Pine & Palm Brewing and Taco Parties: The Perfect Pour #163


Roger from Pine & Palm Brewing guests this week! A lot of fun will be had. Fun with beer. Fun with voicemails. Fun with beer knowledge. Fun with tangents. Fun with a show stopping story from Matt about a certain party he went to.

Let’s have some fun together!

Click to listen: Pine&PalmBrewingPP163.mp3
58.6mb | 2:08 | Language


Shift-It Beer and Where In Town Would You Put Your Dream Brewery?


Be the beer you want to see in the world. As you attempt this, listen to this week’s Perfect Pour Craft Beer Show, it features things like:

  • Bells from Dorktown Podcast. It’s a “podcast tap takeover” of sorts.
  • Drinking beer. Plenty of listener donated beer from places back East (you, know, like East of the Sierras), Garage Door Brewing made that beer from the thing, PLUS Mikey & Nick brought back a couple of ‘looking out for’ beers from San Diego and other parts.
  • Beer news: Is Fresno going to get Pliny? We get into a little local action… sorry, bro.
  • Listeners calling in with their various beer and podcast concerns.
  • We provide some beers that you might want to look out for.

Lots and lots of F-BOMBS in this episode, just to warn ya.

Click to listen: ThePerfectPour162.mp3
63.8mb | 2:19 | Language


The Time We Blew The Fizzics Keg: Perfect Pour 161


A weekly hang out with your beer nerdy friends.

Have you ever dreamed of listening to dorks pouring themselves beer? Oh course you have, dude, who hasn’t. Well this week we try-out our new Fizzics machine and try to perfectly pour some beer from it.  … we also dream of meat from across the street.

All the beer talk with a eye to all the new beers.

Click to listen: TheFizzicsEpisode.mp3
44.6mb | 1:37 | Language



It’s Crowler Week!: The Perfect Pour Craft Beer Podcast #160


Hey there awesome craft beer/podcast lover. This week we are only going to drink from crowlers! Yep, crowlers are that prominent now. We have beer stories and the term “flight beer” is coined. There is some feedback from last week’s epic show.

But let’s not think about last week’s show right now. Right now is time for a Perfect Pour “freshy”.

Click to listen: AllCrowlerPours.mp3
63.7mb | 2:19:15 | Language


The 7 IPAs Not In My Fridge On IPA Day


IPA Day is on the first Thursday in August. And I can give you 7 IPAs that are not in my beer fridge this year, but DAMMIT, I wish they were.

In brackets, after the beer, I will lay claim to “HAD IT” (already tried the IPA) or “Whalze Bro!” (been searching for it a while). Perfect Pour listeners already know about this pretentious “had it” claim. But I digress.

My beer fridge is sorely lacking…

7. Russian River’s: Blind Pig. [HAD IT!] Of course everybody wants to have a Pliny in their fridge. I do too. But it’s beer been too long since I’ve had a “Pliny Light” (aka Blind Pig) and I’m jonesing for one.

6. Beachwood Brewing’s: Melrose. [Whalze, Bro!] Everything I have had from Beachwood is great, but I keep missing this one. This streak of lameness needs to end today.

5. Kaweah Brewing’s: Slauncher. [Whalze, Bro!] This is a local one with a lot of buzz. It’s driving me crazy I have not tried it. Rumored to be a Pliny chaser. I’m chasing IT.

4. Carton Brewing’s: ID. [Whalze, Bro!] On many days, if you ask me what my favorite brewer is from back East, I will say “Carton, of course. Thanks for asking.” Simply ignoring the fact that I have only had one Carton beer. This only makes sense to me. Forgetting all that, I really want to try this one:

3. Maine Beer Co’s: “Lunch”. [Whalze, Bro!] Even back here in California, I hear a many a tale about this Maine Beer Company. I have not had a Maine Co beer. This “Lunch” sounds like a damn fine place to start. Notes of citrus and tropical fruit with intense hop bang. Yep. Plus the name makes me feel like it’s totally cool to have during me lunch break.

2.Kern River’s: “Citra” [HAD IT!]: Only have had this one a couple times. BUT DAMMIT those were some good times. Wouldn’t mind having more. I hear it’s coming out soon – by “hear” I mean that I dreamed about it magically showing up in my fridge.

1.  The Alchemist’s: Focal Banger [Whalze, Bro!] It’s no longer cool to want a “Heady”. You are now cool if you want the other Alchemist beer. I want to be cool.

This list could go on forever. Isn’t that great!? You could fill a fridge with IPA ‘whales’ and still be wanting more. I love you, craft beer.

Libertine Brewing, Tony Bagz and Ballast Battles: The Perfect Pour #159


This week we are joined by Golden Beer God, Tony Bagz, and owner of Libertine Brewing, Tyler Clark. These two love great great beer and know how to talk about it in a way we’ve never heard on the Perfect Pour before.

We’re going to learn about working in the industry, brewing, getting beer on grocery shelves and hear the story of how you open a small, bold, eclectic, unique brewery. Tyler and Tony put it out there and don’t hold back.

PLUS our boy Tony Bagz! It’s so freaking awesome to have Tony finally in the studio!!

And let’s not forget, Ballast Point has a big shakeup and it fuels several discussions about Buyout Beer and what it is doing to the industry of craft beer. This gets very real.

Please excuse the length and give this one a listen!

Click to listen: PerfectLibertineBagzPour.mp3
67.9mb | 2:28 | Language


Paul In Fairfax, Fontana Jim and Lots Of Beer!: The Perfect Pour 158


Tonight, on a very special episode of Blossom, Blossom reveals that she has never drank a Pliny…WAIT no, this is the Perfect Pour, a craft beer show. Not a spunky early 90s sitcom.

But this is a very special episode. Our guests this week are none other than listeners and experienced beer enthusiasts: Fontana Jim and Paul In Fairfax. THATS RIGHT! Jim and Paul are live and in the studio! Not only that, the Footon 55 has a couple of guests too!

It’s pretty damn rad to be able to talk and share some good beer with good folks. Thanks for sticking with the show and having fun with us.

Welp. We have a lot of beer to drink so let’s get to it!:

CLICK TO LISTEN: JimandPaulPour158.mp3
67.8MB || 02:28:01 || Language