The Brit and Yankee Craft Beer Podcast
By The Brit And Yankee Pub Staff
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Craft Beer and brewery reviews, mixed with a little pub chat from The Brit and Yankee Pub Studios located somewhere in Chicagoland, presented by Landlord Phil Clark (The Brit), and co-host Chuck Fort, assistant brewer at Church Street, plus many guest hosts. Nominated for 2007 and 2016 Podcast Awards, we podcast for the love of beer!
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 305-Ike and Oak Brewing||"Recorded on St.Patrick's Day weekend, we visit another of the trending new breweries that have recently opened in the Chicagoland suburbs. Located in Woodridge and the burgeoning Seven Bridges area, Ike and Oak spares no expense to bring good beer and good food to their patrons. The Brit and this time's Yankee, Ken McMullen, talk with owner and official beer taster Ed Randquest, and brewmaster Nathan Tetell to talk about their visions and sample some of their brews on tap. Slainte!"||3/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 304-Riverlands Brewing||"This episode coincides with Riverland Brewing's opening weekend, and we sit down with brewer co-owners Eric Bramwell and Dave Marks to chat about the journey to opening day. The brewery is a great addition to the growing Fox River corridor and in our view, is a great taproom space to enjoy their brews, which we get to sample and provide our thoughts on the flavors and styles. It's also a media collaboration with Midwest Brew Review, and their video will be released soon. Listen in and then go visit. Cheers!"||3/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 303-Lager Louts||"We missed last week, so we are back with a show that takes a look at the lighter side of craft beer - Lagers. Chuck Fort talks about the style and provides his expertise, while The Landlord, and friend if the show John Karwoski, provide their consumer input. We randomly selected 6 lagers from Chicago-area breweries, crack open the cans, and pass arbitrary judgement. It's a refreshing break from hops, haze, or heavy stouts and we think you should keep a 6-pack of at least one of these in your fridge at all times!"||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 302-Trader Costco||"We've done our share of testing chain store beers, and it seems this time we did it in parallel with the Chicago Tribune, who got their article out before this show...great minds and all that! In this podcast we take the Costco variety pack of 4 styles, add a couple of Trader Joe bombers, and pull in Chuck Fort, Ken McMullen and TJ Bachorz for their views on the quality and taste. Who the base breweries are may have an affect on if they are rated highly or just meh. Listen in and hear our thoughts, but grab a local brew first!"||2/20/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 301-We Heart Beers and Valentine's Day||"It's our Valentine to all you wonderful listeners, and we pull in a couple of romantics to talk V-Day celebrations, and pairings of special dinners and craft beers. We've got Chuck from Church, Ed from Pollyanna, and Tom Ryan from Lemont in the pub studios, making eyes at the Landlord, and supping downs a few Valentine brews. Dan from Metal Monkey and Oliver from Dry City send us a couple of words of wisdom for their Valentines, and The Yankee calls in from Ohio with heart-shaped pizza toppings and a kiss for The Brit! Love you all, kiss kiss!"||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 300-Pubcast 300! Big Barleywines||"We've made it! 300 podcasts under our belt and we've still only scraped the surface of the craft beer world. In this edition, we take the opportunity to round up some of our regular brewers and consumers for a tasting of Big Barleywines. It's a great evening with Ken McMullen, TJ Bachorz, Chuck Fort, Steve Kamp, Travis Beard, John Karwoski. Tom Ryan and the Pub Staff! Thanks for everyones support to get us to this milestone!"||2/6/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 299-Ryan Wibby, Wibby Brewing||"Wibby Brewing is fast becoming the place to go for classic lager styles, and we call up owner/brewmaster Ryan Wibby to chat with him about his brewery and beers. As we chat, we sample one of their special offerings, a Russian Imperial Lager with 4 variants, called 9-toed Nihilist, the name paying homage to The Big Lebowski. Chuck Fort and Ken McMullen join The Brit for a great conversation!"||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 298-Wolfden Brewing||"It's a visit to Bloomingdale this week, as we settle down in the Snug at Wolfden Brewing to chat with Kris and Katie Wolf, and discover how they turned a 150-year old house into a brewpub that not only has great beer, but great ambience as well. Listen in, then head out there and experience it all for yourself! Cheers!"||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 297-The Firkery||"It's the first podcast of the New Year, and we are reporting from a cask ale event from The Firkery, and hosted at Skeleton Key. It's a cavalcade of craft brewing celebrities and friends of the show, all being corned by The Brit. And the tables are turned at the end of the show as the lads from Midwest Brew Review turn their camera on him. Happy New Year folks!"