To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson.... once you get locked into a serious beer collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
The Tap Takeover Podcast is a beer podcast focused on promoting craft breweries in the Midwest. Featuring interviews with the brewers themselves, and all industries that support microbreweries. Including tastings of exclusive recipes, and traditional styles. Cheers! ??
TTP Episode 88 - Great Taste of the Midwest 2022 Preview
Jim and Alex visit beautiful downtown Oconomowoc for our annual sit-down with the gracious organizers of the Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison WI! Fred Swanson and Jason Walters describe the efforts of the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild in ushering in the 35th Anniversary of everyone's favorite Midwest beer extravaganza. We'll be talking about the return of a number of popular events from years past, the introduction of the largest group of rookies ever invited to the festival, as well as a huge new change for the layout of the festival grounds for the 2022 event! This is our favorite day of the entire calendar year, and we hope to see everyone out in Olin-Turville Park on Aug 13th. Grab a pint of your favorite garlic beer, and join us for the fun. Cheers! ??
TTP Episode 87 - Ope! Brewing
Jim and Jesus sit down with the newest brewery opening on the west side of Milwaukee. Located in West Allis and started by names that are familiar to those in the Milwaukee beer scene, Ope! Brewing Co. is looking to do things differently. We sit down with co-founders Kyle, Adam and John and talk about all the work that goes into starting a brewery from scratch and what will make them a must-visit location. We try the wide array of styles that they'll have available for their opening including some delicious hard seltzers! Grab your favorite Framboise and join us for some laughs! Cheers!
TTP Episode 86 - The 420 Episode
The boys from the Tap Takeover Podcast join Kelly's Greens at Ray's Growler Gallery to celebrate 420 in the best way possible! We've worked with Rob and the crew from Ray's to cultivate the ul;timate stoner-beer collection - munchie inspired, and nothing under 8% ABV! Join us as we discuss some fun upcoming events with a few of our favorite industry insiders including Spencer and Grae from Ray's, Billy from Young Blood Brewing in Madison, Marty from 1840 Brewing in Bayview, Milwaukee beer legend Kathy Flanigan, Ray's bartender Lisa's Dad Mike, fan favorite Dale from Toppling Goliath, and Erin Kelly from Kelly's Greens! Grab a joint of your favorite strain and a Joint IPA from 1840 or Eagle Park to enhance your listening experience. And happy 4/20! Cheers ??
TTP Episode 85 - 420 Ray's & Kelly's Greens
Jim, Jesus and Alex sit down with Rob Zellermayer, Spencer McCoy and Grae Duerkop from Ray's Wine and Spirits and Erin Kelly from Kelly's Greens Handcrafted CBD Treats to preview a very special 4/20 Tap Takeover Podcast event at Ray's Growler Gallery next week! This is the first opportunity for the boys from the podcast to cultivate a beer list for a Tap Takeover event, and boy did we put together some can't-miss taps for our fans to enjoy. And Erin Kelly will be providing a wide variety of her famous edibles for sale to help enhance the good vibes. And the Tap Takeover Podcast fellas will be recording a special episode in the Growler Gallery with special industry guests, as well as all of our fans who care to tip back a pint with us to celebrate this year's stoner holiday! Get all of the amazing details right here. Hope to see you at Ray's Growler Gallery starting at 4pm on Wednesday 4/20/22 for a pour of some of our favorite rare beers! Cheers! ??
TTP Episode 84 - Mobcraft Advent Calendar
Jim sits down with MobCraft Brewing co-founder Henry Schwartz for a special Beer News episode as they talk about the return of the Solid NonFail Stout. Available only in the new Advent Beer Calendar, it's one of 24 beers specially brewed just for the calendar. They also discuss MobCraft's massive expansion into Denver, CO, Waterford, WI and Woodstock, IL with 3 new breweries. To fund the capital needed for the expansion, MobCraft has opened up Crowdsourcing based investment; where you as a listener and lover of beer can invest in a growing brewery. Grab your favorite coffee beer and tune in to hear all the exciting news. Cheers!
TTP Episode 83 - Central Waters Milwaukee
Central Waters Brewing from Amherst, WI is coming to Milwaukee and we've got all the amazing details on the new pilot house and a special beer news segment detailing the amazing tap list for the grand opening on Saturday October 16th! Black Gold fans, you'd better pay attention! On this episode of the Tap Takeover Podcast, the boys sits down with Anello Mollica co-owner of Central Waters brewery, Eric Gutbrod tap house manager, and Brendan Williamson head brewer to discuss the glorious history of Central Waters Brewing and the transition into a new and exciting chapter of that story taking place right here in Milwaukee. What's in store and on tap for the new crew in the old Pabst building? Grab a pint of your favorite barrel-aged concoction from Central Waters and give a listen. Cheers!
Great educational beer cast
These guys know their stuff. If you’re into the craft beer scene at all, you will love it!
Great Midwest regional podcast focusing on craft beer. I have learned a ton listening to these guys. Grab it, you'll love it!
Well done fellas
Just listened to my first episode, I’m a huge Mikerphone fan like many others. Keep up the good work!