Episode 303 – Hot Drops
When a beer festival with national interest comes through Chicago, beer consumers are met with a whole new array of options at their favorite bottle shops, even if only for a short time. For this episode, we take advantage of some FoBAB-influenced “hot drops” of out-of-distribution breweries ending up on local beer store shelves. Is it better for the local beer drinker than it is worse for the local beer producer? The five beers on this show certainly make our response to that complicated. Also, Ryan tries to start the new hot coffee mug phrase, Craig just wants to listen to “Fields of Gold” by Sting, and we struggle through maybe the drunkest rankings ever.
Pure Project Brewing – Fingers of Gold (Murky IPA)
Listermann Brewing Company – Barrel-Aged Chickow! (Hazelnut Double Brown Ale aged in Heaven Hill barrels)
Beachwood Blendery – Funk Yeah (Gueuze-inspired Sour Ale)
Other Half Brewing Co. – Triple Nelson Daydream (Imperial Oat Cream IPA)
Jackie O’s Brewery – Bourbon Barrel Oil Of Aphrodite (Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Black Walnuts and Belgian Candi Syrup)