We want you to love craft beer as much as we do. Each week, your host Matthew Barton and guest taste and talk about beer, followed by an interview on topics ranging from beer, food, music, politics, wrestling, videogames and more.
Did you know hops are essential to popular beer styles like IPA? They lend flavour and aroma to beer, leading to diverse flavours like citrus, pine, stone fruit and more. Justin Shepherd from JGL Farms is growing hops and working hard to build a local hop supply for the Sask. craft beer scene.
If your best friend tells the server not to bring the beer you ordered, but a completely different one, what do you do? Brennan Lampitt reflects on his craft beer journey and tells the story of North Battleford's, Armoury Brewing.
Armoury Brewing: www.facebook.com/Armoury-Brewing-Company-161062101216551/
What really happens behind the scenes on Food Network's Firemasters? Pitmaster Rob Reinhardt talks about competing on television, a new recipe, and all things BBQ.
Rob's Episode on Firemasters: https://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/fire-masters/video/episode/steak-it-to-the-limit/video.html?v=FOOD0055667480000000
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Did you know Satanism, Witchcraft have a shared history with Saskatchewan and Craft Beer? CBC's Lisa Bryn Rundle talks about Uncover: Satanic Panic, her podcast about the 1980s Satanic Panic in Saskatchewan. We also share a beer social distantly, and talk about craft beer's history with witches and Satanism.
Peter Mills joins the show for a summer-themed beer tasting featuring Cucumber Jasmine, Cerveza and Michelada. We talk about the Sask-craft beer scene's growth, beer ice cream, lentils and more.
You can find him on Saskatchewan Weekend: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-205-saskatchewan-weekend
When you get Star Power in Super Mario, you are rewarded with a happy tune. When you die, you get a series of sad notes. Local Sask. artist, Emma Kramer-Rodger, talks about her work creating and designing sound for video games and movies.
Grab your cucumber and listen to Flo Mingo talk about drag culture, comedy, politics and her fundraising efforts on behalf of LuLu's Lodge, a safe home for homeless LGBTQ2S+ youth. We also drink and discuss Rebellion's newest beer, Cucumber Jasmine - and mention plans for a special, surprise beer slated for 2021.
Rebellion has hosted fashion shows, weight lifting & speed eating comps, music trivia bingo and more, but one of the most successful recurring events is Dungeons and Dragons. Daniel Parr, a player with more than 20 years of DnD experience, joins us to talk about the game and its enduring popularity.
Daniel Parr on Twitter: @MarxyMark
"Where do we want to go with craft beer in Saskatchewan? Do we want to lead the way or hang out at the back of the pack?"
This week's episode is all about the beer production levy and how Alysia Johnson's petition to abolish it gained thousands of signatures.
If Saskatchewan plays its cards right, locally owned breweries could grow to become a $200M industry in less than 10 years. Mark Heise, the President and CEO of Rebellion Brewing has a vision for this success, and wants to see brewers, farmers, tourism, and other leaders come together to make it happen.
What do the 1970s and Grandma's classic rhubarb crisp have in common? Mark Heise shares his thoughts about creating new beers, developing artwork, the haze craze, IPAs and classic kölsches. We also talk about beer recipes and flavour balance on this week's episode of the podcast. This week's featured beer is Rebellion Brewing's Beach Life.
Animal Crossing is the absolute winner of 2020. With millions of copies sold, celebrities, politicians and pro sports teams have all flocked to its sedate and sunny shores. Shaye Ruecker explains why it's been a breakout success no one predicted.
The Lady Rebels Beer Club brewed a blood orange beer named Tovey Tribute and dedicated the sales to the YWCA. Alexis Losie joins us to talk about how the YWCA will use the money, and the impact it will make on the women and families they support.
Brandee Owens talks about mace training and explains how it strengthens and empowers students. We also drink and discuss the Tovey Tribute Blood Orange Ginger Ale, a beer brewed by the Lady Rebels Beer Club, with 100% of sales going to the YWCA of Regina.
It's high fashion meets the front lines of Covid-19 when local designer Dean Renwick and his team rolled up their sleeves to make and donate thousands of masks to care homes and seniors across the province. We talk about what's behind this spirited, community-focused generosity.
Why are some people convinced Covid-19 is a hoax while others burn down 5G towers or buy an arsenal? Dr. Gordon Asmundson, has focused much of his work on anxiety and PTSD. He's looking at the impact of Covid-19 on our behaviour and mental health.
Some people are picking up guns and waving protest signs because they can't get a haircut... others, like Braden and Dustin, shaved their heads to raise money for shelters in their community. They talk about their work at Street Culture Project and their new fundraiser to get masks made.
We also drink and discuss Michelada, a new savoury, spicy beer and tomato beverage from Rebellion Brewing.
