Recorded literally at the zero hour, Doug and Eric put the year to rest with an hour of reflection, prediction, anticipation, and other word choices we’d often shun. A brief look back on the year that was leads into a discussion about all of the pop culture that will shape the year to come. 2018 was a big year for our little beercast, and we owe that to YOU; our loyal listeners and gracious guests!BEERSUpslope Brewing Company's Blood Orange Saison - 6.0% ABV, 25 IBU: Eric 4.5/54 Noses Brewing Company's Bubblin Brut IPA - 8.1% ABV, 20 IBU: Doug 4.25/5This is the bad-ass mini arcade cabinet emulator we reviewed!Tap In, Geek Out's Fearless Predictions for 2019- Tap In, Geek Out will cover Great American Beer Festival 2019- First brewery interview outside of Colorado- Six new brewery interviews before October- You will be ours, Jason Lee & 4 Noses Brewing...- New Tool album in 2019! (recycled from 2017)- The Chiefs *or* Cowboys will play in Super Bowl LIII- Eric will land a kickflip
Episode 34 - GABF '18 Riverwatch Brewery
Eric swore he would never go back to his high school town of Augusta, Georgia... But after discovering the extraordinary beers that can be found on tap at the Riverwatch Brewery, a visit may soon be in order.He and Doug are joined by the Queen of the Augusta brew scene; Anne Sloan as she closes out our week in GABF coverage with all of the heart, soul, and charm you'd expect from Augusta's first brewery since prohibition.
Episode 33 - GABF '18 Little Apple Brewing Company
Day 6 of our Week In Beer coverage from the Great American Beer Festival is a trip down memory lane (if that's what you can call eastbound I-70), as Eric joins Doug in his college town of Manhattan Kansas, home to the Little Apple Brewing Company.Brewer Shawn Howard brought as much passion and personality to this episode as he does to the distinctive beers in their taproom; leaving us thirsty for more of his stories and of course the Fruit Salad Shorts Sour Golden Wheat.
Episode 32 - GABF '18 Tumbleroot Brewery and Distillery
Tumbleroot is not only an accomplished brewery, but also a seasoned distillery.With all due respect, that's the equivalent of Michael Jordan actually being good at baseball. This marriage of two crafts produces a synergy that is unlike anything you've ever tasted before. Jason and Brandon gave us a peek behind the curtain of their enlivening approach to crafting uncommonly unadulterated adult beverages. Day 5 in Doug & Eric's week of breweries from the Great American Beer Festival.
Episode 31 - GABF '18 Bismarck Brewing
When the game is on the line, do you send in the rookie or your star player?As the only brewery representing North Dakota at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival, Bismarck Brewing embraced both of those roles.In just their first year as professionals, Jordan and Peter left a sizable impression with both their brewing and branding savvy.Doug & Eric were delighted to help document the first chapter of what is certain to be a lengthy narrative of success in Day 4 of our week-long celebration of beer.
Episode 30 - GABF '18 Melvin Brewing
Day 3 of our Week In Beer ventures north to the small town of Alpine, Wyoming; home to the big beers and ambitions of Melvin Brewing. There was no missing the Melvin Bus, and the perpetual party it drew at this year's Great American Beer Festival. Lucky for us, Travis took a break from designer onesies and classic Kung Fu to speak about the past, present and future of Melvin Brewing. Get a taste of what's to come with their bold, boozy Barrel Aged Ruckus imperial stout.
Episode 29 - GABF '18 Green Flash Brewing Company
Day 2 of our Great American Beer Festival adventure takes us to one of the largest independent breweries in the country. Green Flash Brewing Company was gracious enough to loan us two of their ridiculously talented brewers, and we think you'll agree that Ashley and Erik make great conversation in addition to great beer. Their Golden God barrel-aged blonde was our unanimous favorite of the weekend: If you're blessed enough to be in the San Diego area, go taste the enlightenment that their slogan proselytizes in this utterly unique beer.