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The Brew Crew Podcast

The Brew Crew Podcast

Sign up to be a Brew Crew Member for swag & exclusive deals at participating breweries, win official Brew Crew logo wear made locally at High Five Threads and brewing supplies from Bad Teacher Brewing Supply. Each week we'll be featuring different breweries and partners. We'll kick off the week with live interviews and then archive them here so you can find out what's on tap in the Brew Crew. Stay tuned for everything beer in Northern Michigan!

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State Street Sports Pub & Grille

The Great Northern Craft Bar

February 9th, 2015 04:00pm | Duration: 08:32

This week our featured Beer Thirty guests are Todd & Maurice from the new State Street Grille in downtown TC. Todd is the new owner of this TC staple and he has a revamped, locally focused food, beer and spirits menu. He also has some great events planned in the next couple months included the release of the Smitty Burger this Friday the 13th!

The Filling Station Microbrewery

February 2nd, 2015 02:50pm | Duration: 10:06

This week our featured Beer Thirty guest is Todd Klepper, GM at the Filling Station Microbrewery. Todd fills us in on the brewery expansion which will increase their production by 50%. They're also gearing up for the 6th Annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival this weekend. Hit up the Brew Crew Page and get entered to win a Filling Station hoodie and gift card!

Bridge Street Tap Room

Right Brain Brewery CEO Boardroom Series Beer Dinner

January 26th, 2015 03:07pm | Duration: 7:03

This week’s featured Beer Thirty guest is Adam Engleman from Bridge Street Taproom in Charlevoix. This Thursday 1/29/15 Bridge Street Taproom is hosting a Right Brain Brewery CEO Stout Boardroom Series Beer Dinner. The 4 CEO Stouts include: Imperial, Barrel Aged, Overnight & Smokey (CEO stands for Chocolate Espresso Oatmeal). The beer will be available after the dinner until the kegs run out.

Suds & Snow

Saturday, March 7th, 2015

January 19th, 2015 04:02pm | Duration: 07:12

This week’s featured Beer Thirty guests are Jeremy Smith and Mike Moran from Suds & Snow. The 9th Annual Festival will boast 15 Michigan Microbreweries, two music stages in the woods with rotating acts, great food including a pig roast and a burger/brat bar! Check out the Brew Crew Page for more details and get entered to win a pair of tickets to the festival.

High Five Threads

New Brewed In Michigan T-Shirts

January 12th, 2015 02:30pm | Duration: 07:22

his week’s featured Beer Thirty Guest is Byron Pettigrew from High Five Threads and Forward Inking. Check out the Brew Crew Podcast Page for our Beer Thirty interview with Byron to hear what’s new at High Five for the New Year. They’re actually down in Kalamazoo this week for Kalamazoo Beer Week and are gearing up to attend the Annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival on February 7th and Suds & Snow at Timber Ridge on March 7th.

Brew Crew 2015 Update

Member Updates and Winter Festivals

January 5th, 2015 01:49pm | Duration: 05:54

This week we chat about what’s new with our Brew Crew for the New Year including updates with our member locations and partners. We also run down the list of outdoor winter beer festivals. Each month in the Brew Crew Bad Teacher Brewing Supply is giving away an Extract Start Kit. This is the last week to get registered for the first drawing!

Porterhouse Productions

6th Annual TC Winter Microbrew & Music Festival

December 29th, 2014 12:40pm | Duration: 11:37

We speak with Sam Porter of Porterhouse Productions to get a tease of what's coming up in 2015 including the 6th Annual Traverse City Microbrew & Music Festival. The event will feature over 50 breweries, over 150 brews, wines, meads & ciders, over 100 musical acts and great local food in the Food Truck Rally. We'll also be giving away tickets to the event all week courtesy of the Brew Crew!

Bridge Street Tap Room

Charlevoix Bridge Drop Brew Tent

December 23rd, 2014 12:47pm | Duration: 13:19

We speak with Phil Parr from Bridge Street Taproom about their involvement with the 3rd Annual Charlevoix Bridge Drop on New Years Eve. Bridge Street will be providing the first ever Brew Tent at the event with a nice selection of Michgian Microbrews, Wines and great live entertainment.

Rare Beer Brew Pub

A Very Rare-y Christmas Party

December 14th, 2014 02:30pm | Duration: 09:26

We speak to Tina & Nate from Rare Bird Brew Pub for an update of what's on tap and new on the menu. We also get the details of their inaugural Christmas Party featuring live entertainment, food & drink specials and free s'mores! Listen for your chance to win tickets to the event from the Brew Crew!

