Brau Brothers Brewing Co.

Stop No. 2 for the Corey and Ira Excellent Winter Warmer Adventure Series brings the guys to Marshall, Minnesota to visit Brau Brothers Brewing Co. Join along as Dustin Brau talks about the brewery’s beginnings, their growth and what’s ahead for the family operation.

Also, Corey and Ira talk beer samples from Lake Superior Brewing Co. and beers of the week include offerings from Indeed Brewing and Great Lakes Brewing Company.

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August Schell Brewing Company/The Starkeller

The first part (of four) of Corey and Ira’s Excellent Winter Warmer Adventure, where the guys take the show on the road, brings them to visit Jace Marti, assistant brewmaster with August Schell Brewing Company and the mind behind The Starkeller, Schell’s sour-only taproom. Sit back and enjoy getting caught up on the history of the country’s second-oldest family-run brewery, the ambition behind The Starkeller project and what lies ahead for one of the most-respected breweries in all the land.

Andrew Burns is also in to talk about the quadruple style, and regional news covers the future of F-Town Brewing, Steve and Dawn Finnie opening Little Thistle Brewery in Rochester, and news about Ward House Brewery and Half Pint Brewing in Waseca.

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Giesenbräu Bier Co.

Erin Hutton, brewer and owner of Giesenbräu Bier Co., stops in studio to talk about his new brewery in New Prague, how he landed there and about his time spent in Germany that influenced his brewing.

Also, Corey and Ira chime in on the Dilly Dilly “controversy” between Anheuser-Busch’s Bud Light marketing team and Modist Brewing Company in Minneapolis.

Andrew Burns stops in, too, to talk about the barleywine style.

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Chapel Brewing

Corey and Ira are joined in studio by Andrew Burns, head brewer of Chapel Brewing in Dundas. The three talk about the interesting history and reuse of the building that houses the taproom, Andrew’s approach to brewing and what lies ahead for the new brewery. Also, Corey and Ira share regional news, including a chance to check out local offerings during Northfield’s annual Winter Walk.

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Forager Brewing Company

Austin Jevne, head brewer of Forager Brewing Company, is in studio for this episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira. Austin talks about the concept of Forager, the pride taken in the process of creating the beers (and the food) and the much-loved sour beer program at the brewery. Corey and Ira also preview what’s coming up for the winter and chat about new breweries opening in the coming weeks.

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Shakopee Brewhall

Shakopee Brewhall co-owner Ryan Lindquist and head brewer Ben Salyards are in studio for this extended episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira. The duo talks about the early weeks of the brewery, the importance of being on main street downtown and what’s ahead for the young operation. We’ve also got style of the week, beers of the week and regional news.

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Summit Brewing Co.

It’s a real treat this episode of On Tap with Corey and Ira as Damian McConn, head brewer of Summit Brewing Co., is in studio. In the course of the conversation, McConn talks about his beginnings in Ireland, coming to Minnesota, the growth of Summit and what’s ahead for the St. Paul brewery, and the industry landscape as more and more breweries open. You do not want to miss this show.

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