Dave Hale of North Peak is back!

November 24, 2015

www.northpeak.net, and www.northpeakbeers.com

Show notes coming soon!
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Justin Riopelle of Detroit Beer Co.

November 17, 2015
Drink My Brewcast brings you an action packed episode starring Los Bob, Shauny Boy, Moranimal, and The Wolf! 
This episode is made possible due the support of North Peaking Brewing Company in beautiful downtown Traverse City. North Peak has just released it's Festivus Ale appropriately named Blitzen. Blitzen has a complex malt characteristic and Michigan Chinook and Cascade hops. The Rye malt provides a crisp spiciness for a well-balanced, rich Festivus Ale. 
We start of the show giving Los Bob a few jabs about his Green Bay Packers losing to the Lions at Lambeu Field for the first time since 1991. Shauny boy takes a hard fall on a bike ride with his wife, and gets the biz from his mechanic. 
The crew dives into the Brew for the Crew, which is made possible and always on tap down at 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City. The Brew for the Crew this week is the Lagunitas Gravenstine, which is an Apple-esque beer. We recommend you check out this beer on the info on the Lagunitas website because we have yet to figure this one out. It has been called an IPA by many and we've never heard the term Apple-esque before...oh well. 
We have a great opportunity to talk to Justin Riopelle who worked his way up from assistant brewer to head brewmaster at Detroit Beer Company. Justin is a Michigan State grad, who's brewing some great beer down at Detroit Beer Co, which is located off of Broadway right down the block from Comerica Park, and Ford Field. If you're in the Detroit area make sure you stop into Detroit Beer Company and try a few craft beers. 


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The Chocolate Bach AKA “Poop Your Pants”

November 10, 2015

Yup that's the name of the beer "Poop Your Pants" from Perrin Brewing Company. Right now it goes by the alias The Chocolate Bach which is classier but it's gaining attention across the state for it's original name. The thing is the beer is damn good, it's unique and it's our 7 Monks Taproom Brew For The Crew today. 

It's fitting with a title like this that Jacob Lee Miller makes his radio debut. Thats right Los Bob's little guy joins us in the studio and chimes in once in awhile...infact...he doesn't just chime in, he straight up goes for Bob's jugular. It's a shorter show but a worthy one and we hope you enjoy. Cheers!
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What’cha What’cha What’cha Want with 7 Monks

October 28, 2015

We're reviewing What'cha What'cha What'cha Want the 4 year Anniversary brew that Short's Brewing Company brews to celebrate one of the best tap rooms in America, 7 Monks Taproom.  

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Steve & Drew Lutke of Hop Lot Brewing Co.

October 20, 2015

The crew takes a road trip up to Sutton's Bay to talk to the owners of the Hop Lot Brewing Company in Sutton's Bay, MI. They talk about their first summer of business and much more... More show notes and links coming soon!

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Rockne Van Meter of Bastone Brewery

October 14, 2015

We come back from a week off with a bang and interview Rockne Van Meter of Bastone Brewpub in Royal Oak, MI. Jason Kasdorf from 7 Monks Taproom fills in for Moranimal. Speaking of 7 Monks who sponsors our Brew For The Crew, Jason, Los Bob, and Shauny Boy review the Pomegalactic Pale from Beard's Brewery. Beard's has been growing significantly over the last year and just finished building a production facility in Charlevoix. The beer grabs a great rating from the crew and Shaun gets about a thousands lip smacks in there as well. 

Our interview is with Rockne Van Meter who is a the head brewmaster at Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak which racked up the awards at the 2014 Great American Beer Festival.
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Congrats To All Michigan GABF WINNERS!

September 29, 2015

Welcome back to another riveting episode of the Drink My Brewcast show, the show that celebrates craft beer every single day; and today...we try some damn good ones. Leading off with our 7 Monks Taproom Brew For The Crew is the Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest and it's good, but does it rival last weeks Spaten Oktoberfest? It puts up a damn good fight.

