Tap the Craft Episode 76: The Wee Heavy Show

We bring our buddy Kris McKenzie back in Episode 76 and talk about Scotch Ales.  We cover the 2015 BJCP style guidelines for the Strong British Wee Heavy style, as well as have live tasting notes with the Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale.  We also talk about an article from the Brewers Association on coconut beers as well as answer a listener question asking for entry level IPAs to try.  And find out how you can enter to win a HOPCLOTH shirt.  We encourage you to prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale and tasting along with us.

We are proud to partner with HOPCLOTH apparel and invite you to visit their site at https://www.hopcloth.com to find great craft beer themed clothing that remind people “Craft beer is not alcoholism…it’s a hobby!”  And let them know we sent you.

If you would like to contact the show you can reach the hosts through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft, interact with us on Facebook at facebook.com/tapthecraft or leave comments on the show post on openforumradio.com.

You can follow Denny on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.  You can follow John on Twitter @primebrewing and on Untappd @primeWA and you can follow Trek Brewing on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @trekbrewing or visit the website trekbeer.com. You can follow Kris on Twitter @kris_mckenzie82 or Untappd at @mck1345 and on our Facebook page.


We will be giving away our first shirt from our friends at Hopcloth. You will be able to win a “Drink Beer From Here” shirt with your state and your size. Easy to win and you have a few ways to get an entry or multiple entries to win.  

Each of these actions will get you an entry into the drawing:

  • Like the Episode 76 Facebook post
  • Share the Ep76 Facebook post
  • Like and Follow the Tap the Craft Facebook Page
  • Leave us an iTunes Review (previous reviews automatically entered)
  • Retweet the Episode 76 Twitter post
  • Mention @TaptheCraft Ep76 in a Twitter Post

You will have two weeks to get your entries in and we will announce the winner on the next episode.  So get to it and show your support for Tap the Craft!

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Homestead Pioneer Pilsner

New Belgium Fat Tire

Sam Adams Summer Ale

Georgetown Far Far Away IPA

Georgetown Gusto Crema Coffee Ale

Georgetown Roger’s German Style Pilsner

Georgetown Cocopo Coconut Porter

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Full Sail Session IPA

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Goose Island IPA

Bells Two Hearted IPA

Dogfish Head 60 minute IPA

Founders All Day IPA

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA

Ithaca Flower Power IPA

New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger series

Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale



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