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[S4/E32] Genesis of Shame

Season 4, Episode 32 – This week’s episode is a grab bag of raddness–don’t be deceived by the title of the episode…

This week’s episode is really all over the place. We’re drinking malt liquor, hoppy lager, IPA, wild ale…whew!

Belgian Beers
Belgian Beers

This week, we’re finishing off the beers sent to us by 4B listener Nick Krenz and throwing in a few more from the grab bag. In hindsight, drinking seven beers on this episode may not have been the best idea, but it was pretty fun.

Thanks once again to Nick for sending us the brew!

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Sour Cellars – Copper Spike
Station 26 Brewing Co. – Tangerine Cream
Melvin Brewing – 2×4 DIPA
Melvin Brewing – Drunken Master
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – West Side Beavo
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – Leo V. Ursus: Adversus
Founders Brewing Co. – DKML
The Lost Abbey – Genesis Of Shame

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[S4/E27] Back To The Basics

Season 4, Episode 27 – This week, Jason is taking us back to the basics.

When was the last time you went back to some of the more basic beers that you used to drink as a new craft beer drinker? It’s fun and interesting to go back and try those beers for quite a few reasons. It’s interesting to see how your palate has evolved over time. Something you liked back 10 years ago may not be as tasty as you thought it was. Also, beer evolves over time, not only when it’s cellared, but before it’s even brewed. Breweries are constantly tweaking recipes to align with current trends, and adjusting for ingredient changes and suppliers, as well as personnel changes in the actual brewery. All of these things can affect a beer. Keeping a beer consistent batch after batch is a tough job. Has the beer itself changed since you last tried it, or have you changed?

Back To The Basics
Back To The Basics

Jason picked up several beers that I’m sure we’ve all tried at least once. They’re widely available and generally speaking, pretty easy on the palate.

So, next time you’re at your favorite bottle shop hunting for the next whale, pick up a few of the oldies just to remind yourself where you came from and where you are now.

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Widmer Brothers Brewing – Hefeweizen
Anchor Brewing Company – Anchor Steam Beer
New Belgium Brewing Company – Fat Tire
Pyramid Breweries – Hefeweizen
Firestone Walker Brewing Company – DBA (Double Barrel Ale)
Rogue Ales & Spirits – Dead Guy Ale

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