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Unknown Brewing is keeping Charlotte Weird

11/14/2017
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Brad Shell poses with kittens for calendar shoots. He has brewed a beer using 99 scorpions. And he's doing his part to make Charlotte a little more weird. After stints with SweetWater, Terrapin and Rogue, Shell founded Unknown Brewing, one of Charlotte's first craft breweries. Since then, he's created beer with catnip, has a list of projects called his "crazy queue," and is even getting into distilling. If you like the show, please don't forget to subscribe via iTunes, Stitcher or...

Duration: 00:26:37


Beijing Brewing with Jing A

10/31/2017
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Kristian Li and Alex Acker's craft beer story is like many others. You get an extract brewing kit a gift and catch the homebrewing bug. You progress quickly to doing all-grain batches, and eventually decided to give up your full time gig to open a brewery. What makes Kristian and Alex different? Their brewery is in Beijing. The two expats were longtime friends who saw the opportunity to help grow craft beer interest in China. So they started Jing A in 2013, opened up a taproom in 2014,...

Duration: 00:17:32


Mikerphone Check 1,2

10/17/2017
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This week's Drink This Beer checks in with Chicagoland's Mikerphone Brewing. Founded by, Mike Pallen, a small town kid with a passion for craft beer and hip hop music, the small brewery is known for cranking out big beers. The nanobrewery opened its tap room in 2017, and continues to grow. Check out our interview with Pallen now!

Duration: 00:34:07


Riding the Mystery Road with Burnt Hickory and Drivin n Cryin

10/3/2017
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Drivin' n Cryin' has been a fixture on the rock scene for decades. Probably best known for its 1991 hit, "Fly Me Courageous," DnC is still touring, making albums and generally kicking ass. But their latest project isn't an album. It's a beer. Collaborating with Kennesaw's Burnt Hickory Brewery, DnC created "Mystery Road / Straight to Hell IPA," an aromatic and juicy 5.5 beer that's....dare we say...crushable. We talked to DnC founding member Tim Nielsen and Burnt Hickory owner Scott...

Duration: 00:10:38


Lucky Town - Craft Brewing in the Magnolia State

9/19/2017
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With the possible exception of Lazy Magnolia, most craft beer fans would be hard pressed to name a brewery in Mississippi. But thanks to relaxed laws and better education, the industry is growing. We talked to Lucas Simmons, owner and brewmaster of Jackson, Mississippi's Lucky Town Brewery. The second-oldest brewery in the state, he's seen a slow growth and is looking forward to the future. Oh yeah, we talk about beers too! Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or...

Duration: 00:25:42


Culinary Beers with Moody Tongue

9/5/2017
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At Moody Tongue's Chicago taproom, you have two food choices: Oysters, or German Chocolate Cake. As strange as that may sound, brewmaster and owner Jared Rouben says those are the perfect pairings of his company's beers. After starting his career in fine dining, Rouben joined Goose Island where he was able to fine tune his craft beers. Now, he works with fine ingredients (truffle beer, anyone?) to create his drinkable, flavorful beers that are designed to pair specifically with...

Duration: 00:25:30


Defining "Local" with Southern Barrel Brewing

8/31/2017
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What exactly is "local"? Is it in your home town? Your home state? Your home region? Perhaps it's in the eye of the beholder. Regardless, we talked to Eric Kugler, rep for Bluffton (SC)'s Southern Barrel about their beers, what constitutes local beer...and how a rep stays sober after a long day making calls!

Duration: 00:22:32


Shelton Fest 2017 - Part 3

8/29/2017
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Shelton Fest. A bucket list event for any craft beer fan. We were fortunate enough to have this year's Shelton Fest (2017) in our home city, Atlanta. We were able to talk to numerous great brewers from around the country...and around the world! In part 3, we talk to two southeastern breweries - 7venth Sun Brewing (Florida) and Bearded Iris (Tennessee) Be sure to check out parts 1 and 2 for more coverage.

Duration: 00:29:22


Shelton Fest 2017 - Part 2

8/24/2017
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Shelton Fest. A bucket list event for any craft beer fan. We were fortunate enough to have this year's Shelton Fest (2017) in our home city, Atlanta. We were able to talk to numerous great brewers from around the country...and around the world! In part 2, we talk to Jackie O's, an Ohio brewery that's well known to beer nerds....and an Estonian (yes, Estonian) brewery that caused a huge buzz at Shelton Fest - Pohjala. Be sure to check out parts 1 and 3 for more coverage.

