Mathias journied to Brussels to some the best brewies in the world. Much like Bilbo Baggins, he recants his journey there and back again. He was also able to bring back a few beers to try. We start with Brussels Beer Project #EXP0038, a coffee and espresso IPA and Boon Gueuze Mariage Parfait.
We decided to kick off year two by checking out the latest offerings from Systembolaget. Mathias picked up three beers from the local shop. We start off with one of our favorites, Founders' Backwoods Bastard. Then we follow it up with Lervig's Slippin into darkness. Then Mathias goes off book and brings out a surprise offering with Avery's Rumpkin, our once a year venture into the dark world of pumpkin beers. While we're trying the beers, we also check out what's coming to Sweden between now...
Mathias returns from his mysterious assignment just in time for What's on Tap podcast's one year anniversary. Oh, it's also Zwanze Day, Cantillon's once a year event where they try out a new release. This year was a lemon and oolong tea mixed with a two-year old lambic. We talk about the past year, what we envision for the future and give a review of this years Zwanze release.
#Cantillon #zwanze #zwanzeday #lambic #gueuze #beer #thirstythursday #craftbeer #belgianbeer #zwanzeday2017...
Mathias is still away on his secret mission. Stefan finds himself at Malmö Taproom and he's joined once again by Adrian Sjöstrom aka Beer Nerd Malmö. We're very excited about this weeks beers: Quetsche Tilquin Draft Version and Alesmith Thai Speedway Stout. One is a pleasant known and one is a scary unknown.
#beer #malmotaproom #QuetscheTilquin #gueuze #Alesmith #thaispeedwaystout #stout #imperialstout #thirstythursday
Stefan is back at the newly reopened Beer Ditch with Adrian Sjöstrom aka. Beer Nerd Malmö. Mathias is away on a top secret mission. The new owner keeps the spirit of Beer Ditch alive with an incredible bottle selection and wonderful tap list. But the burgers went bye-bye for more traditional Swedish and Danish fare. We try Pina Mojito Vice from Magic Rock, a pineapple, lime, mint Berliner Weiss and Dark Horizon 5th Edition from Nøgne Ø, a classic stout.
#beer #beerditch #magicrock...
Brewskival goodness continues. We got to sit down with brewers from Cycle Brewing, Pipeworks Brewing, Angry Chair Brewing and Dan (you need to hangout with Dan) at the same time. It's a great way to get to get know some of the best brewers working today. Later we catch up with Cycle Brewing one-on-one. That's followed by some Brazilian love brought to Sweden with Swedish brewers from Spike Brewing. Rounding it out is Green Bench Brewing and the state of the Florida brewing...
We volunteered at Brewskival in Helsingborg, Sweden. It's basically a smaller, more laid back version of Mikkeller Beer Celebration. Less people, 74 brewers and more beer that you can handle. This is part 1 of our coverage. We have interviews with two up and coming breweries that are doing amazing things. First is Jing-A out of China and that's followed by LOC brewing from the UK. We wrap it all up with our thoughts about volunteering at a beer festival, what made Brewskival so special and...
The second annual Bruery Bonanza. A new Swedish tradition of beautiful bottled delights, 11 men gathered with one goal in mind, to try a many different types of beer from Bruery and Bruery Terreux. Each person had to bring three bottles of Bruery beer with them to share around. No one brought the same beer so there was a lot of variety. It was an incredible night for trying some of the best beers available. Can't wait for Bruery Bonanza 2018.
Game of Beers returns for Game 3 and it's a whole new game. We created a Game of Beers and brought it to a new level. Two competitors go head to head to determine who knows more about beer in a blind taste test. Mathias fights for the honor of the podcast against a man who knows his stuff. The one, the only Beer.Nerd.Malmö, Adrian. If you aren't following Beer.Nerd.Malmö on Instagram, then you are missing out on one of the best beer blogs around. You can also find him on Untapped where...
After the fun of our Italian beer episode, we venture over the land of tea and crumpets. The UK has been producing some of the best beers in the world right now. We try Beavertown Lupuloid and Fourpure Deucebox. Two amazing breweries turning out some great beers. Join the conversation and let us know what your favorite UK beers are.
Stefan traveled to Italy for two weeks and drank lots of beer. This episode he brought a few back to try and discusses the state of the Italian beer scene. The guys review Da'Delbrado's Pie Veloce and Bruton's St Renna and Limes. Ciao!
Founder of South Plains Brewing and creator of Hoppapalooza, Jeff Brown sits down with us to discuss how he got started in brewing, the changing Swedish beer market and his upcoming craft beer street party called Hoppapalooza. The event is celebrating it's fourth year and for the first time, it's free to enter.
Jeff gives us the low down on which craft breweries, bands and food trucks will be in attendance. We hope to see you there.
South Plains Brewing Company
We're joined by self proclaimed beer nerd Martin who recently attended the release of the Cantillon Blubaer in Copenhagen. He gives us the lowdown on his experience and how the release has changed over the past 8 years. He was also kind enough to bring a can of Trillium Cutting Tiles from the release and we have our first Cantillon beer on the show. It's one of our favorite conversations.
It's all about joint love this episode. We have a sexy threesome between Brekeriet/Local Option/Jester King for a raspberry delight called Local King. That's followed by a love tryst between Boulevard Brewing nad Firestone Walker called Collab No. 6.
Malmo Salluhallen opened late in 2016. Salluhallen's are a collections of restaurants and vendors under one roof that cater to the trendy. The one in Malmö has a butcher, a cheese shop, fish monger, sourdough pizza place, ramen, gourmet burgers and our favorite, a sandwich shop. Mathias discovers his new love, the ruben sandwich. While he's stuffing his face we try to review BRAW's IPA Makes Me Go MIA and Möllys Bryggeri's Möllys Goes Tropicana.
It was a bright sunny day and we went to Malmö's only Beer Garder. Hamnmastaren was voted one of the best bars in all of Sweden on Ratebeer.com and for good reason. Awesome BBQ and loads of outside seating, it's a must for anyone visiting the area. This month we're reviewing Wessfeldts Bryggeri's Monsieur Nelson and Bearded Rabbit's Stubble Stout and one more beer thanks to special guest Chantra.
Sometimes the simple things in life are the best. Take Dugges' new collab beer with Cloudwater Brewing, Pale Ale Pale Ale Pale Ale. It's crisp, cleans and delicious with just a dash of fruitiness and hops. It's the reason why you drink pale ales. Combine that with Brewdog's bold new Paradox Rye in a can and you've got a one great afternoon. I guess you could say we really liked these beers...sorry for the spoilers.
This is an exciting episode. We get our hands on the lastest beer from Brewdog. Pump Action Poet is a stonefruit IPA. Does it deliver on the promise of peaches and apricot? Also, we throw caution to the wind and tell Westbrook they can't tell us how to drink their beers by reviewing a 2015 Mexican Cake. Should this beer be drunk fresh or does it hold up to aging? As if that wasn't enough, we discuss ABInbev buying into Ratebeer.com and what that could potentially mean for the site.
After all the joy of Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen, we're back to our original form. This week we visited the recently reopened Green Lion Inn. It's an English theme gastropub with a HUGE tap selection. We selected two beers to review, Warpig's Booty Call and Ugly Duck Brewing Co's Obama.
The last of our coverage from Mikkeller Beer Celebration Copenhagen. It was a great time and an amazing experience. I hate that it has to come to an end. We want to thank all the people that were kind enough to spare a few moments of their time to talk with us. We can wait to go back next year, discover more beers and talk with more people that make this the best beer event in the world!
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