Sunday, July 27, 2008

Show 004

This weeks show featured an interview with Furthermore Brewmaster Aran Madden. Aran talked with us about his unconventional beers, his unconventional brewing set up, and his brewery's "ready, fire! aim" attitude. Follow the link below to listen to the show:

Show 004.mp3 - Beer Talk Today

This weeks question: which Furthermore beer is your favorite? Vote in the poll on the side or comment on this post and tell us what you think.

For those of you who wish to download rather than stream the show, go here Look under the track list and click on "free download" next to Show 004.


Saturday, July 19, 2008

Show 003

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This show was all about Belgian Beer, and we interviewed two guys who own great bars that serve Belgian and Belgian style beer right here in Madison, Matt Van Nest of Brasserie V and Brian Haltinner of Maduro. Both had some great insight on what's going on with Belgian beers in America today.

This weeks question: do you think the popularity of Belgian Beer in the US is a fad or a new trend poised to last? Vote on the poll or post a comment on this blog entry. Any other questions, comments or suggestions can be sent to


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Show 002

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Today's show was all about wood aged beers, including an interview with Ron Jeffries from Jolly Pumpkin and a taste of Dogfish Head's Palo Santo Marron wood aged beer. Below is a little picture to tickle your imagination. It is the barrel operations at Jolly Pumpkin.

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This weeks question: With breweries such as Jolly Pumpkin and experimenters like Dogfish Head, what do you think about these wood aged beers, and what do you think is the future of wood aged beers in the American Craft Beer Industry? Chime in on the comments section of the blog, send us at email at or wait and call us in on the air next week.


Ron from Jolly Pumpkin gave us a ton of great stuff, some of which had to get cut to make the piece fit. This clip has Ron talking about a bunch of the beer Jolly Pumpkin brews, giving lots of detail information. For the true beer geeks!
Beer Talk TodayRon on Specific Beers

Thursday, July 3, 2008

No July 5th show

I just wanted to let all of our loyal listeners know that there won't be a new Beer Talk Today this Saturday, as we're out of town for the 4th of July weekend. But never fear, next week we've got a great show planned, including an interview with Jolly Pumpkin Brewmaster Ron Jeffries! We're really excited to be talking with someone on the cutting edge of todays American brewing scene, and we hope you all tune in.