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By admin, 16 years ago

Audio Extra - 10th Annual Brewgrass Festival

Join Rick as he and his son enjoy some fantastic beers and listen to some great bluegrass music at the Brewgrass Festival in the Smokey Mountains of Asheville, NC - home of the Biltmore Estates. With 7 hours, 40 breweries, about 3 beers per brewer... the audio gets sloppy towards the end... even after being seriously edited.

This annual event hosted by the Great Smokies Craft Brewers Association and benefiting Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Western North Carolina is one of the most popular beer and bluegrass events in the Southeast.

Our Audio Extra's do not have intro's or outro's or much in the way of transitions between audio segments. This audio extra does feature music from a wonderful artist named RobinElla and the CC String Band. She's a regular in the Knoxville/Asheville music scene, but a new discovery for us.


Beers sampled during this event...

  • Blue Ridge Brewing Company Crazy Willy scotch ale
  • Blue Ridge Brewing Company Ball and Chain IPA
  • Blue Ridge Brewing Company Blondie
  • Rogue Brutal Bitter
  • Rogue German Pils
  • Rogue Uberfest
  • Rogue I2PA
  • Asheville Brewing Company Shiva IPA
  • Heinzelmannchen Brewery Ancient Days Honey Blonde Ale
  • Highland Brewing Company Mocha Stout
  • Highland Brewing Company Imperial Gaelic
  • Highland Brewing Company Oatmeal Porter
  • Appalacian Brewery Mad Bear Stout
  • French Broad Laurel Country White
  • French Broad Oktoberfest
  • French Broad 13 Rebels ESB
  • French Broad Wee Heavy'er
  • Smokey Mountain Brewery Helles
  • Dogfish Head Punkin
  • Atlanta Brewing Company Special Bitter
  • Bison Brewing Company Chocalate Stout
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company Lager
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company Oktoberfest
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company Brown Ale
  • Brooklyn Brewing Company East India Pale Ale
  • Victory Brewing Company Golden Monkey
  • Victory Brewing Company Prima Pils
  • North Coast Brewing Old Rassputin
  • North Coast Brewing Red Seal Ale
  • Allagash Tripel
  • Allagash White
  • Abita Turbo Dog
  • Abita Purple Haze
  • Depot Street Brewery Roundabout Stout
  • Terrapin Brewing Company Wake & Bake Imperial Stout
  • Terrapin Brewing Company Rye Pale Ale
  • Terrapin Brewing Company 420
  • Thomas Creek Brewing Dopplebock
  • Old Hickory Brewery Company Hickory Stick Stout
  • Old Hickory Brewery Company Oktoberfest
  • Jack of the Wood Dopplebock
  • Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers
  • Brewery Ommegang Rare Vos
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Carolina Blonde
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Pumpkin Spiced Ale
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Cottonwood Endo IPA
  • Carolina Beer & Beverage Low Down Brown Ale
  • Magic Hat Company
  • Sierra Nevada Stout
  • Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest

Grab a beer and a fiddle and listen to the show here.

By admin, 16 years ago

Show 49 - AleSmith Beer Show

We drink some smooth beers from AleSmith Brewing Company out of San Diego CA and listen to Luther Allison and Duwayne Burnside belt out some great blues. Our preshow sampling put us in great form for this show. Rick does a mild (some would say amateurish) rant. Dick relates his journey to the Annual Cooper-Young festival. Join us as the beer www.namikeystonepa.org/klonopin/ starts talking (yes, we make grandiose plans for the future!) and get some Christmas ideas of a musical nature.



Beers we sampled...

Bring your pint glass and anvil and enjoy the beer craftsmanship celebrated during this show here.

By admin, 16 years and 1 month ago

Show 46 - Florida Beer Show

alligatorIn this episode we visit Florida, land of beaches, bikinis and... beer? Yep, we managed to find a bunch of beers that are native to Florida. Longtime listeners will recall a lot of complaining in earlier shows about the lack of creative beer in Florida. Well, we've uncovered some and are gonna share it with you. We also get into part one of a fascinating genre of music known as the Chitlin' Circuit. These are blues, soul and R&B performers still touring and putting out the same types of music from the Stax era. Fantastic stuff from Quinn Golden, Sir Charles Jones, and more. Warning: lots of bitching does occur on this show. We dispute the rumor that we like everything.

As discussed on the show Brokeback Mountain 2 movie poster.

Beers sampled on this show...

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By admin, 16 years and 1 month ago

Beer Safari Video

Check us out! A beercast extravaganza video! We're all over google at http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5163345979202618238 .

Description: Welcome to the Beer Safari - a collection of podcasts about beer. Here you'll meet Sick Puppy and Father Spoon from the podcast «Should I Drink That», Groucho and CHUD from «The Beer Report», Rick and Dick at «Big Foamy Head», Gonso, Hog Dawg and Clarke at «Dude Night» as well as the Podcast-Award winning Jeffrey T at «The Good Beer Show».

If the video below shows up, click the button to watch the 30 minute show, or click the link at the top of the post.

By admin, 16 years and 1 month ago

Show 45 - Hops and Homebrews

Join us as we get our hops on. This show features a great selection of hoppy beers, both British and American style IPAs. We talk with our pal James Spencer of Basic Brewing Radio about hops and how they can really make, or break, a beer style. Semi-scary, but beer-related story about Hop Devils (listen with the lights out). Musical guest du jour is Little Milton, a fantastic blues and soul legend. Some more chili discussion ensues, and we have some spicy man-style show snacks to go with our hoppy beers.

Beers we sampled during this show...

Texas Chili Judging

Chili Recipes

Listen to your inner hophead and download this show now.

By admin, 16 years and 1 month ago

Video Extra - Our Piece of the Show

The beercasters are putting together a show featuring each podcast. More details coming soon. In the meantime, here's a peek at our segment. Rick and Dick consume 8 beers in 8 minutes and do a quality review of each one. Enjoy!

By admin, 16 years and 1 month 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, 16 years and 1 month 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, 16 years and 1 month 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!

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By admin, 16 years and 2 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...

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