26 episodes

Craft Beer, brewery reviews, and brewer interviews, recorded on location and from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios located somewhere in Chicagoland. Presented by The Brit, Phil Clark, and co-hosts, Chuck Fort (Sr. Brewing Consultant at Church Street Brewing), and Ken McMullen (Brewmaster at Hopvine Brewing). Nominated for 2007 and 2016 Podcast Awards...yeah, it's a while ago but we're still podcasting because we love craft beer!

The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast The Brit And Yankee Pub Staff

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Craft Beer, brewery reviews, and brewer interviews, recorded on location and from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios located somewhere in Chicagoland. Presented by The Brit, Phil Clark, and co-hosts, Chuck Fort (Sr. Brewing Consultant at Church Street Brewing), and Ken McMullen (Brewmaster at Hopvine Brewing). Nominated for 2007 and 2016 Podcast Awards...yeah, it's a while ago but we're still podcasting because we love craft beer!

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 401-The Brewers Palette of Hop Harmony at Tonality Brewing

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 401-The Brewers Palette of Hop Harmony at Tonality Brewing

    This week head up to Mundelein IL to visit with Tony Bena, co-founder and head brewer at Tonality Brewing Company. One of the newest breweries in the Chicagoland area, they opened last November with a solid, classic taplist and a full restaurant menu. Tony chats with The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen (Fox Republic Brewing) while they sample some of his brews, including what could be called his 'early days' flagship beer, a rather delicious Kölsch. We hope we have set the 'tone' for your next brewery visit! Cheers!!

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 400-THANKS to Our Listeners and The Brewers!!

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 400-THANKS to Our Listeners and The Brewers!!

    We've reached our 400th show and we've put together a retrospective of some of our milestones along the way. It's thanks to all our listeners who keep us recording each episode, and thanks to all the brewers who have given their time to talk to us. Plus thanks to all my co-hosts along the way, especially the 'original' Yankee, Lingo! We've drunk a bunch of brews on our journey, and the last 17 years have been a blast, so we'll keep podcasting as long as we can. Here's our story so far...CHEERS! Join us next week when we visit another of Illinois great craft breweries.

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 399-Jon Miller of Bubblehouse Brewing

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 399-Jon Miller of Bubblehouse Brewing

    Since 2021, Lisle has been home to Bubblehouse Brewing, and when we asked the craft beer community in the Chicago area where we should visit for our next interview, the Bubblehouse 'popped' up as a favorite. The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen (Fox Republic Brewing brewmaster) headed over there and sat down with Jon Miller, Head Brewer and co-Founder, to discover more about this very popular brewery and taproom! CHEERS!

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 398-A Safe Haven for Hops at Harbor Brewing

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 398-A Safe Haven for Hops at Harbor Brewing

    In this episode we venture back up to Lake County and the village of Lake Villa, where we visit with Harbor Brewing Company Founder Kyle Wenzel, and Head Brewer Adam Brose. HBC has been around for over 5 years and has built a large following in their taproom, plus the biergarten located at Winthrop Harbor where you can find awesome beer and views of Lake Michigan. With over 24 taps, these guys seem to be doing it right, and we recommend a visit to one or both of the locations! CHEERS!

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 397-The 7th Annual Barley Wine Show

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 397-The 7th Annual Barley Wine Show

    This year, The Brit has asked a panel of brewers and chums to help him taste, chat about, and arbitrarily pass judgement on a range of barley wines. We have gathered them from across the USA, plus we have a couple that come from the UK, home of the barley wine style. Joining The Brit are, from Art History Brewing Tom Rau, Ed and Mike Seaman from Broken Brix, Chuck Fort from Church Street Brewing, and ex-tavern landlord John Karwoski. Thanks to Tom, we are recording this at Geneva Lager Works, home to the production arm of Art History Brewing. We also have a short video to accompany a couple of the tastings which can be found on our YouTube channel. Plus Cindy Rau stops by later, just to make sure Tom is not getting too rowdy! CHEERS!

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 396-Black Lung Brewing Revisited

    The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast-Pubcast 396-Black Lung Brewing Revisited

    It was during Covid in December of 2020 when we first checked in via Zoom with Josh Grubbs at Black Lung Brewing. Since then he has opened his primary brewery and taproom in Round Lake Beach, and has expanded to a satellite taproom in Fox Lake beside beautiful Lake Nippersink. After our short recording hiatus, we wanted to restart our podcast episodes with a success story. We find out more on their first 3 years, how their brews have been refined, and hear lots of stories about the brewery and beer names. Guest co-host is ex-landlord John Karwoski, and BLB assistant brewer/metal band member Rob Noon is on hand as well. We recommend a visit if you haven't done so yet! CHEERS!

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

jbmahoney ,

Great!

What a wonderful insight into craft beer. Look forward to each episode and learning more about the process to making and tasting craft beer.

lock250 ,

Great podcast!

Love the interviews, and if you love beer this podcast is for you.

CODYKAT ,

Good Information and Laughs

The Pubcast is really fun. The guys really know their beer. Years and years of practice, I assume!

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