Episode 110 - Ray Daniels, Cicerone Certification Program (CBC17-01)

Episode 110 - Ray Daniels, Cicerone Certification Program (CBC17-01)

Happy Monday, Thieves! We were in Washington, DC recently for the 2017 Craft Brewers Conference. We'd intended to post these episodes a couple of weeks ago but got sidetracked by the ABI news cycle, and ended up pushing them back. But they're here and they're fabulous as ever! 

First up we have Ray Daniels, the founder of the Cicerone Certification Program. Ray joined us at Churchkey one raining morning in April to talk about founding the program and where he hopes it will go. Tune in and find out.!

Next week we'll have Greg Engert, beer director at Churchkey and all the other awesome Neighborhood Restaurant Group spots. Fun stuff!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

Episode 109 - Ethan Fixell, editor of ABI's The Beer Necessities Blog

Episode 109 - Ethan Fixell, editor of ABI's The Beer Necessities Blog

Hey y'all. We got a new episode today with Ethan Fixell, editor of the website The Beer Necessities, which is bankrolled by Anheuser-Busch's The High End. We recorded this on the same day as Episode 108, which dug into the Wicked Weed ABI buyout among other news. We just happened to have Ethan booked that very same day (honestly!) so we put him on the spot about all of this. Tune in and hear what he has to say as an employee of ABI.

(Coincidentally, over the last three weeks with Meg Gill, Wicked Weed news, and now Ethan, we've managed to have three ABI episodes in a row. Def didn't plan it that way, we swear!)

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

  

Episode 108 - Wicked Weed Acquisition, Lagunitas Buy-Out, and More Beer News

Episode 108 - Wicked Weed Acquisition, Lagunitas Buy-Out, and More Beer News

Hey y'all. We have a very special episode today, one that's practically recorded live. Last week was a big new week for beer so we decided to sit down and weigh in on everything ourselves—the Wicked Weed-ABI acquisition, the Lagunitas-Heineken complete buy-out, and more. Tune in. Guaranteed to push some buttons.   

Episode 107 - Meg Gill, Golden Road Brewing

Episode 107 - Meg Gill, Golden Road Brewing

Hey y'all, back at you on Monday afternoon with a new episode. Today we have Meg GIll from Los Angeles's Golden Road Brewing. Meg also has a new show on Vice called BEERLAND that you should check out. We talk to her about both of those things as well as her career in the beer industry. Fun, at times boisterous talk all around. Do it!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

Episode 106 - Joe Percoco, Søle Artisan Ales

Episode 106 - Joe Percoco, Søle Artisan Ales

Happy Monday, Thieves! We're back at it again today with a whip-smart upstart brewer from Pennsylvania named Joe Percoco. Perhaps you've  heard of his nomadic brewery, Søle Artisan Ales? Maybe you've even tried some of their cans? We sat down with Joe for a show recently and man is he one knowledgeable young brewer. Killing it. He'll be opening a new brick-and-mortar brewery soon. Tune in and let us know what you think! 

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

Episode 105 - An Bui, Mekong & The Answer Brewpub (Hunahpu's Day® 2017 03)

Episode 105 - An Bui, Mekong & The Answer Brewpub (Hunahpu's Day® 2017 03)

Happy Monday, Thieves! We have our final Hunahpu's Day® 2017 episode for you today with An Bui of Richmond, Virginia's Mekong and The Answer Brewpub. An and his family have been a fixture in the Richmond beer scene for over a decade now and we sat down to talk with him about his evolution from Vietnamese restaurateur to owner of one of the most exciting new breweries in the country. We got a cut a little short due to the festival but still a fun episode!

This concludes our Hunahpu's Day® 2017 coverage. Please come back next year for more.

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

Episode 104 - Chief (Jeff O'Neil), Industrial Arts Brewing (2nd Anniversary Show)

Episode 104 - Chief (Jeff O'Neil), Industrial Arts Brewing (2nd Anniversary Show)

Photo by Matt Coats (via BeerAdvocate)

Photo by Matt Coats (via BeerAdvocate)

Hey y'all, we've got a brand new show for you today featuring Jeff O'Neil (AKA Chief) from Industrial Arts Brewing. Long time listeners may recall that Chief was our first guest way back in 2015 and we had him on again for our first anniversary episode in 2016. Well, he's back again which must mean we're celebrating two years this time. Crazy, huh? Tune in, it's fun as always.

We'll return next week with the third of three Hunahpu's Day episodes before diving into some fun ones from Jersey City Home Base and 2017 Craft Brewers Conference. STAY TUNED!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

Episode 103 - Arizona Wilderness Brewing (Hunahpu's Day® 2017 02)

Episode 103 - Arizona Wilderness Brewing (Hunahpu's Day® 2017 02)

Happy Monday, thieves! We have a fun show today, our second from Hunahpu's Day which took place a few weeks ago in Tampa, Florida. We  sat down with the wild and crazy dudes of Arizona Wilderness Brewing. Great conversation with Jonathan Buford and Patrick Ware about beer, the desert, and getting arrested in Tampa. You don't want to miss this one!

The final Hunahpu's episode will be available on April 17, so stay tuned!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

Episode 102 - Civil Society Brewing (Hunahpu's Day® 2017 01)

Episode 102 - Civil Society Brewing (Hunahpu's Day® 2017 01)

Happy Monday, Thieves! Starting today, we're releasing a new series of episodes that were recorded earlier this month at Hunahpu's Day® 2017! First up is with our pals Karl Volstad and Evan Miller at Civil Society Brewing in Juniper, Florida. We hit if off with these guys at Extreme Beer Festival earlier this year, so we decided to sit down for an early morning Hunahpu's talk over bacon, coffee, and beer. Our friend Anthony from Other Half sat in. It was an early but fun morning.

