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Do you want to like craft beer but don't know where to start? Do you feel like having a favorite Doppelbock will earn you street cred? (Wait. What's Doppelbock, again?) Drinking Biddies Keryl Brown and Jamie Tunkel will always drink a bottle on air, review it, tell stories, and discover a few things about beer along the way. They'll sometimes have guests and sometimes be antisocial. They're just two girls on a journey. A beer journey. Disclaimer: If you're looking for boring, informational l ...
 
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I don't know if we've ever reviewed Mast Landing Brewing Co on the show before but after trying Shake Up Your Bones, we need to try more. This DIPA is brewed with Nelson, Citra and Simcoe hops. It's a rich, fruity treat. Shenk is a brewery out of Bratislava, Slovakia. They've rebrewed their American Wild Ale simply called S. This is the first time …
 
We can't travel much right now but that doesn't mean we can't feel like we're visiting a French bistro. On a nice sunny day we pop into Le Bistro Du Gourmet, a French deli/restaurant/grocery store. They have a small but unique collection of beers from one brewery in Matzenheim, Grand-Est France. Matten is a microbrewery bear Alsace. We tried Imperi…
 
(NSFW) In this weeks Road Sodas episode, The Hoppy Craftsmen go over Phoenix New Time's Best of 2020. A few of the places we love made the list, and was pumped to see them get some recognition. Next, Instagram keeps promoting some strange investment opportunity, the guys dig deeper into what that is. For once Ed and Chris are fan boy'n out to some …
 
It's October and while Octoberfest happened on a much smaller level, we still celebrated in our hearts and minds. While shouting "PROST" and dancing in our lederhosen, we sample to fine German beers. First is the Brauhaus Riegele Speziator Dunkel, a dark doppelbock that was first brewed by monks over 300 years ago. Schlenkerla Fastenbier is a nice …
 
Have mentioned how much we love To Ol and Evil Twin NY before? It's pretty obvious since we keep reviewing their beers on show. Now that To Ol has their own brewery in Denmark called To Ol City, they have been cranking out one amazing beer after another. Extreme Measures is no different. They are really killing it. While Evil Twin NY has released a…
 
We bring year four of the podcast to a close. We've keep cranking out an episode a week for the past four year. We sit down with Bjorn again and talk about doing the show, what we loved the most about the past year and what we want for the next year. For a special episode Martin brought out special beers, four Brekeriet bottles from a few years ago…
 
Caviar Starr is a family owned business out of North Carolina. Deanna Leavitt sat down and really explained the caviar world. She answers questions like: Why are some caviar's illegal? Does caviar have health benefits? What is the difference between wild and farmed caviar? She answers all this and more. I hope you enjoy. https://caviarstar.com/…
 
Summers over but we got to visit one more pop-up bar before it closed. Mikkeller Moriskans Trädgård is a Mikkeller pop-up bar that is back for it's second year. It's a great space with lots of beers and food to choose from. We tried out Mikkeller SD's Fruit Face with cranberry, pear and ginger. We follow that up with Mikkeller SD's Shadows of Tomor…
 
Finally the Game of Beers returns. It's been a long time since we were able to have a game. We hope you've missed it as much as we have. Martin is up for the challenge against local beer blogger Björn from Björnguiden. You might have seen his YouTube interviews with Martin in the past. Be sure to go to and check it out. It's a battle to the with on…
 
Hey whats going on good people today we have a real treat for you. This is one of my longest interviews, but i promise its worth every bit of your attention. Patrick Mcmurray is well known in the oyster and restaurant community just to start. He is also the author of numerous books and inventor of the shucker paddy oyster knife. Get ready to learn …
 
We risk Covid to try a new summer pop-up place. Orangeriet opened this summer and hosting lots of local brewers. It's a great way to get an overview of what's happening in the local beer scene. We popped over to try to of our favorite breweries. Elm Eleven had Human Future, a black current Berliner Weisse with liquorice and vanilla. Nerdbrewing sho…
 
(NSFW) The guys catch on some more local news. Probably some other national news, and possibly some regional news as well. I'm sure there is some mention of an odd beer that has been produced. The notable Rowley Farmhouse is mentioned since their head brewer Wes has took a job some where else. Chris tries and old favor tire that turns out to be not…
 
Q. How far can you walk into a forest? A. Half way, then you start walking out. Welcome back to HomeBrew RockStars Episode 67 “Not outa the woods yet”. This is part two of a two part episode where we revisit (has been almost 2 years?!) with the creators of Urban Forest, in this episode we delve further into brewing during a pandemic, brewing with w…
 
