Katie and Cathy talk to Allyson, co-lead brewer at Earth Rider Brewery in Superior, WI. She talks about how she got in the craft beer and how her past experiences influences the directions she takes the beer she brews. Follow Earth Rider @CedarLoungeBeer and follow Allyson @allysonrolph.
Publish Date: 8/14/2018
MKE Brewing Co (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is on the table this week. Katie and Cathy try Outboard, O-Gii, MKE IPA, and Hop Freak. Need a refresher on what our color scale means? This is also a good episode to listen to for that. Katie and especially Cathy suffer for you by turning off the AC for a cleaner recording, forcing the apartment to be very hot. Which turned out to be in the beer’s benefit as they taste very refreshing in the heat. Listen to this episode and try these beers in summer!
Publish Date: 7/31/2018
What do frozen things do in summer? With the arrival of summer comes a lot of beers that are only brewed in summer. Join Katie and Cathy as they sample four beers that are awesome and fruity and oh so delicious. This week’s beer includes: Hell or High Watermelon (21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA), Mango Blonde (Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater MN), Blu Grain Belt, (Grain Belt / Shells in New Ulm, MN) and Short Pants Summer Shandy (BauHaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis, MN). So find a patio, find some friends, and try these wonderful beers.
Publish Date: 7/3/2018
Katie and Cathy tackle Evil Twin, or, maybe, Evil Twin (based in Brooklyn but brewed all over the US) tackles Katie and Cathy. Another beer-motional roller-coaster takes the two for a ride as they try Even More Pecan Pie Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break, Tropical Super Itchy, I Always Felt Closer to IPAs than I did to People.
Publish Date: 6/26/2018
Katie and Cathy find the best of all worlds! In this interview with Annie, owner of Forager Brewery (Rochester, MN) is a brew pub where everything in the tap room is all old foraged things. Forager is clearly a love letter to Rochester and Katie and Cathy couldn’t stop gushing about the beer, (including the IPA!) and the tap room.
Publish Date: 6/21/2018
Come taste the stars with Katie and Cathy as they try Cosmos Brewing from Hugo, MN. The line up includes: Martian Rambler Amber, Crispy Dream Imperial Cream Ale, ChocoBock, Pillars of Creation 2. With wonderfully nerdy names and quality beer, Cosmos is worth saving the space for beer- and the occasional Women Drinking Beer tangent.
Publish Date: 6/19/2018
This interview is a dream come true for Katie and Cathy: chatting with THE first all female owned micro-brewery in MN owners Jill and Deb of Urban Growler! Jill and Deb discuss what it was like to get their brewery started, their goal to be recognized beyond their female ownership status, and how beer is here to bring people together.
We want to thank Jill and Deb for being such amazing guests and amazing people. We recorded this back on Dec 2nd and it was out of love and respect that it took so long to get this episode out. It also means we were pretty new to all this so we forgot to thank them on the episode so Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Beers we mention: Amber Skyline, Candy Corn Imperial Cream Ale, Russian Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
Follow Urban Growler on Instagram @urbangrowler Twitter @UrbanGrowlerMN and Facebook Page Urban Growler Brewing Company
Publish Date: 5/4/2018
Katie and Cathy review Bent Brewstillery out of Roseville, MN which sends them on an emotional roller coaster! They deeply apologize for all the EFFs said, but it couldn't be helped. They were also super tired/had a long day and really needed a beer, so this episode happened. Covered in this episode: Nordic Blonde (Blonde Ale,) Über Lüpin (Schwarz IPA,) Nicked (Export Double Stout,) and Enuff (IPA.) Cathy's favorite was Nicked and Katie's favorite was Enuff.
Keeping Us Local: Indeed Stir Crazy, Katie's friend Chris's home brew
Honorable Mentions: @hrishihirway @joshmalina (Twitter) @theflyingbeergirl (Instagram) Bitches Brew Crew MN (meetup)
Publish Date: 4/19/2018
This week Katie and Cathy tackle some IPAs and Sours, definitely not in their beer wheel house but they couldn't have picked a more quality brewery. Hum's Liquor provided Peak's Organic Line of Certified Organic beer including Peak IPA, Crush IPA with Blood Orange, the Winter IPA in the NE style, and Sweet Tarts New York Cherry Sour Ale. The women also discuss their out of state travels, Katie at Port City Brewing out of Virginia and Cathy got to retry New Belgium's Mary Jane Ale in the perfect ski setting in CO.
