Beer Podcast Show – Beer Blues and Barbecue Show Podcast – Big Foamy Head
Summary: Good Brews and Barbecue! We cook barbecue, drink good beer, and discuss both, along with some original blues music - All the way from Memphis, Barbecue capital of the world.
In which we find our heroes recovering after slaying the mighty GABF. Basically, we're all beat down by the waves of amazing beer we poured down our beerholes over a 5 day period. And it shows in the thumps and bumps and gravelly voices in this podcast. All you cheap bastards can enjoy the sensation of being at GABF as we regale you tales from the faraway, mystical land of Denver. Musical stylings by the Talking Heads (Psycho Killer), Richard Thompson (Dad's Gonna Kill Me) and the Black Keys (Lies). Prost! Hang out with the Hungover and bathe in our afterglow.
We couldn't let a whole year go by without a show. We managed to get everyone together for a round or two of beers in front of recording devices, and this is what you get. We had a wide range of beers on this show - from Belgians to Hop Bombs, and relived some moments from Memphis in May, along with a new friend or two. Through in some good music and you've got yourself another BFH Show. Scratch that itch with this testament to hops and barley.
In celebration of National IPA Day, we present a tutorial on the nuances of hops and IPAs for our hop-challenged friends. Actually, we just drink some great beers and babble on endlessly about Vince Gill, beer festivals, hot chicken, t-shirts, and beertards. We kick it off with a Great Divide 18th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA. Oh yes we did. Sacrifical Beer Virgin Clark weighs in with his insightful comments on it ("its good"), we have a short-fill beer and a meh beer, and we have a three-way with John Hiatt, Joe Bonamassa, and Vince Gill. Wait, that didn't come out right... Listen up to this hop-soaked show and judge for yourself.
We drink a brett beer that may or may not be half assed. Depends on what you are looking for and whether you are all about the Styles. We're talking about the collaboration between New Belgium and Lost Abbey called Brett Beer that takes a beating on the beer boards. We give you the straight poop on whether its poop or not. Segue to a discussion of the Arc Angels, a great Texas rock group you may never have heard of, and a hint about earlier musical collaborations. We catch up on the latest beer events around towns including bicycle beers and drunk running. We bring Ziggy Stardust back up with a special, rarely heard recording of a tour rehearsal featuring Stevie Ray Vaughn. Right before he quit the... collaboration. See a pattern here? And here is the link to that amazing session with Stevie Ray Vaughn and David Bowie in Dallas Then we get a little darker with some old homebrew Rick found in the back of the fridge from our friends at The Beer Report. And then we tie up YET ANOTHER COLLABORATION! Listen up kiddies, its good stuff.
Why on earth, you might ask, would you want to wreck your palate. Much like climbing Mt Everest, in the immortal words of George Mallory - "Because it was there!" Actually we had a much better and more hedonistic reason - because it was darned tasty!! We are of course talking about Green Flashes "Palate Wrecker - Hamiltons Ale". Beers sampled and discussed on the show... Stone "Ruination" Green Flash "Hop Head Red" Green Flash "Palate Wrecker" Tom Petty "You Wreck Me" Life in Nashvegas - CMA's, Bonaroo - other things Dick did not attend, but had to deal with traffic issues. YouTube'ing the 80's - a great way to kill 3 hours! Bowie and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars is 40 YEARS OLD. Literal Versions of the songs. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart: Literal Video Version *ORIGINAL* The Queens Jubilee - Sir Paul (with Rusty Anderson) and other entertainers, old but still bringing it. Outtro Song - Grace Potter, Joe Satriani, Steve Kimock, Reed Mathis, Willy Waldman and Stephen Perkins cover Cortez the Killer at the Jammy's. Pop a cold one, sit back and relax - enjoy some beers and Music with the fine hosts of BigFoamyHead! Listen here!
There has always been a special place in our hearts for the big beer, and the barleywine of course. Join us for some big fine beers from Sam Adams (yes, those guys) Imperial Series. One is a homerun, the other a swing and a miss. We also indulge in a little Hebrew number from Schmaltz, Jewbelation 15. And we pontificate about two new breweries, Texas Big Beer and Elevation Brewery and their journey to success. A couple of cool tunes and cool brews and you have a Big Foamy Head show.Listen up and rise to the occasion.
