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Episode 70 - Brick & Barrel - McTavish Wee Heavy

August 19th, 2019

This week, Karl Spiesman and I talk Wee Heavies and Scottish Ales. Plus in the Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News "Tasting Glass": the people behind Small City Taphouse in Sandusky scored a coup when they picked up former Willoughby Brewing Company brewmaster Rick Seibt for their new brewery CLAG, plus McArthur's BrewHouse looks for a new location and more! Tune in!

Episode 69 - Brick & Barrel - Bitter Chief IPA

August 12th, 2019

This week, Brick & Barrel's founder and brewer talks IPAs! Hear about their famed Bitter Chief IPA, why Karl settled on this particular style IPA, and much more! Plus, in the Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News "Tasting Glass" segment: new brewing permit filings, Platform's sale to AB-inBev, Rick Armon has the scoop on Dayton Brewery Alliance #daytonstrong IPA release and the future plans for Jolly Scholar! Tune in!

Live From Brewfest Waterfront District 6

August 12th, 2019

In this jam-packed special edition episode, I report live from Brewfest Waterfront District in Lorain, Ohio. I interview Irwin Shires of Craft Beer Journeys, Mark Young of Two Bandits, Mathias Hauck of Avon Brewing Company, Howard Ross, one of the Brewfest organizers, Jeff Shaw, the host for Brewfest, plus hear from people enjoying themselves at Brewfest. This is a wild episode that you don't want to miss!

Episode 68 - Brick & Barrel - Brewski Kolsch

August 5th, 2019

I sit down with Brick & Barrel founder and brewer Karl Spiesman over their Brewski Kolsch. Hear about how Brick & Barrel came to be, Karl's inspiration for this beer, plus in the Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News "Tasting Glass" segment: The Barrel Room Canal Fulton opening, Planted Flag & Zaftig crowdfunding campaigns, Missing Mountain gains some new equipment and more! Music this week from Good Weather For An Airstrike!

Episode 67 - Bascule Brewery - Hop Waters

July 29th, 2019

This week, Chris Kambouris talks about Bascule Brewery & Public House's Hop Waters IPA. Hear the story behind this beer, plus Chris takes his turn at Between Two Hops! (note: this marks our first PG-13 episode, so beware that an expletive is used during this segment) And in the Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News "Tasting Glass", Brewfest Waterfront District tickets, Metal Monday at Bascule, Rick Armon has the details on Eighty-Three Brewing's opening, and Avon Brewing Company's new Medina Brewing Company location, more!

Episode 66 - Bascule Brewery - Big Bottom Berliner Weisse

July 22nd, 2019

This week, Chris Kambouris talks about Bascule Brewery & Public House's tasty Big Bottom Berliner Weisse. Learn about what makes a berliner weisse, where the Big Bottom name comes from, and much more! Plus in this week's Northeast Ohio Craft Brewery News "Tasting Glass", Masthead installs new tanks, Beer Women Rock's event at Jukebox for Drink Local. Drink Tap. on July 27th, and Brewfest Waterfront District 6 tickets are on sale now!

Episode 65 - Bascule Brewery - Coco Mango

July 16th, 2019

This week, Chris Kambouris brewer for Bascule Brewery talks about their popular Coco Mango IPA. Plus, in the Tasting Glass, Bascule's Metal Monday, Beer Women Rock's event at Jukebox, The Foundry Social opening in Medina with our friends at Franklin Brewing Company, Cincinnati makes the Top 25 Cities With The Most Breweries and more! Tune in!

Episode 64 - Bascule Brewery - Call Me Ishm’ALE

July 8th, 2019

Chris Kambouris, co-founder and brewer for Bascule Brewery and Public House in Lorain, Ohio is my guest this week. We talk about what brought him to Lorain, Bascule's history and the story behind the name as well as their tasty white NEIPA "Call Me Ishm'ALE". I also talk about some upcoming events at Bascule as well as a Columbus Brewing Company tasting at Avon Heinen's in a new segment at the beginning of the show, and music this week is "Wreckage" from The Typical Johnsons!

Episode 63 - The Brew Kettle - Kitka

June 24th, 2019

In the Brew Kettle finale, brewmaster Jack Kephart and VP of Sales & Marketing Justin Kerlin talk about their wildly popular Kitka chocolate coconut milk stout. Afterwards, Jack and Justin take their turn at Between Two Hops! Tune in!

Live From Brewfest Brews Cruise

June 20th, 2019

In this special edition episode, I report live from the Brewfest Waterfront District Brews Cruise. Hear from Aaron from Franklin Brewing Company, Mathias from Avon Brewing Company, Dave from Railroad Brewing Company, Howard from Brewfest Waterfront District and Chris from Bascule Brewery and Public House. Hear what they were pouring and more!