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Tap That AZ - Arizona Craft Beer Podcast

A podcast that introduces you to all of the amazing people behind the surging Arizona craft beer scene. Through this podcast I help you find the best local places to stay hydrated in the Grand Canyon State and talk with the awesome people who make it all possible. When you live in the desert you have to stay hydrated. Or you die. Simple. But who says you always have to drink boring old lame water? There are PLENTY of options to get a tasty handcrafted beer. **Disclaimer: Make sure you drink LOTS of water in the desert. Seriously. Don't be dumb. You need that out here. Or you really will die**
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Dec 4, 2019

In this episode I travel.....5 minutes south of my house. Woohoo! Along with Front Pourch off Happy Valley Road and the upcoming State 48 Rock House we are starting to get some great places up in North Phoenix. I am especially stoked about Simple Machine. I have known co-owner Marshall Norris for a few years and he's the first person I've met who I've known before they opened up a new brewery. Oh yeah, plus him and co-owner Matt Wright are just super cool dudes who happen to make some really badass beer. Did I mention they are 5 minutes from where I live? This could be trouble...

Nov 26, 2019

In one of the funnest episodes I've recorded I hang out with The Brewmance and Earn Your Booze at The Shop Beer Co in Tempe. Rob and Mike are true professionals on the mic and always a great time to hang out with. These guys have been all about the craft beer scene for quite some time now. It was only a matter of time before we got together for an episode. Enjoy!

Nov 25, 2019

In this episode I chat with Jim McCune and Jackie DiBella from Craft Beer Marketing Awards. This is the first year for the awards and it sounds really awesome. The liquid in the beer world tends to get all the attention (and rightfully so) but the marketing side is one of my favorite aspects of craft beer. Jim and Jackie explain what the awards are all about as well as the excitement from the beer community for this long-overdue recognition. If you want to enter please click this link. The early bird discounted entry ends November 29th. Enjoy the show!

Nov 20, 2019

In this episode I head up north to Lazy G Brewhouse in Prescott. A newly built build creates a large and beautiful space (both indoor and outdoor) to enjoy what will be a long line of great beers and fantastic food in the coming years. With a brewer who hails from the legendary California brew scene and who knows a thing or two about great beer, Lazy G is on the must-visit list every time I head up north. Enjoy the show! 

Nov 18, 2019

In this episode I sit down with Marc and Rooster from Blue Pint Society to chat about Beer School 11. BS11 will be at Helio Basin on December 15th so Dustin and Mike from Helio joined in to talk about what they're up to and how stoked they are to host the latest iteration of Beer School. Be sure to keep an eye on our Facebook and Instagram to see how you can win a ticket to BS11. Enjoy the show!

Nov 13, 2019

In this episode I head down to Washington St. to hang out with the folks at PHX Beer Co. One of the valleys newest brands PHX Beer Co. is coming out swinging. It starts with a stellar brew team which then completes the flavor loop with amazing food. Three beautiful locations, including one with a patio overlooking Marguerite Lake in Scottsdale, make these guys an easy visit. Enjoy the show!

Nov 11, 2019

GIVEAWAY: we are giving away a copy of "Drink Better Beer" so be sure to check out our social media to enter to win. In this episode I get to chat with my favorite beer writer, Joshua M. Bernstein. Josh just put out his 5th book, Drink Better Beer, and it seemed like the perfect time to get him on the show. Josh was able to set some time aside to talk about his beer journey. If you are looking for someone who has their finger on the pulse of craft beer, Josh is the guy to follow. Enjoy the show!

Nov 6, 2019

AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews
November 23rd - 2pm-5pm (VIP gets in at 1pm)
Salt River Fields at Talking Stick
Click HERE to get your tickets

Imagine an event that features nothing but Arizona made beverages including beer, wine, spirits, cider and mead. Now imagine that event is in November when the weather is perfect AND due to limited tickets the lines for drinks are short and you get to chat with the great people behind your favorite Arizona-made drinks. Well, that event exists and its happening November 23rd. In this episode we sit down with the folks behind AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews to talk about their goal for making this the premiere beverage festival in Arizona as well as all the great things they have in store for you this years event.

Nov 5, 2019

When was the last time you had a beer with carrots in it? Exactly. Well, thanks to a group of folks in Phoenix you now have the opportunity to try one that is amazing. Spearheaded by Willie Itule Produce Carbon Daucus is the brainchild of some of the best chefs in Arizona and the brew team at Helton Brewing Co. In this episode we sit down to talk with the Brian Helton and head brewer Rob Coate. To hear all about this delicious beer. Enjoy!

Huge shoutout to my team for all their help. Thanks to Chris Dodson for his awesome production/editing work to help put the audio side of the episodes together. Major props to Luke Irvine at Mixed Mercury Media for his amazing photo, video, web development and social media skills. Big shoutout to Adam Green for all the back-end work that goes into producing an episode.

