Tap the Craft Podcast Show Notes

Here you will find the show notes for all the Tap the Craft Podcast episodes with the latest at the top.

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Episode 160

In Episode 160 we reveal the results of our listener poll for the Best Breweries in the PNW. We breakdown each state by our votes, our listener votes and the overall combined vote…and the results are interesting.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Corporate Ladder Brewing Conversion Rate 

Jim Dandy Brewing Idaho Promise Pale Ale

Zydeco Brew Werks Tombstone 

Zydeco Brew Werks Minivan 

Jim Dandy Brewing Tango Yankee Cream Ale

Jim Dandy Brewing Deputy Otis Oatmeal Pale

Abomination Brewing Rare Fog Triple NE IPA

Bombastic Brewing Aggravated Murder Banana Edition

Mad Swede Brewing Himinglaeva NE Pale Ale

E9 Brewing Pogo Stick Mosaic IPA

Stillwater Artisanal Of Love & Regret Saison (2020)

Episode 159

In Episode 159 we bring on long time listeners and friends Kevin and Amanda Argauer to discuss their craft beer journeys. We also  discuss the effects of the COVID quarantine on socially active people and how we are starting to return to a new normal. Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Cigar City Toddy & Sap Rum barrel aged old ale with coconut and maple

Mad Swede Helhest Kuyt Beer

Magic City Wolf Amongst Ravens

Urban Artifact Center Piece

Tampa Bay Brewing Co Peach Python

Tampa Bay Brewing Co Gose to the Beach 

Leaven Brewing Is Blueberry  

Mad Swede Dillydallying Dortmunder Lager

Boulevard Rye On Rye Maple

Episode 158

In Episode 158 we continue with our hop sessions, this time diving into the noble style hops. These hops are at the heart of German/Czech pilsners so we thought it was important to discover what they are all about.  We read an email provided for our best PNW breweries list and have a craft article concerning a new US variety noble hop.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Cigar City Leon (Brandy Barrel Aged Barleywine)

New Belgium 1985 Mango NEIPA

Golden Road Brewing Mango Cart

Corporate Ladder Brewing Boiling Point 

The Bruery Bakery: Cherry Pie

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imp Stout 

Melvin Boom ShakAzacca IIPA

Grand Teton Mountain Berry Fruited Sour

Mother Earth Alone In Space IPA  

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Narwhal Imp Stout

Melvin Boom ShakAzacca IIPA

Grand Teton Mountain Berry Fruited Sour

Mother Earth Alone In Space IPA 

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

HOP VARIETY DESCRIPTIONS 

HOPS VARIETY 

What Are Noble Hops?

Introducing CONTESSA™ a new U.S. cultivated Noble Hop Variety

Episode 157

It’s Episode 157, our first show of season 7, and once again we have a content packed show for you. We continue with our hop sessions, this time diving into English hops. We also talk about our plans to create a real best brewery list and find out how to get your votes in. We bring you three craft beer articles too.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

City Lights Brewing Imperial Coconut Porter

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion: IPA Series #16

3 Floyds Dark Lord French Vanilla Militia 2019 

Three Bulls Tavern & Brewery Cream Ale

OEC (Ordinem Ecentrici Coctores) Coolship Lager Euro Pale Lager 

Revision Brewing Black Is Beautiful Imp Stout 

Fort George/Level/Structures 2020 3-Way IPA 

Jim Dandy Brewing 2 Year Beer IPA 

Jim Dandy Brewing Fruit Snack

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

After a mass rejection of skunky beer, lagering saved the day — and pilsner made it joyful

JOHN I. HAAS INC. INTRODUCES LUPOMAX CONCENTRATED LUPULIN PELLET

This cool Story-Label from Century Printing & Packaging opens up for more content space

Episode 156

It’s Episode 156 and we have a content packed show for you. We do a live tasting notes session with a summertime lighter ale. We kick off our first hop session diving into the Three C hops…Cascade, Centennial and Columbus. If you’re looking for another craft beer podcast we discuss one you might enjoy and finish off the show with a craft beer article about a brewery offering a non-alcoholic stout.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Indeed Brewing Company Pistachio Cream Ale

Cigar City Ahaltocob

Toppling Goliath King Sue DIPA

Maplewood Brewing Melting Mosaic NE IPA

Half Acre Beer Co Crocus DIPA

Weldwerks Gold Dust Waves NE IPA

3 Floyds Gumballhead American Pale Wheat

Eagle Park Brewing Milkshake IPA

3 Floyds Dreadnaught IIPA

Tampa Beer Works Watermelon Kush

  1. Nektar Meadery Dwarf Invasion

3 Floyds Center Square

Anthem Brewing Rye’d or D’IPA

OEC Brewing Coolship Lager Black

Woodland Empire Ale Craft False Teachin’ Blackberry Pie Berliner Weisse

Iron Horse Aloha Death Dark Ale w/coconut

Occidental Brewing Speisekammer Kellerbier

Mad Swede Brewing Black Beauty

Evil Twin Wet Dream Coffee Brown Ale

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Brewnomics Podcast

HOP VARIETY DESCRIPTIONS

HOPS VARIETY

DESCHUTES BREWERY RELEASES NON-ALCOHOLIC IRISH STOUT

 

Episode 155

It’s Episode 155 and we discuss a few craft beer articles starting with showcasing the Italian Pilsner style and then moving on to the new Deschutes Brewery anniversary ale and finishing off with a strange turn of events for Kona Brewing in Hawaii.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Cigar City Bone Valley: Cognac & Bourbon Barrel aged sweet stout

Weldwerks Brewing Juicy Bits Hazy IPA

Prairie Artisan Ales Rainbow Sherbet 

Jackie O’s/Cycle collab Strike

Cabin Boys Brewery Bearded Theologian

Jim Dandy Wiley Imp Milk Stout

Jim Dandy Jimmy Drinks IPA 2020

Mother Earth Four Seasons of Mother Earth (Spring 2020) Bourbon Barrel-Aged Barleywine with Pecan Flavor

Trve Brewing Cold Kellerbier 

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

How One Beer Birthed an American Crop of Italian-style Pilsners

Deschutes Brewery releases Black Butte XXXII and Black Butte Cubed

CBA sells Kona Brewing’s Hawaii Operations, More Taprooms May Be Next

Episode 154

It’s Episode 154 and we finish our discussion with brewers yeast…discover the nutritional requirements and by-products produced during the brewing process.  These by-products change depending on whether the yeast has sufficient or deficient nutrients in the wort. We get slightly sciencey but in a fun way.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

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BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

 

Cigar City Stakhanov’s Barleywine

Deschutes Brewing Neon Dream Hazy Ale

Cigar City Paloma Gose

Cigar City Hunahpuh 2019 & 2020

Three Bulls Brewery ESB

Three Bulls Brewery Scottish Ale

Three Bulls Brewery Brown Porter

Three Bulls Brewery Saison

New Belgium Brewing Mountain Time Premium Lager

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The Brewer’s Handbook:The Complete Book to Brewing Beer 

Yeast Nutrients Make Fermentations Better

CHARACTERISTIC FLAVORS FROM YEAST 

Episode 153

It’s Episode 153 and we discuss brewers yeast…discover the many different criteria that must be taken into consideration when selecting a yeast for beer production, as well as the life cycle of yeast during the process.  Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Escape Brewing Herding Tigers Hazy DIPA

Melvin Killer Bees Blonde Ale

TBBC Cherry Plum Pie in the face 

TBBC Juicy Peach pie in the face 

Deschutes Fresh Funk-Wild IPA

Revision All Together NE IPA

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The Brewer’s Handbook:The Complete Book to Brewing Beer

Episode 152

It’s Episode 152 and we discuss a great springtime style that many listeners may not be familiar with…the German-style Maibock. We dive into some history behind the style, as well as some style notes and commercial offerings. Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Cigar City Brewing The Whole Cigar BBL Aged and Cedar rested Imperial Stout

Full Sail Brewing Hood River Hazy IPA

Cigar City Brewing King Curtis – Sour red ale w/ Plums

Urban Artifact Spyglass – Lemon-lime Sour

Revision Brewing Lager

Jim Dandy Brewing Easy Peel Tangerine Tart Hazy IPA

Jim Dandy Brewing Quarantine Quencher Golden Ale 

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

German-Style Maibock 

WHAT THE HELL IS A MAIBOCK? 

MAIBOCK, THE BEER YOU NEED TO DRINK THIS SPRING

Episode 151

It’s Episode 151 and we discuss a couple interesting craft beer articles…one about harvesting yeast from wasps and making beer with it, and another about mixing wine with beer to create a new style of beer called oenobeer. Plus we offer a lot of random beer talk as well.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Alesmith Aleworks Speedway Stout (2017)

Denny White Dog Brewing Scotch Ale

Corporate Ladder Dessert Station Mixed Berry Cobbler

Maine Beer Company Spring

Revision Brewing Snarf Snarf NE DIPA

Lost Grove Brewing Space Peanut Brown Ale

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion: IPA Series No 015

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Wasps (Yes, Wasps) Are Helping Scientists Create a New Kind of Beer 

Is it Wine? Is it Beer? No, It’s Oenobeer

Episode 150

We made it to Episode 150 and we celebrate by having the largest number of people on air at the same time. Welcome the Kudzal/Carlson clan…we have husband and wife beer tourist extraordinaires, Jim Kudzal and Tara Carlson along with their daughter Andelle Kudzal who follows in their love of craft beer and daughter Haven Carlson who is still trying to find her gateway into the craft beer world. We find out about their craft beer journeys and are lucky to learn from their European beer adventures to Prague, Warsaw and Krakow. Find out the must visit venues and learn how to get the most out of your trip.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Cigar City Brewing Marshal Zhukov’s Double Envelopment

Maine Beer Company Spring IPA

Mulley’s Brewery Ark and Dove IPA

Nightmare Brewing Exposure IIPA 

Charm City Meadworks Basil Lemongrass Mead

Pilsner Urquell

Grand Teton Brewing Land of Many Waters Hazy IPA

Iconyc Brewing Lemondrop Pilsner

Iconyc Brewing Down By Law Session IPA

Schramm’s Mead The Statement 

Coppertail Brewing Hop Skull #9 

Columbus Brewing Bodhi IIPA

Off Color Brewing Bare Bear Sahti 

Carakale Black Camel Spider Imp Porter

 

Episode 149

In Episode 149 we bring back a good friend to help us talk about the impact of the coronavirus quarantine on small independent craft breweries.  John Ream of Trek Brewing, located outside of Columbus, OH, updates us on how Trek Brewing has grown over the last 18 months and provides his inside look at surviving the corona crisis. For our Brew Buzz segment we are honored to review an article written by listener Jim Kudzal discussing how breweries have shifted gears to weather the turbulent times and how consumers can help keep them afloat. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Trek Brewing Trail Magik

Barbarian Brewing Odin’s Table Bier 

Columbus Brewing Bodhi

Wolfs Ridge Brewing Hop Pink

Homestead Brewing Engine No 7

Mother Earth Brewing Mystic Alchemy NEIPA

Eel River Brewing Hazy by Nature – Lowrider IPA

Revision Brewing Hazy Life NE DIPA 

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

How Craft Breweries Are Finding Creative Ways to Stay Afloat

12 Ways To Help Businesses Struggling During Coronavirus Pandemic

BALL CORPORATION SAYS CROWLER SHORTAGE IS REAL, BUT TEMPORARY

Episode 148

St Patrick’s Day has passed, but in Episode 148 we bring you a touch of Irish with the history of the dry stout along with a brief style overview.  We hope this shorter show will bring you some joy in the present CoronaVirus chaos.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Tampa Beer Works/Pontoon Brewing Molten Chocolate Lava Cake

White Dog Brewing Scotch Ale

Ludington Bay Brewing Co Tangelo Dream

Tampa Beer Works IV Year Anniversary Caffe Macchiato

Hidden Spring Ale Works Humble Pie

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

THE EVOLUTION OF DRY STOUT 

Episode 147

In Episode 147 we bring you another brewery interview, this time from Oklahoma City with our friend and listener Buck Buchannon, one of four owners of Core4 Brewing. We get an inside look at how the beer laws have changed in Oklahoma and the growth of the brewery industry in the state. We also discover how Core4 Brewing plans to differentiate themselves from other local establishments in this competitive marketplace. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Founders KBS with Espresso

Stonecloud The Whole Coconut Porter

Revision Hop Anatomy Pale Ale

Broke Brewing Old Money Irish Dry Stout

Coop Ale Works Darby Rose’s Rye Stout (21.3%)

Coppertail Snowbird Reserve Vanilla Porter

Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown

Odell Brewing Barreled Treasure Imp Stout

Pelican Brewing Mother of All Storms (2015) English Barleywine 

Barley Brown’s Disorder Stout

Music by Mojo Thief: 19 & Failing. All rights reserved. Permission granted for use. 

Episode 146

In Episode 146 we are happy to share with you an interview with the owners/brewers from Jim Dandy Brewing in Pocatello, ID. We learn how Davis and Hailee Gove started their brewing journey and why they were moved to bring their craft to south eastern Idaho. Some great conversation you don’t want to miss!  We also talk about some great brown ales to try if you want to explore this often ignored style. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Southern Tier Nitro Hot Cocoa Imperial Milk Stout

Fremont Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Jim Dandy Old Tom American Pale Wheat Ale

Jim Dandy The Jambler Raspberry Porter

Jim Dandy Ida-Glow NE Pale Ale

Jim Dandy Honeythorne California Common

Oskar Blues Death by King Cake

Brew Hub – Rome City IPA 

Browar Fortuna Komes Porter Baltycki

Fremont Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb (2018)

Sunriver Brewing Emotional Support Peacock – Hazy IPA

Brouwerij St Bernardus St Bernardus Wit 

Clairvoyant Brewing Brown Ale

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale

Founders Underground Mountain Brown

Boise Brewing Burn One Brown

Side A Brewing Brown Out Brown Oatmeal Ale

Sawtooth Silver Creek Brown

Avery Brewing Ellie’s Brown Ale

Humboldt Brown Hemp Ale

Mad Swede Naked Sunbather 

Episode 145

In Episode 145 we talk about some old brown ale from Belgium…the Flanders Oud Bruin style.  Find out what makes this gateway sour ale so special and why it’s a great beer to cellar for a few years too. We also discuss a couple articles provided by listeners and have more voicemail. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Firestone Walker Old Man Hattan

Sawtooth Brewery Mustache Ride Black Rye IPA

Dogfish Head Raison D’Extra

3 Sons Brewing DDH Double Dopealicious

Untitled Art – Peach Double Milkshake IPA

Deschutes Brewery The Dissident (2015) Flanders Oud Bruin

Revision To Dream NE IPA collab w/Belching Beaver

Firestone Walker Flyjack Session IPA

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Beer flights now tax-free in NY 

Craft beer hater pulls gun on people outside Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing Company

WHAT THE HELL IS AN OUD BRUIN? 

CRAFT BEER 101: THE OUD BRUIN IS A PERFECT GATEWAY SOUR 

Localites OKC Podcast Jan16, 2020 Episode

Episode 144

In Episode 144 we discuss how craft beer has penetrated into major sports sponsorships, as well as the current big beer stranglehold in the stands and stadiums. We also briefly cover the “state of craft beer in 2019” and announce our last BCUPs contest winner. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Firestone Walker 805

Blackberry Farm Classic Saison 

Sierra Nevada 40th Hoppy Anniversary Ale

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Although Big Beer Still Dominates Sports Sponsorships, Craft Brewers are Getting in on the Action

Highlights of Craft Beer in 2019

Episode 143

In Episode 143 we revisit a topic briefly discussed during our history of beer segments…the Belgian Witbier. We discuss the history of the style and how it was resurrected, as well as a brief explanation of the tasting style notes. We also have a ton of listener feedback and voicemails…and an article about a major miscalculation of ABV.  Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! Don’t forget to enter the final BCUPs contest by leaving a voicemail at 208-536-3359. 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

3 Sons Excuse my french toast

Woodland Empire Alecraft Wolf Like Me Baltic Porter

Corporate Ladder Pink Slip 

Corporate Ladder Champurrado

Corporate Ladder Chasing Butterflies

Corporate Ladder Vanilla Bean You To the Punch 

Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! (2019)

Toppling Goliath Dorothy’s New World Lager

Ommegang Game of Thrones: My Watch Has Ended Imp Brown Ale 

Deschutes Black Mirror American Barleywine

Toppling Goliath King Sue IIPA

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

History of Belgian Witbiers 

BELGIAN WITBIER – All About Beer Magazine – Volume 34, Issue 3 

First It Was Exploding Cans, Now 450 North Shrugs Off Miscalculated ABVs

 

Episode 142

In Episode 142 we talk about our Year in Beer stats and a blog post from BeerCrunchers.com talking about some interesting predictions in the beer industry for 2020. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! Don’t forget to enter the final BCUPs contest by leaving a voicemail at 208-536-3359. 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Home Brew – Chocolate Milk Stout

Ridgeway Brewing Very Bad Elf Winter Ale

2nd Shift Brewing Black Noise

Clown Shoes Hammer of the Lion

Rock Brothers 

311 “I’ll be here awhile” Honey Apricot Belgian Wit 

Firestone Walker Parabola (2019) RIS 

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist Chocolate Rapture 

Mad Swede Brewing Fenrir Weizenbock 

Jim Dandy Brewing Space Haze Hazy IPA

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

20 Puns & 20 Predictions for 2020

Episode 141

In Episode 141 we learn about open fermentation and processes surrounding it. Denny talks about his beer experiences while visiting Israel and Kris talks about his latest home brew.  Enter the final BCUPs contest by leaving a voicemail at 208-536-3359. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Offshoot Beer Co Relax Hazy IPA 

Mother Earth Brewing Primordial

Fat Orange Cat Brew Vito the Beer Whale Cat 

Sierra Nevada Narwhal Imp Stout

Nightmare Brewing Co Blowing from a Gun

Alexander Saison

Schloss Eggenberg Samichlaus Barrique Doppelbock

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The Oxford Companion to Beer definition of Open Fermentation 

Craft Brewing Insights: Open Fermentation 

Open Fermentation vs. Open Fermentation 

Episode 140

In Episode 140 we teach you about some beer history, going back to 1850AD and ending at present day. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Anchor Brewing Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (Our Special Ale) 2019

Cigar City Enjoying my Coffee 

Barbarian Brewing The Morrigan 2019 Imp Stout

North Park Beer Co Gnarth Park NE DIPA

North Park Beer Co Ha-Z-Boy NE DIPA

Boulevard/Modern Times Collab Restless Nights Coffee Porter

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Three Millennia of Beer Styles in Four Minutes and 32 Seconds 

http://kotmf.com/

Episode 139

In Episode 139 we teach you about some beer history, going back to 1600AD and ending at 1850AD. We also finally discuss an article describing the different types of people you see on brewery tours.  Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

7th Sun Sakura Obscura

Widmer Snow Plow Milk Stout

Bells Brewery Double Two Hearted

Cigar City Criminal Commission

Monday Night Brewing Drafty Kilt

 Fremont/Mikkeller Operator Suave Mexican Style Lager 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Three Millennia of Beer Styles in Four Minutes and 32 Seconds 

http://kotmf.com/

The 15 People You See on Every Brewery Tour

Episode 138

Episode 138 is a special show, Denny brings his long time friend and former 40cast co-host Mr Matthew Helmer.  We learn about his craft beer journey and home brewing experience. We also teach you about some beer history, going back to 5000BC and ending at 1600AD, as well as answer a listener question concerning an ancient Russian beer style. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Yazoo Brewery Sly Rye Porter

Deschutes Jubelale

Me & The Boys Saison Cheval Rouge

Bottle Logic Red Eye November Coffee Stout

Sockeye Redfish Rauch-Bock

Old Nation Boss Tweed NE DIPA

Evil Twin Even More Jesus Imp Stout

Genesee Ruby Red Kolsch

Me & The Boys Cake Faced Peanut Butter Milk Stout

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Three Millennia of Beer Styles in Four Minutes and 32 Seconds 

http://kotmf.com/

Episode 137

On Episode 137 we invite local Boise listener Thom Byrne to record with us and talk about his craft beer journey and award winning home brew. We also talk about beer excise taxes, a bizarre white stout and answer some listener questions. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Rooftop Brewing Company – BBL Belgian Quad

Cigar City Costello 12 – BBL Aged Belgian Dark Ale with Cherries

3 Floyds Zombie Dust

Great Divide 25th Anniversary Big Yeti Imperial Stout

Perennial Artisan Ales Abraxas

Grumpy Old Men Brewing Hells Holler Porter 

Mother Earth Brewing Co. Four Seasons Autumn 2019 Imperial Graham Cracker Stout with Cranberries 

Jeremiah Johnson Brewing Co. Mountain Man Scotch Ale

Powderhaus Brewing Co. Schmidt’s And Giggles Bock

Sierra Nevada SkiEsta Helles Lager

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

How To Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Great Beer Every Time

By John Palmer

 

Brewing Classic Styles: 80 Winning Recipes Anyone Can Brew 

By Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer 

 

WHAT THE HELL IS A MILK STOUT?