||1/11/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 296-Central Illinois Brews Pt.2||"Part 2 of our Central Illinois beer show, plus we hear about FOBAB winning Holy Moly, and raise our glasses for our traditional Christmas toast. Finally, we play the Pub's rendition of The Night Before Christmas which we hope will bring the spirit of the season to the entire family. We will see you again after the holidays, so until then Happy Holidays and Cheers!"||12/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 295-Central Illinois Brews Pt.1||"This week we are back in the Brit and Yankee pub, and we have part 1 of a bumper show, which recorded so long we decided to break it up into 2 shows...that, and it's the holidays and the pub staff are swamped with revelers and holiday parties! It's 3 brewers and 3 consumers tasting brews from some of the perhaps lessor-known Illinois breweries that can be found in the Bloomington and Champaign areas of the state, and finding some little gems among them! In this show we have Triptych, Big Thorn, and Blind Pig, and we will continue next week with more and some Christmas cheer!"||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 294-Joe Tota: Red Arrow Tap Room||"We have a different episode this week where we visit the Naperville Red Arrow Taproom, and learn about self-serve craft beer. Owner and founder Joe Tota is our host and with my co-host, Ken McMullen, we learn about how it all works and how they embrace independence and support local brweries. Candied bacon strips make a welcome appearance and a great pairing for our samples, while we chat about craft beer topics and trends. If you haven't been to one of their two locations, you need to try it out!"||12/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 293-Real Ales and Engines||"In this edition, recorded at Iron and Glass Taproom and Bottle Shop, we talk with the 6 breweries who each provided a pin of real or cask-conditioned ale. We experience beer from a handle-pull engine, and from a draft gravity tap. Brandon Wright from Werk Force provides a surprise and talks FOBAB medals, plus we hear future release news from some of the others. Join The Brit as he revels in the joy of a pulled imperial pint! Thanks to Travis Beard from Ugly Trucking and Ken McMullen from Hopvine for arranging this and inviting us down to record the event."||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 292-Forge Brewhouse||"Our Thanksgiving podcast reports on a trip to De Kalb IL for The Brit and his stand-in co-host John Karwoski, as they visit with head brewer John Sanderson at the Forge Brewhouse. With John is his wife Christen, who is also sales and marketing for the The Forge. We chat about why they moved from one location in Sycamore to downtown, and why they opened a second location in De Kalb. We also sample some of John's brews and he tells us what to look forward to on Black Friday. The Forge is definitely worth the nice drive out to the home of the Huskies!"||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 291-O Porter, Where Art Thou||"We gather a panel of experts to review fall favorite, porters. Joining The Brit is Ken McMullen, head brewer at Hopvine, Chuck Fort brewer at Church Street, craft beer enthusiast Kevin Herbst, and national beer judge and font of beer knowledge, Mark Naski. It's a bumper show as somehow we gather a whopping 9 porters from Illinois, Idaho, and Poland (yup!). And we get plenty of information on the style and how these professional brewers get their porters on!"||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 290-The Stout Show||"Church Street's TJ Bacholz and Chuck Fort join Mark Naski and Tom Ryan for our annual review of Stouts where we arbitraly assume that a change of weather means a change of styles. We lead in with an award-winning Altbier as our palate calibrator, but quickly move to our reviews of 5 stout offerings. We include Buffalo Creek as our local offering, and end up back in Evanston with a special brew from Sketchbook. Chuck comes up with a new scale for smoothness, and rate some of the brews at 5 Chucks!"||11/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 289-Pokro Brewing||"It's the last part of our trilogy focusing on the trinity of breweries, just over the Illinois border in Griffith IN., and we visit Pokro Brewing. Pokro is one of those places you need to visit, and if you're like us, wish you lived closer as the ambience, camaraderie, and especially the beers are ones you want to return to. Damn good pierogies as well!"||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 288-Wildrose Brewing||"Continuing our trilogy of profiles of breweries just over the IL/IN border,in Griffith, IN, it's the turn of Wildrose Brewing. The Brit visits with owner/brewer Dave DeJong and talks on their styles and brewery vibe. The Brit tastes a fall squash ale (horror!) and then decides to sample Theze Nutz, all while behind closed doors, thank goodness. Cheers!"