#45 – Westvleteren XII and Neutral Milk Hotel

3 Jun

WE ARE BACK. Sorry for the unannounced hiatus (note: Not actually sorry). We needed a break from the weekly pace, and I wanted to make some changes/upgrades to the recording setup. Next thing you know two whole months have snapped by and people start assuming the worst. Which raises an interesting question: Would “the worst” be us quitting this project OR would it be us continuing to foist new episodes upon you? Answer carefully.

Now then, we thought we’d ease back into things with a readily available session beer called Westvleteren XII. Ha ha, SARCASM. This beer is quite difficult to obtain, which we discuss, and, for a long time, it sat at the top of BeerAdvocate’s Top Beers list, two facts that are probably not unrelated.

To compliment the ‘hype’ theme, we picked a song from the recently resurrected Neutral Milk Hotel, whose Fall, 2013 tour sold out before even going on sale. I’m telling you, mouth-breathing indie rockers actually used time travel to buy Neutral Milk Hotel tickets. Anyway, we played In The Aeroplane Over The Sea from the 1998 NMH album of the same name.

Feels good to be back.

2 Responses to “#45 – Westvleteren XII and Neutral Milk Hotel”

  1. Justin August 16, 2013 at 12:51 AM #

    Great episode. Thought you guys went off the grid permanently, but happy you’re back on the horse. I had the happy opportunity to have the Westvleteren XII several months back (about a week before the US release) when a friend kiestered a bottle back from the abbey. Great beer. Really liked the song choice too. Welcome back, gents.

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