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By admin, 12 years and 4 months ago

Show 127 - The Kettle House Brewing Beer Show

We take a trip to Missoula Montana this show with two 16 ounce cans of craft beer from Kettle House Brewing Company provided by friend of show Mitch!  Thanks Mitch.

We give a shout out to our friends at the who are approaching their 50th show - congratulations Groucho, CHUD, AB, Margaret and the rarely heard but ever present Homeless Hoopmaster.

Music this show is from Blind Mississippi Morris.

Beers we sampled:

  • Kettle House Brewing Company Cold Smoke Scotch Ale
  • Kettle House Brewing Company Double Haul IPA

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By admin, 12 years and 4 months ago

Show 126 - Historic Ales of Scotland

Dust off your bag pipes and your kilt with your family tartan.  We're heading to Scotland... well, we're drinking Scottish Ales made with Spruce Tips, Gooseberries, Heather and the ever popular Bog Myrtle.  Just in time for the end of the hop shortage scare of 2008.

We have a new segment called «Buy That Man a Beer.»  Our first honoree is Capt Sullenberger.  We were given early access to the black box recording, so you don't want to miss this!

In the second segment Rick recounts his lost interviews from the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines Festival in Vail Colorado. 

  • Eric Wallace of Longmont's Left Hand Brewing Co., the vice president of the Colorado Brewers' Guild board Save Colorado Craft Beer
  • Darrell Jensen, Executive Chef, Centre V Brasserie, The Arabelle at Vail Square - Brew Masters Dinner.
  • Bill Lodge, Laura Lodge.  Event Coordinators.
  • Julia Herz Brewers Association Director of Craft Beer Program - Beer Cheese pairing session.  Avery Brewing, Duvall USA, Dogfish Head, Pagosa Springs, Cambridge Brewing

It's a long way to the top (If you wanna rock-n-roll) - music this show includes AC/DC, Dave Gross and Albannach.

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Grozet
  • Alba
  • Fraoch
  • Ebulum

Audio link here.

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By admin, 12 years and 5 months ago

Show 125 - Mikkeller Beer Show

We get to sample some really great beers this show from a very talented Danish Brewer.  Mikkel Borg Bjergsø is running Mikkeller as a one man operation. Mikkel is a «gipsy-brewer» - he rents into breweries, brewing in Denmark, around Europe and the United States.

We also recorded the Christmas Beer Tasting from the KROC annual party.  Scott Jackson did a great job presenting the beers - post here.

Dave Browns pictures from a German Brewery - post here.

Beers we sampled this show...

- Jackie Brown
- Struise Mikkeller (Elliot Brew)
- All Others Pale Ale
- Stateside IPA
- Big Worse Barleywine
- Some anonymous mead we're pretty sure was Mikes Purple Panty Dropper.

Music by James Hunter, The White Stripes and many other samples in the beer-music pairings.

Technical difficulties and issues abound in this offbeat disjointed venture to Denmark, but by the power of editing out huge chunks and several redo's we pulled it off!

Tongue tied and addled audio is here.

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