||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 287-New Oberpfalz Brewing||"It is an early release on our podcast for this edition so you can get a sample of what is in store for our Brewbus trip, to be held this Saturday. The Brit headed down to Griffith IN, where there are three breweries getting some attention. In this podcast, we sit down with Dan Lehnerer from New Oberpfalz Brewing, and find out about his brews and brewery, and why he doesn't like cans! This is a destination you should head to soon. "||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 286-Avery 25||"There have been 3 brewery-only bottles sitting in the Pub cooler since January, and now with the advent of the 25th Anniversary of Avery Brewing, they're getting opened. We take the opportunity to line them up with the anniversary ale and a couple of other selections, while the panel of brewers Ken and Chuck, and consumers John K, The Brit and Lingo, pass opinons, judgements and wind about this senior member of the craft brewing community. There are bonus brews at the end which show that it was not only the beers that were getting drunk!"||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 285-Alex Drayer-D and G Brewing||"Alex Drayer and his wife Brittany, are the brewer co-owners of D and G Brewing, the first brewpub to open in St. Charles, IL. With only up to 5 or 6 brews on tap at any one time, they opened up some 8 weeks ago and are starting to make an impact on the craft scene up and down the Fox river. We join Alex for a sample session and a chat about how they managed to do this on a shoestring budget, yet still produce some really solid brews!"||10/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 284-Oktoberfest Brew Review from Dry City Brew Works||"It's our annual round-up of those fall favorites, Oktoberfest-style lagers, picked from a vast selection available at this time of year. We taste them and rate them with an educated palate from our experts, and a consumer palate from The Brit and The Yankee. We headed over to Dry City Brew Works in Wheaton, and met up with brewer/tap manager Oliver Bulley, and beer consultant Mark Naski brought brews from Idaho to set up up with a trip across the USA, and seven brews to review!"||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 283-Corridor 55 Special Release 7 Metal Monkey||"We finally got down to Romeoville for a mid-week recording of our Corridor 55 podcast recordings, and we sat down with Metal Monkey owner/brewers Dan Camp and Jason Janes. They selected their choices for our categories of beers and we talked past, present and future with these metal rock stars of the brewing world. It's Imperial Stouts, Green Tea IPAs, Pickle Gose, and Heavy Metal!"||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 282-Beer Fought the Law and Beer Won!||"We've been off on our vacation for a couple of weeks, but we're back with a bumper show, and we've gathered together a rather special panel of brewers and consumers on this edition of the pubcast. We have 4 brewers (Hopvine, Werkforce, Oswego, Church Street), 1 VP of Ops (Pollyanna), and 3 consumers (The Brit, Lingo, and Kevin), who gather at Hopvine Brewing to discuss the benefits of the newly passed Illinois beer law, and taste some Tennessee beers gathered on a trip to CBC in May. The panel hits plenty of other topics and it's a great evening of raw podcast conversation!"||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 281-Reeling In The Years-Cellar Beers||"In this edition, friends of the show, Tim and Tom Stephenson bring over a selection of cellar beers from their vast collection. The Brit calls in a few ex-John's Tavern punters, Jon Harlson and John Karwoski, and The Yankee, Lingo joins us mid-recording. We embark on a trip through time, and what did we learn. Were the beers worth keeping, or is there a finite time-frame within which you should crack it open and enjoy? Plus we try a beer that was once the strongest beer around...the Penguin is opened!"||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 280-Evil Horse Brewing||"This week, The Brit Phil Clark, and The Yankee Mike 'Lingo' Lingafelter, take a trip to Crete IL, and meet up with head brewer Steve Kamp from Evil Horse Brewing. We sat down in the expansive taproom with both Steve and his wife, Amy, to talk about Evil Horse, Steve's background, and the historic building the brewery is located in. And of course we sample some Steve's brews, with a special note to his RIP named after an Icelandic volcano!"||7/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 279-Introducing Kraft to Craft||"A slightly different episode this week, and recorded very much on the spur-of-the-moment. The Brit heads out to the pub deck, and sits down with his buddy and also remodeling contractor, Pete Kraft, to see if working at the Brit and Yankee pub these past few months on various projects and enjoying an after-hours brew from time-to-time, has influenced him to drink local craft offerings."||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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The Pubcast is really fun. The guys really know their beer. Years and years of practice, I assume!
I LOVE THIS PODCAST!!!
I love listening to this podcast, it is very entertaining and I always feel like I have been on a visit with good friends after listening. Phil and Lingo have a great chemistry and they interact as only good friends can. I like listening to shows from the basement bar as well as the visits to breweries and festivals. Could I complain about one thing that I would like to see improved? I would like to hear LOTS more adventures from the Brit and Yankee!! Thanks guys for being awesome!!!!
Why is it when I listen to Phil and Lingo I always wind up craving a tall, cold beer? Check these guys out for a lot of fun with food, drink, and much more!