Inspired by our American Wheat Ale, "Wheat, Wheat... Don't Tell Me!" and in the vein of the NPR News Quiz, "Wait, Wait... Don't Tell Me!" our monthly quiz show takes place live on the Brewhouse Stage at Mountain Lakes Brewing Company in Downtown Spokane, Washington. Join a rotating panel of brewers and brewing related guests from the Inland Northwest Craft Brewers Association, local celebrities, and a live audience as we navigate the latest beer-related news from the mundane to the downright absurd.
The Wheat Wheat Show! • S1:E1
From the producers of "Wheat, Wheat... Don't Tell Me!" comes another podcast about beer and the people that make beer... but this time RECORDED without a live taproom audience at Mountain Lakes Brewing Co. Join your host, Chris Cindric as he explores the world of beer as we navigate the operating world of Covid-19... from shutdowns to reopenings... to shutdowns and reopenings.
This first episode takes a deep dive into the Spokane Lester Cup Brew-Off with interviews and games with brewers and owners of 6 of Spokane's small, craft breweries: Mountain Lakes, Bellwether, Black Label, Whistle Punk, Humble Abode & The Grain Shed. Listen as brewers play for beer & other great prizes in a game we're calling: Spelling Beer!
Season 2 • Episode 2 • "Women in Brewing"
This month we celebrate Women in Brewing with Special Guest, Millwood Brewing Owner, Shelley Eslick-Watkins. We also welcome TT's Old Iron Brewing Pink Boots Member and Head Brewer, Rachel Nalley as well as Humble Abode Brewing Owner, Courtney Gilbreath! We talk about what it means to be a woman in a male-dominated industry, that ironically was originally dominated by women, and we crack wise about all this month's beer happenings from the mundane to the downright absurd!
Season 2 • Episode 1 • "Best of 2019 & Ales for ALS"
This month we take a short trip down memory lane and discuss the origin story of this program, as well as a few of the funnier moments of our first season on the Podcast Airwaves. We welcome our Special Guest: Ales for ALS Project Manager, Mike Shannon who stops by to play "Not My Beer." We also welcome to our panelists: Bellwether Brewing Co. owner, Dave Musser, and Brewer/Owner of The Grain Shed Brewery, Joel Williamson. As always, we offer this episode and say "Cheers!" to Spokane beers and the amazing community that it brews in our great city!
Season 1 • Episode 7 • "Holiday Beer Traditions"
This month we welcome the Inland NW Chapter of Beer Choir, with our special guest: Max Mendez who stops by to play "Not My Beer." We also welcome to our panel brewers & co-owners of Genus Brewing in Spokane Valley, WA, Logan Cook and Peter McArthur. Enjoy the whole show, our audience contestants, and a special musical performance by the Inland NW Chapter of Beer Choir!! Cheers to Spokane beers and the amazing community that it brings to our great city!
Season 1 • Episode 6 • "Mountains & Beer"
LIVE from the Brewhouse Stage at Mountain Lakes Brewing Co. in Downtown Spokane, Washington, this is "Wheat, Wheat... Don't Tell Me!" the Monthly Beer Trivia Quiz with your host, Chris Cindric! This month we tackle "Mountains & Beer."
We welcome Special Guest: Brad McQuarrie, General Manager of Mt. Spokane Ski & Snowboard Park, the only non-profit snow sports recreation park in the Inland Northwest. We talk to Brad about his start, how he ended up at Mt. Spokane, and why he has such a passion for providing Spokane and the surrounding region with the best ski and snowboard experience available, where every dollar is reinvested in the experience for the real owners of the park: the public!
Brewery panelists Charlene Honcik, Owner/Brewer at Badass Backyard Brewing Co. in the Spokane Valley, and Wes Cutlip, Head Brewer at Whipsaw Brewing Co., Ellensburg, Washington crack wise about everything from ski racing and gelande quaffing to what the next Winter Beer fad will be. Tune in this month for tomfoolery only found at Mountain Lakes Brewing Co., on "Wheat, Wheat... Don't Tell Me!"
Season 1 • Episode 4 • "Beer & The Outdoors"
NOTE: Due to file corruption and retrieval, this episode is being posted out of order. We apologize to our listeners for the confusion, and hope you'll enjoy Episode 4 as much as we do!
In this episode, we welcome Out There Outdoors Magazine Editor, Jon Jonckers to play "Not My Beer." Jon shares with us a little bit about his love of the outdoors and Spokane, and how he mixes his love of both with his love of amazing craft beer! #cheerstospokanebeers, indeed!
As always, our host is Chris Cindric, and our announcer is Mountain Lakes co-owner, Dave Basaraba. This month's panelists are Tim Hilton (Mountain Lakes Brewing), Brian Estes (LINC Malt), and James McConnachie (Badass Backyard Brewing). We will share our favorite barnyardy beers, plan our favorite outdoor beer adventures, distinguish between "Framboise" and "From Boise," and we'll do it all while we pass the porrone and have a few laughs on this edition of "Wheat, Wheat... Don't Tell Me!"
Beer and trivia!
I laughed, I cried, I learned. Thanks Kris, Mtn Lakes, and guest. This podcast is a fun listen.
This brewery is certainly forward thinking... I found the podcast online and then visited the brewery when I was in town for work this week... amazing small brewery!! Wish I could be there for a live recording. Will try to arrange that with my work travel, soon!
Chris is the beer lord and should be treated as such