Today a living legend in the food scene sat down with us to tell her story of traveling all over the world to spotlight the best African, Carribbean, and southern cuisine. Eden Hagos not the DJ by the way is the founder of Blackfoodie.CO and today she welcomed us into her world. I hope you enjoy. She tells us all about BlackFoodie.CO, talks about f…
 
Hard seltzers have been quite the rage the past year. They've finally made it to Sweden with Mikkeller, Omnipollo and others dipping their toes into the emerging market. We tried Mikkeller Sally's Seltzer, a yuzu hard seltzer. This is our first hard seltzer on the show and at least we know it can only get better. Next to try a beer that no one was …
 
“The forest is not a resource for us, it is life itself. It is the only place for us to live.” –Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan Welcome back to HomeBrew RockStars Episode 66. Unlike our last episode (#65) where we recorded from Kent’s porch we are back in the Batcave… Home Sweet Home! This is part one of a two part episode where we revisit (has been almost…
 
Mikkeller has always been know to play around and experiment with water treatment, hops levels, yeast strains, just about anything you can do with a beer. They released two beers featuring experimental hops just to see how people respond to them. Experimental Hop Project: HBC 522 is session IPA coming in at just 3.8%. It's a full of fruity, cereal …
 
"What Lies Beneath" is a 3 part webinar series that dives in and educates you about fresh water mussels, oysters, and horse shoe crabs. Did You know Horse Shoe crabs aren't even crabs but more like spiders. Learn this and so much more on the August 25 from leading expert Glenn Gauvrey, Founder & President (Ecological Research & Development Group). …
 
(NSFW) The guys are back with this weeks road soda's episode. They talk about what shouldn't be in a beer. Including two newly released beers, one of them is a mustard beer. Sorry for all the puking sounds in the background, they couldn't help themselves. They go over the recent announcement of Stone Brewing's current CEO leaving and what that mean…
 
We just had an episode with a De Moersleutel IPA. We usually don't want to feature the same breweries back to back but this isn't just any episode. It's the De Moersleutel 4 Year Anniversary collection! And what an amazing four years it's been. We start with an Aperitif, a strawberry, raspberry, blackberry and blueberry sour ale. That's followed wi…
 
During Covid times we aren't seeing as many collab beers as we used to. Sure we're getting the rebrewing of a recipe to show support for breweries and Black Lives Matter, but we aren't getting team ups. Fortunately Wylam and Apex have teamed up to create In Defiance of Gravity, an IPA with Galaxy, BRU 1 and Simcoe hops. We follow that up with one o…
 
(NSFW) Road Sodas Return! After a little hiatus the guys are back. Ed recently braved leaving his house for a road trip to California. He hit up multiple breweries, and was able to see how they are handling social distancing compared to Arizona. He was lucky enough to be staying close to Russian River and was able to bring back for the rest of the …
 
We are rolling in Helsingborg again. This time we hit up a fun bar called Skip. It's like an up-end dive bar. Industrial, metal, concrete, it feels like something is about to happen at any minute. We grabbed a table and two beers and got to work reviewing. This episode we review Clown Shoes Space Cake, a classic west coast style DIPA. It's big malt…
 
Omnipollo has been putting out a lot of beers recently. Thanks to their webshop, we've been able to get a lot of their stuff in Sweden, which hasn't always been the case. Martin got his hands on two beers that seem to compliment each other. Both are pale ales with a slight difference. Squares is an New England pale ale and Spirals is an American pa…
 
i hope everyone is doing ok. Today I would like you to meet Mr. Brandon Smith owner of Grayson Bay Oyster Co. down in the Gulf. The gulf is really changing the face on oyster Aquaculture and Grayson bay is one of the newest farms to take on the fight. You have a great opportunity to track a oyster company from the beginning so stay tuned for more u…
 
We finally made it out of Malmö and travelled a short train trip up north to Helsingborg. It's a lovely seaside town with a lot of great bars and breweries. We check out the latest brewery/bar to open called Benchwarmers. Benchwarmers opened a few months ago and the brewery itself is just a couple of years old. They've come a long way in a short pe…
 
Self-taught, Kristine Kainer specialize in oils. Her subject matter focuses on long-time passions: food, all things coastal, and the natural beauty found in her surroundings. Her works are found in both public and private collections nationally and internationally as well as group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States. Kristine Kainer W…
 
