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Steal This Beer

Beer gurus Augie Carton (Carton Brewing) and John Holl (author of Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint) get to the bottom of the day’s most pressing craft beer issues with help from opinionated brewer friends, know-it-all barkeeps, and smarmy industry insiders. For each episode, Augie and John will blind-taste and dissect two beers on air (provided by that episode’s guest) while discussing current beer topics, news, and styles.

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Episode 247 - Plan Bee and Carton Play Hot Ones

Episode 247 - Evan Watson and Augie Play Hot Ones <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1578321893806-DHTBPEQRHZHJ0V50Y8FL/STB+NEWS-15.jpg" data-image-dimensions="2500x1667" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="STB NEWS-15.jpg" data-load="false" data-image-id="5e1347e1b043440330e48807" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1578321893806-DHTBPEQRHZHJ0V50Y8FL/STB+NEWS-15.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> Happy Monday, Thieves! We're starting off the New Year with an episode we've been holding on to for a while. Back in November we gathered at Augie's brewery for a show with Evan Watson of Plan Bee. It was just around Augie's Birthday so we wanted to do something special and even torture him a bit. So, Dr. Watson cooked up some hot wings and we decided to do what that other hot sauce show does. It got ugly real fast, especially for Holl and most certainly for Jeff Cioletti, who gamely sat in on the show. Just like you can play at home with your own black glasses, we hope you'll resolve this year to punish your tastebuds and nervous system with some extreme hot sauces. It's best with friends and mugs of cold beer. Let us know what you think by chiming in on our social media pages or simply by emailing us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com **Want to support us? We have launched a PATREON Page. Click here to let us know you care!** As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS! You can subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!! Co-hosts: Augie Carton & John Holl Producer: Justin Kennedy Engineer: Brian Casse Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

6 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Episode 261 - Alex Kidd, Dontdrinkbeer (COVID-19 Quarantine Edition)

Episode 261 - Alex Kidd, Dontdrinkbeer (COVID-19 Quarantine Edition) <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1586808100275-P2BRFUR125QKBURB47H2/1120.jpg" data-image-dimensions="942x696" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="1120.jpg" data-load="false" data-image-id="5e94c524af9d553df48859a5" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1586808100275-P2BRFUR125QKBURB47H2/1120.jpg?format=1000w" /> </figure> Happy Monday, Thieves! On the phone today is Alex Kidd, the mind behind Dont Drink Beer, the review site that is also responsible for Barleywine is Life. He's an attorney in California by day and amateur Tik Tok star at night. In this episode recorded with Augie and John at their homes they get into podcast mechanics, beer reviews, being funny in beer and what it's like to be anonymous (for a while at least). We break into some fun beers from our own cellars and wind up taking the conversation in all kinds of fun directions. Phone shows like this are going to be the new normal for a while. Let us know what you think by chiming in on our social media pages or simply by emailing us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com **Want to support us? We have launched a PATREON Page. Click here to let us know you care!** As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS! You can subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!! Co-hosts: Augie Carton & John Holl Producer: Justin Kennedy Engineer: Brian Casse Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

13 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Episode 246 - Holiday Show 2019 with Joel Shelton, Shelton Brothers

Episode 246 - Holiday Show 2019 with Joel Shelton, Shelton Brothers <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " ><img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1577722223604-LCU03QUTG4M8RL7JHAZ8/IMG_5310.JPG" data-image-dimensions="1024x768" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="IMG_5310.JPG" data-load="false" data-image-id="5e0a216f8daefa6cb5e52b0c" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1577722223604-LCU03QUTG4M8RL7JHAZ8/IMG_5310.JPG?format=1000w" /></figure> Happy final Monday of 2019, Thieves! A couple years ago, we did a holiday show with Joel Shelton of Shelton Brothers importers over at Wurstbar in Jersey City. We had fond memories of that night, so we decided to invite Joel back to do it again in 2019, this time at Clinton Hall in lower Manhattan. We had a fun time recapping 2019 and hope you enjoy the conversation. Get at us and let us know what you think! **Want to support us? We have launched a PATREON Page. Click here to let us know you care!** As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS! You can subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!! Co-hosts: Augie Carton & John Holl Producer: Justin Kennedy Engineer: Brian Casse Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

30 Dec 2019

Rank #3

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Episode 257 - COVID19 Quarantine with Matt Monahan, Other Half Brewing

