May19

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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Apr28

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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Apr21

Episode 207 – Dr. Michael Lewis, UC Davis – Beers from Southbound, Foothills & Wicked Weed!

CBC was great for Jenn & Tony, all the more so because they got to speak with Dr. Michael Lewis, the legendary trainer of brewers for decades! You get to listen in! Then we try the some of the latest great brews including Southbound Desert Dawn, Foothills Terrain IPA, and Wicked Weed Arcanic! Plus there’s […]

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Mar31

Episode 204- Lost Abbey!

It’s springtime in the sunny lands and Chip, Tony and Jenn take a break from a week off from hosting guests in the bar to enjoy some quality co-host time. In another exciting news week we discuss Fortune’s take on the potential slowdown in the extraordinary growth of craft. From MarketWatch we discuss exactly how […]

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Mar24

Episode 203- David Surrency with Full Sail Brewing

The whole gang is back together again and we are joined by David Surrency from Full Sail Brewing in Oregon!  We talk about the history of this first generation craft brewer and taste through the portfolio including Full Sail Amber, Cascade Pilsner, Hop Pursuit, IPApaya, and the Session Lager and Black Lager.  Tony also brings […]

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Mar10

Episode 201 – Houston Shively and Randle Hernandez from Boelter Beverage

It’s another beautiful afternoon in the Sunnylands and March Madness is in the air as Tony and Jenn take the reins this week!  We are joined by Randle Hernandez and Houston Shively from Boelter Beverage, who teach us all about proper glassware for enjoying the perfect pint!  We sample the latest Craft Happiness release from […]

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Mar03

Episode 200 – Aimee Bridges, a Beer aficionado with Unibroue, Belching Beaver & New Belgium!

To celebrate our 200th episode, we combine our two great passions: beer and music! And we have our friend Aimee Bridges to join the mayhem! Aimee talks about her work as a marketing consultant and her love for music and beer as we sample some awesome brewery/band collaborations including Unibroue Megadeth, Belching Beaver Phantom Bride, […]

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Feb23

Episode 199 – Travels to Fuquay and DuClaw!

We take our show on the road once again with an exhilarating ride around downtown Fuquay on the Brewquay Prowler as well as sample a plethora of new and unique beers from DuClaw. In the news this week we discuss Mardi Gras themed brews, share Asbury Park Press’s picks for beers to pair with Oscar […]

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Feb17

Episode 198 – An Early Spring with Trinity, Pizza Port and Hardywood!

Days in the 80ºs? In February? Madness! To stay cool we have brews from our friends at Trinity, Pizza Port and Hardywood! The three of us marvel at the incredible weather of late in the sunny lands while sampling Trinity Koelerado, Pizza Port Graveyard’s Pale Ale, and Hardywood Tropication IPA! Sunny news for the sunny […]

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Feb10

Episode 197 – Future Bottle Shop Owner Julie Paddison Plus Full Sail, Ballast Point & Trve!

This week we slide over to the retail side of the world with future bottle shop owner Julie Paddison! Julie shares her background and talks with us about getting a new retail account going. Then she shares some delectable delights with us: Full Sail Ipapaya IPA, Ballast Point Manta Ray Double IPA and Trve Black […]

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