Archive for September 2015

Renee and Allegra want to pet your dog

Allegra Ringo and Renee Colvert are unapologetically dog-obsessed. So are their listeners.   Colvert and Ringo host Can I Pet Your Dog, one of the newer additions to the lineup of podcasts in the Maximum Fun family. It’s not a podcast for those who think, “Eh, dogs are ok.” “This is a podcast that will... Read more »

Andrew Gill reflects on Strange Brews

When Tim Akimoff first told Andrew Gill about his idea for the Strange Brews podcast, the concept was very simple: just do a beer podcast. “The show was kind of started without a real plan,” said Gill, whose run as co-host of the show is getting set to wrap up. Robert Feder reported Wednesday morning... Read more »

WBEZ cancels Strange Brews podcast

Sad news from the world of craft beer podcasting. Robert Feder reported this morning that WBEZ has canceled the Strange Brews podcast, which has been produced since late July 2013.  In that time, 75 episodes of what the hosts jokingly refer to as the world’s only public radio podcast about craft beer have been released. Co-host... Read more »

La-beer Day 2015

La-beer Day 2015
La-beer Day is an annual tradition my buddy David and I started a couple years back. It’s a simple concept: On Labor Day, we travel to acquire and sample beer. In the past, our adventure has been to Bent River Brewing Co. in the Quad Cities because traditionally, Labor Day has been the day they... Read more »

A La-beer Day celebration

Hi, folks. Just a quick post tonight to let you all know about something very cool. Tomorrow (or today, depending on when you’re reading this) is Labor Day. And I have a Labor Day tradition that I want to share with you: My annual La-beer Day Beer Tour. First, a little history. On Labor Day... Read more »

And now for something ... completely different

Folks, I’m sorry for not blogging for a few weeks. It’s inexcusable. I will do what I can to make sure it doesn’t happen again. And I have to give a heads-up: This post is not about beer or dogs. But it’s the post I need to publish at this moment, so please bear with... Read more »