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 365-Pubcast 365 - In Memoriam-Mark Naski, our friend
Not much to say about this episode except that we miss our dear friend and prior co-host, Mark Naski. This podcast recorded in 2012 was our first with Mark, and he taught us beer school, from John's Tavern (now also no more) in Winfield. He joined the show as our technical expert and we never looked back. He will be sorely missed, but we will celebrate his life and achievements. Kippis, Mark!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 364-Pubcast 364 - Kali Gajewski of Sedona Beer Company
A second 'vacation' recording, and this time we are at the Sedona Beer Company, gazing at the beautiful red rocks and getting a good dose of vortex energy. Heading up this operation, together with her husband Mack, is Sedona native Kali Gajewski. The Brit sat down in the beautiful patio beer garden and chatted with Kali, while sampling a couple of their excellent brews. This is a location that should not be missed if you visiting northern Arizona! Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 363-Pubcast 363-Alex Goetting of Verde Brewing Company
It's a vacation edition of the podcast this week, and we are in Arizona. Nestled just south of Sedona AZ, is a small town of 15,000 called Camp Verde, centered around the Verde River valley. Alex Goetting is a 32 year old who has founded a local watering hole in a small industrial area, where Verde Brewing Company provides some great craft beers to the local community and tourist population. We visited, we loved it, and here is a podcast lauding the praises of the talent of Alex. Friendly, great food, great ambience...great beers! Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 362-Pubcast 362-Big Thorn Farm and Brewery: The Great Outdoors
It is our early Father's Day edition in which we feature a beer that will be released on that day. We return to Big Thorn Farm and Brewery to once again experience the fantastic ambience, and enjoy tasting their magnificent brews. The Brit called on co-hosts Ken McMullen and Chuck Fort to join him outdoors on the Pub deck, and select a couple of bottles that were brought back from this unique brewery. Located in Georgetown, IL., they use natural ingredients and grass-roots brewing methods to produce extraordinary brews with many different flavors. It's about 3 hours to head down there, but once you see the Tree Bar, you will know the trip was worth it...plus they now have fantastic food offerings, so make a day of it! BTW...the bourbon-stout that is being released on June 20, is like no other you have tasted...delicate and balanced and leaves you wanting more. Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 361-Pubcast 361-Chris Valleau of Exit Strategy Brewing
Our Memorial Day weekend edition, and we are happy to say it is 'in memoriam' of pandemic year 2020, and how it affected one (and probably many) of the breweries in the Chicago area. We visit with brewmaster Chris Valleau, who together with his wife Katherine, is co-owner of Exit Strategy Brewing located in Forest Park, IL. The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen of Hopvine Brewing, sat down with Chris to look back at how the pandemic year affected them on a personal level, how it changed their business model so they survived to be open today, and how the future looks for them and the craft brewing industry. As usual, we sample some of the brews on tap at ESBC, and we recommend a visit as their patio is large and the beers are great. We finally put 2020 into the history books, and we move on stronger than ever! Cheers!!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 360-Pubcast 360-Drink Local Spirits with Ed Malnar of Pollyanna Brewing and Distilling
It's an early look at a new venture for Pollyanna Brewing, as we depart from craft beer to visit with podcast chum Ed Malnar and find out all about distilling spirits. The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen discover what all that shiny new equipment is being used to produce, ahead of the official launch date of May 20, which Ed is calling 'Spirits Day'! We did get to sample the American Gin, which is infused with botanicals and we find out how that is done also. Bottoms up!
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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!!!!