Episode 16: Beersgiving!

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This is the sixteenth episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast, recorded on November 25th, 2013. In this episode Mike, Jesse, and Rob come together at the holidays to celebrate arguably the best event of this holiday season; Beersgiving!

This episode we welcome hopefully a number of new listeners and hope they are as excited as the holiday season and the amazing beers that can be found during these winter months.  We discuss Iron Hill’s new “blessed” brown ale.  We discuss the vibrant world of sours and barrel aged beers.  We debate the merits and faults of Amsterdam’s new program to pay alcoholics in beer for landscaping and maintaining a local park.  We

This episode we start out with the following question to get our panel chatting.  The question is: “If you could create a Thanksgiving themed beer what would it be and what would create the theme?

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Show Notes:

Beer News:

  • Iron Hill Brewery releases “blessed”brown ale.
  • Chicago Holds 11th Annual Wood and Barrel-Aged Festival.
  • Culture Brewing Co’s Matt Courtright commemorative barley wine released.
  • Firestone Walker To Release Barrel-Aged Anniversary Ale.
  • Pipeworks Brewing debuts Big Lebowski beer.
  • New Belgium Increases Ability to Age Beer in Wood.
  • Amsterdam Employs Alcoholics and Pays Them with Beer.

Beers From Around the World:

Mike and Rob were both recently traveling around the world and wanted to report back about where we were and what we were drinking.  Rob recently visited the illustrious island of Manhattan in New York City.  He visited three locations of note and tasted several alcoholic beverages.  As we’ve mentioned before Mike traveled to the far side of the world to the kingdom of Bhutan.  There he experienced an entirely new world of beer and drinking.  Don’t miss a peak into another world of drinking.

Beer vs Beer:

*Rob’s Choice: *Williamsburg Alewerks Cafe Royale

*Mike’s Choice: *De Struise Tsjeese’s Reserva 2012 Bourbon Barrel Aged

The Joy of Beer Cooking:

Just because it is Thanksgiving doesn’t mean that you can’t mix our favorite ingredient beer into your Thanksgiving creations.  Our resident chef, Mike gives us his tips for adding beer to your turkey brine to add a touch of the flavor of your favorite craft beer to your turkey brine.  Listen in as Mike talks of this interesting yet delicious technique.

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