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Kentucky Commons Podcast is a food and beverage podcast from the organizers who brought you Louisville Ale Trail and Louisville Beer Week. Learn more about us at www.louisvillealetrail.com

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Kentucky Commons Podcast Kentucky Commons Podcast

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    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Kentucky Commons Podcast is a food and beverage podcast from the organizers who brought you Louisville Ale Trail and Louisville Beer Week. Learn more about us at www.louisvillealetrail.com

Looking for additional video content? Subscribe to our YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/@louisvillealetrail

    Mike Abel (Fork + Ale House)

    Mike Abel (Fork + Ale House)

    What do one of Louisville’s oldest breweries, Great Flood Brewing, and one of Carmel Indiana’s finest breweries have in common? They both have had the pleasure of this week's guest, Mike Abel, (Head Brewer, Fork + Ale House, Cellarman, Ash & Elm) gracing their taprooms.

    Known for his quick wit and unquenchable thirst for beer knowledge Mike has built a thriving career across multiple cities. In this conversation we discuss current trends in beer and cider, how to plan a day trip in #Indy, and some interesting topics in health and music!

    It was an absolute pleasure having Mike on the show and we hope that you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.


    Make sure to go and try all of Mike's great beers next time you are up Carmel way. (https://forkalehouse.com/)


    Featured Beers:
    Hefeweizen (Fork + Ale House)
    El Camino, Habanero, Mango Cider (Ash & Elm Cidery)
    Winter Wee Heavy (Fork + Ale House)
    Hopping Hound IPA (Fork + Ale House)

    Curious about Underberg? Ask your bartender for one, or visit ⁠www.underbergamerica.com⁠
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    • 1 hr 32 min
    Corey & Danielle Wood (Elixir Kombucha)

    Corey & Danielle Wood (Elixir Kombucha)

    After drinking all the Louisville Beer during Louisville Beer Week, the guys were incredibly excited to take a “booch’ break” this episode with the incredible duo that is Corey and Danielle Wood, owners and founders of Elixir Kombucha.

    We got the rundown on their recent growth into their new production home, the story of how Corey’s kombucha-loving aunt launched them on their journey, and got very up close and personal with a big chunk of actual SCOBY skin (stay tuned to the end for tasting notes…yeah), and even helped Elixir up its brand game with the selection of the new OFFICIAL Elixir mascot. 



    Featured Beverages:


    Mad Elf, Grand Cru – TRÖEGS Independent Brewing
    NKD LDY Non-Alcoholic Whiskey

    Curious about Underberg? Ask your bartender for one, or visit ⁠www.underbergamerica.com⁠. 

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Louisville Beer For All (Louisville Beer Week 2023)

    Louisville Beer For All (Louisville Beer Week 2023)

    “Your job is so cool.”



    While it has its perks, the beer industry has its challenges too.



    Introducing the Louisville Beer For All Panel, brought to you by 78 Social in partnership with Kentucky Guild of Brewers. Dive deep into real stories from individuals across the Commonwealth. Hear from those who've faced, or is facing, barriers in the industry - be it financial, geographical, gender-related, stereotypes, or disabilities.



    Panelists include:


    Sawyer Robbins (Blue Stallion Brewing Company)
    Tyler Montgomery (Abettor Brewing Company)
    Leah Dienes (Apocalypse Brew Works)
    John Shrader (Noble Funk Brewing Company)



    Moderated by:


    Katie Molck (Kentucky Guild of Brewers)



    Recorded in October 2023 at Noble Funk Brewing Co.



    Proudly sponsored by 78 Social.

    78 Social is Louisville's premiere, members-only diplomat society - where our city's most essential advocates gather, grow, engage, and build energy behind Louisville. Within this portal, you can access industry peer networking through the live feed and specific interest groups within the hospitality community, invitations to exclusive events, and educational training opportunities.



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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Barrel Panel (Louisville Beer Week 2023)

    Barrel Panel (Louisville Beer Week 2023)

    For Louisville Beer Week 2023, Louisville Ale Trail organized a barrel panel discussion to talk about all the ways wood impacts flavor. Hear from experts in the beer, spirits, and barrel space.



    Panelists included Jackie Zykan (Hidden Barn Whiskey), Marty Scott (Revolution Brewing), Andrew Wiehebrink (Independent Stave Co.), and Roger Huff (Gallant Fox Brewing). Moderated by Jessica Adkins (H&A Barrel Management)



    Recorded in October 2023 at 3rd Turn Brewing. Proudly sponsored by Underberg with food provided by Four Pegs.



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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Olivia Krauth (Kentucky Politics Reporter)

    Olivia Krauth (Kentucky Politics Reporter)

    Extra, extra! KY Commons Podcast Welcomes Award-Winning Journalist Olivia Krauth.



    This week, the guys are honored to welcome Olivia Krauth, Kentucky Education & Politics reporter, to the show ahead of Kentucky's gubernatorial election in November. Olivia has been breaking and breaking down Kentucky news for years now. It was fascinating to get her take on how the news happens.



    In addition to journalism, Olivia has a passion for Russian Lit and Taylor Swift, so we put her to the test with a little game. Can she pull off a perfect score?



    Big thanks to Olivia for coming on the show to share, and if YOU have her award, do the right thing.



    Featured Beers:


    Barrel-Aged Brain Check (2019) Imperial Coffee Stout - Akasha Brewing
    Citrus Squall Double Golden Ale - Dogfish Head
    Sh'Andy Beer'Sheer Lemonade & Lager Shandy - Blue Stallion Brewing



    Curious about Underberg? Ask your bartender for one, or visit ⁠www.underbergamerica.com⁠. 

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    • 1 hr 26 min
    Russ Meredith (The Beer Syrup Co.)

    Russ Meredith (The Beer Syrup Co.)

    We hope you’re hungry, folks, because this week’s guest, Russ Meredith, owner of The Beer Syrup Company, came packing a spread! Russ is famous around town for his delicious concoctions, all inspired and derived from his favorite beers. In this episode, he guides us through a multi-course meal - each dish incorporating his products in unique and delicious ways.

    In addition to getting stuffed, we also get the back story of Russ’ beginnings in the Farmer’s Market scene, how he developed his various products and brand, and his perspective on the Louisville beer scene from his long career in and around the craft beer industry. 

    If you’ve met Russ at community events, you might also know that he is famous for his choice of attire, so we also put him to the Pooh Pathology test to see what character from The Hundred Acre Wood best exemplifies his particular personality.

    Take the Pooh Pathology Test for yourself:

    https://www.idrlabs.com/pooh-pathology/test.php

    Featured Beers:

    Pillar of Beasts Barleywine – 3 Floyds

    Curious about Underberg? Ask your bartender for one or visit ⁠www.underbergamerica.com⁠. 

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    Don't forget to support the podcast by giving us a rating and a review. If YouTube's more your speed, subscribe to our channel: https://linktr.ee/KentuckyCommons.

    • 1 hr 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Drewparker2244 ,

Great hosts

These guys are great hosts and deserve the praise for providing me with an ever expanding list of beers to try. All the hosts equally share the mic and have some really good news for the beer world. Well worth a listen!!!

SMP42 ,

Great idea and execution

Love the podcast. I really enjoy hearing stories like this.
Talking beer and the struggles of starting a business.

They say every homebrewer wants to open a brewery and we can live vicariously through these interviews.

asafford ,

Perfect for beer geeks

I love hearing about what went into forming my favorite breweries. The stories vary widely from guest to guest and the host does a great job keeping show on track.

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