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Season 1, Episode 31 This week, head brewer at Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits, Daniel Cady, joins us live in the studio.

Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits, formally known as Manzanita Brewing Company, has only been around for a few years but they’re making some spectacular brews. This week on the show their head brewery, Daniel Cady, joins us to share some of their best. First on deck is an India pale lager named Tinfoil Hat that they brewed in conjunction with San Diego Brewing Company. The unique thing about this IPL is the use of an Alt-Bier yeast, instead of standard Lager yeast. The yeast character really shines through, and the citrusy aspect of the hops really work well. This isn’t a grassy hop bomb, but its balance is quite refreshing. 

Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits
Twisted Manzanita Ales & Spirits

Next up is Twisted Manzanita’s delicious chocolate mint stout named Enlightenmint. Clocking in around 8% ABV, and finishing it’s fermentation at around 7° Plato, this beer is like drinking chocolate ice cream. It’s really something great. Big body and minty aroma, followed by a thick, sweet chocolate backbone. This is definitely worth picking up if chocolate and mint is your jam. 

This is where we get into the heavy hitters, as if 8% ABV wasn’t enough, and break out the sippers. First up is a brew from the original Manzanita Brewing Co branding, batch 1 of the Serenity barleywine, coming in at just around 3 years old, and aged in whiskey barrels. The beer is incredibly smooth and deceivingly easy to drink. The barrels shine through just like they should, and the body is just right. The beer is slightly oxidized, but it only enhances the character even more. 

The next beer is pretty special. It’s an “iced” version of the Serenity barleywine, in that it was ice distilled. Daniel gets into the logistics of how this was done on the show. This beer was not available to the public, but since we happen to know the brewer, we get to try it. Lucky us, right?! In short, this beer is boozy, but still fairly well balanced. 

The final beer is a sour that was blended just for the show and it’s named after a part number in the McMaster Carr catalogue…really, it is, and Daniel gets into why that is. Pretty rad, indeed. Daniel talks about the sour mashing that went into making this beer, and the many strains of brettanomyces from Europe that he got to experiment with in order to get the final product. 

Big, big thanks to Daniel and the folks at Twisted Manzanita for the insight and fantastic brews. Twisted Manzanita has a big future if they keep up the quality of the beers they’re brewing, and we couldn’t be more stoked on what’s to come from them. 

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 7:17pm PDT
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Episode 30 - Merry Ducking Christmas

Season 1, Episode 30 Happy holidays, everyone! This week, it’s all about the holiday brews.

Damn, these last few months have gone by fast! It’s already that magical time of year when you stress out over the perfect gifts to give your friends and family, freak out at your Uncle’s twisted viewpoints on the latest controversial news topics, watch grandpa fall asleep at 4:30pm, and crack open your favorite holiday brews. This week, John Ryti and Tim “Showtime” Ryan join us for the last time in 2014, and we’re opening some…wait for it…holiday brews! 

Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist Brewing Company Collaboration
Ken Schmidt / Iron Fist Brewing Company Collaboration

We kick the show off with a beer that’s not necessarily a holiday beer, but was brewed by a local beer celebrity of sorts, who is actually quite jolly. We’re talking about none other than San Diego, California’s own Ken Schmidt. He got together with Iron Fist Brewing Company out of Vista, California, and made a chocolate mint stout, appropriately named Chocolate Mint Stout, that’s quite fitting for the season. Ken’s a great guy, and you can’t miss him in public–he’s always sporting his short pants, a Hawaiian shirt, and a big smile.

Next up is a pretty rad tasting of some vintage Our Special Ale from Anchor Brewing Company, specifically the years 19951996, and 2005. Jason picked these up at Stuffed Sandwich a while back, and he graciously donated them to the show. 

Anchor Brewing Company - Our Special Ale
Anchor Brewing Company – Our Special Ale

Our Special Ale is a beer that changes slightly from year to year. The recipe tends to be a little different, but is always reminiscent of the previous years it’s been brewed.

