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Feb 18, 2017

We're talking craft beer, Marietta (Georgia) style with Ironmonger Brewing's owner David Sheets and new head brewer Barron Sluder. 

Also, we talk Georgia SB85 and more!

Feb 11, 2017

In this episode, we talk to Mike Castagno, the brand new head brewer at the iconic Decatur brewpub, Twain's. 

We also have Twain's owners (and brothers) Ethan and Uri Wurtzel on the show, talking about Twain's past 21 years in Decatur and how they've had to adapt and change to compete in the great craft beer market in that city. 

Tim gives us an update on SB85, and we'll talk about an Atlanta brewery making a cameo appearance during the Super Bowl! 

Next week, Ironmonger Brewing will join us in the studios. As always, drink local, and cheers!

Feb 4, 2017

A busy week! 

Not only is there some important football game going on this Sunday (#RISEUP), we invited a veritable plethora of guests on the show. 

Nancy Palmer of the Georgia Craft Brewer's Guild joined us on the exciting news about SB 85 - a bill that would actually (*gasp*) allow brewers to sell beer (wait for it...) at the brewery! Regardless, this is great news for Georgia's beer community. This bill, a compromise between the Guild and distributors, would allow:

  • Breweries to sell up to 3,000 barrels of beer made on premises, by the glass and up to one case per customer. Read more details here

In studio? We had a little change of pace. Tony Jones and Ian Flom from Mercier Orchards took a trip down from Blue Ridge to talk all things cider. We were able to talk about the history of Mercier Orchards and cider, as well as the process for making it. 

Also, we talked to Matt Leff of Nuit Belge. Coming to Atlanta's The Foundry At Puritan Mill, Nuit Belge combines some amazing chefs with Belgian (and Belgian-inspired) beers. It's coming up on Feb. 25, and if you use the promo code BGR10, you'll get $10 off the ticket! Tickets and details here

Truck and Tap's Beer of the Week

Well, OK. Ciders of the week. Including: 

  • Mercier Orchards Grumpy Granny, made from Granny Smith apples
  • Rock Steady Red, a cider blended with strawberries
  • Black Bee, made from Arkansas Black apples and clover honey
  • Old #3, made from Gold Rush apples

Coming up next week? Back to the beer, as we talk to the folks behind the iconic Decatur spot Twain's Brewpub & Billiards and new head brewer Mark Castagno joins us, among others. In the meantime, drink local...and Cheers! 

Thanks to our show sponsors:

Jan 28, 2017

What an amazing event! 

If you haven't been to one of the 13 iterations of the Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting, then you're missing out. Owen Ogletree, owner of Brewtopia.com, puts on the event every year at the Prado in Sandy Springs. This year's version featured more than 60 casks of unique and creative beers from Georgia, national and international brewers! 

We took advantage of our attendance at ACAT to drink some amazing beers (of course), but also to get updates on a few breweries and brewpubs in planning. 

First on the list was Mitch Steele. The former brewmaster for Stone Brewing is working with his partners to open up a brewpub on the Atlanta beltline sometime late in 2017. We spoke with him about the plans, and the reason why they picked Atlanta. 

Next, Owen took some time out of his busy day to talk about casks. What they are, the history involved, and why they are so much more nuanced than "normal" tapped beers. 

In our third segment, we speak to Matt and Lauren Curling, the husband and wife team behind Roswell's Variant Brewing Company. Also planning a 2017 launch, we talk about how they got started in craft beer (hint: it wasn't Matt at first!) and the trials and tribulations of starting up a new brewery. 

We also talk with our great sponsors, Your Pie Perimeter, about their upcoming Second Anniversary party. 

Ryan Skinner and Todd DeMatteo joined us in the fourth segment. Ryan and Todd are planning a new brewpub, Good Word, in craft beer starved Gwinnett County. We talked about starting up a new brewpub in downtown Duluth, as well as their idea for bringing the comforts of home to a brewpub.

