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Four Brewers: Craft Beer and Homebrew

Aug 4, 2014

Season 1, Episode 10 This week, we’re drinking the saison rumored to be the source of Wyeast Laboratories 3711 saison yeast, a delicious sour from Allagash, stout from Freeport, Maine, and finally, Matt’s first small batch brew in quite a long time.

This week, we’re joined once again by our in-house special guests Sara and Yvonne, and it gets a little crazy this week. We start off with some “discussion” on the movie The Godfather, and drink a tasty brew from Brasserie Thiriez called “Extra“, a dry-hopped french farmhouse ale, rumored to be the source of Wyeast’s 3711 French Saison ale yeast.

Brasserie Thiriez, Allagash Brewing Company, and Maine Beer Company
Brasserie Thiriez, Allagash Brewing Company, and Maine Beer Company

After that, we dive into a couple of excellent beers via Mr. Nagel, Allagash Brewing Company‘s Coolship Cerise, and Maine Beer Company‘s Mean Old Tom. Coolship Cerise is an open-fermented sour ale aged in oak barrels with cherries, and it’s nothing short of delicious. Greg gives us a some insight on how Coolship is made, fresh off his recent trip to the east coast of the United States. Mean Old Tom is a stout aged on vanilla beans. Maine Beer Company is out of Freeport, Maine, and if this beer is an indication of the deliciousness of their beer, then we’re definitely looking forward to more from this brewery.

Feature: Homebrew – Matt’s Small Batch IPA.

Matt's Mashing In!
Matt’s Mashing In!

Matt‘s known for brewing small batches of brew in the past, but since becoming a professional brewer, time for homebrewing has been limited. But Matt’s back in the saddle, and he decided to brew a very basic IPA to get back in the game. Photos from the brew day are up on our Flickr page. Check ‘em out!

Feature: “Guess That Brew!”

Jason’s taking a break from competing on this round of Guess That Brew, and instead, is providing some interesting reviews to rack our beer-soaked brains.

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