Everyone loves IPA. Everyone loves canned beer. Everyone loves Cigar City Brewing. BOOM! We have all three. Specifically, the 6th installment of the Hopped On The High Seas series, this one with Calypso hops.
We also listen to a track of the forthcoming Old 97′s album Most Messed Up. It comes out on 4/29, though digital downloads are available starting 4/25. Give the Old 97′s all of your money because they deserve it more than you.
I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge two egregious errors I made on this episode. We’re certainly no sticklers for “facts,” but these were bad enough to warrant corrections:
1. I mention that Lion Stout is brewed somewhere in the Caribbean. This was just a test, naturally, because EVERYONE knows Lion Stout is brewed in Biyagama, Sri Lanka, DUH.
2. I mention that the contract brewing network Cigar City recently signed with is called Interbrew, LIKE A DUMBASS, because everyone knows that particular contract brewing network is called The Brew Hub. (Interbrew is the Belgian brewing conglomerate that acquired AB in 2008 resulting in the multi-national dumpster fire called AB InBev.
Spending all day at a beer festival before recording episodes is both the best and worst idea we’ve ever had. Much like episode 73, Russ is relaxed and willing to admit that some music is actually good. Also like episode 73, we ramble on for way too long and actually forget what we’re doing several times. We drink the IPA from Meantime in London, which we acquired while recording episode 71 at The Craft Beer Factory. Russ picks Lagwagon from the board of songs and proceeds to say Blink-182 like 40 times, which is fair I suppose.
We sit down to chat after a long day of imbibing at the first annual Georgia Craft Beer Fest, a fundraiser for the Georgia Craft Brewer’s Guild. We drink a beer from Georgia, the Hop Dang Diggity Southern IPA from Jekyll Brewing. We make fun of Alpharetta, Georgia where Jekyll Brewing is located. We listen to a song from and Atlanta band, Whores., who are currently on tour. Thing we learned this week: One way to get Russ to enjoy things is to make sure he’s been drinking for nine hours before he tries them.
This is the episode you’ve all been waiting for. While Russ and I were busy doing our post-modern fatherly duties of putting the kids to bed, our wives commandeered the mics and recorded an episode! There was no stopping them. They picked the beer and the song and the rest is history. In this episode, we learn what a woobie is. We also hear insights about women over 50
As the title implies, this episode was recorded on location at a new growler store in East Cobb called The Craft Beer Factory in Marietta, GA (well, technically unincorporated Cobb County, which we discuss).
Jeremy, the manager at The Craft Beer Factory, was nice enough to have us in a couple weeks back to talk about his business, his special segment of the craft beer industry, micro-local geography, and nakedness. We opted to quaff some Wild Heaven Eschaton to continue the local theme. Also, Eschaton is delicious.
For maximum the hyper-localness, we listen to a song from Ye Olde Black Crowes, who went to high school about 3 miles from The Craft Beer Factory. And when you talk about the Black Crowes, there’s really only one song to mention. We do not get tricky.
Garrett is back and we pull a big ‘ol barleywine from Laurelwood out of the cellar. We implore Justin (of Barstool Therapy) to tell the folks at Laurelwood that the 2007 Old Reliable is still really good. This episode is chock full of misinformation and rule breaking. To the question, “What is your favorite barleywine,” Russ responded, “Dragon’s Milk,” which, of course, is a stout. To the question, “When was the last time we reviewed NOMEANSNO,” I responded rather emphatically, “Episode 50.” The last time we listened to NOMEANSNO was, of course, episode 40. Speaking of NOMEANSNO, this is the first use of the FREE SPACE on the Board of Songs. Things just get better and better, you guys.
We’re joined this week by our good pal Garrett in the first of three episodes with
suckers guests. You may remember Garrett from episodes 54 and 55 when we tore through a Hebrew Jewbelation Vertical Gift Pack. This time around, Garrett brought over a Bell’s Hopslam from 2012, which we tasted next to a bottle from this year’s batch. It may sound like we’re just using Garrett for his beer. Nothing could be further from the truth. We love Garrett. I love you, Garrett.
As the special guest, and because he showed up with a beer but no song, Garrett got to choose a song from the Board of Songs. He chose ALL, which was actually a fairly recent addition at the behest of our buddy (and 1 Beer 1 Song superfan), Noland, of the Barstool Therapy Podcast. If you want to hear Russ and Garrett really underappreciate a song, you gotta check this out.
Whale whale whale, what have we got here? We got ourselves some sorta IPA showdown! I make some disclaimers at the beginning, but it should be plainly obvious that this is by no means comprehensive, or, for that matter, not ridiculously stupid. That said, comparing beers side-by-side is where its at and we would do this even if we weren’t recording. Also notable: We wax parental immediately after the song (around the 21:00 mark). At 37 minutes total, this one runs a bit long, but, come on, THREE BEERS! Also the very end is chuckle-worthy. Do it.
We drink the latest in the Brick Mason series from Atlanta’s own Red Brick Brewing Company, which is more traditionally known as Atlanta Brewing Company. [I would link you directly to the beer, but not only is the beer not listed anywhere on their site, but, as we mention on the episode (and as of this writing), the Uniform Resource Locator PRINTED ON THE LABEL OF THE BEER returns a 404 error. That is something I would do. Get your own jokes, Red Brick.
The song this week, THE SONG, is by Trampled By Turtles frontman Dave Simonett’s recently released solo EP Razor Pony. I am a big fan (SHOCKER). Russ … well, Russ is a very special person and we love him very much.