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15 minutes | 5 days ago
Verdant Putty - 40 Watt Moon - ep366
Verdant started a couple of years ago and they worked really hard to create a flagship beer. That one beer that everyone is frantic for. That beer is Putty. In the past it was a special release that only came to select webshops. This year, it's in almost every webshop and luckily for Sweden, in Systembolaget. In addition to the Putty release, Systembolaget also got another highly rated Verdant beer called 40 Watt Moon. Both are NEIPA's but they are very different beers.
12 minutes | 12 days ago
Tartaruga Fine Brewing Sweet Alma - 71 Brewing Co Blueberry Fields - ep365
Oh Joy! We get try two new breweries this week. Tartaruga Fine Brewing is from Belgium. Usually when we review a Beligan beer it's a lambic or a gueuze. This week we have a Belgian IPA. Sweet Alma hits like a Belgian IPA. If you've never had one before, it hits a little different from any other IPA style. 71 Brewing Co is out of Scotland Blueberry Fields is a kettle sour using Scottish Blueberries. It's a light refreshing beer that would be perfectly fine for a grill out in the park.
13 minutes | 19 days ago
To Ol 45 Days of Hell(es) - Beerbliotek The trash-filled streets made me wish we were headed home - ep364
We tried and loved 45 Days of Pilsner a while back. We were excited to try To Ol's 45 Days of Hell(es). This is one damn tasty beer. If you're not a fan of pilsners, largers, helles, etc., these beers might very well change your mind. Light, sweet, bready, and easy to drink. We follow that up with Beerbliotek's The Trash-Filled Streets Made Me Wish We Were Headed Home is a brown ale. This is their 7th brown ale and their 293rd recipe. It's a hoppy brown ale that tastes more like a black IPA than a brown ale.
18 minutes | a month ago
Overworks Jackalope King - Pühaste Trinity in Black Bourbon BA - ep363
We are barrel aging this episode but in very different ways. Brewdog's sour beer brand, Overworks, has released Jackalope King. This Scottish sour ale has blueberries and gorse flowers aged in red wine barrels. What's a gorse flower? Listen and find out. Pühaste released a series of beers under the Silver Series 2020 logo. This collab with AF Brew and Zagovor Brewery is called Trinity in Black Bourbon BA. It's a big intense boozy beer with a whole lot going on.
16 minutes | a month ago
This is how How to Reappear2020 - Alpha Delta - North Brewing Tartarus - ep362
We're bringing out the heavy hitters again, a barleywine and an imperial stout. This is How is a brewery from the small town of Piteå in northern Sweden. They have released an English barleywine aged on Buffalo Trace and Heaven Hill bourbon barrels. It's a sweet boozy beer that will keep warm on cold winter nights. Alpha Delta and North Brewing collaborated on Tartarus, an imperial stout aged on oak spirals with a touch of vanilla. You have both of these and you'll stay warm and toasty in these cold, dark nights.
18 minutes | a month ago
Brew York Viva La Guava-lution - Amundsen-Finback Sticky Maple and Banana French Toast - ep361
Stefan is pretty open to all kinds of beer. There are a few adjuncts he's not crazy about, guava, banana and hazelnut. This episode we have two beers with fun adjuncts. Brew York Viva La Guava-lution promises to be a revolution of guava. More guava than your simple minds and palates can handle. Next is from the Amundsen Virtual Reality series, Sticky Maple and Banana French Toast. This collab is with Finback. It's 12% pastry stout that promises maple, banana and cinnamon. We shall see.
17 minutes | 2 months ago
Equilibrium Lupo Lab - The Veil The Motive - ep360
Equilibrium and The Veil on one episode? It used to be quite difficult to get beers from either of these companies in Europe. These days they seem to show up almost weekly. Both of these came from online shops. Equilibrium Lupo Lab is their version of Fluctuation with an experimental product called LUPOMAX, a concentrated Citra lupulin product. The Veil The Motive is a sour IPA that has pineapple, mango, peach and vanilla added. It pours like a fruit smoothie. It's thick.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Nerdbrewing - Override Strawberry - Typecast - ep359
Nerdbrewing has been putting quite a few beers recently. Known for their rich flavorful imperial stouts, they don't disppoint with two of their latest releases. First we have one of the two new Override stouts, Override Imperial Chocolate Milkshake Stout - Strawberry Edition is a blend of strawberry puree with cocoa nibs and vanilla. Next is Typecast Imperial Licorice, Lemon & Vanilla Stout. The combination might sound odd but the taste combines to create a vanilla cola flavor. Yum!
20 minutes | 2 months ago
Crooked Stave IPA - Stigbergets Bat Cat - ep358
Our first episode of the new year and we've got something a little different from two very well respected breweries. We love Crooked Stave for their sours. That's pretty much all we've gotten in this part of the world. When we got our hands on an IPA from Crooked Stave, well of of course we had to have it on the show. Next is a beer from Stigbergets. They have been putting out amazing IPAs and stouts for the past few years. Lately they've been dipping their toes into other styles. Bat Cat is a black IPA, so not too far outside their wheelhouse but definitely something different.
