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Four Brewers is a weekly craft beer and homebrew podcast made up of four beer geeks who love beer and its community.

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Four Brewers is a weekly craft beer and homebrew podcast made up of four beer geeks who love beer and its community.

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That’s a big nut

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Deep dives into big nuts.

Great stuff

By Bongermonkey - Dec 06 2019
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Fun podcast to help ease my commuting pains. Makes me want to drink more.

iTunes Ratings

162 Ratings
Average Ratings
145
4
2
2
9

That’s a big nut

By Mark Pellicle - Feb 10 2020
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Deep dives into big nuts.

Great stuff

By Bongermonkey - Dec 06 2019
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Fun podcast to help ease my commuting pains. Makes me want to drink more.
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Rank #1: Episode Two - Four Brewers Have a Lupulin Threshold Shift

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Season 1, Episode 2 - Modern Times Beer Fortunate Islands brings the wheat and hops…

Welcome to episode two! This week on the show, we’re drinking wonderful a hoppy wheat beer from Modern Times Beer named “Fortunate Islands.” Modern Times is one of the newest breweries to sprout up in San Diego, California, and they’re making incredible beer. They’ve only been open since September 2013, and they’re already making a big name for themselves.

Modern Times Beer – Fortunate Islands

Feature: Homebrew - John’s Oatmeal IPA, “Oats N’ Hoes”

John’s oatmeal IPA has really garnered a lot of attention in the local Riverside, California homebrew scene. Inspired by Lee Chase and Automatic Brewing Co.‘s Will Powered IPA, Oats N’ Hoes is a west coast-style IPA, made with one pound of oats and Falconer’s Flight hops.

Recipe: Oats N’ Hoes

10 gallon batch, 82% mash efficiency. 148º mash temp for 40 min, 20 min mash out to 168º. 60 min boil. 65º fermentation temperature. 1.069 OG.

Malts: 25 lbs 2 Row Malt, 2 lbs US Caramel 15 malt, 1 lb U.S. Flaked Oats.

Hops: 2 oz Falconers Flight Hops (all hops are Falconer’s flight) at firt wort hop addidion, 1 oz at 10 min, 1 oz at 5 min, 2 oz at flame-out. Dry hop: 2 oz at 7 days, 2 oz at 10 days.

Yeast: White Labs WLP001 with 3L starter.

Cheers, and we’ll see you next week! Enjoy!

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Jun 09 2014

36mins

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Rank #2: [S3/E11] Modern Times and Modem Tones

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Season 3, Episode 11 – This week, Jason brought us so many beers from Modern Times…and it’s awesome.

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Before we get into the beers, it should be known that Greg’s cask ale festival called “Firkfest” is going down on March 19, 2016 in Anaheim, California. We’ve been promoting this event for good reason—it’s a unique festival to Southern California, featuring 30 breweries and 50 cask beers, ranging from the more traditional cask conditioned beers to firkins with chocolate, peppers, or whatever else brewers want to add to their standard release and one-off beers. Get your tickets at firkfest.com.

Bottle Logic Beers in Cans

We’re drinking a lot of Modern Times beers on the show this week, 12 beers to be exact, which makes this show one of the longest 4B episodes yet. Jason is the resident Four Brewers Modem Tones super-fan, and he did not fail to deliver some Modem Whalez.

…and These Modern Times Beers are in Bottles!

Having 12 beers on one show makes it difficult to properly summarize the episode. Some of them are funky, some are hoppy, some are barrel-aged, and some are sour. Jason is a member of Modern Times’ “League of Partygoers and Elegant People” so naturally, he brought some good stuff.

Modern Times is an all around great brewery. They have a great attitude toward beer, experimentation, and quality, and it shows in their beer. While they’ve had a few missteps here and there, their commitment to quality craft beer and their fans is unquestionably passionate. 

