What do you do when you start a brewery in a college town with two other amazing breweries in town? Create some amazing beers.
Brian Roth, founder and chief bottle washer at Southern Brewing Company joined the Beer Guys in the studios.
We talked about their craft beer lineup, what they learned in their year of existence, and the importance of keeping everything as local as possible....down to the yeast!
Truck and Tap's beers of the week included some great Southern beers, including a few from their new Southern Woodpile line.
Next week, we're on the road, talking to Wild Heaven Craft Beers.
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JP Watts, Matt Shirah and the rest of the Scofflaw Brewing Companyhttps://www.facebook.com/scofflawbrewingco/?fref=ts have been pretty busy.
Ahead of their Sept. 17th "official" tasting room opening in West Atlanta, the men behind Scofflaw have been going to bars and events to get the word out. And their brewers have been working overtime getting orders out.
So far, it's worked. Scofflaw has created quite a buzz in the market in a short amount of time. And a very tired JP and Matt joined us in the studio this week.
We talk to them about their start -- from life in the corporate world, to running a beer bar in California to brewing in Matt's mother in law's house -- to all the hard work of opening up Georgia's newest brewery.
Truck and Tap's Beers of the Week? Scofflaw's Sneaky Wheat, Basement IPA and Interrogation Coffee stout.
We also had some other treats in store. Thanks to the city of Atlanta (finally) passing growlers-to-go, 5 Seasons Westside gave us 64 ounces in celebration.
Also, Eventide Brewing just released their seasonal Red Headed Haley, a 5.3% ABV, very drinkable red ale.
Blue Pants Brewery owner Michael Spratley joins the Beer Guys this week. Over the past six years, Spratley and his wife have grown the operation from a 1.5 barrel setup to their current production line based in Madison, Alabama.
We talk to Spratley about the beers, his sour program and Blue Pants plans to start canning....and possible expansion of their distribution.....
Truck and Tap's beers of the week are from Blue Pants, including their Oktoberfest (a much lighter version than what we usually see in the states), Weedy's Double IPA and two variations of their Pinstripe Stout - Candy Bar and Peanut Butter.
Tim's Whale of the week is Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso - their Berliner Weiss with Passion Fruit and Guava, one of Tim's all-time favorites.
We're talking bottle shops on this week's Beer Guys show! Kraig Torres, owner of Hop City joins us in studio along with Josh Doherty, specialty department manager of Harry's Farmers Market (Whole Foods).
We talk about their craft beer journey, how beer has evolved and grew all over the south, and what trends they are seeing in the industry.
Kraig also lets us know about Hop City's newest venture in Alpharetta, and how they figured out the importance of selling pints at their Krog Street Market location.
Also, talented local artist Rory "Catlanta" Hawkins stopped by to hang out as well. Check out his artwork here.
Tim and Aaron also talked to Dan Roberts, Executive Director of the Alabama Brewer's Guild about the latest in their beer-to-go debate.
Next week? One of Tim and Aaron's favorite brewers from Alabama, Blue Pants!
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It's a beer that you always keep stocked in the fridge or cooler, ready to go after a hard day of work or relaxing at the beach or a party.
Red Hare Brewing Company aims to be the craft beer that's stocking that fridge or cooler.
We talked to Roger Davis, Managing Partner and Bobby Thomas, Head Brewer of Red Hare on the show. We talked about their start, born out of the recession of 2008-09, and the importance of canning their offerings.
Truck and Tap's beers of the week? Red Hare's SPF 50/50 "IPR," an India Pale Radler with grapefruit soda. And their newest creation, Cotton Tail Orange Creamsic-Ale, an orange/vanilla take on their pale ale.
Tim's Whales of the week are Orpheus Brewing's Even The Furies Wept. We sampled this earlier in the year on the show, and now it's available. Also, Three Taverns Night On Ponce IPA, which is their second can release.
The Hot list includes the Georgia launch of Hi-Wire Brewing, as well as Wish You Were Beer's third anniversary week. Details at beerguysradio.com.
Next week? We'll be talking all things bottle shops with Hop City and Whole Foods. Join us on the socials for even more beer happenings across the southeast!
Creature Comforts is big into the collaboration game these days.
More recently, Creature Comforts teamed up with Austin, Texas brewers Jester King.
The result, Mutualism, is a "Southern Style Farmhouse Lager," with a nice mix of both Creature Comforts and Jester King's attitudes, approaches and ingredients.
Aaron sat down with Jester King's Founder Jeffrey Stuffings and Creature Comforts Blake Tyers during their release party earlier this summer.
They talk about how this collaboration came about, the two breweries' common philosophy, and what's coming up next for the two.
