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Hopkins Farm Brewery Excursion Episode – “Open Spaces & Local Ingredients”

Carlin and Rebecca hit up another Maryland farm brewery to support local beer and farming. Hear about their experience at Hopkins Farm Brewery while they sip on some beers.

Union Craft Brewing Excursion Episode – “Solid Offerings In A Nice Space”

Once a favorite brewery, Carlin and Rebecca return to Union Craft Brewing in Baltimore to see how their beers are tasting. Hear about their experience as they taste two of the beers they brought home.

Guinness Brewing Excursion Episode – “An Impressive Place To Hangout”

Having already been open four years, Carlin and Rebecca finally made it to the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland. Hear all about their experience.

Pariah Brewing Excursion Episode – “Joining The Baltimore Brewing Community”

Originally out of San Diego, California, Pariah Brewing recently opened a location in Baltimore, Maryland, so Carlin and Rebecca had to check it out. Listen for their review of the bar and their beers.

Independent Brewing Excursion Episode – “An Array Of Offerings”

After having the founder of Independent Brewing on the podcast years ago, Carlin and Rebecca decided it was time to check back in on how the beers are tasting and the brewery space has grown.

Dewey Beer Excursion Episode – “Best In The Fruited Sour Game”

A day trip to Rehoboth Beach, Delaware ended in a stop in at Dewey Beer Company for Carlin and Rebecca. Hear about their experience, how tasty the fruited sours were, and some outstanding pizza.

Attaboy Beer Excursion Episode – “An Amazingly Crisp Lager & A Pretty Sour Ale”

While in Frederick, Maryland, Carlin and Rebecca hopped over to Attaboy Beer to taste their offerings on tap and pick up one amazing lager. Listen to their recap of the experience as they sip on some Backyard Queen.

Idiom Brewing Excursion Episode – “Nailing Fruited Sours”

Having taken a recent trip to Frederick, Maryland, Carlin and Rebecca had to hit up one of their favorite breweries for sours. Hear the two recount their experience in this episode while sipping a few Idiom Brewing beers.

Mystery Beers Episode #250 – “Baa Baa & Black Flag”

Rounding out this batch of mystery beers, Carlin and Rebecca taste a nice light one and one with a very odd color.

Mystery Beers Episode #249 – “Mortalis & Other Half”

Two more mystery beers are tasted. One turns out to be a style Carlin thinks shouldn’t exist and the other turns out to be a pretty solid collaboration.

Mystery Beers Episode #248 – “Ever Grain & Oliver”

Carlin and Rebecca get back to the style of episode that started the whole podcast, blind tasting. Will this be a fun return, or a disappointing experience for their palates?

Bruery Society Beers Episode #21 – “Absent Minded, Birnesap & Mai Zombie”

Carlin sits down to taste more Bruery beers and this time he’s tasting a range of barrel aging: port, rum, and rye.

Pour Man’s Brewing Excursion Episode – “Showcasing Lagers”

Having seen the results of a recent online tournament of Pennsylvania breweries, Carlin and Rebecca decided to visit the winner to see what all the buzz is about. This one did not disappoint.

Lancaster Beer Excursion Episode – “Cartel Brewing & Blending & Our Town Brewing”

Lancaster, Pennsylvania has a lot of breweries that have sprouted up over the years. Carlin and Rebecca decided to hit up two and talk about their experiences at each in this episode.

On The Shelf Episode #32 – “Sixpoint & Upland”

A hoppy beer with a witty name and a fruited sour are the focus of this episode. One from a brewery not tasted on the podcast for some years and the other from one never tasted on the podcast before.

On The Shelf Episode #31 – “Baa Baa & FiftyFifty”

For this On The Shelf episode, Carlin and Rebecca start light and hoppy, but finish dark and boozy.

On The Shelf Episode #30 – “Ever Grain & True Respite”

Pulled from the shelf of their local liquor store, Carlin and Rebecca evaluate a hoppy local beer with a great backstory and a fruited sour from a brewery they first experienced some years ago in Pennsylvania.

Hoplark Hop Water Episode – “Hop Flavor With No Alcohol”

Always looking for some good near beer options, Carlin and Rebecca give Hoplark hop water a try. Is this one worth the money for those times you want some hoppy flavor with no alcohol? Listen to find out.

Cushwa Brewing Excursion Episode – “Tasty Beers & Delicious Rad Pies”

The second part of Carlin and Rebecca’s recent beer trip to Williamsport, Maryland, Cushwa Brewing is the focus. The beers are quite good, but so are the Rad Pies. Listen to hear about it.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #20 – “Doctor’s Orders, JR Harris & TerreuBQ”

In this episode, Carlin evaluates an interesting rum barrel aged beer, a sour based on grilled pineapple, and a beer wine hybrid done in collaboration with Erosion Wine Company.

Homaide Brewing Excursion Episode – “A Range Of Styles On Tap”

Carlin and Rebecca made a trip out to Williamsport, Maryland for some craft beers. In this episode they talk about Homaide Brewing’s beers, ambiance, and overall experience.

On The Shelf Episode #29 – “Forward & Species X”

A hoppy beer with an interesting twist and a nice light style are the two beers Carlin and Rebecca evaluate.

Inverness Brewing Excursion Episode – “A Farm Brewing Experience”

Farm breweries are a thing in the state of Maryland, and Carlin and Rebecca recently visited one in Monkton. Hear them talk about their experience while sipping on three offerings from the brewery.

On The Shelf Episode #28 – “Energy City & Pariah”

Carlin and Rebecca try a hazy IPA and a fruited sour, two of the most popular styles. Do these particular examples of the styles stand out, or are they coming up short?

Society Beers Episode #19 – “Chaucer’s Chalice, Sans Pagaie Vanilla & The Bananswer”

Things get interesting with a collaboration beer featuring banana, a barrel aged braggot, and a fruited sour with vanilla added.

Blend It Yourself Episode #5 – “Can You Infuse Your Own Coffee?”

Returning to one of the most experimental episode formats, Carlin and Rebecca test out the theory that you can infuse beers with coffee at home.

Cellar Dive Episode #21 – “Sapwood & Sierra Nevada”

For this Cellar Dive, Rebecca pulls out something newer that could be aged a bit, while Carlin pulls seven year old barrel aged brew from a well known brewery.

On The Shelf Episode #27 – “Cushwa, Deciduous & Dogfish Head”

One hoppy and one sour beer get tasted as the main contestants, but a bonus beer makes an appearance at the behest of a Kyle Norman recommendation.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #18 – “2econd, Cucumber Aku Aku & Parley Porter”

Carlin cracks open three very interesting Bruery beers, one of which is a Hoarders exclusive, but all three aged in rum barrels.

On The Shelf Episode #26 – “Crooked Run & Nepenthe”

Carlin and Rebecca evaluate two beers that present different surprises. One is a pretty common style, and the other is quite unique.

Troegs Independent Brewing Excursion Episode – “Top Tier Food & Beer”

Having been quite some time since their last visit, Carlin and Rebecca decided to make a tript to Troegs Independent Brewing in Hershey, Pennsylvania. In this episode they talk about the beers, food, and overall experience while tasting two beers on podcast.

2021 Black Tuesday Box Episode Pt. 2 – “Scoop & Sandwich”

Rounding out the box, Carlin and Rebecca tackle the most interesting of the four Black Tuesday variants.

2021 Black Tuesday Box Episode Pt. 1 – “Half And Half”

There’s no physical box this time, but The Bruery still released four different Black Tuesday variants to celebrate their anniversary. Carlin and Rebecca taste the first two in this episode, which is part one of two.

Cellar Dive Episode #20 – “Mellow Mink & Sapwood Cellars”

Carlin and Rebecca taste two beers pulled from their cellar. One is a stout less than a year old and the other a fruited sour with a few years on it.

Vertical Episode #3 – “Founders Backwoods Bastard”

A rare occurrence, Carlin and Rebecca taste a vertical of barrel aged old ales. How do they stand the test of time, and which vintage holds up best?

Variants Episode #12 – “The Bruery Bakery Beers”

Carlin gets Rebecca to sit down with him to try three Bruery beers inspired by baked goods. Do they hit the mark, or just fall flat?

Mocktail Episode – “Raising The Bar”

Since early 2021, Carlin and Rebecca have subscribed to an alcohol-free cocktail box called Raising The Bar. Since it’s Dry January for many, the two decided to talk about this subscription box while evaluating two of the drinks.

State Of The Podcast Episode – “Some Slight Changes Coming”

After 10 years of the podcast, Carlin and Rebecca have decided to make some changes. This episode covers the changes, but also features two beers and some questions for Rebecca related to Untappd analytics.

On The Shelf Episode #25 – “Elder Pine, Lone Pine, Fourscore, Great Lakes & Other Half”

Carlin and Rebecca try two fruited sours, one old school imperial IPA and a foeder aged lager. It’s quite a range, but how do they all taste?

Cellar Dive Episode #19 – “Dogfish Head, DuClaw, Sapwood Cellars & Westbrook”

The beer cellar is starting to run low, but Carlin and Rebecca grab a few more to evaluate for the podcast. As with other cellar dive episodes, lessons are learned pertaining to how long beers should be aged.

On The Shelf Episode #24 – “Ever Grain, Foundation, Silver Branch & Von Trapp”

Carlin and Rebecca get festive with some holiday beers they pulled from the shelf of a local beer store. There’s a wide variety tasted with a particularly intriguing beer being the best.

Mystery Beers Episode #247 – “Some Craft Beer Trivia”

Rebecca kicks this episode off with a beer quiz for Carlin. Then three mystery beers are evaluated to round out the blind tasting batch from Kyle and Kelli Norman.

Mystery Beers Episode #246 – “What’s This New Cold IPA Style?”

Carlin and Rebecca tackle a warm-up beer, discussion about cold IPAs, and two mystery beers. What’s good and what just flat out stinks? Listen to find out.

Variants Episode #11 – “The Bruery BBLs, Pt. 2”

The Bruery BBLs beer variants come to a close in this episode with three highly fruited versions.

Variants Episode #10 – “The Bruery BBLs Variants”

Carlin defers to The Bruery once again for some more fun barrel aged variants. This is the first of a two part breakdown of these fun beers.

Mystery Beers Episode #245 – “The Brewmaster’s Collective”

Another mystery beers episode, another topic, and two more beers for blind tasting. Carlin and Rebecca talk about The Firestone Walker Brewmaster’s Collective beer club, which also leads to talking about beer clubs in general.

Mystery Beers Episode #244 – “Are Beer Price Hikes Coming?”

In a return to the oldest show format, Carlin and Rebecca discuss issues within the beer industry that threaten to raise the cost of the beer in your glass. Then, thanks to Kelli and Kyle Norman, mystery beers are evaluated and rated.

Big Haze Episode – “How Big Breweries Do Hazy IPAs”

Not big fans of the hazy IPA style, Carlin and Rebecca decide to see how the bigger breweries handle it. Do any impress? Or are they all the same old hazy disappointment?

On The Shelf Episode #23 – “Brewery Fire, Pipe The Side, Tripping Animals & True Respite”

For the first time, this On The Shelf episode features two beers provided by breweries, both from Maryland. While all beers tasted are enjoyed, some really set themselves apart.

On The Shelf Episode #22 – “Aslin, Astro Lab, Mully’s & Nepenthe”

Having stopped by The Perfect Pour in Elkridge, Maryland, Carlin and Rebecca picked up some beers from breweries they have never experienced before.

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