We are entering another Dark Time for craft beer. Brewery closures and cutbacks are the trend, so it’s time to hunker down and wait it out until the next surge.
At least there is a lot of equipment out there to be had for the new breweries that are brave enough to open. And we have a lot more local taprooms than we did before the latest craft beer expansion, so there are places to wait things out.
This episode also has…
Nick went to Seattle and Portland and checked out their beer scenes. It seems nobody has told Seattle that we are in the middle of a Haze Craze and Nick wants everyone to leave them alone.
Taproom hoping with people that are not beer geeks can be fun… until about the third room.
Our 4th and final crowler in our Fieldwork Brewing series is cracked.
As much as we love gold, we did not win any at GABF. But we had “people” there. People like “Jake From State Farm”. He (along with some other listeners) was actually there and gives us a post GABF report as he fills in for the vacationing, Nick.
Welcome once again to our happy funtime craft beer show!
Matt is back from California Craft Brewers Summit and has a story or two.
Russian River is brewing at their new facility, will we get some more Plinys out of it?
Our first pumpkin beer of the season is opened and Untapped tips are given.
Also, lots of voicemails, beer releases, and many other beer geek things!
It’s NIck’s favorite beer time of the year: Narwhal Season.
That’s right, this week we go hunting for elusive imperial stouts because it is that time of year.
Also we discuss these beer things
Are you “pretzel necklace guy” at beer festivals? None of us are.
A big topic that is not getting talked about enough in the craft beer world: We have lost the restaurant game. It seems to only be getting tougher and tougher to find craft beer when going out to restaurants and it sucks.
Also this week, Untappd did an update to the app that added a new feature that is going to piss off some breweries.
We are here for beer stories as we start with one and move into the two hours of beer geeking from there. Including a bad Total Wine service story.
Hope you are ready to have fun with us and listen.
Oh yeah, Lagers all day on this episode too. Just kidding, there is only one lager. It’s not a weak lager but we do hear about weak ones from Paul. This is a roundabout way of saying a new Paul song might have broken the show.
Hey, look! A new show-notes feature!: Voicemails start at 30:15 mark and they end at the 1:35:40 mark. Wow. That’s a lot of voicemail time. Do with this information as you see fit.
Not everybody knows everything about beer. Some still think it’s better to buy warm beer if you’ll be transferring it warm. We are here to tell you that is wrong. Duh. In this episode, we tell you other beer and show things too. Some of those things are: