The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Pubcast-logo

The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Pubcast

Food & Cooking Podcasts >

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!
More Information

Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

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!

Language:

English


Episodes

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 334-Mark's Bottle Share

11/15/2019
More
"When an old friend comes to town and brings beer, we gather the podcast crew and friends and sample some of the bottles. In this edition, Mark Naski brings beers from the West, and we sample one from Washington. Then co-hosts Ken McMullen and Chuck Fort each bring a brew, as do friends of the show Tom Ryan And John Karwoski. It's a bottle and can share with some extraordinary beers, including one from next week's focus brewery. So, settle in and enjoy some pub chat and personal opinions,...

Duration:01:18:27

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 333-Lincoln Slagel is Emancipated!

11/8/2019
More
"Lincoln Slagel is one of the new, young brewers that you need to know about. He is co-owner/brewer of Emancipation Brewing out in Fairbury Il, a farm brewery that is producing styles made with Illinois ingredients. Join The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen as we chat with Lincoln in their converted dairy-shed taproom. Definitely worth a visit if you like a community environment, friendly conversation, and great beer, plus cheese and meat snacks! Sounds bloody marvelous...and it is!"

Duration:01:16:47

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 332-Jay's 6-Pack

11/1/2019
More
"Jay Rosicky has been involved with craft beer for some time, and now he is getting serious with the inception of Milk Money Brewing next year. For this episode, Jay brings the panel a 6-pack of brews from Florida, Georgia, and Wisconsin, that includes several Oktoberfests, and one RIS. Joining Jay as a first-time guest in the pub is Don Harding, CAMB Facebook promoter and breweriana collector. And rounding out our panel is co-host Ken McMullen, and frined of the show, Tom Ryan. This is a...

Duration:01:49:19

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 331-Darin and Matt Riggs: Riggs Beer Company

10/25/2019
More
"This week we invite you to spend some time with the Riggs brothers, as the podcast team head down to Urbana IL, and the Riggs Beer Company. This is a fascinating conversation with two accomplished and classically trained brewers who provide a hometown, farm-to-brewery-to-table story that is outstanding and unique. Traditional beers made using traditional ingredients, some of them 100% Illinois grown, this is a brewery you need to add to your destination list, so you can enjoy the friendly...

Duration:01:32:16

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 330-Barrel of Monks Brewing Part 2

10/17/2019
More
"It is the conclusion of our focus on Barrel of Monks, and this time we sit down and taste some of the brews that VP of Operations, Kevin Abbott, brought with him on his trip up to Illinois. Joining us for this session at Church Street Brewing is CSB head brewer, Chuck Fort and owner Lisa Gregor. It was post-brewing a collaboration of a Belgian dubbel, so the lads were ready to sit and enjoy a brew and chat more on the topic of Belgian-styles. Thanks to Kevin for bringing some very tasty...

Duration:00:49:59

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 329-Kevin Abbott from Barrel of Monks Brewing

10/8/2019
More
"We're back from a frantic week at GABF and this time we have the first part of a conversation with Kevin Abbott, Brewer and VP of Operations for Barrel of Monks Brewing, Boca Raton Florida. He was in-town to brew a collaboration with Church Street, and so The Brit say down with him over the next couple of days which resulted in a fascinating conversation with a brewer who has a distinguised pedigree in the industry. Starting at Finky Buddha, then Due South, and now Barrel of Monks, Kevin...

Duration:01:00:35

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 328-Beer Judge

9/26/2019
More
"A shorter show this week as we prepare to head out to GABF. Oswego held the Brew at the Bridge festival this past weekend, and part of that was a homebrew competition sponsored by Oswego Brewing. Head brewer Marc Wilson invited several craft beer chums to come down and judge the entries and The Brit was one of those lucky people. Listen in and get a flavor of the process, and then congratulate the winning beer which will be brewed at OBC and available in their tap room. There's a lot of...

Duration:00:32:24

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 327-Oktoberfest 6-Pack

9/19/2019
More
"This show was recorded last week but we are releasing it ahead of the Munich Oktoberfest which begins on Saurday. We've randomly selected some selections from local and national breweries, and we have a panel to arbitrarily rate them. You might be surprised with some of our opinions, but go out and try them for yourself...it is only your opinion that matters! We have Mark Naski, Ken McMullen, John Bittermann and John Lawlor joining The Brit, Phil Clark, down in the pub studios. Prosit!"

Duration:01:26:21

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 326-Big Thorn Farm and Brewery

9/11/2019
More
"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...

Duration:01:08:35

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

8/30/2019
More
"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...

Duration:01:34:52

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

8/16/2019
More
"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...

Duration:01:41:35

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

8/9/2019
More
"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
More
"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
More
"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...

Duration:01:05:30

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

6/7/2019
More
"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
More
"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
More
"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
More
"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
More
"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
More
"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