Finally, we were lucky enough to grab two of the world's foremost experts on cask ales.  Des de Moor is a London-based beer judge and writer; and Steve Hamburg is a Chicago-area writer and beer judge. Both are cask experts, and we talk about the cask movement in the United States and what makes a great cask ale.

Next week, we'll be cidering it up with the folks behind Mercier Orchards. Thanks for listening, and don't forget...drink local! 

 

Jan 21, 2017
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Quite the crew. (From left): Your Pie Perimeter owners Morgan and Lisa Maclellan, Burnt Hickory Brewery owner Scott Hedeen, Tim and Aaron.

A packed house in the studio this weekend!

We were lucky to have three awesome guests. First, the evil genius (not really evil, but it sounds good) behind Burnt Hickory Brewery, Scott Hedeen, joined us in studio. We uncapped plenty of whales from BHB, thanks to Scott (and Brian Hewitt's) stash.

Scott talked about the challenges of operating a small brewery under current Georgia laws, the special ambiance of the tap room (including one crazy Yelp review), and the ideas behind their many creative variants. We also talked about Georgia Beer Day, the growth of craft beer (and spirits) in Kennesaw, as well as the fist BHB Town Hall meeting this week. Finally, Tim tests Scott on music and beer pairings. You'll find out what the best beer is for listening to Taylor Swift, natch.

Also joining us was Morgan and Lisa Maclellan, the owners of Your Pie Perimeter. Not only are they one of our great sponsors, they are renowned among the Your Pie community when it comes to their craft beer program. We talk shop, and learn more about the importance of craft beer on their bottom line.

TRUCK AND TAP'S BEERS OF THE WEEK

  • Southbound Brewing's Mystery Ship
  • Burnt Hickory Brewery Freak Flag Apricot Saison w/Brett
  • BHB's Noggin Knocker Imperial Eggnog Milk Stout
  • BHB's Kolb's Farm Russian Imperial Stout
  • BHB's Machine Gun Etiquette Lemon Pale Ale
  • BHB's Feeling Gravity's Pull Maple Bacon Habanero Coffee Stout

HEADLINES (Sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)

A special shout out to our newest sponsor, CRL CONTRACTING. Working on opening a brewery? CRL is the most experienced contractors when it comes to building breweries and tap rooms. They've built for Orpheus, Second Self and Scofflaw. Thanks for your support!

 

Jan 14, 2017

While Aaron is (ahem) on assignment, Brian Hewitt of StogieReview.com filled in with Tim. Broadcasting from Your Pie Perimeter, the Beer Guys chatted with the crew from Omaha Brewing Company. 

Jan 7, 2017

It's a new year, and it's time to get back into the beer! 

And, as luck would have it, it was a Northeast Metro Atlanta show.

We had the crew from Reformation Brewery in the house this week. Co-founder Spencer Nix, along with Ryan Morley-Stockton and photographer extraordinaire Jessica Miller joined us in studio this weekend.

We talked about the brewery's origin story, which includes some in depth conversations about religious history, seminary school, and parties that got just too popular for a house to hold.

2016 was a big year for Reformation. They canned their first brew (and have now expanded to 5 canned products).  2017 looks to be another growth opportunity for them, with potential expansion out of Georgia.

We also spoke to Spencer about the challenges and opportunities facing Georgia's beer community this year. 

Headlines (furnished by Your Pie Perimeter)

The biggest news in Georgia beer was a personnel move. Steve Anderson, formerly of Atlanta's Red Brick Brewing, has joined Kennesaw's Dry County Brewing as its brewmaster. We spoke briefly about his first week on the job, the challenges, and the advantages of not having to deal with a daily commute to Atlanta! 

Truck and Tap Beers of the Week:

  • Reformation Wilder Blackberry Strong Ale
  • Reformation French Saison (coming soon)
  • Reformation Jude Trippel

Coming up next week, we're going on the road. We'll be broadcasting from Your Pie Perimeter on Thursday, January 12. We'll talk to the crew behind Omaha Brewing. Come join Tim and have some pizza and beers at a great spot! We'll see you next week, and don't forget...DRINK LOCAL.

