The Tap Takeover Podcast is in the Riverwest neighborhood of Milwaukee to chat with Black Husky Brewing. Owners Toni and Tim Eichinger take the TTP Crew through brewery’s origins in Pembine, WI, the move to their new location in the Riverwest, and their plan to include all 23 sled dogs on their beer labels. We learn how Black Husky got it’s reputation for being purposely difficult, and for having “the worst tour in town,” a monicker that they are very proud of. Grab a pint of Sproose Double IPA and join us for a fun-filled episode. Cheers!
The Tap Takeover Podcast is coming live from Jesus’ Pumpkin Patch for a special tasting of Pumpkin beers. And we’re joined by a special guest to help advocate for the pumpkin spice flavor. Should pumpkin beers be cellar aged? Can Andy, a pumpkin-beer hater, be converted? Join us for a short tasting episode to kick off the Thanksgiving holiday season with Lakefront Brewery, Southern Tier, Schlafly, Whole Hog, and Avery. Cheers!
The Tap Takeover Podcast pays another visit to Bayview to grab a pint at Enlightened Brewing Company. The TTP Crew sits down with Founder/Co-Owner Tommy Vandervort and Co-Owner James Larson to discuss the brewery’s origins, plans to handle expansion, moving to their new location, and why they love Bayview so much. Jim gets schooled by a Philosophy Major while we learn how Enlightened comes up with the unique names for their beers. We touch on #HateHasNoHomeHere from this past summer, and what would the Tap Takeover Podcast be without a live tasting? Including an Amber that definitely doesn’t suck, and a special-release edition of Beer News! Cheers!
The 3rd and final part of our Central Waters Brewing interview with Anello and Simon should be titled “The Breaking News Portion!” We’ve got the scoop on a brand new entry into the Brewer’s Reserve Series in January, an update on Cassian Sunset production…and a possible return of Peruvian Morning?! Plus Beer News with a developing story on a Central Waters “Black Gold” tap takeover at Kindred in Milwaukee, our Pumpkin Picks for seasonal beers, and more info on special bottle releases all around town! Cheers!
In part 2 of 3 we rejoin the interview with Anello and Simon from Central Waters Brewing right where we left off, talking about the Exodus sour from years ago. Will there be a return to Sour Beers for these barrel-aging pioneers? We dive into the secrets behind the Anniversary Stouts, the River Run charity event and Black Gold release party, as well as Anello’s very first contribution to Central Waters – the award-winning Y2K barleywine! Plus the Tap Takeover Podcast crew conducts a live tasting of the entire Brewer’s Reserve Series. Grab a pint and join us now, and tune in next week for the thrilling conclusion to this amazing interview!
With one of the greatest barrel-aging programs in the country, Central Waters Brewing has built a cult following of rabid fans who will drive to Amherst, WI anytime of the year for these liquid treasures. Fortunately, owner Anello Mollica and lead brewer Simon Nielsen found time to sit down with the Tap Takeover Podcast! Welcome to the first episode in our three-part Central Waters interview series. In Part 1 we’ll talk about the base beers for the three year barrel-aged Black Gold, their core lineup of eclectic beers, how Anello and Paul came to own the brewery, and the long and arduous road that Simon took to join them. Plus a focus on special releases in Beer News! Cheers!