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Episode 81 - Paul Tanguay

This week Justin and Milos welcome consultant and co-founder of One Tippler, Paul Tanguay! The guys talk with Paul about working for his family as a youngster, moving to New York, following your friggin’ heart, and #ABT.

Paul wrote a book! Check it out here.

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Episode 80 - Pete Ternes

Justin and Milos are very excited about this week’s episode because they got to chat with Pete Ternes, one of the co-founders of Middle Brow Beer Co. Middle Brow is a unique brewing company in that they donate half their profits to local charities. The guys talk about how Pete fell in love with suds, where the idea for the company came from, and what the future holds for Pete and his philanthropic friends.

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Episode 79 - J & Millz: Round 25

The fearless hosts known as Justin and Milos sit down to chat about the legendary Black(out) Wednesday, how to spot trouble in a busy bar, and a few tips to keep yourself safe while enjoying your night out this Turkey Day Eve.

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Episode 78 - J & Millz: Round 24

This week, Justin and Milos are talking about Milos’ chance encounters with Bill Burr and Alfonso Ribeiro while out drinking. The duo then dig into a GQ article about the secret ingredients of some elite bartenders and Milos shares some of his current, favorite cocktail ingredients.

Check out the GQ article here.

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Episode 77 - J & Millz: Round 23

After a month long sabbatical Milos and Justin are back to talk about what they’ve been up to all October, a drunk night in Southie during Justin’s trip to Boston, and Halloween at the bars.

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Episode 76 - J & Millz: Round 22

On this week’s episode Milos and Justin are talking about all things wedding: types of bars at weddings, bringing your own beer to a wedding, cocktails you only order at weddings, and the first time Milos threw out a wedding party. Also, Milos calls Justin out for failing to tip a bartender at a wedding even though this has been discussed many times on the podcast.

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Episode 75 - J & Millz: Round 21

This week, Milos talks to Justin about how customers sometimes look for recommendations by asking him what he likes to drink after a long day at work. This prompts the guys to discuss how their orders change depending on what they’re doing & where they’re at. Justin then asks Milos what a cocktail list has to include in order to impress him. After some more in-depth cocktail talk the guys wrap up with a story about how Justin was coerced by Johnny Walker Red to put a hole in Milos bedroom door back in college and what alcohols they know they must stay away from...for the good of society.

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Episode 74 - Mikey to the P

Justin and Milos are joined this week by hip-hop artist, comedian, actor, and fellow beard wearer, Mikey to the P! The guys talk about Mikey’s time in the bar industry, hosting his open mic at Trophy Room, and the differences in playing larger rooms verse more intimate spaces.

Check out Mikey to the P’s website here. You can find Artist Collective by clicking here.

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Episode 73 - ​J & Millz: Round 20

The Serb and the Swede fly solo this week to catch up on how Millz’s new job is going at The Commons Club in the Virgin Hotel. The guys also talk about why the episodes have been coming out so irregularly and the hidden joys of trying to schedule people from the bar industry as guests for the podcast. Our heroes do want to hear from you, though. If you’ve got a topic you want them to discuss or a guest you think would be a perfect fit let them know on any of their social media outlets (they go over them at the beginning and end of the show). Also, if you just want to say “hey,” they always love hearing from the listeners.

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Episode 72 - ​Roman Maliszewski

Justin and Milos had the pleasure to sit down with Roman Maliszewski, one of the owners of Tapster. If you haven’t been yet, Tapster is Chicago’s first self-serve craft tasting room featuring over 30 taps of beer, wine, cocktails, and more. If you’ve ever been curious to just try a sample of a new brew without committing to an entire pint then this is your spot. They’ve only been open a few months but this is easily one of the guys’ new favorite places in the city.

Check out Tapster’s website by clicking here and definitely pay them a visit at 2027 W. North Ave. in Chicago. Everyone is friendly, knowledgeable, and ready for a great conversation.