The final two beers on the show are from some local SoCal breweries. First up is Noble Ale Works‘ You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out, Kid! which is a winter warmer made with organic apple cider. Beer nerds tend to have mixed feeling when is comes to apples in beer, generally because “apple flavor” is usually considered to be an off-flavor, but that’s not always the case.

Noble Ale Works and Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Noble Ale Works and Karl Strauss Brewing Company

The final beer is from Karl Strauss Brewing CompanyFive Wee Heavy Bells. Karl Strauss has been following the 12 Days of Christmas theme, and this is the fifth release in the series. Karl’s holiday beers are usually some of their best yearly releases, and this brew is no exception.

The show tends to dip in and out of the good ol’ “third show syndrome”, but we hold it together and don’t embarrass ourselves too much. I guess one could say that we’re like those dudes at a holiday party that are having a bit more fun than everyone else. Le sigh…

Oh yeah…If you’re feeling the holiday spirit and would like to show your love for the show, please considering become a Patron at our Patreon page. XOXOXO 

So, yeah. Happy holidays from 4B and BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT!

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Episode 29 - Blood Oranges and Barrels

Season 1, Episode 29 This week on the show, we are again joined by John Ryti and Tim “Showtime” Ryan, and this time, Ryti brought along some homebrew.

We kick off the show this week with a fantastic brew from the folks at Refuge Brewery in Temecula, California. Blood Orange Wit is a tangy and big-bodied, low ABV pale ale. This beer isn’t just another fly-by-night wheat ale—this thing is delicious! This is Refuge’s first offering in a can, and it’s totally worth checking out.

Refuge Brewery - Blood Orange Wit
Refuge Brewery – Blood Orange Wit

Next up on the show are a few brews from Ryti. First up is, well, we don’t know. Neither does Ryti. He found this keg of brew hiding in a cold-box and forgot to label what it was. 

The second beer up is a stout that Ryti made as part of a group brew. This beer went into ~50 gallon port wine barrel that was about 75 years old. Pretty cool, right? 

Ryti’s final beer is a clone of Stone Brewing Co.’s Vertical Epic Ale 09.09.09. Ryti made this brew a few years go. The cool thing about the Vertical Epic series is that Stone provides the recipes for each beer so homebrewers can whip up a batch themselves. We tried Ryti’s version along side an actually bottle of the beer, which at this point in on its way downhill, so drink up if you still have any. Ryti’s version of the brew turned out quite well. 09.09.09 was one of the best of the Vertical Epic series in our opinions. If you never got a chance to try it, check out the recipe and brew it up!

We end the show with the Aventinus Eisbock from Weisses Bräuhaus G. Schneider & Sohn. On a previous show, we mentioned that this style of beer wasn’t very widely brewed and was somewhat difficult to attain. Well, Jason found the mother load at a local Total Wine. 

If you missed the announcement last week: We’ve started a Patreon campaign! If you don’t know what Patreon is, it’s a crowdfunding service similar to Kickstarter, except it’s meant to allow donors, or “patrons” as they call them, the opportunity to give continued support for artists through monetary donations. In our case, we are accepting donations on a per-episode basis. You can contribute any amount you wish, per episode, be it a quarter or ten bucks (holy shit!).

Take the time to check it out. We ultimately want to offer more content to our fans, i.e. supplemental video content of our personal brew days and homebrewing techniques, visiting breweries, going to more festivals, etc., and we can only do that with your help. If you feel you get any value from the show, please consider throwing some duckets our way. We’re off to a great start, and couldn’t be happier about the generosity of our fans and friends thus far. THANK YOU!

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Links to things from episode 29:
Recipe for Stone Brewing Co. Vertical Epic Ale 09.09.09
Stone’s Vertical Epic Series

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 8:06pm PDT
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Episode 28 - Four Duders on Foudres!

Season 1, Episode 28 This week, some totally rad brews from our friend Philip Lorenzini, special guests John Ryti and Time Ryan, and Foudre, duders!

Long time friend of New Brew Thursday and Four Brewers, Philip Lorenzini, hooked us up with some really great beers, and we invited some friends to spread the beer love, John Ryti, aka Temecula’s Beer Ambassador, and Tim Ryan, aka “Showtime”.

We start with a beer that we meant to get to last month on the show, Cascade Brewing Company‘s Foudre #1. This beer is a blend of three soured triple ales and was released in celebration of Cascade’s newly acquired foudre. If you’re not sure what a foudre is, it’s essential a very large wooden barrel, or cask. This photo was taken at Crooked Stave a few years ago and shows a style of foudre.

Cascade, Perennial, and Three Taverns Beers.
Cascade, Perennial, and Three Taverns Beers.

Needless to say, Foudre #1 is pretty great. Cascade used to be a somewhat rare treat for us in these parts, since they are located in Portland, Oregon, but their distribution to SoCal has picked up, and now we can very easily and joyfully give them all of our beer monies.

Next up are two beers from Perennial Artisan Ales, one of which was provided by Philip Lorenzini, and the other acquired by our very own Matt Becker. Fist up is Saison de Lis, which is a Belgian style ale made with chamomile flowers. The chamomile works very well in this brew, and the beer itself stands out as very unique. Hints of cinnamon spice crept their way into the beer, too. It’s really interesting and totally worth trying if the opportunity ever presents itself to you.

Stefon is next up. This was a collaboration beer between Perennial and Solemn Oath Brewery. It’s a dark rye farmhouse ale that was conditioned with brettanomyces. The brett isn’t very dominant in this beer, which is neither a good nor bad quality, and the beer overall is very well balanced and flavorful.

Last up from Philip is Theophan The Recluse from Three Taverns Craft Beers. This beer is an Imperial Russian Stout that has flavors of raisins, bread and chocolate. This brewery is new to us, and this first offering was really solid.

BIG, BIG thanks to Philip for sending these beers. He’s and awesome guy and a loyal fan. Cheers, dude!

Onto something that we’re really excited about: We’ve started a Patreon campaign! If you don’t know what Patreon is, it’s a crowdfunding service similar to Kickstarter, except it’s meant to allow donors, or “patrons” as they call them, the opportunity to give continued support for artists through monetary donations. In our case, we are accepting donations on a per-episode basis. You can contribute any amount you wish, per episode, be it a quarter or ten bucks (holy shit!).

Take the time to check it out. We ultimately want to offer more content to our fans, i.e. supplemental video content of our personal brew days and homebrewing techniques, visiting breweries, going to more festivals, etc., and we can only do that with your help. If you feel you get any value from the show, please consider throwing some duckets our way. We’re off to a great start, and couldn’t be happier about the generosity of our fans and friends thus far. THANK YOU!

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This week’s episode is sponsored by the OC Brew HoHo Holiday Ale Festival, which is Saturday, December 13th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California. There will be a plethora of great brews on tap, and a butt-load of tasty food trucks. Check out the tap list, and head over to OCBrewHoHo.com for tickets. It WILL sell out, so snatch ‘em up while you can!

Links to things from episode 28:
Jesse Friedman’s Podcast, Brewer’s Log

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 5:27pm PDT
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Episode 27 - John and Matt's Homebrew Saison

Season 1, Episode 27 John and Matt brewed a special grisette-style saison, David Gillanders is back on the show, and we’re drinking a DIPA from Barley Forge Brewing Co..

John and Matt finally did some goddamn brewing, and they made a pretty great brew! Matt got his hands on a “special” strain of yeast (he really didn’t give us any details other than that) and called upon John and his pimp-ass brewing setup to make ten gallons of a grisette-style saison, aptly named Grisette Beta. To date, this is probably one of the best brews that has come from said brewhouse. 

John's Brewhouse
John’s Brewhouse

It was originally intended to be a 4.0% ABV beer, but due to some miscalculations while mashing, the original gravity came out a little higher than it should have, thus raising the final amount of alcohol in the beer. This beer was very much an experiment for Matt. He was looking to have a solid session-able saison that he could brew the shit out of, and outside of a few tweaks that need to be made, this beer is pretty much what he wanted.

Feature: “Going In Blind.”

Sara joins us yet again for another round of Going In Blind. The beers this week were themed around witbier, and consequently, the tasting was a bit lackluster. But, yeah…listen to it anyway! Not to give anything away, but we may be experiencing some third-show-syndrome antics…

Barley Forge Brewing Co.
Barley Forge Brewing Co.

