Episode 42: Ashley Hauf of 10K Brewing & First Draft Minneapolis (Published 04.25.2019)

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Join us as we have a beer (or three) with Ashley Hauf of 10K Brewing and First Draft Minneapolis! Ashley tells us about her BeerStory (3:35) starting in the industry at age 15 and bartending through college and how her brother and she with support of their family got a brewery going in Anoka, MN 10K Brewing!

Now Ashley is the General Manager for First Draft Minneapolis which means she gets to “tap” all of her limitless beer friends for beer and collaborating with Oliphant Brewing.

Want to just find out about the beers we try? 10K Beer Oatmeal Rye Strong Pale Ale Wooly Bully (8:48) Revelation Ale Works Blood Orange Wheat (24:30) Bent Paddle DoppelBock (41:03.)

Find some of the other breweries we mention: Fat Orange Cat, Jessup Farms, New Belgium, Horse and Dragon, ODell, Jester King, Fulton, Far North Spirits Junkyard, Drekker, Rhombus Guys, Invictus, Wild Mind Ales,

Episode 41: Mikkeller San Diego (Published 04.09.2019)


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Come have a beer with us as we try some offerings of Mikkeller San Diego ! First though, we discuss What's Keeping Us Crafty supported by Hum's Liquor (1:34) with Katie's pick, recommended by Rey from Hum's Liquor, IndaCouch by Modist and Cathy's pick Bancreagie by Brau Brothers - both Minnesota breweries!

Find out what we think of Mikkeller SD's Building Blocks (7:59,) Raspberry Blush (10:13,) Staff Magician (15:23,) and Beer Geek Breakfast (20:48.)

Our Maker's corner this week features Candidly K Handmade (13:16) with hand-stamped silver jewelry by Kristin.  Kristin uses the handle Candidly K Made It which is why I was confused and gave the wrong name for the business, sorry :(

Make sure to stick around for our favorite beer, blooper, and new auralicious audio recommendation The West Wing Weekly.

Episode 40: 612Brew with Stephanie & Kesley (Published 04.02.2019)

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This week Stephanie and Kelsey of 612Brew came and had a beer with us! We learned about how each of them got into beer and landed at 612Brew and about the rebranding/relaunch of this now 6 year old brewery.  We sipped on the new "flagship" beer Mill City Pils and the original flagship Unrated while the ladies discussed their upcoming Wednesday Drink for a Cause on April 3rd for Global Response Management to give aid to those affected by the war in Yemen.  A dollar for every pint sold goes toward a different charity no matter what kind of beer you get! Stephanie & Kelsey also told us about new one-off beers they'll be canning monthly and how excited they are for Art-A-Whirl! *Bonus* An extra long outtake at the end with some tips on how to get your dog or cat to photograph well for Instagram!

Episode 39: Modist Brewing (Published 03.26.2019)

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Join Women Drinking Beer as we *finally* try Modist Brewing on air! Modist is located in the north loop across from the Target Field, home of the Twins. But first, we discuss our newly branded segment What's Keeping Us Crafty (2:10) Cathy's pick is Urban Growler's Vanilla Latte Blonde Ale and Katie tries Omni's “It's Like That” Double NEIPA.

Find out what we think of Modist's Dream Yard (8:47,) False Pattern (12:34,) and First Call (23:24)

We also have our new Maker's Corner (18:51) where we tell you about a maker who inspires us! This week is Craft Notes

Make sure to stick around for our favorites, blooper, and our new auralicious audio recommendation: Girl In Space

Episode 32: MKE Brewing Co (07.31.2018)


MKE Brewing Co (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is on the table this week.  Katie and Cathy try Outboard, O-Gii, MKE IPA, and Hop Freak. Need a refresher on what our color scale means?  This is also a good episode to listen to for that. Katie and especially Cathy suffer for you by turning off the AC for a cleaner recording, forcing the apartment to be very hot.  Which turned out to be in the beer’s benefit as they taste very refreshing in the heat. Listen to this episode and try these beers in summer!

Episode 31: Summer Beers (07.03.2018)


What do frozen things do in summer?  With the arrival of summer comes a lot of beers that are only brewed in summer.  Join Katie and Cathy as they sample four beers that are awesome and fruity and oh so delicious.  This week’s beer includes: Hell or High Watermelon (21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, CA), Mango Blonde (Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater MN), Blu Grain Belt, (Grain Belt / Shells in New Ulm, MN) and Short Pants Summer Shandy (BauHaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis, MN).  So find a patio, find some friends, and try these wonderful beers.

Episode 30: Evil Twin (Published 06.26.2018)


Katie and Cathy tackle Evil Twin, or, maybe, Evil Twin (based in Brooklyn but brewed all over the US) tackles Katie and Cathy.  Another beer-motional roller-coaster takes the two for a ride as they try Even More Pecan Pie Jesus, Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break, Tropical Super Itchy, I Always Felt Closer to IPAs than I did to People.

Episode 29: Interview with Annie from Forager Brewing


Katie and Cathy find the best of all worlds!  In this interview with Annie, owner of Forager Brewery (Rochester, MN) is a brew pub where everything in the tap room is all old foraged things.  Forager is clearly a love letter to Rochester and Katie and Cathy couldn’t stop gushing about the beer, (including the IPA!) and the tap room.

Episode 28: Cosmos (Published 06.19.2018)


Come taste the stars with Katie and Cathy as they try Cosmos Brewing from Hugo, MN.  The line up includes: Martian Rambler Amber, Crispy Dream Imperial Cream Ale, ChocoBock, Pillars of Creation 2. With wonderfully nerdy names and quality beer, Cosmos is worth saving the space for beer- and the occasional Women Drinking Beer tangent.

Episode 27: Utepils (Published 06.12.2018)


Katie and Cathy try local brewery Utepils which brews in a traditional German style.

Episode 26: Interview with Kaleigh of Insight Brewing (Published 06.07.2018)


Katie and Cathy are joined by Kaleigh from Insight Brewing Co.  We drink beer while discussing Kaleigh's journey in the beer industry, the #MeToo movement, and occasional fun tangent.

Episode 25: Interview with Jill & Deb of Urban Growler (Published 05.04.2018)


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

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Episode 24: Bent Brewstillery (Published 04.19.2018)


Katie and Cathy review Bent Brewstillery out of Roseville, MN which sends them on an emotional roller coaster!  They deeply apologize for all the EFFs said, but it couldn't be helped.  They were also super tired/had a long day and really needed a beer, so this episode happened.  Covered in this episode: Nordic Blonde (Blonde Ale,) Über Lüpin (Schwarz IPA,) Nicked (Export Double Stout,) and Enuff (IPA.) Cathy's favorite was Nicked and Katie's favorite was Enuff.

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Keeping Us Local: Indeed Stir Crazy, Katie's friend Chris's home brew

Honorable Mentions: @hrishihirway @joshmalina (Twitter) @theflyingbeergirl (Instagram) Bitches Brew Crew MN (meetup)

Episode 23: Interview with Co-Owner and VP Kerry of 56 Brewing (Published 03.08.2018)

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In this episode Katie and Cathy chat with Kerry, Co-Owner and VP of 56 brewing.  We discuss her role as an Owner and how 56 Brewing came to be as well as have a few beers.

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Episode 22: Peak Brewing (Published 02.14.2018)

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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.

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Episode 21: Third Street Brewhouse (Published 01.25.2018)

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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. 

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Episode 20: Interview with Sarah of Bent Paddle (Published 1.20.2018)

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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.

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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!