ABV Chicago Craft Beer Podcast

It’s about to get all rustic up in here with four tart beers from Casey Brewing and Blending. Troy Casey subscribes to the Old World philosophy of brewing by using local Colorado ingredients and 100% oak fermentation to create these masterful brews. We subscribe to the ABV philosophy of getting completely off-topic from our beer reviews to create a fever-dream of a podcast. In addition to our take on these finely-crafted ales, there’s bits about Craig’s garbage mouth, overzesting your lemons, spaghetti sauce beers, and a long discussion of what styles of beer pair with certain weather and/or clothing. Because why the hell not.

Beers Reviewed

East Bank Saison (with honey)

Apricot Fruit Stand Saison

Oak Theory Wild Ale

The Cut: Montmorency Cherry Wild Ale

Direct download: ABV_Chicago_105_Casey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am CST

To clumsily pay tribute the only way we know how, we drink some beers to honor David Bowie that have some tangential relationship to his career. And though we don’t attempt to give Bowie a proper send off, the beers turn out really damn good and silliness abounds. We talk Monster cereals, sing some Cher, fear “target character drift”, defend Elisabeth Shue’s honor, and recall Quantum Leap. And there’s more conclusive evidence that Craig is our greatest living beer poet. Thank you, David Bowie.

Beers:

Bayerischer Bahnhof - Berliner Style Weisse

Marz Community Brewing - Marzcal Kolsch

Half Acre Beer Co. - Space IPA

Revolution Brewing - Blue Gene BA Porter

Uinta Brewing - Labyrinth Quadruple Black Ale/Imperial Stout (2013)

 

Direct download: ABV_Chicago_104_Beers_for_Bowie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am CST

It’s a mother-loving good time on this episode as we drink six different beers from Springfield, Missouri’s own Mother’s Brewing Company (Thanks Jeb and Eden!). And just like our own mothers, these beers fill us with warm feelings and happiness and alcohol. So we also rattle on about resolutions, crappy candy, hard root beer, TV moms, and Craig’s eHarmony profile. One beer brings out the 15 year-old in both of us (take a wild guess), and then there’s a little coffee talk - no big whoop.

Ryan

  1. Winter Grind Coffee Stout
  2. Vanilla Winter Grind Coffee Stout
  3. MILF Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  4. Foggy Notion Barleywine
  5. Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice Brown Ale
  6. Three Blind Mice Brown Ale

Craig

  1. Winter Grind Coffee Stout
  2. MILF Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout
  3. Vanilla Winter Grind Coffee Stout
  4. Foggy Notion Barleywine
  5. Raspberry Imperial Three Blind Mice Brown Ale
  6. Three Blind Mice Brown Ale

 

Direct download: ABV_Chicago_103_Mothers.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07am CST

Who says a little danger can’t be a lot of fun? Well on this show, we drink five random beers we had around and give them the ol’ arbitrary review treatment. Ryan shares his complete pitch for Yet Another Stakeout, the prospective third film in the Stakeout Trilogy. And for some godforsaken reason, the whole show is soundtracked by the music of Steven Seagal. It’s like we’re challenging you not to listen - so thanks if you do!

 

Craig

 

  1. Anchorage Brewing Company - A Deal With The Devil (Cognac Barrel-Aged Barleywine)
  2. Grimm Artisanal Ales - Double Negative (Imperial Stout)
  3. The Alchemist - Petit Mutant (American Brett Ale with Cherries)
  4. Stone/4 Hands/Bale Breaker - Sorry Not Sorry (DIPA with Peaches)
  5. Prairie Artisan Ales - Brett C.

 

Ryan

 

  1. Grimm Artisanal Ales - Double Negative (Imperial Stout)
  2. Anchorage Brewing Company - A Deal With The Devil (Cognac Barrel-Aged Barleywine)
  3. Stone/4 Hands/Bale Breaker - Sorry Not Sorry (DIPA with Peaches)
  4. The Alchemist - Petit Mutant (American Brett Ale with Cherries)
  5. Prairie Artisan Ales - Brett C.
Direct download: ABV_Chicago_102_Yet_Another_Beershow.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:59pm CST

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