44 minutes | 2 months ago
To Ol Brewing - Yule Malt, Yule Maelk Bourbon and Rum BA - ep357
It's the last episode of the year on the last day of the year and it couldn't come sooner. We are ending the year on a high note with not the usual two beers, but three boozy fun To Ol beers. Martin and Stefan look back on the year that and look forward to starting 2021 with new beers and fun times. We hope you enjoyed the show this year and enjoy our last episode of 2020 as we review Yule Malt, Yule Maelk Bourbon and Yule Maelk Rum BA.
14 minutes | 2 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 24 The Ale Apothecary The Beer Formally Know As La Tache - ep356
It's finally here. Day 24 of our 2020 Advent calendar. We end it with a great beer The Ale Apothecary The Beer Formally Know As La Tache. It's an American Wild Ale made with Cascade hops and aged in oak barrels. It's a great way to end the calendar and start the Christmas festivities. We hope you've enjoyed our calendar this year as much as we enjoyed making it. Have a God Jul and Merry Christmas.
8 minutes | 2 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 23 Deya Your Bad Luck Has Saved You - ep355
It's almost over. The calendar is coming to and end but not before another exciting beer from Deya called Your Bad Luck Has Saved You. This is a collaboration with Crosby Hops and Loughran Brewing Stores. It's a west coast IPA made with Chinook, Idaho 7 and El Dorado hops. We learned a lot about ourselves this episode. Mainly we don't care for Idaho 7 hops.
11 minutes | 2 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 22 Rivington Brewing Evil Dead II - ep354
Another new brewery from the UK? Yes please. Rivington Brewing is out of Lancashire, England and they are new to us. They have recently shown up in some web shops and we jumped on a chance to try them. Evil Dead II is a collaboration with Chain House Brewing. This DIPA is made with Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin and Idaho 7.
11 minutes | 3 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 21 People Like Us Covfefe barrel aged - ep353
When former President Donald Trump used the word "covfefe", no one knew what he meant. We still don't know. It was just another in a long line of random nonsense the carrot in chief spouted. Danish brewers People Like Us thought about it and imagined what would covfefe taste like. Turns out it's a coffee stout. Then they took that stout and aged it in Mikkeller whiskey barrels and Phantom Spirits rum barrels and calling it, Covfefe Barrel Aged.
8 minutes | 3 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 20 The White Hag Beann Gulban - ep352
The White Hag Irish Brewing Company has been doing their research. They have recreated a ancient beer style called gruit. It uses Irish heather tops instead of hops and using wild yeasts for fermentation. They then aged it on French and Hungarian wine barrels for extra tartness. The result is Beann Gulban Irish Heather Sour Ale. And it's our advent beer for day 20.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 19 De Moersleutel Wanna Taste My Gingerbread Man? - ep351
Advent 2020 Day 19 brings us lots of holiday joy with De Moersleutel Wanna Taste My Gingerbread Man? As we head into the final days of the calendar having an imperial stout with ginger, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg gives us the warm fuzzy feelings of yuletide cheer. Maybe we should have had pepparkaka and blue cheese to go with it to complete the experience. Oh well, next year.
16 minutes | 3 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 18 Tuverbol 2019 - ep350
You might remember earlier this year we reviewed the Tubervol 2018 to somewhat positive reviews. After all this is an unholy marriage of lambic with Belgian blonde ale. How does the sweetness of the Belgian blonde mesh with the sour fruitiness of the lambic? Just like the 2018, Tuverbol 2019 enjoyment will vary depending on the drinker. It's trip and we're glad we tried it, but don't expect Tubervol 2020 review anytime soon.
7 minutes | 3 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 17 Brouwerij de Molen Doom & Gloom - ep349
In the middle of the month and we are feeling the dark winter nights. Fortunately we have the Advent 2020 calendar and it's Day 17. That means we have a new beer to brighten our spirits with Brouwerij de Molen Doom & Gloom. This is a nice imperial stout with a slight barrel aging on it. Coming in at 10.6% ABV, it's just what we need to warm our cold, cold hearts.
10 minutes | 3 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 16 Bruery Terreux The Orchard Projects: Nectarines - ep348
We haven't heard of Bruery Terreux's The Orchard Project. There are three beers from this line and we get to try Nectarines. Bruery Terreux has been known to make incredibly sour beers. This one is just on the boarder. This sour wit ale is brewed with spices and aged in oak barrels with raspberries and nectarines. It's a pucker fest but in a good way. We're joined by Bjornguiden again so you know you want to pucker up.
7 minutes | 3 months ago
Advent 2020 Day 15 - Wild Leap Alpha Abstraction Vol 13 - ep347
We are taking a leap on Advent Day 15 with Wild Leap's Alpha Abstraction Vol 13. We've tried previous versions of this beer on the show and have quite enjoyed it. Also, we are suckers for a series and we'll keep trying them as long as they are good. Version 13 is an 8% ABV with Sabro hops. Sabro isn't one of our favorite hops and this one lacks the punch of previous versions. We're looking forward to trying future releases.
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