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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 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...

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...

Duration:00:38:27

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 274-We Say Zumbier!

6/8/2018
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"This week we head up north to Waukegan, and discover that up there is a nice, cozy brewpub with a lot of heart! Larry and Talea Bloom are the force behind this addition to the Chicago-land brewing scene, and traditional styles meet new styles here. As we stepped through the doors we saw something different to the usual brewery taprooms, and it turned into a a really nice experience, where the beers, the people and the ambiance just exudes 'old school', and we mean that as a compliment."

Duration:00:48:10

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 273-Corridor 55 Special Release #5-Black Horizon Brewing

6/1/2018
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"It's a different version of our Corridor 55 Special Release series, as we aren't recording in front a live audience, but rather due to everyone's busy schedules, we are in the brewery on a brew day so the taproom is closed. However co-owner Charles St. Clair and head brewer Alex Stankus are on-hand to talk with us, and it turns into a bumper edition. Join us for this inside chat when we find out about the brewery, their brewing styles, and a little bit about the guys behind the brewery....

Duration:01:02:35

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 272-3 Guys In A State: Idaho

5/27/2018
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"This second episode of 3 Guys, sees Mark Naski, Johnny K, and The Brit sampling some brews from the 'famous potato' state of Idaho. Mark now lives in Boise, but returns with tales of the expanding craft beer scene on a regular basis. He also brings plenty of samples. Not being ones to turn down free beer, we got together and ran through a few new ones, just to make sure there was no threat to Illinois brews. Alas, we were wrong as the beers we tasted are challenging insomuch as they'd...

Duration:00:45:59

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 271-3 Guys In A State: Illinois

5/24/2018
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"It's Illinois Craft Beer Week, and after last week's show where we celebrated a brand new Illinois brewery, we have returned to a quieter home turf location and we are tasting some Illinois beers. This is the first of 2 shorter shows (making up for missing a couple) where beer consultant to the stars, Mark Naski, joins The Brit and friend of the show, John Karwoski, and we talk about and taste some brews from two of our favorite states, Illinois and Idaho. In this episode we have...

Duration:00:44:59

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 269-Cut Price Craft Beers?

5/4/2018
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"This week we have gathered our panel of usual suspects, co-host Chuck Fort from Church Street Brewing, ex-tavern owner John Karwoski, and craft beer nerd, Tom Ryan. They are press-ganged into a blind taste test, this time with brews from cut-price supermarket Aldi. Their web site states "Brewed To Exceed Your Expectations"...so is it? We collected 6 sample brews, a range of styles, and we use a very arbitrary rating system that covers Appearance, Smell, Taste, After Taste, and...

Duration:00:58:27

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 268-Pollyanna Roselare Update

4/26/2018
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"6 months later, Pollyanna's second location continues to grow and thrive. After a brief report recorded during a very noisy soft opening night, Taproom Manager Jay Rosicky invited the pub Landlord, Phil Clark, to come back, and chat about how things are progressing and what to expect from this Roselle IL location. VP of Operations, Ed Malnar, joined us and not only did we sample some of the Pollyanna brews, but Phil brought along a couple that he throws in for the guest to review, Buffalo...

Duration:00:43:47

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