ABV Chicago Craft Beer Podcast

Episode 44 - Bourbon County 2014

 

With another Black Friday approaching, we sat down to sample most of this year’s Bourbon County lineup, and things get soulful. If you’re looking for divisive opinions or a contrarian stance on the corporate-owned hype machine that is Bourbon County, then you’ll be disappointed. These beers are delicious. And Goose Island gave them to us for free. We share tales of Black Fridays past, and we divert briefly to talk barrel-aging temperatures, autobiographies, the Sad Reality of Baudoinia Fudgy, and Craig’s ideas on how to improve the BCBS label. There’s also five minutes of Brett Porter talking about this year’s Bourbon County Coffee variant, since Goose Island forgot to send us that beer. If loving Bourbon County is wrong, then I don’t wanna be right.

 

Craig

1. Proprietor’s Bourbon County

2. Bourbon County Vanilla Rye

3. Bourbon County Brand Barleywine

4. Bourbon County Brand Stout

 

Ryan

1. Proprietor’s Bourbon County

2. Bourbon County Vanilla Rye

3. Bourbon County Brand Stout

4. Bourbon County Brand Barleywine

Direct download: ABV_Chicago_44_BCBS_2014.mp3
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On the day after FoBAB, we muster up the strength to recap our night of sampling barrel-aged beers at one of the country’s premier beer events. We also load up on electrolytes and review some common hangover remedies. We’ll share some of the positives and negatives about the new venue and discuss our favorite beers of the night, including beers from Off Color, Temperance, Upland, Fremont, Goose Island, and more. Not only do you get to relive our FoBAB, but you’ll hear Ryan’s virgin coconut water experience, Craig’s surprising enthusiasm for Pedialyte, and the flavor nightmare that is V8 Original. Doctor, ain’t there nothing I can take?

 

Craig

1. Pedialyte Mixed Fruit

2. Gatorade Lemon Lime

3. Nice! Spring Water

4. Vita Coco Coconut Water

5. V8 Original

 

Ryan

1. Pedialyte Mixed Fruit

2. Nice! Spring Water

3. Gatorade Lemon Lime

4. Vita Coco Coconut Water

5. V8 Original

 

 

Direct download: Low_ABV_2_FOBAB_Hangover.mp3
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Pipeworks has rolled out more barrel-aged beers, and we invite general public nuisance Dennis Lee to drink them with us. In addition to reviewing the beers, we let Dennis talk about his blog, depression food, black truffles, and the term “foodie.” There’s also a cogent discussion of how experimentation could be impacting Pipeworks brand loyalty and the general overvaluation of barrel-aged beers. Then Dennis sings as Korean Lorde after sous-viding us a poached egg. This is real life.

 



 

Craig

 

1. As You Wish

 

2. Murderous

 

3. Over the Line

 

4. The Coqui

 

5. The Delicatessen

 



 

Ryan

 

1. Murderous

 

2. As You Wish

 

3. The Coqui

 

4. Over the Line

 

5. The Delicatessen

 



 

Dannis Ree

 

1. As You Wish

 

2. Murderous

 

3. Over the Line

 

4. The Coqui

 

5. The Delicatessen

 

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This compilation of appreciation for Russian River’s wild, sour, and funky “-tion” beers ends in much exultation. We drink eight different beers, many aged in wine barrels, and experience much elation, with some acidification. We share some listener feedback, Ryan gives tips for vegetarian craft beer drinkers, and Craig plays a few rounds of “Name That Russian!™” What a country!

 



 

Craig

 

1. Beatification

 

2. Framboise for a Cure (2013)

 

3. Sanctification

 

4. Supplication

 

5. Consecration

 

6. Temptation

 

7. Damnation

 

8. Redemption

 



 

Ryan

 

1. Beatification

 

2. Framboise for a Cure (2013)

 

3. Consecration

 

4. Sanctification

 

5. Supplication

 

6. Temptation

 

7. Damnation

 

8. Redemption

 

Direct download: ABV_Chicago_42_Russian_River_The_Tioning.mp3
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