The Taproom Exclusive

A Podcast Dedicated To Craft Beer

Episode 58 - Bookhouse - Maybe Partying Will Help

May 20th, 2019

This week, Bookhouse Brewing's Vaughn Stewart talks about Maybe Partying Will Help which is their grisette. Don't know what a grisette is? I didn't either before sitting down with Vaughn. Learn about this style, and how Maybe Partying Will Help differs from the traditional style, their Grande Fête Saisonnière happening May 26th and more!

Episode 57 - Bookhouse Brewing - Key Lime Three Out of Five

May 13th, 2019

This week, Bookhouse Brewing's Vaughn Stewart talks with me about the growing popularity of the sour category, Bookhouse's Key Lime Three Out of Five gose, what separates goses from the rest of the sour category, and much more!

Episode 56 - Bookhouse Brewing - Magdalena Pilsener

May 6th, 2019

In the Bookhouse Brewing premiere, I chat with brewer Vaughn Stewart about his brewing history, how Bookhouse came to be, the philosophy behind the brewery, plus we get into their Magdalena Pilsener!

Episode 55 - Forest City Brewery - 57 Brown Ale

April 29th, 2019

In the Forest City Brewery finale, I chat with Jim Waltz and Jay Demagall about their 57 brown ale. Hear the inspiration behind this beer, the brown ale style, the story behind the name and how it ties into the Cleveland Browns, plus Jim plays Between Two Hops! Tune in!


Episode 54 - Forest City Brewery - Daisy Cutter

April 22nd, 2019

This week, Jay and Jim of Forest City talk about Daisy Cutter, their crushable session IPA and how it differs from the other IPAs they offer. Hear about the inspiration behind this beer, their beer garden, Duck Island, and a lot more!

Live From Medina Beer Fest

April 21st, 2019

In this special edition episode, I report live from the Medina Beer Fest. Hear from Irwin Shires about this wonderful event and hear about the beers that were being poured by breweries like Laxton Hollow, Ignite Brewing, Fat Head's, Franklin Brewing Company, Clubhouse Brewing, and much more!

Episode 53 - Forest City Brewery - Pomme de Tom

April 15th, 2019

This week, Jay and Jim of Forest City Brewery talk about their Pomme de Tom saison aged in Tom Foolery applejack barrels. We also get into the saison style, using different barrels for aging, balancing flavors while aging, and so much more.

Episode 52 - Forest City Brewery - Tomahawk

April 8th, 2019

In the Forest City Brewery premiere, I talk with brewer Jim Waltz and owner Jay Demagall. Jim talks about how wine led him to beer, his journey to Forest City via North Carolina and New York, plus we get into their Belgian Tripel Tomahawk and more!

Episode 51 - Collision Bend - Collisionator

March 25th, 2019

In the Collision Bend finale, brewers Luke Purcell and Ben Northeim talk about their Collisionator dopplebock which is only available at their brewery in the Flats. Hear about dopplebocks, why they chose this style to brew, PLUS Luke and Ben take their turn on Between Two Hops! 

Episode 50 - Collision Bend - CTown IPA

March 19th, 2019

In the 50th episode of The Taproom Exclusive, I continue my chat with Collision Bend brewers Luke Purcell and Ben Northeim. This week, we discuss their tasty C-Town IPA and its evolution. We get into how the name hadn't already been taken, producing a 100% Ohio beer down to the yeast and more! Tune in!