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Ballast Point Sells and the Bubble Bursts: Perfect Pour #123



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!”

Give us a listen: PerfectBallastPour123.mp3

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Get Knee Deep Into Drinking and Thinking Up New Beer Names: Perfect Pour #104


This week in craft beer geekness!:

  • Mikey is forced to have a situational-beer.
  • Jeremy Warren leaves his own brewery, Knee Deep.
  • The Central Coast is well represented on the America’s Beeriest Beach Town list.
  • New craft beer options opening up in Fresno.
  • Listener voicemails.
  • What have you ‘been caught drinking’?
  • New beer releases we are looking out for.
  • “Breastfest” and more craft beer talk and geekness!

DOWNLOAD: PerfectPour104.mp3


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I Love…GoooOold: Perfect Pour Podcast #81


Bells returns and some awesome craft beer stuff happens! Elysian sells off their street cred and we go deep with it. We drink new beers. Talk about some ‘beercationing’ and much more craft beer nerd goodness!
So many amazing beers this episode and one of them we’ve been waiting two years to get. Thanks for listening. Check us out on Patreon!
(Listen with player above or direct download: PerfectPour81.mp3)

HOSTED BY: Nick. Matt. Mikey.
MUSIC BY: Sunburns
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VOICEMAIL: 1-559-492-0542


PATREON: What The Hell Is It And Why Should I Care?

Immortal hair-metal band, Ratt, once said “You gotta pay to play so dontchu stand in my way ’cause nobodyyyyy, nobody rides for free.” [insert badass Warren DeMartini riff here]patreonbanner

This is the song playing in our heads as we announce to the nerd beer world that we have launched a Patreon page. Just announced during Episode 79 of the Perfect Pour, we decided to offer (beg) a option of kicking us down a little cash on a monthly basis so we can make the podcast a little better.

Check out the page to see what this Patreon page is all about, maybe help us out or maybe just ignore it and rock on listening to us like always. Here is a sorta drunk clip from EP79 explaining our reasoning for starting the page:

Cheers to you for listening! Let us know what ya think in the comments or our voice-mail line 559-492-0542.

The ‘Mr. Beer Kit’ Of Craft Beer Podcasts: Perfect Pour #79


We have a show announcement to make this episode but FIRST…we gotta talk about, and drink a lot of, craft beer. Of course we fully cover the Lagunitas suing/not suing Sierra Nevada over their IPA logo plus more of what’s going on in craft beer culture. There’s also listeners chiming in on stuff, beer we’re looking out for and there’s a large beer-nerd trip happening in Febuarary…hummm, large beer geek event in February in Northern California…wonder what could it be…

*Use the player above to listen or direct download: PerfectPour79.mp3

HOSTED BY: Nick. Matt. Mikey.
MUSIC BY: Sunburns
Email Perfect PourReview us on iTunesTalk to us on our Facebook page and Google + page. Show us love through Patreon. The Perfect Pour is part of the Dorktown Network
VOICEMAIL: 1-559-492-0542

Craft Beer Is My Cherry Pie: The Perfect Pour #72


Bells from Dorktown Podcast, sits in with us to share his Pliny & Blind Pig. We talk about what’s going on in the craft beer world, we drink some good beer, listen to listener’s call, drink more good beer and more!

Thanks for listening!
Direct download:PerfectPourHaz72.mp3
HOSTED BY: Nick. Matt. Mikey. MUSIC BY: Sunburns


Settle In And Have A Beer With Us

Us here at The Perfect Pour, we’re simply a podcast about being a craft beer nerd. We started it as a way to educate us and the Central Valley on the craft perftpourupdatebeer scene. To find out what it took to truly become a nerd about beer.

We have the nerd thing down but still have a lot to learn about the beer part.

It’s been a couple years now and we figure it’s time to get more than a Podbean page for folks to check us out on. So here were our with our little humble blog site.

We’ll be posting all future episodes of the podcast here plus an occasional blog post that relates to what’s going on with the show or craft beer in general.

Nothing else is changed, all the shows will post to the Podbean page like normal. All the past episodes will be available over at the Podbean page still.

So, we really hope you follow us on here and we can provide a cool place to hang out and talk about beer. Cheers!

-Mikey, Nick and Matt.