Ep. 7: Wicked Shame, Stinky Coolers, and #FABQ

In this episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat return to the podcast to the discuss the ABI purchase of Wicked Weed, Lagunitas’ news dump about going Dutch, South African hops are apparently a thing, and we answer some of Tasting Nitch’s Frequently Asked Beer Questions.

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Beers we were drinking:

Ed: Flying Dog Brewery — Chocolate Habanero Stout

Bearcat: Wicked Weed BrewingSome Pumpkin Rum Barrel Ginger Bullshit, and Pizza Boy Brewing Co. — Glitter, Spandex, and Egos IPA

Dave: Treehouse Brewing Co. — Julius and Alter Ego

Link Dump:

Trillium Brewing Company Dialed In

Voodoo Brewery and their unique and cool ESOP

South African Hops Crisis (Op-Ed by friend of the show Jason Notte)

Never Nude

Tasting Nitch

Tasting Nitch’s #FABQ

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

Last Buffalo in the Park by Funky Buddha Brewery

Speedway Stout by AleSmith Brewing Company

Chatty Monks Brewing

Boneshire Brew Works

Be sure to stick around for the After Show where Ed spikes the football about winning at the Harrisburg Beer Week Homebrew contest and Tech Support can’t use his computer.

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Ep. 6: Expensive Basil and Gang Signs (LIVE)

In this episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat take the show on the road and record at the Harrisburg Beer Week Kick Off party. We had a bunch of guests. We talked about Harrisburg Beer Week, the train station, expensive basil, and we drank a bunch of the new (717) Collaboration Lager.

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A quick shout out to Tierney, Sara Bozich, Chelsie Markel, Colleen Nguyen, Jimi Werner and all the other volunteers for all their work pulling HBW together for the benefit of the Harrisburg River Rescue. A special thank you to Sara for getting us in the door for the Kick Off Event.

Link Dump:

Harrisburg Beer Week
Pizza Boy Brewing
Troegs Independent Brewing
Appalachian Brewing Company
Rich Hauck of Hauck Interactive (No! Your podcast sucks!)
Milton Glazer
Poured in PA
GK Visual
TorchBearer Sauces
Millworks Harrisburg
Midnight Angel by ZerØday Brewing Company
Molly Pitcher Brewing Company
Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works
Stouts and Stilettos
Harrisburg River Rescue
Moo-Duck Brewery
Chelsie Markel
Hawaiian Basil
The New (717) Logo
It’s a Brew Life
The Vegetable Hunter
Mad Chef Craft Brewing
Theo Armstrong from ZerØday
MX2 Event Design
The Traveling Tap
Intern Jimi

No After Show this week but don’t worry it will be back for episode seven.

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Ep. 5: Harrisburg Beer Week Preview

On this episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat, are joined by Ms. Tierney Pomone of Stouts & Stilettos to discuss the impending Harrisburg Beer Week, a biker bar’s love of Chimay, why the Moo-Duck Brewery in Elizabethtown will always have a special place in her heart,  we learn about frozen T-shirt contests, Ed wants to do a “battery stand” and we learn of T’s recent trip to the Craft Brewers’ Conference.

A quick shout out to Tierney, Sara Bozich, Chelsie Markel, Colleen Nguyen, Jimi Werner and all the other volunteers for all their work pulling HBW together for the benefit of the Harrisburg River Rescue.

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What we were drinking:

Tierney: Freaky Peach by Troegs Brewing Company, Old Pro by Union Craft Brewing
Dave: Sunny Side Up BBA by Pizza Boy Brewing and Hazy Jane by Tired Hands Brewing Company
Ed: Midnight Angel by Zeroday Brewing Company and Revel Red by Stoudts Brewing Company
Bill: Green Machine by Boneshire Brew Works, Sunny Side Up BBA (Vietnamese Coffee) by Pizza Boy Brewing
Tech Support: Pizza Boy Collaboration (Fruit Punch IPA) Pizza Boy Brewing

Link Dump:

Harrisburg Beer Week
Troegs Gardening Brewhouse Grill
Highland Gardens
Yacht Rock Booze Cruise with Free Will Brewing Co.
Tattered Flag Brewery and Still Works
Little Amps Coffee (Cold Jars)
Little Big Beer Fest (Tickets available but limited)
Jackson House (“Best Burger in HBG” per Bearcat
Battle of the Homebrewers at Midtown Broad Street Market
St@rtUp Your Palate (Update: Event Canceled)
Moo-Duck Brewing Nine Small Batch Collaboration
Cox Brewing Company
Funk Brewing Company
Kick Off Event (Update: Limited Tickets Available)
Appalachian Brewing Company and Abbey Bar
Sara Bozich (Thank you!)
Frozen T-Shirt at White Hill Cafe (Where the Professionals Drink)
Chimay Night at Johnny Joe’s
Brewers Association — Craft Brewers Conference in D.C.
GABF — Great American Beer Fest
The Brewery at Hershey
Boneshire Brew Works
Harrisburg’s New Area Code (223)
Double Duck Pin by Union Craft Brewing
Russian River Brewing Co.
Zima (For when you want Zomething Different)
Harrisburg River Rescue
Beer Busters Podcast

Be sure to follow what is happening during Harrisburg Beer Week by following them on Twitter (@HBGBeerWeek) and Instagram. Also, read Tierney’s very nice blog, and follow her on Twitter (@TyrannyTierney).

Be sure to stick around for the After Show where Tech Support tests Ed’s will to live.

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Ep 4: Troegs FAQ & #AirportDave

In this episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat, discuss our sit down with John Trogner of Troegs Independent Brewing, resealable Crowlers, Untappd ratings and what is Dad Drinking?

