TTP Raised Grain Release Preview

Come on out and join the Tap Takeover Posse as we help the crew at Raised Grain Brewing in Waukesha, WI celebrate the special release of Les Trois Docteurs – Belgian Quad! Bomber bottles will be available at the taproom at 10am Saturday March 11 until they are gone. And they sold out at their last event in 1.5 hours flat, so plan to come out early and meet some of the Tap Takeover Podcast Crew as we do live interviews and spread the word about Wisconsin Craft Brewing!

Brewed with 100 pounds of Pinot Noir grapes from the award-winning Abbelone Winery and aged on oak for sixth months, this Belgian Quad is intensely complex with delicate flavors of Burgundy and banana esters. Take a listen to a quick 3-minute preview of Tap Takeover Podcast Episode 6 – Raised Grain to hear Nick and Doctor Scott let us in on the brewing process and flavor profile of this delicate behemoth!

Bottles are $15, limit 2 per person, and they’ll be tapping the first of four kegs at 10am so you can grab a glass after you pick up your bottles! Cheers and Santé!

TTP Episode 5 Part 1 – Wisconsin Breweriana

The boys at the Tap Takeover Podcast are leaving the comforts of the Solid Non Fail Studio this week to hit the road for our new Home Brewer Interview Series. We hit the road to crack a few beers with Dave Olson, founder of, a website dedicated to the collection and preservation of Brewery Memorabilia. But that isn’t all we’re up to in Part 1 of our two part interview! Dave is a craft brewing renaissance man: award winning homebrewer, beer cellar collector, as well as a Cicerone Server with his eye on the Master Cicerone certification. One interview simply wasn’t enough to handle all of the amazing historical knowledge, homebrewing expertise, and cicerone-server tasting techniques that Dave brings to the table. Check our Facebook and Instagram for the tap list from the interview, crack a cold one with us, and enjoy Episode 5 Part 1! Cheers!

TTP Episode 4 – Mobcraft

In the latest episode of the Tap Takeover Podcast, the boys are back for a very special installment of the Brewery Interview Series! Henry Schwartz, owner of Mobcraft Brewing, is taking over the taps this week. And we could alternately call this episode the “sour hour,” as Henry attempts to take us to sour Jesus with his limited release Existence Sour Ale (aged three ways)! Jim gets to nerd out about yeasts and bacteria, we tackle the shark tank experience, discuss rude beer name suggestions, and delve into some of the crazier concoctions dreamt up by the imaginative clientele of this crowd-sourced brewery. Plus, in our second half, Henry attempts to drop more breaking news than we can contain in one podcast! Cheers to the Sours!

TTP Episode 3 – Michigan Beercation

Welcome to the 3rd Episode of the Tap Takeover Podcast! This one is going to get epic in the Solid Non Fail Studio. Alex and Andy recount their Beercation to Michigan in December for the Dark Horse 4 Elf party, as well as stops at Bell’s, the Livery, and even some Odd Side Ales thrown in for good measure. Jesus and Jim join in for the fun and an extensive tasting of Bourbon Barrel Aged Stouts, Maple Porter, Triple Weizenbock, and Russian Imperial Barley Wine Stout. 18 beers in all! Grab a cold beverage and join us for an adventure as we take a walk down memory lane, as well as a step into the future of barrel-aged beers. Cheers!

Recording Episode 3 – Western Michigan tour









Here is who is taking over our taps tonight as we record Episode 3 tonight. A whirlwind tour of Western Michigan

Darkhorse – The Livery – Bell’s – Odd Side

Tap List:
Darkhorse –
BBA 2016 Plead the 5th
BBA 2015 Plead the 5th
2016 Plead the 5th
2015 Plead the 5th
2016 Bourbrum PT5
6 Pairs of Legs BBA Maple Porter
BBA 4 Guy IR Barleywine stout

The Livery –
BBA Triple Weizenbock
BBA Liverator
BBA Sojourner

Bells –
2016 Black Note (both batches)

Odd Side –
BBA Imperial Mayan Mocha
Hipster Brunch
Rye Hipster Brunch
Hazel’s Nuts

TTP Episode 2 – Milwaukee Brewing Company

The boys at the Tap Takeover Podcast welcome you into the Solid Non Fail Studio to have a beer and enjoy Episode 2! We continue our Brewery Interview Series with a special conversation with Jim McCabe, owner of Milwaukee Brewing Company. Loads to talk about as we do a live tasting at the brewery, get into the barrel-aging program which has won several awards in recent years, delve into the challenges of expanding brewery operations, and we get to know Jim McCabe – the brewer and the beer lover. And did we mention a Fire Truck?! So pour yourself a Gin-Barrel Aged O-Gii (aka NOT Godzilla), or a Brandy-Barrel Aged Louie’s Resurrection, and come join us for an adventure into Beer Craft.

TTP Episode 1 – Lakefront Brewery

Episode 1 of the Tap Takeover Podcast is live!

We here at the Solid Non Fail Studio are so very honored and excited to bring you the first episode in our brand new podcast series. With a focus on the Craft Brewing Industry, we begin our beer odyssey with an exclusive interview with Russ Klisch, the president of Lakefront Brewing in Milwaukee, WI. A true innovator of beer styles, Russ is responsible for many of the cutting edge new trends in the brewing industry over the past 2 decades.

The boys will be doing a vertical tasting of the 2013, ’14, ’15, & ’16 Black Friday beers. And we’ll pick Russ’ brain about the “My Turn” one-off series, the cellar-aging process, the “next generation” of beers coming to 2017, and new technologies in beer-tasting using the Fizzics Draft Beer system. We’ve got some attempts at “gotcha journalism,” as well as some teasers for next year’s Black Friday series, and even a bit of Breaking News. Cheers and Enjoy!