Publish Date: 2/14/2018
This week Katie and Cathy enjoy three beers from Cold Spring, MN Third Street Brewhouse. This lineup of Minnesota Gold Lager, Lost Trout Brown Ale, and Sugar Shack Maple Stout (along with others) was gifted to WDB by Hum's Liquor in Uptown Minneapolis, MN, thanks! Katie and Cathy kept local with Waconia Brewing's Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter and with a trip to BentBrewstillery in Roseville with the Bitches Brew Crew MN.
Publish Date: 1/25/2018
Katie & Cathy sat down with Sarah (formerly) of Bent Paddle Brewing out of Duluth, MN. While we drank the amazing brews (Pils, ESB, Kanu, and Cold Press) we were able to talk about the brewery itself and women in the industry. This is our longest episode to date clocking in at 1hour 12 min 28sec but it is well worth it to hear about Sarah’s experience in beer, and, of course, making dorky references.
Publish Date: 1/20/2018
Part 2 of our live event contains our interview with two beer reps that joined us at the Muddy Pig on Nov. 8th, 2017. Gabby with Ballast Point out of San Diego and Sarah with Bent Paddle of our own Duluth, MN talk about their experience in the beer industry as well as their breweries and their views on the big companies buying craft beer. We hope you enjoy our conversation with these awesome ladies as much as we did!
Publish Date: 12/7/2017
Cathy and Katie hosted a live event, "Come have a Beer with Us" at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN on Wednesday Nov. 8th. Join us as we talk to the Women who drank beer with us, including an interview with our Benefactoress and co-owner Dawn. Thanks to those who joined us and we hope to see you in January!
Publish Date: 11/30/2017
This Brewery took one man’s “bad habit” and turned it into a very good brewery. Bad Habit is out of St. Joseph, MN just outside of St. cloud. We tried the Hang Up Blonde, the churn it Up cream Ale, the Good Guy American Pale Ale, and the Dark Addiction Stout. Definitely worth the trip to Central, MN as this is the first of our episodes you can’t find in stores, yet!
Publish Date: 11/16/2017
This week we embark on an epic journey with Insight Brewing out of Minneapolis, MN! Join us as we travel the world to the Sunken City, swab the decks with the ghost pirates of the Banshee Cutter, and visit our Crazy Aunt whom the villagers fear may be a witch! Insight Brewing pairs delightful beers to their whimsical tales, each chapter you’re sure to enjoy.
Publish Date: 10/19/2017
Come have a beer with us as we sample the fine beers of Lift Bridge out of Stillwater, MN. Found out our favorite of the Farm Girl Saison, Hop Dish IPA, chestnut Hill Brown Ale (Note: this beer was renamed to Fireside Flannel,) and The Warden Milk Stout.
Publish Date: 10/12/2017
Nothing says fall more than pumpkin. Katie and Cathy make a very limited compare and contrast of three pumpkin ales to find one that is the definition of fall as any other pumpkin spiced drink. The challengers? New Holland Brewing’s Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale and Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Publish Date: 9/28/2017
With the fall season approaching comes seasonal beers. We explore the history of Oktoberfest before trying three Oktoberfest style beers. The Oktoberfest Märzen Lager from Left Hand Brewing Co, Oktoberfest from Third Street Brewing and Spaten Ur-Marzen. Which Oktoberfest did we think was best? You’ll just have to listen and then grab one and come have a beer with us!
Publish Date: 9/20/2017
Join Katie and Cathy as they try a hometown beer, Enki Brewing. After a visit to the taproom, Katie and Cathy return to review their experience and also try full reviews of the Litmus Pils, Victoria’s Gold Cream Ale and Cacao Porter. This one is a sweet treat! Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Publish Date: 9/12/2017