Shout out to Patreon Supporters Chris Odom, Nate Wert, Gerardo Jaime, Jim Pfleger, Marcus Pina and Ryan Colvin. To see how you can get involved with the Patreon Team click here.

Intro/Outro music provided by the awesome local Arizona band Fayuca.

Want to show your support and help this show grow? Simply click here, give the show a rating and share some feedback!

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Oct 30, 2019

As much of a surprise as it may be water can be pretty scarce in the desert. However, the City of Scottsdale is on it! They have one of the most advanced water treatment systems in the world. They can convert waste water into water that is unmatched in purity. But how do you convince the general public of this? You make it into beer. Enjoy the episode!

Oct 28, 2019

November events:

11-1-2019 - Eat. Drink. Give!

11-23-2019 - 2nd Annual AZ Barrels, Bottles & Brews

11-9-2019 - A Lager Celebration with Wren House

11-2-2019 - Crooked Tooth 3rd Anniversary: Crooked Carnival!

11-16-2019 - Beer Research Institute 5 Year Anniversary

11-9-2019 - 11-10-2019 - Pueblo Vida's 5th Anniversary Weekend

11-9-2019 - Tap & Bottle Invitational Beer Festival!

11-10-2019 - North Mountain Blues Brews & Arts Fest

11-16-2019 - Red White and Brew Beer Festival

SHOUTOUTS

The Team

Chris Dodson for his awesome production/editing work to help put the audio side of the episodes together

Luke Irvine at Mixed Mercury Media for his amazing photo, video, web development and social media skills

Adam Green for all the back end work that goes into producing an episode

Patreon Supporters Chris Odom, Gerardo Jaime, Jim Pfleger, Marcus Pina, Ryan Colvin and Nate Wert

To see how you can get involved with the Patreon Team click here

Intro/Outro music provided by the awesome local Arizona band Fayuca

Want to show your support and help this show grow by leaving a review on iTunes? Simply CLICK HERE, give the show a rating and share some feedback!

Oct 23, 2019

This episode was recorded live at JamBEERee in Flagstaff. The festival was super chill and filled with great beer, people and music. We talked to some great people and made some new friends. Enjoy the show!

Oct 21, 2019

We are back with another brewers panel episode featuring 3 of the most respected and skilled brewers in the state if not the country. Before we get to that, make a note to submit a rating and review to iTunes. Its a huge help to us. Let me know you did so and I’ll read your review on the episode and send you some swag.

The topic for this installment of the "Brewers Panel" series is trends in beer. Many people, especially on the beer side thought the hazy IPA would never stick. The style is taking on a life of its own and capturing fans from varying preferences. My guests for this episode have worked their entire lives to perfect the clarity of their beer so a hazy seems sacrilege. Joining in on this brewers panel is  Andy Ingram from Four Peaks, Doc Osborne from Pedal Haus and Jeff Huss from Huss Brewing Company.

In this episode you’ll hear what seems like white noise but in actuality it's the fountain right outside the patio area of Pedal Haus just off of Mill Avenue tempe. Seriously if you haven't been there make it a priority. 

Lets tap into ...BEER TRENDS

Oct 16, 2019

In this episode I sit down with some of the great people behind Eat, Drink & Be Giving which is a collaborative charity event featuring some of the best food and drinks in Tucson. The event is November 1st at Plaza Colonial in Tucson. Be sure to check out the social media posts for this episode to see how you can win 2 VIP tickets to the event. 

Oct 14, 2019

In this episode I sit down with some of the great people involved with the Hot Chicken Throw Down this coming Sunday October 20th at Ocotillo Restaurant in Phoenix. This competition pits some of the best chefs in Arizona against each other to pair a hot chicken bite with their choice of a Helton beer. Click HERE to get your tickets. We are also giving away 2 pairs of tickets so listen to the episode to see how you can win. 

Oct 9, 2019

The Eastern part of the Valley is home to many outstanding breweries, and in less than a year Desert Monks Brewing has made quite the name for itself. Located in the Gilbert Town Square Desert Monks regularly has more than a dozen of its own beers on tap, all of which came from the minds of their various owners and brewers.

 

In this week's episode, we sit down with a host of key people from the Desert Monks Brewing and learn about how it came to be, both in name and location, what it is supposed is supposed to be and where it is heading in the future.

Oct 7, 2019

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In this episode our resident beer reviewer Marcus Pina, aka Brewery 602, reviews Mr Pineapple from San Tan Brewing and Salida Del Sol from Sentinel Peak Brewing. Enjoy!

Want to show your support and help this show grow? Simply click here, give the show a rating and share some feedback!

