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-Pubcast 369-Church Street 10 Year Anniversary...Our First Visit
Church Street Brewing is celebrating their 10 year anniversary! We have always had a great relationship with these fine folks, and we have enjoyed their brews for many years and followed their changes and expansion with interest. There was a social media post asking for memories of the brewery, so we thought we would replay our first visit to them back in July of 2013, when The Brit sat down with the owners Lisa and Joe (who was also then the head brewer) Gregor. Their classic approach and styles have long server the palates of their faithful customers, and today we see this family business stronger than ever with Sean Gregor taking the reins of head brewer. Take a listen down memory lane and hear how it all started. Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Behind The Pint-Episode 2-Is The World Really Clear On Hazys?
Today we examine the craft style phenomenon which seems to be highly divisive, Hazy or New England IPAs. You either love 'em or hate 'em! We assembled a panel of local expert brewers from the Chicagoland area who join Phil 'The Brit' Clark to examine this relatively new style. They include my co-host Chuck Fort, Sr. Brewing Consultant at Church Street Brewing, head brewer Eric Bramwell from Riverlands Brewing, and Steve Kamp from Evil Horse Brewing. We dive into what the style is, the differences between NEIPA and West Coast IPAs, what hops are used, how the boil process goes, and we even talk about hop and pint pricing and how the costs are rising these days, and also if you should add lactose or not. All this and more as The Brit gets educated in an effort to get a better appreciation for the style....Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Behind The Pint-Episode 1-Is Craft Beer Really Just Beer?
We begin a new series of podcasts where we try to delve a little deeper into the business of craft beer. We want to go Behind the Pint. To kick us off, we're asking if Craft Beer is really just beer, or if it's a marketing ploy that has exploded into an industry. We have three local Chicago industry experts, 2 brewers and one craft beer guru, on hand to pass opinions and talk about the topic in general. First up is my co-host for this episode. brewmaster at Hopvine Brewing in Aurora IL, Ken McMullen. Supporting the brewing side is owner/brewer Chris Valleau from Forest Park's Exit Strategy Brewing. And finally, beer consultant, educator and writer, and international beer judge, Marty Nachel who helps provide the bridge between the brewers and the consumer. Phil Clark asks the questions, and of course we all have something good to drink while we chat...Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 368-Pubcast 368-Nothing Odd about Matt Manthe of Odd Breed Ales
In this edition, my co-host Chuck Fort and The Brit welcome a 2021 GABF Gold Medal winner and someone who is intensely passionate about his craft. Matt Manthe is the brewer behind Odd Breed Ales, a small brewery in Pompano Beach FL, who is making quite a mark in the arena of wild and farmhouse ales using a unique mixed culture of wild yeast and bacteria, and aged them in oak barrels. Also joining us is return guest and chum of the podcast, Kevin Abbott, who is Director of Operations for Barrel of Monks Brewing in Boca Raton FL. BoM is the partner brewery to Odd Breed and he tells us how the relationship came into being and the many benefits it brings both parties. This is an in-depth podcast which should appeal to home and professional brewers as well as the craft beer drinker who wants to understand more about this side of the industry. If you liked this edition, we are hoping to get Matt back on for more insight, so please send us your comments, emails and questions, and we'll work on a better mic and connection for Matt!! Cheers!
Pubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 365-Pubcast 366-Lane Fearing of Roaring Table Brewing
We finally made it up to Lake Zurich and to a brewery that we have long wanted to check out and sample their brews, and with a 4th Anniversary looming at the end of September this was the right time! Roaring Table Brewing has been slowly but surely producing some of the finest brews in the area, and even national craft industry magazines are starting to be aware of how good they are. Co-host Ken McMullen and The Brit sat down with Lane Fearing, half of the dynamic duo who run the business, Beth May being the other. Due to a storm running through the area and knocking out the home power, Beth couldn't be with us, so it fell to Lane to face the questions from the podcast team. We sampled their beers and they are knockouts! Check out our YouTube channel for a video teaser...Cheers!
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!
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!!!!