Brewery Invents Reverse Guinness 

A federal tax cut on craft beer is about to expire, small breweries are pushing for a permanent extension

 

Episode 136

On Episode 136 we tackle the 2019 Great American Beer Festival and discuss some of the winners. We also have some listener feedback and voicemails bringing some fun conversation to the show. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Adroit Theory Tenebris Barleywine (Ghost 699)

Sockeye Horse Thief Hazy IPA

Untitled Art Juicy IPA Version 6 

Oskar Blues Hot buttered Rum Barrel Aged Ten Fidy

Soggy Bottom Brewing Company Toasted Coconut Porter

Founders Underground Mountain Brown Imp Brown Ale

Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale

Fort George 3-Way IPA 2019 Strata

Episode 135

We have another special guest on Episode 135. We invited listener Jim Kudzal to guest host with us so we can learn about his craft beer journey.  He also prepared a very nice topic focused on beer tourism. We learned some great tips from Jim’s experiences over the years visiting breweries from around the country. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

3 Sons Brewing Lumberjack Morning Break

New Belgium Trippel

Ninkasi Oatis Oatmeal Stout

Weyerbacher Brewing Blasphemy BBA Belgian Quad

Hidden Springs Ale Works Swizzle Chest DIPA with Citra, Galaxy, and Cashmere Hops

Corporate Ladder Brewing Dessert Station Peach Cobbler

Episode 134

On Episode 134 we invite long time listener Chad Lamasa to guest host with us so we can learn about his craft beer journey.  He also brought us a topic to learn about…the milkshake IPA. We take a look into the details of the style and the history behind how this style came to be. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptista

Southern Tier Cold Pressed Pumking

Crux Fermentation Project PCT Porter

Poole’s Island So Long Joe Butterfly Pea Ale

Poole’s Island Becky Pumpkin Spice Latte Ale

Poole’s Island Strawberry Point Milkshake IPA

Poole’s Island Tropic Thunder Milkshake IPA

Prairie Artisan Ales Birthday Bomb

Brew Hub Diver Down 

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptista

Mad Swede Helm of Awe Oatmeal Porter

Mother Earth Cali Creamin’ Creamsicle Cream Ale

Eel River Hazy By Nature – Down with IPA NE IPA

Austin Brothers Aren’t You Peachy Smoothie IPA

Odell Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA

Sixpoint Dreamsicle

WeldWerks Double Peach Milkshake IPA

Wiley Roots Brewing Cherry Limeade Slush

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

WTF Is a Milkshake IPA?

Malt (and Hop) Shoppe: The Scoop on Milkshake IPAs

Episode 133

It’s Episode 133 and we take on a few craft beer news articles. Revision Brewing out of Sparks, Nevada is booming with 118% single year growth and planning for quadrupling their production by 2022. Hard seltzer is planning a big party in Colorado. And AB InBev decides to pass on buying out the remaining shares of the Craft Beer Alliance. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Heathen Brewing Highland Charge 2019 Wee Heavy Scottish Ale 

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest 2019 – Bitburger Braugruppe 

Cigar City Snack Attack

Hoppin Frog Extended Barrel-Aged BORIS 

Bootleggers Brewing Lushable Crush

Deschutes Black Butte XXX Imp Porter

Prairie Artisan Ales/Evil Twin Collab Bible Belt Imp Stout 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Revision Brewing Company Projects 60% Growth in 2nd Full Year in Business

A Festival Dedicated to Hard Seltzer is Coming to Denver in Mid-September

Anheuser-Busch InBev Doesn’t Make Qualifying Offer for Craft Brew Alliance

Episode 132

It’s Episode 132 and we take on the topic of hard seltzer water. This “malt beverage” has gained in popularity and we want to find out what it’s all about.  Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Zipline Brewing Tropicality

Jim Dandy Brewing Mike’s Breakfast Oatmeal Stout

Jim Dandy Brewing 1 Year Beer

Jim Dandy Brewing Haystack Wheat

Playlinda Brewing Mildly Rye

Playlinda Brewing Just the Tip

Playlinda Brewing Barrel Aged Barleywine 

Revision Island Waves Session IPA

10 Barrel Brewing 986 CDA

Trek Brewing Sainte Terre Saison

Corporate Ladder Dessert Station: InTANGible

Corporate Ladder Boyz’n Blue with Cherry

Dugges Bryggeri Tropic Punch Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

What Is Hard Seltzer? 

What’s Fueling the Rapid Growth of Hard Seltzer? 

Oskar Blues Wild Basin “Boozy Sparkling Water” Recipes

Episode 131

In Episode 131 Kris is recording on location at Corporate Ladder Brewing with owner/brewer Blake Keppe. We discuss how he kicked the corporate ladder to the curb to pursue his passion of brewing beer and opening his own brewery. We also discuss an article on how a Washington State brewery shifted their strategy to prosper during this time where many regional breweries are struggling to survive. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Corporate Ladder Dessert Station: Cherry Amaretti Cookie

Corporate Ladder Disco Ball In Space

Ninkasi Prismatic Juicy IPA

Boneyard Beer Long-Boy Imp Stout

Boneyard Beer Speedy Goseales

Boneyard Beer Funky Bunch Raspberry Sour

Boneyard Beer Busta Rye Pale Ale

Gigantic Brewing Hellboy Witbier

Mother Earth Brewing Sin Tax 

Jester King Black Metal Farmhouse Imperial Stout

Sawtooth Silver Creek Brown

Klamath Basin Backroad Vanilla Porter 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Amid ‘Chaos’ in Craft, No-Li Brewhouse Leans on Innovation and Local Markets

Episode 130

Denny just returned from Ireland, so Episode 130 is devoted to exploring the Ireland craft beer experience around the country…and the craft beer scene is pretty awesome. We also announce the winner of the 3rd set of BCUPs given away.  Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show! 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Fort George From Astoria with Love

Elysian Huckleberry Berliner Weisse

Drekker Brewing Freak Parade      

Levante Brewing Tickle Parts   

Red Cypress Brewing Death Roll Stout

Porterhouse Brewing Oyster Stout

Porterhouse Brewing Celebration Imp Stout

Sulivan’s Maltings Red Ale

Galway Bay Weights & Measures Session IPA

Kinnegar Big Bunny NEIPA

YellowBelly It’s Not Vodka RIS

YellowBelly Castaway Berliner Weisse

YellowBelly Hopped In Space IPA

YellowBelly The Wolf of Malt Street Milk Stout

Killarney Brewing Devils Helles Lager

Killarney Brewing Golden Spear Blonde

Killarney Brewing Scarlet Pimpernel IPA

Killarney Brewing Casey Brothers: Extra Stout

Killarney Brewing Christmas In Killarney Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Treaty City Hell’s Gate Lager

Treaty City Harris Pale Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

YellowBelly Beer 

Episode 129

In Episode 129 we discuss some craft beer news articles surrounding some production growth and struggles as the craft beer market expands. We discuss an article about how the craft beer community supports their own in times of need. Plus a lot of random beer conversation. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Fort George Waves of Silence

Worthy Brewing Peace Pipe Porter

Corporate Ladder Brewing Dessert Station: Cherry Pie

Corporate Ladder Brewing Tropical Incentive Trip

Corporate Ladder Brewing Beat you to the punch

Lost Grove Hefe 1 W/ B

Mad Swede Lollygagger Lager

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Many Top 50 Craft Breweries Struggling to Grow, Brewers Association Data Suggests

BrewDog USA Sales Up 114 Percent in 2019

Idaho has a new largest local brewery. This California transplant ‘sets the bar higher.’

Episode 128

In Episode 128 Denny’s daughter joins the show to talk about her craft beer journey and help us dive into her favorite beer style…the American Brown Ale.  We review BJCP style guidelines for the American Brown Ale and highlight why we love this style. We also discuss an article concerning some new regulations in New Jersey affecting the craft beer industry in that state. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Urban South Brewing Charming Wit

Cigar City Special Socks

Big Sky Moose Drool American Brown Ale

Hop Valley Cryo Stash DIPA

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break Imp Stout

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

New Jersey Regulators Crack Down on Craft Beer

 

Episode 127

Summer has arrived, and in Episode 127 we discuss some beer styles to help you stay hydrated and quench that thirst from all those fun activities in the sun.  There’s also lots of random beer conversation too, helping to extend the show to 2 hours for all those enjoying a longer show. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Cigar City Going Going Back Back to Tampa Tampa

Payette High Side American Wheat Ale

Rahr & Sons Brewing Paleta De Mango

Hidden Springs Bears on a Rampage

Carolina Bauernhaus Brewery July Prince

Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb! (Spaceship Earth Coffee)

Revision Citra City NE DIPA

Wild Ride Belgian Cloak Dark Strong Ale

Episode 126

There is a buzz around the craft beer world with the news of Boston Beer and Dogfish Head merging. In Episode 126 we discuss the news release and provide some insight on what this might signal for the craft beer industry and these two companies. We also dive into a brief history of both these breweries.  Lots of beer conversation too that helps extend the show to 2 hours for all those enjoying a longer show. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Fremont 2018 Barrel Aged Dark Star w/ coffee

Jim Dandy Wee Bonnie Scotch Ale

Clown Shoes Porcine Unidragon

Platform Beer Company Emo Bourbon/Rum barrel aged smores

Barrier Brewing Co Kickin’ Knowledge: Peach, coconut and vanilla milkshake IPA

Troegs Bourbon Barrel Aged Troegenator

Hoof Hearted Thanks for Letting us Play Tonight

Decadent Double Toasted Marshmallow DIPA

Oskar Blues Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imp Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels

Hoof Hearted Are We Having Fun Yet? Hazy Pale Ale

Belching Beaver Buenos Tiempos Mexican Lager

Jim Dandy Juicy Gem Hazy IPA

BrewFist/Prairie Artisan Ales Spaghetti Western Russian Imp. Stout with Coffee

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The Boston Beer Company and Dogfish Head Brewery to Merge

Boston Beer Company History

Dogfish Head Brewery History

Episode 125

In Episode 125 we discuss the Brut IPA…the latest IPA style that emerged just over a year ago. Find out about the history and the newly printed style guidelines from the American Homebrewers Association via Zymurgy Magazine. Will this new style be a limited fad, or will it evolve into the hype level of the hazy New England style? So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Epic Brewing Quadruple Barrel Big Bad Baptist

Payette North Fork Lager

Genesee Brewing Orange Honey Cream Ale

Hidden Springs Drone Thugs N Harmony

450 North Brewing Co Slushy XL Blackberry Mango

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The Birth of the Brut IPA

Brut IPA Style Description 1.0

Episode 124

It’s starting to warm up so why not refresh yourself with some Berliner Weisse style beers?  In Episode 124 we discuss the BJCP style guidelines for this wonderful tart or slightly sour German wheat beer.  We also discuss a couple news articles and maybe one of us invests in a growing brewery live on air. Kris and Denny have some great conversation for nearly a two hour episode.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Hoppin Frog Barrel Aged Boris Royale

Belching Beaver Deftones Phantom Bride IPA

Midnight Sun Brewing Termination Dust  

Pizza Port Brewing Bacon & Eggs

Firestone Walker 2019 Sucaba

Revision The Bruff Hazy DIPA

Melvin Brewing Pils-Gnar

Odell Brewing Mountain Standard IPA

New Belgium Oakspire Barrel Aged Strong Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Constellation Brands Closing 2 Ballast Point Locations, Abandoning Plans for San Francisco Brewpub

MODERN TIMES TO BECOME FIRST FAN & EMPLOYEE-OWNED BREWERY IN THE WORLD

Episode 123

In Episode 123 we discuss a couple articles that show that things in the craft beer world are changing…good for some, and not so good for others.  Kris and Denny have some great conversation for nearly a two hour show. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Hidden Springs ZFG

Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA

Four Fathers Brewing Juicebox Quaker Double Oat IPA

Madtree Brewing Galaxy High DIPA

Anchorage Brewing Origin Double IPA

Cigar City/Oskar Blues Bamburana Imp Stout

Founders Blushing Monk Belgian Fruit Beer

Almanac Love Hazy IPA

 

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Ninkasi Brewing Sells Majority Stake, Establishes National Platform to Acquire Other Breweries

BREWDOG’S NEW BREWERY IN BERLIN

 

Episode 122

John joins us in Episode 122 and despite facing technical difficulties we press on to chat about beer and discuss a few craft beer articles provided by our listeners. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Rhinegeist Kalmer

Fremont Barrel Aged Dark Star

Big Sky Powder Hound Winter Ale

Founders KBS 2019

Barrelhouse Brewing Curly Wolf Maple Vanilla BBA Imperial Stout

Hidden Springs Ale Works No Bake Cherry Cheesecake

Listermann Sundae

Aslin Rich Girl

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptista 2018 Rare Release #20 Imp Stout

Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half Old Ale

Woodland Empire Ale Craft My Love is Waiting

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

2018 TOP 50 BREWING COMPANIES BY SALES VOLUME

Ohio man to give up food, drink only beer during Lent

Kodak, Dogfish Head team to release beer that can develop film. Really

Craft beer deal would allow North Carolina’s biggest breweries to expand

Episode 121

In Episode 121 we expound on the topic of flagship beers and their importance in the craft beer world. We didn’t give The Gnarly Gnomes voicemail question enough love in the last episode, so we make up for it now.   So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Adroit Theory IX Deathstill Edition

Big Sky Moose Drool Brown Ale

Hidden Springs Tiger’s Blood

Licking Hole Creek Eternal President  

Belching Beaver Tastes Like Space Milk Stout

Big Sky Space Goat Pale Ale

Iron Horse Nordic Cousin Saison

Allagash Black Belgian Stout

Goose Island Matilda

North Coast Pranqster

Brewery Ommegang Gnomegang

Russian RIver Damnation Belgian Strong Golden Ale

Delerium Tremens Brouwerij

Episode 120

Winter is in full season so in Episode 120 we discuss some winter IPAs you might want to try. Find out what makes an IPA a winter style IPA.  We also announce the winner of our 2nd BCup contest, So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Ruben’s Brews Gobsmacked Triple IPA
Full Sail Amber Ale
Jim Dandy Kreeper Lager

Jim Dandy Wee Bonnie Scotch Ale

Jim Dandy Babushka Russian Imp Stout

Jim Dandy Jimmy Drinks IPA

Jim Dandy Flyhopper New ENgland IPA

Saint Arnold Brewing Pumpkinator

Mystic Topaz Revision Brewing

Irish Ale Four Green Fields

Bells Hopslam

Belching Beaver Fall of Troy

Ex Novo Brewing Stereophonic

Woodland Empire Ale Craft Beast Moans Imp Stout

Boulevard Chocolate Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

9 Winter IPAs to Try This Season

Episode 119

It’s Valentine’s Day so Episode 119 is focused on craft beers you might want to drink on this day, whether you’re a star-crossed lover or bitter to love.  We reveal must try chocolate stouts, IPAs and styles in between so you are guaranteed to find something worth trying. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Hoppin’ Frog Boris the Crusher Imperial Oatmeal stout

Deschutes & Bell Collaboration Schwarzbier
Bullfrog Creek Brick City Milkshake IPA (strawberries vanilla)

Atom Brewing Uit De Grond

pFriem Family Brewers Scotch Barrel Aged Imperial Brown

Zaftig Brewing company One Night Stand #254 Rasberry

Woodland Empire Battlehammer Stout

North Coast Brewing Passionfruit-Peach Berliner Wiesse

Belching Beaver Tooth & Tail

Revision Citra City

Brooklyn Brewery’s Black Ops

Foothill Brewery Sexual Chocolate

AleSmith’s My Bloody Valentine Ale
Alewerks Bitter Valentine
The Bruery Tart of Darkness

Anchorage Brewing Love Buzz

Carton Brewing Cupid
Urban Artifact Love Letter
Yards Love Stout

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

THE BREW: VALENTINE’S DAY BEERS TO HELP YOU DRINK AWAY THE PAIN

Here’s What Craft Beer Lovers Should Be Drinking on Valentine’s Day

Episode 118

It’s Episode 118 and Denny takes on the topic of the Schwarzbier with the BJCP style guidelines and some great examples for you to try. He’s going solo this episode so it’s a little shorter than usual, but he still has some great beer conversation.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Payette Slaughter House India Style Red Ale

Firestone Walker Mind Haze NE IPA

Deschutes Black Butte XXIX Imp Porter

Lost Grove Ghost Town Coffee Porter

New Belgium 1554 Black Lager
Uinta Baba Black Lager
Grand Teton 5 O’Clock Shadow
Rogue Farms Dirtoir Black Lager
Full Sail Session Dark Black Lager
10 Barrel S1NISTOR Black Ale
Wallace Brewing 1910 Black Lager
Bella Brewing Bob’s Lager