Mask-ur-aid - https://www.facebook.com/events/s/mask-ur-aid/224519025311891
What do brewers and bee-keepers have in common? Hobby beekeeper Azure-Dee Farago explains how beekeeper culture meshes with craft-beer culture, and how each community influences the other in subtle ways. She also shares her thoughts about Hoppy Pollinator, Rebellion's newest seasonal beer brewed with Saskatchewan honey.
A lot of businesses are temporarily closed, but one thing people absolutely can't lose access to is their money. Eric Dillon, the CEO of Conexus Credit Union talks about pandemic planning, the value of online financial services and how they are taking care of their members. Matt recommends Eric try Cold-Press Black Ale, by Bent Paddle Brewing, located in Duluth, MN.
Krista Broda is a die hard Rider fan, a big Pats booster, and most importantly, a huge craft beer fan. She shares her thoughts about social isolation, keeping busy and how her family is supporting and celebrating local businesses.
We drink and discuss Beach Life, by Rebellion Brewing.
Saskatchewan's craft beer scene is changing rapidly, especially in Saskatoon. Kevin Brown of 21st Street Brewery shares his thoughts about Saskatoon's craft breweries and beer culture, and recommends a few local beers you need to check out.
We also drink and discuss Chocolate Strong Ale by Black Bridge Brewery, based out of Swift Current, SK.
In a time of crisis, look for the helpers. John Styles explains how his craft distilling business, Outlaw Trail Spirits, quickly switched to producing high-proof alcohol for sanitization purposes. He gave it all away for free to those who need it most, workers on the front line. Now, he needs your help, he's looking for glycerol and hydrogen peroxide so he can continue to make sanitizer products.
Last February, the Saskatchewan Craft Brewer's Association hosted the Second Annual Sask. Craft Beer Festival. Matt shares some thoughts and memories, and asks people from across the provincial beer scene to share their thoughts. Interviewees include Carrie Stenson of Black Bridge Brewery, Kate Biblow of Pile o Bones Brewery, Sarah from Shelter Brewing, Mark Lozschuk from the ALES Club, Chris Bevis of 21st Street Brewery and Brennan Lampitt of Armoury Brewing.
It's been more than 15 years since Checkers, a popular live music venue, closed its doors. Today, former Checkers DJ, Nolan Tabashniuk and his friends hold reunion parties. He talks about what made the music scene so special, and why people are still willing to come together to celebrate that scene. We also drink Rebellion Brewing's newest version of the Hazy IPA.
What's the best weapon to take into the wrestling ring? What's the worst object to get hit with? Thryllin' Dylan (aka Jesse Robson) tells stories from inside the ring. We also drink and discuss Rebellion's toasted hemp seed beer.
Take a deep dive on English pub culture, pies and the state of Regina's culinary scene with Chef Malcolm, of Chef Malcolm's Handmade Pies. We also drink and discuss Cherry Bliss, a new sour beer by Rebellion Brewing.
Jodi Robson figured out how to get black coffee and snacks on-demand from the crew on the set of The Great Canadian Baking Show. She tells stories from behind the scenes, and we also taste and talk about Rebellion Brewing's Black IPA.
Jesse Shkuratoff shares stories from her time volunteering with the Kinsmen/Kinettes for the annual Telemiracle fundraiser. She explains how you can get involved and the difference you can make. Rebellion Brewing will be launching the Tangerine Miracles beer on March 5, with proceeds going to Telemiracle 44. The telethon happens March 7, at the Conexus Arts Centre.
Do you know anyone in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program? Victor Roman is the Exec. Dir and a Big Brother. He explains how a being a mentor led to friendship and family. We also drink and discuss Winter Warmer by Rebellion Brewing.
Sask. author Edward Willett joins us to talk about the novels in his Worldshaper series, the craft of writing, and craft beer. We also drink and discuss Chinook Crush, the first of Rebellion's Hazy Crush series.
Do you know the perfect beer for your golf game? We tackle this question and more with the guys from Drive-The-Green. If you're looking to improve your putting skills or follow the latest news about the professional tours, this show wants to see you shave a few strokes off your game.
Ren Navarro is a craft beer lover who advocates for diversity and inclusion in craft beer. We talk about her work, as well as the Founders Brewing racism allegations and Pile O' Bones Brewing's own experience with allegations of racism and cultural appropriation. We also discuss Dominion City Brewing's beer and marketing.
What's it like to take a baseball bat to a giant LCD TV? How much destruction can one man cause with his bare hands? Morgan Turner runs the Regina Rage Room, where they run a smash course in breaking stuff for fun.
How much money can be raised with a cookie sale? Nora Yeates from the Cancer Foundation of Saskatchewan explains how one little girl's cookies made a big difference in the fight against cancer. We also drink and discuss Raspberry Sour Smoothie by Rebellion Brewing.
Hops are an essential ingredient in beer. Rebellion got their hands on more than 80kg of fresh, Saskatchewan-grown hops from JGL Shepherd Farms and brewed a wet-hopped beer. Justin Shepherd talks about what it takes to build a local hop industry from scratch, and what's next for his hop vineyards.
