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Episode 107 – Firestone Walker part 2

Now that Firestone Walker is available in Illinois, we revisit this highly regarded brewery from Paso Robles, California with four of their brews:

Pivo Hoppy Pilsner

Union Jack

Luponic Distortion #5

Agrestic

Episode 106 – Old Rasputin

North Coast Brewing opened their doors in 1988, and are known for their amazing Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout.  This episode we try it next to three of its barrel aged varieties:

Old Rasputin

Wheat Whiskey Barrel Aged

Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged

Bourbon Barrel Aged

Episode 105 – Destihl

Destihl came on the scene in ’07 in Normal, IL.  Since then they’ve expanded the brewery twice and opened a second brewpub.  We taste five of their brews:

Lynnbrook Wild Sour

Here Gose Nothing

Metallurgy – Apple

Dosvidanya

Episode 104 – Side Project

Side Project Brewing out of St. Louis, MO has been making waves and headlines since coming on the scene.  After finally opening their own brewery in late 2016, we try four of the highly regarded brews:

Biere Blanche

Saison du Fermier

Oude du Ble

Pulling Nails #6

Episode 103 – 4 Hands Barrel Aged

This episode we try four barrel aged beers from 4 Hands in St. Louis, MO.  There’s a chance there was some overdrinking:

Revelations

Rapture

Volume 4

Madagascar

Episode 102 – Texas Mixed Bag

We go back to various highly rated beers from my recent trip to Texas:

Real Ale Hans’ Pils

Real Ale Lost Gold IPA

Deep Ellum IPA

Karbach Hopadillo

Lakewood The Temptress

Episode 101 – Live at Stubborn German

This episode we’re joined by Chris Rahn and Matt Rude of Stubborn German Brewing out of Waterloo, IL to talk about their beers and their brewery:

Polish Champagne

Blitzkrieg IPA

Stubbornfest

Schitzengiggles

Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

 

Episode 100 – Anniversary Special part 2

Here’s part 2 of our anniversary special, in which we decide to play Cards Against Humanity while drinking fantastic beers and still try to keep it clean.  That worked about as well as you’d think.

Episode 99 – Anniversary Special Part 1

We’re 100 episodes in!  Well, really it’s quite a bit more than that, what with special episodes and Brews News and so on, but our completely arbitrary number we’ve assigned to episodes says we’re about at 100 (give or take).

So with all that specialness in mind, we’ve decided to do a two part anniversary show with games and trivia and glory holes.  I hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we did recording it.

4 Hands Madagascar 2

Stone Xocoveza

Sixpoint Resin

Jolly Pumpkin La Vida Improvisacion

 

Episode 98 – Funkwerks

This episode we finally get to try Funkwerks brewing out of Fort Collins, CO.  We drink three of their beers along with one from their neighbor, Crooked Stave:

Saison

Tropic King

Raspberry Provincial

Crooked Stave Blueberry Origins

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