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Last update: 2015-06-12

MN Beercast - Live from the St Paul Summer Beer Fest

2015-06-12 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty hosted some educational forums at the St Paul Summer Beer Fest last weekend. If you couldn't make it out there, enjoy! …

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MN Beercast - Wine & Beer Pairings, and 612Brew's Summer Concert Series

2015-06-05 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty are joined by Michael Agnew from A Perfect Pint & Leslie Miller from Amusee Wine to talk about wine & beer pairings, and The Glow Mechanics perform some live tracks to preview 612Brew's Summer Concert Series! …

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MN Beercast - Cider Edition! Plus, LTD Brewing.

2015-05-29 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week we're talking cider! Jim from Sociable Cider Werks gives us the skinny on their latest concoctions, and Shelly from Town Hall Tap talks about their upcoming Minneapolis Cider Week. We also get a call from Brett Glenna, who won last years Cider Week competition. Finally, Blake from LTD Brewing checks in to talk about their one-year anniversary. …

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MN Beercast - Montgomery Brewing and Beer in the Kitchen

2015-05-22 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty cover some of the news in the MN beer scene this week, and talk to Dan Parker from Original Gravity about using beer in the kitchen and pairing with foods, and then we're joined by Montgomery Brewing to talk about their Sunday Growler Sales and brewery operations. …

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MN Beercast - Live from Excelsior Brewing's MaiFest!

2015-05-15 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty hit up MaiFest at Excelsior Brewing Company last weekend and recorded some interviews - enjoy! …

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MN Beercast - Ryan Tuenge from the Strib, Bad Weather, and more!

2015-05-08 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty are joined by Ryan Tuenge from the Star Tribune and Joe from Bad Weather this week. …

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MN Beercast - Dangerous Man, MN Craft Beer Week & Jeff O'Brien

2015-05-01 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty wrap up the Sunday Sales efforts for the 2015 session, we talk to Jeff O'Brien about a craft beer conference, Rob & Sarah from Dangerous Man, and Dan Schwartz about MN Craft Beer Week. …

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MN Beercast - Barley's Angels & BoozeMart

2015-04-24 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty sit down with Melinda from Barley's Angels Twin Cities and Mick from BoozeMart to cover a range of topics including female craft beer consumers, Sunday Sales and local bars selling Sconnie beer. …

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MN Beercast - Badger Hill Brewing Company

2015-04-17 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week, Andrew and Schmitty travel to Shakopee to check out Badger Hill Brewing Company's new(ish) taproom and talk to Head Brewer Michael Koppelman. Cheers! …

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MN Beercast - Better Beer, House Hearings, & Hopvale

2015-04-10 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week on the Minnesota BeerCast Andrew and Schmitty recap the House committee hearing on Sunday sales. Then, Rob Shellman from Better Beer Society drops in with brewing author John Palmer and Michael Agnew from A Perfect Pint. The crew covers Better Beer Society University, Michael's upcoming beer/wine tours with Amusee, and John's new book Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers. The show wraps up with feedback on Hopvale, the newest year-round release from Summit Brewing. Hopvale is an organic session ale with lemon peel. …

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MN Beercast - Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest!

2015-04-03 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew and Schmitty recorded an episode from the Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest and chatted with a ton of great people from amazing breweries, including Deschuttes, Schells, Left Hand, Lakefront, Sociable Cider, and more! …

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MN Beercast - Liquor Omnibus Update, Crowdfunding, and more!

2015-03-27 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week, Andrew and Schmitty cover some news and talk about the upcoming Brewers Ball, talk to attorney Jeff O'Brien about crowdfunding, and are joined by Mike Franklin from Wrong About Everything for an update on the liquor omnibus bill. …

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MN Beercast - Insight, Du Nord, and Legislative Update

2015-03-20 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew & Schmitty open up this week with the latest Sunday Sales news, then we talk to Ilan from Insight Brewing, and we get a phone call from Distillers Guild Leader Shanelle Montana with Du Nord Craft Distillers. …

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MN Beercast - Enki Brewing, Barley Johns, and more

2015-03-13 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week we're joined by Jason from Enki Brewking & Marie from Barley John's calls in to tell us about their anniversary party coming up. …

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MN Beercast - Fulton, Left Hand & St Paul Summer Beer Fest

2015-03-06 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Joining Andrew & Schmitty this week are Mark from Chop Liver for a preview of the St. Paul Summer Beer Fest, Joe from Left Hand Brewery and Ben from Fulton Beer to talk about their latest events. …

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MN Beercast - Bad Weather Brewing, CraftMeister

2015-02-27 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week Andrew and Schmitty spoke with Zac and Joe from Bad Weather Brewing about their new facilities in the 2nd ward of St. Paul. Also, St Paul City Council candidate Marit Brock joined the conversation, and Jon from CraftMeister told us about their growler cleaning products and more! …

