Volume 6, Episode 20 – Giga Coaster, Seltzer, And Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Alone in the basement trying to put together a quick show for you doesn’t mean that I have to really be alone. Right? I gave Sonder Brewing Company’s Danny Herold a quick phone call to talk about their latest collaboration, an easy-drinking lager called Giga Coaster that they created with Kings Island. We talk about […]

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Sam Adam’s Teams Up With Taft’s To Brew Limited Collaboration Beer – A Dunkel Lager

If you’ve been paying attention, you know that I’m a bit of a lager-geek. Dunkels are one among several styles that constantly compete in my head for what I consider my “favorite” at any given time, which is why I was a little extra excited when I heard that Taft’s and Sam Adams were teaming

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Rivertown Raspberry Flicker

Brewery – Rivertown Beer – Raspberry Flicker Style – Raspberry Fruited Lager ABV – 5.2% Raspberry lager recipe from Jason’s homebrewing days using raspberry puree. Rivertown debuted this beer alongside Silverback Snack for their big 8th anniversary on 12/17/18.  It appeared on the barrelhouse taps, as well as in cans available in the restaurant, with

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Taft’s Ale House 27 Lager

Brewery – Taft’s Ale House Beer – 27 Lager Style – Dortmunder/Export ABV – 5.3% IBUs – 22 Steadfast and steeped in tradition, 27 Lager finds beauty in simplicity. Crisp, golden and noble. Taft’s toyed with a few recipes for a while, trying to find a lager that would fill the place in their lineup

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Rivertown Ember – Beer Tasting Notes

Brewery – RivertownBeer – EmberStyle – Dunkel LagerABV – 4.3%IBUs – 19 This rich, medium-bodied dark German Style lager features light hints of toffee, caramel and nougat. Traditionally brewed featuring malts and hops from Germany. This is not the same Dunkel lager that broke many hearts as it left the Rivertown lineup a few years

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Braxton Twisted Bit

Brewery – Braxton Brewing Company Beer – Twisted Bit Style – Dortmunder Lager ABV – 5.8% IBUs – 30 This traditional German style lager has the malt profile of a Helles and the hop character of a Pilsner, but is slightly stronger than both. The minute addition of common minerals to the brewing water, and

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March First Craft Lager

Brewery – March First Beer – Craft Lager Style – American Lager ABV – 5.1% Clean, Refreshing, Malty – Pours a harvest gold with a frothy white head.  A clean, malty aroma mixes with hints of orange marmalade and citrus.  Notes of bready malts and roasted corn.  Medium bodied and creamy.  Slight malty sweetness gives

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Rhinegeist Hustle

Brewery – Rhinegeist Beer – Hustle Style – Red Lager ABV – 4.8% IBUs – 17 Off at the crack of the bat, spikes dug in, exploding with speed – Hustle breaks the game wide open. This Red Lager digs it out with crisp malt tones and a hop balance finessed like a delicate bunt

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Sam Adams Ella Blanc

Sam Adams – Ella Blanc – The hoppiness of an IPA and the crispness of a lager collide in this IPL. Australian Ella hops add notes of orange peel, pine, and tropical fruit while German Hallertau Blanc creates hints of floral, grassy, and herbal basil. Together, their playful and inventive hop character makes for a complex, uniqu flavor.

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Rhinegeist Hans

Brewery – Rhinegeist Beer – Hans Style – Vienna Lager ABV – 4.8% IBUs – 25 This Vienna style Lager shines with soft and clean toasted bread notes.  Light filters into a tree-lined courtyard, somewhere in the distance classical music can be heard.  Quietly, Hans types his scribbled notes into a manuscript, pausing to adjust

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What’s Taft’s Next Can?

Taft’s hasn’t released a ton of packaging here in town (yet) due to their restricted size in their brewpub location.  I think that this year you’re going to start seeing a lot more from them as their new Production facility comes on-line, and starts kicking out more beer than you can shake a stick at!

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21st Amendment El Sully

21st Amendment – El Sully – Con el sol en los ojos, no veíamos bien, pero tú estas más cerca de él en este momento que la mayoría de la gente tendrá la suerte de estar.

Wait, sorry about that.

The sun was in our eyes and we did not get a good look, but you are closer to him right now than most will ever have the good fortune to be.

Who is El Sully? Grab a can of this Mexican-Style lager, head to the nearest beach, even if it’s imagined, and perhaps he’ll come to you.

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Christian Moerlein Das Uber Lager

Brewery- Christian MoerleinBeer- Das Uber LagerStyle- OktoberfestABV- 5.2%IBU- 20 There’s only one spot in the world that does it right outside of Germany – and it’s right here in Cincinnati.  Christian Moerlein’s new Oktoberfest Wiesn Lager is made to celebrate all things Oktoberfest.  We’re proud to hoist a stein of our delicious golden lager as we feast

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Fifty West State Lines Lager

Brewery- Fifty West Beer- State Lines Lager Style- Pale Lager ABV- 4.3% IBUs- 16 Finally, a light bodied lager that doesn’t skimp on the flavor.  This clean, refreshing take on the lager style masterfully blends noble hops with malt sweetness to create a crisp, thirst quenching brew that perfect for drinking in the hot summer sun. You

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Christian Moerlein Barbarossa

Brewery- Christian Moerlein Beer- Barbarossa ABV- 5.2%   You’ve made a discovery – a Dark Lager honoring Frederick I, Emperor of Germany, known as Barbarossa. Folklore says he never died…instead he sits enchanted in a cavern until the ravens cease to fly, signaling for his triumphant return.  Moerlein Barbarossa is slow-aged with a deep reddish-brown color and

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