With the Oscars pending, we have selected 6 brews which are ‘loosely’ connected to six of the nominated Best Pictures. We hope that you go out, pick up a bottle of each, and pop the tops when the nominations are announced this Sunday. There’s nothing else to do while the speeches drag on! Mark and Phil are joined by John Kaworski, the lovely Kimberlee, and TJ Hagen from Urban Legend for this Red Carpet edition of the pubcast.
The Urban Legend brew is an exclusive, draft only beer that TJ bottled especially for the show!
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The movies and beers are:
The Martian – Marz Brewing Bubbly Creek, Berliner Weisse
Room – 15 feet from Off Color, Applewood Smoked Wheat (Polish Style Grodziskie)
Spy’s Secret – Urban Legend Brewing, Saison
Mad Max: Fury Road – Bell’s Hell Hath No Fury, Belgian Dubbel (Style of the Week)
Brooklyn – Brooklyn Brewing Black Ops, Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels
The Revenant, Miskatonic The Revenant, Russian Imperial Stout
In this edition, we welcome the fairer sex to the pubcast, when our four friends, Deb, Lisa, Kirsten and Tina provide their thoughts on selected brews. In addition we split them into two teams and test their beer knowledge with some questions from the game Beer Smarts (tm)
Deb provided a selection of local and not-so local beers that she had collected from her travels and from family, and Mark and Phil are lucky enough to be invited to sample them – free beer is always a good thing!
We taste Snow Belgian style wheat ale from Lake Effect Brewing, and Big Muddy’sSaluki Dunkeldog. Then our Style of the Week is Vienna Lager, and the sample is from Devil’s Backbone who are one of the commercial examples in the 2015 BJCP Guide. Finally, we head out to Natty Greene’s Brewing Company, in North Carolina, for their Southern Pale Ale.
But wait, there’s more…we have a bonus beer from another of our local Chicago breweries, and we pull out the Infinity IPA from Empirical Brewing.
This week we feature an interview with a UK publican who runs a micropub, the Brooksteed Alehouse. This new trend features a small, converted store that is turned into a limited tap, limited capacity, real ale pub.