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Craft Beer and brewery reviews, mixed with a little pub chat from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Landlord Phil Clark (The Brit), and co-hosts, Chuck Fort (head brewer at Church Street Brewing), and Ken McMullen (head brewer at Hopvine Brewing). Nominated for 2007 and 2016 Podcast Awards, we podcast for the love of beer!
 
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We head to two more breweries for part 2 of our 4th Annual Barleywine Classic, to get the brewers to taste and comment on the brews we have selected. This time it's Alex Drayer from D and G Brewing who gets to try a barrel-aged offering from The Forge Brewhouse, who he did a collaboration with last year. Then it's back to Milk Money Brewing, where …
 
The Brit loves a good Barleywine, and since 2017, we've held an annual get-together to taste and chat about this classic style. Over each year, Barleywines are collected from any brewery that has one, with no particular connection other than we try to focus on Illinois. Our the last celebration was held back in January 2020 at Riverlands Brewing, a…
 
At last we could get out to record a show in-person with the lifting of some restrictions, here in Illinois. We still followed distancing guidelines and this edition has The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen (@Hopvine Brewing Company) in the same room, but also apart from our guest, Head Brewer, Erik Pizer. We finally got our chance to visit newly open…
 
In this show, we are welcoming back to the pub our pinch-hitter co-host, Chuck Fort, who is head brewer for Church Street Brewing in Itasca, IL. Illinois has opened up for restricted capacity so we take advantage of this and get Chuck into the pub to help taste and chat with an old friend of the pubcast. Back in October 2019 we first talked with Ke…
 
Our final episode in this series takes us 10 miles west of Boise to Nampa ID, and a brewery that has helped revitalize the downtown area, and restored one of the oldest buildings to be a great community meeting place. 2C Family Brewing holds a special place in the heart of our roving correspondent, Mark Naski, as they have collaborated with our own…
 
We get two Scandinavian's for the price of one on this edition...well, at least one who was born there, and one who has Swedish descent! It's the latter we are focusing on in Part 4 of our Idaho brewery series, as we meet up with Jerry Larson who is the driving force behind Mad Swede Brewing. The beer we are sampling is perfect for the colder weath…
 
Ram Brewery has been around for many years, and has come and gone in the Chicago-land area. Yet in Boise ID they are thriving with 2 locations, and award-winning brewers. Jake Talbot is head brewer at the east side site, and brews a Kolsch that has claimed a couple of those awards. We got sent a crowler of this classic style, zoomed in with Mark Na…
 
Next up in our short series of interviews with brewers from Boise ID, is Sean Pletcher from Clairvoyant Brewing. Our chum and co-host for these shows is beer aficionado Mark Naski, who sent us the beer samples. Clairvoyant is a great neighborhood local, and our sample is a vanilla Russian Imperial Stout that challenges the 10.2 ABV and drinks much …
 
We have a series of 5 interviews for this pubcast, and as usual there is an accompanying video on our YouTube Channel. It's a Zoom trip to Idaho to sample some brews that our chum, Mark Naski sent us. He arranged for us to talk to all the brewers, and we had a great time chatting over Zoom. First up is Bryan Garcia-Brown from Edge Brewing, and we h…
 
Our first pod/vid-cast of the year is an extended interview with FOBAB medal winner Larry Hough from Soundgrowler Brewing Co. in Tinley Park. We recorded this just after Thanksgiving but reserved it for release in the New Year. Love his beers, and we find out all about them in this Zoom-recording. We'll also put this out as an audio edition! Cheers…
 
Despite the current Covid problems, Josh Grubbs is pushing forward with getting his taproom ready to open in 2021. Black Lung Brewing Company is currently producing their beers out of the Zumbier space in Waukegan, but Josh has big plans for his own space in Round Lake Beach and a Kickstarter fund running to help him. Join The Brit and Ken McMullen…
 
Just like corner taverns, small craft breweries are key communal locations for some neighborhoods, even more so in these days of social distancing and closed bars. Side Lot Brewery in Wauconda IL is one of these craft breweries, who under the guidance of owner/brewer Phil Castello, continues to produce a variety of great style offerings, and has ad…
 
In this episode, our crack team of brewers and The Brit provide some suggestions on beer styles to try during the colder months. Head brewers from Hopvine, Church Street, and Riverlands breweries join Phil in a discussion about what they are drinking. Also, malt samples and how they turn into new beers, It's 3 brewers, 3 Covid hair-styles, and 8 be…
 
In Byron IL, nestled beside the Rock River is a brewery that pays homage to a cow with long hair! The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen are virtually visiting Hairy Cow Brewing, and a chat with brewer Jon Lambert. We have samples of their beer to taste and chat about, while Jon is seated in his brewery and talks about his journey into professional brew…
 
