Beer Flight Podcast

31
May

Elsewhere Brewing, pt 1

Before planting roots down in one place, Sara and Sam Kazmer decided to pack everything in storage and spend time traveling country to country. Craig and Billy sat down with Sara and Sam to go through their travels as well as their journey into the beer world. Episode 1 we chat about their journey around Central and South America as well as the challenges of opening a brewery. 

2
Mar

Wisconsin with ProBrew

Wisconsin boasts over 200 breweries, ranking it 15th breweries per capital among all states, according to the Brewers Association. Breweries range from the very large, MillerCoors, to the regional favorites like New Glarus. Even the professional baseball team in Milwaukee is named the Brewers. Wisconsin is proud of their brewing prowess, also cheese.  

On this episode, we chat with brewery systems producer ProBrew to talk beer and life in Milwaukee and greater Wisconsin. We outline a starter kit for Wisconsin craft beer as well as offer up travel tips when planning your beer tour of Wisconsin. 

29
Dec

Breaking the Ice with Round Trip Brewing

Have you ever been in a situation where you need to break the ice with the people around you? Maybe you're drinking with strangers abroad or going out to drinks with new colleagues or maybe you want to liven up your conversations with friends. On this episode, we explore five different ice breaker games - that can also double as drinking games - perfect for igniting conversations and a good time: What crime did you commit, two truths and a lie, categories, fives alive, and would you rather. For the episode, we gather our first four employees - Amy, Billy, Craig, and Mary Beth - so you can get to know the people behind Round Trip Brewing as well as learn a few ice breaker games yourself. 

13
Oct

Mexico with Jason Buehler, Head Brewer at Denver Beer Co.

Name your go-to Mexican lager of choice - Bohemia, Corona, Dos Equis, Modelo Pacifico, Sol, Tecate, etc., - but can you name a craft beer from Mexico? While still young, the craft beer scene in Mexico is full of passionate, creative, and hungry brewers working to revolutionize the way the world perceives Mexican beer. Luckily for them, they have the advantage of being able to source unique local ingredients including flowers, peppers, agave, chocolate, and more that only grow in the region.

On this episode, we bring Jason Buehler - award winning Head Brewer at Denver Beer Co. & Cerveceria Colorado - to share his experiences and insights on working with Mexican craft brewers and judging beer competitions in Mexico. He discusses the generous hospitality he's received, friendships developed, unique ingredients discovered, the challenges craft brewers in Mexico face, and more. 

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Update: on November 9, 2020 we learned the passing of our friend Jason Buehler after injuries from a climbing accident. He was a friend of our CEO & Head Brewer Craig Mycoskie and one of the finest brewers out there. Our hearts go out to Jason’s family as well as his brewing family at Denver Beer Co. and Cerveceria Colorado. If you have enjoyed Denver Beer Co on a Colorado adventure, consider a donation to support Jason’s family: http://www.gofundme.com/f/jason-buehler

17
Sep

Scotland + Whisky, pt 2

Scotland is a beautiful and majestic country and they don’t mind waiting a generation to enjoy a glass of scotch if it means the drink comes out perfect. In this episode, we take a tour of Scottish whisky to talk different malts and blends, notable distilleries, impact on the local economy, and more. We invite our friend, Dave Kuhn, to take us on this journey through Scotland and give a primer for those not acquainted with the water of life. In part 2, we continue the discussion but add in a tasting of a variety of scotches of varying levels of alcohol, peat, and flavor. We talk about different ways to enjoy scotch, the different regions, odd industry terms, and playing golf in Scotland. You do not need to listen to part 1 to enjoy this episode but we encourage you do so. 

1
Sep

Scotland + Whisky, pt 1

Scotland is a beautiful and majestic country and they don’t mind waiting a generation to enjoy a glass of scotch if it means the drink comes out perfect. In this episode, we take a tour of Scottish whisky to talk different malts and blends, notable distilleries, impact on the local economy, and more. We invite our friend, Dave Kuhn, to take us on this journey through Scotland and give a primer for those not acquainted with the water of life. In part 1, our discussion takes us on a virtual tour of Scotland, visiting the different islands, and how to travel with whisky in your luggage. We discuss how scotch fuels the local economy for many communities and the controversy around blending malts. This is for every drinker from the scotch novice to the more advanced whisky drinker.

11
Aug

Proper Sport

Considering the UK and Europe host so many great sporting events, chances are you can take in a sporting event wherever you are in Europe. In this episode we offer advice on how to plan your trip, how to score tickets, what to expect, as well as what to drink. 

Our guest is Michael Poffenberger who has spent decades traveling with his family all over Europe attending Le Mans, hundreds of soccer matches, and other sporting events.

3
Aug

Belgium

Maybe it’s pretension, maybe it’s centuries of incredibly crafted beer. Belgium offers sophisticated beers and a drinking culture like no other. In our first episode we tackle the tour de force that is Belgian beer.

 

Listen to Craig and Billy chat with Nicolas Hoffmann as we survey our favorite places to drink, the beauty of glassware, and provide tips on traveling to Belgium on a beer trip.

 

Our Guest:

Nicolas Hoffmann is a Doctor of Medical History, Beer Enthusiast. He also hosts Myopid: Defend your Childhood Podcast http://myopiapodcast.com/

9
Jul

Trailer: Beer Flight Podcast Coming Soon

Subscribe to the Beer Flight Podcast as we offer up a sample of drinking paired with travel. Each episode invites travelers, enthusiasts, experts, and friends to reveal drinking-related travel insights and cultural wisdom to inspire your own drinking abroad. On the podcast, discover how purchasing beer gets you free tejo in Bogota, or the innovative gin & tonic scene in Barcelona, or why people drink in the streets during London happy hour, or where the whiskey is in the hills of Kigali.

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