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Summit Brewing Co.

It’s a real treat this episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira as Damian McConn, head brewer of Summit Brewing Co., is in studio. In the course of the conversation, McConn talks about his beginnings in Ireland, coming to Minnesota, the growth of Summit and what’s ahead for the St. Paul brewery, and the … Continue reading Summit Brewing Co.

Duration: 01:10:53

Jon Erickson, owner and head brewer of Angry Inch Brewing in Lakeville, is in studio to talk about the trials and tribulations of opening a brewery, what he’s learned since opening July 2016 and how his team is working toward having the brewery become part of the fabric of the community. Also, Corey and Ira … Continue reading

Duration: 00:59:20

Bank Brewing Co.

On Tap with Corey and Ira are excited to have a guest who traveled the farthest on this week’s show. Jason Markkula of Bank Brewing Co. out of Hendricks (on the South Dakota border) is in studio to talk about the origin and growth of his brewery, from where the brewery draws inspiration and all the … Continue reading Bank Brewing Co.

Duration: 00:40:15

Kegs and Barrels Festival

On Tap with Corey and Ira hits the road and visits the Kegs and Barrels Festival in Rochester, featuring LTS Brewing, Grand Rounds Brewing Company, Kinney Creek Brewery and Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery. Corey and Ira also talk about beer samples from Bent Paddle Brewing, Hoops Brewing, Blacklist Artisan Ales, Castle Danger Brewing, Voyageur … Continue reading Kegs and Barrels Festival

Duration: 00:44:23

Imminent Brewing

Northfield’s own Randy Clay of Imminent Brewing is the guest on this week’s episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira. The co-owner and head brewer of the downtown Northfield brewery talks about the origins of his team and their dream, how Northfielders have received the brewery and his approach to brewing. Also, Andrew Burns is in with … Continue reading Imminent Brewing

Duration: 00:49:08

Island City Brewing Company

Tommy, Dan and Colton are in from Island City Brewing Company to talk about their new brewery in Winona. We dive deep into their history, their preferences for beer and what’s ahead for the brewery on the river. Also, Andrew Burns takes over for Brad the Beer Guy for style of the week (Vienna lager … Continue reading Island City Brewing Company

Duration: 00:57:00

Roets Jordan Brewery

Tim Roets with Roets Jordan Brewery is in studio this episode for On Tap with Corey and Ira. Find out how Roets is doing in its first year of business, why and how the business landed in Jordan and why the brewery does things just a little bit differently. Also, Brad the Beer Guy is … Continue reading Roets Jordan Brewery

Duration: 01:02:07

Loon Liquor Co.

It’s a very special On Tap with Corey and Ira this week as the first non-beer guests join the show. Simeon Rossi and Mark Schiller from Loon Liquor Co., based in Northfield, are in studio to talk about the creation and evolution of their business, how they handle the demand of a distillery and a … Continue reading Loon Liquor Co.

Duration: 01:08:40

u4ic Brewing Inc.

It’s a full studio with Jeff, Dave and Kurt from u4ic Brewing Inc. in to talk with Corey and Ira. They talk about their upstart operation in Blakeley, Minn. (near Belle Plaine), building some of their own equipment and the big variety of beers they make. Stick around and also hear about the beers of … Continue reading u4ic Brewing Inc.

Duration: 00:49:30

Tanzenwald Brewing Company

It’s a hometown edition of On Tap with Corey and Ira as Steve Pittman and Jenaveve Bell Pittman of Northfield’s Tanzenwald Brewing Company are in studio. The quartet talk about Steve, formerly of Lagunitas Brewing, and Jenaveve’s decision to return to the Midwest and call Northfield home for their brewery, what the process has been … Continue reading Tanzenwald Brewing Company

Duration: 01:09:48

Olvalde Farm and Brewing Co.

Joe Pond with Olvalde Farm and Brewing Co. is in studio this week with On Tap with Corey and Ira. The three talk about Joe’s decision to operate a farm brewery and how that differs from with what most consumers are familiar. As always, Brad the Beer Guy is in studio to share the style … Continue reading Olvalde Farm and Brewing Co.

Duration: 00:44:00

Lakeville Brewing Co.

Lakeville Brewing Co. is in studio with co-owner Don Seiler and head brewer Reece Wagstaff. We chat about their first year in business, what it means to be part of the Lakeville community and how to handle the broad spectrum of beer drinkers who come through their doors. We’ve also got Brad the Beer guy in to … Continue reading Lakeville Brewing Co.

Duration: 00:53:56

Nutmeg Brewhouse

JT Dalton and Trevor Roediger with Nutmeg Brewhouse are in to talk about the Burnsville brewpub and what it offers for beer, food and atmosphere, as well as their own tastes for beer. Brad the Beer Guy is also in studio to talk about the saison style, and Corey and Ira share news about area … Continue reading Nutmeg Brewhouse

Duration: 00:48:10

Wenonah Brewing

Paul Brown from Wenonah Brewing Company in Goodview joins Corey and Ira on this week’s show to talk about the history and future of the small brewery on the “South Shore.” We’ve also got beers of the week from Firehouse Liquor, news about Tanzenwald Brewing Company and Sunday sales, and the style of the week … Continue reading Wenonah Brewing

Duration: 00:43:58

Grand Rounds Brewing Company

Head brewer Adam Fredericksen is in to talk about the latest with Grand Rounds Brewing Company, what they have coming up for their second anniversary and how the Rochester brewery scene is doing. Brad the Beer Guy is also in studio to talk about the Kölsch style of beer, and Corey and Ira share the … Continue reading Grand Rounds Brewing Company

Duration: 00:37:21

Red Wing Brewery

Scott Kolby of Red Wing Brewery is in studio this week for On Tap with Corey and Ira. We chat about their choice of going the brewpub route, how they represent the brewing history of Red Wing and what’s on the horizon for their business. Also, Brad the Beer Guy stops by with the latest … Continue reading Red Wing Brewery

Duration: 00:38:42

Bald Man Brewing

Dan Jacobs of Bald Man Brewing in Eagan visits the studio in this episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira. The three chat about the brewery, the beer, the reception Bald Man has received in the south metro and what’s coming up for the company. Also, Brad the Beer Guy stops by with his … Continue reading Bald Man Brewing

Duration: 00:37:48

Montgomery Brewing

In its debut episode, On Tap with Corey and Ira welcome Montgomery Brewing Company’s Chuck Dorsey and A.J. Newton to discuss bringing brewing back to Montgomery, being a pioneer in Sunday growler sales and, just maybe, they get a scoop about this year’s special Kolacky Days beer. Also, Corey and Ira welcome Brad the Beer … Continue reading Montgomery Brewing

Duration: 00:32:00