Episode 35 - The Mead Is In Session

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We start with a round of feedback including a question about a potentially new style guideline and a reflection on one listener's experiment in making Cool Ranch Beer!


In the pub, rumblings are a foot about the Return of the Wrath of Conn at this year's HomeBrewCon in Minneapolis.  We tackle the problematic notion of "fake craft" beer and All About Beer's newly announced policy on sexist beer names. 


Over in the library, a brief look at one of Drew's favorite malts - Maris Otter


And in the lounge it's a twofer as we talk again with over favorite Lew - Lew Bryson about 2017's Session Beer Day (April 7th). We encourage you to get ready for it by brewing up a batch of something "small". And then we leave the land of the small and head back to Fargo where Drew sits down with our good friend and long time BJCP/AHA leader, Susan Ruud, at her meadery - Prarie Rose.


Quick tip comes with video evidence this time - careful when you're degassing folks! And Denny closes us out with a PBS show all about music.


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Episode Contents:

00:00:00 Our Sponsors

00:03:11 Feedback

00:14:14 Support the Podcast

00:17:18 The Pub - Walmart Suit/Sexist Beer Name Policy

00:36:24 The Lounge - Lew Bryson Session Beer Project

00:63:41 The Lounge - Susan Ruud Prairie Rose Meadery

01:43:40 Quick Tip - Degassing Tip

01:56:41 Something Other Than Beer - Soundbreaking

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jason.mundy's picture
Session beer day | Less than 4.5% ???

If session beer day is on Apri 7th... then they should be promoting session beers as less than 4.7% .... What do you think?

denny's picture
Very clever!  But it's Lew's

Very clever!  But it's Lew's idea so he gets to define it!

Life begins at 60....1.060, that is!