Episode 117

In Episode 117 we find out what the deal is with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau and whether or not the government shutdown is really wrecking the craft beer industry. John joins us and provides an update on Trek Brewing and some insight on his experiences with the Tax and Trade Bureau. Plus we check out our 2018 Year In Beer check-in summary from Untappd. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

North High Break on Through

Adroit Theory Evangelion II: Lilith (Ghost 679)

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Liquid Paradise IPA

7th Sun Sugar Britches

Alesmith Old Numbskull

Hoppin Frog TORIS the Tyrant

Lawson’s Finest Liquids Double Sunshine

Treehouse Brewing Hurricane

Homestead Barrel Aged Bison

Deschutes The Abyss 2015 Imp Stout

Heretic Incubus Imp Stout

Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones: Mother of Dragons

 

Episode 116

It’s a new year and Episode 116 is the first show of the year and Kris brought his friend Tina to help us celebrate. She brings some great energy to the show and gives us a peek into her craft beer journey.  We also give our craft beer predictions for 2019 and even a couple craft beer resolutions for 2019. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Alesmith Speedway Stout

Belching Beaver Fall of Troy Orange Vanilla Milkshake DIPA
Odell Whisky Barrel Aged Lugene

Grand Teton Black Cauldron

Hidden Springs Wilted Rose

Rogue Ales Charlie 2018

Sockeye Flying Pie Triple Pie Ale

Sockeye Kiss of Death Imperial Stout

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Tina’s Instagram @lilred.luvsbeers

Episode 115

It’s our last show of 2018, so in Episode 115 Kris and Denny reveal their top 5 beers of the year in the hoppy, dark and other style categories. These are beers you must try if you can get them in your area.   So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Dust Bowl Brewing Co: Public Enemy Baltic Porter

Full Sail Atomizer IPA

Untitled Art Chocolate Scotch Ale

Listermann Brewing 99 Problems but a Beer Ain’t One

Fremont The Last Nail Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Tröegs Nimble Giant DIPA

Civil Society Hieroglyphics w/ Mosaic, Motueka and Topaz Hazy IPA

Revision  Brewing Hops in a Can Hazy TIPA

Firestone Walker Leo v. Ursus: Wookus DIPA

Southern Tier Pittsburgh Brew’d: North Shore Fog Hazy IPA

Belching Beaver Phantom Bride

Treehouse Brewing Company Haze
Treehouse Brewing Company In Perpetuity
Toppling Goliath Sosus
Ninkasi Prismatic IPA
Hoppin’ Frog Infusion A: Peanut Butter Chocolate Coffee Porter

Allagash Map 40 Belgian-style Stout

Burial Beer Company Griddle Imperial Espresso Imp Stout

Stillwater Artisanal Collaborations Are For Lovers Imperial Stout

Southern Tier Samoa This Imp Stout
Mother Earth Brewing Company Four Seasons of Mother Earth (Summer)
Angry Chair Coconut Fionn

Wicked Weed Bourbon Barrel Aged Milk & Cookies Stout
Untitled Art Hazelnut Imperial Stout
Deschutes Black Butte XXX Anniverary Imp Porter
Tröegs Bourbon Barrel-Aged Flying Mouflan American Barleywine (2017)

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand English Barleywine (2017)

Hangar 24 10th Anniversary Sorbet Gose

7venth Sun Sakura Obscura Berliner Weisse

Rusty Rail Fool’s Gold Imperial Peanut Butter Hefeweizen
Big Dogs Jacked up Pumpkin
Avery Certatio Equestris
Firestone Walker Bravo (2017)
Brasserie Dieu Du Ciel Rigor Mortis Abt
Untitled Art Chocolate Scotch Ale

Episode 114

It’s Episode 114 and we are here to help you find the perfect gift for your craft beer lover.  We have a full house with Denny, John and Kris with lots of craft beer talk. Get the latest update for Trek Brewing and find out who won the Trek Brewing name that beer contest.   So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Brewdog Choco Libre

Zaftig Brewing Hop Swapper

Ninkasi Hazy Domination IPA  

Payette 2018 Toasted Coconut Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout

2015 Firestone Walker Sucaba Barrel Aged Barleywine

Bear Island 99 Bears on the Wall Old Ale

Meriwether Bannock St Buzz

Finnriver Farm & Cidery Forest Ginger

Hidden Springs Ale Works Serenity Now

Hoppin Frog Brewery Outta Kilter Scotch Red Ale

Prairie Artisan Double Dunk

Thirsty Dog Old Leghumper

Joey Bitchin’s Bourbon Barrel Stash #1

White Dog Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Irish Stout

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale

Roadhouse Siren Song Belgian Strong Golden Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The Best Craft Brewery in Every State

The 70 Best Beer Gifts [2018] – The only list you’ll need.

20 Unique Gift Ideas for Beer Lovers

Episode 113

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s Episode 113 and we have brought you a show full of great ideas to help you enjoy beer during your Thanksgiving holiday weekend.  We have beer infused recipes, beer and food pairings and Thanksgiving food inspired beers to talk about and share with you. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Toppling Goliath Sosus DIPA

Toppling Goliath Pompeii IPA

Wicked Weed BA Milk & Cookies

Angry Chair Coconut Fionn

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator

Lost Grove Kolsch City Raw

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Wooden Bat Mugs

The Best Beer Pairings for Thanksgiving Dinner

5 Beer-Infused Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving Beer Pairings

How to Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner Entirely in Beer Form

Episode 112

In Episode 112 we invite our wives to join us on the show to talk about their craft beer journeys. Get a little insight on how the ladies of Tap the Craft got started with craft beer and how their tastes evolved (and even shifted 180 degrees) over the years. Check out our recommendation for a Netflix documentary using science to prove and debunk common alcohol myths. We also announce the winner of the B Cups contest.   So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Cigar City Maduro

Angry Chair Purple Puffs

Deschutes Jubelale

Untitled Art Horchata Stout

Firestone Walker Bravo 2017

Brew Bus Brewing Vanilla Rollin Dirty

Noble Ale Works Citra Showers IIPA

10 Barrel Critical Coconut Imp Stout

White Dog Brewing Hazy Hop Tart NEIPA

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The Truth About Alcohol

Episode 111

Join Kris and Denny for Episode 111 where we review a couple articles provided by our listeners. Is beer in jeopardy in the future due to climate change? Will Lagunitas Brewing survive the economic turmoil of late?  Do you want to learn about pairing halloween candy with craft beer? Well we have just what you need…answers to all these questions. Don’t forget to leave a voicemail to be entered into our latest contest to win a set of four B Cups.   So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Hoppin’ Frog Fresh Frog Raw Hop DIPA

Full Sail Shortest Day Winter Ale

Deschutes Black Butte XXX

Denver Beer Co Graham Cracker Porter

Mother Earth Four Seasons of Mother Earth (Summer 2018)

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Barleywine 2017

Firestone Walker UnderCurrants American Wild Ale

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion: IPA Series No. 10

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

CLIMATE CHANGE MIGHT DOUBLE THE COST OF A BEER

Lagunitas Brewing to lay off 12 percent of its workforce, affecting more than 100 employees

Halloween candy & beer pairing

Episode 110

It’s Episode 110 and Kris McKenzie is once again joining Denny to help host the show while John tends bar at Trek Brewing. In this episode we dive into the nuances of three british ales that are so similar to one another that most people don’t know which they are drinking. Find out the differences between the strong ale, old ale and barleywine.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Dust Bowl Brewing Confused Therapist DIPA

Deschutes Chasin’ Freshies Fresh Hop IPA

Sunriver Brewing D’Bomb Fresh Hop IPA with Amarillo hops

Melvin Brewing Fresh Hop Melvin IPA

Pelican Brewing Elemental Fresh Hop IPA

Mother Earth Brewing Four Seasons of Mother Earth

Boxing Bear Brewing Chocolate Milk stout w/coffee

Smog City Brewing and 21st Amendment collaboration California Love

Episode 109

It’s that time of year again…yes, we discuss the 2018 Great American Beer Festival in Episode 109. We have Kris McKenzie once again joining Denny to help host the show while John tends bar at Trek Brewing.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Zipline Brewing DAAANG IPA

Big Sky Bobo’s Robust Porter

Modern Times Barrel Aged Devil’s Teeth w/Strawberry & Vanilla

Treehouse Brewing Haze DIPA

Angry Chair Insulin Resistance

Revision Hops In A Can NE TIPA

Revision Battle of the Lords NE DIPA

Rogue Ales Combat Wombat NE Sour IPA

Roadhouse Brewing Mountain Jam Vol2 NE IPA

Episode 108

In Episode 108 Kris McKenzie joins Denny to talk about Blonde Ales and to catch up on his beer adventures. Sometimes blonde ales don’t get the attention of other more popular styles, but in this episode we will get you excited to order up that blonde ale during your next brewery visit. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Hoppin Frog – BORIS the Crusher

Denver Beer Co. Graham Cracker Porter

Jim Dandy Ambitious Blonde Ale

Jim Dandy Fahrvergnügen Altbier

Jim Dandy Idaho 7 Pale Ale

Anchorage Brewing The Experiment

Ruebens Brews Expat IPA

Silver City Brewery Kwik Stout

Hidden Springs The Upside Down

Hangar 24 10th Anniversary Sorbet Gose

Odell Brewing Cloud Catcher Milkshake IPA

BrickStone Brewery Pale Ale (APA)

Episode 107

Denny’s back in country and he has some tales to tell on Episode 107. Find out what new beer adventures were experienced in Israel and a couple must visit beer places.  We also received our review samples of the Arcadia Motorhead Road Crew IPA…so we provide our tasting notes of this mad metal collaboration. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

DAB Radler

Connecticut Valley Brewing Cetus NEIPA

Alexander/Mikkeller Holy Fruit NEDIPA
Srigim Emek Ha’ela Belgian Tripel

Urban Artifact Love Letter (peach)

Urban Artifact Fire Iron (passion fruit, guava, banana)

Urban Artifact The Gadget (raspberry and blackberry)

Deschutes Black Butte XXX

Firestone Walker Leo vs. Ursus: Doublus DIPA

Fuller’s India Pale Ale

Fuller’s Wild River Pale Ale

BrewDog Pony Club Pale Ale

Arcadia Brewing Motorhead Road Crew IPA

Episode 106

It’s Episode 106 and we dive into a summer treat discussing an article listing 8 must drink Radlers during the warmer days of summer. We also discuss a few extra great Radlers we enjoy that were not on the list. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Grand Teton Bitch Creek American Brown Ale

Stone Fear Movies Lions

Pabst APA

Brewery Ommegang Gnomegang Belgian Strong Golden Ale

Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged BORIS Royale

New Belgium The Hemperor HPA

Breckenridge Nitro Orange Cream Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Return of the Radler: 8 Radlers to Cool Off with this Summer

Episode 105

Episode 105 kicks off season 5 with a little education on the English Bitters and how they differ from the English IPA.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Odd Side Ales Pineapple Dank Juice

Meriwether Apricot Sage Cider

Anderson Valley Framboise Rose Gose

Revision Mystic Topaz NEIPA

Roadhouse Wilson West Coast NEIPA

New Belgium Bicycle Kick Kolsch

Episode 104

It’s Episode 104 and can you believe we just finished four years of the show?! And what better way to celebrate than with a meetup event at Trek Brewing! So this show is all about the event and Denny’s vacation adventures. We talk about a lot of different beers found on the East Coast. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Listermann Cinci 75

Bell’s Two Hearted Ale

Troegs Nimble Giant

Southern Tier Samoa This Imperial Stout

Southern Tier Cherry Cordial Imperial Stout

Southern Tier Thick Mint Chocolate Mint Imperial Stout

Southern Tier Imperial Peach Gose

Southern Tier Raspberry White

Southern Tier Pittsburgh Brew’d: North Shore Fog NE IPA

Brew Gentlemen General Braddock’s IPA

Brew Gentlemen Mr Automatic Porter
Owl’s Brew Radler That’s My Jam

Listermann Triple Digit Series: Chickow Imperial Brown Ale

Madtree Entropic Theory IPA

Three Tigers Brewing Honey Pecan Brown Ale
Jackie O’s Matriarch Triple IPA

Episode 103

It’s Episode 103 and we take on a few listener questions…some from the last episode, some from beer articles and one from a listener looking into home brewing equipment advice.  Denny also talks about his beer adventures in Las Vegas and talks about his first glitter beer experience. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Millersburg Major Holmes DIPA

Madtree Citra High Imp IPA

Big Dog Brewing Kilt Sniffer Scotch Ale

Bad Beat Brewing “Garbage idea to put a team in the desert” NE IPA

Tenaya Creek Brewery Hauling Oats w/Coconut

Joseph James Brewing New IPA, Who Dis?

Banger Brewing Morning Joe Coffee Kolsch

Local Craft Beer, Tehachapi Hop Down For What IPA

Revision Brewing Skunkwerks Exp 5.5 Pale Ale

Camo Beer Company Camo Black Extra Malt Liquor

Barbarian Brewing Unicorn Farts

Boulevard Rye on Rye X

Stillwater Artisanal (w/Sleeping Giant) Collaborations Are For Lovers Imperial Stout with mango, coffee & vanilla

Meriwether Cider Hardwood: Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Cider

Hubbard’s Cave Accident in Hubbard’s Cave (2018-1) Imp Stout

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Bell’s Two Hearted ranked No. 1 by America’s home brewers

Episode 102

It’s Episode 102 and the format is a little different…but hopefully it works. Denny is solo and talks about the beer trends seen in the first third of 2018 according to the Brewers Association. He also talks about a new music collaboration beer release between Arcadia Brewing and MOTORHEAD called Road Crew IPA.  It’s another short show this week. So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Grand Teton Bitch Creek American Brown Ale

Fort George 3-Way IPA (collab with Holy Mountain and Modern Times)

Belching Beaver Deftones Digital Bath IPA

Roadhouse Avarice & Greed Golden Belgian Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

EARLY 2018 BEER STYLE TRENDS

CraftBeerJoe.com

Episode 101

In episode 101 we take on the juicy or hazy beer style according to the new additions to the Brewers Association 2018 style guidelines. We keep on track and put out a short show this week.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Great Lakes Cloud Cutter

Big Sky Summer Honey

Boulevard Tequila Barrel Lime Gose

Revision State of Haze NEIPA

Seventh Son Cloudbusting

Aslin Cocoa Mapalm

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

BREWERS ASSOCIATION BEER STYLE GUIDELINES

Episode 100

In episode 100 we celebrate by inviting a couple friends and talking about German Pilsner style guidelines, as well as do tasting notes with the North Coast Scrimshaw pilsner. Denny finishes his review of Tavour and we reminisce over the past 99 episodes. See if our favorite and wishlist beers hold up over two years.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

North Coast Scrimshaw

Aslin Double Orange Starfish

Brew Bus Curb Check Barrel aged Imperial Porter

Ninkasi Prismatic IPA

Hoppin’ Frog Infusion A: Peanut Butter Chocolate Coffee Porter

M.I.A. Tourist Trappe Belgian Tripel

Allagash Map 40 Belgian-style stout with cold-brewed coffee

Funky Buddha The Love Below

Angry Chair Franken Berry

The Veil Chubbles

The Veil White Bugatti

Aslin Astro Zombie

Heretic Juicier Than Thou with Mango NEIPA

New Belgium Honey Orange Tripel

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

20 Bars With Bizarre Rules You Have to Follow — or Fear Being Kicked Out

Episode 99

In episode 99 we take a look at a lesser known German beer style called Altbier. Why talk about this style? Because Denny found a really good one and wants to talk about the style and encourage our listeners to check out the style for themselves.  We also discuss an article listing the top 50 new breweries to open in the last year and find out which two of Denny’s favorites made the list. And let us know if any of the breweries on the list are your favorites too! So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Hi-Wire Gose

Left Coast Asylum Belgian Style Tripel

North Coast Alt Nouveau

Ommegang Game of Thrones – Hand of the Queen English Barleywine

North High The Final Countdown

Hi-Wire Lager

Madtree Entropic Theory

Anderson Valley Framboise Rose Gose

Bridgeport Our Original IPA Wet Hopped

Sierra Nevada Beer For Drinking Golden Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Altbier – Wikipedia

All About Beer – ALTBIER

50 of the Best New Breweries

Episode 98

In episode 98 we take a look at a Utah brewery that was resurrected from the ashes 50 years after the last beer was poured. Denny visited A. Fisher Brewing in Salt Lake City and was not only impressed with the great flavorful beer, but also the nostalgia of the brand.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Land Grant Binary Star

Ninkasi Dawn of the Red

Bohemian Brewing Noble Hefeweizen

Bohemian Brewing Simpl Session India Munich Pale Lager

Fisher Brewing Piney Brown

Fisher Brewing Rye Cream Ale

Fisher Brewing Citra Kolsch

North High Filthy McNasty

Seventh Son Nonsense IPA

Heist Brewery Blurred is the World NE IPA

Cigar City Jai Alai IPA

Episode 97

There’s a new beer fad out there causing a mesmerizing enchantment on craft beer lovers across the nation. In episode 97, John and Denny talk glitter beer and how it’s unique ingredient can win over even the burliest of beer drinkers. We also discuss the fall of Green Flash Brewing and some misleading beer labels.  So grab a beer and enjoy the show!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Land Grant Binary Star

Iron Horse Quilter’s Irish Death

Rhinegeist Hustle

White Dog Brewing River Beer

7venth Sun Sakura Obscura Cherry Pomegranate Berliner Weisse

Heist Citraquench’l NE IPA

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Glitter Beer Sparkles as Spring’s Craft Beer Trend

GLITTER BEER: THE FULL REPORT

Pabst Sued for Saying Some of Its Beer Is Fancier Than It Really Is

GREEN FLASH BREWING INC. FORECLOSED, SELLS GREEN FLASH AND ALPINE ASSETS

Episode 96

John and Denny talk beer and get caught up on the opening of Trek Brewing. We also talk about the Boise Treefort Music Festival and more importantly the Alefort Beer Festival.  So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Epic Brainless Raspberries

John’s 5 year old barleywine

MadTree Luna Lux

Nine of Hearts

Big Ditch Excavator Rye Brown Ale

Three Heads The Majestic Imperial Stout

Three Heads Freak Cafe Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Brown Ale

Rohrbach Cookies and Milk Stout

Empire Local Grind Scotch Ale w/coffee

Belching Beaver Good Morning Beautiful Brown Ale

Episode 95

Have you tried everything your local area has to offer? Well join Denny and Kris in Ep95 where we talk all about beer trading. Find out the ins and outs of the practice and some tricks of the trade. Discover the trials and tribulations of navigating the Tampa Beer Week this year…maybe you don’t want to come this week. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Brew Bus Scorched earth

Genesee Bock Beer

Civil Society Hieroglyphics w/Mosaic, Motueka and Topaz NEIPA

Burial Beer Griddle Imperial Espresso Stout

Burial Beer Bloodtusk Kellerbier Lager

7venth Sun Barter Bait Berliner Weisse with passionfruit and vanilla

7venth Sun Sakura Obscura Berliner Weisse with Cherry and Pomegranate

Big Top Brewing Decklin’s Indulgence

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout

Modern Times City of the Dead Export Stout (with bourbon barrel aged coffee beans)

Georgetown MEOWSA DIPA

Revision Planet Lovetron NEIPA

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

BeerTradingGlossary.com

BeerShippers.com

U-Haul Wine Shipping boxes

Tavour.com

BringontheBeer.com

CraftBeerKings.com

Episode 94

It’s winter time and the air is cold, so why not warm yourself up with a unique lager called the Baltic Porter. In Episode 94 we discuss the Baltic Porter style, as well as talk about a few noteworthy beers of the style you can try. Find out what a “Can Jam” is and the experience one of our listeners had recently. We also answer a listener question concerning a pro wrestler themed beer from California.  We also announce the winner of our HOPCLOTH “Drink Beer from Here” shirt contest. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Wyndridge Farm Brewing Barn Dog
Firestone Walker Leo vs Ursus Wookus Imperial Black IPA
Fort George Bourbon Barrel Cavatica Stout

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist (Release#85) Imp Stout

Firestone Walker Firestone 21 (XXI) Anniversary Ale

Millersburg Major Holmes

Millersburg Nut House
Devils Backbone Danzig

Smuttynose Baltic Porter

Alaskan Baltic Porter

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

WikiBrew.com page on Baltic Porter

Episode 93

Episode 93 brings back our buddy Kris and we take a walk on the wild side with spontaneous fermented wild beer. Learn about the difference between sour and wild beer and how brewers achieve spontaneous fermentation. We also discuss the aging and blending process required to get that tasty beverage into your glass.  Get your update on Trek Brewing and find out the opening date. We are also giving away a HOPCLOTH “Drink Beer from Here” shirt…listen to get the details on how you can enter to win. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet
Mikerphone Brewing – Untitled Art – Hazelnut Imperial Stout
Anderson Valley Barrel-Aged G&T Gose

Revision Brewing Glitter Moon NE-DIPA

Fremont Brewing Stone Squirrel Coffee Porter

Fort George 10th Anniversary Barley Wine

Lagunitas Eroica Sour Ale

Daughters 4 Redemption Barrel Aged Quad

Belching Beaver Peanut Butter milk stout

Mother Earth Brewing Cali Creamin’

Avery Brewing Certatio Equestris Barrel aged sour ale w/ peppermint

Dankhouse Couch Kushn

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Milk the Funk Wiki page on Spontaneous Fermentation a

Spontaneous Fermentation: Science, Not Sorcery

Episode 92

It is the season for sickness and in Episode 92 we look at taproom cleanliness and the opportunity for passing harmful bacteria and viruses onto the customer. We also answer the question of whether or not the alcohol in beer can help kill off the common cold or influenza. We also discuss several news articles. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

MadTree Rubus Cacao

Sierra Nevada Hazy Little Thing

Bells Hopslam

Jackie O’s Java the Stout

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

Sierra Nevada Hop Bullet DIPA

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Juicy Haze IPA

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Smuttynose Brewing Company seeks buyer as bank auction approaches on March 9

Dogfish Head Announces Ultimate Stuck on Desert Island Beer

Ballast Point Brewing to open in Downtown Disney® District at the Disneyland® Resort

Episode 91

Episode 91 dives into the world of barrel aged beers as Denny and John review the BJCP Specialty Wood Aged style guidelines and John discusses barrel aging and what to expect from Trek Brewing. Denny has a lot of beer activity and highlights a couple Utah breweries and more Israel beer tastings.  We also have a ton of listener feedback and great beer conversation.  So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA

Mother Earth Sin Tax Imperial Stout

Combustion Brewing Imperial Breakfast Stout

White Dog Brewing Passionfruit Gose

White Dog Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Ale

White Dog Brewing Bourbon Coffee Brown Ale

Avenues Proper Long Haul Trucker Cascadian Dark Lager

Avenues Proper  Coffee Pale Ale

Garage Grill RPM Daytona All American IPA

Garage Grill RPM Baja Mexican Ale

Mosco Stout

Oak & Ash Bock

Angry Chair Russian Interference

Bella Brewing W’Alt

Bella Brewing McCallywood Porter

Meriwether Cider American Apple Pie

Deschutes Black Butte Anniversary (XXIV, XXVI, XXIX)

Aslin Sensai Double Dry Hopped

Stone Dr Frankenstone’s Monster IPA

Deschutes The Stoic Belgian Quad 2015

Boulevard Bourbon Barrel Quad

Epic Brainless Belgian-Style Golden Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Craft Beer Joe Blog

Episode 90

John and Denny bring in the new year with Episode 90 chatting about some beer trends of 2017 and some possible trends for 2018. John gets a box of whalez and talks about one beer that only uses dry hopping for bittering. Denny continues his holiday partying and finishes off 2017 with a lazy day. Find out about a new application for iOS and Android that can provide you with free beer. We also have a ton of listener feedback and great beer conversation.  So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

The Veil IREALLYdontwanttoBU

Sockeye Winterfest

Cigar City Hunahpu

Other Half All Citra Everything UK Version

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout
Bear Island Christmas In Your Mouth Ale

Clairvoyant Brewing Dry Irish Stout

Clairvoyant Brewing English Pale

Clairvoyant Brewing Red Ale

Troegs Bourbon Barrel Aged Impending Descent

Fremont Brew 2000

Dogfish Head Palo Santo Marron

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout (2017)

Fremont Coffee Cinnamon B-Bomb (2017

Ommegang Three Philosophers Belgian Quad

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

CRAFT BREWERS PREDICT THE BIGGEST BEER TRENDS FOR 2018

TapTokens

Episode 89

In Episode 89 we once again are joined by our buddy Kris to discuss our favorite seasonal beers of 2017. This is the last of our four segments we are doing to celebrate some great beers drank in 2017. We also have a ton of listener feedback that leads to great beer conversation.  So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Hoppin Frog Barrel aged BORIS Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist

Sierra Nevada Holiday Haze IPA

Listermann Revenge the Babycat Meowface

Listermann Freedom Toast

Crooked Stave Nightmare on Brett

Snow Eagle Easy Gose It Apricot Gose

Idaho Brewing Co Old Grey Wolf Barleywine

Omnipollo Noa Pecan Mud Cake Stout

Brew Bus Brewing Not Donuts, Coco Nuts Imperial Stout

Fremont Coconut Edition B-Bomb (2017) Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Winter Ale with coconut Boulevard Whiskey Barrel Stout (Imp Stout)

Evil Twin Even More Coco Jesus

Nowhere in Particular Batch 016

Oskar Blues Ted FIDY

Funky Buddha Wide Awake It’s morning

Thirsty Dog Brewing 12 Dogs of Christmas

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout

Avery Brewing Rumpkin

Columbus Brewing Yakima Fresh

Widmer Barrel Aged Brrbon

Columbus Citra Noel

Fat Heads Hop Stalker

Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

Pelican Brewing Stormwatchers Winterfest (2014) English Barleywine

Fremont Coconut Edition B-Bomb (2017)

Full Sail Wassail (2017) Winter Ale 

Deschutes Jubelale (2017) Winter Ale 

Shapiro Jack’s Winter Ale (2017) Belgian Dark Strong Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

The 10 Best Breweries of 2017

Taking Names: Multi-Brewery Deals Create Confusion

ALL 50 STATES, RANKED BY THEIR BEER

Episode 88

In Episode 88 we once again are joined by our buddy Kris to discuss our favorite dark ales of 2017. This is the third of four segments we are doing to celebrate some great beers drank in 2017. We also have a ton of listener feedback that leads to great beer conversation.  So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Clown Shoes The Barista

Rhinegeist Mushhushshu

Deschutes Jubelale

Revision Brewing Darkling Stout

Tampa Bay Brewing Friends Fest Set And Setting Ephemerality IPL

Epic New England Style IPA (Citralush)

Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale

Avery Coconut Porter

Nowhere in Particular Batch 15

MadTree Citra High IPA

Cigar City Double Barrel Marshal Zhukov\

Great Notion Double Stack Imperial Stout

Cigar City Life is Like Collab with Mikkeller.

Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake Barrel Aged Bourbon Barrels

Perrin Brewing No Rules Vietnamese Porter

Fremont Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star (2015, 2016, w/ cocoa nibs and hazelnuts)

Prairie Bomb!

Founders Sumatra Mountain  Brown

Cloudburst Electric Body

North Sound Cheeky Monkey

The Commons Brewery Little Brother (2016)

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imp Stout

Epic Son of a Baptist (Blue Copper)

Funky Buddha Last Snow

Clairvoyant Brown Ale

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut (2017)

Deschutes Black Butte XXVII

Episode 87

In Episode 87 we bring our buddy Kris back to discuss our favorite hoppy beers of 2017. This is the second of four segments we are doing to celebrate some great beers drank in 2017. We also have a ton of listener feedback that leads to great beer conversation.  So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Toolbox Brewing Quik Strawberry Milkshake DIPA

Columbus Brewing Citra Noel

Full Sail Wassail Winter Ale

Malka Stout

Cloud 9 Brewing Earl Grey Stout

Cloud 9 Brewing Scottish Wee Heavy

Sierra Nevada Coffee Stout,

BrewDog Punk IPA

Fullers Black Cab Stout

Fremont Brewing Lush IPA

Troegs Nimble Giant

The Veil eyelidz

Schooner Exact Evil Tendencies Triple IPA

North High Brewing Stardust to Stardust

Columbus Brewing Creeper

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imp IPA

Fifty Fifty Brewing Red Rye IPA

Silver Moon Brewing Chapter 2 Pale Ale

BrewDog Elvis Juice IPA

Ecliptic Brewing Starburst IPA

Georgetown Brewing Bodhizafa

Barley Brown’s Turmoil Black IPA

Trillium Double Dry Hopped Melcher Street

Tampa Bay Beer Works  Joosy Fruit

Trillium Double Dry Hopped Summer Street

Angry Chair Space Grass

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Unworthy Beer T-Shirt Amnesty Month

Episode 86

In Episode 86 we bring our buddy Kris back to discuss our favorite lagers of 2017. This is the first of four segments we are doing to celebrate some great beers drank in 2017. We also talk about “whale” hunting and all the fun to be had while waiting in line. Kris also speaks of his experience being a Secret Hopper and learn how you can get paid to drink beer.  So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist 2017

Victory Black Forest Cake Stout

Sockeye Brewing Winterfest 2017

The Answer Brewing Double Raspberry Popsicle

Angry Chair Rum-Barrel aged Awakening

Cigar City Double Barrel Marshal Zhukov

Garagiste Meadery Reboog Vitis

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Porter

Epic Brewing Son of a Baptist (Blue Copper) Coffee Imperial Stout

Payette Brewing Sunday Mourning Coffee Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Platform Amarillo Fog

Troegs Hop Knife

Angry Chair Strawberry Short Fist

Big Dog Las Vegas Craft Lager

Zephyrhills Brewing Black Creek Lager

Six Ten Brewing Tent Beer

Cigar City Zesty McZestface

Troegs Bourbon Barrel Aged Troegenator (2017)

Land Grant Skull Session

Laughing Dog Dogs of Helles

Combustion Sideways Glance

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest – Brauhaus Mittenberger

Occidental Brewing Lucubrator Doppelbock

Grand Teton Brewing Double Vision Doppelbock 2016

Bella Brewing Bob’s Lager

Heretic Lager

Baerlic Brewing East Side Oatmeal Pilsner

Occidental Pilsner

Episode 85

Fall is the perfect time to join us in Episode 85 and learn about the English Barleywine style. We discuss the BJCP style guidelines for the English Barleywine style and Denny talks about a couple great barleywines he drank last week and were cellared for three years. John keeps us updated on the progress of the brewery construction and we also talk about the Brewer’s Association campaign to Take Craft Back.  We also announce the winner of our HOPCLOTH “Drink Beer from Here” shirt contest. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Fat Heads Hop Stalker

Deschutes Brewery Jubelale

Woodland Empire Ale Craft Bat Lightening BIPA

Pelican Brewing Stormwatcher’s Winterfest (2014)

Deschutes Brewery Mirror Mirror (2014)

Deschutes Brewery Black Butte XXVII

Founders Mosaic Promise

Revision/Shoe Tree Disco Ninja NEIPA

Fremont Rusty Nail

Columbus Brewing Yakima Fresh

Rhinegeist Penguin

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

BREWERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES TAKE CRAFT BACK CAMPAIGN

Episode 84

We discuss the 2017 Great American Beer Festival and some of the award winning beers and breweries in Episode 84. John keeps us updated on the progress of the brewery construction and Denny talks about some new breweries opening in Boise.  We are also giving away a HOPCLOTH “Drink Beer from Here” shirt…listen to get the details on how you can win. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Great Lakes Oktoberfest

Sierra Nevada Porter

Silver Moon Brewing Snake Bite Porter

Silver Moon Brewing Chapter 2: Casual Ale APA

Silver Moon Brewing IPA 97

Clairvoyant Brewing Brown Ale

Founders Green Zebra Gose

Founders reDANKulous Red IPA

Revision Brewing Revision IPA

Founders Rubaeus

MadTree Blood Orange Psycopathy

Lord Hobo’s Boomsauce

Episode 83

In Episode 83 we take a trip to the hop farm and talk about the experience at Gooding Farms on the Merry Hopsters Bus Tour put on by Bittercreek Alehouse.  We also cover the American Lager style guidelines according to the BJCP, as well as a listener provided article concerning an incident where a consumer ingested caustic beer from a bar. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Tafts Brewing Company Gavel Banger IPA

Mother Earth Sin Tax Imperial Stout

North High Stardust to Stardust DIPA

Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Oil of Aphrodite

Maumee Bay Fake Juice IPA

Occidental Festbier

Mazama 8.21 Lunar Lager

Modern Times Fruitlands Passionfruit & Guava Gose

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Jurors weigh case of New Jersey man burned by caustic beer

Episode 82

Episode 82 is a short one covering the American Cream Ale style guidelines according to the BJCP. Denny also talks about the third annual 10 Barrel Brewing IPA Beer Wars festival and some noteworthy beers. So grab a beer and enjoy!

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Trek Vanilla Cream Ale

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest – Brauhaus Miltenberger

Land Grant Skull Session

New Belgium Atomic Pumpkin

MadTree Dreamsicle

Mother Earth Born Blonde

White Dog Brewing Blackberry Sour

Sockeye Ruffneck Black IPA

Episode 81

In Episode 81 we discuss an article concerning how a new popular Atlanta brewery is handling some criticism on social media. Social media can be a huge benefit to small craft breweries, but it can also help kill your brand if not used responsibly.  There is also a lot of beer talk covering beers from across the states as well as more listener top 10 lists.  

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

The Alchemist Crusher Double IPA

North Coast Brother Thelonious

New Heights Brewing Coffee Cream Ale

Jackalope Brewing Deer Antler Series Barrel aged Red Ale

Yazoo Brewing Summer Gose

Yazoo Brewing Saison du Bois

Dragon’s Gate Y Ddraig Goch

Dragon’s Gate Bad Fairy Sour Cherry

Side A Brewing Walter Weiss

Side A Brewing Brown Out Oatmeal Ale (Brown ale)

Terminal Gravity Brewing Schwarzbier

Terminal Gravity Brewing Knuckle Buster Strong Red

Troegs Barrel-Aged Troegenator

The Veil Potato Napkin

The Veil Casual Drinks

The Veil Eyelidz

Prairie Artisan Ales Bomb!

Modern Times Black House Coffee Oatmeal Stout

Modern Times Devil’s Teeth (Aged in Bourbon Barrels with Barrel-Aged Coffee)

Modern Times Accumulated Knowledge NE IPA

Lagunitas Dark Swan 2017

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Breweries vs. Fans: Craft Beer on Social Media

Episode 80

In Episode 80 we get get a little serious and discuss the dangers of operating a commercial brewery and focus our topic around kettle boil overs. We summarize the story of Kerry Caldwell’s brewery accident told on the Master Brewers Association of America’s podcast episode “Breathe, Breathe, Breathe, Scream.” There is also discussion on a few news items as well as some top 10 beer lists from listeners.  

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Trek Brewing Red Ale

Full Sail Slipknot IPA

Revolution Hero IPA Pack

Sierra Nevada/Avery Brewing Beer Camp Across the World Dry-Hopped Barleywine-Style Ale

Sierra Nevada Porter  

Yards Philly Pale Ale
Sterling Pig Petra Negra (Schwarzbier)
Yards Love Stout
Tired Hands Extra Vanilla Milkshake IPA
Avery Rumpkin
Tired Hands Technicolor Splendor IIPA
Alesmith Speedway Imp Stout
Firestone Walker Velvet Merlin Oatmeal Stout
Modern Times Mega Black House Imp Stout
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee

Dogfish Head 120 IPA

Walking Man Homo Erectus DIPA

Old Nation M-43 NE IPA

Barley Brown’s Fork Lift DIPA

Widmer Nelson Imp. IPA

No-Li Jet Star DIPA

Firestone Double Jack DIPA

Clown Shoes Space Cake DIPA

Bell’s Two Hearted IPA

Widmer Hef (Go to lawn mowin’ brewsky)

Fort George 3-way IPA (w/ Reubens and Great Notion)

NoDa Hop Drop and Roll

Black Raven Old Birdbrain

Reubens Imperial Mole Stout

Fremont Peated Brew 2000

Duck Rabbit Milk Stout

Trek Coffee Vanilla Stout

Yuengling Lager

Stone Xocoveza

Great Divide Yeti

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

MBAA Podcast Ep49: Breathe, Breathe, Breathe, Scream

Funky Buddha Brewery Acquired by Constellation Brands

New Belgium, Dick Cantwell and Oud Beersel Partner to Buy Magnolia Brewing – and They Have Big Plans

Statement from Blank Slate’s Scott LaFollette on Closing

Episode 79

In Episode 79 Kris, John and Denny decide to make their own best beer list to share with the community.  So find out what beers make the cut and feel free to make your own list and share with us.  We also discuss the recent announcement of Short’s Brewing and Lagunitas partnership. 

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Brew Kettle Kitka

Shorts Brewing Huma Lupa Licious

Payette Brewing Eight Second Rye’d IIPA

Zephyrhills Brewing Co Buddy’s Barleywine

Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown

Combustion Now We’re Talkin’

MadTree Shade Gose

Firestone Walker/Beavertown West Side Beavo IPL

Srigim Emek Ha’ela Belgian Triple

Belching Beaver DEFTONES Swerve City POG IPA

Perrin Brewing No Rules Vietnamese Porter

Heavy Seas Brewing 20 Year Storm

Angry Chair Dave’s Barrel Aged Barleywine

Cigar City White Oak Jai Alai

Founders Dirty Bastard

Founders Breakfast Stout  

Clown Shoes Space Cake

Left Hand Milk Stout Nitro

Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

Lagunitas Brown Shugga

Fremont Lush IPA

Cantillon Classic Gueuze

Kloster Andechs Doppelbock Dunkel

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Black Raven Wisdom Seeker

Karl Strauss Red Trolley

Fremont Barrel Aged Dark Star

Reubens Kenya Cream Ale

Land-Grant Brewing Greenskeeper Session IPA

Russian River Pliney the Elder DIPA

Boneyard Beer Notorious TIPA

Grand Teton Brewing Bitch Creek American Brown Ale

Deschutes Brewery Jubelale

Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Anniversary Imperial Porter

Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin RIS

Moylan’s Brewery Dragoons Dry Irish Stout

Occidental Brewing Hefeweizen

Mother Earth Brewing Cali Creamin cream Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Short’s Brewing Co. announces partnership with Lagunitas Brewing Co.

