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By admin, 16 years and 11 months ago

Show 75 - Diamond Bear Beer Show

Diamond Bear Logo We're lucky enough to have a great selection of beers from a «local to us» brewery just 2 hours 38 minutes away in Little Rock, AR.

The Mary Carol Winkler verdict is in - manslaughter. Watch out guys - hide the shotgun!

Rick realizes that Irish Red's can be excellent when done right.

The music includes lots of Lynard Skynard covers from some of our favorite artists.

We do a beer haiku followed by rambling conversation about movies and presidents.

Remember to telepathically enter your questions for the BBQ&A.

Sorry guys - no news segment again. We've been recording at off times due to all the activities going on this time of year. We'll do our best to hookup with Rick Lyke again soon.

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Diamond Bear Pale Ale
  • Diamond Bear Irish Red
  • Diamond Bear Summer Blonde
  • Diamond Bear Honey Weiss
  • Diamond Bear Presidential IPA

Be entertained by the Diamond Bear here.

By admin, 16 years and 11 months ago

Show 74 - Founders Brewing Company Beer

Founders Logo We get a hookup from our friends at The Beer Report and get to sample one of the best bourbon breakfast stouts in the country from Founders Brewing Company. Michigan has one heck of a beer scene going on and we at Big Foamy Head are duly impressed with the offerings from the brewery we feature on this show - Founders!

Join us as we discuss planning for a big barbecue (test cook and competition), music from the upcoming Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival, and of course, beer. Hey, it's what we're all about, «Beer, Blues, and BBQ.» We love it. We live it.

We fall off the wagon and get into the current controversy swirling around the nappy-headed-honky-cracker-white-boy Imus. We usually avoid the political discussions, but when it comes to issues of freedom of speech, we are directly affected and have strong opinions on the topic.

We joke about reviving a segment that we started over a year ago - reach out and touch a podcaster. Our first reach out was to Groucho at the Beer Report, so what better way to renew the segment then to drunk dial Groucho again!

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Founders Dirty Bastard
  • Founders Black Rye
  • Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout

One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer... here (but hold the Scotch).

By admin, 17 years ago

Show 73 - Porter Beer Show

Anchor Porter Indulge us. We had a lot of Porters in the Beer Studio. We had to do something with them, so we did a porter beer show!! What else would you expect from your friends at BigFoamyHead?

We recorded on an infamous date for us Memphians - the day Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, TN - which we paid our respects to.

Our music offerings continue to feature artists who will be at the Memphis In May Music Festival.

Blog and video promotions include Lisa Nova does 300, Chef Bruce Paton and Beer, Beats and Bites.

Beers we sampled this show...

Give your luggage to the porter, find your seat and listen here.

By admin, 17 years ago

Show 72 - Green Flash Beer Show

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What is a green flash? A flash of brilliant green light, before the day descends into night. People who live along the coast spend their lives hoping to see one. It is also an up and coming brewing company from San Diego that has been making a splash with their Imperial IPA. Thanks to Mike for bringing back samples from his spring break family outing to the left coast.

We also bring you more Memphis in May Music Fest Artists including Eddie Floyd, George Thorogood (doing a fantastic blues song) and Gov't Mule. In our continuing efforts to expose you our listeners to art and culture, we bring you haiku from Beer Haiku Daily. Rick Lyke updates us on Stella, Miller-SAB and a new gallery opening in London - the World of Beer. We also continue to promote the Blues Foundation.

Beers we sample this show...

  • Green Flash Brewing Company Nut Brown Ale
  • Green Flash Brewing Company Extra Pale Ale
  • Green Flash Brewing Company Trippel Belgian Style Ale

So stop staring at the sun and download this flash (in the pan) of a show here!

By admin, 17 years ago

Show 71 - Yazoo Brewing Company

This show took forever to get out because there is so much stuff! Linus Hall, brewmaster from Yazoo Brewery in Nashville, shares some growlers with us, we talk to Beer Drinker of the Year Diane Catanzaro, more Memphis in May musicians join in, and the regular stuff such as Beer News and Beer Haiku. Join us for this extra long show.

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Yazoo Brewing Company Hefeweizen
  • Yazoo Brewing Company Dos Perros
  • Yazoo Brewing Company Amarillo Pale Ale
  • Yazoo Brewing Company Sly Rye Porter

Download this super sized show here.

By admin, 17 years and 1 month ago

Show 70 - La Folie Beer Show

Join us for this premium show with premium beer and premium guests. We kick off the show with the falling-off-a-log homebrew from the Brewhouse, courtesy of Brew Bubbas. And then we get into the beer star of the show, La Folie from the New Belgium brewery, by way of James Spencer of Basic Brewing. This is an exceptional Flemish Red Ale and an experience for any beer afficionado. And then things take a turn for the blues with our special guest, Chris Thomas King.

You may know Chris from his appearances in the movies O Brother Where Art Thou, Ray, and others. But you may not know about some of his recent works, a special album reflecting his losses in Hurricane Katrina. This album, Rise, is deeply personal and got Chris a nomination for a Handy Blues award for Best Blues Song of the Year for Baptized in Dirty Water. We spend a LOT of time with Chris, who you'll find is a very passionate blues man. You can purchase this CD and more from Chris Thomas King at iTunes, Amazon, eMusic and just about any other online music outlet.

