Summer is *just* loosening its grip a bit, so here we have a crisp, refreshing episode before surely tumbling into six dark months of barrel-aged barley wines and sludge doom. Despite what is easily one of Russ’s least good pouring jobs ever, we managed to drink Lemon & Grassy from The Hop Project, which is the latest imprint from the Port Brewing / Lost Abbey folks. I struggled a bit to clearly (and accurately) describe Lost Abbey, mentioning I thought it was a Belgian-inspired theme. Well, I was right, so nyah. A quick lap around the episode guide seems to indicate we’ve never reviewed a beer from either Port or Lost Abbey. WTF?
In keeping with the crisp and refreshing theme, we listen to a track from Carly Rae Jepsen’s new album, Emotion. Longtime listeners might remember we last listened to Ms. Jepsen on episode 11, almost exactly three years ago.
One show note: We mentioned looking up the medical term for people who are disgusted by mouth noises and then promptly didn’t do it. Misophonia – From Wikipedia: Misophonia, literally “hatred of sound”, is a rarely diagnosed disorder, commonly thought to be of neurological origin, in which negative emotions (anger, flight, hatred, disgust) are triggered by specific sounds.