Sipping Social Podcast

  • Autor: Vários
  • Narrador: Vários
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In this podcast we talk about all things surrounding the restaurant and bar industry. Tune in with us every couple of weeks to hear anything from beverage reviews, to stories about customers, and everything in-between. We look forward sipping on something with you!


  • #075 - Michters Barrel Strength Toasted Rye & Daisy Cutter 15 Yr Celebration

    10/07/2024 Duração: 01h11min

    In this episode, we got to try the amazing Michter’s Barrel Strength Toasted Rye. It got high reviews from all who tried it. The Daisy Cutter 15 year Celebration tropical pale ale coming in at 5.2% abv was crushable. You can currently find it at Binny’s and The Beer Cellar in Glen Ellyn. Our resident podcast studio cat Willie made an appearance as well.

  • #074 - City Water Pink Lemonade and James E Pepper Bourbon

    12/06/2024 Duração: 01h17min

    In this episode, we caught up on some fun restaurant news for the burbs. For the whiskey review we tried the James E Pepper that we all really liked! We also brought another seltzer on the show and they keep doing well. Shout out to Solemn Oath for making the City Water line. Listen up, drink up, and let's goooooo!!!

  • #073 - Penrose Lemon Seltz-up & Elijah Craig Single Barrel Picks

    15/05/2024 Duração: 01h17min

    In this episode, we recapped the last couple weeks we were gone and the Michter's dinner at Proof no. 5. Don’t miss the next one!  For the whiskey portion we tried the BBH single barrels from Elijah Craig that received some great reviews. They’re so freaking good you should buy some! We also brought the first ever seltz on the show and we loved it. Shout out to Penrose for the Lemon Seltz-up. Listen up, drink up, let's goooooo!!!

  • #072 - Baker's 7 Single Barrel & Bone(x9) Double Hazy IPA Collaboration

    29/03/2024 Duração: 01h08min

    For this episode, we tried the whiskey bottles we exchanged for our holiday episode. Some great bottles were gifted that day. Johnny, where's yours? We also reviewed the Hidden Hand/Alarmist Brewing collaboration Bone(x9) Double Hazy IPA, so freaking good we could rap about it. Listen up, drink up. Let's go!!!

  • #071 - Hard Truth Distilling Co. & Master Distiller, Bryan Smith

    05/03/2024 Duração: 44min

    In this episode, we had the opportunity to record at Maize+Mash just before a private whiskey class was being held with Master Distiller and Partner of Hard Truth Distilling Co., Bryan Smith. We sipped on four of their best whiskeys and talked with Bryan about their process and the story behind Hard Truth whiskey.

  • #070 - Live Show #4 with Noon Whistle & Old Elk

    05/03/2024 Duração: 48min

    Our 4th live show was full house at the Burger Social in Wheaton, IL. We hung out with the owners of Noon Whistle Brewing and got to try something very special they just put out. Everyone in the room also enjoyed some amazing pours from Old Elk Distillery. It was a great night!

  • #069 - 1620 Distilling Small Batch Bourbon

    25/01/2024 Duração: 01h39s

    On this episode, long time listener and first time caller Kevin Glass joins us as a co-host. We had a great time sipping on some 1620 Distilling Small Batch Bourbon and the Phase 3/BBH Collab Co-Pilot Hazy IPA. This our 69th episode and we kept it at a light “R” rating when it came to our immaturity, you’re welcome. Listen up, drink up and lets goooooo!!!

  • #068 - Pinhook Rye Single Barrel Live Pick

    18/01/2024 Duração: 01h03min

    We sat down with Sean Josephs, Master Blender and Co-Founder of Pinhook to pick the next Bourbon Belly Hospitality single barrel rye live on the podcast! We learned a lot about Sean Josephs background and how Pinhook became a reality.

  • #067 - Holiday Special & Single Barrel Picks

    29/12/2023 Duração: 58min

    In this special holiday episode, we did our best to stay sober while we gifted our annual bottle exchange to each other. We also tried the most recent single barrel picks from the Bourbon Belly Hospitality Group. An Old Elk SB Wheated Bourbon and a Castle & Key SB Restoration Rye was loved by all. Our customer of the week was a celebrity who had dinner at Proof No. 5 that left us speechless and dry-eyed.

