1374623644059This is the eighth episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast, recorded on July 22nd, 2013.  In this episode Mike and I pay homage to the unfiltered German wheat style known as hefeweizen.  We each selected what we thought was an excellent yet accessible version of this style to pit in single combat in beer versus beer.

This episode we start out with the fun intro question to get our panel chatting.  The question posed was; “If you could share a pint with a famous person, living or dead, who would it be and what would you share to drink?

We also celebrate the triumphant return of Beers from Around the World as Mike takes on a journey of great beers and cheese from all parts of the world.

Mike also answers the how and why of a beers carbonation in “Homebrew 101″

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Show Notes:

Beer News:

  • NY Times writes about New York surging nanobrew movement.
  • Dogfish Head starts production on new 200bbl system.
  • Founders packages first beer off new 3.5 barrel Craftwek system
  • Beer increases likelihood of mosquito bites
  • Man dies after winning drinking contest in Spain

Beers From Around the World:

Mike discusses attending two local events Hunger-N-Thirst’s Beer Geek Christmas in July and the Fridge’s Sour & Stinky Fest and the plethora of delicious food and drinks he enjoyed.  Just in case you missed the events and wondered if you should have gone listen and live vicariously through Mike’s first hand report.

Beer vs Beer:

*Rob’s Choice: *Tröegs Dreamweaver Wheat

Mike’s Choice:Sierra Nevada Kellerweis

Homebrew 101:

Sweatybetty15 asks: How exactly does a beer get its fizz?

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