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MN Beercast - LIVE from Excelsior Brewing Company

2015-02-20 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week, Andrew & Schmitty head out to Excelsior Brewing Company and chat with Jennifer Johnson about some upcoming events and her work with Barley's Angels. Pete from Town Hall calls in to give a quick Winterfest preview, and then we chat with Derek from Excelsior about his career path in Minnesota beer and what special brews are on tap. …

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MN Beercast - Town Hall Barrel Aged Week

2015-02-13 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew and Schmitty are live at Town Hall Brewery to preview their 2015 Barrel Aged Week. …

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MN BeerCast - 612BREW

2015-02-06 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

612BREW joins the MN BeerCast along with local artist Adam Turman, and Bernick's Distribution's Brad "The Beer Guy" Magerkurth, to discuss their new cans, artwork, market distribution, and their upcoming 2nd anniversary party. …

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MN BeerCast - DayBlock Brewing Company

2015-01-30 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew and Schmitty paid a visit to DayBlock Brewing Company in Downtown Minneapolis to celebrate their one year anniversary and talk to Paul, Jeff, and Joe about their operations, beer, and food offerings. …

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MN BeerCast - Bent Paddle Brewing, NorthGate Brewing, and attorney Jeff O'Brien

2015-01-23 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This episode of the BeerCast features Bent Paddle Brewing, NorthGate Brewing, and attorney Jeff O'Brien. Andrew and Schmitty cover some Sunday liquor sales news. Colin and Laura Mullen from Bent Paddle talk about their upcoming Harness the Winter IPA, Minnesota Hops, and potential expansion. Jeff O'Brien from Lommen and Abdo joins the conversation to give some legal perspective on trademarks and legal news in the beer world. Adam and Tuck from NorthGate Brewing talk about their new brewery and taproom in Nordeast Minneapolis, as well as their upcoming 2nd Anniversary Celebration on January 31st. …

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MN Beercast - LIVE from The Mankato Craft Beer Expo!

2015-01-19 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

A special podcast, recorded live at the Mankato Craft Beer Expo, where we talk with Big Wood Brewery, Barley's Angels, The Mankato Brewery, and Waconia Brewing Company. …

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MN Beercast - Third Street Brewhouse, Bang Brewing, and Shepherds Way Farms

2015-01-16 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew and Schmitty intro the show covering some of the liquor and beer bills that have been introduced into the Legislature. Schmitty breaks the news that one of his year end predictions for 2015 has come true already. Mike Illig from Third Street Brewhouse joins the show to talk about their new Imperial Coffee Porter, Cool Beans. Jay and Sandy from Bang Brewing bring Jodi from Shepherds Way Farms to talk about their Kickstarter, beer, and cheese. …

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Schell's Brewing Company & JJ Taylor Distribution

2015-01-09 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew and Schmitty are joined by Jace Marti from August Schell Brewing Co and Joe Falkowski from JJ Taylor Distribution. Jace gives us the history of the Schell's Star of the North series. Jace then walks us through the next 4 releases in the Star of the North Series including the latest, Dawn of Aurora. Joe Falkowski talks about his educational initiative #MNCleanPint and the dynamics of limited release beer. The show wraps with conversation about Schell's upcoming Bockfest, February 14th. …

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MN Beercast - 2014 Year in Review, Winterfest, and more!

2015-01-02 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

The BeerCast is joined by Ryan from MNbeer.com, Dan Schwarz from MN Craft Brewers Guild, and Chris Montana from Du Nord Craft Spirits. The show starts with Dan announcing a new two-day format of The Craft Brewers Guild's premiere event, Winterfest. Chris discusses the grand opening of Du Nord's cocktail room January 9, and their new cocktail club. The show winds down with everyone taking a look back at 2014 and making predictions for the coming year. …

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MN Beercast - Holiday Giving w/ Finnegans, Pub 819, Stanley's NE Bar Room, and Ryan Tuenge!

2014-12-23 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

In this special holiday episode of the BeerCast Andrew and Schmitty embrace the spirit of giving. Finnegans Beer marketing, events, and volunteer coordinator Angie Lee joins the show to talk the beer, the brand, and their mission to feed the hungry. Luke from Pub 819 & Stanley's NE Bar Room sits in and talks about being a retail partner with Finnegans. Star Tribune blogger Ryan Tuenge also joins the show. …

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MN BeerCast - Barley Johns, Omar from Surly, and Gull Dam Brewing

2014-12-19 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week Andrew Lee and Schmitty talk to John and JT from Barley John's Brewpub about the coming release of Dark Knight Imperial Porter, brewery regulation, and expanding in Wisconsin. Andrew talks with Omar about the new Surly Destination Brewery. And, Luke calls in from Gull Dam Brewing in Nisswa, MN. …