Warren Montgomery is bringing a taste of New Orleans to Regina with his food at the Big Easy Kitchen. We talk about his favourite dishes, common misconceptions of Cajun food, and the joy of a crawfish boil.
We also drink and discuss 9 Mile Ale by 9 Mile Legacy Brewing Company.
This week's episode is all about Star Wars and Baby Yoda. Shaye Ruecker joins Matt to talk about The Mandalorian, Jon Favreau and baby Yoda. We also drink and discuss Rebellion's latest seasonal, Raspberry Sour Smoothie.
Jen Muscoby's passion for craft beer cannot be understated. From Cicerone, to organizing cask festivals to co-hosting the Lady Rebels Beer Club, she's got her finger on the pulse of Saskatchewan craft beer. We talk about the craft beer scene and where she thinks it's going next.
We also drink and discuss Winter Warmer, a limited edition seasonal beer by Rebellion Brewing.
Lady Rebels Beer Club
On this week's episode, local foodie Allan Pulga recommends five Filipino dishes you need to try, including Lechon Kawali, a world-famous BBQ pork dish that will make your mouth water. We also drink and discuss Cerveza Oscura, a Mexican-inspired dark beer by Rebellion Brewing.
Regina Bites Articles by Allan
What does it take to make or break a craft beer industry? Dr. Jason Foster has been watching craft beer explode in the west, and he shares his thoughts about what it takes for a brewery to thrive, and where the industry is heading next.
Did you know Saskatchewan grows some of the most coveted barley for beer in the world? Dr. Aaron Beattie and his team explain how farmers and scientists are collaborating to keep our barley on top.
Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre
Is the Crispy Boys meme an authentic Internet phenomenon or a clever corporate advertising conspiracy?
Get out your tinfoil, corkboard, pins and red yarn because it's time to dive into some Crispy Boys Conspiracy theories on this week's episode of the Rebellion Brewing Podcast.
Electrifying and inspiring artwork can make or break a beer release. Saskatchewan artist, Joel Hustak, talks about designing Night Viper's artwork and his brand new Star Wars project.
Chantrelle mushrooms are taking the culinary world by storm and Sask. produces some of the best in the world. Avenue Restaurant's Chris Torjusen explains what makes these little mushrooms so great. We also drink and discuss Rebellion's 2019 Anniversary Ale.
What's the deal with the return of mom-jeans? Janis Procyk does a deep dive on mom-jeans, fashion trends and explains why she founded Brick and Mortar Fashion and Decor, a clothing shop that exclusively features Saskatchewan-designers and artists.
We also drink and discuss Scotty the Dinosour, a limited edition sour beer by Rebellion Brewing.
Have you tried a wet-hopped beer before? Rebellion used 80 kg of fresh, SK-grown hops from JGL Shepherd Farms in its newest seasonal beer, Wet Hopped Centennial. Mark Heise, Rebellion President and CEO, explains what wet-hopping is and why the style has craft-beer geeks so excited.
We also drink and discuss Kalamazoo Stout by Bells Brewery.
Did a baby T-Rex have feathers? We sit down with Peter Menzies to talk about dino feathers and Scotty the T-Rex, the world's largest T-Rex skeleton at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. We also drink and discuss Hazy IPA by Rebellion Brewing.
ORA security solutions started with one woman trying to protect her father. Joel Rathgaber explains how this Saskatchewan company is developing a panic alarm button you can take anywhere.
We also drink and discuss Hazy IPA by Rebellion Brewing.
Loot boxes in video games like Fortnite and Star Wars Battlefront II seem innocent enough, so why are some countries banning them?
Shaye Ruecker explains how loot box mechanics are more like gambling than gaming, exploiting vulnerable players like children and people with addictions.
We also drink and discuss Cat's Got the Cream Ale by Rebellion Brewing.
Sam Maciag recently took over hosting duties of the CBC Saskatchewan News at Six program. She talks about her career in journalism, her start in radio, and how she transitioned to the CBC.
We also drink and discuss Cerveza, by Rebellion Brewing.
Shawn Broom dives deep into people's life stories on the Story of U Podcast. We share a beer and talk about why he's so interested in examining the human experience. We also drank and discussed Haskap Sour by Nokomis Craft Ales. Find out more about Rebellion craft beer here.
In the post-truth era of deep fakes, diminished digital literacy, online catfishing and 'fake news,' how do we protect ourselves?
Dr. Alec Couros is a professor at the University of Regina and much of his research is focused on social media and digital citizenship. He gives some tips so you don't get fooled.
We also drink and discuss Amber Ale, by Rebellion Brewing.
What makes a neighbourhood great? The answer seems to be a craft brewery! Dr. Vanessa Mathews is studying the social and economic impact of craft brewers. She has recommendations for the City of Regina to get the most out of the craft beer boom, starting with the construction of a bridge from downtown to the Warehouse District.