Episode 78

In Episode 78 we discuss the process of scaling your beer recipes to higher capacity batches. John even discusses the methods for going up to commercial quantities. We discuss a couple news articles, one on a possible comeback of non-alcoholic beers and another on the Top 10 beers rated by thousands of members from the homebrew association.  

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Troegs Nimble Giant

Elysian Super Fuzz Blood Orange Pale

Homestead Summer Wheat

MadTree Entropic IPA

Sierra Nevada/Boneyard Collab Beer Camp Across the World West Coast Style DIPA

Firestone Walker Stickee Monkee Belgian Quad

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Are Non-Alcoholic Beers Set for a Comeback?

The top 10 beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across the US

Episode 77

We deliver information on keeping your draft beer lines clean and a road trip to the Portland Craft Beer Festival in Episode 77. We also discuss the new Brewers Association Independent craft brewer seal and announce the winner of our HOPCLOTH shirt contest.  Find out what beer John gave a 5 cap rating to and listen to Denny talk about some great beers from Barley Browns and pFriem Family Brewers.  So grab a beer and open your ears for a ton of craft beer talk.  

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Three Floyds Brewing Space Station Middle Finger

Full Sail Sesion Cerveza Mexican Style Lager

Troegs Nimble Giant

Jackie O’s Bourbon Barrel Brick Kiln

Little Fish Essential Oils

pFriem Oud Bruin

pFriem Sour IPA

pFriem Summer Pale Ale

pFriem Kumquat Farmhouse Ale

Coalition Apricot Sour

Baerlic East Side Oatmeal Pilsner

Ecliptic Starburst IPA

Migration Straight Outta Portland IPA

Barley Brown’s Turmoil Black IPA

Barley Brown’s 80 Shilling Scottish Ale

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

BREWERS ASSOCIATION LAUNCHES NEW SEAL TO DESIGNATE INDEPENDENT BEERS

Episode 76

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.

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

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

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

8 Coconut Beers You’ll Crave Right Now  

Go visit the Trek Brewing Patio Project Indiegogo Campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/trek-brewing-patio-project-beer-brewery#/

Episode 75

We dive into two Sawtooth Brewery ales in Episode 75.  John and Denny provide tasting notes on the Sunnyside Session Wheat Ale and the Idahome IPA showcasing the Idaho 7 hops. John also talks about the permits and licensing required to open a brewery in Ohio. We discuss the Trek Brewing Indiegogo campaign and invite you to visit the site and donate to the cause. There is also a Check it Out segment reviewing the GrowlerWerks uKeg growler.   We encourage you to prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale and tasting along with us.

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Sawtooth Sunnyside Session Wheat

Mother Earth Cali Creamin’ Cream Ale

Seventh Son Humulus Nimbus

Deschutes Dissident (2014)

Founders Doom

Boneyard Bone-A-Fide Pale Ale

Hachatzer Hophead IPA

BrewDog Albino Squid Assassin Rye IPA

Sawtooth Idahome IPA

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Go visit the Trek Brewing Patio Project Indiegogo Campaign at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/trek-brewing-patio-project-beer-brewery#/

Episode 74

In Episode 74 we have Kris McKenzie joining us to share his experiences in Asheville, NC and talk about the craft beer scene. We also discuss an article about Beerslanging and breakdown some of the most common used beer slang. There is also a Check it Out segment highlighting another great craft beer podcast called Cascadian Beer Podcast.   

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Wild Ride Brewing Stand up and Shout Stout

Troegs Scratch 284 Raspberry Gose

Mother Earth Brewing Cali Creamin’ Vanilla Cream Ale

Catawba Brewing Peanut Butter Jelly TIme

3 Sheeps First Kiss

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Madiera Quad With Cherries

Brew Kettle Kitka Chocolate Coconut Milk Stout

Troegs Crimson Pistil, Columbus Brewing Creeper

Founders Sumatra Mountain Imperial Brown

Belching Beaver Orange Vanilla IPA

Anderson Valley G & T Gose

Double Mountain Tenacious Ten Imp Oatmeal Stout

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Beerslanging

Cascadian Beer Podcast

Episode 73

It’s Episode 73 and we dive into some entry level dark beers for those a little nervous to try them. We introduce you to the Schwarzbier, Dunkel and Doppelbock styles.  We also get some updates on Trek Brewing and talk about some tasty noteworthy beers.  

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Founder’s All Day IPA

Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA

Jackie O’s Oro Negro

Renegade Pancakes Maple Porter

Duclaw Sweet Baby Java

Mother Earth Cali’ Creamin’ Cream Ale

Heretic Brewing Lager

Georgetown Brewing Bodhizafa IPA

West Sixth Brewing Snake Eyes Imperial Stout

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

New to Craft Beer? These 7 Dark Lagers are Easy on the Palate

Nissan Makes a Van Capable of Being a Mobile Bar

Episode 72

The three amigos unite again on Episode 72. Yes, Kris McKenzie joins us to help celebrate John’s birthday and talk about the meetup in Las Vegas and all the great beer we consumed.  We also discuss the process of branding and marketing a new brewery in our new brewery startup segment.   

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Zephyrhills Brewing Count Von Cosel’s Imperial Stout

Sockeye Old Devils Tooth Barleywine

Two Kilts Brewing Scottish Ale

Angry Chair Brewing Bourbon Barrel Dave’s Barleywine

Angry Chair Brewing When In Doubt Sour Ale

Funky Buddha Maple Bacon Coffee Porter

Funky Buddha Last Snow Coconut and Coffee Porter

Orange Belt Brewing Whalez 2.0 (Chardonnay Barrel) Sour Ale with Brett

Cigar City Hunahpu’s Imperial Stout (2017)

Big Dog’s Brewing Silver & Black IPA

Big Dog’s Brewing Las Vegas Craft Lager

Fifty-Fifty Brewing Red Rye IPA

Weyerbacher – Riserva – Wild Ale w/ rasp

Goose Island – Bourbon County Templeton Rye Imperial Stout

Willoughby Brewing Company – Nut Smasher Peanut Butter Russian Imperial stout

Combustion Brewing IPA and Dark Black Past

Laughing Dog Dogs of Helles

Occidental Lucubrator Doppelbock

Brouwerij De Molen Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Siren Craft Brew Pompelmocello Sour IPA

LINKS TO ARTICLES DISCUSSED:

Why Do People Still Love Dogfish 120 Minute IPA?

Episode 71

Episode 71 is a content packed show with a breakdown of the American Barleywine style based on the BJCP style guidelines as well as a tasting notes segment with the 2017 Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine. We dive into the brewing process to discuss the components required in a brewery before we learn about the brewing system John is installing at Trek Brewing.  We encourage you to prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine and tasting along with us.  

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW:

Alaskan FreeRide Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2010

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2017

Holy Mountain Bonne Nuit

Cloudburst Electric Body

Cloudburst Dumpster Fire

Southern Tier Thick Mint Imp Stout

Against the Grain Citra Ass Down DIPA

Rhinegeist Truth IPA

3 Floyds Alpha King Pale Ale

Episode 70

In Episode 70 we revisit some common tasting terms and the key components to look for when you take those first sips.  We also talk about how to find the perfect property for your new start up craft brewery.  We encourage you to prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in Episode 71 by picking up a bottle of the Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine and tasting along with us.  

BEERS MENTIONED ON THE SHOW: 

Alaskan Icy Bay IPA

New Belgium 2 Below Ale

Reuben’s Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout #7

Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti

Firestone XVI Anniversary Ale

Rogue XS Old Crustacean Barleywine (2012)

New Belgium Dayblazer Blonde Ale

Edge Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Oud Bruin

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine

Episode 69

We have a very big show for Episode 69 with a discussion of the BJCP style guidelines for the American Amber Ale as well as a tasting notes segment with the Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale.  We also have our very first interview with the owner of a new brewery opening in the Columbus, OH area and are excited to have the exclusive reveal on this episode.  We encourage you to prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale and tasting along with us.  

Beers mentioned on the show:

New Belgium Fat Tire

Fremont Lush IPA

Braxton Brewing Graeter’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout

The Bruery Share This: Mole

Black Raven Old Birdbrain

Borg Brugghus Surtur Nr.47 Imp Stout

Viking Olgerd Viking Stout

Payette Mexican Chocolate Twelve Gauge Imperial Stout

Fremont Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star (2015)

Powerhouse Restaurant and Brewery Up Plum Kriek

Occidental Hefeweizen

Founders Frootwood

Bella Brewing Bob’s Lager

Sockeye Lonesome Larry Lager

Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale

Episode 68

Episode 68 keeps you informed on the new Untappd 3.0 update and provides you with a good dose of our buddy Kris McKenzie too. We love it when Kris joins the show because he provides our east coast listeners some great beer insights from the region…and is just a great guy to hang out with.  We also discuss a listener question concerning licensing and trademarking of the term “craft beer.”  We encourage you to prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale in preparation for tasting along with us.  

Beers mentioned on the show:

Fremont Lush IPA

Arkane Ale Works Gimme Swelter

Big Top Hawaiian Lion Coconut and Coffee Porter

Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck Barista Chocolate Quad

Sockeye Coco Peak on Nitro

The Alchemist Heady Topper DIPA

New Belgium Clutch (Lips of Faith) Sour Stout

Ninkasi Believer Double Red Ale

Links to the articles discussed:

Legally, Bud Light Lime Is a Craft Beer

Walmart sued for allegedly selling craft beer that isn’t craft beer

Episode 67

Stoke the fire because Episode 67 hits you with a bit of smoked beer talk.  Learn about the classic smoked beer style guidelines followed by a tasting of the Alaskan Smoked Porter. There is a new Kickstarter campaign called the Growler Chill and we discuss the details of the product. Have you seen the bottle sizes of some off your favorite seasonal beers shrink? Well we discuss an article explaining why.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Alaskan Smoked Porter in preparation for tasting along with us.  

Beers mentioned on the show:

Alaskan Smoked Porter

Full Sail Session Black Cherry Black Lager

Reuben’s Brews Blimey That’s Bitter

Schooner Exact Evil Tendencies

Aslan Megathrust

Cloudburst Swedish Prison Orgy

Urban Artifact Charivari

MadTree Hinges

MadTree Rubus Cacao

Fremont Lush

Rogue Ales 7 Hop IPA

Barley Brown’s Sled Wreck Festive

Links to the articles discussed:

GROWLER CHILL: Keeps 3 Growlers Cold, Fresh & On Tap at Home

Bombers Away: Why brewers are abandoning big bottles

Episode 66

Bust out the leather pants, tease up the big hair and amp yourself up for Episode 66 where we stage dive into the mosh pit to discuss some of the music branded beers available in the market. Find out if they are just gimmicks or actually good beers. Are growlers going away? John and Denny talk about an article and give their input on the subject. Do you want to develop your palate in order to pick out distinct flavors from your beer? Well we answer this listener provided question too.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Sierra-Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine in preparation for tasting along with us.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Stone Tangerine Express IPA

Fremont Lush

Fremont Barrel Aged Dark Star

Reubens Tequila Barrel Aged Barleywine

Almanac Beer Co Barbary Coast Russian Imperial Stout

Central City Brewers Thor’s Hammer Bourbon Barrel English Barleywine

Lagunitas High West-ified Imperial Coffee Stout

Sierra-Nevada Bigfoot Barleywine

Links to the articles discussed:

20 Signature Rock + Metal Beers: Rankings

Enjoy our mix tape of band-themed brewskis, which includes Rick Astley’s upcoming beer with Mikkeller

Sierra-Nevada Recall

Giving up the growler

Episode 65

We were up all night with Episode 65 drinking and talking about coffee beers. We summarize a couple great articles from Craftbeer.com discussing single origin coffee beers and barrel-aged coffee bean beers as well as some home brewing experience with coffee beer brewing.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout and tasting along with us.  

Beers mentioned on the show:

Shiner Birthday Beer Cold Brew Coffee Ale

Stumptown Oatmeal Red Ale

BLVCK Celebration (Oak Staves)

St-Feuillien Speciale

Traquir House Ale

Rhinegeist Pure Fury

Shapiro Jack’s Winter Ale 2017

BrewDog Elvis Juice IPA

McGargles Francis’ Big Bangin IPA

Srigim Ronen The Evil Dark

Alexander Imperial Stout

Mikkeller/Alexander Collab The Beer of Milk & Honey

Moylan’s Brewery Danny’s Irish Style Red Ale

Fort George Brewery Overdub Session IPA

New Belgium Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ale

Lagunitas Cappuccino Stout

Links to the articles discussed:

Awaken Your Senses with Single Origin Coffee Stouts

Beers Made with Barrel-Aged Coffee Beans are ‘Blowing People’s Minds’

Episode 64

Episode 64 starts off 2017 with some craft beer predictions for the year.  We welcome Kris McKenzie back as a guest host as John is enjoying some vacation time.  Kris and Denny discuss two articles with different takes on the craft beer scene for the year as well as insert our own predictions of the trends.  There is plenty of off topic beer talk as well, so grab a cold one and enjoy the show.    

Beers mentioned on the show:

Ballast Point Coconut Victory At Sea

New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Imperial IPA

Funky Buddha Morning Wood

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing’s Dire Wolf Canis Mexicanus

Cigar City’s Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout – Apple Brandy Barrel Aged w/ Madagascar Vanilla Beans

Angry Chair 5 Lives Gose

Wallace Brewing Vito Oak Aged American Strong Ale

Edge Brewing Lowtech Black IPA

Dark Horse Brewing 4 Elf Winter Warmer

Bridgeport Brewing Stumptown Oatmeal Red Ale

Links to the articles discussed:

A history of the authentically global beer

6 Beer Trends to Look Out for in 2017

Forecasting craft beer trends for 2017

Episode 63

Episode 63 finishes off 2016 with our Top 10 Beers of the year.  We also get Top 5 lists from a few of our listeners around the country listing a bunch of great beers urging us to do a road trip. We briefly discuss an article about five cliches people need to stop using as well as an article reviewing the 2016 craft beer year in review.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Full Sail Brewing Wassail winter warmer and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Trappistes Rochefort 6

Crooked Fence Brewing Camber Winter Warmer

Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Dogfish Head Beer for Breakfast

Revolution Brewing Anti-Hero IPA

Moylan’s Brewery Dragoons Dry Irish Stout

Sierra Nevada Barrel-Aged Bigfoot Barleywine 2015

Anchor Brewing Merry Christmas & Happy New Year (Our Special Ale) 2016

Spring House Brewing Big Gruesome

Reuben’s Brews Daily Pale

Odin Brewing Barrel Fermented India Pale Lager

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Fremont Brewing Field to Ferment Citra Pale Ale

Midnight Sun Sloth

Trillium and De Proefbrowerj Collab Bouket

Epic Brewing Son of a Baptist

Pyramid Brewing Coat of Ales

Firestone Walker Sucaba

Heathen Brewing Mojito Sour Ale

Grand Teton Brewing Wake Up Call

Tin Cannon Brewery Busted Pipe

Georgetown Brewing Gusto Crema  

Reuben’s Brews Breakfast Stout

Reuben’s Brews Hibiscus Gose

Reuben’s Brews Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

Boneyard Beer Notorious IPA3

Boneyard Beer Incredible Pulp

Crooked Fence Hither Brown

10 Barrel Cucumber Crush

Lagunitas The Waldos Special Ale

Stone Xocoveza Charred

Links to the articles discussed:

Support the Good 4 Gaming Extra Life team

Five Beer Clichés We Need to Stop Using

2016 Craft Beer Year In Review

Episode 62

Put your parka on for Episode 62 with a winter warmer warning…we talk a lot about winter seasonal beers starting off with the BJCP style guidelines, followed by our tasting notes segment with Full Sail Brewing Wassail and reviewing an article from craftbeer.com with a number of beers to cozy up to this winter.  Denny talks about his experience at the 5th Annual Payette Black Friday dark beer festival and John discusses his trip to Reubens Brews for their Breakfast Stout release. Get your Top 5 beers of 2016 list into by Dec 18 so we can talk about it on the show.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Full Sail Brewing Wassail winter warmer and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Full Sail Wassail

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Irish Porter

Reubens Breakfast Stout

Reubens Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout

Reubens Select #7 Barrel Aged Breakfast Stout

Rogue Rolling Thunder Imperial Stout

Payette Cafe Mule Coffee Barrel Aged 12 Gauge Imperial Stout

Georgetown Hansen Brothers Imperial Black IPA

Hop Valley Macho Libre

Firestone Walker Sucaba

Sierra Nevada Barrel Aged Bigfoot

Heretic Worry Belgian Tripel

Breakside La Tormenta Dry Hopped Sour Ale

Fremont The Lamb Wine Barrel-Aged Brett Saison

Links to the articles discussed:

Support the Good 4 Gaming Extra Life team

Big Beers to Keep You Cozy This Winter

Episode 61

Happy Thanksgiving and we give you Episode 61 with an explanation and history of cask ales. We also discuss several beer industry news articles and a guide to pairing your Thanksgiving meal with beers.   We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Full Sail Brewing Wassail winter warmer and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Almanac Hoppy Sour: Mandarina

Deschutes Jubelale

Puyallup River Imperial Eggnog Mud Mountain Milk Stout

Payette Barrel aged Pistolero

Crux Half Hitch Mosaic Imperial IPA

Boneyard Beer Incredible Pulp Pale Ale

Backwoods Brewing Roughin’ It Rye

Crooked Fence Hither Brown

Jolly Pumpkin Noel De Calabaza

Full Sail Brewing Wassail

Links to the articles discussed:

Support the Good 4 Gaming Extra Life team

Founders Brewing Co. to expand distribution to Washington, Oregon and Idaho in early 2017

The $20,000 Rare Craft Beer That Comes Packaged in a Squirrel

Friendsgiving Beer and Food Pairings

Episode 60

In Episode 60 we dive into the Trappist Dark Strong Ale with style guidelines as well as a tasting note segment with one of the commercial examples.  We also talk about an Advent Beer Calendar box you can purchase in our Check it Out segment.   We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a bottle of the Belgian Chimay Bleue (Grande Reserve)  and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Yards Love Stout

Cedar Rose Brewing Honey Blonde

Full Sail Brewing Wassail

Bells Expedition Stout

Braaaiins! Pumpkin Ale for Zombies

Downeast cider pumpkin blend.  

