Greenbush Indispensable IPA

26Mar

Were coming to you from 7 Monks Taproom in downtown Traverse City for a short Brew 4 The Crew episode with general manager of 7 Monks, Jason Kasdorf. 7 Monks will always have the Brew 4 The Crew beer on tap every Tuesday night you'll be able to rate the beer by writing your score on a special coaster. We'll tally up your score and comments and talk about the reviews on air.

Our Brew 4 The Crew in this episode is the Greenbush Indispensable IPA. Greenbush brewing is out of Sawyer, Michigan and they are brewing up some tasty craft beers.

We're stoked to be partnering with 7 Monks on this segment and can't wait to see what our listeners are tasting. Everyone's pallet is different so were always interested in hearing the comments on our Brew 4 The Crew Selections. Please email us at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com if you have any questions or are looking for more Michigan Craft Beer information.

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David Zuckerman of Boulder Beer Company

18Mar

Welcome to a Colorado themed episode of Drink My Brewcast! The Craft Beer podcast where three head bartenders in Traverse City, Michigan, sit down to talk about the craft beer industry with brewers, owners, and all hard working people in the craft beer industry.

Drink My Brewcast is made possible by North Peak Brewing Company, established in 1997 making it one of the first craft breweries in Northern Michigan. This family friendly brewery is home to the award winning Diabolical IPA. Stop in and see us for a handcrafted beer and great food. Located in downtown Traverse City on the corner of Front St. and Hall St. Check out their restaurant website at www.NorthPeak.net, and learn more about their beers at www.NorthPeakBeer.com

In this episode we kick of our new partnership with 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City on the Brew 4 The Crew Segment. General Manager of 7 Monks Jason Kasdorf joins us in studio to rate the Boulder Beer Slope Style Winter IPA and we also bring in the highly acclaimed head brewer of Boulder Beer Company David Zuckerman. David's been the brewer at Boulder Beer Company since 1990 and is one of the longest tenured and respected brewers in America. He gives us some great insight on the momentum of the craft beer community and we are honored to have him on the show.

Make sure you stop into 7 Monks Taproom and try out the next Brew 4 The Crew beer selection. Ask for this weeks "Brew 4 The Crew Beer" and the staff will give you a coaster that will guide you in rating that specific beer. Once you rate the beer, hand the coaster back into a 7 Monks staff member and we will read your rating on the show.

Feel free with any suggestions or feedback you might have at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com and feel free to check out our website at www.drinkmybrewcast.com CHEERS!

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Nate Crane & Tina Schuett of Rare Bird Brewpub

12Mar

We haven't had Nate and Tina on the show since Rare Bird Brewpub opened up last summer. Tina was a big part in our first home brew episode and Nate joined us during the summer Microbrew and Music Festival. Rare Bird is doing extremely well here in Traverse City and it's great to have them on the show talking about their experience over the last year and a half.

Our music is from AOK Music out of Grand Rapids, and you can find them on facebook under AOK MUSIC.
The crew brings in Moranimal to talk about the production of Suds and Snow, what went wrong, and what went right. This was the first year Moranimal was part of a core team that took over management of Suds and Snow, Drink My Brewcast emceed the event and we'll be releasing audio from that festival over the next few episodes. 
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Suds and Snow, St. Baldricks, and Much More!

5Mar

There is a lot going on this winter and we're right in the middle of it. 

We will be adding to these show notes very soon but here are a few websites to check out regarding Suds and Snow and St. Baldricks
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Aaron Langtot & Mike Plesz of Rochester Mills Brewing Company

18Feb

Welcome to episode 93 of the Drink My Brewcast show and it's a throw back show. Were' doing Stumbles, and the Centurion even joins us in studio. Our interview is with Aaron Langtot Business Development Director of Rochester Mills Brewing Company and Founder Mike Plesz in Rochester, Michigan. Aaron and Mike joined us from sunny Florida which casts a cloud of envy over those in studio. The weather here in Traverse City has been frigid and terrible so we decided to splurge on the Brew for the Crew today with the TWO beers from the Perrin Killer Craft Series named "Kill Em All", and "With Kindness." These two beers get a favorable review and a not so favorable review from the Brewcast. Which ones? well you'll have to listen! We encourage you to splurge as well and try the Killer Craft Series from Perrin Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Did you know you can subscribe to Drink My Brewcast on Itunes! It's true and your life will be changed forever. Here is our Itunes Link

In our interview segment we speak with Aaron Langtot and the founder of Rochester Mills Brewing Company Mike Plesz. They give us a great history of the company, talk about their production facility. If you haven't tried their Imperial Milk Shake Stout put it on the to do list, it's a great beer.

