This is an episode of the Living Proof Brew Cast.
In the intro, we discuss the beers we are drinking. For the first time we are in the studio together for both the intro and the brewing update (see below). We share a Chatoe Rogue Dirtoir Black Lager that I picked up from Gilly’s. I enjoyed the Chatoe Rogue Wet Hop previously so had a good idea this second beer in the series would be fun to try. It certainly makes effective use of the new de-husked black malts that we’ve written about before. Rogue consistently turns what would seem like mere novelties into wonderfully crafted expressions of the brewing art, like their Mocha Porter and Chipotle Ale.
Our main segment is a series of three tastings with returning guest, Chooch. All three beers share that they were aged on wood. The first we tried was the J.W. Lees port word reserve. In discussing it we mention Dogfish Head Worldwide Stout and Burton Baton. I also compare it to an example from one of my other passions, single malt scotch, in this instanced Glenmorangie’s Quinta Ruban.
The second beer we sample is the Blue Grass Brewery’s Clay Street Series Bourbon Barrel Stout. If it is a high gravity beer, it hides it well like the Southern Tier Old Man. John mentions wanting to do a comparison to the Jefferson’s Reserve bourbon barrel stout.
Our third beer was the Southern Tier Cuvee Series 3. In tasting it, we mention almost every Southern Tier beer we’ve tried before. I mention the Ommegang Hennepin as pushing that funk that John’s friend, Daniel, from Mountaineer so enjoys. John likens the brettanomyces note to Victory Golden Monkey.
We also have a brewing update. We taste my Sun-dial stout that has been in the bottle three weeks and is just about ready to share. John shares the latest on his stale, vatted IPA, the Green Grass and High Tides, which is coming along nicely. He has also pitched the fruit into the pair of lambics that we started on our last brew day.
You can grab the flac encoded audio from the Internet Archive.
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