Sockeye Brewing Huggy Bear

Loowit Brewing Super Ninja IIIPA

Deschutes Big Rig

Grand Teton Brewing Wake Up Call

Deschutes Brewery The Dissident (2014) Flanders Oud Bruin

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Chimay Bleue (Grande Reserve)

Links to the articles discussed:

Craft Beer Advent Calendar

Camp Can Do

Support the Good 4 Gaming Extra Life team

Episode 59

There’s a new hop in town, and in Episode 59 we talk about the Idaho 7 hop, as well as the antiquated taxation of craft beer. Find out how much tax small breweries have to fork over in order to provide you with your awesome craft beer.  We also discuss a number of news articles including the recent layoffs at Stone Brewing.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in our next episode by picking up a bottle of the Belgian Chimay Bleue (Grande Reserve)  and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Grimm Brothers Fearless Youth

Deschutes Jubelale 2016

Sockeye Fresh Hop Double Dagger

Grand Teton Double Vision Doppelbock

Chainline Barspin Porter

Cigar City Cubano-style Espresso Brown Ale

Midnight Sun Panty Peeler Tripel

Crux Fermentation Project Farmhouse

Grand Teton Wake UP Call Coffee Imperial Porter

Boise Brewing Syringa Pale Ale

Edge Brewing I7PA IPA

Sockeye Fresh Hop 7 Jacks Pale Ale

Sierra Nevada Harvest Single Hop IPA – Idaho 7 Varietal

Lagunitas Tuberfest

Links to the articles discussed:

Lucky Number Seven: Idaho 7 hops. They’re blowing up.

Drafts & Taxes: As Idaho craft brewing evolves, state and federal taxes stay stuck in the past

Episode 58

In Episode 58 we bring you a ton of content from Ohio brewery tours, to Boise Hoptober  Freshtivals, to Seattle Great Pumpkin Beer Festivals to Colorado Great American Beer Festivals…a lot of beer talk for sure!  John talks about visiting a few Columbus, OH area breweries and Denny talks more fresh hop beer goodness.  Find out what happened at the GPBF this year and we ask the question if there are too many categories at the GABF.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Elysian Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Ballast Point Orange Vanilla Fathom

Reuben’s Brews Gose

Homestead Brewing Back Porch Pale Ale

Land Grant Brewing Deep Search Baltic Porter

Hoof Hearted Crossing Swords, Dry Hopped Sour Saison

Fremont Field to Ferment Simcoe

Fremont Field to Ferment Citra

Fremont Field to Ferment Mosaic

Fremont Field to Ferment Centennial

Backwoods Citra Fresh Hop IPA

Grand Teton 2016 Fresh Hop IPA

Terminal Gravity Friggin Fresh Hop

Cloudburst Boom! Roasted!

Wolfs Ridge Brewing Coffee Vanilla Dire Wolf

Sideswipe Brewing Punch Out Pale

New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red

Dru Bru Oktoberfest

Reuben’s Brews Roasted Rye IPA

Avery Pump[KY]n

Elysian Ursa Orange Berlinerweisse

Black Raven Squashy McBourbonface

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator Imp Pumpkin Stout

Dru Bru Nutty Black Pumpkin Black Ale

Schooner Exact Whiskey Dick Cantwell

Elysian Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout

Episode 57

It’s fresh hop beer season, so in Episode 57 we discuss what fresh hop is all about and provide some examples to try.  Denny tells about his adventures in Bend, OR visiting Boneyard Beer and tasting some great beer in Eugene, OR with Hop Valley and Ninkasi Brewing.  Find out how you can be entered into a contest and win some prizes.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Elysian Dark O’ The Moon Pumpkin Stout and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Deschutes Hopzeit Autumn IPA

Crucible Go To Helles

Airways Jumbo Juice IPA

Alaskan Perseverance Imperial Stout

Boneyard Notorious IPA3

Boneyard Armored Fist CDA

Hop Valley DeFreshe Mode Pale Ale

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Pale Ale

Payette Fresh Coast IPA

Fremont Brewing Field to Ferment: Centennial, Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic

Sierra Nevada Harvest Wet Hop IPA (Northern Hemisphere Harvest)

Deschutes Fresh Hop Down and Dirty IPA

Elysian Dark o’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout

Episode 56

We celebrate the American Stout in Episode 56 by discussing the American Stout style guidelines and doing our tasting notes with the Deschutes Obsidian Stout.  We also discuss Denny’s experience using the Fizzics Home Draft System and answer a listener question concerning getting started in homebrewing.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a bottle of the Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Stout and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest – Mahrs Brau

Payette North Fork Lager

Other Half Space Diamonds

10 Barrel Category 57 IPA

Fremont Field to Ferment (Centennial)

Edge Brewing Oktoberfest Marzen

Stone Imperial Russian Stout

County Line Barnwood Brown Ale

Deschutes Obsidian Stout

Episode 55

It’s Episode 55 and we cover a variety of topics, you could say a bit of everything.  Our listeners have been very active and provided a ton of feedback, as well as articles and questions.  Find out if a beer changes its ingredients is it still ok to call it by the same name.  As well as a few “whale” breweries John and Denny would like to visit one day.  We tackle the illusion of brewery diversity in an article from Craftbeer.com and Lagunitas Brewing sets up roots in Seattle.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Deschutes Brewery Obsidian Stout and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Lagunitas Stoopid Wit

Kona Big Wave Golden Ale

Fort George/Barley Brown’s/Melvin Brewing 3-Way IPA

Belching Beaver Here Comes Mango

Stone 20th Anniversary Citracado

De Proefbrouwerij/Trillium Collab Bouket Farmhouse Ale

Iron Horse Brewery 2 Live Brew – Me So Malty Brown Ale

Links to the articles discussed:

Brew Review Crew On Tap Podcast Interviewing CEO and Co-Owner of the Fizzics At-Home Draft System

LAGUNITAS BREWING IS COMING TO SEATTLE, OPENING A BREWERY AND TAPROOM IN BALLARD

Unveiling the Illusion of Choice Facing America’s Craft Beer Lovers

Episode 54

In Episode 54 we virtually travel to Koln, Germany to tackle the Kolsch style and discuss the style guidelines.  Learn about this “controlled substance” as we explore the history as well.  We finish off the style showcase with a tasting and we encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Ballast Point California Kolsch and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Cedar Rose Brewing Krappy Kolsch

Full Sail Session Wheat

Melvin IPA

Four Generals Cascadian Dark Ale

Dru Bru Summer

Payette 12 Gauge Barrel Aged Imp Stout

10 Barrel Jamaican Me Pumpkin

Boise Brewing Burn One Brown

Ballast Point California Kolsch

Links to the articles discussed:

Seattle’s pioneering Redhook beer soon won’t be brewed in Woodinville

Episode 53

It’s Episode 53, our first show of our third year and we bring you a few news articles covering a wide gamut of topics such as some questions brewer’s wish you would ask, four must try saisons this summer, more craft beer takeovers and a new beer historian job opening at the Smithsonian.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Ballast Point California Kolsch and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

SixPoint Resin

Full Sail Session Cream Ale

Reubens Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout

Wingman Brewers P-51 Coconut Porter

Georgetown Brewing Gusto Crema Coffee Ale

Sterling Pig Pata Negra

Flying Dog Fever Dream

Lagunitas The Down Low Ale

Pyramid Breweries Coat of Ales Belgian Tripel

Green Flash Brewing Sea to Sea Zwickelbier

New Belgium Hof Ten Dormaal Lips of Faith Belgian Golden Ale

Brasserie Dupont Saison Dupont
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales Seizoen Bretta

The Lost Abbey Carnevale

Brouwerij West Dog Ate My Homework

Links to the articles discussed:

5 Questions Brewers Wish You Would Ask During a Brewery Tour

Fremont Brewing Sustainability

MillerCoors announces another craft beer deal

Saisons: Four beers to drink this summer

Best Job Ever: The Smithsonian Is Hiring a Craft Beer Historian

Episode 52

It’s Episode 52 and we discuss the beers in the New Belgium 25th Anniversary Fat Tire & Friends CollaBEERation sample pack. We also answer a listener question concerning “whale” beers.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle or can of the Arrogant Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

New Belgium Fat Tire

New Belgium Fat Fat Hoppy Ale

New Belgium Fat Fat Tire Pale

Stone Mocha IPA

Stone Xocoveza Charred

Oakshire Sun Made Cucumber Berliner Weisse

Ballast Point Kolsch

Arrogant Brewing Who You Callin’ Wussie

Snow Eagle Brewing Snow Eagle Kolsch

Snow Eagle Brewing Black Eagle CDA

New Belgium Fat Funk Ale

New Belgium Fat Wild Ale

New Belgium Fat Sour Apple Ale

Arrogant Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale

Episode 51

In Episode 51 we discuss an article from Craftbeer.com website concerning single hop variety beers. We also answer a listener question concerning beer rules we would follow and discuss an article suggesting people who like IPA beers are psycho.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle or can of the Stone Brewing Arrogant Bastard Ale and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Heathen Brewing Feral Peach Panache

Grand Teton Bitch Creek

Herzl IPA

Herzl 6% Kapara

Soof Hefeweizen

Soof English Porter

Shapiro IPA Citra 2016

Yazoo Brewing Sly Rye Porter

Palmetto Brewing Espresso Stout

Hilton Head Brewing Co Session IPA

Hilton Head Brewing Co Reggie IPA

Crux Fermentation Project Nitro Stout

Burnside Brewing Spring Rye IPA

Selkirk Abbey Grace

Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Anchor Brewing Liberty Ale

Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted Ale

Dogfish Head Hellhound On My Ale

Toppling Goliath Brewing PseudoSue

3 Floyds Brewing Zombie Dust

Schlafly Beer Beer Tasmanian IPA

Clown Shoes Brewer Galactica

The Lone Pint Brewery Yellow Rose

Fearless Brewing Fearless Mosaic

Anchor Brewing Humming Ale

Hill Farmstead Brewery Nelson Sauvin Single Hop Pale Ale
Links to the articles discussed:

12 Single-Hop Beers to Test Your Palate

If You Are A Fan Of IPA, Science Says You’re More Likely To Be A Psycho

Episode 50

We dive into the history books in Episode 50 as we discuss the Gose style notes. This beer style has been resurrected from the grave and has been very popular of late.  We also answer some listener questions concerning oxidation, specific gravity and nut brown ales.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle or can of the Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Laughing Dog Cream Ale

10 Barrel Cucumber Crush

Ten Pin Gose

Georgetown Wearly Rye Brown

Reubens Kenya Cream

Grand Teton Gose

Epic Son of a Baptist

Spring House Brewing Big Gruesome Chocolate Peanut Butter Stout

Tin Cannon Brewing Busted Pipe Black IPA

Episode 49

In Episode 49 we explain the Reinheitsgebot and provide some background to this interesting beer purity law.  We also discuss our American Craft Beer Week activities and some of the great beers we have tried.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in our next episode by picking up a bottle or can of the Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Full Sail Blood Orange Wheat Ale

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Sweet Sunny South Table Beer

Holy Mountain White Lodge

Elk Head ESP

Midnight Sun Sloth

Sockeye Golden Stout

Sockeye Sour Puss

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Stout of the Union

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp West Latitude

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Pat-Rye-Ot

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Moxee-Moron

Sierra Nevada Beer Camp Family Values (Imp Brown Ale)

Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose

Episode 48

In Episode 48 we have our Facebook administrator Kris McKenzie joining us to discuss his craft beer journey and some of our favorite beers and the beer we need to drink one day. Lots of great beer talk and fun, plus we were treated to a special look at some Florida beers.    

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Cigar City White Oak Jai Alai

Angry Chair The Awakening Coffee Milk Stout

Lagunitas Aunt Sally A Unique Dry-Hopped Sweet Tart Sour Mash Ale

Uinta Cucumber Farmhouse Ale

JDubs Brewing Bell Cow Milk Chocolate Porter

Big Top Brewing Conch Republic Key Lime Wheat

Almanac Bourbon Sour Porter

Cole Street Cascadian Rye

RAM Brewing Maibock

Hoppin’ Frog Barrel Aged D.O.R.I.S. The Destroyer Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Founders Brewing Backwoods Bastard

Funky Buddha Last Snow (Coconut coffee porter)

Against the Grain Brewery Brown Note

Founders Brewing Canadian Breakfast Stout

3 Floyds Dark Lord

Black Raven Wisdom Seeker

Fremont Summer Ale

Karl Strauss Red Trolley Ale

Georgetown Lucille IPA

Reubens Brews Gose

Russian River Pliney the Younger

Toppling Goliath Brewing

Grand Teton Bitch Creek

Deschutes Black Butte Anniversary Ales (all of them)

Widmer Brothers Brrr

Deschutes Jubelale

Stone Arrogant Bastard

Jester King Brewery

Wicked Weed Brewing

Episode 47

In Episode 47 we overload you with American Pale Ale love with a style guideline overview as well as a tasting note segment with a classic Pale Ale.  Don’t worry, we also cover a listener question concerning how to come up with home brew recipes and well as a news article about a “True Craft Beer” investment group.   We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of the Deschutes Mirror Pond (Pale Ale) and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado

Skookum Murder of Crows

Dogfish Head Beer to Drink Music To

10 Barrel Cucumber Crush

Grand Teton Double Vision

Grand Teton Brett Saison

Links to the articles discussed:

Greg Koch’s Answer to “Big Beer” is a New Platform Called “True Craft”

Episode 46

Episode 46 visits the first ever Washington Beer Collaboration Festival and spills the beans on all the good beer it had to offer.  Find out the 15 must try coffee beers, learn about John’s birthday weekend activities and find out how much Denny loved visiting Reuben’s Brews.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in the next episode by picking up a bottle of the Deschutes Mirror Pond (Pale Ale) and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Powderhaus Brewing First Turns IPA

Black Raven Coco Jones Coconut Porter

Sumerian Eruption Double IPA

Cloudburst brewing Ho! Hey! Handclap

Reuben’s Brews Hibiscus Gose

Reuben’s Brews Robust Porter

Reuben’s Brews Foreign Export Stout

Reuben’s Brews Imp Rye IPA

Fremont Brewing Independent IPA

Georgetown – Two Beer Juicy Hop Bomb DIPA

Lazy Boy – Naked City Tapioca Tart

Diamond Knot Craft – Scuttlebutt Craft Thai Me Up

Flying Bike – Lantern Creature from the Bog: Greenwood Gruit

Bale Breaker – Reubens CollaBEERation IPL

Chuckanut – Red Hook Rauch Helles

Iron Goat – Everybody’s Brewing Everybody’s Iron Goat Gose

Postdoc – Resonate Blackberry Going Going Gose

Bale Breaker Dormancy Imp Stout

Deschutes Brewery Mirror Pond

Links to the articles discussed:

15 Coffee Beers You’re Gonna Wanna Try

Episode 45

Every new 21 year old needs some advice to follow while visiting drinking establishments…well in Episode 45 we go over the steps to making your first legal drinking experience safe and fun.  We discuss a news article on how scaling Goose Island beers up to AB size brew system has affected the beers five years after the acquisition.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment in this episode by picking up a bottle of Duvel (Strong Golden Ale) and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Uinta Ready Set Gose

Bitter Root Brewing Blown Out Nut Brown Ale

Reubens Brews/Bale Breaker Co-lla-beer-ation

Holy Mountain Black Beer

Chocotaso

Stone Depth-Charged Double Bastard

Snow Eagle Beaver Dick Brown Pelt Ale

Duvel

Links to the articles discussed:

We rate Anheuser-Busch versions of Goose Island beers 5 years after sale

Episode 44

In Episode 44 we uncover a few of the tips and tricks to fully utilize the power the Untappd Social Beer Application.  We answer a listener question about the use and flavors of Brettanomyces in your beer and another question about what separates a Pale Ale from an IPA. Plus a couple news articles and our usual beer banter.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment for next episode by picking up a bottle of Duvel (Strong Golden Ale) and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Stone Enjoy By 4.20.16 IPA

DuClaw Brewing Sweet Baby Jesus! Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Elysian The Fix

Odin Brewing Barrel Fermented India Pale Lager

Double Mountain Brewery Carrie Ladd Steamboat Porter

Stone 20th Anniversary Encore Series: 12th Anniversary Bitter Chocolate Oatmeal Stout

Links to the articles discussed:

Deschutes Brewery announces Roanoke Virginia as destination for East Coast facility

Small and Independent Brewers Continue to Grow Double Digits

Episode 43

Back from International travels, in Episode 43 Denny covers Israel’s craft beer scene and John talks about his adventures traveling around Washington state.  We also answer a listener question about our favorite beer style and provide a few great red ale suggestions.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment for this episode by picking up a bottle or can of Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool Brown Ale and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

No-Li Brewing Crony

Big Sky Brewing Trout Slayer Wheat Ale

Firestone Walker Luponic Distortion No 001

Reubens Blimey That’s Bitter

Heathen Mojito Sour Ale

Iron Horse Double Rainbow Ale

Ninkasi Velocihoptor

10 Barrel Brewing Riding Solo

Karl Strauss Red Trolley

Heretic Evil Twin

Grand Teton Pursuit of Hoppiness

Lagunitas Lucky 13

Lagunitas Censored

Mendocino Red Tail

Payette Slaughter House

Ha’Shachen Dark Matter

Mivshelet HaGalil Saison

Alexander Black

Herzl Embargo

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Sparrow Brewery Zythos Wheat IPA

Fremont Brewing Gose w/ Himalayan Sea Salt and Peppercorns

Fremont Brewing Triple IPA on cask with lemons, mango and pineapple

Fremont Brewing Codename S.T.O.U.T w/ coffee, cacao, and oak

Optimism Brewery Before the Dawn Imperial Stout

Episode 42

Episode 42 dives into the recent marketing drive to change “Craft Beer” to “Indie Beer” to separate the breweries who have chosen to sell out to big beer.  Find out how John and Denny feel about this movement.  We also tackle a listener question concerning how to open a wax sealed bottle.  We discuss an article listing the 10 most underrated breweries in America and another article pushing for drinking beer while shopping.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment for our next episode by picking up a bottle or can of Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool Brown Ale and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Payette Brewing Rodeo Rye

New Belgium Glutiny Pale Ale

Fremont 2014 Coffee Cinnamon Bourbon Abominable

Stone Brewing Enjoy By 02-14-16 Black IPA

Big Sky Brewing Moose Drool Brown Ale

Links to the articles discussed:

The 10 Most Underrated Breweries in America

Grocery stores want to let customers shop while drinking beer or wine

10 Barrel Employees Read Mean Social Comments

Episode 41

Tune into Episode 41 as we discuss our Super Bowl activities and the buzz around Peyton Manning’s marketing skills.  We answer a listener question concerning the hype and availability of the Russian River Pliny the Younger triple IPA.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a can or six of the Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

10 Barrel Brewing Riding Solo

Payette Brewing Mutton Buster Brown Ale

Ballast Point Watermelon Dorado

Engine House #9 Berry Manilow

Fremont Brewing Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Russian River Pliny the Younger

Links to the articles discussed:

Peyton Manning keeps getting free beer, here’s what he was just sent

Episode 40

Episode 40 brings you a home brewing topic discussing switching over from malt extract brewing to all grain brewing process.  We also have a listener question asking about IPA saturation and an article with six appetizers made with beer that are fit for your Super Bowl party.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a can or six of the Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

DC Brau On the Wings of Armageddon

Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale

Reuben’s Brews Tart Cherry Weisse

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut

Almanac Peach de Brettaville

Oskar Blues Old Chub Scotch Ale

Links to the articles discussed:

Guide to building a mash tun

Six Super Bowl-Worthy Appetizers Made with Beer

Episode 39

It’s Episode 39 and we are striving to keep the show below an hour and a half for the new year…so we are coming to you with a couple listener questions, a couple craft beer articles and our listener participation tasting notes with the Widmer Brothers Omission IPA.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a bottle of the Widmer Brothers Omission IPA and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Green Flash Jibe Session IPA

Bridgeport Stumptown Candy Peel IPA

Almanac Farm to Barrel Pluot

Postdoc Demon Star Stout

Red Rock Brewing Secale

Barbarian Brewing Harvest Ale, Big Bad Wolf and Winter Warmer

Widmer Brothers Omission IPA

Links to the articles discussed:

Predicting 2016 Craft Beer Trends

3 Biggest Mistakes When Introducing Someone to Craft Beer

Episode 38

Happy New Year! In Episode 38 we tackle the task of explaining gluten-free and gluten-reduced beers and provide some examples to try.  We also answer a listener question on our 2016 craft beer predications and we ask you the listener what your craft beer resolutions are for 2016.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a bottle of the Widmer Omission IPA and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Rockmill Brewery War on Wheat

Oskar Blues Death By Coconut Irish Porter

Lagunitas Bitter Oats

Stone Farking Wheaton Wootstout

2013 Stone Old Guardian

Ballast Point Homework Series Robust Porter

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout

Firestone Walker 19th Anniversary Ale

Widmer Brothers Omission IPA

Visit The Beer Diaries: The Gluten-Free Beer Guide to find reviews of some of the gluten-free and gluten-reduced beers we discussed as well a lot more found on the site.

