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By admin, 9 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, 9 years 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!
Download this beer-soaked bit of education here.

By admin, 9 years 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.