Ep. 22: Opening the Gate at Guinness

In Episode 22, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat sit down with Oliver Gray of Guinness Open Gate Brewery and Barrel House in Baltimore, Maryland. We discuss, the opening of their very impressive new facility, what patrons can expect to find, Guinness’ ambitions in the Baltimore and the New World, their commitment to hiring a diverse workforce, and Bearcat’s struggle with basic pronunciation.

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A very special thanks to Oliver Gray for taking the time to sit down with us for what was a far-ranging and open discussion. You can follow Oliver on Twitter and his work at Good Beer Hunting as well as his past work at Literature & Libations.

From Baltimore to Dublin

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Rickhouse
Sierra Nevada Asheville (Malt Disney World)
Boddingtons
Fullers
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Good Beer Hunting
Uppers and Downers

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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.

Ep. 21: South County Brewing’s JR Heaps

In Episode 21, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat sit down with Owner and Head Brewer, JR Heaps to discuss all the founding of the brewery, York County’s impressive beer scene, buying hops, their recent rebranding and brewing NE IPAs.

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A big thank you to JR for taking the time to sit down with us. Be sure to follow South County on Twitter and Instagram.

What are we drinking?

 

 

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South County Brewing Co.
The Veil Brewing Company
Pizza Boy Brewing Co.
Lupulin Exchange
Tree House Brewing
Trillium Brewing Company
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Lawson’s Finest Liquids
The Alchemist
Collusion Tap Works
York County, PA
Finback Brewery
Frost Beer Works
BJCP
Patersbier (Ed, going deep in the tree)
Brut IPA
Plato
Breski Beer Distributor
Monster vs. Rock Hard Brewing
John Palmer Book “How to Brew”
Brew Gentlemen
Toppling Goliath Brewery

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.

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.

 

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

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.

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.

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

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.

If you like the video please consider subscribing.

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!