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Location:

Brooklyn, NY

Description:

Host Damon Boelte will discuss cocktails, spirits, wine, beer, tea, coffee and all things in the liquid universe, with guests ranging from bartenders and brewers, alchemists and ambassadors, roasters and regulars, and every expert and enthusiast in between. Learn from some of the world's leading experts in mixology, bar history, distillation and brewing about how we enjoy imbibing today.

Language:

English

Contact:

BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

Episode 250: Lacy Hawkins

8/23/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon Boelte is joined in the studio by Lacy Hawkins, an escaped bartender, brand ambassador for Monkey 47 Gin, four-time Speed Rack USA winner, and bike rider. Tune in to hear them talk diversity in New York City, going from behind to bar to brand ambassador, and why you should give sloe gin another chance.

Duration: 00:44:11


Episode 249: Three Lives of the Cat Pack

8/9/2017
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On the season finale of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by "a third of the Cat Pack" – Karen Fu, head bartender at Donna, Natasha Torres, head bartender at Narcbar, and Jane Danger, head bartender at Mother of Pearl and Cienfuegos. Hear about how they ended up behind a bar in the first place, the careers they left behind to pursue the business, and what exactly the Cat Pack is all about.

Duration: 00:48:45


Episode 248: Misty Kalkofen and Éva Pelczer of Del Maguey

8/3/2017
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On an all new episode of The Speakeasy, hosts Damon Boelte and Sother Teague are joined in the studio by Misty Kalkofen and Éva Pelczer of Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal. Tune in to hear them talk Tales of the Cocktail, single village mezcal, and Misty's guest bartender appearance at Coup, with all proceeds going to The Young Center for Immigrant Children's Rights.

Duration: 00:49:41


Episode 247: Tales of the Cocktail 2017

7/26/2017
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On a special episode of The Speakeasy, host Sother Teague is reporting from the field at Tales of the Cocktail in New Orleans, the world's premier cocktail festival!

Duration: 01:21:01


Episode 246: Harry Rosenblum of The Brooklyn Kitchen and Feast Yr Ears

7/20/2017
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On this week's The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother have a special guest: Harry Rosenblum of Heritage Radio Network's Feast Yr Ears! Harry is the co-founder of The Brooklyn Kitchen, which he started in 2006 with his wife Taylor Erkkinen. Interested and creative home cooks, Harry and Taylor recognized an opportunity to create a community space in their Williamsburg neighborhood. In 2009, following the insane success of the Pig Butchering classes, they founded the Meat Hook with partners, and...

Duration: 00:45:09


Episode 245: Slow & Low

7/13/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon is AWOL, but Sother hosts a packed house, including Jaime Felber of Drexler's, Chris Bidmead of Bar Methods, Justin Singh of Fools Gold, and, last but not least, Sam Ziar of Fernet Branca. Tune in to hear them talk about the Slow & Low rolling whiskey lounge, taking care of your body during and around your shifts behind the bar, the Bartender's Athletic Club, and more!

Duration: 00:46:36


Episode 244: Russell Dillon and Eric Job

7/5/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Sother is joined in studio by Russell Dillon of Basik and Altos Tequila ambassador Eric Job. Russell is the main man behind the bar at Basik, a Williamsburg bar that marks the return of the drinking establishment as a "public house" and has "back to the basics" as its main inspiration. Eric shares a bit of his experience as a traveling brand ambassador in Mexico and beyond.

Duration: 00:45:36


Episode 243: Rachel and Kyle Ford of FML

6/28/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by Rachel and Kyle Ford founders of Ford Media Lab, a team of creative strategists and content experts focused on delivering the creative and production services needed to uncover and share the stories worth telling. After attending OTIS College of Art and Design for Fashion, Rachel earned a degree in Business, merging her creative talents with a keen understanding of brand marketing and strategy. With a degree...

Duration: 00:49:03


Episode 242: Tonia Guffey of Dram

6/22/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by bartenders Tonia Guffey, who began her boozy career in her hometown of Orlando, Florida in 2002. She transferred her talents to New York City in 2005, where she became bar manager at Counter Organic Wine and Martini Bar. She soon passed the B.A.R. program in 2008. She can be found at Williamsburg’s Dram, where she showcases her classic cocktail prowess. Also in studio we have Charlie Parker, a mescal...

