Episode 349 – GABF Memories
For the first time since this podcast started almost seven years ago, there’s no trip to Denver to drink beer at the Great American Beer Festival – and we’re feeling a little sad about it. So we embark on a gleefully nostalgic and self-indulgent episode, wherein we revisit some favorite memories (and interviews) from the first five years at GABF all while drinking five beers to represent years 2014-2018. You’ll hear some brief interview snippets from the past, including Sam Calagione (Dogfish Head), Jay Goodwin (The Rare Barrel), Jeff Stuffings (Jester King), Randy Mosher (Forbidden Root/being “The Mosh”), and Tomme Arthur (The Lost Abbey/Port Brewing/The Hop Concept). We also have a few ridiculous pizza stories, share our all-time top 20 beers from GABF, and fire up a game of Doom on a pregnancy test. It’s also a bit of a meditation on how beer has changed since 2014 through the observation of trends shifting from year to year at America’s largest beer festival. It’s a long one, but we hope you dig it.
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery – 90 Minute Imperial IPA
The Rare Barrel – Forces Unseen 2016 (Golden sour aged in oak)
Jester King Brewery – Bière de Miel
Forbidden Root Brewery (Columbus) – Cosmic Trust Fall (Double Hazy IPA)
The Lost Abbey – Ghosts in the Forest – Guava (Oak-aged wild ale w/guava)