On this week’s episode, lots of brew talk and try to get back in the swing of things talking on the game we’ve played recently. But lots of tangents come in as we go down memory lane with comics, Ian watched “300: Rise of an Empire“. Jerry finds out that the SBB guys might be coming over for #ExtraLife “LAN Party”. We find out we can get Bawls locally. We have made some updates to the intro and outro with, hopefully, more entertaining visuals and audio. There are also more annotations through the video for more supporting content. Make sure you continue reading for even more information for your eyes.
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What are we drinking? (0:39-29:35) [Brewery / Beer / Style / ABV / Generic Description]
- Ian –
Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu / Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse / Hefeweizen / 5% ABV / Deep golden color. Natural cloudiness, with yeast Crispy, refreshing, spicy and fruity.Spaten-Franziskaner-Bräu / Franziskaner Hefe-Weisse Dunkel / Dunkelweizen / 5% ABV / Deep and dark colored, cloudy with yeast. Brewed with a darker roasted malt which adds some maltiness to the refreshing flavor of the Hefe-Weissbier.
- Jerry – Hale’s Ales Brewery / O’Brien’s Harvest Ale / American Pale Ale (APA) / 6.5% ABV / Autumn classic and one of the Northwest’s original seasonal ales. A delicious, hearty seasonal ale that features generous amounts of select hops.
- John – Sierra Nevada Brewing / Bells Beer Camp Maillard’s Odyssey / American Porter / 8.5% ABV / Rich, dark, and roasty. Its name honors the Maillard reaction—the “browning” of sugars and amino acids—that creates the wonderful caramelized toffee-like and roasted flavors so abundant in this beer.
- Scott – Sierra Nevada Brewing / Russian River Beer Camp Yvan the Great / Belgian Pale Ale / 6.3% ABV / Hop-forward American-Belgian mash-up. From complex Belgian-inspired styles to American wild ales and hoppy Double IPA’s, Russian River always pushes boundaries while respecting technique and quality.
Spoke on what is craft beer to us, Sam Adams Deconstructed Latitude 48 IPA (Hallertau Mittelfrueh, Zues, Simcoe, Mosaic, East Kent Goldings, reconstructed Latitude), the Lakewood Brewing 2nd Anniversary, and a lot of other beers.
According to http://www.brewersassociation.org/statistics/craft-brewer-defined/ the following defines craft beer: small, independent and traditional.
Small – Annual production of 6 million barrels of beer or less (approximately 3 percent of U.S. annual sales). Beer production is attributed to the rules of alternating proprietorships.
Independent – Less than 25 percent of the craft brewery is owned or controlled (or equivalent economic interest) by an alcoholic beverage industry member that is not itself a craft brewer.
Traditional – A brewer that has a majority of its total beverage alcohol volume in beers whose flavor derives from traditional or innovative brewing ingredients and their fermentation. Flavored malt beverages (FMBs) are not considered beers.
What have we been playing? (29:35-1:36:30)
- Ian – The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 4; Wolf Among Us; Watch_Dogs (game play videos); Wolfenstein; Trails Fusion’s new DLC; Titan Fall’s new map-pack, Animal Crossing; Diablo III
- Jerry – no games, working on the website and YouTube channel. Check out the improvements!
- John – Landmark Beta (game play videos will be loaded, subscribe to get notified); Everquest Next; Watch_Dogs
- Scott – The Last Of Us Remastered (game play videos); Lego Marvel Superheroes; Fez; Muramasa Rebirth; CounterSpy (not played, but looks awesome)
Thanks for Playin’!