Ep 8: Summer Beers with Greg Bowman of CNN

It’s August, the dog days of summer, we start looking to lighter beers for enjoying out in the heat. Even Jason bailed on a Pirate Noir from Prairie Artisan Ales while on the beach in Jamaica. Instead we look to White/Witbier ales, hefeweizen, berliner weisse, Gose, Saison, Session IPA, Lagers and Watermelon beers. 

Greg is a video editor/producer at CNN. He also writes about beer and talks about getting those articles published on CNN.com in the face of an active news landscape. What do the editors look for?  

In this episode we sip on:
NoDa Brewing NoDajito
Stillwater Artisanal Ales Insetto
Creature Comforts Tritonia
Westbrook Key Lime Pie Gose
Three Taverns Rapturous
Creature Comforts Duende

We have a colorful exchange on who we think distributes to all 50 contiguous US States and quickly leave our depth. 

We finally get into the cellar collection we sit near in Jason’s house. We refer to it often but haven’t applied this much context. It’s a wall of whales for trading and following trends. IPA’s are so hot right now on the secondary market. It’s a specific trend we like.

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Names Dropped in Discussion

Prairie Artisan Ales: Vertical of Bomb
Cherry Street Brewing Summer Fling
21st Amendment Helming or High Watermelon
Little Cottage Brewing
Westbrook Mexican Cake vs Funky Buddha Mexican Coffee Ale
Creature Comforts Automatic (Fresh off of the line!)
Ommegang Game of Thrones
Allagash Uncommon Crow
Rodenbach Fruitage
Stillwater Incetto
Stillwater The Cloud
Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail
Wild Heaven Watermelon Emergency Drinking Beer
Evil Twin & Onaret Lemonade
Tired Hands Double Strawberry Milkshake IPA
Funky Buddha Last Snow (natch)
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break
Trillium Double Dry Hopped Congress Street
Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale
Dogfish Head 60 Minute
Bells Oberon
Stone Ruination 2
Rogue Voodoo Series
Victory Prima Pils
Boulevard Love Child Series
Brooklyn Sorachi Ace Saison

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PS: Jason’s bronchitis lingers - sorry about the cough.