Monthly Archives: February 2016

Pubcast 179 – Beers for Oscar!

With the Oscars pending, we have selected 6 brews which are ‘loosely’ connected to six of the nominated Best Pictures. We hope that you go out, pick up a bottle of each, and pop the tops when the nominations are announced this Sunday. There’s nothing else to do while the speeches drag on! Mark and Phil are joined by John Kaworski, the lovely Kimberlee, and TJ Hagen from Urban Legend for this Red Carpet edition of the pubcast.
The Urban Legend brew is an exclusive, draft only beer that TJ bottled especially for the show!
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The movies and beers are:
The Martian – Marz Brewing Bubbly Creek, Berliner Weisse
Room – 15 feet from Off Color, Applewood Smoked Wheat (Polish Style Grodziskie)
Spy’s Secret – Urban Legend Brewing, Saison
Mad Max: Fury Road – Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Belgian Dubbel (Style of the Week)
Brooklyn – Brooklyn Brewing Black Ops, Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels
The Revenant, Miskatonic The Revenant, Russian Imperial Stout

Pubcast 178 – Ladies Beer Night!

In this edition, we welcome the fairer sex to the pubcast, when our four friends, Deb, Lisa, Kirsten and Tina provide their thoughts on selected brews.  In addition we split them into two teams and test their beer knowledge with some questions from the game Beer Smarts (tm)
Deb provided a selection of local and not-so local beers that she had collected from her travels and from family, and Mark and Phil are lucky enough to be invited to sample them – free beer is always a good thing!
We tasteSnow Belgian style wheat ale from Lake Effect Brewing, and Big Muddy’s Saluki Dunkeldog.  Then our Style of the Week is Vienna Lager, and the sample is from Devil’s Backbone who are one of the commercial examples in the 2015 BJCP Guide.  Finally, we head out to Natty Greene’s Brewing Company, in North Carolina, for their Southern Pale Ale.
But wait, there’s more…we have a bonus beer from another of our local Chicago breweries, and we pull out the Infinity IPA from Empirical Brewing.

Pubcast 177 – Copperpoint Brewing, Florida

Mark has returned from a trip to Florida, and returned bearing growlers and cans from 2 breweries, Copperpoint Brewing amd Due South Brewing Co.
First up, we have a classically brewed Belgian Wit called Copperpoint Witness.
Second, it’s the straight up Copperpoint Lager – nothing fancy again, just a classic brew.
And lastly from A10 Hop Hog, their red IPA.
Our final recommendation comes from another Boynton Beach brewery, Due South Brewing Co.  This brew is their Category 3 IPA which is their flagship IPA.


Pubcast 176 – Micropub!

This week we feature an interview with a UK publican who runs a micropub, the Brooksteed Alehouse. This new trend features a small, converted store that is turned into a limited tap, limited capacity, real ale pub.

And as a bonus, we also have a tasting left over from when John Bitterman visited, where we try a Michigan brewery called Black Lotus, and their Gin Barrel Aged 00Saison.