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A podcast about home brewing and the people that brew beer. Craft beer and home brew news, tastings and interviews with some of the top brewers at home and at work.

A podcast about home brewing and the people that brew beer. Craft beer and home brew news, tastings and interviews with some of the top brewers at home and at work.
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United States

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A podcast about home brewing and the people that brew beer. Craft beer and home brew news, tastings and interviews with some of the top brewers at home and at work.

Language:

English


Episodes

E15 Holiday Hangover: Best of 2017, Founders, Begyle, WarPigs Lazurite

12/30/2017
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New Year's podcast with a 2017 brew review, beer tastings and radical holiday hangover remedies! This podcast episode focuses on "Best of Brewing in 2017" and a historical look at hangovers and rumored panacea. We also tap into tastings from Founders (Backwoods Bastard), Begyle (Hophazardly), 3 Floyds/Mikkeller (WarPigs Lazurite), Pig Minds (Idol the Lil "Agave" Braggot) + Kent's super-delicious Chipotle Porter home brew. #yummy Home Brew Rock Stars' very own Kent Runte gives us a rundown...

Duration: 01:09:33


E14 Meads and Toga Parties w/Mike Bohn, B. Nektar

10/14/2017
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NEW format - This home brew podcast features a long overdue chat with accomplished home brewer Mike Bohn, as we dive into making meads, brew-in-a-bag and Mike's infamous mead-infused Toga Parties. We also do a tasting of Pig Minds' kettle sour, Tart Life and finish it all off with a yummy tasting of B. Nektar - Kill all the Golfers ... that live in a van down by the river. Mr. Bohn gives us some insight to his thoughtful brewing process, as well as sharing 4 tasty meads during this home...

Duration: 01:04:28


E13 Octoberfest Beer and Soundbites via Screw City Beer Fest

9/25/2017
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Ahhh, Octoberfest Beer, that delicious malty sweetness shared once a year. This podcast we taste test 7 different Octoberfest beers from a variety of craft brewers around the USA (see list below). We put Pig Minds' Briieetkraut to the test (an Oktoberfest German Marzen style Lager) with a sound bite from master brewer Carson Souza. ...AND we "talk-over" a bunch of HILARIOUS unedited short interviews with home brewers and craft brewers and beer festival fans...they get a much better...

Duration: 01:47:28


E12 Home Brew Clubs w/Mike Sears, 3 Floyds, Toppling Goliath, Pig Minds

9/3/2017
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This podcast episode is all about Home Brew Clubs with an intimate interview with Mike Sears, President and veteran home brewer with the Forest City Brewers. We cover our "Real or Fake" segment with Home Brew Club Names (how good are you?) and drink some tasty craft beers from the likes of 3 Floyds, Toppling Goliath and Pig Minds Brewing Co., as well as a special home brews from a 3 year old barrel-aged home brew collaboration and a haze-bent New England IPA. Eric Jonson sits in to lead...

Duration: 01:13:54


E11 Screw City Beer Fest Preview, Mikerphone, Pipeworks

8/16/2017
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This podcast episode features the creators of the Screw City Beer Fest, Aaron Sleger and Chris Wachowiak. We preview the their 7th fest which is happening on Sep. 9, 2017 which features 55 breweries, Forest City Brewers and their 16 home brews, and food, music and fun, We also dip back in time to find out how this popular event (it sold out in 22 minutes) got its start and what it took to make it work...and keep it in-demand. The show also includes awesome discussion and tastings of some...

Duration: 01:33:43


E10 Beer Festivals w/Scott Freeman, Urban Chestnut and Liquid Soul

7/22/2017
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Special Beer Festivals Podcast featuring Scott Freeman This podcast episode focuses on "Festival Pours with Scott Freeman", craft beer expert at Rural On Tap and creator of the Rocktown Brewdown Beer Festival. We tap into Scott's world as a former Miller Brewing Rep and craft beer marketer, as well as taste some top shelf beers from festival standout breweries like Maplewood (Lemon Drop), Firestone Walker (Parabola, Bravo), Pig Minds (South Bitch Slap). Home-brew Rockstars also break out...

Duration: 01:27:10


E09 Sours Power - Tim Lundquist, Lagunitas, ODell

7/2/2017
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Flanders Red Sours, Big Reds and Old School Funk A RED (white and blue) Home Brew Podcast featuring Tim Lundquist, his Flanders Red Merlot Barrel-Aged project and a look into the mind that operates a "big" home brew setup. Plus we do craft beer tastings of Lagunitas Lucky 13, ODell Flemish Giant, New Glarus Raspberry Tart, Pig Minds Southy Bitch Slap and flurry of sour home brews. HomeBrew RockStars dive into brewing traditional Belgian Sours. Guest home brewer Tim Lundquist has a ton of...

