It’s finally time to release the long-awaited Firkin Fest Episode! Powered by Shepherd Express, the Tap Takeover Podcast was extremely busy gathering interviews from the cavalcade of characters on hand at the 2017 celebration. We check in with some friends of the podcast, as well as some new brewers who we were very excited to talk with. On deck in this episode: Lakefront, Left Hand, Broken Bat, Third Space, Raised Grain, Explorium, 3 Sheeps, City Lights, Good City, Karben4, Vintage, Beer Barons, Barley’s Angels, Girls Pint Out, Brewfest Partners, Fermentorium, Door County, Mahoney’s Basement, Public Craft Brewing, Mobcraft, and The Gleason’s. And a special congratulations to Ryan and Meghan, the newlywed couple who made Firkin Fest their very first stop after the wedding, and made the TTP their very first interview as a married couple! Plus a super-sized Beer News, and teasers for upcoming TTP Episodes! And stay tuned for a full line of videos from the event. Cheers!
The Tap Takeover Podcast is back with the much-anticipated second part of our interview with Randy Sprecher, owner of Sprecher Brewing in Milwaukee. What an honor it was to sit down with a brewer who, let’s face it, has forgotten more about brewing beer than most of us will ever learn. In this episode, we will learn more about the cellar-aging process with a live tasting of some of the delectable treats that the folks at Sprecher Brewing have squirreled away in storage, we’ll discuss the weight of molecules and how temperature affects flavor, and a brief history of the traditional Firkin. Plus pop-up bars, beer gardens, and Beer News! Cheers!
More big changes for the Tap Takeover Podcast in Episode 17! We’ve got a new partnership with Shepard Express to announce, new music contributions from The Gleasons and Mama Digdown’s Brass Band, and a brand new interview with one of the pioneers of craft beer – Randy Sprecher! Owner of Sprecher Brewing in Milwaukee, Randy has been in the beer game for more than 30 years and has acquired a wealth of knowledge. Ever wonder where those ester flavors in your Belgian beers come from? What is the secret to good, traditional root beer? What were the challenges to starting a craft brewery in the decades when macro beer was king? We’ve got all of these answers and more! Plus an extra special edition of Beer News, including interviews from Wisconsin IPA Fest held this past week at Third Space Brewing, and the TTP’s picks for the must-attend Tap Takeover parties being held in Madison this week Friday on the eve of Great Taste of the Midwest. Cheers!