This week Adam, Steve and Dennis are joined by Pittsburgh Libations Week organizer and Breaking Brews siterunner Jason Cercone. We talk about the upcoming PLW Kick Off Bash as well as what we can expect from Pittsburgh Libations Week. Then Jason takes over the show in preparation for the return of Over A Couple of Beers and interviews the Hop Nation USA hosts. Finally, we put Jason on the spot again in honor of WWE Evolution and have him pair female wrestlers with some of his favorite beers. All the while they review seasonal Oktoberfest offerings.
Otter Creek/Camba Bavaria Oktoberfest
Rusty Rail Noktoberfest
Adam, Dennis and Regular Steve sit down the Steve Ilnicki the headbrewer at Spoonwood Brewing. They talk about the upcoming the charity beer release event for the Turtle Survival Alliance, featuring the release of the Turtle Waste of Time Black Lager. They also talk Spoonwood history, Steve's favorite beers to brew, music and The Simpsons as inspiration, pizza and take a quiz around charity in beer.
Spoonwood Turtle Waste of Time Black Lager
Spoonwood Cinnamon Ghoul Pumpkin Beer
Spoonwood Freemang Hazy IPA
AUDIO NOTE: We're inside the actual brewery and testing a new microphone, so quality is different from usual episodes.
Steve, Adam, and Bubba discuss the finer things in life; art. More specifically, beer can art, and the labels are getting reviews just like the beers. They talk about Gaffigan's gaff, when he derided craft beer on CBS Sunday Morning and then move onto the discovery of the oldest brewery in Israel. From there they profile three beer can artists; David Paul Seymour, Keith Shore, and the well known Ralph Steadman. Finally, the hosts take their shot add conceptualizing can art for the upcoming Venom film...as Sony will put product placement on anything.
2 Roads/ Lawson's Finest Liquids Typecast Farmhouse IPA
Burial Beer Company Tin Cup Camp Stout
Terrapin Hopsecutioner IPA
It's just Adam and Steve this week and they're reviewing beers from the Ellicottville Brewing Company. First they talk about the Atlanta Falcons new stadium beer from Wild Heaven, brewer wages, and events in the Pittsburgh area like Greensburg Craft Beer Week. Then Adam provides a travel guide when travelling from Pittsburgh to Ellicottville including breweries on the way and what to do once you get there. Finally Steve forces Adam to talk about another independent film featuring craft beer themes. This time it's Another Wolfcop and they take to time to actually create a recipe for the film's beer.
Ellicottville Island Gose
Ellicottville Somethin' Hazee Unfiltered IPA
Ellicottville Coldspresso Coffee Blonde
Kelsey, Adam and Steve are ready to draft their 2018 Fantasy Fridges full of craft beer. But first they talk about the life and death of breweries including Tallgrass, Enix and the Lincoln Avenue Brewery. Then they get into the etiquette of football watch parties and not being THAT guy of the party. All the while they provide scouting reports for beers from breweries that have never been on the show before.
Adelbert's Brewery Mango Wit
Fulton 300 Mosiac IPA
Odd13 QDH Codename: Superfan
Adam, Bubba and Steve reach deep into the fridge of mystery once again for three totally random beers. Adam and Steve recap their trip to Cooper's Lake for the PA Brewersfest. Then they get into the new BrewDog streaming TV service. Is it worth it? Who would watch it? How pathetic does Steve sound begging for a job there? Finally, they all come up with their own beer festivals include cars, trains, and hockey. Also, there's a lot of bad Boston accents getting slung around talking about Wahlburgers.
2 Roads No Limits Hefeweizen
Platform Speed Merchant White IPA
Stillwater Artisanal Moneytrees Gose-Session IPA
Steve and Adam are joined by Douglas Derda, host of the Should I Drink That? podcast and curator of YinzLoveBBQ.com to talk about BBQ around the city of Pittsburgh, pairing beer with BBQ and events around the city. They're also joined by Jamal Harrigan the owner and proprietor of The Smokey City's 412 BBQ talk about inspiration for sauces and rubs, and owning a small business. Their BBQ knowledge is tested as they're pitted against each other, and Steve in a trivia showdown. All the while, they try and review Jamal's premium craft beer BBQ sauces.
Your Arrogance Amuses Me made w/ Stone Arrogant Bastard
Hooray for IPA made w/ Southern Tier 2XIPA
Codename: Penn Dark made w/ Penn Brewery Dark Lager
Adam's wishes come true, as he gets to do a full episode of hefeweizen beers...but is it a monkey's paw wish? He's joined by Steve and Kelsey as they recap Freshfest, the first black beer fest, and another beerfest which wasn't so good. Also it's back to school time, so they take a trip down memory lane looking at some of their favorite drinking games, and end the episode with an edutaining quiz about the brewing schools in America.
Rhinegeist Hugh Hefeweizen
Weihenstephaner/Sierra Nevada Braupakt
Destihl Weissenheimer Hefeweizen
Steve and Adam are joined by Aadam, Johnny and Hank from the Porter Brewery Tours in Pittsburgh. They sit down to talk about how their business got its start, how the guides' first found craft beer, and the Pittsburgh craft beer scene in general. They get into their perfect brewery tours and favorite spots around the Burgh. Finally they find themselves on an Oregon Ale Trail designed by Steve; a cross country brewery adventure meant to test their skill as navigators. Find out how many names can be dropped by well traveled podcast hosts and tour guides in this episode, all the while drinking beers from breweries on the Porter Brewery Tours
Dancing Gnome Pounce IPA
Strange Roots Grand Blu Wild Ale
East End Eye Opener Coffee Porter
Adam, Steve, and Dennis are joined by Al, Matt, and Amy the owners of Allegheny City Brewing in the heart of Deustchtown on the North Side of Pittsburgh. They sit doown to talk history of the brewery and brewers, collaborating on beers, and the upcoming Fresh Fest. They also talk about the new Pittsburgh Brewer's Guild and what that means for tourism to the city. Finally, it's a Team ACB vs Team Hop Nation USA in an alphabet trivia battle to the end.
Allegheny City Brewing A Beer Named Woo NEIPA
Allegheny City Brewing Desert Solitaire Brut IPA
Deutschtown Brown Ale