Season 3, Episode 42 – This week on the show, beers from Sudwerk Brewing Co. out of Davis, California.
This week we’re featuring a brewery that all of us on the podcast seem to have unintentionally overlooked over the years, Sudwerk Brewing Co.. Turns out, Sudwerk make some really great beer that most definitely should not be overlooked or taken for granted.
The beers on this week’s episode were provided to us by Sudwerk. We met up with them during the California Craft Beer Summit last month. They had previously expressed online how stoked they were about ranking second in our blind Pilsner Showdown, and when we ran into KB Brandl (Sudwerk’s Events and Marketing Coordinator) she insisted that we try more of their beer on the show. Sounded good to us!
Sudwerk sent us five beers for the show this week, three of which are part of their “Brewers Cut Reserve Series“. Turns out, Sudwerk have been brewing beer since 1989 and make some pretty incredible stuff. Sudwerk make clean, traditional styles, but also know how to brew really complex stuff like sours and bourbon barrel-aged doppelbock. We were really impressed by the quality of the beers on the show. It goes without saying that if you see Sudwerk brews on the shelf, give them a try!
Season 3, Episode 41 – This week, we’re drinking Great American Beer Festival 2016 medal-winning brews!
Fresh off the The 4B Flight and fresh off the plane from the Great American Beer Festival (just Matt, that is) we’re back with another full-length episode of Four Brewers and we’re drinking as many GABF medal-winning beers as we could get our hands on.
We’ve gushed about the Great American Beer Festival in previous episodes (2014, 2015), so we won’t get into the event itself too much in this post, but suffice it to say, it’s definitely one of the biggest and best beer festivals in the world. Thousands of eager beer drinkers descend upon The Mile High City of Denver, Colorado for three days of craft beer tasting and celebration. If ever a beer event were to appear on a beer drinker’s bucket list of events, GABF would be at the top of that list.
There is one thing that made this year’s Great American Beer Festival stand out from previous years for the Four Brewers. Our very own Matt Becker, brewer at Packinghouse Brewing Company in Riverside, California brought home his very first medal from GABF—a bronze for his Irish-style Rad Ale (see what I did there?), Riley’s Irish Red. It was a proud moment for us, watching Matt walk onto the stage to accept his medal from Mr. Charlie Papazian. We’re super-proud of him! Congratulations, Matt and Packinghouse! Riverside REPRESENT!