To paraphrase Hunter S. Thompson.... once you get locked into a serious beer collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The Tap Takeover Podcast is a beer podcast focused on promoting craft breweries in the Midwest. Featuring interviews with the brewers themselves, and all industries that support microbreweries. Including tastings of exclusive recipes, and traditional styles. Cheers! ??

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TTP Episode 80 - 1840 Brewing Co - USA Today Top 10 Beer News

In this special edition of Beer News, Jim sits down with Kyle Vetter of 1840 Brewing Co to discuss his nomination to the USA Today's Top 10 New Breweries. They discuss how he was nominated, what it would be to him and MKE to win and why you should vote for him. Grab your favorite beer and listen in. Than grab every internet device to go vote for 1840 Brewing, link is below. Vote Early, Vote Often! https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-brewery/1840-brewing-company-milwaukee/
00:00:00 3/4/2020

Past Episodes

The fellas at the Tap Takeover Podcast pay our annual visit to Lakefront Brewery to visit with owner Russ Klisch to discuss details of the long awaited Black Friday Beer Release! We'll be drinking some of Russ and the gang's newest Kwiek experiment, the newest Barrel-Aged Cacao Stout, three versions of the Black Friday Stout. And the treat of all treats...The Black Friday V! The very first Black Friday imperial stout from 2014 continuously aged for 5 years in a single bourbon barrel. I'm drooling just writing this... Is it worth $100 a bottle? Tune in to find out! Cheers!
00:48:47 11/25/2019
Join us for the 3rd Annual Pumpkin Patch Tasting on the Tap Takeover Podcast! 2019 may go down in history as the year that we not only ruined pumpkin pie for Andy, but we may have also ruined rum for him. Jesus has included a wide variety of traditional pumpkin beer styles as well as some pretty weird entries to the tasting. Plus we're joined by a special guest, our videographer and music man Vincent Clore! Grab your favorite pumpkin beer and laugh along with us. Cheers and Happy Halloween! ??
00:31:21 10/25/2019
As we close out our beer festival season coverage here on the Tap Takeover Podcast, we come now to the granddaddy of them all - The Great Taste of the Midwest! Often called one of the greatest beer events in the world, sometimes called Christmas in August, and many times simply referred to as "being welcomed home, The Great Taste in Madison, WI is put on by an army of volunteers who help the entire endeavor run smoothly. This year, we talked with a number of "rookie" brewers who were pouring at the fest for the first time, as well as some heavy hitters who have been around the fest a time or two. Old friends and new faces alike, and the Tap Takeover podcast is here to bring our listeners along for the wild ride! Plus, lots of breaking news from Old Nation, Hop & Barrel, The Brewing Projekt, 3 Sheeps, Hop Butcher, Listermann, Mobcraft, 2019 Great Taste Chairman Jason Walters, Mikerphone, Dan Carey from New Glarus, Revolution, Central Waters, Goose Island, 3 Floyds, Funk Factory Guezeria, and Great Taste Head Brewery Liaison Fred Swanson. Grab a bottle of your favorite rare beer and join us for the fun! Cheers!
01:28:15 10/3/2019
Join the Tap Takeover Podcast fellas as at the 2019 World of Beer Fest for our Summer Festival series! Hosting in a new location this year, The Milwaukee Beer Barons pulled out all the stops for South East Wisconsin's oldest beer fest. Find out how the Brewers liked the new venue, and what makes WOB Fest so special to brewers and attendees alike. Plus, some breaking news from Lakefront Brewery about the new beers which will be available for the 2019 Black Friday release! Grab a pint of your favorite Oktoberfest Bier and share in the gemutlicheit. Cheers!
00:29:00 9/13/2019
The 2019 Smells Like A Beer Fest at Mikerphone Brewing in Elk Grove, IL is becoming one of the best-run beer festivals of the spring/summer season, and boasts some major out of state brewing talent! Join the fellas from the Tap Takeover Podcast as we take our listeners along for the wonderful ride. We'll be discussing beer collaborations with "Mr. Collaboration" himself - Mike Pallen, owner of Mikerphone - as well as some insider info on the expanded barrel-aging program with Mike and Kyle, and some talk about a very special brew day for Mike's son Miles. Plus, we let Drunk Jim loose on the festival to collect even more fun interviews! We've got a heaping helping of amazing beer news with the following breweries: Forager, Windmill, Revolution and Brick Stone, Explorium, Barrel Theory, Mikerphone, 450 North, 4 Hands, Barn Town, Ology, Narrow Guage, 1840, Cerebral, DryHop, and the festival support staff. Grab a bottle of Imperial Smells Like Bean Spirit stout and join us! Cheers!
01:33:00 9/6/2019
The 2019 Joint Beer Fest at Eagle Park Brewing was a gloriously unique event to behold. And the fellas at the Tap Takeover Podcast are taking all of our listeners along with us to experience the fun! We'll discuss the Wisconsin liquor laws which necessitated the collaborative nature of the event, the breweries involved in the collaborations, and a number of fun stories about brewing and happy coincidences. In this episode we spoke with: Adam from Untitled Art, Alexander from Dangerous Man, Alex and Eric from Lion's Tail, Max and Jackson from Eagle Park, Mike from Mikerphone, Shaun from Phase 3, Aaron from Lupelin, and Mark from Drekker. Grab a can of Booze for Breakfast imperial stout and join us! Cheers!
01:00:58 8/29/2019
A fan-favorite has opened a new taproom in Milwaukee! Join Alex, Andy and Jesus as they sit down with Danny McMahon, the head brewer of Hacienda Beer Company. Recorded during the soft-opening of Hacienda's first dedicated taproom, learn how Hacienda was started as a sister brewery to Door County Brewing Company, which beer styles Danny really loves to brew, where and how the beer names come from and why beards are awesome! Grab a pint of Everything Eventually Hazy IPA and enjoy the fun. Cheers!
48:00:00 8/22/2019

