Episode 20: Beer and a Slice of Heaven

IMG_1441This is the twentieth episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast, recorded on January 20th, 2014.  In this episode Mike, Jesse, and I gather together in our studio to celebrate the greatest culinary combination since the dawn of time; pizza and beer.  Mike and I discuss how perfectly divine it is to combine a slice of the only food we should ever had to eat with the beverage that was given to us by the gods.  We call this episode number 20: Beer and a Slice of Heaven.

As usual we start out with some exciting beer news with a lot of great local news this week.  Then we delve into the Beer vs Beer arena to pit our champion beers against one another.  We end with a slightly new segment called Food and Brew where Mike discusses what to do with your spent grains after a home-brew session.

Mike and I are tied going into this weeks Beer vs Beer as we battle our favorite beers with a slice of pizza.  Will Jesse decide to go the kosher route or go with an explosion of hop flavor?

This episode we start out with the following question to get our panel chatting.  The question is: If could you celebrate the progress the civil rights movement had in America with Dr King with a beer, what beer would it be and why?

Show Notes:

Beer News:

  • Lancaster Homebrew and Iron Hill Announce Iron Brewer 2014 Results
  • Two Breweries on Opposite Sides of the State Line Team up for a Collaboration Brew
  • Victory 1337 Ale salutes legislation that legalized home brewing
  • Drinking Alcohol Doesn’t Actually Kill Brain Cells
  • Left Hand Brewing calls ‘audible’ on Peyton Manning’s Bud Light Choice
  • Beer Made With Whale Meat Banned Before Release
  • Unearthed Egyptian Tomb Dedicated to Brewer

Beer vs Beer:

Mike’s Choice: Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Rob’s Choice: He’Brew’s Genesis Dry Hopped Session Ale

* Food and Brew:*

I recently found a hearty pizza dough recipe that I think would stand up well to the hearty grains found in the mash of your beer. Basically when you brew, whether it be full-grain or partial mash, you use grains that while most of their starches have been extracted, there is still some good stuff leftover. No one has perfect conversion of these starches into sugars, even the best brewers only get about 75%. So rather than just chuck these into the trash or hopefully a compost pile, feel free to scoop some onto a cookie sheet.

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