Duration: 01:22:56


E08 Tappin Craft Beer w/Zak Rotello + Anchor, Revolution and Miles Nielsen

6/18/2017
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Special #FathersDay Podcast featuring Zak Rotello, resident craft beer authority at the Olympic Tavern, who shares his generational tract in this 72 year old family restaurant business. Plus we take on an Anchor/Revolution Collaboration called Fist of Liberty and listen to trap from the latest Miles Nielsen offering, Heavy Metal. HomeBrew RockStars dive into the craft beer industry, brewery rankings , its survival vs. larger breweries and what it all means to beer drinkers. We also talk 72...

Duration: 01:28:04


E07 Radical Brewing w/Cory Ellis, Pig Minds, 3 Floyds

5/29/2017
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Podcast features "outside-the-box" approach to brewing, the craziest beer ingredients ever, Pig Minds and Three Floyds tastings ... and a listen to Name the Moon Cory Ellis (Forest City Brewers) takes center stage as Brent, Mike and Kent explore the mind of a forward thinking home brewer, while sampling Cory's well-aged Olive Ale and his all-Oats brew. Tasty stuff, indeed! The show spins around the book from beer science guru Randy Mosher, Radical Brewing, and that process to brewing beer...

Duration: 01:24:37


e06 - National HomeBrew Day - Big Brew 2017

5/9/2017
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Big Brew 2017 – Forest City Brewers gather to brew some big beers HomeBrewRockStars hits the road for a May Brewers Guild at Steve Anthony's with the Forest City Brewers for National Home Brew Day...aka #BIGBREW2017. This podcast episode follows Steve on his awesome all grain system, Jerry Machula brewing a 5 gallon brew-in-a-bag (w/high-tech setup) and Mike Coisman & Tim Lundquist pushing the Brew Master system to the max while cloning Pliny the Younger. What a day for brewing beer and...

Duration: 01:09:39


E-05 Honey Sucklin w/Mike Gifford, Beekeeping and Belgian Ales

4/22/2017
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An #EarthDay podcasts featuring Honey Bees, Pig Minds, Ommegang Game of Thrones, Rochefort 10 ... and 5 Yard Load meets The Last Vegas Listen in on Brent, Mike and Kent as they spend some time with Mike Gifford (Forest City Brewers) talking beekeeping, brewing (and tasting) Belgian style ales and discussing why there's so many varieties of honey (even marijuana honey). The show delves into earthy subjects as the boys taste an assortment of well-aged Belgian beers from the likes of...

Duration: 01:24:09


E-04 HOP’N WITH BLAKE APER – New England IPA TASTING

3/26/2017
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New England IPA, Maplewood, Heist, Pig Minds, Billy Gibbons and more w/guest brewer Blake Aper Follow Brent and Mike during an exclusive "get-toknow" with BLAKE APER (Forest City Brewers) to explore his #homebrew process on the PICOBrew Zymatic system (also used by Denny Conn and many other home-brew rock stars), as well as other insights from Blake as we prod his head on just how he creates his award-winning beers. Along with sidekick Kent Runte, this episode also features a tasting of...

Duration: 01:29:24


E.03 SMaSH'n with Joe Mongan - PseudoSue Tasting

3/11/2017
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SMaSH Beer, Toppling Goliath, Two Brothers Coffee, Black Country Communion...and more! Join Brent and Mike for a fun chat with JOE MONGAN (Forest City Brewers) about his #homebrew process and other thoughts, like adding Two Brothers Coffee to a soured barrel-aged brown...tasty!!!! Along with guest Kent Runte and a tasting of the Toppling Goliath single hop SMaSH beer called PseudoSue (generous helping of Citra hops), we tackle our "Beer News: Real or Fake?", "Drunk Debates: Juicy...

Duration: 01:32:40


E.02 Brewers Guild - Maibock Feb17

3/1/2017
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Brewers Guild - Maibock at Curt Meyers (Forest City Brewers) HomeBrewRockStars hits the road for a February Brewers Guild at Curt Meyers (Forest City Brewers). This podcast episode checks out Curt's unique All Grain electric #homebrew system as he brews a special Maibock and gives the club a rundown on how his custom automated system works. The well attended Brewers Guild featured some tasty home-brew samples, as well as various private stashes of hard-to-find craft beers, including Surly...

Duration: 00:40:10


e.01 Eric Johnson, Barrel Aged Debate

2/27/2017
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Home Brewer Eric Johnson and a Debate on Barrel-Aged Brewing Candid chat with Eric Johnson (Forest City Brewers) about his #homebrew process and other serious life challenges, Beer News: Real or Fake?, Drunk Debates: Barrel Aged Beers...too much/not enuff, and a rare tasting of Wisconsin Brewing Co. "Bourbonified Depth Charge" featuring a unique story about a special edition stein beer process of a Scotch Ale @ 8.2 abv. Plus some tastings from Charleston, SC brewery Holy City featuring...

Duration: 01:22:21