  • #066 - Porchlight Brewing & Four Roses SB Picks

    04/12/2023 Duração: 01h19min

    In this episode we had the pleasure of talking to Nick Ostapczuk (don't ask us how to pronounce it) from Porchlight Brewing out of Sacramento, CA. Nick recently joined the fast growing brewery and was thrown into the fire as their head brewer. We also tasted the new Four Roses single barrel Illinois and Chicago picks, tasty. Our customer of the week: The person who gets cut off at a private party by the host of the party, not the restaurant itself.

  • #065 - Master Distiller Ian Stirsman

    20/11/2023 Duração: 51min

    We had the amazing opportunity to sit down with Master Distiller, Ian Stirsman from Ross & Squibb (MGP) and try some of their Remus and Rossville Union Rye whiskies. It was a great time!

  • #064 - Benchmark Single Barrel & Hazy Pitch Pale Ale

    05/10/2023 Duração: 01h05min

    And....  we're back! After taking the summer off we are eager to get back at it. In this episode we chat about how our summer went, the opening of Proof No. 5 in Wheaton, IL and reviewed a couple of nice beverages. Let's go!

  • #063 - Hidden Hand Collaboration w/ Bourbon Belly

    15/06/2023 Duração: 59min

    In this episode we sat down at the Underground Studio West (aka Garrett's basement bar) in Geneva, Illinois to discuss and taste the recent Bourbon Belly collaboration with Solemn Oath (Hidden Hand). Director of Operations, JP Vander Veen and Sales Director, Nick Scofield gave some great insight into their Hidden Hand brand. It was great night! 

  • #062 - Master Distiller Greg Metze

    30/05/2023 Duração: 01h13min

    Greg Metze became Old Elk Distillery’s Master Distiller in 2016 following a 38-year career at Seagram’s Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana, one of the world’s largest distilleries. We had the amazing opportunity to sit down with him at Maize+Mash in Glen Ellyn. It was a great conversation about his career and all things Old Elk.

  • #061 - Larceny Barrel Proof & Hidden Hand Beers

    01/05/2023 Duração: 51min

    In this episode we try a Larceny barrel proof bourbon and some delicious beers from the Hidden Hand series by Solemn Oath brewery in Naperville, IL. Customer of the week was a touchy one for Mike. We had been drinking and brewing beer all day with the Solemn Oath crew so we may sound a little toasted on this one. 

  • #060 - Michter’s Limited Release Barrel Strength Rye

    22/04/2023 Duração: 51min

    Let's go! In this episode we celebrate Garrett, he just hosted his 100th whiskey class! Congratulations on this huge milestone Garrett. We celebrated with a delicious Michter’s limited release barrel strength rye. The beer this week was Ride or Die Pale Ale from Hopewell Brewing out of Chicago, IL.

  • #059 - Russell’s Reserve Private Barrel Select

    01/04/2023 Duração: 51min

    We tasted a delicious couple of brews from Solemn Oath Brewing from their Small Wave series. The Private Barrel Select from Russell's Reserve was not surprisingly wonderful. It was a fun, romantic, candle-lit spring night at the Underground Studio. Let's go!

  • #058 - Red Ales & Bull Run Single Barrel Aged 15 Years

    09/03/2023 Duração: 01h09min

    In this episode we’re back in the Underground Studio after some amazing live events. We discuss the new restaurants in Wheaton that are about to open and New Belgium changing the recipe of Fat Tire. We reviewed Tighthead’s Scarlet Fire and Great Lakes Conway Red Ale on the beer side, both were good but one stood out. The  whiskey was a Bull Run 13 yr bourbon aged in Pinot Noir casks for 2 years that is super tasty, especially for the proof! Listen up and drink up!

  • #057 - Denver Trip, Laws Whiskey House & Old Elk

    16/02/2023 Duração: 01h02min

    In this episode we recap our amazing trip to Denver, Colorado. We visited the Old Elk packaging facility in Fort Collins with their rep Erik. He was also able to get us a private barrel tasting in their rickhouse which was an amazing experience. We also toured Laws Whiskey House distillery and rickhouse to pick a barrel for the Chicago based restaurant group Bourbon Belly Hospitality.

  • #056 - Early Times Bourbon & Hop Butcher Telehopic Double IPA

    13/01/2023 Duração: 42min

    It this episode we wrap up 2022 with some delicious bourbon and beer and chat about all the great things we accomplished this year. The Hop Butcher Telehopic Double IPA was amazing and the Early Times Bottled-in-bond did not disappoint. Looking forward to 2023! Silent Night (Holy Night) by Alexander Nakarada | Music promoted by Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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