Funkytown Brewing Hip Hops and R & Brews

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!

Drunk Theory

Funkytown Brewery

Hopewell Brewing

Pilot Project 


Craft Beer Marketing Awards Beer In Front

Awesome show this week. I interviewed Jim McCune and Jackie DiBella from the Craft Beer Marketing Awards and discussed the awards and craft beer marketing. The Beer In Front this week was Focal Banger, and I had some great ones from Revolution & Phase Three. Someone go to Pints and Pies this weekend for me please! Craft Beer Marketing Awards Pints and Pies Prop Day 2021 Shoutout to Kelli Madden for joining my Patreon! 
  1. Craft Beer Marketing Awards
  2. From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters
  3. Funkytown Brewing Hip Hops and R&Brews
  4. Pabst Blue Ribbon
  5. 1971 In Music Part II

1971 Part II

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!

Playlist Wars

Jennifer

Set Lusting Bruce

Keeping Up With The Cardassians

Patrick

Sarah 

Paul

Pop Culture Brews

Ruvani de Silva

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/

 

Première De Roncier

Première De Roncier by New Braunfels Brewing Company

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!

New Braunfels Brewing Company

How NOT To Start A Damn Brewery!

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. 

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Craft Beer Marketing Awards Beer In Front

Awesome show this week. I interviewed Jim McCune and Jackie DiBella from the Craft Beer Marketing Awards and discussed the awards and craft beer marketing. The Beer In Front this week was Focal Banger, and I had some great ones from Revolution & Phase Three. Someone go to Pints and Pies this weekend for me please! Craft Beer Marketing Awards Pints and Pies Prop Day 2021 Shoutout to Kelli Madden for joining my Patreon! 
  1. Craft Beer Marketing Awards
  2. From The Land Of Sky Blue Waters
  3. Funkytown Brewing Hip Hops and R&Brews

Kinslahger Session Baltic Porter

Kinslahger Session Baltic Porter

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.

CategoryScoreWeighted
Appearance80.48
Aroma81.92
Taste104
Mouthfeel80.8
Overall91.8
Total9

Kinslahger is located at 6806 Roosevelt Road in Oak Park, Illinois and is open Thursday-Sunday.

Kinslahger Brewing Company

YAKWII

Narrow Gauge Y.A.K.W.I.I.

Holy fuck is this good! Y.A.K.W.I.I. (you already know what it is) is a Sour IPA by Narrow Gauge Brewing in Florissant, MO in collaboration with the Saint Louis Hop Shop. This was graciously given to me by Virginia and if by some miracle I have any offspring, the first will have to go to her, this beer is so good!

Y.A.K.W.I.I. like I mentioned is a Sour IPA brewed with Sabro hops and brewed with Lactose and aged on Vanilla Beans, Pineapple, and Raspberries. Lactose and I aren’t the best of friends, but I’ll happily accept whatever happens to my stomach if the dairy pills don’t kick in. I loved everything about this beer. Terrific aroma with the vanilla blending in with the fruits and Sabro hops. The taste is spectacular with for my tastebuds, the vanilla, raspberries, and pineapple all come through without any single one pushing the others aside. If the harmonies of Boyz II Men or Fleetwood Mac were a beer, they’d be Y.A.K.W.I.I.

Narrow Gauge is at 1595 N Highway 67 St in Florissant, Missouri. The Saint Louis Hop Shop is at 2600 Cherokee Street in St. Louis.

Once again, my deepest gratitude goes to Virginia for bringing me this to try. If you are in the St. Louis area, I highly recommend Y.A.K.W.I.I.

CategoryScoreWeighted
Appearance80.48
Aroma92.16
Taste104
Mouthfeel9.9
Overall91.8
Total9.34