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188: California Gold!

Episode 188 – This week, we’re kicking off 2018 right with can whales from Noble Ale Works, Chapman Crafted Beer, and Highland Park Brewery.

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Welcome to 2018! We hope you all had a safe and fun New Year’s and are looking forward to what 2018 will bring.

Southern California Beers

We’re kicking off the new year with some beers from Southern California. We tend to say this a lot, but it’s pretty awesome for us in SoCal to have access to so many good beers. The variety of options is pretty staggering and we’re living in a great time in craft beer. This week, we’re featuring four beers from a brewery that’s fairly new to the scene, but not new to the podcast, Chapman Crafted Beer. Also on deck is a crowler from Highland Park Brewery and a heavy-hitting 13% ABV coffee stout from Noble Ale Works and 2nd Craft.

During the show we discuss the recent Extreme Beer Fest that went down in Los Angeles a few weeks ago. Without getting too far into it here, the Fest was pretty awesome. This fest has been exclusive to the east coast in past years, and this was the first year that the boys at Beer Advocate brought it to the west coast. In short, it was a fantastic beer festival and we can’t wait to attend next year.

We wish everyone a safe and happy 2018. Be good to yourself.

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Watch the unedited episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/U1Kszvi6QOU

Episode Chapters:
00:00: Support the Show on Patreon!
00:09: Theme Music
00:18: Begin Show
00:31: Extreme Beer Fest – Los Angeles
04:50: Bad For Business – Highland Park Brewery
13:07: Hello Again – Chapman Crafted Beer
22:14: Yes Chef! – Chapman Crafted Beer
29:40: Thank You For Your Service – Chapman Crafted Beer
38:04: Balancing Opposites – Chapman Crafted Beer
50:17: Whoomp! There It Is – Noble Ale Works
57:55: Four Brewers on YouTube!

Beers from this week’s episode:
Bad For Business – Highland Park Brewery
Hello Again – Chapman Crafted Beer
Yes Chef! – Chapman Crafted Beer
Thank You For Your Service – Chapman Crafted Beer
Balancing Opposites – Chapman Crafted Beer
Whoomp! There It Is – Noble Ale Works

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[S4/E37] California Craft Beer Summit 2017

Season 4, Episode 37 – Summer is coming to a close and that can only mean one thing: it’s time to go to the California Craft Beer Summit in Sacramento, California!

The story begins in Newport Beach, California, at six o’clock in the morning. John was hustling at work to get out of work an hour early to get home in time to pick up Matt and Greg for their soon-to-be six hour trip to Sacramento, California. As life usually is, though, nothing can go perfectly, and John was late to leave work by over an hour. After fighting an hour and a half of traffic due to a last minute trip to Anaheim, John finally arrived home with just enough time to load up his gear and take a three minute shower. The rental car was picked up yesterday, luckily, so John immediately got on the road to pick up Matt Becker in Riverside.

It wasn’t long before John arrived at Matt’s house. Fortunately, Matt was locked and loaded, and the two were off to West Covina, California where they would rendezvous with Greg Nagel who was already on the move from Orange County, California.

Knowing the trip was already delayed, Greg wasted no time in claiming his spot in the back seat of the Chevrolet Suburban the three had rented for the weekend. As if he could read their minds, Greg was equipped with fresh nuts and berries that he acquired from a local, budget-friendly neighborhood shop.

All was good. The boys were on the road. After a solid five hours of driving, John grew weary. Sustenance was badly needed and Quesadilla Gorilla came to the rescue. The quesadillas were quite tasty.

ONWARD.

Greg took over the drive. After three more hours on the road, they finally arrived at their destination in Sacramento, California. Exhausted from their journey, they parked the car, unloaded the luggage, and found the lockbox that was attached to the back gate that secured the Airbnb’s house keys. The three wandered into the poorly-lit backyard of an old Victorian-style home. The faint light from a lone candle burning in the window of their room was spotted from the gate. The boys knew they were home…temporarily.

The three would soon discover that their adventure was far from over. Self-inflating mattresses were to be purchased. Basic necessities were meager at best. Soft drinks glasses at the local Greasy Spoon were not glasses at all, but were Mason Jars. The HORROR.

These things ultimately did not matter to Matt, John, and Greg. They had priorities. They were here to drink craft beer. The were here to learn about craft beer. They were here to drink craft beer with others who liked to drink craft beer. They were here to learn about the craft beer industry from those who worked in the craft beer industry. They were here to tell the story.

They were in Sacramento to get to the California Craft Beer Summit.

The Mexican Lager Showdown

This week’s episode was recorded in the Airbnb rental where John, Matt, and Greg were staying. Beers were consumed and the California Craft Beer Summit was discussed.

Their mission was accomplished.

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Chapman Crafted Beer – Old Towne Block Party
Silva Brewing – 525 Pine
New Glory Craft Brewery – Gummy Worms

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