Today we try six different beers, of six different styles, from six different states including Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and California. We also discuss the latest in craft beer news and read comments from the listeners.
Today we try six different beers, of six different styles, from six different states including Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Colorado, and California. We also discuss the latest in craft beer news and read comments from the listeners.
Welcome to the show, I'm Dallas Heliker and I'm Jeff Miller and tonight we bring you six different styles of beers from six different states a whole mess of beer to try including the apple wisen from Texas and Amber from Arizona a triple from Pennsylvania are strange brew. In Colorado a Black Berry a chocolate Porter from California and will finish it off with a imperial black I.P.A. from New Mexico. We also have comments all tonight here on the beer the day podcast. I'm
doing well. How are you. I am back here in this hot weather continuing to drink my summer bears from last week that I have left over. But I'm doing well. Did you enjoy the finishing off those summer so expects you know I did because the last show I mean we had been drinking a lot all day it was my birthday also and I think when we did that podcast I was and they were all pretty tipsy at that point and I don't know if we I mean I think we gave pretty fair assessments but the taste of a lot better. I thought when I had them this week I kind of had one each day sticking to the beer of the Day theme and I thought they were really good. I mean I was impressed bet. Then from what I remember on the show especially that want from you into the earth was excellent and the Buffalo Bills the ginger the strawberry blonde. Yeah they were really good and so you know in this hot summer weather. They were all very tasty. We meant to do that show in the daytime when it was still hot and we had that you know waiting too long and then we did the show in the dark and you know the point was you know hot summer day beer and then it was really a you know mild summer night that we ended up drinking them so fun show though anyway. Always That's our first beer we're going to try it's called a weed whacker. And we record it's a half a wise and although it doesn't say that on the label. And it's from St Arnold Brewing Company in Houston Texas. I don't know that sounded a little bit like a motorcycle but or call it a weed whacker are I'm up in my own beers and this strange. This. This is a very good looking forward to this is from the shipment that our good friend Hugo brought back. When he drove from Florida to California picking up here along the way and this is a pretty famous brewery It's the oldest craft brewery in Texas and I've never had any of their beers so it shouldn't try this one. Now initially on the poor it was a little hazy but now it's kind of all settled down and it's cleared up quite a bit there's a very small bubbles floating up it's still a little hazy. It's a golden yellow color pale yellow color with quite a lot of big bubbles in the white head. It almost smells like a Belgian ale to me. I mean I think this is not going to be here to. It took all F. wisen and I don't know if it's a true have to wisen they say it's kind of a German have to wisen because that's the yeast they use in the US. It's definitely has European German half a wizened smells like a little apricot maybe a little bit of citrus but it's more you know like American half a wizened like a pyramid. It turns out more lemon and then the German ones tend to be more apricot and this definitely smells more apricot Yeah and like banana and cloven orange peel that sort of you know some spice maybe coriander I haven't tasted it yet but you could have a spell of a spice of us. Yeah. So this beer. It's very subtle I mean we talked about the summer beer show last week and. It's kind of in that same vein. Maybe a little bit more skewing Belgian style but it's a very nice light refreshing beer just maybe a little bit of lemon pith. But you know it's very reserved. It is it's lighter than I thought it is a beer you a drink and a hot summer day but it's
very Belgian and to me and you know I did I don't again don't know a lot about this parade but the label on their lawn mower is one of their famous beers or at I think it's quite fancy lawnmower beer which is a kind of funny name and they've put a little piece of white tape over and call it weed whacker So it's the same beer. This made with a different type of yeast and it's enjoyable I really like this I guess lawnmower is made with coal she sed and this is made with half a wise and used and you can kind of get a little bit of a half why some characteristic to it but if you were just to hand this beer to me off the street and asked me what style it is I wouldn't call it a half wise and it's not nearly as thick as sweet as those you know.
