Episode 235 was recorded with Bakfish Brewing Company's Head Brewer Caleb Wilson. Caleb joined InterBrews host Josh Stewart via Skype to give an update on Bakfish's Beer-to-go offerings and life during the pandemic. We talked about new beers available now, the amazing kveik yeast, of course we mentioned the latest on pro wrestling as well as live entertainment in general and much more. Hang in there friends, we will get through this. Have a beer and enjoy the podcast. Thanks for listening, This is InterBrews.
Episode 234 of InterBrews was recorded with Holler Brewing owner & founder John Holler. Now that we are in the throws of the Covid-19 lockdown our episodes will be coming remotely, but most likely more often. Hear John give the latest from Holler Brewing and his thoughts on the ongoing unknown. It's a slice of ongoing beer history and some pizza oven construction to boot.
Episode 233 of InterBrews was recorded at Local Group Brewing in Houston, TX with AnnMarie Cantu and James “Huggie Bear” Wolfe. They are now open and serving delicious food and beer. We discuss all the work that went into getting to opening and we try beers and discuss each of Huggy Bear’s reasons for crafting the beers they way he did it. Life has gotten weirder since we recorded this episode, but look to Local Group and all area breweries as a positive to look forward to when life allows for simple pleasures again. Thank God for packages beers (you can pick some up at Local Group by the by) and thanks for listening to this episode of InterBrews. Also, as stated at the beginning of this episode, LGB’s Official Grand Opening is TBD with all the uncertainty going on with public gatherings at the moment, so watch for updates on all their social accounts.
Episode 232 of InterBrews was recorded at Huff Brewing Company in Bellville,TX with founder Ryan Huff. 5 years after the first time Ryan was first on InterBrews, he returns to sip some Huffmeister, try some new beers and talk life, omelettes and more. Huff Brewing's taproom is open Fridays and Saturdays and Ryan, the rooster, the goats and cows are waiting for you to come have a beer and enjoy life on the farm. Follow them on your favorite social account to see their latest events and look for Huffmeister in cans all around the Brazos Valley and Huff Brewing beers on tap at finer locations including Brew:30 in Cypress. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did making it. Be sure to become a Patreon supporter to hear an exclusive segment with Ryan and many more InterBrews guests. Thanks for listening, This is InterBrews.
Episode 231 of InterBrews was recorded at Thistle Draftshop with New Braunfels Brewing founder and author of the soon to be industry changing “How Not to Start a FUCKING Brewery”, Kelly Meyer, which is now available on Kindle and will be available in paperback March 1st. Kelly goes into a ton of detail of the pitfalls and land mines that are out there for people looking to live their dream of opening a brewery. Also, we of course talk and try beers from New Braunfels Brewing and as an added bonus, we have Mary Thorn, owner of Thistle Draftshop, at the table to weigh in on the beer business world and add some much needed class to the class to the podcast. We hope you enjoy listening to this very enlightening episode of the show as much as we did making it. Order your copy of “How Not to Start a FUCKING Brewery” today. This is InterBrews!
Episode 230 of InterBrews was recorded at Urban South HTX with Marin and Justin Slanina and Dave Ohmer. The gang took a moment out of their crazy hectic last stretch schedule to talk with host Josh Stewart about their big opening that is just around the corner on Feb-brew-ary 29th. The beers are in the tanks, the tap room is a few last minute touches away from being perfect, the plants are potted and the dates are set. You know their reputation, now set you sights on all the new beers and good times waiting for you at Urban South HTX.
Episode 229 of InterBrews was recorded at Fetching Lab Brewery in Texas City, TX with founders Theresa Hutchings and Brett Bray. They catch up with InterBrews host Josh Stewart just in time for their 5th Anniversary on February 15th 2020. Also on this episode we do a deep dive on the history of FLB’s taproom and it’s place in Texas City history. We sample some delicious beers and discuss the community of brewers in the south of Houston area. We hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast as much as we did making it, thanks for listening, this is InterBrews.
Episode 228 of InterBrews was recorded at New Magnolia Brewing Company with founders John Ferguson, Shayn Robinson and brewer Sean Spiller. The guys sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss their new brewery, this journey to this point, their brewing lineage, all the beers, including Berliners and Kolsches and Milds, oh my! Listen in and get to know one of Houston’s newest and most promising breweries. We hope you enjoy our episode of InterBrews as much as we did making, thanks for listening. This is InterBrews.
Episode 227 was recorded at City Acre Brewing with Founder and Head Brewer Matt Schlabach. He sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to catch up on the last 3 years since his last podcast appearance, talk new beers, what's growing, what's on the menu, lessons learned since opening and all the awesome events happening at City Acre. It's prime time for outdoor beers in Houston and City Acre needs to be on your must visit list. We hope you enjoy listening to InterBrews as much as we did making it, enjoy!
Episode 226 of InterBrews was recorded at Brazos Valley Brewing South A.K.A. The Beer Logic World Headquarters and Drinking Emporium A.K.A. Chad's garage. BVB founder, Josh Bass took a break from taking care of his new baby boy to come talk BVB beers including Slipping Into Coconut that was just canned mere moments or so before the show. Also discussed was the date of the opening of BVB North A.K.A. Bravos Valley Brewing. Chad does a deep dive on beer sales and James Simpson continues to cope with the current state of Houston sports.
Episode 225 of InterBrews was recorded at The Beer Logic World Headquarters and Drinking Emporium a.k.a. Chad Pilbeam's garage. The hosts of 950 AM's award winning What's on Tap Radio, James Simpson & Chad joined InterBrews host Josh Stewart to talk beer, baseball, DNA, radio, Houston's beer greatness, the Craft Beer Con in San Antonio and so much more.
Episode 224 of InterBrews finds us at Bearded Fox Brewing to wrap 2019. Marcus Garcia and Dustin Duff sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to put a nice bow on the gift that was this year. We “sampled” many beers on a laid back day off recording session. Among the beers “sampled” was Brother Renard, Bearded Fox’s extremely enjoyable Belgian Tripel (pronounced Tripel, duh) and Wicked Fox, their Citra hop powered, lemony delight NEIPA. Also, rounding out the sampling was Aunt Rose lager because it’s delicious and you can’t not when at Bearded Fox.
Topics covered in this episode include a look back at 2019 and all the beers that were, the simple thoughts of man, why don’t Tex Mex restaurants carry craft?, when will Marcus be getting his Christmas tree up, why Dustin doesn’t recommend a Dyson, the balance of new beers vs tap space vs favorites brewed now, what’s coming in 2020 and much more. Also, Marcus and Dustin were kind enough to do a bonus segment for the InterBrews Patreon Pack,but hear that, you’ve got to become an InterBrews Patreonsupporter. Thanks for listening to InterBrews in 2019 and watch out for new episodes in January and all through 2020. May you have the Merriest of Christmases and may God bless you all in 2020.
Episode 223 of InterBrews was recorded at Holler Brewing with Kathryn and John Holler. InterBrews host Josh Stewart braved falling temperatures, howling winds and blinding rain to record what was to become a podcast for the ages. As you listen to this episode you will be asking yourself many questions including: How do Holler beers taste so good? How did Houston survive before they were open 7 days a week? Why doesn’t Josh edit more? Is there a limit to Kathryn’s persuasion on beer and food pairings? Who is Nick and where is he now? Why am I not at Holler right this very moment? And many more possibly life shaking subjects. Check out the InterBrews Patreon page for an exclusive bonus segment with John and thanks for listening to InterBrews
Episode 222 of InterBrews was recorded at Baileson Brewing with founders Sarah Pope and Adam Cryer. On this episode, they and InterBrews host Josh Stewart sat at the bar to drink and talk beer, eat smoked meat, discuss how well or not Braveheart holds up, STP's best album, koala bear STDs and so much more.
