Wednesday, June 1, 2016

5-29-2016 Rushing Duck Brewing Company

This week we are joined by Nikki and Dan from Rushing Duck Brewing Company.  This husband and wife team are behind the fast growing brewery brewing some of the best beers coming out of New York.  A lot of great points covered during the interview and a lot of world class beers consumed.  Derek also has a special announcement this week... cheers everyone!

This weeks beer lineup:

Naysayer Pale Ale
Divided By Zero IPA
Baby Elephant
Coffee Bollocks

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

5-22-2016 Hoppy Spring

This week we are discussing the glorious hop in some deliciously fresh hop forward beers.  A fun round-table discussion about some truly wonderful beers that are great for spring!

This weeks beer lineup:

Odell Brewing- St. Lupulin
Deschutes Brewery- Armory XPA
Lagunitas Brewing- Lucky 13
Smuttynose Brewing- Rhye IPA
Sam Adams- Rebel Raw Double IPA

Monday, May 16, 2016

5-15-2016 Lost Abbey and Port Brewing Company

This week we get 2 for the price of 1 with 2 great breweries discussed with owner Tomme Arthur.  Lost Abbey and Port Brewing have stellar reputations throughout the craft beer industry and this week we discuss Tomme's rich brewing past and his passion for brewing world class beer... and we do mean world class beer from 2 very distinct breweries.

This weeks beer lineup-

Lost Abbey:

Judgement Day
Track #10

Port Brewing:

Mongo IPA
10th Anniversary DIPA

Thursday, May 12, 2016

5-8-2016 Draai Laag Brewing Company

Draai Laag Brewing Company is brewing some of the best wild ales available today and they have gained a steady following since first opening their doors.  Today we speak with owner/brewer Dennis Hock about his inspiration for the brewery, his inventiveness with making great beer, and a great story about brewing delicious beers using 17th century furniture!

This weeks beer lineup:
La Pienture
Elderberry Fig

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

5-1-2016 Trillium Brewing Company

We take another trip to Massachusetts this week and discuss Trillium Brewing Company with brewery founder and brewer JC Tetreault.  Trillium has gained a stellar reputation quickly since opening in 2013 and after a great discussion and trying some of their world class beers it is easy to see why!

This weeks beer lineup:

The Publick House
Congress Street
Scaled Way Up
Secret Stairs
 Pot & Kettle

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

4-24-2016 Night Shift Brewing

Night Shift Brewing has quickly become a very popular and much sought after brewery along with being a staple in the New England craft beer scene.  This week we chat with co-founder and brewer Rob Burns  about what it has been like to experience such fast growth while enjoying some of his world class beers!

This weeks beer lineup:

Barrel'd Sun

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

4-19-2016 Bluejacket

This week we chat with Bluejacket Beer Director Greg Engert!  The man is filled with beer knowledge and we covered a lot of ground this week and had some absolutely stellar beers while doing it.  Bluejacket is a phenomenal brewery making some great and very inspired beers in the DC area.

This weeks beer lineup includes:

Forbidden Planet
Rude Mechanical
Lost Weekend
A Little Golden Gem
Travelers 12K
Whiskey Barrel-Aged Mexican Radio (2015)

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

4-10-2016 Logsdon Farmhouse Ales

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales is a phenomenal brewery from Oregon that has a fast growing reputation for delicious beers and after one taste it becomes instantly clear why.  This week we chat with owner and namesake David Logsdon about his approach to running his brewery.

This weeks beer lineup:

Kili Wit
Szech 'n Brett
Seizoen Bretta
Far West Vlaming
Straffe Drieling

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

4-3-2016 Shelton Brothers

This week we are pleased to have on the show from the Shelton Brothers beer importing company Joel Shelton and Christian Gregory. Legends in the beer importing with too many stories to fit in such a limited time... this is most definitely a part 1 of what will be an ongoing feature!

This weeks beer lineup:

Bridge Road Brewers- Enigma
Brasserie de la Senne- Taras Boulba
Masia Agullons- Setembre
8 Wired Brewing- Wirless Black IPA
Braustelle- Freigeist Sauer Porter
Amager Bryghus- Amager / Jester King Danish Metal

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

3-27-2016 Sunday Easter Sunday

This week to celebrate the Easter holiday we have some special Easter-y themed beers to drink and discuss.  This week Derek is off but Matt, George, and the always knowledgeable Joe are in the studio!

