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By admin, 15 years and 6 months ago

Show 61 - Metal Beers

Paraphrasing Marsellus from the cult classic «Pulp Fiction» - We're gonna get medieval on you!

What now? Let me tell you what now. I'ma call a coupla hard, pipe-hittin' deleted, who'll go to work on the holmes here with a pair of pliers and a blow torch. You hear me talkin', hillbilly boy? I ain't through with you by a damn sight. I'ma get medieval on your ass.

We get medieval with our beers and metal with our music... well metal from our perspective!! Probably mild on the metal scale of metalness. Enjoy some great tunes and release your hidden Viking desires to maruad distant lands! We include a news segment from Rick Lyke and a new pre-show video on YouTube!

Beers and Mead we sampled on this show...

  • SkullSplitter Orkney Ale (8.5% ABV)
  • Nectar Polska (TiM S.A) Lednicki MiĆ³d (14% ABV)
  • Rogue Old Crustaceon Barleywine Style Ale (11.5% ABV)

Pollinate your ears with this honey of a headache, er, show and download here.

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#1. Father Spoon, 15 years and 6 months ago

I think Laaaaaaarrrrrrrs Ulrich is gonna sue somebody! Hrm, I wonder if he's a pirate. He's no viking that's for sure.

Dig the video preshow. don't ever recall seeing the BFH studio before. Rick is a pimp! *WOOT*

While over in Stockholm this past summer I found out there's a 17th century viking ship still intact. Here is the link to the museum. It was closed by the time I got there so I went bar hopping.

#2. Brew Bubba 1, 15 years and 6 months ago

Was that Willie Dixon or John Mayhall? Either way, another great show. Rick, don't give up on mead. I've tasted some meads that are just «okay» . . . mine . . . and some that were AWESOME!!! As soon as I make one on that latter category, I'll forward one to you!
Keep brewing,

#3. Brew Bubba 1, 15 years and 6 months ago

Just watched the video. I've never seen mead that dark! Something's not right here! Unless the honey was from buckwheat, which doesn't make the best of meads.

#4. Clarke, 15 years and 6 months ago

I have yet to hear (or see) anyone give mead a decent review. I simply does not appeal to me whatsoever. Of the 3 I've tried, I've tasted things that would be considered major faults in both beer and wine. Oxydation, vinegar tastes, cloyingly sweet flavors, and bitter aftertastes -- maybe that's why the vikings were such bad asses. They swilled right through all of that like it was nothing.

#5. Rick, 15 years and 6 months ago

I love the metal of this show - a nice detour from your great bread-n-butter shows.
- I think if you want a good mead you got to make it yourself and put it away for three years. Seriously, 3 years makes a mead almost perfect! At minimum you'd want a year to really help it along - under than and you're asking for disappointment.
- Skullsplitter is truly world class.
- Old Cruste needs a couple years to really mature into what it can be, but is one of my favorite American Barley Wines out there.

Great show guys, as always.

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