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
Steve, Adam and Firstsipbrewbox.com's Dennis travel to 300 Liberty Avenue in the heart of Pittsburgh to sit down with Ryan of Sly Fox Brewing. They talk about the soon to be open taproom downtown, the forthcoming brewery in the South Side, pierogi pizzas, and meet some of the other staff working to open the taproom. Then they learn more about Ryan and his personal history with Sly Fox, his journey from not even drinking beer to marketing manager of a large brewery, and the charity work Sly Fox does for the community. Finally it's a fox and beer quiz to separate people who know esoteric facts from those who don't.
Sly Fox Brewing Pikeland Pils
Sly Fox Brewing Alex's Lemon Wheat Hefeweizen
Sly Fox Brewing Vulpulin
Adam and Steve continue their quest to review beers from all 50 states... and D.C. ... and Puerto Rico. This week in the spotlight: Maryland. In the news, the Cincinnati Zoo gets craft brew with roos, Texas beer laws get less stupid, Keystone gets more stupid, Ab-Inbev may or may not get something. Then they profile the state with a lot of talk about Natty Boh, Utz chips, The Wire, and breweries in the area. Finally, they take foods from the state fairs around the country and turn it into beer featuring Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Colorado and Alaska.
Jailbreak Brewing Funk Sway Key Lime Berliner Weiss
Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Stargazer Black IPA
Brookeville Beer Farm Lost Barrels Bourbon Barrel Stout
Kasey is the combination of Katie and Kelsey, and they're back on the show. Steve and Adam are still on the show. They're all trying beer from Maui Brewing Company and trying to keep Steve from turning the show into an Epstein Conspiracy Podcast. Instead they recap their time at Fresh Fest 2019, what others like Garrett Oliver and Afro Beer Chick were saying about the beerfest, and how Four Loko won the seltzer war. Then they profile Maui Brewing and talk about the majesty of Hawaii. Finally it's a quiz all about Hawaii and Hawaiian beer.
Maui Brewing Co. Bikini Blonde Lager
Maui Brewing Co. Pineapple Mana Wheat
Maui Brewing Co. Big Swell IPA
Jason Cercone from BreakingBrews.com returns! Adam and Steve are here, too. They do some Freshfest pregaming, talk about Isuzu creating its own beer truck for the market, and run down the traitorous Platform Beer Company. Then Jason provides the Top 5 business tips for breweries he's learned from doing his Breaking Brews podcast. Finally, they talk wrestling and prep a drinking game in anticipation for the Summerslam weekend and following Raw and Smackdown. This segment may also feature a half-assed Stone Cold Steve Austin impression, a decent Andre the Giant, and inadvertent plugging of the WWE Network.
Troegs Field Study IPA
Hitchhiker Next to Normal Sour w/ Blueberries and Coffee
Full Pint White Lightning w/ Pomegranate
Steve, Adam and Firstsipbrewbox.com's Dennis are joined by Enix Brewing's Paul Young. They talk about the first year anniversary of the brewery, upcoming events; pizza and charcuterie, community involvement and being a part of Freshfest. Then they get to know Paul better and his time owning a homebrew store in Louisville, to becoming a brewer, to moving to Pittsburgh and starting work with Enix. Finally in honor of one of Enix's major attractions, the bowling alley, Paul goes up against Dennis and Adam in a Bowling & Beer Quiz.
Enix Brewing Club Lanes Kolsch
Enix Brewing MadRed Red IPA
Enix Brewing + Dreamz Hair Salon Dreamz de Peche Belgian Tripel