If you missed the CCBA beer summit this year, you’ll have to go to Southern California next year, as in Long Beach. Courtesy California Craft Brewers Association
Perhaps the best oatmeal stout ever, a wild ride with some mint chocolate chip, and our first interview with a female brewer; just some of the goodness in this episode of the Stoutcast.
Merced is Spanish for mercy. Mariposa is Spanish for butterfly, which is why our hosts had to suffer the indignity of playing sports growing up under the incredibly intimidating team name, “The Monarchs.” Ooooh. Monarchs. Scary. Photo by Bob Moffitt
Bob and his artiste brother-in-law Robert try out a 4-pack of milk stouts from Firestone, Electric, Belching Beaver and Left Hand before they finish off the day with a coffee offering from their host, 1850 Brewing Company in Bob's hometown and Robert's adopted hometown, Mariposa, California...it's halfway between Hornitos and Bootjack.
Glenn looks surprised as Bob gives him the evil eye as they work on new material should the creators of Portlandia decide to return for another season....oh and they differ somewhat dramatically on their opinions of the beers presented before them by the fine folks at Rogue Hall. Photo by Michelle DeWeese Crim
Hops, pink beer, peanut butter and jelly, lactose, kettles, spelling, and all kinds of other stuff come out of this talk with a couple of guys with really different ideas of hats, beards, sweaters, and how to make beer, including a really, really good Russian imperial... Photo by Bob Moffitt
When you have a special release and it's so dark that only a Metallica riff can aptly name it, then you probably have something pretty darn tasty. Find out how it's made as Bob and Nick go road-tripping to Track 7 Brewing.
Amy Altstatt writes and illustrates children's book. She takes a dark turn on behalf of Track 7 Brewing. Courtesy Amy Altstatt/Track 7
An imperial stout, a vanilla stout and a beer that promises all things to all stout-lovers. There's some seriously cool and strange stuff to ponder here... after I get them off the roof of my car and to a cold glass. Photo by Bob Moffitt