Samplesode 4: How Beer Saved the World

f45a03d6949fff48f3d16c2bd35be88d_640x640There is just too much beer in the world to only taste twice a month. In the spirit of more is better the Blind Tiger podcast team has decided to add samplesodes to the podcast lineup. These mini-episodes will feature only tasting a single but hopefully unique or exotic beer, often on location to keep your Blind Tiger intake at a more regular interval.

In this week’s samplesode Mike couldn’t make it so I flew solo.  I sat down to watch the 2011 made for TV documentary “How Beer Saved the World”.  This documentary made for and shown on the Discovery Channel attempts to show how significant the discovery and continued popularity of beer has positively affected human history.  The documentary “traces the important role beer has played in human history to the development of a special beer for use in zero gravity space missions.”  The documentary is freely available to watch in its entirety on YouTube.

While discussing the documentary I was drinking Biere Trois Dames Grande Dame (Oud Bruin).  This Flanders Brown is brewed by Brasserie Trois Dames from Sainte-Croix, Switzerland.  Listen in as I butcher the hell out of attempting to pronounce these wonderfully exotic names.  As a huge fan of the Flanders Red style I was curious to try a close cousin of the style with the brown.  It was a delicious, sour beer but I had a hard time placing some of the flavor .

Keep an eye out for the next full episode scheduled for release next Thursday and of course the samplesode.

Thanks for listening and of course, as always, keep on drinking!

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