Tonight I had a killer Vienna Lager from Coastal Fermentory in collaboration with Earlybird’s Bottle Shop called The Big Woods. Coastal Fermentory is based in Newport News, VA and Earlybird’s in Poquoson, VA. This was sent over from the Wish You Were Beer show, and The Big Woods is very good!
The Big Woods has a beautiful copper color that maybe is a tick darker than a typical Vienna Lager. It clocks in at 6% ABV which is a little higher than usual but on this one, everything works! The aroma is terrific and the taste is great. A little sweeter but still very nice, the hop flavor hits me in the middle and The Big Woods has a nice finish to it with a little lingering bitterness at the end. I wish I had some Carne Asada tacos to pair with this beer! Overall, The Big Woods is something that would be in my regular rotation if I lived there.
This week I’m going to try 4 different canned malt/beer alternatives. A Radler, a Seltzer, a Hard Tea, and a Bevy. Plus, the person that stole tap handles from The Green Lady I have a word for you, Jagoff! Shoutout to @PodcastTa2squid
This week I talked to Derrek who hosts the I F*cking Love This Record Podcast from Poland and we discussed some Polish beers. I’ll give updates on my health issues and at the end try out a Nitro Pepsi!
Next week on the podcast, I’m going to talk about IPA’s. Love them or hate them, IPA’s are the driving force in Craft Beer. On the 2021 Style Guidelines published by the Beer Judge Certification Program, there are 11 separate categories of an IPA and Untappd lists 23 different categories making this the most popular style in Craft Beer.
I’ll have one from one of my favorite San Diego breweries Societe called Wave Of The Future along with a few others. Episode 101 will be out next Wednesday!
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Great show this week! I talked with Artist Steve Shanabruch from Chicago Neighborhoods about his great series. There is also a contest to win a print and a discount code for any purchases! Beers this week from Old Irving, Tarantula Hill, and Burnt City plus the return of Jagoffs!
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This week I’ll revisit the Lil Sumpin’ Sumpin’ from Lagunitas. I had some very good ones this week from Moor’s, Humble Forager, Solemn Oath, and 2nd Shift as well. Plus someone is so good, they made me scrap the Jagoff segment this week so don’t fast forward!
Tonight I had a wonderful Session Baltic Porter from 2nd Shift Brewing and Speciation Artisan Ales called Beer #3. This is so good I forgot to take a picture of it, I dove right in! Everything about this one is excellent. You get the nice dark malt aroma and flavor here. Being a Session Baltic Porter, it checks in at 4.9% ABV so you can enjoy more than one of these in a sitting.
2nd Shift Brewing is located in St. Louis and Speciation Artisan Ales in Grand Rapids so you know when these two great beer towns come together, something good was going to happen! If you see this one in your travels, by all means pick it up if you like Baltic Porters!