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Episode 38: Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast

For this episode, we sit down with a selection of North American Hazy IPA’s. We drink a local in Strathcona Beer Company Get Down on it as well as the Quebec brewery Bièreie Shelton with the NE IPA then we move onto Old Nation Brewing M-43 and Boss Tweed and Trillium Fort Point. This was an amazing selection of beer and we recommend searching for any of these brews!

Bloggers Involved:

       
In early January I headed down to Arizona for a nice holiday in the Desert with family. What holiday is complete without meeting some local craft beer nerds tough? For this episode, I hooked up with the Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast in the Phoenix area. This is only part one though. You will have to head to the Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast website or to your favorite podcast app for the second part.

Bloggers Involved:
  • Mike G. of Mike's Craft Beer
  • Chris of Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast
  • Nate of Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast
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Intro By Conundrum

       
Doan’s Craft Brewing Company is located in East Vancouver and is a Nano Brewery that produces enough beer to make it break the Nano barrier. Get to know the Head Brewer and Co-owner Evan Doan.

Blogger Involved:
Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer
Mike A. of The Beer Rater
Intro By Conundrum

       
When I was in Arizona I met up with the Hoppy Craftsmen Podcast and traded beer and recorded a series of future collaboration episodes. This episode we shared 6 Arizona beers from Arizona Wilderness Brewing, Wren House Brewing, Tombstone Brewing and Pueblo Vida Brewing. These breweries make amazing beer and it is well worth heading to Arizona to find out for yourself.

Blogger Involved:
Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer
Banny of Brews Babes Banny
Carnell of Breward Inlet
Intro By Conundrum

       
Spinnakers Gastro Brewpub & Guesthouses is located in Victoria the Capital of British Columbia and is the oldest Brewpub in Canada opening in 1984. Thanks to Paul Hadfield and Matt West-Patrick for sharing its really interesting story with us.

Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer
Tim of Craft Beer Tourist
Intro By Conundrum

       
Kettle River Brewing in Kelowna is a nano-brewery in the process of expanding. Take a listen to my interview with the founders and get to know their story.

Blogger Involved:
Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer
Intro By Conundrum

       
Not all breweries are large. Red Bird Brewing is a fairly new small nano brewery making tasty beer in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia.

Blogger Involved: Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer

Intro By Conundrum

       
Recently I sat down with Oliver of Boundary Brewing in Kelowna to talk about the brewery but also to hit on some hard-hitting commentary. The brewery was attacked online by right-wing Fascist Nazis mostly from the United States who had never even heard of the brewery. Their attack backfired though as the brewery only became stronger from this attack. Tune in to find out more.

Blogger Involved:
Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer
Intro By Conundrum

       
In this episode, we sit down with a 6 year vertical of Howe Sound Brewing out of Squamish’s Woolly Bugger Barleywine. The vintages went from 2011 to 2016. We also strayed into other topics including fresh hopped beer.

Bloggers Involved:
Carnell of Breward Inlet
Chelsea of Brewtiful BC
Steve of Mike's Craft Beer
Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer

And guests:
Lundy of Pink Pints
Kevin S of The Beerd Show
Intro By Conundrum

       
In this episode, we headed up to the resort town of Whistler to sit down with the Handlebar Cafe and Apres located in the upper village. This is a craft beer inspired bar that you need to hit up when you are in Whistler as its tap list is always changing and so is their bottle list. They also have some tasty food options.

Bloggers Involved:
Mike A of The Beer Rater
Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer
Intro By Conundrum

       
For the latest episode, we got together at 12 Kings Pub where we discussed a vertical of 4 vintages of Grange Reserve 17 from the Quebec brewery Unibroue. The vintages in question were 2013-2106.

Bloggers Involved:
Carnell of Breward Inlet
Chelsea of Brewtiful BC
Steve of Mike’s Craft Beer
Mike A. of The Beer Rater
Mike G. of Mike’s Craft Beer

And guests:
Lundy of Pink Pints
Kevin S. of The Beerd Show
Intro By Conundrum

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In Parts One and Two of our Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing & Brewery Operations program series, we talked to the faculty. We got to know about the program and what you learn along the way. You also got to know Nancy More one of the people that built the curriculum. Now in part three you will get to know some of the Graduates and see how successful they have become in a short time.

