Episode 31 – Brew Years Resolutions

Happy New Beer!
In the feedback we talk over a few things, like our missed quick tip last week and what does it mean when a beer is truly awesome.
On a quick personal note from Drew – thanks for your kind words about Cookie. Thanks to your feedback, we're announcing that our charity for the first half of 2017 will be the shelter where I rescued Cookie 6 years ago – the San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. Let's try and raise enough funds via Patreon to hit a cool thousand by July!
Then we hear from you, our listeners, about your Brew Year's Resolutions. What's everyone going to accomplish in 2017?
In the pub, we quickly hit the classroom for a little AI brewing and Sierra Nevada's big contribution to beer science.
In the library, we visit with Lars to talk about his latest research of Norway's brewing practices.
In the lab, we take a moment to drop some results for a quick test of people's judging abilities.
In the lounge, we visit with Chuck Macaluso, a Portland homebrewer of recent reknown. We're sitting in the Hair of the Dog Tasting room, so be warned, the audio is a little “lively”.
We tackle more of your questions in our Q&A segment and then Denny quickly tips with a note about id'ing your carboys before we close out with Drew's recent comic book finds (and of course Sherlock is back)
Episode Links:
San Gabriel Valley Humane Society – http://www.sgvhumane.org/
AI Beer – https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-12-15/your-next-beer-might-…
Sierra Nevada's UC Davis Endowment – https://www.ucdavis.edu/news/sierra-nevada-brewing-owners-give-2-million…
Lars' Breakdown of geography and brewing techniques. http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/359.html
Weyermann buys Thüringer Malz – http://www.weyermann.de/dk/news.asp?go=ne&show=yes&idne=8664&umenue=yes&…
Darth Vader – https://www.comixology.com/Darth-Vader-2015/comics-series/35302
Star Wars: Doctor Aphra – https://www.comixology.com/Star-Wars-Doctor-Aphra-2016/comics-series/82182
Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing
Experimental Brew Store – https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store
Episode Contents:
00:00:00 Our Sponsors
00:04:40 Feedback
00:09:44 New Show Announcement – The Brew Files
00:10:53 Brew Years Resolutions
00:23:35 The Pub
00:34:02 Library – Geography's Influence on Brewing Practices
00:39:20 The Brewery – Weyermann and Terrior Malt
00:44:10 The Lab – Commercial Tasting
00:53:42 Lounge – Chuck Macaluso
01:33:46 Q&A
01:45:15 Quick Tip & Something Other Than Beer
This episode is brought to you:
American Homebrewers Association
BrewCraft USA Craftmeister NikoBrew PicoBrew
Wyeast Labs

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