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Women drink beer too! Join Katie and Cathy as they try a different brewery every Tuesday: the popular, the unusual, the local, the craft. We try it all, and tell you about it so that when confronted with a beer list, you know what to expect. Listen along and find your beer soulmate. So come have a beer with us.

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Women drink beer too! Join Katie and Cathy as they try a different brewery every Tuesday: the popular, the unusual, the local, the craft. We try it all, and tell you about it so that when confronted with a beer list, you know what to expect. Listen along and find your beer soulmate. So come have a beer with us.

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BEER

By DiceWrecks - Apr 25 2019
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A really fun way to learn about beer and beer tasting. Totally enjoy this podcast every time.

What a fun podcast

By jvsgogators - Apr 05 2018
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These ladies are fun to listen to as well as informative. Keep up the great work!

iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
3
0
0
1

BEER

By DiceWrecks - Apr 25 2019
Read more
A really fun way to learn about beer and beer tasting. Totally enjoy this podcast every time.

What a fun podcast

By jvsgogators - Apr 05 2018
Read more
These ladies are fun to listen to as well as informative. Keep up the great work!
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Women Drinking Beer

Latest release on Sep 03, 2019

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Women drink beer too! Join Katie and Cathy as they try a different brewery every Tuesday: the popular, the unusual, the local, the craft. We try it all, and tell you about it so that when confronted with a beer list, you know what to expect. Listen along and find your beer soulmate. So come have a beer with us.

Rank #1: Episode 5: Surly Brewing Co

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We try three different Surly brews this week, a hometown beer for Katie and Cathy.  We check out their Furious IPA, Hell Lager, and Coffee Bender, with our usual gusto and laughs.  Grab one and come have a beer with us!

Aug 15 2017

27mins

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Rank #2: Episode 14: Porters

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Welcome to the Porter Smack Down!  We try Waconia Brewing Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter, and Founders Porter.

Oct 26 2017

30mins

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Rank #3: Episode 33: Interview with Allyson of Earth Rider Brewery

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Katie and Cathy talk to Allyson, co-lead brewer at Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, WI.  She talks about how she got in the craft beer and how her past experiences influences the directions she takes the beer she brews.  Follow Earth Rider @CedarLoungeBeer and follow Allyson @allysonrolph.

Aug 14 2018

37mins

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Rank #4: Episode 11: Pumpkin Ale: Compare and Contrast

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Nothing says fall more than pumpkin.  Katie and Cathy make a very limited compare and contrast of three pumpkin ales to find one that is the definition of fall as any other pumpkin spiced drink.  The challengers? New Holland Brewing’s Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale and  Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale. Grab one and come have a beer with us!

Sep 28 2017

24mins

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Rank #5: Interview with Ann Bobst of Tin Whiskers

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Katie and Cathy get to interview the ever-amazing Ann Bobst.  Ann is the lead beertender at Tin Whiskers brewing and a committee member of the Craft Brewers Guild of MN as well as co-head social coordinator for the guild.  We try Tin Whiskers first ever sour and their Super St. Paul based Nut Goodie beer!

Nov 27 2018

35mins

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Rank #6: Episode 32: MKE Brewing Co

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MKE Brewing Co (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is on the table this week.  Katie and Cathy try Outboard, O-Gii, MKE IPA, and Hop Freak. Need a refresher on what our color scale means?  This is also a good episode to listen to for that. Katie and especially Cathy suffer for you by turning off the AC for a cleaner recording, forcing the apartment to be very hot.  Which turned out to be in the beer’s benefit as they taste very refreshing in the heat. Listen to this episode and try these beers in summer!

Jul 31 2018

30mins

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Rank #7: Episode 19: Favorites

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The ladies of Women Drinking Beer drink their favorite beers! 

Jan 05 2018

37mins

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Rank #8: Episode 12 - Lift Bridge

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Come have a beer with us as we sample the fine beers of Lift Bridge out of Stillwater, MN.  Found out our favorite of the Farm Girl Saison, Hop Dish IPA, chestnut Hill Brown Ale (Note: this beer was renamed to Fireside Flannel,) and The Warden Milk Stout. 

