Ep. 200: Return of the Duo!

Celebrate The Tastemasters’ monumental 200th episode and 4-year anniversary! In this special installment, the dynamic duo, Wyatt and David, reunite to share not only laughs and memories, but also to reflect on the incredible journey that has defined The Tastemasters. As they catch up and reminisce about old times, the episode becomes a powerful testament to the enduring spirit of their podcast.

Join the celebration for a trip down memory lane, where nostalgia intertwines with the essence of what makes The Tastemasters unique. Tune in for a powerful episode that not only encapsulates the magic of the past four years, but also sparks anticipation for the exciting moments yet to come in The Tastemasters’ journey.

Ep. 199: Utah’s Spirit Trail REVISITED!

On this Episode, we embark on a whimsical adventure as Charles Johnson, ruled by boundless enthusiasm, takes us on a throwback episode of “Utah’s Spirit Trail.” Picture this: a magical bus journey weaving through the stunning landscapes of Utah, with Charles as your spirited guide, leading a distillery trail like no other. There is no other in the state quite like Charles with such passion amongst our distillers. Join us in raising a glass to the enchanting fusion of travel, taste, and time on this Tastemasters throwback episode.

Cheers to Charles Johnson and the spellbinding Utah’s Spirit Trail!

Ep. 198: Lady Legends at One Table – Revisited

People often ask us, “Have you ever been nervous in front of guests?” Well, picture this: a table filled with some of the most incredible women in the Utah fermentation scene. Yeah, nerve-racking doesn’t quite cover it!

But you know what? It turned out to be one of the most star-powered episodes we’ve ever done. Today, we’re bringing you a Throwback conversation with the phenomenal Jacquie King, Krin Ridel, Jamie Burnham, Lauren Lerch, and Julia Shuler—legends in their own right, who’ve now become not just idols, but dear friends!

These women are the real deal in the fermentation world, and today’s episode is like a power-packed fermenting symphony. So, buckle up and get ready for a ride as we uncork the stories, insights, and a whole lot of pizzazz from these inspiring women! #TastemastersLegacy

Ep. 197: Beers with Dr. B – Revisited

In a special episode etched into the annals of Tastemasters history, we had the distinct honor of hosting the late Dr. Bristol Sorensen. A seasoned traveler and an ardent tea enthusiast, Dr. B brought a unique palate that didn’t particularly favor beer. However, in the spirit of culinary exploration, our hosts, Wyatt and David, took up the challenge.

What unfolded was a delightful odyssey, a testament to the belief that those who claim not to like beer merely haven’t encountered their perfect brew. With a blend of camaraderie and expertise, Wyatt and David skillfully navigated Dr. B’s taste preferences, determined to uncover a beer that would captivate her palate.

Join us in celebrating this memorable episode, where the worlds of tea and beer converged, proving that the right beer for everyone is just waiting to be discovered. A tribute to Dr. Bristol Sorensen’s adventurous spirit and the belief that there’s a beer out there for everyone, waiting to be savored. #TastemastersLegacy

Ep. 196: Buffalo Revisited

Delving into the Tastemasters’ treasure trove of memories, we’re transported back to our early days when we had the privilege of interviewing Marcio Buffalo, who was the Head Brewer at Shades Brewing Company at the time. Little did we anticipate that Marcio would go on to achieve a remarkable collection of medals, as if they were becoming a rare commodity. More than just a professional connection, he evolved into a dear friend and an endless source of assistance and inspiration.

On this Episode, you’ll hear the voice of Wyatt Snyder. Wyatt was one of the original Tastemasters. Without him, we would not be here today. As we reflect on the swift passage of time, we sincerely hope that you relish this nostalgic gem from our archives as much as we do. Here’s to treasured memories and the incredible journeys they propel us on!

Ep. 195: Homebrewing At Its Finest

Dwight from Gossorino Brewing and Justin from Wood Brewing are both passionate Home Brewers who have honed the art of crafting exceptional Craft Beer. Their dedication to their craft goes beyond simply making beer; it’s a labor of love. This Episode serves as a valuable bridge between the realms of homebrewing and commercial brewing, highlighting the camaraderie that exists within the brewing community.

