April 28, 2016
April 8, 2016
Drink My Brewcast is back with an episode that will blow your mind! maybe...that might be a little to dramatic but we did have fun with this show. It get's pretty intense on the second half so don't say you we're warned.
Our 7 Monks Taproom
Brew 4 The Crew is the Dragonmead Final Absolution that clocks in over 10 ABV so that will give you an idea of what direction the show goes in. It's a great beer and we followed that up with the bottled Brew 4 The Crew which is the De Ranche Triple XX Bitter. Both of these beers got rave reviews from the 7 Monks coasters and the crew enjoys them as well.
Los Bob, Shauny Boy, Moranimal, and Good Luck Chuck get into a heated conversation about the state Michigan craft beer industry. There's been a rush of national craft breweries hitting the store shelves and taps all over Northern Michigan and everyone has an opinion on it. We'd love to hear from you and your opinion of where the industry stands in 2016.
March 22, 2016
Loyal listeners Ellie and Dave are back to wrap up our series. We learn about Ellie's background in tasting and Dave's evolution as a craft beer fan. Ellie brings the crew which includes Los Bob, Shauny Boy, Chuck, and Moranimal a few beers from her travels all over the world.
We would like to thank our sponsors North Peak Brewing
company which is gearing up for another rocking summer, and 7 Monks Taproom for presenting the Brew 4 The Crew segment. You can always rate the Brew 4 The Crew by asking for it (bottle or draft) at 7 Monks Taproom
in downtown Traverse City.
March 14, 2016
We're back from Suds & Snow and pumping out the episodes! We're honored to have a few loyal listeners in studio to do some 7 Monks Taproom Brew 4 The Crews! Husband and wife slash super tasters, slash craft beer enthusiasts, Dave Waeltz and Ellie Hudson join the crew to talk about their love of craft beer, and their move from Chicago to Traverse City.
Our Brew 4 The Crew is the Against the Grain "Sho Nuff" (bottled) and the New Belgium "Love Felix" (draft). You can always try the Brew 4 The Crew at 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City, rate the beer by filling out a coaster and we'll read it on the show!
We've got a lot of good stuff in this episode so we split it up into two parts. Part to of our coversation with Ellie and Dave will be up by Wednesday March 16th.
Cheers and thanks for tuning in to the Drink My Brewcast show!
February 19, 2016
We've got an episode just focused on our Brew 4 The Crews this week. Sometimes guests cancel because hell they're busy brewing craft beer.
More information coming soon!
February 13, 2016
We apologize for being late to class. We want to thank you for your patience and we want to thank Jeff Cozzens, Stuart Cozzens, Matt Cozzens, and John Lenzini for joining us from Schilling Beer Company in Littleton, New Hampshire.
Jason Kasdorf and Jim Smolak of 7 Monks Taproom for joining us in studio and for our Brew 4 the Crew segment. We'll be adding more notes about the show as the day progressing, but we wanted to get this up for your listening pleasure.
February 3, 2016
This is a long...long...episode but a damn good one.
More show notes coming... in the mean time
Enjoy the show, we all learned a lot
Jason Kasdorf is the master at picking out beers for Brew 4 The Crews, go into 7 Monks Taproom
and ask for the Brew 4 The Crew! They will take care of you
More info on the way!
January 28, 2016
Drink My Brewcast dedicates an episode to Stouts and education. Shauny Boy takes the week off and Kent Noller from Food Baby Food Trucks fills his chair so he can learn a little more about craft beer. We talk about a wide variety of things from the inaugural TC Stout Challenge taking place at The Little Fleet in Traverse City, to the recent release of Hop Slam in cans.
This Podcast is made possible by The Jolly Pumpkin
out on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.
Our 7 Monks Taproom
"Brew for the Crew" is the Short's Swirl Stout which is currently on draft, and our bottle release is the Dieu Du Ciel Peche Mortel Imperial Stout which rocks everyones world on the show. We appreciate everyone coming into 7 Monks Taproom and filling out their brew for the crew coasters. Your comments are awesome, hilarious, and sometimes very hard to read, but we love you for it!
January 20, 2016
After a nasty storm last week the crew got their lives back together and found themselves back in the studio for episode number 133. We're joined by co-host Chuck Green who is a member of the Northern Michigan Home Brewers Guild and he's also a hell of a pilot.
Our Brew 4 The Crew sponsored by 7 Monks Taproom in downtown Traverse City and we're cranking it up a few notches because from here on out we'll be recording two beers on the show. One draft, and one bottled craft beer selected by Jason Kasdorf of 7 Monks Taproom. So stop into 7 Monks and ask for the "Brew 4 The Crew" and you'll receive a fancy Drink My Brewcast coaster that allows you to rate the beer as well. If we can actually decipher what your coaster says we'll read it on the show!
So we review the Founders Azacca IPA which is on draft, and well as the Forgas, which is a Scandinavian Gose Style Ale. Two fantastic beers that get great ratings and opinions from 7 Monks customers and these beers impress the crew as well.
Drink My Brewcast is made possible by the Jolly Pumpkin on Old Mission Peninsula. One of the best drives you can make in Northern Michigan is up the peninsula to enjoy some of the best sour ales in the world, paired with some of the best food the area has to offer. Check out their location at www.Jollypumpkin.com/traversecity.
Our guest on the show is Dan Hain who is the owner, and head brewer of Fetch Brewing Company in White Hall, Michigan. We don't know a lot about the small town of White Hall but it seems to be the perfect spot for a craft brewery. Dan gives us a history of the town and the building he and his wife set up operations in. They've got a ton of weekly events happening and the beer is getting great reviews from all across the state. Check them out a Fetchbrewing.com
We go on a rant and rave about a few things in our last segment during brew news. This time the dudes get in an argument about crawlers and speculate on a variety of topics in the craft brewing community. Shout out to www.craftbrewingbusiness.com who's been writing some fantastic articles lately. We highly recommend you read "When Breweries sue Breweries, fans think they're dicks. (Even when it's legit)" It's a great read and highly recommend you follow that blog. We don't know them we swear, we're just fans.
Until next time craft beer enthusiasts, fill it to the brim and drink it to the drags, we appreciate you listening to Drink My Brewcast...CHEERS!
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January 6, 2016
Drink My Brewcast is back in 2016 for it's fourth year of podcasting in this great galaxy. We bring in co-host Brian Roche, head bartender at Rare Bird Brewpub, and we talk to Andrew Donaldson and Josh Gordon head brewer of Oddside Ales.
Drink My Brewcast is made possible by The Jolly Pumpkin, 7 Monks Taproom, North Peak Brewing Company, Bastone Brewery, TC Ale Trail, TC Brewbus, and the Suds and Snow Craft Beer Festival.
December 15, 2015
This episode is packed with madness and guests. Home Brewer Ryan Rockafellow stops in and gives a sample of his brews as well as co-owner of 7 Monks Taproom Matt Cozzens, and General Manager of 7 Monks Taproom Jason Kasdorf join the show to round out the studio side of 2016. We realize that we are behind on show notes but should have all shows up to date with links by Wednesday night, we blame Bob for this setback, simply because he loves fantasy football way too much.
Thanks to the WOLF Jonny Tornga for putting this beast of an episode together for us!