Pucker up and download this blues-filled show here.

The second part of the Chris Thomas King interview can be found here.

Check out the official debut of the Intro To Kegging by Rick of Big Foamy Head:

By admin, 17 years and 1 month ago

Show 69 - Bear Republic Beer Show

Not your average bear, Bear Republic Brewery is our featured beer on this numerically significant show. What is it about the number 69? We forget.

Great beers and great blues with Reverend Horton Heat, Memphis' own Barkays, Tab Benoit and more.

It's that time of year again, we start gearing up for the Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival, which announced it's lineup the day we recorded the show.

Rick Lyke provides an informative and timely Beer News Segment. Outlawing alcoholic beverage advertising on college campuses? Dumb idea. Molson-Coors axe swinging to cut costs? Sounds like union busting to us. Canadian Navy using cigarette taxes to subsidize beer? Kudos. Beer plants producing Ethanol? Great idea.

Finally, check out our new feature, Beer Haiku, courtesy of Captain Hops. Rick wields his dramatic interpretation skills to bring you mo' culture than you can stand. Well, mo' of something than you can stand!

Beers we sampled this show...

Bear with us as you download this podcast here.

The Dude Night Hop Father, as discussed during the show.

By admin, 17 years and 1 month ago

Show 68 - Ale Asylum Beer Show

Join us as we enjoy beers from Madtown's up-and-coming Brewery and Brew Pub - The Ale Asylum. Hint for the unlearned, Madtown is an alias for Madison, WI. Limited availability in bottles, but always available in growlers and pints from the pub. It's beer that's «fermented in sanity.»

Class and culture abound during this show. Well, class and culture as defined by the BigFoamyHead hosts!

Book readings? Yes! We read an excerpt from Charlie Papazians book «Microbrewed Adventures.»

Movie Information? Of course! We celebrate the opening of Black Snake Moan - «everything is hotter down south.» This movie was filmed in Memphis and set in Stanton, TN which is about 40 miles from the beer studio. You can hear the sounds of the cicada, frogs and crickets throughout the movie that is synonymous with the midsouth in the summer time.

Art? Indeed. We have a discussion on some of the folk art which is featured in the liver stretching exercise preshow video. We also talk about the art of brewing and beer competitions.

More class and culture? Of course! We delve in to Haiku, the ancient Japanese form of poetry. Rub your eyes and wake the kids!

The movie inspired us to dig out some of the older blues tracks... including one of the original versions of Black Snake Moan and a cover of Memphis Minnies «Tricks ain't walking.»

That's not enough you say? Okay, we're starting something new - promoting interesting blogs! This week we recommend Beer Haiku and The Opinionated Beer Page.

Still not enough? We have a great news segment with Rick Lyke.

Beers we sampled this show...

Seek Asylum. Listen here!

By admin, 17 years and 1 month ago

Show 67 - Stout Beer Show

We had a huge selection of Stout beers waiting for us to imbibe. Stouts... dark roasty goodness. All were very dark, accoring to the style guidelines, but thats where the similarities ended. There is great diversity in the stout beer style - from the English session stouts to the «over the top» American stouts. Our samplings were in the «over the top» end of the spectrum.

On our preshow «liver stretching exercise video» we sampled a Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, courtesy of BuBBy, Supreme Dictator of the World, cohost of the Brain Gravy podcast and administrator for the TikiBarTV UserPlane site. Thanks BuBBy!

What? There is no video?!!! Opps! Okay, we had one of those infamous technical glitches... the video isn't available. We very much enjoyed the beer though.

Our neighbor Mike joins us. He jumped right in and did a great job - we're truly fortunate to have so many beer enthusiasts within walking distance to the studio!!

We have a great interview with the winner of the The Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge that was held here in Memphis on Beale Street, February 1-3rd. The first prize went to Sean Carney Band from the Columbus Blues Alliance. Sean also took the Albert King Award for best guitarist and was also the Best Dressed!!

We begin a discussion on Moving to Kegging that will be of great interest to homebrewers. It's a very technical topic, so a post was added to the site. Click the text above to read all about it. Video to follow!

Add some beer news from Rick Lyke, some really excellent music and you have a show! A stout beer show to be precise.

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
  • Old Dominion Brewing Co. Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
  • BrewBubba's Kentucky Breakfast Stout (22% ABV)
  • Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout
  • ReaperAle Mortality Stout
  • AleSmith Speedway Stout

You know the drill. You wanna listen? Just click here.

By admin, 17 years and 2 months ago

Show 65 - Bells Brewery Beer Show

Join us as we enjoy some of our favorite beers, those offered by Bells Brewery, Inc. out of Comstock MI. Lots of strange current events to ponder from diaper wearing astronauts to the TRAGIC loss of Anna Nicole. We're joined by Rick Lyke,, for some real beer news. Then we round out the evening with a fantastic interview with the main man himself - Larry Bell.

Beers we sampled this show...

Want to know what Larry Bell thinks about you putting fruit into his Oberon? Listen here.

We didn't do a preshow video this time, but we'd like to introduce to «Punchy» for grins...

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