Dec. 15, 2020

Craft or Crap?

We’re back at it again with another epic blind tasting with a new guest, friend of the show Michael!  This time we’re going to see if we can differentiate between craft and mass produced Ambers, Pilsners, Brown Ales and Bocks, in other words “Craft or Crap.”  Check out the episode notes and do try this at home!


We’re back at it again with another epic blind tasting with a new guest, friend of the show Michael!  This time we’re going to see if we can differentiate between craft and mass produced Ambers, Pilsners, Brown Ales and Bocks, in other words “Craft or Crap.”  Check out the episode notes and try this at home!
 

Blind Tasting Beers (*All beers were found at Total Wine & More in Houston, TX)

Featured Pilsners: 

Hans Pils. Real Ale Brewing Company, Blanco, TX. 5.3% ABV.

Miller High Life.  Miller Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI. 4.6% ABV.  The “champagne of beers”

Featured Amber Ales

Austin Amber. Independence Brewing Co. Austin, TX. 6% ABV.

Fat Tire.  New Belgium Brewing Company, Ft. Collins, CO. 5.2% ABV.

Featured Brown Ales

Bell’s Brown Ale. Bell’s Brewery, Comstock, MI. 5.8% ABV.

Newcastle Brown Ale. Lagunitas Brewing Company, Petaluma California.  4.7% ABV *  NOTE in the podcast we incorrectly referenced John Smith's in England, which was the original brewer.

Featured Bocks

Shiner Bock. Spoetzl Brewery, Shiner, TX. 4.4% ABV.

Bockslider.  Martin House Brewing Company, Fort Worth, TX. 5.6% ABV.

Other Mentioned Beers/Breweries:

Urban South HTX -  Michael’s favorite Houston Brewery right now

Ghost in the Machine.  Parish Brewing Co., Broussard, LA.

Cherry Rodeo Clown. Karbach Brewing Co, Houston, TX.

Bourbon Barrel Hellfighter.  Karbach Brewing Co. Houston, TX.

Hopadillo.  Karbach Brewing Co. Houston, TX.

 

Other Shout-Outs:

Friend of the show Michael

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The Flying Saucer
 

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