Sipping Social Podcast
#053 - Russell’s Reserve Rye Single Barrel & Crystal Lake Beers

#053 - Russell’s Reserve Rye Single Barrel & Crystal Lake Beers

November 1, 2022

In this episode, we sipped on Hoptopus Imperial Hazy IPA and Dunkel Lagar from Crystal Lake Brewery in, you guessed it, Crystal Lake. Garrett also brought a winner that stayed at the Underground Studio from Russell's Reserve, their Straight Rye Single Barrel. We apologize for the slight fuzzy audio quality in this one, we will dial it in next episode.

#052 - Noon Whistle Brewing

#052 - Noon Whistle Brewing

October 16, 2022

In this episode we chat with the owners of Noon Whistle Brewing out of Lombard, IL. They brought everything they have in stock for us to try, and we tried it all. Listen up for some great insights and new techniques in the brewing industry. These boys were fun to hang out with and had a lot of interesting knowledge to share. Let's go!

#051 - Phase Three Stay Free & Nulu Single Barrel

#051 - Phase Three Stay Free & Nulu Single Barrel

September 21, 2022

Phase Three seems to never disappoint, but did they in this episode? You'll just have to listen up and find out, ha! We also try a Nulu single barrel barrel from Justin's House of Bourbon. Everyone was in great spirits coming off our previous live show recording, it was a fun one.

#050 - Live Show - Pinhook Bourbon & Sean Josephs

#050 - Live Show - Pinhook Bourbon & Sean Josephs

September 21, 2022

Sean Josephs is a founder of Pinhook and the Master Blender. We chat with him about a couple of unique bourbons, one of them being an barrel pick by Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group. It was a fun night in front of a packed viewing audience at Burger Social in downtown Wheaton, IL.

#049 - Underground Studio West

#049 - Underground Studio West

August 31, 2022

In this podcast we venture out to our very own Garrett's underground bar, "the office" in Geneva, IL. Mike and Johnny had to opportunity to hand select a couple of very nice bottles of whiskey to down while enjoying the look of disgust on G's face. All jokes aside, he shares.

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#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.

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