We took the show on the road this week to Durham to visit with long time listener and collaborator Bryan D Roth. We catch up and learn of Bryan’s latest explorations in the beer writing world and we delve a little deeper into his piece from Good Beer Hunting.
We score bigtime with the ultimate beer-food pairings this week – we have cheeses from France along with our craftbeers! Joining us are Charles Duke, the Director of the French Dairy Board of the Americas and his friends from some terrific French cheese producers: Dan Akhmetshin from Lactalis, Mathieu Quirin from Isigny Ste Mere, and […]
Episode 151 – Unwinding at the Bar with Olde Hickory, Lagunitas & a Coronado/Bear Republic Collaboration!
After all the draft system fun last week, we decided to unwind with some new fave brews from some old fave breweries! This week we have Olde Hickory Weizenbock, Lagunitas Undercover Shutdown, and the astounding collaboration from Coronado/Bear Republic called Merbear Rye IPA! Craft beer news is all over the place this week! First up […]
After our big fun with Leinenkugel and the Canoes for a Cause cleanup of Lake Johnson, we head back to the bar to relax with our buddy Mike and get into some mixology with Crispin Cider and a couple of beers! First off we try the special Crispin Venus Reigns Barrel Aged Pear Cider, and […]
Take a trip with us over to the Dark Side…On-Premise! We have Justin Hughes, who works as the beverage director for a local chain of restaurants. He shares great stories with us as we try some tasty new treats: Bear Republic Grand Am American Pale Ale, Atwater Poorboy Smoked Porter, and Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin […]
How do we top the incredible guests of late? Get another one of course! This week Jonathan Williman from our friends at Bear Republic joins the fun! We talk about their awesome beers, the water situation in northern California, and what we can expect from Bear this year! Then we try their first creation, Red […]
Chip is at the beach this week so Jenn and Tony ransacked the warehouse and found a bunch of specialty beers to try! Our very own Carolina Brewing Company Wet Hop IPA has just arrived with the Mims Estate Hops, we have a new Anchor Zymaster Series Saaremaa Island Ale, Coronado has just released their […]
We have a scent-sational treat for you in Episode 45 of Tales From the Cask. In this episode we explore food aromas and hops! We have three beers from Bear Republic: Churchill’s Pale Ale, Hop Rod Rye & Apex IPA, plus Foothills Seeing Double IPA. We look at pairing them with various foods like passion […]
Greetings, Caskers In episode 38 we are visited by Ted Gross, owner of a specialty beer shop in Raleigh, NC! Ted gives us all the details about how he broke into the beer business and started a unique style of beer retail. He shares his views on the issues facing retailers, dealing with the public, […]
Greetings from the Sunny Lands, Caskers! In episode 34 of Tales From the Cask, we’re joined by off-premise expert Jim Bostic! We discuss the differences in on-premise and off-premise sales, changes in the beer landscape over the last 20 years, Jim’s career before and after he got into the beer business, and what he enjoys about […]