Ep. 84: Dented Brick Distillery

On this Episode, David and Chad sit down with Head Distiller Harley and Tui of Dented Brick Distillery. Dented Brick is a local distillery that has gone through leaps and bounds to become who they are today. With the drive and passion of a stellar crew, which includes Harley and Tui, Dented Brick is producing award winning products.

Join us as we try their Antelope Island Rum, Bristlecone Gin, House Whiskey, Limited Edition Moon’s Best Rye Whiskey, and a secret Gin.

Ep. 83: Cider Maker Joel of Mountain West Cidery

On this Episode, we sit down with Cider Maker Joel Goodwillie of Mountain West Cidery. From the Pacific-Northwest, Joel comes from a background of wine making with over 20 years of experience. While finding a new home in Utah, Joel has quickly helped make a name for Mountain West Cider. Listen how Joel converted from the grape vine to the apple tree.

Also, Cider Maker Joel and Tastemaster David teamed up to make a “Small Batch Cider.” Tune in to see how Joel and David’s first joint experimental cider turned out!

Ep. 82: Utah Beer Myths & Misperceptions with Dini

Honorary Tastemaster Dini joins today’s episode as we talk personal experiences in regards to alcohol in Utah. Both living most our lives in Utah, we had a very unusual upbringing. Looking back a decade in our lives, so much has changed. Not only in the way we think, but our incredibly growing culture around us.

Ep. 81: Erika Palmer the Utah Beer Ninja

On this Episode, we sit down with a starlight amongst Superstars within the craft beer scene in Utah, our friend, Erika Palmer! If you haven’t met Erika Palmer, then you truly are missing out. Not only does Erika emanate love, happiness and joy, she is matched with a massive knowledge of Utah’s craft beer scene.

Listen to how Erika’s personal connection with Red Rock Brewery has helped connect so many friends and family since 1994. Erika shares with us Red Rock’s Paardebloem, Back Door Saison Rose, and a Pink Boots Special, 9 to 5 Belgian Golden.

Ep. 80: Mikey of Utah Beer Blog

Mikey Riedel of “Utah Beer Blog” joins us for this Episode of Tastemasters. Mikey has been running this recognized Utah blog for over 15 years! Mikey has been keep tabs on crafted beer in Utah. Being able to utilize a platform to help people receive current information with one post has help the Utah community for the better.

Keep an eye out for Mikey’s “New Beer Friday” every Friday which gives everyone a heads-up on all the breweries new beers. Trust us when we say, Utah Beer Blog is a great one stop place to find updates on Utah’s new beers.

Ep. 79: The Boys of Proper Brewing Co.

On this Episode, David is joined with his good friend Matt Yeager of Hopkins Brewing. Together, they had the honor of sitting down with Head Brewer Jack Kern and Brewery Manager Jeff Bunk of Proper Brewing Company! Jeff and Jack help corral the ongoing legacy of the award winning Brewery. They are artists with big ass hearts and an incredible drive to become better. Both have over a decade each in the brewing industry with a continual passion within craft beer. Trust us when we say, you’ll be a Proper fan after this Episode.

Join us as we break down this summers MUST HAVES: Whispers of the Primordial Sea, a Smoked Helles Lager with Pineapple and Leisure Lager, an easy drinking lager. Also, the Proper Boy’s share with us a little Barrel-Aged secret that will be in cans ASAP!! You’ll have to listen to find out what it could be!

Ep. 78: Hammer Spring Distillery

On this Episode, Tastemaster David and Honorary Tastemaster Chad Hopkins, sit down with the Owner and Head Distiller of Hammer Spring Distillery, JP. JP started the distillery from the ground up with nothing but passion and a hunger for learning. Hammer Spring is proof that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind and hard work towards,

JP shares some of the products from Hammer Spring Distillery which can be purchased on location or at your local DABC store! Support local, by buying local! The products we try are Hammer Spring Gin, Barrel Finished Gin, Bourbon Whiskey, Perky Cowgirl Coffee Liqueur and the one that blew the boys’ minds… Habanero Flavored Vodka!!

Ep. 77: Matt Yeager of Hopkins Brewing Co.

Tune in as Tastemaster David sits down with Brewer of Hopkins Brewing Co., Matt Yeager. A Jersey born drummer turned into a Utah made Craft Beer Brewer. Matt has been cranking out the most unique and tasty small batches in Utah! Everything from Pumpkin beer to a beer made with Worcestershire Sauce (it’s actually really good)!!

Matt’s Small Batch Brews come out every other Friday! To enjoy some of his incredible and flavorful brews, head to Hopkins Brewing Co to throw back a pint or three!

This Episode is brought to you by Han’s Kombucha & Hopkins Brewing Co.

Ep. 76: Han’s Kombucha!

On this Episode, Tastemaster David and Boozy Cupcake Baketender Melissa Diaz sit down with Hannah and Kate of Han’s Kombucha. Han’s is a small batch, women-owned, local Kombucha brewery in Salt Lake City! Hannah started into the world of kombucha in college and became a favorite amongst her friends. Kate is a well traveled entrepreneur with an extraordinary palate. With these two ladies at the helm, they have been Utah by the Kombucha-Storm! The ingredients they use are locally sourced and made with love.

Han’s Kombucha has outrageously delicious flavors such as: Pineapple Cactus Nectar, Raspberry Rose, and Chai Pear just to name a few. Join us as we sip some of these amazing flavors that will blow you away! Remember to support local by buying local! Go to hanskombucha.com for your next order of local Booch.

Ep. 75: Local Badass Brent

Today we sit down with our dear friend Brent who has been homebrewing out of his start up basement brewery. Listen, while we taste some of his very own homebrewed creations and take you through his incredible life journey.

From jumping out of planes to juggling on a unicycle, Brent has done it all! Even after a long life full of unimaginable memories, he thrives to complete the next adventure that awaits him. You will not want to miss his awe-inspiring life story.