ABV Chicago Craft Beer Podcast

For this episode, we blend with the Johnsens - MC and Matt - for this special trip on the Gueuze Crueuze™. We taste-tour five Belgian gueuzes and attempt to rank them, which is mixed in with some lambic education, brewery history, Belgium travel stories, and more diversions than usual. Here’s a small sampling of non-beer topics: Nazi ghosts, Eddie Bauer, peanut butter tapeworms, wine bongs, home coolshipping, DMX, pipe-aging, Magic Eye puzzles, Belgian motorcycle gangs, and dangerous roadside Limburger. We also add a few to the Great Band Names List, and Craig continues to smell weird. Check out MC’s excellent visual beer blog Worth A Thousand Beers and buy her kickass art!


Matt & Ryan

  1. Cantillon Gueuze
  2. 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
  3. Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l'Ancienne
  4. Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
  5. Boon Oude Geuze


MC

  1. 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
  2. Cantillon Gueuze
  3. Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l'Ancienne
  4. Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
  5. Boon Oude Geuze


Craig

  1. 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze
  2. Oude Gueuze Tilquin à l'Ancienne
  3. Cantillon Gueuze
  4. Girardin Gueuze 1882 (Black Label)
  5. Boon Oude Geuze

 

Direct download: ABV_Chicago_92_Gueuze_Crueuze.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30pm CST

18th Street Brewery from Gary, Indiana is just over halfway through their Hunter variant series, and we round up five beers to review for this one. Colin Joliat from Boozist joins us to knock back this vertical of Hunter beers and to help us not end up horizontal. Craig is the game master on this episode with several “hunter”-themed trivia segments. We also discuss the Neo and Ne-Yo conundrum, Rare Day, sun tan lotion, blue licorice, and androgynous vampires. This episode is brought to you by Lions Gate Entertainment's “The Last Witch Hunter” starring Vin Diesel, opening October 23rd.* Hunt forever. Live forever.

Ryan

  1. Hunter Cherry
  2. Hunter Coffee
  3. Hunter Vanilla
  4. Hunter Double Milk Stout
  5. Hunter Coconut

Colin

  1. Hunter Cherry
  2. Hunter Vanilla
  3. Hunter Double Milk Stout
  4. Hunter Coffee
  5. Hunter Coconut

Craig

  1. Hunter Coffee
  2. Hunter Cherry
  3. Hunter Coconut
  4. Hunter Double Milk Stout
  5. Hunter Vanilla

*We’re really not sponsored by this. Please don’t sue us, fine people at Lions Gate Entertainment. Without you, we’d have no Madea.

 

Direct download: ABV_Chicago_91_Night_of_the_Hunter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am CST

Before the weather all goes to shit, we look to the north for a flavor vacation with beers from Door County Brewing Co. We try almost everything they make while helping you plan your next vay-cay on Wisconsin’s Prehensile TailⓇ (Segway Tours are highly recommended.) We talk about beers with an eco-conscience, the Doors, fish boils, bottle dating, Shebobs N’ Such, and, of course, Kevin Bacon. Thanks to Sarah Rehmer and Danny McMahon for the beers for this episode!

 

Craig

  1. L’Automne Farmhouse
  2. Silurian Stout w/Vanilla
  3. Pastoral Saison
  4. Biere De Seigle Rye Farmhouse
  5. Little Sister Witbier
  6. Polka King Porter
  7. Big Sister Hibiscus Witbier

 

Ryan

  1. Biere De Seigle Rye Farmhouse
  2. Silurian Stout w/Vanilla
  3. L’Automne Farmhouse
  4. Pastoral Saison
  5. Polka King Porter
  6. Big Sister Hibiscus Witbier
  7. Little Sister Witbier
Direct download: ABV_Chicago_90_Door_County.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am CST

We load up the wagon for a cross-country tour of saisons, and we go all ‘Murica on you anyways despite drinking delicate Belgian-style beers. On this episode, we review five saisons from five different states all over this great land. You’ll hear some talk of serving temperatures, food pairings, and off flavors as we lazily audition for a freebie Cicerone certification. There’s also some creepy man-crush talk about Cory King and Troy Casey, a digression about the hyper-religious 90’s, some dangerous note-taking, and a few gushing saison problems. We also try hard not to turn it into one giant lemon party. God Bless America.

Craig

  1. Hill Farmstead Anna
  2. Side Project Saison du Blé
  3. Casey Brewing and Blending Saison (Batch 3)
  4. Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Saison Bernice
  5. Jester King/Crooked Stave/Trois Dames Sin Frontera

Ryan

  1. Side Project Saison du Blé
  2. Hill Farmstead Anna
  3. Sante Adairius Rustic Ales Saison Bernice
  4. Casey Brewing and Blending Saison (Batch 3)
  5. Jester King/Crooked Stave/Trois Dames Sin Frontera
Direct download: ABV_Chicago_89_Saisons_Across_America.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:45am CST

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