Beyond The Après
By Beyond The Après
If you love après ski, this is the podcast for you. Join Halley O'Brien from 'The Snow Report Show' and Rich Stoner of All About Après as they sit down, stir it up, and get to know the come-up stories of après ski's favorite breweries, distilleries and everyone in between. It’s like a mini après ski session for your ears. Crack open a cold one and enjoy new episodes every Thursday, all winter long.
Getting "Twiskey" at the Sitzmark
Walk into the famous Sitzmark Club at The Alta Lodge and odds are you will find long-time bartender and our guest Dan Withey. Withey started his ski career avoiding rusty farm equipment while shredding the mighty slopes of Wisconsin. Then one fabled visit to Alta changed his life's trajectory for good. Now he's a legendary bartender at one of Alta's most famous après-ski bars and a pro skier with multiple magazine covers under his belt. Withey's ski bum tale is as old as time, with one small caveat...he actually made it. He also makes a mean "Boomerang" which will definitely warm you up and get your "twiskey." Join us on this episode as we take a deep dive into his journey as a skier and bartender in one of North America's most popular resorts. This episode is sponsored by Flylow https://flylowgear.com/ and Visit Park City https://www.visitparkcity.com/. If you are looking for some amazing ski and snowboard gear or thinking of visiting Winter's Favorite Town please pay them a visit and be sure to tell them that Rich and Halley from Beyond the Après sent you. Don't forget to leave us a review where ever you listen to your podcasts. It helps us continue to book amazing guests for your listening pleasure. For exclusive content, follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres.
March 10, 2022
Pie at Après Ski...why Not?
When you are sitting on your porch in New Orleans watching the sunset and your wife asks you to, "turn the sunset into flavor," what do you do? In the case of Rob Sergent, you draw upon your family's moonshining background and do just that. Since that time his whiskey's have been nationally recognized. No slouch herself, Rob's wife, Sara currently distills the number 1 gin in the world. Together this husband and wife tandem make up Alpine Distilling. As if accolades for their spirits are not enough, they have also opened one of the most unique après-ski bars quite possibly in the country. The Alpine Pie Bar, located in the heart of Park City, Utah is serving up delicious home-baked pies with creative cocktails made with Alpine's award-winning spirits. The pie even comes with a slice of cheese. You may think you don't want pie post-ski day but when you walk into this speakeasy-style bar and order it up, you'll instantly realize you do. Join us on this amazing episode as we take a deep dive into turning sunsets into whiskey, becoming a gin scholar, pie and cheese at après ski, using the divine ratio to distill and so much more. This episode is sponsored by Flylow https://flylowgear.com/ and Visit Park City https://www.visitparkcity.com/. If you are looking for some amazing ski and snowboard gear or thinking of visiting Winter's Favorite Town please pay them a visit and be sure to tell them that Rich and Halley from Beyond the Apres sent you. Don't forget to leave us a review where ever you listen to your podcasts. It helps us continue to book amazing guests for your listening pleasure. For exclusive content, follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres.
February 18, 2022
Stop Yelling at Me Pika
From living and brewing in a barn to owning one of the most productive and popular brewery's in all of Idaho, Paul Holle tells us the story behind how Sawtooth Brewing came to be. With two locations one of which in Ketchum only blocks away from Sun Valley Resort, Sawtooth Brewing has developed into an apres-ski hot spot. Firmly entrenched in the communities of Hailey and Ketchum, Sawtooth Brewing is determined to bring people together with a focus on outdoor culture and its connection to great beer. Join us as we dive deep into the story behind how Paul Holle and his partners made Sawtooth Brewing into community-based apres-ski place to be. This episode is sponsored by Flylow https://flylowgear.com/ and Visit Park City https://www.visitparkcity.com/. If you are looking for some amazing ski and snowboard gear or thinking of visiting Winter's Favorite Town please pay them a visit and be sure to tell them that Rich and Halley from Beyond the Apres sent you. Don't forget to leave us a review where ever you listen to your podcasts. It helps us continue to book amazing guests for your listening pleasure. For exclusive content, follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres.