This weeks beer lineup:

Pipework- Easter Bunny vs. Unicorn
Evil Twin- Even More Jesus
The Lost Abbey- Agave Maria

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

3-20-2016 Mystic Brewery

This week we are pleased to have Bryan Greenhagen, the founder of the world class Mystic Brewery from Chelsea, MA.  Bryan knows his yeast and all about fermentation and we have a great discussion about the growing New England beer scene while enjoying his phenomenal beers.

This weeks beer lineup:

Table Beer
Saison Renaud
De Varenne

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

3-13-2016 Breakside Brewery

This week we are back after 2 weeks away and are joined by Oregon based Breakside Brewery brewmaster Ben Edmunds!  We discuss some of his many world class beers, what it takes to brew a world class IPA as well as some of the differences between the various American IPA's offered in today's market.

This weeks beer lineup from Breakside Brewery:

Lunch Break ISA
Breakside IPA
Toro Red
Fitzcarraldo (2016 Barrel-Aged Reserve)

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

2-21-2016 Fort George Brewery

Astoria, Oregon has a rich historical past and a world class brewery with Fort George Brewery.  This week brewery co-owner Jack Harris joins us to discuss his passion for brewing incredible beers, and we do mean INCREDIBLE beers!

This weeks beer lineup includes:

Overdub IPA
Vortex IPA
Cavatica Stout
Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2-14-2016 Valentine's Day Beer Special

This week we are doing our version of a Valentine's Day filled with delicious beers.  We go heavy in the chocolate beer arena and discuss a variety of way to add chocolate to beer.  Lots of fun this week and of course some phenomenal beers!

This weeks beer lineup:

Sam Adams- Chocolate Bock
Odell Brewing- Lugene Chocolate Milk Stout
Brooklyn Brewery- Black Chocolate Stout
Boulevard Brewing- Chocolate Ale
Firestone Walker- Sucaba

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

2-7-2016 Carton Brewing and Coffee Beer

Part 2 of the coffee and beer discussion continues this week with Augie Carton from Carton Brewing.  Although this weeks show got a bit cut off due to issues at the studio the interview is fully intact with a lot of great discussion about the process of putting coffee in beer and we of course drank and discussed some of Carton's world class coffee beers!

This weeks beer lineup:

SS Yirgacheffe
Regular Coffee
Cafe Y Churro
Irish Coffee

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

1-31-2016 Coffee and Beer with Electric City Roasting

We kick off our 2 part discussion on coffee and beer this week with Mary Tellie from Electric City Roasting. We discuss the roasting process, coffees from around the world, and the flavors that these 2 variables have on coffee while running an experiment with french presses, coffee, and beer. We also have some delicious coffee beers to enjoy as well!

This weeks beer lineup:

Boulevard Brewing- Early Riser Coffee Porter
Oskar Blues- Hotbox Coffee Porter
Sam Adams- Nitro Coffee Stout
Funky Buddha- Maple, Bacon, Coffee Porter

Along with Lagunitas Hop Stoopid in several French presses with different Electric City coffees added.

Monday, January 25, 2016

1-24-2016 Breaker Brewing Company

This week one of our great local breweries stops by to chat with us. Chris and Mark from Wilkes-Barre's Breaker Brewing Company discuss their humble beginnings, their fantastic taproom, and of course their world class beers! Homebrewers looking to open their own brewery will want to check this show out!

Monday, January 18, 2016

1-17-2016 Alamanac Beer Co.

This week we welcome Almanac Beer Co to the show.  This San Francisco based brewery has quickly established a world class reputation through their well brewed beers and heavy focus on farm to barrel brewing.  Chris Matthiessen chats with us this week about the history of the brewery and inspiration for their beers,

This weeks beer lineup:

Valley of the Hearts Delight
Hoppy Sour: Mandarina
Peach de Bretteville
Almanac IPA
Barbary Coast

Monday, January 4, 2016

1-3-2016 New Year, Aged Beer

As we kick off 2016 we take a look back into the past through the bottom of a glass as we talk aging beer.  We have a few great ones lined up to taste and discuss how to age beer properly, flavors that develop/disappear, and what styles are best for aging.  Lots of great discussion this week and some wonderfully aged beers.

This weeks beer lineup:

Rogue- XS Imperial Stout (2007)
BrewDog- RipTide (2008)
Avery Brewing- The Czar (2013)
Stone Brewing- Old Guardian (2014)
Bluejacket- Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Mexican (2015)