Dec07

Episode 290 – The Return of Tony Walldroff and Sierra Nevada!

He’s back America! Yes, our co-founder Tony Walldroff is in the house this week and has some scintillating Sierra Nevada to taste! Tony starts out by filling us in on his new adventures with Sierra, and then he relates the really amazing story of Butte County IPA and the 1000+ brewers helping victims of the […]

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Aug10

Episode 274 – Tony’s Farewell Episode with Aubrey Herbert, Connor Desmonds and Joe Zonin!

We can’t believe we are saying goodbye this week to one of the triumvirate of our show, and yet here we are waving sayonara to Tony! He is moving over to the dark side (aka brewery side) with our friends from Sierra Nevada, and so of course we decided to have a party with friends […]

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Aug03

Episode 273 – Jasmine Bamlet with the NC Brewers Guild Plus Beers from New Sarum, Resident Culture, and Sierra Nevada!

We are all about local when it comes to beers we love, and this week we are celebrating NC brews with our friend Jasmine Bamlet with the NC Brewers Guild! Jasmine talks about all the incredible growth in NC brewing, and she has some NC goodness to try with us: New Sarum Lemon Shandy; Resident […]

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Nov03

Episode 235 – The New Sierra Nevada Fresh Hop IPA 12-Pack!!

We are always excited when Sierra Nevada brings us a new treat, and this week’s no exception! Jenn checks the warehouse and finds that the all-new Fresh Hop IPA 12-pack cans are here! They feature a Session IPA, IPA, Double IPA, and just in time for the holidays, a fresh hop version of the famous […]

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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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Jun23

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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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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May12

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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May05

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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