Rank #1: Super Ultramega Hyperforce feat. Libby Borchert
We're back at The Masonry drinking Jester King! I'm joined by founder of Drunk Herstory and overall badass beer lady, Libby Borchert. Aaaaand we decided to get a whole magnum of farmhouse delight. In this ep we're talking about pineapple and jalapeno pizza, disrupting the 3 tier system, and encouraging women to be active in their local beer scene.
Grab a beer and drink along! Cheers!
Nov 19 2019
Rank #2: The Art of Beer 1 ft. Connor McPherson
We get into how his travels have inspired his work, the persistence of an independent artist, and anime club. Grab a doppelbock and join us for the final episode of 2019!
Dec 31 2019
Rank #3: Half Pint 5 - Why Do We Care About the Process?
PLUS - Letting go of the ego as a brewer and creator and how do you define success? Is it monetary? Is it creativity? Is it internet clout??
Also never plugged my instagram in the intro: @jessjessbeer
Follow Stamp Act Coffee: @stampactcoffee
Dec 05 2019
Rank #4: Spice Girls: The Pumpkin Ale Episode
Shawna and I drink all the pumpkin beers so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. Plus: the American history of gourds, a lost rural Californian language, and how far can we throw a pumpkin?!
The beers we cover:
1. Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale
2. Elysian Night Owl
3. Dorchester Brewing / Abomination Brewing Hop Roulette
4. Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’
5. Pfriem Pumpkin Bier
Check out @sam_hiemer for more spooky art like the hop label on Hop Roulette
Give a listen to Jess on @tunesandtumblers
Oct 30 2019
Rank #5: The Art of Beer 2 ft. Ryan Williams
The Art of Beer is an on going series where I drink and chat with artists who work with breweries.
For The Art of Beer 2 I'm joined by Ryan Williams, the artist from Holy Mountain Brewing in Seattle, WA.
Ryan Williams: @spiritofgoodliving http://spiritofgoodliving.com/And we are drinking the Samiclaus Doppelbock and Fort George Cathedral Tree Pilsner.
Mysticism in the artistic process, his work with Holy Mountain, the transition as an artist from graphic design to illustration, and I can't resist a little baseball talk. Grab whatever's in your fridge because shelter-in-place people! Cheers!
Mar 18 2020
Rank #6: Our Friend Brett ft. Ken Sorensen
This 'sode I'm joined by head brewer of Standard Brewing, Ken(do) Sorensen and we're talking all about Brett(anomyces)! We are drinking Old Money from Standard and the OG of the OGs, Orval.
We're talking the "cross-section of magic and science", a new hop varietal, "Northgate Goldings", the homogenization of American beer, and more from the wine vs beer debate. Grab some Orval and join us! Cheers!
Feb 28 2020
Rank #7: Big Ass Whales
Goose Island: Bourbon County Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2015
Fremont Brewing: Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout 2017
Reuben's Brews: Three Ryes Men Rye and Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine 2017
Georgetown Brewing: Tombourbon Barrel Aged Brown Ale 2019
Also we call 1-800-GOOSEME, Jess can't remember what waxing is, and Alaska Airlines, if you're listening, and I know you are, sponsor us.
The Chemistry of Beer Aging: A Critical Review https://scinapse.io/papers/2016506425
Barrel Aged Stout and Selling Out by Josh Noel
Feb 04 2020
Rank #8: Half Pint 4 - Beer with Wine Grapes and Wine without Grapes
We're delving into fermented fruit juice, secondary fermentation with fruit, non grape wine, and beer fermented with wine grapes. We're drinking and comparing a blueberry wine from Oyster River Wine Growers and the Viognier from Floodland Brewing and Kobayashi Winery.
What tasting notes and pontifications do we come up with? Bust open a weird beer-wine-cider Frankensteinien bottle and find out!
For more natural wine info and facts follow @marissaross and @winefolly
And for all the fun native yeast and wild beer follow @floodlandbrewing
Oct 17 2019
Rank #9: Live! From Pilsnerfest 2019
We are live on the scene of Pilsnerfest 2019 where the sun is shining, the pilsners are slamming, and there ain't a single IPA in sight. Follow Shawna and I as we interview some characters (including the CEO) on a groundbreaking new game: "16 CanDolls", shitty SoCal lagers, Pilsner recipes, and our Grandfather Randy Mosher. Grab a pilsner and join in on a speciality live episode. Cheers!
