Episode 146: Howe Sound Coffee Ale + Design

This week we’re joined by Winnipeg graphic designers and beer lovers Mark RemoquilloEvan Marnoch to talk about design, and in particular brewery and beer-label design. We’re drinking the Howe Sound Mexican Chiapas Cold Pressed Coffee Ale as well as a few other tasty bottles that our guests brought along!

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Howe Sound Mexican Chiapas Cold Pressed Coffee Ale
03:20 – Graphic design for beer
14:55 – Anchor Brewing
18:40 – Beer break, Greg’s Beer Reviews
20:45 – Favourites in design
32:20 – Boulevard Imperial Stout, visiting Minneapolis
38:05 – Goose Island and Bourbon County
42:20 – Screen printing beer bottles, Rogue branding
46:05 – New breweries and branding
50:50 – Wrapping it up

Episode 145: Wine with a Wine Maker

This week we’re joined by Jean-François of Domaine Jean Boudry vineyard and local wine-guys Jesse Oberman & Taylor Archibald of Winnipeg-based natural wine rep Elevage Selections. We delved deep into the traditions of wine-making in the Jura region and drank some Parallel 49 Bodhisattva & a selection of Jean-François’s wines.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:50 – Parallel 49 Bodhisattva
02:00 – Natural wines
11:00 – What’s bad and what you don’t like
12:30 – To filter or not to filter
19:00 – Price points
19:00 – Long tradition in wine
22:45 – Back to filtering
25:00 – What keeps wine from going bad
30:50 – Adding sugar to wine
32:50 – Yeast and fermentation
40:30 – Trying the wine
42:50 – Really old bottles and corks
47:50 – Screw caps, wax
52:30 – About the vineyard
53:45 – On to the next wine
1:04:50 – On to the vin jaune
1:17:30 – Wrapping it up

Episode 144: Steek & Oak Windrose Porter with Matt from Torque Brewing

This week we drank Steel & Oak Windrose Porter with Matt Wolff from Torque Brewing. We talked about challenges and opportunities about opening up a new brewery and the fun of test batches!

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Steel & Oak Windrose Porter
03:45 – To go on a trip – to Saskatchewan
07:00 – Torque Brewing
17:10 – Back to the beer
17:50 – Torque brews and test batches
23:50 – Challenges and opportunities
29:00 – Wrapping it up

Episode 142: Renée Girard – Cocktail Month 2016 Pt 3

In the third episode of Cocktail Month 2016 we’re drinking with Renée Girard of Forth. We drank Bridge Brewing’s Uganda Sipi Coffee Brown Ale and I made a cocktail with the Red Racer Red Ale. Renée also used the Red Racer Red Ale for her rather delicious cocktail.

Cocktail Month

Episode 1 | Episode 2

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:30 – Bridge Uganda Sipi Coffee Brown Ale
06:00 – Experimenting with beer cocktails
09:50 – Creative process behind cocktails
12:20 – Cocktails and cooking
15:10 – Overcomplicating a cocktail
16:50 – Ordering the bartender’s recommendations
18:30 – Go-to cocktails
20:20 – Buying liquor stateside
25:45 – Colin and Adrian’s creative processes
28:00 – Making Adrian’s cocktail
33:10 – Straining and filtering
36:20 – Tasting Adrian’s cocktail
40:30 – Glassware
44:00 – Making Renee’s cocktail
53:45 – Tasting Renee’s cocktail
56:15 – Wrapping it up

Episode 141: Peter Hill – Cocktail Month 2016 Pt 2

It’s the second episode of Cocktail Month 2016 and we’re drinking with Peter Hill of Albert Street Cocktails. Peter’s cocktail of the evening is using Maui Brewing’s Coconut Porter. Colin used the Duchesse de Bourgogne to make a beery take on a French 75 which he has dubbed the Flemish 75.

Check out last weeks episode with Elsa from the Roost here.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:45 – Rogue 4-Hop IPA
05:50 – Cocktails, vodka
10:00 – Introducing people to new flavours
17:50 – Creating a cocktail
22:00 – Getting into cocktails
26:50 – NYC
30:45 – Vancouver and beer
32:00 – Menu at Albert Street
36:40 – Tonight’s cocktail
43:45 – Making the cocktail
46:00 – Tacos and Adrian’s immigration
49:30 – Pub culture
52:15 – Tasting tonight’s cocktail
57:55 – Craft distillers
1:02:00 – Naming cocktails
1:04:25 – The Flemish 75
1:10:25 – Go-to drinks at a new bar
1:14:55 – Wrapping it up

Episode 140: Elsa Clare – Cocktail Month 2016 Pt 1

It’s April which means it’s Cocktail Month on Pub Chat! Our first guest is Elsa, bartender at The Roost and we’re drinking Cannery Brewing’s Darkling Oatmeal Stout to start things off. Elsa made a delicious cocktail using a Duchesse de Bourgogne syrup. In this years cocktail month, Colin & Adrian will also alternate attempting a beer-based cocktail each episode to go along with our guests (more-delicious) creations.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:30 – Cannery Brewing Darkling
05:20 – What to drink on a regular basis
06:50 – Last year’s Cocktail Month
09:05 – Winnipeg’s cocktail scene
11:55 – Alcohol free cocktails
15:45 – Chipotle cocktails
16:45 – Making cocktails at The Roost
23:35 – Creative cocktail ingredients
29:10 – Making today’s cocktail
36:00 – Naming cocktails
37:30 – Mouthgasm
40:15 – Maximizing cocktails
46:00 – Colin’s cocktail
51:15 – Wrapping it up