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

Recent Episodes

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

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

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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