Ep 14. Is It Beer?

Some months between episodes seem longer than others. It's football championship season! Why not argue NFL vs NCAA? Then we get into the highlights of a couple bottle shares and the 14th Annual Atlanta Cask Ale Festival.

We discuss lactose and fruited IPA's and debate if they will trend. Where does the NEIPA style go to expand and express creativity? The acceptability of some adjuncts over others is inconsistent at best—it's madness. So, we lay down the law and ask the hard question: is this even beer? How do these experimental beers effect the broader line of beers from a brewery?

How do the large regional breweries get involved in treads and compete in increasingly hyper-localized market? Jason thinks there are parallels with the coffee industry and drops a pound of knowledge from his experience working in both. We're going to see more consolidation, especially on a local scale.

A correction, Wayne mentions the Reinheitsgebot not including wheat but, it does. What a dummy.

We bring back the afterparty. Jason is going to do real home brewing and you won't believe the crazy recipe he's thought up. Wayne explains that old an website is the opposite of old an t-shirt.


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In this episode we sip on:

• Queen's Weisse, Arches Brewing
• The Color Wheel, Bearded Iris Brewing
• Brain Washed Triple Dry Hopped IPA, Fall Brewing
• Cinnamon Cocoa Drafty Kilt, Monday Night Brewing


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NAME DROPS

• Fundamental Observation, Bottle Logic Brewing
• Pinkies Up, Aslin Beer Company
• Midmorning Stout, Varient Brewing Co
• V Fudge Chocolate Stout, Bearded Iris Brewing
• Rodenbach Alexander, Brouwerij Rodenbach
• Hopslam, Bell's Brewery
• Kentucky Brunch Brand Stout, Toppling Goliath Brewing Company


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Beer consumed while editing this episode:

• Batch Number 017, Nowhere In Particular
• Hopslam, Bell's Brewing

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