It took a beer this good to drag our asses out of retirement and produce a NSFW show. Join us as we sample Deviant Dale, an imperial version of Dale's Pale Ale. Oskar Blues hit a home run with this one. It's an 8% tallboy can that will leave you smiling. Great nose, great taste, and an extra large serving. Modus Hoperandi from Ska Brewing makes an appearance as well and Rick elaborates. On the other hand, we have a drain pour beer called Ass Kisser Double IPA on this show as well. Truly disgusting, and we call it that way. Musical entertainment this show features a trip down the psycobilly highway with some rocking music from SuperSuckers and Nashville Pussy. That's their name, don't wear it out. We also offer a feeble excuse on why we haven't produced shows for a year. Will this be a last gasp? Or will we resurrect ourselves? Listen up and let us know what you think.
Weyerbacher makes some exceptional beer and we try out three of their best. Interviews with Chris Wilson of Weyerbacher and some Mississippi Beer Activists bring you up to date on some hop and barley goodness. In Memoriam: Weyerbacher - Imperial Pumpkin Ale Weyerbacher - QUAD Weyerbacher - Blithering Idiot
The last and final interview from the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine festival. This is another interview that is long overdue. Laura and her brother Bill do a remarkable job organizing this event. Simply remarkable. Mike Paige from the Hop Barley and the Alers continues with the interview duties. Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines 2011 - Laura Lodge.
BigFoamyHead continues to focus on startup breweries - our fourth interview from the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine festival is with Grimm Brothers Brewhouse - established in 2010 in Loveland. I've been wanting to interview these guys for a long time. I have been following Aaron's progress setting up this business with quite a bit of envy - and he's one of the nicest people I know. There's some great advice in here - namely if you want to do this, just do it! Mike Paige from the Hop Barley and the Alers continues with the interview duties. Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines 2011 - Grimm Brothers Brewhouse!
BigFoamyHead continues to focus on startup breweries - our third interview from the Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywine festival is with Crazy Mountain - established in 2010 in Eagle County. Kevin gives a great (and honest) insight on the battle for tap handles and breaking into the market. Mike Paige from the Hop Barley and the Alers continues with the interview duties. Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines 2011 - Crazy Mountain!
The Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival in Vail, CO is a brewers favorite. Location and time have helped build this to a world class event. Greg Koch, Adam Avery, Sam Calagione, Peter Bouckaert, Tomme Arthur and others help make this an industry top notch event. They bring their biggest and best offerings. This year, BigFoamyHead focuses on startup breweries - our second interview is with Funkwerks - established in 2009 in Fort Collins. Mike Paige from the Hop Barley and the Alers picks up the interview duties. He expressed interested in joining the podcast sometime in the past - so I took him up on it! Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines 2011 - Funkwerks
The Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines festival in Vail, CO is a brewers favorite. Location and time have helped build this to a world class event. Greg Koch, Adam Avery, Sam Calagione, Peter Bouckaert, Tomme Arthur and others help make this an industry top notch event. They bring their biggest and best offerings. This year, BigFoamyHead focuses on startup breweries - our first interview is with Brian from Upslope Brewery. New to one of the most competitive markets in the world. Upslope started off canning their delicious beers which is a pretty ambitious way to go. Lots of good information is coming for home brewers who dream about making the big leap - going pro! Big Beers, Belgians and Barleywines 2011 - Upslope Brewing Company of Boulder, CO
The fifth and final of the lost interviews series. In what has become a tradition, BigFoamyHead interviews the coordinators of the World Brewers Forum - Dana Johnson and Jim Fixari. It's a nice recap for the event. GABF WBF 2010 Interview 5!!
The third of the lost interviews series. Mick interviews Rick. Simply put, Mick is brilliant. He has one of the most sophisticated homebrew systems I've ever seen. It's computer controlled, SRC relayed, PID controlled, yada-yada. The guy can control his brew day while watching a football game upstairs. When Mick was bored being a EE he went to school to become a pharmacist. This guy is smart. Rick is a multiple-mega-award-winning guru - and no slouch when it comes to technology. He is an entreprenuer, businessman, father, man-about-town. Multiple Golds, ribbons, awards and a Pro-Am brewer. Give a mic to one, listen to the other... podcast GOLD! Here's the audio.... well, perhaps 2 minutes of audio. Alcohol was involved! GABF WBF 2010 Interview THREE (3)!!