This Pint Has 20 Ounces

This Pint Has 20 Ounces

Broadcasting out of the AF23 hangar in Calgary's Currie Barracks, Nick and Jonathan explore the Albertan craft beer landscape and the characters that manifest it. They joke, they drink, they talk community, beer, arts, sports, industry and events, with some embarrassing "Canfessionals" thrown in for good measure.

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October 23, 2020 35 min

All good things must come to an end, so we’re not going to sugarcoat it… this is the final episode of This Pint Has 20 Ounces. This episode Jonathan, Nick, Mama T, and producer Alex are on the mic for one last hurrah and to reminisce about the great times they had.

By the time you hear this episode, Nick will be kicking back on Vancouver Island living the island life. He breaks the news to us that he’s resigned from his position at ...

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Continuing our theme of tasty guests on the podcast, this week Deidre Lotecki of Sweet Relief Pasteries joins us for a delicious dessert, and to talk about how she’s serving up sweets for Calgarians.

Deidre first got in touch with the Wild Rose team to speak to Nick about getting her hands on some Wraspberry Ale for a unique father’s day special: beer cupcakes. This was an idea she’d had for a few years but never had time to pursue...

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September 25, 2020 31 min

In a city of oil bosses, this week’s guest stands out as one who can bring the heat - figuratively and literally - Shaun “The Oil Boss” Albert of Oil Jefe.

Shaun’s affinity for chili oil began nearly a decade ago when he tried it for the first time at King’s Wonton. Having a background in recipe development before his career in the trades, Shaun found himself wanting to kick up the heat a bit and started making his own chili oils at...

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September 11, 2020 41 min

Step aside wine-and-cheese, there’s a new king of tasting pairings in town. This week’s guest, Shawn McDonald of Springbank Cheese in Marda Loop, is here to take our tastebuds on a journey with a beer-and-cheese tasting flight.

Known by many as “the cheese troll,” Shawn has been working with family-and-friend operated Springbank Cheese for more than 15 years. Int hat time he’s seen the palates of Calgarians expand dramatically, at t...

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August 28, 2020 36 min

This week we’re joined by a former Wild Rose team member who is now repping a whole different side of Alberta's craft beer industry, Colin Mundy of GP Brewing Co.

There are a lot of assumptions and stereotypes about craft beer... and the people who drink it. For many the label “craft” can mean ultra boozy beers, overly hoppy brews, face puckering kettle sours, or expensive four-packs of tall-boys, despite the fact that the term ...

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August 14, 2020 38 min

Eighty Eight Brewing’s Jordan Saracini joins the podcast this week for a chat about the Olympics, 80s music, nostalgia, pizza, and of course excellent craft beer.

Jordan and his partners’ origin story is a common one in the craft beer industry - a group of friends who started homebrewing together back in late 2013. The level at which they started brewing was a little less common however, skipping over brewing kits and jumping straig...

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July 31, 2020 32 min

What do you get when you combine a passion for comics with a passion for craft beer? This episode’s guest, Mark MacDonald of Zero Issue! In our first episode back at the taproom since re-opening we talk to Mark about Zero Issue’s backstory and their iconic cans.

With Jonathan occasionally having beers turn him into a super hero and Nick looking the part of a super hero, it only makes sense that they were drawn to the super hero and ...

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July 17, 2020 35 min

Were can you find standup comedy, knife juggling, and fire breathing in one place? With this week’s guest, Tom Allen of TomCat Performance! In our final remote-recorded episode we talk about how to get into circus performance, and the difference between English and Canadian comedy audiences.

Tom says he has always had a performative compulsion, which led him to become a circus performer nearly 15 years ago, before immigrating to Ca...

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July 3, 2020 34 min

This week we’re joined by former Wild Rose team member turned Bitter Sisters brewmaster, Marc Creaser. Marc calls in from the brewery to recount his beginnings in the craft beer industry and how Bitter Sisters is keeping their thirsty customers safe during Alberta’s re-opening.

Marc got started in craft beer nearly a decade ago while studying at Mount Royal. He had a bunch of friends working in the kitchen at the Wild Rose Taproom a...

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June 19, 2020 40 min

In the podcast’s first entirely remote interview during social distancing we talk to professional powerlifter Bryce Krawcyzk of Calgary Barbell. Since getting into powerlifting in 2012 Bryce has set multiple world records and now helps other powerlifters achieve their heavy goals.

