Matt returns from the California Craft Beer Summit in Sacramento with stories of how amazing the craft beer community in California is, major beer celebrities and drinking craft in hotel rooms. Speaking of, we got blocked be a Top 5 beer celeb and we figure out.
This week became a huge listener voicemail week and it is wonderful (keep the calls coming, yo!).
Oh, and we have some amazing beer from our own Scotty B – no word on if he made it while he was driving. Plus, Saint Archer sells to Miller and AB InBev trys to buy Miller.
Ya probably know that Lagunitas sold half their stash to Heineken in order to have world domination (take THAT Boston Beer Company). So we do a total breakdown of the sale, taking in listener opinion and our own as well. Get ready for serious beer geeking.
We also tell stories of Modern Times popping up in Fresno and drink said beer. Plus all of our normal beer geekness – just without our beloved Bearded Brewer.
Besides trying some super fresh beers from Tioga Sequoia, The Hop Concept, Odell Brewing, Maui Brewing, Sierra Nevada and New Belgium, we talk about all the craft beer geek stuff worth talking.
Our main topic this week: What are the ‘Bro Beers’ of the craft beer world? Yeah, we know much of the macro scene is taken up by ‘bro beers’ but what if you were forced to come up with a craft beer that bros drink?
Oh plus: Another craft beer podcast wants to hear some throwing-up stories and we oblige.