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By admin, 6 years and 8 months ago

Show 151 - Black and Proud (NSFW)

 
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There is a new style brewing out there these days - Cascadian Dark Ale or Black IPA. It's big. It's dark. It's proud.

If you're at work - kill the audio when the exit song starts. It's not completely appropriate, but then again, it's not completely inappropriate either.

Dick starts his multipart report on Chess Records - Chicagos answer to STAX and SUN. Great blues history.

In Memoriam:

  • Alaskan Brewing Company - Double Black IPA
  • 21st Amendment - Back In Black
  • Twisted Pine - Hoppy Knight
  • Brew Dog - Bashah
  • Deschutes - Black Butte

The Big Foamy Head Book and Movie Club has a recommendation - "Cadillac Records".

Music Samplings:

  • James Brown - I'm Black and I'm Proud
  • Little Walter - Last Night
  • Rolling Stones featuring session player Jim Dickinson on piano - Wild Horses
  • Muddy Waters - Hoochie Coochie Man
  • NSFW! A**hole - written by Jim Dickinson, sung by Reba Russell at Memphis Arts and Heritage festival

Go black here.

By admin, 6 years and 8 months ago

Show 150 - The Highway 61 Beer Show

 
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150 Shows over 5 years... Woot! Confetti! Okay on to the show content.

In Memoriam:

  • Dragonmead - Final Absolution Belgian Style Trippel Ale
  • Rogue Ales - John John Juniper
  • Avery/Russian River Brewing Company - Collaboration Not Litigation Ale
  • Short's Brewing Company - Huma-Lupa-Liscious IPA

Liberally borrowing from Wikipedia, the source from which all knowledge flows - Highway 61 is often called "The Blues Highway," because of the course it takes from Minnesota, through Memphis, Tennessee, and into Louisiana (primarily New Orleans). The junction of Highway 61 and Highway 49 in Clarksdale is designated as the famous crossroads where, according to legend, Robert Johnson supposedly sold his soul to the Devil in exchange for mastery of the blues. A 30-mile (48 km) section of Highway 61 between Clarksdale and Tunica is the longest segment of highway in the world with no horizontal or vertical curves. It was on this stretch of highway that blues singer Bessie Smith died in a car accident on September 26, 1937.

American music producer John Hammond was apparently a rat bastard but he had a great ear for talent - for example Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Bruce Springsteen and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Gratuitous self promotion and other topics of interest:

  • Big Foamy Head iApp and Twitter feeds are all the rage.
  • KROC World Brewers Forum at the Great American Beer Festival. Stop by the Marriot on Thursday night at the GABF. Grab a pint of Epiphany Brewings "Bitter American"
  • Beer Bloggers Conference in Boulder November 5th - 7th.

The Big Foamy Head Book Club has a recommendation - "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett.

Music Samplings:

  • Bessie Smith - Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
  • Bruce Springsteen - How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live

Severed arms and beer talk can be found here.