Category Archives: Brewery

Pubcast 358 – Erik Pizer of Milk Money Brewing

Milk Money Brewing was a victim of the Covid pandemic insomuch as it delayed their opening and when they did open, it wasn’t the ‘hurrah’ that normally accompanies a new brewery opening. Erik Pizer is the brewer at the LaGrange location, and in this episode we hear from him about his beers and what Milk Money is doing to set itself apart from other brewpubs.

Ken McMullen and The Brit sample some of his brews, and the great food that is being served up. Erik has managed to produce a great range of classic and new styles, and The Brit finds a pal who also doesn’t like coconut in beer! We recommend a trip to LaGrange for brews and dinner! Cheers!

Brews Sampled:

  • Queen Takes Pawn, English Bitter, 5% ABV
  • LaGrange Lager, American Lager, 4.2% ABV
  • Milk Money, Milk Stout, 7.5% ABV
  • Amai, Witbier, 4.9% ABV

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Pubcast 356-4 – Zoomin’ To Idaho – Jerry Larson of Mad Swede Brewing

We get two Scandinavian’s for the price of one on this edition…well, at least one who was born there, and one who has Swedish descent! It’s the latter we are focusing on in Part 4 of our Idaho brewery series, as we meet up with Jerry Larson who is the driving force behind Mad Swede Brewing.

The beer we are sampling is perfect for the colder weather, and you could say it was ‘awesome’…yes it’s a robust oatmeal porter called Helm of Awe. We chat with Jerry about his background, his brewery, and of course his beers. We’ve sampled several in past podcasts and all of them are fantastic, including the GABF medal winner, Naked Sunbather. Mark Naski is there to keep Jerry company, and thanks to him for setting all this up. We had a little issue with the sound in some places, so bear with us this time round. Skål!

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Pubcast 356 – Zoomin’ To Idaho – Part 2 – Sean Pletcher of Clairvoyant Brewing

In Part 2 of our series featuring 5 Idaho craft breweries, we travel East across town to Boise’s West side and land up at Clairvoyant Brewing, where we meet with brewmaster Sean Pletcher. Beer aficionado Mark Naski is on hand again to help The Brit find out about the feature beer, a Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout that has all the impact but is light in body. Sean tells us about the brewery, what is being drunk on tap, and gives us a whirlwind tour of the location. It’s a dog-friendly, neighborhood brewery and taproom that is making an impression on the locals, and certainly on The Brit after he samples the brew. Cheers!

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Pubcast 356 – Zoomin’ To Idaho – Part 1 – Bryan Garcia-Brown of Edge Brewing

We’re doing something a little different in this pubcast as we travel outside the boundaries of Illinois and head northwest to Idaho. Boise is the center of the burgeoning craft beer scene with over 25 breweries in this state capitol.

We are visiting with just 5 of these, courtesy of a care package of sample brews sent by our chum, ex-cohost, and beer aficionado, Mark Naski. Mark thought that The Brit needed to get a taste of what’s brewing out there, so he arranged for us to talk with the brewers via Zoom, while we tasted the sample beers. We want this to incent you to visit Boise for a beer-cation, especially these 5 breweries and tell them The Brit sent you!

In part 1, we welcome Bryan Garcia-Brown who is the brewmaster at Edge Brewing, and there’s a Baltic Porter to try. Cheers!

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