9 episodes

Host Brad Gordon talks to brewers, distributors, and others in the Manitoba brewing industry. The Beercast searches out locally brewed beer, with the aim of helping enthusiasts throughout the province get their hands on the beer they love.

Manitoba Beercast Brad Gordon

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

Host Brad Gordon talks to brewers, distributors, and others in the Manitoba brewing industry. The Beercast searches out locally brewed beer, with the aim of helping enthusiasts throughout the province get their hands on the beer they love.

    Beercast 008 – Industry Crossroads

    Beercast 008 – Industry Crossroads

    Stone Angel Brewing closes with a St. Paddy's Day send-off.  The Manitoba brewing industry may lose more players, as sales plateau and some drinkers shift their tastes downwards.  Bob and Doug McKenzie sell out to national lobby group Beer Canada, to help fight the smallest tax increase in decades.  Cody Lobreau, the Beercrank, drops by to discuss saisons in a somewhat messy tasting session.



    Follow us on twitter at @mbbeercast.  Our email is beerme@manitobabeercast.com.  The web site is manitobabeercast.com.

    • 31 min
    Beercast 007 -Tasting rooms are now just small bars

    Beercast 007 -Tasting rooms are now just small bars

    Around 4:30 pm on September 1, 2023, the Liquor, Gaming and Cannabis Authority of Manitoba sent out one torpedo of an email to every taproom in the Brewery industry in this province:  You're all classified as age restricted.  In two weeks time, you can't have kids in your establishments.



    The timing was funky, the rule changes essentially an act of passive aggression.  Those breweries who had built reputations as family-friendly establishments now have two weeks to plead their case to be rated with general licence, like your neighborhood eatery.



    In any case, Brad rants and moves the cast into "Explicit" territory with a few well placed profanities.



    Read the Free Press story:



    https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/food/2023/09/01/liquor-licence-changes-prioritize-reducing-risk-of-selling-serving-to-minors

    • 15 min
    Beercast 006 – Who’s a Good Sport?

    Beercast 006 – Who’s a Good Sport?

    ...and we're back!



    Today the Beercast finds that the beer choices at certain sports venue aren't what they could be...but one team as gone "all in" on local brews.  Andrew Collier of the Winnipeg Goldeyes (www.goldeyes.com) talks about how the club decided to feature nothing but draft and cans brewed in Manitoba.  He talks about their Craft Beer Corner, Craft Beer Voucher program (5 beer, 5 ticket vouchers for 95 bucks) and their upcoming Ballpark Brewfest at the park, July 22.  Plus thoughts on the current state of relations between other local sports teams and local brewers, on beer festivals, and the baseball cap gets doffed to Manitoba brewers who took home national awards this past month. All this in the time it takes to ride the bus back from the game.



    BTW, this summer I'm looking for a Manitoba beer that can replace that Big Corporate Beer in your in-laws' cooler.  To be honest, the Beercast wants to debate whether local producers should even try.  Touch base at @mbbeercast on twitter (before it dissolves), or send your thoughts to beerme@manitobabeercast.com.  No prizes on this one...just hoping to fan the flames on this question.

    • 17 min
    Beercast 005 – Fort Garry Brewing

    Beercast 005 – Fort Garry Brewing

    Scott Shupeniuk of Fort Garry Brewing joins the Beercast for a primer on the company's past, present, and post-COVID plans.  Manitoba Liquor Mart's website search function gets the nod in this episode's "Beer in the Wild" survival tools edition.



    Follow us on twitter at @mbbeercast.  Our email is beerme@manitobabeercast.com.  The web site is manitobabeercast.com.

    • 21 min
    Beercast 004 – The Return of the Taprooms

    Beercast 004 – The Return of the Taprooms

    Spring 2021 sees the return of Manitoba brewery taprooms, as the Liquor, Gaming & Cannabis Authority will allow them to re-open.  However they have to play by the same rules as restaurants and beverage rooms.



    We quickly rip through the rules (prepare to have dinner at the taproom).



    Also, hats off to Devil May Care for their blog post, where they apologize for dissing pilsners all this time, and launch Brightwater New Zealand Pilsner.



    Follow us on twitter at @mbbeercast.  Our email is beerme@manitobabeercast.com.  The web site is manitobabeercast.com.



     

    • 7 min
    Manitoba Beercast

    Manitoba Beercast

    Episode 3 of the Beercast features an interview with Cody Lobreau of beercrank.ca.



    Cody started reviewing the beers at his local Liquor Mart in the golden age of blogging, and the Beercrank continues to be a great resource for Beerheads.  (It also features the best section on the web for non-alcoholic brews).



    The episode also features a quick squint at the re-opening of two breweries in Winnipeg under the Manitoba government's restaurant regulations.  Also, Brad sings the praises of Half Pints' classic coffee beer, Stir Stick Stout.

    Follow us on twitter at @mbbeercast.  Our email is beerme@manitobabeercast.com.  The web site is manitobabeercast.com.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

JenniAP ,

This may turn me into a beer drinker yet!

Fun podcast with a solid knowledge of our local watering holes! Looking forward to more episodes!

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