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By admin, 14 years and 4 months ago

Show 98 - Koningshoeven Trappist Beer Show

We get our trappist on with beers from Koningshoeven, a fantastic brewery out of the Netherlands. And, of course, we go down the religion road and offend many people, including the handicapped, suggest Jesus was a homebrewer, etc. We get our blues school on with King Bee, a song sang by many blues artists including England's newest hitmakers, the Rolling Stones. And lest we forget, Beer Haiku, Beer News and all the usual suspects.

Beers sampled on this show:

Koningshoeven La Trappe Dubbel
Koningshoeven La Trappe Tripel
Koningshoeven La Trappe Quadrupel

Get down on your knees and download this trappist delight here.


#1. Phil, 14 years and 4 months ago

That remake of Gin and Juice is the best. I loved that the first time you played it and love it even more now. What an awesome idea, and very well executed.

I was at a wedding last weekend for this couple who were from the Netherlands. Awesome people, sounds like an awesome country, and we all know the beer is good. I'm glad to hear you guys feature Konings. I love it too.

This is a bit off-topic, but I discovered a great show that's on an HD cable channel called MojoHD. The show is «3 Sheets» and it's a lot like The Thirsty Traveler, except that it's a lot funnier and done better I think. Season One is on DVD now and features several beer shows (belgium, ireland, etc.).

I love Beer News Radio! What an awesome web site. Whoever thought of that is a genius. 😀 Great commentary too!

Regarding the discussion on hops, and replacing your hops with lower amounts of higher alpha hops - that seems really tricky, especially for the mass market brewers. When you're brewing a light lager, the slightest change in your recipe is going to throw off the flavor. Imagine tinkering with hops. You've been using standard quantities of Hallertau all this time, and all of a sudden, you're using a lower amount of a 15% alpha hop like Warrior or Simcoe, etc. Seems incredibly difficult to nail the flavor you've been used to all this time.

#2. Administrator, 14 years and 4 months ago

cLarKe - I joined the band wagon and started hoarding hops. I had close to $90.00 worth of hops on my porch this afternoon. Of course, that really isn't a lot of hops, but I can brew a few interesting recipes now. I'm thinking about buying a pound of Amarillo. My only reservation is not wanting to vacuum pack all those hops in little 1 oz baggies.

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