Episode 4 – Brew Year's Resolutions (A Meditation on Possible Failure) and the Best Amendment

In Episode 4 – Denny and Drew reflect on the feedback we received about our discussion of the decline of homebrewing before we head to the Pub to talk about socially conscious brewing projects like Lady Justice Brewing in Denver and we talk about the Brew Tube community and how they're coming together after a loss. After that we return to Casa Verde to make plans and let the universe laugh at us as we reveal what our Brew Years Resolutions are. Seriously, that's just asking for failure. We'll see in a year no matter how much Denny protests the topic! Back to the Bay Area we go with another round of San Francisco treats as we bring you our first listener tasting ever. Things get a little dicey and Drew has to run. Warning the audio does get a little hairy! Note to listeners – if you know we'll be somewhere, feel free to bring beer for us to taste. It's a mandate of our parole from the Gambrinus Asylum for the Brewingly Insane that we taste your beer and offer critiques. Be warned though – you may end up on the air! Tasting concluded, we head to San Leandro and Rancho El Sully aka the 21st Amendment's gobsmackingly awesome production brewery in a former Kellogg's factory. We spend quite a bit of time chatting up one of the friendliest people in the brewing world, Shaun O'Sullivan and he reveals what it's like to grow from a wee little brewpub to a gianormous beer factory. Back in the lab, we take your questions about batch sparging, homebrew ruts, terrifying beer concepts and Denny's hair care regimen. Before we leave you for the episode, Drew also talks a little beer chemistry you should all know! Episode Links:
Lady Justice Brewing – http://ladyjusticebrewing.com/
Homebrewing on Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_DYvrZif5zbybUsgQoo2Uw
The Time4Another1 Brew Tube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/Time4Another1
MoreBeer – http://www.morebeer.com/
The 21st Amendment – http://21st-amendment.com/
Spring Time in Amarillo – Drew's favorite “safe” beer to rebrew – http://www.stoutguy.com/beer/recipes/Springtime_in_Amarillo.html
Episode Contents:
00:00:00 Our Sponsors
00:01:16 Theme and Intro!
00:03:56 Listener Feedback
00:06:35 Beer Life from the Experimental Brewing Pub – Lady Justice Brewing & BrewTube
00:14:03 Experimental Catchup and Brew Year's Resolutions from Casa Verde
00:29:01 Ukulele Break!
00:29:30 Live Listener Beer Tasting & Troubleshooting
00:37:24 Interviewing Shaun O'Sullivan at the 21st Amendment Brewery
01:04:30 Q&A with Denny & Drew
01:16:49 Quick Tip – Destroying Beerstone
01:19:00 Wrap up
01:21:40 Boogie of the Bells (full version for your holiday dancing!)
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