Bloggers / Podcasters involved include:
Chelsea of B rewtiful British Columbia
Mike G of Mike' s Craft Beer
Intro by Conundrum

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In part two of this three-part series, we sat down with Nancy More one of the people that built the curriculum for the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing & Brewery Operations program. She was also the very first female brewer in North America. Between the information about the program itself and her stories, we found this audio quite compelling.

In part three next week we sit down with some of the graduates of the program and talk about the program and where they are now.

Bloggers / Podcasters involved include:
Chelsea of Brewtiful British Columbia
Mike G of Mike's Craft Beer
Intro by Conundrum

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These next three episodes we will be getting to know the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Brewing & Brewery Operations program located at the Universities Langley campus.

In part one we sat down with DeAnn Bremmner the Coordinator, Communications, Events & Professional Studies for the program and Alek Egi one of the Brewing Instructors at the Langley Campus. In Part two next week we sat down Nancy More one of the people that built the curriculum for the program. In Part three we will be talking with graduates of the program. If you’ve enjoyed what you heard, check out more episodes from Pacific Beer Chat, subscribe to their show, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more!

       
Back in May 2017, Pacific Beer Chat partnered up with Off Notes Podcast for a fun collaboration episodes where we discussed collaboration beers. Unfortunately, before part 2 could be released my hard drive died and I lost everything. Just this week though I found the original footage. The audio is not quite as good as it is coming from the GoPro camera and not our microphone but this episode is a blast and I wanted to release it anyways.

Click on this link to watch or listen to the original episode before consuming this one: Episode 15. This episode took place at 12 Kings Pub in Vancouver.

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For the latest episode, we got together at 12 Kings Pub to discuss some world class Russian Imperial Stouts. Stouts came from Nokomis Craft Ales out of Saskatchewan, Cigar City Brewing out of Tampa, Florida and two from De Struise Brouwers out of Belgium.

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On October 21st, 2017 British Columbia celebrated the 8th Annual BC Beer Awards. This episode documents both the awards and short interviews with some of the brewers and other people in the industry.

Blogger Involved: Mike G of Mike’s Craft Beer

Episode Breakdown:
West Coast Canning – 2:24
Doan’s Craft Brewing Company – 4:05
Steel & Oak Brewing – 6:50
Andina Brewing Company – 8:39
Silver Valley Brewing – 11:47
Kettle River Brewing – 14:52
Vancouver Island Brewing – 18:24
Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks – 21:54
Hathi Brewing – 24:28
Hearthstone Brewery – 28:03
Sooke Oceanside Brewery – 30:58
Hops Connect – 33:28
Boombox Brewing – 36:06
Twin Sails Brewing – 40:30

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On October 17th, 2017 Mike found himself in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He reached out to a few breweries and luckily was able to hook up with 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company. Mike sat down with co-founder Shawn Moen. This brewery makes tasty beer and has a cool story. This is our first episode removed from the Pacific Region.

Blogger Involved: Mike G. of Mike’s Craft Beer

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In this latest episode, I discuss my recent trip to Orlando, Florida including the craft beer I found at Universal Studios Orlando , Disney Worldand two Cigar City Brewing beers I brought home.

Blogger Involved:
Mike G. of Mike's Craft Beer

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In this latest episode, we discuss the British Columbia tourism project, the BC Ale Trail. We brought on Joe Wiebe, one of the founders of the trail with the BC Craft Beer Brewers Guild. If you love to travel for craft beer, be it taking local transit or renting a car and driving, this is your go-to place to find beer tourism info.

Bloggers / Podcasters involved include:
Chelsea of Brewtiful British Columbia
Steve and Mike G. of Mike's Craft Beer

With guest:
Joe Wiebe of Thirsty Writer

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On June 23rd, 2017, Chelsea of Brewtiful British Columbia and Mike of Mike's Craft Beer stopped into Trail Beer Refinery. In this episode, we discuss the breweries current plans and what their reception has been in the town of Trail, British Columbia.

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On June 23rd, 2017, Chelsea of Brewtiful British Columbia and Mike of Mike's Craft Beer stopped into Rosland Beer Company. In this episode, we discuss the breweries current plans and what their reception has been in the town of Trail, British Columbia.

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On June 24th, 2017, Chelsea and Mike headed to the Kootenays in South Eastern British Columbia to celebrate the grand opening of the new location of Torchlight Brewing. We discuss their origins, the new location, and what's to come.

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