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 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|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 278-Corridor 55 Special Release 6 Skeleton Key Brewery||"It was the first night of 'extra hours' for Skeleton Key, who now are open every Tuesday, and the Brit and Yankee podcast was honored to be their first night attraction. And we use the word 'attraction' with reserve if you have seen the podcast staff! In front of a full house we expose brewer John Szapo, and owners Paul and Emily Slayton to our hard-hitting questions and taste their selections of brews. It's a fun time with no holds barred so listen in and enjoy!||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 277-Blowing Raspberries!||"Raspberries are the featured adjunct to a six-pack of brews we sample on this edition. This edition is recorded at Pollyanna's Roselare tap room in Roselle and features a panel of likely lads including Roselare's very own VP of Operations Ed Malnar, taproom manager Jay Rosicky, Hopvine head brewer Ken McMullen, and craft beer aficionados Kevin Herbst and Tom Ryan. Its a big Bronx Cheer to all of them!||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 276-Illinois World Beer Cup Winners||"This week, The Brit headed down to Nevin's Brewing in Plainfield to meet up with several of Illinois star brewers who won medals at the 2018 World Beer Cup. Held in Nashville as part of the Craft Brewers Conference, this biennial event produced 6 medals, comprising 3 Golds, 2 Silvers, and 1 Bronze medal. We get to talk to Half Acre's Matt Gallagher, Nevin's Eric Plata and Cory Davidson with Marc Wilson lurking in the background, and finally Brandon Wright from Werk Force. Congratulations to them all!||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 275-Flesk Brewing 2.0+1||"We've had this thing with the O'Brian lads where they keep brewing, and we keep up-to-speed on their progress. It started in Lombard at the location that is now AfterThought, and then they moved up north and the Flesk Brewing brewpub was born. Our last visit was back at the end of June 2017, and Will gave the Brit as special bottle of their 1st Anniversary Imperial Porter. The Brit said let's crack it open on your 1st anniversary of the brewpub. And so that's what we did. Among the hub-bub of the FleskFest, we chat with Will and James O'Brian about their first year, and sample the three collaborations they have on tap for this event and ongoing until they're gone!"||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 274-We Say Zumbier!||"This week we head up north to Waukegan, and discover that up there is a nice, cozy brewpub with a lot of heart! Larry and Talea Bloom are the force behind this addition to the Chicago-land brewing scene, and traditional styles meet new styles here. As we stepped through the doors we saw something different to the usual brewery taprooms, and it turned into a a really nice experience, where the beers, the people and the ambiance just exudes 'old school', and we mean that as a compliment."||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 273-Corridor 55 Special Release #5-Black Horizon Brewing||"It's a different version of our Corridor 55 Special Release series, as we aren't recording in front a live audience, but rather due to everyone's busy schedules, we are in the brewery on a brew day so the taproom is closed. However co-owner Charles St. Clair and head brewer Alex Stankus are on-hand to talk with us, and it turns into a bumper edition. Join us for this inside chat when we find out about the brewery, their brewing styles, and a little bit about the guys behind the brewery. It's the Brit, the Yankee, and series producer Kevin Herbst, barging in on a brew day, and enjoying some good beers and conversation. And although they couldn't make the recording we managed to head over to Skeleton Key and get Paul Slayton's take on the Chain Beer, so stay tuned for the end of the podcast!"||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 272-3 Guys In A State: Idaho||"This second episode of 3 Guys, sees Mark Naski, Johnny K, and The Brit sampling some brews from the 'famous potato' state of Idaho. Mark now lives in Boise, but returns with tales of the expanding craft beer scene on a regular basis. He also brings plenty of samples. Not being ones to turn down free beer, we got together and ran through a few new ones, just to make sure there was no threat to Illinois brews. Alas, we were wrong as the beers we tasted are challenging insomuch as they'd give our home crews a run for their money! This show coincides with Idaho Craft Beer Month."||5/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 271-3 Guys In A State: Illinois||"It's Illinois Craft Beer Week, and after last week's show where we celebrated a brand new Illinois brewery, we have returned to a quieter home turf location and we are tasting some Illinois beers. This is the first of 2 shorter shows (making up for missing a couple) where beer consultant to the stars, Mark Naski, joins The Brit and friend of the show, John Karwoski, and we talk about and taste some brews from two of our favorite states, Illinois and Idaho. In this episode we have Afterthought, Church Street, and Dovetail for some arbitrarily selected brews."