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We bring you all the latest in Craft Beer from the local Cincinnati Community, via the voices of the owners, the brewers, and the drinkers that make it all come together. Beer releases, events, tappings and the daily happenings all make up a show unlike anything else!

Cincy Brewcast The Gnarly Gnome

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    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

We bring you all the latest in Craft Beer from the local Cincinnati Community, via the voices of the owners, the brewers, and the drinkers that make it all come together. Beer releases, events, tappings and the daily happenings all make up a show unlike anything else!

    Don't Call It A Gateway... Beer.

    Don't Call It A Gateway... Beer.

    I hate the term gateway beer, because it makes it seem like you should only be drinking these beers as a way “in” to something “better” – and as we see in this episode, some of these are still pretty tasty, and some of them still deserve our respect.







    This episode is a little bit different than a normal episode of Cincy Brewcast – I met up with Marco, and we hit up a very… different type of location for the show. We drank a few beers that you might not have dove into in recent time… and had a blast doing it.







    Guests This Episode







    * Marco Penilla – Cellar Dweller







    From The Beer Fridge







    * Guinness – Irish Stout* Killian’s – Irish Red* Blue Moon – Belgian Style Wit

    • 50 min
    A Listermann Brewing Company Rebirth

    A Listermann Brewing Company Rebirth

    It’s been quite a few years since Listermann Brewing Company opened their doors, and as they prepare for their 13th anniversary party, it seems like it might be a good time to sit down with them and talk about the road that they’ve travelled to get here. In the last year or so there have been a lot of changes around the brewery, which opens up a great topic of who they are today. What defines the Listermann personality? We explored it all, from the beer to the people to all the little things that come in the middle.







    Listermann is never done evolving, and I’m thrilled that we get the chance to be along for that ride.







    Guests This Episode







    * Dan Listermann – Owner* Matthew Daniel – Head Brewer* Abby Bricking – Taproom Manager* Jessica Gorman – Head of Marketing* Jon Vollman – General Manager







    From The Beer Fridge







    * Listermann Brewing Company – Sotto Basement Lager







    Show Links







    * Listermann – Facebook* Listermann – Twitter* Listermann – Instagram

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Grainworks, A Long Awaited Visit And The Path That Got Them Here Today.

    Grainworks, A Long Awaited Visit And The Path That Got Them Here Today.

    When I tell you that I have been waiting to do this show for the last four years – I’m not making that up. They are getting ready to celebrate their fourth anniversary, and this is the first “official” show that we’ve done together… it’s been a long time coming.







    This episode goes through it all, Brian McGinnis is the head brewer and co-founder of Grainworks and we started with his road through starting as a homebrewer all the way to where they are today as a growing craft brewery.







    We explored their actual growth itself – with their recent taproom expansion and how it helped them survive through Covid last year.







    Of course… we drank a few beers, too. Brother James and Katie Albers walked us through not just some of the fun new stuff that they’re cranking out currently – but how it all fits into the current landscape of craft beer across the region.







    This is a great one!







    Guests This Episode







    * Brian McGinnis – Co-Founder and Brewer* James (Brother James) Czar –  Manager of Sales and Education* Katie Albers – Hop Hustler (Southern territory sales rep)







    From The Beer Fridge







    * Grainworks – Oktoberfest* Grainworks – Sunrise* Grainworks – Scottish Mists* Grainworks – Misty Mountains

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Foltz, Warped Wing Anniversary Parties, And Hamilton Ohio!

    Foltz, Warped Wing Anniversary Parties, And Hamilton Ohio!

    This week is a big one for the folks out at the Casual Pint in Hamilton, and as you know from how many times I’ve found myself recording shows out in Hamilton in the last few months – I’m in love with the city and how hard it’s working to turn their downtown area into a destination for folks all across Cincinnati.







    If you do the math – it means I’m thrilled to get back out and record at Casual Pint during their anniversary celebration!







    The Cincinnati beer news has had plenty of big things happening, with the biggest for me probably being the word finally hitting the streets that Warped Wing is about to open up a new location in Mason. I sat down with Casual Pint’s Andy Foltz (you remember that guy, right?) and we talked about not just their celebration, but dove in deep to the Warped Wing news, too. The conversation quickly moved into some of the other “outside breweries” that we’ve seen come into town, and what makes non-cincy breweries become part of the scene or not.







    It’s a big conversation that I can guarantee we aren’t done having on the Brewcast!







    Guests This Episode







    * Andy Foltz – Casual Pint, Hamilton







    From The Beer Fridge







    * Christian Moerlein – Wootz, Oktoberfest* Sonder – Strawberry, Jalapeño Record Hop







    Show Links







    * Volume 7, Episode 14 – This Pint Is Casual, And This Episode Is Awesome! Hamilton, Again!

    • 57 min
    N.E.W. Ales, Changed Plans... And Better Because Of It?

    N.E.W. Ales, Changed Plans... And Better Because Of It?

    When we last sat down with the folks at Middletown’s N.E.W. Ales it was March of 2020. The brewery was brand new, excited for the future, and they had big plans on running their nano brewery as a production only space for the near future. I don’t want to spoil anything if you just woke up from a coma, but 2020 was pretty messed up.







    Everything changed.







    N.E.W. Ales was forced to very quickly do something that craft breweries have proven to be great at – adapt. The brewery started doing beer to go, and then put together a fantastic outdoor beer garden, and then a small taproom in their space. When I say small, I’m not just exaggerating – it’s tiny – but that’s part of their magic.







    This week we sat down, had a few beers and talked about what makes it all work. How do you shift with things when you’re that new? They’ve handled all of these changes better than a lot of folks would have anticipated them to – and the beer that they’re putting out is great, too.







    It’s certainly worthy of a long conversation!







    Guests This Episode







    * Beth O’Harra – N.E.W Ales* Nikki Heupel – N.E.W Ales* Wes Heupel – N.E.W Ales







    From The Beer Fridge







    * N.E.W. Ales – Wonder Twins, Powers Unite* N.E.W. Ales – Still Not As Bitter As Your Ex

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Cartridge Brewing And The Beer Experience

    Cartridge Brewing And The Beer Experience

    Craft beer isn’t just about what’s in your glass – I’ve spent a lot of time trying to get that point across. That’s sort of the focus of this week’s episode of Cincy Brewcast, too. I say sort of because it was a last minute show addition after a (very justified) cancellation from Braxton this week (Huge congrats to Evan Rouse and his wife on the addition of their baby girl to their family – it warms my heart to think of those two as parents!).







    The folks at Cartridge were kind enough to drop what they were doing and invite me over to the brewery for an episode of the Brewcast (they even treated me to dinner, and sent my wife some beer home too… they know how to keep peace in my house just as much as they know how to create a beautiful brewery experience!)







    What makes drinking craft beer so amazing, if it’s not just about what’s in your glass? We dive in deep, drink a few beers and talk about the beer experience that we all love!







    Guests This Episode







    * Kyle Hackbarth – Cartridge Brewing Company* Lindsey Hackbarth – Cartridge Brewing Company* Adam Mills – Head Brewer, Cartridge Brewing Company







    From The Beer Fridge







    * Cartridge Brewing Company – Airborne* Cartridge Brewing Company – Drop Zone* Cartridge Brewing Company – Escape* Cartridge Brewing Company – Fuse (Passion Fruit)* Cartridge Brewing Company – Prost

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

RKoney ,

The Gnome knows

I look forward to every episode so that I can plan a visit to the Brewery featured. The Gnome gives great insight about the different beers and their breweries. Keep up the great job!
RK

Swhitey22 ,

Truly the “voice” of Cincy Craft Beer

The time and effort required to keep up with a weekly podcast is massive, but Cincy Brewcast delivers - even during a pandemic! The Gnarly Gnome guides you through the Cincinnati Craft Beer scene by going straight to the source. From visits to breweries, to key figures within the Craft Beer industry, to being on-site and live during major events - this podcast delivers. Do yourself a favor and subscribe now!

JDoodle2011 ,

Great podcast

Met these guys at Dogberry, checked their podcast, and burned through 2 episodes already. They’re very aware of the beer scene, and have a genuine love for the industry!

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