This show was recorded in a mammoth tasting session with Illinois beer historian John Bittermann, who stopped by the Brit and Yankee Pub to join Mark and Phil for a little variety. This follows on from last weeks Beer Camp collaborations and this week visits New Belgium Brewing for their ‘Collabeeration’ pack called Fat Tire and Friends.
This time it celebrates the 25th anniversary of New Belgium, and they use only one brewery to produce a variation on their flagship Fat Tire Amber Ale recipe.
This week we have a bumper edition, and we welcome John Bittermann to the Brit and Yankee studios to help us test the new Beer Camp variety pack from Sierra Nevada. This 12-pack contains 2 each of 6 collaboration brews from 6 geographical areas of America, and features 31 breweries!
We try the beers in no particular order other than light to dark:
We have three samples of their offerings on the show today, plus a gose from our friends at 2nd Shift Brewing.
First up, Perennial Saison de Lis, a saison brewed with chamomile flowers.
Second, a collaboration saison with The Commons Brewing (Portland, OR) called Meriwether.
To keep with the lighter brews initially, we heading back to our friends from 2nd Shift Brewing in Missouri, and their Greenbird Gose.
Then back to Perennial for their Sump Coffee Stout, which we discover is over the recommended ‘best by’ date, but is still a darn good brew.
Join the Brit, the Fin AND the Yankee for a miscellany of Instant Brew Reviews, recorded at the Brit and Yankee annual Memorial Day BBQ.
Mike Lingafelter brings a selection of brews back from the Ohio area, and Mark Naski throws in a contribution from Nebraska.