Oh normal have a license are yeah but there's a little sweetness. I mean sometimes bananas have a sweet player to me and there's a lot of banana flavors in this and I think that lends to some sweetness. I think it's just like it's a crisp clean like high quality beer refreshing. I could drink this every day. Yep very smooth very well balanced good beer to kick off the show with. Are you getting that spice that I smelled like the coriander where there's this week. You would expect to so like
weedy malty characteristics you don't. The smell and it's very reserved in the taste I don't even know if I get that I agree. I get a lot of it a lot more on a smell it almost tastes a little bit different. It smells which is not a bad thing it's just it's a different or different sort of experience. Yeah right before we get to the next period you have any interesting beers this week that you wanted to mention just all the summer beers and I had one today. I read drink every one of them to give them a fair shot. So I would I can remember what I picked last week as my beer of the day but I looking back at this week that you mean to a summer when I was excellent. So that was all I drank this week was going through those summer beers. All right well I was the. Trivia Night at the at the bar on Tuesday and they had a fresh batch of logging is born yesterday. I think last night was the first years that they came out and I remember liking a lot and it just seems even better this year maybe just because I'm having it as fresh as possible but this beer is just such a fresh tasting I.P.A. really good flavor. Not too heavy on the alcohol as you know lager to sometimes gets a little too much with the high priest percentage misses like six point. It's eight percent something like that and just really good flavor. Do you know is that the same recipe as last year or is that tweak anything differently. I think it's the same. I don't really know I haven't talked to anybody from walking to read it and think about it. So it's it seems like the same beer to me it's just I'm just always impressed at how fresh tasty it is. Yeah I remember that from last year it was you know we drink a lot I P A's and you know we we grew up you know started with Pale Ale and I remember thinking in some of the drinks a lot I.P.A. is this is a really solid beer and I I think it was maybe the freshest beer I've ever had. Yeah it's really quite good. So if you see it out there. Give it a try. Moving to the next
beer. This is from Tucson Arizona barrio Brewing Company barrio Ruhal Scottish style amber ale. Like a good old can be or I've been drinking a lot of Canberra's lately with all this summer bears. So yeah this is from Arizona. I have had too many Arizona Bears had one recently from Santana. So there's a different prairie aroma I get a little bit of a sweet malt aroma a little bit of that brick Enos that you find in red A hills. This is an interesting name for a beer Scottish style amber ale. So we just look at the Canon being called barrio row you think it's going to be red Scottish ales are kind of usually red in color. It says amber ale which is a little bit of a different style of beer. So I don't exactly know what to expect from this. I mean the color is it's a pretty dark copper red color and I mean I think it's the color I was expecting. That's kind of a very thin tan head on the top but really good Lacy that really sticks to the side of the glass and we've had you know like you said. We've had Amber ales we've had Scotch ales or Scottish ales So I think this is kind of a unique style and we have to employ Andy's third sip rule here we have we as it's a light beer to start with flavor wise and this one is packs a lot of flavor into that first sip it does and it's only five point five percent and I think a lot of these beers tend to be a little heavier on the alcohol. I think this is fairly light bodied and it's got a lot of flavor but it's not a heavy beer. I get some caramel and some brown sugar it's not overly sweet. It's pretty multi I mean I don't get much hot flavor at all. No the malt it's very mult forward. I agree with you on the caramel and the brown sugar is prevalent almost like a butter taste also like butter has a kind of sweetness to it. It's like melted butter and brown sugar. It's very smooth on the finish. I mean there's no bitterness at all. I'm curious what kind of hops I put in there you know I think what a lot of people expect from a darker beer. It's toad like that toasty like biscuit and flavors. Yeah maybe some toffee but it's kind of like a red ale. It is it has a lot of red ill characterised it's like you said it's lighter bodied so it's not really a Scotch ale. Those are a little
