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!
Please join the Tap Takeover Podcast on Saturday February 2nd as we sponsor a fundraiser to help cover the cost of an expensive procedure to help our friend Laura kick Lyme Disease, a condition she was diagnosed with almost 5 years ago. This procedure consists of stem cell therapy and is, unfortunately, not covered by health insurance. Hope you can join us for all of the fun this Saturday at @J&B’s Blue Ribbon Bar and Grill. Cheers!
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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!
To begin Season 3, the Tap Takeover Podcast journeys deep into the bowels of MillerCoors for a 2-Part Interview to finally sit down with Kain Escobar and discuss Miller Valley Brewing – the experimental brewery portion of MillerCoors’ production! They come up with unique one-off concoctions which are then released and shared at different beer festivals. As of now the beer isn’t available for purchase, but they have created quite a cult following for their tasty brews. Kain gives us the low-down on what it’s like working for a large brewing company and how his smaller division operates more like a microbrewery. Go find yourself an ice-cold High Life and enjoy Part 1 of our interview with Miller Valley Brewing! Cheers!
As we wrap up another season of the Tap Takeover Podcast, we like to take the time to revisit some of our favorite bloopers from 2018. And there were plenty to go around! Let’s just say that drinking high ABV beers with professional brewers, and then speaking into a microphone, can have some hilarious consequences. So sit back, grab a pint of your favorite holiday ale, and enjoy a collection of bloopers from our time recording with Goose Island, Tyranena, Great Taste of the Midwest, our 25,000 Downloads Episode, Revolution, and our walk through Jesus’ Pumpkin Patch. And if you haven’t heard the original episodes, circle back and take a listen. What a year! Cheers!
Today’s special tasting on the Tap Takeover Podcast is the culmination of our thrilling listener contest to join the fellas for a chance to enjoy every distinct variation of Smells Like Bean Spirit that has been produced by Mikerphone Brewing in Elk Grove Village, IL. Our special guests for this episode are Joel and Ian, our contest winners, as well as our wonderful host Kyle Vetter, owner of 1840 Brewing in Milwaukee, WI. An extra special shout-out goes to Mike Pallen and his crew at Mikerphone Brewing for making such exceptional liquid, as well as a huge thank you to everyone who participated in our online contest. Stay tuned for more bottle-share contests in 2019! Grab a pint of your favorite Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit variant and join us for the shenanigans. Cheers!
The Tap Takeover Podcast crew returns to check in with owner Russ Klisch at Lakefront Brewing in preparation for the 2018 Black Friday Release! We have a live tasting of some side-by-side comparisons of both the 2017 & 2018 Black Friday Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, as well as the 2017 & 2018 XXX Reserve – a barrel-aged blend of the previous three years of Black Friday Stout. Get some insider info on the 2018 Black Friday release and all that Lakefront Brewing has in store for 2019! Pour yourself a glass of Black Friday Imperial Stout and join us. Cheers!
The Tap Takeover Podcast has taken another “beer-run” for a very special super-sized two part interview with Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL! We sit down with Quality & Innovation Lead Marty Scott and Specialty Beer Coordinator Aaron Keefner as they lead us through a sneak-peak live tasting of their “Deep Wood Series.” We’ll be discussing the skill and craft of barrel-aging and blending, the “Van Halen Culture” of Revolution, and we’ll hear some great stories about the early days of production. And we’ve got Breaking News about some future releases from the Deep Wood Series! Grab a can of Cafe Deth barrel-aged coffee stout and join us for the fun. Cheers!