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What We Drank This Episode:

Dave: Hornswoggler by The Veil Brewing Co. and Dunley Place by Aslin Beer Company

Ed: Freaky Peach by Troegs Independent Brewing Co.

Bearcat: Bourbon Barrel Aged Troeganator (2017) by Troegs Independent Brewing Co. and Double Daisy Cutter by Half Acre Beer

Link Dump:

Parking at Troegs from Ep. 3
Troegs is #38 in Craft Beer
Nebulous
Splinter Gold 1 and 2
Splinter Blue
October and Troegs Lack of a Release Calendar
Savor in D.C.
Flying Mouflan vs. Barrel Aged Flying Mouflan
Resealable Crowlers
PorchDrinking.com’s take on Untappd
Marzoni’s — Mechanicsburg
Pints for Pets
MGD’s Under Construction Website
Busch Light Draft
@IFS_TechSupport
The Answer Brew Pub
Bryan D. Roth of This Is Why I am Drunk
Wicked Weed Brewing
Burial Brewing Co.
Bros Icing Bros

IFS Drinking Terms:

Dad Drinking
#AirportDave

Be sure to stick around for the After Show as we introduce the newest member of It’s Friday Somewhere, Tech Support.

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Ep. 3: Florida Heat and Stolen Swans

This week Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat are joined by special guest Joel Kodner. Joel is the brewer and brewhouse manager at Due South Brewing Co. in Boyton Beach Florida. Due South is a full production brewery and taproom with distribution throughout most of Florida.

In this episode, we discuss the role of journalists, bloggers, and podcasters in craft beer, why brewers love Pilsners, the pressure to brew NE IPA style ales, the craft beer scene in Florida, meeting customer expectations and social media’s impact on brewing.

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What We Drank This Episode:

Joel: Expedition Stout (2013) by Bells Brewing Company
Dave: Cosmic Nod by South County Brewing Co. and BBA Troeganator (2016) by Troegs Independent Brewing
Ed: The Truth by Flying Dog Brewery and Miller Lite
Bearcat: Oblivion by Wicked Weed Brewing and Snake Dog IPA by Flying Dog Brewery

Link Dump:

Cigar City Brewing White Oak Aged Jai Alai
Tree House Brewing Co.
Funky Buddha Brewing
J. Wakefield Brewing
Sam Calagioni of Dogfish Head Brewing on “Quality, consistency, and innovation.”
(This is a must read.)
The fight for shelf space.
The shrinking craft beer pie.
Beer Advocate
Joel Kodner impersonated a sitting Governor.
Jason Notte’s very good Twitter
Brian D. Roth and This is Why I am Drunk
The Veil Brewing Co.

Special thanks to Joel for coming on the show. You can follow him on Twitter at @Brewkkake and @TeamCoffeeBeer.

Be sure to stick around for the After Show for an update on Troegs parking, stolen swans, and a preview of next week’s episode.

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Ep. 2 License to Pils

This week Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat are joined by special guest Jason Notte to discuss why Twitter thinks Jason hates Pilsners, the end of Kumbaya in craft beer, the decline of seasonal offerings and ugly ass publicly funded stadiums.

A very special thanks to Jason for taking the time to come on the show. Be sure to read Jason’s work at both MarketWatch.com and TheStreet.com and follow his prolific and eclectic twitter feed @Notteham.

During this episode we drank:

Dave: Troegs – Sunshine Pilsner, Tired Hands – Found a Scythe
Ed: Lickinghole Creek Laika BBA RIS, Victory Prima Pils
Jason: Widmer Brothers PDX Pilsner
Bearcat: Duquesne “The Prince of Pilsners” and New Belgium Dayblazer

Link Dump:

Troegs Independent Brewing
Straub
Lion Brewery
Stoudts Brewing Company
Live Oak Brewing Company
Firestone Walker Brewing Company
Russian River Brewing Company
Speakeasy closing and re-opening for now
Rogue Brewing
American Craft Brew Festival in Boston
Almanac Beer Co.
Beer Advocate
Breski Beverage
Sabatini’s Bottle Shop
Bud’s Super Bowl Ad Attacking Craft Beer (Pumpkin Peach Beer)
Gordon Biersch
Dan Gordon
The Bird Death Trap in Minneapolis
Atlanta’s New Stadium

These are some must-read stories (in Bearcat’s opinion) from Jason:

For Some Brewers, It’s Closing Time
Pilsner is the new Pumpkin
The Challenge is the Make Great Beer
The Future of Craft Beer

Be sure to stick around for the After Show!

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Ep.1: We’re Back & Cats of Istanbul

Well folks… We are back!

Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat have returned from a brief hiatus to launch It’s Friday Somewhere a new beer podcast out of the ashes of the Operation Shutdown.

In this episode, the guys discuss Bearcat’s recent trip from Mansfield, PA back to Harrisburg, Ed’s love of over-priced cat documentaries and Dave’s upcoming trip to the Masters.

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What we drank:
Dave:
Saint Arnold Bishop Barrel 14
Saint Arnold Bishop Barrel 15
Troegs Scratch 275

Ed:
Trillium Cutting Tiles Double IPA
Maine Beer Company Lunch

Bearcat:
Night Shift Santilli
Trillium Galaxy Dry Hopped Fort Point and Mettle

Link Dump:
Yorkholo Brewing Co.
Bullfrog Brewery
Selin’s Grove Brewing
Sole Artisan Ales
Desperate Times Brewery
Harrisburg Beer Week’s (717) Collaboration Ale
Harrisburg Brewer’s Fest

Be sure to stick around for the After Show!

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Cheers.