Join us each Friday evening as we explore the rich American history of booze and bootlegging from the early days of prohibition through the new craft beer and spirits craze that has taken the country on by storm today, along with our own tales of drunkenness and debauchery.
Lurking in the depths of the old Monon Hotel in Crawfordsville, Indiana is a very young, and new Pig favorite, high end craft brewery, Backstep Brewing Company. A place already rich with history now has a new community hot spot to make some history of their own. Walking into Backstep you immediately feel you’re at home. Owners, Jimmie Boros and Patrick Pennington, wanted a place where everyone from all walks of life could come in and enjoy some great conversation to accompany their choice of high end craft beer and spirits. The Pigs believe they nailed that objective. A plethora of some of the finest craft beers the state (and surrounding states) has to offer as well as an impressive bourbon collection line the back wall of the gorgeous bar. As you’ll hear on the show, they could have ridden on the success of the tap house alone. . .but brewing great beer was the dream that started it all and now they have it all put together.
Dougy Fresh, Pauly G., and Cowboy had the utmost pleasure to spend the afternoon with Mr. Boros and Head Brewer, Josh Miller to learn more about the planning, follow through, and future goals of the brewery. The boys knew Josh from past endeavors but were more than pleased to see how Josh has flourished as the head brewer. His wealth of knowledge and passion for the craft both come shining through each beer he makes.
Tune into this week’s episode and then walk, drive, fly, bus, bike, however it is you travel, as soon as possible to Back Step Brewing in C-Ville.
You can also sample some of their tasty brews at the upcoming Micro Brew Fest and Beers Across Wabash. We’ll see you there!
Shout outs on this week’s episode include: Robert Rolfe Feddersen (and Honey Bee); Tailboarder Brewing; Round Town Brewing; Flix Brewhouse; Chris Burch; Noblesville Brew Fest; Ron Smith; and Brokerage Brewing Company
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Publish Date: 7/13/2018
Pauly G., Tex Mex, and straight outta the Pig Pen, Griswold, take over the mics for a night of Trivia at the Broad Ripple Brew Pub. The monthly trivia night hosted by BRBP’s GM, Billy Hannan, has become a big, and entertaining, success so the Pigs were more than willing to send a team to compete along with BRBP’s head brewer, Mr. Jonathon Mullins.
The boys quickly found out just how challenging the night was going to be with some difficult questions from Mr. Hannan.
But as always, with the help of some delicious brews from the BRBP, much fun was had as usual, especially when Mullins is near, some odd conversation and laughs discussing what’s new at the BRBP, child star trivia, sock & sandals, and inappropriate adult theme parks.
Tune in and be sure to join the trivia challenge next month at the Broad Ripple Brew Pub.
Shout outs in this week’s show include: Lafayette Brewing Company; Mike Hofferman; Sean Manahan; Union Brewing; Red Lion; Brewed IN the Fort; Noblesville Brewfest, Beer Across Wabash; and Mr. R Feddersen
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Publish Date: 7/6/2018
BPC - One From The Vault - Robot Feet Here’s an “after hours” show that slipped through the cracks. Back in the very early days before better sound quality and professionalism, the original three Pigs had one (or two) too many and decided to keep the mics hot. Long after the show ended and after many more brews, a slightly intoxicated Cowboy, Dougy Fresh, and Jordan shared some muddy thoughts on life. Topics shift quickly from Jordan’s fear of small holes, South Park, dirty girls, dating women on parole, and Cowboy’s odd fascination with Carol Burnett . . . and feet.
Publish Date: 6/29/2018
Jordan, Pauly G and Tex-Mex return to Four Day Ray Brewing in Fishers and bring on a favorite, Brian Graham. We revisit some topics from our day at Rock the Junction, their summer Break Series and FDR’s charity work like Tapped for a cause Tuesdays. We sample some the current stock of released beers and even get a crack at some of the upcoming releases not yet available. Jordan pleads his case for the creation of the MILF Stout and we get into some music and movie talk. Warning, there might be some Star Wars spoilers in here.
Publish Date: 6/22/2018
Pigs & Founders at Tippy’s Two (Premium)
The tap takeover night was going to well to call it quits with Founders Brewing Co.’s Adam Lepper and Tippy’s owner, Sheila Jimenez, so the boys hung out for another power hour of laughs and more Founders brews to keep the party going.
A few local home brewers (AJ Berger, Kenny Fisher, & John Crist) joined the round table discussion and talk about some home brewing hits and disasters.
Adam delivers some beer mixing tips and sorts out some confusion for Pauly G. on a Tap Room versus a Tap House.
Off the rails is where this one begins, so pop a top, put your seat belts on, and enjoy this week’s episode.
And of course, head on down to Tippy’s afterwards for some cold beer and hot pizza. And be sure to made Founders Taprooms in Grand Rapids and Detroit, Michigan a stop on any Michigan adventure.
Shout outs this week include: Taxman; Mind Over Mash; Marshall County Brew Club; The Bier Brewery; Sean Manahan; Great Fermentations of Indiana; Ron Smith; Final Gravity; Jeremy Kosmicki; and the one and only Mike Hofferman
Publish Date: 6/15/2018
The Pigs were delighted to cover the 1st annual Blood, Sweat, & Beers hosted by the fine folks of Round Town Brewery and Indiana On Tap on a beautiful afternoon in Indianapolis to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Mackenzie Schenk, owner of Round Town, sat down to start the show and explain her thought process behind this wicked day of brew ha-ha and Brewery Beer Olympics. Although the Pigs helped shape some of the Olympic games, Mack wanted to turn things up a notch and start the games with a growler chug which made some of the brewers nervous, and in the end, wound up being a thorn in Round town’s side as their very own Mr. Eric Fear was the first to . . . unload some of the tasty brew and put them behind right out of the gate. In the end, the gents from Brew Link came out with the win and the first crown, and a taco hat.
Tune in for some beer talk and laughs with many of the breweries who came out to serve some of their freshest summer brews and take part in the day’s activities.
Joining the piggy round table during the afternoon included, David Yancey of Taxman, Eric (The Pinball Wizard) and Jerry of Round Town, Josh Miller and Jimmie Boros of Backstep Brewing, Seth of Elm Street Brewing Co., and of course the winning team from Brew Link, who are great with beers and balls.
Shout outs in this week’s episode include: CenterPoint Brewing; Tappers; The Sinking Ship; Black Circle Brewing Co.; Fountain Square Brewing; Carlos Guzman of One Well Brewing; Indy High Bines; Big Red Liquor; Sean Manahan of Kopacetic; 10-56; Guardian Brewing Co.; Burn ‘Em Brewing; and the Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co
Publish Date: 6/8/2018
The pigs take on Westfield at the 3rd annual Rock the Junction (A beer fest that’s all about local charity) sponsored by none other than Grand Junction Brewing. Jordan, Doug Fresh, Pauline G, and Tex Mex along with their security guard Griswold try beer from many breweries along with some special guest interviews from Grand Junction, Taxman, mad Anthony, Tin Man, Ash & Elm Cider Co., Four Day Ray and even Evan Williams himself. Learn about the horrible prank played on Jordan by the Great Jonathon Mullens and the other pigs, Find the cure for erectile dysfunction, New beers, the Milf Stout and Stripper Dust, and much more on this long episode of Blind Pig Confessions.
Shout-outs to: FDR, Metazoa, MashCraft, Bier, Foam Blowers, Ash & Elm Cider Co., Broadripple Brew Pub, Jonathon Mullens, Redemption Alewerks, Brew Link, Moontown, Round Town, Mad Anthony, Tin Man, Taxman, Wooden Bear, Mind Over Mash, Deviate Brewing, Union Brewing, Pax Verum, Jan’s Village Pizza
Publish Date: 6/1/2018
United in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the boys, Pauly G., Warren Kluck, Dougy Fresh, Ryan, Carol (Matt Patricia) Guzman, Jerry Huener, and Ernie, get buzzed up on some savory brews from One Well and discuss some of the most important topics challenging our Nation today. Just kidding, it’s just beer talk and nonsense as usual.
They discuss Jerry’s lady (Alexa) issues, Michigan sports, Norte Dame hockey, the Kalamazoo Promise, bad roommate stories, and for a special treat, Tales of Romance by Kluck.
Tune in for another ride with the Pigs and be sure to check out One Well Brewing for some great beer and fun for the whole family.
Shout outs in this week’s episode include: Crooked Ewe Brewery; Alain Helfrich; and Four Day Ray
And a special thanks to 800lb gorilla for the use of their tune, Commander Wax 2 to end tonight’s show.
Publish Date: 5/25/2018
Owner and operator of Tippy’s, Sheila Jimenez, invited the Pigs into her place once again for brews and laughs, this time fueled by some glorious craft beer from Founders Brewing Co.
Sales Rep, Adam, Barry White, Lepper, brought the good time with a plethora of groovy brews including, Rubaeus, Solid Gold Premium Lager, All Day IPA, Green Zebra, and the luscious, limited release KBS. Be sure to get Tippy’s before the kegs run dry!
The night was kicked off with a typical Dougy Fresh rant on Nirvana, DMB, and other horrible bands of the 90’s.
Adam delivers some history and background of Founders and some of their most famous and loved beers, such as that Dirty Bastard. We learn what was behind the shortly disappearing baby, and the story of Bob, inventor of the 15 pack.
Grab your favorite Founders brew, kick back, and enjoy this week’s episode and be sure to get to Tippy’s for more beer, and of course, pizza. Outdoor seating is now available and don’t miss May’s special, The Blind Pig Cheesy Pork and Brew.
And keep your ears open for Part Two of the Founders Tap Takeover with the Pigs as some local home brewers join the round table for more brew ha ha’s.
Shout outs in this week’s episode include: Founders Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki; 10-56 Brewing; Flatwater Restaurant; Twenty Tap; Kopacetic Beer Factory; Laura Newman of INKsignia; Tony Walters of Garage House Studios; Eddie Renner, Suki Snickerdoodle, and Haynze Whitmore of Crepitus; UAW Black Lake Gold Club; and Cavalier Distributing
And special thanks, as always, to 800lb Gorilla for the use of their tune Radboy which graciously takes us out of tonight’s episode.
Publish Date: 5/18/2018
This is a roller coaster ride of an episode. The boys return to Alleys Alehouse to hang out and talk about their 1st times (with beer), their go to beers and their developing palates. Paulie G, Tex Mex, and Jordan round out the Pig crew on this one. We are joined by special guest the elusive A.J. Lalani, and Chris Clark. We start off diving into our beer pasts, our favorites and some old school experiences. Suddenly things derail way and I mean way off the track and we learn about everything from Jordan being violated to Trey Deuce and his naked boat time. We also had some unfortunate revelations about a 50’s singer but for your piece of mind we omitted that from this episode. Join us on a hilarious romp in the style of Blind Pig Confessions.
Publish Date: 5/11/2018
Publish Date: 4/27/2018
It was a cold night in April and the boys decided to seek shelter in a quaint little tap room down in the city. As we walked in we noticed the wooden furniture gave this place a warm and cozy feeling. We looked around to see chalk boards that were decorated so well they looked like they belonged in an art museum. One entire wall was covered with awards from every possible beer competition out there. Then from across the room a Distinguished Gentleman came walking towards us, in slow motion from the back of the tap room. Could it be? It was King Jerry of Bier Brewery. It had been way too long since we got to sit down and chat the night away with one of our favorites. We talk about all things Bier Brewery, sample some great beers and have some great laughs. It was good to see the talented Sarah Buschman and as always, our favorite bartender Cheryl McCarthy. King Jerry even shared a bottle of this year’s incredible Barrel-Aged Sanitarium with us. Jordan, Paulie G, Tex-Mex, and Griswold were like kids in a candy store with all the amazing beer we enjoyed that evening. What’s on the horizon for Bier Brewery? How did some of their Biers get their names? Is there a Blind Pig Collaboration with Bier on the Way? How many Stars did Griswold earn this episode? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of The Blind Pig Confessions Bier Brewery and the Amazing King Jerry!
Publish Date: 4/20/2018
One Well Brewing – Fat Man Tears
Dougy Fresh, Pauly G. and Kluck spent an amazing afternoon with good friends and an abundance of beer at One Well Brewing in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Other friends making the voyage, Ryan Douglas, Jerry Huener, and Ernie sat with One Well’s, Carlos Guzman, for a day of beer and bonding as they learned more about this wondrous brewery.
Couldn’t have picked a better spot to spend National Beer Day. Arriving just after lunch, the place was already packed as they quickly learned how much the surrounding community loved and supported this quickly expanding brewery. The child friendly atmosphere has something for everyone of all ages, from pinball and steel tip darts to video and board games, to make your experience at One Well unforgettable and a place you will want to return to as often as possible. Whether you’re a carnivore, vegetarian, or vegan, the menu is stuffed with delicious meals to pair with some fantastic craft beer.
Tune in to this week’s episode for lots of laughs as they reviewed a plethora of fine craft brews and learn more about One Well, how to become a Mug Club member, and its High Fives over Hand Shakes program. It was true as they said, the Pigs may have come as strangers, but they left as friends of this great community.
