Category Archives: California

THE REAL 200th Episode!! of The Perfect Pour – Craft Beer Show


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.

Thank you, again, for being here. Enjoy!

Download: PerfectPour200.mp3
67.4 | 2:27:22 | Some Fowl Language

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Dry Hop All The Things: Perfect Pour #197

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When ya gotta have a Bro Beer, ya gotta have an 805… bro. That’s right, somebody on the show may have had a Firestone Walker 805. Some other things that happen on the show this week:

  • Is a crowler better than having a 16oz can?
  • People are not ordering off the “Chalkboard” enough at Yardhouse.
  • Craft beer inside a kid’s amusement park?
  • The goodness of Alpine in Ohio.
  • How does a Baby Parabola hold up?
  • The Power of Love…for beer.
  • What is micro-dosing in a taproom?

There is a lot more but those are some of the things. Check it out:

Click: DryHopTheThingsPour197.mp3
51.5 MB | 1:52:38 | Bad Language 

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Double IPAs Are Over, Man. THEY’RE OVER!: Perfect Pour #194

One of us is declaring double IPAs to be over. Done. We also explore what it’s like working and all day festival at a beer garden, Untappd updates, things are happening in Fresno’s burgeoning beer scene and more loose beer geek goodness.

Plus some interesting beer releases to look out for, listener questions and plenty of beer tasting!

Click to listen: DoubleOverPerfectPour194.mp3
52.8MB | 1:55:29 | Fowl Language

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Craft Beer Needs More Grower Beers: The Perfect Pour #193

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Hey, you. Glad you’re here. Pull up a stool, sit down and have a beer with us.

This week we are going to be upset that the Tour De Fat is not coming to our town. We drink our sorrows away with some great beer, including a grower beer. Not to mention, we decide which brewer is the hottest in Calfornia, mention our show glossary, talk new beer releases, what we were caught drinking, listener voicemails, what it’s like to have a weak buzz, bad Uber rides and Weezer. Plus much more craft beer talk goodness.

Thank you so much for listening! Cheers!

LISTEN HERE!: PerfectPour193.mp3
53MB | 1:55:56 | Corse Language

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Rad Stacey [New Belgium Brewing] & Shana – Clam Jam #2: Perfect Pour 190

I hope you are ok with taints. And urinal talk. Really. Prepare yourself. Lock yourself away in your Beer Closet and listen.

Don’t freak out though because there is our usual craft beer talk. We have some beers to look out for, beer festival reviews and the Clam Jam reveals what is THE thing Beer Geeks are being crazy about in a craft beer bar, right now.

Click to listen: ClamJam2Pour190.mp3
64.7 MB || 2:21:32 || Crass Language!!

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What Is Wrong With Self-Pour Beer Taps and Clam Jams

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There is a new wave of self-pour beer places happening. Sounds kinda awesome to be able to pour your own beer. Hasn’t that always been the dream? To be able to jump behind the bar and pour all the beer you want?

Well it’s a reality now and maybe it’s not such a great thing. We bring back Rad Stacey from New Belgium (plus the awesome Shana Shamalamadingdong of GoldStein’s) to help us break down that topic.

They also help us drink a lot of beer! Namely New Belg’s Fat Tire & Friends 12-pack. Plus they teach us what a “clam jam” is and we listen to a new song from Paul In Fairfax (that is pretty RAD), press Stacey for New Belgium buyout news, and lots of voicemail!

*Editor’s note: Sorry in advance for all the “talking over each other” you will have to endure this week. It’s the price you pay when you party and podcast. And yes, there will be crotch references.

CLICK TO LISTEN: StaceyRadShanaPour155.mp3
57MB || 2:04 || Language & Innuendo

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You Gotta ‘Cap On Foam’, Bro! [Perfect Pour #154]

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We have a “sledgehammer” of a show this week.

The Bearded Brewer is back from his California Central Coast beercation! Listen for great calls, brewing talk, Russian River might be coming to your town, crowlers, plenty of drinking, more ‘beer nerd’ terms that annoy, PLUS there are some “Silicon Valley” tangents.

Something to take away from this episode: What is the beer style that represents your city the most? (voicemail 559-492-0542)

YOU CAN LISTEN HERE: PerfectPour154.mp3
43.7 | 1:35 | Language

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