MicrophoneThis is the sixth episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast, recorded on June 25th, 2013.  In this episode Mike and I celebrate the birth of the United States by combining the a great summer beer with delectable grilled sausage for an explosive fourth of July combination.

We discuss the plethora of awesome positive local news as various breweries, distilleries, and bars get approval or open for the public.  We mention the local man whose beer can collection is not only impressive it is beyond absurd.  And we take things a little Hollywood with beer being promoted within video or television.

And Mike gives us all a crash course in craft brew nomenclature in “Homebrew 101″

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Show Notes:

Beer News:

  • Zuckfoltzfus Brewery earns brewpub license
  • Thistle Finch Distillery gains federal license
  • Federal Taphouse opens in Lancaster
  • York, Pa man Builds 6,500 square foot house for beer can collection
  • Brewery Ommegang Announces Second Game of Thrones Beer
  • Craft Beer Goes Hollywood

Anatomy of a Hop:

An informal segment discussing the influence of hops on a beer, how breweries experiment with hops, and how hop growers own exclusive rights to grow proprietary hops.  [Segment in work, forgive the rough edges.]

Beer vs Beer:

Mike’s Choice: Turkey Lady Sweet Italian Sausage and Duvel

Rob’s Choice: S Clyde Weaver’s Spicy Italian Sausage and *Ommegang Fleur de Houblon. *

Homebrew 101:

I was recently out drinking with friends and noticed there is a lot of gibberish, ABV, OV, plato, etc.  Could you please help me out with these beer abbreviations?

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