We also drink and discuss the Frut Brut IPA, by Rebellion Brewing, which was brewed for International IPA Day.
Dale Richardson has created a one-stop-shop for podcasts created across the province. Finding local storytellers is easier than ever before with the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. He talks about what drove him to make the network, and gives a couple recommendations to listen to. We also drink and discuss a new wheat beer by Rebellion Brewing called Summer Wheatley.
Do you run headlong into new beer styles and flavours or do you wait for friends and experts to give their opinion before you take a sip? Dr. Nick Carleton is a psychology professor at the University of Regina who studies human behaviour. We discuss the power of suggestion when it comes to tasting and trying new beer styles and what that means for the craft beer industry.
We also drink and discuss Kick-Ass Coffee Cream Ale by Arrowhead Brewing in Invermere, B.C.
Uncertainty Intolerance: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/16506073.2018.1476580
Fear of the Unknown: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0887618516300469?via%3Dihub
People always ask us how they can get into brewing as a career and we tell them they should start with chemistry and sciences. The Sask. Science Centre inspires brewers of tomorrow by sparking curiosity and wonder in young and old alike, giving guests an opportunity to get hands on and messy and have fun with more than 150 different exhibits.
Ryan Holota talks about their new exhibit, #joylab, upcoming adult-only science nights and some new kids oriented programs. We also drink and discuss Pineapple Sour by Rebellion Brewing.
Actress, comedian, New York Times Bestselling Author, Sara Colonna came on the show to try perogies for the first time in her life. Her husband, Jon Ryan, plays for the Roughriders and she's learning all about Saskatchewan. She shares a few stories about her work as a touring comedian and her new role as Lori on Shameless. We paired her perogies with Rebellion's New World Pilsner.
Twitter - @sarahcolonna
Instagram - @sarahcolonna1
Snowbirds and Spitfires will be crossing the skies at the Saskatchewan Airshow on July 6-7. Vaughn Schofield, the Patron of the Airshow, talks about the aerobatic performers, food and entertainment for the whole family. Rebellion Brewing is proud to be the official beer sponsor, featuring Lentil, Amber and Cerveza.
What would you do if a dog bit you in the butt? Josh Goff tells stories from his time as a roguish graffiti artist and how he went from being chased by police to being chased by local businesses who want his murals up on their walls. We also drink and discuss Eukanot IPA by Black Bridge Brewery.
Mom's home-cookin' is Belton Johnson's secret sauce. The 2007 Grey Cup champ talks about growing up in Mississippi, his time with the Roughriders and shares a few stories about his mom's legendary breakfasts and his BBQ tricks. We also drink Rebellion Whisky Lemonade, a summer cocktail featuring Last Mountain Whisky.
Do you know who inspired Neal Hughes to get up at 7:30 every morning to watch game day footage? Hughes is a two-time Grey Cup champ and he shares some stories from his time with the Riders and makes some predictions for the current season. We also drink and discuss Burnside Blood Orange Ale by Medicine Hat Brewing Co.
How do you find beauty in a jungle made of concrete, steel and glass? Judith Veresuk and her team with Regina Downtown have launched an ambitious series of projects to bring art, culture, music and sport to Regina's Downtown District. She explains what it's all about and how you can get involved. We also drink and discuss Rebellion's brand new Cerveza.
Rebellion President and CEO, Mark Heise, shares his thoughts about the state of SK craft beer and the recent news about the merger of two craft beer pioneers, Boston Beer/Dogfishhead.
We also drink and discuss Dandy In the Underworld, an Oyster Stout by Dandy Brewing Company, from Calgary, Alberta.
Greg Moore gave himself one year to chase a wild dream with Justin Reves. Together, they worked to crack the secret to becoming a viral phenomenon. In less than 12 months, they delivered Experience Regina t-shirts to Jimmy Fallon, adopted the Vegas Knights, flown out to Facebook's campus and got Mac the Moose on Stephen Colbert. Greg gives a peek behind the scenes to explain how they pulled it all off. He also got to interview one of his hockey heroes. SPOILER ALERT: Marvel Avengers spoilers are discussed from 3:00min to 10:00min.
We also drink and talk about Rebellion Brewing's Pineapple Sour, a limited edition, seasonal sour ale.
Jimmy Fallon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePBozj-PVQ0
Mac the Moose: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LoG8TPZmIQ
Vegas Knights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKkD6a3NpE4
Jordan St. John: twitter.com/saints_gambit
What do Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and the Strumbellas have in common with Rebellion Brewing? The answer is Joel Hustak. He joins us to drink Golden Crush, a tropical, session IPA and to talk about how he became the lead artist on a Star Wars book and discuss his design ideas for an upcoming Rebellion beer.
