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Let's go inside Buffalo on Tap to talk to local brewers about their latest beers. Held at The Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, Buffalo On Tap is a huge event and is not to be missed by Buffalonian craft-beer drinkers.In this episode, I talk to Hamburg, CBW, Southern Tier, 4 Mile, Big Ditch, Woodcock, New York Beer Project, Pressure Drop, Flying Bison and more. As an added bonus, I let Brendon Van Allen from CBW loose with my audio recorder! Let's see what he got out of the brewers!As always, please check out:WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher:Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
A new bottle shop has opened in The Village of Hamburg including bottles and taps from across the country. The owners, Nik Fattey and Ben Hamm have been working diligently getting the place ready from concept to execution for the past three years and it's been crowded every time I stop by.Go visit them at 284 Buffalo Street, Hamburg NYhttp://www.hammfatteybeerco.com/Hamm and Fattey's on FacebookTwitter @HammFatteyAs always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.comFacebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrewsUntappd @WNYBrewsWNYBrews on Youtube(716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Clean Beer is Importantand you can't have clean beer without clean lines. Don't spend your money on good beer if it's being pulled through terrible lines. In this episode, I talk to Andy Dvornski of The Clean Beer Initiative about his business and his process. The Clean Beer Initiative handles dozens of establishments' draft systems around Western New York making sure the lines are cleaned on a regular basis. It makes finding a good place for craft beer much easier.If you follow @CleanBeerWNY on Twitter, you can even see what lines were changed and when at all of their accounts.We also talk about a second beer-business Andy has taken on: 716 Tapped.As always, please check out:WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher:Rate PleasePlease connect with us:Scott@WNYBrews.comFacebook.com/WNYBrewsTwitter.com/WNYBrewsUntappd @WNYBrewsWNYBrews on Youtube(716) 391-CASTScott@WNYBrews.comWe are a proud member of The Hopped Up NetworkCheck out all of the Hopped Up podcasts at www.HoppedUpNetwork.com See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
No Guests!A dreaded Just-Me episode. I had some housecleaning things to talk about and didn't want to stack the front part of the next episode with them. Since I had some extra time I decided to get into a story that illustrates my current political feelings regarding independent breweries. I may delve into this deeper if I can ever find a mutual moment with the planned guest.The @BuffaloEats Buffalo Brewery Bracket ContestAbout a month back I ran a contest to coincide with @BuffaloEats Buffalo Brewery Battle on Twitter. After all was said and done, Big Ditch came out victorious, but what I asked for were predictions.I received a handful of filled-in brackets and scored them using a 1-2-3-4 system (4 points for predicting the final, 3 for the final two, 2 for the final four, and 1 for the elite eight).We had two winners tie with 17 points so each will be receiving a consumers gift card so I may "buy them a growler fill".PatreonI started a Patreon page a while back. Patreon is a way for listeners to pledge money for content in a style similar to NPR. It's a monthly pledge and this month, we got our first Patron in Andy Dvornski of The Clean Beer Initiative. Look for en episode with him soon.My Trip to Europe and Why InBev Ruins Everything.I generally don't like to get political, but take a listen. InBev sucks and I lay out a rant about why. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
There are many things that one must consider while setting up an electric brewing system at home. Brian Huntley runs one of the best resources for electric brewing information on YouTube. Short Circuited Brewers (Youtube.com/shortcircuitedbrewers) is a channel that helps you pick a system, build a system, troubleshoot a system, etc. On this episode, we get into a birds-eye view of the pros of going electric.You can follow and subscribe to them at:YouTube.com/ShortCircuitedBrewersTwitter.com/SCBClubIntagram.com/shortcircuitedbreweror at their websiteShortCircuitedBrewers.comAs always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
@BuffaloEats is running a Twitter tournament to determine the best brewery in Buffalo and I want to make it a contest! Fill out a bracket at WNYBrews.com/bracket and email it to me at Scott@WNYBrews.com or send it to me via Twitter @WNYBrews. The person who fills in the most accurate bracket will win a $15 gift card to Consumers Beverages from me.As always, please check out:WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher:http://wnybrews.com/ratePlease connect with us:Scott@WNYBrews.comhttp://Facebook.com/WNYBrewshttp://Twitter.com/WNYBrewshttp://untappd.com/user/WNYBrewshttp://youtube.com/wnybrews(716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
I sit down with Brian and Scott from The Buffalo Beer League @BuffBeerLeague to discuss all of the featured events during this year's Buffalo Beer Week. You can find all the info at BuffaloBeerWeek.comAs always, please check out:WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher:Rate PleasePlease connect with us:Scott@WNYBrews.comFacebook.com/WNYBrewsTwitter.com/WNYBrewsUntappd @WNYBrewsWNYBrews on Youtube(716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
