ABV Chicago - Episode 262


Since our first encounter with James and Sarah Howat’s Black Project back at GABF in 2015, we’ve wanted to dedicate a show to their spontaneously-fermented wild ales. So we’re understandably jazzed about this whole deal, and the lineup of five beers on this show go beyond our expectations. In addition, Craig does the following things: quizzes Ryan on government conspiracies; solves the mysteries of The Shining; invents the worst Slip-n-Slide; and starts his Soundcloud rap career as Must Buoy. We also look into chipmunk storage, face tattoos, horny cats, Prilosec murders, dank basement cheese, and sopping wet corks. That’s what happens when the beer is this good.

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The PorchCast - Episode 46


In Episode 46 of the PorchCast we bid farewell to longtime co-host Jesse Brookstein who announced that he’ll be moving to Madison, WI. We’re incredibly bummed to hear that he’ll be leaving us, but can’t wait for him to start a Madison branch of The PorchCast fingers crossed.

We also had the opportunity to broadcast from Call to Arms Brewing and introduced Sami Hartman, who you may remember from Episode 45. We’re excited to announce that Sami will be joining us as a regular co-host. Finally we looked back at some of our favorite new Colorado breweries, beer events and beers from 2017 while also dissecting some of the biggest stories from the past year.

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Good Beer Hunting - #SHELTONFEST2017

POSTED ON NOV 20, 2017

Today’s episode is part of a series of talks we recorded at the Shelton Brothers festival back in August in Atlanta — a phenomenal gathering of some of the best brewers in the world, as well as a few niche cider and wine makers, all holding their own in one of the most diverse and interesting product portfolios that’s ever been assembled. The folks from Shelton Brothers gave us a room, and free rein to curate talks with anyone we wanted, on any topics we wished. It’s a somewhat speedy series of interviews, much shorter than you’re used to on GBH, and that’s because we wanted to see if a series of topics might emerge — a pattern of sorts, that might give us an indication of what’s on people’s minds at this point in time, in this particular portfolio of producers. And sure enough, it worked. On a few of these episodes, other folks from GBH drop in from time to time as well, so you’ll also here from Blake Tyers and Kyle Kastranec


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The Beer Temple Insiders Roundtable - Episode 93

POSTED ON JUN 13, 2017

Talking RateBeer with Josh Noel @joshbnoel, Pat Berger @patpaddylongs,  Jeremy Danner @jeremy_danner,  James Howat @blackprojectale, and Nate Nelson

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The PorchCast - Episode 24

POSTED ON AUG 12, 2016

Veiled by a shroud of mystery and intrigue, Denver’s Former Future Brewing shuttered taproom operations earlier this week and promptly began transmitting a series of cryptic messages, videos, and an equally arcane Facebook event page as a teaser for bigger things to come.

As of 10 am, Friday morning, that cloud of suspense has finally been lifted with a familiar, but now fully identity. What was previously Former Future has now “evolved” into Black Project Spontaneous & Wild Ales.


The Sour Hour – Episode 26

POSTED ON JAN 13, 2016

The Sour Hour welcomes Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales out of Denver, Colorado. Black Project is the personal passion project of James Howat, owner and brewmaster of Former Future Brewing Company. Black Project began production in January 2014 and has already won multiple GABF medals for their coolship ales in 2014 and 2015. Tune in and find out how they’re doing it!

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The Sour Hour – Episode 27

POSTED ON JAN 24, 2016

On this episode of The Sour Hour, Jay and Moscow continue their discussion with James Howat of Black Project Spontaneous and Wild Ales from Denver, Colorado. They also cover more listener questions and do another round of sour homebrew tasting with the Yeast Geek.

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