[S3/E49] A Beer Symphony of Destruction

Season 3, Episode 49 – This week, metal bands collaborate with craft breweries, and we drink the beers.

Metal music and beer. The two were practically made for one another. This week, we’re drinking three beers from craft breweries that collaborated with metal/rock bands to make some of the heaviest beers out there, baby.

Metal Band Collaboration Beers
Metal Band Collaboration Beers

Bands teaming up with breweries to make a co-branded collaboration beer is nothing new, and for the most part, bands collaborate with craft breweries over macro breweries (eh, Metallica and Budweiser? No thanks…). You’re probably are unaware of how many such beers are actually out there and have been made, and we cover this on the show–it’s quite a few.

We narrowed the selection to three bands and three breweries: Iron Maiden and Robinson Brewery, Deftones and Belching Beaver Brewery, and finally, Megadeth and Unibroue. While some bands tend to play it safe and go with more traditional styles, some think outside the box and actually try to find a brewery capable of delivering a truly unique brew. The beers on the show this week represent this spectrum.

We end the show with another round of Going In Blind with beers that John selected. He went out of his way to go for a theme and at the same time, tried to throw a monkey wrench in the gears.

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Robinsons Brewery with Iron Maiden – Trooper
Robinsons Brewery with Iron Maiden – Trooper Red ‘N’ Black Porter
Unibroue with Megadeth – À Tout Le Monde
Belching Beaver Brewery with Deftones – Phantom Bride IPA

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[S3/E48] The Oskar Blues Explosion

Season 3, Episode 48 – This week, we’re drinking beer with our friend, Oskar.

Oskar Blues Brewery is one of the earliest modern craft breweries to exclusively use cans for packaging their beer. Everything from lager to imperial stout goes into cans short, tall, and wide. Oskar Blues even invented the “Crowler”, a 32 ounce growler made out of an aluminum can. Not only are they ahead of their time with their packaging, they also make some killer beer.

Oskar Blues Beers
Oskar Blues Beers

The seven beers on the show this week are but a small representation of what Oskar Blues brews. They recently debuted barrel-aged Ten Fidy in tall cans (which Jason coincidentally drank all to himself the night before the recording of this episode), as well as their new 19.2 ounce (holy moly!) “Stove Pipe” cans.

Dale’s Pale Ale is by far the most ubiquitous of Oskar Blues’ offerings, followed by the deliciously contrasting imperial stout, Ten Fidy. Oskar Blues is a beer geek’s brewery–they can do it all, and they do it all quite well. It’s safe to assume that if you’ve never tried anything from them, you’ll probably be pretty happy with at least one beer they make when you do try something.

(…also, you can use their cans to smoke weed when you’re done drinking the beer!)

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Oskar Blues Brewery – Beerito
Oskar Blues Brewery – Dale’s Pale Ale
Oskar Blues Brewery – IPA
Oskar Blues Brewery – Death By Coconut
Oskar Blues Brewery – Hotbox Coffee Porter
Oskar Blues Brewery – Old Chub
Oskar Blues Brewery – Ten FIDY

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