 

Dec 31, 2016

Happy New Year! 

As we say goodbye to 2016, we wanted to hand out some awards. We asked you, our listeners, to vote on the best of craft beer in Georgia and Alabama. Nearly 1,000 of you responded, and we have the results. 

Want the complete list of winners? Here's Georgia and Alabama.

Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:

Headlines (brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter)

 Next week? We'll ring in the New Year with a conversation with Reformation Brewing. Have a great week, we'll see you on the socials...and don't forget to drink local!

 

Dec 22, 2016

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, Festivus, etc!

It's the holidays, so we're spending time with friends and family this weekend. Enjoy our "best of" edition, featuring interviews from: 

Thanks again to all of our sponsors who make the show possible, and all of our awesome fans!

We'll be back next week with our "Best in Craft Beer 2016" awards show. 

Be sure to vote for your favorites in Georgia and Alabama

Happy holidays, and cheers!

Dec 17, 2016

Ain't no party like a Beer Guys Radio party

Huntsville's Mad Malts Brewing joined us this week.

NOTE: We need your vote! Be sure to cast your ballot for the BEST OF CRAFT BEER 2016 in Georgia and Alabama. We'll have the results on our end of the year show December 31. 

As we get into the homestretch into Christmas and the new year, we were able to talk with the crew behind Huntsville's Mad Malts Brewing. Co-Owners Chris Bramon and Jeff Peck joined us to talk about their start in craft beer, the reason behind their name change, what they learned at the Great American Beer Fest, and what year 2 has in store for them. 

We also had homebrewer extraordinaire Jon Shari (of Little Cottage Brewery fame). Brian Hewitt also joined us in studio, bringing in a bomber of Shari's American Imperial Stout, Wax Off. 

Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:

Thanks to the Wild Heaven Craft Beer crew for the preview!
Thanks to the Wild Heaven Craft Beer crew for the preview!

Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!

Coming up next week? It's Christmas, so we're giving you the present of some of our favorite interviews of the past year. Our last show of the year on Dec. 31 will feature our BEST OF CRAFT BEER 2016, so be sure to vote for your favorites in Georgia and Alabama

Cheers, and have a Merry Christmas! 

 

Dec 10, 2016

The Beer Guys head up north for this week's interview. North Georgia, that is. 

A few weeks ago, Tim took a trip to Blue Ridge. While there, he ran into Tom Fennell, owner of Fannin County Brewing. He joined us on the show via phone this week. 

We talked to Tom about his start in the craft beer industry, after realizing that a winery may not be in the cards for him. We also speak to the growth of craft beer in his small town, and the popularity of craft with the tourist crowd. 

Finally, we discuss the upcoming legislative session, and some of his conversations with Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston, an influential member of the state house. 

In studio, we welcomed beer fan and podcaster Nubyjas Wilborn. A sportswriter by trade, he also talks craft beer on his Beer it Is Podcast. Tim, Aaron and Nubyjas went over the craft beer scene in Georgia, and last week's Wrecking Bar Strong Beer Fest.

Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week:

  • Funky Buddha Undefeated Saison
  • Cigar City Vanilla Hazelnut Marshall Zhukov Imperial Stout
  • Little Cottage Night Breed Coffee Porter
  • Fannin Hive Kicker and a special Fannin wine-beer hybrid available only at the brewery.
 

Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!

Next week? We're talking to the owner of Huntsville's Mad Malts Brewing. Have a great week, drink local, and we'll see you on the socials. Cheers! 
Dec 3, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year! 

We're talking, of course, about stouts, porters, and all those great roasty holiday beers that come out this time of the year.

To help us enjoy them, we invited the trio from Dry County Brewing company into the studio. 

Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:

Dry County served up some of their dark beers, including their Bad Hombre. 

