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Season 4, Episode 21 – It’s that wonderful time of the year where we dedicate an entire episode to Almanac Beer Co.

Four Brewers have been huge fans of Almanac Beer Co, even before the podcast was a thing! Matt and John were first introduced to Almanac’s beers in the New Brew Thursday era by way of NBT super-fan Mike Sardina. Since then, we’ve only grown to love Almanac more and more.

Almanac Beer CoAlmanac Beer Co

John was pestering Jesse Friedman of Almanac Beer Co about possibly getting some of the newer releases from the brewery and Jesse, as always, happily obliged. With some new bottle art, a second round of anniversary Grand Cru, and a silver medal-winning Almanac beer from the Great American Beer Festival, we’re diving in head-first without a life preserver!

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Beers from this week’s episode:
Almanac Beer Company – Sour IPA
Almanac Beer Company – Passion Project
Almanac Beer Company – Cherry Picker
Almanac Beer Company – White Label
Almanac Beer Company – Grand Cru Reserve (2016)
Almanac Beer Company – Grand Cru Ed. 2 (2016)

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Season 4, Episode 20 – This week, we revisit some IPA from The Alchemist, and enjoy some Central Waters beers from 4B listener Josh Ruffin.

Does something about this week’s episode seem oddly familiar? Well, that’s because The Alchemist is on the show yet again! We’re revisiting Focal Banger and Heady Topper since Matt and Greg were absent when we had it on the show the first time.

Beers from Offshoot Beer Co, The Alchemist, and Bottle Logic BrewingBeers from Central Waters and The Alchemist

Also on the show this week are beers from Central Waters Brewing Company by way of 4B listener Josh Ruffin. These are some heavy hitters and they’ve definitely got us living that #BarleywineLife.

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Beers from this week’s episode:
The Alchemist – Focal Banger
The Alchemist – Heady Topper
Central Waters Brewing Company – Y2K Two Year Vintage
Central Waters Brewing Company – Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
Central Waters Brewing Company – Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Belgian Style Quad
Central Waters Brewing Company – Brewer’s Reserve Bourbon Barrel Stout

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Live Video Recording: Session 55, Episode 3

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Season 4, Episode 19 – Every beer on the show this week came from a can, and boy are they good.

Canned IPA has really taken off here in southern California. One could reasonably say that nearly every brewery has hopped on the Hazy IPA train (pun intended), which in our opinion, is great. This week, we’ve got a mix of New England-inspired IPA, some IPA from The Bruery (yes, you read that correctly), and some tart fruit whalez from Bottle Logic Brewingand Keymaster Games.

Beers from Offshoot Beer Co, The Alchemist, and Bottle Logic BrewingBeers from Offshoot Beer Co, The Alchemist, and Bottle Logic Brewing

I (John) think I speak for the rest of the guys when I say that IPA from The Bruery has been a long time coming. They’ve resisted the SoCal IPA craze since their opening in 2008, yet produced one of the best India Pale Lagers in the area, Humulus Lager, which was only on draft at the tasting room in Placentia, California. It’s like they were teasing their customers with this beer. Humulus Lager was proof that The Bruery could brew a great IPA, er, IPL, while maintaining their Belgian inspired beer credibility. Well, The Bruery has finally brewed IPA, but they couldn’t brew it under the name of The Bruery (they said they’d NEVER brew an IPA…), so they made a new brand just for these styles of beer and named it Offshoot Beer Co..

Along with Offshoot Brewing Co. beers, we’re drinking some freshies from Bottle Logic Brewing, as well as a beer from The Alchemist by way of 4B listener Robert Perry.

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Beers from this week’s episode:
The Alchemist – Farmer’s Daughter
Offshoot Beer Co. – Fashionably Late
Offshoot Beer Co. – Better Late Than Never
Bottle Logic Brewing – Hostile Intent
Bottle Logic Brewing – Down Down

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Live Video Recording: Session 55, Episode 2

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The 4B Flight 3.0, Episode 6 – Today on the final day of The 4B Flight, Party & Bullshit!

Welcome to the Spring edition of The 4B Flight! The 4B Flight is a biannual series in which we do one standard episode of Four Brewers, followed by six mini episodes for an entire week! The 4B Flight is served up in Spring and Autumn. Enjoy!

Garage Project - Party & BullshitGarage Project – Party & Bullshit

On the final day of The 4B Flight, Jason and John are drinking an IPA from New Zealand’s Garage Project.

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Beer from today’s episode:
Garage Project – Party & Bullshit

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The 4B Flight 3.0, Episode 5 – Today on The 4B Flight, our first taste of Holy Mountain Brewing.

