Groucho sits down with Kevin (Harvest Cafe), Kyle (RJ Distributing Cicerone) and Stephen Hale (Schlafly Brewing Company Brewer) at the Harvest Cafe before their beer dinner with Schlafly Brewing.
This one starts off a bit slow… I think that comes with Groucho not having warmed up with several beers and doing the show at the end of the night as we normally do. Stephen Hale from Schlafly is probably one of the best guests we have ever had on the show, and its a shame we only had 39 minutes of interview time. Next time we are gunning for that 4 hour show about all things happening in the brewing world.
Heres the biggest shame in this episode… Its recorded before dinner. You cant even imagine how good Chef Terry’s dinner was. It was one of the best “beer” dinners I have done with any brewery or restaurant. That is saying a lot. Kudo’s to Harvest Cafe’s Kevin for putting on an excellent event and bringing together The Beer Report, Kyle and Stephen for this show.
On the show:
Owning the St. Louis market.
Lawn mower beer.
Groucho slams Watermelon Dorado by Ballast Point. See, I didn’t edit this out Kyle!
You can get Schlafly beers at most decent liquor stores in Illinois and parts of the Midwest. Yeah, Stephen spelled it out… We are special here… And some of you cant get their stuff!
Theme song as always by Too Much Joy. “Drunk and In Love”. Better than any top 40 song of the same name. Word is… Tim Quirk and the boys were recording a few weeks ago. This could be a glorious year if we hear something new from them. www.toomuchjoy.com
We had recorded this show directly following the last Fox Pub show last month… We had wanted to make sure we put out the last one lickity-split, in order to get the word out on the North-side Beerfest. (Which we heard was awesome!)
This show, we get a little more into the doing’s and business of the Fox Pub, and get Matt to defect questions left and right. That means we are doing our jobs right? We had a great time, and Rob (Central Illinois’ version of Bonus Beer Bob) makes sure we have some comedic interruptions. Chad shows up with the bonus beer though… So, we may need to rethink the titles of these “extras”.
I have to admit… This show had me smiling all the way through on production. I hope you enjoy it as much I did! G
Beers on the show: Stone 15th Anniversary Ale, Schlafly Raspberry Coffee Stout, Boulevard Coffee Ale.
On the show:
Groucho got kicked out of Joe’s Brewery in Champaign. (20 years ago)
Matt shares Anhesuer Busche’s latest canned offering. (Didn’t even bother to spell check that!)
Code for locals when a macros are ordered!
Stone brewing talk and wishing we could be as cool as Greg Koch.
Big Al’s talk.
Matt gives us the whole story on the Fox! Beer is his passion!
If Rob owned a bar… Bad idea!
Do what you love… And you’ll never work a day in your life? lol!
Spaceball Quotes ensue with Raspberry beer!
Rob’s whale farm.
Schlafly beers where Groucho’s gateway.
Does Matt’s wife wear a fake smile? We all wonder how she stayed in Central Illinois!
Fox Pub bus trip to GABF.
Growth market… Central Illinois!
The Fox “Tourie”.
Trivia on Thursdays, live bands on Saturdays.
“I hate God!”
Shout out to Kevin at Harvest Cafe.
Thanks to Matt and all the gang for letting us hang out and have a great time talking about beers at an awesome local venue! Make your way there if you get the chance! And don’t let them make the ducky noise!!!