Did you libraries were essential to the explosion of the modern craft beer movement? Librarian Tanya Rogoschewsky joins us to drink our brand new Citrus Smoothie beer and talk about all the new programs coming up, including beer tastings, events for kids, music and more.
Did you know Dandy's makes beer ice cream? Daniela Mintenko and her team are making all sorts of ice cream, whether it's coconut honeycomb ash, smoked cherry whisky or London fog, chances are you'll find a flavour to love. She'll be teaming up with Rebellion to make a beer ice cream flavour from some of our most-popular beers, so stay tuned.
Did you know bats are essential to craft beer? Sask is home to eight different species of bats, and they are estimated to offer $10B in economic value to the agriculture industry as pest control and pollinators. Dr. Erin Baerwald shares her knowledge and passion for our batty craft-beer buddies and explains how we can help bats thrive in the future.
We also drink Cerveza by Rebellion, our newest summer offering featuring lime zest and salt.
Bat Conservation International
Saskatchewan farmers grow the best crops in the world, it only makes sense to brew kick-ass beer with it.
A small army of craft beer, ag-science geeks, like Lana Shaw and Joel Williams explain how their research is good for farmers, brewers and drinkers alike.
We also sit down and drink Rebellion's newest seasonal beer, Citrus Smoothie.
Saskatchewan has fishing, hunting, hiking, stargazing and a kick-ass craft beer scene, making it a great destination for summer travelers. Jodi Holliday from Tourism Saskatchewan talks about some of her favourite places to visit in our province and makes a few recommendations. We taste and talk about Rebellion's Mango Sour, a limited edition ale that's selling fast.
Brewmaster Amanda Butt tells the story of her craft beer journey and how she went from biochemistry to brewing. She talks about her work at Great Western Brewing, and how she got a job at the Boston Beer Company, brewing Sam Adams, and more. We also drink and discuss Uno IPA by Black Bridge Brewery.
What was the worst song in the 90s? What happens when comedians age out and stop being funny? Local comedian Joel Yeomans gives a series of hot takes and talks about his new upcoming comedy event, "I thought you quit comedy." We also drink and discuss Flatlander Ginger Apple Cider by Crossmount Cider Company.
Pass the Hat
Ashley Stone is the Director of Tourism at Tourism Regina. Matt asks her if we can get a Deadpool Statue, and her answer might surprise you. She also talks all about the fun stuff coming up this summer and how you can get involved. We also drink Nordic Farmhouse Ale by Nokomis Craft Ales.
The digital economy has the potential to create jobs, but what will it take to build the silicon prairies? Thomas Archer and www.saskinteractive.com are working to plant the seeds today for the creators and innovators tomorrow.
We drink and discuss Cascadian Dark Ale by nokomiscraftales.com, a dark and hoppy brew.
Rachelle Hofmeister makes artisinal soaps through her company, Daisy Tree Soap. She teamed up with Rebellion Brewing to make a line of artisanal beer soaps, using beer, spent grain and mead to give you a superior soap experience. She explains why oatmeal gives a refreshing, soothing effect on skin.
We also drink and discuss Rebellion's Prairie Cherry Mead, a 100% Saskatchewan-sourced product featuring prairie cherries from Over the Hill Orchards in Lumsden and honey from Tisdale.
The ugly fruit and veggies movement urges you to save the world by eating one ugly carrot at a time. Dr. Sarah Taber works in the food industry and she pointed out that most of ugly fruit and vegetables get turned into sauces and soups.
So what's really going on? Why are we being told to eat ugly produce?
We also drink and discuss Mocha Porter by Dirtbag Ales and That's What I'm Talkin' About, Rolled Oat Stout, by Pearl Street Brewery.
Dr. Sarah also recommends this book to learn more about the complexity of food production.
Chef Milton Rebello joins us to talk about his passion for food, cooking by touch and taste and how his wife is inspiring him to up his pastry game.
He also talks about his sell-out cooking classes for adults and youths.
We also drink and discuss Rebellion's latest kettle sour offering, Peach Ginger Sour.
Matt and Chris from PatsCast joined us to talk beer and hockey. Matt tells us about this year's team and what sets the WHL apart as a sports entertainment experience.
We also drink and discuss Bow SMaSH by Pile O' Bones Brewing.
Rebellion launched a customer survey all about craft beer. We invited Shaadie Musleh, a data analysis expert, to unpack some of the numbers and help us understand what we can learn from the people who answered the survey.
We also go off the rails while tasting one of High Key Brewing's new offerings, a Dunkel, and talk a little bit about The Simpsons.
Sarahmony's an up-and-coming Twitch-streaming gamer from Saskatchewan who has gained a global following. She's sits down with us to talk about beer, explain 'why' people watch others play video games and how gamer culture is evolving.
We also drink and discuss Cambridge Coconut Porter by Medicine Hat Brewing.
Medicine Hat Brewing
Mark Heise, President and CEO of Rebellion brewing, thinks Regina should be loud and proud about the 'Experience Regina' campaign.
