TTP Episode 69 – Component

The Tap Takeover Podcast returns to a familiar spot to meet a new family of brewers in Bay View, WI. Component Brewing has taken over the taproom and brewing location once held by Eagle Park and Enlightened Brewing, but they have certainly left their mark on the space. With a focus on hazy IPA’s, fruited kettle sours and stouts, Jonathan, Steve and DJ Kowalske – the three owners of Component Brewing – have their fingers firmly on the pulse of the craft beer community! We sit down to discuss their reasons for making Bay View their home, the challenges of starting small, and the inspiration for their fun beer names. Grab a pint of Rose’s Sour and join us. Cheers!

TTP Smells Like a Beer Fest Preview – Mikerphone

It’s almost time for the 2nd Annual Smells Like a Beer Fest at Mikerphone Brewing in Elk Grove, IL, and we at the Tap Takeover Podcast are thrilled and honored to bring our listeners with us to the event through exclusive coverage on April 27th! But first, Andy sits down with owner Mike Pallen to discuss plans for the 2019 Fest and the massive number of high-end craft breweries involved, as well as some Breaking News on the changes regarding bottle allotments for the BA Smells Like Bean Spirit bottle release. Grab a bottle of your favorite Bean Spirit Variant to share and join us for a quick 20 minute update on the Fest! Cheers!

TTP Joint Beer Fest News – Mikerphone

Another quick update from the Beer News Department at the TTP in anticipation of the 4/20 Joint Beer Fest at Eagle Park Brewing! Andy sits down with Mike Pallen, owner of Mikerphone Brewing in Illinois and Eagle Park owner Jackson Borgardt to discuss their collaboration beer for the 2nd annual Joint Beer Release. Stay tuned all week for more breaking news and exclusive TTP coverage of this exciting festival! Cheers!

TTP Joint Beer Fest News – Phase Three

Another quick update from the Beer News Department at the TTP in anticipation of the 4/20 Joint Beer Fest at Eagle Park Brewing! Alex and Andy sit down with Shaun Berns and Evan Morris of Phase Three Brewing in Illinois and Eagle Park owner Jackson Borgardt to discuss their collaboration beer for the 2nd annual Joint Beer Release. Stay tuned all week for more breaking news and exclusive TTP coverage of this exciting festival! Cheers!

TTP Joint Beer Fest News – Lupelin

Another quick update from the Beer News Department at the TTP in anticipation of the 4/20 Joint Beer Fest at Eagle Park Brewing! Jim sits down with Aaron Zierdt and Mike Johnson of Lupelin Brewing Company in Minnesota and Eagle Park owner Jackson Borgardt to discuss their collaboration beer for the 2nd annual Joint Beer Release. Stay tuned all week for more breaking news and exclusive TTP coverage of this exciting festival! Cheers!

TTP Joint Beer Fest News – Eagle Park and Untitled Art

A quick update from the Beer News Department at the TTP in anticipation of the 4/20 Joint Beer Fest at Eagle Park Brewing! Andy sits down with Eagle Park owner Jackson Borgardt to discuss plans for the 2nd annual Joint Beer Release, as well as their collaboration beer with Untitled Art being brewed for the event. Stay tuned all week for more breaking news and exclusive TTP coverage of this exciting festival! Cheers!

TTP Episode 68 – Phase Three Beer News

We’ve got a quick update from the Beer News Department at the Tap Takeover Podcast. Having produced their very first beer as a new brewery this past weekend, it’s time to say Happy Birthday to Phase Three Brewing in Illinois! We sat down with Sean Burns and Evan Morris to discuss their plans for their newest adventure into brewing, their shared experiences at both RAM and More, as well as their recent collaboration with Eagle Park Brewing for the upcoming Joint Beer Fest on 4/20! Extra Extra, join us for some breaking news!

TTP Episode 67 – R’Noggin

The Tap Takeover Podcast has taken another “beer-run” down to the Wisconsin-Illinois border to chat with the owners of R’Noggin Brewery in Kenosha! We sit down with brothers Jeff and Kevin Bridleman to get the inside scoop on the 70 different beers that they’ve brewed in their 3 years of operation. Ever wanted to know the story behind the little girl and her white rabbit on their artwork? We’ve got the answers! And we’ve also got lots of breaking news involving some of R’Noggin’s upcoming brewing projects, as well as some collaborations and special releases. Come for the beer news – this week sponsored by Three Cellars Menomonee Falls – and stay for the stories! Grab a bottle of Pre Dawn Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout and join us. Cheers!

TTP Episode 66 – Barrel Broker

Come join the Tap Takeover Podcast as we sit down for a special barrel-aged beer episode with the Barrel Broker, John Gill. Barrel aging of beers has grown significantly in recent years and John supplies over 90% of the barrels and racks in the Milwaukee area. He has also shipped product to all 50 states and around the world. We enjoy a few barrel aged beers as John tells us about the variety of Spirit and Wine barrels he supplies and what makes for a good barrel. Grab a pint of your favorite barrel aged beer and listen in. It’s a beautiful thing!

TTP Episode 65 – Miller Valley Part 2

The Tap Takeover Podcast crew is back for Part Two of the Miller Valley Brewery interview with Kain Escobar! Kain continues to go to the vault for some tasty, experimental beers and some funny stories from the brewery. He also tells us about Flying Hippo and even shares what beers he would have on tap if he started his own brewery. Grab a pint and join us for Part Two! Cheers!