Regardless of whether you’re brewing in your garage or at a commercial scale, what truly matters is the heart and passion you put into your craft. This Episode emphasizes that as long as that love for beer is present, the result will always be great beer. Dwight and Justin’s journey showcases that the spirit of brewing transcends boundaries and brings together individuals who share a common love for the art of brewing, creating a vibrant and supportive community that celebrates the magic of Craft Beer.

Ep. 194: Robyn – Passion’s Finest

Robyn, a spirited individual from Central Illinois, has always been a beacon of infectious ambition. During the challenging COVID-19 pandemic, she redirected her energy towards fermentation. Starting with Kombucha, she patiently perfected her craft, experimenting with flavors and techniques to create the ideal probiotic drink. Yet, her aspirations reached further, with a desire to leave her mark in the craft beer scene. With unyielding determination, she delved into the world of brewing, mastering the nuances of yeast strains, hops, and malts. When the opportunity finally arose, she found her place within a microbrewery. Robyn quickly earned recognition for her innovative brews, and she’s never looked back. Her journey stands as a testament to the power of ambition, adaptability, and relentless pursuit of passion.

Robyn’s path has been nothing short of extraordinary. Her involvement in the microbrewery and its subsequent success are a testament to her unwavering commitment to quality and her constant pursuit of excellence within the craft beer community. Eager for more, she continues to push the boundaries of brewing, inspiring both customers and aspiring brewers alike. Robyn’s future in the craft beer scene is brilliantly illuminated, and her story remains a shining example of the incredible feats that can be accomplished with boundless determination and unwavering passion.

Ep. 193: Hulking Boy Giant

Mike, Brian, and Cam are the driving forces behind Hulking Boy Giant, a local band whose unwavering passion reverberates not only within the band itself but also through their music. Artists often wield diverse mediums to convey their messages. When it comes to drawing parallels and exploring the unique facets of beer and music, the conversation in this interview was nothing short of extraordinary.

Tune in to this episode to witness the seamless fusion of these two expressive mediums and experience art at its most profound and heartfelt. Also, Hulking Boy Giant will be performing at Ice Haus Friday September 22, 2023 in honor of releasing their newest Album!

Ep. 192: Grid City Music Fest 2023

Grid City Music Fest aims to ignite a vibrant atmosphere, infusing “The Zone” with electrifying energy right in the heart of South Salt Lake’s Creative Industries Zone. Picture this: live bands belting out tunes that make your heart race, an array of delectable food offerings, a bustling marketplace of vendors, a dance floor that beckons you to move, and thrilling games to keep the excitement alive. This extraordinary festival unfolds across not one, not two, but six mesmerizing locations, uniting us all in a testament to the boundless strength of our community. Together, we stand as living proof that support and camaraderie flourish right here in our midst.

Ep. 191: Mr. Best of Both Worlds

Brian Best, a brewer at Bewilder Brewing Co, emerges from the tapestry of humble beginnings, his journey interwoven with threads of passion and perseverance. Originating from a profound love for music, Brian’s early introduction to the world of rhythm began with his embrace of the drums, a pivotal point in his life that ignited a flame of dedication. With each beat of the drum, he set forth on a path of creativity and self-expression that harmonized seamlessly with his love for brewing. As fate would have it, Brian’s passion for crafting music translated effortlessly into the art of crafting beer, where he found a new canvas upon which to pour his heart and soul. On this Episode, Mr. Best pairs music with crafted beer.

Brian’s life unfolds like a vibrant symphony, painted with the hues of adventure, camaraderie, and the unmistakable notes of a well-lived life. Amidst the backdrop of melodies and the effervescent hum of brewing equipment, he embraces each day with an infectious smile, embodying a spirit that thrives on making the most of every moment. Rooted in the foundations of family, friends, and cherished loved ones, Brian’s journey radiates with an undeniable zest for life. His dedication to both his craft and the art of savoring life’s treasures serves as an inspiration, reminding us all that the pursuit of passion and the cultivation of joy can harmoniously intertwine to create a symphony of fulfillment.