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Corey and Ira chat with Joe and Kevin of Angry Hog Brewery in Austin, Minnesota. They learn about the young brewery, how they’re connecting to the community and what to expect as summer nears.

Montgomery Brewing provides this episode’s delicious beer samples, including the new Wendigo, a barrel-aged smoked cherry imperial stout. Yes, it’s awesome.

And, as always, we discuss beers of the week; Andrew also stops by to educated us about the style of the week.

This episode is supported by Craftapped, the best beer membership available in Minnesota.

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Publish Date: 4/13/2019


Corey and Ira pay a visit to Chapel Brewing in Dundas to chat with Andrew Burns, head brewer and co-owner (and contributor to this show) to catch up. They talk what’s taken place at the brewery in the past 16 months, and what lies ahead this spring and summer.

Beer samples this week come courtesy of 612Brew.

And, as always, we discuss beers of the week, and Andrew sticks around for his usual spot educating us during the style of the week.

This episode is supported by Craftapped, the best beer membership available in Minnesota.

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Publish Date: 3/30/2019


Corey and Ira welcome Waconia Brewing Company’s Bob DeLange and Tom Schufman to the KYMN studio to talk about the company’s creation, all the beers they’ve produced and what lies ahead as they near five years in business.

For this week’s beer samples, Corey and Ira enjoy offerings from Surly Brewing Co., Indeed Brewing Company and Left Hand Brewing.

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

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Publish Date: 3/18/2019


Corey and Ira take the scenic route to visit Half Print Brewing Co. in Waseca, Minnesota. The guys chat with Mike and Amy McQuery, co-owners of Half Pint, and come straight from the farm brewery’s beautiful taproom to talk about the vision of the business, how the two landed in Minnesota to open it and what to expect with the farm-to-table concept in use.

For this week’s beer samples, Corey and Ira enjoy six different styles from Prairie Brothers Brewing Company, a brewery out of Fargo, North Dakota.

Andrew also stops by to educate us about the style of the week, which is Belgian blonde ales.

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Publish Date: 3/2/2019


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


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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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