Pat’s Pints
American Sours and Wild Ales with Sean White of Little Fish Brewing (Part 2)

American Sours and Wild Ales with Sean White of Little Fish Brewing (Part 2)

May 18, 2020

In the second half of our interview with Sean White, co-owner and head brewer at Little Fish Brewing, we continue our exploration of the fascinating world of sour beers. The episode kicks off with with a candid discussion of the challenges of spontaneous fermentation. As the pod progresses we talk about the flavor contributions of aged hops, blending, adding fruit and Sean’s love of using homegrown and local ingredients in his beers. The episode finishes with tips for homebrewers who want to take up the challenge of brewing sours.

American Sours and Wild Ales with Sean White of Little Fish Brewing (Part 1)

American Sours and Wild Ales with Sean White of Little Fish Brewing (Part 1)

May 5, 2020

In this episode we sit down (virtually) with Sean White, co-owner and head brewer at Little Fish Brewing in Athens, Ohio, for an expansive discussion of sour beers and wild ale brewing. With two World Beer Cup medals for their barrel-aged sours (a bronze for Petit Poisson in 2018 and a gold for Barrel Aged Woodthrush in 2016) Sean and the team at Little Fish are one of Ohio’s leading practitioners of this artistic form of brewing. The discussion covered so many topics we had to split it into two separate episodes. In Part 1 we discuss the meaning of terms like sour beer and wild ale, capturing yeasts from the wild, Brett beers, sabering bottles, mixed fermentation saisons, alternative grains, Little Fish’s takes on oud bruins and Flemish reds, and what might be an entirely new style, farmhouse malt liquors.  Look for Part 2 to be released in mid-May.

Talking Pandemic Beer Blues with Dan Eaton

Talking Pandemic Beer Blues with Dan Eaton

March 30, 2020

In this episode we connect (remotely) with Dan Eaton who covers the beer and food industries for Columbus Business First. Dan shares his thoughts on the impact of the corona virus on the business of beer in Ohio, while Mark gives a first hand account of its impact on Land Grant Brewing.  We also touch on topics that include acceptable work attire and flattening the weekly beer consumption curve in these unprecedented times. Those who listen to the end will be treated with timely beer recommendations should the end times be upon us.

Czech Pilsners and Prague

Czech Pilsners and Prague

August 11, 2019

We pull a previously unreleased episode on Czech Pilsners from the archive and give it an update.  Mark adds his perspective on Pilsner Urquell, Mliko pours and other notable beer spots in the Czech capital.  We finish with some thoughts on where to get a good pilsner in Central Ohio.

Oh Canada

Oh Canada

June 23, 2019

In this episode Canadian ex-Pat Chris Mercerhill returns to the podcast.  We engage in a wide ranging discussion on our neighbor to the north while drinking beers from Flying Monkees, Nickel Brook, Collective Arts and Unibroue.

Orval/Brett Beers

Orval/Brett Beers

April 11, 2019

In this episode Hans Gorsuch and Chris Mercerhill join us for an in depth look at one of the World's truly iconic beers, discuss homebrewing with Brett, and get into some American Brett beers (April 2019).

Ill Mannered Brewing with Tom Ayers

Ill Mannered Brewing with Tom Ayers

March 11, 2019

In this episode Tom Ayers of Ill Mannered Brewing in Powell, Ohio joins us for a conversation on neighborhood breweries, yeast management, Australian sparkling ales, Ohio grown ingredients, and more (March 2019).

Baltic Porters with A.J. Zanyk

Baltic Porters with A.J. Zanyk

January 30, 2019

Join us for a voyage into the world of Baltic Porters with award winning homebrewer A.J. Zanyk (February 2019).

Angels and Demons - Strong Golden Beers of Belgium

Angels and Demons - Strong Golden Beers of Belgium

January 30, 2019

Hans joins us again as we hop across the English channel to drink Belgian Tripels and Golden Strongs.  Join us for tastes and tales of some of the most influential Belgian ales, including Duvel, Westmalle Tripel and Dupont Moinette (July 2018).

The New Wave of British Metal Beers

The New Wave of British Metal Beers

January 30, 2019

Mark and I are joined by our friend Hans Gorsuch to drink some British Beers (bitters, IPAs, Imperial Stouts) that I brought back from England. We dissect metal-themed beers, discuss cask ale, and try some beers from smaller scale breweries like Steam Machine and Durham Brewing (March 2018).