This is the Rebellion Brewing Podcast. 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.
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
Also in this episode:
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.
March 15, 2018
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