stage for owner/brewer Jordan Isenberg and head brewer Justin Rigoni for Special Release 3 in our Corridor 55 series, as we visit Blue Nose Brewing in Hodgkins, IL. This podcast is a live recording, and we talk about the brewery, the beers, and get to know the brewers a little. We taste their selected Flagship and Showcase beers, and we have a surprising Inspiration brew. All this plus a couple of audience questions!"

Duration:01:20:13

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 260 - Archive: Beer Judge?

2/23/2018
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"We are taking a week off to take care of some personal things, so this episode is from our archives, broadcast in March 2012, the early days of the craft beer explosion. This show was one of the first to feature Mark Naski who was to become co-host later in the year, and one of the first to be recorded at the now-closed John's Tavern in Winfield. Mark talks about being a fully-certified BJCP judge, what it takes to achieve this, and we pick up some tips on how to taste beer and identify...

Duration:00:55:56

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 259-Colorado Brews Part 2

2/16/2018
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"This week we add on to show 256 where we reviewed a number of brews from Denver, Colorado, and this time we have 3 more bombers from breweries in and around Denver, and one from downstate Colorado. We've headed out to record this show at Church Street Brewing in Itasca, where we assembled a plethora of brewers and consumers. We taste from Great Divide, then we work our way through some barrel-aged bombers from the Denver Beer Co., Elevation Brewing, and finally Crooked Stave. Merriment...

Duration:00:44:19

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 258-Tangled Roots Brewing

2/9/2018
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"It's a Brit and Yankee road trip down Rt.71 to Ottawa, IL this week and a visit to Tangled Roots Brewing. After our first experience of TRB brews which was their 1st Anniversary barley wine in show 250, we wanted to get more in-depth with them. We met with founder, co-owner, and larger-than-life personality Scott Struchen, TRB Advocate, Mark Robison, and their social media wiz, Amanda Hart. Join us for this conversation about their brewery and their brews. It's great pub chat, and a good...

Duration:00:48:50

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 257-Corridor 55 Special Release-Imperial Oak Brewing

2/2/2018
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"The second in our series of podcasts recorded LIVE at breweries along the I-55 corridor, this time we head to Willow Springs and visit Imperial Oak Brewing. Our hosts for the evening are brewer/co-founders, Brett Semenske and Grant Hamilton, who bring with them their Flagship, Showcase, and Inspiration beers for us to taste and talk about. We hear stories of how the brewery came to be, how it has developed, and what is in store for the future. And finally, bringing in the 'chain' beer...

Duration:01:02:22

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 256-Colorado Cans (and Bombers!)

1/26/2018
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"Recording this show on National Beer Can Appreciation Day, we have a crop of brews that USBrit brought back from Colorado and Lingo makes a return to the pub. We make sure we have more cans than bombers on this 'auspicious' day, and the first is from established Left Hand Brewing from Longmont, then from Wibby Brewing, one of the newer places in Longmont, and finally Denver's Crooked Stave supplies the 3rd can. Rounding out our show, we get a couple of bombers lined up from the Denver...

Duration:01:12:18

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 255-Michigan Makers Trail

1/20/2018
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"Following the closing of his tavern, ex-tavern owner John Karwoski, long-time friend of the show and now retired, is making up for all those long hours behind the bar, and visiting many of our local area breweries as he travels around Illinois and the Midwest area. Happily, we are the benefactors of those travel as he returns with beer samples for us to try. In this episode, we are tasting offerings from 3 breweries that are part of SW Michigan's Makers Trail, and 2 offerings from each,...

Duration:01:08:39

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 254-Corridor 55 Special Release-Pollyanna Brewing

1/12/2018
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"We're back after our end of year break, and we're excited to present our first podcast in our Corridor 55 Special Release series, and we feature and record it live from Pollyanna Brewing in Lemont, IL. Our guests for this show are VP of Operations and co-founder of Pollyanna, Ed Malnar, and brewer Chris Koentz. Joining us for our final brew to link, or 'chain', the next Corridor 55 show, is co-founder and brewer Grant Hamilton from Imperial Oak. The lads select beers that represent their...

Duration:00:55:27

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 253-Tis the Season

12/15/2017
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"This episode is a bittersweet one. We hold our Christmas party podcast recording at John's Tavern in Winfield, but alas it will be the last recording we do here as they are closing the doors on Dec 23, after 96 years of service. We don't let this hold us back and we have many guests and many memories on the show, plus we sample some seasonal brews brought by our illustrious guests. And of course we finish up with our traditional magnums of Anchor Steam Christmas Ale. We talk with the...

Duration:00:46:38

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 252-Nevin's Midnight Pig

12/9/2017
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"In this episode, we sit down with Nevin's Brewing's Marc Wilson, the day after they hold a re-branding event where the Midnight Pig Beer line is introduced. We explore a different side of running a brewery, that of marketing and branding, and when is it the right time to make that big step. We're also joined by assistant brewer, Cory Davidson, for a conversation punctuated by tasting some sample brews from the new range. We discuss their packaging approach and like all good pub chats, we...

Duration:00:58:49

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 251-Mad Swede and Barrel of Monks

12/3/2017
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"A strange show title but these are the names of the two breweries we are sampling in this show. From opposite ends of the country, Mad Swede is out of Boise ID., and Barrel of Monks is down in Boca Raton, FL. Our panel today comprises the entire staff of the Brit and Yankee pub, Brewmaster Mark, Cellarmaster Lingo, and of course The Brit - the band's back together! And joining us for the biggest panel we have ever had is tavern owner John Karwoski, and listeners Tim and Tom (fresh from...

Duration:00:50:58

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 250.1-Barleywine Classic Addendum

11/29/2017
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"Following our Barleywine Classic in the last show, we were contacted by the Stephenson brothers, Tim and Tom, listeners, friends of the show, and craft beer collectors. They asked if they could stop by and have us taste their cellar range of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine. Who are we to refuse! We gathered the full pub staff together, and decided we would go back in time to 2010 and see if the brew matured. The brothers also threw in a barrel-aged version for comparison. We were not...

Duration:00:16:26

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 250-Barleywine Classic

11/24/2017
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"We are celebrating our 250th show with a classic style, steeped in history, and now breaking through in the USA, Barleywine. We have been collecting these for a while and have a four-pack of barrel-aged barley wines, 2 from Illinois breweries. Our sampling, including the pre-show bevvy, sees our panelists tasting them to see if we have a favorite, with Mark Naski returning to lend a technical note to the proceedings. Plus we also have a bonus beer review, Karetas 48 Kings, so stick around...

Duration:00:57:03

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 249-Going Up In Smoke

11/17/2017
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"The podcast is going up in smoke this week, and we are exploring brews that seem to be very polarizing; you love em or hate em! We review a style that can stretch the palate as we focus on a six-pack of smoke or rauchbiers, but The Brit also brings in a ringer that would not strictly be included in that category. Our panel comprises of co-host Chuck Fort, John Bitterman, John Karwoski, and guest craft beer nerd and friend of the show, Tim Stephenson. Does smoke get in your eyes, or are we...

Duration:01:02:42

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