Bad Teacher Brewing Supply

Holiday Shopping Kits & Deals

December 9th, 2014 01:57pm | Duration: 07:49

We spoke with Carey at Bad Teacher about what to by for the beer lover on your holiday gift giving list. Bad Teacher has everything from extract brewing kits for beginners to the Ruby Street Brewing System for the pros. Bad Teacher also sells gift cards and offers classes. Don't forget to register on the Brew Crew Page to win a Bad Teacher Starter Kit with a class a 250 value!

Bridge Street Tap Room

Rare Beer Release Party

December 4th, 2014 02:35pm | Duration: 11:26

We speak to Adam and Rich about the Brew Crew Broadcast and Rare Beer Release Party including the debut tapping of The Filling Station Microbrewery in Charlevoix on Thursday, December 4th. They're also tapping rare releases of Brewery Terra Firma and Brewery Vivant. With 32 taps dedicated to Michigan products, great things are happening in Charlevoix!

CEO Stout Day At Right Brain Brewery!

November 26th, 2014 09:12am | Duration: 7.54

This Saturday is CEO Stout day at Right Brain Brewery! Enjoy a fun day of beer, music, and good people!

Drink My Brewcast

November 18th, 2014 01:58pm | Duration: 13:33

This week we’re joined in studio by a local group of beer enthusiasts & bartenders helping spread the word of the local beer movement. Drink My Brewcast is a podcast about beer, brewers, breweries and events throughout Northern Michigan. We chat with Bob, Shaun & Carly about the podcast and it’s history. We also get a preview of who they’ll be interviewing next.

Traverse City Beer Week

Anne Drummond of Imperial Beverage

November 10th, 2014 11:25am | Duration: 17:09

We chat with the organizer of the 2nd Annual Traverse City Beer Week to hear the history of how the festival came about and how it celebrates local craft beer. We run down details on special events and releases throughout the week and we nabbed a nice TC Beer Week Hoodie to giveaway with an official Brew Crew pint glass, hoodie and sticker.

Brewery Terra Firma

TC Beer Week Events & New Taps

November 3rd, 2014 12:17pm | Duration: 20:30

We spoke to Brewmaster John Niedermaier about new BTF Taps including the Honey Oatmeal Pumpkin Ale, Wicked Garden Beet Wheat, Man In Black Oatmeal Stout and The Crow Black Ale. We also got the scoop on 2 new beers being released this week for the TC Ale Trail IPA Challenge on Thursday and on 2 beer dinners and an onsite special release for TC Beer Week. Hit up the Brew Crew Page for all the details and links.

Bad Teacher Brewing Supply & Bridge Street Taproom

Learn to Homebrew Day & Halloween Parties

October 29th, 2014 10:32am | Duration: 12:22

We chat with Bryan and Carey from Bad Teacher Brewing Supply about their 2nd Anniversary and Learn to Homebrew event Sat 11/1 from 10a-5p with brewing demos and lots of fun. We also spoke to Phil from Bridge Street Taproom in Charlevoix about their inaugural Halloween Party on Fri 10/31 with a 100 costume cash prize and live music with Laith Al Saadi. Visit the our Brew Crew page for links and details on all the events.

Brew Crew Interview

Update on Brew Crew Members & Events

October 22nd, 2014 11:16am | Duration: 13:27

This week we chat about our Brew Crew partners and members to see what they’re up to heading into the fall. We just received a new order of Brew Crew trucker hats, koozies and stickers from High Five Threads so we’ll be giving away a prize pack this week also including a Brew Crew t-shirt and pint glass. We talk about new beer releases and upcoming events such as the Halloween Party at Bridge Street Trap Room, the TC Ale Trail IPA Challenge and Traverse City Beer Week.

The Filling Station Microbrewery

Ales by the Rails Oktoberfest

October 14th, 2014 01:52pm | Duration: 17:01

We chat with General Manager Todd Klepper about the inaugural Ales by the Rails Oktoberfest, a family friendly event featuring live music, kids activities, German style beer, brats, sauerkraut and the debut of their life-sized human foosball table. The event runs this Friday and Saturday featuring live music from Rootstand, The Colorado Bluegrass Band and more. Check out the Brew Crew Page for more details and to purchase tickets for the event. Listen all week for your chance to win tickets and sign up to be a Brew Crew Member to win an Oktoberfest t-shirt and pint glass.

