This interview is a dream come true for Katie and Cathy: chatting with THE first all female owned micro-brewery in MN owners Jill and Deb of Urban Growler! Jill and Deb discuss what it was like to get their brewery started, their goal to be recognized beyond their female ownership status, and how beer is here to bring people together.
We want to thank Jill and Deb for being such amazing guests and amazing people. We recorded this back on Dec 2nd and it was out of love and respect that it took so long to get this episode out. It also means we were pretty new to all this so we forgot to thank them on the episode so Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Beers we mention: Amber Skyline, Candy Corn Imperial Cream Ale, Russian Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Porter
Episode 23: Interview with Co-Owner and VP Kerry of 56 Brewing (Published 03.08.2018)
Episode 22: Peak Brewing (Published 02.14.2018)
This week Katie and Cathy tackle some IPAs and Sours, definitely not in their beer wheel house but they couldn't have picked a more quality brewery. Hum's Liquor provided Peak's Organic Line of Certified Organic beer including Peak IPA, Crush IPA with Blood Orange, the Winter IPA in the NE style, and Sweet Tarts New York Cherry Sour Ale. The women also discuss their out of state travels, Katie at Port City Brewing out of Virginia and Cathy got to retry New Belgium's Mary Jane Ale in the perfect ski setting in CO.
Episode 21: Third Street Brewhouse (Published 01.25.2018)
This week Katie and Cathy enjoy three beers from Cold Spring, MN Third Street Brewhouse. This lineup of Minnesota Gold Lager, Lost Trout Brown Ale, and Sugar Shack Maple Stout (along with others) was gifted to WDB by Hum's Liquor in Uptown Minneapolis, MN, thanks! Katie and Cathy kept local with Waconia Brewing's Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter and with a trip to BentBrewstillery in Roseville with the Bitches Brew Crew MN.
Episode 20: Interview with Sarah of Bent Paddle (Published 1.20.2018)
Katie & Cathy sat down with Sarah (formerly) of Bent Paddle Brewing out of Duluth, MN. While we drank the amazing brews (Pils, ESB, Kanu, and Cold Press) we were able to talk about the brewery itself and women in the industry. This is our longest episode to date clocking in at 1 hour 12 min 28 sec but it is well worth it to hear about Sarah’s experience in beer, and, of course, making dorky references.
Episode 19: Favorites (Published 01.05.2018)
The ladies of Women Drinking Beer drink their favorite beers!
Episode 18: Indeed Brewing (Published 12.16.2017)
Join Katie and Cathy as they try the brews of Minneapolis' own Indeed Brewing with B-Side Pils, Daytripper Pale Ale, Let it Roll IPA, and Stir Crazy Stout
Live at the Muddy Pig: Part 2 (Published 12.07.2017)
Part 2 of our live event contains our interview with two beer reps that joined us at the Muddy Pig on Nov. 8th, 2017. Gabby with Ballast Point out of San Diego and Sarah with Bent Paddle of our own Duluth, MN talk about their experience in the beer industry as well as their breweries and their views on the big companies buying craft beer. We hope you enjoy our conversation with these awesome ladies as much as we did!
Live at the Muddy Pig: Part 1 (Published 11.30.2017)
Cathy and Katie hosted a live event, "Come have a Beer with Us" at the Muddy Pig in St. Paul, MN on Wednesday Nov. 8th. Join us as we talk to the Women who drank beer with us, including an interview with our Benefactoress and co-owner Dawn. Thanks to those who joined us and we hope to see you in January!
Episode 15: Bad Habit Brewing (Published 11.16.2017)
This Brewery took one man’s “bad habit” and turned it into a very good brewery. Bad Habit is out of St. Joseph, MN just outside of St. cloud. We tried the Hang Up Blonde, the churn it Up cream Ale, the Good Guy American Pale Ale, and the Dark Addiction Stout. Definitely worth the trip to Central, MN as this is the first of our episodes you can’t find in stores . . . yet!