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:Modern Times Beer – LomalandModern Times Beer – Fortunate IslandsModern Times Beer – Fruitlands w/ ApricotsModern Times Beer – Blazing WorldModern Times Beer – City of the SunModern Times Beer – Black HouseModern Times Beer – Booming RollersModern Times Beer – OrdervilleModern Times Beer – City of the DeadModern Times Beer – HooloomoolooModern Times Beer – Palace of Paper SacksModern Times Beer – Monsters’ Park (Aged in Nicaraguan Rum Barrels w/ Rum Barrel-Aged Coffee)

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Mar 15 2016

1hr 31mins

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Rank #3: 250: Homebrew With Eric Hoffer

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Episode Chapters:

00:00: supporttheshitoutofit.com

00:08: Theme Music

00:16: Begin Show

00:29: Meet Eric Hoffer

02:56: Eric's Cream Ale

09:36: Eric's Dry-Hopped Pils

17:40: Eric's Belgian Pale Ale

24:26: Eric's Wild Sour Ale

29:10: Eric's Doppelbock

33:54: Eric's Milk Stout

40:03: Eric's Friend's West Coast IPA

44:47: Thanks For Coming Down, Eric!

46:46: fourbrewers.com

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May 06 2019

47mins

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Rank #4: [S4/E44] A Plethora of New England IPA

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This week on the show, our good friend, Juan, hooked us up with some east coast porch bombs.

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Chapters:

00:00:00 - Support The Show On Patreon!

00:00:09 - Begin Show

00:01:46 - Clear AF - El Segundo Brewing Company

00:06:36 - The Full Pint

00:09:54 - Juan’s Beers!

00:12:11 - Fort Point Pale Ale - Trillium Brewing Company

00:17:07 - Tree House Beer / Blind Beer Showdowns

00:23:15 - Lights On - Tree House Brewing Company

00:27:30 - Julius - Tree House Brewing Company

00:35:03 - Stacks On Stacks - Other Half Brewing Company

00:42:34 - Infinity Minus ONE + 2 - Sand City Brewing Co

01:03:48 - Four Brewers On The YouTubez

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Oct 29 2017

49mins

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Rank #5: 284: Kicking Off The New Year

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Episode Chapters:

00:00: SupportTheShitOutOfIt.com

00:08: Theme Music

00:16: Begin Show

02:34: New Supporter on Patreon

03:11: New Review on Apple Podcasts

03:49: This Week: Beers From John

04:00: Skelehawk - Parish Brewing Co.

10:55: Careful With That Aprium, Eugene - Beachwood Blendery

18:17: Dorcha Extra Stout - Pariah Brewing Company

26:23: Firestone 23 (XXIII) Anniversary Ale - Firestone Walker Brewing Company

37:43: Wrap Up

38:16: Patreon Supporter Shoutouts!

40:14: fourbrewers.com

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Jan 06 2020

41mins

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Rank #6: 239: Going In Blind with Tim and Kyle From Untappd

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00:00: supporttheshitoutofit.com

00:09: Theme Music

00:18: Begin Show

04:46: Untappd

08:47: Flagship February

11:55: Beer 1 – Going In Blind

15:53: Beer 1 Revealved

21:16: Beer 2 – Going In Blind

29:34: Beer 2 Revealved

34:17: Beer 3 – Going In Blind

37:04: Beer 3 Revealved

38:33: Patreon Glassware

41:13: Beer 4 – Going In Blind

46:14: Beer 4 Revealved

49:49: Beer 5 – Going In Blind

52:16: Beer 5 Revealved

01:04:51: Beer 6 – Going In Blind

01:05:25: Beer 6 Revealved

01:09:09: Final Thoughts

01:15:15: Drinking Socially Podcast

01:18:21: supporttheshitoutofit.com

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Feb 18 2019

1hr 19mins

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Rank #7: 191: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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We're finally doing a Dogfish Head show!

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Chapters:

00:00: Support the Show on Patreon!

