Episode 162: Cicerone, BJCP & Chocolate Ale with Raspberry

This week we’re drinking Boulevard’s Chocolate Ale with Raspberry, part of their smokestack series. We’re joined by Chris Miller – local home brewer and beer-guy, who’s about to take his Certified Cicerone exam.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:20 – Chocolate Ale with Raspberry by Boulevard Brewing
07:30 – Judging beer
15:20 – Cicerone vs. BJCP
26:00 – Beer update
29:55 – Benefits of cicerone
35:00 – Sommelier vs. Cicerone
40:30 – Off flavours

Episode 161: Fat Tire & Friends with friends from Grain to Glass

We’re drinking the Fat Tire & Friends collaboration pack that’s been on the shelves recently, which includes regular Fat Tire plus five variations on the classic beer brewed with five other brewers. Paul & Brad from the Grain to Glass (FB) homebrew shop joined us to talk about homebrewing techniques and the brighter side of running a homebrew shop (hint: it’s drinking beer).

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:50 – Fat Tire (and friends)
07:18 – Belgian Pale Ale brewed with Rhinegeist
11:13 – Re-creating commercial beers
15:00 – Citra hops please
16:25 – When you’ve had too much Zombie Dust
25:00 – Fat Sour Apple ale
29:40 – Do you have normal beer?
37:20 – Fat Funk Ale
47:00 – Our excuses for not homebrewing
51:25 – Homebrew time!
62:55 – Brewing bloopers
66:00 – Wrap-up

Episode 160: Surly Pentagram & the Olympics

This week we’re joined once again by Chris Rohling of the Twin Cities to drink some Minnesotan beer – Surly’s Pentagram. This week we’re talking about the Olympics, corruption, doping and more.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Surly Pentagram
11:00 – The Olympics
15:00 – The winners
19:25 – Drugs
28:00 – Table tennis vs. ping pong
53:00 – The Marshall Islands are tiny
56:00 Wrap-up

Episode 159: Podcasting with Meghan

Tonight we’re joined by friend and podcast-nerd Meghan. We’re drinking Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA from Alameda Brewhouse and talking in-depth about podcasting, Meghan’s future podcasting goals and the comeback talk-radio is making in the form of podcasts.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:20 – Yellow Wolf Imperial IPA Alameda Brewhouse
08:30 – Trappist beer
15:30 – The book of Gob
16:45 – Podcasting (as a job)
23:30 – Podcasts as drama
38:00 – #LifeGoals
43:00 – Beer drinking gainz
47:30 – Wrap-up

Episode 158: Special Dragon’s Milk & Pollination Honey Blonde

Daniel Emmons is back this week to talk about his move to LA, the tasty beer he’s been drinking and the cool shit he’s been doing. We’re drinking Dragons Milk Reserve Raspberry Lemon from New Holland and Dan is starting off with Pollination Honey Blonde by Evan’s Brewing.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:50 – Dragon’s Milk
03:00 – Pollination Honey Blonde by Evan’s Brewing
07:20 – In LA, you just work
13:25 – The Hollywood Sign
19:00 – “You went to a movie set?”
25:42 – That improv/stand-up life
34:42 – Winnipeg bus on fire
42:57 – LA breweries

Episode 157: Stump Coastal Forest Botanic Ale & Miyazaki Movies

This week we’re drinking Stump Coastal Forest Botanic Ale from Philips Brewing with Alyson Shane & John Luxford.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:50 – Stump Coastal Forest Botanic Ale from Phillips Brewing
05:00 – Spirited Away
22:30 – The window seat
30:20 – “Ogled by a giant”
31:30 – Spirited Away – what did you like the least?
32:45 – A poem
45:00 – Wrap-up

Episode 156: Bauhaus Wagonparty West Coast lager with DJ Stop

This week we’re joined by DJ Stop (Mixcloud) – local(ish) DJ & vinyl collector. We talked about sake, collecting vinyl, digital DJ’s and enjoyed Bauhaus Brew Labs Wagonparty West Coast style lager.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
01:00 – Bauhaus Brew Labs Wagonparty
05:20 – Camping booze & sake
06:40 – Beer news – Brewdog Live
11:20 – DJ Stop’s record collection & travels
17:30 – Shopping for records
21:50 – Getting into music and records
24:30 – Digital DJ’s
29:50 – Europe vs. North American in the bar scene
32:00 – Winnipeg’s longest running vinyl night
37:00 – Wrap-up