Brew Files - 112 - One Big Can, Many Tiny Bottles

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Kegs are wonderful! Draft beer is fantastic! Kegs are heavy and not easily shared! All of these things are true and so today we talk about our best tips for bottling draft beer. If you have other tips to add to the pile, let us know!

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Brew Files - 111 - Bocking Around the Christmas Tree

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Christmas may be in the past, but it doesn't mean you can't carry the Christmas spirit forward in your glass. Drew sits down with Chris Enegren of Enegren Brewing to talk their take on a bock built for the Christmas season

(Photo credit to Sean Inman of beersearchparty.com)

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Brew Files - 110 - Malted Corn and Cream Ales

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How do you make a classic even better? By trying new ingredients! Drew talks with Caleb Michalke of Sugar Creek Malt about malted corn and why it can make a classic even better. They're joined by Ryan Kriesch of "A Pint With" to taste his rendition of I Dream of Jenny Cream Ale using Sugar Creek's Boone County White Malted Corn. 

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Episode 139 - The Crop Report

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Hop harvest is winding up as we write and brewers are heading to Yakima and Yakima Chief Hops to find out the details on this year's crop. For everyone else, we've brought Yakima to you in the form of Bryan Pearce, YCH's Chief Sales and Marketing Officer. How's the crop? Tune in!

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Brew Files - Episode 106 - Dark Side of the Kölsch

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Collaborations are known for producing some wild ideas and Andrew Bell (Radiant) and Casey Harris (Topa Topa) came up with a doozy - a dark double dry hopped Kölsch that defies the odds and made something really interesting! Check it out!

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Radiant Brewing: https://www.radiantbeer.com/

Brew Files - Episode 105 - Going Pro in Orlando

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It's a running joke in the beer world that every brewer started as a homebrewer. Eric Gomez, of Orlando's Brewers Anonymous, speed ran his way from first kit, to tons of medals for his brews and now his first professional brewing gig. Drew sits down with Eric to discuss what makes a winning beer, what makes a brewer tick and what he's looking forward to in his new job!

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Episode 137 - Pop Goes the IPA

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As hop aroma science has evolved, it figures the wizards at Yakima Chief would attempt to split the aroma atom. They've unleashed a blend of hop components that target specific compounds to "pop" fruit forward aromas. YCH's Spencer Tielkemeyer and Joe Wells of Fair State Brewing help us understand how to maximize your Pop.

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Episode 136 - Women in Beer

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Since our last new non-QA episode of the show, things got interesting in the beer world. We talk to Melissa McCann of the Women's International Beer Summit (and the newly formed Women's Craft Fermentation Alliance). In the meanwhile we also talk about what to do about sexism. (Spoiler: the answer is simple - treat people like they're actually people with full rights, feelings and abilities)

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Episode 135 - REPLAY - Stalling with Perkey

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REPLAY!

We've been a bit delayed this summer due to travel (remember that?) and renovations (along with everyone else in the country)!

We'll be back next week with brand new episodes - but in the meanwhile, enjoy our a replay on our discussion on Saison Stalls and Denny's interview with Brian Perkey of Lallemand about his long history and what's changing in the world of brewing!

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Brew Files - Episode 104 - Vanilla Bean Dreams

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Despite it's reputation, vanilla is anything but boring and anything but cheap! We're talking to Sara Anderson of IndriVanilla about what makes vanilla so magical and why it's so dang expensive. Drew drops a few tips on using your newly acquired vanilla to it's utmost.

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IndriVanilla (the Retail Store): https://indrivanilla.com/

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