00:09: Theme Music

00:18: Begin Show

02:13: SeaQuench Ale - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

05:27: Saison du Buff - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

09:21: 60 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

14:59: 90 Minute IPA - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

20:12: Indian Brown Dark IPA - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

22:46: Flesh & Blood IPA - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

25:14: Palo Santo Marron - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

29:12: John's DFH Cellar Beers

31:13: Theobroma - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

33:17: Pangaea - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

35:45: Chateau Jiahu - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

38:02: Red & White - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

40:41: Pearl Jam Twenty Faithfull Ale - Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

48:16: Four Brewers on YouTube!

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Jan 23 2018

49mins

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Rank #8: [S4/E5] Pizza Port, Port Brewing, Trillium, and Noble Ale Works

Jan 30 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #9: 257: Jason's IPA Mixtape

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Episode Chapters:

00:00: FirkFest!

01:48: Theme Music

01:53: Begin Show

02:17: New Patreon Supporter Shoutouts!

03:09: Reviewer Shoutout!

03:59: California Craft Beer Summit

05:43: Jason's IPA Mixtape

05:52: No Whalez Here - Jester King Brewery

10:01: Hooey - Lupulin Brewing

15:01: 3.8 Miles - WeldWerks Brewing Co

21:23: 4B Mailbag

31:22: DDH Little Brother - Brewmaster Jack

36:07: Extant IPA - Reuben's Brews

38:15: King Sue - Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

45:14: fourbrewers.com

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Jun 24 2019

46mins

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Rank #10: 275: Fresh and Wet

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00:00: SupportTheShitOutOfIt.com

00:08: Theme Music

00:16: Begin Show

02:08: Beers From Jeromy Krom

08:44: What Are Wet-Hopped Beers?

10:58: Cowiche Canyon Fresh Hop Ale - Fremont Brewing

18:47: Field to Ferment: Centennial & Simcoe (2019) - Fremont Brewing

22:18: Fresh Fluff - Matchless Brewing

28:21: Fresh Hop Crikey IPA - Reuben's Brews

39:31: Fresh Hop Double Crush (2019) - Reuben's Brews

44:23: fourbrewers.com

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Oct 28 2019

45mins

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Rank #11: Episode Nine - Oats, Bros, and Berlin

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Season 1, Episode 9 - This week, we’re sippin’ on two delicious IPAs, both of which involve Beachwood Brewing, and then we’re going to the dark side with John’s black oatmeal IPA, Oats N’ Bros.

Joined by our in-house special guests Sara and Yvonne, we kick off the show this week with Beachwood Brewing‘s third anniversary IPA, aptly named “Greenshift“, which is made with nearly every hop under the sun. Well, not really, but it’s got a butt-load of hops in it, and it’s surprisingly smooth for being a 10% ABV beer. Beachwood Brewing has really been kicking ass this last year, and we couldn’t be happier for them and to celebrate their third anniversary with them.

Stone Brewing Co./Beachwood Brewing/Heretic Brewing – Unapologetic IPA and Beachwood Brewing’s Greenshift IPA

Next up, we’re drinking another beer that Beachwood had a part in, called “Unapologetic IPA.” A collaboration between Stone Brewing Co., Beachwood Brewing, and Heretic Brewing Co., this IPA was brewed with all experimental hops, which give it a very unique and bright floral character. Really tasty, indeed. We don’t spend a lot of time talking about this beer, really. Rather, we devote a good amount of time talking about Stone’s recent expansion to Berlin, Germany, and their related IndieGoGo fundraising campaign. It’s been the buzz of the interwebs since July 19th, when Stone announced that they’re finally opening a brewing in Europe and on the east coast of the United States, garnering both positive and not-so-positive feedback from the beer community.

Feature: Homebrew – John’s black oatmeal IPA, “Oats N’ Bros”

Next up, we’re trying John’s latest creation, Oats N’ Bros. This is a black IPA made with two pounds of oats, similar in fashion to his standard oatmeal IPA, “Oats N’ Hoes.” It’s 7.3% ABV and made with Centennial, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops, coming in at 95 IBUs. The oats lend a smooth, silky mouthfeel to this IPA, giving it a similar feel to a milk stout without the added sweetness that comes with adding lactose to the beer.

