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[S3/E48] The Oskar Blues Explosion

Season 3, Episode 48 – This week, we’re drinking beer with our friend, Oskar.

Oskar Blues Brewery is one of the earliest modern craft breweries to exclusively use cans for packaging their beer. Everything from lager to imperial stout goes into cans short, tall, and wide. Oskar Blues even invented the “Crowler”, a 32 ounce growler made out of an aluminum can. Not only are they ahead of their time with their packaging, they also make some killer beer.

Oskar Blues BeersOskar Blues Beers

The seven beers on the show this week are but a small representation of what Oskar Blues brews. They recently debuted barrel-aged Ten Fidy in tall cans (which Jason coincidentally drank all to himself the night before the recording of this episode), as well as their new 19.2 ounce (holy moly!) “Stove Pipe” cans.

Dale’s Pale Ale is by far the most ubiquitous of Oskar Blues’ offerings, followed by the deliciously contrasting imperial stout, Ten Fidy. Oskar Blues is a beer geek’s brewery–they can do it all, and they do it all quite well. It’s safe to assume that if you’ve never tried anything from them, you’ll probably be pretty happy with at least one beer they make when you do try something. 

(…also, you can use their cans to smoke weed when you’re done drinking the beer!)

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Oskar Blues Brewery – Beerito
Oskar Blues Brewery – Dale’s Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery – IPA
Oskar Blues Brewery – Death By Coconut
Oskar Blues Brewery – Hotbox Coffee Porter
Oskar Blues Brewery – Old Chub
Oskar Blues Brewery – Ten FIDY

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Category:Beer -- posted at: 6:43pm PDT
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[S3/E47] Giggle Fits with Brew Girls

Season 3, Episode 47 – This week, we hand over the keys to the show…

We decided to do something special this week. Having women on the show is nothing new to Four Brewers, but we wanted to take it to the next level and hand over the entire show to some local beer geeks who also happen to be women. Full transparency, John decided to throw this show together at the last minute. That’s important to know because Natalie DeNicholas (of Maltose Falcons and Sanctum Brewing Co.) literally had two days to put this show together. Of course, she went above and beyond and picked up over ten super-fresh beers from five different breweries that sent her on a journey across the greater Los Angeles basin.

Natalie, Daniella, and StaceyNatalie, Daniella, and Stacey

Natalie is joined by fellow Sanctum beer server Daniella Lopez, and owner of Craft Beer Babes clothing company, Stacey Moffett. Technically, John is also on the show, and is mostly referred to as “The Ghost”, since he’s not actually supposed to be on the show. The beers on the show this week are all brewed by women, and/or are owned in part or wholly by women. The selection of beers are wide ranging and complex (and at times challenging), while still maintaining their appeal to Natalie, Daniella, and Stacey’s individual palates.

Natalie DeNicholasNatalie DeNicholas Loves Beer

We can’t thank these ladies enough for taking over the show and providing a fresh perspective on craft beer and the community. Cheers!

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Ladyface Alehouse and Brasserie – Coquette
Ladyface Alehouse and Brasserie – Vallis Aurea
Eagle Rock Brewery – Nandobrau Gold
Eagle Rock Brewery – Brown Porter
Arts District Brewing – Heinrich
Arts District Brewing – Cowboy Curtis
Three Weavers Brewing Company – Le Petit Fox
Three Weavers Brewing Company – Southbounder Coffee Stout
Dragon’s Tale – Heff YEAH!
Dragon’s Tale – Sousan’s Saison

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[S3/E46] Worthy Brewing

Season 3, Episode 45 – This week, 4B fan Ken Sorenson, sent us some brews from Bend, Oregon’s Worthy Brewing. Are they worthy? Are WE worthy?!

