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A weekly show featuring all the latest in craft beer, along with top celebrities. Hosted by Gary Monterosso, Tara Nurin and John Couchoud.

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Sarah McDowell talks with Michael Fagan, host of “Waiter Nation” an online series that honors professional waiters. Michael has interviewed many celebrities who started their careers in the hospitality industry. Hear about his new project.

Publish Date: 9/15/2021


Our beer historian, Rachel Benkowski gives a fascinating report on the history of pilsner. And... would you like two free tickets to the Delaware Beer Festival? Hear how you can win! www.delawarebeerfest.com

Publish Date: 8/29/2021


The girls are back as we hear from Rachel Benkowski, our beer historian, and Sarah McDowell, our Girl About Town. And we have information regarding a free ticket giveaway for an upcoming beer festival.

Publish Date: 8/17/2021


On the What's On Tap podcast, Sarah McDowell visits Bar 32 Chocolate on Tennessee Ave in Atlantic City to talk with the company's Sara Callazzo. Bar 32 is one of the most unique establishments to be found anywhere. You'll find out what makes it so special and learn the significance on the number “32.”

Publish Date: 7/26/2021


On the What's On Tap podcast, Sarah McDowell is on location at Josie Kelly's Public House in Somers Point, NJ. Her special guest is Ashley Kyle, the company's General Manager. You can hear the What's On Tap radio show Sundays at 1p on POP FM 99.9.

Publish Date: 7/23/2021


On the What's On Tap Podcast, Sarah McDowell reports from Playland's Castaway Cove in Ocean City, NJ, where the 2021 summer season is experiencing a much needed rebound. You can hear the What's On Tap radio show Sundays at 1p on POP FM 99.9.

Publish Date: 7/21/2021


Hammonton, NJ is known as the blueberry capital of the world. It also is home to wineries, breweries and now a great new distillery. Our Sarah McDowell has the on-location report.

Publish Date: 7/15/2021


We talk with Brianne Rubin, a woman who has opted for a total career change and is making her mark in the beer world.

Publish Date: 7/13/2021


Sarah McDowell talks with a person who helped develop an award-winning gin. I'll tell you about a local brewery that is giving away free beer from July 2-4.

Publish Date: 7/1/2021


We're joined by the our new regular contributor, our “Girl About Town,” South Jersey's Sarah McDowell. And we'll report on the reopening of McGillin's Olde Ale House in Philadelphia, established the year Abraham Lincoln became president. You can hear What's On Tap Sundays at 1p Eastern on POP FM 99.9, 1240 AM and TuneIn.

Publish Date: 6/22/2021


He made a career decision to learn the brewing trade. See how today's guest is faring after less than a year in his new job.

Publish Date: 6/13/2021


We are releasing an unedited episode of What's On Tap featuring Marvin Bowe and Kevin Bain of Swedesboro Brewing Co. Their official opening will be on May 15. This show will be released to radio in a couple of weeks.

Publish Date: 5/14/2021


Chuck Garrity, President and Founder of Death of the Fox Brewing Co. is our guest as we report from the brewery. Beer? Coffee? Why not both?

Publish Date: 5/4/2021


Here is Part 3 of our interview with Christo Brock, Producer/Director of the new beer documentary, “Brewmance.”

Publish Date: 4/19/2021


Here is Part 2 of our interview with Christo Brock, Producer/Director of the new beer documentary, “Brewmance.”

Publish Date: 4/19/2021


Here is Part 1 of our interview with Christo Brock Producer/Director of the new beer documentary, “Brewmance.”

Publish Date: 4/19/2021


We're at Bonesaw Brewing in Glassboro, NJ to try a couple of their new releases. We'll chat with the creator of those beers, AJ Stoll and discuss the brewery's expansion plans.

Publish Date: 4/5/2021


This week's guest is Herlinda Heras, beer judge and co-host of Brew HaHa heard on KSRO in the San Francisco Bay area. This episode originally aired on POP FM 99.9 in New Jersey. All ads have been removed.

Publish Date: 3/21/2021


Beer columnist and author Mark Haynie joins us this week. Mark is the NJ reporter for MidAtlantic Brewing News and the Press of Atlantic City.