Tickets are still available for the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Fest are still available from Friday night this coming weekend. Saturday is all sold out but make sure you go to www.mibeer.com if you want to snag a few tickets for this Friday.

We're giving away two tickets to Suds and Snow via our Facebook page! We'll be talking about the details of this competition in the final segment of the show.

Our friends at 7 Monks Taproom is hosting a Dark Horse Tap Takeover this Thursday Feb 19, with music from Scotty Karate!. 7 Monks will be joining us on our Brew for the Crew Segment after this show and if you stop into 7 Monks you'll be able to join in on the ratings! Information coming soon!

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Mike Eme of Cheboygan Brewing Company

12Feb

Welcome to another episode of Drink My Brewcast where interview the hard working people of the craft beer industry. Hosted by three local Traverse City bartenders and produced by a couple of Traverse City Musicians. We've been able to add a lot more interviews from around the country due to our good friend Skype and even though Cheboygan is only a few hours away, the weather has been nasty in Michigan lately and we've had to cut down on our traveling shows.

So via Skype we are happy to have the Head Brewer of Cheboygan Brewing Company Mike Eme on the show. Mike's a hilarious guy who happens to be a very talented brewer. We encourage you to stop into Cheboygan Brewing Company on your way up north to Mackinac Island or if your in Michigan they do have distribution through out the state.

Our Brew for the Crew in this episode is the Oddside Ales "Beautiful Disaster". We have some news coming soon about our Brew for the Crew and it's going to be a great way to involve all of our listeners and hear their thoughts on the beers we decide to rate.

Music in this episode was brought to us by Brady Corcoran and the Sweater Party who will be performing at the upcoming Suds and Snow event in Traverse City at Timber Ridge Resort

Tickets are on sale now and Drink My Brewcast is the main music sponsor for this event.

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Saugatuck Brewing Company

4Feb

Well we're back and excited to be talking to Megan Pruim (Marketing Coordinator) and Steven Scheerhorn (Production Manager) of Saugatuck Brewing Company in beautiful Saugatuck, Michigan. If you haven't been down there it's a great town on the waters of Lake Michigan.

The crew dives into all things regarding Saugatuck Brewing Company, from the selection of beer, staff, and the logistics of distributing outside of Michigan. We just wish they had more beer distributed up here in Traverse City.

Our Brew for the Crew in this episode is the Blue Sunday Sour from New Holland Brewing Company and the crew has been anticipating this beer for a long time.

We're excited to be emceeing the Suds and Snow festival on March 7th at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. We'll be sponsoring the music stages and artists who will be Brady Corcoran and The Sweater Party and our music in this show was provided by the headliner The Lucas Paul Band

We've got over 90 episodes and show notes available at www.drinkmybrewcast.com. We're coming up on episode 100 so were always looking for ways to celebrate so email us at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com

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Petoskey Brewing Company

23Jan

Road Trip!!! The crew heads up to Petoskey Brewing Company to meet with Head Brewer Brad Bergman, and on the way back stops at the Bridge Street Taproom in Charlevoix. Nothing like an nice car ride north on the 31. 

We would like to thank Petoskey Brewing Company for their hospitality and Brad for giving us a tour of the Brewery. It's a beautiful building and the beer is fantastic. If you're in the Petoskey, Harbor Springs area, we encourage you to stop in for a bite to eat and drink tasty Horny Monk on tap. 
We'd love to you hear from you at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com
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Acoustic Mead Opens It’s Doors

14Jan

We were all planed to have Black Rocks Brewery on the show today but we had a little mix up and Bruce Grossman bails us out and invites us to his new Acoustic Mead Taproom in downtown Traverse City.

In our first segment our Brew for the Crew is the Oddside Ales "Ain't No Sunshine When Saison" which Bob picked up at The Beverage Company off of Carver St. in Traverse City. Our go to place to pick out the "Brew for the Crew".

We always enjoy being in the company of Bruce Grossman owner and mead maker at Acoustic Mead here in Traverse City, MI. Bruce is a talented musician and was the head brewer at North Peak Brewing Company years ago. Bruce was kind enough invite us to us new place today and we'll post some pictures on our website and facebook page.

Dustin Jones head brewer at Brewery Ferment stops in and brings some "Wheat The Parents" for the crew to try. You can always check out Brewery Ferment in Old Town Traverse City, MI.

Once again we are the main music sponsor for the Suds and Snow Festival at Timber Ridge Resort. Tickets are on-sale now and the brewery list is phenomenal. Check out the website at www.SudsandSnowTc.com

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Duncan Williams of Grizzly Peak

7Jan

We are back for another season Drink My Brewcast! I guess you would call it our third season since we started on January 2nd of 2013 but that's up to you. We hope you all had a solid holiday season but were ready to get back to drinking Michigan craft beer. 

