Rebellion Brewing Podcast

Rebellion Brewing Podcast
We want you to love craft beer as much as we do. Each week, your host Matthew Barton and guest taste and talk about beer, followed by an interview on topics ranging from beer, food, music, politics, wrestling, videogames and more.

Dinosaurs, Mom-Jeans and Sask-Fashion with Janis Procyk
Oct 8 • 25 min
What’s the deal with the return of mom-jeans? Janis Procyk does a deep dive on mom-jeans, fashion trends and explains why she founded Brick and Mortar Fashion and Decor, a clothing shop that exclusively features Saskatchewan-designers and artists. We also…
Wet Hopped Beer w/ Mark Heise
Oct 1 • 19 min
Have you tried a wet-hopped beer before? Rebellion used 80 kg of fresh, SK-grown hops from JGL Shepherd Farms in its newest seasonal beer, Wet Hopped Centennial. Mark Heise, Rebellion President and CEO, explains what wet-hopping is and why the style has…
Scotty, the World’s Largest T-Rex
Sep 24 • 29 min
Did a baby T-Rex have feathers? We sit down with Peter Menzies to talk about dino feathers and Scotty the T-Rex, the world’s largest T-Rex skeleton at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. We also drink and discuss Hazy IPA by Rebellion Brewing.
ORA Security Solutions with Joel Rathgaber
Sep 17 • 19 min
ORA security solutions started with one woman trying to protect her father. Joel Rathgaber explains how this Saskatchewan company is developing a panic alarm button you can take anywhere. We also drink and discuss Hazy IPA by Rebellion Brewing.
Loot Box Billions w/ Shaye Ruecker
Sep 10 • 27 min
Loot boxes in video games like Fortnite and Star Wars Battlefront II seem innocent enough, so why are some countries banning them? Shaye Ruecker explains how loot box mechanics are more like gambling than gaming, exploiting vulnerable players like…
Talking Journalism with Sam Maciag
Sep 3 • 36 min
Sam Maciag recently took over hosting duties of the CBC Saskatchewan News at Six program. She talks about her career in journalism, her start in radio, and how she transitioned to the CBC. We also drink and discuss Cerveza, by Rebellion Brewing. Links:…
Stories of the Human Condition w/ Shawn Broom
Aug 27 • 35 min
Shawn Broom dives deep into people’s life stories on the Story of U Podcast. We share a beer and talk about why he’s so interested in examining the human experience. We also drank and discussed Haskap Sour by Nokomis Craft Ales. Find out more about…
The Digital Society w/ Dr. Alec Couros
Aug 20 • 51 min
In the post-truth era of deep fakes, diminished digital literacy, online catfishing and ‘fake news,’ how do we protect ourselves? Dr. Alec Couros is a professor at the University of Regina and much of his research is focused on social media and digital…
Dr. Vanessa Mathews on Craft Beer Booms
Aug 13 • 35 min
What makes a neighbourhood great? The answer seems to be a craft brewery! Dr. Vanessa Mathews is studying the social and economic impact of craft brewers. She has recommendations for the City of Regina to get the most out of the craft beer boom, starting…
The Sask Podcast Scene w/ Dale Richardson
Aug 6 • 38 min
Dale Richardson has created a one-stop-shop for podcasts created across the province. Finding local storytellers is easier than ever before with the Saskatchewan Podcast Network. He talks about what drove him to make the network, and gives a couple…
The Psychology of Beer w/ Dr. Nick Carleton
Jul 30 • 29 min
Do you run headlong into new beer styles and flavours or do you wait for friends and experts to give their opinion before you take a sip? Dr. Nick Carleton is a psychology professor at the University of Regina who studies human behaviour. We discuss the…
A summer of science with Ryan Holota
Jul 23 • 23 min
People always ask us how they can get into brewing as a career and we tell them they should start with chemistry and sciences. The Sask. Science Centre inspires brewers of tomorrow by sparking curiosity and wonder in young and old alike, giving guests an…
Perogies and Pilsners with Sarah Colonna
Jul 16 • 21 min
Actress, comedian, New York Times Bestselling Author, Sara Colonna came on the show to try perogies for the first time in her life. Her husband, Jon Ryan, plays for the Roughriders and she’s learning all about Saskatchewan. She shares a few stories about…
Solar Powered Sask with Miguel Catellier
Jul 9 • 28 min
Thinking about solar panels? Miguel from TruGreen Energy explains what it costs to install and the benefits of going solar. We also drink and discuss Black Bridge’s Oatmeal Session IPA.
