Corey and Ira pay a visit to Shakopee Brewhall to catch up with Ben and Ryan and to cap off a week-long extravaganza of beer releases from the brewery. Hear about each of the beers, what Ben and Ryan have learned throughout their first year of operation so far and what to expect from Shakopee Brewhall this summer.

Also, Corey and Ira talk about Beaver Island Brewing Co.’s Tribune Session IPA and Flat Earth Brewing Co.’s Ovni Ale. Andrew is also in to talk style of the week.

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

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Publish Date: 6/9/2018




Recent Episodes

Corey and Ira visit Boathouse Brothers Brewing Co. in Prior Lake, Minnesota to chat with proprietors Emmett and Kevin. They hear about how the business came to be, how the love of water influenced the brewery heavily and how the first year has gone. Also, we go through many of the 16 taps available!

It’s another show with  a great lineup of sample beers. Imminent Brewing sent over their new Cherry Leaf Stout, Lupulin Brewing shared their Make IPA Piney Again, and Summit Brewing Co. sent over the four beers inside their new Ratskeller Reserve Collection. Wins all around!

Andrew also stops by to educate us about the style of the week, which is dry stout.

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Publish Date: 2/16/2019


Corey and Ira wrap up their one-day winter voyage to Duluth by visiting Hoops Brewing on Canal Park. The two talk with proprietor and brewer Dave Hoops on a busy Saturday night in the heart of the brewery — its brewhouse. Hoops, a pillar of Minnesota brewing, shares the idea around developing his namesake business, his history in the industry, and what he hopes patrons get from visiting his beautiful and historic beer hall. It’s truly an insightful chat that anyone with even a modicum of interest in Minnesota beer and its history won’t want to miss.

Beer samples discussed this show include Halucidation from Inbound Brewco, Mo’Whiskey Milk Stout from Waconia Brewing Company, and a trio of offerings from Lakes & Legends Brewing Company.

And, as always, Andrew is in to talk about the style of the week. He covers barleywine this episode.

This episode is supported by the RitaHouse property brand and her awesome Duluth AirBNB rental. RitaBrand, which has multiple units and a team working toward providing great lodging experiences, also has properties in Rochester, another great brewery city. Book your stay today.

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Publish Date: 2/2/2019


In their third visit of four in Duluth, Corey and Ira stop at Blacklist Artisan Ales and talk with co-owner Jon Loss. They talk about the company’s approach to beer through a European lens, their re-imagining of a well-known downtown Duluth space and how the company has grown and plans to grow in the future.

Beer samples this show include August Schell Brewing Co.’s Solar Evolution from its Noble Star Collection, as well as several good beers from The Nordic Brewing Co. and Rustech Brewing.

Andrew also stops by to tell us about the vanilla porter style.

This episode is supported by the RitaHouse property brand and her awesome Duluth AirBNB rental. RitaBrand, which has multiple units and a team working toward providing great lodging experiences, also has properties in Rochester, another great brewery city. Book your stay today.

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Publish Date: 1/20/2019


Corey and Ira make their second of four stops in Duluth, Minnesota by visiting Bent Paddle Brewing Co. They talk with Laura and Colin Mullen, two of the co-owners of the brewery, about the tremendous success and growth of the business, their dedication to Duluth and the Lincoln Park neighborhood and, of course, the wonderful beer.

Beer samples this episode come courtesy of Lupulin Brewing, Torg Brewery and Aegir Brewing Co.

Andrew also stops by to educate us about altbier.

This episode is supported by the RitaHouse property brand and her awesome Duluth AirBNB rental. RitaBrand, which has multiple units and a team working toward providing great lodging experiences, also has properties in Rochester, another great brewery city. Book your stay today.

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Publish Date: 1/5/2019


Corey and Ira kick off their trip to the North Shore by visiting Lake Superior Brewing Co. in Duluth. LSBC, in operation for nearly 25 years strong, is under new ownership and has done some rebranding, but still offers the same great beer (and perhaps some new ones down the road). We chat with head brewer Ryan Woodfill about his career in brewing, why Duluth is a great place to produce beer and what’s ahead for the brewery.

Beer samples this week include offerings from Tilion Brewing Co., Pryes Brewing Company and Lakes & Legends Brewing Company.

This episode is supported by the RitaHouse property brand and her awesome Duluth AirBNB rental. RitaBrand, which has multiple units and a team working toward providing great lodging experiences, also has properties in Rochester, another great brewery city. Book your stay today.

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Publish Date: 12/22/2018


Corey and Ira take a nice drive to visit Tim and Dylan at Roets Jordan Brewery in, you guessed it, Jordan, Minnesota. They recap the origin story of the brewery, but spend most of the time talking about two years in business, the ever-changing lineup of beer offered in the space, and walk through what’s currently on tap. It’s a nice dive into the muscle a brewer with a smaller system can flex.

Beer samples this show come courtesy of Big Axe Brewing Co., Steel Toe Brewing and Inbound BrewCo. Thanks!

And, as always, Andrew is in to talk style of the week.

This episode is supported by The 16oz Society Apparel Company, a craft beer apparel company supporting brewers by design, and making drinkers look good since 2012. Use code ONTAP25 to receive 25 percent off your order.

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Publish Date: 12/8/2018


Corey and Ira visit Badger Hill Brewing Co. in Shakopee to speak with Ariel, a brewer, and Michael, CTO (and former head brewer), about the brewery’s story, how they’ve grown and how they stay consistent and yet stand out in an ever-growing market.

Beer samples continue to be strong, as this episode Corey and Ira enjoy Surly Brewing Co.’s Darkness, Damien and Furious Black IPA, as well as Waconia Brewing Company’s Gin Barrel-Aged Honey Ale and Inbound BrewCo’s Conifer Crush.

And, as always, Andrew is in to talk style of the week.

This episode is supported by The 16oz Society Apparel Company, a craft beer apparel company supporting brewers by design, and making drinkers look good since 2012. Use code ONTAP25 to receive 25 percent off your order.

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Publish Date: 11/25/2018


Ford and Brenda of Turning Waters Back Alley Brewing Co. visit Corey and Ira in studio to talk about their journey of opening a (very) small brewpub in Wabasha, Minnesota. They talk about the history and character of the area and space (including the homage to “Grumpy Old Men” lore), Ford and Brenda’s creative side when developing with recipes, and they enjoy the conversation over several delicious beers from the Turning Waters. Oh, and they discuss Ford and Brenda’s decision to carry well-known and coveted beer from other breweries, as well as wine and cider.

Corey and Ira also are treated with a bevy of beer samples this show, including two offerings from Bald Man Brewing, Summit Brewing’s new 120 Shilling Export Scotch Ale, and Waconia Brewing Company’s new barrel-aged Imperial Blackberry Brandy Porter.

This episode is supported by The 16oz Society Apparel Company, a craft beer apparel company supporting brewers by design, and making drinkers look good since 2012. Use code ONTAP25 to receive 25 percent off your order.

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Publish Date: 11/10/2018


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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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