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 firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what you've been drinking recently, new breweries you've visited, and sleeper finds available all across the mid-west.
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!
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 email@example.com and let us know where and what you've attended. Be safe out there craft beer enthusiasts...we need you!
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!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
A 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.
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 email@example.com
July 22, 2015
This episode of Drink My Brewcast is brought to you by Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak, Michigan. We are so excited to have Bastone and we greatly appreciate their support.
The crew of Drink My Brewcast interviews Conrad Conner the head brewer of Red Wood Brewing Company in Flint, Michigan.
As you'll hear in this episode, it's Carly's last day in the studio. Carly is headed to San Antonio, TX where she will check in as our Texas Craft Beer Correspondent. We will miss Carly greatly for she was a huge part of our show. We wish her the best of luck in Texas and we're all extremely grateful to know that Carly is happy. Cheers to you Carly "Rainbow" Anderson.
Our 7 Monks Brew for the Crew is the Weyerbacher Double Simcoe which is a fantastic beer being served down at 7 Monks right now so get down there cause that tap is about to blow!
July 15, 2015
Drink My Brewcast is brought to you by Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak, Michigan. Head Brewery of Bastone Rockne Van Meter has won 70 national craft beer awards in the last five years and isn't stopping there with new seasonals coming out monthly.
July 7, 2015
This is our monthly episode that is dedicated to the "Brew For The Crew" segment sponsored by 7 Monks Taproom in downtown Traverse City. We reviewed the Sunner Kolsch from Cologne, Germany and there will be more info on that beer soon.
This episode takes a turn when the two founders of Drink My Brewcast decide to interview each other...We've got more show notes coming soon with links to all things discussed in this conversation.
July 1, 2015
Welcome back to another riveting episode of Drink My Brewcast. The podcast that gives you the bartenders perspective of the craft beer industry. Today is a day of change people, if you listened closely to last weeks show you heard that Carly is moving to Texas! Although she will still be on the show from time to time we will miss her. So that means Los Bob and Shauny boy are holding down the show along with a few celebrity guest hosts.
We are excited to announce that all episodes in the month of July are brought to you by Bastone Brewery, located at 419 S. Main Street in Royal Oak, Michigan. Bastone is a highly acclaimed brewery and their head brewmaster Rockney Van Meter is one of the most respected craft brewers through out the country. Right now they have some great specialty menus being served up in the month of July included a Tequilla Dinner on July 8th. Check out www.Bastone.net for more information.
Our 7 Monks Taproom "Brew For The Crew" is the 1554 Black Lager from New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, Colorado. New Belgium is one of the largest Craft Breweries in the U.S. and is home to the Fat Tire Amber Ale, as well as many more award winning craft beers.
Sitting in the guest chair today is Nate Peck who is the Head Brewer at Tapistry Brewery in Bridgman, Michigan. Tapistry is now canning their beer through the mobile canning company as well as bottling through a mobile bottling company. Nate Peck loves brewing up wild ales and sour beers but his team has hit a home run with The Peck Porter. In this interview you'll hear the story behind the head brewer, but we did find a great article from MLive.com about the owners Greg Korson, and Joe Rudnick that you can read here....MLive article on Tapistry.
Tapistry is celebrating their 2 year anniversary party on July 18th and they are re-releasing a double IPA called Heart Full of Napalm which is their most popular IPA as well some barrel aged beers. Congratulations to Tapistry!
Music in this episode is provided by AOK music out of Grand Rapids. Thank you to Kyle and Angela for giving us permission to use the songs "The Life" and "Sinking Faster". You can find their music at www.aokmusic.bandcamp.com.
We would like to congratulate our Drink My Brewcast Craft Beer Trivia, sponsored by North Peak Brewing Company
And our winner is non other than Dan Crackel, who is swimming in North Peak gift cards. SOMEONE challenge this guy! We do have a new trivia question this week but you've got to listen to the show in order play!
Drink My Brewcast is recorded, edited, and produced by Quarter After Productions in Traverse City, Michigan. Episode 111 was produced by Jonny "The Wolf" Tornga.
June 23, 2015
Drink My Brewcast returns to the studio after Bob and Stef celebrated the birth of their first baby boy Jacob Lee Miller! Congratulations to them and we welcome Jacob to the Drink My Brewcast family.
Our 7 Monks Taproom
"Brew For The Crew" comes from The Crowler which is a canned version of the growler. The Great Lakes Brewing Company's "Lawn Seat"
finds itself under the knife today. This beer is a Kolsch and it on tap right now down at 7 Monks Taproom. Make sure you ask about the Brew For The Crew beer and 7 Monks will give you a coaster that allows you to rate the beer and they'll hand it to us to read your comments on the show!
Our interview today is with Sam Oswald who is the head brewer of Midland Brewing Company
, which is located in Midland, Michigan of course. Midland Brewing Company officially began over a conversation at a Detroit Pistons game in 2009 between owners Pete Hayes and Keith Lawerence. Sam Oswald worked his way from being a home brewer to his the bartender at Midland Brewing Company, and now he's brewing the beers!
Midland Brewing Company holds five flag ship beers, three seasonal beers, and some limited addition "pub only" brews. You can check out the list here....Midland Brewing Company Beers
Brew News is back and Los Bob is talking about everything from Greenbush Tap Take over going on at 7 Monks taproom on July 16h. Short's Fest is scheduled for Saturday August 8th. Bell's Brewery is releasing canned 12 packs of Oberon and Two Hearted this September.
Arcadia Ales and One Well brewing will be joining forces to brew a collaboration beer called "Collaboration Nature Ale". The release party will be happening on Saturday July 18th, 2015. Mackinaw Brewing Company is releasing their summer wheat beer "Summer Love", brewed with a touch of local honey is now available on tap in downtown Traverse City.
Brewery Ferment has officially opened up their outdoor patio seating and we highly recommend you head down, visit Carly, and taste some new brews.
Our Drink My Brewcast Trivia Question sponsored by North Peak Brewing Company. You can always answer this question via Speakpipe
on our Facebook page
. You'll have until Monday to answer this question or we take it to the Facebook post. You have to listen to the show if you want to hear the question and the winner will receive a $25 gift card to North Peak Brewing Company.
June 18, 2015
This is the second part of a 2 part series recorded live at 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City on May 12, 2105 in support of American Craft Beer week.
These are some very candid interviews, and some of best we've had on the show. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.