Nov10

Episode 236 – Fall Flavors from Coronado Brewing with Wil Cooper!

With this cold damp weather here in Mayberry, we are jonesing for the warmth of sunny southern California and our buddy Wil from Coronado Brewing delivers it! Wil shares the news from San Diego and some terrific beers to boot: Salty Cove Gose, Coastwise Session IPA, and Early Bird Cold Brew Milk Stout! We have […]

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Oct20

Episode 233 – Jake Taylor and Spencer Kilgore from Ballast Point!

It’s double jeopardy in the bar this week courtesy of our friends Jake Taylor and Spencer Kilgore from Ballast Point! The guys share the latest scoop from San Diego and tell us all about the new Virginia brewery, which is now open to the public! Plus we have more BP goodness with the Fathom IPA […]

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Oct06

Episode 231 – Smith Mathews and Carly Wiggins from Southbound Brewing!

We are most definitely southbound this week – as in Savannah’s amazing Southbound Brewing courtesy of our friends Smith Mathews and Carly Wiggins! Carly lets us in on the latest from the brewery while Smith is hard at work helping craft a delicious fall treat with us. And of course he has to tackle the […]

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Sep22

Episode 229 – Connor Desmonds from Sierra Nevada Brewery!

Chip is on sabbatical this week so Tony and Jenn track down one of the few Sierra Nevada employees who has yet to be interviewed for Tales!  Connor tells us how he got into the biz and what is new with Sierra, including a fun collaboration with a local celebrity chef! Since Connor is a […]

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Sep15

Episode 228 – Road Trip Brews from Windmill, Sierra Nevada & Ellison Brewing!

We return from all our various road trips with new treats this week from Windmill, Sierra Nevada and Ellison Brewing! After catching up on the excursions for work and fun, we try some IPAs: Windmill Exit Buddy IPA, Sierra Pronto IPA, and Ellison OFP IPA! We got a week off from #MegaMergerMania™, and it returns […]

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Sep01

Episode 226 – 2nd Annual Homebrew Competition with Guest Judges Aubrey Herbert & Jake Taylor!

It’s contest time in the bar as we host our 2nd annual Homebrew contest! Joining us on our panel of judges are fan faves Aubrey Herbert & Jake Taylor! Here are our results! 1st Place- Chris Nadeau with Trips up North Black IPA 2nd Place- Carl Hoverstad with Syksyn Saison 3rd Place- Heath Perkins with […]

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Aug11

Episode 223 -Brent Nolan from App Maker Stealz!

You know how we love us some tech, so we are fortunate to have at the bar our friend Brent Nolan, a co-founder of the cool app Stealz! Brent tells about how to use the app to check in with all kinds of businesses and get cool swag, and he tries some great beers with […]

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Jul28

Episode 221 – All Together Now with Roak, Coronado & Olde Hickory!

At last Chip returns the DeLorean and we are all together in the bar sharing some new faves from Roak, Coronado, and Olde Hickory! Our taste treats include Roak Creative Tension IPA, Coronado 21st Anniversary IPA, and Olde Hickory Flanders Red! In the news this week, the beloved saga of MegaMergerManiaTM continues in two stories! […]

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Jul14

Episode 219 – Shawn “Dink” Densmore, Tony Futrell & Scott Mizerak – Foothills Brewing!

The western Piedmont takes over the bar this week with our good friends Shawn “Dink” Densmore, Tony Futrell and Scott Mizerak from Winston-Salem’s Foothills Brewing! The lads relay the latest from the brewery and taste us on two incredible IPAs, Move and Clean! Before the beers we have more news from overseas! First up is […]

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Jul07

Episode 218 – The 4th of July Brew Crew!

We take the show on the road and make the best use of a brief intermission from the Beer Tent in Downtown Raleigh. With the promise of an air condition and shaded studio we were able to lure several past guests from the dreaded early episodes. Roger MacKay, Josh McCullough and new guest and current […]

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