Monthly Archives: December 2017

Pubcast 252- Nevin’s Midnight Pig

In this episode, we sit down with Nevin’s Brewing‘s Marc Wilson, the day after they hold a re-branding event where the Midnight Pig Beer line is introduced. We explore a different side of running a brewery, that of marketing and branding, and when is it the right time to make that big step.

We’re also joined by assistant brewer, Cory Davidson, for a conversation punctuated by tasting some sample brews from the new range. We discuss their packaging approach and like all good pub chats, we throw in a few other topics for Marc and Cory to opine on. And finally, co-host Chuck Fort manages to show up to join in – better late than never!

Stick around at the end of the podcast for a bonus review by The Brit and the 2 John’s, John Bitterman and John Karwoski, as they open a bottle of Midnight Pig Imperial Stout, and we give it the true consumer test.

Brews sampled in this edition:
Apocalyptinator, German-style Doppelbock, 8.4%
Snitches Get Stiches, Robust Porter, 6.0%
Tumultuous, Imperial IPA, 8.8%
Barrel Project #1, Dark American Wild with Blueberries, 6.9%

Pubcast 251 – Mad Swede and Barrel of Monks

A strange show title but these are the names of the two breweries we are sampling in this show. From opposite ends of the country, Mad Swede is out of Boise ID., and Barrel of Monks is down in Boca Raton, FL.

Our panel today comprises the entire staff of the Brit and Yankee pub, Brewmaster Mark, Cellarmaster Lingo, and of course The Brit – the band’s back together! And joining us for the biggest panel we have ever had is tavern owner John Karwoski, and listeners Tim and Tom (fresh from the barleywine tasting in the last show), and to add the subtleties of the female palate, we welcome  Lisa G.

Mad Swede brews are:
Freya’s Pale from Exertion, ABV:5.5% IBU: 45
Longship IPA, ABV 6.2%,  IBU 65
Naked Sunbather Nut Brown Ale, ABV: 5.8% IBU: 30

Barrel of Monks brews are:
2017 Father Christmas, Holiday Spiced Belgian Strong Dark Ale, ABV: 10% IBU
Parade of Souls, Belgian Style Imperial Stout, ABV: 10%
Witty in Pink, Belgian Wit with Raspberries and Beets, ABV: 5.5%

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