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The Beer Temple Podcast (HD)

Certified Cicerone Christopher Quinn discusses beer in a fun and informal way.

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Juicy IPA Showdown - #288

Comparing Juicy IPAs from New England and the Midwest with beers from Trillium and Transient Artisan Ales.

22mins

15 Jun 2017

Rank #1

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Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead Brewery Part 1 NEW AUDIO - Episode #251A

Continuing our series of interviews at the Shelton Brothers Festival, Michael Kiser and I sit down with Shaun Hill of Hill Farmstead Brewery.

20mins

18 Dec 2014

Rank #2

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Pumpkin Beers 2012 - Episode #138

Pumpkin beers have become one of the most popular seasonal offerings for American craft brewers. With so many to choose from, we decided to do a follow up show to last years' pumpkin tasting, with a fresh batch of four fall pumpkin beers.

26mins

23 Sep 2012

Rank #3

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Treehouse Brewing - Episode #267

Treehouse brewing has been making big waves out of tiny Monson, Massachusetts for their hoppy pales. Let's give a few of them a taste.

18mins

17 Jun 2015

Rank #4

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The Greatest Barrel Aged Stout in the World??? - Episode #109

The barrel-aged version of tiny Ohio brewery Hoppin Frog's famous Imperial Stout, B.O.R.I.S. just won a gold medal in the vaunted World Beer Cup. Chris gives it a taste to see what he thinks of the judge's decision.

10mins

27 May 2012

Rank #5

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Bear Republic - Episode #123

Bear Republic is know for their iconic IPA, Racer 5, as well as Hop Rod Rye, the original rye IPA. Today we sit down to taste those, as well as replay an interview we had with Bear Republic's Dan Hanes.

32mins

26 Jul 2012

Rank #6

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Yuengling: America's Oldest Beer - Episode #48

Founded in 1829, D.G. Yuengling and Son is the oldest brewery in America. A family business lasting through prohibition, two world wars, and an ever increasing consolidation of the beer market , Yuengling is currently experiencing an unprecedented spike in popularity which has set it up to become the largest American-owned brewery in the U.S.

16mins

14 Dec 2011

Rank #7

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Toppling Goliath - Episode #247

If you still had any questions about the availability of great craft beer these days, look no further than Decorah, Iowa. As inconspicuous an anywhere in the county, this small Midwestern town of less than ten thousand is home to one of the most sought after breweries in America, Toppling Goliath. Today we are tastong two of their Double IPAs. What a great time to be a beer drinker!

12mins

2 Dec 2014

Rank #8

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A beer tasting with someone who hates beer - Episode #19

We all know someone who hates beer. But why do they hate beer? Chris attempts to answer this question, while at the same time converting a staunch beer hater to beer lover. Can he do it?

32mins

26 Sep 2011

Rank #9

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Sours Beers Part 2: American Wild Ales - Episode #111

The Belgians may have invented sour beer, but the American's have embraced it, and are pushing the style further and further.

33mins

12 Jun 2012

Rank #10

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Pliny the Elder and Adversus - #292

Chris tastes Russian River Pliny the Elder and Firestone Walker Leo V. Ursus: Adversus. Both beers are double IPAs from California with a differing hop profile from one another.

11mins

25 Jul 2017

Rank #11

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Great American Beer Fest Winners - Episode #24

The Great American Beer Festival is among the largest and most prestigious beer competitions in the world. Chris and Margaret sit down to taste three 2011 gold medal winners.

19mins

10 Oct 2011

Rank #12

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Anderson Valley Brewing - Episode #117

Anderson Valley is known for their unique twists on classic English-style ales, with popular versions of IPA, ESB, and Oatmeal Stout. Today, Chris takes a look as some of their year-round offerings, as well as the wildly-popular seasonal offering, Summer Soltice. Bahl Hornin'!

19mins

3 Jul 2012

Rank #13

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Belgian Farmhouse Ales - Episode #16

An action-packed show! Chris and Margaret taste three authentic farmhouse ales from small producers in Belgium

25mins

16 Sep 2011

Rank #14

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Sam Adams Utopias - Episode #141

It simply can't be overstated: Sam Adams Utopias, a barrel-aged beer fermented to 27% alcohol is unlike any beverage ever brewed. This is a very special show, so I'll just shut up and let you watch!

16mins

3 Oct 2012

Rank #15

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Munich Helles - Episode #121

Helles Lager is the light, malty, session beer of choice in the Bavaria region of Germany. A close cousin of the hoppier pilsner from which it drew it's inspiration, Helles is a beer many people have drunk for years without even knowing it.

30mins

20 Jul 2012

Rank #16

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Top Rated IPAs in can - Episode #181

To help usher in Craft Beer week in America, Chris has opened a few highly acclaimed hoppy treats from the can.

20mins

17 May 2013

Rank #17

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Wet Hop Beers - Episode #29

Fall can mean many things to the beer lover - Oktoberfest, tailgating, maybe even pumpkin beers. But to the true hop-head it means one thing: the annual hop harvest in America. Each year, brewers race to brew with the freshest hops they'll have all year, often adding the hops to their brews less than twenty-four hours after they were plucked from the vine. Chris and Margaret taste three of this year's wet hop offerings. Enjoy!

18mins

24 Oct 2011

Rank #18

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The World's Newest Gueuze - Episode #25

Chris tastes the very first offering from Belgium's newest lambic blender

10mins

12 Oct 2011

Rank #19

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Czech Pilsners - Episode #34

Although the original pilsners came from the Czech Republic, they are often overshadowed by their crisper, lighter German cousins. Today we go back to the original source of Pils, tasting the first ever golden lager, as well as two more of it's Czech counterparts.

20mins

5 Nov 2011

Rank #20