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By admin, 13 years and 4 months ago

Show 152 - Not Dead Yet

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Reports of our death have been greatly exaggerated. Okay, so nobody reported it, and like we really need a reason to drink some good beer! Dick, Rick, Mike and Chris explore new realms of beer deliciousness in this show.

In Memoriam:

  • Southern Tier - Imperial Creme Brulee Stout
  • Laughing Dog - Dogzilla
  • Stone - Emperial
  • Weyerbacher - Simcoe Double IPA
  • Boulder Beer - Hazed and Infused
  • Founder's - Nemesis
  • Bell's - The Oracle

Rick and Mike recollect their visits to GABF and the Beer Bloggers get together. Rick also waxes philosophically about the BrewDog End of History that he almost got to drink - but he did get to rub the stoat...

Get your live, uncensored interviews from the GABF here! And don't forget to vote for our boy Phil and his fabulous podcast «My Life As A Foodie» in the Best Food and Drink podcast at

Music Samplings:

  • Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Workin'
  • James Brown - Blues for My Baby
  • AC/DC - Hells Bells LIVE

Rise up and be one of the undead with us here.

By admin, 13 years and 6 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, 13 years and 7 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.

By admin, 13 years and 7 months ago

Show 149 - The Political Show

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It is not our nature to discuss politics, but its been getting too weird in Mempho. Dick and Mike go offsite (to Mike's house) to mull over the craziness that is southern politics. And to drink a couple of beers!

In Memoriam:

  • BrewDog Paradox Smokehouse
  • Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary

It's not just the heat, its the humidity. Maybe that's why there are so many lunatics in Memphis Politics. We cover the lows (cause there ain't that many highs) and diverge into a few misstatements of facts about currently living craft brew icons (sorry I thought you were dead Fritz).

Music Samplings:

  • Is You A Viper - Alex Chilton
  • I Need A Little Sugar In My Bowl - Bessie Smith

Cast your vote on whether you just burned an hour of your time by listening here.

By admin, 13 years and 8 months ago

Shot Buddy

Shot BuddyThe new app from!

Follow along in the story as you take a shot. Every time you take a shot, click the shot glass. Its that simple.

This application is meant to be entertaining, not instructional. Drink responsibly and don't overindulge. It's just dumb.

By admin, 13 years and 8 months ago

Show 148 - Beer Bloggers Conference Promo Show

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"What's bugging Mike?" Actually, this time it's "What's Bugging Dick!" The TBS show "Memphis Beat" is ripped to shreds.

In Memoriam:

  • Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA
  • Abita Harvest Wit
  • Brasserie Dieu du Ciel! "Aphrodite"

Interview: Allan Wright, Zephyr Adventures - 0:36min:38sec
Are you writing or rating or videoing about beer on a regular basis? Then the Beer Bloggers Conference is for you. Come and join like minded people. More details available at

Interview: Chad Melis, Oskar Blues 0:46min:33sec
The host with the most - a great day of promoting Oskar Blues, canned beer, the grocery store bill and the Beer Bloggers Conference.

Interview: Erik Boles 0:55min:08sec
Host promoting BeerTapTV @ Shows include Beer Buzz and Taste Buds. Check them out.

Internet videos have a long lifetime - remember the old intro to kegging video?

Music samplings

  • Tab Benoit - Night Train
  • Roy Milton - Bartenders Boogie

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy - go blog yourself!

By admin, 13 years and 9 months ago

Show 147 - 5th Anniversary Beer Show

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In Memoriam:

  • ODell Brewing Company - Mountain Standard Reserve
  • ODell Brewing Company - India Barleywine

Wow! We've been at this for 5 years now. Lots of things have changed in our lives and some things, the important things, have stayed the same. Join us for a few quality beverages, some quality blues music, and some BBQ talk for this special show. Dick and Mike extol the virtues of using an electric smoker. Dick shares his experiences with a recent trip down to Beale Street where he enjoyed the musical stylings of Richard Johnston - please visit his site at - we want the world to know this guy.