Duration: 00:47:36


Episode 241: Darren Grenia of Yours Sincerely

6/14/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Sother is joined in studio by Darren Grenia of Yours Sincerely. Darren talks about how he uses science and meticulous mixing to craft sustainable and delicious cocktails. He also shares a bit of his journey to become a bartender and bar owner in the competitive NYC cocktail scene.

Duration: 00:48:04


Episode 239: Katie Stipe

5/31/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined by Katie Stipe. Originally a dancer from the Southwest, Katie changed cities and professions to become a bartender in NYC. She talks about her beginning as a server and how she made her way to behind the bar.

Duration: 00:47:26


Episode 238: Adrienne Stillman

5/24/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by marketing specialist Adrienne Stillman. Adrienne has worked with a wide range of brands across wine, cocktails, finance and technology. She's a Certified Sommelier and the author of Where Bartenders Drink, a comprehensive book that gathers 700+ bar recommendations of 300 expert bartenders in 60 different countries.

Duration: 00:46:54


Episode 236: Matt Friedlander of Sweetwater Social

5/10/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon is joined in studio by master mixologist Matt Friedlander of Sweetwater Social. Matt talks about his career as a musician and the transition into the cocktail world. Matt also brought his guitar, so tune in and listen to him jam with Damon!

Duration: 00:41:53


Episode 234: Pete Nevenglosky of Avuá Cachaça

4/26/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by Pete Nevenglosky, cachaça specialist and founder of Avuá Cachaça. Pete talks about the different types of aged, single-source Avuá Cachaça and his adventures in rural Brazil to find the best distillers for his brand.

Duration: 00:51:10


Episode 233: Heather Ash of Tromba Tequila

4/19/2017
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This week on The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in the studio by Heather Ash, brand ambassador for Tromba tequila. Tune in to hear them discuss paying your dues in the spirits industry, plus a live on-air sampling of three different expressions of Tromba!

Duration: 00:43:59


Episode 232: Nick Korn of OFFSITE and Thirst Boston

4/12/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by Nick Korn of OFFSITE and Thirst Boston. OFFSITE is a cocktail catering and event production company specialized in brand strategy and education, and Thirst Boston is New England's premier cocktail festival, focusing on education regarding spirits, cocktails, and locally made beverages.

Duration: 00:46:03


Episode 231: Michael McCuish and Donal Brophy

4/5/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon is joined in studio by PR specialist Michael McCuish of VisitScotland and restauranteur Donal Brophy, owner of Highlands in NYC. Michael and Donal share a bit of their knowledge about whiskey and talk about Scottish and Irish whiskey making cultures.

Duration: 00:45:17


Episode 230: Jason Littrell of Critical Mass and Yaguara Cachaça

3/29/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Sother is joined in studio by mixologist Jason Littrell, founder of Critical Mass Events and brand ambassador for Yaguara Cachaça. Jason is a specialist in event production, hospitality development, and brand strategy in the spirits and hospitality industry.

Duration: 00:38:25


Episode 229: Phillip Morgan

3/22/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, entrepreneur Phil Morgan joins Damon and Sother in the studio to talk about his many ventures. Phil is the co-owner of Robert Bar and Building on Bond in Brooklyn, co-founder of the Lizard Lounge and The Bottle Shop in Paris, co-founder of the design firm Hecho, and more!

Duration: 00:44:28


Episode 228: Joe Riggs of Redemption Whiskey

3/15/2017
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On this week's episode of The Speakeasy, Damon and Sother are joined in studio by Whiskey Ambassador Joe Riggs of Redemption Whiskey. As well as watching his mother memorize recipes, Joe was always drawn to work in spirits and hospitality industry. Currently a 16-year veteran of restaurants Joe Riggs has won multiple cocktail contests, bartended and hosted events at such cocktail gatherings as the Manhattan Cocktail Classic, Tales of the Cocktail and The Kentucky Bourbon Festival....

Duration: 00:34:03

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