February 03, 2022
Type 2 Fun With Common Roots Brewing
Nestled amidst the Adirondacks in Glens Falls, New York, Common Roots Brewing is not far from Gore Mountain, Whiteface Mountain and the local West Mountain. Therefore, it is no surprise that many traveling through the area make their brewery a stop on their way. Whether it's apres ski from nearby West Mountain or picking up a haul for a trip to larger Gore or Whiteface, their beers like their ski-themed Gondola Session are some of the best around. Join us on this Gondola Session as we sit down with owner Christian Weber and Rich Wilson, Director or Retail Operations for some Type 2 Fun. This episode is sponsored by Flylow https://flylowgear.com/ and Visit Park City https://www.visitparkcity.com/. If you are looking for some amazing ski and snowboard gear or thinking of visiting Winter's Favorite Town please pay them a visit and be sure to tell them that Rich and Halley from Beyond the Apres sent you. Don't forget to leave us a review where ever you listen to your podcasts. It helps us continue to book amazing guests for your listening pleasure. For exclusive content, follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres.
January 21, 2022
Bringing People Together With Good Beer and Great Music at WinterWonderGrass
In this episode we sit down with WinterWonderGrass festival founder Scotty Stoughton. His unique story takes him from skiing the Green Mountains of Vermont to serving Sierra Nevada Pale Ales while touring with the Greatful Dead and playing in a band. Realizing his purpose was to bring people together, and wanting to recapture the essence of après ski he created the WinterWonderGrass festival. Now in its seventh year, WWG has become arguably the most popular mountain music festivals in the country. Scotty Stoughton's story is informative and as inspiring as they come and this episode covers it all. This episode is sponsored by FlyLow https://flylowgear.com/ and Visit Park City, https://www.visitparkcity.com. If you are looking for awesome gear or thinking of booking a trip to "Winter's Favorite Town" please be sure to pay them a visit. Don't forget to leave us a review wherever you listen to your podcasts and for episode clips and exclusive content, be sure to follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres
December 30, 2021
Doing it Right with Wyoming Whiskey's David DeFazio
In this episode, we sit down with Wyoming Whiskey co-founder, David DeFazio. This lawyer turned Whiskey brand owner spins a tale of what it takes to distill delicious Whiskey in the state of Wyoming. As DeFazio explains in the show, they wanted to make something the state can be proud of so they knew they had to do it, "right." From the brand starting over a punch in the face, to their bourbon hall of fame distiller defiantly creating their famous Outryder, to him skiing The Grand Teton, this episode is full of amazingly entertaining stories. They will both inspire you and make you laugh, all the while showing what it means to be a traditional spirit in a non-traditional place. This episode is sponsored by FlyLow https://flylowgear.com/ and Visit Park City, https://www.visitparkcity.com. If you are looking for awesome gear or thinking of booking a trip to "Winter's Favorite Town" please be sure to pay them a visit. Don't forget to leave us a review wherever you listen to your podcasts and for episode clips and exclusive content, be sure to follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres
December 17, 2021
From Moose Piss to Malort, Garf's at Vail Has it All
Best Patio; best sports bar; best happy hour; the famous shot wheel and some damn good nachos...sound too good to be true? Not for Garf's in Vail it's not. Garf's is one of Vail's OG Après ski bars and part owner/operations manager Mike Dunlap has seen it all. Join us as we sit down for one our most candid discussions yet. This episode of Beyond the Après is sponsored by FlyLow and Visit Park City. For more information please visit: https://flylowgear.com/ https://www.visitparkcity.com/
December 06, 2021
Putting Their River Through Our Liver with Snake River Brewing
With Jackson Hole being known for its world class skiing, the founders of Snake River Brewing knew they needed to brew beers that were nothing short of it's equal. Since Snake River Brewing's inception in 1994, the owners have set a standard of excellence that has made them America's most award winning brewery and earned them the moniker, "Jackson Hole's living room." Join us as we sit down with long time employee and current marketing director, Luke Bauer to discover how Snake River Brewing continues to evolve and excel over time.
