Episode 189 – The 2016 Holiday Spectacular!
Is it Santa? Is it? Not quite yet! It’s our 4th annual Holiday Spectacular! We are joined in the bar with love and good cheer by our friends Jenny, Rick, Thomas, Bryan, Glen, Colleen, Brian and Jacque, Scott, Chris, Carl, Mark, and of course the two who started it all with us, Joe & Aubrey!
In a lavish exchange of bottles, some cellared for years, We shared our whales and spread merriment. This years list included:
Carolina Brewing Company Quad
Carolina Brewing Company Imperial Stout
Ballast Point Peppermint VAS
Ballast Point Employee Release BA Stout
DuClaw Retribution 2014
Foothills BBA Sexual Choc 2014
Ommegang BA Three Philosophers
Hardywood BA GBS
Compass Rose Spiced Belgian Pale Ale
Sierra Nevada Brux
Deschutes Black Butte XXVI
Shorts Juicy Tree
Clown Shoes Itasca LoonDragon
Adroit Theory Black IPA
We do a quick look at a few news items before the merriment begins! First up MegaMergerMania™ continues via The New York Times as Asahi has agreed to buy beer brands from Anheuser-Busch InBev for $7.8 billion! Next up is The Mother Nature Network helpfully suggesting how to pair craft beer with vegetarian fare, followed by DNAInfo giving us a second chance to taste rare beer made from black truffles, then CNN offering the world’s best beer-brewing countries, and we close with The HuffPo demonstrating a DIY glow-in-the-dark beer made with a jellyfish gene!
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