Summary: The only podcast that pits beers head to head in a tournament style competition to find out which beer reigns supreme.
Special Guest: Adam Vavrick from Binny's Lincoln Park. St. Patrick's Day and green beer. Another Dark Lord Day update. Big beer releases part of the job. Decade episode - podcast concept recap. Stoutfest at Goose Island Clybourn.
Special Guest: Paul McGuire. Paul's homebrewing adventures. Recap of DotLA and NotLA. Beer and water only for lent? A barleywine versus a Belgian tripel.
Other podcasts we enjoy. Steve's recent good beers. Chicago craft beer week coming up soon. New superfans. Recent beer litigation news.
Special Guest: Kate Jones. We talk to Kate about her homebrewing adventures. Dark Lord Day update. Three Floyds tap takeover of the Beer Bistro. Legislative efforts to help craft brewers in IL.
Special version of Goose Island Matilda. Drunken tweets from the Red Cross? Russian River Blind Pig faces off against Pliny the Elder for the chance to take on the Big Black Bear.
Special Guest: Doug and Tracy Hurst from Metropolitan Brewing in Chicago. Doug and Tracy talk to us about their unique approach to brewing and focus in Lagers. We sample their Krankshaft Kolsch, find out more about their rebranded Iron Works Alt, and get their thoughts on Pliny the Younger.
Special Guest: Lauren Colmar. All Chocolate episode!Welcome back Lauren and congrats on the new baby. Baby Mastny small and big stouts. Rogue Chocolate Stout. Thoughts on Hopslam. UKG pub crawl. Brewpub shootout.
Special Guest: David Walker from Firestone Walker Brewing Company. David talks to us about the great beer coming out of their brewery in California and helps explain their Firestone Union process. Damien and Elliott from Owen and Engine make a brief appearance. Thanks to Phil from Smallbar for hosting on this week's episode.
Special Guest: Pete Crowley from the new Haymarket Pub and Brewery in Chicago.
Live studio audience. Review of BCS Rare. Steve's beer cellar. Review of Tilted Kilt. Quick reviews of Founders Dirty Bastard and Founders Backwards Bastard. Twitter is for 12 year old girls and good beer. Main round featuring two interesting beers.
Decade episode and podcast logistics. Interesting Cigar City opening beer courtesy of Peter Hale. Arata reports on the beer scene in CA. Steve talks about great beer at a new year’s eve eve party. A dubbel faces off against an eisbock.
Special Guest: Rodney Kibzey. Sam Adams Longshot Competition. Sam Adams People's Choice beers and results. Haymarket has finally opened. Very old beer. An IPA goes up against a Smoked beer. BeerDownload Episode 49.
Special guest: Thank you to everyone that voted for us in the Podcast Awards. We could not have won without each and every one of you! Complete coverage of Half Acre's On Photon party. Tasty IPA on nitro at emmett's. BeerDownload Episode 48.
Special guest: Katie. Comically large bottles of Two Brothers Methuselah Bare Tree Wheat Wine. Too cold for good beer? Rural beer stores. O'Fallon Whisky Barrel Smoked Porter. Two interesting beers go head to head. BeerDownload Episode 47.
Some great opening black ales from Cigar City and Stone/21st Amendment/Firestone Walker. Beers by mail from Luekens Liquors. Soon to read: Dethroning the King thanks to beernews.org. Beer Menorah from Shmaltz. Updates from Haymarket and Pipeworks. An Imperial Stout faces off against another Belgian. BeerDownload Episode 46.