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Transmitting from Salt Lake City, Utah the Crafty Beer Girls consist of Certified Cicerone and Uinta Brewing Company brewer, Lauren Lerch, and her partner-in-crime/friend and professional beer conniosseur, Jenni Shafer. These two astounding women share their experiences and knowledge from the frontlines of the ever growing Utah craft beer scene. You can follow their adventures in this exclusive podcast or read their blog at craftybeergirls.com. Be sure to subscribe and share! PROST!

Crafty Beer Girls Lauren Lerch & Jenni Shafer (Crafty Beer Girls)

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Transmitting from Salt Lake City, Utah the Crafty Beer Girls consist of Certified Cicerone and Uinta Brewing Company brewer, Lauren Lerch, and her partner-in-crime/friend and professional beer conniosseur, Jenni Shafer. These two astounding women share their experiences and knowledge from the frontlines of the ever growing Utah craft beer scene. You can follow their adventures in this exclusive podcast or read their blog at craftybeergirls.com. Be sure to subscribe and share! PROST!

    Episode 10 - Kicking Off 2020 with 2019 Highlights!

    Episode 10 - Kicking Off 2020 with 2019 Highlights!

    As the Crafty Beer Girls prepare for their return in 2020, in this episode they highlight some of their more funnier and informative moments from 2019!

    Coming on Monday, January 27th (sponsored and hosted by Grinder's 13 - Utah's Original Sub Shop since 1973), the Crafty Beer Girls come back to entertain the masses in the Utah craft beer community (and beyond) as they interview Michael Druce, head of the Utah Consumer Coalition.

    The Utah Consumer Coalition is a grassroots alliance of the responsible citizens of Utah who feel that they've been disenfranchised by Utah’s lawmakers and special interest groups when drafting laws that govern the sale of beer in Utah.

    Beginning with the 2020 legislative session, the UCC will be advocating for sensible laws that govern the sale of draft beer in Utah’s restaurants, bars and breweries, allowing for all beer to be dispensed directly into a glass.

    To learn more information and to join their efforts, visit https://utahconsumercoalition.org/

    To learn more about the Crafty Beer Girls, follow their blog at www.craftybeergirls.com and follow them on social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

    To be a part of the Crafty Beer Girls podcast or address your questions, comments or concerns, please write to craftybeergirlsblog@gmail.com!

    Be sure to follow, share and subscribe to this podcast on whatever audio streaming platform you use! Thank you!

    Please remember to drink responsibly and don't drink and drive. Call a cab, call a rideshare or call a friend. Get home safe and protect yourself and those around you. Cheers!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 9 - Wheat Germ Sprinkles

    Episode 9 - Wheat Germ Sprinkles

    In their last podcast for 2019, Lauren Lerch and Jenni Shafer discuss a myriad of beers and beer subjects. Not too mention going off the rails and discussing others things, too. Whatever the case, settle in for some knowledge, some laughs and a plethora of entertainment!

    • 2 hrs 21 min
    Episode 8 - Remember, Remember The 1st Of November

    Episode 8 - Remember, Remember The 1st Of November

    In the most lengthy Crafty Beer Girls Podcasts to date, your hosts, Jenni Shafer and Lauren Lerch, kick things off with an interview involving Jennifer Hamilton. Jennifer (along with her husband Jeff) own and operate Utah's only dedicated hard cider production facility and taphouse, Mountain West Hard Cider. Incidentally, their corporate office conference room, has been a makeshift recording studio for several episodes of the Crafty Beer Girls Podcast.

    During their interview, they dive into a very interesting and insightful conversation regarding the recent changes in Utah beer laws that happened on November 1st. Utah's law on alcohol content has been raised from 4.0% alcohol by volume to 5.0% alcohol by volume. This momentous change has either been loved and embraced OR downright despised by many in the Utah craft beer industry and the Utah craft beer community.

    The girls also sample a host of beers. Including several from the Utah craft beer breweries that took home medals from this year's Great American Beer Festival. Five local breweries took home six medals this year. The most awards won by Utah craft beer breweries since 2014. Those breweries were Shades Brewing (Gold), TF Brewing (Silver), Red Rock Brewing (Silver and Bronze) Squatters Craft Beers (Silver) and Lever Crossing Brewing (Bronze).

    The girls even try a delicious American Wild Ale (snagged by Jenni Shafer during a bike trip she took in New Mexico) from 2019 Great American Beer Festival winner (for Small Brewpub and Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year), Rowley Farmhouse Ales. The beer, entitled "Songs Of Our Own", was a collaboration beer. Here is a detailed description borrowed from Untappd:

    "We've been passionate about brewing spontaneously fermented ales for many years, as this is a process that has not only historical significance, but also carries a degree of romance that cannot be matched via traditional industrial brewing techniques. Songs of Our Own is our first commercial foray into spontaneous fermentation, and was completed with the help of the kind folks at 12 West Brewing Company in Mesa, Arizona. We were fortunate enough to have them come up to Santa Fe with their mobile coolship in early 2018. It is the first commercially produced coolship inoculated beer brewed in the state of New Mexico. We aren't calling this a Méthode Traditionnelle beer by any stretch, but simply a start to what we hope to be an annual tradition of local spontaneous fermentations for us. After 16 months of aging in wine barrels, this beer underwent additional refermentation in the barrel with tangerines, and was finished in 750 mL bottles with local wildflower honey. We are happy to release this as our 3rd anniversary beer, and hope you enjoy it as much as we have waiting for it to come around."

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 7 - Edge Of The World

    Episode 7 - Edge Of The World

    In this edition of the Crafty Beer Girls Podcast, Jenni Shafer and Lauren Lerch, discuss a myriad of stuff and things. From their sampling of an Odell Brewing Company beer, to enjoying Cow Tales while "smoking" Stallion candy cigarettes, to Lauren's storytelling of her recent trip to the midwest and visiting Leinenkugel Brewing Company and the Leinie Lodge, to Jenni sharing an adventure in Sedona, Arizona and an interesting visit to the Utah/Arizona border towns of Hildale, Utah and Colorado City, Arizona. While there, she paid a visit to a nano brewery called "Edge Of The World" in the heart of the formerly dominated FLDS towns once ruled by polygamist prophet, Warren Jeffs. It's another engrossing episode for your listening pleasure! Cheers!

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 6 - Alliteration Nation

    Episode 6 - Alliteration Nation

    In this episode of the Crafty Beer Girls Podcast, Certified Cicerone®, Lauren Lerch, and Certified Alcoholic®, Jenni Shafer, transmit on location from the new Strap Tank Brewery location in Lehi, Utah. They have a hilarious and insightful conversation with Strap Tank Head Brewer, Shawn Smith, and Brewer, Julie Shuler.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Episode 5 - I Will Drink With You

    Episode 5 - I Will Drink With You

    In this episode of the Craft Beer Girls, Jenni Shafer and Lauren Lerch discuss beer cocktails while Jenni actually prepares one. Enjoy Jenni making a Gose-A-Rita while talking about ingredients and bitters. We then hear from Lauren as she shares travel tips of what to do when visiting breweries outside of your home state. We're even entertained by Jenni's storytelling of "Normal" Jenni and "Party" Jenni. As an added bonus, we're given an impromptu performance of a Sarah McLachlan hit as Lauren serenades Jenni.

    • 59 min

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