Oats N’ Bros Black Oatmeal IPA

The other unique thing about this black IPA is the use of brown malt in the mash. Brown malt is an excellent choice for making a brown ale, due to its biscuity, toasty nature, and it seems to work pretty well in darker beers, too. Click here for John’s Oats N’ Bros recipe.

If you didn’t hear already, we’re officially on Stitcher.

Cheers, and we’ll see you next week!

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Jul 28 2014

55mins

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Rank #12: [S2/E36] It's Another IPA Show!

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Season 2, Episode 36 – This week on the show, a plethora of IPA, and some tasty beers from our buddy, Phil.

This week, were drinking the OC Brew HAHA South County IPA, as well as IPA from SoCal and Athens, Georgia. And just for the fun of it, we’re throwing in a Berliner Weisse as well.

We kick off the show with with two beers from friend of the show and Patreoneer, Phil Lorezini. Phil is currently living in Florida, and was kind enough to send us some beer from Creature Comforts Brewing Company out of Athens, Georgia. To get things going, we open Athena, a delicious and spot-on Berliner Weisse. It’s tart and refreshing with just enough of that acidic bite to take it over the top. Berliner Weisse can be a complicated beer to make, even though it’s quite delicate and simple. Achieving the proper level of tart and funk is the sign of a great Berliner Weisse. Athena doesn’t disappoint. 

IPA and a Berliner Weisse.

Now to the IPA! Keeping with Creature Comforts, we open the Tropicália IPA. Creature Comforts aptly summarizes this beer as “a ripe and juicy balanced American IPA”. It’s brewed with Citra, Centennial, and Glaxay hops. The beer finishes dry enough to pass for a west coast IPA while having a malt profile similar to an east coast IPA. It really is a nice balance of malt and hops, and not an overpowering, bitter malt bomb like many east coast IPAs tend to be. The east coast is slowly coming around to that west coast-style IPA radness, y’all.

Next up is the OC Brew HAHA South County IPA. This beer was brewed in collaboration with Cameron Collins, founder of the OC Brew HAHALeft Coast Brewing Co.Artifex Brewing Company, and Pizza Port San Clemente. The “south county” part of the name refers to south Orange County, which is where these three breweries hail from. Nagel recently did a write up on the beer for Orange Coast Magazine that sums it up pretty well. One thing that stood out to him was a mouth numbing affect the hops seemed to have on him, which is kinda weird and hard to pinpoint why. It’s a deliciously hoppy beer that’s well executed. You can try it at the OC Brew HAHA which is this Saturday! Get your tickets before they sell out…

Speaking of Pizza Port San Clemente, the next beer up is their Mango IPA, Lono. This beer smells and tastes like a freakin’ mango. It’s delicious. Pizza Port San Clemente utilizes step mashing in their beers (which could be a reason why they’re beers are so great), leading us into a discussion on the importance of step mashing and if it’s something that actually makes a difference in certain styles of beer.

We wrap up the show with a beer from Barley Forge Brewing Company, One Louder. We’ve had this beer on the show before and it was great, so why not have it again? Barley Forge also utilizes step mashing, and their beers are awesome. Maybe we’re seeing a pattern here?

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:Creature Comforts Brewing Company: AthenaCreature Comforts Brewing Company: TropicáliaLeft Coast / Artifex / Pizza Port San Clemente: South County IPAPizza Port: Lono (Mango IPA) (San Clemente)Barley Forge Brewing Co.: One Louder

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Sep 08 2015

58mins

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Rank #13: 281: The 12 Days Collection at Bruery Terreux

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00:00: SupportTheShitOutOfIt.com

00:08: Theme Music

00:16: Live at Bruery Terreux!

