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By admin, 14 years and 1 month ago

Show 68 - Ale Asylum Beer Show

Join us as we enjoy beers from Madtown's up-and-coming Brewery and Brew Pub - The Ale Asylum. Hint for the unlearned, Madtown is an alias for Madison, WI. Limited availability in bottles, but always available in growlers and pints from the pub. It's beer that's «fermented in sanity.»

Class and culture abound during this show. Well, class and culture as defined by the BigFoamyHead hosts!

Book readings? Yes! We read an excerpt from Charlie Papazians book «Microbrewed Adventures.»

Movie Information? Of course! We celebrate the opening of Black Snake Moan - «everything is hotter down south.» This movie was filmed in Memphis and set in Stanton, TN which is about 40 miles from the beer studio. You can hear the sounds of the cicada, frogs and crickets throughout the movie that is synonymous with the midsouth in the summer time.

Art? Indeed. We have a discussion on some of the folk art which is featured in the liver stretching exercise preshow video. We also talk about the art of brewing and beer competitions.

More class and culture? Of course! We delve in to Haiku, the ancient Japanese form of poetry. Rub your eyes and wake the kids!

The movie inspired us to dig out some of the older blues tracks... including one of the original versions of Black Snake Moan and a cover of Memphis Minnies «Tricks ain't walking.»

That's not enough you say? Okay, we're starting something new - promoting interesting blogs! This week we recommend Beer Haiku and The Opinionated Beer Page.

Still not enough? We have a great news segment with Rick Lyke.

Beers we sampled this show...

Seek Asylum. Listen here!

By admin, 14 years and 1 month ago

Show 67 - Stout Beer Show

We had a huge selection of Stout beers waiting for us to imbibe. Stouts... dark roasty goodness. All were very dark, accoring to the style guidelines, but thats where the similarities ended. There is great diversity in the stout beer style - from the English session stouts to the «over the top» American stouts. Our samplings were in the «over the top» end of the spectrum.

On our preshow «liver stretching exercise video» we sampled a Dogfish Head World Wide Stout, courtesy of BuBBy, Supreme Dictator of the World, cohost of the Brain Gravy podcast and administrator for the TikiBarTV UserPlane site. Thanks BuBBy!

What? There is no video?!!! Opps! Okay, we had one of those infamous technical glitches... the video isn't available. We very much enjoyed the beer though.

Our neighbor Mike joins us. He jumped right in and did a great job - we're truly fortunate to have so many beer enthusiasts within walking distance to the studio!!

We have a great interview with the winner of the The Blues Foundation International Blues Challenge that was held here in Memphis on Beale Street, February 1-3rd. The first prize went to Sean Carney Band from the Columbus Blues Alliance. Sean also took the Albert King Award for best guitarist and was also the Best Dressed!!

We begin a discussion on Moving to Kegging that will be of great interest to homebrewers. It's a very technical topic, so a post was added to the site. Click the text above to read all about it. Video to follow!

Add some beer news from Rick Lyke, some really excellent music and you have a show! A stout beer show to be precise.

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Dogfish Head World Wide Stout
  • Old Dominion Brewing Co. Dominion Oak Barrel Stout
  • BrewBubba's Kentucky Breakfast Stout (22% ABV)
  • Lost Coast 8 Ball Stout
  • ReaperAle Mortality Stout
  • AleSmith Speedway Stout

You know the drill. You wanna listen? Just click here.

By admin, 14 years and 2 months ago

Show 66 - Kuhnhenns Beer Show

Join us as we continue to explore Michigan beers. This time we try two samples from the brothers Kuhnhenn - Brett and Eric, longtime homebrewers gone pro. We got the hookup from our friends Jerry and Craig at BrewBubbas - one of our favorite brewcasts. Thanks guys!

We also discuss another brewcast, er... ALE cast, Ale Nuts with Lonnie Mac and his wife Moonbeam. Lonnie has the coolest beer gear around, from his homemade bar with beer taps to the Brutus 10 brewing sculpture. Checkout his site for more information.

We also feature Lonnie Mack, blues artist, and listen to a few of his tunes including the Oreo Cookie Blues. Top it off with another great Beer News segment with Rick Lyke and you have a short but content packed BigFoamyHead show!

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Kuhnhenns Dark Heathen Triple Bock (13.5% abv)
  • Kuhnhenns Simcoe Silly (9.5% abv)

Grab some Oreo's and some beer and listen here!

Again, we didn't do a preshow «liver stretching excercises» video... but Johnny Max gave us permission to post one if his Beer Science videos - Rick brewing some beer!

By admin, 14 years and 2 months ago

Show 65 - Bells Brewery Beer Show

Join us as we enjoy some of our favorite beers, those offered by Bells Brewery, Inc. out of Comstock MI. Lots of strange current events to ponder from diaper wearing astronauts to the TRAGIC loss of Anna Nicole. We're joined by Rick Lyke, http://lyke2drink.blogspot.com, for some real beer news. Then we round out the evening with a fantastic interview with the main man himself - Larry Bell.


Beers we sampled this show...

Want to know what Larry Bell thinks about you putting fruit into his Oberon? Listen here.

We didn't do a preshow video this time, but we'd like to introduce to «Punchy» for grins...

By admin, 14 years and 2 months ago

Show 64 - Lost Abbey Show Redux, part 1

What? iTunes screwed up something? Impossible, you say? Well, it's true. We had part 1 and 2 of the Lost Abbey beer show in one post, but that apparently doesn't make nice with Apple. And since you've already had part 2 thrust upon you, here's part 1 posted afterward. Enjoy!

We lost the abbey but found the show, at least part 1 that you can download here.

By admin, 14 years and 2 months ago

Show 64 - Lost Abbey Beer Show pt2

We found the Lost Abbey and the Belgian style beers are quite exceptional! Join us as we give plugs and shoutouts to a boatload of people and podcasts, pimp some worthy causes, and explore three fantastic beers from the San Diego area. We also have an interview with the owner of the best beer bar in the land, the Liars Club. Or is it the best? We want to hear from you. We preview a new beer from New Belgium as well, called Springboard, a seasonal offering. Also on tap is our first ever contest to win an extremely rare and valuable prize (hint: you have to watch the video below to win). We get on a tear about youtube and other new media, have some great news (have you heard about Bilk?) and play some cool blues and punk tunes. We got so carried away with this show we have to give it to you in two parts...


Beers we sampled on this show...

And listen to part 2 of this belgian flavored show here.

Watch this video and win something, maybe.



Plugs and Promotions Quick Reference Guide:

Brew Bubbas Linda Starck Page
New Belgium Brewing Springboard Ale
Basic Brewing Radio The Brewers Logbook
Bosco's supports The Blues Foundation
Rick Sellers, Pacific Brew News GCBA Celebrewtion
Rick Lyke Blog
Wicked Awesome Films
Illeanarama - Supermarket of the Stars
Clarkehead Videos
SIDT Chug Vote and Video

By admin, 14 years and 2 months ago

Show 63 - Brew Crazy Beer Show

We welcome Johnny Max (BrewCrazy Brewcast) to the show and enjoy some of his award winning homebrews including the infamous Cause of Death. It's an all-grain 21% ABV beverage that they said «couldn't be done.» You read about it in Brew Your Own magazine, now hear how it was done straight from the brewer himself.

Add some beer news with Rick Lyke (http://lyke2drink.blogspot.com), an interview with the fine folks from O'Fallon Brewery, and of course - some great blues music with a twist of gospel and you have the recipe for a fun evening Big Foamy Head style!

Beers we sampled this show...

  • Cause of Death
  • Heffeweisen
  • Old Ale
  • St Arnolds Christmas Ale Clone
  • Poblano Chili

This show may not be your cause of death, but you won't know until you click here!

The video experiments continue. We try out Adobe Premiere Elements for some cool effects.

By admin, 14 years and 3 months ago

Show 62 - Tyranena Beer Show

We drink beer, listen to music and chat a bunch. What else would you expect from the Big Foamy Head beer studio?

Listen to some blues Mike Morgan and the Crawl, Stax Music artist Ann Peebles and some Walter Trout.
Check out a new series of videos on YouTube God, Inc.. It's funny, well done, professional stuff!

Beers we sampled this show...

Download this paint fume fueled show here.

By admin, 14 years and 3 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.

BrewBubbas Linda Starck Donation Site

By admin, 14 years and 3 months ago

Show 60b - Beer News

If you need proof that editing and drinking does not mix, this is it. We forgot to add the news to Show 60! So here is a special thrilling standalone issue of Beer News with Rick Lyke from Lyke2Drink.blogspot.com. Incestuous mergers and secret covenants with the Dark Lord, speculation on how big a building 34 billion beer cans will make, and much more!

Download this testimony to bonehead audio editing here.

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