Lots of shout outs this week including: Crooked Ewe; Upland Brewing Company; Journeyman Distillery; Round Town Brewery; Snowbelt Brewing Company; Michigan Mobile Canning; 10-56 Brewing Company; Water Street Coffee; Sweet Water’s Donut Mill; Old Nation Brewing Co.; Distant Whistle Brewhouse; Alley’s Alehouse; Clam Lake Brewery; Dougy’s daughter, Raven and her bf Dan Charbonneau(thanks for coming out and supporting!); Boyd Risner; and Mike Olivarez
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Publish Date: 4/13/2018
Part two of the recent Jordan Kitchen series was a dark beer and laugh fest with Pauly G., Dougy Fresh, Jordan, and friends, Griswold and local comedian, Trey Deuce and his lovely wife.
It’s typical for the Pigs to derail quickly . . . but we never even made it on the tracks on this one.
Lots of great beers from Brewdog, Barehands Brewery, as well as a few we couldn’t quite rave about. But the conversation never slows as we get a little TMI on Dougy’s biscuits, some insight on Pauly’s mad pool skills, a discussion on Sunday laws, and Jordan serves us the beer of his people to take us out.
Shout outs in this week’s episode include: Warpigs; Grand Junction; Brewlink; Dan Gohr and Redemption Aleworks; Indiana Whiskey; Jason Lee and Kluck Show and their podcast, Music to My Beers; Joshua Lakins and Twisted Crew; Robert Rolfe Feddersen; Round Town Brewery; Black Circle; and Mr. G’s
Publish Date: 4/6/2018
In this episode the boys return to their roots and record a good old-fashioned home recorded show with lots of beer sampling and crude humor. Dougy Fresh, Paulie G and Jordan are joined by Security Griswold and the one and only Trey Deuce to discuss some good and not so good brews from Green Flash, Fat Heads, Volbier, Lagunitas, Bison Brewing, WarPigs and the infamous Evil Twin. We learn some interesting facts about Paulie G’s Tongue, the effects of Blueberry on your throat, and even a touch of Jordan’s alter ego’s ancestry. This is a fun, crude old school episode that should not be missed. Tune in to reminisce about the old school days with the bad boys of blind pig confessions.
Shout Outs: Green Flash, Fat Heads, BriarScratch, Taxman, Volbier, Lagunitas, George Dickel, 812 Farms, Bier Brewery, Bison Brewing, Alleys Alehouse, Evil Twin, Mob Craft, Chilly Water, and War Pigs
Publish Date: 3/30/2018
Let us take you on a journey. A journey back in time, to the year 1994 when Brendan had flowing lochs and was headbanging to his favorite 70’s metal bands, Pat had brown hair and was wearing his signature shell necklace, and Jordan actually had hair. Wait! It’s not the 90s it is Savor Lebanon. The boys head up north to attend this once a year beer, wine, and food festival. The DJ this year made us feel nostalgic for our youth as he turned out all the best and worst of the 90’s. Indiana On Tap again hosts a great festival with great breweries represented. We get to sit down with Erin Edds the owner/co-founder of Garden Party (crafted cocktails anyone), Allison Zook or Cardinal Spirits joins us to discuss their impressive line of craft spirits and liqueurs. We had some of their coffee liqueur in a milk stout and it created heaven on earth. We got to speak to Tell City about their triple boner and the Pour house their impressive tap room down south. Tune into this episode for some hilarious antics and good-hearted fun. Should brewing beer be a boy scout merit badge? What is that burning sensation in Pat’s pants? Why are the guys giggling so much about the Boner? What happens when 2 drunk guys show up with peach candy necklaces? All these and many more questions will be answered for you on this episode of Blind Pig Confessions.
Shout Outs: Brewlink, Cardinal Spirits, Bier Brewery, Sun King, Cedar Creek, Metazoa, Tipsy Turvey, Rock Bottom, Tell City, Moontown, Arni’s
Publish Date: 3/23/2018
Publish Date: 3/16/2018
BPC - Episode 140 - Buck Nasty Size It (Kettle Top Brewhouse) “On a long and lonesome highway East of Omaha“ Wait! There is no Bob Seger in this episode, but we sure do miss our cowboy, just like Kinky Kelly missed his Donkey. In this episode the boys travel to Anderson to meet with Kyle Buck, and the ne of owners of Kettle Top Brewhouse, Daniel Hiles. We have Papa Smurf, Jordan, and Tex-Mex with Special guest Dr. John and of course of Security guard Griswold is present as well (This was about a 7* Gris episode). We explore the inner workings of Kettle Top and learn about the “coming soon” Creatures of Habit Brewery. We have some great discussions about Jay and Silent Bob, how to get Buck Nasty, Cheese in the bumper, and how Tex Mex Rubs it out. This show could be several short stories in one titled: Brett The Funk Up, Cheese in my Bumper, Buck Nasty Size It, The Whiskey Pickle and the Mushroom Stamp, and What makes Papa Smurfs Jaws Hurt. Tune in to see how it all turns out. We sample some great beers from Creatures of Habit, Five Rabbit, New Day Craft and 18th Street.
Shout Outs to: New Day Craft, Redemption Alewerks, Chris Burch, Neon Black, Ben Cannon, Wonky Tonk, Von Stronce , State of Mind, Jesse Phelps, Brother o Brother, Stampede String Band, Anderson on Tap, Jay and Silent Bob, Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes, and Zima
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Publish Date: 3/9/2018
Part two of our series from the Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House in South Bend, IN with Pauly G., Dougy Fresh, Warren, owner- Sean Meehan, Chef- Alain Michel Helfrich, and friends, Melissa, Kendall Smith, Jerry Huener, Wesley August, and Ryan Douglas. We dig deeper into the craft goodness of the Ewe while we discuss some of our many Michigan ties, Jerry’s Do’s and Don’ts of his upcoming retirement, how to get fired from Bob & Dave’s carwash, some drunken ramblings and opinions, and our new found glory, thanks to the Chef, The Peat Monster. You won’t want to miss a minute of this joyous evening. Tune in, and then wander into the Ewe for some fantastic food and craft beer. Cheers!
Shout Outs tonight include: Shorts Brewing Company; Carlos Guzman; Black Circle Brewing Co.; Dogfish Head; Right Brain Brewery; Fiddler’s Hearth; Madison’s; Compass Box Whisky; and the Journeyman Distillery
Publish Date: 3/2/2018
This episode finds the boys of the Blind Pigs returning to the town of Westfield to drink some beer at a fan favorite brewery, Grand Junction. Paulie G and Hunter lead the way with the help of Griswold, special guests Mike Hofferman and Jon Knight of Grand Junction round out this motley crew for a fun filled evening talking, history, brews, and life in general. Anyone want their very own Griswold sticker? What’s the Gris scale? Ever wonder how the Hefeweizen style of beer got its start? What special ingredient does Jonathon Mullens have that is quite coveted? Find out the answers to these questions and more on this episode of BPC.
Shout outs to Jonathon Mullens, Broad Ripple Brewpub, Crown liquors, big red liquors, party pack liquors, Sam Adams
Publish Date: 2/23/2018
So, the boys travel to Pittsburgh to check out the world famous Primanti Brothers. Well not really Pittsburgh but Noblesville is close. Hunter, Tex-Mex, Jordan, and Griswold are Joined by FDR’s own Brian and Mitch! We get to sample some amazing food and drink some great FDR Air Raid beer while we learn all about this awesome Pittsburgh based bar and restaurant. We get to talk to Logan the manager about the history and inner workings of Primanti Brothers. This episode is full of good information and good laughs. Tune in to find out about Beer Milkshakes, Sandwiches too big for your mouth, and all-around fun.
Shout outs to: FDR, Sun king, daredevil, quaff on, scarlet lane, Beer Army Draft Magazine, and Evil Czech
Publish Date: 2/17/2018
Tipsy at Tippy’s
Pauly G. and Dougy Fresh get nutty (it will make sense when you listen) at the newly located Tippy’s in Winamac, IN. Still serving their great, well known, pizza and wings, Tippy’s now has a full bar with a variety of domestic and craft brews on tap. Co-hosting for the evening, and taking great photos as always, is Dougy’s crush, the beautiful Michelle Dickey.
Arriving first on the scene to scope the place out, Pauly was bit nervous when he wandered into a restaurant packed with tiny unicorns. But all was soon well as the unicorns left to graze and a thirsty hoard of pizza and beer lovers soon packed the house.
Joining us for the evening was the fine folks of 10-56 Brewing of Knox, IN, Mike and Erica. A couple new to the brewery scene and already making a noise in the craft beer society. We’ve been hearing about their brews for some time now, so we were thrilled to have them join us and finally dig into a sampling of what they have to offer.. and we were glad we did. Starting with a little monkey nut, which had us all wanting more, they pulled out the big guns as we were some of the lucky first to try their pizza beer creation. That’s right . . . pizza beer . . . perfect for the occasion and we were floored at how well this worked.
A very busy and proud owner, Sheila, who wasn’t expecting quite the full house she had this evening, did find a little time to take a break and tell us a little about her friendly neighborhood bar and restaurant.
Also joining in the fun, the good friend of 10-56, and now friend of ours, Aaron of Copperhop, grabbed a mic to introduce us to his very cool craft beer trail business you will want to know more about, as well as a little of his background and love of craft beers.
Grab a brew, tune in, and then head on down to Tippy’s to see just what the fuss is all about.
Shout outs this week include: Terre Haute Brewing, Briar Scratch Brewing, Evil Czech, Four Fathers, New Holland, Moontown, Stan and Maggie Czech and their unicorns, Noda Brewery, Kopacetic Brewing, Carlos Guzman and One Well, Quack Daddy, Crooked Ewe, 1205 Distillery, and Indiana Whiskey
Publish Date: 2/9/2018
Blind Pig Confessions is geared towards a 21 and older audience, explicit lyrics and good fun humor contained within. In this Episode Paulie G, Jordan, Tex Mex, and Griswold sit down with Brian and Dave of Quack Daddy’s Donuts and explore the world of Beer Pairings. We pair up some Evil Czech Bigsby, and Maple Bacon Donuts then move on to Scarlet Lane Dorian, and Bier PDG with a host of other donut styles. Did you know that these guys have 118 different donut combinations? Have you ever had chocolate milk in a frozen Mug? These guys are a lot of fun and we get to learn a lot about the world of donuts. We also learn all about how large framed Jordan is in this episode. If you wanna hear Jordan get picked on, here is your chance. Lots of good information and laughs in this hilarious installment of the Blind Pig Confessions.
Shout Outs to: Madison’s, Mogul, PBR, Bier, Evil Czech, Scarlett Lane, FDR, Primanti Brothers, Quaff On, New Day Craft
Publish Date: 2/2/2018
The boys of the Blind Pig Confessions are excited to do this special release show. We are back at Alley’s Alehouse on a very special night. The kick off to the 2018 Beer School Season, and Niko’s open stage on its new night immediately following beer school. Tex Mex, Jordan, and Griswold sit down to chat with Nick Wengler about his move to Thursdays and to get some inside information about the national act that is coming on stage. We are then joined by the lovely and Talented Mel, the manager of Alley’s and the Lead Vocalist of Red Remains. We get some more insight into what this beer school thing is all about and where we can find Red Remains. This year's beer school line up is INSANE 12 weeks of amazing brewery, beers, and of course Alley’s legendary Food and customer service. We also sit down with Fat Heads Brewery, Beer school regulars, Beer School Virgins and of course Matt Monta of the Haymakers. We talk beer, music, food, and much more. Take a listen to the show and here the amazing lineup for Beer School. We are extremely excited and proud to bring you a very special musical release. Matt Monta is allowing us the opportunity to help him release his new single “ I won’t be Scared”. We tease you at the start of the show and if you stay tuned immediately following the show you will get to hear his new single in its entirety. Here is what Matt himself had to say about this song: “As we're faced with mounting uncertainty, both individually and collectively, it's important for us not to escape or tune out, but to move ahead with dignity and poise and without fear. That's what this song is about. The track was performed by Matt Monta & the Haymakers with Savannah and Ron Freeman contributing backing vocals. Music and more can be found at www.mattmonta.com” Huge shout out to Matt Monta, Nick Wengler, Fat Heads, and Alleys Alehouse for allowing us this amazing opportunity. Cheers!!!
Additional Shout Outs to: Evil Czech, Bier, FDR, Sweet Water Brewery, Sam Adams, Two Deep, 3 Wise men, Victory Brewing, New Belgium, Sun King, New Day, Center pointe, Quaff on, Scarlett Lane, Haymakers, Nikos Open Stage, Indy In-Tune, Studio Live Indy
Publish Date: 1/31/2018
The Pigs share an elegant evening of brews and humorous conversation with Owner, Sean Meehan, and Executive Chef Alain Michel, of the Crooked Ewe Brewery and Ale House. Resting on the shores of the St. Joe River in South Bend, Indiana is one of the utmost sought after places to enjoy a relaxing craft beer, fine, yet casual dining, while taking in the spectacular view of the waterfront. Young, but already winning awards for their beer, the Ewe is a must for the locals as well as the city's many visitors. Joining the Pigs, Dougy Fresh, Pauly G., and Warren P. Floyd, are friends, Ryan Douglas, Kendall Smith, Jerry Huener, and Wesley August to round out the table of hooligans. Tune in to tonight’s episode to find out where the Ewe got its name, Jerry’s confusion of the Ewe’s vegan “segregation”, where Alain gets his inspiration, and the many things coming around the bend in the Ewe’s future.
