No. 32 | Keepsake Cidery

Beer takes a backseat on this episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira as the guys invite in Nate from Dundas-based Keepsake Cidery. The three chat about the process of making cider, why Nate pursued this craft and what folks can expect from Keepsake in 2018.

Beer samples this episode include a variety from Venn Brewing in Minneapolis and Summit Brewing Co.’s Lazy Sipper and Skip Rock.

Corey and Ira also chat about Tanzenwald Brewing Company’s one-year anniversary, Ira’s visit to Spiral Brewery on media day and Boathouse Brothers Brewing opening.

This episode is supported by Montgomery Brewing.

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Publish Date: 4/28/2018




Recent Episodes

And now for something a little different.

Corey and Ira delve into the world of cheese with CannonBelles Cheese from Cannon Falls. Hear how the three women behind the operation started the business, what products they offer and what lies ahead for the trio. Oh, and there is beer! Tilion Brewing Co. graciously hosted this recording and we pair the tasty cheese with delicious Tilion beer to see what works well together.

Corey and Ira also talk recent visits to Giesenbräu Bier Co., Pryes Brewing and HeadFlyer Brewing.

Also, what do you call a NEIPA? Do you just call it a New England/Northeastern IPA, or do you try to say it by the acronym? Let us know! And, as always, Andrew is in to talk style of the week. This week: smoked porter.

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Publish Date: 7/7/2018


Corey and Ira invite in Kent and Karla from Reads Landing Brewing Company to talk about their beer, food and eagle watching from their beautiful building along the Mississippi River. Hear their story about acquiring the long-running business and what they have planned ahead for it.

The guys also talk about the Thunder Lizard IPA, a sweet collaboration between BlackStack Brewing and the Science Museum of Minnesota, as well as Insight Brewing’s Dankbot. Corey and Ira also talk quick updates on Angry Hog Brewery and Forbidden Barrel Brewing, as well as tease All Pints North Summer Beer Fest, which they’re attending this year!

Andrew also stops by to talk about gluten-free beer.

This episode is supported by Turtle’s Bar & Grill in Shakopee.

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Publish Date: 6/23/2018


Corey and Ira pay a visit to Shakopee Brewhall to catch up with Ben and Ryan and to cap off a week-long extravaganza of beer releases from the brewery. Hear about each of the beers, what Ben and Ryan have learned throughout their first year of operation so far and what to expect from Shakopee Brewhall this summer.

Also, Corey and Ira talk about Beaver Island Brewing Co.’s Tribune Session IPA and Flat Earth Brewing Co.’s Ovni Ale. Andrew is also in to talk style of the week.

This show is supported by Turtle’s Bar & Grill in Shakopee.

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Publish Date: 6/9/2018


Corey and Ira pay a visit to Loon Liquor Co. to chat about the distillery’s announced expansion, what it means for the company and what consumers near and far can expect from the Northfield business (including classic Mario Kart).

Corey and Ira take a look at (and drink of) Bent Paddle Brewing Company’s new infusion release, Tea Break Blonde, as well as Insight Brewing’s new Rowdy Uncle, a Moscow Mule-inspired beer, and Sierra Nevada’s 2018 Hoptimum Triple IPA.

This episode is supported by Angry Inch Brewing.

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Publish Date: 5/26/2018


Corey and Ira trek north to visit Lakeville-based Angry Inch Brewing. The duo chats with owner and brewer Jon Erickson about how year No. 2 is going, upcoming beer releases and what fun events folks can expect from the brewery this summer.

Corey and Ira also talk a bevy of beer samples courtesy of Lupulin Brewing, as well as visits they recently made to Spiral Brewery, Lost Sanity Brewing, The Starkeller and Ward House Brewery. And, as always, enjoy the style of the week from Andrew and beers of the week segments.

This episode supported by Turtle’s Bar & Grill in Shakopee.

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Publish Date: 5/12/2018


Corey and Ira venture out to the beautiful Tanzenwald Brewing Company in Northfield to chat with owners Steve and Jenaveve. The four talk about Tanzenwald’s first year in operation, their favorite beer they’ve brewed, challenges and surprises of running a business and what’s ahead for the big one-year anniversary event.

Samples this week come courtesy of Lift Bridge Brewery with their Mango Blonde, Bent Paddle Brewing Company’s Pôrdij Imperial Pale Ale and Inbound BrewCo’s The Fuzz: Apricot Pale Ale and Super G Lovshake. The style of the week this episode delves into the Kellerbier.

This episode is supported by Turtle’s Bar & Grill in Shakopee and Montgomery Brewing.

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Publish Date: 4/14/2018


Corey and Ira welcome in John Mansfield of Ward House Brewery for this episode. The three talk about John’s approach to his Waseca brewery, the influence his time in Europe had on his love for beer and what lies ahead for the young business.

Beer samples this episode include Tin Whiskers Brewing’s Dynamo Orange Chocolate Imperial Stout and West Coast IPA,  and Lift Bridge Brewing Co.’s Irish Coffee Stout.

Beaver Island Brewing’s Sweet Miss and Ale Aslyum’s Madtown Nutbrown are the beers of the week. Style of the week is sweet stout, courtesy of Andrew Burns.

Today’s show is supported by Craftapped and Loon Liquor Co.’s cocktail room.

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Publish Date: 3/31/2018


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Corey Butler and Ira Carlson explore southern Minnesota breweries and beer. Featuring interviews with area brewers and educational segments on the craft side of beer, as well as representatives from the spirits, wine and cider industries. The show airs every other Saturday at 11 a.m. on 95.1 FM The One/1080 AM KYMN out of Northfield, Minn. You can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, PlayerFM, TuneIn and many other platforms.

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