Aug 11, 2018
We had a guest lined up for this week, we were all set up and ready to go, but we weren't able to connect with them. We're all about making lemonade (or maybe a nice lemon Gose) out of lemons so we fired up the mics and freestyled a short show. We're sampling some IPAs so we discuss the many styles of IPA and if all IPAs are really IPAs. We also introduce a fairly new team member, Sam Kempe. Sam's been behind the scenes for a while, he's a man of few words, but as our Audio Engineer, he makes sure all our ramblings get recorded each week. Brian even sings about beer for a few seconds.
There were a few new beers in the rotation this week, like Creature Comforts' Goodie Pils, and Monday Night's Locals Only and Mischief Managed Peach. Trusty Tritonia was in the mix along with a beer that sounds like a high school athlete, Tre Fontaine. Founders' Barrel Runner made an appearance and made Brian cry because he still has 3 left to drink. I gotta say, I didn't hate it. The flavor reminded me of those little rum barrel hard candies. I'd be hard pressed to say this is a good beer, but once my brain equated it with those little candies I enjoyed the flavor.
In the news, we discuss a beer that was gone before we knew it existed, the growth of CANarchy, an out of this world collaboration at Crystal Lake Brewing, Buffalo Wild Wings' brewery partnerships for football season, barley shortages in Europe, and bottle