This week, we’re delving into the topic of New England Style IPAs with our FIRST special guest, Tim Gearin. The New England native gave us a rundown of the style, and incited jealously with his proximity to some of the best breweries in the country. Then, Tim, John and I sampled some of Trillium Brewing‘s finest: A Street, Congress Street, and Melcher Street IPAs, along with their Vicinity Double IPA.
Programming Note: This conversation went LOOOOOOOONG! We’ll be breaking it up over the next several weeks, so stay tuned!
Again, a special thanks to Tim for joining us!
Yup, we went off the rails….hard! We touch on Random WDW Character Meets, Snorkeling in the Living Seas, Marine Biology, coffee roasting techniques, the “Bloody Mary Conspiracy”, a Jim Beam update, oh yeah, and some beer – Tröegs JavaHead Stout
and Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA
One of my favorite spots in Animal Kingdom is the Dawa Bar, go figure! It’s a great place to grab a cold beer and enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa. They have a nice selection of brews including some American beers and a couple of African beers.
On a recent trip, I was after my normal beer here, St. George’s lager. That particular beer was sold out and I “settled” for a Golden Monkey. Sometimes the best things you find by accident! Brewed by Victory Brewing it packs quite a punch at 9.5%. Beer is poured from a bottle, not on draft. It’s a Belgian style Trippel ale, pretty strong. Starts out with a slight banana aroma, you can taste nutmeg, clove and some other fruit flavors as you enjoy the beer. All in all a very, very good beer! Next time you’re at Animal Kingdom, don’t despair! You can still find great beer!
Happy Flower and Garden all! John spent a Saturday at Epcot to kick off the Flower & Garden Festival, and brought us along with him through the miracle of live recording. Of course the first thing we had to bring you was the UNIBROUE SAMPLER. John sampled Maudite, Blanche de Chambly and A Tout le Monde at the Northern Bloom Food Kiosk at the Canada Pavilion.
Stay tuned over the next few weeks as we bring you several more Flower & Garden-focused episodes!
In this episode Dave and John open their collective Fridge and talk about a few beers. John tries Abita Brewing Co. Purple Haze while Dave quaffs one of his seasonal favorites, Bell’s Hopslam.
The guys then run the train right off the rails and talk about the “Bloat Factor” in full flavor American Lagers vs. their Light counterparts. Just a heads up – Dave gets a bit pretentious and Beer Snobby!