Other wintry-type beers we talked about: 

  • Burnt Hickory Courageous Conductor - Red Velvet Cake Porter
  • Creature Comforts Koko Buni - Milk porter with Coffee and coconut
  • Terrapin Moo Hoo (Chocolate milk stout) and its several variants. 
  • Wild Heaven Ode to Mercy Special Winter Ale (Coffee brown with bourbon barrel chips.)
  • Good People El Gordo (13.9% Russian Imperial Stout)
  • Back Forty Peanut Butter Porter
  • Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla (Vanilla Porter)
  • Red Brick Hype Whale (Bourbon Imperial Stout - Releases around February)
  • Southbound Moonlight Drive - Imperial Coffee Stout
  • Scofflaw Barrel Aged Absentia - Imperial Stout in Buffalo Trace Barrels (Release 01/14)
  • Three Taverns Helm’s Deep (Bourbon Barrel Aged Russian Imeperial Stout) & Third Age (Sherry Barrel Old Ale)
  • Monday Night Bourbon Barrel Drafty Kilt - Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale
  • Orpheus The Ferryman - BBA Imperial Stout with coffee, chiles, vanilla beans
  • Jekyll Redneck Christmas Stout - Imperial Stout with coffee, chocolate, and peppermint

Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter): 

Coming up next week? We'll head up north.... North Georgia that is, to talk to Fannin Brewing. Have a great week, and cheers!

 
Nov 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're taking a little break this week to spend some QT with friends and family. And we're releasing the show a bit early so you can listen while you travel!

(looking for more craft beer stuff to listen to on your drive? Check out Project BGR, our other craft beer podcast!)

In the meantime, please enjoy some of our best interviews from the year, including:

Three Taverns Craft Beers

Blue Pants Brewery

Monday Night Brewing

SweetWater Brewing. 

We want to thank our show sponsors, Truck and Tap, Hopspot Beer Tours and Your Pie Perimeter.

But most importantly, we want to thank you so much for your support! It's been a great year so far, and we're looking forward to telling the story of craft beer for many years to come.

Have a great Thanksgiving. Be thankful, drink local, and CHEERS!

Nov 19, 2016

If you haven't noticed, downtown Roswell is becoming a pretty good craft beer destination. Gate City Brewing Company is one of the reasons why. 

On this week's show, we talk to Brian Borngesser and Pat Rains, co-founder of Roswell, Georgia's Gate City Brewing Company.

They discuss their start, the challenges of moving from gypsy brewing to their own system, and the difference between contract and gypsy brewing.

Also, we talk about the growth of the downtown Roswell area, especially as a craft beer destination. Cheers!

Truck and Tap’s Beers of the Week:

 

Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!

Next week, we will have our special Thanksgiving Day show, featuring clips from some of our best interviews over the past year. Enjoy your turkey, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL!

Nov 12, 2016

At the Beer Guys Radio Show, we love our craft beer. 

But once in a while, we like to break the mold a bit.  And that's what we did this week. We talk distilling - whiskey and rum to be specific. Erik Vonk from Savannah's Richland Rum joined us, as did Michael Anderson from Decatur's Independent Distilling. 

Craft beer and craft distilling has many things in common, and we talk to Erik and Michael about that, including how they got their start in distilling. Also the vagaries involved in barrel aging, and the importance of keeping their ingredients local. 

Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week

Of course, we had beers of the week, including: 

  • A flight of Terrapin's Wake and Bake Coffee Stout from 2015 and 2016.
  • We also got to try Independent Distilling's Outlier #1, a whiskey made from a Scotch Ale mash courtesy of Blue Tarp Brewing.

Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter):

Coming up next week? Back to the craft beer. We'll be talking to the crew from Gate City Brewing Company. Drink local, and CHEERS! 

Nov 5, 2016

Eventide Brewing's brand manager Haley Cowan joined us in the studios this week. 

We talked about the origins of the brewery, their Kickstarter campaign, and the importance of being a community destination for the Grant Park neighborhood. 

Truck and Tap's beers of the week: 

  • Eventide's Pale Ale
  • Eventide Kolsch
  • Eventide Highlander Scotch Ale

Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)

Oct 29, 2016

It takes some courage to open up a craft brewery focusing mainly on lagers. 

After all, lagers require a little more love...time...and temperature control before they're ready to serve. 

