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The 4E Podcast
62 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode XI: The Malt Row Christmas Special
Micah and Russell go down Malt Row for this year's Christmas Special. They review Dovetail Holiday Bock and Begyle Christmas Ale. Then, they cover some fun Christmas beer news - beer brewed from Milwaukee's Christmas tree, and beer delivered by reindeer & sleigh. Of course they delve into other holiday beer delivery themes. Fun, and shall we say, merry times were had. Merry Christmas!
42 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode X: Oktoberfest (aka we made double-digits!)
We've made it ... 10 episodes of The 4E Podcast, and do we have a doozy for you! Micah and Russell review two fantastic Oktoberfest beers - one from Odell and the other from Three Floyds. Then, they talk 2020 Bourbon County Stout lineup, plus some other beer news: spoiled beer used to power a water treatment plant; as well as Anheuser-Busch making "beer" for dogs. Catch it all, plus some other random and entertaining banter from your two favorite beer podcasters in this tidy little episode!
55 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode IX: Black Is Beautiful
Russell and Micah review two Black is Beautiful beers - one from Kinslahger Brewing in Oak Park, IL and one from Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL. Then the boys talk some beer news, like the scarcity of aluminum cans potentially causing less beer choices on store shelves, Christmas trees fertilized by Guinness, and famous Hollywood cars delivering beer. Plus, listen for our first ever bleeped-out word in the history of this fine podcast.
51 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode VIII: Zoom Pirates
Micah and Russell speak briefly about the Black Lives Matter protests, as well as a great cause that many craft brewers are joining to bring light to the situation. Then, the guys review AR’BUCKL IMPERIAL STOUT by Noon Whistle (Lombard, IL). Lots of flavors in this bad boy! Afterward, the guys touch on other fascinating beer news - virtual beer festivals, an interesting Craigslist ad, what exactly is a Chief Hiking Officer, and a remarkable 103 year old woman's first drink after surviving COVID-19. That an much more! Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter @the4epodcast (for both)!
51 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode VII: The COVID-19 Zoom Review
Micah and Russell use modern technology to socially distance record the podcast. They review Leisel Weapon - a wonderful, award-winning beer from Noon Whistle Brewing in beautiful Lombard, IL. The guys also discuss the affect of COVID-19 on the craft beer market and look through labels of some possible upcoming Bourbon County releases. Remember to stay healthy, safe and be sure to buy local craft beer during the pandemic.
55 minutes | a year ago
Episode VI: The Triumphant Return
The guys are back! After a bit of a hiatus, Russell and Micah come at you with the Ten Year Beer from Revolution Brewing Co. - a barleywine celebrating Revolution's 10-year anniversary. In addition, the guys touch on some news about Revolution's successes in the state of Illinois. While the guys try Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee (a drink they've been waiting to get a hold of), they discuss a beer-inspired spa and what it might feel like to be double dry hopped. Come for all the silliness you can handle!
61 minutes | a year ago
Episode V: The Christmas Special
Just in time for Christmas, Russell and Micah review 2 seasonal Christmas/winter beers (and drink another): Phase Three's Warmest Wishes, and two from New Belgium: Accumulation and Snow Day. They also delve into the recent holiday brewery shopping season - the sale of New Belgium, as well as Ballast Point. Lastly, Russell recounts his experience at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers (FOBAB) nearly a month and a half later. Come for the beer reviews and fuzzy beer festival memories, stay for the Ghostbusters reboot and chicken sandwich talk!
51 minutes | a year ago
Episode IV: The Traveling Freakshow Sponsored by the Letter O
Russell and Micah review Oddside Ales Hazel's Nuts American Imperial Double Stout. Also, the newsworthy beer news conversation centered around Chicago's strong showing at GABF (The Great American Beer Festival); what exactly is a bottle shop; and a preview of FOBAB (The Festival of Barrel Aged Beers). Also, they crack open the award-winning Very, Very Far from Off Color Brewing. Crack open a cold one and join us!
44 minutes | a year ago
Episode III: Two Hearted + Double Two Hearted = 6 Hearts
Russell and Micah do a double beer review, this time Bell's Two Hearted Ale and Bell's Double Two Hearted Ale. Newsworthy beer news discussion centered around beer made from recycled wastewater (aka poo water), MillerCoors jumping on the hard coffee bandwagon, and previewing the Great American Beef Festival (GABF). Turn the volume up, crack open a cold one and enjoy!
42 minutes | a year ago
Episode II: Oktoberfest Time!
Back by popular demand, Micah & Russell are at it again! This time they review two different German Oktoberfest beers: Warsteiner Oktoberfest and Hofbräu Oktoberfestbier. Plus, now that Goose Island has officially announced their 2019 Bourbon County Stout lineup, they revisit the Chicago Tribune article that detail possible variations based off the labels that were submitted for government regulation approval. Lastly, some quick-hit reactions to recent beer news. Sit back, crack open your favorite brew and listen, won't you?
75 minutes | 2 years ago
Micah and Russell start a beer podcast. There's a live beer review - Hubbard's Cave IIPA - and an discussion on the cloak and dagger operation run by Goose Island with their label submissions to the FDA. Plus, a deep dive into what some top 10 list of best beers and brewers, as voted by the AHA. Come for the awkward moments, stay for the fantastic discussion. And, of course, leave a review and tell your friends. https://www.chicagotribune.com/dining/drink/ct-food-bourbon-county-2019-goose-island-fake-labels-20190610-story.html https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/homebrewers-association-best-beers-2019
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