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!
November 24, 2015
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Show notes coming soon!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.