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.

What we were drinking:

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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.

Ep. 15: The Beer in Review

In episode 15, Ed GrohlEasy Pretzel, and Bearcat welcome back “friend of the show” Jeff Kupko, to do our year-end review of some of our favorite beers from 2017. We also took the time to discuss trends we would like to see end, strategy when playing the board game Risk and which of us is the Wilt Chamberlain of Untappd.

We went really long so no After Show this week.

 

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Jeff’s Le Saint-Bock Skull Bottle

 

What are we drinking?

Some of our favorite beers from 2017

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Jester King Brewery
Sixpoint Brewing
The Veil Brewing Co.
High Water Brewing
PNC by Firestone Walker
Funk Brewing Company
Moo-Duck Brewing Company
Boulevard Brewing Company
Brothers Brewing Company
Bell’s Brewing Company
Zeroday Brewing Company
Brewers Untappd Video by GK Visual
Tattered Flag Brewery and Stillworks
The Blue Room in Middletown PA
Monks (Chicago and Philly)
Toronado (San Francisco and San Diego)
Rhinegeis
Six Point and their release of 3, 4 and 5 Beans
Mad Beach Brewing, Madeira Beach, FL
La Fin De Noche Imperial Stout
Wicked Barley, Jacksonville, FL,
Torched Hop, Atlanta, GA
Wrecking Bar – ATL, GA
Brickstore and Porter – ATL
Union Craft Brewing – Baltimore
Selinsgrove Brewing Co.– PA
Hopstix – AT
Brew Gentleman – PGH
Hunger & Thirst – Lancaster
Risk and Kamchatka
Brewers tax cuts

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.

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Cheers.

Ep. 14: Partly Claudy


In episode 14, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat, welcome Scott Smith, founder, and owner of East End Brewing Company. In a far-ranging conversation, we discuss the brewery,  Barleywine (#BIL), the trials of starting a brewery 15 years ago, and the sad lonely death of a keg of beer.

Be sure to follow East End Brewing on Twitter, Instagram and read Scott’s very nice blog.

Also… Stick around for the After Show

What We Were Drinking:

Easy Pretzel – East End Brewing Gratitude (2015), The Veil Brewing Co. Hornswoggler — Oreo
Ed –  The Veil Brewing Co. Coalesce; 3 Taverns Brewery Rapturous; Trillium Brewing CompanyDeciduous, Funk Brewing Company Silent Disco
Bearcat – East End Brewing Homewood Reserve 2017, Founders Brewing Co. Canadian Breakfast Stout (2017)
Scott — VB Hubbards Cave Brewery

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Church Brew Works
Commonwealth Press
Rivertown Brewing
North Country Brewing Company
Jean Bonnet Tavern
Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewing Company
Don’t Drink Beer
PLCB
Al’s of Hampden and Pizza Boy Brewing
Pennsylvania Handshake Blog Post
Pittsburghese
Joe DiNardo
Fedko Zone
Partly Claudy
Chance A’ Shahrs
Peat Smoked Malt
Mosaic Hops
Galaxy Hops
London Ale Yeast
Troegs Independent Brewing Company
Simcoe Hops
FOMO
Gratitude Paper Overwrap (So pretty)
Mary Tremonte (Gratitude Label Artist)
Between Two Fermentors
Beerhive, Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Strip District
The Independent, Pittsburgh
Penn Brewing
Tiki Lounge Pittsburgh
Anthony Bourdain’s visit to Pittsburgh
Cure, Pittsburgh
Hitchhiker Brewing Co.
Brew Gentlemen
Dancing Gnome Brewery
The Easy Pretzel NFL Power Poll of Beer
The Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh

A big thanks to Scott Smith for giving us so much of his time. We hope that you enjoy listening to it as much as we did making it.

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.