Summary: The only podcast that pits beers head to head in a tournament style competition to find out which beer reigns supreme.
Special Guest: Frank Mastny. Bell's Batch 10,000. Half Acre - Big Hugs and their On Photon winter party is coming up soon. Brewmasters on Discovery channel is actually just about Dogfish Head. Band-aid factories on fire? An Imperial IPA goes up against a great Belgian. BeerDownload Episode 45.
Happy Thanksgiving - Goose Island BCS Rare releases on Black Friday - poor coverage from Fox News Chicago. Dogfish Head Three Floyds Poppaskull at the Beer Bistro and a quick review of Brewmasters on Discovery. Steve's favorite beers lately including Founders Backwoods Bastard, Flossmore Station Barrel Aged Collaborative Evil 2009, and Unita Cockeyed Cooper. Arata professes his love for Poperings Hommel. Two Barley Wines face off in this week's episode. BeerDownload Episode 44.
Special guest: Mike Stephen from Outside the Loop Radio. Opening beers Stone Arrogant Bastard vs the oaked version. Rock Bottom and Gordon Biersch merging. Four Loko banned. A pumpkin beer goes up against an india brown ale. BeerDownload Episode 43.
Opening beers courtesy of Webmaster Ben, Dogfish Head Squall 90 Minute IPA and Regular 90 Minute IPA. More beers from FOWBAB. Review of Bangers and Lace. Beermenus.com. More about Firestone Walker. Two stouts go head to head in this week's round. BeerDownload Episode 42.
Special Guest: Alyssa Arata. Unearthly and Oaked Unearthly taste test. FOWBAB results. Firestone Walker. Four Loko in Chicago? Hot Tub Time Machine. Plus the Beer Mile. Two nice IPAs go head to head in this week's episode. BeerDownload Episode 41.
The real story behind the Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale. BeerDownload jack-o-laterns. Podcast recap. Imperial Ocktoberfest beers. Cigar City beer. New brewery coming soon - Pipeworks Brewing. A great matchup between a lightly hopped beer and a heavlily malted one. BeerDownload Episode 40.
Special guests: Steve and Katie Kadlec. A variety of belgian beers in the opening round. Destihl update? A smoked beer against a quad. BeerDownload Episode 39.
Special guest: Peter Hale. Recap of Flying Dog and HST. Peter's epic drinking weekend. Terrapin - Reunion '10. Steve runs the IAHE conference hospitality suite. Cigar City - Capricho Oscuro. Two premiere Goose Island belgian beers face off. Download Episode 38.
Special guest: Benjamin Bogolub. Have Ben's tastes changed since his last appearance on the show? Opening beers Allagash Black and others. Homebrewing again? Half Acre end of Summer event at Hopleaf. The guys taste two high alcohol beers to see which is better. Download Episode 37.
Despite Steve's boycott, Arata still drinks Port Brewing's Hot Rock Lager. Great Divide 16th Anniversary, needs to be aged? Wood aged beers, a complete discussion. Shout outs to all the world wide Facebook group members. Breckenridge Vesper. A Weizen Bock faces off against a Belgian Abbey Ale. Beer Download Episode 36.
Special Guest: Phil Regan. Tales of biking across the country, and beer. Lagunitas - A Little Sumpin' Wild Ale. Opening round, Guinness vs Young's Double Chocolate Stout. Phil's a homebrewer? A Belgian Ale vs and Abbey Tripel. Beer Download Episode 35.
CBS picnic review. Congratulations to Rodney Kibzey in the Sam Adams Long Shot contest at GABF. Thanks to Peter Hale for the Speedway Stout. Thanks to everyone for the iTunes reviews, especially our winner, Styron Pennywell. More of the Pear Gossamer from Half Acre. This week the guys compare a Belgian strong ale with an espresso amber ale and they have one of the strongest debates for the winner to date. Beer Download Episode 34.
Special guest Peggy. Recording at the Chicago Beer Society picnic. Recap of the BeerDownload meetup. Lost Abbey vs Moylan saga. Bell's Oarsman. Euro Lagers. iTunes review giveaway - success! Beer Download Episode 33.
50 wing/beer challenge. Founders Nemesis 2010. Goose Island Belgian Fest. Drinkers outlive non-drinkers. New BeerDownload.com website. A double IPA vs a Coffee Stout. Beer Download Episode 32.
Special guest Melissa. Oak Park Microbrew and Food Review review. Update on Haymarket. Founders Nemesis coming soon! Mini pub crawls. A Brown ale vs a Porter. Beer Download Episode 31.