Episode 8: Sloan’s Chris Murphy, The Rwanda Craft Brewery Project, Gruit Ale
Episode 8: Lagered Tales, presented by Beau’s.
We kick things off today with our feature interview with Chris Murphy from the Canadian rock band Sloan, “the world’s only completely democratic band.”
In this intimate interview, Murphy shares a truly in-depth look into the the Canadian rock band’s roots, its album-making process, and views on success — and we’ll find out why Murphy calls Beau’s Oktoberfest “pretty much as cool as it can be” when it comes to the festival experience for a band.
Next, we’re treated to an exploration into the backstory of The Rwanda Craft Brewery Project, a Beau’s-backed startup with the goal of establishing the first women-owned and -operated craft brewery in Kigali, Rwanda.
Finally, in our first-ever edition of Mike On The Street, one of our producers, Mike Simpkin, finds out how the term “gruit” is pronounced, and what exactly the word means. Expect to be entertained and educated.
For more info about gruit ale, check out International Gruit Day, and our blog post, What is gruit ale?
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Hosts: Todd Gilbert and Jacquie Severs
Producers: Jen Beauchesne, Marc Doucette, Josh Gottlieb, Patrick Jodoin, and Mike Simpkin.
Technical Producer: Marc Doucette
Featured song: “Spin Our Wheels” by Sloan, from the Toronto-based rock band’s 2018 album, 12.
Recommended reading: Beer in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance by Richard W. Unger.