The Pacific Northwest is considered by many to be beer Mecca. We would agree if we didn’t live in beer Mecca, here in SoCal (we kid)! Anywho…

Worthy Brewing BeersWorthy Brewing Beers

The beers on the show this week are from a brewery that’s new to the 4B crew, Worthy Brewing. These beers, along with a gift package that included four Worthy branded shirts, four Worthy branded sunglasses, and an almost empty bottle of Aspirin (not Worthy branded), were sent to us by Ken Sorenson. Ken used to work at the world famous Toronado craft beer bar out of Seattle, Washington, working as manager under none other than the mighty Matt Bonney. Ken is now the Washington Sales Manager for Worthy Brewing. 

Thanks for the beers, Ken! Worthy is making some solid brew and totally worth a visit if you’re in Bend, Oregon and a solid buy if you see them on the shelf of your local liquee store.

BEND THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Worthy Brewing – Easy Day Kolsch
Worthy Brewing – Farm Out Saison
Worthy Brewing – Worthy IPA
Worthy Brewing – Lights Out Stout

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[S3/E45] Tracing Space in Temecula

Season 3, Episode 45 – This week on the show, Temecula’s Beer Ambassador, aka John Ryti, joins us with some new stuff from Ironfire Brewing and Relentless Brewing, and we also try a little beer named Space Trace from Bottle Logic Brewing.

This week, we are happy to welcome back our good friend and beer geek, John Ryti. He brought us some new beers from Relentless Brewing Company (first time on the show, by the way) and a hop-bomb from Ironfire Brewing Company that was tapped right off of the bright tank, so you know it’s fresh.

Growler Tags from Relentless Brewing CompanyGrowler Tags from Relentless Brewing Company

Temecula is quite the hot spot in the Inland Empire brewing scene, and if you have yet to visit and check out the breweries around the area, you’re totally missing out. Ironfire has been a mainstay for us locals over the past few years, while Relentless is the new kid on the block who’s already proving to be a must-visit brewery.

Bottle Logic Brewing - Space Trace (photo: Jessica Rice McNew)Bottle Logic Brewing – Space Trace (photo: Jessica Rice McNew)

We wrap up the show with Bottle Logic Brewing’s newest barrel-aged-beer-geek-bomb called Space Trace. This beer is their barrel-aged German Chocolate Cake Stout (which we also drink on the show this week) and DUDE, it is amazing. Much thanks to Matt Robertson at Bottle Logic for hitting us up and giving us a bottle. (It’s so fuggin’ good…)

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Relentless Brewing Company – Smokey’s World of Pain
Relentless Brewing Company – Raspberry Tart Saison
Relentless Brewing Company – Journey To the Sol
Ironfire Brewing Company – Mr. Hopagiorgio
Bottle Logic Brewing – German Chocolate Cake Stout
Bottle Logic Brewing – Space Trace (2016)

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[S3/E44] Brewery Rex with Tyler King and Brian White

Season 3, Episode 44 – Tyler King and Brian White join us in the studio to talk about their new brewery, Brewery Rex.

So. Brewery Rex. Ever heard of them? Chances are maybe you have, but probably not. Brewery Rex is Tyler King (formerly, the Director of Brewing Operations at The Bruery) and Brian White’s (Monkish BrewingChapman Crafted) newest venture. They have been in the process of opening the brewery for a couple of years now, but the public really knew nothing about the place. Tyler and Brian decided it was finally time to come to the 4B studio and share some of the details and collective vision about the brewery.

This Week's BeersThis Week’s Beers

We cover quite a bit of territory on the show this week, from what Tyler and Brian want the brewery to be, to craft beer burnout and what to do to avoid it. Yeah, we go deep this week. Tyler and Brian have some fresh and interesting ideas about opening their own space. We’re pretty excited to be able to hopefully try some of their brews within the next year or so and you should be, too.

Oh, and this week’s show also marks the first time we put a lime in a bottle of beer and drink it. Thanks, Tyler. Thanks, Brian…

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Grupo Modelo S.A. de C.V. – Pacifico Clara
Gueuzerie Tilquin – Oude Gueuze Tilquin à L’Ancienne
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen – Oude Geuze

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