Episode 37

Merry Christmas and enjoy some listener questions, craft beer industry news and our tasting notes on the Widmer Brothers Brrr in Episode 37.  This is our last episode of the year, so grab yourself a nice winter warmer and get comfortable for a couple hours of craft beer talk.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a six pack of the Widmer Brothers Brrr and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Lazy Boy Brewing Mistletoe Bliss

Full Sail Wassail Winter Warmer

Black Raven Kitty Kat Blues

Silver City Old Scrooge

Sound Brewery Entendez Noel

Stone Brewing Stochasticity Project Grainiac

Anchorage Brewing  Calabaza Boreal

Avenues Proper Gose the Gozerian

Avenues Proper Salted Caramel Porter

Widmer Brothers Brrr
Deschutes Jubelale

Great Lakes Christmas Ale

Lagunitas Brown Shugga

Links to News Articles:

New Belgium Brewing is For Sale

Anheuser-Busch Acquires Four Peaks Brewing

Northwest Brewery Produces the World’s Most Expensive Beer

The King of Beers Wants to Push Craft Brews out of Your Supermarket

THE NEXT PLINY: 9 BIG BEERS READY FOR CULT STATUS

Episode 36

In Episode 36 we discuss some of the most common flaws found in beer, where they occur in the brewing process and how you can reduce the effects. Find out the great new and noteworthy beers we had since last episode and discover the fun times and big beers tried at the Payette Brewing Black Friday Dark Beer Festival.  We also discuss a couple news articles.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment for our next episode by picking up a six pack of the Widmer Brothers Brrr and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Wingman Brewing Noel

Full Sail Session Premium Lager

Alaskan Heritage Coffee Brown

Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo

Stone Bourbon Barrel Aged Arrogant Bastard

Anderson Valley Briney Melon Gose

Brasserie de Silly Bourbon Barrel Aged Scotch Silly  

Payette 12 Gauge Imp Stouts

Heretic Evil Empire Barrel Aged RIP

Three Creeks Five Pines Chocolate Porter – Whiskey Barrel Aged

Grand Teton Whiskey Aged Black Cauldron Imp Stout

New Belgium Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale

As mentioned on the show:

Check out The 40cast at http://vicjohusmc86.libsyn.com/

Check out That’s Entertaining at http://thatsentertaining.net/podcast/

Check out the Fluxtaposed Podcast at http://fluxtaposed.com/

Check out Battle of the Beer videos at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeI0Iu322Mw

Episode 35

It’s Episode 35 and we answer a few listener questions, discuss the $1 billion buyout of San Diego based Ballast Point Brewing and have a Check it Out segment showcasing the Brew Bracket tasting tournament product.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up a bottle of the Alaskan Brewing Imperial Red Ale and tasting along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Alaskan Brewing Imperial Red Ale

Ballast Point Even Keel

Widmer Brothers Brrr

Epic Brewing Big Bad Baptist

Ninkasi Noir

Reubens Brews Gose

Alpine Beer Co Nelson Golden Rye IPA

Full Sail Brewing Session Fest Lager

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Lagunitas Brown Shugga

Payette Brewing Hoop Stave #2 Brandy Barrel Aged Belgian Style Ale

Alesmith Speedway Imperial Stout

Fremont Brewing Kentucky Dark Star

Check out the Brew Bracket hosting kits at http://brewbracket.com

Episode 34

In Episode 34 we tackle the American Strong Ale and describe the style notes and history behind this big beer style. We also answer a few listener questions and talk about an article written by a small blog getting the scoop on any changes to 10 Barrel Brewing months after the acquisition by AB InBev.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment for Ep35 by picking up a bottle of the Alaskan Brewing Imperial Red Ale and tasting along with us.  We also want to thank all the veterans out there who are currently serving, or who have served to protect our freedoms…thank you and Cheers!

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Full Sail Session Fest Lager

Two Beers Wonderland Trail IPA

Deschutes Chasin Freshies

Stone Brewing 20th Anniversary Encore Series 08.08.08 Vertical Epic Ale

Knee Deep Brewing Tanilla

Alaskan Brewing Imperial Red Ale

You can find the article on 10 Barrel Brewing at Northwest Beer Guide Blog

Check out Fluxtaposed Battle of the Beer videos at

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeI0Iu322Mw

Episode 33

To round up the pumpkin beer season in Episode 33 we do our listener tasting notes segment with the Southern Tier Pumking Imperial Ale. We also answer four listener questions and talk about the 2015 Annual Boise Brewing Hoptober Freshtival.  We encourage you to participate in our listener tasting notes segment by picking up the Southern Tier Pumking beer and tasting along with us.  Keep in mind November 7th is the Extra Life event and if you would like to support John and the Good4Gaming team, please visit the link and donate to the team soon.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Southern Tier Pumking

Edge Brewing Odelay

Sockeye Lucky Peak Pilsner

Ballast Point The Commodore

Pfriem Strong Blonde

Almanac Citra Sour

Bear Island Imperial Belgian Pumpkin Ale

Elysian Breakbeat IPA

Links to Beer Clubs mentioned:

The Original Craft Beer Club (craftbeerclub.com)

Beer of the Month Club (www.beermonthclub.com)

Beer of the Month Club from Amazing Clubs (http://www.amazingbeerclub.com/)

Micro Beer Club (http://microbeerclub.com/)

Episode 32

It’s the season for pumpkin flavored beers and in Episode 32 we go full gourde on bringing you everything you need to know to find the right pumpkin beer for you.  We bring you the style guidelines for autumn seasonal spiced beers, as well as discuss our experience at the 11th Annual Great Pumpkin Festival and bring you our noteworthy pumpkin beers.  In our Check it Out segment we talk about our experiences watching the Blood, Sweat and Beer craft beer documentary.  You can prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in Episode 33 by picking up the Southern Tier Pumking.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Edge Brewing Company Obligatory Double IPA

Deschutes Brewery Jubelale

HaDubim Dusty Ice IPA

Sockeye High Lakes Session IPA

Three Creeks FivePine Chocolate Porter

Anchorage Brewing Galaxy White IPA

Black Raven Three Sunday Oaked Tripel

Pfriem Super Saison

Payette Basic Pumpkin Spice Latte

10 Barrel Jamaican Me Pumpkin

Saint Arnold Pumpkinator

Almanac Pumpkin Sour

POSTDOC Ghost Reaper Pumpkin Porter

Elysian Nymphogourdiac

The Bruery Autumn Maple

Southern Tier Pumking

Link to the Blood, Sweat and Beer documentary:

http://bloodsweatbeermovie.vhx.tv/

Episode 31

The 2015 Great American Beer Festival just concluded and in Episode 31 we discuss the event and some of the prize winnings beers.  We also have our beer tasting notes with the Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen and Wiesn beers…so prepare for our listener tasting notes segment by picking up one of the two versions of the Paulaner Oktoberfest.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Paulaner Oktoberfest Marzen

Paulaner Oktoberfest Wiesn

Sierra Nevada-Brauhaus Riegele Oktoberfest

Payette Flyline Vienna Lager

Snoqualmie Brewing Bunghole

Georgetown Lovely Rieda

Deschutes Oktoberfest

Deschutes Gluten Free NW Pale

Hop Harvest Citrus Mistress

Episode 30

It’s Oktoberfest season so in Episode 30 we review the BJCP style guidelines for Marzen style lagers.  We also discuss the recent news of Lagunitas Brewing selling 50% of their brewery to big beer Heineken International, San Diego based brewery Saint Archer selling to Miller Coors and Stone Brewing’s Greg Koch stepping down as CEO.   You can prepare for our listener tasting notes segment in Ep31 by picking up the Paulaner Oktoberfest…so join in on the fun by grabbing a bottle or six to taste along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

Full Sail Session Premium Lager

Three Floyds Skull’Ole

Ballast Point Brewing Pumpkin Down Scotch Ale

Prairie Artisan Ales Standard Farmhouse Ale

Victory Brewing Sour Monkey

Wasatch Brewery Devastator Doppelbock

Paulaner Oktoberfest

Episode 29

John opens the doors to the studio and invites his friend Wes to join us for Episode 29 of Tap the Craft.  Find out if Wes spills all of John’s secret beer stories. We learn about Wes and his craft beer journey, as well as discuss a few special beers. And stay tuned for the announcement of our iTunes review contest winners. Prepare for our listener tasting notes segment by picking up the Full Sail Brewing Session Premium Lager (the red label)…so join in on the fun by grabbing a bottle or six to taste along with us.  

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Full Sail Brewing Session Premium Lager

Airways Brewing Amber

Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Lager

Stone Brewing 19th Anniversary Thunderstruck IPA

The Alchemist Heady Topper

Trappistes Rochefort 8 (Belgian Strong Dark Ale)

Trappistes Rochefort 10 (Belgian Quad)

Hop Valley Brewing Double-D Blonde

Payette Brewing Blood Orange Outlaw IPA

Woodland Empire Ale Craft Just the Tips (IPA with spruce tips)

Episode 28

We hit the new articles hard in Episode 28 of Tap the Craft and cover such topics like the 10 sub categories of IPA, the positive economic reports for craft beer in the first half of 2015 and the top 20 craft beers of 2015. We also answer a few listener questions concerning hard cider and apple ales. Prepare for our listener tasting notes segment on the next episode by picking up the Full Sail Brewing Session Premium Lager (the red label)…so join in on the fun by grabbing a bottle or six to taste along with us.  Plus a whole lot of other random beer talk.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Elysian Omen

Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest Brauhaus Riegele

Avery Rufus Corvus

Iron Horse Disruptor

Almanac Dogpatch Sour

Ninkasi Ground Control

Edge Brewing Lemon Wheat

Edge Brewing Rye Porter

Deschutes Brewery Pinedrop IPA

Anchorage Galaxy White IPA

News Articles:

10 Sub-Styles of IPA You Can’t Miss

Brewers Association Reports Big Gains for Small and Independent Brewers

Zymurgy‘s 2015 Best Beers in America Results

Episode 27

Episode 27 of Tap the Craft starts off our second year of providing craft beer content to the masses. Find out if Malt Liquor is craft when we answer a listener question.  We focus this show on discussing listener feedback to our question on how you rate your beers…by style or overall across all styles.  We had some fantastic answers that may help you expand your beer rating technique.  We also have our tasting notes segment with the Victory Brewing Hop Devil IPA, so join in on the fun by grabbing a bottle or six to taste along with us.  Plus a whole lot of other random beer talk.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Fremont Summer Ale

Sockeye Lucky Peak Pilsner

Lagunitas Equinox

Hop Valley Citrus Mistress

Fort George 3-Way

Stone Brewing Sprocketbier

Trappistes Rochefort 6 Belgian Dubbel

Stift Engelszell Benno Belgian Dubbel

Baisinger Teufele Helles Lager

Goose Island IPA

Victory Brewing Hop Devil IPA

Episode 26

Episode 26 of Tap the Craft invites Robert (@TPSSponge) from the community to talk about his craft beer journey. Be prepared to get an inside look into Robert’s passions and life experiences. We also have a chance to share our tasting notes of some beers he kindly gifted to us…MacLeod The Little Spree and Jackie Tar, as well as the Lost Abbey Track #10 Bat Out of Hell.  We discuss the recent news of Duvel Moortgat investing in Firestone Walker and the possible implementations. Prepare for our next episode where we do our tasting notes with the Victory Brewing Hop Devil IPA by grabbing a bottle or six to taste along with us.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Victory Brewing Hop Devil

Firestone Walker Eighteenth Anniversary Ale

MacLeod Ale Brewing Company The Little Spree Yorkshire Pale Ale

MacLeod Ale Brewing Company Jackie Tar Brown Stout

The Lost Abbey Track #10 Bat Out of Hell

Firestone Walker DBA

Firestone Walker 805

Edge Brewing Head Brewmaster Kerry Thomas GoFundMe Donation link

Episode 25

Our Belgian Style Review Part 2 is the main focus of Episode 25 of Tap the Craft and get the scoop on Belgian Holy and Sour ales. Find out why you will see more Bourbon barrel beers than whiskey barrel beers as we answer a listener question. We also discuss the details behind starting a fantasy beer league in your area. Join us for our tasting notes with the Anchor Brewing Anchor Steam Beer, as well as learn a little about the California Common beer style. Go grab a bottle or six and taste along with us.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Anchor Brewing Anchor Steam Beer

Full Sail Session Cream Ale

Georgetown Lucille

Stone Ruination 2.0

Kulshan Brewing Bastard Kat IPA

Lazy Boy Cinnamon Chili Stout

Victory Brewing Wild Devil

Odell Brewing Blackberry Gose

Edge Brewing Imperial Red Ale

10 Barrel Brewing Californication

Big Sky Brewing Buckin’ Monk Tripel Ale

Check it Out:

Fantasy Beer League

Episode 24

Episode 24 of Tap the Craft is a special show featuring our first community spotlight segment with Victor Johnson (@vicjohUSMC86) from The 40cast. We interview Vic and learn about his craft beer journey. We also get a first hand look into the 2015 Homebrew Conference in San Diego as John talks about the unique beers he was able to try.  For episode 25 we will be tasting the Anchor Brewing Anchor Steam Beer…so go out and pick up a six pack so you can taste along with us.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Ommegang Three Philosophers

Heretic, Beachwood Brewing and Mraz Brewing Collaboration Belgian-style Ale

Lagunitas Equinox Pale Oat Ale

Knee Deep Brewing Hoparillo

Great Lakes Brewing Alberta Clipper Porter

Fat Heads Brewery Hippy Sippy Imperial Stout

Almanac Farmer’s Reserve Pluot

Stone Brewing Drew & Steve’s Imperial Mutt Brown Ale

Stone brewing Stochasticity Project: Hifi + Lofi Mixtape

Deschutes Brewery The Stoic Belgian Quad

Societe Brewing The Pugilist – Dry Irish Stout

Societe Brewing The Harlot – Belgian Blonde

Societe Brewing The Pupil – American IPA

Rare Barrel Cosmic Dust, Shadows of Their Eyes, and Ensorcelled

Stone Brewing Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrel

Heretic Brewing Torment

Moonlight Meadery Flame

Old Hangtown Beerworks Prost – Kolsch

Lagunitas Brewing Scare City #2 Rye Cocoa Porter

MacLeod B rewing Jackie Tar

Modern Times Black House Oatmeal Stout

Three Weavers Southbounder Coffee Stout

Alesmith Speedway Stout

Alesmith Nut Brown Ale

Green Flash Silva Stout

Stone Brewing Enjoy By 7-4-15

Stone Brewing Imperial Stout (Standard and Chai Spiced)

Episode 23

It’s Episode 23 of Tap the Craft and we virtually head to Belgium to discuss the awesome Belgian ale styles. Learn about the Wit, Saison, Dubbel, Tripel and Strong ale styles.  We answer a listener question concerning the difference between a session and a saison.  Join along in the tasting of the Tripel Karmeliet by Brouwerij Bosteels to round out your Belgian beer lesson.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Brouwerij Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet

Redhook ESB

Full Sail Brewing Session Cream Ale

Small Town Brewery Not Your Father’s Root Beer

Fremont Brewing Hops for Heroes Homefront IPA

DESTIHL Here Gose Nothin’

Almanac Dogpatch Sour

Victory Brewing Summer Love

Russian River Consecration

Allagash White

Ommegang Witte

St. Bernardus Witbier

Saison Dupont

Saison Silly

Ommegang Hennepin

Boulevard Saison-Brett

Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

Chimay Red

Duvel Maredsous 8

Westvleteren 8

New Belgium Abbey

Ommegang Abbey

St Bernardus Tripel

New Belgium Tripel

Victory Golden Monkey

Anderson Valley Brother David’s Tripel Abbey Style

Sierra Nevada Ovila Tripel

Duvel

Russian River Damnation

Gulden Draak

St. Bernardus Abt 12

Russian River Salvation

Episode 22

In Episode 22 Tap the Craft celebrates the Memorial Day week by honoring veterans who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedoms and lifestyles.  We discuss several new and noteworthy beers and give our picks for good picnic and BBQ beers.  We add our two cents to  a couple news articles to round off the show.  You can prepare to participate in our listener participation tasting notes segment for episode 23 by picking up a bottle of Tripel Karmeliet by Brouwerij Bosteels and tasting right along with us.

