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TTP Episode 23 - Central Waters Part 1

With one of the greatest barrel-aging programs in the country, Central Waters Brewing has built a cult following of rabid fans who will drive to Amherst, WI anytime of the year for these liquid treasures. Fortunately, owner Anello Mollica and lead brewer Simon Nielsen found time to sit down with the Tap Takeover Podcast! Welcome to the first episode in our three-part Central Waters interview series. In Part 1 we’ll talk about the base beers for the three year barrel-aged Black Gold, their...

Duration: 01:07:08

TTP Episode 22 - Fermentorium

The Tap Takeover Podcast takes the show on the road again, this week to Cedarburg, WI to sit down with Mitch Bushner (Director of Media) and Karl Wendtlandt (Brewmaster) at The Fermentorium! A newer, upcoming brewery with two Firkin Fest awards already to their name, the folks at the Fermentorium are producing some high quality liquid. And with a new special release scheduled every Thursday, they are able to push the limits of traditional styles with their innovative recipes. Plus we've got...

Duration: 00:57:18

TTP Episode 21 - Toppling Goliath

Alex takes the Tap Takeover Podcast on a little beercation to Decorah, IA for the release of the Morning Delight breakfast stout at Toppling Goliath Brewery. Fortunately, both owner Clark Lewey and brewmaster Mike Saboe were able to spare some precious time on a busy day for an amazing interview! Where did the names Toppling Goliath and Pseudo-Sue originate? Does the building of a new brewing facility mean an expansion in distribution? Will the SR-71 ever be brewed again? We've got the...

Duration: 00:48:16

TTP Episode 20 - Ale Asylum

Come join us on the first trip to Madison, WI for the Tap Takeover Podcast crew as we interview the legendary team at Ale Asylum! We sit down with Dean, Hathaway, and Otto to talk all about their disciplined brewing techniques using zero adjuncts, their wildly successful marketing campaigns, and some fun stories from the early days at the brewery. What is it like to receive death threats because your beer is so good, but you aren't making Velveteen Habit year round? What does it take to...

Duration: 01:17:56

TTP Episode 19 - Firkin Fest

It's finally time to release the long-awaited Firkin Fest Episode! Powered by Shepherd Express, the Tap Takeover Podcast was extremely busy gathering interviews from the cavalcade of characters on hand at the 2017 celebration. We check in with some friends of the podcast, as well as some new brewers who we were very excited to talk with. On deck in this episode: Lakefront, Left Hand, Broken Bat, Third Space, Raised Grain, Explorium, 3 Sheeps, City Lights, Good City, Karben4, Vintage, Beer...

Duration: 01:18:45

TTP Episode 18 - Sprecher Part 2

The Tap Takeover Podcast is back with the much-anticipated second part of our interview with Randy Sprecher, owner of Sprecher Brewing in Milwaukee. What an honor it was to sit down with a brewer who, let's face it, has forgotten more about brewing beer than most of us will ever learn. In this episode, we will learn more about the cellar-aging process with a live tasting of some of the delectable treats that the folks at Sprecher Brewing have squirreled away in storage, we'll discuss the...

Duration: 00:28:39

TTP Episode 17 - Sprecher

More big changes for the Tap Takeover Podcast in Episode 17! We've got a new partnership with Shepard Express to announce, new music contributions from The Gleasons and Mama Digdown's Brass Band, and a brand new interview with one of the pioneers of craft beer - Randy Sprecher! Owner of Sprecher Brewing in Milwaukee, Randy has been in the beer game for more than 30 years and has acquired a wealth of knowledge. Ever wonder where those ester flavors in your Belgian beers come from? What is...

Duration: 01:08:14

TTP Episode 16 - District 14

We've got some big changes coming your way on the Tap Takeover Podcast! We are trying out some new theme music this week and would love your feedback (TapTakeoverPodcast@gmail.com), and we've got a big announcement coming soon! And to help celebrate, we've got a great interview with Matt McCulloch - owner and brewmaster at District 14 (D14). We delve into Matt's eclectic brewing style and his search for the next great beer that he's never had, we gear up for a number of amazing events for...

Duration: 01:04:10

TTP Episode 15 - Wisconsin Beer Lovers Fest

Come join the Tap Takeover Podcast for a special Bonus Episode this week, as we lead you through a live festival experience! Wisconsin Beer Lovers Fest is put on by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild each year, and provided the perfect opportunity for the TTP Boys to check in on some familiar faces to the podcast - Eagle Park, Tyrenena, Central Waters, Stillmank and Badger State - as well as meet some amazing brewers from all over the State of Wisconsin - Ale Asylum, Second Salem, Deadbird, O'so,...

Duration: 00:50:01

TTP Episode 14 - Girls Pint Out

We at the Tap Takeover Podcast hope everyone had a great 4th of July! And to help celebrate, we've got a fun and informative interview with Girls Pint Out, a national community for women who love craft beer. We sat down at the Sugar Maple Bar in Milwaukee with Maggie Skinner, President of the Milwaukee Chapter, and her friend Kelly Oiler, a Girls Pint Out member who transferred all the way from Texas. We get a hearty endorsement for New Glarus Brewing and other female-led breweries, advice...

