Corey and Ira hit the road to Duluth for the annual All Pints North Summer Brew Fest, hosted by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. Considered the premier beer festival in the state, Corey and Ira chat with several representatives from Minnesota breweries throughout the state.
Corey and Ira venture to Hastings, Minnesota to chat with Amy, Jen and Nick (three of five partners) of the newly opened Spiral Brewery. The quintet discuss the interest in opening a brewery in historic downtown Hastings, the process they went through and what folks can expect from them in the future (pumpkin beer?!).
And now for something a little different. Corey and Ira delve into the world of cheese with CannonBelles Cheese from Cannon Falls. Hear how the three women behind the operation started the business, what products offer and what lies ahead for them. Oh, and there is beer! Tilion Brewing Company graciously hosted this recording and we pair the cheese with delicious Tilion beer to see what works well together.
Corey and Ira pay a visit to Shakopee Brewhall to catch up with the group and to cap off a week-long extravaganza of beer releases. Hear about each of the beers, how the brewery is doing through its first full year and what to expect from the group this summer.