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




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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


Corey and Ira welcome Steve and Dawn Finnie of Little Thistle Brewing Co. into the studio. The four talk about the Rochester-based brewery and the experience the couple brings to the city’s fifth brewery. They also talk about the influence of Steve’s Scottish roots, as well as the wonderful story behind the name “Brave Woman” for their Scottish ale.

Corey and Ira also discuss samples from Surly Brewing Co., Summit Brewing Company and Badger Hill Brewing Company. Andrew also stops in to talk the Belgian wit style.

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: 10/27/2018


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


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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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