Episode 97 | Broad Brook Brewing Co.

This Episode we are on location at Broad Brook Brewing Company in Suffield Connecticut. And we are having delicious beers with Eric Mance (Owner and Brewer) Sean Lanning (Director of Marketing) and Jim Hulslander (Head Of Sales). Beers and Food so amazing that there was a line outside the door to get in at 10:30 AM! Jim tells us a great story of how they came up with the name of their famous "Rooster Inhaler"Russian Imperial Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout. We hear about his sailing days in Aruba and What it takes to be successful as a salesman in the world of beer. Sean tells us what he had to do to get a job at Broad Brook and how yoga helped him. Eric tells us how he started as a homebrewer and the road he took to become an owner of a brewery. We also discuss the Art Work that is sold at Broad Brook from Connecticut Art Gallery. Why so many craft beers are named after Grateful Dead songs and not Kiss Songs. Keg and Jonny review The Sebastian Bach concert at Toad's Place. And we talk to The guys from Broad Brook about some of their favorite music from Weezer, U2,At The Drive In, Yellowcard and more. Check out Broad Brook Brewing Company in Suffield and see the guys at the "When Pigs Fly Bacon And Beer Festival" on April 23rd in Windsor Locks. Solid Beers! And Amazing food with some Solid dudes! A fun episode with Broad Brook Brewing Company. #Cannonball



Publish Date: 1/17/2022




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Publish Date: 4/28/2022


We finally made it to 100 Episodes!!! Joining us, back in the studio from Las Angeles California it’s Genevieve “Cat Fight” Joy. We talk to Genevieve about her appearance in the movie “Mother’s Day” with Jason Sudakis and Julia Roberts and how she was rejected by Jack Whitehall.

We talk Genevieve’s Job working in Product Placement. We hear about Genevieve dating some real “Winners” with nicknames such as...”Cross-eyed Thor” and “Meat Hooks”. Genevieve tells us how she helped her mother marry the man of her dreams who happens to be the writer of the hit song “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini”.  Plus, we discuss is being a “Hot Chick” a blessing and a curse? Genevieve sticking up for men during the #Metoo movement and we discuss Trans women competing in women’s swimming. (Should it be slowed?) Plus...Jonny makes sauce, Has Keg switched to Vegan Hot Dogs? We discuss live music from Under Oath and Spiritbox. All while we taste some delicious beers! Including Blood Orange Wheat from Black Helmet Brewing in Barkhamsted Connecticut. Shout outs to @blackhelmetbrewing , @alvarium.sourslayer , @soul_fully_vegan In the episode. An absolute blast with Genevieve “Cat Fight” Joy. Check out her podcast Just Genevieve on available where ever podcasts are found.

Publish Date: 4/6/2022




Publish Date: 3/15/2022


This week, our guest is Alisa Bowens-Mercado (@ladylager1). Owner of Rhythm Brewing Company (@rhythmbrewingco). Alisa is the first African American Female Brewer in the state of Connecticut. Alisa also owns Alisa’s House Of Salsa......sounds spicy. She teaches Salsa to help everyone find their Rhythm within. We talk about how her grandmother’s influenced her to try beers and learned how she went from working in her parents construction business to owner her own businesses. Lady Lager shared and we taste some solid Rhythm Brewing Co's famous unfiltered lagers. She discuss her visions for an upcoming tap room, customers calling her house looking for a pint, Rhythm’s Repeat Offenders, the 3 Sip rule and her upcoming new beer release partnered with @hogriverbrewing and @hopculturefarmsandbrewco. This "Bombshell" NEIPA collaboration featuring juicy peach and cara cara orange flavors will be released Saturday, March 5th 1-5pm at Hog River Brewing Co. located in Hartford, CT. Portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Women's Brewing Science Scholarship Fund @brewatshu @pinkbootssociety and @pinkbootsct .   We touch on breweries we've lost in Connecticut and her favorite breweries to visit. Talked about the upcoming “Change In The Air Festival”, a beer fest celebrating people of color in the beer industry featuring live music, Barbecue, Vendors and more.   Shout outs to @thedrunkaplaca @jessbeerme and @nebcojammy.   A great time with Alisa.......a true pioneer and a class act. Enjoy the episode. #Cannonball          

