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Yeti Finger

So, we have a system of measurement here on The Beer Coasters Podcast that is a little strange.  Back when Chris tried the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti from Great Divide on the Wild Card Issue, the “fingers of head” measurement was altered to reflect that of Chris’ beer.  *UPDATE* We mentioned on this week’s show that Chris had tried the Oak Aged Yeti(the same beer that I am trying in this issue), which, in fact, was not the case.  A Yeti Finger is roughly the size of two human fingers.  Since that show, we have referred to all our beers’ head as being compared to the fingers of the Yeti.  It’s an inside joke that you can now be a part of.  Don’t you feel special?  Cheers!

  – Beer Coaster Toby

After the pour.... two fingers

The search for the elusive Yeti has come to an end.  On this week’s issue of The Beer Coasters Podcast, we review nothing but Yetis from Great Divide Brewing Company.  The first Yeti captured is the youngest of the sweat, a harmless little Yetiling, the Yeti Imperial Stout.  Next, Mike shares his campsite with the Espresso Oak Aged Yeti, then springs a trap.  Toby finds clumps of hair and a few finger nails before sipping the Oak Aged Yeti.  And finally, Chris and Mike return with the head of the European Yeti, the Belgian Style Yeti.

Sipping Bear returns to the show to weave us a tale of his first encounter with the Yeti, we get a break-down of LA Beer Week through the tastebuds of Tom in LA and another shout-out from Greg at the OC Beer Blog.

Here’s a drinking game for you: take a drink every time you hear us say “Yeti” and you’ll be a true Yetiot.  Cheers!


Slam Dunkel!

As we hit Issue #101, we theme it with the Dunkelweizen style of American craft beer.  With a quick pick-up game of 21, all three Beer Coasters try out the Dunkel Weiss from Great Divide Brewing.  With all the hoop-la about A-B boycotting in Alabama, we use it as our Hop Topic and try to shed a little more light on the subject.  In the middle of the country, Chris pulls off an alley-oop with the Dunkelweiss from New Belgium’s Lips Of Faith Series.  In the Eastern region, Mike dribbles a little over Harpoon’s 100 Barrel Series #34 Oak Aged Dunkel.  And finally, out West, Toby shoots from the free throw with Big Dog’s Doghouse Dunkel.

We spend a little extra time in our Backwash Segment – because it tastes so good!  Thanks to all our new(and old) listeners.  Cheers!

Spring Is In The Beer!

Spring is in the air – or should we say, Spring is in the BEER!  It’s feeling like it’s officially Springtime and we are drink special Spring release craft beers.  The time of year when the ice melts, the hops are in bloom and the lighter side of beer begins to flow.

We start off with the return of Beer Coaster Chris!  He’s back and sassy as ever!  His Spring release beer is the Colette from Great Divide Brewing Co.  Beer Coaster Mike tends to his flower garden with a glass of Berkshire’s Maibock Lager.  Out Westward, Beer Coaster Toby bows to Ninkasi with their Spring Reign.

Since Chris has been gone for so long, we decided to pile on thr Hop Topics this week, which include some very sad stories in the Craft Beer world.  A lot of great Backwash this week – as well as some very disturbing Backwash – and some silly banter to make Chris’ return that mucg more tolerable.  Thanks for stopping by, Cheers!

Spring Is In The Beer