This is the fifth episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast, recorded on June 11th, 2013. In this episode Mike and I explore the dynamic new summer beverage; the summer Shandy. Mike and I show off our Shandy expertise by mixing delicious fruit juices and non-conventional beers to create the best Shandy. Jesse tries this new fad and judges which concoction is superior and whether he is a converted acolyte to the house that Shandy built.
Keeping with the Shandy theme Mike and I discuss whether the Shandy is a legitimate craft brew style or just some marketing hype to get non-cultured beer drinkers to substitute fine craft beer with a cheaper, sweeter alternative in point/counterpoint.
Mike talks about the best “homebrew homework” to get you started with your first batch of your own brew!
- Annual Hops and Clocks Craft Beer Festival
- Harrisburg’s Annual Brewers Festival
- Southern Oregon Craft Brew Festival
- Study Finds Smart People Drink More
- Founder’s Expansion Nearly Complete
Beers From Around the World:
We discuss a bunch of home-brew options from our friend Aaron after attending the fantastic annual porcine festival he hosts in North-Central Pennsylvania.
Point / Counterpoint:
Is the Shandy a way to kill America’s burgeoning craft beer industry?
Beer versus Beer:
Rob’s Choice: Ommegang’s Witte w/ Lemonade
Mike’s Choice: Long Trail Double IPA w/ Blood Orange San Pellegrino.
I want to start home brewing, but am intimidated by both the startup cost as well as the procedure, is there any sort of “home brew homework” I can do to help prepare?Podcast: Play in new window | Download