Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MBR Podcast 1/27/09

The final installment of our aged beer tasting with David Sanborn. As the alcohol consumption increased, our level of intelligible conversation decreased, but hopefully we found some clips that are interesting. In this segment we taste Brouwerij 't IJ Zatte, Regenboog 't Smisje Tripel, Great Divide Old Ruffian Barleywine, and J.W. Lees Vintage Harvest Ale 1998. What Barleywine is best? Is "silage" a positive adjective when describing a beer's aroma? Only those that listen shall know.

Here's the mp3


Thursday, January 22, 2009

MBR Podcast 1/22/09

The second part of our aged beer tasting. In this clip we drink Bell's Wheat Love Ale, New Glarus Unplugged Eisbock, New Glarus Unplugged Tripel, Central Waters Satin Solstice Imperial Stout, Central Waters Bourbon Barrel Stout, and Central Waters Cosmic Charlie Barleywine.
Which beers aged well? Which did not? Which beer has the aftertaste of Riesin, the chocolatey chew? Listen to find out.

Here's the mp3


Tuesday, January 20, 2009

MBR Podcast 1/20/09

We're back! The first Beer Talk Today of 2009 and we got off to a great start, sitting down with Bariques beer purchaser David Sanborn. David let us (Kyle, Jon, Matt and our Madison Beer Review associate Jeff Glazer) raid his amazing aged beer collection, and pick his brain about aging beer. Part one of the aged beer tasting includes tastings of Boon Oude Kriek Mariage Parfait, Drie Fonteinen Kriek, Cuvee De Koninck, and Fuller's 1845.
What beers get better with age? What beers get worse? What beer tastes like Pez? How about "rustic barn"? You must listen to find out.

Here's the mp3.

But wait, there's more. Outtakes! These clips were not particularly relevant to our discussion of aged beer, but are too entertaining to be ignored.

On David Sanborn's Introduction to Craft Beer:

A discussion of cappers and cheap beer:

Excitement over Surly and Summit: