Good show this week where I’ll have a wonderful roasted lager from Alarmist Brewing in collaboration with the Chicago Brewseum. I’ll also have some St Louis beers from Wellspent and Perennial Artisan Ales thanks to Brian at Three One Pour. Plus I’ll call out a former Chicago athlete who’s known for his allergies to gratuities as a Jagoff of the week!
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Going back to a macro this week with the beer refreshing Hamm’s. I also enjoyed offerings from Off Color, Mad Swede, Bissell Brothers, and McMenamins!
Plus, don’t build 2 toilets side by side so you can talk to your significant other!
Thanks to Jeffrey, Chance, and Bill for the beer hookups!
Great show this week where I have the flagship beer from Chicago’s newest brewery Funkytown and it’s a winner! I’ll also have a chat with one of the co-hosts of the terrific Drunk Theory podcast Kelli Madden! There are fine beers I’ll have from Hopewell, and Pilot Project, plus a non-political Jagoff segment!
Alaskan Smoked Porter – Beer In Front
The second and final part of my 1971 in music podcast is out and is a good one! I couldn’t have done this without (a lot) help from friends!
This was a lot of fun talking to old and new friends about my favorite topic that doesn’t come in a pint glass! Thanks to everyone who participated and thank you for listening!
You can listen to this and all other shows here! https://daveypz.podbean.com/
Tonight I’m having a terrific Première De Roncier from the New Braunfels Brewing Company in New Braunfels , TX. Kelly K.F.M. Meyer was kind enough to send me this prior to our interview last week, and I wanted to share this with Ruby since she is a fan of sours. This is outstanding! What a fantastic beer! I get a huge hit of the raspberry/blackberry up front, then the tart hit me in the back of my cheeks as puckered up. This is sour AF and I love it!
From the notes on this: Mixed culture wheat beer barrel-aged prior to refermentation with whole raspberries and blackberries. The premiere is the first of two presses from the fruit that are blended together to craft our Saison de Roncier.
I’d normally say to grab this one of you can find it, but according to the bottle, only 96 bottles of Première De Roncier were produced for this blend in December 2020. If you see anything from the New Braunfels Brewing Company, be sure to pick it up as the 2 different one I’ve had so far have been killer! Thanks again to Kelly for sending this one out to me, and to my mail carrier for not dropping the box!
You can find info on Kelly’s book and podcast here!
Great show this week where I talked to Kelly KFM Meyer. Kelly is the former owner of the New Braunfels Brewing Company in Texas. He is the author of the book How NOT To Start A Damn Brewery and hosts a podcast with the same name. This was very informative and I thank Kelly for coming on to chat.
Alaskan Smoked Porter – Beer In Front
Tonight I’m having a Baltic Porter from Kinslahger Brewing Company located in Oak Park, Illinois. This one is a session but still checks in at 8% ABV. This is a slightly dialed down version of their regular Baltic Porter that is 9.5% ABV. Baltic Porters are usually brewed with a cold fermented ale yeast or a lager yeast and Kinslahger uses the latter in this robust yet drinkable beer.
I’m a fan of the style and Kinslahger did not disappoint. This had a great aroma and the flavor was terrific. I picked up a lot of dark chocolate here and slight coffee notes. The taste was for me a tick thin, but that could be just my mind seeing “session” and expecting that. I’ll have to grab their regular Baltic soon to compare the two. The can art on this is amazing. It is a great dark blue with gold accents and is a wonderful design. I’d pick this one up again in a heartbeat, the Session Baltic Porter would be a great beer to have outside on a nice fall evening or to enjoy with a nice hearty steak for dinner.
Kinslahger is located at 6806 Roosevelt Road in Oak Park, Illinois and is open Thursday-Sunday.