01:41: The 12 Days Collection

05:07: The Bruery - Partridge In A Pear Tree (2019)

13:37: The Bruery - 2 Turtle Doves (2019)

19:48: The Bruery - 3 French Hens (2019)

26:28: The Bruery - 4 Calling Birds (2019)

30:28: The Bruery - 5 Golden Rings (2019)

36:45: The Bruery - 6 Geese-A-Laying (2019)

43:37: The Bruery - 7 Swans-A-Swimming (2019)

50:04: The Bruery - 8 Maids-A-Milking (2019)

55:00: The Bruery - 9 Ladies Dancing (2019)

01:04:39: The Bruery - 10 Lords-A-Leaping (2019)

01:08:54: The Bruery - 11 Pipers Piping (2019)

01:10:54: The Bruery - 12 Drummers Drumming (2019)

01:16:35: The Favorites

01:18:29: How and Where To Get These Beers

01:23:39: fourbrewers.com

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Dec 09 2019

1hr 24mins

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Rank #14: 255: On-Location at Ritual Brewing Co.

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00:00: supporttheshitoutofit.com

00:08: Theme Music

00:17: Begin Show

00:21: Ritual Brewing Co.

05:05: Wit's End - Ritual Brewing Company

05:26: Ritual's Origins

16:23: Wit's End (cont'd)

18:24: Why Ritual Picked Redlands, CA

21:44: Ritual's Brewhouse

26:26: Hop-O-Matic - Ritual Brewing Company

34:28: Hazy IPA - Ritual Brewing Company

56:02: Fat Hog - Ritual Brewing Company

01:11:22: Fat Hog (2016) - Ritual Brewing Company

01:13:24: Bourbon Barrel Aged Fat Hog (High West) - Ritual Brewing Company

01:16:28: Ritual and Sour/Wild Ale

01:17:22: Experimentaton, History, and The Future

01:25:08: fourbrewers.com

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Jun 10 2019

1hr 26mins

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Rank #15: [S4/E17] IPAs for Dayz...

Apr 24 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #16: Episode 22 - Four Brewkakkis

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Season 1, Episode 22 - It’s that special time of the year when pumpkin beers abound. This week, we carve it up.

This week on the show, we’ve got two homebrews from our Aussie brother from a different mother, “The Beer Mule”, and two interesting craft beers from Hangar 24 Craft Brewery.

Many of you may know The Beer Mule. You know, that globe-trotting-drink-you-under-the-table Aussie dude who also happens to be a pilot? Well, we were lucky enough to get some of his homebrew on the show this week.

We kick it off with what we think is his New Zealand hopped Pale Ale (after further reaserch…it is. Motueka & Wai-iti hops) called Kiwi Skunk. It’s an overall refreshing beer that’s crystal clear and vibrant, given that it’s two months old. 

The next beer on deck is The Mule’s Flanders Red Ale, Intro To Oak. From all accounts, this year spent probably around a year in secondary souring-up, and was bottled on 9.9.2014. Right off the bat, this beer smelled great. It had all of the usual characteristic that one would find on the nose of this style of beer. We dive into this beer further on the show, and in summation: sour beers need a lot of time and patience.

Hangar 24 Craft Brewery – Falling Leaf. Label customized by Bob Vreeland.

Next are two beers from a brewery that’s near and dear (and quite local) to us, Hangar 24 Craft Brewery. Our buddy, Bob Vreeland, hooked us up with H24’s newest “Barrel Roll” series of barrel-aged beers called Falling Leaf, and their seasonal release, Gourdgeous. Essentially, Falling Leaf is Gourdgeous aged in bourbon barrels. Both beers are made with pumpkin and spice, and as we all know, pumpkin beers tend to really divide beer drinkers quite a bit. When it comes to pumpkin beers, you either love them or hate them. However, pumpkin beers present themselves in many different styles of beer, so pumkin beers shouldn’t be judged soley because they are made with pumpkin. Have we said pumpkin enough yet? Pumpkin. Pumpkin. PUMPKIN!

Things get a little crazy at the end of the show, which at this point seems to be par for the course. So yeah…deal. 

