Steve and Adam are drinking beers appropriate for the feast of St. Patrick. Before they call out the holiday for being complete lies and silliness, they talk about a new can pre-order app, a new location for Penn Brewery, and Cinderlands being up for best new brewery in the country. Then they start their grassroots campaign for giving St. Pat's back to the Irish and starting a new, better drinking holiday that actually makes sense, St. Augustine's. Inclusive, binge drinking in nice weather on the beach. How is that not the better holiday? Finally, they offer up new versions of the Guinness frankenstein classic Black & Tan including things that aren't beer and other beers that aren't Guinness.
Great Lakes Brewing Conway's Irish Red
Oddside Ales Java Chip Mint Stout
Boulder Irish Blessing Stout
Kelsey joins Adam and Steve to taste some beers from the fine Funkwerks of Fort Collins. They talk about hops from rooftops, and Blue Canoes being set adrift. Adam is also back from a weekend in Vegas, so he has reports on the beers and breweries in the Sin City. Then the get into how International Women's Day is celebrated in the beer community with International Women's Collaboration Brew Day and Pink Boots Society. Finally Steve tests the loyalty and resolve to flagship beers outside of #FlagshipFebruary.
Funkwerks Tropic King
Funkwerks Raspberry Provincial
Dennis from First Sip Brew Box returns to talk about a beers from the Pittsburgh Beerfest with Adam and Steve. First Dennis announces the launch of the Pet Brew Box, and then they talk about the 41st annual Homebrew Con to be held in Rhode Island. Then they talk about the disappointing state of affairs that is the Pittsburgh Beerfest and how can they put the Pittsburgh back into Pittsburgh Beerfest. Finally they play a new game called Fast Finders with a Mardi Gras theme. Also Andre the Giant might be back.
CR Brewery DIPA
Victory Brewing Twisted Monkey
East End Brewing Green Giant
Steve and Adam tackle barleywines. They're beer, not even barely wines. First Dogfish Head supports independent brewing, Hellboy gets his own beer, Illinois has the cheapest beer, and Levante delivers beer in PA. Then they get into the history of barleywines including its ties to parti-gyle style brewing and Andre the Giant shows up. Finally, they introduce the Old Man Yells at cloud segment so they can complain about dry-hopping, drainpouring and adding "IPA" to the end of every beer.
3 Magnets Brewing Buzzard Hollow Barleywine
Abjuration Brewing Rice Wine Barleywine
Brasserie Dieu du Ciel Solstice d'Hiver Barleywine
Today's the day. Adam, Kelsey and Steve sit down to review beers from and talk about one of the most notorious and prolific breweries in the world, Brewdog. But first they bitch about Genesee upmarketing their cream ale and AB-Inbev buying Ratebeer.com. Then it's the history of Brewdog and some of their most infamous beers and stunts and what exactly is Equity for Punks. Finally, they pitch the next Equity for Punks campaigns including the final frontier.
Brewdog Clockwork Tangerine Session IPA
Brewdog Albino Squid Assassin Red Rye IPA
Brewdog Choco Libre Stout
Special guest Katie T brings us beer from Florida, so we dedicate this episode to the sunshine state as we all freeze riding out the Polar Vortex. This also marks off another state in our quest to drink and review beers from all 50 states (and the District of Columbia) We learn more about our special guest and superfan, as well as her favorite brewery outside of PA, and the Brewer's Association's new resources for independent beer allies. Then we get into the sordid affairs of brewery con-man Stephen Foster and the breweries he ruined and hurt. Finally we lighten the mood with a Mad Libs-esque game featuring everyone's favorite superhero Florida Man!
Cigar City Brewing Space Pope IPA
Brew Hub Matte Black Coffee Lager
Intracoastal Brewing One Big Doodle Imperial Cream Ale
Sam returns to the podcast with beers from the hypebeasts of the Boston/Massachusetts/New England scene. Adam is unhappy. Steve reserves judgement. In the first segment, they present neat beer tidbits like the 2019 clone list from the AHA, a brewery using hot spring water, and another opening in Pittsburgh. Then Sam delves into the history of the NEIPA style including The Alchemist's Heady Topper. Finally, they all put their heads together to workshop yet another craft beer themed video game that was not inspired by Mortal Kombat 11. Hope you like shitty, fake Boston accents.
Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. F.O.C.Less Monster
Lord Hobo Brewing Consolation Prize DIPA
Tree House Brewing AAAlterrr Ego NEIPA
Dennis from First Sip Brew Box joins Adam and Steve to try out some cream ales. They talk about the projected growth of craft beer in 2019 and an update on Sierra Nevada's Resilience IPA initiative. Then they take a look at brewery openings and events they're excited for in the future. Finally Adam and Dennis go head-to-head in the Five Questions of Doom.
Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. Sam's Daily Cream Ale
Muskoka Brewing Cream Ale
Genesee Brew House Orange Honey Cream Ale
Kelsey joins Steve and Adam to tackle the hot new craze of 2019, Brut IPAs. We discuss the emerging style, how the government shutdown affects the craft beer industry and local news on Hitchhiker being sued. Then on Nobody Asked You we answer questions from around beer internet. Finally, we wrap up with our own beer inventions, because everything at CES sucks.
I originally was going to name this episode The Brut Man in reference to an old horror/thriller film that got Mystery Science Theater'd but it just wasn't as apropos. Perhaps if you speak French you'll get the reference and how it fits into the whole of the episode. This is all just SEO filler.
Sierra Nevada Brut IPA
New Belgium Brut IPA
Matchless + Fort George Fancy Stuff Brut IPA
What may become a yearly tradition, we take a look back at 2018 with six hosts already half in the bag. Featuring Adam, Steve, Sam, Kelsey, Bubba, Haley and a big bottle of Alesmith Speedway Stout. What were our favorite beers of 2018? What were our least favorite? Which penguins have the funny yellow eyebrows? All this and more.
Alesmith Speedway Stout