Tag Archives: Bill Sysak

Episode 37 : Expert Drinking in Denver, CO

This week on Expert drinking, we finally come back. For our return, we talk about Denver .. what should you do if you have 48 hours to enjoy the finest Denver has to offer in Beer, wine, spirits and food! … Continue reading

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Episode 36 : German Weisse Beers

This week Bill takes on a journey through Weisse beers. A classic collection German style of beers that include the Weisse, Dunkel-Weisse, Hefe-Weisse, and Weizen-Bock. We sample several classic examples of the styles from Erdinger, Aventinus, Weihenstephaner, & Franziskaner. John … Continue reading

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Episode 35 : Sparkling Wines : special guest Randy Clemens

This week we enjoy some delicious sparkling wines, and we have a special guest to help us with our french pronunciation, Randy Clemens. Randy, aside from being a amateur french speaker, is an author, a foodie, and a fellow drinker … Continue reading

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Episode 34 : Where to Eat, Drink & Party in Chicago

This week we talk Chicago! We’re starting something new for you crazy drinkers! Each month Dr. Bill is going to spend an episode talking about the best places to eat, the best places to find craft beer, the best places … Continue reading

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Episode 33 : Rye Whiskey

This week, we enjoy some more whiskey, of the Rye variety. We talk a little mixology, how America tries to maintain quality and taste a couple of fantastic Rye Whiskeys. We start off with a delicious Rittenhouse Rye, followed by … Continue reading

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Episode 31 : Pinot Noir : California Varietals

This week we open a bottle or two of Pinot Noir and discuss this amazing varietal, and again focus on the California Pinot Noir’s. We start off with a Papapietro Perry from Anderson Valley, specifically 2007 single vineyard variety of … Continue reading

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Episode 25 : Rum

This week we jump into Rum, and are joined by a guest producer Matt Becker. We start off with a discussion of hangovers, since Stephen tends to get hungover from this particular fine beverage. We also talk about some the … Continue reading

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Episode 24 : Festivals

This week we talk about Festivals. Part of the fun of being in these great beverage industries are the festivals thrown to celebrate our love for craft beer, fine wines and spirits. We talk about what you should expect at … Continue reading

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Episode 9 : Gin : featuring Bluecoat American Dry Gin

This week we don our tuxedos, lay down 10,000 dollars on a hand of Baccarat, and take down an arch criminal master mind while sipping a proper gin martini.. well, actually we’re wearing shorts, sitting in Bill’s garage, and playing … Continue reading

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Episode 8 : India Pale Ale

This week we get back to craft beer with an in depth discussion of IPAs AKA India Pale Ale. We talk the history of IPA, discuss freshness versus aged IPAs, and argue about IBU versus ABV, Black versus Pale, and … Continue reading

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Episode 4 : The History of Beer part 3

This week we enter the darkest of all ages of beer .. Prohibition, and drink near beer.. gross. We look at some of the root causes, what helped bring it to an end, and what the aftermath of this “Noble … Continue reading

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Episode 3 : The History of Beer, Part 2

This week on Expert Drinking we continue on with our travels through the history of beer .. We discover hops .. or a least discuss how people in the 7th century discovered hops. We talk about processes of drying grain, … Continue reading

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Episode 2 : The History of Beer, part 1

This week on Expert Drinking we travel through time and explore the history of beer, the impact it had on early civilization. We talk and speculate about the earliest beers, whether the Egyptians were possibly the first “macro brewers”, and … Continue reading

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Episode 01 : In Which We Introduce Ourselves

This first episode of Expert Drinking, we introduce ourselves, Stephen shares his craft beer experience, and Dr. Bill tells the story behind his nickname of Dr., when he started his craft beer journey and explains his definition of craft beer. … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a podcast near you …

A new audio podcast, different from any others out there, that will tackle everyone’s favorite liquid libations .. be it Craft beer, fine wines, or spirits, but not from the angle of justĀ  tasting notes and flavor profiles, but from … Continue reading

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