We came back into the studio with a goal, and that goal was not to drink, and after episode one of the year, we have kept that promise! That doesn't mean we didn't dive into spirits, cocktails, and other near beers, so why not join us as did Jason, owner of Casamara Club, to talk about soda, cocktails, and alternatives to booze including zero proof Gin and Whiskey!
We end the year with our two main sponsors, Jack of Zetouna Liquor and Kevin of North Center Brewing. Ed joins us for another episode and we talk about lowering the drinking age, some of the bigger news that hit this year, and recap with what 2020 may bring us! All that and more! You can join us every Friday night at www.facebook.com/betterondraft at 7pm EST! We will be back January 3rd with our first Dry January special!
DRANK ON SHOW Bells Brewery Chocolate Vanilla Cherry Stout New Holland Brewing Dragon's Milk Reserve: Maple Oak New Holland Brewing Dragon's Milk Reserve: Raspberry Hibiscus Allagash Brewing White North Center Brewing Pain Killer North Center Brewing Dripping With Dot North Center Brewing Kolsch North Center Brewing Demon's Blood North Center Brewing Stormchaser Fogtown Brewing Night Nurse TUPPS Brewery DDH IPA Series 6 903 Brewers Sasquatch Ludington Bay Brewing D'booty Bourbon Rustic Leaf Brewing Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Barley Able To Stand Epic Brewing Co. Big Bad Baptista (2017) Brew Detroit Noel Night Wild Leap Brew Co Truck Chaser Strawberry Eclair Austin Brothers Beer Co Slamnesia (2019) Drekker Brewing Pizza Toots Crooked Pecker Brewing Bona Fide Travler Bearded Iris Brewing Tunnel Vision DDH Citra Recolte Meads Jule Rochester Mills Leroy Arcadia Brewing Salted Caramel Morning Nightcap Harpoon Brewery Octoberfest
Publish Date: 12/21/2019
Our writer Ed just can't seem to get enough of the spotlight as he joins us for this episode of Better on Draft. Ken brings the beer he would chase in studio as he found it while in Oakland California, and special guest Kristi comes in to ask us about some of our favorite hidden gems, and we go off the beaten path with some interesting topics and finally end the show asking how many breweries were there when Better on Draft Started until now (spoiler, both numbers are a lot). You can find all those breweries at http://mibeermap.com/
DRANK ON SHOW ROAK Brewing French Toast Devil Dog Allagash Brewing Company White 3 Floyds Brewing Barrel Aged Behemoth (2018) Old Nation Brewing Co Arch Enemy Chocolate Stout Epic Brewing Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist (2018) Bell's Brewery Double Two Hearted Harpoon Brewery IPA Harpoon Brewery Oktoberfest Dildo Brewing Co Stout Dildo Pigeon Hill Brewing Co Cinna-Gram on French Toast
Publish Date: 12/15/2019
As special guest hosts Ed and Wendy come on the show, Jack Zetouna of the (mentioned many times) Zetouna Liquor store in Rochester Hills comes on the show to share some bourbon, some Bourbon County, and his thoughts on the business of pour houses, chasing beers, and the industry as a whole. We discuss how far you'd go to chase a beer and we break down the time to beer ratio.
When Wendy invokes Toppling Goliath KBBS, Ken heads over to one of his favorite secondary market websites and plays a game of Price is Right with cost of some Toppling Goliath beers in the secondary market.