The Sask Airshow with Vaughn Schofield
Jul 2 • 6 min
Snowbirds and Spitfires will be crossing the skies at the Saskatchewan Airshow on July 6-7. Vaughn Schofield, the Patron of the Airshow, talks about the aerobatic performers, food and entertainment for the whole family. Rebellion Brewing is proud to be…
Street art and tattoos w/ Josh Goff
Jun 25 • 28 min
What would you do if a dog bit you in the butt? Josh Goff tells stories from his time as a roguish graffiti artist and how he went from being chased by police to being chased by local businesses who want his murals up on their walls. We also drink and…
Roughriders and BBQ w/ Belton Johnson
Jun 18 • 39 min
Mom’s home-cookin’ is Belton Johnson’s secret sauce. The 2007 Grey Cup champ talks about growing up in Mississippi, his time with the Roughriders and shares a few stories about his mom’s legendary breakfasts and his BBQ tricks. We also drink Rebellion…
Football and Fortnite w/ Neal Hughes
Jun 11 • 33 min
Do you know who inspired Neal Hughes to get up at 7:30 every morning to watch game day footage? Hughes is a two-time Grey Cup champ and he shares some stories from his time with the Riders and makes some predictions for the current season. We also drink…
Art in the Heart of Downtown
Jun 4 • 24 min
How do you find beauty in a jungle made of concrete, steel and glass? Judith Veresuk and her team with Regina Downtown have launched an ambitious series of projects to bring art, culture, music and sport to Regina’s Downtown District. She explains what…
The State of Craft Beer w/ Mark Heise
May 28 • 50 min
Rebellion President and CEO, Mark Heise, shares his thoughts about the state of SK craft beer and the recent news about the merger of two craft beer pioneers, Boston Beer/Dogfishhead. We also drink and discuss Dandy In the Underworld, an Oyster Stout by…
Vegas Knights and Moose Memes with Greg Moore
May 21 • 41 min
Greg Moore gave himself one year to chase a wild dream with Justin Reves. Together, they worked to crack the secret to becoming a viral phenomenon. In less than 12 months, they delivered Experience Regina t-shirts to Jimmy Fallon, adopted the Vegas…
Art and Craft Beer with Joel Hustak
May 14 • 23 min
What do Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and the Strumbellas have in common with Rebellion Brewing? The answer is Joel Hustak. He joins us to drink Golden Crush, a tropical, session IPA and to talk about how he became the lead artist on a Star Wars book and…
Craft Beer’s Connection to Libraries
May 7 • 28 min
Did you libraries were essential to the explosion of the modern craft beer movement? Librarian Tanya Rogoschewsky joins us to drink our brand new Citrus Smoothie beer and talk about all the new programs coming up, including beer tastings, events for kids,…
Dandy’s makes beer icecream
Apr 30 • 17 min
Did you know Dandy’s makes beer ice cream? Daniela Mintenko and her team are making all sorts of ice cream, whether it’s coconut honeycomb ash, smoked cherry whisky or London fog, chances are you’ll find a flavour to love. She’ll be teaming up with…
Bats and Beer with Dr. Erin Baerwald
Apr 23 • 38 min
Did you know bats are essential to craft beer? Sask is home to eight different species of bats, and they are estimated to offer $10B in economic value to the agriculture industry as pest control and pollinators. Dr. Erin Baerwald shares her knowledge and…
Crop Research and the Future of Craft Beer
Apr 16 • 44 min
Saskatchewan farmers grow the best crops in the world, it only makes sense to brew kick-ass beer with it. A small army of craft beer, ag-science geeks, like Lana Shaw and Joel Williams explain how their research is good for farmers, brewers and drinkers…
The Best Spots in Sask. w/ Jodi Holliday
Apr 9 • 25 min