InterBrews episode 221 was recorded at True Anomaly Brewing in downtown Houston. Founders Michael Duckworth and Tom Ahlstrom joined InterBrews host Josh Stewart in their awesome taproom to talk and try their beers, which include sour and brett fermented, foeder aged. tart and refreshing styles that will make you thirsty for more. They also discussed their NASA backgrounds, their home brewing roots, their love for sours, #fartgate, gave all the details on hours and offerings, balanced the federal budget, brought permanent peace to the Middle East, discovered a non polluting, eternally available energy source, cured cancer and did their best to predict the next big trend in craft beer. Make plans to visit True Anomaly, they are open 7 days a week. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did making it. This is InterBrews.
Episode 220 was recorded at Thistle Coffee Shop with Mary and Jake Thorn. Thistle Draftshop is the home of not only delicious food and craft beer, it is now your favorite place to grab your morning cup of Joe. With espresso and coffee drinks of all varieties, locally roasted by Bluebonnet Coffee Co., Thistle Coffee Shop is ready to wake you up and get you going. As you’ll hear in this episode, the coffee addition to Thistle Draftshop was planned from the beginning, but is now a reality. What does the future hold for TCS/TDS? Listen to find out as the vision becomes reality. We hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast as much as we did making it, enjoy! This is InterBrews.
Episode 219 of InterBrews was recorded at BAKFish Brewing in Pearland, TX. Founder Kris Szecsy, Brewer Caleb Wilson and Marketing Coordinator Bianca Salazar sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to sample hard seltzers, pale ales, roggenbier, coalition beer and much more. They talked about everything from pro wrestling to music fests to horror movies to best podcast and much more. Make a point to visit BAKFish to try their ever changing tap selection. They are open 7 days a week and are waiting for you to hang out at you new favorite spot. We hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast as much as we did making it. Thanks for listening. This is InterBrews.
Episode 218 was recorded at Baa Baa Brewhouse with founder and head brewer Marcus Wunderle and brewery rep and brewhouse apprentice AJ Molinari. They sat down at the bar to chat with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss and try a wide array of delicious beers from crispy and traditional to fruited and smooth to Hazy and hoppy. They also talked about all the updates to Baa Baa's Brewhouse and their upcoming re-opening after their upgrades and a sneak peek at new beer releases. It's a fantastic time to be in Brookshire, TX and trying beers unlike anything around the Houston area. Be sure to follow Baa Baa on Facebook to hear about all the beer releases when they are ready and enjoy this episode of InterBrews!
Episode 217 was recorded at The Texas Renaissance Festival, the home of Brigadoon Brewery and Brew School. Brewmaster Alan Ward hosted a party that will go down in history. Founder and brewer of Blackwater Draw Brewingin College Station, Chris Weingart and founder and mead maker at Griffin Meadery and Ren Fest Scotch ProfessorBruce Leslie along with the entire InterBrews/Liquid Lunch crew sat down for an epic podcast recording and beer, mead and cider tasting. If you enjoy great drink, big laughs and good times you'll love this episode of InterBrews
Episode 216 of InterBrews was recorded with Trevor Brown and Blake Niederhofer at Lone Pint Brewery in Magnolia, TX. The guys sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart on an awesome fall day in their beautiful beer garden to catch up on all things Lone Pint. Items discussed include their in progress expansion of their brew house and actually raising the roof, new beers including barrel aged varieties of all your favorites, beer garden exclusives including a white Stout and an American Barley Wine, the soon to be debuting new website, fun new items in their online store, beers-to-go in all different sizes, Trevors heavy lifting history, the latest on Blake's beard and so much more. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did making it. This is InterBrews.
