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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 326-Big Thorn Farm and Brewery

9/11/2019
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"A special edition of the podcast this week, featuring what we think is the must-visit brewery for all craft beer fans. This is Big Thorn in downstate Georgetown, where Anna and Aaron have created a paradise of grass-roots brewing, creating unique, interesting beers using the minimum of hops, but many herbs, all grown on their off-the-grid location. We're rating this one of the Top 5 breweries in Illinois for so many reasons, and one everyone should visit! Top beers, top brewery, top people!...

Duration:01:08:35

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 325-Ommegang in the Pub!

8/30/2019
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"We got brewers in the house and a great 6-pack from Brewery Ommegang. Ken McMullen and Chuck Fort are joint co-hosts, and we welcome first-time panelist Alex Drayer from D and G Brewing, and beer nerd Tom Ryan rounds out the group. We didn't want to record a long episode, but the beers and conversation just kept flowing. We tasted a sampling of hard-to-find BO brews, plus a couple of the year-round offerings and we come to the conclusion that Ommegang is a kick-ass producer of Belgian-style...

Duration:01:34:52

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 324-O Canada, Do We Like Your Beer?

8/16/2019
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"This is a bittersweet episode - the last one for TJ from Church Street before he heads out to Colorado, but the first in the pub studios for head brewer Eric Bramwell from Riverlands Brewing. The Brit and ex-tavern owner John Karwoski complete the panel for a show that samples 9 Canadian craft beers! Yup, the lads were up for the challenge so we said go for it! We suggest a listen over a couple of days because when these boys chat brewing, they know what they are talking about. So it's bon...

Duration:01:41:35

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 323-Chris, Brett and Bill of Blind Pig Brewing

8/9/2019
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"We head downstate to the university town of Champaign IL, and there we find 3 Blind Pigs...actually there are 4 locations, but there are 3 owners and brewers that we chatted with! The Brit teamed up with Ken McMullen to visit with another ex-Brit, owner Chris Knight, to find out about starting an English pub in Illinois, and then a production brewery. Brewpub brewer Brett Updyke joins us, and then one of the pioneers of the craft beer explosion, Bill Morgan, gives us his views on brewing...

Duration:01:19:01

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 322-Vacation Beers-Indiana and Ohio 6-pack

7/26/2019
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"We are back from our vacation and we've brought beer! The Brit drove out to New York state via Canada, and returned through the Midwest, picking up some selections of brews along the way. In this show, TJ and Chuck from Church Street Brewing join Illinois beer historian John Bittermann down in the pub studios and we sample a 6-pack of brews from Indiana and Ohio. Plus TJ has some exciting career news that puts Chuck in the hot seat! All this and brewing and beer chat provide a bumper...

Duration:01:36:41

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 321-Sunday at Sew Hop'd

7/3/2019
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"Our last show for a couple of weeks as the Landlord is headed out on vacation, but it's a great interview with the team behind Huntley's new brewery, Sew Hop'd. Last Sunday was pretty warm, but we sat on their patio, sipping their brews and chatting to Katie Hofmann, Scott Busam, and Doug Vandewalker. The brewery is setup in half of the Union Sewing Machine building, and that theme follows through. From the awesome tap handles and flight trays, to the excellent and classic brews, you won't...

Duration:01:05:30

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 320-Western State Beer

6/7/2019
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"It's one of our missing shows, recorded back in March, where we get together with Chuck Fort and TJ Bachorz from Church Street, friend of the show Tom Ryan, and beer consultant Mark Naski in from Boise ID. He brought a plethora of brews from out West, so we try a few and arbitrarily pass judgement on their quality. Whatever the result, they all show that there is a thriving craft beer scene out there, and should be explored!"

Duration:01:24:50

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 319-The Hop Review: Tom White and Jack Muldowney

5/31/2019
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"A different show this week as we use the wonders of technology to bring together two of the three lads behind the online beer journal, The Hop Review. It's also the first time we have a certified Cicerone on the show! With my co-host, Ken McMullen in Naperville, Tom White in Grand Rapids, Jack Muldowney in Chicago, and The Brit in the pub studios, it's a fascinating conversation as we interview the interviewers. Find out how they get to talk to some of the biggest names and influencers in...

Duration:01:16:48

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 318-Black and Gray Brewing

5/24/2019
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"We are back to our usual weekly schedule with this edition, and The Brit headed out to East Dundee to visit with the Two Chris's at Black and Gray Brewing. Only 3 months old, this brewery and taproom surprised us with their great location, and the quality of the brews. Chris Kennedy is the owner/brewer and brewer Chris Contesso completes the team, who are producing classic styles on a small 2-barrel system that are guaranteed to please every palate. This show is truly an outside broadcast...