Thanks to 800lb Gorilla for use of their groovy tune, Radboy, to round out tonight’s show.
Publish Date: 1/26/2018
The boys travel to So-Bro to a great little Nano-Brewery called Black Circle. Papa Smurf and Jordan run the show with Griswold and Owner Jesse Rice. This is a fantastic place if you are into 80's & 90's Nostalgia, or are a Vinyl, Rock, Hair Band Heavy Metal Fan. They have a great stage with local acts, an arcade with classic Video games, they play Vinyl, and do obscure Horror movie nights. This is a very unique and amazing venue. Their Beer is amazing, and they offer a variety from stout to gose. You can swing in and get some great Cuban food as well. Join us on this episode to learn more about this fantastic little brewery.
Shout outs to: Bier, Centerpoint and Tax Man
Publish Date: 1/19/2018
Papa Smurf, Tex Mex and Jordan travel to a land far away called Muncie where we find a hidden little gem known as New Corner Brewing. As we walk through the office and head to "what's behind the next door" it feels as though we are transported back in time to a true speakeasy. We sit down with the Owner Shawn Brady and his go to man Mark Watson. It is a fun, humorous, and informative roller coaster of an episode. We get to sample numerous amazing beers from these guys. We get to sample beer cheese from Tulip Tree Creamery and Beer Pickles. I think we touch on almost every topic. Do you know who made Heimdall's Sword in Thor? Do you know the secret to making pickles with beer? The answers to these and many more questions lie just ahead in this episode of Blind Pig Confessions.
Shout-outs to: Bier Brewery, Great Fermentations, Tulip Tree Creamery, Sky Hope Acres, O'malley's (Weston Missouri) (sp), Broad Ripple Brew Pub, Jonathon Mullens, Ron Smith, Redemption, Winterfest, David DelaGardelle (Cedar Lore Forge), Griswold, Liberty Street, Andy Brading (came in did all the work ). Elm Street, Guardian, Wick's Pies, Alley's Alehouse, Mel, and Funkatorium
Publish Date: 1/12/2018
A slightly hung-over group of Pigs (thanks to Eddy’s Sports Pub, Kevin Fertig, and carbombs) settled in for a glorious day of craft beer, wine, and live music from Rock Island and Duke Tumatoe at the 3rd Annual Whitestown Brew Fest, hosted by Indiana On Tap. We can’t thank Sarah Burns enough for the invite to cover this fantastic summer event. We kick off the day with our great friends from the Moontown Brewing Company who helped us to kick the dust off from the previous night and get revved up for the day. We had the pleasure to drink and talk to some of the area’s up and coming home brewers throughout the day and ended this segment with Tow Yard. Such a fun event. We loved meeting the home brewers and getting their perspective on the scene and see the new things they had brewing. Can’t wait till Whitestown Brew Fest 2018! We hope to see you all there! Special thanks to those hard-working Dead Squirrels for the use of their tune Calabash Joe to take us out on this one. Be sure to go see them live at a pub near you!
Publish Date: 1/5/2018
BPC – Episode 130 – If at First You Don’t Succeed Try, Try a Gin…or Vodka
The boys return to their home away from home, Alley’s Alehouse. Cowboy, Tex-Mex, Papa Smurf and Jordan sit down with the owner/operators of Mogul Distillery, James Jones and Anthony Joseph, and discuss all things spirits related. We of course also have the watchful eye of our security Griswold there to be sure nothing gets out of hand. We get to sample some fantastic Vodka and Gin from Mogul and have great discussions on life and drinking. It just so happens that Alley’s Alehouse also has 10 new drinks that came out and we get to sample those on the show as well. So, tune into to this episode for a great adventure in craft spirits.
Shouts out to Alley’s Alehouse, Indiana Whiskey Co., TwoDEEP
Publish Date: 12/15/2017
So the boys journey over to Whitestown to hit Moontown Brewing company. Jordan , Papa Smurf, and Tex Mex are onsite with special guest Dr. John. The Mattingly family welcomes us with open arms and plenty of beer. We FINALLY get to see and learn about this family brewing trio, and their vision for their very impressive Brew House. We talk all about what they have going on and the timeline of their construction of the new Brewhouse. Jordan had the pleasure of stopping in there just a couple days ago and they are ahead of their own predicted schedule. This is a very exciting thing for the Mattingly’s, Moon Town, and hell, the Blind Pigs too.
We sat down and talked about some of their beers including: Dortmunder, Summer Sunshine, and the William. We reminisce on Jockey Box Hero, Cowboys famous striptease, and William Hung. When is Moontown set to open? Which Pig is one of the Mattingly’s particular fond of?
Tune into this episode and get the answers to these questions and to learn about one of the biggest up and coming Brew Companies in our area.
Shout Outs to:
Indiana On tap, Jockey box Hero, William Hung, Deviate Brewing, Redemption Alewerks, Dan Gohr, Bier Brewery, Southern Tier, Guardian, Wicks pies, and Metazoa Brewing.
Publish Date: 12/1/2017
This is a must listen episode right here. We apologize for this one going a little over our normal time, but we became enthralled with being introduced to a new line of adult beverages for us. MEAD! Jordan, Papa Smurf, Griswold and Tex-Mex join the Masterminds of New Day Craft, Tia and Brett at their taproom in Fountain Square. We learn all about mead, how it's made, what it is, and its history. We had the chance to sample several of their most popular meads including Shelby Blue Ribbon, Washington's folly, Lavender Lemonade, The Rethinker (Which is dry hopped with Cascade and Columbus hops), and then some of their Barrel aged line which included their Cult Favorite Imperial Breakfast Magpie (Aged in Angel's Envy Barrels for 14 months). We even tasted some ciders that were quite amazing as well. The Imperial Breakfast Magpie gets released next week on Black Friday at noon. Tune in now to here all about their amazing products, Slushies, how mead can save your genitals, and much more on this episode of Blind Pig Confessions.
Publish Date: 11/17/2017
Outside the Green Room, we also did a little recording out in the crowd at the party level. Greg Jones of Whoa!Tiger jumps on the air to tell us about Tiger news and some of his solo projects as well, as Roberto relives some of his glory days. And we get up close with one of the city’s best artist, Amanda Keller of Keller Illustrations, and owner-operator of Indy Arty Party. We were a bit buzzed and energized but had a blast and can’t wait to do it again next summer. A weekend of live music and friends all for such an incredibly cause. It should be a “must go” on everyone’s calendar each summer. We ended the day of recording as 800lb Gorilla took the main stage so we had to once again end another episode with a tune from their newest album, Commander Wax. Get waxed! Cheers!
Publish Date: 11/10/2017
Hunter, Tex Mex, Jordan, and Papa Smurf are joined by the Gentlemen of Eight One Two Farms. We are kept safe by our security guard Griswold and stalked by our buddy John! Tune in and hear us discuss hop farming, Quaff On, and much more on this power packed episode. What is purple, has a large vein and is sticky? What would cause Papa Smurf to put on Feathers and stand guard? The answers to these questions and more on this episode of The Blind Pig Confessions.
Publish Date: 11/3/2017
Publish Date: 10/27/2017
The boys join owner Brian Graham at Four Day Ray Brewing in Fishers. We have a discussion around many different brews and brewing styles.
Did you know in 2008 Michelob Ultra tried to do some craft flavors? Pat is obsessed with his new found love of these beers. We discuss spritzers and margaritas, and Brian's Cans. We dive into what FDR has coming out this winter and much more. This is a crazy fun rollercoaster of an episode.
We most importantly get to sample some of FDR’s finest brews including: Blood Orange Blonde, Purple Smash, Heat is on, and Oktoberfest. Cheers!!!
Publish Date: 10/20/2017
Publish Date: 10/13/2017
The boys return to their home away from home Alley’s Alehouse for a discussion about all things autumn related. We are heading into the fall season and we discuss (the best holiday of the year) Halloween, Pumpkin Beers, TV Premieres and much more. Jordan, Cowboy, Papa Smurf, Hunter and Tex-Mex round out the pigs and we are joined by our Security Guard Griswold and a special guest appearance from the always entertaining Sarah Burns.
Listen to the pigs discuss several beers from some of our favorite brewers, Evil Czech and Taxman. We might even test out our skills as a new Boy Band as we turn to a little impromptu Acapella.
Tune in now for fun, banter, and as always good brew reviews! Cheers......The Pigs
Publish Date: 10/6/2017
We had the special pleasure of being invited to coved Kammy's Kause this year on it's opening night. We couldn't have been more humbled being part of this incredibly annual two day live music event for such a great cause. We had a blast from moment we stepped into the American Legion park and it just kept getting better as the afternoon and evening flew by, much to quickly. Ben Jarvis of Audiodacity has a brew with the boys before going on stage and tells a little about the work they have going on with their upcoming 2nd album. The man who can be miserable in any situation(yet has impeccable hygiene), Ryan M. Brewer jumps on board and things go from weird to He Man and Captain Planet talk. Of course we had to have the man who put this all together, Mr. Jared Hiner, for his beautiful daughter, Kammy. We couldn't believe how calm and cool this cat could be with so much going on around us, but he has so much support from family, friends, and musicians in and around Indy, he can now enjoy this amazing event he's built. And we round out the show with our new friends from 800lb Gorilla after their amazing set. They give some backstory on who they are and we talk about their upcoming album, Commander Wax. They let use a couple of their tunes to kick off and end this episode, so be sure crank it up and join us at their album release party on October 13th at the Fountain Square Brewing Co. Lots of great conversation and some great beers were destroyed over the afternoon including some splendid brews from Central State Brewing, Flix Brewhouse(who also sponsored Kammy's Kause), and Taxman Brewing Company. Tune in! Cheers!! Shout outs in this episode include: Hop Your Face; 18th Street Brewery; Whoa!Tiger; Brother O' Brother; Chris Burch, and Ben Cannon
Publish Date: 9/29/2017
BPC - Episode 120 - Backyard Shenanigans
The boys decided to go back to their roots and do a home show that turns into some serious backyard shenanigans.Paulie G, Jordan, Hunter and Roberto show up for the pigs and then we are joined by our pig pen brethren; The Riley, Griswold, and Dr. John. We review several beers from Florida, Tennessee, Indiana, and Wisconsin. We drink some Due South Brewery, 3 Daughters, Tampa Bay Brewing, Motor works Brewing, Stone, Wiseacre, and Central Waters.
Many brews and some interesting and tantalizing conversation about high fiber beers, toilet champagne,battery acid in beer, and some great other topics.Tune in to get some great laughs and hear some honest beer reviews. Cheers !!!
Publish Date: 9/22/2017
Dougy Fresh, Pauly G, and the freshest Pig, Warren, continue their round table beer reviews with friends, Jeremy Nicely, Ryan Douglas, and Rick Greenless on a sunny afternoon in South Bend, Indiana. We pick up this one about an hour into the debacle with a riveting discussions on beer and music elitists, local snobs and posers, some of our favorite whiskeys, and Rick has a Silent Bob moment. Another hour of great brews were passed around including, Three Floyds, Chevalier Bertrand du Guesclin, The Gimp, and some Dick Kicker Malt Liquor from Founders. Tune in to join the laughter. Cheers! Be sure to join us tomorrow at the Whitestown Brew Festival from noon till 4:30p. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=764913180346158&ref=br_rs
Publish Date: 9/15/2017
BPC - Episode 117 - Jockey Box Hero Part Hung
We had the utmost pleasure covering Indiana On Tap’s inaugural Jockey Box Hero at The Hatch in Broad Ripple a few weeks ago. It was the perfect day for craft beer and karaoke…behind a live band! A special occasion is certain way as our very own Cowboy got to perform against some talented Indy folk and the one and only William Hung. We enjoyed talks with old friends from The Moontown Brewing Company, Mackenzie from The Roundtown Brewery, Nikki Reed and Carter, and our new friends at 99.5 WZPL, Toni Dekeyser and Dave Smiley of the Smiley Morning Show we all know and love. The WZPL folks got very comfortable speaking their minds with the Pigs… and we enjoyed every minute of it. We get some dirty secrets about Nikki as well as some awful driving tips from Dave. And of course we had to have American Idol’s, Mr. William Hung hang out (no pun intended) with the boys for a round as well as some jeering from Cowboy. Hung is Mr. Infotainment! You won’t want to miss Part Hung of Jockey Box and we better see all of you there next summer! Cheers!!
A special thanks to the fantastic Cyrus Youngman of Cyrus Youngman and the Kingfishers for the opening and closing tunes for this episode. And stay tuned for an upcoming show with this rare Indy talent we can’t wait to join us for a few brews and to talk about life and music.
Shout out in this episode include: Four Day Ray Brewing; Jonathon Mullens and Broad Ripple Brew Pub; Metazoa Brewing Company (who will join us for Part Two); The Bier Brewery; Redemption Alewerks; and The Indiana Whiskey Company
Publish Date: 9/1/2017
The boys Sit down with Josh and King Dan (2 x reigning champ of Indy’s next hop model) to talk beer and food at Redemption ale works. This episode is chocked full of beer talk and some great Dan jokes. We go from Wing and Wang’s, to Domain Names and everything in between. Tune in to learn about Magnum P. Rye, Reclamation, Dan’s odd Hobby, the greatness of Dumpster conversations, and much more.
