Tuesday, February 2, 2016

1-31-2016 Coffee and Beer with Electric City Roasting

We kick off our 2 part discussion on coffee and beer this week with Mary Tellie from Electric City Roasting. We discuss the roasting process, coffees from around the world, and the flavors that these 2 variables have on coffee while running an experiment with french presses, coffee, and beer. We also have some delicious coffee beers to enjoy as well!

This weeks beer lineup:

Boulevard Brewing- Early Riser Coffee Porter
Oskar Blues- Hotbox Coffee Porter
Sam Adams- Nitro Coffee Stout
Funky Buddha- Maple, Bacon, Coffee Porter

Along with Lagunitas Hop Stoopid in several French presses with different Electric City coffees added.

Monday, January 25, 2016

1-24-2016 Breaker Brewing Company

This week one of our great local breweries stops by to chat with us. Chris and Mark from Wilkes-Barre's Breaker Brewing Company discuss their humble beginnings, their fantastic taproom, and of course their world class beers! Homebrewers looking to open their own brewery will want to check this show out!

Monday, January 18, 2016

1-17-2016 Alamanac Beer Co.

This week we welcome Almanac Beer Co to the show.  This San Francisco based brewery has quickly established a world class reputation through their well brewed beers and heavy focus on farm to barrel brewing.  Chris Matthiessen chats with us this week about the history of the brewery and inspiration for their beers,

This weeks beer lineup:

Valley of the Hearts Delight
Hoppy Sour: Mandarina
Peach de Bretteville
Almanac IPA
Barbary Coast

Monday, January 4, 2016

1-3-2016 New Year, Aged Beer

As we kick off 2016 we take a look back into the past through the bottom of a glass as we talk aging beer.  We have a few great ones lined up to taste and discuss how to age beer properly, flavors that develop/disappear, and what styles are best for aging.  Lots of great discussion this week and some wonderfully aged beers.

This weeks beer lineup:

Rogue- XS Imperial Stout (2007)
BrewDog- RipTide (2008)
Avery Brewing- The Czar (2013)
Stone Brewing- Old Guardian (2014)
Bluejacket- Whiskey Barrel Aged Double Mexican (2015)

Monday, December 28, 2015

12-27-2015 End of Year Showcase

This week we take a look back at the year that was as we drink some new releases that came out in 2015 and cover our top 10 beers for the year and put forth our favorite breweries for 2015.  Lots of great discussion this week!

This weeks beer lineup-

Ska Brewing- Modus Mandarina
Deschutes- EHOP
Boulevard Brewing- Tell Tale Tart
Avery Brewing- Vanilla Bean Stout
Founders Brewing- Project PAM

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

12-20-2015 CHristmas Special

This week we are in the holiday mood with some great Christmas themed beers with a range of styles.  We also get into a bit more homebrewing with Nick Stephan from our good friends at Northern Brewer.  We had a blast this week and certainly enjoyed some world class beers.  Hope everyone has a great holiday this year!

This weeks beer lineup:

Deschutes- Jubelale
Sam Adams- Holiday Porter
Ninkasi- Sleigh'r
Two Roads- Holiday Ale
Hardywood- Christmas Morning

Monday, December 14, 2015

12-13-2015 Weyerbacher Brewing Company

This week we talk with Chris Wilson, brewmaster at the fantastic PA based brewery Weyerbacher Brewing Company. They are making some incredible beers and have built up a strong reputation on the backing of them. This week Chris discusses his path into the brewing industry, the recent expansions at the brewery, and some inspiration behind some of his great beers.... all while we enjoy some of his world class beers.

This weeks beer lineup:

Jesters Choice III Oktoberfest
Tarte Nouveau
Winter Ale
Merry Monks
20th Anniversary