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Beers mentioned on the show:

Brouwerij Bosteels Tripel Karmeliet

Lagunitas Brewing 2015 Gnarleywine

Full Sail Brewing Session Cream Ale

Yards Brewing Brawler English Mild

Yards Brewing Love Stout

Stone Brewing Ruination DIPA 2.0

Stone Brewing Collaboration with Ecliptic and Wicked Weed Brewing Points Unknown IPA

Hops for Heroes Homefront IPA

News Article:

4 Craft Beer Trends We Are Completely Over

Here’s How Rich You’d Be if You Stopped Drinking

Episode 21

Legal at last…yes, Tap the Craft has finally made it to Episode 21. We celebrate our 21st birthday by drinking our homebrew creation the Luce Cannon, a Belgian Dark Strong Ale weighing in at 11% ABV and serving up a healthy dose of dark fruits.  We spend some time discussing bottle sharing, including the different type of events, the pros and cons as well as some etiquette.  We answer several listener questions like the risks of beer trading, Untappd spamming and the effects of beer on your tummy.  We also discuss the upcoming beer gadget called Fizzics that can enhance the head and foam on your beer and the upcoming independent documentary Blood, Sweat and Beer: The Movie.  You can also participate in our listener participation tasting notes segment by picking up a six pack of Red Hook ESB and tasting right along with us.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Red Hook ESB

Cedar Rose Brewing Luce Cannon Belgian Dark Strong Ale

Almanac Beer Co. Saison Delores

Almanac Beer Co. Golden Gate Gose

HaDubim Brewing Paradox Black IPA

News Article:

Fizzics Indiegogo site

Blood, Sweat & Beer: The Movie

Episode 20

Episode 20 of Tap the Craft discusses what makes a beer adjunct and the different ingredients that are mashable or kettle adjuncts.  We also discuss the upcoming beer gadget called Fizzics that can enhance the head and foam on your beer.  You can prepare for Ep21 listener participation tasting notes segment by picking up a six pack of Red Hook ESB…go get some now.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Red Hook ESB

Seven Brides Brewing Becky’s Black Cat Porter

10 Barrel Brewing Texas Lager

Stone Brewing Enjoy By 4/20/15 IPA

Fremont Brewing Bartell Drugs Spring Elixir Imperial IPA

Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Imp Stout

Moor Beer’s Old Freddy Walker Old Ale

Almanac Beer’s Farmer’s Reserve Citrus Sour

Lagunitas Equinox

News Article:

Fizzics- the physics behind great beer

Episode 19

Want to learn how to travel with your craft beer? Well Episode 19 of Tap the Craft discusses the methods to take to ensure your beer arrives safely and your clothes stay fragrance free. We also have a listener participation tasting notes segment with the Stone Brewing IPA. And John has a secret Check it Out segment…well not so secret now…he discusses the “So You Want to Start a Brewery?: The Lagunitas Story” book. The Kindle Edition can be found on Amazon for only $1.99, so go get it!

Beers mentioned on the show:

Stone Brewing IPA

Fremont Hoppy Pilsner

Stone Brewing Double Bastard Ale

Fremont Brewing Sister Imperial IPA

Kannah Creek Brewing Crossed Irons, Broken Oar IPA, Standing Wave Pale Ale, Vertical Drop, Lands End Amber

Episode 18

It’s Episode18 of Tap the Craft and this episode is dedicated to listener provided questions.  We discuss the variety of ways to serve up your craft beer as well as going into a little more detail on growlers.  Prepare for our next episode listener participation tasting notes segment by grabbing a six pack of the Stone Brewing IPA.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Stone Brewing IPA

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

New Belgium Porch Swing Single Ale

Full Sail Session Export Lager

 News Article:

Full Sail Brewing acquired by Encore Consumer Capital

Episode 17

Water, water, water…believe it or not, water plays a very important part in the brewing process. In Episode17 of Tap the Craft John and Denny talk about the science of water in brewing and how the minerals found in the water can contribute to the flavor and overall experience of a beer.  We answer a few listener questions and talk about a news article announcing the 2014 craft beer statistics and breaking the double digit market share milestone.  Our listener participation tasting notes segment for this episode is with the Lagunitas Brewing Pils…so go grab yourself a bottle or six and drink along with us.

Check out the Fluxtaposed Podcast and Battle of the Beer on fluxtaposed.com

Beers mentioned on the show:

Lagunitas Brewing Pils

Sierra Nevada 2015 Beer Camp Hoppy Lager

Tioga-Sequoia Tamarack Amber

Fremont Brewing Triple Trifecta

Airways Brewing 5th Anniversary Mosaic Pilsner

Ninkasi The Devil Went Down to Oregon Imp Dark Rye

Anderson Valley Huge Arker Bourbon Barrel Imp Stout

News Article:

Craft beer reaches new heights, enjoying 11 percent market share

Episode 16

It’s all about yeast in Episode 16 of Tap the Craft.  John and Denny talk about the different types of yeast strain and how they contribute to the flavor and overall experience of a beer.  We also discuss a couple beer related news articles about the 19 Types of Beer Snobs and the 27 Essential Coffee beers.  Our listener participation tasting notes for Ep16 is with Lagunitas Pils…so prepare for it by grabbing yourself a bottle or six and drink along with us.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Lagunitas Pils

Lagunitas Night Time Ale

Samuel Adams Boston Lager

Stone Brewing Enjoy By 2/14/15

Two Beers Brewing Fall Line Russian Imperial Stout

New Belgium Brewing La Folie 2013-2015

Fremont Brewing Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Oatmeal Stout (2014)

Collaboration No. 4 – Saison by Boulevard and Ommegang

Episode 15

In Episode15 of Tap the Craft we talk about hops and how they are used in the brewing process, as well as the form the hops can be in for adding to the beer and listing various aromatic hops you may experience in craft beer.  We answer a listener question about what makes a beer “Imperial” or “Double.”  Denny discusses a few beers he drank from his cellar…find out how it it went.  Our listener participation tasting notes for Ep15 is with Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen…so prepare for it by grabbing yourself a bottle or six and drink along with us.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Widmer Brothers Hefeweizen

Full Sail Brewing Double Bock

Snipes Mountain Hayduke the Wrencher Triple IPA

Grand Teton Brewing Barrel Aged Barley Wine (2012)

Russian River Brewing Supplication and Sanctification

Samuel Adam’s Thirteenth Hour Belgian Style Stout (2013)

Episode 14

In Episode14 of Tap the Craft we break down the malting process and discuss how the use of malt can affect the beer flavor, aroma and color.  We also discuss the difference between base and specialty malts and provide details on some of the most commonly used.  We also discuss our take on the Budweiser controversial Super Bowl commercial and about the AB InBev inquisition of Elysian Brewing.  Our listener participation tasting notes for Ep15 will be with Widmer Brother’s Hefeweizen…so prepare to grab yourself a bottle or two and drink along with us.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Widmer Brother’s Brewing Hefeweizen

Anderson Valley Bourbon Barrel Stout

Payette Brewing Slaughter House India Style Red Ale

Rockmill Cask Aged Tripel

Young’s Double Chocolate Stout

New Belgium Portage Porter

Deschutes Brewery Zarabanda

Full Sail Brewing 27th Anniversary Wheatwine Ale

Elysian Brewing Gourdgia on my Mind Pecan Peach Pumpkin Amber

Stone Brewing Levitation Amber Ale

Stone Brewing Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA

Stone Brewing Enjoy By Black IPA

Episode 13

Learn about the beer brewing process in Episode13 of Tap the Craft.  This episode focuses on educating the listener on the brewing process so you can understand the stages when discussed in future shows.  We also have our listener participation tasting notes with Deschutes Brewery’s Black Butte Porter…so grab yourself a bottle or two and drink along with us.

Episode 12

In Episode12 of Tap the Craft John and I pull off a “fluffer” show covering the nifty craft beer items we received for Christmas as well as our craft beer highlights of 2014.  Prepare for Episode13 listener participation tasting notes and grab yourself a six pack of Deschutes Brewery Black Butte Porter and drink along with us.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Bushnell Craft Kreisel Winter Ale

Full Sail Brewing Session Export Lager

Breakside Brewing Wanderlust IPA

Epic Brewing Sour Apple Saison

Double Mountain Green Killer Fresh Hop IPA

Double Mountain Red Killer Fresh Hop IPA

Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Rye Black IPA

Worthy Brewing Imperial IPA

American Brewing’s Decadence Imperial Chocolate Stout

Deschutes Brewery Black Butte XXIV

Cascade Brewing Diesel Imperial Stout

Avery Brewing Rumpkin

Black Raven Brewing Old Birdbrain

Iron Horse Brewery Quilter’s Irish Death

Anchorage Brewing Rondy Brew

Rinkuskiai Before-After Triple Bock

Deschutes Brewery The Abyss 2013

Knee Deep Brewing Midnight Hoppyness

Brouwerij Van Steenberge Gulden Draak

Russian River Brewing Pliny the Elder

Stone Brewing Sprocketbier
Stone Brewing Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

10 Barrel Brewing Cucumber Crush

Founders Imperial Stout

Bad Wolf Brewing…Englishish IPA, Cereus and ISB

 

Christmas gifts mentioned on the show:

The American Craft Beer Cookbook

Final Touch Glass 6 Piece Beer Tasting Set (can be found on Amazon)

Episode 11

Episode11 of Tap the Craft is food heavy, discussing the use of beers in marinades and holiday desserts.  We also talk about pairing beer with hamburgers and hot dogs, as well as provide a website (homebrewchef.com) for more recipes to try.  Grab yourself a New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale and drink along with us for the listener participation tasting notes section.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Base Camp Northwest Fest

Lagunitas Brown Shugga

Stone Brewing Imperial Russian Stout

Stone Brewing Stochasticity Project Quadrotriticale

Stone Brewing Bourbon Barrel-Aged Arrogant Bastard Ale

New Belgium Brewing Fat Tire Amber Ale

Links to  articles mentioned on the show:

http://blog.stonebrewing.com/index.php/stone-holiday-beer-recipes/

http://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/craft-beer-holiday-cookie-round-up

http://247wallst.com/special-report/2014/12/15/beers-americans-no-longer-drink/

Episode 10

Episode 10 of Tap the Craft is devoted to answering all the listener submitted questions since the last episode.  We discuss the use of hops in beers such as wet and fresh hopped beers, as well as the techniques of hop bursting and dry hopping a beer.  We uncover a beer cleansing technique and discuss the digestive benefits of beer.  Discover a plethora of beer cocktails to try at home in our Brew Buzz segment.  Prepare for our listener participation tasting notes segment in Episode 11 by picking up a bottle or six of New Belgium’s Fat Tire Amber Ale.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Sam Adams Merry Maker Gingerbread Stout

Payette Brewing Rodeo Rye Pale Ale

New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale

Episode 9

Learn how to select and store craft beer for cellaring in Episode 9 of Tap the Craft.  Last episode we focused on beer freshness, and in this episode we explain the ins and outs of beer cellaring.  We also answer a listener provided question concerning pairing beer with food.  Grab yourself a North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout and drink along with us for the listener participation tasting notes.

Beers mentioned on the show:

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout

Sam Adams Boston Lager

Full Sail Session Fest Red Lager

Deschutes Black Butte Anniversary Porter

Stone Brewing Vertical Epic Series

Stone Brewing Drink After Series

Stone Brewing Drink Before Series

Episode 8

Episode 8 of Tap the Craft focuses on beer freshness.  Learn about oxidation and “skunked” beer and how to prevent these conditions from ruining your craft beer drinking experience.  We also discuss the news of 10 Barrel Brewing being bought by big beer company Anheuser-Busch InBev.   Prepare for Ep9 listener participation tasting notes with the North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout…so grab a bottle or two!  Check out Ep76 of the @PlatformJunkies podcast where we guest host and talk more about craft beer.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Stone Stochasticity Project Hibuiscuity

Widmer Brothers Brrr Winter Warmer

North Coast Brewing Old Rasputin Imperial Russian Stout

Episode 7

Find out what makes a brewery “craft” in Episode 7 of Tap the Craft.  We discuss the beer style Winter Warmer or Winter Ales and provide a number of good beers to try.  We also review our tasting notes of Deschutes Brewery Jubelale and we invite our listeners to taste along with us.   Prepare for Ep9 (two shows away) listener participation tasting notes with the North Coast Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Deschutes Brewery Jubelale

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

Widmer Brothers Brrr

Widmer Brothers Brrrbon

Full Sail Wassail

Lagunitas Brown Shugga

Lagunitas Sucks Holiday Ale   You can take next two

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Big Sky Powder Hound

Sierra Nevada Christmas Ale

Goose Island Christmas Ale

Sierra Nevada Bigfoot

Stone Brewing Old Guardian

Episode 6

In Episode 6 of Tap the Craft we discuss the art of pouring the perfect beer.  We also answer a listener question concerning how to decode the ABV value found on a beer and turn it into US serving units.  We even take the ABV lesson and apply it to blood alcohol content estimations for your reference.   Prepare for Ep7 listener participation tasting notes with Deschutes Brewery Jubelale winter warmer.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Fremont Brewing Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale

Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’

Jolly Pumpkin La Parcela No.1 Pumpkin Ale

Episode 5

It’s fall and in Episode 5 of Tap the Craft we go full speed into Oktoberfest and pumpkin beer seasonal offerings.  We discuss the history and style notes, as well as list a few beers for you to try.  We also do our listener participation tasting notes with Samuel Adam’s Oktoberfest, so grab a beer and taste along with us.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Full Sail Brewing LTD07 Oktoberfest

Samuel Adams Oktoberfest

Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest

Great Lakes Brewing Oktoberfest

Victory Brewing Festbier

Gordon Biersch

Paulaner Oktoberfest

Ayinger Oktober Fest Marzen

Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’

Elysian Punkuccino Coffee Pumpkin Ale

Elysian Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

Elysian Dark O’ the Moon Pumpkin Stout

Elysian The Great Pumpkin Imperial Pumpkin Ale

Anderson Valley Pinchy Jeek Barl Bourbon Barrel Pumpkin Ale

Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin

Dogfishhead Punkin Ale

Southern Tier Pumking

Elysian and 21st amendment Brewing He said, He said pumpkin beers

Episode 4

Be prepared for a lengthy show with Episode 4 of Tap the Craft.  John and I had the best intentions of keeping the show on task at less than 60 minutes, but failed as we had just too much to talk about.  We went into detail on common glassware used to enjoy quality craft beer as well as discuss tasting notes of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and discuss Denny’s New Year’s resolution to drink more lagers and pilsners, highlight some key craft beer industry news and discuss a few noteable beers we tried.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Full Sail Brewing LTD05 Vienna Lager

Full Sail Brewing LTD07 Octoberfest

Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

Airways Brewing PSA: Summer Ale (Pale Ale)

Bale Breaker Brewing Field 41 Pale Ale

Wingman Brewers American Outlaws World Cup Ale (Pale Ale)

Elysian and Payette Brewing Huckleberry Berlinerweisse

Elysian and 21st amendment Brewing He said, He said pumpkin beers

Samuel Adams Octoberfest

Episode 3

Be prepared for a pleasant surprise in episode 3 of Tap the Craft.  I am pleased to announced the addition of my buddy John Ream to second chair and provide the missing element.  John is not only well informed on craft beer, but he is also an award winning homebrewer that will be able to complement my lack of brewing experience.    You probably notice the show is twice the normal length and this is because having two hosts really adds to the interaction and depth our the topics.  Our goal is to eventually work the show into under an hour.   We discuss tasting notes of Knee Deep Brewing SIMTRA Triple IPA and New Belgium Brewing Tour de Fall as well as key topics like an in depth discussion on how to do a beer tasting, provide a bit of insight into a few other craft beers tried recently, dive into John’s exposure to craft beer and check out Gropener, a unique bottle opener.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Kona Brewing Lemongrass Luau

Red Hook Ale Brewery Fat Chance Light IPA

Widmer Brothers Brewing Double M.A.C. Session IPA

Firestone Walker Brewing Oaktoberfest Marzen

Anchorage Brewing Rondy Brew Saison

Reuben’s Brews Black Imperial IPA

Airways Brewing Curbside Porter

Elliott Bay Brewing No Doubt Stout (and Coffee version)

Knee Deep Brewing Co SIMTRA Triple IPA

New Belgium Brewing Tour de Fall Pale Ale

Episode 2

In episode 2 of Tap the Craft we go a little review heavy with beer reviews of 10 Barrel Brewing Company’s Beer No. 2, Stone’s collaboration with Beechwood and Heretic Unapologetic IPA and Farias Clara Helles Lager from Full Sail Brewing.   Other key topics include an in depth discussion on using your nose during a beer tasting, we define the brew styles Helles Lager, Cascadian Dark Ale and Double IPA, provide a bit of insight into a few other craft beers I tried recently and have on deck, as well as dive into my history with IPAs and check out the 99 Bottles of Beer Journals by 33 Books Co.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Payette Brewing North Fork Pale Lager

10 Barrel Brewing Beer No. 2 (Cynical CDA)

Full Sail Brewing Farias Clara Helles Lager (Brewer’s Share)

Stone Unapologetic IPA

Knee Deep Brewing Co SIMTRA triple IPA

Brouwerij Van Steenberge Gulden Draak

Ninkasi Brewing Maiden the Shade IPA

Humboldt Brewing Red Nectar Red Ale

Payette Brewing Fly Line Vienna Lager

Fort George Brewing Quick Wit

Fort George Brewing 1811 Lager

Episode 1

In the inaugural episode of Tap the Craft the listener is introduced to a sample of the content being delivered every two weeks along with a little background on the man behind the mic.  Key topics in this episode include a beer review of Cavatica Stout by Fort George Brewing, we define the style American Stout, break down what it means to describe the body of a beer, recommend another more advanced craft beer podcast called 4 Brewers (fourbrewers.com), give you the ins and outs of the social beer drinking application known as Untappd and provide a bit of insight into a number of craft beers I tried recently and have on deck.

If you would like to contact the show you can reach the host through email at tapthecraft@gmail.com, or follow us on twitter @tapthecraft or leave comments on the show post on openforumradio.com or Google+ just search for Tap the Craft to find the podcast page.

You can follow me personally on Twitter, Instagram and Untappd @lucescrew.

Beers mentioned on the show:

Boise Brewing Hip Check IPA

Boise Brewing Snowboarder Porter American stout

Knee Deep Brewing Hoparillo 3x IPA

Sockeye Brewing Thunder Mountain Imp Stout

Sockeye Brewing Fred’s Raging Red

Sockeye Brewing Belgian Style Summer Ale

Sockeye Brewing Apple Jack Amber barrel aged ale

Stone Unapologetic IPA

Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary #2 Saison A’ Fleurs farmhouse style brewed with chrysanthemum, jasmine and Szechuan peppercorn in collaboration with Breakside brewery

Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary #3 Fizz Spritzer Style – ale brewed with ginger and Meyer lemon in collaboration with 10 Barrel Brewing

Knee Deep Brewing Co Citra Extra Pale ale

Knee Deep Brewing Co SIMTRA triple IPA

10 Barrel Brewing Beer #2

Full Sail Brewing Brewers Share Helles Lager

Deschutes Brewery Doppel Dinkel Bock ale Conflux Series #3 in collaboration with Distelhauser