Episode 26 - New England Righteousness

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Drew, Larry and Denny

One full year of Experimental Brewing is in the books! (So much editing, so much umm and ahhs)

But that’s beside the point - on with the show! We tackle some user feedback around Drew’s keg purging methods and Denny’s feelings on Nugget hops. And then it’s into the pub where we tackle the big news about ABI’s acquisition of Northern Brewer/Midwest. We’re puzzled - are you puzzled? Join us in being puzzled! Drew talks about his experience with Cask Marque and finding righteous beer bargains. 

In the brewery, we talk about the beauty and performance of JaDeD Brewing’s chillers. Seriously, these things are great.

In the library, a little comedy courtesy of McSweeney’s from a listener and a new podcast from the Master Brewers Association of America for your actual knowledge.

In the lab, we discuss the results of our first New England IPA experiment - Wyeast 1056 vs. Wyeast 1318. Can tasters taste a difference? What about the haze? The Hop character? Where do we go from here.

And it’s a twofer in the lounge as we just finished a quick trip to the Portland/Vancouver area to talk at our sponsor Brewcraft USA’s RetailerCon. So we started our trip by talking with the folks at FH Steinbarts about their shop and their community’s recent speakeasy loss. And then we get into a Pineapple Kolsch with Larry Clousner, great friend of the show and partner at Pono Brewing.

We close out the show with Drew’s recent reading about some of the deep seated organized crime and corruption of LA in the 1920’s and 30’s with “A Bright and Guilty Place” by Richard Rayner.

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Episode Contents:

00:00:00 Our Sponsors

00:07:28 Feedback

00:17:24 The Pub - ABI/Northern Brewer/Midwest, Cask Marque, Bargain Hunting

00:33:08 Brewery - JaDeD Brewing

00:14:50  Library - McSweeney's, MBAA Podcast

00:46:52 The Lab - NE IPA Is It The Yeast Results

00:58:58 Lounge - Being in Portland, Dean Pottle, FH Steinbart's

01:15:25 Lounge Pt. 2 - Larry Clouser of Pono Brewing

01:53:08 Something Other Than Beer - A Bright and Guilty Place

01:55:49 Recap

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BrewCraft USA Craftmeister NikoBrew PicoBrew

Wyeast Labs


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Gold Coast IPA recipe?

Love the podcast gents.  Between you guys and Brülosophy, I'm inundated with new things to try out.  Apparently just missed you last week at FH Steinbarts by about 30 minutes!  Are you able to share the Gold Coast IPA recipe that Drew shared this episode?  Sounded interesting...

Also, recommend dropping by Imperial Organic Yeast sometime for an interview.  Dropped by today unannounced to check out their facilities and they were more than happy to give a tour.  Even gave me a few cans of fresh yeast to try out for an upcoming IPA and Pils!  Small operation and super nice folks.

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That's funny - we were just

That's funny - we were just in and out of Steinbarts while waiting for Larry to be available (my flight got in a touch early)

And yeah, the Imperial folks are pretty solid! Definitely gotta get them on!