Episode 215 was recorded at Cycler's Brewingin Montgomery, TX with Clay Wicker and Abi Wences. InterBrews host Josh Stewart traveled out to Sam Houston National Forestto catch up and chat with the guys about new beers, including a super refreshing IPL and a French oak aged Saison that was absolutely delicious. They also discussed beer's ability to make communing with nature better, the benefits of basset hounds, fitness and beer nutrition, how Clay and Abi got so yoked and much more. The brewery will be open for visitors on Oct 12th, but check Cycler's social accountsfor the latest dates if you are finding this episode later. It's a beautiful experience to drink great beer in a beautiful setting, and the only brewery in a national forest provides just that. And with almost 20 beers to try and new ones coming out all the time, it's a must visit. We hope you enjoy this episode as much we did Recording it. Thanks for listening, this is InterBrews.
Episode 214 of InterBrews was recorded with Kris Szecsy, Caleb Wilson and Bianca Salazar at BAKFISH Brewingin Pearland, TX. They visited with InterBrews host Josh Stewart via Skype to talk about their upcoming release of PALEican IPA to benefit Houston Audobonfor Bird Week Sept 21st - 28th. They also talked about Caleb's experimental non-traditional tap room only brews, their upcoming murder mystery dinner, a tease by Bianca for an upcoming "big event" that you'll have to follow on social to hear about and more. No storm can stop our love for craft beer! Enjoy the podcast, this is InterBrews.
Episode 213 of InterBrews was recorded at Megaton Breweryin Kingwood, TX. Brewmaster Jered Montgomery and Director of Sales and Operations Chris Savardi sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss Megaton's beer, brewery and taproom, the inspiration behind Megaton, the art of ditch digging, trends in fire suppression systems, building community, goals for the future, the Houston craft beer community and much more. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as did recording it, thanks for listening. This is InterBrews.
Episode 212 of InterBrews was recorded at Whitmeyer's Distilling Company.Travis Whitmeyer sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart, along with TD Mike Herrera to discuss how he and his brother Chris founded the first ever legal distillery in Harris County, the nuances of bourbon, gin, whiskey and more, the nature of barrels, plans for the future and much more. It's a spirited episode of InterBrews that'll leave you thirsty for more. We hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast as much as we enjoyed making it. This is InterBrews.
Episode 211 of InterBrews was recorded at Battlehops Brewing with owners and founders JD and Jessica Merritt. They sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss the 3 months since their opening, the idea of combining their love for craft beer and board games, the beers they brew, how they got to where they are now as brewery owners and brewers, where they want to be in the future, the hard seltzer craze, Katy life and much more. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode of the podcast as much as we enjoyed making, thanks! This is InterBrews.
Episode 210 of InterBrews was recorded at No Label Brewing Companyin Katy, TX. No Label founder Jennifer Royo, Head Brewer Taylor Nance and Assistant Brewer Eric Wolff sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss so many good beers including Hop Solo, Squeeze and Twist, Oktoberfest and more. Take Home Kegs and their adorable nature are mentioned and so many side roads and rabbit trails are taken it is impossible to mention all the nuggets of audio goodness you'll hear. We hope you enjoy this episode of InterBrews as much as we did making it. Thanks for listening.
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Episode 209 was recorded at Southern Star Brewing Company in Conroe, TX with founder Dave Fougeron and head of Marketing and Sales Omar Viengar. The multi-time podcast veterans let InterBrews host Josh Stewart along with TD Mike Herrera crash the tap room and drink amazing beer while talking about a wide range of topics. Be sure to follow Southern Star on all their social media sites to keep up with all the events and beer releases they have as well as to see their taproom hours and where to buy the first to can craft in Texas brewery’s in stores and bars.
Dave also recorded an exclusive episode with Josh that you can only hear if you are an InterBrews Patreon supporter. Follow the link to become a Patreon of InterBrews for as little as a dollar an episode and hear all the exclusive episodes today. Thanks!
