Season 1, Episode
11 - Newport Beach Brewing Company brewmaster,
Derek Bougie, joins us for a mouthwatering pucker-fest, featuring
two great brews from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, and three sour
homebrews from Derek himself.
This week on Four Brewers, our friend and special
Bougie is bringing his beer geek “A” game as well as his
unique style of ball-busting. We start off with two great beers
from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, out of Dexter,
Michigan. The first beer is a collaboration with Maui Brewing Company called “Sobrehumano Palena ‘ole” (which means
“superhuman” and “without limits”), a wild ale made with cherries
and liliko’i fruits.
Jolly Pumpkin, Maui Brewing, and
Anchorage Brewing Collaborations
The second beer is another collaboration ale, but this time between
Jolly Pumpkin andAnchorage
Brewing Co. called “Calabaza Boreal“, a saison style ale made with
grapefruit peel, grapefruit juice and peppercorns. It almost comes
off sort of like an IPA with it’s grapefruit character, and is an
interesting and overall excellent brew.
Feature: Homebrew – Derek
Derek was kind enough to share three sour homebrews which were aged
in a six gallon, medium-toast American Oak barrel. The first brew,
named “La Vahine“, was originally and ale that was somewhere
in the realm of a brown ale and a dubbel. It clocks in around 7%,
and is at this point, a little under four years old.
Beer number two is an 8.75% golden sour ale, appropriately named
“Golden Sour“, bottled in August of 2009. We don’t
really dwell on this brew a lot, as the show kind of goes off the
rails while we discuss rap-rock, conservatives, and the Detroit
music scene. Yeah…we apologize in advance.
Derek Bougie’s Homebrewed Sours
The final beer from Mr. Bougie is a 8.75% sour ale, aged in the
same barrel as the previous two brews. This brew, “Funky Nuts“, was bottled six years ago, and was “Best
in Show” winner at the 2008 Orange County Fair.
Big thanks go out to Derek for sharing his tasty homebrew with us.
If you’re ever in the Newport Beach area, make a stop
at Newport Beach Brewing Co., and give Derek a high-five.
Buy some beer and food while you’re there, too—it’s a great
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