Rick starts promoting the Beer Bloggers Convention additional interviews will be coming in the near future regarding this event coming up November 7th in Boulder CO.

Hey, make your plans for a movie premier - "Elvis on Tour: 75th Anniversary Celebration" - which will be broadcast to more than 460 select movie theaters on Thursday, July 29th at 7:00 p.m. local time.

The class and culture segment includes, as always, the Big Foamy Head Interpretive Dancers performing Beer Haiku - thanks Captain Hops!

Music samplings

  • Johnny Copeland - I Got to Go Home
  • Wynonie Harris - Keep on Churnin' (Till the Butter Comes)

Celebration time - come'on.

By admin, 13 years and 9 months ago

Show 146 - The iPetrus Beer Show

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In Memoriam:

  • Petrus Gouden Tripel
  • Petrus Aged Pale
  • Petrus Oud Bruin

Drum roll please... BigFoamyHead is pleased to announce it's iPhone/iPad iApp! Apple has the Midas touch these days apparently - there were well over a 1000 downloads almost as soon as the app was released!

If you want to download the free app - please visit The iTunes App Store. Other Dick Pepper iPhone Apps include "Malco" and "Scared".

We haven't changed though - we're still sampling quality beer and listening to great music! This episode includes (dated) movie reviews, television finales and the ever popular Beer Haiku.

The pool is open - dive right in!

Music samplings

  • Bottle Rockets - The Long Way
  • Rod Stewart - Blues Deluxe
  • The Eagles - Seven Bridges Road

iBigFoamyHead audio - here.

By admin, 13 years and 11 months ago

Show 145 - Meatfest 2010

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In Memoriam:

  • Haviestoun Ola Dubh Ale
  • Great Divide Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti
  • Great Divide Espresso Oak Aged Yeti

Almost as important a tradition to musicfest is the day after for the guys at BigFoamyHead - MEATFEST!! This year did not disappoint.

Tree Hugging Hippy!

The menu:

  • Italian Sausage on Fresh Rolls - seared on grill and added to a pan of sauteed onions, pinot noir, garlic powder, abita strawberry harvest ale
  • Trey's HOT Wings
  • Pork Chop/Pork Steak sandwiches with onions and coleslaw - grilled and sauteed in BBQ sauce and white sauce
  • Grilled Chicken Parts - Wings, Legs and Drum sticks - chipotle seasoning and franks red hot sauce, oil, beer and water
  • Tri Tip dry rub steaks
  • 3 slabs of pork ribs
  • 2 fatties rolled with cheddar, peppers, onions
  • Chicken thighs in pink sauce

Dicks Pink Sauce Recipe:

  • 32 oz Mayonaise
  • 32 oz Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 12 oz Horse Radish
  • 1/4 cup Black Pepper
  • 2/3 cup Dry Rub

There were some non-meat side (the green bean casserole was delicious) but hey, who remembers that stuff?!
Music samplings

  • Coco Montoya
  • Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers
  • Rock Sugar

Have a cow man - here.

By admin, 13 years and 11 months ago

Show 144- The Gathering

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I Feel Good - James Brown

In Memoriam:

  • O'Dells Woodcut #3
  • Avery Black Tot
  • Avery Depuceleuse

The Gathering. "What means this?" you ask. No - it's not a pagan ritual or some Highlander derivative. No obscure symbols drawn in a circle or use of broad swords. It's the 3 annual gathering on MIMBSMF eve (Memphis In May Beale Street Music Festival.) It could also be for the gathering storm as the first weekend in May seems to be when the heavens open up and turn Tom Lee Park into a mudpit. It's all good.

Things got a little raucus with Alan and Cary joining us in the beer studio. This is a fun and entertaining show!

Music samplings

  • Jonny Lang and Luther Allison - "Cherry Red Wine"
  • Coco Montoya - "Monkey See, Monkey Do"
  • Warrant - "Cherry Pie"

Join the in crowd here.

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