Shout outs on this episode to the Azimuth charity, featuring Redemption, Grand Junction, Hotel Tango, Two Deep, and Blake's Hard Cider. A crazy roller coaster ride this episode is guaranteed to give you plenty of information and make you chuckle too.
Publish Date: 8/25/2017
Part two of our rockin' day at the annual, outdoor, live music and craft beer festival at the Grand Junction Brewing Co. beings with our good buddy Justin of Indiana On Tap, the sponsors of day's festivities. These guys know how to put on a grand scale show. We talk a little of what's going on with On Tap, including last Saturday's wildly fun, Jockey Box Hero, which featured one Mr. William Hung . . . and Cowboy. Big props given in this segment to the guys over at the Moontown Brewing Company who are working diligently in opening their brewery to the public. We get to spend some quality time with our boy, Shawn Kessel of Taxman Brewing Company who gives us the squeeze on sweat, blood, and beer. His wife also announced she is taking inquiries to sell a pretty amazing home brew system(Don't tell Shawn), after the Pigs brew with him first. Such a great event put on by the folks of Indiana On Tap and of course the place we always rave about, Grand Junction Brewing Co. We can't wait till next year to do it again. But don't wait till then to partake of some of the best brews in the state. Get your butts to Grand Junction today. Tell 'em the Pigs sent ya. Cheers!
http://www.indianaontap.com/ Shout outs in this episode include: Brew Link Brewing; 18th Street Brewing; Nikki Reed; Josh Springer and Bottoms UP Beer; The Hatch; Whitestown Brew Fest 2017; Mitchell Roelecke of Scarlet Lane Brewing Company; Oaken Barrel Brewing Co.; and Kammy's Kause 2017 - Come by and see us TONIGHT and party all weekend at Kammy's Kause!
Publish Date: 8/17/2017
We recently announced the newest Pig, Warren Kluck, and although he's been on a few shows, tonight is our first Blind Pig South Bend edition with Dougy Fresh, Pauly G, Cowboy, and Mr. Warren Kluck. We were joined by good friends, the host for the evening, Ryan Douglas (Dougy's big bro), Jeremy Nicely, and Rick Greenless. This turned into a three hour debauchery, so we split it up into three segments for your listening pleasure. Part One starts out with some incredible beer, Taxman's Mexican Chocolate Cake a Belgian-style dubbel, aged in bourbon barrels with cocoa nibs, cinnamon sticks and Mexican peppers. It quickly warmed our hearts and got us chatting about Untappd and how cool, or incredibly dorky it is; home brewing; Uber nightmares; deuchey beer bottle collections (for anyone over the age of 21); how much is too much for a beer; the best live music joint around, Vegetable Buddies; and The Stingy Pours, the all-star rock band that never was. . . The debates get heated at times, but love is felt throughout. Ok, maybe it was all the high gravity beer, but we're sure you'll feel it too when you tune in. Lots of great brews were reviewed in Part One including: Perrin Brewery's Unfinished Business; 3 Floyd's Brewing Company's Gorch Fock; The Bier Brewery's Sanitarium; and a little hidden gem, Kasteel Barista Chocolate Quad Belgian Ale
Shout outs in tonight's episode include: Briarscratch Brewing; Short's Brewing Company; New Glarus Brewing Co; Fiddler's Hearth; Niko's Open Stage; Jockey Box Hero(join us tomorrow at The Hatch); Nicole Haworth and Sun King Brewing Company; and the 18th Street Brewery
Publish Date: 8/11/2017
The Pigs hit the airwaves to sponsor and cover a fantastic live music and craft beer festival at Fountain Square Brewery, the second of five Discovery Music events sponsored by Spark Joy Music and Musical Family Tree. Non stop, high energy talent hit the stages at noon and didn’t stop till after midnight. We started off the day with a quick visit from Grover, followed by Aaron from Musical Family Tree. We were all a bit ashamed to not know more about this non-profit organization doing so much for the music scene in and around Indy. Aaron educates us on the Family Tree as well as a little about her own band and where they can be found. Fountain Square’s, Luke Nelson joins the boys once again to tell us about the beer on hand at the event, as well as one made especially for Jackie Martinez, and what’s brewing in the upcoming future. We end Part One with a very special visit from Mr. Jared Hiner, the man behind Kammy’s Kause. We know all our fans in Indy know all about this incredible yearly event, but for those outside Indy not familiar yet, Jared goes into great detail about his organization, the upcoming event to benefit families dealing with 4p-, also known as Wolf-Hirschhorn Syndrome (WHS), an extremely rare chromosome disorder, and his beautiful daughter, Kammy, who is the inspiration for it all. The Pigs were invited to cover the 14th Annual Kammy’s Kause, the two day music festival coming up on August 18th - 20th at the Fortville American Legion Park. This year’s event includes: Kammy’s Kidzone, Kammy’s Ride, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, balloon artists, bounce houses, live art, food trucks, 27 midwest bands, silent auKtion, merchandise, great people, free camping (tents only) and parking. ALL funds raised are donated directly to the 4p- Support Group.
Tune into Part Two of Hops & Hertz coming out soon with Spark Joy’s, Mr. Benjamin Cannon, musical guests, and more. Cheers! http://www.fountainsquarebrewery.com/ http://www.sparkjoymusic.com/ http://www.musicalfamilytree.com/
Shout outs in this episode include: American Legion Post 391; Round Town Brewery; The Ram Indianapolis; Indiana Mobile Canning; Danny Boy Beer Works; Ash & Elm Cider Co.; New Day Craft; Indy Pies and Pints; and BriarScratch Brewing (that’s right, we’re still talking about your beer)
Publish Date: 8/4/2017
Publish Date: 7/28/2017
In this episode the boys return to Alley's Alehouseand bring on Special Guest Bill Bolander of BHR construction. He talks about his construction business along with his impressive Cans (or collection of). We sample some beer from Elysian Brewing, their super fuzz, Taxman Brewing Company Double Aged Barrell, TwoDEEP Brewing Co. Stoutella, Track Bier from The Bier Brewery and Cashmir from Evil Czech Brewery and Public House. Do You miss Jim Neighbors? Cowboy Does! We talk all about Indy 500 and Nascar!
Publish Date: 7/22/2017
We begin Part II of Radiothon 2017 at Alley's Alehouse with a pleasant interruption but always appreciated visit from Mr. Jerry Connor of The Bier Brewery. Jerry joins the conversation with Fountain Square's Luke Nelson as we dig into craft beer, the woes of canning, and a little cans vs. bottle debate. Next up, a few of the greats of the Indy music scene, Mr. Jeff Kelly and Eric Pedigo join to talk about how their scene has been transforming over the recent years, what they are currently up to, as well as an odd Wolf Man Jack impression from Jeff. A not-so-sober Dougy Fresh and Pauly G. take the show out with some bizarre banter about allergies and radish aliments. Thanks again to Mr. Darrin Snider of Indy-In Tune and Benjamin Cannon of Spark Joy Music for inviting us out to participate in this great event. Cheers! Big thanks once again to The Dead Squirrels for the use of their tune, U Gotta Lotta Nerve, from their new album to kick off tonight's episode. Go to their FB page to find out how you can own your very own copy to hours of listening pleasure. Be sure to join us tomorrow(Saturday July 15th) at the Fountain Square Brewery Co. as we cover our 2nd all day, craft beer and music festival of this this season, Hops and Hertz, brought to you by Spark Joy Music, Studio Live Indy, Musical Family Tree, and yours truly, The Blind Pig Confessions. Party starts at 12pm, we'll have cold brew waiting for you all! http://www.indyintune.com/
https://www.studioliveindy.com/ Shout outs in this episode: Sun King Brewing Company; Bigfoot Yancey; Melody Inn; Fleetwood Mac; Joys House; Whoa!Tiger; Tied; Chad Mills; Jeff Byrd; Four Day Ray Brewing; Scarlet Lane Brewing Company; Nick Wengler; and the Jeremy Vogt Band
Publish Date: 7/14/2017
Publish Date: 7/7/2017
Publish Date: 6/30/2017
Tax Day can be one of the most dreadful days of the year. . . unless you're lucky enough to be at Taxman Brewery's annual Death & Taxes Day Craft Beer Festival. We were lucky enough to cover this years event and it was a drunken delight. As old and new fans swarmed our tent to get on air, one new fan(Jackie) decided to become our producer for the day and had and endless stream of cheerful, buzzed festival goers sitting down for an interview. An excited Carter Marshall from WZPL stopped by for a beer and tell us some of his horror stories of working with Nikki Reed(kidding...we love you, Nikki), Dan Gohr of Redemption Alewerks sits in to cohost and deliver a few of his always witty one liners, and we learn Cowboy's boat beers are a lazy 8% ABV. Tune into Part One at Taxman Brewery and be on the lookout for Part two coming soon. Cheers! http://www.taxmanbrewing.com/
Lots of shout outs including: The Blind Pig; The Indiana Whiskey Company; Four
Day Ray; Danny Boy Beer Werks; West Fork Whiskey Co.; Great Fermentations of Indiana; Evan Williams; Round Town Brewery; St. Joseph Brewery & Public House; Circle City Zymurgy; Smiley Morning Show; Nuvo; Jack Vermillion and Alley's Alehouse; Pinheads Entertainment Center; Cedar Creek Brew Co.; Triton Brewing Company; Planetary Brewing Company; and the Black Acre Brewing Co.
Publish Date: 6/23/2017
Our favorite Dead Squirrels, Jim and Donny, stop by Alley's Alehouse to tell the boys about their upcoming, fifth album, SQ1RL5. Squirrel fans will not be disappointed and will quickly notice the deeper riffs, (with the help new drummer, Rocky Rodriquez) and some of the best song writing to date. We got sneak peaks of a few tracks from the new album: We start the show with a snippet of U Gotta Lotta Nerve and they take us out at the end with Calabash Joe. Not only do these fine gents like to jam, but they also won us over for their love of beer. They are sponsored by one of the only big boys which works with and not against the craft brew scene, the one and only Pabst Blue Ribbon. And when they join the boys at the round table, they have no problem digging into some craft beers. Always a pleasure, Jim and Donny once again helped to provide a night of great conversation, laughter, and a lot of beer drinking. So tune into hear more about the work that went into SQ1RL5 and be sure to join us at Alley's Alehouse on June 30th for The Dead Squirrels 5th Album Release Party. Cheers! http://www.thedeadsquirrels.com/ Shout outs in this episode: Chris Burch; Sam Ash School of Rock; Redemption Alewerks; Nuvo; Great Fermentations of Indiana; Nick Wengler; The Stranger
Publish Date: 6/15/2017
Dougy Fresh & Pauly G get beer schooled at Round Town Brewery by their quiet man, Eric Fear, and owners Jerry Sutherlin and Mackenzie Schenk. Local comedian, Mr. Jeremy Brown, joins the Pigs to help derail the conversation. Although Round Town has only been open for a little over six months, there is a wealth of beer knowledge and craft beer brewing skills to help lift the already thriving and healthy craft beer scene in the city even more. With a great downtown location, you're within walking distance to grab a craft beer before and/or after all the city's sporting events. Tune into this week's episode to hear Jerry's extensive craft beer brewing history and how Jerry and Mack went from some half-serious nudges about going into business to opening the next great, craft brew, must visit location of Indy . . . along with Pauly G's nostalgic trip back to his raving days. Check out the episode and then drop by Round Town for some of their weekly specials such as their Sunday Trivia, Monday $6 Growlers, and Tuesday's Free Pinball and Vinyl Night. Tell 'em the Pigs sent ya. Cheers! http://roundtownbrewery.com/ Shout outs this week include: Oaken Barrel Brewing Co.; Skip Duvall and Chilly Water Brewing Co.; O'Reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurants; Liz Laughlin and Limelight Coffee Roasters; Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery; and 10 Barrel Brewing Company
Publish Date: 6/9/2017
The feast was on this week at Alley's Alehouse as we had a special visit from the GM, Jack Vermillion, and the culinary King, Chef Rod. Jack gives us the goods on what's going on this summer at Pinheads Entertainment Center and Alley's Alehouse which includes the upcoming wine dinner with delights from Oliver Winery and the new live, original music series, hosted by Nick Wengler and Studio Live Indy. Chef Rod steps in for the 2nd half of the show to rap about the new menu items that were unveiled in May. Pat takes a break from dining on Chef Rod's Chubs to partake of a fresh and stunning new item only found on the "Secret Menu" (details on how to get heard in this week's episode). Bowling, volleyball, arcade, live music, craft beer, fantastic food, and a friendly staff are just a few of the many things you'll encounter while visiting this one stop shop for all your entertainment needs. Tune into this week's episode to find out why the Pigs call Alley's home, then come on down and join us for a few cold, craft brews.
