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 355-Larry Hough of Soundgrowler
Our first pod/vid-cast of the year is an extended interview with FOBAB medal winner Larry Hough from Soundgrowler Brewing Co. in Tinley Park. We recorded this just after Thanksgiving but reserved it for release in the New Year. Love his beers, and we find out all about them in this Zoom-recording. We'll also put this out as an audio edition! Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 354-Josh Grubbs of Black Lung Brewing
Despite the current Covid problems, Josh Grubbs is pushing forward with getting his taproom ready to open in 2021. Black Lung Brewing Company is currently producing their beers out of the Zumbier space in Waukegan, but Josh has big plans for his own space in Round Lake Beach and a Kickstarter fund running to help him. Join The Brit and Ken McMullen as we talk to Josh who is in his 'man-cave', and we sample his beer. If they are a sign of anything then he'll be killing it next year!! Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 353-Phil Castello of Side Lot Brewery
Just like corner taverns, small craft breweries are key communal locations for some neighborhoods, even more so in these days of social distancing and closed bars. Side Lot Brewery in Wauconda IL is one of these craft breweries, who under the guidance of owner/brewer Phil Castello, continues to produce a variety of great style offerings, and has adapted their outside beer garden for safe consumption. This video, recorded via Zoom, visits with Phil to find out more about his brewery, his beers, how they help support local events and organizations. Ken McMullen from Hopvine Brewing joins The Brit to sample and discuss 4 Side Lot brews, a complimentary sample 4-pack of which will be provided to one lucky person! As The Brit is also a ‘Phil’, he becomes English Phil, and Phil Castello is Italian Phil, and not to be left out, Ken claims the name Irish Ken. Note: The drawing is open from 5pm, Nov 11 2020 to Midnight, Nov 16 2020, and the rules are laid out at the start of the recording.
If you are listening or reading this post PAST the closing date, then never mind and carry on about your day...the offer expired! If you are still confused, stop drinking and message us!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 352-Winter Is Coming - Beer Styles For The Winter
In this episode, our crack team of brewers and The Brit provide some suggestions on beer styles to try during the colder months. Head brewers from Hopvine, Church Street, and Riverlands breweries join Phil in a discussion about what they are drinking. Also, malt samples and how they turn into new beers, It's 3 brewers, 3 Covid hair-styles, and 8 beers in this edition! Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 351-Virtual Happy Hour-Jon Lambert of Hairy Cow Brewing
In Byron IL, nestled beside the Rock River is a brewery that pays homage to a cow with long hair! The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen are virtually visiting Hairy Cow Brewing, and a chat with brewer Jon Lambert. We have samples of their beer to taste and chat about, while Jon is seated in his brewery and talks about his journey into professional brewing and how HCB came to be. For those seeking new breweries within easy reach of the Chicago area, this is one to visit for great beers and awesome artisan pizzas. Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 350-Virtual Happy Hour:Ep.29-Rabid Brewing
"We head south for this edition and a visit to Homewood IL, where three amigos head up Rabid Brewing. Tobias, Raiye, and Max sit down with The Brit and co-host Ken McMullen to talk about their beers, which we sample of course, and all things Rabid. One of the brews has a controversial name to some, but we all decide those folks need to chill and drink the beer! Guest appearance in the video version by beer-tender BJ! Cheers!
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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!!!!