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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…

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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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[S3/E43] Track 7 Brewing Company

Season 3, Episode 43 – This week, we’re going back to Sacramento and drinking some beers from Track 7 Brewing Company.

Recently, at the Inland Empire Brewers Guild Summer Send Off Festival, we ran into Amanda Barnes, sales representative for Track 7 Brewing Company, and tried a couple of beers that they brought to the fest. After a bit of conversation and an exchange of business cards, a box of beer from Track 7 magically appeared on our doorstep a couple of weeks later. NICE.

Track 7 Brewing Company BeersTrack 7 Brewing Company Beers

Track 7 Brewing Company is fairly new and they are already showing signs of being a great brewery. Their beers are already fairly widely available all over southern California and are being well received, as far as we can tell. The beers on the show this week range from a honey blonde ale to a peanut butter porter. There were also some hoppy beers in the mix which we all thought were really, really good, especially their Panic IPA. They’re sticking to the classic west coast-style IPA and double IPA formula, which is nice, considering how so many breweries are starting to experiment with the “juicy” New England-style IPA.

Track 7 is definitely on track (oh, puns) to becoming a great California brewery. Give their beers a try if you see them out in the wild. 

Thanks to Track 7 Brewing Company for the beers!

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Beers from this week’s episode:
Track 7 Brewing Company – Bee Line Blonde
Track 7 Brewing Company – Panic IPA
Track 7 Brewing Company – Blood Transfusion
Track 7 Brewing Company – Left Eye, Right Eye DIPA
Track 7 Brewing Company – Nukin’ Futz

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[S3/E42] Sudwerk Brewing Co.

Season 3, Episode 42 – This week on the show, beers from Sudwerk Brewing Co. out of Davis, California.

This week we’re featuring a brewery that all of us on the podcast seem to have unintentionally overlooked over the years, Sudwerk Brewing Co.. Turns out, Sudwerk make some really great beer that most definitely should not be overlooked or taken for granted.

Sudwerk Brewing Co. BeersSudwerk Brewing Co. Beers

The beers on this week’s episode were provided to us by Sudwerk. We met up with them during the California Craft Beer Summit last month. They had previously expressed online how stoked they were about ranking second in our blind Pilsner Showdown, and when we ran into KB Brandl (Sudwerk’s Events and Marketing Coordinator) she insisted that we try more of their beer on the show. Sounded good to us!

Sudwerk sent us five beers for the show this week, three of which are part of their “Brewers Cut Reserve Series“. Turns out, Sudwerk have been brewing beer since 1989 and make some pretty incredible stuff. Sudwerk make clean, traditional styles, but also know how to brew really complex stuff like sours and bourbon barrel-aged doppelbock. We were really impressed by the quality of the beers on the show. It goes without saying that if you see Sudwerk brews on the shelf, give them a try!

Thanks to Sudwerk Brewing Co. for the brews!

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Beers from this week’s episode:
Sudwerk Brewing Co. – Northern Pilsner
Sudwerk Brewing Co. – Rye of the Lager
Sudwerk Brewing Co. – Plum On Eileen
Sudwerk Brewing Co. – Raspberry Diddly
Sudwerk Brewing Co. – Oso Furioso

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[S3/E41] GABF Medal-Winning Beers

Season 3, Episode 41 – This week, we’re drinking Great American Beer Festival 2016 medal-winning brews!

Fresh off the The 4B Flight and fresh off the plane from the Great American Beer Festival (just Matt, that is) we’re back with another full-length episode of Four Brewers and we’re drinking as many GABF medal-winning beers as we could get our hands on.

GABF 2016 Winners! [Shot with iPhone 7 Plus, 56mm]GABF 2016 Winners!

We’ve gushed about the Great American Beer Festival in previous episodes (20142015), so we won’t get into the event itself too much in this post, but suffice it to say, it’s definitely one of the biggest and best beer festivals in the world. Thousands of eager beer drinkers descend upon The Mile High City of Denver, Colorado for three days of craft beer tasting and celebration. If ever a beer event were to appear on a beer drinker’s bucket list of events, GABF would be at the top of that list. 

Matt Becker Wearing His Bronze Medal from GABFMatt Becker Wearing His Bronze Medal from GABF

There is one thing that made this year’s Great American Beer Festival stand out from previous years for the Four Brewers. Our very own Matt Becker, brewer at Packinghouse Brewing Company in Riverside, California brought home his very first medal from GABF—a bronze for his Irish-style Rad Ale (see what I did there?), Riley’s Irish Red. It was a proud moment for us, watching Matt walk onto the stage to accept his medal from Mr. Charlie Papazian. We’re super-proud of him! Congratulations, Matt and Packinghouse! Riverside REPRESENT!

