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 2, Episode 52 – This week we conclude season 2 of Four Brewers with coconuts, stouts, barrels, and some good ol’ blind tasting, courtesy of Jason Harris.
Here we are. We made it! The final show of 2015, episode 52 of season 2. When I say “we made it”, I mean just that—all of us. Four Brewers wouldn’t be a thing without all of the support we get from beer geeks all over the world. We thank you all from from the bottom of our beer-soaked hearts. Thanks for listening and supporting the show. You’re all the best.
We’re ending 2015 with a show that falls in line with classic 4B structure and fashion. We’re drinking a couple of whalez, blending some brews, doing some blind tasting, and having fun. That’s what this is all about, right? Having fun with friends and drinking great beer.
First up is a beer that’s making another appearance on the show, the coconut rye stout from our friends at Barley Forge Brewing Co., The Patsy. The first time we had this beer was on S2/E18 when we paid a visit to the Berly Ferge in Costa Mesa, California. We decided to bring it back because it’s Johns favorite beer of 2015, and Oskar Blues Brewery just released their coconut infused Irish porter named Death By Coconut. We wanted to compare the two beers side by side.
Next up are three variants of Stone Brewing Co.’s 2015 Xocoveza For the Holidays & The New Year (yes, that’s the full name), two of which are barrel-aged (Xocoveza Extra Añejo, and Xocoveza Charred). This beer was a hit when it debuted last year and this year was no different. Beer geeks all over the country were buying this beer buy the case, and rightly so, since it’s such a delicious, chocolatey and spicy brew.
We wrap up the show with a round of Going In Blind, hosted by Jason Harris. There’s also some 4B Mailbag shenanigans and Untappd beer ratings discussion thrown in for good measure.
We wish everyone a safe and happy 2016. Drink something good to ring in the new year and give someone a hug.
BREW THE SHIT OUT OF IT…and we’ll see you next year for season 3!