Duration: 00:56:16

TTP Episode 13 - Noble Roots

Episode 13 of the Tap Takeover Podcast concludes our epic Green Bay beer weekend! And Noble Roots was such a great group of guys to end with. Only open a few months so far we sat down with Jordan, Alex, and Marvin to taste their flagship beers and discuss their plans for the future. We also cover the great beer cellaring debate, what it's like working with family in the brewing business, plus we have some epic Beer News! Cheers!

Duration: 00:44:10

TTP Episode 12 - Stillmank

This week, the Tap Takeover Podcast continues our Green Bay road trip with a visit to Stillmank Brewing! We meet with Owner/Brewer Brad Stillmank to cover his beginnings as a homebrewer, to his experience learning at Ska Brewing in Colorado, and finally his decision to settle into Northern Wisconsin and start his own brewery. We've got a live tasting of Stillmank's tastiest brews, a brief history of canning beers, as well as Brad's take on beer cellaring. Plus Beer News! Grab a cold one,...

Duration: 00:46:17

TTP Episode 11 - Milwaukee Beer Week

Come join the Tap Takeover Podcast for a special Bonus Episode this week, as we finally put a bow on our 2017 Milwaukee Beer Week experience! Starting at Stein & Dine, we've got interviews with breweries both familiar and new to the podcast, conversations with some of the fans who came out to see us at these great events, and we dive straight into some controversial topics. All this and Beer News in Episode 11! Cheers!

Duration: 00:48:58

TTP Episode 10 - Badger State

Get ready to hit the road with the Tap Takeover Podcast as we travel up to Green Bay, Wisconsin to sit down with the innovators at Badger State Brewing. Nestled in the shadow of Lambeau Field, Sam and Brian serve up a mighty tasting of some of their flagship beers, as well as a flight of their wildest, most imaginative concoctions. What kind of beer does Mike McCarthy drink at Badger State? What does the local brewing scene in Green Bay look like? What's new in this week's Beer News? Come...

Duration: 00:55:46

TTP Solemn Oath - John Barley

Jesus and Andy recently ran into John Barley, founder of Solemn Oath Brewery, at the Sugar Maple Bar in Milwaukee while recording an episode of the Tap Takeover Podcast. Listen in as they did a quick interview regarding Solemn Oath's triumphant return to Wisconsin! Cheers!

Duration: 00:03:32

TTP Episode 9 - Eagle Park

The Tap Takeover Podcast stays at home in Milwaukee this week to speak with the new kids on the block - Eagle Park Brewing! Jake and Jackson give us the lowdown on establishing a new brand in a crowded market, brewing with bourbon barrel-aged coffee beans, the challenges of navigating the legalities of brewing, and playing live music after too many high ABV craft beers. Come taste some of the freshest new beers in town with us! Cheers!

Duration: 00:50:19

TTP Goose Island BCS at Romans' Pub

The Tap Takeover Podcast takes over Romans' Pub for a special Milwaukee Beer Week Goose Island BCS event! We check in with Rich from Goose Island Brewing to discuss 2013 Bourbon Count Stout, the newly released Cooper Project, and other events around town. And we talk with Mike Romans to find out just exactly which barrels are currently aging in his cellar waiting to be tapped! And stay tuned for a full recap episode of Milwaukee Beer Week coming soon to the Podcast! Cheers!

Duration: 00:05:36

TTP Central Waters at Honeypie

The Tap Takeover Podcast pays a visit to Honeypie Cafe for a special Milwaukee Beer Week Firkin event! We check in with Ryan from Central Waters to discuss beer, food, and maple syrup, and we talk with Heather from Honeypie to find out what makes their comfort food so darned tasty! If you're looking for Jesus, you'll find him worshiping in front of the pie display case. And stay tuned for a full recap episode of Milwaukee Beer Week coming soon to the Podcast! Cheers!

Duration: 00:06:45

TTP Burnhearts and Goodkind

The Tap Takeover Podcast sits down with BJ, owner of Burnhearts and Goodkind, for Milwaukee Beer Week! We discuss the Half Acre + Live Music event at Burnhearts this past Sunday, the Perennial Artisan Ales' tap takeover at Goodkind on Tuesday, as well as the Central Waters + Burnhearts event on Wednesday. With 19 taps in store, including many highly-coveted, barrel-aged works of art from CW, this is shaping up to be the event of the week! Cheers!

Duration: 00:02:59

TTP Cherry Bounce at Oscar's

The Tap Takeover Podcast stop's by Oscar's on Pierce for Milwaukee Beer Week! We join Shawn Benson from Milwaukee Brewing Company as he taps a keg of Louie's Cherry Bounce. We discuss the upcoming MKE events to check out this week, and some Beer festivals on the horizon. And stay tuned for a full recap episode of Milwaukee Beer Week coming soon to the Podcast! Cheers!

Duration: 00:04:31

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