November 11, 2021
Brews & Curds with Greg Fisher from Granite Peak, Wisconsin
Western skiers and snowboarders rave about their deep pow and amazing steeps. Easterners are all about the grit and grind that comes from being able to ski and ride in the brutal cold and all conditions. Midwesterners, well they are a breed onto their own, too busy skiing and snowboarding to chat about the nuances of their geography. Join us on this fun-filled episode with Greg Fisher the GM at Wisconsin's tallest peak, Granite Peak. From PBRs, to Spotted Cows and cheese curds, you'll come to find that Midwest skiing has a unique culture that is well worth exploring.
October 28, 2021
Still On The Mountain (And Maybe Never Leaving) - Ep. 21
In this episode we're Still on the Mountain, just not in the sense you think we are. We're actually not on the mountain at all. We are, however, joined by our new friends Caroline Wise, owner of Still on the Mountain and her bartender extraordinaire, Howie Goldfarb. Still on the Mountain just happens to be the name of their distillery located right at the base of Killington Mountain in Vermont. Tune in to find out how this combined distillery, inn and restaurant opened during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic and has since become one of Killington's newest après-ski hot spots.
October 14, 2021
113 Proof for the Rest of my Life with Penelope Bourbon - Ep. 20
In this episode, we set up shop in the bourbon den of Mike Paladini, co-founder of Penelope Bourbon. Named after their daughter, Penelope, their original bourbon is a very approachable take on this classic American spirit. Their approachability defines the lifestyle behind their brand. An excellent choice for entry level and bourbon aficionados alike it encourages the conversation and comraderie we all love when it comes to après-ski.
September 30, 2021
Living the No Flat Land Life With Last Wave Brewing - Ep. 19
Grab yourself a beer and tune into this episode where we Gose crazy with Nick and Bert, the founders of Last Wave Brewing. Located in Point Pleasant Beach, NJ, Last Wave Brewing has a fun apres surf vibe and excellent beers that follow a similar theme. Growing up surfers (and skiers) they combined that passion for riding waves with brewing beer one winter when they were looking for something to do other than surf. Fast forward four years and they now have one of the most popular breweries on the Jersey Shore and an excellent selection of surf themed beers to go with it.
September 16, 2021
We're Bringing Seltzy Back - Ep. 18
SUP Seltzer!? Yup that's right it's our never-ending quest to go beyond the après and this episode, it's Après-SUP (stand up paddle board) time. Join us as we taste a variety of hard seltzers, talk about the allure of stand up paddle boarding, our favorite summer time ski resorts and the wild and crazy slingshot lift at Ski Portillo. So grab your favorite hard seltzer and tune in for this wild ride. While your at it, follow us on our new TikTok account https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRNq6rB7/ and our new YouTube channel https://youtube.com/channel/UCEftGe9Ye2VijT2szbHCrGg for exclusive content.
September 02, 2021
Après Surf at The Sandbox - Ep. 17
After a brief-ish hiatus Halley and Rich return for their first off-season, après- everything episode. This week we're catching up on lost time at a cool, new beach bar in Highlands, NJ called The Sandbox. Throughout the episode, we run the gamut. We're tasting new beers. We're talking cocktails. We're singing karaoke, well at least Rich is. Halley even picks her winner of The Open Championship. Grab a beer and tune in to see if her pick was on point and so much more. And, while your at it, follow us on our new TikTok account https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMRNq6rB7/ and our new YouTube channel https://youtube.com/channel/UCEftGe9Ye2VijT2szbHCrGg for exclusive content.
August 19, 2021
Last Call with Halley O’Brien & Rich Stoner - Episode 16
Join your favorite boozy hosts, Rich and Halley, as they put a bow on season one of Beyond The Après. We’re revisiting all of the greatest hits (and with one season, they’re all hits) while sipping on some great bourbon cocktails courtesy of the Top Shelf Bartender Box and a cameo from High West chief mixologist, Steve Walton. After some bourbon served two ways, we read YOUR favorite chairlift snacks. So grab a bite, mix a drink and enjoy the show.
March 26, 2021
50 Cent Days with Tuckerman Brewing Company - Episode 15
Rich Stoner and Halley O’Brien pair up with owner, Nik Stanciu and Marketing Director, Liz Cancelliere from Tuckerman Brewing Company in New Hampshire. Nik, with his co-owner Kirsten Neves, started the brewery 23 years ago and they’ve been serving up some of New England’s best brews ever since. Tuck's community roots run deep, and so does the passion for earning beers on 50 cent days.