bit stronger bolder. But it does have a lot of multi Newsome a lot of sweetness and a fair amount of caramel packed packing a lot of flavor into each sip ear. There's a little spice a little a little bite to it or maybe it's just some funkiness it's not completely sweet. It's it's a pretty complex pair I think a lot of people would enjoy this. Yeah I think that you know red ales are not what I normally gravitate to as far as styles of beer. They're just like a little bit too multi for me and sometimes some of them get like really dark on the malts and kind of Bricky and it kind of has a. A powdery mouthfeel and this doesn't do that this kind of keeps the same mouthfeel of like a pale ale I guess you'd say. But then it does lean more towards those multi-year characteristics without the the same mouth feel as a lot of scotch L's. I think are spot on. I think the body makes this unique. I think it's a very well done bear so my first pair from Barry and Company. I think it's well done. I agree incoming transmission. You've got mail. Comments this week it's been a while since we had a comment from rich. Oh Buckeye net pay all been a while since I've commented It has been life got in the way but I'm back at it now. Another great podcast as always. And now I have an image of you all in your speedos around the pool the beat on some cold suds but I don't know you don't are giving that impression you don't want that image. Believe me. Yeah maybe Speedo could sponsor a pool drinking team. I hear they have an open sponsorship spot of these Olympics. I do love a good fruity beer in the hot summer months even if it means Dallas would question my man with this. Thanks for all the hard work drinking all those beers is a tough go bucs it is tough rich but we're soldiering on here and doing the best we can on Facebook facebook dot com slash the beer of the day. Tim so Tagg posted a photo of Smash project single malt golden promise from a long trail Brewing Company in Bridgewater corners of Vermont and he says it's a very good tropical I.P.A. with some by. In the finish and he just posted a picture of it and men that looks really really good just so happens we're going to go into Vermont around the first week of October. So I don't know if this is one of the ones on the list but it sure is working its way on there just with Tim's picture and on Instagram. We're at Instagram at Pier of the day site and Jeff posted up a picture of benchmark brewing company's I.P.A. this was on August twenty second the beer of the day for August twenty second and benchmark brewing replied and said Nice shot coaster and everything fancy it's always good when a brewery responds to us when we post their beer. Oh man it's been a while that coaster is practically invented. We'd love to have you back sometime. Cheers. So we will have to go back there and visit them and maybe will bring our podcast equipment with us. So yeah we every day post all of the beers of the day to social media where we posted a Twitter at Piers de Instagram at Pier the day site and on Facebook at facebook dot com slash the beer the day we also post it to the website every single day and if you're a member of the website you sign up you put in your email
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everyone was aware our let's get into the next beer. This is a grave liberal of triple gold an ale from trodes Brewing Company in Hershey Pennsylvania. This has the the champagne style screw top. The corking cage corking cage let me get this open here. I don't normally open my own beers on the spot kiss. So watch out. It's going to foam up by and started to pour in here. Lots of like frothy white very white head just the way this beard looks as a port. I already have high hopes it just had this like crystal clear golden color as it was poured into the glass. Now there's a lot ahead here. I didn't do a great job before in it. I have more head than I have beer but it's dissipating. And there is a massive amount of tiny little champagne bubbles floating up through the pale yellow color and it is a little hazy. I mean you said it was it looks clear coming out of the bottle but it's a pretty hazy golden color. It is hazy but it seems like to me that the hazy this is caused by the bubbles of
the carbonation now there is some East sediment I can see kind of floating in there. Yeah I was just sort of hanging around hanging around you don't see that too often the aroma on here is really interesting and that's I took a few whiffs and I I don't know exactly how to describe it but it is not your typical aroma from a bear. It's bills and it's like bready miss a lot of bread type of notes. Yeah you're right it's like if you're baking bread and you open the oven or whatever you know and you smell it. It's like bread the big not quite done yet. Yeah you're right that I have high hopes for this. This is from Hershey pence. Sylvania well. So this beer surprises me on the flavor. It is very sweet. I'm surprised at how sweet it is it's like taking a bite of sugar candy. I think this is a complex beer. I get that initial sweetness. I think there's also some pepper play verse. I think it's very bratty or biscuit be ready in biscuit A for multi there's some fruit. You know a little bit of that but yeah yeah. Clover and I like the first beer. You know it's very light on the pepper of like white pepper sweetness just transitioning from that previous beer. It was you know that's what dominated the first taste but after a couple of
different of sips now it is sweet initially but in all these other layers come into the background the bread in this the fruit the yeah that's something else. I think what what I and enjoy about it is the mouth feel is like that silky smooth buttery
texture. That not a lot of beers have and I just think it's very silky smooth and that's exactly how I see it as well I think this is excellent. It's got some earthy and floral hops a little bit of a European taste and I mean you expect that from a Belgian style triple zero it's good. There's some for here I don't know if I can quite identify what the fruits are but this is a pretty complex para lot of flavors going on. Yeah I think the fruits are like more dark fruit like dates or currents or