Oct 12 2017

30mins

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Rank #9: Episode 41: Mikkeller San Diego

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Come have a beer with us as we try some offerings of Mikkeller San Diego ! First though, we discuss What's Keeping Us Crafty supported by Hum's Liquor (1:34) with Katie's pick, recommended by Rey from Hum's Liquor, IndaCouch by Modist and Cathy's pick Bancreagie by Brau Brothers - both Minnesota breweries!

Find out what we think of Mikkeller SD's Building Blocks (7:59,) Raspberry Blush (10:13,) Staff Magician (15:23,) and Beer Geek Breakfast (20:48.)

Our Maker's corner this week features Candidly K Handmade (13:16) with hand-stamped silver jewelry by Kristin.  Kristin uses the handle Candidly K Made It which is why I was confused and gave the wrong name for the business, sorry :(

Make sure to stick around for our favorite beer, blooper, and new auralicious audio recommendation The West Wing Weekly.

Apr 09 2019

28mins

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Rank #10: Episode 18: Indeed Brewing

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Join Katie and Cathy as they try the brews of Minneapolis' own Indeed Brewing with B-Side Pils, Daytripper Pale Ale, Let it Roll IPA, and Stir Crazy Stout

Dec 16 2017

33mins

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Rank #11: Episode 35: Interview with Lucia of Sociable Cider Werks: RAW & UNCUT (Mostly)

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Disclaimer: Explicit! We talk about some weird stuff too, so please know that this is all in good fun and we love everyone, especially our guest!

WDB: The Lost files! Katie & Cathy sat down for a fun evening with Lucia, a sales rep for Sociable Cider Werks back in February right before Mardi Gras.  Since then Katie procrastinated, then the file was lost, then it was corrupted, then every time she tried to edit it, the file would corrupt again.  So here it is, in all it's glory, a 2.5 hour interview where we cover Beef with our sister podcast Drink In Geek Out, where Gordon Ramsey can put his beef (definitely in our lasagna) and of course how awesome Lucia is and her cidery home.

Sep 18 2018

2hr 21mins

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Rank #12: Episode 31: Summer Beers

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What do frozen things do in summer?  With the arrival of summer comes a lot of beers that are only brewed in summer.  Join Katie and Cathy as they sample four beers that are awesome and fruity and oh so delicious.  This week’s beer includes: Hell or High Watermelon (21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA), Mango Blonde (Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater MN), Blu Grain Belt, (Grain Belt / Shells in New Ulm, MN) and Short Pants Summer Shandy (BauHaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis, MN).  So find a patio, find some friends, and try these wonderful beers.

Jul 03 2018

29mins

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Rank #13: Episode 28: Cosmos Brewing

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Come taste the stars with Katie and Cathy as they try Cosmos Brewing from Hugo, MN.  The line up includes: Martian Rambler Amber, Crispy Dream Imperial Cream Ale, ChocoBock, Pillars of Creation 2. With wonderfully nerdy names and quality beer, Cosmos is worth saving the space for beer- and the occasional Women Drinking Beer tangent.

Jun 19 2018

31mins

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Rank #14: Episode 6: Alaskan Brewing Co

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This week, Katie and Cathy picked up a sample pack of Alaskan Brewing Co and tried their White, Icy Bay IPA, Cran-Spruce and Amber.  There were some good surprises in the box.  Grab one and come have a beer with us!

Aug 22 2017

27mins

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Rank #15: Episode 43: Black Hart Interview with Deb & Jill of Urban Growler

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A special interview conducted by Katie of Women Drinking Beer!  Wes Burdine, owner of the newly named Black Hart of St. Paul Bar (formerly Town House) asked WDB to sit down with Deb & Jill of Urban Growler.  We discuss new beer releases, plans for distribution, and a few upcoming events.  Deb & Jill opened the first female owned microbrewery in MN and are very active in their St. Paul, LGBTQ, and Beer communities.  Special thanks to Wes Burdine for his equipment and editing the interview!

May 07 2019

26mins

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Rank #16: Episode 3: Atwater Brewery

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Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale and Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery are tried this week.  Katie and Cathy cannot say enough positive things about either.  Grab one and come have a beer with us!

Aug 02 2017

29mins

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Rank #17: Episode 25: Interview with Jill & Deb of Urban Growler

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This interview is a dream come true for Katie and Cathy: chatting with THE first all female owned micro-brewery in MN owners Jill and Deb of Urban Growler! Jill and Deb discuss what it was like to get their brewery started, their goal to be recognized beyond their female ownership status, and how beer is here to bring people together.