 



Publish Date: 3/2/2022


“The Briize” Briizy Hiltz is back! And ready to take over! Fresh off a trip with Jonny to Treehouse Brewing Company in Massachusetts. We talk all about Our Treehouse experience from there Super long driveway, To there 3 beer limit! And the lines for beer that are longer than a line for a ride at six flags. We try some Treehouse beers from their G.O.A.T collection and of course Briizy puts on her famous “douche scarf” to describe each beer in depth. We discuss all things that Brii has been up to since her last appearance. Including performing the lead role as Maria Rainer in The Sound Of Music at The Thomaston Opera House. How her Grandmother helped her channel her inner Julie Andrews. And why she had to wear a “Nudie Suit” for the production. And we hit riveting topics such as...How Pineapple can improve your sex life, The Orange Julius,  Kyle Rittenhouse, Dr.Squatch, Sexual Wandering, Cooking Boujee Thanksgiving Meals. And more! Plus..Has Briizy pushed Keg Kettles aside to the third chair? A pie challenge is made from Briizy to The Drunk Alpacas to see who makes a more slammin' pie! A packed episode loaded with all kinds of Briizy fun! Does Treehouse live up to the hype? Find out here on Beer Man Beer!!!!

Publish Date: 12/1/2021


This Week Our Guest Is Comedienne, Actress, Podcaster and 2021 Libertarian candidate for Mayor of New York City...Stacey Prussman (@staceyprussman).

Stacey fills us in on the year and a half that she spent running for Mayor of The Big Apple. We ask why she decided to run and how she got on the ticket? What it was like to debate Eric Adams? Will she continue to pursue a career in politics? And more! Plus, we discuss Nutritional Beers, The time Jonny almost died trying to teach Stacey how to drive, Stacey dating celebrities and the fun times we had with Comedian Rick Shapiro. Nutritional Beers? And more..All while we taste a Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter Sweet Baby Jesus! from DuClaw Brewing Co (@duclawbrewingco), an Imperial "Choconaut" Porter from Firefly Hollow Brewing Co (@fireflyhollowbrewing) and Dreamsphere-Raspberry, Granola, Yogurt, Cacao Nibs, and Lactose Sour from Abomination Brewing Co (@abominationbrewingco). A fun talk with Stacey getting us Back in The New York Groove!  

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Publish Date: 11/16/2021


This week we are at Black Hog Brewing Company (@blackhogbeer) in Oxford, Connecticut. While the taproom is loaded with families painting pumpkins for Halloween...We headed back stage with Black Hog owner and head brewer Tyler Jones. We talked to Tyler all about how he started brewing beer at The University Of New Hampshire and how it lead to opening his own brewery. We try Black Hogs latest Milk Stout, Disc Golf Beer, Cold Pizza Pilsner a beer designed to pair with pizza (SOLID), Hum an Organic Tea Seltzer and of course their World Championship Granola Brown! Plus, Tyler tells us all about the sport of Disc Golf and their very own disc golf course at the brewery. Other topics include..The Muppets, Jonny gets electrocuted, Air Drums, What makes a pumpkin beer Taste like pumpkin.

Music and Concert talk about Phish, Ween, Nirvana, The Beatles and more. We thank all who voted for Beer Man Beer Podcast and helping us win Connecticut Magazine’s Readers Choice Best Podcast Of 2021. Break Jim Sharky’s (@jimsharky) stones for comments he made about it on The Lone Shark Podcast. A Hog Wild Blast with Tyler at Black Hog Brewing Company. 

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Publish Date: 10/27/2021


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Comedian Jonny Benson and his long time Beer drinking tag team partner Keg Kettles take you on a journey of Comedy, Concerts and Beer. Each week we taste beers with special guests and let you know if we feel they are “Solid” or “Not Solid”. We cover live comedy shows, Live music and chat with professional brewers and home brewers about all things Craft Beer. Some of our guests have included Stand up Comedians, musicians, eclectic witches, game show contestants, professional wrestlers and more.

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