Short's Brewing Company

NMMBA Fat Bike Fund Rasier

October 6th, 2014 10:33am | Duration: 09:07

We spoke with Matt & Brian about the new seasonal releases and the big Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association fundraiser this Sunday at the Brew Pub in Bellaire. There's a group ride at Glacial Hills at 2:30pm and the main event starts at 5pm with 100% of proceeds going toward grooming the VASA Single Track this winter for Fat Bikes.

Mackinaw Trail Brewery

October 1st, 2014 01:51pm | Duration: 12:15

We'd like to welcome Mackinaw Trail Brewery to the Brew Crew! Mackinaw Trail Winery now has a 10 barrel brewing system at their Petoskey location and just started brewing their own beer 2 months ago. They're hosting a harvest festival this weekend and will be out at the Skitoberfest Beer Festival at Boyne Highlands with their latest creations. Check them out at www.mackinawtrailwinery.com

Hops n' Highlands Microbrew Festival

September 23rd, 2014 03:04pm | Duration: 11:19

We chat with Chris Bryant the Food & Beverage Director at Boyne Highlands about the inaugural festival featuring 35 Michigan Breweries and over 125 craft beers. The event kicks off Friday 9/25 in the Slopeside Lounge and runs from 1p-6p on Saturday 9/26. It's free to attend for those 21+ and 2 for 4oz pours.

Bad Teacher Brewing Supply

September 15th, 2014 02:58pm | Duration: 17:49

We dropped by Bad Teacher Brewing Supply for a tour with shop owner Bryan Snyder. We took a walk through the hops cooler and through the store to smell the grains and check out all the beer, cider and wine-making kits and supplies. We also got the details on their two year anniversary celebration which falls on National Learn To Homebrew Day on Saturday, November 1st.

Bridge Street Tap Room

August 30th, 2014 12:34pm

The Brew Crew visited the new Tap Room in Charlevoix to talk to Adam, Phil and Aaron about their new venture that started in June. We get the details about their dedication to the Mitten State and it's bounty both with beer and food. Check out the podcast to hear about what it took to get everything up and running and what they boys plan on doing in the future. Check out Bridge Street Tap Room online at www.BridgeStreetTapRoom.com and connect with them on Facebook www.facebook.com/bridgestreettaproom

Brewery Terra Firma

August 19th, 2014 10:49am | Duration: 21:59

We visit the brewery for an update on progress and distribution since opening just over a year ago. Brewmaster John Niedermaier updates us on the new taps, the farms new MAEAP certification and we stroll the fields to see what's growing on the farm. We also get details and a free pair of tickets to giveaway for their upcoming beer dinner at Big Papa's featuring Louie's Meats.

Bravo Zulu Brewing

August 13th, 2014 12:02pm | Duration: 22:31

We visited Bravo Zulu Brewing in Williamsburg for a tour of the facility and their new wood fired pizza food truck 800 Degrees. We spoke with Sam Sherwood the Head Brewer about the production facility, Jeff Brooks the owner about idea for the brewery and upcoming events and Chef Eric about the new food truck parked outside the brewery. Check them out at www.BravoZuluBrewing.com and follow them on Facebook for more info

Rare Bird Brew Pub

August 5th, 2014 01:41pm | Duration: 11:57

We stopped by Rare Bird Brew Pub, Traverse City's newest brewery, to talk to Tina the Co-owner and Brewmaster about the new facility. We chat about the unique name, the decor, the beer, the food, the grand opening celebration and we get a tour of the brew facility. Check them out at www.RareBirdBrewpub.com and follow them on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on new releases.

The Filling Station Microbrewery

July 31st, 2014 01:56pm | Duration: 15:20

We stopped by The Filling Station Microbrewery to talk to General Manager Todd Klepper about whats new and new on tap at the Brewery. We got a tour of the beautiful new patio seating and outdoor bar. We also got an update of great local musical acts performing on the weekends. Check out www.TheFillingStationMicrobrewery.com and follow them on Facebook for more details.

