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By admin, 14 years and 10 months 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, 14 years and 10 months 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, 14 years and 11 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 11 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 11 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.