163 episodes

Tap the Craft Podcast is an informational craft beer podcast targeting the everyday beer drinker. The hosts are craft beer enthusiasts whose passion for this hobby comes out in the show. This podcast is focused on talking about the craft beer hobby in layman terms, not elitist speak. Entry into craft beer should not be a daunting and scary endeavor, so we want to help you learn about craft beer so you too can become a craft beer enthusiast. So whether you are well experienced or new to craft beer, there is something you.

Tap the Craft Podcast - Craft Beer Education Denny Luce - Kris McKenzie - John Ream

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    • 4.9 • 43 Ratings

Tap the Craft Podcast is an informational craft beer podcast targeting the everyday beer drinker. The hosts are craft beer enthusiasts whose passion for this hobby comes out in the show. This podcast is focused on talking about the craft beer hobby in layman terms, not elitist speak. Entry into craft beer should not be a daunting and scary endeavor, so we want to help you learn about craft beer so you too can become a craft beer enthusiast. So whether you are well experienced or new to craft beer, there is something you.

    Episode 162 - World Class Beer

    Episode 162 - World Class Beer

    In Episode 162 we dive into the topic of world class beer...what is a world class beer and what makes a brewery or brewer world class. Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

    Visit our sponsor Brewer Shirts, they screen print shirts by hand in their home studio, using eco-friendly inks, materials and processes. Visit their online store at brewershirts.com and use coupon code TAPTHECRAFT2020 to receive 15% off full priced items.

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    If you would like to contact the show you can reach the hosts through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft, interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/tapthecraft. We have a voicemail number...you can call 208-536-3359 (208-53ODDLY) to leave feedback or questions and have your voice heard on the show. We invite you to visit our website at tapthecraft.com for more craft beer content. If you enjoy our content and want to Toast Your Hosts, then please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/tapthecraft  

    You can follow Denny on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.  You can follow Kris on Twitter @kris_mckenzie82 or Untappd at @mck1345 and on our Facebook page.

    BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

    Tampa Bay Brewing Company Imperial Blueberry Cheesecake

    Mother Earth Brewing Kismet IPA

    Corporate Ladder Brewing 10cent Raise Oktoberfest

    Omnipollo Moki Fruited Sour

    BrewDog/Cloudwater collab BrewDog vs Cloudwater NE IPA

    Barbarian Brewing Tuscan Pear Sour

    Shades Brewing Boysenberry Pie Sour

    LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

    ‘Idaho’s first world-class brewery’ says it’s coming, Boise, and ‘sky’s the limit’

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Episode 161 - Popular American Hop Session

    Episode 161 - Popular American Hop Session

    In Episode 161 we continue with our hop sessions, this time diving into some of the more popular American style hops. These hops are in almost all your favorite hoppy beers, so we thought it was important to discuss them.  We also discuss an article about a brewery that is making soft serve beer ice cream. Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

    Visit our sponsor Brewer Shirts, they screen print shirts by hand in their home studio, using eco-friendly inks, materials and processes. Visit their online store at brewershirts.com and use coupon code TAPTHECRAFT2020 to receive 15% off full priced items.

    Tavour Promo - Use promo code “tapthecraft” and it will give any NEW user a $10 credit after they spend $25

    If you would like to contact the show you can reach the hosts through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft, interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/tapthecraft. We have a voicemail number...you can call 208-536-3359 (208-53ODDLY) to leave feedback or questions and have your voice heard on the show. We invite you to visit our website at tapthecraft.com for more craft beer content. If you enjoy our content and want to Toast Your Hosts, then please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/tapthecraft  

    You can follow Denny on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.  You can follow Kris on Twitter @kris_mckenzie82 or Untappd at @mck1345 and on our Facebook page.

    BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

    Hoppin’ Frog TORIS the Tyrant

    Sockeye Brewing Socktoberfest

    Bombastic Brewing Wisdom NE IPA

    Bombastic Brewing Shiver Coffee Stout

    Off Color Brewing Beer For Brunch Berliner Weisse

    Hunga Dunga Brewing Cold brew Oatmeal Stout

    Corporate Ladder Dessert Station Blueberry Danish

    Corporate Ladder Banoconut Pie

    Corporate Ladder Webinar

    LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

    HOP VARIETY DESCRIPTIONS 

    HOPS VARIETY 

    Eagle Park Brewing offers soft-serve 'ice cream' cones made with beer and a splash of vodka

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 160 - Best Breweries in the PNW

    Episode 160 - Best Breweries in the PNW

    In Episode 160 we reveal the results of our listener poll for the Best Breweries in the PNW. We breakdown each state by our votes, our listener votes and the overall combined vote...and the results are interesting.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

    Visit our sponsor Brewer Shirts, they screen print shirts by hand in their home studio, using eco-friendly inks, materials and processes. Visit their online store at brewershirts.com and use coupon code TAPTHECRAFT2020 to receive 15% off full priced items.

    Tavour Promo - Use promo code “tapthecraft” and it will give any NEW user a $10 credit after they spend $25

    If you would like to contact the show you can reach the hosts through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft, interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/tapthecraft. We have a voicemail number...you can call 208-536-3359 (208-53ODDLY) to leave feedback or questions and have your voice heard on the show. If you enjoy our content and want to assist with operating costs, please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/tapthecraft 

    You can follow Denny on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.  You can follow John on Twitter @primebrewing and on Untappd @primeWA and you can follow Trek Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @trekbrewing or visit the website trekbeer.com. You can follow Kris on Twitter @kris_mckenzie82 or Untappd at @mck1345 and on our Facebook page.

    BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

    Corporate Ladder Brewing Conversion Rate 

    Jim Dandy Brewing Idaho Promise Pale Ale

    Zydeco Brew Werks Tombstone 

    Zydeco Brew Werks Minivan 

    Jim Dandy Brewing Tango Yankee Cream Ale

    Jim Dandy Brewing Deputy Otis Oatmeal Pale

    Abomination Brewing Rare Fog Triple NE IPA

    Bombastic Brewing Aggravated Murder Banana Edition

    Mad Swede Brewing Himinglaeva NE Pale Ale

    E9 Brewing Pogo Stick Mosaic IPA

    Stillwater Artisanal Of Love & Regret Saison (2020) 

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 159 - Return to Social Normal?

    Episode 159 - Return to Social Normal?

    In Episode 159 we bring on long time listeners and friends Kevin and Amanda Argauer to discuss their craft beer journeys. We also  discuss the effects of the COVID quarantine on socially active people and how we are starting to return to a new normal. Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

    Visit our sponsor Brewer Shirts, they screen print shirts by hand in their home studio, using eco-friendly inks, materials and processes. Visit their online store at brewershirts.com and use coupon code TAPTHECRAFT2020 to receive 15% off full priced items.

    Tavour Promo - Use promo code “tapthecraft” and it will give any NEW user a $10 credit after they spend $25

    If you would like to contact the show you can reach the hosts through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft, interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/tapthecraft or leave comments on the show post on tapthecraft.com. And we now have a voicemail number...you can call 208-536-3359 (208-53ODDLY) to leave feedback or questions and have your voice heard on the show. 

    You can follow Denny on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.  You can follow John on Twitter @primebrewing and on Untappd @primeWA and you can follow Trek Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @trekbrewing or visit the website trekbeer.com. You can follow Kris on Twitter @kris_mckenzie82 or Untappd at @mck1345 and on our Facebook page.

    BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

    Cigar City Toddy & Sap Rum barrel aged old ale with coconut and maple

    Mad Swede Helhest Kuyt Beer

    Magic City Wolf Amongst Ravens

    Urban Artifact Center Piece

    Tampa Bay Brewing Co Peach Python

    Tampa Bay Brewing Co Gose to the Beach 

    Leaven Brewing Is Blueberry  

    Mad Swede Dillydallying Dortmunder Lager

    Boulevard Rye On Rye Maple

    • 2 hr 6 min
    Episode 158 - Noble Hop Session

    Episode 158 - Noble Hop Session

    In Episode 158 we continue with our hop sessions, this time diving into the noble style hops. These hops are at the heart of German/Czech pilsners so we thought it was important to discover what they are all about.  We read an email provided for our best PNW breweries list and have a craft article concerning a new US variety noble hop.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

    Visit our sponsor Brewer Shirts, they screen print shirts by hand in their home studio, using eco-friendly inks, materials and processes. Visit their online store at brewershirts.com and use coupon code TAPTHECRAFT2020 to receive 15% off full priced items.

