Season 2, Episode
20 – This week on the show, we’re back in the
studio in classic Four Brewers style, drinking homebrew, craft
brew, reading beer reviews, and blind tasting. BOOM!
We kick off the show with a beer that’s has been 6 months in the
making, John and Matt’sbrettanomyces-conditioned
saison. You may recall a similar beer from episode 27 of
season 1, their grisette-style saison. This is essentially the
same beer, but with some corn sugar added at the end of the boil to
dry out the beer a little more. This beer was fermented with Matt’s
super-secret saison yeast. Ten gallons of this beer was made, and
five gallons was keg-conditioned with ECY34, the “Dirty Dozen” brettanomyces yeast
from East Coast Yeast. Matt and John are quite happy with how this
beer turned out, and everyone agrees that it’s a winner.
Next up is a very special beer provided to us by Brian White of Monkish
Brewing Co., Rara
Avis. This beer was made specifically for The Rare Beer Club, and was also served at The
Bruery’s recent anniversary party, Copperversary, in Anaheim,
California. Huge brett funk with a bit of acidity and fruity hop
character make this beer absolutely fabulous. Big thanks to Brian
for the hook up!
We end the show with “Guess That Brew” and “Going In Blind”. We
haven’t played these games in quite a while, and their return is
welcomed by all of us. Yvonne England joins us as our pouress for