The Buffalo Beer League offered an invitation to taste Resurgence Brewing imperial Sponge Candy Stouts led by Jeff Ware himself. I would be a fool to turn them down.I'm glad I joined them as we tried Imperial Sponge Candy Stouts from 2014 through 2018 INCLUDING barrel-aged version of each.It was a wonderful evening drinking some phenomenal beer. Short version is, if you can get a 2015 Imperial, do it! The 2018 barrel-aged version is pretty awesome too.As always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Welcome to a retrospective episode of Western New York Brews! I’ve hesitated releasing anything for 42 because of how significant the number is. Episode 42 is easily the most important number I’ve recorded so far, and probably the most significant until episode 100. It is after all, the ultimate answer to life, the universe, and everything. It’s been 41 episodes so far (in more time than it should have taken) and I finally figured out what I should do. Using the theme of life, the universe, and everything, I thought I would talk about what we’ve done and what I’ve been planning in regards to WNY Brews. As always, please check out: WNYBrews.com Please review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate Please Please connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrewsUntappd @WNYBrewsWNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Do you want to become a certified BJCP judge? What about a steward? Do you want to enter a beer into one of the nations largest regional homebrew competitions? Well we have Alex Placito of The Niagara Association of Homebrewers on to talk about the Amber Waves of Grain competition in April. It's about time to get your entries in, and I wanted to get the full breakdown of becoming a judge (btw, there's a lot of free homebrew in it if you do).Alex takes us through the judging process, the AWOG particulars, the stewarding process, and the step by step to becoming a judge.If you want in with the BJCP, check them out at BJCP.orgfor info on Amber Waves of Grain, check out AWOG.niagarabrewers.orgAs always, go to WNYBrews.com/episode16 for more information.Please rate and review us on iTunes! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jared Gilbert is the head cider-maker and Mazer (mead-maker) at Cigar City Cider and Mead in Ybor City, Florida. I've been interested in cider recently, and Jared was a fountain of cider and mead knowledge! I think I need to plan a trip to Tampa.You can find them at CigarCityCider.comYou may notice another voice on this episode as well...Clay Keel, the Chief Brewer at 42 North in East Aurora pulls most of the weight during the interview as I was losing my voice and felt like I'd been hit by a truck. You'll be hearing much more of Clay moving forward in this podcast!As we reboot this things faster than a Spiderman franchise, please rate and review us on iTunes by going to WNYBrews.com/rate See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week, I discuss a beer trip I recently took. We put together a tour of Buffalo brewing history and put a bus together to take a small group out for charity...then they never showed! So we did the tour to ourselves! I got to speak to Ethan Cox from Community Beer Works about his book. I also discuss The Buffalo Brewers Series cans from Big Ditch, Resurgence, and Community Beer Works.Lastly, I talk about my kegerators and about kegging homebrew beer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
One Eyed Cat Brewingis a new proposed brewery coming to the North-East suburbs of Buffalo. On this episode, I pulled Sara and Patrick Alexanderson aside up at Santoras Pizza Pub and Grill on Transit Rd to talk about the brewery. They were there along with their partners Bill and Stephanie Beecher to showcase 6 of the beers that they plan to have on tap when they eventually open in the near future.The event was attended by investors and local beer-lovers and was a great evening of food, beer, and really great conversations.Follow One Eyed Cat Brewing on Twitter @One_EyedCatAs always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
So Aaron and I didn't discuss how we would each name this episode, and I chose to go with a "showdown" type of title. In reality, it was a great evening of sampling beers from each others' regions. Aaron is the host of The Cascadian Beer Podcast, found at Cascadian.beer, it's a regional beer podcast from the Cascadia Region of The US and Canada. It's produced very well and is filled with interesting stories from the brewers in his region. I met Aaron online in a podcasting group on Facebook and we devised a plan to drink each other's beer and talk about them over Skype. For a full list of beers and more information, check out the show notes at WNYBrews.com/episode34 As always, please check out: WNYBrews.com Please review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate Please Please connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Homebrewers are fickle. You would think that AB-In Bev's recent acquisition of Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies would mean massive drops in sales and an exodus of loyal customers, but time will tell. In this episode, I talk with Ethan Cox of CBW about the recent acquisition and about business in general.  