"We head south for this edition and a visit to Homewood IL, where three amigos head up Rabid Brewing. Tobias, Raiye, and Max sit down with The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen to talk about their beers, which we sample of course, and all things Rabid. One of the brews has a controversial name to some, but we all decide those folks need to chill and dr…
 
"We had a great Zoom call with the lads from new brewery Liquid Love, so we decided to post the video on our YouTube channel and the audio as a podcast! Jon, Matt, and Joe settled down with a few brews in their new permanent location in Buffalo Grove, and talked with The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen about their beers, their brewing history, and th…
 
"This edition is the extended audio podcast that continues the conversation with Tom Beckmann, owner and brewmaster at Goldfinger Brewing in Downers Grove, IL. In the video, now available on our YouTube channel, we found out from Tom and his wife Alison how they came to re-purpose a building in the east side of town, and turned it into a 15-barrel …
 
"This edition expands on our YouTube Hops Outside episode, and continues on the conversation with Church Street's head brewer, Chuck Fort, and marketing manager, Jace Rhea. Joining the Brit, is co-host and Hopvine brewer, Ken McMullen. This is another Zoom audio edition, so bear with us on the sound as it relies on the participants mic quality whic…
 
"This is our first Zoom conference video-audio podcast! And what better than to spotlight on one of the newest breweries in the Chicago area, and a visit with Art History Brewing in Geneva, IL. Yesterday we released our video interview and tour of the location, and in this podcast we have the audio from that, plus the extended interview with head b…
 
"It's Brother Chimp Brewing in the house, as we welcome Steve Newman and Jessica Voigt to the pub studio. They bring samples of their Irish Red and Irish Dry Stout which we are putting up against Church Street's Crimson Clover, and Buffalo Creek's Burning Red, plus two classic Irish stouts. And all this goes to show that not all beer will be green …
 
"Continuing our periodic series of podcasts of Illinois farm-to-breweries, The Brit and Ken McMullen head west on I-88 to Rochelle IL, where they visit Kennay Farms Distillery and Brewery. This is a step into the unknown for the team as the craft beer aspect plays second fiddle to the distilling operation, but as they brew craft beer as well, we ma…
 
"It's a visit to the latest of the breweries to open in the Fox Valley area, 93 Octane in St. Charles. The Brit heads over to the taproom and chats at the bar with head brewer Nick 'Wiz' Wisniewski and brewery director, Chris Peckat. We find out that their tap population has rapidly expanded since they opened their doors in November, and there are …
 
"Our annual barleywine show and this time we coincide with our collaboration release with Riverlands Brewing and Hopvine Brewing of our English Barleywine, A Wicked Googly. We have guest brewers Steve Kamp and Dan Rosenberg from Evil Horse and MyGrain Brewing, pplus Riverlands brewers Eric Bramwell and Dave Marck. Co-hosts are Hopvine's Ken McMulle…
 
"The podcast is starting out 2020 with a bang with the year's first brewery recording and what a superstar bumper edition we have in store!! One of the brewery teams that we've long admired are the husband and wife team of Brandon and Amanda Wright, and the excellent brewing powerhouse that is Werk Force. This week we got that chance, and Ken McMul…
 
"We have a special edition for the first show of 2020, and the podcast crew of The Brit, Ken McMullen and Chuck Fort welcome a trio of craft beer media chums when the Midwest Brew Review lads visit the pub studios. MBR is Matt Psenika, Bill Nauss, and Brian Nauss and their video channel is available on YouTube. Each panelist brings along a brew of …
 
"It's our last visit to a brewery for 2019, and The Brit and Ken McMullen once again head west to Lena IL, and sit down with Nate and Penny Peterson who are the owners and operators of Wishful Acres Farm and Brewery. It's another friendly, community brewery that has suddenly become the focus as a weekend watering hole visit for a lot of the heartla…
 
"How many collectors have 20 and 30 year old bottles of brewin their cellars? Mike Seaman over at Broken Brix in St.Charles does, and he invited the podcast crew to the taproom to pass our arbitrary opinions on how well they aged. It was a mixed bag of flavors from moldy to oxidized to fantastic with classic brew from the UK and Belgium that have a…
 
"It's a trip out to Freeport IL this week, and we visit with Steven Winter, brewmaster and co-owner of Generations Brewing. Steven hosted The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen in the taproom of the custom-built brewery, which is only 90 minutes from the Chicago area, and presents them with some great brews to sample, including a very unique barrel-aged…
 
"As Thanksgiving hit this week we didn't get to record a full show, so it's an opportunity to have our pub panel tell you about a couple of breweries from Boise Idaho. When Mark naski hits town he aways brings some goodies for us from that area and this time we have a Barbarian and Mad Swede trio. It's a quick show, and we recorded this at the end …
 
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