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Craft Brewing news and reviews from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios, located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Phil Clark (aka USBrit), co-host Mike Lingafelter (aka Lingo), and official beer judge and Finnish export, Mark Naski. We invite you to stop by for a pint at The Brit and Yankee. Nominated for 2007 Podcast Awards, Best General Podcast - yeah, it's a while ago, but we are still here and broadcasting!

Craft Brewing news and reviews from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios, located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Phil Clark (aka USBrit), co-host Mike Lingafelter (aka Lingo), and official beer judge and Finnish export, Mark Naski. We invite you to stop by for a pint at The Brit and Yankee. Nominated for 2007 Podcast Awards, Best General Podcast - yeah, it's a while ago, but we are still here and broadcasting!
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Chicago, IL

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Craft Brewing news and reviews from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios, located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Phil Clark (aka USBrit), co-host Mike Lingafelter (aka Lingo), and official beer judge and Finnish export, Mark Naski. We invite you to stop by for a pint at The Brit and Yankee. Nominated for 2007 Podcast Awards, Best General Podcast - yeah, it's a while ago, but we are still here and broadcasting!

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Episodes

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 249-Going Up In Smoke

11/17/2017
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"The podcast is going up in smoke this week, and we are exploring brews that seem to be very polarizing; you love em or hate em! We review a style that can stretch the palate as we focus on a six-pack of smoke or rauchbiers, but The Brit also brings in a ringer that would not strictly be included in that category. Our panel comprises of co-host Chuck Fort, John Bitterman, John Karwoski, and guest craft beer nerd and friend of the show, Tim Stephenson. Does smoke get in your eyes, or are we...

Duration: 01:02:42


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 248-Pollyanna's Roselare

11/10/2017
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"While most of the Chicago craft beer scene are downtown at FOBAB 2017, we headed over to Roselle and checked out the new Pollyanna Brewing location, Pollyanna's Roselare. The Brit headed out there on their 'soft' opening day, which by the end of the evening was really humming with a full house of punters. We pulled head brewer Brian Pawola aside and spoke with him about some of his new brews, and the new brewing styles they will be exploring. I also went into the brewing area and chatted...

Duration: 00:37:51


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 247-Wicked Weed Spot Check

10/27/2017
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"Once upon a time begins all good fairy tales, but in the case of Asheville NC brewery, Wicked Weed, has the fairy tale come to an end? At the beginning of 2017, this was one of the new craft breweries who other independents were clamoring to collaborate with, and which was a destination brewery for many outside of North Carolina. Then came the sale to A-B. This began a vilification of Wicked Weed among independent breweries and craft drinkers alike. The Brit had already got Wicked Weed on...

Duration: 01:05:26


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 246-The Yankees Back In Town

10/20/2017
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"The original co-host of the podcast, The Yankee, has returned from the wilds of Ohio and has brought some brews with him, a couple of which are guaranteed to challenge the taste buds of the Brit. It is the time of year when those darn spiced pumpkin beers sneak out the dark corners of breweries, and we have a couple to taste. We get Surly to start, then go Froggy and Yammy. Thank goodness for sanity for our last brew!"

Duration: 01:10:41


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 245-Travels with Mark and Bella

10/13/2017
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"This episode is kinda like Part 2 of last weeks show, where Mark Naski has brought back more beers from Idaho, and we have 2 from his new favorite watering hole, Bella Brewing. Joining us for this tasting session is tavern owner John, and listener and friend of the show, Lisa. We also throw in an Instant Brew Review from one of our favorite breweries in Missouri, O'Fallon. In this show there is a UK flavor to 2 of the beers, and The Brit learns a north country word he didn't know."

Duration: 00:45:07


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 244-Fruitie Tootie and Sour

10/6/2017
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"With GABF going on this weekend we decided to totally ignore it and review some brews that Mark Naski brought back with him from Idaho and Utah, and we focus on 4 beers that are fruit-based sours. We recorded this show last weekend and enjoyed delightful 80 degree weather, outside on a friends deck. Mark spent time doing what he likes best-cooking on the BBQ and tasting beers-and The Brit was happy to join in. Together with friends of the show Deb (our hostess), The Brits better half, the...

Duration: 00:47:33


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 243-Oktoberfest Challenge

9/27/2017
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"Oktoberfest is the time all your craft beer drinkers turn to the stein, and fill it with a plethora of seasonal marzens, or as we probably refer to it, Oktoberfest Ale. The Brit headed to a a local store and selected a 6-pack of readily-available brews from 6 different breweries, and put them up against one another in a taste challenge. Providing their personal preferences to those beers are co-host Chuck Fort, Illinois beer historian John Bittermann, and tavern owner John Karwoski. 3...

Duration: 00:41:58


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 242-Firkin Fest

9/19/2017
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"We took a little break due to work schedules, but before we did that we attended the first Naperville Firkin Fest, held September 9. The festival introduced many people to the firkin and the difference of the beer that was served from it. Over 30 breweries brought their offerings for people to try, and The Brit headed out there to report on the event. This edition is a sampling of the interviews with brewers, who talk about their brews and their approach to serving firkins. The event was...

Duration: 00:55:43


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 241-Viva Vivant?

