Do you think long, overnight wait, beer release lines, are a bad thing or a good thing for craft beer and brewery culture? We tackle this question.
We also debate whether investing in your local brewery (Kickstarter style or whatever) is an okay thing to do and discuss if NE style IPAs are here to stay. There are also craft beer news things to talk about, plenty of great beer to drink, beers to look out for, many tangents to have, listener feedback and lots of beer releases to look out for.
WARNING! You may want to find a Hamm’s beer after listening to this.
Crack it open! Let’s have some beers! At least listen to us have some beers with Hops Cascade! Yep, Hops Cascade shows up to drink with us. Who is Hops Cascade? He’s nobody, we made him up. But he is still in this episode.
Speaking of the episode, we are going to have all our usual hang-out fun with our craft beers, we love them so. We are going to talk about some craft beer culture news (good job Modern Times). We are going to listen to people call us and make fun of us. We are going to talk about beer releases you should look out. We are going to drink gold.
The Brewers Association has a new Independent badge for indie brewers to use and beer social media is freaking the hell out. We give our thoughts on the logo and talk about the reality of changing your label to display the independent badge.
We also talk about Russian River selling their original brewing facility and Societe Brewing bottling more things!
Drinking. Don’t forget the drinking. We do drinking. Beer drinking.
Hey, there is also beer releases to Look Out For, find out what beers we were caught drinking last week and what hop regularly used in IPAs that needs to go.
Thank you. Thank you for hanging with us. We are here for the 200th time. Time to have fun.
This is what we should have done in the first place. Mike Cruz, top pour beer geek and industry dude at Tioga Sequoia Brewing, comes back to the show to celebrate 200 episodes with us. Lots of special bottle openings and even a special crowler or two. We also passionately talk about all the Buyout Beer news, have lots of great voicemails and lots of fun having.