We finally made it up to Lake Zurich and to a brewery that we have long wanted to check out and sample their brews, and with a 4th Anniversary looming at the end of September this was the right time! Roaring Table Brewing has been slowly but surely producing some of the finest brews in the area, and even national craft industry magazines are starting to be aware of how good they are.
Co-host Ken McMullen and The Brit sat down with Lane Fearing, half of the dynamic duo who run the business, Beth May being the other. Due to a storm running through the area and knocking out the home power, Beth couldn’t be with us, so it fell to Lane to face the questions from the B&Y team.
As we chatted, we sampled the cask, hand-pull Best Bitter and found out how Shakespeare had an influence of naming the brewery. Then we moved on to a classic bottle-conditioned saison and how their magnificent foeder plays a leading role in many of their brews. For the final curtain, we headed to the bright tanks, and tried the latest batch of their NEIPA and a preview of the just-released doppelbock, which they were canning the next day and is now available. Apologies for the first 8 minutes of audio as The Brit’s mic wasn’t fully engaged, but no matter, Lane’s was fine and he’s the man we came to chat to!! Cheers!
- Best Bitter, English cask ale, 4.6% ABV
- Beth, Saison, 6.7% ABV
- Tuba Solo, NEIPA, 7.2% ABV
- Luxuriator, Doppelbock collab with Black Lung Brewing
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