And for the most part, craft beer drinkers are mainly an ale-centric bunch. 

But for the men behind Hapeville's Arches Brewing, lagers are a way to showcase their brewing skills.

Ryan Fogelgren and Jamey Adams joined us in the studios this week.

Specializing in crisp, clean-drinking (mainly) German-style beers, the crew behind Arches have gained a good following in the community, and have even gained fans at the nearby Porsche headquarters. 

We talked about their start in the brewing business, their growth, and the future.

Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: 

Speaking of lagers, we tried:

  • Reformation Brewery's new "95" German Dunkel
  • Arches Unseasonal Lager
  • Arches Imperial Pilsner
  • Arches Aged Russian Imperial Stout

Headlines - Brought to you by Your Pie Perimeter!

GEORGIA NEWS

Atlanta's Wrecking Bar Brewpub becomes latest brewpub to offer growlers to go(source: Wrecking Bar)

More variety coming to Athens' Creature Comforts tasting room (source: Creature Comforts)

Design changes, new offerings for Marietta's Red Hare (source: Marietta Daily Journal)

ALABAMA NEWS

Big Beach Brewing opens in Gulf Shores (source: AL.com)

Hammer-wielding suspect dies fleeing scene of Alabama beer theft (source: AL.com)

Second Craft Brewfest going on this weekend in Albertville (Source: The Gadsden Times)

NATIONAL NEWS

Craft beer suffers from growing pains (Source: CBS Marketwatch)

So many questions. Such as: What beer? Judge convicted of bribing officer with beer(source: WALB News 10)

Coming up next week, we'll be talking with another southside (sort of) Atlanta brewery, Eventide. Be sure to check us out on the socials, and subscribe to our podcast. Cheers, and we'll talk to you next week.
Oct 22, 2016

A little history for you this week. 

Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle are with us today. Not only are they craft beer fans, they are the authors of “Atlanta Beer: A Heady History of Brewing in the South” as well as “Prohibition in Atlanta: Temperance, Tiger Kings and White Lightning.”

Atlanta and the south have had a love/hate relationship with alcohol over the past 250 or so years. 

From the Whitehall Tavern opening on the West End in 1835 (back when Atlanta was called Terminus), to the mayoral election of Moses Frumwalt (of the awesomely named "Free and Rowdy" party) over Jonathan Norcross (of the "Moral Party), the early years of the region were quite...interesting. 

Then, with the Civil War, reconstruction, and the abolitionist movement, the region underwent many, many changes. 

The opening of Atlantic Brewing in 1935 (it was located on the current site of the downtown Hilton) marked a turn in Atlanta's brewing history. After its closing in the 50s, Atlanta's only brewery was a branch of Canadian beer maker Carling (now made by Molson/Coors). And when it closed in 1973, Atlanta went nearly 4 decades without a brewery until Atlanta Brewing Company (now Red Brick) opened its doors in 1993. 

We really needed 3 hours to get in-depth with this topic, and we definitely plan on having Mary and Ron on the show in the future. In the meantime, we highly recommend picking up their two books: 

 

Truck and Tap's Beers of the week: 

In keeping with the historical theme, we went with a couple from the vault, including:

  • Red Brick 20th anniversary (2013)
  • SweetWater 17th anniversary (2014)
  • Terrapin Tiramisu Hoo (2015)
  • And a newer one, Monday Night Brewing Blood Orange Blind Pirate IPA

Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)

Next week? We'll be talking water chemistry, German beers and more with Hapeville's Arches Brewing! Have a great week, and don't forget to drink local. Cheers!

Oct 18, 2016

Beer, Baseball and Barbecue. What's more American than that? 

Not much, if you ask me. 

The new home for the Atlanta Braves is going up in Cobb County. It will not only feature the ballpark, but also a shopping and dining space called the Battery Atlanta. 

Some of the Atlanta stalwart restaurants that are planned for the Battery are Antico Pizza, Ford Fry's Superica, and the iconic BBQ joint Fox Brothers

Joining Fox Brothers in their venture? Terrapin Beer Company

Co-founder "Spike" Buckowski, and representatives from the Atlanta Braves were on hand at Fox Brothers to make the announcement. 

