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By admin, 14 years and 3 months ago

Show 102 - The Flavors of Beer

Warning: this is a loud, fast-paced show, sort of different Big Foamy Head show! We have a special musical guest, Andy Tanas, who refuses to sing. But he does share a ton of stories from the road while involved with Lynyrd Skynrd, Black Oak Arkansas, Krokus and more. We share a TON of beers ranging from an assortment of Lambics up to a bourbon-aged stout. And we cover a wealth of musical history with a studio full of people. Enjoy!

Beers tasted on this show:
Lindermann's Pomme, Kriek and Framboise
Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Schlafly Bourbon Aged Imperial Stout
Young's Double Chocolate Stout

Download this flavorful show here.


#1. sickpuppy, 14 years and 3 months ago

Great show guys! There's something wrong with a dude from Krokus (metal!)drinking a Lambic! :) Andy sounds like a well rounded musician, great listening to his stories about Krokus & Skynard. Speaking of times gone by and metal being silly, I used to be a HUGE Krokus fan. Then I listened to them about 10 years later and thought «what was I thinking»! Funny how times change. Awesome range of beers as well!

#2. Leira, 14 years and 3 months ago

Andy seemed very pretentious and self-absorbed, and like he lived in the past. Why doesn't he talk more about what he is doing now, as opposed to twenty/thirty years ago? I did not enjoy this interview. His voice also got on my nerves.

#3. Mike, 14 years and 3 months ago

Wow, pretentious and self-absorbed, those are some pretty big words. Are you sure you know what they mean because I was there and those two words don't come to mind. He talked about the past because we asked questions about his past. He also talked about the book he is currently writing and the clubs he is currently playing.
We will try and keep ya posted the next time Andy is on the show so you won't waste your time.


#4. sickpuppy, 14 years and 3 months ago

I for one enjoyed the interview as his band(s) were a part of my past and it was cool to revisit that for a moment. Also he did talk of his new book and new projects. I for one found it entertaining as hell!

#5. your daughter andie pepper, 14 years and 3 months ago

hi daddy. i love and miss u. i wish you were here instead of «buisness trips».
:( lov ya.

#6. Phil, 14 years and 3 months ago

I don't agree with Leira's opinion on Andy, but she's definitely entitled to it. I thought he came across just fine and rolled with the punches. It sure would have been nice to hear him play, but sometimes it's just gotta be about the beer. :-)

Martin cracks me up. You're in the middle of your interview with him and he interjects with «This is all fine, but I want to get to the more pressing question that everyone wants to know about. How are the groupies?» I had to re-wind a few times and listen to that again because I thought it was so funny. I think he even caught Dick off guard.

And hey, for the record - who said Lindemans was the Budweiser of Lambics? Was it Rick? Man, I hate to disagree with him, but I really like Lindemans - especially their Cuvée René Gueuze.

#7. Administrator, 14 years and 3 months ago

Phil, you're right. It was me (Rick.) I was referring specifically to the Kriek and Framboise which taste like soda pop to me. Generally with the lambics, you expect a lot more acidity and tartness.

#8. Phil, 14 years and 3 months ago

Wow, look at Andie laying down the guilt. :-(

I'm bummed out.

#9. Administrator, 14 years and 3 months ago

I just saw Andie guilt-tripping me. Yes, I'm out of town and will be back for her birthday. That would suck if I didn't.
We had some Gueze the other night and will be comparing it to the Lindemanns next week. I do agree with Rick regarding the Kriek and Fram, but it's not that they're bad, just weak style-wise.
Regarding opinions, they're like assholes - everyone has them and they all stink. Glad to see feedback, tho. Andy will appear in future shows and will rebut. I personally found him gracious and very sharing in his past. In a career where people die young or get ground up, he came out unscathed and with principles, so glad to have had him on the show. Really focused on the art than the business.

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