Tales From the Cask Craft Beer Podcast

Our streak of brewery personnel continues this week as we get a not so chance visit from Glen Selby , "Your Beer Guy" in town from DuClaw Brewing. It was just a bit early to sample beers with Glen and We were also caught up on current offerings from DuClaw so Jenn and Tony decided to keep current tasting Lagunitas Imperial Pils, Starpoint Citra Pale and the rarely seen in NC, Shorts Brewing.

Even with the absence of our beloved news guru Chip We were able to search high and low for our news this week. We start with a hops health report from the pacific northwest from NBC News, from there we profile some influential people to know in Chi-town  with a piece from Michigan Ave Mag. Next we take it to the great beer state of Maine and fawn over a new brew made with live lobsters! Get a great state of the industry report from Entrepreneur magazine and be astonished with the brits as we wrap up with a shocking summary from the Telegraph UK regarding new trends in beverage choices for men about town.  

Last week for our #caskquiz we asked you to give us some beer puns!  But not with hops! This week we are asking? “When you go to order a beer at a bar do you look for a style or a specific brewery?”

We love hearing from you! Please send in feedback and beer suggestions by calling us at (919) 502-0280, tweeting us @talescask, following our Instagram @talesfromthecask, posting on and liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TalesFromTheCask or emailing written or audio messages to talesfromthecask@gmail.com! And please rate & review us in iTunes or Stitcher if you haven’t done so!

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It’s been ages since we had a visit from our good friend Aubrey, so we fix that problem this week! Ms. Herbert returns and regales us with tales of her summer all while debuting some Sierra Nevada goodness: the all-new Oktoberfest collaboration with Augsburg's Brauhaus Riegele and the tantalizing Ovila Barrel Aged Belgian-Style Dubbel!

Here’s all the news that’s fit to speak, beginning with The New York Times telling us Gose is a beer that keeps summer cool,while Fortune reveals that root beer is the next big thing in craft beer  and the NY Daily News reports fitness empire Lululemon is launching a craft beer. Next up is The Denver Post with a piece on cellaring and aging craft beer, followed by WPTZ from Burlington VT showing us Bernie beer, The SFGate with beer and ice cream, and we close with the debut of Syfy’s Geeks Who Drink.

Last week our #caskquiz was ”what celebrity have you met and geeked out over?” while this week we want to hear you give us some beer puns!  But not with hops!

We love hearing from you! Please send in feedback and beer suggestions by calling us at (919) 502-0280, tweeting us @talescask, following our Instagram @talesfromthecask, posting on and liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TalesFromTheCask or emailing written or audio messages to talesfromthecask@gmail.com! And please rate & review us in iTunes or Stitcher if you haven’t done so!

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Detroit is famous for cars, and now it is becoming famous for the great beers from Atwater Brewing! We talk with Rob De La Rosa who is their national sales manager, and we sample the Vanilla Java Porter, Purple Gang Pilsner, and the Hop-A-Peel.

Newstime is here for you too! First up, The Washington Post reports that Mexican microbrewers are stepping out of the shadow of the country’s beer giants, while Eater takes a look back at the history of canned beer from church key to pop top, and The Denver Post reveals that The Great American Beer Festival is growing for 2015. We follow up with Paste’s revelation that ”The Simpsons” will soon brew a real-life Duff Beer, Loudwire telling us that Iron Maiden is going to introduce ‘supercharged’ Trooper 666 Beer, and we finish with The Independent’s true story about N.C. State scientists brewing beer from wasps’ yeast.

Last week our #caskquiz was ”have you ever tried a beer because of a celebrity?” and this week we want to know ”what celebrity have you met and geeked out over?” 

We love hearing from you! Please send in feedback and beer suggestions by calling us at (919) 502-0280, tweeting us @talescask, following our Instagram @talesfromthecask, posting on and liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TalesFromTheCask or emailing written or audio messages to talesfromthecask@gmail.com! And please rate & review us in iTunes or Stitcher if you haven’t done so!

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Time for another IPA of the month this week from the amazing Foothills Brewing! We join our good friend Ray Goodrich via satellite from an undisclosed seaside resort where he reveals the Foothills IPA of the month for July -  Seamus & Marlowe!  Ray gives us the scoop on who Seamus and Marlowe’s famous parent is and also the story behind the dogs on the IPA of the month bottles!  

News awaits this week!  We debate whether the decrease in beer consumption will hurt the craft industry, and report on successful out of the box craft beer marketing!  We also learn whatorganic material is used to dye beers and see why Denmark stopped settling political differences over a brew. You’ve seen tiny houses, we check out the latest trend:tiny pub sheds!  We recommend a few  beer books for summer reading, plus Chip quizzes Tony and Jenn on Beer Brand Taglines

Last week our #caskquiz was “what’s your favorite beer glass or style of beer glass?”  and this week we want to know ”have you ever tried a beer because of a celebrity?”

We love hearing from you! Please send in feedback and beer suggestions by calling us at (919) 502-0280, tweeting us @talescask, following our Instagram @talesfromthecask, posting on and liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TalesFromTheCask or emailing written or audio messages to talesfromthecask@gmail.com! And please rate & review us in iTunes or Stitcher if you haven’t done so!

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We are keeping it local this week with another incredible North Carolina craftbrewer! Stopping by to share some of their amazing beers are Andrew Durstewitz and Bora Okay from D9 Brewing out of Cornelius, NC (just north of Charlotte!). Straight from the brewery they bring us bottle of  Viking Fraoch Spontaneous Sour which we compare to the draft we have in the bar, plus some of the Southern Tea Hazy Golden American Wheat Ale and Froggy Night IPA.

Fun news awaits this week! We begin with The Wall Street Journal revealing what a beer will cost you, from Kiev to Geneva, followed by NPR exploring how breweries are adapting to a changing climate and then Above the Law Redline asking do we need ‘Honest Pint’ legislation? Next up is The LA Times picking the beer accessory of the day, then The Week’s list of 8 great airports for beer enthusiasts, Minneapolis Public Radio on recent investments in the brewery helping Leinie's trot out more beers, and we finish with The USA Today’s story on how Samuel Adams is finding success with braggot.

Last week our #caskquiz was “what’s the craziest internet beer rumor have you ever heard?” and this week we want to know “what’s your favorite beer glass or style of beer glass?” Please send us a pic!

We love hearing from you! Please send in feedback and beer suggestions by calling us at (919) 502-0280, tweeting us @talescask, following our Instagram @talesfromthecask, posting on and liking our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TalesFromTheCask or emailing written or audio messages to talesfromthecask@gmail.com! And please rate & review us in iTunes or Stitcher if you haven’t done so!

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