The remaining two episodes will be available in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant.

  

Episode 101 - Derek Dellinger & Barry Labendz, Kent Falls Brewing

Episode 101 - Derek Dellinger & Barry Labendz, Kent Falls Brewing

Happy Monday, Thieves! Today we'r talking to Derek Dellinger and Barry Labendz of Connecticut's Kent Falls Brewing. They're making some of the best beer in the Hudson Valley-NYC Metro area and we're super stoked to talk to them on STB. Tune in!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 100 - Just the Four of Us

Episode 100 - Just the Four of Us

Photo by Matt Coats

Photo by Matt Coats

Happy Monday, Thieves! One half of the STB crew is fresh off the plane from a quick weekend in Tampa, having celebrated Hunahpu's Day with Cigar City and about a million other breweries. It's gonna be a long week of recovery and we'll have those episodes up for you in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, we're celebrating a little milestone:  our 100th episdode! Hard to believe we've been doing this that long. For this episode we didn't invite any special guests or do anything too crazy, just decided to each bring one beer to blind on the other three. (Justin's beer was infected and exploded upon opening—an apt metaphor for something.) Tune in and let us know what you think!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 99 - Yazan Karadsheh, Carakale Brewing Co.

Episode 99 - Yazan Karadsheh, Carakale Brewing Co.

Happy Monday, Thieves! We've got a special guest joining us today all the way from the Middle East. Yazan Karadsheh is the owner of the one and only craft brewery in Jordan, Carakale Brewing Co. He was recently in Jersey City and sat down to talk to us about the state of brewing in modern day Jordan and also brought some rad beers to share with the panel. Check it out here. Very cool stuff.

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

You can now subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!!

Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 98 - Charlie Todd, Two Beers In Podcast

Episode 98 - Charlie Todd, Two Beers In Podcast

Happy Monday, y'all! We've got our friend Charlie Todd of the Upright Citizen's Brigade show and podcast Two Beers In joining us on this hilarious Monday afternoon. Also the founder of Improv Everywhere (you know, the guys that do the no-pants subway ride and a million other funny public art performances), Charlie happens to be a huge craft beer nerd. We geek out on comedy and podcasting and beer. It's a ton of fun! Tune in!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

You can now subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!!

Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 97 - Andy Crouch, BeerScribe

Episode 97 - Andy Crouch, BeerScribe

Happy Monday, Thieves! We're dropping the last of our three-part Extreme Beer Festival series today by welcoming beer writer Andy Crouch into the B-Rizzle Modle Studios™. Andy is a Boston-based columnist for BeerAdvocate Magazine who has several opinions he doesn't mind sharing with you about the liquid you so dearly love. He's been described as "a big fat idiot", cantankerous, and curmudgeonly. He also happens to be completely hilarious. Check out our chat with him here. 

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

You can now subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!!

Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 96 - Lee McComb, Half Acre Beer

Episode 96 - Lee McComb, Half Acre Beer

Happy Monday, Thieves! Today we have Lee McComb from Chicago's Half Acre Beer joining us for the second of three Extreme Beer Festival episodes. Tune in and let us know what you think!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

 

Episode 95 - Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head

Episode 95 - Sam Calagione, Dogfish Head

Hello Thieves! We just got back from a long weekend in Boston for Beer Advocate's Extreme Beer Festival. This was our second year there and once again amid the all the beers, hangovers, and other debauchery we somehow managed to record a few shows. First up is Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head who needs no introduction. So just tune in and let us know what you think!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

You can now subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!!

Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 94 - David Walker, Firestone Walker Brewing

Episode 94 - David Walker, Firestone Walker Brewing

Happy Monday again everyone! We've got a legend on the show today, Mr. David Walker of California's Firestone Walker Brewing. Originally  hailing from the UK, David is the Lion half of Firestone Walker (his brother-in-law, Adam, is the Bear). We had a good chat with him in New Jersey last week before some events - don't miss this one!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 93 - Jesse Ferguson, Interboro Spirits & Ales (Rowdy Mix)

Episode 93 - Jesse Ferguson, Interboro Spirits & Ales (Rowdy Mix)

Today we're welcoming Jesse Ferguson from Brooklyn's Interboro Spiritis & Ales. Jesse was the founding brewer at Carton back in 2011 and has since gone on to start his own spot in Brooklyn's East Williamsburg neighborhood. **PLEASE NOTE:** This is a rowdy episode. You have been warned. And we promise to get Jesse back on soon when everyone isn't so, um,  loose and free-spirited. 

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

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Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 92 - Brian Strumke, Stillwater Artisanal, is Back

Episode 92 - Brian Strumke, Stillwater Artisanal, is Back

Happy Monday, everybody! Brian Strumke from Stillwater is back on the show today to talk about his 2017 Resolutions. He's working on some exciting new beers and a new brewpub space right here in New York City. Tune in for all the salacious deets!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

You can now subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!!

Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant

Episode 91 - Lew Bryson, Beer & Whisky Writer

Episode 91 - Lew Bryson, Beer & Whisky Writer

Hey y'all, we have a brand new episode this week with long-time beer and whisky writer Lew Bryson! Tune in to hear what Lew has to say are the trends that have most surprised him over the years and where he thinks craft beer is headed. It's a hoot!

As always, you can email your questions, complaints, whimpers, or whines to us at stealthisbeerpodcast@gmail.com. We read everything we get and we'll try to respond as quickly as we can. If not online, then on air. And THANKS!

You can now subscribe to STB on iTunes and PLEASE LEAVE US A REVIEW!!!

Producer: Justin Kennedy  Engineer: Brian Casse  Music: "Abstract Concepts - What Up in the Streets" by Black Ant