something like that or maybe even a little pruning I don't know it's a yeah it's a thing like Apple or pair or something that goes on a tree or even a grape. Yeah there's a it's it's hard to I did. But it's definitely a very interesting beer. It's one of those pairs where you could name off like eight different fruits of people people have different pallets will pick up on different flavors. Yeah this is one Joel brought back when he went to Cincinnati and it's going in the fridge for quite a while. I'm glad we finally got to try it is going to be Bill left out the sorry Joel. I will take a break when we come back we have our Strange Brew segment we'll take you through the latest in the beer news and then finish it off with two more beers from California and New Mexico. Don't go anywhere. We'll be right back to listening to the beer the day podcast. All right. If you like this podcast and would like to help us out and you can do so by rating in reviewing this podcast on i Tunes i Tunes is the number one place where people get podcasts on the Internet and if you subscribe to the beer that a podcast on your i Tunes or your i Phone. Or you rate in review it then that helps us move up in the rankings so that if anyone comes and looks for a beer podcast. We're higher up on the list and so we get more listeners. So we're always trying to expand the number of listeners of the show. This is the fifty fifth episode that we've done and pretty much every episode beats the previous one in listeners and we want to keep that trend going so you can help us out by raiding us and reviewing us on i Tunes. If you want to help us out financially. We have a link on our website on the right hand side. It says shop on Amazon you click that link you go to Amazon you do your regular shopping. You don't have to go buy extra stuff on our account just buy the stuff you normally would and we get a little percentage of what you spend for example. Just last month. Somebody purchased the sea Gomaa four gigabyte waterproof M P three player with water resistant headphones F.M. radio clip designed for swimming running diving workout etc I didn't know they made underwater M P three players but it seems like a pretty good idea if you're going to be spending a lot of time in the water. Maybe you can listen to these waterproof headphones while you're at the gym swimming they paid thirty six ninety five for it and it four point one percent commission. We made a dollar forty eight. Not too shabby. They have it on sale now it's only twenty nine ninety nine. So if you go to Amazon through the beer the day website by that and then you'll be able to listen to your music underwater. And that helps us out so we appreciate all your shopping and. We appreciate you supporting us on this program. Welcome back to the show for tonight. Strange Brew segment we are trying the Black Berry barley wine from the lips of Faith series New Belgium Brewing in Fort Collins Colorado. I mean looking forward to this we've been hanging on to this one. We've had several of the lips of a Bears in the past. I think most about a very good though. And this is another bear where we have high expectations and this is just one of those beers that looks good. Berries. I like barley wine or walking or. Now this beer. You poor and you get the sense that there's Black Berry in it because it has a little bit of a purple is hue the color is a dark amber color but there's something about it that makes you think that it is there's Black Berries in it because it kind of looks a little purplish in the light. I mean it's it's reddish purple and this is going to be strong. It's ten percent or not much head I mean it's a very thin wispy had I mean the head that was there dissipated very quickly. I still got two fingers on mine. It's a little bit more of an enthusiastic pour I was gentle. Aromas very inviting I mean you just smell this and you know there's going to be a bunch of flavors in here. I don't get much Black Berry on the on their own with oh what's the price. I don't really get any Black Berry on the aroma. I mean I'm hoping this is one of those berries where the Black Berries are present but they don't dominate. It's just kind of subtle of the background
but still there. I think that that is pretty much what this is doing moving up to ten percent from well the Austin was eight percent. So I guess we've been slowly on the rise here but it's quite quite a bit of booze Enos here. Very sweet as you'd
expect a lot of times this you have to have the sweetness to get the high alcohol. So you kind of get this sweet Barley one flavor but not as overpowering as a lot of barley wines can get and then you do get the Black Berry after taste like you took a bite of blackberry pie and then twenty seconds later after you've already swallowed it. That little bit of Black Berry that you have still resists residual in you know coating your mouth is kind of what you get here. I think if I didn't. No this was a Black Berry bear though I don't know if I would identify that as one of the fruits. I think there are a lot of fruitiness in the Bear Don't get me wrong but it just tastes like a generality of dark for it's like it could be cherries or could be Kwame's or blueberry Yes. Blueberries Yeah exactly. Could be anything that sort of these dark fruits I don't know that I specifically would say this is Black Berry. No but definitely the cherry kind of hit it hit a chord for me. I get that but I mean I think a chord is the way to describe this where you're getting several different fruits all at one time and kind of given you any bouquet of dark for you know it's on the after taste. I think this is a pretty thick beer like it's got a strong mouth coating. And it's one of those beers that I think that you have to have the right temperature that you pour the side if it's too cold. You're not going to enjoy it as much. It's you know you want to be a little bit warmer. And it's just you're going to get a lot of different flavors and I think it changes from the start. The beginning. It's really Ferdie and bold at first and then at the end it's kind of like smooth and it's never bitter at all. It's just smooth and sort of sweet in the finish. Yeah
