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By admin, 13 years and 6 months ago

Show 151 - Black and Proud (NSFW)

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There is a new style brewing out there these days - Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA. It's big. It's dark. It's proud.

If you're at work - kill the audio when the exit song starts. It's not completely appropriate, but then again, it's not completely inappropriate either.

Dick starts his multipart report on Chess Records - Chicagos answer to STAX and SUN. Great blues history.

In Memoriam:

  • Alaskan Brewing Company - Double Black IPA
  • 21st Amendment - Back In Black
  • Twisted Pine - Hoppy Knight
  • Brew Dog - Bashah
  • Deschutes - Black Butte

The Big Foamy Head Book and Movie Club has a recommendation - "Cadillac Records".

Music Samplings:

  • James Brown - I'm Black and I'm Proud
  • Little Walter - Last Night
  • Rolling Stones featuring session player Jim Dickinson on piano - Wild Horses
  • Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
  • NSFW! A**hole - written by Jim Dickinson, sung by Reba Russell at Memphis Arts and Heritage festival

Go black here.

By admin, 13 years and 7 months ago

Show 150 - The Highway 61 Beer Show

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150 Shows over 5 years... Woot! Confetti! Okay on to the show content.

In Memoriam:

  • Dragonmead - Final Absolution Belgian Style Trippel Ale
  • Rogue Ales - John John Juniper
  • Avery/Russian River Brewing Company - Collaboration Not Litigation Ale
  • Short's Brewing Company - Huma-Lupa-Liscious IPA

Liberally borrowing from Wikipedia, the source from which all knowledge flows - Highway 61 is often called "The Blues Highway," because of the course it takes from Minnesota, through Memphis, Tennessee, and into Louisiana (primarily New Orleans). The junction of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in Clarksdale is designated as the famous crossroads where, according to legend, Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for mastery of the blues. A 30-mile (48 km) section of Highway 61 between Clarksdale and Tunica is the longest segment of highway in the world with no horizontal or vertical curves. It was on this stretch of highway that blues singer Bessie Smith died in a car accident on September 26, 1937.

American music producer John Hammond was apparently a rat bastard but he had a great ear for talent - for example Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Gratuitous self promotion and other topics of interest:

  • Big Foamy Head iApp and Twitter feeds are all the rage.
  • KROC World Brewers Forum at the Great American Beer Festival. Stop by the Marriot on Thursday night at the GABF. Grab a pint of Epiphany Brewings "Bitter American"
  • Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder November 5th - 7th.

The Big Foamy Head Book Club has a recommendation - "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

Music Samplings:

  • Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  • Bruce Springsteen - How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live

Severed arms and beer talk can be found here.

By admin, 13 years and 11 months ago

Show 145 - Meatfest 2010

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In Memoriam:

  • Haviestoun Ola Dubh Ale
  • Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
  • Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti

Almost as important a tradition to musicfest is the day after for the guys at BigFoamyHead - MEATFEST!! This year did not disappoint.

Tree Hugging Hippy!

The menu:

  • Italian Sausage on Fresh Rolls - seared on grill and added to a pan of sauteed onions, pinot noir, garlic powder, abita strawberry harvest ale
  • Trey's HOT Wings
  • Pork Chop/Pork Steak sandwiches with onions and coleslaw - grilled and sauteed in BBQ sauce and white sauce
  • Grilled Chicken Parts - Wings, Legs and Drum sticks - chipotle seasoning and franks red hot sauce, oil, beer and water
  • Tri Tip dry rub steaks
  • 3 slabs of pork ribs
  • 2 fatties rolled with cheddar, peppers, onions
  • Chicken thighs in pink sauce

Dicks Pink Sauce Recipe:

  • 32 oz Mayonaise
  • 32 oz Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 12 oz Horse Radish
  • 1/4 cup Black Pepper
  • 2/3 cup Dry Rub

There were some non-meat side (the green bean casserole was delicious) but hey, who remembers that stuff?!
Music samplings

  • Coco Montoya
  • Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
  • Rock Sugar

Have a cow man - here.

By admin, 13 years and 11 months ago

Show 144- The Gathering

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I Feel Good - James Brown

In Memoriam:

  • O'Dells Woodcut #3
  • Avery Black Tot
  • Avery Depuceleuse

The Gathering. "What means this?" you ask. No - it's not a pagan ritual or some Highlander derivative. No obscure symbols drawn in a circle or use of broad swords. It's the 3 annual gathering on MIMBSMF eve (Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival.) It could also be for the gathering storm as the first weekend in May seems to be when the heavens open up and turn Tom Lee Park into a mudpit. It's all good.

Things got a little raucus with Alan and Cary joining us in the beer studio. This is a fun and entertaining show!

Music samplings

  • Jonny Lang and Luther Allison - "Cherry Red Wine"
  • Coco Montoya - "Monkey See, Monkey Do"
  • Warrant - "Cherry Pie"

Join the in crowd here.

