Drew & Schmitty visit Utepils for the release of a new beer, B.R.D. (Beer Ready to Drink)! B.R.D. is a Munich Style Helles which is a pale gold lager that is elegantly bright with a clean, refreshing balance. Not only is the beer delicious, 10% of proceeds go to help the Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans. The guys also speak with cider make Robert Fisk. Robert brings his skills to the newly opened Minneapolis Cider Co. You might remember Rob from when he was last on the show representing Wyndfall Cyder in Jordan, Minnesota. Rob is a tenured cider maker with a Master’s Degree in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota. Minneapolis Cider Company has plans to include three varieties of cider in the initial lineup, focusing on providing consumers a wide breadth of styles. Each of the ciders in the initial lineup are unique and the flavors are a small sample at how varied cider can be. The company’s goal is to help consumers explore new flavors and build an appreciation for cider.
Join the Minnesota BeerCast in Germany for Oktoberfest!
Join Drew & Schmitty on a 7-day trip to Munich for Oktoberfest! Airfare, lodging, transportation and many meals ALL included. Plus, we’ll have a reserved table at the legendary Oktoberfest celebration in Munich! You do NOT want to miss out on this!
This week, Drew and Schmitty record from the new Town Hall Station and talk news with MN Beer Activists contributor Donovan and they preview the NE Brewers Block Party with Jim from Sociable Cider Werks.
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Drew and Schmitty host the Minnesota BeerCast from Northern Brewer – Mpls. The gang talks about upcoming events with Northern Brewer. Maria from Cigars International enlightens us with her cigar knowledge. And the guys from the soon-to-be Barrel Theory Beer Co. discuss their vision for a new brewery in St. Paul’s Lowertown.
Schmitty and Andrew take the Minnesota BeerCast to Modist Brewing. The show starts with John and Keigan from Modist Brewing talking about the identity and philosophy behind the newest Minneapolis brewery. The James and John from Bitter Minnesota share their experiences as owners/guides of Minneapolis/St. Paul breweries. Brett from Books High food truck wraps the show with a discussion of food truck trends and how they relate to Minnesota taprooms.
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Andrew and Schmitty are joined by Jamie from Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub, Steve from Town Hall Brewery, and Jeff from Lommen Abdo. The conversation covers proposed ordinance changes in Minneapolis, Town Hall Anniversary Week & Fresh Hop Fest, and AB/InBev investigations and buyouts.
This week on the Minnesota BeerCast Andrew & Schmitty are joined by Boom Island Brewing, Tattersall Distilling, and Tin Whiskers Brewing. Kevin from Boom Island Brewing stops in to talk about 2015 Cuvée bottle release and Boom Island Days Celebration. Jon and Dan from Tattersall Distillery spirits and cocktails as the guys sample their gin, aquavit, and vodka. Jeff from Tin Whiskers brings in the winner of their community sourced beer contest, Matt Mueller. Matt and his daughterLauren won the competition with a Baltic Porter recipe that contains additions of bourbon soaked oak, vanilla bean, toasted coconut and dark Belgian candy sugar. The shows wraps with some beer industry news.