#27 – Terrapin BFM Collaboration and Pg. Lost

20 Nov

Once again we start with some songage before moving on to the beerage. I failed to share the beauty of Mastodon with Russ as I had planned in Episode 26, so we get that out of the way right up front. Russ was stoked. The riffage from 3:37 (of the podcast) to the end of the song is the stuff dreams are made of. After the song, I showed off the snazzy 9-second-long Blood and Thunder ringtone I made a couple years ago. You can download it below. That’s right, two episodes, two ringtones. I believe ringtones are soon going to be the new text messages, you guys. Invest with confidence.

Mastodon – Blood and Thunder ringtone .m4r file (iOS ringtone)

Mastodon – Blood and Thunder ringtone .mp3 file

So, THE BEER. This week, we happily quaff the 2011 Barley Ryne from Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, GA and Brasserie des Franches-Montagnes (BFM), in Jura, Switzerland. We did an awesome job speculating on the origins of this beer and the version brewed at BFM that preceded it, and ended up saying several things that were probably incorrect. And we actually prepared for this a little bit. I spoke with someone at Terrapin and they set me straight. For the purposes of chronology, we will call them Version 1 and Version 2:

    Version 1 – Barleywine brewed at BFM in Switzerland in early 2011. Aged in oak Rum barrels. Contains notable (good) funkiness from the barrel-aging process. Served in 11.4 oz. swing-top bottles (pic). This is NOT the beer we’re drinking for this episode.
    Version 2 – Barleywine brewed in September, 2011 at Terrapin. Aged on borbon oak. More representative of a traditional American Barlelywine. Oh, look, here’s an info sheet (PDF) on the beer directly from the, er, turtle’s mouth. This IS the beer we are drinking in this episode.

We have both versions and will likely do a comparison episode at some point in the future. Or not. You’re not the boss of us.

OH GOD, THE SONG. We listen to Spirits Stampede from Pg. Lost off their recent record, Key. I try, badly, to summarize the genre known by many as post-rock. Russ … well you’ll just have to listen.

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