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It's the Beer Talking

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United States

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We are a podcast co-produced by Free Press Media (Burlington Free Press) and Farrell Distributing out of Burlington, VT.

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English

Contact:

802-651-4859


Episodes

Ep. 3.02 - Vermont Lake Monsters

9/12/2017
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We visited the Vermont Lake Monsters to talk with vice president Kyle Bostwick, Laina Grant of Zero Gravity Craft Brewery and Paul Hale of Queen City Brewery. How many hotdogs have been sold this season? You'll have to listen to find out! Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebeertalkin.

Duration: 00:36:45


Ep. 3.01 - Summer 2017 Highlights

9/5/2017
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Join Jeff, Jason and Ryan Chaffing on a journey through the summer of 2017. Hear about the best events and festivals. It will make you wish you were there. Find us on social media with username: @thebeertalkin

Duration: 00:26:30


Ep. 2.24 - Mike Shea & Season Wrap-up

7/11/2017
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Hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek chat with Farrell Distributing's Mike Shea about his observations and predictions for the beer and wine industry. Then... BLOOPERS! You've waited all season and here they are! The behind the scenes goofs, gaffes and jokes that make this show a joy to work on.

Duration: 00:41:46


Ep. 2.22 - Craft Beer Portfolio Show Part 1

6/20/2017
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This episode of It's the Beer Talking comes to you live from the 2017 Farrell Distributing Craft Beer and Cider Portfolio Show in Manchester, Vermont on Tuesday May 9, 2017. Listen as we talk to Marly Thompson of UFO, Chris Mayne of Northshire Brewery, Kenny Vassallo of Long Trail Brewing Company, John Ellsessar of Narragansett and Chris Charest of Stone Brewing Company.

Duration: 00:40:56


Ep. 2.21 - Peterson Quality Malt

6/13/2017
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Andrew Peterson of Peterson Quality Malt joins this episode of It's the Beer Talking. Peterson talks with hosts Jeff and Jason about educating consumers, being the eighth malt house in the U.S., and providing Vermont brewers and homebrewers with Vermont malt. What's in the Fridge: Jeff and Jason sample Sunshine and Hoppiness from Drop-In Brewing in Middlebury and a St. Feuillien Saison.

Duration: 00:32:19


Ep. 2.20 - Alan Newman

6/6/2017
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Alan Newman, self-described "serial entrepreneur" and current owner of Higher Ground joins this episode of It's the Beer Talking. Listen as he and hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek discuss his long career both inside and outside the beer industry. What's in the Fridge: This week, it's Blackbeary Wheat from Long Trail Brewing Company and Huckleberry from UFO.

Duration: 00:43:23


Ep. 2.19 - Anne Likes Beer

5/30/2017
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Anne Becerra, @annelikesbeer on Twitter joins this episode of It's the Beer Talking. Becerra works to welcome people into the world of beer and is committed to helping explain the craftsmanship behind it. What's in the Fridge? Jeff and Jason stay local this week with two beers from Halyard Brewing in South Burlington. Bringing Vermont back to its roots, Jeff and Jason try Halyard's "True Ginger Beer" and "Wayward Amber Ginger Beer".

Duration: 00:33:36


Ep. 2.18 - Vermont Fresh Network

5/23/2017
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Meghan Sheridan and Doug Paine Vermont Fresh Network join this episode of It's the Beer Talking to discuss the importance of quality, fresh ingredients. Listen as hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek help outline the connection between Vermont Fresh Network, the culinary arts, and craft beer. What's in the Fridge? Jeff and Jason try a Grevensteiner and a Pilsener from Brauerei C. & A. Veltins.

Duration: 00:42:20


Ep. 2.16 - Cicerone Certification Program

5/8/2017
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John Scholl from the Cicerone Certification Program joins us this week on It's the Beer Talking. Listen in as Scholl teaches us the tell-tale signs of a dirty glass and brings us through the levels of certification that can be achieved with the program. What's in the Fridge: This week, hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek try two Trappist Ales... an Orval and a Westmalle Tripel.

Duration: 00:40:23


Ep. 2.15 - Beer Marketer's Insights

5/2/2017
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Dave Steinman from Beer Marketer's Insights joins this episode of It's the Beer Talking. Beer Marketer's Insights was founded in 1970 and is a family business that tracks data in the craft beer industry to help marketers market. In the fridge this week... hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek try a Thistly Cross 'Whisky Cask Cider' out of South Belton, Dunbar, Scotland and a 'Southern Charred' from Stone Brewing out of California.

