BPC - Special Release - Beer School and Open Stage

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




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Blind Pigs Pig Out at Alley’s Alehouse.

This show is brought to you by Captain Picard and an Inter-Dimensional Donkey’s Ass. You may have to listen to understand that one. In this episode it only takes Jordan 17 seconds to make a Sci-Fi nerd comment, and that catapults the group into an interesting conversation on all thing’s Sci-Fi. From Star Wars to Star Trek, DC to Marvel, and everywhere in between including the inter-dimensional donkeys’ ass. The boys do stop the Sci-Fi banter for a moment when the Burger parade brings the boys the new Blind Pig Burger created by Chef Larry. It is a burger that will change your life. Jordan, Hunter, Paulie G, Roberto, and Griswold all enjoy some great banter, food, and beers. What makes Griswold get giddy? Why does Pat have a surgeon on retainer? Who put a little wang in it? Take a listen and find out for yourself. Cheers.

Shout outs:  18th Street, 3 Floyds, Old Style, Upland, Kopacetic Beer Factory, Bell’s, Bier Brewery

After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.   

Cheers!

Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com

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Publish Date: 10/11/2019


Brews O’ Plenty flowed freely on a recent trip to the young Guggman Haus Brewing Co. in Indianapolis.  The 1st morning of Sunday football and the Brickyard was spent priming at the young Guggman.  They are an overnight success story who went from brewing in their basement, to opening their doors this past May, to winning Gold medals for their brews at the Indiana Brewer’s Cup.  They came into the scene blazing hot and we could taste why they were a judge and crowd favorite.    Tune in as owners and brewers, Derrick and Ryan, delight the Pigs with some delicious craft suds and talk about their humble beginnings to their already award winning brews.  They also jump on the Cowboy bandwagon for his plight to change the name of New England IPA’s.    Be sure to stop into this unique brewery in the city for a few pints and enjoy the outdoor seating and dog friendly atmosphere and make some new beer friends in Indy.     www.guggmanhausbrewing.com    Shout outs include:  Mashcraft;  Scarlet Lane Brewing Company;  Black Circle Brewing Co.;  The Dead Squirrels; Sugar Creek Malk Co.;  Bier Brewery;  and Backstep Brewing Company   After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.    Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com   Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.   www.hoppedupnetwork.com

Publish Date: 9/27/2019


One of our best friends in the business, the doctor of hops, Mr. Sean Manahan invited a couple Pigs to his house of craft beer pleasures, the Kopacetic Beer Factory in Monticello, Indiana for a special evening of drinks and conversation.   The place was crowded(as always) on the eve of 1st Annual Brews Cruise hosted by Kopacetic on the Madam Carroll on Lake Freeman.  Sixteen breweries will unite for an afternoon of live music on the open seas.  It was awesome to see other brewery friends joining us to pregame the night before at Kopacetic (be sure to check back in for a couple short segments with Crasian, Teays, and Backstep Brewing).  Tune in to this week’s episode to learn more about Kopacetic and how Sean is helping to grow the craft movement by bringing big beers to small town USA.  You’ll quickly understand why the community has embraced Kopacetic and why you need to get there as soon as you finish listening for some fantastic beers and awesome homestyle atmosphere.  The craft beer will get you there, and you’ll want to come back often to see what Sean has created as well as the great food from The Scoreboard and the many Indiana spirits that make your visit even more memorable.    Kopaceticbeer.com   Shout outs include:  People’s Brewing Company;  Everybody’s Brewing;  Tippy’s;  10-56 Brewing   After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.    Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com   Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.   www.hoppedupnetwork.com

Publish Date: 9/20/2019


We return to our home away from home, Alley’s Alehouse. This show is all about collaboration beers. We take a trip around the Sun King 10-4 Good Buddy pack and get a little sidetracked on the way. We also have some pretty exciting things coming up on Blind Pigs. We discuss and stumble over the history of Alleys. We may have had a few since it opened. Take a listen to this episode and see what new things the boys have headed your way. We have Paulie G, Hunter, Griswold, and Jordan on this episode, and we are joined by the World Famous Power Drinker Miller, and the All Powerful OZ of Alleys the one and only Jack Vermillion.