and the more I drink it the more I like it because of the just when it first but now I take a sip of this image just smooth you know that's not doesn't give you a kick ten percent and it really just it's so mellow. I mean this isn't parallage at all. Is it and I ask that because I I feel like I'm getting like a woody Okie taste but I don't I don't think it's parallage but I think this is also a bear that will change over time if you when this is fresh it. It's good but it's I mean like a lot of barley wines the flavor was well. Change and oftentimes get better over time. Sure. And they put that right in the bottle here it says delicious now differently delicious later. So I mean yeah I think that's what they're talking about it how it would change over time and this is been in the fridge for over a year now. So you know I can imagine it probably is a little bit more mellow than it was when it first was released. Yeah it's going to smooth out over time and get a little bit more mellow. I mean I try to buy these bears and hold onto my i really try not to drink this style of beer right away. It is better to age it barley words in general you have to go into it knowing it's going to be strong and I'm always like a little hesitant I'm like careful when I take the sip. This one it's completely drinkable. It's one of the more accessible barley wines you'll ever find I think what it is it's it's the Ferdi ness to it like I think of barley wines and I think of winter time and its peers are really warm you up and here we are drinking ice in August and it's still like it very drink a ball and fruity but I think it's it's for this time of year it's one of those parlor wines that is definitely acceptable. You know. The thing now let's get into the beer news of the day with our first story. So I have a serious story and then I have a couple of you know and more lighter stories. The first one is it basically talks about this was in The Wall Street Journal. It talks about how even
though the craft brewing explosion is starting to slow down. It's not going to really benefit the big beer and I mean over the past decade or so. It says the lawyers and Ales from niche brands have taken substantial market share from the mainstream breweries such as and I'm sure Bush their Bud Light and Budweiser craft brews now account for fourteen percent of the U.S. market by volume up from six percent in two thousand and nine. So in seven years it went from six percent to fourteen percent which is why do you say as what he said saw into growth rates for years have reliably been in double digits but it slipped this year according to new data from Nielsen craft beer sales were up just four point five percent year over year for three months through mid August. So that's down from a peak of almost twenty percent in two thousand and thirteen. So they used to be growing at twenty percent a year now it's only growing four and a half percent a year that's interesting because I don't know that I realize that like it it still seems like rapid growth to me. I don't think I want to realize that it's slowing down and obviously is still growing. It's just not growing at the same pace. It's kind of the point of this article right. It is so I mean this still growing. But you know it can't. It's hard to maintain that pace because there's it seems like to me. We might have reached that limit of like saturation where almost. I think we have five thousand. Breweries in this country or close to it but I hear that there for the the application for like creating breweries or like twenty five hundred more we're going to soon be at like seven thousand and I've already seen stories of some then of shut their doors. You know they've got out of business. I think is going to be not as steep of a climb as it has been recently. I think that's true. I mean their growth cannot be sustainable. I mean they craft beer market as it's great. We love it but it can't. Oh it twenty percent a year like