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Episode 71 - ​Dan Barrett

Finally deciding to use their power for good, this Monday Justin and Milos are chatting with Dan Barrett, a 15+ year industry professional and all-around awesome guy whose dog needs some help. Due to a Fibrocartilaginous Embolism (spinal cord disorder caused by a blocked blood vessel) their dog, Maizy, is paralyzed on her back half. With medical bills piling up, Dan and his family decided to turn to family, friends, and kindhearted beer lovers on the Internet to help raise some funds for their precious pooch. Long story short, when you make a donation to help Maizy you can cast a vote for either Revolution Brewing or Half Acre Beer Company. The logo of whichever brewery has the most votes at the end of the campaign will become Dan’s first tattoo. The guys also talked with Dan about his extensive career in the bar world from hellish openings, to getting shut down via a police raid, to bartending in Spain. Again, awesome guy.

If you’re able help you can donate and cast your vote here: http://bit.ly/helpmaizy

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Episode 70 - ​Frank Lassandrello

The Serb and the Swede, that is Milos and Justin, are chatting with the brewery manager and brewmaster of Motor Row Brewing, Frank Lassandrello! The guys talk with Frank abou beer for breakfast in Belgium, getting his start at Goose Island, open sit in sessions with blues legends, and what the future of Motor Row Brewing looks like.

If you want to check out a really great family-owned business that makes killer beers you need to swing by 2337 S Michigan Ave for a pint.

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Episode 69 - J & Millz: Round 19

This week Justin and Milos are talking about how moral people seem to find their way to the service industries and how much trust people place in bartenders/servers when just handing over their credit cards.

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Episode 68 - Marco Silva & Steve Rodriguez

Justin and Milos had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the owners of Villains, Marco Silva, and their Beverage Director, Steve Rodriguez, to talk about how Villains got it’s start, their passion for rare and amazing beer, and why they’re confident enough to put their beer menu up against any other menu in the state. If you’ve never been to Villains you definitely need to check it out and make sure to ask Steve for a beer recommendation.

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Episode 67 - J and Millz: Round 18

This week, Justin and Milos break down how a bartender may assess (or judge) someone based off how they enter the bar and what drink they order. The guys also talk about working on Easter and come up with a brilliant new way of containing the moscow mule.

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EPISODE 66 - J AND MILLZ: ROUND 16

In honor of April Fools Day, this week Justin and Milos are looking back on some of the better pranks Milos has pulled on people at the bar. There are also a series of 4 or 5 challenges the guys throw down to you. So, if you're feeling bold then it's time to step up and Ice Milos. (Give the episode a listen and that will make way more sense)

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Episode 65 - Trevor Rose-Hamblin

Justin and Milos made a trip to up Old Irving Brewing Co. to sit down with a few beers and talk with the head brewer, Trevor Rose-Hamblin! Trevor talks about his history in the industry, turning an interest in homebrewing into a career, how collaboration is key, and what went into building out Old Irving Park’s coolest new spot.

Do yourself a favor and head up to 4419 W Montrose Ave. in Chicago to treat yourself to a bite and a beer at Old Irving Brewing Co.

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Episode 64 - Dan Rook: Round 3

The man known as Dan returns for a third time to talk with Justin and Milos about his big move to Hollywood! Dan will be the lead bartender/beverage director for The Kimpton Hotel group’s brand new hotel, The Kimpton Everly Hollywood. He discusses building menus from scratch, learning how to create craft cocktails for a new market, adjusting to how things are done on the West Coast, and what he’ll miss most about Chicago.


Good luck, Mr. Rook! We’ll be visiting you for sure.

Episode 63 - J and Millz: Round 16

With only 3 short weeks until Chicago’s favorite holiday, Justin and Millz are getting you prepared for all things St. Patrick’s Day. The guys give an overview of how the holiday is celebrated in the Windy City, Milos talks about what it’s like working behind the pine for 16 hours, they share some stories of St. Patty’s Day past, and Milos gives a few simple tips to help you become your bartender’s best friend during this year’s festivities.

 

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Episode 62 - J and Millz: Round 15

Millz and Justin are getting sexy on this week’s episode, giving you their top 6 places to take your Valentine’s date this year. Of course South Water Kitchen had to be number one but the other 5 are guaranteed to delight. Check out the websites for menus and specials:

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