Homebrew Competition 2017

The Tales from the Cask crew is excited to announce our 2nd Homebrew Contest! The Tales co-hosts along with a panel of judges will select winners in two categories: True to Style and Wild Card. An overall winner will be chosen to brew their beer on our in house system! Brewers are invited to submit […]

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Episode 216 – Brian Grossman from Sierra Nevada with Beer Camp on Tour!

What a week with Sierra Nevada and Beer Camp on Tour right here in Raleigh! And with Mr. Brian Grossman to boot! We get a chance to chat with Brian about this year’s version of Beer Camp and the terrific response from brewers and beer lovers. Later we hop in the DeLorean and sample all […]

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Episode 215 – Carl Hoverstad, Homebrew Competition Winner!

Tony and Jenn have been brewing up a storm lately but they take a quick break to talk to Carl Hoverstad about his background as a homebrewer and his award winning ESB.  He gives us the scoop on selecting ingredients and the importance of taking notes on past recipes.  We sample the ESB we brewed […]

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Episode 214 – Carly Wiggins with Southbound Brewing!

It’s been ages since we had our good friend Carly Wiggins in from Southbound Brewing, so we got her to drive on up to share the latest from Savannah! Carly brings us the latest from the brewery, plus she plies us with a couple of awesome beers: Transilience Sour Imperial Berliner Weisse Ale with Pomegranate […]

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Episode 213 – Dan’s Wisconsin Gifts Featuring New Glarus, Wisconsin Brewing & Central Waters!!

Thanks to our buddy Dan Bjugstad, we are heading to Wisconsin this week with beers from New Glarus, Wisconsin Brewing, and Central Waters! It’s just the three of us tasting an amazing lineup: New Glarus Strawberry Rhubarb, Wisconsin Brewing Chocolate Lab Porter, and Central Waters Slainte Scottish Ale! We also have some cool (ice cool) […]

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Episode 212 – Patrick Woodson from Brewery Bhavana with Jen Hoverstad from Counter Culture Coffee!

Two of our fave worlds collide this week: craft beer and coffee thanks to Patrick Woodson from Brewery Bhavana and Jen Hoverstad from Counter Culture Coffee ! Jen gives us the scoop on the latest in the coffee scene, and Patrick talks about his new brewery in downtown Raleigh! Jen and Patrick also discuss the […]

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Episode 211 – Bill Buxton

Jennifer returns this week refreshed from vacation to rejoin the crew. We chat beer and life in general with a veteran consulting colleague of Chip, Bill Buxton.  He tells us about his beer evolution from the Midwest to NC and we have plenty of beers to share with him including some gifts from Chicago area […]

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Episode 210 – Jake Taylor from Ballast Point!

The testosterone level is high this week as Jenn is on vacation, so we amp it up with our friend Jake Taylor from Ballast Point! Jake tells us how he got into the business, shares the latest from San Diego, and tastes two excellent beers with us: Sea Rose and Unfiltered Sculpin! You want some […]

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Episode 209 –  Martin Roper, CEO of The Boston Beer Company!

Chip had to travel a long way, and it was totally worth it to do his second interview with Martin Roper, CEO of The Boston Beer Company! Martin talks about the latest with Sam Adams, Angry Orchard and Twisted Tea. Plus he discusses his planned retirement in 2018 and offers his thoughts about where craft […]

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Episode 208 – Josh Hamilton with Ballast Point, Rodenbach, Coronado and Great Divide!

The rain is gone and we were going stir crazy at the office so we packed the studio and visited old friend Josh Hamilton, GM of a classic downtown Raleigh craft beer staple. This week Chip perfectly proportions the news starting with a piece from Eater that questions how beer lines are still a thing? […]

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