In this episode, we are going to talk about aging and cellaring your beer. We have all had that special rare find that we want to age to perfection before pouring at a special occasion and hopefully we have all had that one batch of homebrew that was so good we wanted to save a few bottles as long as possible. Cellaring beer has almost become a hobby of its own, but what exactly happens to that beer as it sits in the bottle, and how long is too long. We are going to try a few cellared beers and talk about when to drink and when to save.
In this episode, we cover a variety of topics including brewing methods with a focus on decoction, we sample a wet hop Kolsch experiment, we have an excellent prepared food pairing discussion prepared by our Cicerone-in-Training, Sandra, and we finally get around to trying Mikey's Canadian beer haul.
In the episode we are going to talk about our favorite event of the year: The Bluebonnet Brewoff! Along with all the judging and scoresheet interpretation that goes with it. Also, we are talking about summer brewing!
In this episode, we focus on the American Lager and Light Lager, BJCP Categories 1A and 1B. We know these are styles that are easy to poke fun at. However, it is hard to not recognize the skill it takes to make a beer that light. With little room for error, the big boys have figured out a way to make these “lawnmower” beers taste exactly the same no matter where they are brewed. We have a selection of the mass-produced American beers to discuss, plus we will be sampling some local interpretations of the styles as well as some style variants. So grab a tall boy and kick up your feet.
In this episode, we will be discussing the somewhat newly named pastry beer trend. It’s been around in a form with breakfast stouts and other stouts and porters for a while, but has been taken to many new levels in a variety of other styles--all to capture the flavors of pastries. It could be the use of spices and specialty grains or even actual pastries to get the right flavors to make a beer that captures the flavor of baked goods and desserts. And to have this discussion, we’ve enlisted some of our local specialists with Sherman’s own Jeremy and Natalie Roberts, owners of 903 Brewers. Plus, we may even have a donut pairing to go with it all.
In this episode, we have the folks from Wild Acre Brewing Company in the studio with us to talk about their beers, building their brewing water, and to do one of our favorite things--develop a new recipe on-air to brew together! But we all know what you’ve really been wanting to know when we mention Wild Acre, and it’s true--J-to-the-Roid is back in the house and on the mic! He is now the Co-Head Brewer with Zack Hawkins at Wild Acre and we’re glad to have them in to pick their brains on brewing. So, pour yourself a cold one, put down that bag of dicks, and let’s get started!