Shout Outs: Sun King, Cigar City, Indiana City, Austin Brew Works, Claude and Annie’s, New Glarus, Rheingeist, Three Floyds,

After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.    Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com   Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.   www.hoppedupnetwork.com

Publish Date: 8/23/2019


Another relaxing home show guzzling brews with the boys.   Local comedian and beer lover, Jeremy Brown, joins the round table for an evening of beer and nonsense . . . a bit of hating on Budweiser(I know, what’s new?).   The boys kill and review numerous brews, some from their #1 craft beer delivery service, Tavour, and a few others from around the Midwest.   The show ends with a mighty chocolate boom from a California brew that was the highlight of the night. Crack a cold one, tune in, and then please go to IndyStar.com and vote for The Blind Pig Confessions as The Best Podcast in Indianapolis in the “Things To Do and See”  section.       Shout outs:  Alley’s Alehouse;  Evil Twin;  Tommi Jean Bell;  LickingHole Creek;  Monon Beverage Brokers;  Bottoms Up;   Josh Springer;  Nikki Reed;  Knob Creek;  New Belgium;  New Holland;  Firestone Walker;  Mr. G’s And a special thanks for our buddy, Mr. Donny Coyle for his tune Rock Revolution to take out the show on a high note.   After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.    Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com   Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.   www.hoppedupnetwork.com

Publish Date: 7/26/2019


The Grand Junction Brewing Co.’s event that kicks off our summer each year was another huge success.  Sadly Rock the Junction 2019 had to come to a close but we had a blast with all our guests.  We can’t thank our good friend Mr. Jon Knight for letting us be part of this grand, annual event.   Tune in for the 2nd hour of Rock the Junction as we rap with friends from Tin Man Kokomo, Rian Umbach of Field Brewing, Kimmy Shivers Kercheval of Jan’s Village Pizza, Tim Palmer of Primeval Brewing, and last but never least, the one and only Brian Graham of Four Day Ray.   And be sure to join us next May for another afternoon of great craft beer and live music at Rock the Junction 2020.   Shout outs include:  Indiana Brewers Cup;  Tippy’s;   Nawty;  Craftroads Beverage; Alley’s Alehouse;  Evil Czech Brewing and Public House;  Metazoa Brewing Company;  Kevin Fertig;  and Shawn Kessel   After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.    Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com   Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.   www.hoppedupnetwork.com

Publish Date: 7/12/2019


Recorded on May the Fourth at the home of Pauly Gee(the e’s are silent), the boys got together to drink and discuss some of the most important topics of our time while enjoying some cold craft brews from The Lost Abbey and 18th Street Brewery.   Tune in as the conversation flows from Helen Keller, non-religious/religious mumbo jumbo, vintage video games, End Game spoilers, and more hatred for the overrated Nirvana and the Foo Fighters.     Shout outs this week include:  Jeremy Brown;  Hoegaarden;  New Glarus Brewing;  Chris Burch;  The Dead Squirrels; and the Founders Brewing Company   After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.    Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com   Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.   www.hoppedupnetwork.com

Publish Date: 6/28/2019


After hanging out at Pies and Pints 2019 earlier this year and Jordan & Griswold stopping by for some happy hour libations the week before, we were finally able to get the Pigs together for a visit to Mashcraft Fishers....and it was well worth the visit.    We walked up to the counter, looked at the board and said...."We need one of each".  That's where the fun began.  We greedily took flights of every beer they had on the menu.  Everyone was especially astonished by the IIPA LUPU Imperial IPA boasting a 10.1% ABV but you would never guess it was a 10% brew and we had to double check we had the right beer.    We ran through the gamut of beers on tap and eventually David the general manager joined us after getting back from another event they had been supporting in the community.   Tune in to hear all about the many tasty, clean brews and then stop on in to wet your whistle and dine on some of the great food also available at Mashcraft.   Shout outs: Blakes Cider, The Bier Brewery, Pies and Pints, Briarscratch, Kopacetic Beer Factory, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, Untappd, New Holland Brewing Company, Anchorage Brewing Company, Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery, Jonathon Mullens, Final Gravity, Great Fermentations, Taxman   After the show, start filling your own Tavour crate at https://about.tavour.com.    Cheers!   Be sure to check us out Sundays on Indy In-Tune. www.indyintune.com   Members of the Hopped Up Network. An ever-growing group of independent beer podcasts. Dedicated to providing insight into our local craft beer communities.   www.hoppedupnetwork.com

Publish Date: 6/21/2019


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