Monthly Archives: July 2019

Pubcast 322 – Vacation Beers – Indiana & Ohio 6-pack

We haven’t recorded a show for a couple of weeks as The Brit was off on his summer vacation. Travelling by car provides the option to collect some brews along the way and this trip was no exception.  In this show we sample a 6-pack of brews from Indiana and Ohio.

Our panel comprises co-host Chuck Fort from Church Street Brewing, John Bittermann, Illinois beer historian and breweriana collector, and head brewer from Church Street, TJ Buchorz.  TJ has some breaking news about his career and where he is moving on to. We had some technical difficulties with a bad mic cable that comes and goes, so TJ sounds like he’s far away, so bear with us!!

There’s a lesson in hops and the types for different aspects of the beer flavors, what are esters, and an announcement about a future brewery collaboration. We’ve got a lot of beer and brewing chat and hopefully you can sit with your favorite tipple and enjoy the show!
Stick around for the Bonus Beer discussion and hear TJ tell us his thoughts on where we are today with the  craft beer industry!

Our 6-pack comprise the following beers:

Daredevil Brewing Co, Indianapolis IN, Vacation Kolsch-style Ale, 5.0% ABV
Rhinegeist Brewing, Cincinnatti OH, Bubbles Rose Ale, Fruited Ale, 6.2% ABV
Fatheads Brewing, Middleburg Heights OH, Headhunter IPA, 7.5% ABV
Triton Brewing, Fort Harrison Indianapolis IN, Rail Splitter IPA, 7.0% ABV
Taxman Brewing, Bargersville IN, Deduction, Belgian Dubbel, 8.0% ABV
Taxman Brewing, Bargersville IN, Qualified, Belgian Quadrupel, 9.5% ABV

Bonus Beer:
Quaff On Brewing, Busted Knuckle, Robust Porter, 7.2% ABV

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Pubcast 321 – Sunday at Sew Hop’d

This past Sunday we headed out to Huntley IL and a brewery that has only been open for just over 2 months, Sew Hop’d. The Yankee, Mike ‘Lingo’ Lingafelter and  The Brit, Phil Clark visited with the Sew Hop’d team of Tap Room Manager Katie Hofman, Brand Manager Scott Busam, and brewer Doug Vandewalker and on a hot, sultry Sunday morning discovered what makes this brewery somewhat unique, at least in terms of the building it is located in.

Situated in half of the Union Sewing Machine factory, and the old Borden Dairy factory, these guys are taking small steps to build a very local and well-patronized tap room, producing some classic and solid brews. And behind the operations side, the owners love of good, fresh beer has provided the foundation for a great addition to the Illinois brewing scene.

It’s a sultry Sunday morning chat, and just another great brewery to visit. Here’s the beers we sampled…

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