Contest Time.

The Contest is closed… But a new one is coming soon!

IFS Podcast has teamed up with a friend of the show to offer some free tickets for a Bar Crawl on Saturday, September 9, 2017, in around the Rittenhouse neighborhood of Philadelphia. (Contest details below)

The Rittenhouse Craft Beer & Restaurant Stroll includes 17+ bars & restaurants.  Craft beer samples, drink & food specials, dozens of craft beer options, and so much more.  An absolutely incredible value and one heck of a fun afternoon with friends!
Rittenhouse Bar Crawl

Here’s what’s included:

  • Stroll around to multiple amazing locations (see list below) in the beautiful, historic Rittenhouse area!
  • Your own keepsake custom craft beer crawl mug
  • At each location, you will get two awesome craft beer samples – all included with your ticket!
  • A custom “crawl map” complete with a spot for tasting notes and a pencil (to mark those beers you love)
  • Discounted $3 craft beer specials in your mug
  • Discounted light-food specials at each location (try multiple locations – yum!)
  • $50 in Complimentary First Ride credits from LYFT – your safe ride there or home, FREE!  Redeem Here

Participating Locations

  • 1518 Bar & Grill
  • Black Sheep Pub
  • Bonner’s Irish Pub
  • Boxers PHL
  • Cavanaugh’s Rittenhouse
  • Cleaver’s
  • CODA
  • Devil’s Alley Bar & Grill
  • Drinker’s Pub
  • Fox & Hound
  • Ladder 15
  • Lucky Strike
  • Oh! Shea’s Pub
  • Oscar’s Tavern
  • Raven Lounge
  • Smiths
  • SPiN Philadelphia
  • Tavern on Broad

**The check in locations will be the T-Mobile stores on Walnut Street – 1506 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102 and **

Click here to purchase tickets and see a of list of past and current participating breweries. 

But you can also win free tickets.

How do you win?

First, follow @IFS_Podcast on Twitter. (You can also follow Bearcat, Ed GrohlEasy Pretzel and Tech Support)

Next comment below including your Twitter handle.

That’s it.

We have a few pairs of tickets to give away and we will randomly select and announce the winners on Thursday, September 7th at around 8:00 pm.

Ep. 11: We Are Bringing Back Micro

In episode 11, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat welcome back, friend of the show, Jason Notte. We took a deep dive into the Brewers Association’s new Independent certification, picked apart AB Inbev’s The High End video response, branched off into the craft beer black market, and Jason has some tough love for Pittsburgh’s Craft Beer Week.

Be sure to follow Jason’s very good Twitter account (@Notteham) and read his fantastic work for Marketplace.com and TheStreet.com.

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Micro Beer

What We Drank:

Bearcat: Troegs Independent Brewing — Nimble Giant, Dogfish Head Sea Quench, The Veil Brewing Company Droid Charger
Ed: Harviestoun Ola Dubh (April 2014), Miller Lite
Dave: Common Roots Brewing Co. – Ultra Modern American
Voodoo Brewery. Cowbell
Jason: Pilsner Urquell

Link Dump:

Brewers Association
Brewers Association The Independent Seal
Boston Beer Company (Sam Adams)
Constellation Brands
AB Inbev
MillerCoors
Pumpkin Peach Ale Super Bowl Ad
The High End Vimeo
Garrett Wales (10 Barrel Brewing Founder)
Jeff Alworth for Beervana
Pizza Boy Brewing
Pizza Boy Brewing’s Independent Logo
George Clooney’s Tequila Sale
Joel from Due South Brewing (@Brewkkake)
Bryan D. Roth
Notte on Amazon’s purchase of Whole Foods for MarketWatch
New Belgium Brewing
Voodoo Brewery
Modern Times Beer
Odell Brewing Co.
Bellvue Brewing’s Independent Seal under the cap
Pittsburgh Beer Week’s AnnouncementWidmer Brothers
Craft Brew Alliance
Red Hook Brewery
Iron City Beer
Old German Beer
Duquesne Pilsner (The Prince of Pilsners)
Philly Beer Week
Yuengling
Dogfish Head’s PE
USA Today’s DFH Sea Quench Ale Story
Bitter Brew
Toppling Goliath (KBBS and Assassin)
The Street
Cascade Brewing
Founders Brewing Co.
de Garde Brewing
Cigar City Brewing
The Veil Brewing Company

Be sure to stick around for the After Show where we discuss Tech Support’s gray stereo and the superiority of fish tacos.

We know this is a long episode but we hope you find the time invested to be well spent. IFS is on hiatus for a couple weeks to recharge and drink some beers. In the mean time, follow us on Twitter, I swear we are fun. You can follow us here: Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, Bearcat and Tech Support

You can subscribe 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 us on Twitter @IFS_Podcast or send us cool stuff via email TheIFSpodcast@gmail.com.

Cheers.

Halftershow: Hot Sauce Committee

Before we talk about the show, IFS wants to offer our deepest sympathies to the family of Josh Wissler. Josh was part of the Harrisburg craft beer community before there was a Harrisburg craft beer community. The consummate nice guy leaves behind a wife and two young boys. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family.

In this special episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, Bearcat and Tech Support discuss Brooke Mihoces’ visit to the show in Ep. 10, bad beer bars, Bearcat’s terrible taste in hot sauce, and Dave’s pajamas.