Keeping in line with said antics, we wrap this episode up with an excellent double IPA from a brand new brewery from Costa Mesa, California, Barley Forge Brewing Co.. Their beer, named One Louder is DANK! Like, WOW, in a totally good way. It’s a Hop Head’s dream. Yum. Barley Forge opened about three weeks ago and so far, we’re very impressed with their beer offerings. Barley Forge is definitely worth hitting up the next time you’re in the OC. Greg did a nice write up on the brewery back in July while it was still under construction.

This week’s episode is sponsored by the OC Brew HoHo Holiday Ale Festival, which is Saturday, December 13th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California. There will be a plethora of great brews on tap, and a butt-load of tasty food trucks. Check out the tap list, and head over to OCBrewHoHo.com for tickets. It WILL sell out, so snatch ‘em up while you can!

Links to things from episode 27:
Grisette Beta Recipe

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 12:00am PDT
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Episode 26 - The Festival

Season 1, Episode 26 David Gillanders is back on the show this week, and we’re drinking beers from Sante Adairius, Jester King, and Fantôme.

This week on the show, we try to recreate the magic that is The Festival – brought to you by the Shelton Brothers. Not only do they import some amazing beers from overseas, but they distribute some of the coolest craft breweries in the US. We weren’t able to recreate the bottle list of one of the craziest festivals we’ve ever seen, but damn it did we ever try! Just for good measure, we invited our buddy David along as a thanks for all the Citra.

We start out with Witchmaker from Jester King, a rye farmhouse IPA. This beer is a classic farmhouse beer, despite the creepy sparkle eyes on the label that stare right into your soul.

Jester King / Fantôme Collaboration Beer.
Jester King / Fantôme Collaboration Beer.

This was just a warm up for the main event – a collaboration between Fantôme and Jester King. It took two continents to get this bad boy into our hands, it’s the Del Rey – but as it turns out, NOT a summertime sadness beer! Will these two great tastes go great together? How could they not, right?

Bringing it back to our home state of California, we opened up a bottle of Cask Strawberry from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales in Carpenteria, CA. It was muled back from the brewery by our very own Jason Harris, and the gang had very differing opinions on this saught after beer. (Spoiler: half of them are DEAD WRONG -Jason)

Lastly, we managed to score a bottle of the BlizzCon Exclusive beer, ThunderBrew, which was called an “Imperial Brown”. We had our suspicions about it’s true origins, however. You can’t pull the wool over the Four Brewers’ eyes, there are too freaking many of us!

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 5:14am PDT
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Episode 25 - Knee Deep in Citra

Season 1, Episode 25 Put on your fishing waders because this week, we’re knee deep in brews from Kern River Brewing Co., Knee Deep Brewing Co., and Spiteful Brewing Company.

Devout craft beer drinkers far and wide make the pilgrimage to central California for the periodic release of Kern River Brewing Company‘s hoppy masterpiece known as Citra double IPA. We just happen to be friends with someone who won the Citra lottery (really, the brewery holds a lottery to buy the beer) and that someone is Mr. David Gillanders, who coincidentally is this week’s guest. 

David was gracious enough to bring over a couple bottles to share with us, as well as some other beers he picked up during a recent trip he took to Chicago. 

Kern River Brewing Company - Citra
Kern River Brewing Company – Citra

Citra is an amazing beer. The beer won gold at GABF in 2011, and it absolutely deserved it. While all of us on the show are big hop heads, Nagel isn’t too fond of the Citra hop, due to its “cat piss and orange” smell (he meant that in a negative way, too). Hey, sounds good to us!

Big, big aromatics on this beer, and yes, cat piss and orange are two of the dominant aromas present in the beer. Luckily, these bottles are super-fresh, so all of the aromatics and flavors just pop. It’s awesome. 

