Friday, 30 May 2014

Haand Ølfestival 2014

Howdy people!

It's friday and the sun is indeed shining again, just like last week in Drammen. First of all I'm very happy to inform all you readers/viewers that the sound issue we've been struggling with is over. So sit back, crack open a beer and enjoy our interviews with LoverBeer, Harpoon Brewery, Alvinne, BFM, Haandbryggeriet & Voss.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

CBC 2014: The Movie (The best, the rest & what's left)

This is the last post from Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2014. In this video we talk to the Brewdog head brewer about their signature flavor, my first thought goes to the Slurm factory in Futurama, hehe. Jeppe from Evil Twin explains his latest creation the Imperial Doughnut Break. Närke introduces us to beer made with anal glands from a beaver. B. Nektar gives us their secrets to make sessionable meads. Cheese man from Arna Unika explains the ridiculously awesome cheese made for CBC exclusively. Stian Krog of Bergen beer festival tastes a Berliner Weisse from The Kernel. We catch up with Doug from Cycle who actually managed to bring some beer this year! And Alejandro from the Brazilian Way Beer gives on insight about the amazing craft beer revolution going on in Brazil. I'm very happy with this video, hope you are too! Like & share the shit out of it!

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Green Flash: Le Freak (Interview)

Great brewery with great beers! Enjoy the interview. From Copenhagen Beer Celebration.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

Siren Craft Brew: Beer Blending & Barrel Aging

It was at the original Brewdog bar in Aberdeen back in 2011 that I first were introduced for the idea of blending beers. Evil Twin had just released the Yin & Yang, great beers separately but also together. Siren Craft Brew takes this a few step further, like in the tradition of making an "Grand Cru", like Rodenbach do where you mix a fresh and an aged beer to make a higher quality product. This brewery is really awesome and I can't wait to try more of their beers at Stavanger's very own first beer festival "Whats Brewing" the 31st of October.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Freigeist Bierkultur: Reinheitsgebote, nein!

Probably the best brewery in Germany. Maybe that's taking it far but these guys are really great! I really like their beers and kudos to them for keeping alive the interesting parts of German beer history; Gose & Berliner Weisse.


Monday, 12 May 2014

Hoppin' Frog & Westbrook: Gose (Interview)

The first time we met Fred Karm of Hoppin' Frog was at Sour & Bitter 2012, the day before the first CBC started. Boris were one of our favorite Stouts, (still is) but we hadn't tried Doris yet. For us Doris were a bit of a white whale, like Captain Ahab we had chased it from place to place, always to late to catch it. It just happened to be that it was in the menus of many of the pubs we visited back then, but when we ordered it we always got the same message: Sold out, just sold the last bottle, too late, can't find it, the bottle vanished before my eyes and so on. Before the last day of CBC that year we had finally managed to tracked it down at Mikkeller Bar, and sweet joy was it good! Mmm-mmm! And like he had the prophetic gift of Nostradamus when we walked into CBC that last day, Fred asked with an Super Mario Italian accent; "So you tried the Doris yet, huh"? Indeed we had!

I also included another short interview in this video with Edward from Westbrook.

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Funky Buddha: Beers that tastes like meals (Interview)

Chocolate-covered Cherry Porter, Maple Bacon Coffe Porter, Peanut Butter Cup Brown Ale. Jiiiz. What`s going on. It's Funky Buddha Brewery from Florida, and they are one of those brewerys you have to try if you get a chance. To quote: "If we say a beer will taste like peanut butter and jelly, you can be sure you'll smell and taste the fresh roasted peanuts and fruity berry jam". Enjoy the interview!

Friday, 9 May 2014

Lervig & Magic Rock: Collaboration (Interview)

If you like your beers like I like my humor, you'll love the Lervig/Magic Rock collaboration Farmhouse IPA. It's super dry, a little bit funky, fruity and spicy. The Chardonnay barrel aged version Rustique is quite different but even better. A little sourness and some acidity, nice aroma of the barrel and even more fruity than the normal version. Anyways as both Mike Murphy and Stuart J. Ross were at Copenhagen Beer Celebration I had to talk to them both. It was a little bit noise and neither of the interview subjects were loud talkers. Cheers & enjoy!

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Surly & Three Floyds: Metal, beer festivals & ratebeer (Interview)

Wanting to try all the beers at Copenhagen Beer Celebration is harder than collecting Pokemon, no you can't catch them all. But there were two breweries many tried to catch and those were Surly Brewing from Minnesota and Three Floyds from Indiana. Since they both brought some of their their biggest guns, the Surly Darkness and Three Floyds Dark Lord Vanilla Bean BA version why not have a little chat about these "Super Stouts". I joined Chris Boggess and Todd Haug outside the venue of the beer festival for a chat about metal music, the mentioned beers, the beer festivals they arrange (Darkness day & Dark lord day) and ratebeer. Here's the result: