It's Adam and Steve drinking beer from Foothills Brewing out of Winston-Salem, NC. They talk about Boulder getting saved, Ballast Point getting sold, and Wawa getting more beer. They answer questions from internet like, "what to get your stout loving girlfriend for Christmas?" and, "what do you research more before purchase cars, tech or beer?" Finally they pitch their new events planning of Christmas themed beer festivals centered around A Christmas Story and Die Hard. Don't argue about Die Hard being a Christmas movie or not, because this is a beer podcast. There's so much irreverence in style and definition in beer, but you can't budge on the definition of a Christmas movie? Pssh.
Foothills Brewing Torch Pilsner
Foothills Brewing Hoppyum IPA
Foothills Brewing People's Porter
It's the leftovers from episodes deemed not good enough for the regular show and now you get to consume them. These loosely related set of cobbled together clips feature Abjuration Brewing, Couch Brewery, Jason Cercone from Breaking Brews, plus guest hosts Katie, Kelsey, and Dennis from Firstsipbrewbox.com
Also there's some real short form review for garbage Steve puts in his body.
Come back next week for a real episode.
Steve and Adam are back in the Parkway Theater with the brewers from Abjuration Brewing in McKees Rocks. It's a time for celebration! Not only are we on the cusp of the holidays, but it's the 2nd Anniversary of Abjuration. We talk about their wild second year with expansion through Honeycomb, venturing into new styles and new yeasts. Plus perfecting your skill tree without min-maxing, science stuff, hybrid hops and we find out what they're thankful full. Lastly, we play a game of Would You Rather? with important questions like, "Would you rather all your beers smell like farts or make everyone rate your farts like Untappd?"
Abjuration Brewing American Pale Ale v2.4
Abjuration Brewing Coffee Stout v1.3
Abjuration Brewing Pumpkin Pie Milkshake Ale v1.0
It's a full on Adam episode. He finally gets to go deep on his love for cars in honor of the Ford vs Ferrari movie with Christian Bale and Matt Damon...plus I guess NASCAR and NHRA are doing a thing too. Anyway Steve, First Sip Brew Box's Dennis and Tap That Pittsburgh's Bryan are along for the ride. Get it? First lap, they talk about Ab-Inbev buys Craft Brew Alliance, Tactical Ops tells some truth, and Amstel Light is irrelevant. Then Adam gets into the history of the 1966 Le Mans, the basis for the movie, the cars Shelby made to help Henry Ford II take on Enzo Ferrari. Finally, they get into a quiz that shows how truly little any of them know about cars.
Braxton Brewing Garage Beer Premium Lager
Harviestoun Old Engine Oil Black Ale
Headleys Brewing Racetrack Red Ale
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