Saskatchewan has fishing, hunting, hiking, stargazing and a kick-ass craft beer scene, making it a great destination for summer travelers. Jodi Holliday from Tourism Saskatchewan talks about some of her favourite places to visit in our province and makes…
All About Beer with Brewmaster Amanda Butt
Apr 2 • 30 min
Brewmaster Amanda Butt tells the story of her craft beer journey and how she went from biochemistry to brewing. She talks about her work at Great Western Brewing, and how she got a job at the Boston Beer Company, brewing Sam Adams, and more. We also drink…
Joel Yeomans, Grinding for Comedy
Mar 26 • 37 min
What was the worst song in the 90s? What happens when comedians age out and stop being funny? Local comedian Joel Yeomans gives a series of hot takes and talks about his new upcoming comedy event, “I thought you quit comedy.” We also drink and discuss…
A City to Discover w/ Ashley Stone
Mar 19 • 18 min
Ashley Stone is the Director of Tourism at Tourism Regina. Matt asks her if we can get a Deadpool Statue, and her answer might surprise you. She also talks all about the fun stuff coming up this summer and how you can get involved. We also drink Nordic…
Building the Silicon Prairies
Mar 12 • 22 min
The digital economy has the potential to create jobs, but what will it take to build the silicon prairies? Thomas Archer and are working to plant the seeds today for the creators and innovators tomorrow. We drink and discuss…
The World of Artisanal Beer Soap
Mar 5 • 18 min
Rachelle Hofmeister makes artisinal soaps through her company, Daisy Tree Soap. She teamed up with Rebellion Brewing to make a line of artisanal beer soaps, using beer, spent grain and mead to give you a superior soap experience. She explains why oatmeal…
Dr. Sarah explains ugly carrots and apples
Feb 26 • 40 min
The ugly fruit and veggies movement urges you to save the world by eating one ugly carrot at a time. Dr. Sarah Taber works in the food industry and she pointed out that most of ugly fruit and vegetables get turned into sauces and soups. So what’s really…
Chef Milton Rebello and Peach Ginger Sour
Feb 19 • 18 min
Chef Milton Rebello joins us to talk about his passion for food, cooking by touch and taste and how his wife is inspiring him to up his pastry game. He also talks about his sell-out cooking classes for adults and youths. We also drink and discuss…
Hockey Talk and Bow Smash Beer
Feb 12 • 22 min
Matt and Chris from PatsCast joined us to talk beer and hockey. Matt tells us about this year’s team and what sets the WHL apart as a sports entertainment experience. We also drink and discuss Bow SMaSH by Pile O’ Bones Brewing.
Simpsons and Craft Beer Statistics w/ Shaadie Musleh
Feb 5 • 28 min
Rebellion launched a customer survey all about craft beer. We invited Shaadie Musleh, a data analysis expert, to unpack some of the numbers and help us understand what we can learn from the people who answered the survey. We also go off the rails while…
Sarahmony’s new Stout
Jan 29 • 26 min
Sarahmony’s an up-and-coming Twitch-streaming gamer from Saskatchewan who has gained a global following. She’s sits down with us to talk about beer, explain ‘why’ people watch others play video games and how gamer culture is evolving. We also drink and…
Experience Regina w/ Mark Heise
Jan 22 • 30 min
Mark Heise, President and CEO of Rebellion brewing, thinks Regina should be loud and proud about the ‘Experience Regina’ campaign. He also talks about all the new changes in the Regina’s Warehouse District, the impact of local businesses like Leopold’s…
Traditional Aikido w/ Virgil Lea
Jan 15 • 12 min
Are you looking for a way to get fit that’s not just lifting weights and hitting a treadmill? Virgil Lea runs an Aikido dojo and teaches in a traditional, Japanese style. He also teaches a women’s, and co-ed self-defense courses for health, fitness and…
Ashley Kirsch, The Craft Beer Hunter
Jan 7 • 25 min