it has from my perspective I think it really depends on where you are and you mentioned saturation I we talked about this like on our L.A. beers podcast from a few weeks ago. I think there are certain cities that seem very saturated if you go to San Diego which we love the beer in San Diego or if you go to Portland. We love the beer there certain cities seem to be very saturated where I don't know how all these parades are going to stay in business and be profitable but if you go to a place like L.A. where I'm in the L.A. area there's no berries and it doesn't seem saturated I think it really depends on where you are because I think there's still a lot of growth potential where I live but other cities don't have that same potential they're sort of at that max capacity. Yeah. And so it says here that in the U.S. wine and spirits have been growing faster than beer even including craft beer. Since at least the the turn of the millennium two thousand bourbon is growing a lot. In the sea cognac So there's a lot of other areas that are growing and so just because crappier is starting to slow down doesn't mean that that's good for and has for Bush and then also you know they their own craft beers like Goose Island in the things the want the brands they own account for just one percent of their their sales totals which I thought was interesting also all these acquisitions they've done really is just such a small little blip on the radar for what they are but I think that's where they're seeing the growth. I mean a company like in bed of is seeing growth from these craft breweries that they buy out there just it's such a small percentage that it doesn't really move the needle much. Yeah. And in the beer Game of Thrones news. It seems weird that we would have an article on. This every single week but it seems like there's always something that comes into play this week the Game of Thrones creators and are back in Ireland and Jason Momoa who in the first season played call drug go. The actor visited the Guinness brewery and they released his own brand of beer called man-O. brew and the he says Man No luckiest man on earth Ohana at Guinness us. This is his tweeting he took a picture of with himself a sour my favorite made by my favorite so I don't know I think this is a marketing strategy by Guinness where they get actors that people would recognize this guy's going to be awkward man soon and they had to give him his own beer and then he get this publicity. You know out on the Internet and I've seen multiple people do this and then do it with multiple people so it seems a little bit odd because he's not like a huge name. But I guess more power to him but I think it's odd to me because I don't think of Guinness as a company that is making new beer or different beers. I think they are good at what they do and they should stick to making Guinness and up there branching out into new beers for these actors I mean it's it's surprising to me that. Well I guess this one's a sour and in the YOU HATE TO HEAR IT department a Pennsylvania woman was so hopped up with rage when her husband guzzled the last of her beers that she slashed her spouse with a pair of scissors and bit his hands and arms police say. Tracy Lee Giffen forty five of North Union Township was jailed charged with aggravated assault over fifty nine year old husband and this was three years after she was charged with a similar crime. Well he finished off all that beer from Pennsylvania I can understand. Yeah could very well be you know this is never a problem at beer the day world headquarters. We have so much beer in the fridge that we're not going to run have been in a given night so the violence ends up at a minimum. And so there's a lot to be said for keeping your fridge full people are at. Let's go to the next beer. This is from the state of California. This is a really chocolate day shackle latte Porter six point eight percent from Evans Brewing Company in Irvine California Orange County and this is a brewery I'm seeing a lot of up in northern California. So they are they have the distribution figured out and I'm sure we'll have more of this brewery on the show if this beer is good you know that's an interesting point because I haven't seen much of this in the L.A. area. I got this bottle very recently but I see a lot more up in northern California which is odd not what I would expect and I didn't realize this especially in light of our Orange County Show. Not too long ago. This is actually the oldest brewery in Orange County and they've been around since one thousand nine hundred four and you know by craft beer standards not tonight force. Pretty good. I mean they've been around for a while. So yeah I don't know why I haven't seen much of their beers until now. I don't know maybe they're just getting their act together so chuckle latte. That sounds like chocolate and latte which is like coffee. So I'm imagining this is a chocolate coffee. Poured in on the
aroma. I'm getting both of those qualities. Yes absolutely. I mean this is a beer. That's going to taste exactly how it sounds and how it smells. It's a very dark brown color almost black and then on the on the edges there is like a lot of red color seeping through thin tin head even almost light brown head Brown khaki color and very dark I mean you can't see through the spear chocolate Porter. So initially I notice the lighter mouth feel it's not very heavy and then I get some chocolate cocoa nearby taste and a little bit of like chalk Enos. Which is surprising like a cocoa powder that you would bake with it's a lot lighter body than I was expecting or I thought it would be thicker and syrupy and it's not. I guess it's a porter it's not a stout but it's a little nutty also you know you mentioned all the you know the chocolate. There's some coffee at top the flavors it's like this chalky powdery mouth till it's kind of nutty as well you know I'm surprised it's less wheat. Then I would imagine. Like it. This is coffee. There's not much cream in it and it's not milk chocolate. It is like cocoa chocolate where you get the the bitterness. I think what it is it's a it's a choco a latte and I'm a latte drinker I don't like sweet coffee drinks a lot tazer not sweet. That's probably what this says it's a coffee drink that has not a sweet coffee drink. I like that aspect of it because some of these coffee beers can be overly sweet too much like chocolate brown sugar. This is this Has the chocolate but it's more like the dark bakers chocolate not this. Chocolate agreed and now I understand the Jeff goes through every single podcast after the show and have six half years to drink. It's going to be pretty good not a bad thing you know one other thing I was going to mention about the spur and I didn't know this but I did some research today on this. It's been around since the night one thousand nine hundred four. So like I said but this is actually a publicly traded company and