All this and more on episode 203 of Better on Draft
DRANK ON SHOW 1792 Full Proof Single Barrel (Made for Zetouna Liquor) Detroit City Distillery Butcher's Cut Bourbon Coppercraft Distillery Straight Bourbon Whiskey Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Cafe de Olla Stout Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Mon Cheri Stout TUPPS Brewery Full Grown Man Wild Leap Brew ETA IPA Hubbard's Cave Fresh One Hop Simcoe Two Hop Citra IPA Ascension Brewing Company Cinnamon Hazelnut Vanilla Gorilla Juice Crooked Pecker Brewing Liquid White Austin Brothers Beer Co Triple Berry Sourbet John Crabbie & Co Original Alcoholic Ginger Beer Cranker's Brewery Keto IPA Odd Side Ales Deleterious
Publish Date: 12/7/2019
Eric from DeHops joins the show to chat about brewing in Michigan vs. Chicago, what types of beers to order at a bar, and Rob takes us through the news including the New Belgium buyout. All that and more on this episode of Better on Draft
BEERS DRANK ON SHOW DeHops Brewing Premium Lager DeHops Brewing Rauchbier DeHops Brewing Lil' Jus DeHops Brewing Brahm's Best Griffin Claw Brewing Flying Buffalo BA Modern Times Coffee Dionysus Brewing Berlinersfield w/ Pink Guava Harpoon Brewery Rec. League Wolverine State Brewing Massacre Brew Detroit Cold Brew Detroit Dildo Brewing Blue Eyed Buoy
Publish Date: 11/27/2019
Doug takes the long trip down I-75 from Gaylord Michigan to bring us some tasty beers! He wins bonus points for bringing an altbier for Ken, while they discuss traveling in Michigan during the winter, deer season, and self distribution. Talks about the journey from home brewing to production brewing and re-opening a Michigan staple that at one point had 4 breweries including one in Texas. The change in recipes and being in a craft beer desert. Listen to this discussion and more!
BEERS DRANK ON SHOW Epic Brewing Co Big Bad Baptist Chocolate Rapture New Holland Brewing Dragon's Milk Reserve Banana Coconut Pohjala Cherry Banger Big Buck Brewery Alpine Alt Big Buck Brewery Moonless Night Big Buck Brewery Tree Stand Pils Big Buck Brewery Kayak Attack Big Buck Brewery Straight Out the Kitchen Ellison Brewery + Spirits Morally Compromised Foulmouthed Brewing Horse of a Different Color Crooked Pecker Brewing ADHDJ Yuengling Brewery Black & Tan Harpoon Brewery Flannel Friday
Publish Date: 11/16/2019
We brought back the guests from episode 100 to chat and give us some updates on the industry. We talk about the issues with Michigan laws, the kind of party it would be if all the alcoholic guilds of the state got together and threw one big festival, and we discuss some serious solutions the problems we may forsee in the future.
200 episodes ago I would not have imagined having the following we have today, the friends I've made along the way, and the support from both the fans and industry as we continue to lead as the best Friday night podcast about beer in Metro Detroit!
So pop that 40 and join us for this very special (and long) episode.
BEERS DRANK ON SHOW ROAK French Toast Devil Dog ROAK Little Saint Nick Cranberry Gose ROAK Hopgazer Bell's Double Two Hearted Ale Two Roots Brewing Co New West IPA Two Roots Brewing Co Tropical Infamy Wheat Pabst Brewing Company Stroh's Nowhere In Particular: Batch Number 035: Strawberry Tangerine Sorbet IPA Samuel Adams Oaked Vanilla Porter Samuel Adams KMF Nectarine Gose Samuel Adams Coffee Pale Ale Drekker Brewing Company Pizza Toots Rochester Mills Beer Co Leroy Pipeworks Brewing Company Emerald Grouper Woodland Empire Ale Craft After the Love Has Gone Ursula Brewery Scary Stories Upper Hand Brewery Laughing Fish John Smith's Newcastle Brown Ale 3 Floyds Brewing Company Robert the Bruce
Publish Date: 11/9/2019
Prior to the Detroit Fall Beer Festival put on the by the Michigan Brewers Guild, we invited a lot of out of town brewers to come into studio to chat about their brewery, try some of their beers, and see what's going on in their tap rooms!
This episode will have:
Segment 1 - Middlecoast
Segment 2 - Michigan Brewers Guild President Scott Newman Bale
Located in Detroit, hosts Ken, Nick, Rob, Matt, and Jenna gather together every Friday night at 7pm EST live on www.Facebook.com/BetterOnDraft to interview local and major breweries, bars, stores, and everything that involves the beer world.