Publish Date: 3/11/2021


Beer columnist and author Mark Haynie joins us this week. Mark is the NJ reporter for MidAtlantic Brewing News and the Press of Atlantic City.

Publish Date: 3/11/2021


Beer columnist and author Mark Haynie joins us this week. Mark is the NJ reporter for MidAtlantic Brewing News and the Press of Atlantic City.

Publish Date: 3/11/2021


Craft Beertender Cole Bloomer is our guest.

Publish Date: 2/28/2021


Christian LeHew ("Frank About Beer") tells us about a most unusual and expensive beer.

Publish Date: 2/21/2021


Christian LeHew ("Frank About Beer") tells us about a most unusual and expensive beer.

Publish Date: 2/21/2021


Our beer historian, Rachel Benkowski, gives us her take on Reinheitsgebot, also known as the Beer Purity Law.

Publish Date: 2/21/2021


News about Cape May Brewing, Iron Hill, Reader's poll results.

Publish Date: 2/12/2021


John Couchoud and Gary Monterosso discuss the beer scene in the southern NJ region.

Publish Date: 2/12/2021


John Couchoud and Gary Monterosso discuss the beer scene in the southern NJ region.

Publish Date: 2/12/2021


Part 3 of our talk with co-host John Couchoud. We discuss the impact of COVID on beer sales in bars and restaurants, along with some creative steps breweries are taking to sustain their businesses.

Publish Date: 1/31/2021


Part 2 of our talk with co-host John Couchoud. We discuss the impact of COVID on beer sales in bars and restaurants, along with some creative steps breweries are taking to sustain their businesses.

Publish Date: 1/31/2021


Part 1 of our talk with co-host John Couchoud. We discuss the impact of COVID on beer sales in bars and restaurants, along with some creative steps breweries are taking to sustain their businesses.

Publish Date: 1/31/2021


This week's guest is Jack O'Connell, partner at the new Dr. Brewlittle's Beer Co. in Maple Shade, NJ.

Publish Date: 11/25/2020


We're joined by Rachel Benkowski ("Brews with Beerkowski")

Publish Date: 11/10/2020


This week we'll look at a national restaurant chain that has announced a new house beer, whether the way beer is poured affects its flavor and finally, spiked slushies take center stage in summer's coolest drink trend.

Publish Date: 8/15/2020


This week we'll look at an unusual beer from Oskar Blues, a professional sports team collaborating with a brewery for a new beer and a brewery CEO resigns.

Publish Date: 8/6/2020


This week we'll look when consumers will feel confident about returning to bars, the two flavors that are turning a handsome profit for a major brewery, a new unique beer from Anheuser-Busch/InBev and the unusual way some nursing home residents are keeping busy.

Publish Date: 7/29/2020


This week we'll look at why beer drinkers are reaching for nostalgia, not novelty; the aluminum can shortage and a brewery cancels a Trump event.

Publish Date: 7/22/2020


This week we'll look at why beer drinkers are reaching for nostalgia, not novelty; the aluminum can shortage and a brewery cancels a Trump event.

Publish Date: 7/22/2020


This week we'll look at a misunderstood beer term, the continued increased in hard seltzer sales, a Yuengling release, which craft breweries are likely to survive the recession, and whether the style of beer you favor can define your personality.

Publish Date: 7/15/2020


This week we'll look at the federal tax rate on the beer you buy, what one brewery does with its leftover beer, a brewery introduces a CBD infused beverage, and what beer sales tell us about the recession.

Publish Date: 7/8/2020


This week we'll look at massive layoffs at the Brewers Association, how off-premise beer category sales have done over the last month, a new name for a major brewery, US beer shipments for May and which domestic light beer is the most popular in the US.

Publish Date: 7/1/2020


This week we'll look at the continued growth of hard seltzers, how off-premise beer category sales exceeded $1 billion in three of the last four weeks, and a brewery closes its doors and moves.

Publish Date: 6/25/2020


This week: Drive-thru beer festivals, AB-InBev's attack on Duvel, a brewery that will pay you to drink their beer, how the pandemic is affecting Washington hop growers, the discovery of a new yeast strain and finally a brewery's response to two football players leaving their favorite team.

