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On The Shelf Episode #19 – “Allagash, Dogfish Head, Idiom & Westbrook”

Closely following the last On The Shelf episode, Carlin and Rebecca try beers from two of the same breweries. One beer sounds interesting, but could end up not panning out, but the other three are just about guaranteed to be good.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #16 – “Boysenstone, Oude Fume, Raspberry Valley & Sour Tangie

Carlin sits down with four more 375 milliliter bottles of Hoarders Society beers from 2020. Three are sour, one a stout.

On The Shelf Episode #18 – “Dogfish Head, Ministry Of Brewing, Pherm & Westbrook”

Fully vaccinated and ready to go, Carlin and Rebecca hit the local liquor store to see what’s available. The result is an episode tasting four beers that all taste good, but still must be ranked.

Hop Oils Episode – “Distillation Of Extra Flavor”

After doing the Brett Trials episode, Sapwood Cellars Brewery in Columbia, Maryland put out a hop oils 4-pack. Naturally, Carlin and Rebecca got their hands on one to see how much of a difference these flavor boosters really make.

Old Thunder Brewing Showcase Episode – “New Brew In Pittsburgh”

With beers from Kyle Norman at the ready, Carlin and Rebecca sit down to record this showcase for an extremely new brewery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Sapwood Cellars Brett Trials Episode – “What’s That Funk?”

Sapwood Cellars Brewery in Columbia, Maryland recently explored different strains of brettanomyces. Done with the same base beer and released in a six-pack, Carlin and Rebecca crack them all open to see just how different they are.

Beer Mail Episode #14 – “Hitchhiker, New Trail, Old Thunder & Triple Crossing”

More Kyle Norman beers make an appearance in this episode, and they overall hit the mark more than the ones from the last beer mail episode.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #15 – “Some 2020 Hoarders Society Beers”

Having started his Hoarders Society membership, but not having any of the beers yet, Carlin dips in to Hoarders beers from 2020.

Beer Mail Episode #13 – “Equilibrium, Modist, New Trail & Triple Crossing”

Carlin and Rebecca sit down for another beer mail episode sponsored by Kyle Norman. This time it yields some real beer bliss, but also one gigantic fail.

Maryland Beer Excursion Episode – “Crooked Crab, Hysteria, Pherm & Sapwood”

Having been about a year since the last beer excursion episode, Carlin and Rebecca decided to hit the road and visit four breweries with outdoor seating. The result was a much-needed outing with some great beers. Now the two sit down to taste through some beers they brought home and talk about their experiences.

Mystery Beers Episode #243 – “The Impact Of Untappd”

Beer social media app Untappd has been around for quite some years now, but recently Good Beer Hunting published an article breaking how it influences the craft beer market, in a problematic way. Carlin and Rebecca talk this one over and give their opinions and insights. Oh yeah, and they taste mystery beers.

Mystery Beers Episode #242 – “Uber’s Acquisition Of Drizly”

With two more mystery beers poured and ready to be tasted, Carlin and Rebecca first tackle a discussion about the upcoming Uber acquisition of alcohol delivery service Drizly. And once the blind tasting happens, Carlin discovers an aroma and flavor in one of the beers that really gains his attention.

Mystery Beers Episode #241 – “The Exploding Can Issue”

Carlin and Rebecca open up with a discussion about exploding beer cans and the impacts of this negative trend of the craft beer industry. Two beers are tasted blind at the end, both from the Chicago area.

Surly Brewing Showcase Episode – “A Minnesota Craft Beer Pioneer”

Carlin was able to get his hands on a variety pack for a brewery he has enjoyed from afar for many years. Rebecca joins in to help drink through the lineup while Carlin dispenses info about this well-established brewery.

Variants Episode #7 – “Many Years In The Making”

Carlin and Rebecca sit down to tackle a big variants episode they’ve teased a few times over the years. This one features versions of a beloved local beer that has sadly faded out of existence.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #14 – “A Farewell To The Reserve Society”

Carlin does one more episode before receiving his first batch of Hoarders Society beers. Cracking open a great fruited sour and three complex barrel aged stouts, this episode is a good send off for Carlin’s Reserve Society membership.

Cellar Dive Episode #17 – “Bluejacket, Smog City, Troegs & Wicked Weed”

Working on whittling down Carlin’s beer stock, this dive into the cellar sees a return to the competitive spirit of how these episodes started. Both Carlin and Rebecca choose one high and one low ABV beer. Three impress, but one falls flat.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #13 – “One Of These Is Weird”

Carlin immediately dives in to four Bruery beers for full evaluation, three of which Carlin has never had. Two come highly recommended, one is an all time favorite, and another just sounds weird.

Black Is Beautiful Episode – “Beers For Equality & Inclusion”

The Black Is Beautiful craft beer collaboration effort to promote equality and inclusion was created last year by Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing. Since it’s start, many breweries have participated, which different iterations of the beer being produced. Carlin and Rebecca were able to find a few, which they taste in this episode, while talking about the program.

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.

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