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MN Beercast - Contract Brewing and the law, Joseph Wolf Brewing, Bemidji Brewery, and Excelsior Brewing

2014-12-12 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week The Minnesota BeerCast is joined by attorney Jeffrey O'Brien from Lommen Abdo, and Kathy Swanson from Joseph Wolf Brewing Co. Jeff and Kathy talk about navigating the world of contract brewing and the law. Tom Hill from Bemidji Brewery calls in to talk about their first bottle release, a double porter. And, Niles from Excelsior Brewing calls in to tell us about their Gluhwein beer, and the Arctic Fat Fever Fat Bike Race. …

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MN Beercast - Herkimer Brewpub, Eastlake Brewery, Gun Flint Tavern, and DrinkFly.com

2014-12-05 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week, Andrew & Schmitty talk to Paul from Gun Flint Tavern, who's starting a brewpub; Alex from DrinkFly.com calls in to talk about their new delivery service; Ryan from EastLake Brewery on their grand opening; and Matt from Herkimer Brewpub on their 15th anniversary! …

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MN Beercast - LIVE From Senor Wong for Imperial Black Friday!

2014-11-28 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

A huge show this week, live from Senor Wong in St Paul. We're joined by guests from GreatWaters BrewPub, the Northern Lights Rare Beer Fest, and Indeed & Surly breweries! …

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MN Beercast - Matt O'Reilly from Republic, and Ryan Tuenge from the Star Tribune

2014-11-21 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Restaurateur Matty O'Reilly of Republic, Red River Kitchen, 318 Cafe, and Dan Kelly's visits the Minnesota BeerCast to talk about how craft beer figures into his businesses. Star Tribune Ryan Tuenge beer blogger sits in on the show and joins in as the gang goes over the week in beer news. …

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MN Beercast - Lucid 3rd Anniversary, Lift Bridge Commander, Bent Brewstillery Dark Fatha

2014-11-14 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

This week, Andrew and Schmitty are joined by craft brewers from around the metro to talk about a weekend of releases. At the top of the show Schmitty recounts a quick trip to Duluth to speak on behalf of consumers at the Center for Ethics and Public Policy at UMD. Jon Messier of Lucid Brewing calls in from the road to cover the Lucid Brewing 3rd year anniversary and Hallucidation release party. Matt Hall, Head Brewer at Lift Bridge Brewery, talks about their annual Commander release Saturday at the brewery, and the process of making a barrel aged-beer. Bartley Blume of Bent Brewstillery covers the release Dark Fatha, their first barrel-aged stout. Bartley and Matt stick around and talk beer news with the guys. Everyone weighs in on the purchase of Dan Kelly's Bar & Grill by Republic Owner Matty O'Reilly, and the sale of 10 Barrel Brewing to AB/InBev. …

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MN. BeerCast - Vita.MN 6-Pack, Grumpy's Limited Action BeerFest, and Town Hall's No-Shave November Campaign

2014-11-07 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

In this episode of Minnesota BeerCast, Andrew and Schmitty talk to author Michael Rietmulder about the 2014 VITA.MN Minnesota Six-Pack. The Six-Pack is a limited selection that features Schell's Firebrick, Brau Brothers Moo Joos, Steel Toe Dissent, Lift Bridge Hop Dish, Bent Paddle 14 ESB, Summit Saga. Pat from Grumpy's downtown drags in Ben from Fulton Beer to let us know about the Limited Action Beer Fest. Finally, Pete from Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery comes by. Pete offers his perspective on the repeal of the Minneapolis 70/30 food liquor ratio. Then, Pete covers Town Hall Brewery's No Shave November, a campaign to raise money for prostate cancer research. A great cause and a perfect reason to grow a righteous beard. …

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MN BeerCast #3 - Summit Unchained #17, LynLake Brewery, Vote Yes on 2 Mpls

2014-10-31 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

In this episode of MN BeerCast, Andrew and Schmitty talk to Joe Widmer from Vote Yes on 2 MPls, a ballot initiative to remove the Mill City's 70/30 food to liquor ratio. They get into growler talk and all sorts of Rubbish with Joel, Justin, and Lee from LynLake Brewery. And, Summit brewer Tom Mondor talks about his first Unchained beer, Unchained #17 Harvest Fresh IPA. …

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The Minnesota BeerCast - Episode 2

2014-10-22 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew and Schmitty talk to Clint Roberts from the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild about Minnesota Brewcations, and Tim from Bemidji Beer about their latest offerings. …

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The Minnesota BeerCast - Episode 1

2014-10-17 :: TCNT_Podcasts
Length: 10s

Andrew Lee and Schmitty talk to Pete Rifakes from Town Hall Brewery, and Matt Hauke from The Fair State Cooperative Brewery about their latest offerings and events happening this weekend! …

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