Sharing and discovering great beer is a huge part of craft-beer culture. An OG Rebel, Ashley Kirsch, took our Sour Red to a beer-lover’s wedding in California and you’ll never guess what happened! She’s also traveled across North America in pursuit of…
What Makes us Human w/ Layton Burton
Dec 17, 2018 • 59 min
More than seven years ago, The Government of Saskatchewan changed the way the film industry operates in the province by replacing the film tax credit with a different funding model. Layton Burton explains how this policy change nearly wiped out what was a…
Warehouse District Revolution
Dec 10, 2018 • 30 min
More than $33M in funding was announced to deal with the rail yards located in the middle of Regina, at the southern edge of the Warehouse District. Development of the land is estimated to take more than 15 years, and that has some people frustrated.…
The Sourdough Donut Experience
Dec 3, 2018 • 30 min
Have you ever tasted a true sourdough donut? Katie Schmelinski of The Everyday Kitchen is creating a rare and masterful treat, and is one of a few bakers in the world who makes donuts in the sourdough style. She gives us a look at how she got started, and…
Boards N’ Beans, the board game cafe
Nov 26, 2018 • 17 min
Stephanie Smith loves the board game Dinosaur Island, a Jurassic Park style board game, except all the people running her park keep getting eaten by dinosaurs! It’s just one of the many games you can find at her cafe, Boards N’ Beans, which boasts more…
The Queen of Mustard
Nov 13, 2018 • 18 min
Have you ever tasted a beer mustard? Val Michaud owns and operates Gravelbourg Mustard, a Saskatchewan company making unique mustard with stuff like beer or saskatoon berries. She joins us on the podcast to talk all about the mustard scene and we drink…
The Bold and Mighty Amanda Ruller
Nov 5, 2018 • 22 min
Olympic hopeful, fitness fanatic and social media influencer, Amanda Ruller joins us to talk about competition, attitude and her WWE tryout experience. We also drink and talk about Dank! IPA by 21st Street Brewery. Amanda Ruller:…
Spex and Beer
Oct 29, 2018 • 31 min
Sneakerheads chase the rarest sneakers. Hat collectors won’t remove the stickers or tags from their hats, but have you ever heard of eyewear fans? From ACDC vinyl pressed glasses to hand-made custom, one-of-kind pieces, there’s a whole subculture…
Newfoundland Hospitality in Saskatchewan w/ Scott Coady
Oct 22, 2018 • 18 min
From screeching to Saskatchewan, Scott Coady explains how he brought a taste of Newfoundland to the Prairies by opening up a Mary Brown’s restaurant. Newfoundlanders drive hours across the prairies just to to get a taste that reminds them of home. Mary…
Hidden Prairie Gems w/ Andrew Hiltz
Oct 15, 2018 • 26 min
Andrew Hiltz was the 2017 Saskatchewanderer, travelling across the province to discover amazing food, tourist destinations and of course, craft beer! We also sat down and drank Cat’s Got the Cream Ale by us, Rebellion Brewing! Check him out at:…
The story of Italian Star Deli
Oct 9, 2018 • 21 min
Carlo Giambattista has more than 30 years under his belt at his family’s Italian Star Deli. He shares the story of how it all started, the importance of prosciutto and why he’s always smiling when you walk through his doors. We also taste and talk about…
Poor Nameless Boy and the perfect love song
Oct 1, 2018 • 32 min
Joel Henderson, aka Poor Nameless Boy, is launching his newest single, Catch Up and Slow Down across platforms everywhere. He talks about trying to write a song no one else has written before, and examines what it means to be “authentic” in music today.…
Our Digital Future w/ Shaye Ruecker
Sep 24, 2018 • 35 min
YouTube and Twitch are turning young content creators into successful entrepreneurs. From cord-cutting to on-demand video available anywhere, who in Saskatchewan is making waves? What’s coming next? Shaye Ruecker from Marsh digital shares his thoughts. We…
Fight Club w/ Scott Wilson
