E26 Great Taste of the Midwest Pre-Fest Podcast 2018


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Podcast: A preview of 2018 Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival with guest Corey Kuczynski

It’s August, it’s hot, and time for prime beer festival season. On this podcast the boys review the history, do a retrospective and make predictions for this year’s Great Taste of the Midwest. We’ve invited one of our brew buds and GTMW veteran, Corey Kuczynski, to break it all down as we prepare for this year’s extravaganza of trending, traditional and tasty craft beer available for consumption (for those that have a ticket) on Saturday, August 11 in Madison, WI.

As with every show, we also do some beer tastings….this time from breweries that are regular fixtures at Great Taste. A festival that hosts more than 190 breweries and 1400 beers (not to mention meads, ciders and over 100 cask ales) should provide plenty of choices. Of those we sipped our sponsors double IPA called Always the Hard Way from Pig Minds, and also sampled Founders Backwoods Bastard, New Glarus Coffee Stout and a revisit with Urban Chestnut Stammtisch Pilsner (one of the finest pilsner’s on the planet).

Speaking of Great Taste beers…Kent and Brent lead a new segment called BEER TAG, where they offer a fun beer name from last year’s Great Taste and Mike and Corey have to guess between two breweries to choose the one that brewed it. They didn’t do so good, but who really cares…the segment was educating and super fun!

Finally, we shared clips of an underground band called Brain Kingdom with clips from their 2005 Nashville studio project called Tacos & Swimming Pools. The album was recorded in just 3 days in a small Sony satellite just of music row, featuring original songs written by Don Peterson with Brent Shelton on bass/guitars and Mike Tarrolly on drums, plus a host of fine local musicians who hung out and joined in when called upon.

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Brent is a home brewer with a passion for brewing lagers and continually modifying his recipes, a podcaster, dog lover, lead guitarist for Mana Kintorso, HeadTechie for Forest City Brewers [Rockford, IL] and PR dude for @BosparPR {San Francisco]. Follow him on Twitter via @BrentSheltonNow.
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