you know in the past we've talked about balance point was they were about to go public. They're doing going to do an I.P.O. that changed they got bought out by another company but this is actually a publicly traded craft brewery which is not a lot of those there's like Widmer Brothers is there. They're owned by a conglomerate that own several Perris New Belgium is own this company owned publicly own put it's owned by the employees which is kind of cool but this is publicly owned like it's a stock that if you want to invest in this company you can you can do so. So I looked it up for those of you who are investors the stock symbol is ales A L E S which is pretty cool. They got that early before anybody took it now so you know most of these Perris and beers we have on the show are all pretty small. They're not publicly traded this is one of the few that is a publicly traded company. I'm surprised that more companies don't go that route. I mean many many businesses go that route but the breweries they either fund it themselves or they get bought out by another brewery or an investor group buys them out. There's a lot of different ways that it goes but there's very few publicly traded beer companies. I think it's because every prayer is still really like minuscule in size. I mean if you look at you know you. In companies that are publicly traded on the stock market they're huge. They're they're big companies and even like what what we think of as a big brewery is still a really
small company. You know based on revenue and profit and all this stuff in comparison to most publicly traded companies that you can invest in so I think you know this is a tiny company and I think a lot of them just for them to go public. It doesn't make sense until they get a lot bigger. Yeah it's true I can see that our well let's move into the last beer of the night. This is from Bosc Brewing Company in Albuquerque New Mexico. It's called Just For Fun Imperial black I.P.A. This is eight point seven percent. Another one of the fears that Hugo picked up on his way back and I'm pretty confident in saying this is my first ever beer from New Mexico. How about you. Yet never had one from New Mexico before and you know we don't have a lot of black I.P.A. as on the show. I think it's pretty bold. We're going with an imperial black I.P.A. I like that and we haven't had any other I.P.O.'s until right now. I think this just smelling I mean imported I struggle in the bottle and it smells like just charcoal burnt malt like the darkest multi-member smell before. Really I think it's smells incredibly happy. I think this smells like fresh hops like an abundance of hops you know I'm getting the hot flavor now that I poured in the glass before I
was smelling it straight out of the bottle and now smelling it out of the glass. You're right I'm smelling the bottle and I smell hops and then in the class I say I'm sorry in the bottle I smell malts in the glass I smell the hops is weird. So this is dark brown color. There's a little points of light come. Through It. Even in the middle and then on the edges you see a deep amber color. I got about two fingers of tan head here really good late seed this just sticks to the side of the glass. I
mean the color is mean it's very dark almost black very dark brown that is the roasted malt hop rumah really good smelling beer. That's pretty good on the taste I mean if I wasn't looking at this I would not think this was a black male there's some toasted malt characteristics but this tastes like a really fresh copy beer. I mean I get the dark the the black malt roasted multiple also so I think. And it has a little bit of an alcoholic kick to it so I think this is aptly named Imperial black I.P.A. that's what this is what do you think so. The name of the spear is just for fun which I think it's cool. I bet on the name. I bet they were experimenting and they just made this beer just for the hell of it you know trying something out and I have
