Episode 20 w/MacKenna Moe

It's always fun sitting down with friends who have been supporting Few Brews since the very beginning. MacKenna was one of the few who attended our very first tasting and has attended almost every one since. Truly, it's always a good time chatting with MacKenna. On the mic, we talk about acquired tastes and how palates change as beer drinkers, the wonders of Puerto Rico Food & Liquor and how to be an awesome host.

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Episode 19 w/Josh Savaugeau and Nicolette Fendon

In both beer and music, the Midwest is often unrightfully overlooked or overshadowed by the opposing East and West Coast scenes. We asked Josh Savaugeau and Nicolette Fendon, of the band Midwest, what does it mean to be from the Midwest and what was the significance of them naming their band after the region? They also talk about their experience with beer and in the beer industry, yoga and their love of France, all while convincing Jorge to learn guitar and give biking another chance. If your curious what Midwest (the band) sounds like, we share their song "Bone From Bone" in full at the very end of the episode! Cheers!  

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Episode 18 w/Mike Erickson and Megan Lagesse

On this episode of the Few Brews Podcast, we were fortunate enough to talk to some of Goose Island's finest -- Mike Erickson, Goose Island's Digital Media Manager, and Megan Lagesse, Communications Manager for craft breweries within The High End business unit of Anheuser-Busch (which includes Goose Island).  We spend a good amount of time discussing the culture this Chicago institution has built and grown, Goose Island's role within the Chicago beer community and the Bourbon County Stout craze. The two of them provide a lot of really great insight into what makes this brewery so special.

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Episode 17 w/Mike Morua and Andrew Urdiales

We here at Few Brews love barrel aged beers just about as much as our guests Mike Morua and Andrew Urdiales love each other. There's just something about getting home after putting in a hard day's work, lighting a fire in the fireplace and sitting next to your good buddy, barrel aged beer. Unlike most, it really takes the time to listen to you and comfort you when needed. If it wasn't so dang small, you know it would give you it's shoulder to lean on. And it's smell... we could go on and on about it's smell. Whoa there. Calm down, Few Brews. 

Anyways, on this episode of the Few Brews Podcast, Mike and Andrew talk about their bromance, where they met and how they fell in love... with beer. It's always interesting to hear about how people first got into craft beer, and these two couldn't have more different stories. 

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Episode 16 w/Amy Amato and Alysha Daytner

Top 3 things learned on our spookiest episode to-date, ordered from least-spooky to OMG this is actually terrifying: 

  1. When ranking candy, it's okay to talk about chocolate and candy separately. 
  2. Amy is married. NO WAY!! Who would have known? 
  3. For the past 10 years, Jorge has been followed around by a shadow figure who haunts him in his sleep.  

Hoppy Halloween!!! [Count Dracula laugh] 

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Episode 15 w/Tara Azzaretti and Margaret Howe

Welcome to Beer Awakenings, a booze-infused conversation with Tara Azzaretti and Margaret Howe about how they went from drinking "cheap shit" (thanks, Margaret) in college to waking up at age 21 with incredibly refined palates for craft beer. Snobs? No way! We've seen them rock a party beer here and there, sometime a few. These two had the fortune of discovering craft beer early in life, through friends in the industry and studying abroad. We also talk to them about their favorite styles (Belgians vs. IPAs), their long history attending Few Brews tastings and marathon running. 

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