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By admin, 14 years and 3 months ago

Show 44 - Mendocino Beer Show

Vinegar Eels Join us as we enjoy some vinegar cayenne pepper sauce, great beers from the left coast and expose you to some class and culture. On tap are movie recommendations, a restaurant review, dead week celebrations and a bit of brilliant acting in a segment called «Master Beer Theater!» Music from Steven Segal, Elmore James, Paul Carrack and the North Mississippi All Stars. Friend of show Kenny joins us and tells us about his journey to the belly of the beast and other adventures.

Beers we sampled during the show...

Silver Pig Style Hot Table Sauce

Download or stream this bit of culture here.

By admin, 14 years and 3 months ago

Audio Extra - 20th Annual Great Taste of the Midwest

Join Rick as he wanders around the 20th Annual Great Taste of the Midwest in Madison, Wisconsin. This is an annual charitable event held by the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild on the 2nd Saturday of August. The event features over 100 breweries and over 450 different beers. So many beers, so little time.

No intros, exits or fluff. This is fairly raw audio although I tried to keep the levels fairly consistent. Some of the people are experts, for example the main brewer from Schlafly - Stephen Hale, to your generic uninformed public who's contribution to the podcast was «Woo Hoo!» I also found some of the organizers to get their thoughts on the event. Warning: this show contains some made up facts!

Beers sampled during this excursion...

  • New Albanian Cone Smoker
  • New Albanian Hop Times
  • New Albanian Thunderfoot - Dark Cherry Oak Stout
  • Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout
  • Founders Old Curmudgeon
  • Honorable Mention (not sampled): Founders Devil Dancer
  • Tyranena Bourbon Barrel Aged 2004 Peated Wee Heavy (Scotch Ale)
  • Tyranena Bitter Woman IPA
  • Tyranena Rocky's Revenge Bourbon Aged Brown Ale
  • Grumpy Troll Brew Pub Pillaging Troll Porter
  • Flatlanders Harvest Amber Ale
  • Milwaukee Ale House Pull Chain Pail Ale
  • New Glarus Brewing Co. Road Slush Oatmeal Stout
  • New Holland Dragons Milk Barrel Aged Strong Ale
  • New Holland Blue Goat Dopplebock
  • O'Fallon Brewery Smoked Porter
  • Goose Island Matilda Reserve
  • St Louis Brewery, Inc. Schlafly Belgian Tripel
  • Kuhnhenn Brewing Company Raspberry Eisbock
  • Kuhnhenn Brewing Company Fourth Dementia Olde Ale
  • Honorable Mention (not sampled): Kuhnhenn Creme Brulee Java Stout
  • Capital Brewery Oktoberfest
  • Three Floyds Dark Lord
  • Three Floyds Alpha Kahn
  • South Shore Brewery Bourbon Barrel Coffee Mint Irish Stout

Download this whirlwind tour of the midwest here.

By admin, 14 years and 3 months ago

Show 43 - Polish Beer Show

Wild and Crazy Guys Join us for some Polish Beer. We sample some great (but unpronounceable) beers brought to us by our FOS (Friend Of Show) Alan Young. Polish sausage is on the menu, beer reduced mustard and some great (non-Polish) blues.

Beers we sampled during this show...

We also sampled some of Tennessee's fine Jack Daniels brand whiskey. We were inspired by the Curieux!

Download the podcastski here.

By admin, 14 years and 4 months ago

Show 42 - Capital Beer Show

Capital Brewery LogoWe have great beers from Capital Brewery, great music from a legend of blues and rock, Willie Dixon. You may not be familiar with him, but you know his work. We also talk with Kirby Nelson, brewmaster from Capital Brewery, and get the inside dope on making beer, growing the brewery, and keeping it an art and not just a job. Plus international shoutouts, drinking and driving (or driving us to drink) and more. A musical, tasty show - enjoy!

Beers we sampled during this show...

Download this geography-challenged show here!

By admin, 14 years and 4 months ago

Show 41 - Anniversary Beer Show

It has been a year and 175 beers later we still find more to drink about. This show leads off with a great Anniversary beer from Stone Brewing, a Moylans Hopsickle and much more. We recap the Big Foamy Head 4th of July Extravaganza at Rick's house and look into the future. We do a lot of name dropping on this show... a lot of shout outs to the other podcasts.

Beers we sampled during this show...

Steve Wilkes Brown Ale Gumbo Ya Ya

Take a look at the list of beers we've been through and find your favorites.

Download this year-in-the-making show here.

By admin, 14 years and 4 months ago

Show 39 - Birthday Beer Bash

FINALLY! We had the worst time getting this show cut together. Far too much beer went into this show. Learn about Suck and Blow, catch some R.L. Burnside and enjoy the first Big Foamy Head Partycast as we celebrate Susan's birthday.

Beers we sampled during this show...

Get your own Blues Name from Dick's nifty Blues Name Generator here!

Partycast pics here!

Download this slice of cake here.

By admin, 14 years and 5 months ago

Show 40 - Dogfish Head Beer Show

Dogfish Head SignJoin us as we get back to our standard show format. We are releasing Show 40 before Show 39 because we needed some content files to finish Susans big birthday beer bash show, but we're also trying to clear the queue for our big 1 year anniversary beer bash show. More info then you ever wanted to know? You betcha... on with the show!

Dogfish Head Beers we sampled during this show...

Musical selections

  • Buddy Guy and Koko Taylor, Born Under a Bad Sign.
  • George Thorogood and the Destroyers, I Drink Alone.
  • Buddy Guy, It's Still Called the Blues
  • The unofficial BFH theme song!

Put hair on your chest by listening here! (44:52)

By admin, 14 years and 5 months ago

Show 38c - BBQ Beer Fest (part 3)

Superbowl of SwineWe wind up the Friday night festivities and talk with some other teams. And we finish up our beer-soaked journey high atop a booth overlooking the Mississippi.

Music featured on this show: B.B. Chun King and Joe Galea

Beers we sampled on this show...

  • New Glarus Brewing Co. Tail Wagger

Photo Gallery from BBQ Fest! (4 pages)

Relive the moments by downloading the mp3 here.

And last, but certainly not least, the outtakes are here!

By admin, 14 years and 5 months ago

Show 38b - BBQ Beer Fest (part 2)

Superbowl of SwineWe continue onward with our coverage of the Memphis in May Barbecue Festival. We finish up Thursday night and head into Friday and the judging of the Anything But contests. Meet some more of the team and try to tell if we have been drinking or not.

Beers featured on this show are ...

Musical guests are 19th Street Red and Paul Thorn.

Photo Gallery from BBQ Fest! (4 pages)

Download this saucy show here!

By admin, 14 years and 5 months ago

Show 38 - BBQ Beer Fest Show (part 1)

Superbowl of SwineWe are back from the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Contest and the Smokers Anonymous team! Join us for interviews of the team, some Stone IPA and Arrogant Bastard, gang signs, bluegrass, piercings and popsicles. Beer and barbecue is our thing in May!

Beers we sampled during the recording session... (only click these links if you are not a fizzy yellow beer drinking ninny here under false pretenses.)

Thanks to Kirk and Vaco Enterprises, we had a keg of yummy beer (German style maibock) to drink at the festival...

Thanks to the TKE's at Planet Barbeque for sharing this fantastic hoppy beer!

Photo Gallery from BBQ Fest! (4 pages)

Smell the smoke and taste the cue on this show - download it here!

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