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By admin, 16 years ago

Show 105 - Dog Beer Show

From the land of Flying Dogs comes our beers this show. We get all up into a Flying Dog Double Dog Pale Ale and a Gonzo Imperial Porter. Plus a lot of bitching about hop prices. Interviews with Eric, the head brewdude from Flying Dog, and Rick does an interview with Jim Fixari discussing the beer food pairings at the KROC dinner .

Beers we sampled this show

  • Flying Dog Double Dog Double Pale Ale
  • Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter
  • Mikes Perry (Pear Cider)

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By admin, 16 years and 1 month ago

Show 104 - Big Foamy Head 101

What is this whole craft beer thing about anyway? In this show we take a giant step backwards and reintroduce ourselves and our show to some of the new listeners that have been cropping up. In this show you will learn about:

  • What a beer really is - and is NOT
  • The difference between Ales and Lagers
  • Craft Beer vs. Conglomobeer
  • Different styles of beer, and why it matters
  • How to taste a beer and what to look for
  • Beer and Food - how to pair
  • and more beer knowledge!

We know we are not covering all the bases, but we do cover quite a bit, plus have the regular segments - Beer News and Beer Haiku - and some great music from Terry Wall and the Wallbangers, Further Down, and Little Ed and the Imperials.

Beers sampled on this show:
Lefthand Smoked Goosinator Dopplebock
Ricks Homebrew Dopplebock
Ommegang Belgian Chocolate Indulgence
Avery and Russian River Collaboration Not Litigation Ale

Longtime listeners, please weigh in with all the things we left out!
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By admin, 16 years and 1 month ago

Show 103 - Gueuze me?

«Gueuze me? What'd you say?» Man, the jokes write themselves!

Gueuze is a wonderful form of lambic beers that are blended batches from 3 different years. Tart, acidic, effervescent and down-right yummy. This show takes a few intrepid steps into the world of mead as Rick recounts his experiences stewarding the International Mead Competition and the Home Mead Makers Competition. Dick experiments with gueuze/mead blending to perfect the «stinky feet» characteristic of the geuze. The beer was so eager to be poured it opened itself - you could take an eye out with the exploding corks flying around the room!

We have an audio meltdown as we try to Skype in Justin Davis from Davis On Draft. Justin and the guys from Big Foamy Head had a reunion at the Nashville Podcamp where Dick was a presenter. Justin has a golden voice and has been bestowed the title as «the future of podcasting.»

Our friend Sick Puppy from Should I Drink That? sent us a gift of Rogues Fathead Ale, which turned out to be a great well hopped easy drinking ale.

Music from «The Hot Monkey Love» and a beer haiku rounds out a well lubricated show.

Beers we sampled:

  • Girardin Gueuze 1882
  • Hanssens' Mead the Gueuze
  • Rogues Fat Heads Ale

and a few anonymous meads! :)

Listen for a perfectly blended show here.

By admin, 16 years and 2 months ago

Show 102 - The Flavors of Beer

Warning: this is a loud, fast-paced show, sort of different Big Foamy Head show! We have a special musical guest, Andy Tanas, who refuses to sing. But he does share a ton of stories from the road while involved with Lynyrd Skynrd, Black Oak Arkansas, Krokus and more. We share a TON of beers ranging from an assortment of Lambics up to a bourbon-aged stout. And we cover a wealth of musical history with a studio full of people. Enjoy!

Beers tasted on this show:
Lindermann's Pomme, Kriek and Framboise
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Schlafly Bourbon Aged Imperial Stout
Young's Double Chocolate Stout

Download this flavorful show here.

By admin, 16 years and 2 months ago

Show 101 - Big Beer Show

Okay, we don't have a theme for the beers this time, except they are all big high alcohol beverages. Several of them are Brewers reserves. Yum.

Join us for a discussion of the Big Beer, Belgians and Barleywine festival in Vail, CO. It's bockalicious©!

