Tales From the Cask Craft Beer Podcast

Chip is out of town so Tony and Jenn are on location for this week’s episode of Tales From the Cask!  In Episode 48 we visit Lynnwood Brewing Concern and speak with Ted Dwyer and Bill Gerds, owner and brewmaster.  We sample several Lynnwood Brewing beers including Blonde Moment Belgian Blonde, Dry Stout, Hubris Imperial IPA, and Once You Go Black IPA.

Ted and Bill share their journey into the beer business and why they chose to set up shop in North Carolina.  They tell us about the first style of beer that they brewed, and give us a look into the future of Lynnwood Brewing Concern.

In our news segment we share a story about craft beer taps being installed at the Colorado governor’s mansion, an amendment to Florida’s controversial beer growler bill, and a new beer from Dock Street Brewing Company made with smoked goat brains.

We also share a lot of great listener feedback and responses to last week’s Cask Quiz.

This week’s #caskquiz question is, “What are you doing to celebrate NC beer month, or your local beer month?

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

Direct download: talesfromthecask48.mp3
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Welcome back Cask Nation!  In this week’s episode we welcome back, back, back, back the always entertaining and insightful, Aubrey Herbert from Sierra Nevada Brewing.  Aubrey shares some of the latest Sierra Nevada news with us, and brings along some tasty brews.  In this episode we sample from the new 4-Way IPA 12 pack: Nooner Session IPA, Snow Wit White IPA, Blindfold Black IPA, and Torpedo Extra IPA.

In our news segment we share some very interesting stories about 2013 craft brewer growthSam Adams, Guinness and other breweries boycotting some of this year's St. Patrick’s Day Paradesa burglary suspect that was caught by the DNA he left behind on a beer bottle left at the scene; and some fascinating info about the sale of beer, pizza, and wings during March Madness.

We got a lot of feedback this week and get to share some really good answers to last week’s Cask Quiz about your favorite local brews and some responses to the beers from Mother Earth Brewing.

This week’s #caskquiz question is, “What’s your favorite IPA?”

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

Direct download: talesfromthecask47.mp3
Category:Tales From the Cask -- posted at: 11:25am EDT

Hey y'all!  Coming to you from the (finally!) sunny lands of Raleigh, North Carolina, it’s Tales From the Cask Episode 46!  In this episode we are joined by Chris Allen, Regional Peppajack at Mother Earth Brewing!  We sample a variety of their brews including the Park Day Bohemian Style Pilsner, Endless River Kolsch, Weeping Willow Belgian Wit, Second Wind Pale Ale, Dark Cloud Munich Dunkel, Sisters of the Moon IPA, and the Window Pane Series.

We share some great beer news about the National Security Council distributing beera brief history of beerthe newest Game of Thrones beer recently released at SXSW, and an article about craft brewers beating big beer.

In our feedback segment we share your answers to our question last week about your favorite hop varieties and we answer some listener questions too.

This week’s #caskquiz is, “What is your favorite local beer?” 

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

Direct download: talesfromthecask46.mp3
Category:Tales From the Cask -- posted at: 12:31pm EDT

We have a scent-sational treat for you in Episode 45 of Tales From the Cask.  In this episode we explore food aromas and hops!  We have three beers from Bear Republic: Churchill’s Pale Ale, Hop Rod Rye & Apex IPA, plus Foothills Seeing Double IPA.  We look at pairing them with various foods like passion fruit, mango, grapefruit, and more!  The results are really spectacular.

In our news segment we discuss a change in the official definition of a craft brewer, a mobile app that will tell you if the beer in front of you is a craft beer, a Boston group of women beer lovers, Girl's Pint Out reaching San Antonio, and a Bloomberg article about Joe Six-Pack getting some love.

We share listener responses to last week’s Cask Quiz question, and this week’s question is, “What is your favorite hop variety?” 

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

Direct download: talesfromthecask45.mp3
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