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Beers from this week’s episode:
21st Amendment Brewery – El Sully
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
Karl Strauss Brewing Company – Mosaic Session IPA
Packinghouse Brewing Co. – Riley’s Irish Red
The Bruery – Mischief
Nebraska Brewing Company – Mélange a Trois
High Water Brewing – Campfire Stout
AleSmith Brewing Company – Old Numbskull

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The 4B Flight: Firestone Walker Brewing Company - Feral One (Batch 3)

The 4B Flight 2.0, Episode 6 – On the final episode of The 4B Flight 2.0, we’re going big with Feral One (Batch 3) from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. YUM.

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 April and October. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Autumn edition of The 4B Flight! Due to the flight’s immense popularity back in April, we decided to serve up another round of episodes!

Feral One (Batch 3)Feral One (Batch 3)

Today, on the final day of The 4B Flight, 2.0, we’re going out with a sour bang with Firestone Walker’s Feral One, Batch 3. On the show, we talk about Firestone Walker’s titratable acidity rating scale, the people behind the scenes at breweries that make all of this incredible craft beer we enjoy possible, and how Firestone Walker seems to never put out a bad beer. 

Catch The 4B Flight 3.0 in April of 2017!

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Beer from today’s episode:
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Feral One (Batch 3)

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The 4B Flight: Logsdon Farmhouse Ales - Seizoen

The 4B Flight 2.0, Episode 5 – Today on the 4B Flight, a fantastic saison from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.

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 April and October. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Autumn edition of The 4B Flight! Due to the flight’s immense popularity back in April, we decided to serve up another round of episodes!

Logsdon Farmhouse Ales - SeizoenLogsdon Farmhouse Ales – Seizoen

I think it’s safe to say that all four of us, The Four Brewers, equally love saison. Okay, well, maybe Matt loves it just a little bit more than us, but overall, we’re super-fans of the style. Today on The Flight, we’re drinking one of the best American examples to date, Seizoen from Logsdon Farmhouse Ales.

If you want to hear us gush even more about saison, check out our Saison Showdown from Season 2! 

Tune in tomorrow for the next beer in The 4B Flight!

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beer from today’s episode:
Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – Seizoen

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The 4B Flight: Brouwerij Dilewyns - Vicaris Tripel-Gueuze

The 4B Flight 2.0, Episode 4 – Today on The 4B Flight, a gueuze that’s actually a blend of two different styles of beer that maybe shouldn’t have been blended together.

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 April and October. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Autumn edition of The 4B Flight! Due to the flight’s immense popularity back in April, we decided to serve up another round of episodes!

Vicaris Tripel-GueuzeVicaris Tripel-Gueuze

The beer on today’s episode was…different, and a bit odd. Rather than try to describe it here, just read what the brewery says about it on Untappd:

"Vicaris Tripel and Girardin Gueuze create a new style.. a melding of Tripel sweetness and Lambic sour. Innovative Dilewyns pairs up with one of Belgium’s most prized lambic producers. Really a taste sensation. Here’s the future of Belgian brewing in a glass. Made by a talented home brewer whose beers were extremely well received in Belgium. Brouwerij Dilewyns opened in 2011 and is Belgium’s newest brewery. Led by 24 year old dynamo, Anne- Catherine Dilewyns." 

There you have it.

Tune in tomorrow for the next beer in The 4B Flight!

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Beer from today’s episode:
Brouwerij Dilewyns – Vicaris Tripel-Gueuze

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The 4B Flight: Beachwood Blendery - Fortune Favors the Funk

The 4B Flight 2.0, Episode 3 – Today on The 4B Flight, Beachwood Blendery’s Fortune Favors the Funk, and boy, do we favor this beer.

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 April and October. Enjoy!

Welcome to the Autumn edition of The 4B Flight! Due to the flight’s immense popularity back in April, we decided to serve up another round of episodes!

Beachwood Blendery - Fortune Favors the FunkBeachwood Blendery – Fortune Favors the Funk

Beachwood BBQ & Brewing’s funky shoot-off, Beachwood Blendery, has finally reached peak propagation and is finally releasing their interpretation of Belgian-style funky ales. Some might call these beers their interpretations of Belgian lambic, but we’re not going to say that here (they would prefer the term lambic not be used). What we will say is that this beer is spectacular. Beachwood destroys. What can’t they do at this point?! (Make bad beer, that’s what.)

Tune in tomorrow for the next beer in The 4B Flight!

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Beer from today’s episode:
Beachwood Blendery – Fortune Favors the Funk

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