A colorful flight of sour beers at Big Stump Brewery's taproom in Sacramento, California.

12 – We Go All Swashbuckler, Shop At A Public House and Get Stumped



This episode we sail the seven seas of IPAs with a pirate from the guild of the Brotherhood of the Black Flag. Next, we shop for local produce, meats, specialty food items and grab a pint all under one roof. How’s that possible? Because it’s a modern day public house. Finally, we get stumped by Alex Larrabee’s deep rooted knowledge of sours and barrel-aged beers at Big Stump Brewing Company. That, and our usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 oz.

Shownotes

Seven Seas of IPAs / Brotherhood of the Black Flag (9:38)
Modern Day Public House (41:20)
Alex Larrabee / Big Stump Brewing (54:15)

A brightly colored, graphic-heavy can of Alvarado Street Brewery's Local Shred Red is seen on the left. A more traditional-looking brown bottle of Coronado Brewing Company's Mermaid's Red is on the right. Valentine's Day pink and yellow candy Conversation Hearts litter the foreground.
No love was lost between Brandon’s Local Shred Red from Alvarado Street Brewery out of Monterey County, California, and Paul’s Mermaid’s Red from Coronado Brewery in Coronado, California, as they go head-to-head in this month’s “BeerDome.” (Life in 16 oz./Paul Wade)
A massive line of people is seen snaking around the corner of Russian River Brewing Company's Windsor location. They're waiting their turn to get inside to try the latest batch of their Pliny the Younger, a triple IPA style beer.
Paul mentions on the show that he attended Russian River Brewing Company’s Pliny the Younger 2020 release at their new Windsor location. He wasn’t kidding when he said the line was long! (Life in 16 oz./Paul Wade)
Mark Chilcott is seen chatting during an interview while sitting at a table with a flight of beers in front of him at True Symmetry Brewing Company.
Mark Chilcott at his local favorite True Symmetry Brewing Company in Suisun City, California. While there he can enjoy plenty of India Pale Ales and other hopped up brews like their Lop Sop Doy, a triple IPA with 11% ABV (alcohol by volume). (Life in 16 oz./Paul Wade)
Kathy and Mark Chilcott pose for a photo while wearing full pirate regalia at a festival.
Mark and Kathy Chilcott, both proud hop heads, enjoy brewing their own IPA beers. Throughout the year they get dressed in various costumes as part of a pirate-themed guild called the Brotherhood of the Black Flag. The guild participates in festivals and fairs around the state. (Courtesy photo/Mark Chilcott)
The vines of a hops plant is seen growing up to the roofline of Mark and Kathy Chilcott's home.
A hops plant grows up the side of Mark and Kathy Chilcott’s home. They enjoy brewing their own IPA beers and are members of a pirate-themed guild called Brotherhood of the Black Flag. (Courtesy photo/Mark Chilcott)
Patrick Chinn is seen standing behind the Persuasion Brewing Company's bar with five members of his staff as they hold sample glasses of beer.
Patrick Chinn, second from left, with his staff at Persuasion Brewing Company. They are drinking Persuasion’s Root Down Double IPA brew at The Market Modesto, 500 7th St., Modesto. (Courtesy photo/Patrick Chinn)
Eight clear doors of an enormous refrigerated beverage case in the store are seen in the photo, with dozens of cases of beers resting on top of the massive case.
The Market Modesto carries a plethora of choice beers from the local area to tantalize even the toughest taste buds. (Courtesy photo/Patrick Chinn)
A small deli counter is seen with a couple of large menu boards on the wall behind the counter; a sandwich board and a variety of chips are seen on display in the foreground.
The Market Modesto serves up delectable deli items that pair nicely with beers on tap in the Persuasion Brewing Company drinking area. (Courtesy photo/Patrick Chinn)
A large refrigerated meat case is seen in the back of The Market modesto.
The meat section at The Market Modesto carries everything from in-house sausages and choice cuts, to bacon wrapped veggies and fajita fixings. (Courtesy photo/Patrick Chinn)
An interior view of The Market Modesto is seen and features barbecues and related products in the foreground, refrigerated meat case in the back, and shelves full of food products to the side.
The Market Modesto boasts a wide range of barbecue-related items such as pellets and infused wood chips, spices for meat rubs, hot sauces and more. (Courtesy photo/Patrick Chinn)
A hand holds a glass of beer in front of the Big Stump Brewing Company logo.
If you are into sours and barrel infusion beers then look no further than Big Stump Brewing Company as Alex Larrabee and his team go full spectrum and use all the colors of the rainbow. IPAs, Pales, Sours, Hazy’s and more. (Life in 16 oz./Paul Wade)
A colorful flight of sour beers at Big Stump Brewery's taproom in Sacramento, California.
If you are into sours and barrel infusion beers then look no further than Big Stump Brewing Company as Alex Larrabee and his team go full spectrum and use all the colors of the rainbow. IPAs, Pales, Sours, Hazy’s and more. (Life in 16 oz./Paul Wade)