Posts tagged ‘hop topic’

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!

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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

“Back In Black” – black beers, that is

Now that I think of it, it’s pretty funny that we decided to call the latest issue of the podcast, “Back In Black”.  Mainly because the last time we did a black beer show, it was the “Schwarzbier Issue”(#21) back in 2009.  It’s funny because there are other black beers styles that we have not officially created a whole show around, like the Black IPA’s and Black Ales.  Schwarzbiers are black Lagers, two of which we shared on the show.

Back to the real reason for this post:  The latest issue of the Beer Coasters Podcast is now circulating the web and ready for download.  Don’t get me wrong, “Back In Black” is a kick-ass show title and it still works beautifully.  For our Fermentation Conversation beer, we try Allagash Brewing Co.’s Black, which was rated #1 on Wine Enthusiasts Top 25 Beers Of 2010, and the topic of discussion in a recent Hop Topic.  Back in Boston, Mike gets his hands on Iniquity from Southern Tier, which is an Imperial Black Ale.  Out here in the West, I try out, what seems to be some sort of homeopathic remedy of a concoction, the Black Lager from Mate Veza.  Mate Veza is actually owned and operated by Mendocino Brewing out of Ukiah, California.  In the middle of the country, Chris steals from my region with the Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager from Rogue Brewing.

During our Hop Topic segment, we go over the Obama Super Bowl party.  Chris says that regardless of whether or not you think Obama is a bad president, he’s a craft beer drinker, so that’s cool.  So, please check out this week’s show and don’t forget to tell a friend and hit us up with some Backwash or sign the Guestbook to let us know you’re out there.  Cheers!

– Beer Coaster Toby

“Ginger” Issue #88

In this week’s edition of The Beer Coasters Podcast, we check out a few Gingers. Out West, Toby tries Caldera Brewing’s Ginger Beer. In the East, Mike Mount(s) Desert Island Ginger from Atlantic Brewing. In the middle, Chris gets spiritual with Left Hand Brewing’s Good Juju. Our Hop Topic this week is the ultimate beer course, Beer 101. We hope you enjoy the show and don’t forget to stop by the website for all your Beer Coasters needs. Cheers!