Part 2 of our festival report includes Miskatonic, Rockford Brewing, and Hopvine interviews. Plus John Bitterman and the homebrew tent. Cheers!
To help you listen to the interviews you want to hear, here is the handy timeline of the brewers and personalities we talked with. Enjoy!
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If you attended the Naperville Winterfest, held last weekend (2/27/2016), then you probably tasted some awesome brews, but didn’t get to chat to the brewers.
Don’t worry – we did it for you! Mark Naski and Phil Clark report from one of the first alefests of the year, on a day when winter took a holiday!
This is part one of two reports, and to help you listen to the interviews you want to hear, here is the handy timeline of the brewers and personalities we talked with. Enjoy!
00:00 – 00:00 Introductions
06:00 – 09:52 Urban Legend, TJ Hagen
09:52 – 15:00 Scorched Earth, Mike Dallas
15:00 – 23:00 Banging Gavel, Walter Ornelas
23:00 – 28:00 Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, Church Street, Chet Brett
28:00 – 35:00 Werkforce, Brandon Wright
35:00 – 41:30 Alter, Mark Hedrick
41:30 – 49:35 Lou Dog Productions, Josh Seago
49:35 – End Outro
This show welcomes two craft beer aficionados to the friendly confines of the Brit and Yankee studio, and they bring with them fabulous brew gifts! Admittedly, you may not be able to obtain these gems to easily, but we’ve done the tasting to help you decide if they need to go on your wishlist!
First up we head to Three Floyd‘s, just over the Illinois border in Munster, IN. Alpha Kong is a Belgian sextuple (who knew!) with cardamon.
Next back a few miles to Lansing, IL and Transient Ale’s Objectification Barrel Aged Sour Blonde Ale. This is one of their special reserve series.
Then back over to Three Floyds again for their Wiseblood, Wood-Aged Baltic Porter.
Finally, our brew-de-resistance, Wicked Weed from Asheville, NC. produce a series called Dark Arts. Our one is the Tequila Barrel-Aged Dark Arts with Brettanomyces and Espresso and we found it is quite a mouthful in many ways!
All this and the lads comment on a couple of 2016 beer predictions, and we enjoy much pub talk!!