Rank #1: Season 3 – Episode 11: Craft Beer Talk on the road.
Sometimes theres a bunch of things you want to do all at once...and who says you can't? Ethan and I hit the road in this episode to take a tour of a few things that were happening all in the same night back in May. We make our first stop at Blue Monk to sit and talk with Rudy (Community Beer Works head brewer) about "The Snow" — an Imperial Stout he brewed that had just been tapped and was the last keg [we knew of]. Next, a short jaunt out to visit and talk with our good friend Matt Redpath (head brewer) at Gordon Biersch and try his new American Hop Bock — pushing the boundaries of Lager indeed. Lastly, we finish our night at Pizza Plant on Transit Rd in Williamsville to meet with the Buffalo Beer Goddesses — a group organized by Julia Burke (Beer writer and associate editor at Buffalo Spree; WNY Beer Governess, Great Lakes Brewing News) to illustrate the importance and many roles that women play in making our beer culture what it is today. Enjoy!
Jun 24 2013
Rank #2: Season 3 – Episode 10: Lets recap TAP…NY
Yep, we did it. We went and had a great time. This episode Ethan and I recap the weekend we spent at Hunter Mountain (NOT Hunter Mountain Resort) slinging beer with the best of the best in New York State at TAP NY 2013. Let me not fail to mention our 2 comrades Alex Placito and Eric Stellrecht who were also there in full support. There's too much to mention in this short blurb about the event so I'll let the episode speak for itself. For beer, we go through a few NYS niceties including Sixpoint Brownstone, Brooklyn Silver Anniversary Lager and the most excellent Rabbit in the Rye from Good Nature Brewing Company. Cheers!!
Jun 20 2013
Rank #3: Season 3 – Episode 12: Hangin’ with Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company
I can only imagine that in the picture to the left, Colin Herzog from Flying Bison Brewing Company is giving a slide show presentation on the rare and endangered Roti Island snake-necked turtle. This is in fact not true...What is true is that Colin joins us this episode with a couple growlers of Flying Bison beers including their new(er) Bison Best Bitter and their Maibock. Colin has been in and around the brewing industry for quite some time and joins us to lend his story. This is the second installation in a series of 5 shows about FBBC. Hope you dig and thanks for listening. Cheers!
Jun 26 2013
Rank #4: Season 3 – Episode 17: Belgium Went To Cooperstown and all You Got Was This Lousy Podcast
Ethan, Chris and Nick are back together, but the focus is on Ethan & Chris and their journeys to Cooperstown for the popular "Belgium Comes To Cooperstown" festival. The lads recall their weekend in the sun and taste some beers they brought back from all the way down South. There's Harpoon's Saison Various, Anchor's Zymaster Series No. 4 Fort Ross Farmhouse Ale and Samuel Adams' Tetravis. We won't give everything, but the beer was pretty decent. Nick was jealous until Chris & Ethan started talking about how great their showers felt afterward. Drinking beer is a dirty job for tough people.
Aug 09 2013
Rank #5: Season 3 – Episode 16: One beer – Three Glasses
Over the last couple months we've seen some pretty exceptional pale ales coming from Flying Bison Brewing Co here in Buffalo. With one of these beers, the Session Ale, we decided to do an experiment...drink the same beer in 3 glassware styles and note the differences of each. The beer: A delightful blend of German Pils and UK Fawcett Pearl malts that carry a clean, earthy bitterness from Northern Brewer and tropical flavors/aromas from Citra hops. Perfectly sessionable at 4.3% ABV. The glassware styles we chose are essentially an example of, forgive me here...high(er), middle and low class drinking vessels. We start with the classic La Chouffe Tulip, move to the Samuel Adams Perfect "Pint" and then finish with the standard Shaker Pint. In a future episode, we will do this again to include the new Spiegelau IPA glass...with both Sierra Nevada and Dogfish Head IPA examples. I've included a few pictures from the night, as promised. Thanks for listening to our exercise in subtleness. Try this yourself and let us know what you think! Cheers!
Jul 31 2013