Duration: 00:37:06


Ep. 2.14 - Citizen Cider

4/25/2017
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Kris Nelson and Cheray MacFarland from Citizen Cider join hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek for this episode of "It's the Cider Talking". In lieu of a formal "What's in the Fridge" segment, Jeff and Jason enjoy Citizen Cider's Unified Press, Wit's Up, The Dirty Mayor and The Lake Hopper alongside the creators. Jeff and Jason also tried some Ginger Peach Hot Sauce from Dave's Gourmet during the show.

Duration: 00:40:30


Ep. 2.13 - The Lights Out

4/18/2017
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Bass player from The Lights Out and Burlington native Matt King joins Jeff Baker and guest-host Brent Hallenbeck to talk about their newest album T.R.I.P. The Lights Out teamed up with Aeronaut Brewing Company to release their album on beer cans in November 2016. What's in the Fridge: Jeff and Jason try two black lagers, a Stony Creek Brewery Black Water Pils and a Narragansett Lovecraft Series: The Unnamable Black Lager.

Duration: 00:32:20


Ep. 2.12 - Lake Champlain Chocolates & Vermont Creamery

4/11/2017
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Seven beers, five chocolates and five cheeses comprise this episode of It's the Beer Talking. Sam Hooper from Vermont Creamery and Eric Lampman from Lake Champlain Chocolates and Blue Bandana Chocolate Maker joined It's the Beer Talking on a special beer, chocolate and cheese pairing episode. Instead of the usual format, host Jeff Baker and guest-host Ryan Chaffin spend the entire time tasting and testing ten different combinations of food and beer.

Duration: 00:57:45


Ep. 2.11 - von Trapp Brewing

4/4/2017
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Sam von Trapp and Mike Whitty from von Trapp Brewery in Stowe, Vt. discuss loyalty, winning your home market, their origin story - yes, that von Trapp - and reveal what type of animal is on their logo. Then, host Jeff Baker and guest-host Ryan Chaffin grill the guests in the lightning round.

Duration: 00:49:58


Ep. 2.10 - Green Mountain Mashers

3/28/2017
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Hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek are joined this week by Jason Stuffle and Dan Hament of the Green Mountain Mashers homebrew club. The club, based in northwestern Vermont, aims to create a fun and inclusive space for homebrewers to connect and share their passion. Listen as Stuffle and Hament talk about the club, their homebrewing history, the Greg Noonan Memorial Homebrew Competition and the importance of inclusion in the beer scene. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram...

Duration: 00:40:26


Ep. 2.09 - Sierra Nevada

3/14/2017
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This week on It's the Beer Talking, join hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek as they interview one of the original craft beer brewers: Ken Grossman, Founder / CEO of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company. Hear the history of Sierra Nevada in Ken's own words as he takes you through the brewery's conception, development and finally to the creation of their first East Coast location in Asheville, North Carolina. This family business has been through it all.

Duration: 01:01:06


Ep. 2.08 - Foam Brewers & House of Fermentology

3/7/2017
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Jeff and Jason are joined by Todd Haire of Foam Brewers and Bill Mares of House of Fermentology to talk about their various exploits in the world of beer brewing. What's in the Fridge: This week, Jeff and Jason pop open some hybrid beers made with grapes! First a Dogfish Head Midas Touch Ancient Ale and a beer from Brasserie des Trois Dames in Switzerland called L'Amoureuse.

Duration: 00:45:19


Ep. 2.07 - Yee-Haw Brewing Company

3/2/2017
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This week on It's the Beer Talking, we bring you a special bonus episode featuring Brandon Greenwood from YeeHaw Brewing Company out of Johnson City, Tennessee. They discuss how Brandon's chemistry background contributes to beer-making, his favorite beer and food pairings, barrel aging, Tennessee's unique liquor laws and the beer tourism market down south. What's in the Fridge: Jeff and Jason pop open a Southern Tier Raspberry White Wheat Beer and a Green Flash Passion Fruit Kicker.

Duration: 00:32:17


Ep. 2.06 - Draft Maintenance

2/28/2017
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Billy Brigham of PourSmith Draught Services and Justin Gould, Chief Beer Officer of Farmhouse Tap & Grill talked with hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek about how they work to maintain draft lines and share some of their worst horror stories! What's in the Fridge: This week, Jeff and Jason try a couple Double IPAs, both from Stone Brewing Co., Megawheat Double IPA and Jindia Pale Ale. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebeertalkin.

Duration: 00:43:26


Ep. 2.05 - Smuttynose Brewing Company

2/21/2017
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This week on It's the Beer Talking, Jeff and Jason sit down with Michael Saklad and Pat Fondiller from Smuttynose Brewing Company out of Hampton, NH. What's in the Fridge: This week the hosts try Smuttynose East Coast Common Lager and Stone Ripper from Stone Brewing from San Diego. Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @thebeertalkin.

Duration: 01:06:47

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