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Co-hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek from Farrell Distributing talk beer, trends, and industry news with local, national and international breweries. Co-Produced by the Burlington Free Press and Farrell Distributing.

It's the Beer Talking Farrell Distributing and Burlington Free Press

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

Co-hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek from Farrell Distributing talk beer, trends, and industry news with local, national and international breweries. Co-Produced by the Burlington Free Press and Farrell Distributing.

    Ep. 4.06 - 14th Star Brewing

    Ep. 4.06 - 14th Star Brewing

    At your service: Military veterans Steve Gagner and Matt Kehaya deploy righteous beer, and enlisted Brewmaster Dan Sartwell to expand and improve the payload. They're based in St. Albans, Vermont — and find common cause with several regional charities.
    Beer Talkin' co-hosts Jeff Baker and Jason Strempek, as always, keep the peace.

    • 47 min
    Ep. 4.05 Zero Gravity pairs with Big-time Music

    Ep. 4.05 Zero Gravity pairs with Big-time Music

    Which came first: Beer or Music? Matt Wilson, co-founder of Zero Gravity Craft Brewery in Burlington, VT, talks about the company's musical connections with Chelsea Lafayette, managing director of the Burlington Discover Jazz Festival.
    What's in the Fridge: Zero Gravity's "Bob White" (a Whitbier, ABV 5.0 percent) and ZG "Keller," (dry-hopped lager, ABV 4.9 percent)

    • 32 min
    Ep. 4.04 Promote The Brew

    Ep. 4.04 Promote The Brew

    "Promote the Brew" podcaster Steve Schmidt joins Jeff & Jason for a dive into logos, branding, design and shelf-appeal.

    • 36 min
    Ep. 4.03 "Work is the Curse of the Brewing Class"

    Ep. 4.03 "Work is the Curse of the Brewing Class"

    What is beer, anyway? Why does it pair well with ponderous thoughts?
    Jeff Baker hosts fellow philosophers Tyler Doggett (who actually teaches philosophy at University of Vermont) and Kenny Richards (who thoughtfully produces ginger beers at Halyard Brewing) in a mostly coherent quest for some answers.

    What's in the Fridge: 
    Baker is joined by co-host (and fellow heavy thinker) Jason Strempek for some warm-weather elixirs, including lemon-heavy Del's Shandy from Rhode Island-based Narrangansett Beer (4.7 percent ABV); Pink Lemonade Shandy (4.4 percent ABV) by UFO Beers; and Volcano Juice (4.1 percent ABV) from South Burlington-based Halyard Brewing.
    Think responsibly!

    • 54 min
    Ep. 4.02 - Make the Cut 2018

    Ep. 4.02 - Make the Cut 2018

    Jason from the Beverage Warehouse of Vermont and Make the Cut finalists met with It's the Beer Talking. Make the Cut Homebrew Challenge is an annual competition that was created by the Beverage Warehouse of Vermont and 14th Star Brewing Co.

    • 53 min
    Ep. 4.01 - Lincoln Peak Vineyard & Stonecutter Spirits

    Ep. 4.01 - Lincoln Peak Vineyard & Stonecutter Spirits

    We met with Lincoln Peak Vineyard and Stonecutter Spirits, tried award-winning products, and learned how each business started.

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Reaper4507 ,

Beer Talk, try not to like it!

OK, so I love beer. There I said it. Also, other hobbies include sound production.

I think this podcast has very useful, concise info regarding multiple styles of beer. Their fully involved, yet illuminating reviews of coffee tinged beers, was masterful.

However, the sound levels are all over the map. The primary host is exemplary. He knows when to speak and when not to. He really has mastered the Podcast "Voice".

My problem lies with this, Jason Strempek. He has the voice, and the looks of a good to great podcast partner. My issue with him is that he disrupts the sound levels each time he speaks on the podcast. I suspect that he has a lot of body hair. This will often times mute or alter his voice. Sometimes to his detriment. He clearly knows his stuff, but his voice is being squandered.

EricaVTSays ,

That woman at the beginning.....

I don't know if they changed this, but one of the reasons I couldn't get into this show was that woman at the beginning saying "welcome to It's the Beer Talking." She sounds like she has a fake southern accent, or is trying to sound like she has a northern Vermont twang. Stop it. We don't all sound like that. It's irritating and offensive.

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