Publish Date: 6/17/2020


This week: Why Firestone-Walker is leaving some states, which popular brewery is closing their taproom for at least a year, critical months coming up for an award-winning brewery, the launch of a beer in support of racial equality and which beverages have received a spike in sales as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Publish Date: 6/10/2020


This week we'll examine the long term financial impact of COVID-19, some of the breweries that are experiencing tremendous growth and finally 5 beers that continue to influence what we drink today.

Publish Date: 6/3/2020


This week: The Great American Beer Festival 2020, the impact of breweries offering takeout and delivery, the effect of the pandemic on beer pricing and more.

Publish Date: 5/27/2020


Tainted alcohol that has killed people...The increasing popularity of homebrewing...A cool collaboration from New York City.

Publish Date: 5/20/2020


This week: No beer in Mexico?... In Germany, a brewery gives away beer... In France, over two million gallons of beer to be destroyed... Which countries have prohibited alcohol sales?... A pub has a VERY unusual method to deliver beer.

Publish Date: 5/13/2020


This week: No beer in Mexico?... In Germany, a brewery gives away beer... In France, over two million gallons of beer to be destroyed... Which countries have prohibited alcohol sales?... A pub has a VERY unusual method to deliver beer.

Publish Date: 5/13/2020


This week's items: Send a beer to someone worthy?... Annual beer events canceled... Which styles are expanding, contracting... American Craft Beer Week...The ongoing war between Molson Coors and Anheuser-Busch... Which state is now the top craft beer producer in the nation?... Dr. Fauci gets a beer named after him.

Publish Date: 5/7/2020


What is COVID-19 doing to beer sales? Which brands are showing increased sales. One brewery is offering a 12-pack for just $1. Oktoberfest canceled? Do women prefer certain beer styles?

Publish Date: 4/30/2020


We're joined by Mid-Atlantic Brewing News columnist Mark Haynie.

Publish Date: 4/24/2020


This week we go one-on-one with Eddie Miller of Spoetzl Brewery of Texas. Look for What's On Tap to return to TV next month. Sponsored by: Eight & Sand Beer Co., Urban Village Brewery, Tomfoolery Brewery.

Publish Date: 6/21/2019


With our new, shortened format, we go one-on-one with Jim Sacco, owner and brewer at Vinyl Brewing in Hammonton, NJ.

Publish Date: 5/19/2019


Ryan Krill, CEO of Cape May Brewing, joins us and describes the company's plans for a huge expansion. We're also joined by brewing icon John Maier of Rogue Ales.

Publish Date: 4/27/2019


Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Co. is in our studio and we taste two of his newest flavors. We also are joined by Chef Robert Irvine from the “Restaurant Impossible” TV show.

Publish Date: 4/21/2019


We are joined by Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing Co. and try one of his remarkable beers. Also on today's show are Ray Daniels (Cicerone program), Doug Campbell (Brewery Ommegang) and Gwen Conley (Cutwater Spirits).

Publish Date: 4/13/2019


Ryan Krill, CEO of Cape May Brewing, joins us and describes the company's plans for a huge expansion. We're also joined by brewing icon John Maier of Rogue Ales.

Publish Date: 4/6/2019


Sam Hendler, co-owner of Jack's Abby Craft Lagers, announces his brewery's decision to enter the NJ market. Jill Weber explains the events taking place during Philly Wine Week. Our Tara Nurin shares beer from one of Puerto Rico's craft breweries.

Publish Date: 3/31/2019


We invite renowned mixologist Carlos Ruiz for a repeat appearance as he presents a cocktail that anyone can make at home. Also joining us are Ray Loewe and KC Dempster (host and co-host of the “Breaking the Rules” TV show). Author Maggie Hoffman (“Batch Cocktails”) phones in with a preview of her book and Tara Nurin reports in from sunny Puerto Rico.

Publish Date: 3/24/2019


Mixologist extraordinaire Carlos Ruiz creates an original cocktail for studio guests Ray “The Luckiest Guy in the World” Loewe and KC Dempster (host and co-host of the “Breaking the Rules” TV show.) We talk with Kae Lani Kennedy (Food Editor & Social Media, USA Today, 10 Best); Dave, Rich and AJ (owners and brewer of Bonesaw Brewing) and “Jenny the Greek” (host of the “Beer Talk Radio” podcast.)