Episode 14: Porters (Published 10.26.2017)
Welcome to the Porter Smack Down! We try Waconia Brewing Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, Central Waters Mud Puppy Porter, and Founders Porter.
Episode 13: Insight Brewing (Published 10.19.2017)
This week we embark on an epic journey with Insight Brewing out of Minneapolis, MN! Join us as we travel the world to the Sunken City, swab the decks with the ghost pirates of the Banshee Cutter, and visit our Crazy Aunt whom the villagers fear may be a witch! Insight Brewing pairs delightful beers to their whimsical tales, each chapter you’re sure to enjoy.
Episode 12: Lift Bridge Brewing Company (Published 10.11.2017)
This week, Katie and Cathy try Lift Bridge Brewing Co, from Stillwater, MN. Today’s beers include: Farm Girl Saison, Hop Dish IPA, Chestnut Hill Brown Ale, The Warden Stout. Kaite also gives everyone a run-down of the homey tap room with delicious beer. There is a surprise favorite by Cathy. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 11: Pumpkin Ales (Published 09.28.2017)
Nothing says fall more than pumpkin. Katie and Cathy make a very limited compare and contrast of three pumpkin ales to find one that is a fall as any other famous pumpkin spiced drink. The challengers? New Holland Brewing’s Ichabod Pumpkin Ale, Brooklyn Brewery’s Post Road Pumpkin Ale and Dogfish Head’s Punkin Ale. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 10: Oktoberfest (Published 09.20.2017)
With the fall season approaching comes seasonal beers. We explore the history of Oktoberfest before trying three Oktoberfest style beers. The Oktoberfest Märzen Lager from Left Hand Brewing Co, Oktoberfest from Third Street Brewing and Spaten Ur-Marzen. Which Oktoberfest did we think was best? You’ll just have to listen and then grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 9: Enki Brewing (Published 09.12.2017)
Join Katie and Cathy as they try a hometown beer, Enki Brewing. After a visit to the taproom, Katie and Cathy return to review their experience and also try full reviews of the Litmus Pils, Victoria’s Gold Cream Ale and Cacao Porter. This one is a sweet treat! Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 8: Deshutes (Published 09.05.2017)
Katie and Cathy return to an Oregon brewery this week for Deschutes Brewery. We try their Fresh Squeezed IPA, Mirror Pond Pale Ale and Black Butte Porter. Bonus! An IPA correction. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 7: Full Sail Session Beers (Published 08.30.2017)
Full Sail Brewing Company is on the tasting menu this episode. Katie and Cathy focus on their session brews, including their Session Water, Session IPA, Session Lager and sesión cerveza. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 6: Alaskan Brewing (Published 08.22.2017)
This week, Katie and Cathy picked up a sample pack of Alaskan Brewing Co and tried their White, Icy Bay IPA, Cran-Spruce and Amber. There were some good surprises in the box. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 5: Surly (Published 08.15.2017)
We try three different Surly brews this week, a hometown beer for Katie and Cathy. We check out their Furious IPA, Hell Lager, and Coffee Bender, with our usual gusto and laughs. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 4: Kona Brewing (Published 08.08.2017)
Aloha! Hawaii’s Kona Brewing Company is on the agenda for this episode. We try their Longboard Island Lager, Big Wave Golden Ale and the Wailua Wheat. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 3: Atwater Brewing (Published 08.01.2017)
Decadent Dark Chocolate Ale and Vanilla Java Porter from Atwater Brewery are tried this week. Katie and Cathy cannot say enough positive things about either. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 2: Goose Island (Published 08.01.2017)
Katie and Cathy try three similar beers from Goose Island Beer Company, the 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Goose Honkers Ale and Goose IPA. Grab one and come have a beer with us!
Episode 1: My First Beer (Published 08.01.2017)
Women drink beer too! Katie and Cathy are on a mission to build a perfect beer list for women, by women. For their first episode, they highlight the first beers they ever tried, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy and New Belgium’s Fat Tire. Grab one and come have a beer with us!