Be sure to join us tomorrow, Saturday, June 3rd, for the all day live music festival, Radiothon 2017, hosted by Darrin Snider and Indy In-Tune. Live music from 10am to 11:30pm(ish). All proceeds will go to the support of Joy's House and the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana with a goal of bringing music to those living with Alzheimer's. Find out more here: http://www.indyintune.com/live
Publish Date: 6/2/2017
Always the gentleman, Mr. Brian Graham invited the Pigs back to his Four Day Ray Brewing home for an interesting evening of old school, blind beer tasting. Joining in on the lively evening is local comedian, Jeremy Brown. The gang goes back to early pre-craft drinking roots for some blind taste testing of seven commercial beers from pale ales to heavy malts. Tune in to see which seven beers were put to the Pig test and which one surprised everyone by topping the charts. New friends of the show drop by and join in as well as they also celebrate Pig Pen member, Riley M. Wunnenberg's, birthday on this jubilant evening at FDR. The conversation goes in many directions between beers as they discuss bas/offensive possible new beer names, Smokey and the Bandit, and Jordan's love for FDR's new Yoga Pants night. The show rounds out with updates from Jeremy Brown and where he can be found, and what is fresh on Four Day Ray's taps and upcoming summer fun. (And remember the FDR Beer Garden is now open!) Will be able to catch FDR along with the Pigs at Indy In-Tune's Spring Radiothon going down all day next Saturday (June 3rd) at our home, Alley's Alehouse in Fishers, Indiana. Come on out for a day of brews and live grooves for a great local charity. https://www.facebook.com/events/224979387969807/ Cheers! http://www.fourdayray.com/
Publish Date: 5/26/2017
What a treat is was to be invited back once again to cover Indiana's Next Hop Model hosted by Indiana On Tap and Nuvo. Another solid evening of beautiful brews and brewery models. but Dan Gohr of Redemption Alewerks once again stole the show and kept hold of his crown. And hopefully all who made it were able to stop by the Redemption table and try some of our Blind Pig/Redemption collaboration brew, Sooey Saison. Tune in to this exiting hour of the Blind Pigs as we took time between beers to talk to some of the folks including: Eric Fear and Mackenzie Schenk of Round Town Brewery(look for the upcoming show recently recorded at Round Town); the man, Sean Hopenstein Manahan of the Kopacetic Beer Factory; Wooden Bear Brewing Co.; WZPL's Nikki Reed, Colin McCloy of Taxman; Old man Jerry of The Bier Brewery; and Mr. Mathew Muncy from the Indiana On Tap Podcast who were also our recording neighbors for the evening. Lots of Shout outs including: Josh Springer(or as Jordan refers to as, Chris...we still don't know why, but thank you, Mathew for calibrating him) of Bottoms Up Beer; Quaff On Brewing; Chilly Water Brewing Co.; Great Fermentations; Brian Graham of Four Day Ray Brewing; The Indiana Whiskey Co.; Metazoa Brewing Company; Evil Czech Brewing and Public House, Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House; Fiddler's Hearth; and Bare Hands Brewing(soon to be open in South Bend as well as Granger)
Publish Date: 5/19/2017
A bit of sadness goes along with the release of this special show at the Indiana Whiskey Company in South Bend, IN. This episode is the 2nd half of our day spent with the Indiana Whiskers and Whiskey winner, Mr. Josh Lakins of Twisted Crew Brewing Company. Unfortunately, since our visit, Twisted Crew has recently had to close its doors but we hope Josh and the Twisted brewers will continue on in the craft beer scene and keep brewing great beer. Josh has been one of our closest friends in the craft beer family since our initial visit to Twisted a few years ago and we wish him all the luck in the world. Tune in to this week's episode as the boys dine on bourbon and Twisted brews and learn more about the Whisker King and his homemade beer jelly(which is delightful). We'd like to thank Charlie and Molly once again for their hospitality we can't wait to get back in IN Whiskey for some more of that Hoosier made goodness. http://www.inwhiskey.com/
Shout outs in this episode include: Bare Hands Brew; our dear friend, Robert Rolfe Feddersen; The Powerhouse Brewing Company; 450 North Brewing Company; Oaken Barrel Brewing Co.; Upland Brewing Company; Central State Brewing; Bill Moseley and the next horror classic, Crepitus
Publish Date: 5/12/2017
Publish Date: 5/5/2017
Publish Date: 4/29/2017
Pat, Dougy Fresh, and Cowboy enjoy an evening with the always comical, Jerry Connor, at his home, The Bier Brewery. They dig into some of the tasty new brews on tap including this year's release of Red 66 and get a sneak peak at the upcoming release of their Track Bier in 16oz cans. The cool can art done by the amazing Sarah Buschmann, who also does the killer artwork that can be seen on the black boards at The Bier Brewery, as well as Alley's Alehouse. A lot of fun packed into this power hour as they boys and Jerry get into what's coming up at the Brewery, ridiculous beer laws, odd beer news, flying pet peeves, and an intervention for Pat to mow his own damn lawn.
Tune into this week's episode and then get on down to The Bier Brewery for some luscious suds. Now open on Tuesdays and don't forget about $4 Pint Night on Wednesday, euchre on Thursdays, and live music on the weekend. Stop in for a few brews and tell 'em the Blind Pigs sent ya. Cheers! Shout outs in this episode include: Dan Gohr & Redemption Alewerks(stop in and grab a pint of Blind Pig collaboration with Dan, the Blind Pig Sooey Saison); Evil Czech Brewery and Public House, Book & Brews; Taxman Brewing Company(join us this Saturday for Death and Taxes Day 2017 at Taxman); Indiana On Tap(join us next Friday at the Egyptian Room for Indiana's Next Hop Model); Sun Records; High Cotton Brewing Co.; and the Flying Saucer Memphis gastropub Thanks to Sarah Burns for stopping by and getting some show photos of the boys in action. A big thanks to The Dead Squirrels for the use of their tune, When You Fall, from their last album, Squatro. And stay tuned for the upcoming episode with the Squirrels as we talk about their newest album and release party coming soon at Alley's Alehouse.
Publish Date: 4/21/2017
The Barley Island Brewing Company has been crafting award winning beers for their restaurant and pub in Noblesville, Indiana since the late 90's. Wanting to step it up a notch, owner and brewer, Jeff Eaton, joined forces with long time friend and colleague, Eric Smith, to open the Deer Creek Brewery, Noblesville's first production brewery. Pat and Dougy Fresh sat with owners, Jeff and Eric, along with their rep(and past guest), Emily Grounds to get the scoop on this massive facility. Also joining us for the afternoon was Mr. Sean Webster of Monon Beverage Brokers who gave us a pre-show tour of the brewery. Being one of the forefathers of Indy brewing, Jeff has a wealth of history and knowledge on brewing and the brewing scene which has exploded in Indy and the US. Tune in for a humorous ride through the history of some of Jeff's long time staple beers, such as Dirty Helen, as well as the many new beers now flowing out of Deer Creek. Cheers! http://www.deercreekbrewery.com/ https://www.facebook.com/pg/barleyisland/about/?ref=page_internal http://www.mononbeverage.com/
Shout outs in this episode include: Deer Creek Music Amphitheater(now Klipsch Music Center); Eilise Lane Servies of Scarlet Lane Brewing Company; Jonathon Mullens of Broad Ripple Brewpub; Broken Beaker Distillery; Vegetable Buddies; South Bend Cubs and Four Winds Field at Coveleski Stadium, and The Indiana Whiskey Company
Publish Date: 4/14/2017
Between rounds of The Masters, take a break to tune into this week's episode to hear about one of the most beautiful, as well as toughest, golf courses in the Midwest. Located in majestic Northern Michigan in the small town of Onaway rests the UAW Black Lake Resort and Conference Center, a sportsman's paradise and nature lover's dream. We had the pleasure of sitting with my friend and Black Lake's Event Sales Manager, Alissa and Mike, the resort's resident golf pro. We get loosened up on a few craft brews available at the lodge which includes Bell's Oberon and some ice cold Leinenkugels. Mike details the magnificent golf course which was designed by Rees Jones himself and soon after the storytelling begins. Dougy Fresh gets a little nostalgic of growing up just up the road in Cheboygan, Michigan, Mike tells a chilling experience of falling through the ice, and we explain to Pat the meaning of "toehead" and "two tracking". If you're thinking of where to take the family on vacation this summer where you can take in a bit of nature, plan a wedding or a reunion, tune in to hear about this amazing facility nestled in a thousand acres of high wooded land and evergreen terrain of the shores of Black Lake. Dougy Fresh and Alissa had some old friends(Kurt Derhammer & Alex Chasse's pop, Bob) join for the last 20 minutes of the show to toast with a few shots of whisky and reminisce. Cheers!
Lots of shout outs which include: 1991 Cheboygan Area High School 20yr Reunion, Michelle Dickey, Ryan Douglas(who refused to get on a mic), Downtown Johnnies Tavern Cheboygan, Benjamin K. Slocum and Beard's Brewery, Short's Brewing Company, Cheboygan Brewing Company, Clam Lake Beer Co, Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery, Journeyman Distillery, Founders Brewing Co., Petoskey Brewing, Eddie Renner, and Adam Drake of the Black Lake Resort http://uawblacklake.com/ http://www.blacklakegolf.com/ https://www.facebook.com/UAWEvents/?ref=br_rs
Publish Date: 4/7/2017
The Pigs were treated to some southern hospitality on their recent trip to Memphis at High Cotton Brewery. The welcome mat was rolled out for our arrival to this one of kind, spacious, warm, countryesque brewery with some of the most delectable brews in Tennessee. After a few brews to jumpstart the afternoon we sat down with Ryan, the owner and head brewer, and Cayleigh Tralongo, taproom manager and resident whiskey drinker. Lots of intense, comedic discussions on the pro and cons of high gravity brews, Ryan's brewing history, a hate filled rant on Bud, and Dougie Fresh accidently outs Cowboy. The brews flowed, highlighted by a couple of our High Cotton favorites, their luscious stout and ESB, as the conversation cruised throughout the afternoon with some shout outs to Bailey Spaulding of Jackalope Brewing Company, Eilise Lane Servies of Scarlet Lane Brewery, Memphis Made Brewing, and the Yazoo Brewing Company. Tune in for the ride and be sure to get to High Cotton on your next trip to Memphis for some fantastic beer and fine southern hospitality. Cheers! (And a big thanks to Cayleigh and her bf for being the pigs guide to Memphis that eventful Friday night and for popping our cherries at Wild Bill's.)
Publish Date: 3/31/2017
Elvis, Johnny Cash, Car Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis. . . and yeah that's right, now the Pigs have recorded at the legendary Sun Records. We had the sheer pleasure of sitting with Sun's engineer, Ples Hampton, to hear some of the amazing history behind this amazing recording studio and the birthplace of Rock and Roll. We were giddy and full of goosebumps from the moment we stepped into the studio. Ples, whose father was a producer at Ardent Records for over forty years, is well connected to the Memphis music scene and its rich history from the early days before the term "rock and roll" was ever coined (which we do dig into in this episode) to today's artists still making their way through Memphis and Sun Records to lay down tracks. We couldn't have picked a better way to record at Sun. Ples was nice enough to put some time aside for us before heading out the door to the premier of the new Sun Records show that was premiering on CMT that very evening. And some great stories were told, including some secret nuggets, or happy accidents, that made it into some well known recordings. Tune into to hear about the humble beginning of Mr. Sam Phillips as well as the pioneering disc jockey, which without him Sam's artists may never have been heard, the one and only Dewey Phillips.
Publish Date: 3/24/2017
BPC - Episode 93 - That Sweet Indiana Corn Whiskey
We've been raving about this whiskey since it first touched our lips, so it was a pleasure to be invited up to South Bend, Indiana and sit with owner and distiller, Charlie Florance, to talk whiskey. . . and drink whiskey! Also joining the boys on this fabulous afternoon was the brewmaster of the Twisted Crew Brewing Company, Mr. Josh Lakins (don't try and pronounce last name...he spells it wrong). Josh had recently won the Indiana Whiskey Company's Whiskey and Whiskers competition and was in town for the crowning. Piggy, Dougy Fresh, came in as runner-up so it only made sense to make the day a celebration and get everyone together to eat, drink, and be merry. We can't say enough good things about Indiana Whiskey. This Veteran owned and operated facility, specializing in small batch whiskey utilizes only those fine Indiana made and grown products, from the stills to the grains, this is Indiana. This quaint and cozy place just makes you feel at home. The always warm greeting provided by manager and mixologist, Molly Kolecki, along with her killer cocktails will put you at ease keep you coming back for the Hoosier hospitality as well as this fantastic whiskey. And we loved her even more when she put Cowboy to work about 10 minutes after arriving. Pretty sure he ended up wearing more whiskey than he transferred, but he smelled wonderful the rest of the day. Tune into this whiskey fueled episode to learn more about Indiana Whiskey and some of their upcoming events, such as their monthly Prohibition Comedy days that has brought in some of the funniest comics from the area as well as Chicago and Detroit. And keep on the lookout for Part Two when we super charge our buzz with some treats brought up from Twisted Crew for another hour of laughs. Shout out on this episode include Danny Boy Beer Works which seems very appropriate on St. Patrick's Day today. Cheers! www.inwhiskey.com www.twistedcrewbrewery.com
Publish Date: 3/17/2017
What’s the perfect date night? A beer and movie of course; and now thanks to Flix Brewhouse you don’t have to sit at home on your dog hair infested couch and 50 inch TV with crappy sound. Flix Brewhouse offers some great on-site brewed beer as well as other top-notch local craft brews, comfortable seating, and the newest and biggest blockbusters on the big screen. And no need to worry about getting in and out of a packed restaurant only to quickly shovel down a meal and miss the first five minutes of the film. Flix is a one stop shop for all you need for the perfect date night. They don’t just focus on beer, the food is upscale dining at affordable prices. And the food is so good, you’ll make it a weekly destination for a great meal and beer to unwind and relax. We got buzzed and absolutely stuffed on this episode as we sat with head brewer, Chris Knott and General Manager, Ron Hahn. We learned all about the America’s only first-run Cinema Brewery and had a blast cutting it up with the fine people of Flix Brewhouse. Cheers!
