Once again, we were so eat up with time we forgot the news. So here is yet another special thrilling standalone issue of Beer News with Rick Lyke from Lyke2Drink.blogspot.com. More insane tax proposals picking on beer (and sports), Belgian beers being mistaken for malt liquor, and more ways to get your beer on in the airport!
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:
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!
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.»
Phil: Hey guys. Finally getting a chance to catch up on your show. I found time to brew this weekened, so I listened to this show on my iPod as I made my IPA - a first for me. The Brabant sounds fantastic. Rick was kind enough to send members of the...
admin: I notice the media is just now getting the tower audio. BFH really scooped this story! We had the black box recording the weekend after the crash! :)
Phil: Rick, I can't believe you lost your interviews. That is very unprofessional! :-) Sorry to hear about that, but at least you have a butt load of very strong beer to blame it on. I love beers like gruits that use herbs instead of hops. Alaskan Brewing makes a winter...
Phil: I have no idea how you guys landed these beers, as I've never seen them (and believe me, I've looked). Sounds like the brewer is as advertised though. Interesting that he uses flaked oats in these beers - it's an ingredient we don't see a lot of. I'm sure it helps add...