9/1/2017
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"The Brit joins up again with Mark Naski, beer consultant and BJCP judge, and we head down to Hopvine Brewing in Aurora to meet up with head brewer Ken McMullen. Our focus beers this week come from Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI. 4 cans were donated by pod-guest and craft beer lover, Tom Ryan, who visited the brewery on his vacation. We have 3 Brewer's Reserve and 1 limited edition to review, all which look to be unusual styles, but do they match up to the attractive packaging and...

Duration: 01:24:19


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 240-Northwest to Alaska

8/25/2017
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"Sometimes you need some friends to bring you back beers you would never get to try otherwise. That's what this episode is about as Mark Naski returns from the wilds of Idaho, and brings with him a six-pack of goodies from the Northwest and Alaska. He brings 3 brews from Redmond, WA, and 3 from Alaskan breweries, and Chuck Fort, John Karwoski and the Brit get together to sample them all. We find that we get one bad beer due to the travel logistics, 4 great beers, and one superb brew. "

Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 239-Forecast Is Hazy Today

8/18/2017
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"There's a current trend to drinking hazy, fruity, IPAs which some call East Coast IPA and others New England IPAs. Far removed from the traditional British IPA, and even from an American IPA, these styles seem to be the darlings of the craft beer drinking demographic and are very popular during these summer months in particular. Chuck and Phil are joined by John Karwoski of John's Tavern to sample just a couple of these and try to figure out why this style has boomed over the past couple...

Duration: 00:50:26


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 238-Buffalo Creek Brewing

8/11/2017
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"There has been a plethora of breweries open in the suburbs over the last month or so, and one of these has joined the clutch up in the 'far' north, namely Buffalo Creek Brewing located in Long Grove, IL. Owner / Brewer Mike Marr took the Brit out to his beer garden, plied him with brews, and we chatted about how he fired up this brewery in a very short time-frame, and is now offering a selection of German / Belgium beers that are attracting craft beer from across the Chicagoland area."

Duration: 01:04:47


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 237-Ignorance is Bliss

8/4/2017
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"This week, The Brit heads up to Itasca to meet his co-host, Chuck Fort, on his home turf at the Church Street Brewing. We have 3 beers to taste that will test the expertise of Chuck, and also joining us is another CSB brewer, Andy Wright to also put his taste buds to the test. What is the test? Without knowing the style, name or brewer, I pour samples of each and see how close the lads get to identifying at least the style and adjuncts. We also slip in an Instant Brew Review I did with...

Duration: 00:31:01


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 236-More Brewing Company

7/28/2017
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"One of the most anticipated breweries to open in the suburbs is More Brewing Company, located in Villa Park, Il., Head Brewer Shaun Berns won a GABF Gold Medal for his chocolate stout while at Ram Brewing, and now he brings his talents to an independent brewery that offers great beers and great food. This week, the Brit sits down with Shaun after a hard day's brewing, and we sip a couple of brews and chat about the journey to open the new location, brewing his first beers while...

Duration: 00:53:03


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 235-Black Horizon Brewing Company

7/21/2017
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"This week, the Brit heads down to Willowbrook, IL, and one of 3 breweries that declared the taps open last weekend. Black Horizon Brewing Co. is the passion of three friends, Alex Stankus, Kevin Baldus, and Charles St. Clair. Their space off route 83 in Willowbrook, is large enough for expansion, and plenty of parties! Their initial offerings cover 8 different styles, and from what this consumer could taste, all were spot on and worth trying each and every one. In this show, we talk with...

Duration: 00:25:54


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 234-Tighthead Brewing

7/14/2017
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"During a week when Chicago was hit hard by rains and flooding, The Brit braved the elements and headed up to the northern suburb of Mundelein, and sat down with owner and brewer, Bruce Dir for a beer and a chat. Tighthead Brewing is one of those breweries who has been open since 2011 and therefore qualifies as well-established and solid. We taste some of their brews while we chat, and we talk about how the brewery has matured and settled over the years, and also consider beer styles and...

Duration: 00:52:30


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 233-Everyday Beers

7/7/2017
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"This week we pull out a number of brews collected from across several states, ones which which we think could be everyday, very drinkable beers. We visit Colorado, Ohio, North Carolina, and of course we had to include one from Illinois. Joining Phil this week is Chuck Fort, assistant brewer at Church Street Brewing, who now seems to have taken over the reins from Mark as our resident smarty-pants and BJCP judge! John Kaworksi from John's Tavern comes by for our last 2 brews. Featured...

Duration: 01:07:31


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 232-Flesk Brewing 2.0

6/30/2017
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"Father's Day weekend saw the official opening of Flesk Brewing in their new location in the Icebox Mall in Barrington, IL. Last year, the O'Brien brothers, Will and James, took a hiatus from brewing in their original location in Lombard after 3 years, and decided to reinvent their brewery with an expanded space, and a taproom only approach. Phil catches up with the lads and we chat about their challenges of the move, their history, and their current brews. As a celebration of their new...

Duration: 01:43:50


Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 231-Vacation Report: Mark's Bottles

6/24/2017
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"This is another show-n-tell edition, and this time Mark brings to the pub some bottles (and one can), that he collected during his recent road-trip. We are headed to Florida and Utah in this show and trying some higher ABV brews. Joining Mark and Phil this week is Chuck Fort, assistant brewer at Church Street Brewing in Itasca, and tavern owner John Karwoski from John's Tavern in Winfield. We taste brews from Barrel of Monks Brewing and NOBO Brewing from Florida, and Squatters Brewing in...

Duration: 01:30:35


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