Publish Date: 3/17/2019


"Hell's Kitchen All-Star" Chef Barbie Marshall does a blind tasting of a beer supplied by columnist Peter Culos, then suggests food pairings. We're also joined by Christine Nieves of "Women Against Abuse."

Publish Date: 3/10/2019


What is it like being on the “Hell's Kitchen” TV show? We find out from Chef Barbie Marshall. We get the latest on the “Dish It Up” female cooking competition taking place in Philadelphia from Christine Nieves of “Women Against Abuse.” Beer reviewer Peter Culos brings us a new, unusual beer from a small Maryland brewery.

Publish Date: 3/3/2019


We get a final update on the upcoming Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival from Jon Henderson and sample beers from Eight & Sand with Kristin Wilson and Josh Kizitaff.

Publish Date: 2/24/2019


Guests: Jon Henderson, promoter of the upcoming Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival; Kristen Wilson and Josh Kizitaff of Eight & Sand Beer Co. (Woodbury, NJ) and Bill Zimmerman (Philly Bite Magazine, Indie Philly Radio). Listen for your chance to win tickets to the AC Beer & Music Festival!

Publish Date: 2/17/2019


Beer judge and author Marty Nachel is our special guest, along with Elizabeth Pope and Andrew Corr from Swedesboro, NJ's Red Hen Inn and Tavro 13. Andrew has a tap takeover announcement and we have a ticket giveaway for the Atlantic City Beer & Music Festival.

Publish Date: 2/10/2019


Guests: Ken Grossman (Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.) discusses the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund, the successes of the Resilience Ale campaign and offers thoughts on the Flagship February movement, started by another of our guests, Stephen Beaumont. Our in-studio guests are Elizabeth Pope and Andrew Coor (Red Hen Inn, Swedesboro, NJ).

Publish Date: 2/5/2019


Kevin Trayner, NJ columnist for Ale Street News, joins Mark Haynie (Mid-Atlantic Brewing News), Mark Callazzo (Tennessee Ave Beer Hall, The Iron Room - Atlantic City) and Amanda Flaa (Philly Pretzel Factory - Millville)

Publish Date: 1/28/2019


Guests include: Mark Callazzo (Tennessee Ave Beer Hall- Atlantic City), Mark Haynie (Mid-Atlantic Brewing News), Tiffany Hall (Empower Cosmopolitan Martini), Amanda Flaa (Philly Pretzel Factory- Millville)

Publish Date: 1/21/2019


Guests: Dr. Danny Walker (Wilmington University, Delaware), the force behind the school's nationally-recognized craft beer classes; Chef Barbie Marshall ("Hell's Kitchen All-Stars") reporting on her recent visit to Southeast Asia and Shawn Grigus and Gayle D'Abate of Tomfoolery Brewing (Hammonton, NJ).

Publish Date: 1/12/2019


Shawn Grigus & Gayle D'Abate, owners of Tomfoolery Brewing in Hammonton, NJ, join us in studio as we sample their Feck Off Irish Stout Stout, an Irish Dry, and SMAlder, an Imperial Smoked Porter. We also talk with Dr. Matt Farber, Director of Brewing Science Program at the U. of the Sciences in Philadelphia and Bill Zimmerman of Philly Bite Magazine (phillybite.com) and Indie Philly Radio (indiephilly.com).

Publish Date: 1/6/2019


We're joined by Josh Bernstein, author of "Homebrew World." Alexis Degan, Executive Director of the New Jersey Brewers Association shares a couple of the Garden State's better beers from The Alementary (Hackensack) and Spellbound (Mt. Holly).

Publish Date: 12/30/2018


Gary Monterosso and Tara Nurin welcome Alexis Degan, the new Executive Director of the New Jersey Brewers Association. John Dalsey and Drew Perry of Double Nickel Brewing Co. (Pennsauken, NJ) tell us about collaboration beer, "Potluck-style IPA" which helped raise funds for their "Friends Giving Initiative." Author Joshua Bernstein describes his new book, "Homebrew World." We sample beers from Eight & Sand and Man Skirt.

Publish Date: 12/23/2018


Our special guest is Mark Sofferman, importer of Romilly Cidre in Normandie.