By admin, 14 years ago

Show 143 - Beer, Bourbon Barrels and BS

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In Memoriam:

  • Goose Island Beer Company Bourbon County Stout
  • Yazoo Brewing Company Sue
  • Flying Dog Road Dog Porter
  • Central Waters Brewing Company Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
  • Craigs Homebrew - Belgian Golden Strong

This show is chock full of topics, real and made up facts. You just might learn something!
First day of Spring.
River City Brewing Festival.
Bourbon and Bourbon Barrels.
Beer Haiku.
Craft Beer Locator, Brew Bubbas and Michigan Beer Scene.
Odonata Beer.

Music samplings

  • Alex Chilton/The Box Tops - "The Letter"
  • Blind Willy McTell - "Statesboro Blues"
  • Dion - "Terraplane Blues"

Let me tell you about it here.

By admin, 14 years and 2 months ago

Show 141 - Once in a Blue Moon

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In Memoriam:

  • Blue Moon Grand Cru
  • New Glarus R&D Golden Ale
  • Founders Cerise

Once in a blue moon! Dick, Rick and Mike are joined by Chris to discuss... well, life in general, beer in specific. We try Blue Moons Grand Cru. Grand Cru is interpreted as Great Growth according to the all knowing wikipedia. Discussions include Magic Dick, Kevin Bacon who is not the most linked actor, the Big Beers Belgians and Barleywine festival, skiing and banks. Somehow, we tie it all together.

Music samplings

  • Richard «Magic Dick» Salwitz - Whammer Jammer
  • The J. Geils Band - Wait
  • Buddy Guy and Junior Wells Play the Blues – T Bone Shuffle
  • Jeff Beck and Imogen Heap – Rollin and Tumblin

Howl at the moon here.

By admin, 14 years and 4 months ago

Show 139 - Denver Beer Week Recap

This show was recorded in September. We aged it to let the flavors meld and blend together. And really, the holidays are a great time to catch up on the podcasts you have downloaded.

  • Matt Brynildson Firestone Walker - discusses oak barrels and blending
  • Jim Fixari and Dana Johnson - discuss the Keg Ran Out Club's World Brewers Forum. See if you can catch my screwup. Ugh, have another beer Rick.
  • Rick Lyke - Denver Rare Beer Tasting

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By admin, 14 years and 8 months ago

Show 136 - The Special and Not So Special Beer Show

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In Memoriam:

  • Stone Brewing Company 13th Anniversary
  • Stone Brewing Company Sublimely Self Righteous Ale
  • Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
  • Hitachino Nest White Ale
  • Busch Non Alcoholic

Music samplings

  • Billy Lee Riley - RIP Aug 2nd, 2009
  • Stevie Ray Vaughn - RIP August 27, 1990
  • Jimmy Vaughn
  • Johnny Cash - RIP September 12, 2003

What can you look forward in this packed episode?

A BBQ horror story. Yes, a man story that will make you cringe! All's well that ends well.

A very special class and culture segment from Captain Hops at - Thanks Capt!

Some blues and music events that have come and gone. Roller Derby Girls and Prostates.

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By admin, 14 years and 9 months ago

Show 132 - Abita Beer Show

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In Memoriam:

  • Purple Haze
  • Pecan Harvest
  • Jacomo IPA
  • TurboDog
  • Abbey Ale
  • Andygator

Abita beer is one of the Souths oldest and best breweries. Join us as we discuss some of the offerings and interview the head brewer Mark Wilson.

Our shoot the breeze round-table topics include:
Music break - Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues
Joaquin Pheonix and weird actors
Celebrity sighting - Tori Spelling eating sushi without beer.
Italian Fest recap - Larry Raspberry & the Highsteppers, Starship starring Mickey Thomas
80's big hair movie - Mannequin
Music break - Snoop Dogg
Beer Haiku - yes we forgot the music again.
Closing music - Johnny Cash Cocaine Blues

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By admin, 14 years and 11 months ago

Show 130 - High Octane Beer

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In Memoriam:

  • Homebrew Maibock
  • Unibroue La Terrible
  • Dogfish Head 120
  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
  • Alaskan Brewing Company 2007 Smoked Porter

This show is soooooo epic ("how epic is it?") - it took two days to record. Dick, Mike and John start off discussing a few preshow beverages - Mikes Homebrewed Maibock and a Unibroue La Terrible at 10.5%.

The first beer is one of the most intense beers brewed today - the Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA at 18%-20% ABV! This bitter sweet beverage has a long history with us at!

The second segment starts with a Dogfish Head World Wide Stout at 18%. At this point the high octane takes it's toll on your intrepid podcasters and the third segment was lost. Play a dirge for the lost audio... actually, it's usually better when we lose these later segments.

Rick recovers from his hangover and joins live in the "new and improved" third segment. Where we enjoy another classic - the 2007 Alaskan Smoked Porter. Preshow beers include Boulder Brewing Company's Hazed and Infused, Mikes Dry Stout homebrew and a Clarkehead Black Cat Stout.

Conversation topics range from lawsuits (Rick Pitino, Louisville Basketball) to the Hamdemic - the swine flu hits the midsouth!

Music by Albert Cummins, Lord T and Eloise.

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