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Are you a craft beer fanatic who wants to get up-close-and-personal with Chicago’s leading brewers and beer experts? Or maybe you are intrigued by craft beer but never know what to order when your friends bring you to a brewery? Whether you are curious what all the hype is about, want to feel confident about expanding your beer palate, or are a self-proclaimed beer nerd, this podcast is for you!Welcome to Brew Study, a culture podcast highlighting the Chicago craft beer scene. I bring head brewers and other beer experts on the show to share their stories, passions, and fun facts, as well as teach us about a featured style of beer each week. From them we learn breweries are much more than places to drink great beer. Whether they are involved and charitable in their communities, hubs for organized social activities, or a home for hounds, each brewery has its own unique mission and style. Every few episodes, I invite an “emerging craft beer drinker” on a "Big Beer Adventure" to document their first experiences with new styles of craft beer. I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as I enjoyed making it. Cheers! Written and produced by Karlee SolokoMusic and sound production by Andrea Soloko

Brew Study Karlee

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 10 Ratings

Are you a craft beer fanatic who wants to get up-close-and-personal with Chicago’s leading brewers and beer experts? Or maybe you are intrigued by craft beer but never know what to order when your friends bring you to a brewery? Whether you are curious what all the hype is about, want to feel confident about expanding your beer palate, or are a self-proclaimed beer nerd, this podcast is for you!Welcome to Brew Study, a culture podcast highlighting the Chicago craft beer scene. I bring head brewers and other beer experts on the show to share their stories, passions, and fun facts, as well as teach us about a featured style of beer each week. From them we learn breweries are much more than places to drink great beer. Whether they are involved and charitable in their communities, hubs for organized social activities, or a home for hounds, each brewery has its own unique mission and style. Every few episodes, I invite an “emerging craft beer drinker” on a "Big Beer Adventure" to document their first experiences with new styles of craft beer. I hope you enjoy listening to this podcast as much as I enjoyed making it. Cheers! Written and produced by Karlee SolokoMusic and sound production by Andrea Soloko

    Ep. 8 SEASON FINALE Mary Nowak from Lagunitas Brewing Company Represents the IPA

    Ep. 8 SEASON FINALE Mary Nowak from Lagunitas Brewing Company Represents the IPA

    Mary Nowak, Head of International Brewing at Lagunitas Brewing Company, joins us for the season one finale.  Mary helped build the Chicago location from the ground up, made her way onto the Crain's Chicago 40 Under 40 list, and is now spreading the joy...

    • 47 min
    Ep. 7 Will Galaspy of Burning Bush Brewery Delineates the Weizenbock

    Ep. 7 Will Galaspy of Burning Bush Brewery Delineates the Weizenbock

    Will Galaspy, Head Brewmaster at Burning Bush Brewery, has traveled the country brewing beer.  He shares some favorite memories of the past, the feeling of being overwhelmed at the positive response from the community since opening the new brewery, and...

    • 24 min
    Ep. 6 Karl Rutherford from Twisted Hippo Taproom and Eatery Defines the Saison

    Ep. 6 Karl Rutherford from Twisted Hippo Taproom and Eatery Defines the Saison

    Karl Rutherford is the Co-owner and Brewery Director of Twisted Hippo Taproom and Eatery where patrons can "embrace their strange."  Karl details us about his childhood escape routine, all-inclusive pricing, and creating a space where everyone feels...

    • 30 min
    Ep. 5 Roberta Kruszewski's Big Beer Adventure

    Ep. 5 Roberta Kruszewski's Big Beer Adventure

    Welcome to our first Big Beer Adventure, where were take an "emerging craft beer drinker" and ask her to be adventurous in trying styles of craft beer that are typically unfamiliar to her.  With her expert guide, Roberta samples the Pilsner, Mild Ale,...

    • 33 min
    Ep. 4 Aaron Dahl of Alarmist Brewing & Taproom Features the Pilsner

    Ep. 4 Aaron Dahl of Alarmist Brewing & Taproom Features the Pilsner

    Aaron Dahl is the Head Brewer and Employee of the Month every month at Alarmist Brewing & Taproom.  He joins me to relate how a positive attitude is key, describes "beer on cask", and talks about squashing the fear that holds us back from doing what...

    • 32 min
    Ep. 3 Trevor Rose-Hamblin from Old Irving Brewing Co. Details the Kölsch Style of Craft Beer

    Ep. 3 Trevor Rose-Hamblin from Old Irving Brewing Co. Details the Kölsch Style of Craft Beer

    Trevor, Co-Founder and Head Brewer at Old Irving Brewing Company, discusses spreading mental health awareness, the surreal experience of winning first place at the Great American Beer Festival, plans to expand the brewery, and a little history of the...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

ajfromphx ,

Makes me thirsty :)

Easy to listen to and fun conversations that always put me in the mood to try and savor a new brew. Great work!

aherrerahord ,

Highly Recommend Brew Study

Great content. Great peeps. Loving this podcast. Really learning a lot more about beer styles and learning about great brewers and breweries.

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