Oct 08 2019
Rank #10: Wild Boiz (ft. Beachwood Blendery and Upright Brewing)
This episode is all about wild beers! I'm joined by Jeremy Rodriguez and Matt C. to talk Beachwood Blendery and Upright Brewing. We talk wine and beer crossovers, Lambic vs Methode Traditionnelle, is brett actually wild, and beer aged on crystals and Wu Tang, and the trials and tribulations that is working with wild yeast. As Matt says "The target is never where you want it". Grab a wild saison or sour and join us!
The Unabridged List of Matt's Shoutouts:Jeff Alworth and his article on Lambic beer: https://bit.ly/2kqXG9I
Trevor Roger (deGarde Brewing)
Lauren Salazar (New Belgium)
Paul Arney (Ale Apothecary)
Ryan Fields (of Beachwood Blendery and now Wild Fields and Jeremy's mentor)
Brett Trey (sp?)
Harrison McCabe (current Barrel Master at Beachwood Blendery)
Alex Ganum (Upright Brewing)
Adam Paysse (Floodland Brewing)
Sep 09 2019
Rank #11: Half Pint 3 - Alcohol That Doesn't Taste Like Alcohol ft. Shawna Cormier and Hard Seltzer
Half Pints are back! In the newest minisode, I introduce my new occasional co-host, Shawna Cormier. We talk about summer dranks and how there's a trend in both the beer world (and in the beverage industry in general) of how no one wants to drink something that actually tastes like alcohol. We try to understand this phenomenon by cracking open some White Claw and True hard seltzers. Drink along with us (if you dare).
For more about Seattle Beer School follow us on insta @seattlebeerschool and check out seattlebeerschool.com
Aug 18 2019
Rank #12: Modern Times PDX
Mike from Modern Times (currently PDX) and I drink a lot of MT beers. Including Black House Nitro Stout, Poly Rhythmo Pilsner, and Shrine of the Forsaken Gods (Jester King collab). Listen to us talk about loving beer for what it does for people and community, going from being a "spy" to a brewer, and that one time Mike almost died from McDonalds.
Side Note: I KNOW I said Floodland(s) not FloodLAND don't @ me!!
Grab a Modern Times beer and drink along with us! Cheers!
Jul 25 2019
Rank #13: Jester King Fantome del Rey
Join me and my industry (but more importantly close and beautiful) friends Samira and Matt as we drink Jester Kind Fantome del Rey + Rainier chambongs at the Masonry Fremont. Disclaimer: I say the wrong name of the beer in the intro! My Bad! It's del Rey not del Mar. No matter how I said it it's still a bomb-ass beer.
Listen to us struggle to pick a beer, get deep into what it means to work for a craft brewery, experiencing sexism as a bartender, and get some solid advice on how to do your nighttime drunchies.
Grab a Jester King (or whatever beer you got) and join us! Cheers!
Jun 05 2019
Rank #14: Mother Earth BooKoo IPA
Waddup beer nerds we're back with a full length 'sode for ya! This episode was recorded in San Diego with my two closest friends from college (UCSB go gauchos), Bianca and Amanda. We are drinking the BooKoo IPA from Mother Earth in Vista, CA. Although this episode is less beer-centric and more telling crazy stories from college (please don't judge me for all the vodka I drank), it feels like a sleepover and who doesn't love reminiscing with their friends? Take off your bra, put on yoga pants, and join me and my girls as we share a beer and embarrassing stories.
In this episode we talk Amanda's bachelorette party, nightmare roommate situations, and we have an existential crisis over about the evolution of social media. Grab a beer and join us! Cheers!
Feb 01 2018
Rank #15: Half Pint 2 - Underbergs and Weed
A brand new minisode comin' at you in 2018! Join your host, Jess Keller, and friend of the podcast Coel as we talk the relationship between weed and beer culture and the phenomenon that is Underbergs. Grab the last half of your beer or J and join us!
Jan 05 2018