Episode 48: Victory Conditions

Hello and welcome to the 48th episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast recorded on February 11th, 2015.  In this episode Mike, Jesse, and I gathered in our studio to help celebrate almost an entire score of history that Victory Brewing Company has had.  They are currently championing 19 years of great craft beer and we wanted to take the time to celebrate not only the brewery and its beers but to cheers its incredible success over the past few years.  Victory, a favorite regional brewery of ours, has seen explosive growth which seems to indicate that the next 20 years will be just as awesome.

But we can’t just focus on one brewery for a whole episode.  That would be sacrilegious.  So we spend some time talking about how Tennessee is legalizing those over the age of 18 but not quite 21 to “drink” beer in their state.  We spend time discussing how a compound found in beer may actual aid the fight against degenerative cognition diseases.  And we talk about a beer being brewed with human feces.  (Yeah, that might be going a bit TOO far.)

Show Notes:

Beer News

  • Bill Introduced by Tennessee to allow for underage “drinking”
  • Compound Found in Beer may hinder degenerative cognition diseases
  • Beer to be brewed with Human Feces
  • AHA Homebrews Conference 2015 Registration to begin

Point/Counterpoint: AB-InBev Douchiness Edition

Anyone who even remotely enjoys beer saw the internet dustup as a reaction to Budweisers offensive (as in playing offense) Superbowl advertisement.  Suggesting that the “king of beers” is made to be shotgunned quickly at ice-cold temperatures by real, ‘Murican men rather than actually enjoyed by beer loving hipsters who want to take the time to enjoy the subtler notes of the six-dollar pint they purchased.  Well the commercial hit the airwaves and the Internet collective lost its shit.  Too many bloggers discussed the hypocrisy and idiocy of Budweiser’s ad and we are here to pile on.  Because who doesn’t love to kick the king when he acts like a fool?

Beer vs Beer

Mike’s Choice: Victory’s Storm King

Rob’s Choice: Victory’s Earth & Flame