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Oct 27 2014

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Rank #17: [S3/E17] The 2016 California IPA Showdown

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Season 3, Episode 17 – Today, the 2016 California IPA
Showdown.

It’s been a while since our last showdown, and we’ve wrestled
with how we are going to handle IPA for a long time now. Initially,
we thought about trying to get the best of the best IPA from around
the country and compare them all blind. The challenge there is it’s
nearly impossible to get beer from all over the place, at an
acceptable level of freshness, in one place at one time. Plus, as
fun as it is to read about a magical elixir from a brewery
thousands of miles away that drinks of pure unobtainium, what about
something a bit easier to come by? 

Enter the CA Shelf IPA Showdown! 

2016 IPA Showdown Beers

These beers are all from California. They’re all IPAs and all
widely and readily available. Hell, they’re probably sitting in
your local grocer dying a slow painful death. So we set out to
determine the king of the hill. 

The Method

While we knew which beers were in the pool, we had our good
friend Dr Zack administer the tasting for us totally blind. We
didn’t know what we were drinking when we rated it, and we revealed
at the end. We each rated the beer 1-100 using our completely
arbitrary personal preference scales, and averaged those ratings to
get a total. 

All of these beers were well within acceptable freshness range
(The oldest bottle had a bottling date of 2/9/2016 which was less
than 2 months before recording) and were purchased at our old
standby Gerrard’s Market in Redlands, CA. All of the beer at this
store is kept in a walk in cooler, so conditions were about as
ideal as we’re going to get. But all of this beer was purchased, by
us, off the shelf, and not provided by the brewery.

The Rankings

#9 Lagunitas Brewing Company – IPA
Average Score: 56.75
Distribution: 48 states

Lagunitas Brewing Company – IPA

Lagunitas IPA may hail
from California, but you can probably get it at your local gas
station. This beer is available in 48 states in the US, and likely
the only IPA on at the janky bar down the way from you that got one
of these IPAs that people keep talking about. In this field of CA
standbys, Lagunitas disappointed. We were impressed with the
clarity, but minimal hop presence combined with a maltier than
average backbone and astringent flavors led this beer to rank a
full 10 points below the next lowest ranking beer. 

#8 Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Torpedo Extra IPA
Average Score: 65.75
Distribution: Everywhere

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. –
Torpedo Extra IPA

Probably the only beer more ubiquitous than Lagunitas
IPA
 is Sierra
Nevada’s
 venerable Torpedo. This beer is
available in all 50 states and Washington DC! It’s also doing
pretty poorly against it’s CA born peers. We thought the beer was
appropriately old school. Aroma notes included citrus, pine and
crackery sweet malt character, but the flavor fell flat with our
field. Too much sweet caramel malt, limited hop presence and an
overall flat, bitter character dropped this standby near the bottom
of the field. 

#7 Stone Brewing Co. – Stone IPA
Average Score: 71.75
Distribution: 43 states

Stone Brewing Co. – Stone IPA

Stone IPA is a standby in California
and beyond, acting as an aggressive example of the West Coast IPA
style. We found it aggressive indeed – flavor descriptors include
words like bracing, challenging, boozy and unrefined. While overall
we enjoyed the beer, we found the rough around the edges approach
to IPA to be limiting and knocked it down in the field. 

#6 AleSmith Brewing Company – IPA
Average Score: 73.25
Distribution: 15 States

AleSmith Brewing Company – IPA

AleSmith IPA has been discussed on 4B
before in a Going in Blind segment. It continues
to vex the show, convincing Greg that he was drinking Stone IPA
until the reveal showed him to be dead wrong. This beer scored high
marks from John and Jason for being a classicly bitter “San Diego
style” West Coast IPA, but didn’t do as hot with Matt and
Greg. 

