Season 4, Episode 36 – There has been so much happening in the beer world over the last few months. This week, we’re talking news while drinking a few good brews.
This week on the show, we’re talking news. You might be asking yourself, “but, guys! What about the beer? You’re a beer podcast?” Well, worry not, because we also drinking a few randos that we’ve been sitting on for a while.
There has been A LOT going on the beer world over the last few months. Brewery buyouts are happening at a much faster pace than in previous years, and the scene is changing more and more rapidly. Breweries buying out brewpubs, private investors purchasing stakes in our favorite local breweries, keeping up with which breweries are independent and which aren’t…it’s tough to keep up with it all. This week, we’re focusing on a few key stories that we think are important and you should know about.
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?
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.