Microphone-iconThis is the fourth episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast, recorded on May 30th, 2013. In this episode Mike and I celebrate Philly Beer Week 2013 with Philadelphia themed beer versus beer. Jesse decides which of Mike and my selections is the superior Philadelphia offering; Flying Fish Exit 16 Double IPA or Yards Brawler.

Mike, Jesse, and myself get a hands on tasting with Budweiser’s most popular new offerings their Lime-a-Rita and Straw-Ber-Rita products.  Listen in as we put our teeth and taste buds on the line and sample these two new sickly sweet malt beverages.

We also take a deep look into whether the craft brewers obsession with hops is killing the industry in point/counterpoint.

We also answer listener Becky’s question about shipping beer with in the United States and beyond.  It is a trickier subject than  you might think.

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Show Notes:

Beer News:

  • Hunger N Thirst official opens!
  • NJ Restaurants Defrauding Customers
  • Hops loving butterfly!
  • Stainless Steel Homebrew Bottles
  • West Sixth versus Magic Hat

Slumming It:

Bud Light Lime: Lime-A-Rita

Bud Light Lime: Straw-Be-Rita

Point / Counterpoint:

Are hops ruining the craft beer industry?

Beer vs Beer:

Rob’s Choice:Yards Brawler

Mike’s Choice:Flying Fish Exit 16

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Homebrew 101:

Dear Tigers,

I’m in a bit of a pickle. It’s my lovely father’s birthday and for years now I wanted to buy him a selection of nice craft beer without spending a butt-load of money (usually due to shipping). How can I overcome this problem? Are there any PA-based companies that will allow online purchase and ship locally?

Due distance, I cannot physically shop and drop off my wonderful selection, nor have I tasted any PA craft beer in a while: I need some good recommendations. He would like some: interesting IPAs, ales (he loved his UK ales while he was here), and perhaps some dark lagers. No stouts or porters (I don’t think).

Would welcome any advice — preferably sooner than later.
Many thanks and cheers,
-Adoring daughter

PS: If you’re ever in the UK, I can recommend some excellent pubs and real ales — come over and do a podcast!

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