The Beer Guys sit down with Taylor Lamm, co-owner and head brewer at Oconee Brewing Company in Greensboro, Georgia.
We talk to him about the startup process, and his background in brewing.
Also, we speak with Jeremy Cowan from New York's Shmaltz Brewing about his new collaboration with Terrapin....as well as their new distribution partnership with Liberator.
Finally, friend of the show Nick Hudson from Alabama's Free the Hops talks to us about a ridiculous new proposal affecting growler sales.
Truck and Tap's Beers of the week are Oconee's Kolsch, IPA and Chili Pale Ale.
We also have Tim's Whalez of the Week, the Hot List and more!
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Coming up next week, we'll be in studio with Marietta's Red Hare Brewing. Cheers!
With Aaron on vacation Tim has invited Jason Dominy to talk some basics of craft beer.
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Tim and Aaron talk with Brian Purcell: Founder, and Joran Van Ginderachter: Head Brewer, of Three Taverens Brewery about their beer and inspirations.
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Cahaba's Eric Meyer and Atlanta-based blogger, media personality and all around raconteur Ale Sharpton joins us for this week's show.
We talk to Eric about how he got his start in the industry, the amazing growth of his brewery, and the expansion of Birmingham's craft beer scene.
Along the way, we'll talk with Ale about what he's up to, including recent travels to Detroit and Dallas.
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Want to learn how to home brew? Afraid to start? This is the show for you.
The Beer Guys talk to two veteran, award-winning home brewers. Jim Walker and Nate Watkins take you through the basics of home brewing.
Also, we talk to Phillip Petracca, CEO of Fizzics, about his new draft beer system.
Ever wanted to home brew? Scared to take the leap? We've got you covered.
Tim and Aaron talk to veteran home brewers Jim Walker and Nate Watkins about how to get started.
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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.
We're talking homebrewing on this week's Beer Guys Radio show. Home brewer, scientist, and one of the founders of Four Fathers Brewing Adam Lukey joins us in studio. If you're looking to get a little more advanced with home brewing, Adam's got some advice.
Also, we'll talk to Tim Schiavone, an award winning home brewer looking to make the jump to the professional ranks with his new concept, Standing Pitch Brewing Company.
Finally, we'll talk to Nick Hudson with the upcoming Magic City Brewfest in Birmingham.
Plus, we'll talk about new beer regulations/laws in Georgia and Alabama. Tim has his Whale of the Week and the one thing you need to know.
Truck and Tap's beers of the week are Four Father's Wheelhouse Coffee Imperial Stout and Wheelhouse Bourbon Barrel Coffee Imperial Stout.
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The Beer Guys made a trip to Huntsville to talk to the team at Straight to Ale. While there, they sampled some of their great beers, including the 6th Anniversary and MonkeyNaut, their popular malty IPA.
They also talked about the expansion of the brewery and the great things developing in Alabama now their beer laws have relaxed (ahem....)
We've got a couple of A-listers this week. Nick Nock from SweetWater Brewing stopped by. He talked about what's new with the largest craft brewer in the South, about some new releases coming out....and the story behind "Don's Bella Donna," his collaboration with Burnt Hickory.
Also, we talked to podcaster and comedian Adam Carolla about his new venture, Endless Rant IPA, a collaboration between him and California's King Harbor Brewing.
Adam Carolla joined the Beer Guys to talk about his love of craft beer and the creation of his Endless Rant IPA.
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The Beer Guys welcome Atlanta's newest (and first) cidery, Urban Tree to the studios. We talk all things cider - the difference and similarities between brewing it and beer, the unique situation of operating under the Farmstead Exemption in Georgia, and many other things! Jason Jones, owner of HopSpot Beer Tours, also joins us in the studio.
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Tim and Aaron welcome Georgia's oldest (still operating) brewery to the Beer Guys Studios.
From Red Brick brewing stop by. They talk about the growth of the industry, the changes in Red Brick's lineup....and what it was like being featured in the Walking Dead.
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The Beer Guys do not just live on beer alone. Broadcasting from Buckhead Cigar, Tim and Aaron welcomed El Primer Mundo founder Sean Williams and StogieReview.com blogger Brian Hewitt to the show.
They talked about pairing cigars with beer and tried a couple great Truck and Tap beers of the week. One from Terrapin....and another special one from across the pond!
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The Beer Guys welcome Evan Scanlan, one of the co-owners of Newnan's Abide Brewing, into the studios.
They talk about the joys of operating in a dry county, and their efforts to expand the business.
Truck and Tap's beers of the week include Abide's Coweta Common and their Local Pale Ale.
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