The crew reviews the past week of events in Northern Michigan and Moranimal breaks down the Oktoberfest event at The Little Fleet which was AMAZING!!! Bob has a night out gone really weird, and Shauny's son Cash clashes with a recycling bag. 
The next beer we bring out is the Short's Sticky Icky Icky, which is a west coast style IPA with citrus, clementine, and apricot flavors. We want to congratulate all of the Michigan Breweries who medaled at The Great American Beer Festival this past weekend! Those winners are listed below and it's good to see Michigan well represented. 
Founders Brewing Co. wins a gold medal for reDANKulous
Short's Brewing Company wins a silver medal for Melt My Brain
Arcadia Brewing Company wins a silver medal for India Pale Ale
Rivers Edge Brewing Co. wins silver medal for Dubbel Entendre
Right Brain Brewery wins a silver medal for Concrete Dinosaur
Rockford Brewing Company wins a bronze medal for Rogue River Brown 
Hit us up at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com and tell us what you've been drinking recently, new breweries you've visited, and sleeper finds available all across the mid-west. 
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Evan Keller of Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company

September 22, 2015

It's time we get back in the studio and today we are talking to the head brewer up at Charlevoix Brewing Company Evan Keller. Before we dive into that we'd like to thank the Jolly Pumpkin for supporting the show. They've just released a special new sour called the Ursae Majoris which is an Oud Bruin Ale. There are a ton of events going on at the Jolly Pumpkin on the Old Mission Peninsula this fall including Pumpkin Fest so make sure you keep an eye on www.jollypumpkin.com

Our Brew For the Crew is the Spaten Oktoberfest which is another outstanding beer Jason Kasdorf 7 Monks Taproom picked out for us. We've been on a role with high ranking beers and this one is no exception. One of the crew gives it another 100. 
Evan Keller was a home brewer and is now the head brewer at Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company up in the beautiful town of Charlevoix. It's Charlevoix's first brewpub and is owned by the same owners who opened the Bridge Street Taproom. Evan lives in Traverse City and communities back and forth and still finds time to work events like Paddle For Pints and Suds and Snow. If you're headed through Charlevoix on the old M-31 make sure you stop into Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company and try beers like the Double Cookie Stout. 
There is no shortage of events in the craft beer world this week and Los Bob gives us the goods in his brew news segment. If you're attending any of the fine festivals or Oktoberfest events going on in the great state Michigan this month, make sure you tag us in your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram post and we'll send you something cool! We appreciate you all listening and leaving ratings and reviews on iTunes! 
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Scott Cain of Northport Brewing Co.

September 16, 2015

It's time to hit the road again and we are headed north to Northport, Michigan to visit Northport Brewing Company where we talk to Scott Cain co-founder of Northport Brewing Company. We get to sit out on their beautiful patio and talk about the summer that was and all the great beer coming out of Northport. They just celebrated their first year of business and their beer keeps getting better and better. 

Our 7 Monks Taproom Brew for the Crew is almost to famous for the show. In honor of Bell's 30th year Anniversary we are breaking down Two Hearted. It's been voted the best IPA in America by numerous beer publications and the crew rates it to see if it lives up to it's reputation. 
There are are a ton of great beer events happening across the great state of Michigan and we hope you shoot us and email at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com and let us know where and what you've attended. Be safe out there craft beer enthusiasts...we need you!
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Thunderstruck from Stone Brewing

September 9, 2015

In this episode dedicated to The Brew For The Crew which is the Thunderstruck IPA from Stone Brewing Company. We are always appreciative of 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City for making this segment happen and to The Jolly Pumpkin for supporting the show. Get out there and try Thunderstruck from Stone if you see it on the shelves!

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Matt Therrien Opens Lake Ann Brewing Company

September 2, 2015


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Andy Largent of the Filling Station Microbrewery

August 27, 2015

We get out of the studio for this episode of the Drink My Brewcast show and visit a few of our friendly neighbors. We stop by The Filling Station Microbrewery and talk to our good friend Andy Largent who became the head brewer at the Filling Station near the beginning of 2015. He gives us the goods on the summer, their extreme growth, and the 18 beers they keep on tap. 

