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Beyond The Après

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.
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Still On The Mountain (And Maybe Never Leaving)
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
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.
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 and our new YouTube channel for exclusive content.
September 2, 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 and our new YouTube channel 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 4, 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 4, 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 7, 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 2, 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 1, 2020