In this episode Nick Smith from Steam Machine Brewing in the UK joins us to talk about the rebirth and surge in popularity of IPAs over the past 40 years.
In this episode we take advantage of our newfound remote recording skills to go international for the first time. Mark and I are joined by Nick Smith, founder and brewmaster of Steam Machine Brewing in County Durham. In the first of a two part episode we explore the history of the India Pale Ale from... Continue Reading →
In this episode we are joined by Columbus sour beer aficionado Dan Reeve for a virtual voyage to Pajotenland. Join us as we take an in depth look at a style that many feel represents the pinnacle of brewing art, blended lambic gueuze. We crack open gueuzes from Cantillon, Drie Fonteinen and Lindemans and share... Continue Reading →
In the second half of our interview with Sean White, co-owner and head brewer at Little Fish Brewing, we continue our exploration of the fascinating world of sour beers. The episode kicks off with with a candid discussion of the challenges of spontaneous fermentation. As the pod progresses we talk about the important role of... Continue Reading →
In this episode we sit down (virtually) with Sean White, co-owner and head brewer at Little Fish Brewing in Athens, Ohio, for an expansive discussion of sour beers and wild ale brewing. With two World Beer Cup medals for their barrel-aged sours (a bronze for Petit Poisson in 2018 and a gold for Barrel Aged... Continue Reading →
With a statewide stay at home order in effect across Ohio, some of us have a little more time on our hands, enough to record a new episode of the Pat's Pints Podcast. In this episode we connect (remotely) with Dan Eaton who covers the beer and food industries for Columbus Business First. Dan shares... Continue Reading →
Despite the ubiquity of IPAs on the American craft beer market, craft lagers are ascendant in a way that would have seemed improbable a few years ago. In this episode, which contains previously unreleased material from the spring of 2018, Mark, Hans and I take you on a journey back to the source of all... Continue Reading →
In this episode we welcome back Canadian ex-pat Chris Mercerhill who does his best to educate the rest of the cast on beer from north of the border. Our meandering discussion touches on topics ranging from distribution laws to the Canadian music scene to motherhood while enjoying beers from from Ontario heavy hitters Flying Monkees,... Continue Reading →
These days mixed fermentation beers are all the rage, but the monks at Orval have been making a mixed fermentation Brett saison for 80+ years. In this episode Hans Gorsuch and Chris Mercerhill join Mark and I for an in-depth look at one of the world's truly iconic beers. Throw in some thoughts on home brewing... Continue Reading →
Tom Ayers, head brewer and co-owner of Ill Mannered Brewing, joins us on the podcast this month for a wide ranging discussion on the challenges and opportunities of running a neighborhood brewery. Ill Mannered opened in August 2015, starting in a tiny 1000 square foot space in a strip mall while all four owners did... Continue Reading →
Long time homebrewer A.J. Zanyk knows a thing or two about Baltic Porters. He and co-host Mark Richards brewed a Baltic Porter named Motherbird that won best in show honors at the 2001 Ohio State Fair Homebrew competition. If that weren't enough A.J. took with top honors at the 2017 Barley's Homebrew competition with an... Continue Reading →
In yet another episode without a proper guest Mark, Hans, and Pat take a deep dive into the world of Trappist Tripels and Belgian Golden Strongs. They start with the progenitors of the two closely related styles, Westmalle Tripel and Duvel. Having paid homage to these trailblazing examples, they look at the way Italians treat... Continue Reading →
After more than a year in hibernation the Pat's Pints Podcast returns with an episode devoted to British Ales with a focus on beers with heavy metal themes, including Camerons Motorhead-inspired Road Crew and Robinsons Iron Maiden themed beers. Mark and I are joined by longtime friend Hans Gorsuch for an extended discussion of bitters,... Continue Reading →
For the first time the Pat’s Pints Podcast goes on the road as Mark and I head down to Athens to hang out with Sean White and Jimmy Stockwell of Little Fish Brewing. Our wide ranging conversation touches on various aspects of the Little Fish story and brewing farmhouse ales—saison yeast, brett, barrel aging, paw paw beers, turning a... Continue Reading →
The Pat’s Pints Podcast is back from summer vacation. This month we sit down with Mike Byrne from Lineage Brewing and talk neighborhood breweries, kettle sours and off flavor tasting. Mike shares his approach to making the tasty kettle sours featured at Lineage and we sample some Blushing Bernice, their raspberry Berliner Weisse. We also delve into tasting... Continue Reading →
After missing a month the Pat's Pints Podcast is back just in time for Columbus Craft Beer Week. This month we sit down with Lenny Kolada and Sam Hickey from Smokehouse Brewing and learn about their new venture, Commonhouse Ales. We sample two beers in the Commonhouse Ale lineup and preview the upcoming mini Real Ale... Continue Reading →
This month we discuss hoppy beers, Hoof Hearted's new brewpub, can release parties, and Van Halen with Trevor Williams from Hoof Hearted Brewing.
In this podcast we talk high gravity beers with Jim and Jennie from Zaftig and Doug Oldham from the Columbus Craft Beer Alliance.
In the inaugural podcast we talk sour beers with Fred Lee (Founder, President and Elder Beerman) and Jonathan Carroll (CEO, Brewer) at Actual Brewing. We preview the two new sours that Actual is releasing on December 5 (Tenacity and Leviton), get into Brett beers, talk Ohio sandstone fermenters at Actual, share Chili recipes, and divulge our lists of underrated Central Ohio beers.