Episode 208 of InterBrews was recorded at Astral Brewing in Houston, TX. Founder and Head Brewer Alex McDonald sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart, along with TD Mike Herrera to discuss the road to opening Astral Brewing, the beers we tried on the show including Pure Guava Gose, EarthRise IPA, Kraftwerk Kolsch and many more. We also discussed Alex’s PhD studies of Mad Cow and how to avoid it (Mad Cow not PhDs). We delve into sports and some really deep brewing theory as well. It’s the full spectrum from silly to serious for all to enjoy.
Episode 207 of InterBrews was recorded at Eureka Heights Brewing Company with Founder Casey Motes. Casey sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss all the latest from EHB, try and discuss some delicious beer, including Lavender Buckle Bunny, Jalapeño-Pineapple Mini Boss and more. Casey also went into depth about upcoming beer trends and what he learned from his latest readings about life and himself BUT to hear that part of the conversation you'll have to become an InterBrews Patreon supporter. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode of InterBrews as much as we did creating it. Go visit Eureka Heights Brewing and grab some of their great beers in stores around Houston today. This is InterBrews!
Episode 206 of InterBrews was recorded at Klaus Brewing Company with founder and owner Thomas Lemke and brewer Nathan Cunningham. InterBrews host Josh Stewart talked with them about the past year of getting their brewery and taproom up and running, their involvement in the Cy-Fair community, their super delicious, very drinkable, social, traditional German style beers and taproom and much more. Do yourself a favor and make a point to go enjoy Klaus Brewing and make some new friends and find some new favorite beers. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed recording it. Thanks for lending your ears, this is InterBrews.
Episode 205 of InterBrews was recorded at Holler Brewing companywith founder John Holler. John talked with InterBrews host Josh Stewart about some delicious Holler beers, the Beer-To-Go victory in the Texas House and Senate and all the hard work put in by the Texas Craft Brewers Guild, CraftPACand the craft beer friendly politicians. They also talked that dad life, TD Mike's Memorial Day weekend missteps and a look around the Houston inner loop beer scene. It was a real hoot Recording this episode with John! We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it. This is InterBrews.
Episode 204 was recorded at Sigma Brewing Companyin Houston, TX. Owner Matt Peterson and Brewer Adam Silvers sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart, along with TD Mike Herrera, to discuss new beers, the top 5 greatest action movies of all time, pro wrestling, video games, yeast hunting, upcoming releases and much much more. When you find yourself in East Downtown do yourself a favor and stop by Sigma Brewing, wether you dig hoppy, hazy, malty, roasty or tart, they've got a fantastic beer waiting for you. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did making it. Thanks for listening, this is InterBrews.
Episode 203 of InterBrews was recorded at Texas Leaguer Brewing Companyin Missouri City, TX. Owner/Founder Nathan Rees sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart along with TD Mike Herrera to discuss many of life's pressing questions. Among them included the many beers they tried during the show, life two years into owning and running a brewery and how beer is the perfect complement to dance competitions. Make plans to visit Texas Leaguer soon, there is always a food truck, delicious beer and Astros on the Huge Screen. We hope you enjoy this episode of InterBrews as much as we enjoyed making it. This is InterBrews.
Episode 202 of InterBrews was recorded at Under The Radar Brewery in Houston, TX. GM Paul Smyers and Brewer JJ Bol sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart along with TD Mike Herrera. They discussed what changes have been made in the last 2 years since UTR was on InterBrews, all the new beers, Putt-Put golf, strategically placed coffee cups, support for Beer-to-Go and much more. If you are in the heart of Houston, stop by and have a beer or 2 at Under the Radar, it’ll do YOUR heart good. They are the earliest brewery open on Saturdays, so start your morning under the shade of the big oak trees and any one of their fantastic beers that are calling your name when you show up, you’ll be glad you did. We you hope you enjoy this episode of the podcast as much as we did recording it. This is InterBrews.
