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Ladies, Gentlemen…the homebrew episode (the first of several). Our good friend and current president of the Niagara Association of Homebrewers, Mr. Alex Placito joins us this episode to talk about the local scene, friends, beers, techniques and much more. We start the show with the intention to try what we all brought to the attic…however trying to fit 9 different beers plus discussion into a little over an hour long show is darn near impossible. Let the show play and let our dynamic show how good friends geek out. Beer(!) is the reason we’re here….Cheers! Continue reading
A bit of time has gone by since the Craft Brewers Conference in Washington DC…we know this because…well, beer! This episode Ethan does a personal recap of his experience at the conference while we sip on a couple goodies he brought back along with a beer I’ve recently been digging.
Osiris Pale Ale from the wonderful Sun King Brewery in Indianapolis goes first with Eight Point IPA from Devil’s Backbone Brewing Co next…finishing up with New Albion Ale, a resurrection done by Sam Adams of the original beer from the now defunct New Albion Brewing Company. Enjoy! Ride your bike! Continue reading
TweetLong time friend turned Southern Tier Brewing Company rep Dave Giczkowski (Geech) joins us on this episode to talk about Southern Tier beers, their recent expansion and a bit more. We take a look at three of their beers including … Continue reading
TweetHello friends, hello spring — well, maybe. Spring has not quite sprung yet here in Buffalo but we’re not letting that stop us from sharing some delicious springy beer from Flying Bison Brewing Company. Brewer / Cellarman Paul Kohler joins … Continue reading
What’s so great about bock beer? Just about everything, Duh! The coming of spring, the historical background, the cute little goats on the labels and for $%@! sake the malt depth! When you’re tired of hearing the “This beer is 9,000 IBU’s and has 17lbs. of hops per barrel!” line..like I am lately, Bock is a wonderful place to go. I view beer like the cross section of a tree, roots and all. Hops are the leaves and malt, the roots. I like hanging out on the branches as much as the next guy but the ground and below is a much more comfortable place, especially in the late winter…you wouldn’t want to build a fire in a tree, unless you’re crazy.
This week we take a look at Yuengling Bock, Anchor Bock and Ayinger Celebrator Doppelbock as our 3 choices to discuss.
Cheers and thanks for listening! Continue reading
This week we take a look at three new beers (to W.N.Y.) from Ballast Point Brewing Company – their ultimately literal Pale Ale, Big Eye IPA and the highly revered Sculpin IPA. Nick joins us for a pre-beer section chat via Skype from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to discuss beer rating systems, hype, local pride and what it all means to us in the craft beer world we live in. Ethan and I get to the beer in the second half of the show starting with the Pale Ale (Kolsch) and do a side by side comparison of Big Eye and Sculpin. Enjoy the show and have fun in the snow.
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Hello, friends. Did you know that Cortland Beer rearranges to Redolent Crab? This week we take a look at three beers from the Cortland Beer Company in Cortland NY. We get owner Dan Cleary on the line via skype and talk with him about his Firehouse Pale Ale, Red Dragon Red Ale and Sunrise Coffee Stout. Cortland Beer is cranking out some delicious brews available in 22oz bombers which recently became available, exclusively at any Consumers WNY location. It’s always awesome to see another New York State brewery hit the shelves. Enjoy the show and be sure to pick up some new beer…Cheers! Continue reading
TweetFor those unaware, I’m spending the bulk of the winter in Louisiana while my wife teaches down South. It’s win-win; I’m doing a ton of writing and hanging out with my 2 year old son while she provides a valuable … Continue reading
TweetMy brother Salvatore III is a budding home brewer — along with my Pops, Salvatore II — and has been anticipating his tour of Harpoon Brewery since, well, likely before he even began his two-year stint at Johnson & Wales … Continue reading
While on a recent trip to Louisiana, Nick stopped in to see the gents at Tin Roof Brewing Co. in Baton Rouge. Long time friends and co-founders William McGehee and Charles Caldwell were kind enough to take a bit of time out of their day and hang with Nick for an interview and some sampling. In studio we take a look at their Voodoo Bengal Pale Ale and Perfect Tin Amber Ale…in cans!! Take a listen and if you’re down their way, be sure to stop in and say hello. Continue reading