We want to thank Jill and Deb for being such amazing guests and amazing people.  We recorded this back on Dec 2nd and it was out of love and respect that it took so long to get this episode out. It also means we were pretty new to all this so we forgot to thank them on the episode so Thank you Thank you Thank you!

Beers we mention: Amber Skyline, Candy Corn Imperial Cream Ale, Russian Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter

Follow Urban Growler on Instagram @urbangrowler Twitter @UrbanGrowlerMN and Facebook Page Urban Growler Brewing Company

May 04 2018

37mins

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Rank #18: Episode 40: 612Brew with Stephanie & Kelsey

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This week Stephanie and Kelsey of 612Brew came and had a beer with us! We learned about how each of them got into beer and landed at 612Brew and about the rebranding/relaunch of this now 6 year old brewery.  We sipped on the new "flagship" beer Mill City Pils and the original flagship Unrated while the ladies discussed their upcoming Wednesday Pint for a Cause on April 3rd for Global Response Management to give aid to those affected by the war in Yemen.  A dollar for every pint sold goes toward a different charity no matter what kind of beer you get! Stephanie & Kelsey also told us about new one-off beers they'll be canning monthly and how excited they are for Art-A-Whirl! *Bonus* An extra long outtake at the end with some tips on how to get your dog or cat to photograph well for Instagram! 

Apr 02 2019

29mins

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Rank #19: Episode 26: Interview with Kaleigh from Insight

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Katie and Cathy are joined by Kaleigh from Insight Brewing Co.  We drink beer while discussing Kaleigh's journey in the beer industry, the #MeToo movement, and occasional fun tangent.  

Jun 07 2018

1hr

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Rank #20: Episode 15: Bad Habit Brewery

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This Brewery took one man’s “bad habit” and turned it into a very good brewery.  Bad Habit is out of St. Joseph, MN just outside of St. cloud. We tried the Hang Up Blonde, the churn it Up cream Ale, the Good Guy American Pale Ale, and the Dark Addiction Stout.  Definitely worth the trip to Central, MN as this is the first of our episodes you can’t find in stores, yet!

Nov 16 2017

31mins

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Episode 48: Venn Brewing Co.

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After months of talking about a love of Venn Brewing, Katie and Cathy finally devote an entire episode to the closest brewery to Cathy's house.  Join us for four great beers, the Vic Secret, Raspberry Wheat, Solarizing, and Vanilla Milk Stout.

Sep 03 2019

34mins

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Episode 47: Fair State with Bre and Heather of Beer and Body Craft Beer Girls

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Join Katie and Cathy as they have so much fun talking with Bre and Heather of Beer and Body Craft Beer Girls while trying some hard water and beer from Fair State Brewing Cooperative.  Learn about the supportive group from Bre and Heather, admins of the Minnesota chapter, during our Makers Corner.  This week's beers: Lemongrass Ginger Hard Water, Hibiscus and Orange Zest Hard Water, Zoot! and Mirror Universe.

Aug 20 2019

42mins

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Episode 46: Sam of Wandering Weirdos

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Sam from the Wandering Weirdos blog joins Katie and Cathy with some beers from a trip to North Kansas City, MO and Fort Worth, TX. Sam tries the beers we are trying, and tells us about her journeys and Wandering Weirdos. This episode's beers are Big Rip Brewing Co:Death by Stereo Coffee Kolsh, (Dry) Doorkeeper Cinnamon Roll Porter, and Supreme Exchange Pilsner; Hop Fusion Ale Works;Feisty Redhead Hibiscus Cherry Blonde.  Find the Wandering Weirdos blog at: https://wanderingweirdos.com/

Aug 13 2019

43mins

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Episode 45: Last Gasp of Summer

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Summer itself may be winding down, but we at Women Drinking Beer want to hold on to it just a little longer.  We try three perfect beers for summer at the lake, the patio, or just wherever.  This episodes beers: Modist: Into It, Fairstate/ Modern Times collab: Crank!n Foamers, and Pryes Main Squeeze.

