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A radio show discussing craft beer culture, craft brewing and all things beer. We review a different brewery each week with guests from the brewery on the show. Listen online at craftbeertalk.com or subscribe to our podcast through iTunes or your choice of podcast downloaders.

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A radio show discussing craft beer culture, craft brewing and all things beer. We review a different brewery each week with guests from the brewery on the show. Listen online at craftbeertalk.com or subscribe to our podcast through iTunes or your choice of podcast downloaders.

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Love it!

By Lauren from Chicago - May 17 2013
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I wanted to leave this comment on your website on the s03e09 page but the captcha thing is broken. Determined as I am, I decided to leave the comment here instead. I really love the direction that this episode went. I'm pretty new to homebrewing and the insights and personal experiences you guys shared was very informative. Unfortunately, I'm one of those homebrewers that brews solo because I stick to a very concise schedule that none of my friends seem to understand. The great thing is, listening to your podcast made me feel that I'm not alone at all. I hope to hear more about your experiences from when you first started. Great job and keep up the good work!

Great stuff

By BeersnobinLA - Aug 14 2012
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Best podcast about beer out there. I usually listen to this then go out and buy the beer they try just to compare notes.

iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
1
3
1
3

Love it!

By Lauren from Chicago - May 17 2013
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I wanted to leave this comment on your website on the s03e09 page but the captcha thing is broken. Determined as I am, I decided to leave the comment here instead. I really love the direction that this episode went. I'm pretty new to homebrewing and the insights and personal experiences you guys shared was very informative. Unfortunately, I'm one of those homebrewers that brews solo because I stick to a very concise schedule that none of my friends seem to understand. The great thing is, listening to your podcast made me feel that I'm not alone at all. I hope to hear more about your experiences from when you first started. Great job and keep up the good work!

Great stuff

By BeersnobinLA - Aug 14 2012
Read more
Best podcast about beer out there. I usually listen to this then go out and buy the beer they try just to compare notes.
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Craft Beer Talk » Craft Beer Talk

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A radio show discussing craft beer culture, craft brewing and all things beer. We review a different brewery each week with guests from the brewery on the show. Listen online at craftbeertalk.com or subscribe to our podcast through iTunes or your choice of podcast downloaders.

Rank #1: Season 3 – Episode 11: Craft Beer Talk on the road.

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Sometimes theres a bunch of things you want to do all at once...and who says you can't? Ethan and I hit the road in this episode to take a tour of a few things that were happening all in the same night back in May. We make our first stop at Blue Monk to sit and talk with Rudy (Community Beer Works head brewer) about "The Snow" — an Imperial Stout he brewed that had just been tapped and was the last keg [we knew of]. Next, a short jaunt out to visit and talk with our good friend Matt Redpath (head brewer) at Gordon Biersch and try his new American Hop Bock — pushing the boundaries of Lager indeed. Lastly, we finish our night at Pizza Plant on Transit Rd in Williamsville to meet with the Buffalo Beer Goddesses — a group organized by Julia Burke (Beer writer and associate editor at Buffalo Spree; WNY Beer Governess, Great Lakes Brewing News) to illustrate the importance and many roles that women play in making our beer culture what it is today. Enjoy!

Jun 24 2013

43mins

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Rank #2: Season 3 – Episode 10: Lets recap TAP…NY

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Yep, we did it. We went and had a great time. This episode Ethan and I recap the weekend we spent at Hunter Mountain (NOT Hunter Mountain Resort) slinging beer with the best of the best in New York State at TAP NY 2013. Let me not fail to mention our 2 comrades Alex Placito and Eric Stellrecht who were also there in full support. There's too much to mention in this short blurb about the event so I'll let the episode speak for itself. For beer, we go through a few NYS niceties including Sixpoint Brownstone, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager and the most excellent Rabbit in the Rye from Good Nature Brewing Company. Cheers!!

Jun 20 2013

1hr 16mins

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Rank #3: Season 3 – Episode 12: Hangin’ with Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company

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I can only imagine that in the picture to the left, Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company is giving a slide show presentation on the rare and endangered Roti Island snake-necked turtle. This is in fact not true...What is true is that Colin joins us this episode with a couple growlers of Flying Bison beers including their new(er) Bison Best Bitter and their Maibock. Colin has been in and around the brewing industry for quite some time and joins us to lend his story. This is the second installation in a series of 5 shows about FBBC. Hope you dig and thanks for listening. Cheers!

Jun 26 2013

1hr 10mins

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Rank #4: Season 3 – Episode 17: Belgium Went To Cooperstown and all You Got Was This Lousy Podcast

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Ethan, Chris and Nick are back together, but the focus is on Ethan & Chris and their journeys to Cooperstown for the popular "Belgium Comes To Cooperstown" festival. The lads recall their weekend in the sun and taste some beers they brought back from all the way down South. There's Harpoon's Saison Various, Anchor's Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale and Samuel Adams' Tetravis. We won't give everything, but the beer was pretty decent. Nick was jealous until Chris & Ethan started talking about how great their showers felt afterward. Drinking beer is a dirty job for tough people.