Publish Date: 3/10/2017
This week’s episode runs a bit long due to the amount of beer sampling we just had to do on our visit to The Guardian Brewery in Muncie.
Guardian’s Bill Kerr and Jason Phillips took us on a delightful beer journey as they told us their story from the days of home brewing, their time at The Heorot, to owning and operating their own brewpub.
The little brewery with big flavors will be getting a new home this May which will allow them to more beer to their thirsty, ever-growing patrons.
The night was full of laughs (which oddly increased as the samples increased). Jordan’s peculiar use of the words “sports games” and “pocket book” leads us to believe he may be a much older man than we think…or woman . . with a possible drinking problem, and Dougie Fresh has to explain how the hell “wet old barn” is a pleasant term for describing a beer.
Frank the Tank may have drawn us to The Guardian, but the Sex Panther and array of other great beers on tap will keep us coming back for more. Tune into hear about all the brews we tried this fine evening, including their recent release, Sweetie Pie Sugar Cream Pie Pale Ale Stout, made with real sugar cream pie from Wick’s Pies Inc. They seriously just toss whole pies in there. And it’s dreamy.
Publish Date: 3/3/2017
Amazing local artist, Todd P. Gingerich of Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits, joins us at our home, Alley's Alehouse, for an evening of brews and laughs. We dined on a tasty porter from The Bier Brewery and we learned about Todd's peculiar artistic tastes as well as some of his favorite beer artwork and artists. Shout outs include: Rob Syers, Three Floyds Brewing; @Mikkeller Brewing, Sun King Brewing Company; Evil Czech Brewery and Public House; Megadeth Beer, Unibroue, and Elijah Craig
Music in this episode provided by Indien.
Publish Date: 2/24/2017
After a relaxing drive through some of Indy’s southern, country roads, Jordan and Dougie Fresh found themselves in Bargersville at the doors of The Taxman Brewing Company.
Although we are stoked to soon have a Taxman tap house in Fortville, Indiana this summer, a little closer to our neck of the woods, a trip to the birthplace of Taxman is a must for fellow lovers of fine suds.
We toured the production facility before setting up shop on the 2nd floor of their spacious, country-esque tap house and restaurant with our Taxman guides, Chief Production Officer, Colin McCloy and the Head Brewer and manager, David Yancey. Loving everything we’ve had from Taxman before the visit, we were determined to find one brew we could turn our nose up to say, “Meh, It’s alright”. But damn it… these guys are just too damn good. We just found more Taxman beer we now love. But love is a good thing, right? Their Belgian inspired beers are complex yet easy on the palate and they all have rich, almost mesmerizing aromas. Tune into tonight’s episode to hear just what is going on at Taxman, stories of inspiration, and a little history of how they came to be. Not only serving some of the best craft beer in the state, they have a unique and delicious farm to table restaurant that you must treat yourself. Find out what's going on in 2017 at Taxman, their upcoming tap house opening this summer in Fortville, Indiana, and the day we are all patiently awaiting, Death and Taxes Day and the release of Evasion. Justin McIntosh of The Dump Buckets hops on in the 2nd half of the show to talk about his amazing artwork that was inspired by the great craft beer scene in Indy. He gives some shout outs to some of our fellow craft beer supporters in town including Indy Beer Sleuth and Thespeakpodcast. A special mention in this week's show for Indy Pies & Pints which takes place next Friday night at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center. All proceeds from the event will benefit Arts and Learning. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indy-pies-and-pints-tickets-29223479213 http://www.taxmanbrewing.com/ http://thedumpbuckets.com/
Publish Date: 2/17/2017
Publish Date: 2/10/2017
Back at one of our favorite spots, the Pigs cut loose with Brian Graham at Four Day Ray.
This is one of those off the wall episodes where the conversation goes off the track pretty much when we leave the station. But never a dull moment when fueled with FDR brews. What's coming up at Four Day?
Jump on board and take the trip to find out.
Publish Date: 2/3/2017
Publish Date: 1/27/2017
It’s back! The historic live music venue of the mid-seventies, Vegetable Buddies, which featured legendary acts such as Canned Heat and Muddy Waters has been brought back to downtown South Bend, IN. New owner, Jeff Harrison, wanted to pay homage to those great acts that once graced VB’s stage and bring in some of the best blues and rock bands of today. The pigs had the pleasure of sitting down with Jeff, as well as VB’s mixologist, Steve Alger, and bar manager, Maggie Czech to hear more about this classic venue’s history and all the new things in store for the future.
Co-hosting on tonight’s episode is our brother from another, Mr. Warren Kluck of The Jason Lee and Kluck Show on 103.9 The Bear, as well as, Here’s your Freakin’ Podcast. VB’s didn’t just bring back great live music, but they are providing some tasty, unique, Cajun inspired cuisine from chef Jeffrey Nawrot and prohibition cocktails thanks to Maggie and Steve, along with some of the finest whiskey and craft beer around. Things get nostalgic on this episode as we got a little loopy and discussed some of our most memorable concerts, Warren’s nightmare in the octagon, and how MC Hammer made one of Warren’s greatest Xmas memories while parachute pants made one of Dougy Fresh’s worst birthdays ever.
While talking about some of the many upcoming acts coming to VB’s in 2017, we spoke about the possibility of Savoy Brown taking the stage, and before this show was released, it became a reality. The legendary Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown will be here on February 28th. Be sure to get tickets now before they are gone. (http://www.etix.com/ticket/v/11772/vegetable-buddies)
For a list of all the great live music coming soon go to: http://buddiesdtsb.com/ Lots of shout outs tonight including: Bare Hand Brewery; New Holland Brewing Co.; Indiana Whiskey Company (be sure to come see the Pigs here on Feb. 18th); Perrin Brewing Company; Arcadian Ales; Davey Knowles; Kofi Baker; Rich Hardesty; Desmond Jones; Monon Beverage Brokers; Evil Czech Brewery and Public House; and Founders Brewing Co.
We had too much fun to only spend an hour with our friends at Vegetable Buddies, so tune into tonight’s part one of two fun episodes.
Publish Date: 1/20/2017
BPC – Episode 84 – Red Remains With all the bickering and name calling you’d never guess just how tight-knit this band really is. But there is no shortage of respect for one another and each member brings their unique talents to make Red Remains a driving force.
Melodie Reffey, Mike Schroll, Shawn Walters, and Matt Burch recently joined the Pigs at Alley’s Alehouse for some drinks and laughs as we got an in-depth look at one of Indy’s freshest bands.
Tune into hear how Matt plays bass with his leg, Mel’s hidden talent, what they’re listening to when not creating their own music, and a discussion about Nickleback. . . yes, you read that correctly. . . freaking Nickleback.
When Mel isn’t laying down vocals for Red Remains, she also manages this beautiful craft bar, right here at Alley’s Alehouse located inside Pinheads Bowling Alley in Fishers, IN.
It a one shop stop for all your pleasures from outdoor volleyball courts, bowing, newly renovated arcade with an adult swing(NO, not that kind of a swing!), live music, open mic night hosted by Nick Wengler, craft beer, and upscale affordable dining. Mel has some help from Ben Hildebrand who together are bringing in some of the finest craft beers such as the brew highlighted in tonight’s epidose: Scarlet Lane Chocolate Vanilla Dorian Stout. Crank up the volume, grab your favorite craft beer, and check out tonight’s show and find out how you can support local music. You can start by joining us on January 21st, right here at Alley’s Alehouse for the premier of Red Remains along with Seldom Told. Two great female fronted rock bands and no cover charge, just rock and brews. See you there. Cheers! Shout outs in this episode include: Among the Compromised; Niko’s Open Stage, Crystal J Soto, Beer School at Alleys, and Fallout Productions
Publish Date: 1/13/2017
Our first encounter with those tasty brews from Grand Junction Brewery was at the 2016 Noblesville Brewfest, and boy were we pleased. Owner, Jon Knight, knew he didn’t want to mess with fancy, dancy, new fangled brews. He wanted to get back to the basics and make good clean beers inspired by his rich European heritage the way they did in the past. So he joined forced with Head Brewer, Shawn Kessel, and went to work and have quickly made the young Grand Junction Brewing Co. one of the most sought after and successful breweries in the state. We had the pleasure of being invited to a special VIP night to sit with Jon, Sean, and assistant brewer, Mike Hofferman, have a few brews and learn more about this wondrous brewing company nestled in downtown Wesfield.
As usual, humor quickly ensues as we devour some fantastic GJ brews, the Orange Bird on a Boat Double IPA, Radio Moscow Imperial Stout, and the perfect Imperfect Backside Stout. Tune in for the fun and learn more about Jon and Sean’s beginnings into the beer scene and how you can become a member to a special VIP Grand Junction club which has some marvelous benefits. Not only are they making solid brews, they are giving back to the community who is showing so much support for them. You could feel and love and cheer in the room coming from the packed house of local VIP members. We bellied up to the bar after the show and had a chance to meet some of the local patrons and hear some of their favorite Grand Junctions stories. It was a difficult place to leave at the end of the night. We weren’t able to thank them or their patrons enough for such a fun night and we can’t wait to get back there again.
Lots of shout outs this week including: Jonathon Mullins and Broad Ripple Brewbub, Chris Knott and Flix Brewhouse, Andrew Castner of Mashcraft Brewing, Anita Johnson and Great Fermentations, The Ram, Chris Bly and Central State Brewing, Dan and Jerry of The Bier Brewery, Brian Graham and Four Day Ray, and of course, Mr. Dan Gohr of Redemption Alewerks And a big thanks to Mr. Robert Rolfe Feddersen for letting us use his music to end the show. The big man with the bigger heart, who, like the Pigs, loves this special Indiana craft beer scene. Check out his page (http://www.robertrolfefeddersen.com/) and find out where you can see him live.
Publish Date: 1/6/2017
Awhile back we had the pleasure of covering an amazing Evil Czech beer and Arni's new menu food pairing. On this episode, part two of this segment, we were a number of brews in and having a blast while stuffing ourselves silly.
Tune in for more laughs and be sure to Meet Me at Arni's.
Publish Date: 12/31/2016
We can’t get enough of these guys… or their delightful brews. We are joined once again this week at Alley’s Alehouse by Holly Joy Cole of New Holland Brewery and Jeremy Nicely of Evil Czech Brewery and Public House. Returning this week to Co-host is the Grandfather of Indiana beer, Mr. Ron Smith, who gives some insight into Black Lagers, Hops, and Saisons vs. Farmhouse ales. When we start a show, typically everyone at the table is drinking a different beer until we get into the reviews for the evening. Oddly enough, tonight, we looked around and everyone at the table was sipping on a Taxman Bean Counter, which has quickly become a Pig favorite at Alley’s. But as always, we got to dig into other craft beers as well. And tonight was a treat with two great breweries in the house. Jeremy brought us the Plato 14 Black Lager, and if we didn’t already love him enough for introducing us to the Evil Bigsby, he took it up a notch and brought us some delightful and inspiring Barrel Aged Bigsby. Not to be outdone, Holly brought out the big guns with a little New Holland Dragon’s Milk Vanilla Chia, some Cabin Fever Brown Ale for those chilly winter nights, and then took us over the edge with some wonderfully complex New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon. Another splendid evening with good friends and great beer and whiskey. Cheers!
Shout outs tonight to: Taxman, Dan Gohr(again…) and Redemption Alewerks, Brewers of Indiana Guild, Tappers Arcade Bar, Twincade and thanks to Indien for the closing song on tonight's episode
Publish Date: 12/23/2016
Sean Patrick Webster brought this unique business plan to the table just a short time ago and has already made quite a splash in the alcohol industry and is supporting some of the biggest names in craft beer and spirits. Plus, he's a blast, so he fit right in with the Pigs and it didn't take too long before we derailed into shenanigans in this one. So much fun, we ended up running about an extra 20 minutes for your listening(and our drinking) pleasure. We reviewed some fine beverages tonight such as Arcadia Ales beautiful Barrel Aged Shipwreck Porter, O'Fallon's refreshing Wheach, some delicious rhubarb delight from Moonlight Meadery, and the gloriously smooth corn whiskey from The Indiana Whiskey Company. We talk about the Indiana Whiskey Whisker Competition, but sorry folks, the contest has ended... but Blind Pig, Dougy Fresh did take home a great gift package for being runner up. Congrats to our buddy down south, Mr. Joshua Lakins of the Twisted Crew Brewing Company for taking home the gold in that one and a life supply of whiskey. (We'll be back to visit soon!! Line em' up!) Sean tells us about some of his humble beginnings into the beer industry, such as the time he spent in the legendary Heorot Pub and Draught House in Muncie, IN. Pat gives us too much detail about a recent physical, and guest co-host, Chris Burch, explains his love for Christmas and all its miracles, and we get a review from Riley of the Pig Pen.
