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
Steve is joined by Bubba and Sam to complete the other half of the holiday music extravaganza featuring bands from around Pittsburgh and the world. They also get their own 3 beers secret Santa'd to them.
Hoofhearted Brewing Dorks of Hazard
Sand City Infinity Minus One +2
Hoppin' Frog + Widawa Baltic Pirate Porter
Full List of Bands After the Jump
We're on vacation for the season, but we still have content. This week Adam, Haley and Kelsey review beers gifted to them for the holidays while featuring musical acts from around the world and right in the heart of Pittsburgh.
Shiner Holiday Cheer
Troegs Freaky Peach Wild Ale
Flying Monkeys Chocolate Manifesto Stout
Full List Of Bands After the Jump
Steve and Adam are ready to celebrate the 2018 Hop Nation USA Non-Denominational Holiday Celebration of Malted and Hopped Beverages presented by First Sip Brew Box and Tavour. They review holidays ales, talk about the end of 3.2, try to save the bees and roll their eyes at LG. Then they talk about what's exciting in 2019...at least according to the couple beer release calendars available at time of recording. Finally they offer actual GOOD gift ideas for beer lovers and homebrewers.
Platform Beer Co. Holiday Donut Cookie
Full Pint Festivus
Goldhorn Misfit Toy
Adam and Steve take a visit to Bellevue, PA to talk to Grant the owner/brewer of the Lincoln Avenue Brewery and his wife Lisa. We talk about the challenges and excitement of opening the first brewery in a town that was dry from 1931 to 2015. We talk about the ways the community as come together to help get the brewery open and how Lincoln Avenue is giving back. We learn Grant's history as brewer and finally we hear the return of the Dirty Anagrammer 9000 featuring holiday beers.
Lincoln Avenue Columbus Smash IPA
Lincoln Avenue Bulldog DIPA
Lincoln Avenue Oktoberfest
We're back from Thanksgiving, fatter and drunker. This week Steve and Adam have a solid bout of brown talk, talking about the oft overlooked and sometimes forgotten about brown ale. They talk about Sierra Nevada's charity beer, the Resilience IPA, the other breweries participating and how homebrewers can get in on the spirit of giving in the name of the Camp Fire Relief Fund. Then Adam and Steve answer beer questions from Beer Advocate. Finally Steve provides reviews of beer apps. Spoiler, he doesn't like most of them. Adam concurs.
Bell's Best Brown Ale
Country Boy Brewing Shotgun Wedding
Avery Ellie's Brown Ale