To celebrate the opening of yet another Chicago suburban brewery, we went down to the grand opening of Metal Monkey Brewing, in Romeoville.
There we spoke with the Simian Overlord himself, Dan Camp, and discovered some of the background to how they came into production mode. Joined by Brett Smith, the VP of BS, and later the third in the brewing trio, Jason Janes, Director of Hops, Malt & Awesomeness, this podcast provides a flavor for their first beer offerings and the excitement of opening day!
Phil (USBrit) is joined by Jon Harlson and Tom Ryan who pass comment on their premier beers. We’ll be back later to explore the brew crew’s style and philosophy in more detail, but for now enjoy this special edition of the pubcast!
For your post-Thanksgiving listening pleasure, Lingo and Phil get together while Mark’s away and they sample Klingon Warnog, Hoppin’ Frog Hop Heathen, and 51st Ward’s Whiskey Hill. Tune in and hear the banter, and we also have the band Alltunators on the pub stage!
The pub staff recently took a trip to St. Louis to visit some of the plethora of craft breweries in our neighboring state.
In this episode, we meet Brian Owens, head brewer at O’Fallon, and explore their new production facility, and hear about some of his brewing philosophy.
Also, our Style of the Week is American Pale Ale, and we discuss some style notes and sample a couple of examples from Ballast Point and Brickstone Brewing.
And finally, we have opened our new pub stage, in association with Railway Records, and we present this week, Midwestern Lull – the first of many independent bands we will feature. Grab a good pint of your favorite brew and listen in!