Music from Little Johnny Taylor, who's talkin'bout a part-time love. We're all about the monkey-love this show. Beer news regarding release parties from Avery and Boulder Beer Company and nanny-state oppression down-under.

We have a heartfelt touching moment during the show where Dick graciously accepts the «Douche of the Year» award from the fine folks over at the BN. He did not thank Jesus or his mother, but it will bring moisture to your eyes - it makes you proud to be an American. Just think - we win «Man of the Year» from Time Magazine and now this, «Douche of the Year!» We get some of the BN Army guys to comment on this momentous occassion - thanks to the guys from the Liquid Poets Homebrew Club in Ft. Collins, CO for playing along!

We announce the winner of the «Sexiest Beer Alive»... Listen in to find out who wins!!

Beer Haiku from Captain Hops at

Mike raises questions regarding an American legend - the Duke. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

New Holland Brewing Company - Moxie Sour Ale
Bluegrass Brewing Company Jefferson Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout
Unibroue 16 (10% abv)
Left Hand Brewing Company Twin Sisters Imperial/Double IPA (9.6% abv)
Brooklyn Brewery Black Chocolate Stout
Schlafly Reserve Imperial Stout aged in Bourbon Barrels(10.5%)

Loose your reservations and listen to this feature packed show here.

By admin, 16 years and 2 months ago

Show 100 - The Barleywine Show

This is it, show 100. Not too much fanfare, but we do celebrate with some high-powered, delicious barleywine. Join us as we explore the subtle, tender nuances of barleywines, only to have them get us drunk and take advantage of us. We also flash back to Episode 1, have a few kind words from our brethren beercasters, and play some fine blues. Beer Haiku, Beer News and all the usual stuff, too.

Download this show and listen to it 100 times here.

By admin, 16 years and 3 months ago

Show 99 - Urthel Beer Show

We have a little beer on this show, in every sense of the word. Little guy on the Urthel label, and little guys in the studio. We are joined by the Beer Elves who help us sample some great beers (and one suck one) from Urthel. Beer Haiku, Beer News, and the usual madness, plus a few words on the late, sorta great, Ike Turner.

Beers sampled on this show:

Urthel Doppelbock
Urthel Hopit
Urthel Trippel

Download this little, tiny, small, miniature, elfin show here.

By admin, 16 years and 3 months ago

Show 98 - Koningshoeven Trappist Beer Show

We get our trappist on with beers from Koningshoeven, a fantastic brewery out of the Netherlands. And, of course, we go down the religion road and offend many people, including the handicapped, suggest Jesus was a homebrewer, etc. We get our blues school on with King Bee, a song sang by many blues artists including England's newest hitmakers, the Rolling Stones. And lest we forget, Beer Haiku, Beer News and all the usual suspects.

Beers sampled on this show:

Koningshoeven La Trappe Dubbel
Koningshoeven La Trappe Tripel
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel

Get down on your knees and download this trappist delight here.

By admin, 16 years and 3 months ago

Show 97 - Holiday Party Beer Show

This is the time of year when you get dragged to neighborhood parties with suck beer. Not so for the Big Foamy Head folks. We have two parties of note that we attended where the beer was better than ever. More nominations for Sexiest Beer of the Year as well. Get your new year off on the right foot.

Download this holiday fiasco here.

By admin, 16 years and 3 months ago

Show 96 - Good and Evil Beer Show

We take on the spirit of the Holidays and the lord of the damned. You figure out which is which. Beer News, a double shot of Beer Haiku, some Memphis Music, and the Gilligan Death Watch continues! Plus yet another nomination for Sexiest Beer Alive from our good friends at Should I Drink That. And a journey into beer cocktails, which has it's ups and downs...

Beers sampled on this show:
Satan Gold
Santa's Private Reserve
Brew Bubba's Who Put Coffee in my Stout
A Down Low (cheap beer and Jack Daniels!)

Get down low with this show here.

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