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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

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[S4/E36] News, Brews, and Points of View

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.

The Mexican Lager Showdown

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.

Have something to say about what’s been happening? Hit us up at feedback@fourbrewers.com and let us know!

BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT.

Beers from this week’s episode:
Oskar Blues Brewery – Goofer Dust
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. – Oktoberfest
New Belgium Brewing Company – Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin

Direct audio: MP3

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