Sep 21, 2018 • 55 min
Did you see the twist ending coming at the end of Fight Club? Were you inspired to steal liposuctioned fat and refashion it into artisinal soap for rich people? How about starting your own Fight Club? Professor Scott Wilson joins us to drink Double Double…
Gourmet Cheese & Sour Apricot Ale
Aug 27, 2018 • 33 min
Takeaway Gourmet is a culinary jewel in Regina’s Cathedral District, supplying some rare, unique, artisinal cheeses from around the world. Aleana Young talks about what it’s like to run a small cheese shop and how the community has responded. We also…
The Economics of Craft Beer
Aug 20, 2018 • 19 min
What three things converged to help create Saskatchewan’s craft beer scene? Will marijuana legalization impact craft beer? Jason Childs, an economics professor from the University of Regina teaches “The Economics of Beer,” and looks at these very…
Escape Rooms w/ Dale D’Silva
Aug 13, 2018 • 27 min
Escape Club owner Dale D’Silva explains the way to build a winning team to beat escape rooms - immersive puzzles with a time limit. We also taste and talk about Chocolate Stout by Rogue Brewing. Links:
Satori Sour w/ Glenn Valgardson
Aug 6, 2018 • 22 min
Have you tried many barrel aged sours? We sit down and taste Satori Sour, by Nokomis Craft Ales, a brew that’s earning high praise from the craft beer community. Glenn Valgardson from Pile O’ Bones Brewing talks about his brewery, the logistics of meeting…
Blake Berglund gets called out by Marty Stuart
Aug 2, 2018 • 26 min
Blake Berglund joins the podcast to drink Golden Ale by Nokomis Craft Ales. He talks about the journey to create his latest album, Realms, meeting his idol Marty Stuart, and the shares his opinion on the state of country music today. Links:…
Gateway Festival w/ Taron Cochrane
Jul 23, 2018 • 24 min
Taron Cochrane returns to the podcast to celebrate local music and talk about the Gateway Music Festival, happening July 27-29 in Bengough Saskatchewan. We also talk about Saskatchewan-born artists Jess Moskaluke and Tenille Arts, and we drink Johnny…
Golden Knights, Deadpool and Sour Crush
Jul 16, 2018 • 21 min
Greg Moore joins Matt to taste and talk about Sour Crush, a brand new kettle sour by Rebellion Brewing. Moore talks about trying to get Saskatchewan to adopt the Vegas Golden Knights hockey team and explains why Regina should have a Deadpool statue at…
Rootbeer Kombucha w/ Megan Trenholm
Jul 9, 2018 • 28 min
Megan Trenholm from Malty National Brewing joins Matt on the podcast to drink Rootbeer Kombucha by Good Spirit Kombucha, a local, small-batch producer from Regina. She talks all about Malty National, the beer they love, and their place in the local…
Pride IPA and Kegerators with Andrew Smith
Jul 2, 2018 • 16 min
Are you thinking about getting a kegerator? Andrew Smith of Taps N Towers shares some tips before you spend your money. We also taste Pride IPA by 21st Street Brewery. Links:
New England IPAs w/ Brewmaster Dave Holowaty
Jun 25, 2018 • 11 min
The New England IPA Style (NEIPA) has taken the craft beer world by storm. Rebellion Brewmaster, Dave Holowaty, sits down with Matt to discuss the style, explain why it’s so popular and makes a few recommendations. We tasted and talk about Dark Matter, by…
Huell Pilsner and fried chicken w/ Paul Rogers
Jun 18, 2018 • 25 min
Have you tasted Beak’s Chicken yet? Do you know how to get your fried chicken to have excellent crunch? One man knows, and he’s telling us how. Chef Paul Rogers explains his technique for getting the perfect bite, every time. We also try Huell Pilsner by…
Golden Crush N’ Comic Books with Chad Boudreau
Jun 11, 2018 • 36 min
Golden Crush is back for the summer - crisp, bright and hoppy. Chad also shares three recommends for must-read summer comics. If you haven’t read comics before, he gives a few tips on how to find great stories with memorable art.