Extra special thanks to Chris Dodson for his awesome production/editing work to help put the audio side of the episodes together

Intro/Outro music is “La Veganza” by the awesome local Arizona band Fayuca

Oct 2, 2019

By now, pretty much anyone who knows Arizona beer knows Arizona Wilderness. They are so well known, in fact, that many Arizona Cardinals have stopped by not only to enjoy some beers, but brew some, too. Jared Veldheer, who played for the Cardinals from 2014 to 2017, collaborated with Wilderness on Tropical Storm back in 2015 and now on Double Tropical Storm.


In this episode, we sit down with Jared as well as Wilderness' Jon Buford at the DTPHX location to talk about how a professional athlete got into brewing while delving into how Tropical Storm originally came to be.

Extra special thanks to Chris Dodson for his awesome production/editing work to help put the audio side of the episodes together and to Luke Irvine at Mixed Mercury Media for his amazing photo, video, web development and social media skills. Also thanks to Adam Green for all the back-end work that goes into producing an episode.

Shout out to Patreon Supporters Chris Odom, Gerardo Jaime, Jim Pfleger, Marcus Pina and Ryan Colvin. To see how you can get involved with the Patreon Team click HERE

Intro/Outro music provided by the awesome local Arizona band Fayuca.

Want to show your support and help this show grow? Simply click here, give the show a rating and share some feedback!

 

 

Sep 30, 2019

October events:

10/11-10/12 - Oro's 3 Year Anniversary Oktoberfest Party

10/19 - Huss Uptown's Annual Husstoberfest!

10/20 - OHSO Oktoberfest: Beers, Brats, Best Friends

10/11-10/13 - Four Peaks Oktoberfest at Tempe Town Lake

10/2-10/30 - Four Peaks' Haunted Brewery Tours

10/12 - Helio Basin One Love 5 Year Anniversary Party!

10/19 - SunUp Brewing Company's 18th Anniversary Celebration

10/19 - Southwest Cider Fest

SHOUTOUTS

The Team

  • Chris Dodson for his awesome production/editing work to help put the audio side of the episodes together
  • Luke Irvine at Mixed Mercury Media for his amazing photo, video, web development and social media skills
  • Adam Green for all the back end work that goes into producing an episode

Patreon Supporters Chris Odom, Gerardo Jaime, Jim Pfleger, Marcus Pina and Ryan Colvin

  • To see how you can get involved with the Patreon Team click here

Intro/Outro music provided by the awesome local Arizona band Fayuca

Want to show your support and help this show grow by leaving a review on iTunes? Simply CLICK HERE, give the show a rating and share some feedback!

Sep 25, 2019

We tend to fall into "whats new" mode with beer these days. There are great beers popping up everywhere. However, we sometimes forget to give proper respect to the OG's, the people who have paved the way for this booming industry. And you know what? They are still making great beers AND innovating as well. Dragoon has been a staple of the Arizona beer scene since 2011 and have never stopped making awesome beer. In this episode we sit down with the guys behind this great Arizona brewery to hear their story. Enjoy!

Sep 23, 2019

We are back with another Beer 101 with our dude Will Walthereson.  For this Beer 101 Will educates us on the art of blending beer. Wooden barrels make some of the most amazing beers ever. But the process can be rather unpredictable. Thus, the art of blending beer. Enjoy!

Sep 18, 2019

In this episode I sit down with the guys from Chupacabra Taproom, the latest addition to what is becoming a booming Downtown Mesa. A great selection of local and regional craft beers as well as a fantastic rotating cast of food trucks make this place a must-visit. On top of that the building is beautiful and they have an awesome patio. Be sure to listen to the episode so that you can see how you can get a penny pint as well as take the pint glass home with you. Enjoy!

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Sep 16, 2019

In the first of what will be a monthly "Brewers Panel" episode we sit down to discuss the current state of Arizona beer and craft beer in general across the country. My guests for this episode are Andy Ingram from Four Peaks, Dave Arnce from The Shop Beer Co. and Matt Trethewey from Beer Research Institute. Enjoy the show!

Sep 11, 2019

Opening a business is no easy task. Breweries are no exception. In fact, breweries are notoriously difficult to open. A major key to getting to opening day is to have a strong team. Front Pourch Brewing in Phoenix has nailed that. Everyone from investors to the person sending hop baskets from Oregon to use as light shades are friends and family. From the early days of making beer on their front porch (surprised?) to the madness that was the soft opening they have banded together to open one of the nicest taprooms in Arizona. And the beer? Yeah, its REALLY good. The top hit for the soft opening was a blonde ale that packs a punch at around 7% due to the brewers not understanding the efficiency of the new equipment. And I applaud you for that happy mistake. Keep "Toasty Blonde" on that list. Please.

Sep 9, 2019

Our instructor for this Beer 101 is Will Walthereson from The Shop Beer Co. Over the past few years lambics and beers inspired by the iconic lambic style have started to gain some momentum. With places like Jester King in Austin who make nothing but these wild type of beers and now in Arizona with Arizona Wilderness, Grand Canyon and a few others exploring this wild frontier consumers and brewers alike are really finding joy and appreciation for these funky treats. 

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