Lots of shout outs in in this episode including, but not limited to: Guardian Brewery, Taxman Brewery (congrats on soon to be new location), Books and Brews, Copper Still, Scarlet Lane Brewery, Heady Hollow Brewing Company, Bottoms Up(we need to talk), New Day Meadery, B Nektar, West Fork Whiskey Co., and The Dead Squirrels(who can be seen and heard live this Tuesday at our Christmas Charity Event at Alley's Alehouse)
Publish Date: 12/16/2016
Porters & Stouts 101 w/world certified, Master Beer Judge, Ron Smith World Class beer traveler, certified cicerone, Master BJCP Judge, and beer and brewing educator, Ron Smith joined the boys at the round table at Alley’s Alehouse for tonight’s episode of Blind Pig Confessions.
We may have told more humorous stories than talk strictly beer on this one, but Ron is full of great stories from his many beer infused travels and the numerous classes he instructs. Finding a love for all beer and diving into homebrewing back in the ‘87, Ron has won numerous awards on the state level as well as a Gold Medal in the AHA’s National Homebrew Competition, the largest homebrewing competition in the world. Lots of great conversations and many brews slayed on this episode as we got into, not just those glorious dark brews, but butter beers, Budweiser’s guerilla tactics, and why Quaff On’s Common Necessity reminds Cowboy of Xmas. Tune in to learn more about Mr. Ron Smith and how you can attend classes and work toward getting your MBA(Master of Beer Appreciation). Many of Indy’s great brewers will tell you they got their start learning all they could from Mr. Smith. Cheers!
Shout outs in this episode include: Chilly Water Brewing Co., Redemption Alewerks, & Taxman Brewing Company
(Tune taking out this week’s show is Squirrelin’ Around by The Dead Squirrels. And be sure to check out Niko’s Open Stage every Wednesday evening, only at Alley’s Alehouse.)
Publish Date: 12/9/2016
In preparation for tonight’s wintery, spicy, Snow Shed Release, the boys knock back some pints with owner, Brian Graham.
Joining the boys, and making his debut on Blind Pig Confessions, is the founder of Indiana On Tap, Justin Knepp. We had the thrill of covering the inaugural Indiana’s Next Hop Model, hosted by Indiana On Tap and Nuvo ,earlier this year. So it was a pleasure to finally meet Justin learn more about all they have to offer the beer lovers of this great Hoosier state.
Joining The Indiana On Tap Tasting Society Marketplace gives its members a unique rewards program with benefits from over ninety participating Indiana breweries and partner locations for the dirt cheap price of only $59 a year. Four Day Ray Brewing, being the newest brewery to partner with Indiana On Tap, has a dynamite rewards program now available to Tasting Society Members. Tune into tonight’s episode to find you how you can become one of the cool kids and get some of the best drink specials in the state. And then be sure to make it to The Hatch in Broad Ripple on Friday, January 13th, for the Gathering of the Indiana Tasting Society which will feature brews from Four Day Ray.
Much was covered in this entertaining episode, so you won’t want to miss a beat. We discuss our upcoming beer trip on the Indiana On Tap bus, Ale Force One, how to judge “mouthfeel” as Nikki Reed once referred to a beer as “chewy”, craft beer strip joints, a little Tap Room etiquette 101.
Be sure to get to FDR this Monday, December 5th to celebrate Repeal Day! Many shout outs tonight which includes; Dos Ringos, Dig In, Noblesville Brewfest, Jonathon Hoyt & Hoosier Brews, Girls Pint Out, Hop Cat, The Dump Buckets, Lebanon, Indiana Mayor, Matthew Gentry, ‘Savor Lebanon’ Craft Beer, Wine and Food Festival, Winterfest 2017, Bottoms Up Beer, Craft Draft 2 Go, and Robert Rolfe Fedderson (who’s tune, My Teri Ann can be heard at the end of this episode).
Publish Date: 12/2/2016
We were stoked to finally get into Four Day Ray Brewing. While we were patiently waiting for this prime venue in Fishers, Indiana to open, we had the pleasure of trying a few of their brews at the Noblesville Brew Festival this Fall and we fell in love with them instantly. Tune into tonight's episode as we celebrated National Stout Day as we sat and drank and with owner, Brian Graham, who had over twenty years of home brewing experience before stepping out and opening his own brewery with the help of brewer, Mitch Ackerman, and executive chef, Andrew Miller. They are taking Fishers by storm with a creative menu and straight forward, full bodied brews that will make any beer lover salivate. We spent the evening enjoying some fantastic brews while Brian tells the story of FDR and some of its upcoming endeavors and new brews, including their absolutely delicious Imperial Stout which was just tapped a few hours ago to celebrate Black Friday and quench the thirst of the holiday shoppers. We formed a great friendship with FDR over some fantastic beers and great conversation. Look for many more Blind Pig/FDR future shows and celebrations. Shout outs to Great Lakes Brewing Company, and to still one of the kings of the stouts, Guinness(although Cowboy, unlike the millions of stout lovers out there, sadly and oddly disagrees) Cheers!
Publish Date: 11/25/2016
Unpretentious: The one word that can summarize the dining philosophy as it relates to their cuisine, service staff, and ambiance of Madison’s which located in the heart of downtown Pendleton, IN. Through the little hall just past the garden patio and indoor family dining rests a charming little, prohibition era like, adult only bar which boasts one of the best stocked bars in the Midwest with an eclectic wine list, an amazing array of whiskeys, and a wide variety of domestic, craft beers. The Pigs thought they died and went to heaven. The Pigs were invited for their World Tour of Whiskey event and had the pleasure of chatting with owner and chef, Dan Stackpoole, before their delightful whiskey journey. It was easy to figure out after hearing Dan talk about his passion for food and drinks just why Madison’s has such a fantastic selection of fine wines and whiskeys. Only the best of the best make their way to this overflowing bar of goodies. The warm, quant, brick atmosphere, along with the savory menu and mammoth drink selection, is enough to provide anyone with a congenial time while dining at Madison’s. But it’s the great staff and local regulars who treat everyone who walks in the door as part of the family that will keep you coming back time and time again. Tune in to this week’s episode to hear about Dan’s journey to Madison’s, it’s great food and drinks, and some of the great live, original music you may encounter while you are there. Also hear from Mayor elect, Dwayne, who joined the boys after the whiskey tour as they discussed some of their favorites of the evening. Shout outs included: Fall Perk’s Coffee House, Quack Daddy Donuts, The Bier Brewery, Redemption Alewerks, Taxman Brewing Company, The Guardian Brewing Company, Chapman’s Brewing Company, Chilly Water Brewing, Upland Brewing Company, Fountain Square Brewing Company, Rick Garrett(the tenderloin man), Evil Czech Brewery, Tin Man Brewing Company, and the 12.05 Distillery. Cheers! http://madisonsind.com/
Publish Date: 11/18/2016
Publish Date: 11/11/2016
Nestled in the quiet town of McCordsville is a brewery making some big noise. Scarlet Lane is still young in the Indy brewery scene but making some sophisticated brews to temp the pickiest of palettes. Owner and Head Brewer, Eilise Lane, cut her chops in the brewing business out in Oregon, and when the home brewing system started to overtake her home, Eilise and her husband Nick decided to pack it up, move back home to the Midwest, and start their own brewing business. What began as a production business quickly turned into a tap room due to the droves of locals who kept stopping by trying to get a cold one. So they found a corner to throw in some taps and a bar for a place to belly up to and it didn't take long for the word to get out. The good people of McCordsville have become quite protective of what like to think of as their Scarlet Lane. Cowboy, Pat, and Dougy Fresh had the pleasure of celebrating the Bicentennial at the Scarlet Lane Chili Cook Off. Unfortunately, we were unable to dazzle the crowd with our chili techniques, but that didn't stop us from having a great time while enjoying some delicious Scarlet brews. Tune in and hear as Eilise goes into depth on her journey from craft beer fan to craft beer master and why it's Halloween every day at Scarlet Lane. Then make your way to Scarlet Lane and meet us for a few pints. Cheers!
Publish Date: 11/4/2016
Nobelsville Brewfest was such an amazing event and the weather could not have been better. So many great beers and wines to choose from and the crowd was fantastic. It was the perfect way to kick off the Fall. We were surrounded in the beer tent with lots of old friends such as the reigning King of Next Hop Model, Dan Gohr of Redemption Alewerks, and we met many new brew friends as the day charged on fueled by some incredible craft beer. In this episode at the Brewfest we are joined in segments by owner and brewer of Heady Hollow, Keefe Pietri, Grand Jucntion Brewing Co.’s Jon Knight and Shawn Kessel, Four Day Ray’s Brian Graham, Fuzic Media’s Brent Oakley, and a very tipsy Riley Wunnerenberg from our very own Pig Pen. We would like to thank Riley for running us samples all day as we worked the mics. A big thanks to Greg and Julia of The Noblesville Brewfest for inviting us to cover this wonderful, annual event. We are already looking forward to being there again next year. Special mentions to Metazoa, Redemption Alewerks, Flix Brewhouse, Scarlet Lane, and the Bier Brewery (we’re not gonna lie… we kinda missed Jerry) Tune in and make sure you don’t miss out next fall. We’ll see you there! Cheers!!
Publish Date: 11/2/2016
Publish Date: 10/28/2016
Publish Date: 10/25/2016
Talented musicians? Hell yes. But just all around good guys and fun to chill with and have a few brews. Kyle Buck and Aaron Nicely of The Stampede String Band stopped by Alley’s Alehouse to have some beer with the boys and tell ‘em about what’s going on with the band, as well a some Stampede history. They discussed the soon to be released new live album while sipping on Alpine Pilsner from Bier Brewery, which went over well with the group. They switched over to O’Keeffe’s Irish Red from Evil Czech as they got a little Evil/Stampede anecdote.
They talk a little Colts and a lot of Cubs and their hopeful appearance in the upcoming World Series(sorry Aaron) and they relive a couple scorpion burger challenges that did not go well.
Tune in for the convo and then get out to see Stampede live. They will be at Indiana Red barn tomorrow evening (Oct 22nd), returning to Fiddler’s Hearth on 11/22, and the Vogue w/Reverand Peyton on November 23rd.
Thanks to Stampede for letting us use tracks, 5 Rider and 3 Miles to Go to open and close this week’s episode.
Shout outs this week included Fiddlers Hearth(which Dougy, Cowboy, and Pat are actually enjoying some brews and live tunes at tonight), Ben Myers and his scorpion plight, Evil Czech, Adam Cox of Suspended Audio, Blue Mafia, James and the Drifters, and Jerry Connor of Bier Brewery, who if he had his way, would be on every show . . . we’ll keep a chair open for him.
Publish Date: 10/21/2016
Due to the length of this episode, we decided to release this as a weekday special. So all you faithful listeners get two episodes this week. And a special episode it is. We had the pleasure to be selected to cover DigIn~A Taste of Indiana this year and we beat the heat and had an incredible time and made many new friends. Kolsch and pilsners were the main theme of the day, which were perfect for this hot summer afternoon. So many great breweries and chefs, and restaurants were showcased we got a bit dizzy trying to get them all on the air. Tonight’s segments were split between the following guests: DigIn’s very own, and past guest, Mr, Thom England, Bee Coffee Roasters, One World Catering, Robert Rolfe Feddersen, Justin Miller – owner of Black Acre, Emily Grounds of Deer Creek Brewery, Kelly from 18th Street Brewery, Sean Lewis and Brock, Head Keg Monkey, Hicorse of Flat 12, and Steven Hackney of S’more Mobile which is sooo much more than just your everyday s’mores….think big… think alcohol. We spent the entire day next to the fine folks from Madison’s being intoxicated by the scent of grilled duck, and just as the day was coming to an end and we finally got Dan Stackpole on the mic… wouldn’t you know it… they killed the power in the park. So we thought, screw the 15-minute segment, let’s get over to Madison’s for an entire show. So be sure to join us next Tuesday, Oct 25th at Madison’s in Pendleton for a night of brews and fine whiskey. This event should be a must for every beer enthusiast and foodie out there each summer. Big thanks to Bier Brewery for taking extra good care of us (as they always do) during the event. We love you! And thanks Roberto Cavazos Jr. for stepping out of the Pig Pen to help co-host this incredible event with us. Cheers! http://www.digindiana.org http://www.beecoffeeroasters.com http://www.robertrolfefeddersen.com http://www.blackacrebrewing.com http://www.deercreekbrewery.com http://18thstreetbrewery.com http://www.flat12.me http://www.smoremobile.co http://madisonsind.com
Publish Date: 10/20/2016
Tonight on Friday Night Blind Pig Confessions we are back to one of our favorites spots, Redemption Alewerks.
We are joined by Redemption owner, Brandon Smith, and head brewer and reigning King of Indiana’s Next Hop Model, Dan Gohr.
Also joining us is my ol’ shipmate, Brad Ringstmeier of Perpetual Moto Discovery who has his own BPC episode which will be released soon.
We came to love Redemption for their great, malty goodness, brews, but we soon found out that they have an amazing menu to accompany the beer. We were treated tonight to their luscious pork balls, famous triple threat wings, and Not Yo Normal Nachos… and of course… BEER.