He also talks about all the new changes in the Regina's Warehouse District, the impact of local businesses like Leopold's Tavern and newsmakers like Justin and Greg.
We also drink Rebellion's brand new Hazy IPA, which will be coming out in cans by summer 2019.
Are you looking for a way to get fit that's not just lifting weights and hitting a treadmill? Virgil Lea runs an Aikido dojo and teaches in a traditional, Japanese style. He also teaches a women's, and co-ed self-defense courses for health, fitness and protection.
We also taste and talk about Black Bridge Brewery's, Cold Pressed Cream Ale.
Black Bridge: https://untappd.com/b/black-bridge-brewery-cold-pressed-cream-ale/2796143
Sharing and discovering great beer is a huge part of craft-beer culture. An OG Rebel, Ashley Kirsch, took our Sour Red to a beer-lover's wedding in California and you'll never guess what happened!
She's also traveled across North America in pursuit of rare and hard-to-get ales and returned to share some tips for finding great beer when you're traveling. She's also shares a list of some of her favourite breweries she thinks you should check out.
Ashley's List of must-see breweries:
More than seven years ago, The Government of Saskatchewan changed the way the film industry operates in the province by replacing the film tax credit with a different funding model.
Layton Burton explains how this policy change nearly wiped out what was a multimillion dollar industry, what Saskatchewan needs to do to rebuild - but more importantly, he makes a case for the arts as part of the human condition.
We also tell a few stories about being journalists and we drink and discuss Rebellion Coconut Cream Stout.
-Separate Beds Documentary: https://vimeo.com/195988491
-Seymour Hersch: www.newyorker.com/magazine/1972/01/22/i-coverup
More than $33M in funding was announced to deal with the rail yards located in the middle of Regina, at the southern edge of the Warehouse District. Development of the land is estimated to take more than 15 years, and that has some people frustrated.
Business and residents have been floating ideas for years about what could happen to this open space, including high rise, mixed-income housing for people who work downtown, to greenspace, and the now-dashed hopes for the football stadium.
Leasa Gibbons, the Executive Director of the Regina Warehouse Business District, shares her thoughts about the rail yard, how the money should be spent and how it could change the Dewdney strip for the better.
Have you ever tasted a true sourdough donut? Katie Schmelinski of The Everyday Kitchen is creating a rare and masterful treat, and is one of a few bakers in the world who makes donuts in the sourdough style.
She gives us a look at how she got started, and the kind of passion and attention to detail required to make these amazing donuts.
We also drink and discuss kombucha by Good Spirit Kombucha.
Stephanie Smith loves the board game Dinosaur Island, a Jurassic Park style board game, except all the people running her park keep getting eaten by dinosaurs!
It's just one of the many games you can find at her cafe, Boards N' Beans, which boasts more than 400 board games for customers to choose from.
We also drink and discuss Cherry Dreamsicle, a limited edition seasonal ale by Rebellion Brewing.
Have you ever tasted a beer mustard?
Val Michaud owns and operates Gravelbourg Mustard, a Saskatchewan company making unique mustard with stuff like beer or saskatoon berries.
She joins us on the podcast to talk all about the mustard scene and we drink and discuss Rebellion's Anniversary Ale, a beautiful blonde barleywine.
Olympic hopeful, fitness fanatic and social media influencer, Amanda Ruller joins us to talk about competition, attitude and her WWE tryout experience.
We also drink and talk about Dank! IPA by 21st Street Brewery.
21st Street Brewing:
Sneakerheads chase the rarest sneakers. Hat collectors won't remove the stickers or tags from their hats, but have you ever heard of eyewear fans? From ACDC vinyl pressed glasses to hand-made custom, one-of-kind pieces, there's a whole subculture dedicated to the frames on our faces.
Ryan from Spex by Ryan takes us on a deep dive to explain what's going on and why some people have an intense love for their eyewear.
We also drink and discuss "I've Always Been Hazy" IPA by Rebellion Brewing.
From screeching to Saskatchewan, Scott Coady explains how he brought a taste of Newfoundland to the Prairies by opening up a Mary Brown's restaurant.
Newfoundlanders drive hours across the prairies just to to get a taste that reminds them of home.
Mary Brown's: www.marybrowns.com
We also drink and discuss Eclectic Dry Hop Sour by Black Bridge Brewery: www.blackbridgebrewery.ca
Andrew Hiltz was the 2017 Saskatchewanderer, travelling across the province to discover amazing food, tourist destinations and of course, craft beer!
We also sat down and drank Cat's Got the Cream Ale by us, Rebellion Brewing!
Check him out at: https://twitter.com/hiltzandrew
Carlo Giambattista has more than 30 years under his belt at his family's Italian Star Deli. He shares the story of how it all started, the importance of prosciutto and why he's always smiling when you walk through his doors.
