Category Archives: IPA

Pubcast 188 – Beer and a Curry: IPA Challenge

This week we are joined by Sketchbook Brewing co-founder, outdoors man, urban farmer, brewer, Untappd moderator, and cool dude, Sean Curry. Well, at least that’s what his Facebook page says!  Also joining us is beer aficionado and Sean’s buddy, Tom Ryan.
Together, we talk IPA and conduct a small East vs Midwest challenge. Sean obtained a couple of cans of Alchemist Heady Topper so that Phil could taste this legendary brew, usually found on many Top USA IPA lists.
Along with this, we try All Orange Everything (collaboration with Other Half Brewing), and Boat Beer from Carton Brewing, and match those up with Sketchbook’s very own IPA, Orange Door.
Join us for a great tasting session, and hear Sean’s beer knowledge overflow…luckily none of the beer did!

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Pubcast 184 – 2nd Shift Brewing

On this show we head away from Illinois and across the Mississippi into Missouri for an interview with a brewery who have quite a reputation there, and will hopefully soon be distributed into Illinois.
2nd Shift Brewing are currently based in Newhaven, MO. and produce several styles of beer, mostly ones that are well-made and highly drinkable.  We are reviewing three of them on this show – Brewligans, Katy, and Ratsalad.
Plus we put a call in to brewer Steve Criden, and chat to him about his brewery, past, present and future.
And here’s a link to a nice YouTube video made last year by Feast TV, so you can actually see Steve and his operation.
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Pubcast 177 – Copperpoint Brewing, Florida

Mark has returned from a trip to Florida, and returned bearing growlers and cans from 2 breweries, Copperpoint Brewing amd Due South Brewing Co.
First up, we have a classically brewed Belgian Wit called Copperpoint Witness.
Second, it’s the straight up Copperpoint Lager – nothing fancy again, just a classic brew.
And lastly from A10 Hop Hog, their red IPA.
Our final recommendation comes from another Boynton Beach brewery, Due South Brewing Co.  This brew is their Category 3 IPA which is their flagship IPA.