Woah woah woah, this one is crazy! Kaede from Godspeed is a massive 10% still (not carbonated) beer bursting with big jammy dark dried fruits, and a huge helping of sweet maple syrup. Also, Chris tries the house hot sauce from Godspeed, and it's rock solid too! What a day!
In this total blast from the past, Chris is hanging out with Mandie, former co-host of the pod, catching up on all things Left Field Brewery, pandemic beer making, seltzer, and the usual amount of two friends just hanging out.
Back to basics with this beauty from Left Field, West Coast Swing IPA. A big assertively hoppy west coast IPA that just does all the things right. Also, I think you should have a zoom-based beer or wine tasting with friends. What is it, 2020?!
Flipping the script tonight, with a boi that is neither crispi nor hazi. It's Old Muddee from Muddy York, their version of a classic American Lager. Also the usual covid-based chatter, a new reverse advertisement or whatever it is I'm doing, and a report on our precious little doggy, Ginger.
Just like JC, Chris is back and sipping an absolute classic from Godspeed Brewery, thier Ochame IPA with green tea. Also the (now usual) covid-ranting. And new for season 6: this episode brought you Muddy York Brewing, the first in at least one reverse sponsorships.
Chris is briefly joined by the cutest, quietest co-host yet: his new adopted pup Ginger! Then it's time to sip a beauty NEIPA from Collective Arts, rant about Breed-specific (haha0 Legistlation, and sign off till after Easter.
Chris is drinking an absolutely delicious Jelly King with Raspberry and Blackberry from Bellwoods brewery, talking about colour names, and also giving some insights into fasting, whether you're a spiritual person, or just somebody looking to learn another language.
Long one tonight, in this pre-recorded ep, Chris hangs out with two of his old friends, Troy and Fabian from Great Lakes. They talk about their roles at the company, the new brew pub downtown, the brewery's 34th anniversary, and life and brewing in pandemic times.
I had an absolute ball hanging out with Kevin Freer, of Block 3 Brewing. Talking lots about his beers, and beers in general, and also music, BBQ, and some other fun stuff. It was a long one, but I could have talked to him for hours!
Not an ideal night for recording an ep, but sometimes you just need to soldier on. Sipping an absolutely fantastic pale ale from the brand-new Red Tape Brewery, but also talking about losing a beloved friend. Legit content warning: there's talk about depression, mental illness, and suicide.
Tonight I'm super honoured to be joined by Dan Moor, former captain of the Toronto Arrows Rugby Club. I'm drinking a Lineout Lager by Indie Alehouse (in partnership with the Arrows), and he's sipping a Lone Wolf IPA from Fernie Brewing Co. We talk a bit about beer then a lot about rugby and generally have a wonderful time. Apologies for the sound quality: Zoom compresses the hell out of their audio.
Chris sits down with one of the beer industry's most beloved people: George Eagleson from Niagara College Teaching Brewery. They talk a lot about George's long and storied brewing past, what his gig is like as a professor, their own amazing past, and generally have a ball. However you celebrate this holiday season, have a great one filled with lots of love, and a reasonable volume of beer!