Season 2 Episode 2: More Like BarleyWIN!

Because barleywine is life, we check out the latest release releases from Steel & Oak brewing – it’s the same barleywine, aged in two different types of barrels. We talk barrel aging, bottle conditioning, and why some beer is better with age. Curious if those dusty expensive beers at the back of the liquor store are worth trying? Check out this episode and find out! (spoiler: they totally are.)

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Season 2 Episode 1: Hop Back Into It!

…and we’re back! Kicking off season 2, we tried a sampling of BC’s fresh hop beers of fall. Yeah, yeah, it’s almost winter now, but we did our best. We talk freshness, bitterness, grassiness, and even get into the science of hops. Cheers!

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Episode 7: Saison of Mists

In which our heroes take on some North American Saisons and discuss the frustration of cross-provincial beer distribution – possibly our most Canadian topic yet. Plus: an important announcement about the show’s future! Don’t worry, we’re not going anywhere.

For more info about our sampled beers and other things we mentioned during the show, check out the site!

Theme music: “Never Is Now”, by Sinkhole. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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Episode 6: Hail to the Hefe

One of our heroes couldn’t get his hands on the shared beer, but we make it work anyhow. Then it’s back to school, where we walk Cicerone and just why two folks who don’t work in the industry would want to get certified to talk about beer.

For more info about our sampled beers and other things we mentioned during the show, check out the site!

Theme music: “Never Is Now”, by Sinkhole. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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Episode 5: Kölsch and Klatch

Wherein our heroes get an email, discuss our favourite breweries in our respective cities, and contempate how to rate a beer. John apparently doesn’t know what a Kölsch is, but we try some and the results are pleasantly surprising! Most importantly, we finally define the term “Mouthfeel”.

For more info about our sampled beers and other things we mentioned during the show, check out the site!

Theme music: “Never Is Now”, by Sinkhole. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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Episode 4: Collaborative Wit

Our heroes change the show format, then put their thinking caps on and try to figure out what makes a collaboration beer work. Also, it’s time for Belgian Witbiers!

For more info about our sampled beers and other things we mentioned during the show, check out the site!

Theme music: “Never Is Now”, by Sinkhole. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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Episode 3: Sour Seasons

In which our heroes run the calendar in search of seasonal beers they love (and a few they don’t). They also finally found a sour beer to share.

For more info about our sampled beers and other things we mentioned during the show, check out the site!

Theme music: “Never Is Now”, by Sinkhole. Licensed under Creative Commons.

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