    Tavour Promo - Use promo code “tapthecraft” and it will give any NEW user a $10 credit after they spend $25

    If you would like to contact the show you can reach the hosts through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft, interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/tapthecraft or leave comments on the show post on tapthecraft.com. And we now have a voicemail number...you can call 208-536-3359 (208-53ODDLY) to leave feedback or questions and have your voice heard on the show. 

    You can follow Denny on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.  You can follow John on Twitter @primebrewing and on Untappd @primeWA and you can follow Trek Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @trekbrewing or visit the website trekbeer.com. You can follow Kris on Twitter @kris_mckenzie82 or Untappd at @mck1345 and on our Facebook page.

    BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

    Cigar City Leon (Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine)

    New Belgium 1985 Mango NEIPA

    Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart

    Corporate Ladder Brewing Boiling Point 

    The Bruery Bakery: Cherry Pie

    Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imp Stout 

    Melvin Boom ShakAzacca IIPA

    Grand Teton Mountain Berry Fruited Sour

    Mother Earth Alone In Space IPA  

    Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imp Stout

    Melvin Boom ShakAzacca IIPA

    Grand Teton Mountain Berry Fruited Sour

    Mother Earth Alone In Space IPA 

    LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

    HOP VARIETY DESCRIPTIONS 

    HOPS VARIETY 

    What Are Noble Hops?

    Introducing CONTESSA™ a new U.S. cultivated Noble Hop Variety

    • 1 hr 55 min
    Episode 157 - The English Hop Session

    Episode 157 - The English Hop Session

    It’s Episode 157, our first show of season 7, and once again we have a content packed show for you. We continue with our hop sessions, this time diving into English hops. We also talk about our plans to create a real best brewery list and find out how to get your votes in. We bring you three craft beer articles too.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

    Visit our sponsor Brewer Shirts, they screen print shirts by hand in their home studio, using eco-friendly inks, materials and processes. Visit their online store at brewershirts.com and use coupon code TAPTHECRAFT2020 to receive 15% off full priced items.

    Tavour Promo - Use promo code “tapthecraft” and it will give any NEW user a $10 credit after they spend $25

    If you would like to contact the show you can reach the hosts through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft, interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/tapthecraft or leave comments on the show post on tapthecraft.com. And we now have a voicemail number...you can call 208-536-3359 (208-53ODDLY) to leave feedback or questions and have your voice heard on the show. 

    You can follow Denny on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.  You can follow John on Twitter @primebrewing and on Untappd @primeWA and you can follow Trek Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @trekbrewing or visit the website trekbeer.com. You can follow Kris on Twitter @kris_mckenzie82 or Untappd at @mck1345 and on our Facebook page.

    BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

    City Lights Brewing Imperial Coconut Porter

    Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion: IPA Series #16

    3 Floyds Dark Lord French Vanilla Militia 2019 

    Three Bulls Tavern & Brewery Cream Ale

    OEC (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) Coolship Lager Euro Pale Lager 

    Revision Brewing Black Is Beautiful Imp Stout 

    Fort George/Level/Structures 2020 3-Way IPA 

    Jim Dandy Brewing 2 Year Beer IPA 

    Jim Dandy Brewing Fruit Snack

    LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

    After a mass rejection of skunky beer, lagering saved the day — and pilsner made it joyful

    JOHN I. HAAS INC. INTRODUCES LUPOMAX CONCENTRATED LUPULIN PELLET

    This cool Story-Label from Century Printing & Packaging opens up for more content space

    • 1 hr 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 Ratings

Tara'sBetterHalf ,

Awesome Podcast

Love to listen to the podcasts on our road trips. Got about a dozen more and we'll have done them all. Really enjoy the chit chat along with all of the good information that these guys put out. I've been enjoying craft beer for a while, but this gets me even more excited about the hobby. Keep up the good work!

Ftlwilly ,

5 Cap Podcast

I started listening to this podcast about a tear ago and really enjoy it. Denny and Chris have great chemistry in doing the podcast. I recommend it to anyone who wants to further their craft beer knowledge.

RetroRentsAl ,

New fan, love the show!

Started listening about 6 episodes ago. The cast is incredibly informative, the hosts very knowledgeable, and I’ve already found a host of new beers that I’m really enjoying thanks to the show.

Keep up the great work you guys! Love it! — RetroRentsAL

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