Bravo Zulu Brewing

July 22nd, 2014 08:41am | Duration: 7.56

Today we spoke with Jeff Brooks from Bravo Zulu Brewing in Acme. We chatted about their beers on tap, and two events that are happening today and tomorrow. Today is Veteran's Appreciate Day from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.! Free pizza and pop, as well as 2 dollar pints! See more details about Bravo Zulu on their website... www.bravozulubrewing.com Or, like them on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/bravozulubrewing

The Friends of Alanson Beer, Wine & Art Festival

July 15th, 2014 10:28am | Duration: 8.23

Today was talked about the Alanson Wine and Beer tasting event that's happening on July 25th. Details at www.friendsofalanson.org

Short's Brewing Company

July 8th, 2014 10:30am | Duration: 8.56

We had Short's Brewing Company in studio this morning and talked about an upcoming event for them, as well as some of their delicious craft brews! Find them on facebook.... https://www.facebook.com/ShortsBrewing Or their website... http://www.shortsbrewing.com/

Porterhouse Productions Stopped By This Morning!

July 1st, 2014 09:10am | Duration: 12.39

Sam Porter from Porterhouse stopped in an talked Brew Crew as well as the upcoming Traverse City Microbrew And Music Festival at the Commons! www.porterhouseproductions.com!

Brewery Terra Firma Celebrates 1 Year!

June 24th, 2014 08:59am | Duration: 8.28

Today we had John stop in from Brewery Terra Firma in Traverse City! We talked brew crew and the fact that Brewery Terra Firma is celebrating the one year anniversary this weekend! Join them from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday!

TC Ale Trail!

June 18th, 2014 10:41am | Duration: 6.40

Troy from the TC Ale Trail stopped by! We talked Brew Crew and upcoming events for the TC Ale Trail, like the Paddle For Pints! Check out the TC Ale Trail on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/TCAleTrail Or on the web... http://tcaletrail.com/

Brew Crew Podcast - 06/10/14

June 10th, 2014 09:04am | Duration: 12.13

Josh came in studio this morning and filled everyone in on the happenings with the Brew Crew! Also, we talked about breweries that are almost open, and upcoming craft brew festivals as well!

Michigan's Best Beer Guide!

June 6th, 2014 07:45am | Duration: 7.24

We had in Kevin Revolinski, the author of Michigan's Best Beer Guide! A great book for those who love craft beer! It's broken down into the various sections of Michigan... including right here in Northern Michigan! Check out Kevin's website! www.revtravel.com!

Bridge Street Tap Room

June 3rd, 2014 08:31am | Duration: 8.56

Today we had on Phil from the Bridge Street Tap Room in Charlevoix. We were able to get the latest update on when we can expect the tap room to open and spoke about a festival that Phil is putting on! You can also win tickets for that festival, the first annual Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival this week by joining the Brew Crew! Find the Bridge Street Tap Room on facebook... https://www.facebook.com/bridgestreettaproom

The Filling Station Microbrewery

May 29th, 2014 11:33am | Duration: 10.45

We had Todd in from The Filling Station Microbrewery to chat about the Brew Crew and the brewery itself! Cool stuff! Check out the audio! Also... "like" The Filling Station Microbrewery on facebook! https://www.facebook.com/thefillingstationmicrobrewery

Northern Michigan Homebrewers Guild

May 23rd, 2014 10:31am | Duration: 10.14

A new club has launched in Northern Michigan. They all share a love of craft brew. Home brew. Check out our interview with the Northern Michigan Homebrewers Guild! And hey, stop out at one of their upcoming meetings! Check out their facebook page! Give them a like! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Northern-Michigan-Homebrewers-Guild/616710641739182

Bad Teacher Brewing Supply Stopped In Today!

May 20th, 2014 09:58am | Duration: 7.22

Thanks to Bad Teacher Brewing Supply for stopping by to talk Brew Crew! Listen to the audio! Check out this amazing local business! https://www.facebook.com/BadTeacherBrewingSupply

Brewery Terra Firma Stopped In!

May 6th, 2014 08:00am | Duration: 10.51

We talked about all of the brews that are available... a few new brews they are launching soon, and a fantastic event that kicks off on Friday! Like them on facebook... https://www.facebook.com/BreweryTerraFirma

High Five Threads Brew Crew Launch

May 1st, 2014 03:17pm | Duration: 7.09

Byron Pettigrew of High Five Threads & Forward Inking joined us for the official kick off of the Brew Crew promotion. High Five Threads designed our new Brew Crew logo and Forward Inking printed our shirts locally. Their dedication to the local economy and products made in the USA made them a natural fit for the Brew Crews goal of promoting local beer culture.



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