Aug 06 2019

35mins

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Episode 44: Kaleigh from Mighty Axe Hops

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Kaleigh is back!  We first spoke to Kaleigh in episode 26 when she was with Insight.  She's now with Mighty Axe Hops and we had so much fun chatting with her about hops, terrior, and beer.  Beers tried: Wooden Hill: Minnesota Might and Dangerous Man: Terroir.  

Aug 01 2019

43mins

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Episode 43: Black Hart Interview with Deb & Jill of Urban Growler

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A special interview conducted by Katie of Women Drinking Beer!  Wes Burdine, owner of the newly named Black Hart of St. Paul Bar (formerly Town House) asked WDB to sit down with Deb & Jill of Urban Growler.  We discuss new beer releases, plans for distribution, and a few upcoming events.  Deb & Jill opened the first female owned microbrewery in MN and are very active in their St. Paul, LGBTQ, and Beer communities.  Special thanks to Wes Burdine for his equipment and editing the interview!

May 07 2019

26mins

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Episode 42: Ashley Hauf of 10K Brew & First Draft

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Join us as we have a beer (or three) with Ashley Hauf of 10KBrew and First Draft Minneapolis

Apr 25 2019

57mins

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Episode 41: Mikkeller San Diego

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Come have a beer with us as we try some offerings of Mikkeller San Diego ! First though, we discuss What's Keeping Us Crafty supported by Hum's Liquor (1:34) with Katie's pick, recommended by Rey from Hum's Liquor, IndaCouch by Modist and Cathy's pick Bancreagie by Brau Brothers - both Minnesota breweries!

Find out what we think of Mikkeller SD's Building Blocks (7:59,) Raspberry Blush (10:13,) Staff Magician (15:23,) and Beer Geek Breakfast (20:48.)

Our Maker's corner this week features Candidly K Handmade (13:16) with hand-stamped silver jewelry by Kristin.  Kristin uses the handle Candidly K Made It which is why I was confused and gave the wrong name for the business, sorry :(

Make sure to stick around for our favorite beer, blooper, and new auralicious audio recommendation The West Wing Weekly.

Apr 09 2019

28mins

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Episode 40: 612Brew with Stephanie & Kelsey

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This week Stephanie and Kelsey of 612Brew came and had a beer with us! We learned about how each of them got into beer and landed at 612Brew and about the rebranding/relaunch of this now 6 year old brewery.  We sipped on the new "flagship" beer Mill City Pils and the original flagship Unrated while the ladies discussed their upcoming Wednesday Pint for a Cause on April 3rd for Global Response Management to give aid to those affected by the war in Yemen.  A dollar for every pint sold goes toward a different charity no matter what kind of beer you get! Stephanie & Kelsey also told us about new one-off beers they'll be canning monthly and how excited they are for Art-A-Whirl! *Bonus* An extra long outtake at the end with some tips on how to get your dog or cat to photograph well for Instagram! 

Apr 02 2019

29mins

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Episode 39: Modist Brewing

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Join Women Drinking Beer as we *finally* try Modist Brewing on air! Modist is located in the north loop across from the Target Field, home of the Twins. But first, we discuss our newly branded segment What's Keeping Us Crafty (2:10) Cathy's pick is Urban Growler's Vanilla Latte Blonde Ale and Katie tries Omni's It's Like That Double NEIPA.

Find out what we think of Modist's Dream Yard (8:47,) False Pattern (12:34,) and First Call (23:24)

We also have our new Maker's Corner where we tell you about a maker who inspires us! This week is Craft Notes

Make sure to stick around for our favorites, blooper, and our new auralicious audio recommendation!

Mar 26 2019

34mins

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Interview with Sara from Beer Choir

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Sara from Twin Cities Beer Choir sat down with us and discussed the awesome-ness that is group singing and beer drinking together!  Beer Choir Twin Cities hosts free events at breweries with an upcoming fundraiser on Saturday, Feb 9th "Galentine's Day!"  Proceeds will be going to Voices of Hope, a women's choir out of Shakopee, MN prison.  **Please Note** Due to some technical difficulties the interview was cut short, but please enjoy our discussion of beer choir and stouts.

Jan 28 2019

43mins

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Interview with Ann Bobst of Tin Whiskers

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Katie and Cathy get to interview the ever-amazing Ann Bobst.  Ann is the lead beertender at Tin Whiskers brewing and a committee member of the Craft Brewers Guild of MN as well as co-head social coordinator for the guild.  We try Tin Whiskers first ever sour and their Super St. Paul based Nut Goodie beer!