Welcome to the Spring edition of The 4B Flight! The 4B Flight is a biannual series in which we do one standard episode of Four Brewers, followed by six mini episodes for an entire week! The 4B Flight is served up in Spring and Autumn. Enjoy!

Jolly Pumpkin / Holy Mountain Brewing - Smashed Grabbed & Hop DustedJolly Pumpkin / Holy Mountain Brewing – Smashed Grabbed & Hop Dusted

Today on The 4B Flight, a collaboration beer from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and Holy Mountain Brewing.

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Beer from today’s episode:
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Smashed Grabbed & Hop Dusted

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The 4B Flight 3.0, Episode 4 – Today on The 4B Flight, a whale of a beer that should be great, but kinda…isn’t…

Welcome to the Spring edition of The 4B Flight! The 4B Flight is a biannual series in which we do one standard episode of Four Brewers, followed by six mini episodes for an entire week! The 4B Flight is served up in Spring and Autumn. Enjoy!

Brasserie Cantillon - IrisBrasserie Cantillon – Iris

Today on The 4B Flight, Jason’s sharing a cellar find from Cantillon, Iris.

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Beer from today’s episode:
Brasserie Cantillon – Iris

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The 4B Flight 3.0, Episode 3 – Today on the flight, an oldie but goodie from Russian River Brewing Company.

Welcome to the Spring edition of The 4B Flight! The 4B Flight is a biannual series in which we do one standard episode of Four Brewers, followed by six mini episodes for an entire week! The 4B Flight is served up in Spring and Autumn. Enjoy!

Russian River - RedemptionRussian River – Redemption

Today, on day three of The 4B Flight, 3.0, a classic blonde ale from Russian River Brewing Company out of Santa Rosa, California.

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Beer from today’s episode:
Russian River Brewing Company – Redemption

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The 4B Flight 3.0, Episode 2 – Today on the flight, more brews from 2nd Shift Brewing and 4B listener, Andy Richter.

Welcome to the Spring edition of The 4B Flight! The 4B Flight is a biannual series in which we do one standard episode of Four Brewers, followed by six mini episodes for an entire week! The 4B Flight is served up in Spring and Autumn. Enjoy!

2nd Shift Brewing Beers2nd Shift Brewing Beers

Today, on day two of The 4B Flight, 3.0, two more beers from 2nd Shift Brewing by way of Andy Richter. The two beers are 2nd Shift’s Liquid Spiritual Delight one of which is made with coffee. They’re both fantastic, by the way…

Huge thanks to Andy for hooking us up with the 2nd Shift brews once again!

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Beer from today’s episode:
2nd Shift Brewing – Liquid Spiritual Delight (LSD)
2nd Shift Brewing – Liquid Spiritual Delight (LSD)(Coffee)

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The 4B Flight 3.0, Episode 1 – Continuing with the box o’ beers from Phil Lorenzini, we’re drinking two more brews from Funky Buddha Brewery.

Welcome to the Spring edition of The 4B Flight! The 4B Flight is a biannual series in which we do one standard episode of Four Brewers, followed by six mini episodes for an entire week! The 4B Flight is served up in Spring and Autumn. Enjoy!

More Funky Buddha Beers!More Funky Buddha Beers!

Today, on day one of The 4B Flight, 3.0, two more beers from Funky Buddha! The first beer is a seemingly standard, yet tasty American-style Hefeweizen, and the second beer is a chocolatey-delicious milk stout made with cacao nibs.

Huge thanks to Phil for hooking us up with these beers. Phil is a long time listener of the show, going back to the NBT days, and we’re lucky to have him as a listener.

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Beer from today’s episode:
Funky Buddha Brewery – Floridian Hefeweizen
Funky Buddha Brewery – Nib Smuggler

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Season 4, Episode 18 – This week, Funky Buddha Brewery beers from long time 4B listener Phil Lorenzini.

We’re getting funky this week. Everyone is back in the studio and we’re blowing this shit up. We’re drinking beer from Funky Buddha Brewery via 4B listener Phil Lorenizini, and holy shit, is it epic.

Funky Buddha BeersFunky Buddha Beers

Okay, maybe we’re blowing this show out of proportion, but it’s really nice to have all of the four brewers back in the studio.

Funky Buddha is well known for their literal takes on craft beers that are brewed to taste like something very specific that one would not normally expect to find in a beer. This week, we’re drinking five of their beers and they’re quite fantastic, to say the least.

Big, BIG thanks to Phil for hooking this up. You’re the man now, dawg!

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Beers from this week’s episode:
Funky Buddha Brewery – Fire In The Hole
Funky Buddha Brewery – Strawberry Shortcake
Funky Buddha Brewery – French Toast Double Brown Ale
Funky Buddha Brewery – Maple Bacon Coffee Porter
Funky Buddha Brewery – Last Buffalo in the Park

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