Craft Beer and brewery reviews, mixed with a little pub chat from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Landlord Phil Clark (The Brit), and co-hosts, Chuck Fort (head brewer at Church Street Brewing), and Ken McMullen (head brewer at Hopvine Brewing). Nominated for 2007 and 2016 Podcast Awards, we podcast for the love of beer!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 359-Pubcast 359-2-The Barleywine Classic Vol 4 - Part 2
We head to two more breweries for part 2 of our 4th Annual Barleywine Classic, to get the brewers to taste and comment on the brews we have selected. This time it's Alex Drayer from D and G Brewing who gets to try a barrel-aged offering from The Forge Brewhouse, who he did a collaboration with last year. Then it's back to Milk Money Brewing, where we present a 'mystery' barleywine to Erik Pizer, and only reveal it is from Black and Gray Brewing after he has tasted it. Did he like it? Tune in and find out!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 359-Pubcast 359-1-The Barleywine Classic Vol 4 - Part 1
The Brit loves a good Barleywine, and since 2017, we've held an annual get-together to taste and chat about this classic style. Over each year, Barleywines are collected from any brewery that has one, with no particular connection other than we try to focus on Illinois. Our the last celebration was held back in January 2020 at Riverlands Brewing, and little did we know then that it might be a while before we held the next one, or for that matter got together as a group to chat and sample. This year, The Brit had to come up with another approach so that social distancing protocols could be still observed. So instead of gathering together, Ken McMullen and The Brit headed out to 7 breweries and tasted one or two barleywines at each location. Luckily, as we recorded throughout March, restrictions were being lifted, people were getting vaxxed, and we were able to keep our mask wearing to a minimum. In Part 1 we head to Hopvine Brewing for our introduction, then to Werk Force and Oswego Brewing for 2 beers at each. It's a great start, and stay tuned for the next part! Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 358-Pubcast 358-Erik Pizer of Milk Money Brewing
At last we could get out to record a show in-person with the lifting of some restrictions, here in Illinois. We still followed distancing guidelines and this edition has The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen (@Hopvine Brewing Company) in the same room, but also apart from our guest, Head Brewer, Erik Pizer. We finally got our chance to visit newly opened Milk Money Brewing, and we found that they are doing GREAT things with food and beer at this LaGrange brewpub. Of course, we sampled some of their offerings while we chatted to Erik on many topics...you know how it goes when you have beer with someone! Almost back to normal...finally!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 357-Pubcast 357-Return to Florida with Kevin Abbott of Barrel of Monks Brewing
In this show, we are welcoming back to the pub our pinch-hitter co-host, Chuck Fort, who is head brewer for Church Street Brewing in Itasca, IL. Illinois has opened up for restricted capacity so we take advantage of this and get Chuck into the pub to help taste and chat with an old friend of the pubcast. Back in October 2019 we first talked with Kevin Abbott, VP of Operations for Boca Raton's Belgium-styles brewery Barrel of Monks. Now he's back and we get a BoM update, and find out about four brews that he sent us in a Covid-care-package, one of which is a fantastic wild ale from their sister brewery, Odd Breed Wild Ales. Again we have a video or audio version of this show, so select which you prefer, and then head down to the Barrel for your next Florida vacation. Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 356-5-Zoomin' To Idaho-Dan Shamy and Alvin Mullins of 2C Family Brewing
Our final episode in this series takes us 10 miles west of Boise to Nampa ID, and a brewery that has helped revitalize the downtown area, and restored one of the oldest buildings to be a great community meeting place. 2C Family Brewing holds a special place in the heart of our roving correspondent, Mark Naski, as they have collaborated with our own Church Street Brewing to produce Idaho versions of Karma Kolsch and Heavenly Helles. Dan Shamy is the brewer who Mark has teamed up with, and together with founder Alvin Mullins, we chat to them about the styles they are producing on their 10-barrel decoction system, the drinking palates out there in Idaho, and how they see the direction and growth of their market. The Brit is joined for this final edition in the Boise Zoom series by co-host Ken McMullen, and this one is actually recorded from the Ken's brewhouse at Hopvine Brewing. Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 356-4-Zoomin' To Idaho-Jerry Larson of Mad Swede Brewing
We get two Scandinavian's for the price of one on this edition...well, at least one who was born there, and one who has Swedish descent! It's the latter we are focusing on in Part 4 of our Idaho brewery series, as we meet up with Jerry Larson who is the driving force behind Mad Swede Brewing. The beer we are sampling is perfect for the colder weather, and you could say it was 'awesome'...yes it's a robust oatmeal porter called Helm of Awe. We chat with Jerry about his background, his brewery, and of course his beers. We've sampled several in past podcasts and all of them are fantastic, including the GABF medal winner, Naked Sunbather. Mark Naski is there to keep Jerry company, and thanks to him for setting all this up. We had a little issue with the sound in some places, so bear with us this time round. Skål!
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Love the interviews, and if you love beer this podcast is for you.
Good Information and Laughs
The Pubcast is really fun. The guys really know their beer. Years and years of practice, I assume!
I LOVE THIS PODCAST!!!
I love listening to this podcast, it is very entertaining and I always feel like I have been on a visit with good friends after listening. Phil and Lingo have a great chemistry and they interact as only good friends can. I like listening to shows from the basement bar as well as the visits to breweries and festivals. Could I complain about one thing that I would like to see improved? I would like to hear LOTS more adventures from the Brit and Yankee!! Thanks guys for being awesome!!!!