Ep. 20: 3, 30, 300 with Brian Reed

In Episode 20, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat sit down with Master Cicerone and MillerCoors Trade Brewer Brian Reed. During this episode, the guys and Brian discuss the torture of passing the Master Cicerone test,  the 3, 30, 300 rule for beer, band-aids in your soup, and getting out of the carny life.

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You can follow Brian on Twitter and Instagram.

What are we drinking?

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Hamm’s
MillerCoors
TRASH Pittsburgh
Fantom Ghost Turtle
Bell’s Two Hearted
Pilsner Urquell
Prima Pils
Kaiser Pilsner
Bryan D. Roth

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Special thanks to friend of the show, Joe Denne for his awesome artwork which represents out new logos. Joe is an accomplished graphic designer who came to us with a vision for the work that we could never have imaged. You should follow him on Twitter and if you need a new can design, hit him up.

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Cheers.

Ep. 19: Finding the Giant with John Trogner

In Episode 19, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat sit down with John Trogner of Troegs Independent Brewing Company to discuss their ever-evolving Scratch Beer program, the expansion of the Splinter Series, parking, trademarks and the release of Nimble Giant.

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If you like this episode you will really love Troegs’ social media accounts. You should follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Special thank you to John for taking the time to sit down with us. We learned a ton and we hope you do too.

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Cheers.

IFS Live Review: Tree House Brewing Company

After doing these live review for a couple months, Ed and Bearcat decided to start really focusing more getting these right. We do not do them every Thursday night but we try to do it regularly. This one is good enough to share on the site and is indicative of us starting to roll into form for this new format. We hope you like it.

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If you liked the show above you will really enjoy it live. We stream generally on Thursday nights at 9:00pm EST on YouTube. Be sure to follow @IFS_Podcast on Twitter to get updates on our next show (Hint: It will be May 31st and its a doozy.)

Cheers!

Ep 18: Live Panel – Craft Beer and Social Media

In Episode 18, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat, took the show before a live audience. We were joined for a panel discussion by Greg Avola, co-founder of Untappd, Tierney Pomone of Stouts and Stilettos and the legendary Jeff Kupko. We discussed Untappd and its role in craft beer as a social media platform, user privacy, and the role of other social media platforms within the industry.

We want to thank everyone that made this show possible:

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St@rtup Harrisburg and Adam Porter. I cannot think of a more appropriate location to hold this event. It an awesome workspace and you should totally check it out.

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Al Kominski at Pizza Boy Brewing for hooking everyone up with some free beer during the event.

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Tierney at Stouts and Stilettos for joining the discussion and handling all the ticketing.

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Last but certainly not least… everyone that came to the show. Because of your generosity, we were able to raise $500 for Harrisburg River Rescue on behalf of Harrisburg Beer Week

No Link Dump this time… just visit the websites and businesses listed above. They made the event possible.

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you like the show please consider leaving a review and sharing it with others, this really does help us.

Follow the show on Twitter @IFS_Podcast or send us cool stuff via email TheIFSpodcast@gmail.com.

Cheers!

Ep. 17: Team Coffee Beer

In Episode 16, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat, welcome Joel Kodner, of West Palm Beach Brewery and Wine Vault in West Palm, Florida.  In this episode, we discuss getting into switching to a new brewery, starting up a brewery, Craft Beer’s copyright problems, and Team Coffee Beer.

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You can follow Joel on Twitter @FloriduhBrewer and you can learn more about West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault at their very nice website.

Be sure to stick around for the After Show.

What we were drinking:

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West Palm Brewery and Wine Vault
The Veil Brewing Company
@Jeremy_Danner
Side Project Brewing Company

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Cheers.

Ep. 16: Quality Liquid

In Episode 16, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat, welcome Shane Lohman, President of Steel City Beer Wholesalers, a distributor focused on the quality craft beer.  In this episode, we discuss getting into wholesales for beer, pitching a brewery, the importance of freshness and volatility for some craft beer, Mario vs. Zelda, and Ed gets nuked by our guest.

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You can follow Shane on Twitter and his very nice and smart delivery drivers on Instagram.

Be sure to stick around for The After Show.

What are we drinking?

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Hitchhiker Brewing
Fort Pitt Brewing Company
Andy AKA Jagoff Brewer
Evil Twin Brewing
Prairie Artisan Ales
Mikkeller
Omni Pollo
Sole Artisan Ales
Stillwater Artisanal
Sixpoint Brewery
Knee Deep Brewing Company
Dancing Gnome Brewery
Brew Gentlemen
Sir Peche
Dear Peter
Church Brew Works
Asheville N.C. Bus Tour — Slide into @EasyPretzel’s DMs
Lotus Notes
OS2 Warp
Harrisburg Beer Week
Little Big Beer Fest (This will sell out)
HBW Battle of the Homebrewers

You can subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you like the show please consider leaving a review and sharing it with others, this really does help us.

Follow the show on Twitter @IFS_Podcast or send us cool stuff via email TheIFSpodcast@gmail.com.

Cheers.