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What we drank
Dave: The Veil Brewing Co. Fire Emoji
Ed: The Veil Brewing Co. Dirt Brothers IPL
Tech Support: Kombucha
Bearcat: Exhibit A Brewing Company Hair Raiser

Link Dump:

The Veil Brewing Company
Motueka Hops
Ep. 10 with Brooke Mihoces of DOPS Inc.
The High End’s Vimeo response (more on this to come in Ep. 11)
Taco Mac
Aroogas
Firewater in Tropicana in Atlantic City
Monk’s Cafe in Philadelphia
Firewalker PNC
The Blacksmith, Berlin Maryland
Burley Oak Brewing Company
Chicken Neckers on the Eastern shore of Maryland
Mendoza Line
Crystal Hot Sauce
Frank’s Hot Sauce
Cholula
Trappey’s Red Devil Hot Sauce (It’s a must for Primanti’s)
Siracha
Sriracha never copyrighted their brand.
TorchBearer Hot Sauce
Tom Brady Recovery Sleepwear
IC Light
American Beer
IC Light Mango
Crown Lager
Black Label Beer
Zima
Pittsburgh’s Zima Sign
Jason Notte

You can subscribe via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you like the show please consider leaving a review and sharing it with others. Follow us on Twitter @IFS_Podcast or send us cool stuff via email TheIFSpodcast@gmail.com. Cheers.

Ep. 10: Distributing Independence

In this episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat welcome Ms. Brooke Mihoces from DOPS Inc. an independent craft beer, wine, and spirits distribution company. Brooke was a great guest and let us peek behind the curtain of the distribution business with wit and candor.

A little about DOPS Inc.:

DOPS, Inc., established in 1984, distributes beer, wine, and spirits in Maryland, Washington, DC, and Delaware. It is a family owned and operated company which concentrates on family owned wineries, craft breweries, and micro distilleries. DOPS entered the craft brewery segment in 1986 and was the first market outside of Massachusetts to sell Samuel Adams. This was soon followed by the Brooklyn Brewery and then expanded into a diverse portfolio of craft beers from all parts of the world.

Just a heads up, we went long with Brooke so no After Show this week but we may have something special ready for you very soon to make up for it.

DOPS Logo

What We Drank:

Dave Guinness, Green Flash Cellar #3 and The Veil, Master Taunt
Ed: Anderson Valley Brewing Company Huge Arker
Bearcat: Schlafly Beer The Variant
Brooke Mihoces: Alpine Beer Company Windows Up

Link Dump:

DOPS Inc.
You can read the entire DOPS catalog. It’s impressive and extensive.
Jason Notte on how Whole Foods/Amazon can disrupt beer.
Brewers’ Association new Independent Beer Badge Much more on this from us to come.

You can follow Brooke’s very nice Twitter account @BrookeMihoces and DOPS Inc. @DOPSbeerNwine.

Special thanks to Brooke for coming on the show and for hooking us up with some really great beers.

You can subscribe via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you like the show please consider leaving a review and sharing it with others.

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

Cheers.

Ep. 9: John Kruk’s Batting Helmet

In this episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat welcome Ms. Sara Bozich of GK Visual to discuss their in-production documentary Poured in PA. Then the guys discuss the RateBeer.com controversy, Bearcat gets incensed about nothing, Ed brings us some new beer names for The Wilson Scale, and Tech Support drinks some ‘buch with a bit of stank on it.

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Link Dump:

Noble Stein Brewing Company
Poured In PA
GK Visual
Harrisburg Beer Week
Brewers of PA (BOP)
North County Brewing
Boneshire Brew Works
Free Will Brewing
Poured in PA T-Shirts
Sheetz
Wawa
Rutters
Beer Busters Podcast (Recording was rescheduled!)
Voodoo Brewery
Double Eagle Malt
Intern Jimi’s Interview with John Kimmich of The Alchemist
SaraBozich.com
GK Visual Vimeo Page
RateBeer.com
BeerAdvocate.com
Untappd
ZX Ventures
Good Beer Hunting
DFH Blog Post on RateBeer
Dogfish Head Inn
Share of Throat
Sol Beer
Sick and Twisted Brewing
Belching Beaver Brewing
Tomoka Brewing Co.
Vernon Maxwell
Charles Barkley’s Golf Swing

The Wilson Scale:

Panty Dropper — 8.16
Great Lei — 9.36
Poontangerine Ale — 9.93

Be sure to stick around for the After Show and for a short but excellent blooper reel.

You can subscribe via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you like the show please consider leaving a review and sharing it with others.

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

Cheers.

Ep. 8: Lucky Lindy and the West Coast

In this episode, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat return to the podcast to do some old-timey radio about old-timey west coast breweries, Dave goes to a Michelin Three Star laundromat, we hydrate with some beers, and Ed introduces The Wilson Scale.

Plucky Lindy addresses IFS Listeners about Water Beer
Lucky Lindy addresses IFS listeners about water beer.

Link Dump:

Russian River Brewing Company
City Beer Store, San Francisco
Anchor Brewing
The French Laundry
Omni William Penn Hotel
East End Brewing
Stella Artois
Stella Artois’ Beer Knife and 9 Step Serving Process
Victory Whirlwind Wit and Cage Radler
Southern Tier Hop Sun
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
Blue Point
Good Beer Hunting
GBH Podcast with Dan Jansen of Blue Point
Nimble Giant — Troegs Brewing Company
The Bruery Buy Out
Fort Collins Buy Out and Closure
10 Barrel Banner Protest
Hops and Clocks at the National Watch and Clock Museum
Columbia Kettle Works

IFS Terms:

Water Beers

Hydrating Beers

The Wilson Scale of Beer Names:
(1-10 Scale: Higher the number the worse the name)

Morning Wood — 7.6

Panty Peeler — 8.73

Justin Blabber — 6

The Brown Note — 9.16

Tramp Stamp — 9.56

Be sure to stick around for the After Show.

You can subscribe via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you like the show please consider leaving a review and sharing it with others.

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

Cheers.

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.

You can subscribe via iTunes or the Google Play Store. If you like the show please consider leaving a review and sharing it with others.

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

Cheers.