Sipping Social Podcast
#048 - 93 Octane Brewery

#048 - 93 Octane Brewery

August 12, 2022

In this episode we sat down with Mario, the owner of 93 Octane Brewery and his head brewer Alex. 93 Octane Brewery opened in 2019 and is out of St. Charles, IL. They are doing some pretty great things over there. Be sure to listen till the end of this episode, where Alex does some pretty interesting things to their stout beer.

#047 - Joseph A Magnus Cigar Blend

#047 - Joseph A Magnus Cigar Blend

July 27, 2022

In this episode we try a funky farmhouse ale from Illuminated Brew Works called Watermelon Gun. Garrett outdid himself on the whiskey side and brought in Joseph A Magnus Cigar Blend, a phenomenal whiskey outfit out of Washington DC. Listen up to hear when the next live show is and drink up so we sound good!!

#046 - Half Acre Brewing

#046 - Half Acre Brewing

July 14, 2022

We had the opportunity to record in mikes favorite brewery of all time and he's on cloud nine. Garrett "kind of likes" Half Acre as well and unfortunately for Johnny we’re not at the Captain Morgan Distillery. Sipping Social welcomes Matt Gallagher on the show, he’s the owner, co-founder, and engineer of Half Acre. We talked about a lot of shit. Listen up!

#045 - Traverse City Whiskey Co. &  Boat Beers

#045 - Traverse City Whiskey Co. & Boat Beers

June 28, 2022

On this episode we reviewed a Traverse City Whiskey Co. single barrel store pick from Pride Liquor. This barrel proof whiskey was selected by producer johnny and came in at around 113 proof (Garrett was happy). We also blind tasted three random beers that sounded like they'd be good to crush while boating. We hated one, loved one and passed on one. Listen up, we had a blast!

#044 - Colorado Spirits and Craft Beers

#044 - Colorado Spirits and Craft Beers

June 1, 2022

Our very own Mike Carl took an epic trip to Colorado and hit up some great breweries and distilleries you should check out! If your in a ski town in Colorado, these are some joints you should definitely check out. Mikes story about river rafting while it's snowing is something to hear, it was quiet the once in a lifetime experience.

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#043 - The Live Show

#043 - The Live Show

May 12, 2022

On this episode, we recorded in front of a live audience! It was a private event hosted by Burger Social in Wheaton, IL in their amazing bar space on the second floor. The event was a huge success and we are so thankful that we have such a wonderful listening audience. The night was energetic and so fun, we can't wait to do it again. Thank you to our sponsors Hidden Hand Brew, Michters Whiskey and Burger Social for helping us out big time!

#042 - Blaum Brothers Whiskey

#042 - Blaum Brothers Whiskey

April 13, 2022

On this episode we jam out with Matt Brown from Blaum Bros, he’s fun. We also drank and reviewed a delicious Hazy IPA from Solemn Oath, thanks friends who made this!! Join us next time for more beer and whiskey shenanigans… Listen up and drink up!! Cheers!

#041 - Old Pepper Distillery Single Barrel Rye & Noon Whistle Dub Dub

#041 - Old Pepper Distillery Single Barrel Rye & Noon Whistle Dub Dub

March 23, 2022

In this episode we get to taste a single barrel rye from Old Pepper Distillery, to go along with Noon Whistle's Dub Dub freshie fresh from a crowler. The customer of the week was something, #togoqueen. Pour a good one, the episode starts out a little slow but for sure ramps up! Thanks for listening!

#040 - Elijah Craig Single Barrel & Exile Brewing Company

#040 - Elijah Craig Single Barrel & Exile Brewing Company

March 9, 2022

This episode we review some great stuff by Elijah Craig & Exile Brewing Company out of Des Moines, Iowa. We had a great time talking about interesting news in the restaurant industry, listed a few great places to check out downtown Chicago (if you have a vax card.... still) and told a great story about some recent customers at Burger Social in Wheaton, IL.

#039 - Old Elk Wheated Bourbon & Transient Artisan Ales

#039 - Old Elk Wheated Bourbon & Transient Artisan Ales

February 26, 2022

This week we got to sip on the Old Elk wheated bourbon store pick by Malloy's Liquors and Transient Artisan Ales Hazy Like A Fox IPA. Both were delicious. We also talked about new places popping up in the western suburbs of Chicago. We had a great time!

