Thursday, October 30, 2008

MBR Podcast Week 10 Part 2

We continue our discussion on the hop shortage with Chris Colby of BYO magazine, covering the effect on homebrewers, price increases, the possibility of brewery closures, growing your own hops, and more.

Here's the mp3.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

MBR Podcast Week 10 Part 1

This week we have beer news, including a discussion of presidential candidate's beer baskets and the end of Zima, as well as part one of our interview with Chris Colby, the editor of BYO Magazine, discussing the hop shortage and other challenges facing the craft brewing industry. Will cascade disappear? Will we all be drinking gruit? Thinking of brewing with cow bile? Chris addresses these and other issues.

Here's the mp3


Sunday, October 26, 2008

Show 10/25/08

On this weeks show we talked with Chris Colby, editor of BYO Magazine, about the Hop Shortage and other issues facing the brewing industry and homebrewers going into the future. Chis wrote a great article on the hop shortage when the situation first arose, check it out.
One of the things Chris mentioned was that some varieties of hop may not make it though the shortage. We want to know, for the homebrewers or beer enthusiasts out there, what hops won't you miss? Vote on the poll or comment in the comments section and let us know.
As always, the podcast will come up Tuesday and Thursday.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

MBR Pocast Week 9 part 1

There was no show this week, so here is a tasting we did a while back of the classic Belgian ale Saison Dupont.

Here's the mp3

Thursday, October 16, 2008

MBR Podcast Week 8 Part 2

The second part of our interview with Dan and Deb Carey of New Glarus brewing company. In this installment we talk about their new Alt beer, the unplugged Imperial Weizen, Bohemian Lager and Berlinner Weiss, their new R and D series, and our thoughts on our time at New Glarus.

Here's the mp3

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

MBR Podcast Week 8 Part 1

This week we got a chance to go down to beautiful New Glarus Wisconsin and interview the Dan and Deb Carey, the brewmaster and owners of New Glarus Brewing Company. In this first installment, we discuss their background, the beginnings of their brewery, Dan's rejection of beer styles, their new brewery, their Octoberfest beer, their fruit beers, our homebrew and long boarding from Madison to New Glarus with a bottle of Raspberry Tart and a box of hard boiled eggs, and spies.

Here's the mp3/


Sunday, October 12, 2008

Show 014 Outtakes

This week we got the chance to talk with Dan and Deb Carey at New Glarus Brewing Company. We had a great time looking around the original and the new brewery, and talked with them about their history, their beer, and their future plans for the brewery. As usual the show will be podcast Tuesday and Thursday, but there were some parts of the interview that had to be cut for time, so here are some outtakes:
Dan on our homebrew:

The Carey's Interview Us:

The Carey's on Spotted Cow:


Thursday, October 9, 2008

MBR Podcast week 7 part 2

We continue this week with our blind Oktoberfest tasting.
Not included but consumed:
7) Weihenstephaner
8) August Schell
On the audio:
9) Capital
10) Tyranena
11) Berghoff
12) Central Waters
13) Hacker-Pschorr

Here's the mp3

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

MBR Podcast week 7 part 1

Here's first part of our Oktoberfest show, featuring some history and a blind tasing of Oktoberfest beers with our expert panel, including special guest Jeff Glazer. Included in the first half of the tasting are:
1. Bells
2. Spaten
3. Paulaner
4. New Glarus
5. Leinenkugel
6. Great Lakes
Feel free to play along at home!

Here's the mp3

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Show 12

This week we did our special Oktoberfest episode, including a blind tasting of 13 oktoberfest beers from around the world. As always, the show will be posted as the podcast on Tuesday and Thursday. We want to know, what's your favorite oktoberfest beer? vote for one of the 13 we tasted on the poll, or comment on this post and tell us your favorite!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

MBR week 6 part 2

Part Two of our interview with Jolly Pumpkin Brewmater/owner Ron Jeffries, including insights on specific beers and his first foray into pumpkin beer.

Here's the mp3