Kelsey returns to talk rauchbiers with Steve and Adam. What are rauchbiers? Beers made with smoked malts for a smokey flavor. But first they talk about First Sip Brew Box's Veteran's Day collaboration, Fargo Brewing puts dogs in need on their cans, PA Wal-Mart's get beer, and the American Keg company goes up against China. Then they get into the history of the Schlenkerla brewery as well as the history of rauchbiers. Plus they learn what the Ark of Tastes is. Finally Steve and Kelsey face off in a game of Is It a Beer? Is It a Castle? Or Is It Both?
Aecht Schlenkerla Helles Lagerbier
Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock
Aecht Schlenkerla Oak Smoked Doppelbock
Katie returns to the show with gifts from the Commonwealth of Virginia for Adam and Steve. They talk about the Crushie Awards, Utah being silly with their beer, and the downfall of Founders. Next, they profile Virginia from it's colonial beginnings, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson's involvement in brewing, the connection to Yuengling and Pittsburgh, and more. Finally, Katie and Steve tackle the lightning round of beer opinions like a PTI for beer nerds. If you're wondering about the lazy, seemingly non-videogame pun title...there actually was a game in 2016 called Virginia. So there you go. It's just a lazy pun.
Strangeways Brewing Albino Monkey Belgian White Ale
Starr Hill Brewery Last Leaf Maple Brown Ale
Loudoun Brewing #LoveLoudoun Amber Ale
Steve and Adam are joined by published author Brandon Getz to talk about his new novel Lars Breaxface, Werewolf in Space. They take on 3 beers which may be Tricks or Treats for Halloween. Brandon gives them insight into what a werewolf mercenary drinks, the process of writing a novel and the inspiration for the wild characters in his book. There's plenty of season appropriate talk of pumpkin beers and horror movies to top it off. Finally, with Brandon's guidance, they Beerify the three main characters of the book and create homebrew recipes for each.
Stillwater Artisanal General Gose Sour
Omnipollo Hilma IPA
DuClaw PastryArchy Bourbon Barrel Vietnamese Coffee Stout
Adam, Steve and First Sip Brew Box's Dennis are Live from Mike's Beer Bar on Federal Street across from PNC Park. They're joined by owner Mike Sukitch and beertender Cassie. They talk about turning a craft beer bar into a hub for Pittsburgh beer, Mike's own history in beer, Cassie's approach to delivering personalized drinking experiences, and cheese. Specifically beer cheese made on site. Plus secret menu items. Finally, they talk about their favorite beers for popular Halloween activities and beer costume ideas.
4 Points Marzen
11th Hour Brewing Bright Noise NEIPA
North Country Ugg Lyfe Pumpkin Latte Stout
Kelsey returns just in time for Nitro beers with Adam and Steve. They talk about the some of the big winners from the Great American Beer Festival, they speculate about why some breweries don't participate, and then get double excite for Schraderbrau being released in conjunction with the Breaking Bad film, El Camino. Next they learn about the history and mechanics of nitrogenating beer; of course Guinness is involved, but somehow they also learn about boomers, doomers, and zoomers. Finally it's a horror movie & beer quiz which is next to impossible for Kelsey and Adam because they don't watch horror films.
Belhaven Black Scottish Stout
Left Hand Brewing White Russian Nitro Stout
Southern TIer Pumking Nitro
Adam and Steve sit down with three "kölsch" beers in an effort to try and turn Steve into a fan. They talk about a German beer advent calendar, Yuengling & Hershey's team up, and Pennsylvania taxes hurting small businesses. Then they get into the history of kölsch beers, what makes the style and why everything made in America is heresy. Finally, they offer a spooky segment for the season and pair beers with popular Halloween candy like the Reese's pumpkin.
Aviator Brewing 3 Bones Kolsch-Style
New Belgium Passion Fruit Kolsch
North Country Brewing North Country Kolsch
This week Steve and Adam reach back into the fridge of mystery which is a harrowing experience and certainly not a way to drink three random beers that needed cleaned out from the fridge. They also delve into the Brew Gentleman's new hire, Merriam-Webster adds tallboy, and Weyerbacher teams up with White Castle. Go, Birds. Next they dive into the world of brewing-mystery novels from writers like Joyce Tremel and Ellie Alexander. It should come as no surprise these segment is full of puns. Finally, the duo sets out a business plan for a mystery pop up bar including secret taps, menus and wait staff. Plus Steve misremembers Cut and Shoot, Texas as Noose and Gun, Texas.
Neshaminy Creek County Line IPA
Omnipollo Tetragrammaton IPA
Southern Star Buried Hatchet Stout
Katie joins Adam and Steve for their third Oktoberfest episode! They discuss news from 412 Brewery, First Sip Brew Box and Kennywood, the Smithsonian, and neat notes about Oktoberfest. Then it's on to a round the world trip profiling O'fests from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Sri Lanka and more. Finally, they answer beer questions from the internet in a round of Nobody Asked You.
TimberCreek Brewery Oktoberfest
Austin Beerworks Montecore Oktoberfest
Newlyweds Bubba and Haley come bearing gifts from the great state of Maine. This means Steve and Adam have to drink Maine beers and do an episode profiling Maine to further complete their map of 50 states, 1 district and 1 territory. First they about talk the fastest growing hop crops in the U.S., grocery store sustainability through beer, and how not to be an idiot on social media. Then it's on to a brief history and profile of Maine, complete with Steve's version of a "Mainer" accent. How exciting. Finally, Bubba subjects the other hosts to a quiz about Maine.
Allagash River Trip Belgian Session
Geary's Pick Me Blueberry Lager
Baxter Brewing Company Gopher It TIPA
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Adam and Steve are drinking gifts from the Strange Roots of the South, D9 Brewing. They talk about the new hot sauce / beer bar in Portland, Alefire; Trump tariffs ruining the brewing business, and Ab-Inbev & the NFL trying to steal more of your wallet with shitty "craft" beer. Then they take the time to profile the jewel of Cornelius, North Carolina. And finally, it's the 2019 Fantasy Fridge Craft Draft featuring all new categories. Drafting a beers to a magically replenishing, perfectly temperature controlled fridge.
D9 Brewer's Day Off Cucumber Watermelon Gose
D9 Cryonic Sticky IPA
D9 Brown Sugar Brown Cow Brown Ale