Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Direction

Hello folks. Well, it's been quite a while since we have posted any audio up on this page or on our sister site, After leaving college radio we hoped to keep the show going in podcast form, and we did so for a while, but with different schedules and locals, it has been difficult to put segments together on a regular basis. While we may occasionally submit some new audio pieces, it seems like, for the most part, the Beer Talk Today podcast has come to an end. All of the audio that has been posed will remain up so future generations can look back and remember all the great beer that was consumed in 2008-2010 in Madison, Wisconsin.
Instead of the audio, I am going to be a contributing writer at Madison Beer Review, writing regular posts in addition to the posts by the original Mr. MBR, Jeff Glazer. I want to do this for several reasons. First off, I am a freelance writer, and have been writing pieces here and there about beer, and on the blog I will be able to expand on ideas in those pieces and keep up with what's going on in the beer world. Also, I feel like I have more ideas and thoughts to share with the beer drinking world.
So, check Madison Beer Review regularly for updates!
-Matt Lange

Thursday, March 18, 2010

MBR Podcast 3/18/10

On this episode of Beer Talk Today, we head out to the new Vintage Brewing Company to try the first three beers produced in the new brewpub, the Weiss-Blau Heffeweizen, Dedication Belgian Abbey style ale, and the Scardey Cat Double Oatmeal Stout. We also talk briefly with brewmaster Scott Manning. Editor's note: I call Scott "Eric" for most of the clip before he corrects me, and I have no idea where I got Eric from.

Here's the mp3.


Thursday, February 4, 2010

MBR Podcast 2/4/10

On Part Two of this weeks podcast, we continue our discussion with Surly Head Brewer Todd Haug, as he shares his thoughts about what inspired Surly's core beers and the ups and downs of internet buzz.

the mp3


Tuesday, February 2, 2010

MBR Podcast 2/2/10

On the first part of this weeks podcast we talk with Todd Haug, Head Brewer of Brooklyn Center Minnesota's Surly brewing company. In this clip we discuss his origins as a brewer, the overall ideas behind Surly and why cans are better for some things and bottles are better for others.

Here's the mp3

Thursday, January 14, 2010

MBR Podcast 1/14/10

On part two of this weeks podcast, we return with our panel to taste Lakefront's Local Acre, the first beer since prohibition produced with 100 percent Wisconsin ingredients. We then discuss the viability of "100 percent Wisconsin" as a style, and if Wisconsin beer has a recognizable style when it comes to craft beer. Thanks to all the panelists and The Old Fashioned for hosting us.

Here's the mp3

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

MBR Podcast 1/12/10

On the first podcast of 2010 we've teamed up with Jeff at MBR to discuss an exciting new product, the first craft beer brewed with 100 percent Wisconsin grown ingredients, Lakefront Brewery's Local Acre. We've put together an all-star panel of local food and beverage enthusiasts, including folks from the Underground Food Collective, The Old Fashioned, Fromagination and Blue Mont Dairy, to discuss how beer fits into the local food movement and the broader landscape of Wisconsin produced food. Stay tuned for part two, where we actually get around to tasting the beer.

Here's the mp3