Help get Beer-to-Go in Texas!! Texas Craft Brewer Guild Executive Director Charles Valhonrat joins InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss tomorrow's vote and amendment to the TABC Sunset bill. The House and Senate bills have been held up in committee by politicians more concerned for their own pocketbooks than the will of the Texas people and the principles of free markets. Contact your state rep today and tomorrow and let them know you want them to support the Beer-to-Go amendment
Episode 201 was recorded at 11 Below Brewing with Bryce Baker, Brandon Moss and Keenan Zarling to talk 4th Anniversary and new beers. Also on this episode the finer points of graffiti are explained, how, why and when to use honey in wheat beers, dealing with negative reviews and handling uninvited guests. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll burp while drinking a beer and enjoying this episode of InterBrews
Episode 200 welcomes Saint ArnoldFounder Brock Wagner and Saint ArnoldBrewer Extraordinaire Aaron Inkrott back to the podcast. Brock's last episode was episode 100 and Aaron has appeared multiple times, but most notable is his status as InterBrews very first guest on episode 1. During this episodes conversation, the guys talk about the upcoming 25th anniversaryin June, the Grand Cru Anniversarybeer, the new Cider and all the potential variants coming up, the awesomeness that is the St Arnold Beer Gardenand Brock gives a passionate description of what is at the true heart of beer is. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did making it. Here's to St Arnold! Here's to 25 years! Here's to 200 episodes! This is InterBrews.
Episode 199 of InterBrews was recorded at Fortress Beerworks with owners John O’Hara and Rob Fleming. They sat down with InterBrews host Josh Stewart to discuss their new brewery in Spring, TX. They talked about the beers they now offer, including the Wit and SMASH IPA they drank while doing the interview. The guys discussed their opening weekend as well as their plans for live music, a kids play area, food trucks and much more at one of the Houston area’s newest breweries. Fortress Beerworks is open Thursday – Sunday. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did making it. This is InterBrews.
Episode 198 of InterBrews was recorded at Ingenious Brewing in Humble, TX. Owner Justin Gyorfi sat down with InterBrews, host along with TD Mike Herrera, to discuss their upcoming 1 year anniversary, their monthly can releases, all the innovative beers they've brewed over the last year (over 300 at last count) and much more. It's Hazy/Juicy IPAs, pastry stouts and fruited sours to your hearts content on this episode and, as a bonus, things not to put on your penis. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode as much as we enjoyed creating it. This is InterBrews.
Episode 197 of InterBrews was recorded at THE best craft beer bar in all of Texas, Thistle Draftshop.Owner Mary Thorn organized this episode and it includes some of the brightest minds in Houston's craft beer community. Sitting around the big Texas shaped table today was Southern Yankee Beer Company'sHead Brewer Sydney Porter, 4J Brewingfounder and Head Brewer Jennifer Edwards, 8th Wonder Brewing'sQuality Assurance Manager Claire Winder, Owner and Founder of Beer & Body Craft Beer GirlsKate Christensen, Southern Star Brewingand Brazos Valley Brewingand Houston Girls Pint Outco-administrator Gale Courtney and Saint Arnold BrewingLab Technician Jessie Smith.
The focus of the conversation was to highlight The Pink Boots Society and the brilliant women in Houston's craft beer community. We sampled the Pink Boots collaboration beer that was brewed at Real Ale Brewingduring the PBS conference. Also, discussed is the upcoming collaboration brew at Eureka Heights Brewing, Houston Girls Pint Out events and the serious beer knowledge and the beer fueled silliness that comes with every episode of InterBrews. We hope you enjoy listening to this episode of the podcast as much as we enjoyed making it. This is InterBrews.
This weekend is the 5th Annual Mardi Gras on Main Street in La Porte. Alan Ward, Brigadoon Brewery's Brewmaster, has a humdinger of a craft beer garden set up for this weekend! To get you in a Brigadoon kind of mood, here is Alan telling the story of how Brigadoon Brewery got it's name.