We called up Duncan Williams the head brewmaster of Grizzly Peak Brewing Company and because of that we saw it fit drink The Berserker for the Brew for the Crew from the North Peak Grizzly Series. The Berserker is a dark imperial stout with an intense aroma of black currants, with roasted coffee, and a hint of coffee. With a high ABV of 9% the beer is a great way to kick off the 2015 year. 
Duncan Williams joins the show from Ann Arbor, Michigan where he is the head brewer at Grizzly Peak Brewing Company which is the brother of North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City. Grizzly Peak has 8 different brews on tap daily and all craft beer is brewed on site. So if you in the Ann Arbor area we recommend you stop into Grizzly Peak and have a great craft beer paired with a great meal. 
We start off our third segment with a little Brew News with Los Bob. Bob announces that Drink My Brewcast will be the main music sponsor of the 8th annual Suds and Snow winter beer festival at Timber Ridge Resort going on March 7th. Tickets are $25 for pre-sale and $35 at the door. Some great breweries will be attending this year including Short's Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing, Bell's Brewery, Brewery FermentBrewery Terra FirmaBlack Rocks BreweryStormcloudBeggars BreweryJolly PumpkinNorth Peak Brewing CompanyBrewery VivantRight Brain BreweryThe Filling Station MicrobreweryBravo Zulu Brewing, and Tandem Ciders will be the lone cider vendor. 
We highly recommend the event and that you check out the website www.sudsandsnowtc.com. 
We appreciate you tuning to Drink My Brewcast for episode 88. If you have any questions, comments, or a home brew you want us to try. Email us at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com, follow us on Facebook and Twitter @drinkmybrewcast. Happy 2015 Everyone!!!
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12 Beers of 2014 with 7 Monks Taproom

17Dec

Thanks for listening to the final episode over 2014 and we are capping it off with our 12 best beers of the year according to Bob, Shaun, and Carly. Before we break down our 12 beers we stay consistent with our format and our Brew for the Crew is the Blacks Rocks North Third Stout. Blacks Rocks is a craft brewery in Marquette, Michigan which is gaining tons of momentum through out the Mid-West.

Matt Cozzens and Jason Kasdorf stop in from 7 Monks Taproom and bring us a wonderful gift. The 2009 Anchor Christmas Ale which the entire crew enjoys. 7 Monks talks about their 4th year of business and The Low Bar just celebrated their first year of business. The big event is the 12 Beers of Christmas taking place tonight December 17th. There will be numerous Christmas beers on tap tonight from breweries like Darkhorse, Great Lakes, Short'sStormcloud and many more...
Another event going on Monday December 29nd is the 4th annual Holiday Extravaganza at Short's Tap Takeover with rare beers like Dolly Dagger, Juicy Tree, Aphasia, and many more. 7 Monks will be updating the list of beers that will be on tap daily. 
Our Brew News today covers New Hollands new tasting room, the opening of Block Brewery in Howell, Michigan, and all of the events through out Traverse City. 
Top 12 Beers of 2014
12 Bob- New Holland, Poet Stout
12 Shaun- Humongous, Grizzly Peak
12 Carly- Oddside Ales, Lolly Catcher
11 Bob- Ferment, Momentary Concede
11 Shaun- Darkhorse Crooked Tree IPA
11 Carly-Leinenkugal, Uber Oktoberfest
10 Bob- Bell's, Best Brown
10 Shaun- New Holland, Paleooza
10 Carly- Darkhorse, Plead the Fifth
9 Bob- Oddside Ales, Black Citra Ale
9 Shaun- Short's, White Falcon
9 Carly- Goose Island, Matilda
8 Bob- Short's, Dan's Pink Skirt
8 Shaun- Bell's, Winter White Ale
8 Carly- New Holland, The Poet
7 Bob- Oddside Ales, Citra Pale Ale
7 Shaun- Griffin Claw, Norm's Raggidy Ass IPA
7 Carly- Ferment, Monkey Tail
6 Bob- Griffin Claw, Norm's Raggidy Ass IPA
6 Shaun- Jolly Pumpkin, Lucianaga
6 Carly- Duvel, 
5 Bob- Founders, Big Lushious
5 Shaun- Oddside Ales, Mayan Mocha Stout
5 Carly- Short's, Juicy Tree
4 Bob- Great Lakes Brewing Company, Chillwave IPA
4 Shaun- Keewanau, November Gale Pale Ale
4 Carly- Founders, Big Lushious
3 Bob- New Holland, White Hatter
3 Shaun- New Holland, The Poet
3 Carly- New Belgium, La Falie
2 Bob- Founders, Red Rye IPA
2 Shaun- Short's, Bonified Legit
2 Carly- New Glarius, Cranbrick
1 Bob- New Holland, Paleooza
1 Shaun- Jolly Pumpkin, Magraduga Stout
1 Carly- Brewery Ferment, Cranbrewetta
We will have all of these beers listed on our website as well www.drinkmybrewcast.com. We would love to hear about your top 12 list. You can always send us an audio message on our facebook page under the Speakpipe app, and you can email us Drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com.
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Tom Buchanan of Jamesport Brewing Company

