Category Archives: Russian River

The 7 IPAs Not In My Fridge On IPA Day

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IPA Day is on the first Thursday in August. And I can give you 7 IPAs that are not in my beer fridge this year, but DAMMIT, I wish they were.

In brackets, after the beer, I will lay claim to “HAD IT” (already tried the IPA) or “Whalze Bro!” (been searching for it a while). Perfect Pour listeners already know about this pretentious “had it” claim. But I digress.

My beer fridge is sorely lacking…

7. Russian River’s: Blind Pig. [HAD IT!] Of course everybody wants to have a Pliny in their fridge. I do too. But it’s beer been too long since I’ve had a “Pliny Light” (aka Blind Pig) and I’m jonesing for one.

6. Beachwood Brewing’s: Melrose. [Whalze, Bro!] Everything I have had from Beachwood is great, but I keep missing this one. This streak of lameness needs to end today.

5. Kaweah Brewing’s: Slauncher. [Whalze, Bro!] This is a local one with a lot of buzz. It’s driving me crazy I have not tried it. Rumored to be a Pliny chaser. I’m chasing IT.

4. Carton Brewing’s: ID. [Whalze, Bro!] On many days, if you ask me what my favorite brewer is from back East, I will say “Carton, of course. Thanks for asking.” Simply ignoring the fact that I have only had one Carton beer. This only makes sense to me. Forgetting all that, I really want to try this one:

3. Maine Beer Co’s: “Lunch”. [Whalze, Bro!] Even back here in California, I hear a many a tale about this Maine Beer Company. I have not had a Maine Co beer. This “Lunch” sounds like a damn fine place to start. Notes of citrus and tropical fruit with intense hop bang. Yep. Plus the name makes me feel like it’s totally cool to have during me lunch break.

2.Kern River’s: “Citra” [HAD IT!]: Only have had this one a couple times. BUT DAMMIT those were some good times. Wouldn’t mind having more. I hear it’s coming out soon – by “hear” I mean that I dreamed about it magically showing up in my fridge.

1.  The Alchemist’s: Focal Banger [Whalze, Bro!] It’s no longer cool to want a “Heady”. You are now cool if you want the other Alchemist beer. I want to be cool.

This list could go on forever. Isn’t that great!? You could fill a fridge with IPA ‘whales’ and still be wanting more. I love you, craft beer.

Alpine Nelson vs. Green Flash Nelson: Perfect Pour #117

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Battle, bro. Whalez battle. Because we have a uber awesome listener from Societe Brewing, we are able to put a bottle of Alpine’s “Nelson” bottled by Alpine Brewing and a bottle of Nelson bottled by Green Flash. That kinda stuff freaking fun.

He also got us another Whale from Russian River and much more but there is only so much time in a podcast #BeerNerdProblems.

Plus, Mike from Riley’s Brewing stops by to let us try some newness.

Also, beer culture, voicemails, more beer drinking, looking out for and Mikey did a full bore drinking tour of San Diego and may have lived to tell about it.

Direct download: PerfectPour117.mp3

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Beer Fridge Time Machines, The Captain of Craft and 100 Episodes of The Perfect Pour

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We gots a special guest for episode 100 (you’ll find out who soon enough…oh crap, already gave it away in the title) and he helps us talk about craft beer things like: Brew pubs in grocery stores, beer in the South Valley, a review of the Firestone Walker Invitational and more!

Oh yeah, and helps us drink some amazers stuff from Russian River, The Bruery, Firestone Walker, Tioga, No-Li, Great Basin and more!

Direct download: PerfectPour100.mp3

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And We All Get A Pliny!: Perfect Pour #96

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We start with 5 Pliny The Elders and go from there.

This week we are joined by Bert (Tioga Beer Garden) and Bells (Dorktown Podcast). They will help us drink lots of beer (much of it from Russian River) and nerd-out on craft beer. Are biggest topic to tackle this week is “What would be your dream variety pack?”

This is a fun one, watch out for many many F-bombs.

Listen direct: perfectplinypour96.mp3

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Your Cans Have Aged Nicely: Perfect Pour #88

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We talk about aging your cans of beer with Bells (Dorktown Podcast) and craft enthusiast, Dave R. Lots of drinking and bottle sharing too AND more of the talking about beer, Dave gives his “Beerhistory”, a review of Tioga’s “FresyesFest”, Beachwood is expanding, we look out for beer, play voicemails and more more more.

Lots of fun is had, hope you enjoy!

DIRECT DOWNLOAD: PerfectPour88.mp3

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I Love…GoooOold: Perfect Pour Podcast #81

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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)

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

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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…

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