Corey and Ira pay a visit to Loon Liquor Co. to chat about the distillery’s announced expansion, what it means for the company and what consumers near and far can expect from the Northfield business (including classic Mario Kart).

Corey and Ira take a look at (and drink of) Bent Paddle Brewing Company’s new infusion release, Tea Break Blonde, as well as Insight Brewing’s new Rowdy Uncle, a Moscow Mule-inspired beer, and Sierra Nevada’s 2018 Hoptimum Triple IPA.

This episode is supported by Angry Inch Brewing.

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Publish Date: 5/26/2018

Recent Episodes

Corey and Ira take a trek to Dundas to visit Nate and check out Keepsake Cidery’s facilities. The three talk about the new tasting room, toastie (grilled cheese) and other food options available, and the growing season, among myriad other topics. It’s a great conversation shared over some tasty cider.

It’s a busy show for talking samples. Corey and Ira tackle samples from Giesenbräu Bier Co., Montgomery Brewing, Lift Bridge Brewing Co. and Bent Paddle Brewing.

Andrew is back with style of the week, this show discussing vanilla porter.

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Publish Date: 10/13/2018

Corey and Ira take the short trek to visit Imminent Brewing in downtown Northfield. They speak with Randy Clay, head of brewing operations, about the brewery’s growth in its first 15 months, surprises and challenges they’ve experienced, and what to expect from Imminent moving forward.

Randy also hangs out during the sample segment, this time featuring beer from Wabasha Brewing and Wooden Hill Brewing Company.

As always, Andrew is in to talk style of the week, and Corey and Ira discuss beers of the week from Firehouse Liquor.

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Publish Date: 9/29/2018

Corey and Ira visit Surly Brewing Co. and its Brew Hall in Minneapolis to talk recent and new beers, try some of their new food menu and to get the details on the revamped Darkness Day.

Samples this show come courtesy of Wayzata Brew Works and Bent Brewstillery (including their rye whiskey!). And, as always, Andrew is in to talk style of the week.

This episode supported by the Minnesota Craft Beer Tracker App.

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Publish Date: 9/15/2018

Corey and Ira invite in Caleb Fenske of Lost Sanity Brewing to talk about his Madelia-based brewery. Hear about his origins as a brewer, why they landed in Madelia and what you can expect when you visit his brewery.

Waconia Brewing Company sent a bevy of samples for Corey and Ira discuss. Spoiler: They enjoyed all of them.

This episode is supported by Imminent Brewing in Northfield.

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Publish Date: 9/1/2018

Corey and Ira head down to Rochester to visit the second annual Kegs and Barrels Festival. They had a chance to sit down and chat with LTS Brewing Company, Grand Rounds Brewing Company, Kinney Creek Brewery, and Four Daughter Vineyard & Winery.

And of course some more great beer samples from Fair State Brewing Cooperative, Surly Brewing Company, and Summit Brewing Company.

This episode supported by Imminent Brewing in Northfield

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Publish Date: 8/18/2018

Wow. What a day. What a show.

Corey and Ira visited All Pints North, the destination, premier beer festival in the state, coordinated by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild and held at Bayfront Festival Park in Duluth.

The guys chatted with eight breweries for this episode:

But wait, there’s more.

Corey and Ira chat with Tim from the Minnesota Craft Brewery Tracker App, which allows you to see (and check in) to all the breweries in the state in a nicely designed platform. Also, see what beers are on tap at each brewery, their hours and contact info.

Also, Corey and Ira talk beer samples from Big Wood Brewery and Bent Paddle Brewing.

This episode is supported by Angry Inch Brewing in Lakeville.

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Publish Date: 8/4/2018

Corey and Ira venture to Hastings, Minnesota to chat with Amy, Jen and Nick (three of five partners) of the newly opened Spiral Brewery. The quintet discuss the interest in opening a brewery in historic downtown Hastings, the process they went through and what folks can expect from them in the future (pumpkin beer?!).

Beer samples were plentiful this show, including three offerings from Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, Wisconsin, and three offerings from Waldmann Brewery & Wurstery in Saint Paul. See which beers were the favorite of the guys and, as always, Andrew is in with style of the week. This week? Session IPA.

This episode supported by Turtle’s Bar & Grill in Shakopee.

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Publish Date: 7/21/2018

And now for something a little different.

Corey and Ira delve into the world of cheese with CannonBelles Cheese from Cannon Falls. Hear how the three women behind the operation started the business, what products they offer and what lies ahead for the trio. Oh, and there is beer! Tilion Brewing Co. graciously hosted this recording and we pair the tasty cheese with delicious Tilion beer to see what works well together.

Corey and Ira also talk recent visits to Giesenbräu Bier Co., Pryes Brewing and HeadFlyer Brewing.

Also, what do you call a NEIPA? Do you just call it a New England/Northeastern IPA, or do you try to say it by the acronym? Let us know! And, as always, Andrew is in to talk style of the week. This week: smoked porter.

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Publish Date: 7/7/2018

The Show

Corey Butler and Ira Carlson explore southern Minnesota breweries and beer. Featuring interviews with area brewers and educational segments on the craft side of beer, as well as representatives from the spirits, wine and cider industries. The show airs every other Saturday at 11 a.m. on 95.1 FM The One/1080 AM KYMN out of Northfield, Minn. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, PlayerFM, TuneIn and many other platforms.



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