10Dec

We are happy to have Shauny Boy back in studio to talk craft beer in Northern Michigan. Our brew for the crew today is the 4 Elf Winter Warming Ale from Darkhorse Brewing Company. The beer gets quite a reaction from our crew and it's the first Christmas themed beer we are reviewing in 2014. 

Our interview is with Tom Buchanan of Jamesport Brewing Company in Ludington. Jamesport has been a staple in Ludington and one of the longest running craft breweries in Northern Michigan. We highly recommend you check out their venue because the food along with their beer is fantastic. You can find them attending the Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids which is coming up here quickly on...
Our music today is from the talented band The Crave Wives who will be performing at Rare Bird Brewpub on December 20th for "A Very Rare'y Christmas Party" along with Brady Corcoran and The Sweater Party. The songs you'll hear are "Easier" and "Icarus" which are available on Itunes and www.thecranewives.com.
You can find our show at www.drinkmybrewcast.com, like us on Facebook, Follow at Twitter, and subscribe on Itunes or Stitcher Radio. 
 
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Scott Isham of Harper’s Brew Pub

3Dec

We're back from a week off and missing Shauny Boy this week but we are pulling through and talking to Scott Isham, Head brewer of Harper's in East Lansing. But first we kick the show off with our brew for the crew which is The Big Lushious Stout from Founders Brewing Company. It clocks in at 7.4 ABV and it's Chocolate Raspberry Stout. Lushious is a brand new beer from Founders and we're hoping it stands up to KBS, Backwoods Bastard, and many more of their wonderful beers. Just a teaser, Bob and Carly absolutely love this beer. 

We track down Scott Isham via Skype and even though Harpers is a staple in East Lansing, Michigan it's not a brewery that present through out the entire state of Michigan. Harpers does not distribute nor does it attend any festivals so they only way you can try a Spartan Wheat is by ordering one from the bar. 
In our brew news today Carly talks about all the events going on over at Brewery Ferment for the upcoming Ladies night which takes place on December 11th in Traverse City, and Mens night which is taking place December 18th. 
Rare Bird is holding a "Very Rare-y Christmas Party" on December 20th with live music from Brady Corcoran and the Sweater Party, and The Crane Wives. 2 Bays Djays will be wrapping up the night with some real party music, I'm talking boots and pants type shit. Seriously you should go.
We appreciate you the listener for spreading the word about Drink My Brewcast, your feedback drives us and you can always communicate with us via Facebook, Twitter, and our email at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com.
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Drink My Short’s

19Nov

It was great to get back in the studio today and talk good beer! Unfortunately we had to move our interviews to another day due to the now stop heap of snow we have been enduring here in Michigan, but we made the best of the show either way. We do have an interview for you to check out, and for once the crew was on the other side of the mic. The crew stopped by The Bear to chat with the Brew Crew and let those guys know what we are all about. Check out the interview at www.rock105.fm.
Los Bob brought in 8 different Short's Brewery Beers into the studio and the crew discusses their favorite Short's release out of that group. Make sure you grab the same beers and let us know what you think of them at Drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com.

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Northport Brewing Company in Studio

12Nov

It's the first snow here in Traverse City so we reached out to the town that gets more snow than us! Scott Cain and Collin Guadard from Northport Brewing Company join us in studio about opening the first microbrewery at the tip of the Leelanau Peninsula. Northport Brewing company opened up in the last week of June 2014 and Scott and Collin reflect on a rocking summer and hope to carry that momentum into the winter. 


Today's Brew for the Crew is the Bells Winter White out of 16 oz cans! This is a seasonal beer and only sold in the winter. This is a wit beer and one of Carly's favorite styles.
Tonight at Brewery Ferment we are hosting Beer Trivia for Traverse City Beer Week. This is an opportunity for you to come out and meet the crew of Drink My Brewcast and listen to some of our favorite episodes, talk beer, and give each other a hard time. 
We have a new trivia this question this week and he wins another $10 gift card to North Peak Brewing Company. You always have a chance to win if you answer the trivia question using out speakpipe app on our facebook page. 
We want to thank Scott and Collin for coming in studio and we encourage you Michiganders to head up to Northport and check them out. 
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