#5 Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Racer 5 IPA
Average Score: 79.375
Distribution: 28 states

Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Racer
5 IPA

Racer 5 from Bear
Republic
 has been the low key stand by west coast IPA for
several years now. We were able to pick out a lot of different
aroma notes, and kept finding different aroma descriptors the more
we tried it. While it registered high notes with most of our crew,
Jason was a dissenter and was so put off by the odd sweet
aftertaste and diesel aroma notes that he knocked it down to his
3rd lowest beer of the day. Jason’s 66 score knocked it down from
an 83.83 (and second place) into 5th. From a beer that has roots
tracing back into the 1990s, Racer 5 made a very strong
showing.

#4 Alpine Beer Company – Duet
Average Score: 79.5
Distribution: 6 states

Alpine Beer Company – Duet

We went in depth comparing Alpine Duet vs. Green
Flash Duet way back in season 2, episode
32
, and we had high praises for both versions then. Some might
think that having the smallest distribution footprint (even after
the Green Flash acquisition) would give this beer an unfair
advantage, but the gang was divided on this beer in this showdown.
Jason and John really liked it and considered it an above average
beer. Greg and Matt, on the other hand, thought it was fairly ho
hum. In the end, Alpine Duet scored solidly and
placed above the middle of the field. 

#3 Green Flash Brewing Company – West Coast IPA
Average Score: 82
Distribution: 46 states

Green Flash Brewing Company
– West Coast IPA

While it kinda seems like a double up to have Green
Flash
 and Alpine in the same showdown, the West
Coast IPA
 is a classic and acts as a solid representative
of the style. But you wouldn’t know that to listen to our notes, as
we made it a huge point to talk about how not West Coast the beer
is. It was a bit maltier and danker than we expected, and while our
initial reactions were a bit reserved, upon digging into our
glasses we came to really enjoy it. We didn’t absolutely love the
aroma, but the flavor really brought us around. Between this beer
and Alpine at number 4, Green Flash made a strong showing as a
brewery. 

#2 Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits – Sculpin IPA
Average Score: 82.5
Distribution: 34 states

Ballast Point Brewing and
Spirits – Sculpin IPA

Sculpin is the beer that really put Ballast
Point
 on the map after their World Beer Cup Win in 2010.
It quickly rocketed from a limited seasonal beer into a flagship
and now one of the most readily available IPAs in the markets that
get Ballast Point. An established favorite with Jason, this beer
impressed the gang with it’s more modern IPA style and tropical
fruit notes. Greg appreciated the malt character while Jason liked
the lingering dankness. It hit everyone’s palate in a just the
right way that took led it to barely edge out the competition from
Green Flash. 

#1 Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Union Jack IPA
Average Score: 89
Distribution: 22 states

Firestone Walker Brewing
Company – Union Jack IPA

Union Jack is considered by Matt to be the Rodney
Dangerfield of the California IPA world. While very widely
available, it does not usually get a lot of accolades from the beer
world. It also suffered from being the oldest beer in our flight,
bottled on 2/9/2016! Despite that, this beer wowed us. We loved the
aroma, and loved the beer in just about every way. It seemed to
walk the tightrope between malty and dry, hoppy and bitter, and
came in right in the sweet spot for our palates. It was the second
highest rated beer from John, and the highest rated from Matt,
Jason and Greg. Despite being counted out by Jason going into the
showdown, Firestone continues their dominance in 4B Blind
Showdowns and tops the podium again. We promise we’re not getting
kickbacks from them, you guys. 

In case you wanted to see the individual scores, here it is:

The IPA Showdown Score Sheet

So, there you have it.

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Beers from this week’s episode:
Alpine Beer Company – Duet
AleSmith Brewing Company – IPA
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits – Sculpin IPA
Stone Brewing Co. – Stone IPA
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Torpedo Extra IPA
Bear Republic Brewing Co. – Racer 5 IPA
Lagunitas Brewing Company – IPA
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Union Jack IPA
Green Flash Brewing Company – West Coast IPA (2016)

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Rank #18: [S2/E45] Russian River: Pitch Please

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Season 2, Episode 45 – This week on the show, we’re drinking beers from Russian River Brewing Company. BOOM.

