Should Belgian influenced beers just go away or be allowed to become stronger?
Classic craft beer geek…geeking out on this episode. We talk about that Belgian thing. PLUS, some new Ballast Point beers (well, new to Fresno anyway) have hit town in cans, there’s a mystery New York beer in town and we give advice to fellow bottle collectors. Yep and we check-in on a tap-list in San Diego, try some pretty damn good Spokane beers, hear from a listener, ‘look out’ for more beer, talk about what we’ve ‘been caught drinking’ and more!!
We get into what the Full Pint recommends for alternatives to Pliny The Younger (of course there’s an issue), more musician beer is coming out, Stone is changing up their pale and Tioga is changing up THEIR’S. We drink beer from Alabama? and a giant Dust Bowl growler while talking about new futuristic growlers that are coming out and more craft beer nerding!
Matt found a SD mule and had him bring back a couple Societe Brewing growlers for the show. That is all you really need to know about this episode: Two Societe growlers. Three dudes enjoying them both. One of the best reactions to a beer.
More drinking shenanigans: Did anyone get a winning Citra email? We talk about how Sierra Nevada’s “Hop Hunter” IPA is, ironically, not really an IPA but more like a pale, more craft beer culture, there’s more Patreon begging, more drinking and sharing, a beer related closing in Fresno and much more junk! Listen with the player above or just click the file: perfectpourEP80.mp3 CHEERS!
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]
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.
What was the 2014 Beer Of The Year for the Perfect Pour crew? We find out, with plenty of honorable mentions thrown in.
More stuff too. Is Grapefruit Sculpin’ worth every bit of its $15 a six-pack price tag? Untappd is planning some cool stuff, listeners call-in, what we were Caught Drinking and more craft beer talkin’!
We go stout heavy in this episode (and there was much rejoicing).
Also: Do you even bother asking for beer on Christmas? We get through what Paste Magazine says is the top 20 new beers of 2014. Top Google searches for beer for 2014. What beers have we Been Caught Drinkin’? We have to wait a year for some new Modern Times beer. We also listen to voicemails: 559-492-0542! Bearded Brewer gives us the lowdown on Rush Day at Tioga Sequoia Brewing and more!!