Tales From the Cask Craft Beer Podcast

We're taking the show on the road this week as we visit the great folks at Trophy Brewing Company!  We interview Trophy Brewing Company owners Chris Powers and woody Lockwood, and head brewer, Les Stewart.  They tell us about how they each got started int he beer business, how they got the name of the company, their biggest brewing influences, and they talk a bit about home brewing.  They were also kind enough to answer listener questions about their tap handles, their $10,000 kickstarted beer, why growlers are better, and some of their naming choices.

On tap for this episode are some of Trophy Brewing's finest selections.  We have Yard of the Month, Trophy Wife, Biggest Flirt, Next Best in Show, Participant, and Trophinator.

In our news segment we share an article that breaks down craft brewing state-by-state, strong beers in India, and a man whose friends plumed his entire house with beer kegs.

We’d love to hear your feedback and brew suggestions! Call in your feedback by calling (919) 502-0280 or email us at talesfromthecask@gmail.com.

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We're taking it to the rooftops in episode 23 of Tales From the Cask and we have a great show for you!  Football season is upon us so we're brining you Tailgating with Craft Brews!  On tap for this episode is Avery Joe’s Pilsner, Founders All Day IPA, and Sierra Nevada Torpedo.  

We also share some news stories about California Beer Festival at Sea, The best NFL stadiums for craft beer, and hops farmers in Raleigh, NC.  In our feedback segment we have some listener comments about last week's episode, input on some of our beer recommendations, and more!

We’d love to hear your feedback and brew suggestions! Call in your feedback by calling (919) 502-0280 or email us at talesfromthecask@gmail.com.

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It's episode 22 of Tales From the Cask and we have a great show for you!  In this episode we have a very insightful interview with Jess Petrosky!  Jess has been involved in the beer industry for over 10 years and he's a draft beer expert!  He shares some great stories and helpful tips to make sure you're getting the best draft beer experience.

On tap for this episode is the Sierra Nevada Flipside, Lagunitas Little Sumpin Wild, and Bear Republic Cafe Racer!  Our news segment is filled with stories Sam Adams' founder Jim Koch becoming a billionaire, a lawsuit over the name MechHopzilla, the lack of diversity in craft brewing, where to find Europe's best beer, and a discussion on what might be the most inspiration beer ad you've seen in a long time.

In this episode we answer listener feedback about beer temperature, recommendations for a new craft beer, and more!

We’d love to hear your feedback and brew suggestions! Call in your feedback by calling (919) 502-0280 or email us at talesfromthecask@gmail.com.

Direct download: talesfromthecask22.mp3
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In episode 21 of Tales From the Cask, we’re celebrating the fact that we’ve reached the episode number corresponding to the legal drinking age! We have more beer and food pairings for you as we couple Guinness Red Harvest Stout with Chapel Hill Creamery's Hickory Grove cheese and plum paste, Evil Twin Brewing’s Hipster Ale with Italian roast beef and horseradish aioli, and Evil Twin Brewing’s Spicy Nachos Jalapeño Ale with spicy pimento cheese!

In our news segment, we share some interesting stories about the seasonal creep of pumpkin beer and water challenges on the North Coast that are impacting Russian River Brewing, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Mendocino Brewing Company and Bear Republic Brewing Company. We also have stories about how MillerCoors is improving its water efficiency, why the Tampa Rays manager buying beer for fans, and what beers to match each NFL football team. Believe it or not, there is a Hello Kitty beer available now, and we will definitely discuss what that means!

We answer listener questions about the US three-tier alcohol distribution system, British cask beer, and how breweries and distributors hook up, as well as respond to several listener comments about last week’s unusual episode!

We’d love to hear your feedback and brew suggestions! Call in your feedback by calling (919) 502-0280 or email us at talesfromthecask@gmail.com.

Direct download: talesfromthecask21.mp3
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