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
Sam's back! Steve and Adam still haven't left. Big, hype IPAs and pales are back! Adam is mad. While Adam's palate is offended they all learn about the newest trend in beer, Boba Beer (which has nothing to do with Star Wars.) Also Zuckerberg cracks down on whale hunting across Facebook and Instagram, and Pittsburgh's infatuation with pickles extends to booze. While other shows go negative, this one goes positive and spends time highlighting the charitable side of beer and finally the three hosts pitch their best marketing ties for files announced at #SDCC San Diego Comic-Con
3 Floyds Brewing Alpha King Pale Ale
Lord Hobo Brewing Boom Sauce DIPA
Flying Monkeys Sparklepuff Galaxy Starfighter Defender of the Universe TIPA
Music by PROMKNGHT
Song: Such a Fool
Friend of the show Bryan has brought back beers from North Carolina, so we're doing a North Carolina episode. Bryan joins Steve, Adam and Firstsipbrewbox.com's Dennis for a cack-a-lacky good time. They talk about Lincoln Avenue Brewery securing an open date, Founder's selling CBS in small bottles, First Sip's run up of events for Freshfest, and N.C. State collaborating with New Belgium to make Old Tuffy. Then they learn about the history of brewing in N.C., the love affair with prohibition, and the oldest brewpub still operating, Weeping Radish. Finally, the four homebrewers try to conceptualize a beer best representing everything North Carolina.
D9 Brewing Hakuna Matata Tropical IPA
Catawba Brewing White Zombie Witbier
Wicked Weed Pernicious IPA
Kelsey joins Adam and Steve to review some summertime treat beers mimicking ice cream, popsicles and horchata. Steve comes out against Kellogg's and craft beer patting themselves on the back, Voodoo moves into Ohio, and are Anti-Trust laws the hottest beer trend since lagers? Then it's a mid-2000s history lesson cataloging the early life of beer becoming ice cream and ice cream becoming beer, plus Steve finds Patient Zero in the Milkshake IPA craze. Finally, it's an edition of Beer Fight answering the questions of Adam vs Steve, Cougar Slayer vs Guy on a Buffalo, and more.
Captain Lawrence Soft Swerve Orange Creme Milkshake IPA
Odd Side Ales Prickly Pear Cactus Pineapple Fruitsicle
The Bruery Or Xata Blonde Ale
Music by Summer of Blood
Song: Rotted Fruit
Steve and Dennis of Firstsipbrewbox.com are in the Larimer side of Pittsburgh to visit Cary, Darren and Mike the owners of Couch Brewery. They talk about the origins of the brewery, cultivating a vibe and bucking the standard fabricated, sterile brewery motif; being inviting to all people, as well as brewing for fun and camaraderie. Also, they remember old pornos and play a game of Mashed in which the brewers have to craft a beer based on a scenario and ingredient requirements. And I know you're thinking, "Hey Independence Day was a movie. I thought we doing game puns?" Well it also was a game for the PS1. You flew as fighter jets or the alien ship. It was like Ace Combat, but not.
Couch Brewery Siesta Ale
Couch Brewery Baja 1000 Brut IPA
Couch Brewery Raspberry Duvet Stout
Adam and Steve give you their summer beer hot takes for three beers. But these might be the beers you wind up drinking summer long. The talk about ruining a Nazi party, Breckenridge suing itself, bullying Corona and how to get beverages to you with Beverages2U. Then it's on to the major announcement of the opening of Hop Nation USA: The Theme Park. Ride "The Hype Train!" Get sick on food truck food! Stand in a lot of lines! Two park for the price of one ticket! Finally, they try to guide breweries into targeted marketing by brewing beers for lesser known holidays like Apple Turnover Day and All or Nothing Day.
Royal Docks Brewing Backyard Crusher Lager
Elevator Brewing Red, Wheat and Blue Summer Saison
Stone Enjoy By 7.4.19 Unfiltered IPA
Katie has the hook up on beers from Guam, so Steve and Adam are assisting in the drinking of Guam beers. They make fun of someone throwing a hissy fit, recap Beers of the Burgh, and drop the 411 on upcoming homebrew events. Then it's Guam facts from Adam and Katie, plus Katie's own experiences in Guam. Finally, they play a game of Is It A Beer or Is It A Band to appease the festival gods of Bonnaroo and Firefly. Bomberman Tournament is the reference title this week, because Guam rhymes with two things and there was never Calmerman 64.
Guam1 Premium Lager
Guam1 Banana Beer
Guam1 Mango Beer
Promo for https://www.Firstsipbrewbox.com
Music by Waiting For June
Song: Just to Let You Know
Kelsey is back from a trip to Arkansas and so she's brought beer from the Natural State for Adam and Steve to try. They talk about Strange Roots' new biergarten, West Virginia changing its laws, and CANarchy opening the Collaboratory in Asheville. Then Steve shares what he learned from Brian Sorensen's book Arkansas: An Intoxicating History and from visiting craft brewery websites. Finally it's DON'T BUY and DO BUY for Father's day beer gifts. The only videogame pun was going to be Arkansas: Survival Evolved. I dunno which is better. I have no one to punch up my writing.
Ozark Brewing American Pale Ale
Lost Forty Brewing Rockhound IPA
Flyway Brewing Bluewing Berry Wheat
Yinz remember that game Timesplitters on the Playstation? It was sick as hell. Anyway, Adam and Steve are reviewing lime beers, so that's what the pun is about. They also talk about the end of growth in craft beer, how to get $20 from Kona, and The Gathering of the Jeepalos. Then it's lime history and usage as it relates to beer. Finally, they answer beer questions from around the web in a segment called Nobody Asked You.
Tallgrass Brewing Key Lime Pie
Mindful Lime Agave Wheat
Elysian Salute the Sun Pale Ale