HoB004: Clifford the Big Red Ale

Welcome to the latest House of Beers episode, this time featuring Books & Brews Clifford the Big Red Ale. We dive deep into the history of the beer with head brewer Bryan Suter, breakdown the style via the BJCP Style Guide, discuss out latest beer experiences, and finish the episode with news.

News:

    Ask Kate About Beer: What's the problem with beer flights?
    Upland Brewing plans a huge brewery, beer garden and bike shop at closed Value World in Fountain Square


Publish Date: 8/8/2018




Recent Episodes

Whale Hunters Episode 1! We've created a new series based on House of Beer, called Whale Hunters. As fans of craft beer, we seek out the hard-to-find brews along with the everyday shelf beers.

In this first episode, Kevin Groover of Out Here Having a Pint dropped by to discuss Books & Brews Franken Gloop, the first barrel aged beer from their Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster Reserve series. Only 120 bottles were available to those who put their name on the list, making it a hard-to-find beer.

Dustin and Matt review the beers they sampled at Indiana on Tap's August Tasting Society Event (beers from Tin Man Kokomo, Fountain Square Brewing, Pax Verum, and Monon Beverage Brokers). For news, the trio talks about BrewDogs beer hotel, a place Kevin got to stay in before the general public, and talk pros and cons, mostly pros, of breweries creating variety pack based on Oskar Blues recent news.

Presenting Sponsor: Books & Brews

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Publish Date: 9/5/2018


Back-to-back House of Beers! This week we feature Bell's Brewery Two Hearted Ale an American-style India Pale Ale. We discuss the beer can design, learn how completely wrong we are about how the name Two Hearted Ale came to be, breakdown the style via the BJCP Style Guide, discuss our latest beer experiences, and finish the episode with news.

News:

    Fans to get free beer with Browns' first victory

Presenting Sponsor: Books & Brews

Other Sponsors: New Day Craft Meadful Things and Outciders

Ways to support the show: Patreon Threadless Shop

Check out our podcasting host, Pinecast. Start your own podcast for free, no credit card required, forever. If you decide to upgrade, use coupon code r-a28fff for 40% off for 4 months, and support Barrel Chat.



Publish Date: 8/22/2018


Presenting Sponsor - Books & Brews

We sat down with New Day Craft's Tia Agnew (CEO) and Brett Canaday (Cider/Mead Maker) to learn more about the business, how they got into making cider and mead, and how they've kept it going for 14 years. They also drop some exclusive tidbits on upcoming releases and ideas currently fermenting. Throughout the episode we sample 10 of the cider and mead varieties, learning about how Canaday makes each one and other interesting facts.

Cider & Mead on the show:

Gold Rush

South Cider

Johnny Chapman

Washington's Folly

Shelby Blue Ribbon

Live Currant

Breakfast Magpie

Cacao Cinnamon Breakfast Magpie

Vanilla Breakfast Magpie

Imperial Breakfast Magpie

Make sure to buy tickets for the 3rd Annual Meadful Things and Outciders event on Sept. 1! Just make sure to say "Hi!" we you spot us!




Publish Date: 8/1/2018


We sit down with Tia Agnew and Brett Canady from New Day Craft to talk about the 3rd annual Meadful Things and Outciders. They provide all of the valuable information about the event, a elevator speech on why you should attend, and dive into the event's origin story.

Publish Date: 7/25/2018


As you can guess from the title we are discussing another great #HouseBeer this week in Quaff ON! Brewing's Busted Knuckle English Porter. We dive deep into the history of the beer and beer style. In the second half of the show we talk about a few beers we've had since our last episode, Zymurgy Magazine's Top 10 beer list, and newly approved Goose Island Bourbon County Stout labels & flavors.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Books & Brews, a place for people without a place.

And make sure you grab your tickets for New Day Craft's Meadful Things and Outciders!

Beers on the episode:

    Quaff ON! Busted Knuckle
    Upland Brewing Little Wheat Lies


Publish Date: 7/18/2018


We head up to Muncie, IN to imbibe with the guys from The Guardian Brewing Company. We learn about what drove Jason Phillips to open the brewery, why Sean Fickle decided to leave his post as head brewer of Fountain Square Brewing Co. to be the head brewer for The Guardian, and a lot about the beer they make. Oh, and we get to hear why Sean hates the New England IPA trend...he's obviously part of the Fountain Square brewing family.

Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor Books & Brews, a place for people without a place.

And make sure you grab your tickets for New Day Craft's Meadful Things and Outciders!



Publish Date: 7/4/2018


In our first Pint-sized Promotion episode we talk about The Delaware County Fair's (in Delaware County Indiana) new attraction this year: a Beer and Wine Tent. Delaware County GIS Coordinator and part-time The Guardian Brewing employee Kyle Johnson tells us more about this first-year attraction. We learn which breweries and wineries will be participating, how the samples and pint purchasing will work, and a little history behind how the attraction came to fruition.

Publish Date: 6/27/2018


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Barrel Chat is your #1 podcast for the finer side of beer, liquor, and wine. Every episode hosts Mathew Muncy and Dustin Wood talk to industry leaders about their finest libations.

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