Happy 4th of July! One of the newest and coolest breweries in Birmingham, Trim Tab, stopped by today.
Well, OK, he didn't physically stop by, but Trim Tab owner Harris Stewart was on the line. A former law student at the University of Alabama, Stewart soon realized that he was having a lot more fun home brewing than learning about being a barrister. So he and his wife set up shop in Birmingham.
We talk about the inspiration behind "Trim Tab" (hint: Buckminster Fuller had something to do with it), and the importance of craft beer / breweries in creating a community.
Plus, Mike O'Sullivan of Taproom Press stopped by to talk Georgia beer, and friend of the show Brian Hewitt came by with some of the beers he grabbed on a recent trip to Oregon.
It's the Beer Guys 6 month anniversary!
We celebrate with the crew from Atlanta's Second Self Beer Company. We talk to one of the newest breweries in the state as they prepare to open up their new tasting room.
We also talk to Steve from SweetWater, who fills us in on the latest about the theft of their beers.
Finally, Craig from the ABV Chicago podcast stopped by. He was on a tour of major league baseball parks and found himself in Atlanta. We share some Chi-Town beers, and his bewilderment over Georgia's terrible beer laws.
We welcomed two great beer bars into the Beer Guys Radio studios this week. The J Clyde from Birmingham is one of the best and most established beer bars in Alabama. Meanwhile, Establishment in Atlanta is one of the new kids on the block, and they've got some interesting ideas when putting their plan together.
Aaron got a present in the mail the other day, and the Beer Guys test it out. Does the Fizzics machine really give you a draft experience from a bottle? We'll put it to the test.
Also on the show, we answer a special Father's Day question, Tim's got his Whales of the week, and Stogie Review's Brian Hewitt joins us with a digression.
Truck and Tap's Beers of the week? Burnt Hickory's Ezekiel's Wheel Pale Ale and Terrapin's Poivre Potion.
This week, we talk to Kathy Davis. The owner of one of Georgia's newest breweries, Abbey of the Holy Goats in Roswell, talks about the challenges of starting a brewery, their Kickstarter campaign, and exactly why the brewery is named after an abbey....and goats!
We'll also talk to Forbes contributor Tara Nurin on the ongoing debate on the definition of "craft" beer.
Plus, we'll have Tim's Whale of the Week and a listener question!
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This week, we talk to Jonathan Baker from Atlanta's Monday Night Brewing. Our drinkin' pants were on, as he brought a bevy of brews, including their new Nerd Alert "pseudo pilsner," the much sought after Slap Fight IPA (that was literally hours old), as well as their Laissez Faire wheat wine aged in Cabernet barrels.
Also, we'll talk to Cary Fordyce from the Oglethorpe County Chamber of Commerce, who is actively seeking to bring a brewery to their northeast Georgia County.
Plus, we'll have Tim's Whale of the Week (hint: it has to do with cake), a cigar digression, and a homebrew question from producer Marquis.