If you’re a craft beer drinker, you’ve heard of Russian River Brewing Company. Craft beer drinkers far and wide seem to adore Russian River and their beers, ranging from the somewhat hard to find and ever-so-hoppy Pliny The Elder, to the hard to get beers like the tart and acidic Beatification.

Russian River has roots in the Inland Empire of southern California, originally hailing from Temecula, California, but moved up the coast to Santa Rosa, California, which is where they call home today.

Pliny The Elder

We’re kicking off the show with the legendary beer geek-hoppy-holy-grail, Pliny The Elder. Bottles of this beer tend to be hard to find outside of central California, so getting some bottles for the show this week was a bit of an endeavor for us. Luckily, we have a few friends in high places, and were able to score a couple bottles, one from La Bodega Wine & Spirits in Riverside, California, and at the last minute, El Cerrito Liquor in Corona, California.

Pliny The Elder is a beer that is best enjoyed fresh, due to the copious amount of dry hops used in secondary fermentation. IPA in general should always be consumed as fresh as possible, and Russian River goes out of their way to make sure you know this by plastering it all over the bottle’s label.

Russian River Brewing Company Beers

We’re drinking A LOT of Russian River beers on the show this week, so we’re not going to get too in depth on the blog post about them. We tried to get as many as possible, going as far as San Diego the day before the show to pick up a bottle of 2013 Framboise for a Cure from the legendary cellar of “Dr. Bill” Sysak. We also got a bottle of Beatification from our good friend, Cougar Steve, which he brought back from a recent trip to Russian River Brewing Company. 

Huge thanks once again to Kim at La Bodega Wine & Spirits and Jazz at El Cerrito Liquorfor the Pliny, as well as Dr. Bill and Cougar Steve for the whalez hookups. It takes a village to do a bar podcast, you know…

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Beers from this week’s episode:Russian River Brewing Company: Pliny The ElderRussian River Brewing Company: DamnationRussian River Brewing Company: SalvationRussian River Brewing Company: SanctificationRussian River Brewing Company: Framboise For A Cure 2013Russian River Brewing Company: SupplicationRussian River Brewing Company: Consecration Russian River Brewing Company: Beatification 

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Nov 09 2015

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Rank #19: [S3/E48] The Oskar Blues Explosion

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Season 3, Episode 48 – This week, we’re drinking beer with our friend, Oskar.

Oskar Blues Brewery is one of the earliest modern craft breweries to exclusively use cans for packaging their beer. Everything from lager to imperial stout goes into cans short, tall, and wide. Oskar Blues even invented the “Crowler”, a 32 ounce growler made out of an aluminum can. Not only are they ahead of their time with their packaging, they also make some killer beer.

Oskar Blues Beers

The seven beers on the show this week are but a small representation of what Oskar Blues brews. They recently debuted barrel-aged Ten Fidy in tall cans (which Jason coincidentally drank all to himself the night before the recording of this episode), as well as their new 19.2 ounce (holy moly!) “Stove Pipe” cans.

Dale’s Pale Ale is by far the most ubiquitous of Oskar Blues’ offerings, followed by the deliciously contrasting imperial stout, Ten Fidy. Oskar Blues is a beer geek’s brewery–they can do it all, and they do it all quite well. It’s safe to assume that if you’ve never tried anything from them, you’ll probably be pretty happy with at least one beer they make when you do try something. 

(…also, you can use their cans to smoke weed when you’re done drinking the beer!)

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Beers from this week’s episode: Oskar Blues Brewery – Beerito Oskar Blues Brewery – Dale’s Pale Ale Oskar Blues Brewery – IPA Oskar Blues Brewery – Death By Coconut Oskar Blues Brewery – Hotbox Coffee Porter Oskar Blues Brewery – Old Chub Oskar Blues Brewery – Ten FIDY

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Nov 29 2016

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Rank #20: 248: Welcome The New Fourth Brewer!

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Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/248-welcome-the-new-fourth-brewer/

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