Tonight we relive our time at Indiana’s Next Hop Model, get the background scoop on Brandon Smith and their “accidental” beer, Queen of Tarts.
Tune in to hear what’s new at Redemption and all the great weekly events and specials such as Taco & Trivia Tuesday and their everyday, mouthwatering, smoked wings.
We find ourselves in the hot seat tonight as well as Dan reviews some of our own home brews (he loved them, I swear… no matter what he said in the episode). Tonight’s show was fueled by Redemption’s Deliverance IPA, Salvation Wheat Ale, Absolution Double IPA, and the Queen of Tarts Apple Ale.
Tonight’s “Confessional” guest is Isaiah Lovett.
Publish Date: 10/14/2016
This episode picks up midstream at Metazoa Brewing Company after local musician, singer/songwriter, Robert Rolfe Feddersen, finished his last set and joined us for some more cold brews and hilarious, tipsy conversation. Metazoa's own Haley Fennel was still hanging strong from our first show and still filling our bellies with delicious Metazoa brews. Robert's beautiful wife, Terri Piet Feddersen, also jumped on a mic to round out this fun evening with new friends. A high brew fueled conversation went in a number of different directions in this one from vinyl records, Cream, social media, the return of Dougy's glorious beard, and Pat's odd ability to hear audio warmth(which may have been the beer talking). Some shout outs to DigIn~A Taste of Indiana, Beards Brewery, and Public House Cinema. (And our apologies to PHC for being so loud during the outdoor movie. The stupid sun went down a little too early.) Robert is more than just a talented musician, he is a gentleman with a big heart and a true lover and promoter of craft beer and music. All music in this episode is of course provided by none other than Mr. Robert Feddersen. Check out tonight's special episode and be sure to jump over to Robert's music page to find out where he'll be playing next. We promise there will be craft beer! www.robertrolfefeddersen.com www.metazoa.beer www.publichousecinema.com
Publish Date: 10/12/2016
It's comedy night once again on Blind Pig Friday Confessions at Alley's Alehouse. Seemed like the perfect night to air this episode since not only is Doug Stanhope mentioned, he is also performing tonight at Morty's. We are joined by comedians Mr. Rick Garrett and the pleasantly plump, Jeremy Brown, for an evening of debauchery. This is the 2nd installment of this episode, so as you will quickly hear... we were quite ripe when this one begins. We can't apologize enough to Rick's sweet wife, Holly Garrett for making it through the whole evening with us jackasses. She does however provide a sound clip that will go down in the Blind Pig History books as one of best. We somehow fit in a review of Evil Czech's Vanilla Rye Porter between the shenanigans. We get some stand-up comedy horror stories, Rick tells us how John Denver blocked his chances of entering the priesthood, Jeremy describes the "art" of comedy, and Cowboy brings the entire group to complete silence. This is one that can't be missed. (Ok, none of them should) Too much to go over on this one. You'll have to tune in and take it all in. (No pun intended) Some comedy favorites mentioned such as Michael Malone (also in town performing tonight at Morty's), of course Doug Stanhope, the brilliant D Jay Dangler and Junior Stopka. Beware, this one may contain a fair amount of sailor language. Oh.... and Dane Cook sucks! Cheers!
Publish Date: 10/7/2016
Thanks to Captain 30 Pack, Duane Finley, for a great night of fighting and beer! Duane specializes in story telling within the mixed martial arts community. He has written for outlets like Bleacher Report, Sports Illustrated, FanSided, and MMA Junkie before joining FloCombat. But tonight, he found time to sneak out of Room 313 and joined the boys at the round table at Alley's Alehouse for some humorous discussion as we review Dale's Pale Ale and Kona Longboat. Cheers!
Publish Date: 10/6/2016
She had so much fun with the Pigs last week, Holly Joy Cole of New Holland Brewery graced us with her presence one again this week as we got the inside scoop from Benjamin Cannon on his new company, Spark Joy Music. Anyone in the music scene in and around Indianapolis know the name Ben Cannon and are aware of the many great things he’s already accomplished. So we were pleased to have him join us once again to talk about Spark Joy Music as well as the many endeavors he is currently involved. Tune into hear just what makes Mr. Cannon tick as well as some of the events presented by Spark Joy Music including the recent Josh Kaufman live show and the upcoming Masquerade Halloween: Featuring Audiodacity, Kyle Megan, & Bobbie Morrone Trio at the Hi Fi on Oct 28th. Tonight’s episode was pleasantly powered by New Holland Dragon’s Milk reserve which we are all still suffering from withdrawals. Being the humble man Ben is, he spread the love around to many friends in the Indy music scene including(but not limited to) Moxxie’s Jamie Jackson and Ryan Gibbons, Katie Pederson, the trailblazer and mentor - Darrin Snyder of Indy In-Tune, MP Cavalier of DoitIndy Radio Hour, Jared Hiner of Kammy’s Kause, Coup de’Tat, and Memphis Josh Drake. Special thanks to Brandon Wilson for providing his tune Love and Cigar for this week’s featured song. Be sure to catch Brandon at the Thirsty Scholar on October 7th for his upcoming album release show. http://www.sparkjoymusic.com/ https://www.youtube.com/user/brandonwilsonsmusic http://www.alleysalehouse.com/ http://www.newhollandbrew.com/
Publish Date: 9/30/2016
Whenever one mentions Dragon’s Milk around the Pigs, we tend to get a little excited. So when we had the chance to sit with Holly Joy Cole of New Holland Brewery, we were overjoyed. Holly joined the boys at the round table at Alley’s Alehouse to talk, not just about the wonder that is Dragon’s Milk, but about all the fantastic brews and spirits that can be found at the brewery or on the shelf at your favorite party store.
She also brought with her a few New Holland brews to sample (Monkey King farmhouse and Full Circle kolsch) while she gave us some of the backstory of New Holland as well as some of the upcoming events such as the Porter’s Perfect Pint which is happening next Saturday, Oct 1st, and the Filthy Pumpkin which going down at Chathum Tap in Fishers on Oct 25th. Located near the shores of Lake Michigan in the small but beautiful Dutch city of Holland, Michigan, New Holland Brewing has been a staple in the beer scene since 1996, and they have just opened their new distillery and brewpub in Grand Rapids, Michigan, New Holland Brewing The Knickerbocker. Also joining us this week was our good buddy, Benjamin Cannon of Spark Joy Music, who’s episode for Friday Night Confessions releases next Friday, September 30th. There was also the late, special guest appearance, straight out of the Pig Pen, of Mr. Riley Wunnenberg. It was a special night to celebrate the birthday of our own, Hunter Blind Pig, with some great beer and laughs. We can’t wait to do more with Holly and New Holland Brewing in the future. We’re not certain yet, but we may have coined their new tag line for 2017. You’ll have to listen and find out what it is. Many shout outs in this episode, including Black Acre Brewing Co, Central State Brewing, Jeremy Nicely and Evil Czech Brewery and Public House, Urban Chestnut, and the Fiddler’s Hearth. (The groovy track behind Nico’s Open Stage commercial you hear on each weekly episode is from that cool Indy band, Whoa!Tiger, who will be playing tomorrow night, September 24th, only at Alley’s Alehouse.)
Publish Date: 9/23/2016
If you listen to our show, you know we mention quite often that with all these new breweries opening, what seem like daily, they better be putting out a quality product if they want to have some staying power.
We recently stepped into Metazoa which opened its doors just this past April and we were pleased to taste so many quality beers from such a young brewery. We spent a beautiful evening on their large outside seating area with Haley Fennell to fill us in on this young Indy brewery while live grooves were flowing indoors from the talented Robert Rolfe Feddersen.
We had an array of great Metazoa brews while enjoying a great view of downtown Indianapolis as the sun went down.
Metazoa is a big, bright, beautiful brewery that would fit in on any corner of San Diego, but we are pleased they have planted themselves in Indianapolis. Not only are they making some solid beers, this animal friendly brewery, is also giving back part of their profits to wildlife funding. Great view, pet friendly, live music, and good brew… what more do you need?
Tune in and find out which were our favorite brews of the night and then get down to Metazoa to quench your thirst.
Publish Date: 9/16/2016
Now owned by former Indianapolis Colts LB great, and Super Bowl Captain, Gary Brackett, The Stacked Pickle is becoming more popular than ever. The boys had the pleasure of spending an evening at The Stacked Pickle in Fishers, IN a few weeks ago. The first half of the show they were joined by the Pickle's Assistant GM, Bryce Gerlitz, who told us a little of the history behind the Pickle as well as the many things available for its hungry and thirsty patrons. The second half of the show the boys were joined by local comedian, Sam Loyd, and straight out of the Pig Pen, Clark Myers. The second half is a free for all as they enjoyed some splendid Bulleit Bourbon cocktails brought to us by a couple, very lovely, Bulleit Bourbon reps, whom we hope to have on the show very soon. We review a few of the many fine craft beers available at the Pickle, get into a little whiskey & scotch discussion, some Bulleit Bourbon history, and Jordan gives away his not-no-secret Bloody Mary recipe. Grab a cold one and tune into hear about the many great daily specials available, from special prices on burgers, wings, and pints, to the live music and trivia. Looking for a place to bring the whole family and enjoy the games during this football season? Bring 'em to The Stacked Pickle to watch the games on one of the many TV screens while enjoying some great food and drinks at very affordable prices. Some shout outs in this week's episode include Bell's Two Hearted and Scarlet Lane's Espresso Dorian Stout. This week's music provided by Chris Burch(opening) and The Dead Squirrels(closing). Cheers! www.stackedpickle.com www.bulleit.com
Publish Date: 9/9/2016
It's always a special night when honorary Pig, Jerry Connor, joins the boys for the evening. Jerry invited us back once again to The Bier Brewery to be some of first to sample this year's batch of Pumpkin Bier which will be released to the public at Bier's Pumkin Ale Party next Friday night, Sept 9th. Be sure to join us for this fantastic fall kick off event.
Also joining in the fun this evening was the coordinator of the upcoming Noblesville Brewfest, Greg Baker. We couldn't be happier to part of this fantastic event coming to Noblesville on Sept. 24th. There will be an amazing line up of breweries(which includes The Bier Brewery, of course) and some great food along with live music for all to enjoy for a bargain price. And all event proceeds benefit the Forest Park Aquatic Center. Be sure to stop by the beer tent and say "hello" to the Pigs. Tune in to hear all the details of these two great events. Cheers!
Publish Date: 9/2/2016
Dougy Fresh takes the Pigs back to his home in Northern Michigan for the 1st in the Northern Michigan series as the boys take over the airwaves at Goodfellow's Grille on Mackinaw Island. This episode also features Beard's Brewery from Petoskey, MI. They had taken over the taps that evening just one day before their anniversary party at their own taproom the following day when they made the big announcement that they were expanding and moving to a bigger, well known spot in Petoskey. This was our introduction to Beard's and we were not disappointed. It was quickly and clearly recognized just why this young brewery was already growing. J.C. Olmo of Goodfellow's joined the roundtable to tell us all about Goodfellow's and all it has to offer before mixing us some killer cocktails of his own which comes out in part two of this night to be released soon. We're not sure how Beard's Ben Slocum finds time to brew with everything he has going on, but we are sure glad he does. He is just one of the team of fine brewers at Beard's putting out some delicious beer. We struggled to find any fault with everything we sampled that evening. We were so impressed at one point, we just sat in awe of the lacing still thick on a glass which had been sitting empty for more than 30 minutes. And as bourbon barrel aged lovers, we were ecstatic to be some of the first to be drinking their newest batch that was not being made available to the public til the following day. And it was glorious. It reminded us of another of our favorites out of Indy, Sanitarium, from The Bier Brewery. Each unique in their own right, but both equally fantastic. It was a thick, rich, chocolatey, bourbon delight in a glass. We had such a good time we are already making plans to go back to the Island for the big Halloween bash hosted by Goodfellow's Grille in October. Thank you again, Greg Klinger, for inviting us to this fine establishment where you'll find some of the best food and drinks in Mackinaw. Shout outs in this one to HopCat, a mutual favorite craft brew place of ours and our new friends Hail Danza!
Publish Date: 8/26/2016
If you live in or around Indianapolis, you know the name Sahm, and you know it's synonymous with great food. But young Eddie Sahm didn't want to stop at just providing great food, he dove into the craft beer scene, found a great brew master, and opened Big Lug Canteen in Nora next to another Sahm's great, Rockstone Pizzeria. And along with some fantastic Big Lug brews and grub, for the whiskey lovers, they carry some of the finest of Journeyman Distillery. You feel like your part of the family when you're at Big Lug's and the crowd had just as much fun on this evening as we did. Things get weird as one of the most active local artists and our good friend, Chris Burch, who's tune, The Gate is Broken, can be heard at the end of this episode, just happened to be in the house, so he jumped in to co-host along with passed guest and co-host Roberto Cavazos Jr. Lots of great laughs and conversation along with special mentions to brewing collaborators on Big Lug's Stranger in the Alps, Flix Brewhous and to all our friends at The Bier Brewery (why does Jerry come up everywhere we go?). Hunter makes the ultimate alcohol faux pas in this one, but luckily Big Lug always has lots more fresh brew on hand for these moments. Tune in and as always, Cheers!
Publish Date: 8/19/2016