Knee Deep/Kern River Collaboration - Deep River
Knee Deep/Kern River Collaboration – Deep River

Next is a collaboration beer between Knee Deep Brewing Co. and Kern River Brewing Co. called, Deep River Double IPA. One of Jason’s good friends picked up this bottle for him. Knee Deep is another brewery known for its intensely hoppy brews, so this beer fit right in with the Citra. Not a lot of details were given about the beer, so yeah…just know that it’s hoppy and delicious. 

Spiteful Brewing Company - God Damn Pigeon Porter
Spiteful Brewing Company – God Damn Pigeon Porter

The final beer is another beer from David that he picked up while in Chicago, Spiteful Brewing Company‘s God Damn Pigeon Porter. Hey, how’d that name get past Battle‘s desk?! 

This beer is brewed to taste and smell like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and it really does taste like a PB&J! It’s pretty incredible. David claims to have never had a PB&J sandwich (dude’s been known to be a bit of a fibber in the past). If you’ve also never had PB&J, this beer pretty much hits the nail on the head. Even the saltiness of the peanut butter is present in the beer. Weird!

Big thanks to David for the brews. He’s the fucking man!

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 12:00am PDT
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Episode 24 - Matt's Cellar Blowout

Season 1, Episode 24 This week, Matt’s clearing out the cellar.

We’ve been at that point in our craft beer journey when we discover the diverse selection of beers available to us, and realize, “Hey! I TOTALLY need to start building my beer cellar up!” So, the first thing we do is seek out anything that might possibly “cellar well”. Well, that’s precisely what Matt did, and now we get to enjoy the fruits of his naive excitement. The main reason Matt decided to do this was to clear out all of the 12 ounce bottles and cans that were taking up space in his cellar. These beers are mainly from the 2006-2009 era.

Hair Of The Dog beers.
Hair Of The Dog beers.

We kick it off with a vertical of Fred from Hair Of The Dog Brewing CompanyJason provided two of the beers, specifically, batches 77 and 87, and Matt brought batch 70. This beer was named after acclaimed beer writer Fred Eckhardt. These beers held up very, very well, to say the least.

Hair Of The Dog and Stone Brewing Co. beers.
Hair Of The Dog and Stone Brewing Co. beers.

Next up is another brew from Hair Of The Dog, 2006 Doggie Claws. This beer is a west coast-style barley wine that’s usually released in November, and it’s a pretty heavy hitter at 11.5% ABV and 70 IBUs.

Stone Brewing Co.‘s Imperial Russian Stout is up next. Stone usually releases their IRS in 22 ounce bombers, but in 2008, they made a run of 12 ounce bottles that were exclusively for export. But, they held some bottles back and put them up for sale shortly after the release, and Matt picked up a bottle. He also brought a 22 ounce bottle of the same vintage to compare.

Feature: “Guess That Brew!”

We’re still not done with the drinking, but we decided to speed things up and open more bottles (and a can) from Oskar Blues BrewerySierra Nevada Brewing CompanyDogfish Head Brewery, and The Lost Abbey while playing a few rounds of “Guess That Brew”. 

Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Brewery, and The Lost Abbey beers.
Oskar Blues Brewery, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company, Dogfish Head Brewery, and The Lost Abbey beers.

The live IRC (chat) really knocked it out of the park for this session of GTB. Props to Bob VreelandDr. Zack, and OC Beer Nut

Oskar Blues’ Ten Fidy really stood out from the bunch. This beer is excellent fresh, and this particular batch from 2008 really held up well. Cans are really good at limiting, if not eliminating oxygen from getting into the beer, and this beer is a testament.

To finish this post up, we’ll just list the final beers on the show…

Dogfish Head – World Wide Stout (2008?)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Bigfoot Barleywine 2008 and 2009
The Lost Abbey – Angel’s Share 2009, Bourbon Barrel Aged

It’s amazing we made it though this recording session without getting too sloppy… Thanks for the beers, Matt!

Links to things from episode 24:
Hair Of The Dog Fred Vintage Guide
Hair Of The Dog’s Brewhouse
Matt’s traded bottle of The Bruery’s Partridge In A Pear Tree
“Dead Giveaway” Charles Ramsey/Schmoyoho Video
Boogie In Your Butt

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 12:30am PDT
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Episode 23 - Duck Duck Nagel

Season 1, Episode 23 This week, a Duck Duck Gooze side-by-side, and some, er, interesting homebrew from Nagel.

