Season 1, Episode
15 - This week, We ‘mule’ some beer from
Massachusetts and up our game with live Google Hangout + IRC
This week on the show, Greg brings in
two beers brought by houseguests @2BeerGuys and@aljpeace from coastal Massachusetts. They were
in town for Disneyland and the 2014 Beer Bloggers Conference and
left some fun session beers from Notch Brewing Co in the fridge–
Hootenanny Berliner Weisse and Cerne Pivo. Jason hand-muled
his beers. Mystic Brewing’s Day of Doom, and Spencer Brewery’s
With Notch’s Hootenanny,
we discuss common off flavors in some Berliner Weiss’ like butyric
acid, present from oxygen getting in a sour mash. Notch’s is clean
and lacto-tart! We also discuss clarity in the style.
We loosen the belt one notch for Notch Brewing’s Černé Pivo,
and are shocked at something that is commonly present in most
dark lagers, but not this beer. Is it weird? Good? Bad? Listen and
Trappist Ale is up next…you know, America’s first
and only Trappist brewery? Opinions of this newest Trappist
brewery have varied widely among beer geeks…but their beer? It
caused a chant. Is it Monkenweizer? Freedom Trappists!
Mystic Brewing and Spencer Trappist
Does Jason have
right-place-right-time antics? It sure does appear that way,
because he scored an exclusive bottle of a pretty awesome
brew. Redstone Liquors delivered a bouncing baby
Masterson Rye Whiskey Bourbon Barrel aged Day of Doom quad from Mystic that’s
very “mystic.” Regardless, it’s a fricken bourbon barrel quad, and
the flavors parfait very nicely.
Overall, our trip to Massachusetts was a complete success.
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