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