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[S4/E50] A Dive Into The Cellar

Season 4, Episode 50 – This week, we’re diving into the cellar and dusting off some bottles.

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Maybe it’s the cooler weather, but this time of year seems perfect for cellar diving. Higher alcohol beers that have been gently sleeping in the cellar slowly begin to come out of hibernation after waiting for the first signs of winter to appear. Mmm! Roasty! Toasty! Chocolatey! I’m getting warm just thinking about it…

Gose, IPA, and Hazy IPA

That’s right, folks, we’re diving into our cellars. It’s a ritual at this point. I mean, we’re not just letting these beers collect dust in our closets, right?! They’ve got to be opened at some point, RIGHT?! Yeah, right…

This week we’re going cellar diving.

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Watch the unedited episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KOQn9YVooqo

Episode Chapters:
00:00:00: Support the Show on Patreon!
00:00:09: Begin Show
00:00:52: Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen – Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston
00:10:41: Random Barrel-Aged Brew
00:12:31: Black Betty Imperial Stout – Nebraska Brewing Company
00:19:46: Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XX – North Coast Brewing Company
00:27:51: Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels – Oskar Blues Brewery
00:33:52: Darkstar November (2016) – Bottle Logic Brewing
00:39:04: Four Brewers on YouTube!

Beers from this week’s episode:
Brouwerij 3 Fonteinen – Oude Geuze Cuvée Armand & Gaston
Black Betty Imperial Stout – Nebraska Brewing Company
Bourbon Barrel Aged Old Rasputin XX – North Coast Brewing Company
Barrel-Aged Ten FIDY Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels – Oskar Blues Brewery
Darkstar November (2016) – Bottle Logic Brewing

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[S4/E49] Five Master Blenders

Season 4, Episode 49 – This week, we fall for a gimmick and we’re actually pretty OK with it.

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Marketing is everything, amirite? If you’re reading this blog post right now, it’s pretty safe to say that you’re a fan of tasty craft brew. But, are you a fan of creative marketing? Well, yes, you are (to a certain extent, we all are), but you might not even know it. While the most important thing about craft beer is that actual liquid in the bottle you’re purchasing, the second most important thing is marketing. A brewery’s job is to sell you their product, just like every other retail company.

This week, we fall for a marketing gimmick, and we’re OK with it, because it’s a pretty tasty gimmick.

Blend Like a Brewer

This week on the show, we’re drinking the New Belgium Brewing Company Blend Like a Brewer variety pack. Essentially, what we have here is a box of New Belgium’s standard line of beers (with a special sour beer thrown in for good measure) and a pamphlet that takes you on a magical beer blending journey. New Belgium got some of their brewers together to concoct six different blends of beer from the beers in the variety pack. Pretty cool, right?

Turns out, the blends are pretty damn good! Seriously—we thought they were quite impressive, overall. So, pick up a box at your local supermarket and get to blending!

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Watch the unedited episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/96La2eVmofI

Episode Chapters:
00:00:00: Support The Show On Patreon!
00:00:09: Begin Show
00:02:06: New Belgium Blend Like A Brewer Multi Pack
00:03:29: L’argento – New Belgium Brewing Company
00:07:44: Splash Out – New Belgium Brewing Company
00:12:41: Monk’s Pajamas – New Belgium Brewing Company
00:18:16: The Sun Trip – New Belgium Brewing Company
00:22:54: Spare Room – New Belgium Brewing Company
00:25:47: The pH1 Barrel Story
00:29:22: Trippadelic – New Belgium Brewing Company
00:32:07: The 4B Blend
00:38:58: Jason Wants To Make Tiki Drinks
00:40:37: The “All Equal Parts” Blend
00:42:49: Favorite Blends
00:43:51: 4B On The YouTube

Beers from this week’s episode:
L’argento – New Belgium Brewing Company
Splash Out – New Belgium Brewing Company
Monk’s Pajamas – New Belgium Brewing Company
The Sun Trip – New Belgium Brewing Company
Spare Room – New Belgium Brewing Company
Trippadelic – New Belgium Brewing Company

Direct audio: MP3

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