Episode 257 - COVID19 Quarantine with Matt Monahan, Other Half Brewing <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " ><img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1584979361403-MSBOJ5YOKCYI8PKOO82H/c3adf597-eb1b-45f9-995a-eb92d5dfe7bb.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1600x1200" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="c3adf597-eb1b-45f9-995a-eb92d5dfe7bb.jpg" data-load="false" data-image-id="5e78dd9dbf50e4266f6ec7c0" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1584979361403-MSBOJ5YOKCYI8PKOO82H/c3adf597-eb1b-45f9-995a-eb92d5dfe7bb.jpg?format=1000w" /></figure> Happy Monday, Thieves! These are strange and unsettling times but we're here for you with an all new episode. Last weekend Holl headed down a mostly empty Garden State Parkway to Augie's house to record a few shows. They sat well apart from each other, washed their hands, and didn't once clink glasses.  Our accomplice is Matt Monahan, co-founder/owner, Other Half Brewing, Brooklyn, NY. We called him up and checked in on what was happening with the brewery's locations in New York and Washington, D.C. It's hard out there for everyone but Monahan offers up a silver lining for fans of his brewery.  Because of the format we had to forego the black glass, but we did pick beers from Augie's cellar and asked folks to vote via facebook live.  Shows like this are going to be the new normal for a while. Let us know what you think by chiming in on our social media pages or simply by emailing us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com **Want to support us? We have launched a PATREON Page. Click here to let us know you care!** As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS! You can subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!! Co-hosts: Augie Carton & John Holl Producer: Justin Kennedy Engineer: Brian Casse Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

23 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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Episode DBTB2020 - Drink Beer, Think Beer with Augie Carton

Episode DBTB2020 - Drink Beer, Think Beer with Augie Carton <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " ><img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1583166373294-V0KMC716EFBAZO6YV0MP/84212eff-170c-42a7-99e9-a1edce8f5865+%281%29.jpg" data-image-dimensions="1080x1080" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="84212eff-170c-42a7-99e9-a1edce8f5865 (1).jpg" data-load="false" data-image-id="5e5d33a55634e50ec003c558" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1583166373294-V0KMC716EFBAZO6YV0MP/84212eff-170c-42a7-99e9-a1edce8f5865+%281%29.jpg?format=1000w" /></figure> Happy Monday, Thieves! We're shaking things up this week.  We're happy to present an encore airing of John Holl's Drink Beer, Think Beer podcast. Augie is the guest. Some of you might remember when we aired the premiere episode of John's new show a few weeks back. Well, here's the one you really wanted all along.  This particular episode has been a long time in the making. Despite co-hosting a show with Augie Carton for the last four years, John Holl hasn’t really had a chance to sit down with him one-on-one for an interview. It’s something Holl has wanted to do, and judging by the emails and social media pings from listeners of Steal This Beer, the podcast they co-host, it’s something many others wanted as well.  Holl sat down with Carton, the co-founder of Carton Brewing at his house on a recent Saturday morning. They drank some champagne and  some of the beers Carton has been working on. They talked about building out recipes, fine dining influences on his brewing career, and how observing interactions, tastings, and general curiosity from his father, mother, and their friends laid the ground work on what he is trying to accomplish today.    Each week on our show, Holl sees Carton tease out flavors from beers that are poured blind, and while the brewer is always confidant and occasionally wrong, he does manage to bring some nuance to the forefront most of the time.  So, that’s where the conversation begins: on flavor.   Let us know what you think by chiming in on our social media pages or simply by emailing us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com **Want to support us? We have launched a PATREON Page. Click here to let us know you care!** As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS! You can subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!! Co-hosts: Augie Carton & John Holl Producer: Justin Kennedy Engineer: Brian Casse Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

2 Mar 2020

Rank #5

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Episode 258 - Worst Beer Blog (COVID19 Quarantine Call-in)

Episode 258 - Worst Beer Blog (COVID19 Quarantine Call-in) <figure class=" sqs-block-image-figure intrinsic " > <img class="thumb-image" data-image="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1585586093214-OP88SG8K09H763NQ8AI1/Screen+Shot+2020-03-30+at+12.34.25+PM.png" data-image-dimensions="652x560" data-image-focal-point="0.5,0.5" alt="Screen Shot 2020-03-30 at 12.34.25 PM.png" data-load="false" data-image-id="5e821fac2af0507abd1b0857" data-type="image" src="https://images.squarespace-cdn.com/content/v1/534036f1e4b047d0e06ecd0f/1585586093214-OP88SG8K09H763NQ8AI1/Screen+Shot+2020-03-30+at+12.34.25+PM.png?format=1000w" /> </figure> Happy Monday, Thieves! We're back in quarantine at Augie's dining room table this week, drinking from his cellar and talking about all that is happening in the world. This week, joining us from a safe distance and on the phone is... well... he won't give us his real name, but it's the guy that runs Worst Beer Blog.  If you like the bad side of beer culture you're likely aware of Worst Beer Blog. It's on all the social media sites highlighting silly, funny, or downright dumb things breweries and beer drinkers do. "Peter" told us how he picks what goes up, what he likes to avoid, and talks about his local beer scene in California (if that's actually where he really is from). Then we call Justin for a letter. It's an all around perfect show. Hope you enjoy listening. Shows like this are going to be the new normal for a while. Let us know what you think by chiming in on our social media pages or simply by emailing us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com **Want to support us? We have launched a PATREON Page. Click here to let us know you care!** As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS! You can subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!! Co-hosts: Augie Carton & John Holl Producer: Justin Kennedy Engineer: Brian Casse Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

30 Mar 2020

Rank #6