no idea but I can look at the side of the bottle and maybe will see is too much writing on here for me to tell but I like this. I mean and I've never been a huge fan of black I.P.A.. I think a lot of breweries are actually getting rid of them and I would guess that that's one of the styles appear that is not growing in popularity and there in the craft beer world. I just don't know a lot of people that like the black I.P.A. style. But this is one of the better ones. If not the best one that I've had. I joined this. I think it's got I haven't figured out the hops yet but I think there's the right amount of multi almost like vanilla and toffee flavors that you don't normally get from an I.P.A. and it's a very well balanced. All the hops. Yeah that's true. This is a strong beer though I mean it you get the Imperial is definitely there no mistaking it. Yeah it's eight point seven percent ninety eight and you know it's not that bitter to me I think the hops. Now that I have a few sips are like citrusy which is always like misleading to me to have a dark colored beer and have citrusy hops. But I think it's citrusy hops balance with like just the perfect amount of roasted malt flavors. You know it's as mosaics complex blend of fruit doing and earth lead out while the mild roast character blends into the full bodied malt base. Those are all like my favorite words mosaic earthy. And I guess their motto is flavor is boss and there's no shortage of flavor in this beer. You know this is a complex pair mean this is something you will sit down and you could describe all kinds of things about this and this is got to be a very highly rated beer in my opinion makes me want to go to Mexico to see what else they have this seems like a cobra or that we should check out something. Yeah for sure as the only beer of every head from New Mexico. This is setting the bar pretty high. All right Jeff where you want to recap because we had tonight in the movie figure out what our favorite beer of the day was sure going to make spinning to see who goes first a little interesting with just two of us but I'll get the coin perfect. So we we had six beers tonight again from six completely different styles from six different states and so we started out with the St Arnold weed whacker from Texas and then we tried the barrio Brewing Company bought a oh grow hair on my R.'s Scottish style Amber Ale and then we jumped to the. Troia's triple Golden Ale from Pennsylvania. After the break we tried our strange appearing at the New Belgium lips a faith Black Berry a barley wine and we went over to California our home state to try. Evan spring company that choco latte Porter and we just finished up with the Bosc Bhaskar boss K. I don't know if we establish how to say that mosque brewing in New Mexico the. Just for fun Imperial black I.P.A. I would just like our wheel of who goes first Israel every week I have a real coin to go over here. I will be it's Jeff will be tails. But if I want to call it on the air. That's all right. Europe big decision. It's always me no matter what. All right. It's always a tough decision when you have so many different styles in so many he. Different good beers I mean if it was multiple I.P.S. I usually have a favorite but having to compare style to style is something we don't do very often and it's a little tough. That being said we always have to make a decision. So my beer that is going to be the LE GRAND of triple Golden Ale from TRO guess this beer was just so smooth and it bounced the bread in this in the sweetness and the complex and complex this so well that it's a beer that I bet I could have several times and be able to pick different things out each time I had it. It's like one of those beers where you can't get a good. Done right away and that's kind of refreshing. It's like a. Read a book where it's very complicated with a plot line and you have to work to follow it. Well that's kind of like that with that beer and I enjoy that I enjoy a challenge. So that's my view of the day. Triple Gold the mail from true Brewing Company a very good pick. You know for me it came down to two beers and this was a great show a lot of these beers we've been holding on to because they're kind of random They're like a set from six different states but I was impressed with every beer every every one of these was was excellent. I do have favorites for sure. I really enjoyed that triple golden ale. But for me my number one choice is going to
be that Bhaskar brewing Imperial black I.P.A. that just for fun and I say that because it is you know I wasn't quite sure but now I'm pretty sure it's the best black I.P.A. that I've ever had. I really enjoy the balance between the hops and the malts it's the citrus hops I think a little bit like herbal tea earthy flavors mixed with this like nutty multi roasted flavors. It's really well done. It's smooth it's not at all bitter. I mean don't be turned off by the eight point seven percent or the
ninety IB use it's strong no doubt but it's very drink a ball. Not bitter and out of all of these I said or the style that was the beer that I enjoyed the most robust feel like we've been everywhere today to six states for six different breweries in six different styles of beer and now I know it just goes through every single week where I have six beers to drink tonight by. Myself. Oh well I'll get by of speaking of getting everywhere. We're going to be in the north east in the beginning to October started on October sixth and for the whole extended weekend. We're going to Boston New Hampshire Maine and Vermont and a bunch of breweries in that area. We will have more details and post them up on the website when we have them in two weeks. Jeff and I will be at the California craft beer summit in Sacramento on the ninth and tenth of September and they have a lot of speakers a lot of seminars about the whole craft beer industry in this country and so we'll be checking that out as well. So if you're in the second area we will see you at that event or I will see you next time I know we have a Texas show coming up a couple other ones we kind of are have on the horizon. So a lot of good things coming up here and we'll see you next time for that for Jeff Miller I'm Dallas Heliker this is the beer of the day podcast tonight.