||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 270-Oswego Brewing Co-Ribbon Cutting||"The Brit headed down the Fox River for a follow-up visit to Oswego Brewing Co., and he sat down with head brewer Marc Wilson ahead of the official ribbon-cutting ceremony, and found out what he had been doing in the past 6 weeks. Also stopping by are co-owners Chris Heinen and Panit Patel, and we taste all of their initial offerings which turn out to have something for everyone, and they are all solid brews. All that and a chat with Oswego's Mayor. It promises to be a busy weekend and a great start to Illinois Craft Beer Week!"||5/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 269-Cut Price Craft Beers?||"This week we have gathered our panel of usual suspects, co-host Chuck Fort from Church Street Brewing, ex-tavern owner John Karwoski, and craft beer nerd, Tom Ryan. They are press-ganged into a blind taste test, this time with brews from cut-price supermarket Aldi. Their web site states "Brewed To Exceed Your Expectations"...so is it? We collected 6 sample brews, a range of styles, and we use a very arbitrary rating system that covers Appearance, Smell, Taste, After Taste, and Drinkability, across a 100 point weighted rating system. We blind tasted the brews, then averaged the total scores to find out the beer we best liked. Did any of them pass muster? Listen in to find out!"||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 268-Pollyanna Roselare Update||"6 months later, Pollyanna's second location continues to grow and thrive. After a brief report recorded during a very noisy soft opening night, Taproom Manager Jay Rosicky invited the pub Landlord, Phil Clark, to come back, and chat about how things are progressing and what to expect from this Roselle IL location. VP of Operations, Ed Malnar, joined us and not only did we sample some of the Pollyanna brews, but Phil brought along a couple that he throws in for the guest to review, Buffalo Creek Brewing's first can, and one of Imperial Oak's Savage Oak series."||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 267-Corridor 55 Release #4-Miskatonic Brewing||"In this edition of our Corridor 55 Special Release series, we are recording LIVE at Miskatonic Brewing in Darien, IL. Founder Josh Mowry and Head Brewer John Wyzkiewicz join the Pubcast crew to talk about their beers and brewery. We have their three selected beers, and talk their thoughts on brewing, hear how John relates flavors in a beer to a symphony of instruments, what they are streaming on TV, their thoughts on canning and small batches, and hear what the story is behind their Inspiration beer. Joining us at the end is Kevin Baldus, brewer at Black Horizon Brewing, our next brewery in the Corridor 55 series. Kevin brings his 'chain' beer in a freshly filled can, sans label"||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 266-Mark's US Tour||"We are off on a multi-state beer tour in this episode with a full pub studio of 3 co-hosts and a brewer! We focus on Braxton Brewing from Kentucky, but also taste brews from Ironmonger in Georgia, and our friends in Florida, Barrel of Monks. It's a six-pack plus one on this edition, but we think these are an exceptional bunch of brews, so settle in and enjoy!"||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPubcast from The Brit and Yankee-Show 265-Oswego Brewing Company||"New craft breweries continue to open across the Chicago suburban area with amazing regularity. In this edition we've headed south-west to Oswego, where head brewer Marc Wilson is putting in the hours to ready the Oswego Brewing Company for opening in late April to mid-May. Marc is a friend of the show from his former brewery, so of course we immediately gave him a shout to see if we could come down and get a progress report from him. Also in part 2 of edition, we visit Church Street Brewing to unfairly compare Helles lagers, and crack into some growlers that Mark Naski has brought from rhyming cities, Six Ten Brewing in Tampa FLA, and County Line Brewing in Nampa ID. Cheers!"||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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This isn't just another podcast about beer and beer drinking. Phil and Mike (aka Lingo) do a great job on production, content, and humor. I love the audio tours and the talk with Dave G. Keep up the great work! R U Listening?
Good for you ears
The Brit and Yankee is a good time listen, the like of which iis not seen often in the podosphere. A variety show, with musc, tours, interviews it is as close to being down at the local as you can get without being down at the local. Download the show, pull out an ale, set up your darts, whip out your ipod, and create a pub in your own home!
Good Information and Laughs
The Pubcast is really fun. The guys really know their beer. Years and years of practice, I assume!