Monthly Archives: October 2017

Pubcast 245 – Travels with Mark and Bella

This episode is kinda like Part 2 of last weeks’ show, where Mark Naski has brought back more beers from Idaho, and we have 2 from his new favorite watering hole, Bella Brewing. Joining us for this tasting session is tavern owner John, and listener and friend of the show, Lisa. We also throw in an Instant Brew Review from one of our favorite breweries in Missouri, O’Fallon. In this session there is a Brit flavor to 2 of the beers, and The Brit learns a north country word he didn’t know.

Brews reviewed this week:
Bella Brewing Co., Garden City, ID, Wot’z It 2 Ya?! SMaSH IPA, 5.3% ABV, 47 IBU
Box Cars Oatmeal Stout, 7.8% ABV, 46 IBU
Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City, UT, Croggy Brett Saison, 6.8%, 21 UBU
Payette Brewing Co., Boise ID, Imperial Pistolero Barrel-aged Porter, 8% ABV, 13 IBU

Instant Brew Review:
O’Fallon Brewery, St.Louis, MO, Big Walt Blonde Beer, 5% ABV, 12 IBUs\

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Pubcast 244 – Fruitie Tootie and Sour

Mark Naski has returned from the wilds of Idaho, via Utah, and has brought a plethora of brews from established and new breweries for us to taste and review. In this episode, we will focus on 4 beers that are fruit-based sours. We recorded this show last weekend and enjoyed delightful 80 degree weather, outside on a friend’s deck. Mark spent time doing what he likes best – cooking on the BBQ and tasting beers – and The Brit was happy to join in. Together with friends of the show Deb, our hostess, The Brit’s other half, the lovely Kimberlee, and tavern owner John Karwoski, we find that fruited sours are a delightful match for late Fall sunshine and good food.

We also play in some on-brewery reports from listener Lisa who met up with Mark recently at the Uinta brewery in Salt Lake City. They report on several of the beers available on tap from there, so thanks to them!
Beers reviewed are:
Laughing Dog Brewing, Ponderay ID, De Achste Hond, Belgian Style Sour Ale, 7%
Uinta Brewing, Salt Lake City UT,  Birthday Suit Sour Cherry Blonde Ale, 6.2%
Sockeye Brewing, Boise ID, Barrel Aged Peach Creek Tripel, 7.5%
We found that all of these were highly drinkable, and would be worth seeking out through trade or visiting the breweries.

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