Beer

  1. Barrel to Bottle: OktoberFestbiers

    Barrel to Bottle: OktoberFestbiers

    You might  think that all Oktoberfest beers are the same, but Roger is here to show you that's not the case. The Barrel to Bottle Crew will help you clear up some of the confusing aspects of Oktoberfest, starting with why it's in September.

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  2. Barrel to Bottle: Quarantinis IV - The Gang Picks a Fight with Stanley Tucci

    Barrel to Bottle: Quarantinis IV - The Gang Picks a Fight with Stanley Tucci

    Stanley Tucci has a lot to learn about making a Negroni. The question is, does he hunger for knowledge on this classic cocktail, or does he just want to play games? As Roger runs through all the ways in which The Tooch screwed up this cocktail, the Barrel to Bottle spends their big night screwing up this cocktail. But the great thing about a Negroni is you can transform it into almost anything. 

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  3. Barrel to Bottle: Hard Seltzers with Joel Brower of Odd Side Ales

    Barrel to Bottle: Hard Seltzers with Joel Brower of Odd Side Ales

    At this point it's pretty obvious that hard seltzers are more than just a passing fad. One of the biggest questions we get at Binny's is "what are these things exactly?" Hard Seltzers can be made many different ways , as Odd Side Ales' plant manager Joel Brower explains to the Barrel to Bottle crew. After the interview, Roger, Pat and Chris sample through different brands and flavors of hard seltzer. 

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  4. Barrel to Bottle: Gabriel Magliaro, Co-Founder of Half Acre Brewing Co.

    Barrel to Bottle: Gabriel Magliaro, Co-Founder of Half Acre Brewing Co.

    It's hard to believe Half Acre Brewing Co. is now considered a veteran of the Chicago craft beer scene. But 14 years will change a lot of things. Co-founder Gabriel Magliaro sits down with the Barrel to Bottle crew to discuss the history of the brewery and the challenges they've faced over the last decade plus. 

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  5. Barrel to Bottle: Geoff and Marcy Larson of Alaskan Brewing

    Barrel to Bottle: Geoff and Marcy Larson of Alaskan Brewing

    Geoff and Marcy Larson have faced many unique challenges brewing beer in landlocked Juneau, Alaska. In addition to a stable of core beers, they've branched out and kept up with the latest trends in craft beer. 

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  6. Barrel to Bottle: You Don't Know Jackfruit

    Barrel to Bottle: You Don't Know Jackfruit

    It's You Don't Know Jackfruit, the Barrel to Bottle game show. Your contestants this week are Pat, Chris and Greg, who go head to head taking on the hardest fruit questions presented by your host, Roger. Fruit notes are frequent descriptors in the world of wine, spirits and beer. But why do your favorite beverages have these tasting notes? Play along and see how you stack up against the Barrel to Bottle team. It's You Don't Know Jackfruit, the Barrel to Bottle game show.

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  7. Barrel to Bottle: Highway to Helles

    Barrel to Bottle: Highway to Helles

    The beer scene is dominated by flavor-blasted IPAs and stouts, but the German Helles style has been making a quiet comeback. Roger and Chris, the masters of nuance, are here to show you that subtle does not equal boring. The Barrel to Bottle crew has 5 refreshing beers that are perfect for the hottest summer days. In the listener Q&A, the Barrel to Bottle crew tackles the loaded question of beer expiration/born-on dates. 

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  8. Barrel to Bottle: Brunch Cocktails

    Barrel to Bottle: Brunch Cocktails

    OK, so maybe you aren't going to brunch very often right now. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy these cocktails on your own, whatever time of day, wherever you are. Greg, Roger, Alicia and Chris take you from the basics to the more advanced. As always, the Barrel to Bottle crew is more than willing to offer up a few variations to suit your ingredient list. 

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  9. Barrel to Bottle: Desert Island Beers

    Barrel to Bottle: Desert Island Beers

    We're all kind of on our own desert islands right now, so it's a great time to run through the Barrel to Bottle Crew's desert island beers. These cans and bottles have stood the test of time, be they tall cripsy boys from the land of sky blue waters, or malty and spicy Belgian classics. These are the beers that mean something, the ones that we'd want to be stranded with. Then a listener wants to know what the Barrel to Bottle crew looks for when cellaring beer.

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out 2 - Basement Edition

    Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out 2 - Basement Edition

    Since we're all at home looking at all the beers we've been collecting for years, it's a good time to open some more of them. Because of the breadth of their collections, the Barrel to Bottle Crew was lucky enough to have some overlap. Except Greg, who likes to actually drink the beers he buys. 

     

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