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.
Yes. We already know Ballast Point sold their soul to Big Beer. It’s beer geek freakout time, bro! Really, it’s just sad.
Not sad for the owners of Ballast Point. Not sad for the employees of Ballast Point. But maybe sad for craft beer. Or what we and Three B Zine are now calling craft beer: Indie Beer.
So yeah, we’re going to tackle the whole Ballast Point thing. And maybe explore the notion that the Craft Beer Bubble everyone talks about? Yeah it’s not craft beer’s popularity ending but Big Beer buying up so much craft that we don’t know where the lines are anymore and everyone just says “Fuck it!” “Beer is beer!”
A new friend guests on the show, we find out how Oklahoma craft beer rolls, a new Fresno brewer gets sued by Brooklyn Brewing, we drink Stone would not want us to drink and we catch a New Jersey Whale!
Plus, like always, listener voicemail, new beers to ‘look out for’ and we drink all the beers. CHEERS!
This week, Mikey does something he will highly regret in the morning. Matt protests the two hottest beers of the week. And Nick enjoys all of it.
Plenty of drinking and looking out for the latest nerd beer. Might be worth it to stay all the way through. All the craft beer geeking a person can handle, is right here. and now. on a new Perfect Pour: