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Variants Episode #6 – “Dark And Sour”

Carlin and Rebecca dig into variants of a unique sour beer that Carlin fell in love with at the beginning of his sour beer exploration years ago.

Vertical Episode #2 – “Bourbon County Brand Stout”

Verticals are an interesting way to taste how a beer changes over time. For this one, Carlin and Rebecca evaluate the changes in one of the most popular bourbon barrel aged imperial stouts.

Cellar Dive Episode #16 – “Burley Oak, FiftyFifty, Maine Beer & Tired Hands”

Countless months have passed since the pandemic broke, just as countless months have passed since the last time Carlin and Rebecca dove into their beer cellar. The episode format makes a return with some pretty old offerings, some of which did not stand the test of time.

Beer & Food Episode #13 – “Cheese Part 2”

Carlin and Rebecca return to the beer and food episode format by trying a new lineup of cheese, each having an intended beer to pair with it. Some pairings fall a bit flat, but a few end up being big winners.

2020 Black Tuesday Box Episode – “A Boozy Box Of Delights”

Another anniversary for The Bruery’s Black Tuesday happened recently and they released another special edition variants box. Carlin and Rebecca sit down to taste through these decadent treatments of the popular beer and assess which ones came out the best.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #12 – “A Range Of Beers, All Tasting Great”

With no specific topics to cover, Carlin dives into the typical four beers and feels inspired to throw in a bonus. Barrel aged, big, sour, and sweet all tickle the palate as Carlin continues to add to the overall ranking list.

The Veil Brewing Showcase Episode – “Bold Beers From Richmond”

Carlin and Rebecca got their hands on some fresh beers from the most popular brewery from Richmond, Virginia. Rebecca did the research, and Carlin’s just around for the beers in this showcase episode.

BAM Collab Project – “Maryland Breweries Unite”

Unable to host the yearly Baltimore Beer Festival to showcase Maryland breweries, the Brewers Association Of Maryland came up with a different way to celebrate. Carlin and Rebecca talk about it in this episode and evaluate the beers this new idea spawned.

Beer Mail Episode #12 – “Rich Smith Illinois Trip”

Friend and former guest of the podcast Rich Smith went to Illinois recently and brought Carlin and Rebecca a bunch of beer goodies. This episode features some of those beers.

Lil Beaver Brewery Showcase Episode – “From Beer Festival Beginnings”

Carlin and Rebecca sit down to showcase a brewery with an imaginary backstory, but beers that bring you back to reality. This one was made possible by Rich Smith, who recently visited Illinois and provided the beers for the show.

Slate Farm Brewery Showcase Episode – “From Farm To Glass”

Farm breweries became a legal option in Maryland in 2014. Two brothers decided three years later to start one in Whiteford, Maryland that has grown to offer a lot of different styles consistently. Carlin and Rebecca recently visited, so here are their thoughts, while tasting some of the beers.

Beer Mail Episode #11 – “Palate Confusion, In A Good Way”

Yet another line-up of beers from Kyle Norman appear in this episode, The first beer gets the episode off to an interesting start, and that momentum continues with four more beers that deliver some surprising flavor profiles.

Homebrew Episode #1 – “Some Homebrews To Peruse”

Carlin and Rebecca have some homebrews to crack open and evaluate in this new episode format. Two of the beers are fresh, while the other two are aged. See how they stack up.

Elder Pine Brewing & Blending Showcase Episode – “Old Styles, Interesting Twists”

A brewery with a rustic aesthetic and serving traditional styles with a modern twist, this is the showcase for Gaithersburg, Maryland’s Elder Pine Brewing & Blending. Carlin and Rebecca recently visited the brewery, so they have beers to taste and extra information to share.

True Respite Brewing Showcase Episode – “Truly Good Brews”

Carlin and Rebecca recently made a trip down to Rockville, Maryland for some socially distanced craft beer drinking. This well prepared brewery that started the Biermi website has been one the podcast hosts have been wanting to dig into.

Mystery Beers Episode #240 – “The Beer Aging Lesson”

This episode of 12 blind beers has an extra element of surprise. Carlin pulled beers that have aged too long in the cellar, but some actually don’t taste so bad.

Foam Brewers Showcase Episode – “Choose Not To Re-Brew”

For this showcase Carlin and Rebecca dig into the origin and beers of one of the newer Vermont breweries causing a buzz in the craft beer industry. Heavily focused on hazy IPAs, but experimenting with so much more, this brewery deserves some attention.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #11 – “The Solera Method”

Carlin talks about, and tastes examples of, anniversary beers put out by The Bruery. He also tastes two imperial stouts that sound like they should have great flavor profiles.

On The Shelf Episode #17 – “Denizens, Olde Mother, Oliver & Troegs”

As promised, Carlin and Rebecca sat down and recorded a second On The Shelf episode to make up for lost time. This one features a pretty light line-up with three Maryland breweries and one from Pennsylvania.

On The Shelf Episode #16 – “1623, American Solera, Cushwa, Modern Times, Stone”

It’s been quite some time since Carlin and Rebecca grabbed some beers off the shelf of their local liquor store and tore into them for the podcast. This episode is a much-needed return to evaluating four beers available right now, two local and two more widely distributed.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #10 – “What’s A Bruery Melange?”

Carlin opens up by talking about The Bruery’s Melange series of beers, which focuses on blending. He then tastes an example of one, along with three other interesting beers. While most please, one really ends up missing the mark.

Variants Episode #5 – “Raining Chocolate”

Taking inspiration from some barrel aged favorites from The Bruery, Carlin and Rebecca reach back into their beer cellar to taste through some very nice and decadent variations of a beer that has garnered a lot of hype in the past.

Union Craft Brewing 8th Anniversary Box – “Enjoying The Celebration”

Union Craft Brewing out of Balitmore, Maryland just celebrated its eighth anniversary, and to celebrate they released a special box of beers and merch. Carlin and Rebecca sit down to try the beers and talk about their overall assessment of the box.

Southern Grist Brewing Showcase Episode – “From Sharing Beers To Making Them”

Featuring a brewery from Nashville, Tennessee with a flair for sours, this brewery showcase episode has information on the origins of the company and four beers to pair with it.

Beer Mail Episode #10 – “Doing It Blind”

More beer mail means beers from Kyle Norman. This time Rebecca is tasting five beers totally blind, while Carlin is partially blind.

Blend It Yourself Episode #4 – “Getting Back To Blends”

Having been about a year and a half since the last Blend It Yourself episode, the format is finally revisited. This one features more blends, some not so great, and some quite nice.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #9 – “Going Dark To Light”

This time around, in the addition to featuring some fun stouts, Carlin and Rebecca crack open two lighter styles from Offshoot Beer, The Bruery’s hoppy arm of the company.

Bottle Logic Brewing Showcase Episode – “Taste The Retro Future”

For this showcase episode, Carlin and Rebecca dig into the beers and history behind a brewery with a very unique choice in influence and aesthetic.

Variants Episode #4 – “The Stainless Series”

A significant departure from all other variants episodes, this one features three different versions of kettle sour beers. The variation is what type of fruit is added.

Biermi Episode – “The Innovative Answer”

When COVID-19 hit hard in Maryland and everyone was ordered to stay in their house, Carlin and Rebecca discovered a website called Biermi. This was created in response to the pandemic and has made it possible for breweries to sell and deliver beer directly to customers. Here’s a discussion about it and tasting of beers ordered through it.

Mystery Beers Episode #239 – “A Surreal Tasting”

Following up on the last blind tasting episode, Carlin and Rebecca sit down to taste another round of non-alcoholic craft beer. The core of this one comes from Surreal Brewing, which sent beers in to the podcast.

Mystery Beers Episode #238 – “Beers With No Buzz”

The mystery beers format of episode has been on a bit of a hiatus, but thanks to shipping, and a special kind of beer, another blind tasting is going down. This one may not appeal to everyone, but the beers tasted are definitely worth the time, if for nothing else than to decide if the style deserves more attention.

Online Beer Store Review Episode #2 – “Craftshack”

Being locked in the house means getting beer in creative ways. This includes online beer stores. This time Carlin and Rebecca talk about their experience with Craftshack, which is out of San Diego, California.

Fourscore Beer Showcase Episode – “Young, But Already Awesome”

Carlin and Rebecca finally hit the road for a quick trip to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania for a beer and food pick-up. The brewery is less than a year old, but has come out of the gate swinging with some excellent beers.

Full Tilt Brewing Showcase Episode – “Born In Baltimore”

Rebecca takes the reigns for this episode, dispensing the history and information for this Baltimore born brewery. All of the beer tasted is well done, but two in particular garner high praise.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #8 – “Archive Beers”

Since being shut in the house is a thing now, Rebecca decides she will pitch in with this Bruery Society Beers episode. After a quick talk about archive beer sales, Carlin and Rebecca dive in to some interesting beers.

Variants Episode #3 – “Decadent Anniversary Beers”

For this variants episode, Carlin and Rebecca go big. The four beers are rare, barrel aged, and big in ABV. All of those things sound good, but do they live up to the hype? Find out…

Cellar Dive Episode #15 – “Hoppin’ Frog, Modern Times & Tired Hands”

Since the world has been confined to personal domiciles, Carlin and Rebecca have the opportunity to work down their large collection of cellar beers. All four of the beers tasted for this episode got some sort of barrel treatment, but benefited from that barrel in different ways.

Equilibrium Brewery Showcase Episode – “Super Scientific Brewing”

Focusing heavily on scientific experimentation and a main style of hazy IPAs, this brewery pleases the taste buds of the masses while keeping an eye toward discovery and refinement.

Beer Mail Episode #9 – “Almanac, Foam, Helltown, Platform & St. Boniface”

Carlin and Rebecca sit down to record what could be the last beer mail episode for quite a while. This one hits a good range of styles, but also prompts the addition of a bonus beer to the episode.

Beer Mail Episode #8 – “Deschutes, Foam, Hill Farmstead & Saucy”

After the beer excursion to Pittsburgh with Kelli and Kyle Norman, Carlin and Rebecca have even more beer for beer mail episodes. Three of the beers tasted for this one were just obtained, while the fourth was pulled from the cellar.

The Alchemist Showcase Episode – “The Story Behind The Haze”

Carlin and Rebecca sit down to talk in depth about the brewery that kicked off the whole craft beer haze craze. Although the four beers tasted for this episode are all hoppy, this brewery does a lot more, which is covered by Carlin.

Hitchhiker Brewing Showcase Episode – “Where Tradition And Experimentation Collide”

On their beer excursion to Pittsburgh, Carlin and Rebecca decided to bring back enough beers for a showcase episode for their favorite brewery of the trip. A history rooted in brewing tradition, but an eye toward experimentation just about sums up this brewery.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #7 – “A Smattering Of Styles”

Carlin tastes a very diverse array of styles in this episode, showing real range by The Bruery. He then discusses how trustees work for the beer societies before being joined by Rebecca for the final two beers.

Pittsburgh Beer Excursion Episode – “So Much Craft Beer In Steel City”

Carlin and Rebecca met up with Kelli and Kyle Norman for another joint beer adventure. Steel City was the focus and nobody was prepared for the quality of beer and food that was consumed.

Beer & Food Episode #12 – “B.C. Brewery Beer Dinner”

It’s been awhile since Carlin and Rebecca talked about pairing some beers with food. This return to the episode format involves discussion of a recent beer dinner the two attended for Valentine’s Day at B.C. Brewery in Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Beer Mail Episode #7 – “Dewey, Rotunda & Un Anee”

Carlin and Rebecca continue going through the beers Kyle Norman gave them. A few of the breweries repeat, but there are enough different and interesting beers for this one.

Beer Mail Episode #6 – “Dewey, Equilibrium, Masthead & Rotunda”

Carlin and Rebecca met up with Kyle Norman recently, so that must mean another Beer Mail episode. There are a few different styles tasted, but this time around the tasting order is shaken up, but there’s a reason for that…

Variants Episode #2 – “New Holland’s Dragon’s Milk”

Finally getting back to another one of these, Carlin and Rebecca sit down to try a bourbon barrel aged beer that’s been around for some time. This includes two other versions. One that just adds some ingredients and another that changes the whole beer entirely.

On The Shelf Episode #15 – “D9, Sixpoint, Troegs & True Respite”

Carlin and Rebecca taste more shelf beers, but try a new approach to their tasting order. Two of the beers have Carlin a bit concerned, but are these negative feelings confirmed?

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