Publish Date: 1/3/2018
We head up to Muncie, IN to imbibe with the guys from The Guardian Brewing Company. We learn about what drove Jason Phillips to open the brewery, why Sean Fickle decided to leave his post as head brewer of Fountain Square Brewing Co. to be the head brewer for The Guardian, and a lot about the beer they make. Oh, and we get to hear why Sean hates the New England IPA trend...he's obviously part of the Fountain Square brewing family.
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Publish Date: 7/4/2018
Publish Date: 6/27/2018
For our second #HouseBeer we discuss the No.1 selling Indiana IPA, Daredevil Brewing Lift Off American IPA. We dive deep into the history of Lift Off, compare it to the BJCP style guide, and tell you why it's a beer that should always be in your refrigerator..
After that we get into what we've been drinking and where we've been drinking. Lots of different beers and breweries covered in this episode including, Black Acre Brewing, Ash & Elm Cider, Sun King Brewery, and Heretic Brewing.
Publish Date: 6/13/2018
With a recent change in ownership, Fountain Square Brewery is hitting the refresh button on their branding. We sit down with their President Brad Smith and head brewer Mike Grap to discuss the rebranding, what fears accompany a rebranding, and what's on the horizon for the brewery. And don't worry, none of the beloved beers will be rebranded, but be on the lookout for a few surprises (barrel aged beer anyone?) in the near future!
Beers on the show:
Fountain Square Brewing Barrel Aged Backyard Porter
Publish Date: 5/30/2018
On this episode we learn all about hop farming from Ross Sorensen and Nick Reutter, owners of Land Locked Hops in Loda, IL. It was an interesting conversation because they didn't hold back on the difficulties of starting a very small hop farm, 1/8th acre. They've since purchased an 80-plus acre plot of land to expand their hop yard up to 5 acres. We also learned how hard being 100 percent organic in hop farming is, whether a brewery makes good beer or not matters to them when selling their hops, and why they both love Comet hops so much.
During the show we sample several beers that Ross and Nick brought from Illinois. One included their hops and the other were beers from one of their favorite breweries.
Beers on the Show:
Marz Community Brewing - May 1968 Saison
Marz Community Brewing - Jungle Boogie with Mango Pale Wheat Ale
Publish Date: 5/23/2018
Here it is, our first House of Beers episode! We started off with the king of Indiana house beers, Sun King Brewing Sunlight Cream Ale. With the rise of barrel aged, hazy, and fruited beers, we decided to take our listeners back to the roots of craft beer with a dive into the history of Sunlight.
To wrap up the show, we discuss our trip to Monticello, IN which included a stop at Whyte Horse Winery and Kopacetic Beer Factory for their May the 4th Be With You event where we got to sample their new bottle release, Russian for Maple. Flat12 Bierwerks, Fountain Square Brewing, and Burn 'Em Brewing also made an appearance at the event.
Publish Date: 5/16/2018
Publish Date: 5/2/2018
Publish Date: 4/25/2018