A variety of awesomeness.
For this podcast we actually have quite a variety of beer. Our traditional Guinness (bottle) and Green Flash were definitely in attendance. It should be noted that we did not include the Green Flash's palate wrecker since it was a bit harsh last time. Our newcomers were a Speakeasy's Ales & Lagers IPA, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Iron Maiden's Trooper, and Hobgoblin.
Speakeasy Ales and Lagers was definitly a hit. We have since had it at a second recording and a few parties in between. Dan brought a variety but the IPA seemed to be the best.
If you want to check out all the different brews that they have, head over to www.goodbeer.com. This San Francisco based brewary holds events in the CA bay area and you can reserve tickets directly from their site. Who knows, you may find TDP there.
If you happen to be in San Francisco and want to sample direct from the brewery you can head to the Speakeasy Taproom. The official site is down at the time of this writing but you can read a great review here from sf.eater.com.
For those that want a beer that is a little lighter we choose the Samuel Adams Summer Ale. This is probably one of their better seasonal brews and is perfect for those long podcasting segments in the insane central CA heat.
Bruce Dickinson - But you already knew that.
Mike saw this at BevMo and had to give it a try. Being the only
self-proclaimed metal head of TDP dictates that he drink
and like this beer. Fortunately it is not that bad, but it fails to
distinguish itself from similar British beers.
We would love
to fly and drink this beer in England but we're physicists and
if you listened to podcast 2, you know that we don't make
much money. If the show ever gets sponsored this may
become a reality some day.
Much like the Trooper mentioned above, this is another English Ale. As far as taste, I (Mike) found it to be more palatable with more distinctive flavors. Doug also shared a glass and he said that he liked it, but did not go into detail. Normally this would be consumed in colder weather, but we found it surprisingly refreshing in the summer sun.
Wychwood Brewery has a great website and there you can view all the upcoming seasonal brews. It will be interesting to see if we can find those in the States.