«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.