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Four Brewers: Craft Beer and Homebrew

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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Episode Two - Four Brewers Have a Lupulin Threshold Shift

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 IslandsFeature: 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! Subscribe to the show:RSSiTunes – While you’re there, give a review of the podcast!Stitcher Thumb us up on Facebook:facebook.com/fourbrewers Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/fourbrewersshow Got a question? Feedback? Email us:feedback at fourbrewers dot com. Help support Four Brewers!Donate via PayPal

36mins

9 Jun 2014

Rank #1

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191: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

We're finally doing a Dogfish Head show! Go here to see notes for this episode. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube Support the show: Patreon | PayPal 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat | Anchor.fm Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * 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! The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

49mins

23 Jan 2018

Rank #2

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[S4/E21] The Farmer's Forecast

Go here to see notes for this week’s episode. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube Support the show: Patreon | PayPal 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King

1hr 4mins

21 May 2017

Rank #3

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226: Matt Becker's Final Show

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/226-matt-beckers-final-show/ Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Chapters: 00:00: Support Four Brewers on Patreon! 00:09: Theme Music 00:18: Begin Show 00:39: Matt's Moving 03:32: Death By Coconut - Oskar Blues Brewery 04:26: Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager - Anheuser-Busch 09:40: Duck Duck Gooze (2009) - The Lost Abbey 09:40: Duck Duck Gooze (2013) - The Lost Abbey 16:50: Duck Duck Gooze (2016) - The Lost Abbey 25:18: Drift Racer - Bear Republic Brewing Co. 30:34: Hunahpu’s - Cigar City Brewing 35:45: Nom De Famille - Last Name Brewing 41:18: The Future of Four Brewers 47:13: Abacus (2011) - Firestone Walker Brewing Company 55:08: Triomf - Brasserie Dupont 01:00:45: Lucybelle - Sante Adairius Rustic Ales 01:06:21: Begin Intermission 01:06:21: End Intermission 01:07:08: Kyle's Game! 01:07:18: Bobtoberfest - Heater Allen Brewing 01:09:02: Kyle's Game! (cont'd) 01:15:02: Bobtoberfest (cont'd) 01:15:46: Celestial Fuzz - Monkish Brewing Co. 01:16:49: Matt's Question 01:21:12: Celestial Fuzz (cont'd) 01:21:46: Brett Heart - Monkish Brewing Co. 01:24:34: L'deracola - The Bruery 01:29:52: Oude Gueuze (2014) - Brouwerij De Troch 01:34:12: Ride Or Die (w/ Blackberry) - Relentless Brewing Company 01:37:34: Black Tuesday (2012) - The Bruery 01:38:58: Classic Gueuze - Brasserie Cantillon 01:40:00: Power Shower - El Segundo Brewing Company 01:42:30: Matt Drinks The Dumper 01:46:05: Matt In The Chat?! 01:47:17: Four Brewers on YouTube! The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

1hr 48mins

31 Oct 2018

Rank #4

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Episode Eighteen - Oktoberfest!

Season 1, Episode 18 - This week, we’re going to Germany and celebrating Oktoberfest! It’s Oktoberfest! This week on the show, we’re drinking four different German brews, three of which are Oktoberfest beers from Paulaner, Weihenstephaner, and Hofbräu, and the last, another beer from Weihenstephaner, their Korbinian doppelbock. Greg is studying for his Certified Cicerone® exam, and it just so happens that he’s researching Germany and its breweries and beers. Not only did he provide all of the beer for the show this week, he steps up and drops knowledge on the history of Oktoberfest and its beer. Oktoberfest Beers from Weihenstephaner, Hofbräu, and Paulaner. Also, Weihenstephaner Korbinian Doppelbock for good measure.Oktoberfest began as a festival in 1810 that lasted 16 days, from late September to early October, and celebrated the wedding of Prince Ludwig and Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. The beer made for the festival, called Märzen (which means “March”), was traditionally brewed in March, and lagered for four to five months. The 16-day beer-drinking extravaganza was closed with horse races, and then probably a good week or so of recovery. One really cool thing about these German imports is that they are very high quality brews that are fairly inexpensive. So, get together with your buddies, buy a couple cases of German brews, and learn about the roots and history of beer. Until next week, brew the shit out of it! Prost! Subscribe to the show:RSSiTunes – While you’re there, give a review of the podcast!Stitcher Thumb us up on Facebook:facebook.com/fourbrewers Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/fourbrewersshow Got a question? Feedback? Email us:feedback at fourbrewers dot com. Help support Four Brewers!Donate via PayPal

44mins

29 Sep 2014

Rank #5

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281: The 12 Days Collection at Bruery Terreux

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/281-the-12-days-collection-at-bruery-terreux/ Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Episode Chapters: 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 The Four Brewers podcast uses .mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature, as well as the native Podcasts app for iOS. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

1hr 24mins

9 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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222: Brouwerij West with Vito Trautz

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/222-brouwerij-west-with-vito-trautz/ Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Chapters: 00:00: Support Four Brewers on Patreon! 00:09: Theme Music 00:18: Begin Show 00:47: Vito Trautz From Brouwerij West 02:52: Tahiti Substation - Brouwerij West 04:04: Brouwerij West Label Art 08:22: Tahiti Substation (cont'd) 09:40: Centrifuge and Equipment Discussion 18:35: Mecca Grade Estate Malt 20:58: Tahiti Substation (cont'd) 23:28: FA REALLY - Brouwerij West 24:12: Going Deeper with Label Art and Process 27:59: FA REALLY (cont'd) 33:48: Ask the Dust - Brouwerij West 38:59: SLEEP and Other Bands at Brouwerij West 45:54: Science Magic - Brouwerij West 01:00:22: Wrapping It Up 01:03:13: Four Brewers on YouTube! The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

1hr 4mins

2 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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218: Deep Space Brut

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/218-deep-space-brut/ Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Chapters: 00:00: Support Four Brewers on Patreon! 00:09: Theme Music 00:18: Begin Show 02:31: Pride (2018) - Fremont Brewing 05:57: Les Amis Grisettes - Green Bench Brewing Co 13:26: The Ghosts In Their Eyes - Anchorage Brewing Company 20:36: Brut AF - El Segundo Brewing Company 29:04: Deep Space - Half Acre Beer Company 38:46: Four Brewers on YouTube! The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

40mins

3 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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217: Phone It In for CCBS...

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/217-phone-it-in-for-ccbs/ Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Chapters: 00:00: Support Four Brewers on Patreon! 00:09: Theme Music 00:18: Begin Show 00:22: Leia Ostermann Bailey from the CCBA 08:39: Chihuahua El Primero - Chihuahua Cerveza 11:58: Overzestous - The Good Beer Company 19:54: MF/BF Mosaic Mandarin - The Good Beer Company 23:54: One Blend Terreux Them All - Bruery Terreux® 34:14: Wrap Up 34:53: Four Brewers on YouTube! The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

36mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #9

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[S4/E24] Beer Camp Across The World

Go here to see notes for this week’s episode. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube Support the show: Patreon | PayPal 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King

1hr 20mins

12 Jun 2017

Rank #10

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[S2/E14] The Saison Showdown, Part 1

Season 2, Episode 14 - Here it is, folks! Part 1 of The Four Brewers Saison Showdown! Hey everybody! We’re back with another showdown of whalez and whatnot, but this time, it’s a style of ale known as saison! We chose 16 saisons from around the world (that we could acquire), and ranked them in order of the average rankings of Rate Beer and Beer Advocate combined. Who will be the big winner? Well, if you really want to know, like, RIGHT NOW, you can listen to the first minute of the show where we tell you what the randomly served beers were, which will allow you to know which beers we were talking about as they were randomly served to us, you can check out the scoring sheet we used for the showdown, or you can checkout the episode 14 show outline. If you want to wait until part 2, which will be released next week, then skip the first minute of the show and ignore everything else we just mentioned. It’s up to you, dawg! The Saison ShowdownSaison is a very diverse style of beer, and it’s a pretty old style as well. It tends to have diverse interpretations among brewers and consumers, and we tried to touch on the different styles of saison that are currently available on the market that we could reasonable acquire. In order of the combined average rankings of both Rate Beer and Beer Advocate, the beers we tasted on the show are as follows: · Anchorage Brewing Company – Love Buzz· Boulevard Brewing Co. – Saison-Brett· Brasserie Fantôme – Saison· Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – Seizoen Bretta· Brasserie Dupont – Avec Les Bons Voeux· Brasserie Dupont – Saison Dupont· Boulevard Brewing Co. – Tank 7· Grassroots Brewing – Arctic Saison· Brewery Ommegang – Hennepin· The Bruery – Saison Rue· Prairie Artisan Ales – Prairie Ale· Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – Surette· The Lost Abbey – Carnevale· Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Opal· Monkish Brewing Co. – Selah· Propolis Brewing – Beltane There are three awesome individuals that helped us with this massive blind tasting; Sara Kidd, “Dr.” Zack Alexander, and Bob Vreeland. We couldn’t have done this show in such an orderly and swift manner without the help of these pillars of podcast production. Our gratitude is extended to them for all of time. BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT. Links to things from this week’s episode:S2/E14 Show OutlineThe Saison Showdown Score SheetSession #15 Live Video StreamThe Four Brewers Saison Showdown Bracket Sheet Subscribe to the show:RSSiTunes – While you’re there, leave a review of 4B!Stitcher Thumb us up on Facebook:facebook.com/fourbrewers Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/fourbrewersshow Got a question? Feedback? Email us:feedback at fourbrewers dot com. Help support Four Brewers!Support the show on Patreon!Donate via PayPal

58mins

6 Apr 2015

Rank #11

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[S2/E29] Walt and Luke Dickinson of Wicked Weed Brewing

Season 2, Episode 29 – This week, we’re hanging out with Walt and Luke Dickinson from Asheville, North Carolina’s Wicked Weed Brewing. So, this show is pretty rad. We’ve got Walt and Luke Dickinson from Wicked Weed Brewingon the show, at the same time, from two different locations, one of which is a car outside of a bar. Holy. Shit.  Wicked Weed Brewing Canvas SeriesWe’re drinking six different beers from two different series from Wicked Weed. The first set of brews is from their Canvas Series, which are basically smaller batch, experimental brews, and the other three are from their special release series of beers (basically, beers that made it beyond the canvas series). Wicked Weed Brewing – Medora, Black Angel, and GenesisWicked Weed has pretty limited distribution at the moment, but that’s all about to change with the installment of their new 50BBL brewhouse (again, Holy. Shit.). Their popularity among beer geeks has been soaring as of late, and over here in SoCal, it’s hard to get ahold of their brews. Luckily, Wicked Weed was kind enough to send some of their amazing creations to us. There wasn’t a bad beer in the bunch. Seriously, they were all very good, and each beer was better than the next. Hey, Wicked Weed, distro in SoCal soon? Yeah?! Please?! Thanks again to Luke and Walt for hanging out with us! BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.  Beers from this week’s episode:Brett BurglarLa Bonte (with Pear)Genesis Blonde SourMedoraRecurrantBlack Angel Cherry Sour Help support Four Brewers!Support the show on Patreon!Donate via PayPal Subscribe to the show:RSSiTunes – While you’re there, leave a review of 4B!Stitcher Thumb us up on Facebook:facebook.com/fourbrewers Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/fourbrewersshow Got a question? Feedback? Email us:feedback at fourbrewers dot com.

55mins

19 Jul 2015

Rank #12

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248: Welcome The New Fourth Brewer!

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/248-welcome-the-new-fourth-brewer/ Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Episode Chapters: 00:00: supporttheshitoutofit.com 00:09: Theme Music 00:18: Begin Show 00:24: Special Announcement! 04:23: Tim's Beers 04:50: Utah Session Series: Session IPA - Epic Brewing 20:03: FMU - Moab Brewery 27:50: Sherwood - Connecticut Valley Brewing 34:50: Old Man Hattan - Firestone Walker Brewing Company 44:25: Kentucky Breakfast Stout (2019) - Founders Brewing Company 50:51: Welcome To The Show, Tim! 51:42: fourbrewers.com The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature, as well as the native Podcasts app for iOS. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

52mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #13

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[S4/E44] A Plethora of New England IPA

This week on the show, our good friend, Juan, hooked us up with some east coast porch bombs. Go here to see notes for this episode. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube Support the show: Patreon | PayPal 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat | Anchor.fm Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * 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 The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

49mins

29 Oct 2017

Rank #14

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234: The Chris Walowski Cellar Dive

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://fourbrewers.com Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Episode Chapters: 00:00: supporttheshitoutofit.com 00:09: Theme Music 00:18: Begin Show 00:57: Bear Temper - Trustworthy Brewing Co. 11:47: Biére de Zinfandel - American Solera 21:10: Sang Royale (2009) - Cascade Brewing Compay (USA) 26:36: Life and Limb - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 35:38: Life and Limb (Batch 2) - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. 45:20: Samuel Adams Triple Bock - Boston Beer Company 54:27: Rosé The Day Away - Trustworthy Brewing Co. 59:55: supporttheshitoutofit.com The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

1hr 1min

15 Jan 2019

Rank #15

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239: Going In Blind with Tim and Kyle From Untappd

Go here to see notes for this episode: http://www.fourbrewers.com/239-going-in-blind-with-tim-and-kyle-from-untappd/ Subscribe: RSS | Apple Podcasts | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube | Twitch | Anchor.fm Support the show: Patreon | PayPal Donation 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Episode Chapters: 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 The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

1hr 19mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #16

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Episode 27 - John and Matt's Homebrew Saison

Season 1, Episode 27 - John and Matt brewed a special grisette-style saison, David Gillanders is back on the show, and we’re drinking a DIPA from Barley Forge Brewing Co.. John and Matt finally did some goddamn brewing, and they made a pretty great brew! Matt got his hands on a “special” strain of yeast (he really didn’t give us any details other than that) and called upon John and his pimp-ass brewing setup to make ten gallons of a grisette-style saison, aptly named Grisette Beta. To date, this is probably one of the best brews that has come from said brewhouse.  John’s BrewhouseIt was originally intended to be a 4.0% ABV beer, but due to some miscalculations while mashing, the original gravity came out a little higher than it should have, thus raising the final amount of alcohol in the beer. This beer was very much an experiment for Matt. He was looking to have a solid session-able saison that he could brew the shit out of, and outside of a few tweaks that need to be made, this beer is pretty much what he wanted. Feature: “Going In Blind.” Sara joins us yet again for another round of Going In Blind. The beers this week were themed around witbier, and consequently, the tasting was a bit lackluster. But, yeah…listen to it anyway! Not to give anything away, but we may be experiencing some third-show-syndrome antics… Barley Forge Brewing Co.Keeping in line with said antics, we wrap this episode up with an excellent double IPA from a brand new brewery from Costa Mesa, California, Barley Forge Brewing Co.. Their beer, named One Louder is DANK! Like, WOW, in a totally good way. It’s a Hop Head’s dream. Yum. Barley Forge opened about three weeks ago and so far, we’re very impressed with their beer offerings. Barley Forge is definitely worth hitting up the next time you’re in the OC. Greg did a nice write up on the brewery back in July while it was still under construction. This week’s episode is sponsored by the OC Brew HoHo Holiday Ale Festival, which is Saturday, December 13th at the Phoenix Club in Anaheim, California. There will be a plethora of great brews on tap, and a butt-load of tasty food trucks. Check out the tap list, and head over to OCBrewHoHo.com for tickets. It WILL sell out, so snatch ‘em up while you can! Links to things from episode 27:Grisette Beta Recipe BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT. Subscribe to the show:RSSiTunes – While you’re there, give a review of the podcast!Stitcher Thumb us up on Facebook:facebook.com/fourbrewers Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/fourbrewersshow Got a question? Feedback? Email us:feedback at fourbrewers dot com. Help support Four Brewers!Donate via PayPalSupport the show on Patreon!

39mins

1 Dec 2014

Rank #17

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[S2/E7] The Blind Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout Bout, Part 1

Season 2, Episode 7 - The time has come. The moment has arrived. This week is part one of our epic blind tasting of bourbon barrel-aged stouts from across the United States. We’ve been hyping these episodes for a few weeks now, and they have finally arrived. Here’s the premise of these shows: Episode 7 (part 1) is going to be the introduction of the blind tasting, and why the beers were selected. We’re going to drink four of the nine beers, and rate them according to aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, and then a final overall rating. Episode 8 (part 2) will feature the final five beers and the results of the blind tasting will be revealed. But, let’s take a step back and briefly discuss how this came about. The Blind Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout BoutBack when Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout (BCBS henceforth in this post) was released in 2014, beer geeks on the internet went apeshit trying to find this beer. Our friends on social media posted pictures of this beer being purchased by the case, and Black Friday officially became known as BCBS day for all of us (beer geeks). The ironic part about all of this is that Goose Island Beer Co. is owned by AB-InBev (ABI henceforth in this post), who to many beer geeks, is the “enemy” of the craft beer movement. They are owned by a macro brewery, to put it in simple terms. BCBS is a macro beer. Sure, it’s still made by the hard working and passionate folks at the Fulton Street Brewery (Goose Island Beer Co.) in Chicago, Illinois, but that brewery is exactly what ABI purchased back in 2011, along with the Goose Island brand. Now, before you write us a nasty email telling us that “ABI didn’t buy the Goose Island brewpubs, and that’s where the beer is made, so technically it’s not a macro beer”, go ahead and pump your brakes, homeboy. This beer is brewed at Fulton Street, and it’s a macro brew. As long as you’re willing to concede to the fact that by purchasing BCBS that you’re purchasing an ABI product, then we’re all good. Just because Goose Island Beer Co. is now owned by ABI doesn’t mean that BCBS is now a “quality compromised” beer. ABI actually bought Goose Island Beer Co. to help expand the brewery and essentially, get more BCBS to the masses. BCBS is still a great beer. Hell, Goose Island was the first brewery to put stout in bourbon barrels, and they’ve pretty much perfected it at this point. ABI bought this company to get a leg in the craft beer door as it were, and screwing with this beer would be, well, idiotic. That being said, this beer brings a lot of hype along with it, and that’s precisely why we decided to do this blind tasting. Does this beer live up to the hype? Let’s find out! We picked nine bourbon barrel-aged stouts. We tried to keep this tasting as pure as possible by eliminated any beers that have known adjuncts in them, such as vanilla, coffee, and cacao nibs. We wanted stout aged in bourbon barrels. That’s what BCBS is, and you can’t compare this beer fairly to others made with adjuncts. We also wanted fresh examples of each beer. As fresh as possible, anyway… In no particular order, here are the beers we chose and were able to acquire: · Firestone Walker Brewing Co. – Parabola, 2014· Goose Island Beer Co. – Bourbon County Brand Stout, 2014· Hangar 24 Craft Brewery – Pugachev’s Cobra, 2014· The Bruery – Black Tuesday, 2014· Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Narwhal, 2014· Dark Horse Brewing Company – Bourbon Barrel-Aged Plead The 5th, 2014· Bell’s Brewery – Black Note Stout, 2014· Bottle Logic Brewing – Darkstar November, 2014· Avery Brewing Company – Uncle Jacob’s Stout, 2012 We have a special guest pouress for the next couple of shows, who is also a 4B Patron on Patreon, Ms. Dana Parker (@MissTurkeyBowl). Dana is the only one at this point who knows which beers are which. The beers were kept outside of our studio, and she brought them to us randomly. We’re not going to list the tasting notes on the blog post, but you can view them on this week’s show outline. Next week in episode 8, we’ll drink the final five beers and announce the results of the blind tasting. So, until then… BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT. Special shoutouts go to “Cougar” Steve Saavedra for hookup on the Michigan beers, and Scott McElhone for inspiring the titles of episodes 7 and 8. Four Brewers Patrons get 50% off Firkfest tickets! Send an email to Nagel (greg@fourbrewers.com *note: there is no dash anywhere in this email address) to get your discounted tickets. These are limited to two (2) per individual Patron. Links to things from this week’s episode:S2/E7 Show OutlinePliny Fights Cancer Charity RaffleFirkfest 2015 Subscribe to the show:RSSiTunes – While you’re there, leave a review of 4B!Stitcher Thumb us up on Facebook:facebook.com/fourbrewers Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/fourbrewersshow Got a question? Feedback? Email us:feedback at fourbrewers dot com. Help support Four Brewers!Support the show on Patreon!Donate via PayPal

44mins

16 Feb 2015

Rank #18

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190: Five Blind Brewers

This week on the show, we're drinking every single beer blind. Go here to see notes for this episode. Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS | Google Play Music | Stitcher | YouTube Support the show: Patreon | PayPal 4B Social Media: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | tumblr | Flickr | Snapchat | Anchor.fm Email 4B: feedback@fourbrewers.com 4B Theme Song: The Sleeping Sea King * Chapters: 00:00: Support the Show on Patreon! 00:09: Theme Music 00:18: Begin Show 00:48: Going In Blind / 20 Questions 02:47: GIB - Beer 1 11:05: GIB - Beer 2 17:44: GIB - Beer 3 21:46: GIB - Beer 4 27:33: More Beers From Jason 28:57: Unvarnished Opinions 29:18: UO - Beer 1 34:51: UO - Beer 2 47:20: Four Brewers on YouTube! The Four Brewers podcast uses mp3 files with chapter markers that allow you to easily skip to different parts of the show. Overcast for iOS and Podcast Addict for Android are two examples of apps that utilize this handy feature. If your podcast player doesn't support chapter markers, then simply reference the time stamps listed above for this episode.

48mins

16 Jan 2018

Rank #19

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[S2/E15] The Saison Showdown, Part 2

Season 2, Episode 15 - The Elite 8 of The Saison Showdown, and the reveal of the big winner. We’re back with part 2 of The Saison Showdown and we’re pretty excited to announce the winner, which – SPOILER ALERT – is after the photo. We were all really happy with the results, and really taken back by how some of the beers did in the competition. The Saison ShowdownJust to recap, in order of the combined average rankings of both Rate Beer and Beer Advocate, the beers we tasted on the show are as follows: · Anchorage Brewing Company – Love Buzz· Boulevard Brewing Co. – Saison-Brett· Brasserie Fantôme – Saison· Logsdon Farmhouse Ales – Seizoen Bretta· Brasserie Dupont – Avec Les Bons Voeux· Brasserie Dupont – Saison Dupont· Boulevard Brewing Co. – Tank 7· Grassroots Brewing – Arctic Saison· Brewery Ommegang – Hennepin· The Bruery – Saison Rue· Prairie Artisan Ales – Prairie Ale· Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project – Surette· The Lost Abbey – Carnevale· Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Opal· Monkish Brewing Co. – Selah· Propolis Brewing – Beltane The “Elite Eight” that made it to the second round are as follows: · Boulevard Brewing Co. – Saison-Brett· Brasserie Dupont – Avec Les Bons Voeux· Monkish Brewing Co. – Selah· Grassroots Brewing – Arctic Saison· Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Opal· Brasserie Dupont – Saison Dupont· Prairie Artisan Ales – Prairie Ale· The Lost Abbey – Carnevale The “Final Four” that made it to the third round are as follows: · Boulevard Brewing Co. – Saison-Brett· Grassroots Brewing – Arctic Saison· Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Opal· Prairie Artisan Ales – Prairie Ale The finalists of The 2015 Four Brewers Saison Showdown: · Boulevard Brewing Co. – Saison-Brett· Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Opal The big winner of the 2015 Four Brewers Saison Showdown is: · Boulevard Brewing Co. – Saison-Brett The Saison Showdown BracketThere you have it folks! Congrats to Boulevard Brewing Co.! There are three awesome individuals that helped us with this massive blind tasting; Sara Kidd, “Dr.” Zack Alexander, and Bob Vreeland. We couldn’t have done this show in such an orderly and swift manner without the help of these pillars of podcast production. Our gratitude is extended to them for all of time. BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT. Links to things from this week’s episode:S2/E15 Show OutlineSession #15 Live Video StreamThe Saison Showdown Score SheetThe Hand-Written Four Brewers Saison Showdown Bracket SheetPDF of The 2015 Four Brewers Saison Showdown Bracket Subscribe to the show:RSSiTunes – While you’re there, leave a review of 4B!Stitcher Thumb us up on Facebook:facebook.com/fourbrewers Follow us on Twitter:twitter.com/fourbrewersshow Got a question? Feedback? Email us:feedback at fourbrewers dot com. Help support Four Brewers!Support the show on Patreon!Donate via PayPal

56mins

13 Apr 2015

Rank #20