We also taste and talk about Rebellion's German Festbier, and last but not least, Rebellion is hosting a pop-up with Italian Star Deli at the taproom on Wednesday, Oct. 10.
Italian Star: https://www.facebook.com/Italian-Star-Deli-219946304730393/
Pop-Up Event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2146837108968153/
Joel Henderson, aka Poor Nameless Boy, is launching his newest single, Catch Up and Slow Down across platforms everywhere. He talks about trying to write a song no one else has written before, and examines what it means to be "authentic" in music today.
We also taste and talk about Raspberry Sour by Nokomis Craft Ales, one of the newest sour beers in Saskatchewan's craft-beer scene.
Poor Nameless Boy
YouTube and Twitch are turning young content creators into successful entrepreneurs. From cord-cutting to on-demand video available anywhere, who in Saskatchewan is making waves? What's coming next? Shaye Ruecker from Marsh digital shares his thoughts.
We also taste and talk about Perfect Storm, an oatmeal stout by Townsite Brewing in Powell, River B.C.
Marsh Digital - http://marshdigital.ca/
Did you see the twist ending coming at the end of Fight Club? Were you inspired to steal liposuctioned fat and refashion it into artisinal soap for rich people? How about starting your own Fight Club?
Professor Scott Wilson joins us to drink Double Double Double Double IPA and talk all about Fight Club, and why it resonates 19 years after its release.
Takeaway Gourmet is a culinary jewel in Regina's Cathedral District, supplying some rare, unique, artisinal cheeses from around the world. Aleana Young talks about what it's like to run a small cheese shop and how the community has responded.
We also drink and talk about Rebellion Brewing's Sour Apricot Ale and Aleana makes a cheese pairing recommendation.
What three things converged to help create Saskatchewan's craft beer scene? Will marijuana legalization impact craft beer?
Jason Childs, an economics professor from the University of Regina teaches "The Economics of Beer," and looks at these very questions and shares his thoughts.
Escape Club owner Dale D'Silva explains the way to build a winning team to beat escape rooms - immersive puzzles with a time limit. We also taste and talk about Chocolate Stout by Rogue Brewing.
Have you tried many barrel aged sours? We sit down and taste Satori Sour, by Nokomis Craft Ales, a brew that's earning high praise from the craft beer community.
Glenn Valgardson from Pile O' Bones Brewing talks about his brewery, the logistics of meeting overwhelming demand and his love/hate relationship with Untappd, a craft beer app for beer geeks.
Blake Berglund joins the podcast to drink Golden Ale by Nokomis Craft Ales. He talks about the journey to create his latest album, Realms, meeting his idol Marty Stuart, and the shares his opinion on the state of country music today.
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Taron Cochrane returns to the podcast to celebrate local music and talk about the Gateway Music Festival, happening July 27-29 in Bengough Saskatchewan.
We also talk about Saskatchewan-born artists Jess Moskaluke and Tenille Arts, and we drink Johnny Kolsch by High Key Brewing.
Gateway Music Festival - http://www.gatewayfestival.com/
High Key Brewing - http://www.hkbrew.ca/
Jess Moskaluke - http://jessmoskaluke.com/
Tenille Arts - https://www.tenillearts.com/
Greg Moore joins Matt to taste and talk about Sour Crush, a brand new kettle sour by Rebellion Brewing. Moore talks about trying to get Saskatchewan to adopt the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team and explains why Regina should have a Deadpool statue at city hall.
Megan Trenholm from Malty National Brewing joins Matt on the podcast to drink Rootbeer Kombucha by Good Spirit Kombucha, a local, small-batch producer from Regina.
She talks all about Malty National, the beer they love, and their place in the local craft-beer scene.
The New England IPA Style (NEIPA) has taken the craft beer world by storm. Rebellion Brewmaster, Dave Holowaty, sits down with Matt to discuss the style, explain why it's so popular and makes a few recommendations.
We tasted and talk about Dark Matter, by hoynebrewing.ca.
Black Bridge Brewery - http://blackbridgebrewery.ca/
Malty National - http://www.maltynational.com/
Blind Man Brewing - http://www.blindmanbrewing.com/
Have you tasted Beak's Chicken yet? Do you know how to get your fried chicken to have excellent crunch? One man knows, and he's telling us how.
Chef Paul Rogers explains his technique for getting the perfect bite, every time. We also try Huell Pilsner by Black Bridge Brewery.
Golden Crush is back for the summer - crisp, bright and hoppy. Chad also shares three recommends for must-read summer comics. If you haven't read comics before, he gives a few tips on how to find great stories with memorable art.
Dee Kitsch leads The Cookie Lady's donut division and she's teamed up with us for a delicious beer and donut pairing. We also taste Duke of Earl by Malty National Brewing.
A little fire and smoke can't slow down Jennifer Dubois. She runs Miyowasiwin Salon Spa in Regina. She sits down with Matt to tell the story of her salon, the fire next door, and what's coming next for her business. We also taste some specialty sodas that you need to try yourself!
