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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.

New vs. Old Episode – “How IPAs & Sours Have Changed”

Since the beginning of the podcast, craft beer style trends have changed considerably. With this in mind, Carlin and Rebecca sit down to compare new and old IPAs and fruited sours.

Beer & Food Episode #13 – “True Respite & Brew Belly Oktoberfest Beer Dinner”

To celebrate Oktoberfest, Carlin and Rebecca drove down to True Respite Brewing in Rockville, Maryland to pick up a German themed beer dinner with food from Brew Belly Kitchen and Sudhaus. Listen as the food and beers are tasted on podcast.

On The Shelf Episode #21 – “Captain Lawrence, Oozlefinch, Pherm & Vanish”

Carlin and Rebecca head to the shelf at their local liquor store to taste four more beers. This time there are ups and extreme downs.

Bruery Society Beers Episode #17 – “Baked On The Bayou, Manky Panky, Sorry Not Sorry & Vanilla Villain”

Finally getting around to it, Carlin sits down and evaluates some recent Hoarders beers. All are tasty, but there are some surprises and disappointments.

The Bruery Donut Box Episode – “Desserts In A Glass”

The Bruery put out a fun hot pink box of beers inspired by doughnuts from four different doughnuts shops. Carlin and Rebecca dive into it to see how tasty the beers are and if they taste anything like doughnuts.

DC Beer Excursion Episode – “Atlas, Other Half & The Bruery”

Carlin and Rebecca took a day to run down to Washington, DC to pick up some Bruery Society beers and check out two nearby breweries. Listen to their opinions of the breweries and some of their beers.

Sapwood Cellars Brewery Showcase Episode – “Innovation & Experimentation”

Considered one of the best breweries in Maryland, and a podcast favorite, Carlin and Rebecca dive into the origins and innovative nature of this brewery. And, of course, four tasty beers are evaluated.

On The Shelf Episode #20 – “3 Floyds, Battery-Steele, Dewey & Imprint”

For this On The Shelf episode, Carlin and Rebecca try beers by one of their favorite fruited sour makers, a brewery that left and then returned to Maryland distribution, one that is highly lauded in Pennsylvania, and a Maine brewery the two visited on vacation years ago.

Variants Episode #9 – “Black Tuesday, Pt. 3”

Bringing the series of Black Tuesday variant episodes to a close, Carlin sits down the evaluate the final three. The theme for this one is the influence of wine.

Beer Mail Episode #16 – “Brewery Fire, Troegs & Westbrook”

A rare non-Kyle Norman beer mail episode occurs with three beers from Nathan Kalasnik and one from Rich Smith. Two hoppy beers and two stouts get evaluated. See what gets the top spot.

Variants Episode #8 – “Black Tuesday, Pt. 2”

Continuing the series of Black Tuesday variant episodes, Carlin sits down the evaluate three more. This time it’s about different types of barrels.

Frederick Beer Excursion Episode #2 – “Attaboy, Idiom, Midnight Run, Olde Mother, Smoketown & Steinhardt”

Rebecca had a birthday recently. And for her big celebration she and Carlin drove to Frederick, Maryland to hit six different breweries. Hear them give a recap and taste through some beers on this excursion episode.

Variants Episode #7 – “Black Tuesday, Pt. 1”

Carlin goes it solo for the first of a three part variants episode series that features a big beer with nine different variations.

Idiom Brewing Showcase Episode – “Interesting Beers With Interesting Names”

Looking to showcase more Maryland breweries, Rebecca secured four beers for this Frederick brewery that focuses on naming beers with recognized sayings.

Brewery Fire Showcase Episode – “The Toast Of Taneytown”

Having just visited Brewery Fire in Taneytown, Maryland, Carlin and Rebecca left with enough beers for an entire episode on the brewery. Couple that with some interesting information on how it all got started and you have a fun and informative showcase episode.

Cellar Dive Episode #18 – “Allagash, Dogfish Head, Hangar 24 & Hof Ten Dormaal”

It’s time for another dive into the beer cellar. Listen to find out what tasty oldies Carlin and Rebecca choose. Have the beers held up over time? Or have they been sitting a bit too long?

Carroll County Beer Excursion Episode – “1623, Brewery Fire & Pub Dog”

Looking to experience some more Maryland breweries, Carlin and Rebecca headed to Carroll County for some beers and food at Brewery Fire, Pub Dog, and 1623 Brewing. Hear all about this excursion as four beers from the breweries are cracked and enjoyed.

Beer Mail Episode #15 – “Blue Moon, Boneshire & Rubber Soul”

Carlin and Rebecca taste some beers from two Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area breweries, courtesy of Kyle Norman.  Also making an appearance is a beer many never thought would be on the podcast.

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.

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