Beer and Donuts w/ Dee Kitsch
Jun 4, 2018 • 16 min
Dee Kitsch leads The Cookie Lady’s donut division and she’s teamed up with us for a delicious beer and donut pairing. We also taste Duke of Earl by Malty National Brewing. Links:…
Sippin’ Sodas with Jen Dubois
May 27, 2018 • 23 min
A little fire and smoke can’t slow down Jennifer Dubois. She runs Miyowasiwin Salon Spa in Regina. She sits down with Matt to tell the story of her salon, the fire next door, and what’s coming next for her business. We also taste some specialty sodas that…
Pomegranate Pale Ale and coffee with John Cameron
May 20, 2018 • 32 min
We taste Pomegranate Pale Ale by High Key Brewing, a new brewery from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and then John Cameron talks about local coffee culture, how consumers demand a higher quality brew, and how to make a better cup of joe at home.
Brisket and BBQ with Pitmaster Rob Reinhardt
May 14, 2018 • 15 min
BBQ competition season has just begun and Pitmaster Rob Reinhardt of Prairie Smoke and Spice BBQ is slinging the best brisket and ribs you’ve ever tasted. He shares a few tips for beginners and talks about what he has planned for this season. Prairie…
Simcoe SMaSH w/ Chris Oleson
May 7, 2018 • 9 min
100 Men Who Care is a grassroots organization that raises money for local charities, but with a twist. It’s a movement with chapters sprouting up across Canada and the USA. We also taste Simcoe SMaSH Ale by Pile O’ Bones Brewing, find out if we give it a…
Gentleman’s Stout w/ Shaadie Musleh
Apr 30, 2018 • 15 min
Rebellion has been saying something special is going on in the Saskatchewan craft beer industry for a few years and a recent economic impact study backs it up. Matt sits down with Shaadie Musleh, the Manager of Strategic and Competitive Intelligence with…
Flat Cap Stout w/ Stefan Rzadzinski
Apr 23, 2018 • 13 min
Matt jumps on skype to talk to Stefan Rzadzinski, a young Canadian race-car driver who is sporting the Rebellion hop-burst logo on his car this season. They talk about the nature of fundraising to put wheels on the road, and a beer by ToolShed Brewing,…
Death by Coconut with Parker Willfong
Apr 11, 2018 • 15 min
This is a very special episode with Homebrewer, beer judge and craft beer expert, Parker Willfong. He sits down to taste Death By Coconut, a chocolate, coconut stout and regales us with his wisdom on beer and casks. Rebellion is tapping 13 casks from…
IPA and Pies with Chef Malcolm
Apr 9, 2018 • 16 min
Great beer deserves to be paired with great food, especially when it’s as good as Chef Malcolm’s Handmade Pies, a locally owned pie shop in a traditional English style. Matt and Chef Malcolm discuss the Rebellion IPA and Chef makes some recommendations…
Blast Off! with Taron Cochrane
Apr 2, 2018 • 16 min
Local music guru Taron Cochrane joins Matt for a tasting of Rebellion’s newest can offering, Blast Off! He shares his opinions about the local music scene and talks about his work with Rebellion and Music Heals, a music-therapy charitable organization.…
Red Rye IPA and Lady Rebels Beer Club
Mar 25, 2018 • 16 min
Vanessa Owen sits down with us to taste and talk about the Red Rye IPA, one of the best seasonal offerings ever made. She is also celebrating the second anniversary of the Lady Rebels Beer Club, run by and for women, with a special cask of Mango Tango…
Oatmeal stout and eating insanely hot food
Mar 18, 2018 • 17 min
Matt sits down with Regan Hinchcliffe to taste and talk about Matt’s favourite Rebellion beer, Oatmeal Stout. We also dive into a viral video of Regan eating hot sauce that gained more than 4.4M views online. He also tells us what happened after the…
Make It Funky - Feat: Rebellion President Mark Heise
Mar 15, 2018 • 12 min
Matt and Mark talk all about Rebellion’s newest bottle release, Make It Funky, a wild yeast ale with flavours of apricot and aromas of funk. Mark also talks about Orval Brewery, one of the inspirations behind this beer.