#038 - Hop Butcher & Owner Jude La Rose

#038 - Hop Butcher & Owner Jude La Rose

January 27, 2022

This week we try some fresh beers right off the canning line from Hop Butcher and also get to chat with the owner of the brewery, Jude La Rose. Jude and his business partner Jeremiah Zimmer stared their adventure in one day owning and operating their own brewery in 2012. Listen to how they they've become one of the most sought after makers of brew in the Chicago-land area.

#037 - Jack Waters & Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group

#037 - Jack Waters & Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group

January 12, 2022

On this episode we have Jack Waters, one of the owners of Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group. We talk about how he became a partner in one of the most successful restaurant groups in the western suburbs.

#036 - WGN Around Town Segment with Producer Jeff Hoover

#036 - WGN Around Town Segment with Producer Jeff Hoover

January 3, 2022

We just joined WGN Morning News Around Town. This is the aftermath and it’s a little drinky. We reviewed a New Riff Single Barrel bourbon and Pipeworks NvU vs THE HAZE. We apologize for how many times the word penis was yelled into the mic. We promise the next podcast won’t be so penisy.

#035 - Old Pepper Distillery Bourbon & Goose Island Bourbon County

#035 - Old Pepper Distillery Bourbon & Goose Island Bourbon County

December 23, 2021

In episode 35 we would like to first apologize for the level of intoxication we achieved while recording. We reviewed the Old Pepper Distillery bourbon coming in at very high alcohol by volume and compared three different years of Goose Island Bourbon County. It's no wonder we ended-up slurring our words!

#034 - Surly Darkness Imperial Stout & Pinhook High Proof Rye

#034 - Surly Darkness Imperial Stout & Pinhook High Proof Rye

November 28, 2021

We’re back together in the Underground Studio in the new recording room. We talk about some national restaurant news and we also give out some good gift ideas for the holiday. The beer review is Surly Darkness Imperial Stout, and the whiskey review is the new Pinhook High Proof Rye!! Listen up and drink up!! Cheers.

#033 - Weller Antique 107 Single Barrel Pick & Hop Butcher’s Neon Green Relish

#033 - Weller Antique 107 Single Barrel Pick & Hop Butcher’s Neon Green Relish

November 10, 2021

Last time we recorded we were remote and now we’re back in the underground studio together. We’re talking about the state of the restaurant industry and our experiences going out in the last year. The beer review is Hop Butcher’s Neon Green Relish and the whiskey review is a Weller Antique 107 Single Barrel Pick from Doti’s Liquors. Thanks Jude and George!! Listen up and drink up!!

#032 - Old Bardstown Bottled In Bond & Rodenbach Grand Cru Red Ale

#032 - Old Bardstown Bottled In Bond & Rodenbach Grand Cru Red Ale

November 24, 2020

In this episode we review the BIB from Old Bardstown from the Willet's distillery in Kentucky and a Flanders Red Ale from Rodenbach. Rodenbach is a brewery in Roeselare, Belgium. We also chat about a special evening we had over zoom with co-workers from Keller Williams real estate company and also bad news for the restaurant industry, again.

#031 - Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel & Good Beers

#031 - Elijah Craig Toasted Barrel & Good Beers

November 6, 2020

This week we try the 94 proof Toasted Barrel by Elijah Craig, Hop Rich by Riverlands Brewing and Sailor's Kush by Half Acre.

#030 - Dovetail Brewery & Pinhook Rye Whiskey

#030 - Dovetail Brewery & Pinhook Rye Whiskey

September 25, 2020

After a long COVID hiatus, we are back together again. In this episode we review some beers from the Dovetail Brewery and try the 114 proof rye cask strength whiskey from Pinhook.

#029 - Cody Road Bourbon

#029 - Cody Road Bourbon

July 8, 2020

In this long awaited episode, we talk to Sam from the Mississippi River Distilling Company out of Le Claire, Iowa. Sam brought us their Cody Road Bourbon line up for us to sample. We tasted the Cody Road Single Barrel Bourbon, Cody Road Rye Whiskey and the Cody Road X Experimental Series. Which one was our favorite? Listen up to find out!

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