Nov 27 2018

35mins

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Episode 36: Lakefront Brewing

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Katie & Cathy drink Lakefront Brewing from Milwaukee, WI and a special long bonus "What's Keeping Us Local" segment covering our AdVentCHAR at Rails & Ales year 3 (for us.)

Oct 30 2018

48mins

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Episode 35: Interview with Lucia of Sociable Cider Werks: RAW & UNCUT (Mostly)

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Disclaimer: Explicit! We talk about some weird stuff too, so please know that this is all in good fun and we love everyone, especially our guest!

WDB: The Lost files! Katie & Cathy sat down for a fun evening with Lucia, a sales rep for Sociable Cider Werks back in February right before Mardi Gras.  Since then Katie procrastinated, then the file was lost, then it was corrupted, then every time she tried to edit it, the file would corrupt again.  So here it is, in all it's glory, a 2.5 hour interview where we cover Beef with our sister podcast Drink In Geek Out, where Gordon Ramsey can put his beef (definitely in our lasagna) and of course how awesome Lucia is and her cidery home.

Sep 18 2018

2hr 21mins

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Episode 34: WarPigs

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This week Katie and Cathy are the tangent express, especially Katie as we get toward the end.  Along with reviewing the elite collab beer by WarPigs Salmon Pants, Lazurite, and Foggy Geezer there's a love letter to Neil Gaiman, beer going places it shouldn't go, why you should keep your beer fresh, and a small rant about doing the MN State Fair right.  Also, singing . . . bad singing. Happy Birthday Paul McCollam!  

Aug 30 2018

33mins

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Episode 33: Interview with Allyson of Earth Rider Brewery

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Katie and Cathy talk to Allyson, co-lead brewer at Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, WI.  She talks about how she got in the craft beer and how her past experiences influences the directions she takes the beer she brews.  Follow Earth Rider @CedarLoungeBeer and follow Allyson @allysonrolph.

Aug 14 2018

37mins

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Episode 32: MKE Brewing Co

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MKE Brewing Co (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is on the table this week.  Katie and Cathy try Outboard, O-Gii, MKE IPA, and Hop Freak. Need a refresher on what our color scale means?  This is also a good episode to listen to for that. Katie and especially Cathy suffer for you by turning off the AC for a cleaner recording, forcing the apartment to be very hot.  Which turned out to be in the beer’s benefit as they taste very refreshing in the heat. Listen to this episode and try these beers in summer!

Jul 31 2018

30mins

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Episode 31: Summer Beers

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What do frozen things do in summer?  With the arrival of summer comes a lot of beers that are only brewed in summer.  Join Katie and Cathy as they sample four beers that are awesome and fruity and oh so delicious.  This week’s beer includes: Hell or High Watermelon (21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA), Mango Blonde (Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater MN), Blu Grain Belt, (Grain Belt / Shells in New Ulm, MN) and Short Pants Summer Shandy (BauHaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis, MN).  So find a patio, find some friends, and try these wonderful beers.

Jul 03 2018

29mins

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Episode 30: Evil Twin

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Katie and Cathy tackle Evil Twin, or, maybe, Evil Twin (based in Brooklyn but brewed all over the US) tackles Katie and Cathy.  Another beer-motional roller-coaster takes the two for a ride as they try Even More Pecan Pie Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break, Tropical Super Itchy, I Always Felt Closer to IPAs than I did to People.

Jun 26 2018

33mins

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Episode 29: Interview with Annie from Forager Brewery

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Katie and Cathy find the best of all worlds!  In this interview with Annie, owner of Forager Brewery (Rochester, MN) is a brew pub where everything in the tap room is all old foraged things.  Forager is clearly a love letter to Rochester and Katie and Cathy couldn’t stop gushing about the beer, (including the IPA!) and the tap room.

Jun 21 2018

33mins

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iTunes Ratings

27 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
3
0
0
1

BEER

By DiceWrecks - Apr 25 2019
Read more
A really fun way to learn about beer and beer tasting. Totally enjoy this podcast every time.

What a fun podcast

By jvsgogators - Apr 05 2018
Read more
These ladies are fun to listen to as well as informative. Keep up the great work!