March 11, 2021
Little Sips with Lawson's Finest Liquids - Episode 14
Halley O'Brien and Rich Stoner take more than just a few sips of Lawson's Finest Liquids with founder, Sean Lawson. With a delicious lineup of beers born in Vermont, it's no surprise that Lawson's Finest is one of the best and most popular breweries in the state. Together, we get the whole story from Sean Lawson himself while enjoying some Little Sip and Super Session #2. Plus, we find out the can art on the Maple Nipple is exactly what your dirty mind thought it was. Cheers and enjoy the show.
March 04, 2021
Loose Boots with Roadhouse Brewing Co. - Episode 13
We're getting loose (boots) with Gavin Fine of The Fine Dining Restaurant Group and Roadhouse Brewing out of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Gavin is a multifaceted man with an appreciation for all things delicious, and it shows through his passion for culinary creations and craft beer. Halley O'Brien and Rich Stoner toss back a few Roadhouse beers with Gavin while they talk food, drinks and life as a professional ski bum.
February 25, 2021
Red, Rosé and Ginger Fest w/ The Winery of Ellicottville - Episode 12
February 18th is National Drink Wine Day, and we're celebrating with Sam & Beth Sheehy, owners of The Winery of Ellicottville in New York State. This little gem sits in downtown Ellicottville, just a few miles away from the slopes of Holiday Valley. This ski town (and winery) is one of Rich's favorites. The food and drinks are delicious, and the people are welcoming and wonderful, especially if you're a ginger. The next time you're in Ellicottville, stop into the winery and say hello. And if you'd like to see the vineyard, it's out back... next to the Toyota Corolla.
February 18, 2021
Pizza, Beer and Hugs with Roosters Brewing & Snowbasin Resort - Episode 11
Halley O’Brien and Rich Stoner chat it up with a brewery AND a resort in this special collaboration episode. We get the story behind the Snowbasin 80th Anniversary Pale Ale with Jackie King of Roosters Brewing Company and Megan Collins, PR and Marketing for Snowbasin Resort in Utah. Get to know more about the resort with the poshest bathrooms ever to grace a ski lodge and enjoy a Snowbasin Pale Ale with us.
February 11, 2021
Old Fashioneds with High West Distillery - Episode 10
Rich and Halley mix it up and drink down with Steve Walton, beverage director at High West Distillery in Park City, Utah. High West is known for its award-winning bourbons, ryes and an amazing après ski scene in the heart of Park City. Steve talks us through his very clever Old Fashioned recipe which includes quite the "flavorful" loophole to Utah's liquor laws. Plus, we sample their newest line of premixed Old Fashioned and Manhattan cocktails. Find us on Instagram at @beyondtheapres and leave us a message on Anchor if you'd give us your favorite après ski tips, tricks and locations. Also, every 5-star rating and review on Apple podcast gives a cocktail its garnish.
February 04, 2021
We're actually at après this time! - Episode 9
In this special episode, Halley and Rich escape the confines of the studio and Zoom chats to "schuss" in more ways than one. That's right, we're podcasting on-location at après after schussing around Mountain Creek in New Jersey. So, kick back, relax, and enjoy some banter between your favorite boozy hosts and some special guests from Schuss at Mountain Creek. Leave us a message on Anchor if you'd like to provide some of your own Covid friendly après tips and follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres for more.
January 28, 2021
Big & Bitey with Zero Gravity Brewing - Episode 8
Rich Stoner and Halley O'Brien crack open three delicious beers with Matt Wilson, co-founder of Zero Gravity Brewing in Vermont. Matt believes every ski house fridge should have a 12-pack of Cone Head IPA and a 12-pack of Green State Lager, the best beer ever made according to him. Do you agree? Let us know by leaving us a message here on Anchor, or hit us up on Instagram @beyondtheapres.