Duration:00:50:14

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 317-BUG Reports: MyGrain, Sketchbook, Goose Island

5/16/2019
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"This is the final report from BUG, and we finish up our week with a visit from Dan Rosenberg of MyGrain Brewing, Sean Curry from Sketchbook, and Dan Floyd from Goose Island. The Brit loses his co-hosts in the melee of people, but everyone has had a great time, and we all get home safely! We hope you all had a good time during this CCBW, and got out to visit a new brewery. Cheers!"

Duration:00:27:46

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 316-BUG Reports: Oswego Brewing, Riverlands Brewing, Energy City

5/15/2019
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"Day 5 finds The Brit chatting with Marc Wilson from Oswego and a sneak peak of their Anniversary brew, fellow Spurs supporter Dave Marck from Riverlands, and Dave Files from Energy City."

Duration:00:29:30

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 315-BUG Reports: Open Outcry, Noon Whistle, Metal Monkey

5/14/2019
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"The fun continues with Day 4 of our BUG interviews. It's Wil from Open Outcry, Paul from Noon whistle, and Dan from Metal Monkey. By now the crowd is getting bigger and the samples are starting to show as The Brit tries to maintain an air of decorum...but hey, it's a beer festival and public transportation is readily available!"

Duration:00:27:22

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 314-BUG Reports: Flesk, Tribes, Around The Bend

5/13/2019
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"It's quick listen today for Day 3 of our BUG reports, and this time we are chatting to James from Flesk, Chet from Tribes, and Dan fron Around The Bend. Amazingly, The Brit finds a milkshake he likes, where there is a balance of fruit and hops!"

Duration:00:17:17

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 313-BUG Reports: Church Street, Werk Force, Motor Row

5/12/2019
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"Day 2 of our BUG reports, and this time we find TJ from Church Street., Brandon from Werk Force, and Frank from Motor Row. It's Hazy's, BUG beer, and Sour Batch lagers, plus of course the regular guest appearance by the Green Line CTA train!"

Duration:00:27:44

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 312-BUG Reports: Pete Crowley, Haymarket Brewing

5/11/2019
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"The inaugural event for Chicago Craft Beer Week is the Beer Under Glass festival, held at the Garfield Conservatory. The Brit headed out there and was joined by co-hosts Ken McMullen and Chuck Fort, and waved the mike in the direction of several brewers. We are releasing an episode a day throughout CCBW, and we start with an extended chat with craft beer impresario, Pete 'Pedro' Crowley from Haymarket Brewing. Punctuated by Green Line trains, this recording begins our celebration of a great...

Duration:00:28:47

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 311-Ed's Cider House Rules!

5/2/2019
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"A little different beverage is the focus of our show this week as we visit with cider-maker Ed Seaman over at Broken Brix in St. Charles IL. Originally the home brew shop and still is, Ed has expanded to being a licensed cidery and winery, plus he has a tap room where you can taste not only his offerings, but awesome craft beer as well. We find out all about cider making and taste a few samples on the way! Ed is the 'apple of our eye' this week...Cheers!"

Duration:01:11:30

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 310-Dan Rosenberg from MyGrain Brewing

4/26/2019
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"It's a trip down to Joliet and MyGrain Brewing for a great chat with head brewer Dan Rosenberg. An impressive building, an impressive food menu, and best of all, a VERY impressive tap list with something for any taste. We chatted with Dan on his roots, his brewing approach, and sampled some of his great beers. With their first anniversary coming up we also got a post-recording sneak preview of their anniversary release which we can say will be worth grabbing a bottle or two! With the good...

Duration:01:22:40

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 309-Bittermann On Tour

4/20/2019
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"We're back after a short vacation, and in this podcast we welcome someone else who has been on vacation, Illinois beer historian and glass collector, John Bittermann. But John visits breweries on his vacation, and this time he has brought back brews from some of his stops, plus he tells us about those downstate breweries we don't always get to go to. Chuck Fort and TJ Bachorz from Church Street, and beer nerd Tom Ryan, are on hand to help John and The Brit taste them, and there's a rare...

Duration:01:15:44

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 308-Scallywag Brewing

4/5/2019
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"Coinciding with their Grand Opening, this episode profiles Scallywag Brewing, the latest addition to the ever-growing population of Illinois breweries. This brewpub is located in downtown Westmont, and we sat down with the founding team a couple of weeks before the opening to find out what these scallywags were all about. When you visit, bring your parrot and eye patch...why? Listen in on your trip there, and find out!"

Duration:01:09:38

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 307-Tom Korder: Penrose Brewing, 5 Years On

4/4/2019
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"This episode is a retrospective interview with Penrose head brewer and co-owner, Tom Korder. Following their recent sell-out 5th anniversary party, we wanted to find out what has changed over those 5 years, and what the future holds for this Geneva IL brewery. The Brit heads to their barrel room and chats one-on-one with Tom."

Duration:00:42:31