Episode 61 - Slinging Beer in Singapore

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In a first for the podcast, we have a guest interview. IGOR Eric Pierce brings us a conversation with John Wei of Brewlander & Co in Singapore. How did he get started with good beer? What does it take to find ingredients and why did make the job to go pro? Find out! We also sit down and cover the beer world - Hazy IPA going national, Drew's quixotic LA quest, the notion of courtesy scoring and hey.. what's that? Why yes, we're announcing another experiment! Sit back and get ready to listen!

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Episode Contents:

00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors

00:03:13 Announcements & Feedback

00:9:12 The Pub

00:26:16 The Library - Yeast Tree

00:32:39 The Brewery - Courtesy Scoring

00:39:50 The Lab - Cryo Hops

00:44:57 The Lounge - Brewlander

01:41:36 Quick Tip - Beer Shipping

01:44:00 Something Other Than Beer

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American Homebrewers Association


BrewCraft USA Craftmeister

JaDeD BrewingJaded Brewing

Mecca Grade MaltMecca Grade Estate Malt


Wyeast Labs

YCH Hops


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"Courtesy" Score

The concept of a "courtesy score" in grading a beer ruins the entire purpose of the scoring sheet. For any beer receiving the courtesy score one should understand that the real score is less than or equal to the value shown. The brewer of that beer would be a fool to believe the actual score of the beer was actually the score received, and you are doing nothing for the brewer of the poor-quality beer by lying. The "dick" is the one who insists, "We must not harm the feelings of the brewer by telling the truth." If the real score is in question, the score has to be determined at the judging table.

Fred L Johnson
Apex, North Carolina, USA