Aug 09 2013

50mins

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Rank #5: Season 3 – Episode 16: One beer – Three Glasses

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Over the last couple months we've seen some pretty exceptional pale ales coming from Flying Bison Brewing Co here in Buffalo. With one of these beers, the Session Ale, we decided to do an experiment...drink the same beer in 3 glassware styles and note the differences of each. The beer: A delightful blend of German Pils and UK Fawcett Pearl malts that carry a clean, earthy bitterness from Northern Brewer and tropical flavors/aromas from Citra hops. Perfectly sessionable at 4.3% ABV. The glassware styles we chose are essentially an example of, forgive me here...high(er), middle and low class drinking vessels. We start with the classic La Chouffe Tulip, move to the Samuel Adams Perfect "Pint" and then finish with the standard Shaker Pint. In a future episode, we will do this again to include the new Spiegelau IPA glass...with both Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head IPA examples. I've included a few pictures from the night, as promised. Thanks for listening to our exercise in subtleness. Try this yourself and let us know what you think! Cheers!

Jul 31 2013

58mins

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Season 3 – Episode 17: Belgium Went To Cooperstown and all You Got Was This Lousy Podcast

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Ethan, Chris and Nick are back together, but the focus is on Ethan & Chris and their journeys to Cooperstown for the popular "Belgium Comes To Cooperstown" festival. The lads recall their weekend in the sun and taste some beers they brought back from all the way down South. There's Harpoon's Saison Various, Anchor's Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale and Samuel Adams' Tetravis. We won't give everything, but the beer was pretty decent. Nick was jealous until Chris & Ethan started talking about how great their showers felt afterward. Drinking beer is a dirty job for tough people.

Aug 09 2013

50mins

Play

Season 3 – Episode 16: One beer – Three Glasses

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Over the last couple months we've seen some pretty exceptional pale ales coming from Flying Bison Brewing Co here in Buffalo. With one of these beers, the Session Ale, we decided to do an experiment...drink the same beer in 3 glassware styles and note the differences of each. The beer: A delightful blend of German Pils and UK Fawcett Pearl malts that carry a clean, earthy bitterness from Northern Brewer and tropical flavors/aromas from Citra hops. Perfectly sessionable at 4.3% ABV. The glassware styles we chose are essentially an example of, forgive me here...high(er), middle and low class drinking vessels. We start with the classic La Chouffe Tulip, move to the Samuel Adams Perfect "Pint" and then finish with the standard Shaker Pint. In a future episode, we will do this again to include the new Spiegelau IPA glass...with both Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head IPA examples. I've included a few pictures from the night, as promised. Thanks for listening to our exercise in subtleness. Try this yourself and let us know what you think! Cheers!

Jul 31 2013

58mins

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Season 3 – Episode 15: Warm weather favorites…#82

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What to do...stop with the season 3 thing and just start numbering the episodes? This, friends, is episode 82. This week Ethan and I decided to take a look at a couple of our favorite warm weather beers whilst roasting in my attic. By the end of the show, we were a nice golden brown. First in our glass is the always lovely Saison Dupont followed by the modern classic, Sanctification from Russian River. By no means are these the top of the top of all warm weather beer choices for us...that would take up hours, days even. We dont have that much time. Lets face it, unless you've been in an all air conditioned environment and haven't set foot outside in the past week...its hot. We're cooling off with what we like...you cool off with what ever YOU like! Cheers!

Jul 17 2013

47mins

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Season 3 – Episode 14: Uinta beer? We are. We did that.

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As a kid I remember reading every Popular Science magazine I could get my hands on. At the time, I cared little about anything else except the "What's New" section. It gave a little window into the future, a glimpse at the edge...something to dream about. In general, I think craft beer drinkers are like that. Uinta Brewing Company is by no means a new brewery at 20 years, however when I found out they were soon going to be regularly available in WNY...I felt a bit nostalgic in a way. It used to be just a picture in a magazine, this time it was real. Ethan and I go through 4 Uinta beers this time around including SUM'R, WYLD, BABA and Detour DIPA. This picture is What's New on my desk. It's filled with beer stuff. It's what I do, it's who I am. Cheers and thanks for listening to us!

Jul 09 2013

1hr

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Season 3 – Episode 13: We’re brewing a Kolsch! (style) It’s summer after all…

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At this very moment [Monday, July 1, 2013] we're a couple weeks into conditioning a Kolsch that we brewed over the course of recording this show. It's a fairly simple beer that done right, is one of the most refreshing summer beers we can think of...besides all the others. Besides a bunch of other things, we talk about two commercially available Kolsch-style beers this episode including Goose Island Summertime along with Harpoon Summer Beer. Lastly, we bring out last year's homebrew Kolsch that I brewed with my brother Kevin which we decided to hop with Citra...interesting... Have a safe 4th and pick up some Kolsch if you can! Here are a few of our suggestions: Reissdorf Kolsch, Gaffel Kolsch, Flying Bison 716, Uinta HooDoo, Captain Lawrence Kolsch & Ballast Point Pale Ale. Cheers and thanks for listening!

Jul 01 2013

48mins

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Season 3 – Episode 12: Hangin’ with Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company

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I can only imagine that in the picture to the left, Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company is giving a slide show presentation on the rare and endangered Roti Island snake-necked turtle. This is in fact not true...What is true is that Colin joins us this episode with a couple growlers of Flying Bison beers including their new(er) Bison Best Bitter and their Maibock. Colin has been in and around the brewing industry for quite some time and joins us to lend his story. This is the second installation in a series of 5 shows about FBBC. Hope you dig and thanks for listening. Cheers!

Jun 26 2013

1hr 10mins

Play

Season 3 – Episode 11: Craft Beer Talk on the road.

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Read more

Sometimes theres a bunch of things you want to do all at once...and who says you can't? Ethan and I hit the road in this episode to take a tour of a few things that were happening all in the same night back in May. We make our first stop at Blue Monk to sit and talk with Rudy (Community Beer Works head brewer) about "The Snow" — an Imperial Stout he brewed that had just been tapped and was the last keg [we knew of]. Next, a short jaunt out to visit and talk with our good friend Matt Redpath (head brewer) at Gordon Biersch and try his new American Hop Bock — pushing the boundaries of Lager indeed. Lastly, we finish our night at Pizza Plant on Transit Rd in Williamsville to meet with the Buffalo Beer Goddesses — a group organized by Julia Burke (Beer writer and associate editor at Buffalo Spree; WNY Beer Governess, Great Lakes Brewing News) to illustrate the importance and many roles that women play in making our beer culture what it is today. Enjoy!

Jun 24 2013

43mins

Play

Season 3 – Episode 10: Lets recap TAP…NY

Podcast cover
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Yep, we did it. We went and had a great time. This episode Ethan and I recap the weekend we spent at Hunter Mountain (NOT Hunter Mountain Resort) slinging beer with the best of the best in New York State at TAP NY 2013. Let me not fail to mention our 2 comrades Alex Placito and Eric Stellrecht who were also there in full support. There's too much to mention in this short blurb about the event so I'll let the episode speak for itself. For beer, we go through a few NYS niceties including Sixpoint Brownstone, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager and the most excellent Rabbit in the Rye from Good Nature Brewing Company. Cheers!!

Jun 20 2013

1hr 16mins

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Season 3 – Episode 9: The homebrew show w/ current NAH prez Alex Placito!

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Ladies, Gentlemen...the homebrew episode (the first of several). Our good friend and current president of the Niagara Association of Homebrewers, Mr. Alex Placito joins us this episode to talk about the local scene, friends, beers, techniques and much more. We start the show with the intention to try what we all brought to the attic...however trying to fit 9 different beers plus discussion into a little over an hour long show is darn near impossible. Let the show play and let our dynamic show how good friends geek out. Beer(!) is the reason we're here....Cheers!

May 17 2013

1hr 22mins

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Season 3 – Episode 8: (A late, yet still valid) CBC 2013 recap.

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A bit of time has gone by since the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC...we know this because...well, beer! This episode Ethan does a personal recap of his experience at the conference while we sip on a couple goodies he brought back along with a beer I've recently been digging. Osiris Pale Ale from the wonderful Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis goes first with Eight Point IPA from Devil's Backbone Brewing Co next...finishing up with New Albion Ale, a resurrection done by Sam Adams of the original beer from the now defunct New Albion Brewing Company. Enjoy! Ride your bike!

May 16 2013

1hr 5mins

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iTunes Ratings

23 Ratings
Average Ratings
15
1
3
1
3

Love it!

By Lauren from Chicago - May 17 2013
Read more
I wanted to leave this comment on your website on the s03e09 page but the captcha thing is broken. Determined as I am, I decided to leave the comment here instead. I really love the direction that this episode went. I'm pretty new to homebrewing and the insights and personal experiences you guys shared was very informative. Unfortunately, I'm one of those homebrewers that brews solo because I stick to a very concise schedule that none of my friends seem to understand. The great thing is, listening to your podcast made me feel that I'm not alone at all. I hope to hear more about your experiences from when you first started. Great job and keep up the good work!

Great stuff

By BeersnobinLA - Aug 14 2012
Read more
Best podcast about beer out there. I usually listen to this then go out and buy the beer they try just to compare notes.