We head over to 7 Monks Taproom to enjoy the Brew for the Crew with owner Matt Cozzens, who's just the man. The beer we try is the "Cosmic Farmer" from Clown Shoes Brewing Company. It blows our minds and gives our top scoring beers a run for the money. 
Drink My Brewcast is made possible by North Peak Brewing Company, the meeting places for the brew cast crew and where good times are measured in pints. Make sure you go to www.northpeak.net to get yourself a club membership and get in on this end of the summer party happening on the patio. It's an annual event to remember and the perfect spot to welcome in the fall. 
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Josh Gordon of Oddside Ales

August 19, 2015
This episode has a lot of anger in it, especially from Shauny Boy and Moranimal. Los Bob is coming off the his 29th birthday and was looking for everyone in the studio to greet him with smiles and beer but unfortunately the wear and tear of the summer is weighing on them all. 
Drink My Brewcast is made possible by North Peak Brewing Company located on 400 W. Front St. in downtown Traverse City. The members only "End of the Summer Patio Party" is coming up on Labor Day and you should probably think about getting yourself a mug club membership. 
It's been rocking up here in Traverse City and we're smack dad in the middle of Traverse City Cider Week. 7 Monks has got a lot of great cider events going on but they've also got the Brew for the Crew which is the Oddside Ales Mayan Mocha Stout. This is our first repeat Brew for the Crew and the beer is standing stronger then ever. 
Speaking of Oddside Ales we've got the Head Brewer of Oddside Josh Gordon on the show via Skype. He'll be up here for the Traverse City Microbrew and Music Festival but Bob needed to express his man crush before Josh and his crew get up here. 
The anger wraps up with some Brew News from Los Bob, and upcoming events. So make sure you send us your hate, love, whatever you got to drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com. We hope you're having a great summer and next weeks episode will be from the Filling Station Microbrewery with their new head brewer and our good friend Andy Largent. 
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Eric Stephenson of Falling Down Beer Company

August 5, 2015
Drink My Brewcast is my possible by North Peak Brewing Company in Traverse City, MI. The outdoor patio is closing up labor day weekend and we always celebrate the transition into the fall with a members only party. For more information on the North Peak Beer Club check out www.northpeak.net.

mesocyclone rolled through Northern Michigan leaving Traverse City, Elk Rapids, and mainly Glen Arbor distress. Powers been out for many and damage has caused trouble and delays for many. Lob Bob and Shauny boy are feeling those effects right now with trees burling through Shauny's house, and Los Bob losing power for days. Despite the storm the show rolls on and we kick it off with the 7 Monks Brew for the Crew.

Our Brew for the crew today is the Bonfire Brown from Saugatuck Brewing Company. This brown was a gold medal winner at the World Beer Cup in 2014. The crew gives this bad boy a try and is impressed.

Our interview today is with Eric Stephenson, head brewer of Falling Down Beer Company in Warren, Michigan. Eric talks about the beer scene in the Northern Detroit area, how he went from home brewing to commercial brewing, and Falling Down's plan to open a new brewpub in Oxford, MI.

In our last segment of the show Los Bob covers brew news, and we did not have a trivia winner last week because we tried something new....it didn't work. So this week we're back to just questions and we've got a tough one for you. Make sure you check out the Drink My Brewcast Facebook page to answer that and win yourself a $10 gift card to North Peak Brewing Company.


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Bill White of White Flame Brewing Company

July 30, 2015

We would like to thank our sponsor Bastone Brewery for supporting this show through the month of July! We can't wait for the next time we travel down to the metro detroit area and visit Bastone in Royal Oak. We have to try some of those award winning beers we've been talking about all month. 

This is our first episode post Carly in the studio era. Moranimal fills in and Shauny Boy, and Los Bob continues to bring strong opinions about the 7 Monks Taproom  Brew For The Crew which is the Oddside Ales "Nector of the Brewer" which is a wheat ale brewed with apricot added. 
Our guest on the show is Bill White, Co-owner of White Flame Brewing Company in Hudsonville, MI. Bill gives us the back story of the brewery and gives us one of our more entertaining interviews of the year. We were grateful to have him on the show and we're all very impressed by his sweet van. 
Drink My Brewcast Trivia brought you by North Peak Brewing Company has a new winner this week. Randy Olsen from Dearborn won himself a $10 gift card to North Peak. We do have a new challenge for our listeners and you have to listen to the show to find out what you got to do to win yourself a $10 gift card to North Peak, Blue Tractor, or The Jolly Pumpkin. 
We appreciate all our listeners of the Drink My Show, if you have any questions or comments email us at drinkmybrewcast@icloud.com
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