We get to review two of our favorite breweries. Verdant's Track and Field is a big DIPA made with Simcoe and Mosaic hops. It's a big, delicious treat of a beer. You can't ask for more until you get Evil Twin NYC's I Instantly Get Annoyed By Any Hybrid Food Creation No Matter How Delicious It Sounds. This is an insanely good TIPA made with Citra and…
 
We haven't had a brewer on the show in quite some time. We are super excited to have an up and coming home brewer on the show. Marcus Sandberg, a.k.a. Frosty Beard Brewery, is on the cusp of going from home brewer to professional brewer. He makes amazing beers and we got to try his hazy dipa called One Is Medical, Two Is Magical. We try it against …
 
As June comes to an end, we wanted to go out with a big bang. Omnipollo released Lorelie for the first time in four years into Systembolaget. Stefan happened to have a bottle from the first release four years ago. We couldn't pass up the chance to compare the 2016 vs the 2020 version of the beer. How has the beer changed and does the latest batch l…
 
"You don’t need to be burned out to go on hiatus." This quote rings so true. Welcome back to HomeBrew Rockstars EPISODE – 65 were calling unGreatest Hiatus. This welcome back has a special meaning to us as we took almost 3 months off during the mandatory lockdown which we explain why in the podcast. We missed all of you! We hope you missed us! In t…
 
We love our Swedish breweries and we are excited to bring you these two. Narke Kulturbryggeri has been around for awhile and they make some truly great beers. They aren't as well known or flashy as some of the newer brewiers but they make some great beers. We tried Utgard Vitmolska (Yard White Braggot), a wheat braggot. We follow that up with a bee…
 
The biggest and best holiday in the Swedish calendar is Midsommar. We conduct pagan dances around a giant pole that we shove into the ground to symbolize the impregnating of life into the earth. This of course includes lots of eating of sil, potatoes, strawberries, aquavit and of course, BEER! Stefan and Martin both picked four beers they thought s…
 
No other month personifies Sweden quite like June. With Sweden National Day and Midsommar, it's a party month that kicks off the summer. With lock down still going on, we wanted to celebrate the beers of Sweden by only reviewing Swedish beers. We start off with Stockholm Brewing Co G&T Sour. It's a gin and tonic inspired beer. That's followed by th…
 
Demoersleutel has released six of the barcode series. These are the number three and four. The first two beers in the series were incredible. We couldn't wait to try the next two. 8719992492176 (Barcode Blue) is a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout with tonka and chocolate. 8719992492251 (Barcode Green) is a scotch barrel-aged imperial stout aged o…
 
Oh yeah, another ToOl beer. We have the whole gang here to review these two ToOl beers. We have two versions of My Honningkage Is Bigger Than Yours. This barleywine is brewed with ginger, cinnamon, cardamon and nutmeg giving it a real honningkage (gingerbread) flavor. We don't have the regular edition but the barrel-aged cognac and barrel-aged bour…
 
Are you a oyster farmer or raw bar that is out of fresh ideas during this pandemic? Virginia Shaffer is here to tell you tips, trends and habits for a successful social media lifespan. The Lady Oyster is dropping a bunch of gems like how to get your message/brand out to your audience. You can find the lady oyster blog here: https://www.theladyoyste…
 
We love some Evil Twin. We've reviewed a lot of beers from the legendary brewery. We love variations on a beer even more. Combine the two and our excitement overflows. Evil Twin Grand Cru is a maple bourbon barrel aged stout and barleywine blend. This is one big beer. Now take that beer and age it again on Marsala wine barrels and you get the Grand…
 
With everyone in lockdown these days and alcohol sales at an all time high, we thought it would be fun to check out a couple of the latest non-alcoholic offers on the market. NA beers are no longer sad flavorless bad versions of lagers or pilsners. These days they are sour, hoppy and interesting. First up we have Lervig No Worries, a hoppy pale ale…
 
Sometimes it's kismet. You get beers of similar styles at the same time. Sure it's not uncommon to find IPAs with the same adjuncts or an imperial stout with coconut or coffee. But two beers inspired by flavors of Mexico, that's not very common in Sweden. We have one of The Bruery's standard beers, Or Xata. It used to be available in only 75cl bott…
 
(NSFW) Warning this is not a drill! The Craftsmen have Wes from Rowley Farmhouse Ales on the show. Then mysteriously it gets Zoom Hi-Jacked! Some man calling himself John shows up and crashes the party. Listen to the show and if this man sounds like some one you know please send us an email. Though, Ed, Nate, and Chris were still able to talk to We…
 
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