The tap room will not only feature Terrapin's regular and seasonal releases, but will also house a brand new pilot system that will allow Terrapin's brewers to experiment with new recipes on a smaller scale. 

We talked to Spike about this new venture. 

 

Oct 15, 2016

Spike was in the house today. 

No, not the inspiration for the great Elvis Costello album (at least not as far as we know), but "Spike" Buckowski, one of the founders of Athens' Terrapin Beer Company joined us in studio this week. 

We talked about their start, and growth - as the third oldest craft brewery in Georgia, they were instrumental in building the scene as we know it today. And yes, we also talked about Tenth and Blake (the craft and import division of Miller/Coors) acquiring a majority stake in the brewery. 

Of course, we also talked beer. We cracked open a few of Terrapin's newest releases, inlcuding: 

Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: 

  • Terrapin Moo-Hoo chocolate milk stout
  • Terrapin Luau Krunkles IPA 
  • Terrapin So Fresh and So Green, Green
  • Terrapin/Shmaltz 2016 Reunion Ale
  • Almanac White Label (silver medal winner at GABF)

Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)

Coming up next week, we're going to do some fancy book learnin' about beer history! Author and historians Ron Smith and Mary O. Boyle will be in studio..Thanks for listening, have a great week, and remember to DRINK LOCAL.

BTW: It's Atlanta Beer Week! Check this out for all the details.

Oct 8, 2016

Oktoberfest may be over in Munich, but it's on our mind this time of the year. 

With that in mind, we talked to Max Lager's owner John "JR" Roberts and Brewtopia's Owen Ogletree. Both are experts in the field, and we talked, drank, and learned more about Martzens, Festbiers and all sorts of styles popular this time of the year. Owen just returned to the states from a trip to Munich, and he shares his experiences with us.

It's also the weekend of the Great American Beer Festival. We will be there, and so we talked to John about the GABF...and some tips on surviving! 

Truck and Tap's Beers of the week: 

Headlines (brought to you by Your Pie - Perimeter)

  • Monday Night Brewing has a new facility in planning. It will be dedicated to brewing sours and barrel aging. It's to be on the SW side of Atlanta, along the beltline. We got the scoop - read and listen here

Tim's Whales of the Week: 

Beer Guys Announcement

Project BGR is coming! Our new podcast will feature interviews from national brewers and beer experts....and some cool things we're interested in. Stay tuned for the official launch, coming soon!

 

On next week's show, we're talking to Terrapin Beer Company's Spike Bukowski. And we'll have a recap of GABF...that is, if we can remember what happened. 

Cheers, have a great weekend, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL.

 

Oct 4, 2016

Atlanta's Monday Night Brewing is expanding. They just announced they will be opening a new facility on Westside Atlanta, dedicated to sour and barrel aging. We talked to Operations Manager Joel Iverson, Marketing Director Jonathan Baker and Brewmaster Adam Bishop about the new facility, and how they plan to use it. 

Thanks for listening! 

Oct 1, 2016

We've made it to 40 episodes! 

This week, we're talking to Alabama's oldest craft brewery, Good People

Jason Malone takes a break from watching his kid's soccer practice to join us. We talk about how he got started in the brewing business, and all the changes he's seen in Alabama brewing since they sold their first keg in 2008. 

Slowly growing, they've recently completed expansion into Tennessee; developed their first sour/funk beer program as well as barrel aging. 

We also talk about Good People's Birmingham Airport location, and the importance of educating the area about craft beer. 

(also, a sneak peek into Good People's plans on expanding into Georgia!)

Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week: 

Headlines (Sponsored by Your Pie - Perimeter)

GEORGIA NEWS

Atlanta's comics and brewmasters have struck a beautiful friendship (Source: Creative Loafing)

Creature Comforts (and Alabama's Druid City) mentioned in the 11 best college town breweries in America (source: Thrillist.com)

Is Georgia the worst state in the U.S. for craft brewing? (Source: AJC)

Home brewing: Freedom to Create (Source: Rome News-Tribune)

SweetWater Brewing Company Keeps it Heady (Source: Glidemagazine.com)

ALABAMA NEWS

For as little as $100, you too can invest in a Mobile brewery! (Source: wefunder.com)

Mobile brewing, part 2: Serda Brewing Company finds a home (source: AL.com)

Supreme Court rules on Sweetwater beer dispute (Source: AL.com)

New beer distribution center under construction in Opelika (Source: wtvm.com)

NATIONAL NEWS

Who'da thunk it? Craft Breweries Abound in States with Fewer Regulations (Source: fee.org)

Craft brewers draw drinkers eyes with snazzy tap handles (Source: WAMU)

Congress finds something it can finally agree on: craft beer (Source: Quartz)

Red Robin, New Belgium partner for a collaboration brew (Source: press release)

Rwanda's first microbrewery will be all female-owned (Source: Take Part)

Listen to the show to see if you're this week's Swag Bag winner! 

Next week, it's all about Oktoberfest. John Roberts from Atlanta's Max Lager's joins us in studio, as well as Owen Ogletree. We'll also get a preview of the upcoming Great American Beer Festival

Be sure to listen live each week (details here). Also, subscribe to our podcast...and leave a review! 

Cheers, and don't forget to DRINK LOCAL.

 

Sep 24, 2016

What do you get when you combine a Georgia native, an interest in home brewing and an education in Colorado? 

A really awesome brewpub, that's what. Nick Tanner, brewmaster of Cherry Street Brewing Cooperative in Cumming joined the Beer Guys in studio.

We were able to grab Nick for an interview as he was in the midst of shipping beer to the upcoming Great American Beer Festival

Nick talked about his background, growing up in the restaurant industry, discovering craft beer while at Colorado State University, and heading back to his hometown to open a brewpub and tap room in partnership with Rick Tanner's Grille and Bar in the Vickery Village center. We also talked about their recent tap room expansion and their many, many, many varieties of beer.

Truck and Tap's beers of the week include Cherry Street's O.A.S.I.S barrel aged Imperial stout (don't ask what O.A.S.I.S stands for). Plus, a couple beers from Florida's Cycle Brewing that Becky brought back from her recent trip. 

In Headlines (sponsored by Your Pie Perimeter)....

 

 

 

Coming up next week, we'll talk to Alabama's oldest (currently operating) craft breweries, Good People Brewing Company

Don't forget to tune in, streaming or on the radio. And subscribe to our podcast. Details here

Cheers!

Sep 17, 2016

We took the show on the road this week. 

All the way out to Avondale Estates to the home of Wild Heaven Craft Beers

The folks there were busy, you see. They were brewing a collaboration with a little place from Florida called Cigar City

So we were able to interview two amazing brewers at once - Wild Heaven's Eric Johnson and Cigar City's Wayne Wambles. 

We talk about Eric's non traditional entry into brewing, Wild Heaven's move to canning, and many more things...including what he and Wayne are cooking up! We'll also learn about the success of Emergency Drinking Beer and crack open a special sour that's in the works.

Truck and Tap's Beers of the week included Wild Heaven's Autumn Defense, and a surprise from across the pond. Wayne and the Cigar City crew have spent the last several months traveling around the world, collaborating with brewers. One of their collabs happened to be with Ireland's Galway Bay Brewery, home of friend of the show Wil Avery. We sampled the result - Phaethon IPA - and gave Wayne his first taste as well! 

In the headlines (sponsored by Your Pie - Perimeter), we talk about Atlanta's newest planned brewpub, headed by former Stone Brewing brewmaster Mitch Steele. Also, Tim talked to Nick Hudson from Albama's Free the Hops, and has an update on the proposed regulations regarding to-go brewery sales. 

Don't forget to subscribe to the podcast (and leave a review!). Coming up next week, we'll have Cherry Street Brewing Co-Op's Nick Tanner. We'll be on the socials all week long, and we'd love to have you join us.

 

Cheers, and DRINK LOCAL

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