Dessart Sweets: www.dessartsweets.com
Hippo Sized Rootbeer: sodapopstop.com/shop/root-beer/hippo-size-beverages-jumbo-root-beer
We taste Pomegranate Pale Ale by High Key Brewing, a new brewery from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and then John Cameron talks about local coffee culture, how consumers demand a higher quality brew, and how to make a better cup of joe at home.
BBQ competition season has just begun and Pitmaster Rob Reinhardt of Prairie Smoke and Spice BBQ is slinging the best brisket and ribs you've ever tasted.
He shares a few tips for beginners and talks about what he has planned for this season.
Prairie Smoke and Spice - http://www.prairiebbq.com
BBQ Class - http://bbqclass.ca/
Rebellion Brewing Co - http://rebellionbrewing.ca
Toolshed Brewing Co - https://toolshedbrewing.com/
100 Men Who Care is a grassroots organization that raises money for local charities, but with a twist. It's a movement with chapters sprouting up across Canada and the USA.
We also taste Simcoe SMaSH Ale by Pile O' Bones Brewing, find out if we give it a thumbs up or down.
Rebellion has been saying something special is going on in the Saskatchewan craft beer industry for a few years and a recent economic impact study backs it up.
Matt sits down with Shaadie Musleh, the Manager of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence with Economic Development Regina, who did the research for the study. He explains what's going on in the industry and what it means for the broader economy and community as a whole.
We also taste and talk about Gentleman's Stout, brewed by Mitch Dalrymple of Medicine Hat Brewing Co.
Economic Study: https://economicdevelopmentregina.com/about/publications#craft-brewing-impact
Medicine Hat Brewing Co: http://medicinehatbrewingcompany.ca/
Matt jumps on skype to talk to Stefan Rzadzinski, a young Canadian race-car driver who is sporting the Rebellion hop-burst logo on his car this season. They talk about the nature of fundraising to put wheels on the road, and a beer by ToolShed Brewing, called Flat Cap Stout.
This is a very special episode with Homebrewer, beer judge and craft beer expert, Parker Willfong. He sits down to taste Death By Coconut, a chocolate, coconut stout and regales us with his wisdom on beer and casks.
Rebellion is tapping 13 casks from Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba for the Fourth Annual Cask Fest, held at the taproom.
Featured breweries include:
Torque Brewing Co.
District Brewing Company
High Key Brewing Co.
Tool Shed Brewing Company
Medicine Hat Brewing Co.
Pile O' Bones Brewing Co.
Nokomis Craft Ales
Black Bridge Brewery
21st Street Brewery
Ale and Lager Enthusiasts of Saskatchewan (ALES) Club
Bushwakker Brewing Company
Saskatchewan Craft Brewers Association
Rebellion Brewing Co
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Great beer deserves to be paired with great food, especially when it's as good as Chef Malcolm's Handmade Pies, a locally owned pie shop in a traditional English style.
Matt and Chef Malcolm discuss the Rebellion IPA and Chef makes some recommendations for food pairings. He also tells Matt how cold it was when his plane landed in Saskatchewan for the first time.
Also discussed in this podcast:
Local music guru Taron Cochrane joins Matt for a tasting of Rebellion's newest can offering, Blast Off! He shares his opinions about the local music scene and talks about his work with Rebellion and Music Heals, a music-therapy charitable organization.
Taron Online: taroncochrane.ca / Twitter - @taroncochrane
Music Heals: www.musicheals.ca
Saskatchewan Music: www.saskmusic.org
Vanessa Owen sits down with us to taste and talk about the Red Rye IPA, one of the best seasonal offerings ever made. She is also celebrating the second anniversary of the Lady Rebels Beer Club, run by and for women, with a special cask of Mango Tango Coco Flamengo.
Find out more about Take Away Gourmet and cheese to pair with your beer - www.takeawaygourmet.ca
Lady Rebels Beer Club - www.facebook.com/groups/1143661078998965
ALES Club - www.alesclub.com
Bushwakker - www.bushwakker.com
Matt sits down with Regan Hinchcliffe to taste and talk about Matt's favourite Rebellion beer, Oatmeal Stout. We also dive into a viral video of Regan eating hot sauce that gained more than 4.4M views online. He also tells us what happened after the camera was turned off.
Breweries mentioned in this podcast include:
Pile O Bones: pileobonesbrewing.com
21st Street: 21stbrewery.ca
Black Bridge: blackbridgebrewery.ca
Belching Beaver: belchingbeaver.com
Regan's Hot Sauce Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUZAcnbfdFY
Matt and Mark talk all about Rebellion's newest bottle release, Make It Funky, a wild yeast ale with flavours of apricot and aromas of funk. Mark also talks about Orval Brewery, one of the inspirations behind this beer.