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.
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.
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.
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)
We go nuts with a beer drinking device called The Sonic Foamer, does it actually give you more head…for your beer?
Plus, people are opening satellite tap rooms, is this a new trend? What is truly a local beer? We try to figure out if it’s legal to check in twice on Untappd with the same growler and New Belgium is still scaring us. Plus plenty of listener voicemails, beer drinking and beers to look out for.
Where is your ‘sweet spot’ of alcohol in a IPA? Is it 6.7%? 7.2%? We may try to figure this out.
Also this week: Untappd becomes a ‘buyout app’, some sad local beer news, what it sounds like when a tangent happens within’ a tangent, ‘look out’ for some new indie beer hitting the market, listen to a lot of voicemails and express a desire for indie canned water.
But most importantly: we have fun drinking good beer.
We debate whether crowlers are better than growlers. We give tips on drinking mosaic featured IPAs (spoiler alert: drink them quickly). We listen to voicemails. We look out for beers for YOU to look out for. We also drink too much indie beer (is that possible?), so thing kinda get loud and out-of-hand at times – just to warn ya.
Ohhh and Matt had to leave a major bottle share to record this episode … so like … recognize that … or something.