Rebellion Brewing Podcast

75 EpisodesProduced by Matthew BartonWebsite

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.

75 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

ORA Security Solutions with Joel Rathgaber

September 17th, 2019


ORA security solutions started with one woman trying to protect her father. Joel Rathgaber explains how this Saskatchewan company is developing a …

Loot Box Billions w/ Shaye Ruecker

September 10th, 2019


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, …

Talking Journalism with Sam Maciag

September 3rd, 2019


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 …

Stories of the Human Condition w/ Shawn Broom

August 27th, 2019


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 …

The Digital Society w/ Dr. Alec Couros

August 20th, 2019


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 …

Dr. Vanessa Mathews on Craft Beer Booms

August 13th, 2019


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 …

The Sask Podcast Scene w/ Dale Richardson

August 6th, 2019


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 Psychology of Beer w/ Dr. Nick Carleton

July 30th, 2019


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 …

A summer of science with Ryan Holota

July 23rd, 2019


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 …

Perogies and Pilsners with Sarah Colonna

July 16th, 2019


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 …

Solar Powered Sask with Miguel Catellier

July 9th, 2019


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

The Sask Airshow with Vaughn Schofield

July 2nd, 2019


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 …

Street art and tattoos w/ Josh Goff

June 25th, 2019


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 …

Roughriders and BBQ w/ Belton Johnson

June 18th, 2019


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 …

Football and Fortnite w/ Neal Hughes

June 11th, 2019


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 …

Art in the Heart of Downtown

June 4th, 2019


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 …

The State of Craft Beer w/ Mark Heise

May 28th, 2019


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 …

Vegas Knights and Moose Memes with Greg Moore

May 21st, 2019


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 …

Art and Craft Beer with Joel Hustak

May 14th, 2019


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 …

Craft Beer's Connection to Libraries

May 7th, 2019


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, …

Dandy's makes beer icecream

April 30th, 2019


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 …

Bats and Beer with Dr. Erin Baerwald

April 23rd, 2019


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 …

Crop Research and the Future of Craft Beer

April 16th, 2019


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 …

The Best Spots in Sask. w/ Jodi Holliday

April 9th, 2019


Saskatchewan has fishing, hunting, hiking, stargazing and a kick-ass craft beer scene, making it a great destination for summer travelers. Jodi …

All About Beer with Brewmaster Amanda Butt

April 2nd, 2019


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, …

Joel Yeomans, Grinding for Comedy

March 26th, 2019


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 …

A City to Discover w/ Ashley Stone

March 19th, 2019


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 …

Building the Silicon Prairies

March 12th, 2019


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 …

The World of Artisanal Beer Soap

March 5th, 2019


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 …

Dr. Sarah explains ugly carrots and apples

February 26th, 2019


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 …

Chef Milton Rebello and Peach Ginger Sour

February 19th, 2019


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.

Hockey Talk and Bow Smash Beer

February 12th, 2019


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' …

Simpsons and Craft Beer Statistics w/ Shaadie Musleh

February 5th, 2019


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 …

Sarahmony's new Stout

January 29th, 2019


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, …

Experience Regina w/ Mark Heise

January 22nd, 2019


Mark Heise, President and CEO of Rebellion brewing, thinks Regina should be loud and proud about the 'Experience Regina' campaign.

He also talks …

Traditional Aikido w/ Virgil Lea

January 15th, 2019


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 …

Ashley Kirsch, The Craft Beer Hunter

January 7th, 2019


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 …

What Makes us Human w/ Layton Burton

December 17th, 2018


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 …

Warehouse District Revolution

December 10th, 2018


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 …

The Sourdough Donut Experience

December 3rd, 2018


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 …

Boards N' Beans, the board game cafe

November 26th, 2018


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, …

The Queen of Mustard

November 13th, 2018


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 Bold and Mighty Amanda Ruller

November 5th, 2018


Olympic hopeful, fitness fanatic and social media influencer, Amanda Ruller joins us to talk about competition, attitude and her WWE tryout …

Spex and Beer

October 29th, 2018


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? …

Newfoundland Hospitality in Saskatchewan w/ Scott Coady

October 22nd, 2018


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 …

Hidden Prairie Gems w/ Andrew Hiltz

October 15th, 2018


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 …

The story of Italian Star Deli

October 9th, 2018


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 …

Poor Nameless Boy and the perfect love song

October 1st, 2018


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 …

Our Digital Future w/ Shaye Ruecker

September 24th, 2018


YouTube and Twitch are turning young content creators into successful entrepreneurs. From cord-cutting to on-demand video available anywhere, who in …

Fight Club w/ Scott Wilson

September 21st, 2018


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 …

Gourmet Cheese & Sour Apricot Ale

August 27th, 2018


Takeaway Gourmet is a culinary jewel in Regina's Cathedral District, supplying some rare, unique, artisinal cheeses from around the world. Aleana …

The Economics of Craft Beer

August 20th, 2018


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 …

Escape Rooms w/ Dale D'Silva

August 13th, 2018


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 …

Satori Sour w/ Glenn Valgardson

August 6th, 2018


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 …

Blake Berglund gets called out by Marty Stuart

August 2nd, 2018


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 …

Gateway Festival w/ Taron Cochrane

July 23rd, 2018


Taron Cochrane returns to the podcast to celebrate local music and talk about the Gateway Music Festival, happening July 27-29 in Bengough …

Golden Knights, Deadpool and Sour Crush

July 16th, 2018


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 …

Rootbeer Kombucha w/ Megan Trenholm

July 9th, 2018


Megan Trenholm from Malty National Brewing joins Matt on the podcast to drink Rootbeer Kombucha by Good Spirit Kombucha, a local, small-batch …

Pride IPA and Kegerators with Andrew Smith

July 2nd, 2018


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.


New England IPAs w/ Brewmaster Dave Holowaty

June 25th, 2018


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 …

Huell Pilsner and fried chicken w/ Paul Rogers

June 18th, 2018


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 …

Golden Crush N' Comic Books with Chad Boudreau

June 11th, 2018


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 …

Beer and Donuts w/ Dee Kitsch

June 4th, 2018


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.


Sippin' Sodas with Jen Dubois

May 27th, 2018


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 …

Pomegranate Pale Ale and coffee with John Cameron

May 21st, 2018


We taste Pomegranate Pale Ale by High Key Brewing, a new brewery from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and then John Cameron talks about local coffee …

Brisket and BBQ with Pitmaster Rob Reinhardt

May 14th, 2018


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 …

Simcoe SMaSH w/ Chris Oleson

May 7th, 2018


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 …

Gentleman's Stout w/ Shaadie Musleh

April 30th, 2018


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 …

Flat Cap Stout w/ Stefan Rzadzinski

April 23rd, 2018


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 …

Death by Coconut with Parker Willfong

April 11th, 2018


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 …

IPA and Pies with Chef Malcolm

April 9th, 2018


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 …

Blast Off! with Taron Cochrane

April 2nd, 2018


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 …

Red Rye IPA and Lady Rebels Beer Club

March 25th, 2018


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, …

Oatmeal stout and eating insanely hot food

March 18th, 2018


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 …

Make It Funky - Feat: Rebellion President Mark Heise

March 15th, 2018


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.

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