You can find the full video on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rl6IhvNIZpY Here is the link to the full show notes: Http://www.WNYBrews.com/episode32 Here is the link to Homebrewsupply.com's Belgian Lager https://www.homebrewsupply.com/budweiser-clone-extract-recipe-kit.html   As always, please check out: WNYBrews.com Please review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate Please Please connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrewsUntappd @WNYBrewsWNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This is a LONG one.I think of it like a mullet. I tried to edit it to be a tight discussion at the front and let it flow a little more loose in the back. Thanks to What The Hops and Buffalo Beer Reviews for hanging out at Big Ditch for the shuffleboard tournament to kick off Beer Week.Buffalo Beer Week is in it's 10th year and we're right in the middle of it right now. Check out BuffaloBeerWeek.com for all the events heading into this weekend!As always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Are you just getting started in homebrewing? I go on an 18 minute rant about what you should do while also rambling on about this upcoming year. What do you want from me? I'm drinking a Southern Tier IPA and listening to my beer gurgle in the background on a limited-edition solo episode of WNY Brews to kick off a great year. Join me! Pour a pint! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Resurgence has been crushing it with great beer releases during this quarantine. Their Social Distancing Series is loaded and growing. The BBL is joined by Jeff Ware to talk about what could have been Resurgences "Coming-out Party" year with their new beers and location. Of course 2020 doesn't care how good your beer is, so Resurgence is making due to the best of their abilities. Bolstered by a good reputation, good product, and excellent service, they're further putting their mark on the Buffalo Beer Scene during this pandemic.As always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
John Paul Meter joins us days after Brickyard Brewing was lost to a fire. We talk about the situation, drink some Brickyard beer, and talk about the future. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Mead is a fermented beverage made from honey and Tricia and Joe Marshall have been working on it for over 10 years. The three that I tried while I was there were phenomenal and one of them was a non-alcoholic soda. It's a family-friendly place with live music right in the Heart of the Village of Lancaster. Find them at LillyBelleMeads.comAs always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
What do you know about CO2? We use it to force carb our beer or to serve through a kegging system, but is all CO2 the same? Can you fill it at a welding shop or does it have to be "beverage grade"? Is there even such thing as "Beverage Grade"?Pamela Irish Bronkie and her family have been providing Buffalo with CO2 for generations and on this episodes she provides answers to all those questions. Let's demystify our favorite bubble-producing gas together.See Irish Companies at their website: IrishCompanies.comAs always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Check out all of the Buffalo Beer Week Events at www.BuffaloBeerWeek.com"Celebrating the Evolving History and Continuous Education of our Beloved BeverageBuffalo Beer Week® promotes Buffalo’s growing craft beer culture by sponsoring a ten-day festival in Erie and Niagara counties and Western NY that attracts beer tourism, fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and serves as a showcase for Buffalo’s breweries, restaurants, pubs, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community."As always, please check out: WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
We're back and kicking off 2017 with an episode featuring Jonah Epstein from MyCityBrew.com He's spent a year polling Buffalo to come up with a representative Buffalo Beer! After over 8000 votes, they've finally settled on a style and are looking for help with the name. You can vote at MYCityBrew.com/vote   As always, please check out: WNYBrews.com Please review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate Please Please connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrewsUntappd @WNYBrewsWNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Christopher and Jessica Budde opened Brewed and Bottled at 402 Center Street in Lewiston, NY back in August and have had a warm welcome from the community. With a great attitude and a great selection, it's easy to see why.  I talked to both of them seperatley and put the two interviews together (they took turns so they could run the store, they're doing it all themselves). I was amazed at how similar their answers were!  As always, please check out: WNYBrews.com Please review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher: Rate Please Please connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrewsUntappd @WNYBrewsWNYBrews on Youtube   (716) 391-CAST   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Bryan Rabe is a homebrewer with over 1300 brews under his belt. He's been trying to emulate brewing styles in Western Europe for many of those brew; which means that he's trying to remove as much oxygen as he can from his process.In this episode we go through the why, when, and how of brewing with low dissolved oxygen levels.You can find Bryan at LowOxygenBrewing.comAs always, please check out:WNYBrews.comPlease review the podcast on iTunes and Stitcher:Rate PleasePlease connect with us: Scott@WNYBrews.com Facebook.com/WNYBrews Twitter.com/WNYBrews Untappd @WNYBrews WNYBrews on Youtube (716) 391-CAST See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Podcast Details

Started
Mar 28th, 2015
Latest Episode
Sep 19th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
63
Avg. Episode Length
27 minutes
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