On Tap with Corey and Ira are excited to have a guest who traveled the farthest on this week’s show. Jason Markkula of Bank Brewing Co. out of Hendricks (on the South Dakota border) is in studio to talk about the origin and growth of his brewery, from where the brewery draws inspiration and all the exciting beer that’s coming out of Bank Brewing. Corey and Ira also share news about Chapel Brewing, Giesenbräu Bier Co. and Shakopee Brew Hall opening.
On Tap with Corey and Ira hits the road and visits the Kegs and Barrels Festival in Rochester, featuring LTS Brewing, Grand Rounds Brewing Company, Kinney Creek Brewery and Four Daughters Vineyard and Winery. Corey and Ira also talk about beer samples from Bent Paddle Brewing, Hoops Brewing, Blacklist Artisan Ales, Castle Danger Brewing, Voyageur Brewing Company and Three Twenty Brewing Co.
Northfield’s own Randy Clay of Imminent Brewing is the guest on this week’s episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira. The co-owner and head brewer of the downtown Northfield brewery talks about the origins of his team and their dream, how Northfielders have received the brewery and his approach to brewing. Also, Andrew Burns is in with style of the week and Corey and Ira share news from around the region. A big thanks goes out to Bernie King and the Guilty Pleasures for supplying this week’s music.
Tommy, Dan and Colton are in from Island City Brewing Company to talk about their new brewery in Winona. We dive deep into their history, their preferences for beer and what’s ahead for the brewery on the river. Also, Andrew Burns takes over for Brad the Beer Guy for style of the week (Vienna lager this week), and we share some quick updates on area breweries being built.
Tim Roets with Roets Jordan Brewery is in studio this episode for On Tap with Corey and Ira. Find out how Roets is doing in its first year of business, why and how the business landed in Jordan and why the brewery does things just a little bit differently. Also, Brad the Beer Guy is in to talk about the Radler style, and Corey and Ira share some recent adventures on beer road trips.
It’s a very special On Tap with Corey and Ira this week as the first non-beer guests join the show. Simeon Rossi and Mark Schiller from Loon Liquor Co., based in Northfield, are in studio to talk about the creation and evolution of their business, how they handle the demand of a distillery and a cocktail room, and what’s in the future for their growing business. Brad the Beer Guy is also in studio to talk about the Radler style, and Corey and Ira share news from around the region.
It’s a full studio with Jeff, Dave and Kurt from u4ic Brewing Inc. in to talk with Corey and Ira. They talk about their upstart operation in Blakeley, Minn. (near Belle Plaine), building some of their own equipment and the big variety of beers they make. Stick around and also hear about the beers of the week and about the cristal style, courtesy of Brad the Beer Guy. Also, we share updates on Chapel Brewing, Tilion Brewing and Spiral Brewery.