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.
It’s a hometown edition of On Tap with Corey and Ira as Steve Pittman and Jenaveve Bell Pittman of Northfield’s Tanzenwald Brewing Company are in studio. The quartet talk about Steve, formerly of Lagunitas Brewing, and Jenaveve’s decision to return to the Midwest and call Northfield home for their brewery, what the process has been like to open the business and what the reception has been after about a month and a half of operation. Also, Brad the Beer Guy is in studio to dish about the India Pale Ale style, and Corey and Ira talk beers of the week and share some local news concerning breweries and, yes, even a cidery!
Joe Pond with Olvalde Farm and Brewing Co. is in studio this week with On Tap with Corey and Ira. The three talk about Joe’s decision to operate a farm brewery and how that differs from with what most consumers are familiar. As always, Brad the Beer Guy is in studio to share the style of the week and Corey and Ira share some area news, including an opening date for Imminent Brewing.
Lakeville Brewing Co. is in studio with co-owner Don Seiler and head brewer Reece Wagstaff. We chat about their first year in business, what it means to be part of the Lakeville community and how to handle the broad spectrum of beer drinkers who come through their doors. We’ve also got Brad the Beer guy in to talk about pale ale, and we give you the latest on brewery happenings in the area.
JT Dalton and Trevor Roediger with Nutmeg Brewhouse are in to talk about the Burnsville brewpub and what it offers for beer, food and atmosphere, as well as their own tastes for beer. Brad the Beer Guy is also in studio to talk about the saison style, and Corey and Ira share news about area breweries Tanzenwald Brewing Company, Imminent Brewing, Chapel Brewing, Tilion Brewing, and Loon Liquors and Smoqehouse.
Paul Brown from Wenonah Brewing Company in Goodview joins Corey and Ira on this week’s show to talk about the history and future of the small brewery on the “South Shore.” We’ve also got beers of the week from Firehouse Liquor, news about Tanzenwald Brewing Company and Sunday sales, and the style of the week from Brad the Beer Guy. It’s a fun show.