Bryce got into weightlifting because he was a skinny kid who just didn’t want to be skinny anymore. Before long he went from skinny kid to one of the worl...

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June 5, 2020 39 min

Great Barbecue and great beer are a match made in heaven, which makes this episode’s guest, Jordan Sorrenti of Paddy's Barbecue & Brewery, the Barley Belt’s greatest matchmaker.

Nestled in the heart of Calgary’s Barley Belt district, husband and wife duo Jordan and Kerry Sorrenti are serving up world class barbecue and award winning beers to wash it down. But the question on everyone’s mind is who the heck is Paddy? We learn...

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May 22, 2020 48 min

Our guest on the show this week is Ben Collins of Uprooted Farm. Along with the help of his partner Kait, Ben takes a craft approach to farming, growing food that they’d want to eat, with flavours that take you to times in your life like pulling a carrot out of your grandma’s garden.

Over the past four growing seasons Uprooted Farm has expanded to roughly 2/3rds of an acre, filling a niche that Ben refers to as a “market garden.” H...

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May 8, 2020 46 min

This week Bill McKenzie returns to This Pint Has 20 Ounces for a followup interview. On Bill’s last appearance he offered a CEO’s perspective on the brewery’s acquisition by Sleeman, and now having successfully facilitated it and gracefully bowed and out after handing over the proverbial keys to the brewery, he returns to reminisce and reflect on his favourite memories during his time at Wild Rose.

When Bill’s nearly 8 years at Wil...

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April 24, 2020 34 min

Regulars at the taproom have probably seen our host Nick and his glorious beard before, and this episode we talk to the man responsible for it! Nick Ossais, owner of Marda Loop Barbershop, tells us how cutting hair is in his genetics in this interview recorded live back before social distancing guidelines made the taproom pick-up only.

Nick Ossais has been spending time in barbershops since he was just a kid, helping out sweeping f...

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April 10, 2020 42 min

Andrew Bolinger, founder of The Strength Edge, joins us on This Pint Has 20 Ounces to chat about Calgary’s powerlifting and strongman community and why he founded The Strength Edge as a place for the city’s strongest men and women to get together and train together.

A self described misfit, Andrew was having a hard time finding a gym where he could do strongman training and got wind of a group of guys who trained in a parking lot o...

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March 27, 2020 30 min

Calgary’s craft brewing industry is often applauded for its strong focus on collaboration and cooperation over competition, which was a massive inspiration for this week’s guest, Byron Brooks of Builders and Brews. Byron tells us of how after being contracted for some construction work at Annex Ale Project he was inspired to create this collaborative spirit into his own industry.

A carpenter by trade, Byron has worked on a massive ...

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March 13, 2020 42 min

This episode we sit down with one of the longest standing team members at Wild Rose, the head brewer at the AF23 taproom, Mark Kerrigan. As a 15 year veteran and employee #6, Mark has a lot of insight into how the brewery has evolved and gives us an inside look at what’s changed during that time at the brewery and in Calgary’s beer scene at large.

Mark’s career in the beer industry started in London Ontario on the packaging line fo...

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February 28, 2020 37 min

“You can be 14 again, but with a bank account and beer.” This episode Nick and Jonathan feel nostalgic for their teen years when Revival Brewcade’s James Dobbin tells us how Alberta’s smallest craft brewery is combining everything you love about beer and arcades.

Located in the heart of the beautiful Calgary community of Inglewood, Revival’s story is in many ways a story of red tape. James fills us in on the struggles he and his b...

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February 14, 2020 40 min

It’s your friend when you have no friend at the bar, it’s the local arts and culture magazine you find at every cool place in town… it’s Beatroute Magazine, and this episode we talk with the magazine’s Associate Editor and Founder Brad Simm about the publication’s scrappy beginnings and exciting future.

Beatroute was founded by Brad and a former student of his at MRU, Glenn. At the time it first started popping up in cool venues an...

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January 31, 2020 38 min

How does a brewmaster stay fit? If you’re Wild Rose’s brewmaster you stay fit by working with Luke Leimenstoll, founder of Calgary’s Movement U and this week’s guest on the podcast!

Luke Leimenstoll joins us for some pint-glass forearm curls while he fills us in on his more than decade long history helping Calgarians achieve their fitness goals. As a natural entrepreneur Luke started his own fitness company at 23 years old after mo...

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