Duration: 00:23:26


Dan Shelton of Shelton Brothers Importers | Part 1

8/15/2017
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It's Shelton Fest week, and in advance of this great beer fest debut in Atlanta, we talked to one of the Shelton Brothers - Dan. In this wide-ranging interview, we talked about how the Shelton Brothers got their start, the reason behind their initial departure from Georgia, and a recent article about them in Beer Advocate. Get tickets, details and more for Shelton Fest 2017 here. Don't forget to listen to Part 2!

Duration: 00:25:04


Dan Shelton of Shelton Brothers Importers | Part 2

8/15/2017
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It's Shelton Fest week, and in advance of this great beer fest debut in Atlanta, we talked to one of the Shelton Brothers - Dan. In this wide-ranging interview, we talked about how the Shelton Brothers got their start, the reason behind their initial departure from Georgia, and a recent article about them in Beer Advocate. Get tickets, details and more for Shelton Fest 2017 here. Don't forget to listen to Part 1!

Duration: 00:28:17


Bold City Brewing

8/8/2017
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Jacksonville probably isn't the top of your list when it comes to craft beer cities. However, the northeast Florida city has a small, but growing list of breweries. Bold City Brewing Company was the first. We talk to CEO Susan Miller and Brewmaster Jeremy ("Big Jerm") Baker about their start and their styles.

Duration: 00:18:59


Foreigner's Bruce Watson talks Craft beer

7/25/2017
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Just ahead of their Atlanta stop on their 40th Anniversary Tour, Foreigner guitarist, craft beer enthusiast, and Cicerone Certified Beer Server Bruce Watson chats with the Beer Guys about craft beer and their "VIB" meet and greet craft beer tastings he hosts along with bandmate Michael Bluestein.

Duration: 00:20:15


Drink This Beer - Southern Prohibition - Episode 28

7/25/2017
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When you think of craft beer, Mississippi may not be the first state that comes to mind. However, with new laws that went into effect on July 1, breweries now have the amazing opportunity to actually sell their product directly to consumers. Experts are predicting the Magnolia state's craft brewery footprint will only get bigger. But any brewery that opens up will have a hard time competing with the quality of Hattiesburg's Southern Prohibition. A revamp of a few of their recipes paid...

Duration: 00:27:37


Magnolia Brewing - Episode 27

7/11/2017
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Dave McLean is one of the originators of the San Francisco craft beer scene. After following the Grateful Dead from Boston to the Bay Area, Dave started getting more into the craft beer scene. After drinking beers from great breweries like Anchor and Sierra Nevada, Dave got into the game himself. Inspired by Alice Waters and the farm to table movement, Magnolia Gastropub and Brewery became one of the first brewpubs to really take food seriously. Most recently, McLean opened Smokestack, a...

Duration: 00:33:25


D9 Brewing - Episode 26

6/27/2017
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D9 makes clean beers, but they are definitely known for their sours. In fact, their gold medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival for its Systema Naturae 2nd Edition – Scuppernong & Lily wild sour ale. As Tim and Aaron are both big sour fans (especially Tim), we wanted to get them in studio. We crossed paths with Modern Hops, and fortunately they made that happen. Andrew Durstewitz and Aaron Burton, two of the co-founders, traveled from North Carolina to be in our studios this...

Duration: 00:32:45


Rivertown Brewing - Episode 25

6/13/2017
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On this episode, we're talking to Ohio's Rivertown Brewing and Barrel House. Founder and owner Jason Roeper joins us as we talk shop, and drink their beers!

Duration: 00:29:00


Brouwrerij t'Verzet - Episode 024

5/30/2017
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The crew from Belgium's Brouwerij t'Verzet were in the United States over the month of May. During their whirlwind East Coast tour, they stopped by Decatur, Georgia's Three Taverns Craft Beer to brew. We grabbed them for a quick chat about the Belgian Beer scene, the meaning behind Verzet (The Resistance), and why they changed the name of one of their IPAs to something we can't repeat on a PG podcast!

Duration: 00:31:25


Cascade Brewing - Episode 53

5/16/2017
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For this week's Drink This Beer, we talked to Kevin Martin, head blender at Oregon's Cascade Brewing. Check out some tips on aging your sour beers, as well as the connection wine has to beers, especially sour and barrel aged ones!

Duration: 00:29:45


Drink This Beer: Galway Bay Brewery | Episode 23

4/4/2017
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We went across the pond for this one. Ok, not literally. But sacrifices were made. Tim had to brave traffic and Aaron had to drink a soda rather than a craft beer for this show. Wil Avery and Tom Delaney joined us on this week's show. Wil's the new head brewer for Galway Bay Brewery, one of the largest craft beer brewers in Ireland. We talked about Wil's background, the transition from working in the United States as opposed to Ireland, and what styles are popular over there. New...

Duration: 00:25:38

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