In Episode 27, Ed Grohl and Bearcat drink a few Troegs beers and discuss recent news in craft beer; mostly the sale of Dogfish Head to Sam Adams parent company Boston Beer Company. No links… this time around and about as free flowing a conversation as we have ever had on the show.
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In Episode 26, Ed Grohl and Bearcat were kindly invited to join the Harrisburg Beer Week team and all the brewery collaborators on the 2019 717 Collab Beer brew day at Tröegs. As the brew was working it’s way to the fermentation tank, Ed and Bearcat sat down with each brewer and finally with the Harrisburg Beer Week team. We discussed the process of collaboration, Harrisburg as a “beer town,” this year’s very cool logo, and why 717 is not just a good beer but #BeerForGood.
This is a long episode, but we covered a lot of ground about each of the four breweries, the process of making this year’s collaboration beer, and about Harrisburg Beer Week. We hope you like listening to it as much as we liked making it.
In Episode 24, Ed Grohl, Easy Pretzel, and Bearcat sit down with Boulevard Brewing Company’s Jeremy Danner to discuss his role as an Ambassador Brewer, Craft Beer Twitter, the Labor of Brewing and Ed… well Ed brings the house down once again.
What Were We Drinking: Bearcat: Smokestack Series Whiskey Barrel Stout and Bourbon Barrel Quad Dave: Boulevard Brewing Company Brett Saison and Lavery Duchess Meara Gelato Ed: Tröegs Independent Brewing – Scratch 365, The Veil Brewing Company Adjunct Hornswoggler Jeremy: Jam Band and Tart Apple Radler
In Episode 23, Ed Grohl, and Bearcat sit down in the Midtown Tavern in Harrisburg during a Troegs First Squeeze Nugget Nectar Release to talk about what else, Nugget Nectar. We also talked about Troegs’ 2019 line up and some significant changes, we catch up on all things Harrisburg Beer Week with friend of the show, Tierney Pomone, we talk with special guest Kayla Bryer about her First Squeeze artwork, and Bearcat continues his struggles with basic pronunciation.
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.
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.
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.