The Brewers Association has a new Independent badge for indie brewers to use and beer social media is freaking the hell out. We give our thoughts on the logo and talk about the reality of changing your label to display the independent badge.
We also talk about Russian River selling their original brewing facility and Societe Brewing bottling more things!
Drinking. Don’t forget the drinking. We do drinking. Beer drinking.
Hey, there is also beer releases to Look Out For, find out what beers we were caught drinking last week and what hop regularly used in IPAs that needs to go.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Pliny The Younger. One of the Perfect Pourers braved the line at Russian River this year. Was the Regular Beer Geek experience better or was Younger better being treated as a “industry” person? Greg, The Beerocrat, returns to help us figure this out.
Plus a ton of drinking local talk, listener voicemail, Been Caught Drinking, what’s with Hopslam and more more and more craft beer talk. Thank you for listening!
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…