Episode 363 – Brown Ales
Though it may not be considered all that popular, the brown ale is resilient. Craft brewers have been making them for decades, and even now it’s more common to see a hyped-up brewery release a brown as a change-of-pace. To dig deeper into English and American Brown Ales, we drink a mix of five from near and far. Craig also turns this show into his own personal gameshow, putting Ryan to the test on five rounds of music trivia based on the history of the Billboard Hot 100. We discover that no one brown ale here tastes like the other, and that we can thank the California Raisins for N.W.A. Also, the hops get a spa day, the chocolate IPA comes closer to reality, and disaster nearly strikes when we put Mark McGrath and Mario Lopez in the same room.
Samuel Smith – Nut Brown Ale (English-style Brown Ale)
AleSmith Brewing Company – Nut Brown ale (English-style Brown Ale)
Bell’s Brewery – Best Brown Ale (American-style Brown Ale)
Midwest Coast Brewing Co. – West Town Brown Ale (American-style Brown Ale)
Hubbard’s Cave – Janet’s Brown Ale (Hoppy American Brown Ale)