Publish Date: 12/16/2018


Guests: Scott Ungermann, brewmaster at Anchor Brewing Co., describes this year's Anchor Christmas Ale. Carey Jones and John McCarthy, co-authors of the book "Be Your Own Bartender: A Surefire Guide to Finding and Making Your Perfect Cocktail" explain how anyone can make the perfect drink. John Couchoud phones in with a report on the renaissance of good beer in Atlantic City.

Publish Date: 12/9/2018


Guests include Wine Enthusiast magazine's Kara Newman, author of "It's the Right Time for a Nightcap"

Publish Date: 12/1/2018


Our special guest is Josh Noel, author of the powerful book, "Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business"

Publish Date: 11/25/2018


Guests include: Marat Mamedov (Boardroom Spirits), James "Richard" Rabic ("Fear of a Craft Beer Planet" podcast), Heidi Geist (48 Beer Project).

Publish Date: 11/18/2018


Guests: Marat Mamedov (Boardroom Spirits), Craig Laban (Philadelphia Inquirer), James "Richard" Rabic ("Fear Of A Craft Beer Planet"), Nolan Naphys (Rowan University). Tara Nurin phones in from the Napa Valley in California.

Publish Date: 11/11/2018


Jason Oliver and Elizabeth Tual of Devil's Backbone Brewing Co. describe their partnership with the Appalachian Trail Conversancy to help preserve and protect the trail. We sample some spirits with Carl Coombs III of East Coast Distilling.

Publish Date: 11/3/2018


We visit with Carl Coombs III of East Coast Distilling and try some of his remarkable craft spirits. We also are joined by Yeager Sharpe, the Beer Program Director of Breckenridge Brewery in Colorado and by Damiso Josey of The Empowerment Perspective.

Publish Date: 10/27/2018


Jennifer Sherlock reports on a great charity event coming up in Philadelphia. We try a beer from in-studio guest Bill McGeeney of Round Guys Brewing and Tara Nurin surprises us with another unique beverage direct from China.

Publish Date: 10/20/2018


We talk with Leo Sawadogo of Montclair Brewery as they celebrate their grand opening today! Bill McGeeney of Round Guys Brewing in PA shares his Glenside Pail Ale with us and Tara Nurin offers us a most unusual beverage from her recent trip to China.

Publish Date: 10/14/2018


Ben Schamberg, brewer at the new Iron Hill location in Center City Philadelphia calls in. We sample Flying Fish beers from in-studio guest include Kirk LaVecchia. Sean Galie of Lower Forge Brewery also joins us.

Publish Date: 10/6/2018


We have the very latest regarding the volatile craft beer scene in New Jersey with guests Sean Galie (Lower Forge Brewery) and Kirk LaVecchia (Flying Fish). Chef Demetrios Haronis previews the Tropicana AC Beer & Wine Festival and Chef Michael Loughlin tells us about the James Beard Foundation's "Taste America Philadelphia."

Publish Date: 9/30/2018


Guests: Don Russell ("What's Brewing" TV show), Scott Akins, Susan Akins (Thunderbolt Distributing)

Publish Date: 9/22/2018


Guests: Don Russell ("What's Brewing" TV show), Scott & Susan Akins (Thunderbolt Distributing of New Jersey)

Publish Date: 9/15/2018


Guests: Jackie "The Joke Man" Martling, Maddy Bird & Will Rogers (Original XIII Ciderworks)

Publish Date: 9/8/2018


Guests: Maddy Bird, Will Rogers (Original XIII Ciderworks, Philadelphia)

Publish Date: 9/1/2018


Guests: Lew Bryson (Author, Beverage Reviewer), Damiso Josey, Kareem Spence (Empowerment Perspective)

Publish Date: 8/26/2018


Guests: Ed Batten (VP Food & Beverage, Resorts Casino and Hotel, Atlantic City), Chef Barbie Marshall (Hell's Kitchen All-Stars), Damiso Josey and Kareem Spence (Empowerment Perspective radio show)

Publish Date: 8/18/2018


Guests: Dan Hoover and Shawn Iuliucci (Atco Brewing Co.)

Publish Date: 8/11/2018


Guests: Craig Chapman (Producer: "Real Food Real Kitchens" on Amazon Prime), Lori Pepenella (CEO Southern County Ocean Chamber of Commerce), Shawn Iuliucci & Dan Hoover (Atco Brewing Co., Atco, NJ)

Publish Date: 8/5/2018