January 21, 2021
The Birth of a Beer with Telluride Brewing Co. - Episode 7
Halley and Rich chat it up with Chris Fish, co-founder of Telluride Brewing Company. Located in Colorado near Telluride Ski Resort, the brewery is gearing up to celebrate its 10th anniversary, and TBC just opened a brand new Brew Pub & Taqueria which will serve up their award-winning beer alongside tasty tacos. In our chat, Chris hints that Madonna (yes, the singer) may be the inspiration of the Face Down Brown Ale can art. And The Snow RePORTER - a brand new beer - is born right here on Beyond The Après!
January 14, 2021
Mind-Bending (Not Blending) Daiquiris with Montanya Distillers - Episode 6
In this episode, Halley and Rich are shaking things up with Karen Hoskin, owner and founder of the award winning Montanya Rum from Crested Butte, Colorado. This high-elevation distillery and tasting room serves up craft quality cocktails using only the freshest ingredients. Karen tells us how and why she considers rum to be a superior spirit, her ski day rituals and routines, and coaches us through creating a classic daiquiri. Where we're going, we don't need blenders.
January 07, 2021
How to be a "Hard Chaw" - Episode 5
In this episode, Rich and Halley literally mix up some cocktails with Colm O'Neill, creator of Hard Chaw Irish Cream. Just like its name implies, Hard Chaw was born out of the need for a more potent Irish Whiskey cream that contains 50% more alcohol by volume than the traditional Irish Cream. That's right, this spirit packs a punch (quite literally). Whether you're mixing up an espresso martini or sipping it over ice, it's a great liqueur to get cozy with at après ski.
December 31, 2020
Fat Washing with Breckenridge Distillery - Episode 4
Rich and Halley sit down and stir it up with Jessie Unruh, the director of marketing at Breckenridge Distillery, and their liquid chef, Billie Keithly. While mixing up and drinking two of Breckenridge Distillery's famous cocktails, we learn more about their award winning spirits, their love of backcountry après ski, and why visitors find the "world's highest distillery" so special. There is also some interesting talk of fat washing breakfast meats for cocktails and some hilarious shot ski stories.
December 24, 2020
What's a D-bag? A Candid Conversation w/ Rich Stoner & Halley O'Brien - Episode 3
In this special episode of Beyond The Après, Halley and Rich sit down and stir it up with... each other (plot twist!). Both New Jersey natives, Rich and Halley exchange ski-themed beers and have a candid conversation about their own journeys into and around the ski industry. They compare best après scenes, favorite nacho platters, and crack the secret code of what a D-Bag actually is. If you like the show so far, leave us a 5-star rating and review on Apple podcasts, and follow us on Instagram @beyondtheapres. Cheers!
December 17, 2020
"They're all f*cking new to you" with Sanitas Brewing Co. - Episode 2
Rich and Halley enjoy a few brews with Michael Memsic, co-founder of Sanitas Brewing Company out of Boulder, Colorado. Mike is an avid skier with an après plan for every kind of ski day and aspires to one day join the mug club at Arapahoe Basin. And during your first time to the brewery, don't ask what is new... because "they're all f*cking new to you" and he's not wrong.
December 10, 2020
Cheap Fun with 10 Barrel Brewing - Episode 1
Halley O'Brien and Rich Stoner have some beers with Andy Goggins from 10 Barrel Brewing, where their motto is "Drink Beer Outside." 10 Barrel Brewing has six brewpubs with its flagship location in Bend, Oregon. Dedicated to its motto, the brewery created the "Beercat Tour" where they put a mini-pub on the back of a snowcat and tour it around the mountain creating an epic après experience. Crack open a cold one (preferably a Pray For Snow Winter Ale or a Nature Calls Mountain IPA) and enjoy the show.
December 02, 2020
Introduction to Beyond The Après with Halley O'Brien & Rich Stoner
Hey friends! Welcome to the Beyond The Après podcast. In each episode, Halley O'Brien from The Snow Report show and Rich Stoner from All About Après sit down, stir it up, and get the come-up stories of skiing's best breweries, distilleries and everyone in between. We enjoy a beverage with our guests in each show, and we hope you'll join us. And if you like the show, drop us a 5-star rating and review wherever you're listening. Cheers!
December 01, 2020