Welcome to November. It’s that special time of year when we get together with our families, roast birds in the oven, and drink barrel-aged beer to keep warm in the brisk winter weather. On the show this week, we’re cracking open two beers from The Lost Abbey called Duck Duck Gooze. You may have heard of it. It’s an excellent sour that many beer geeks consider to be a “whalez, bro”. No hype here. It’s fantastic.

The Lost Abbey - Duck Duck Gooze 2009 & 2013.The Lost Abbey – Duck Duck Gooze 2009 & 2013.

Matt really knocked it out of the park for this episode by providing not only one, but two variants of the DDG, one from 2009, and one from the most current 2013 release, which was provided to him by his super-rad boss, Patrick Rue. So, thanks Matt…and Pat!

We break away from the drinking for a bit to discuss the recent IPA showdown at Vendome Wine & Spirits in Toluca Lake, CA. The results may surprise you…

Greg brought two homebrews for us to try this week, one made with sourdough yeast (yes, really), and the other, a Tart Of Darkness clone, which was a More Beer homebrew kit.

We start with his Tart of Darkness clone. The beer itself turned out OK, but this homebrew teaches us that making a sour beer that’s on the level of The Bruery’s Tart of Darkness takes a lot more time and work that just adding bacteria to wort.

Next, we try Greg’s collaboration beer that he made with OC Baking Company. Greg did a five day sour mash for this beer and fermented it with sourdough bread yeast from OC Baking Company. The beer really didn’t turn out well–we’re not gonna lie. Not all experiments turn out well. Sorry, Greg, but thanks for the beer! 

We mentioned The Festival on the show, which is a badass beer festival hosted by Shelton Brothers. Tickets are still available. It’s going to be epic…

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT
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Episode 22 - Four Brewkakkis

Season 1, Episode 22 It’s that special time of the year when pumpkin beers abound. This week, we carve it up.

This week on the show, we’ve got two homebrews from our Aussie brother from a different mother, “The Beer Mule”, and two interesting craft beers from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.

Many of you may know The Beer Mule. You know, that globe-trotting-drink-you-under-the-table Aussie dude who also happens to be a pilot? Well, we were lucky enough to get some of his homebrew on the show this week.

We kick it off with what we think is his New Zealand hopped Pale Ale (after further reaserch…it is. Motueka & Wai-iti hops) called Kiwi Skunk. It’s an overall refreshing beer that’s crystal clear and vibrant, given that it’s two months old. 

The next beer on deck is The Mule’s Flanders Red Ale, Intro To Oak. From all accounts, this year spent probably around a year in secondary souring-up, and was bottled on 9.9.2014. Right off the bat, this beer smelled great. It had all of the usual characteristic that one would find on the nose of this style of beer. We dive into this beer further on the show, and in summation: sour beers need a lot of time and patience.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery - Falling Leaf. Label customized by Bob Vreeland.
Hangar 24 Craft Brewery – Falling Leaf. Label customized by Bob Vreeland.

Next are two beers from a brewery that’s near and dear (and quite local) to us, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery. Our buddy, Bob Vreeland, hooked us up with H24’s newest “Barrel Roll” series of barrel-aged beers called Falling Leaf, and their seasonal release, Gourdgeous. Essentially, Falling Leaf is Gourdgeous aged in bourbon barrels. Both beers are made with pumpkin and spice, and as we all know, pumpkin beers tend to really divide beer drinkers quite a bit. When it comes to pumpkin beers, you either love them or hate them. However, pumpkin beers present themselves in many different styles of beer, so pumkin beers shouldn’t be judged soley because they are made with pumpkin. Have we said pumpkin enough yet? Pumpkin. Pumpkin. PUMPKIN!

Things get a little crazy at the end of the show, which at this point seems to be par for the course. So yeah…deal. ;)

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT!

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Direct download: Episode_22_-_Four_Brewkakki.mp3
Category:Beer -- posted at: 12:30am PDT
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