On this week's episode, we've got a brand new Brewery in Milwaukee! Join Nick Kocis from Dead Bird Brewing as he goes behind the mics with the Tap Takeover Podcast to discuss the brewery's long-awaited move from Madison, the construction of the new space and to discuss the origin story of the Dead Bird name! And it wouldn't be a Tap Takeover Podcast without a tasting, so Nick brings a couple of his favorite brews for the guys to try out. Grab a bottle of Wine Thief witbier and enjoy the latest episode! Cheers!

00:45:21 8/16/2019

The most wonderful time of the year is upon us again - it's time for the Great Taste of the Midwest 2019! Come join us at the Tap Takeover Podcast for our annual preview episode as we sit down to share a few pints and a few stories with organizers of the event, Fred Swanson and Jason Walters, as well as our hosts Scott Manning and Rory Nienajadlo from Vintage Brewing. We'll discuss the ticket-buying events at the tail end of Madison Craft Beer Week, some tips for newbies on surviving/enjoying the Great Taste, and some insight into the brewery selection lottery. Plus lots of amazing stories from years past! Grab a pint of Mosey IPA from Vintage Brewing, and join us for all the news you need to know before the fest. Cheers!

01:06:15 8/6/2019

Tune in for a special edition of Beer News! In this beer festival edition, Jim and Jesus sit down with Josh Strupp and Jason Rohloff of the World of Beer Fest. A fantastic beer fest on June 22nd, 2019 sponsored by the Beer Barons of Milwaukee, tune in to hear all about the awesome beers awaiting you, and find out about some rare beers available to General Admission attendees. (Spoiler Alert, the only draft kegs of Drekker and the latest R&D from New Glarus!). Learn what separates WoB from other fests and how you can safely and responsibly make it to the fest and back home. We'll also discuss how a homebrewing club started one of the longest running fests and what you can do if you want to learn how to brew your own. Grab your favorite dark German lager and get ready to buy your tickets to this premier beer fest! Prost!

00:35:46 6/12/2019

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