This episode, after graduating from the University of Beer History with an overachieving 2.0 GPA, we pontificate about our knowledge of the original cerevisaphiles. Next, we visit a taproom and eatery owned by two southpaws who offer 30-plus, meticulously-vetted beer selections, six of which are featured in this month’s Battle Royale Beer Dome competition. Finally, we converse with two former Anchor Brewing employees who expound their perspective on the perilous pitfalls and prosperous paragons (whew!) in the beer industry. That, and our usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 oz.
Beer News (02:18)
Pontificating about Beer History in the U.S. (11:49)
Top Craft Beers in the U.S. and California, and more pontificating (13:10)
More Beer History in the U.S. (26:37)
California Beer History and Anchor Brewing Company (29:04)
Julio Peix, formerly with Anchor Brewing Company, Lefty’s Eatery & Taproom co-owner (41:13)
Beer Dome – Lefty’s 6 Picks – Intro (1:10:56)
Julio Peix joined by Dan Mitchell, also formerly with Anchor Brewing Company (1:25:14)
Beer Dome – Lefty’s 6 Picks – Finale (1:42:38)
CraftBeer.com / SupportBeer.com / American Homebrewers Association / Dad’s Kitchen / Cider House / Lefty’s Eatery & Taproom / Anchor Brewing Company / Alaro Craft Brewery / Crooked Lane Brewing Company / Drake’s Brewing Company / Pizza Port Brewing Company / Blue Note Brewing Company / Full Circle Brewing Company
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Feature photo: Our first ever Battle Royale Beer Dome, featuring six beers chosen by Julio at Lefty’s Eatery & Taproom (see below). These beers butt heads in the categories of IPA (Heavy), Pale and Amber (Medium) and Lager (Light). The styles don’t match up for the most part, but it was fun drinking them! Tune in to find out which one of our three finalists was the overall winner of this episode’s six-way Battle Royale Beer Dome. (Life in 16 oz. photo illustration/Paul Wade)
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BEER DOME – LEFTY’S 6 PICKS
Pilsner and Lager (Light)
- La Boheme – WINNER
Czech-Style Pilsner, 5.3% ABV / 26 IBU
Alaro Craft Brewery, Sacramento
- Veedels Bräu: Kölsch
Kölsch, 5.3% ABV / 27 IBU
Crooked Lane Brewing Company, Auburn
Pale Ale and Amber (Medium)
- 1500 – WINNER
Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV / 48 IBU
Drake’s Brewing Company, San Leandro
- Chronic Ale
Amber, 4.9% ABV / 10 IBU
Pizza Port Brewing Company, Carlsbad/San Diego
Unfiltered Galaxy IPA, 6.8% ABV / UNK IBU
Blue Note Brewing Company, Woodland
- Juicy – WINNER
New England IPA, 6.6% ABV / 55 IBU
Full Circle Brewing Company, Fresno
IN CASE YOU DIDN’T TAKE NOTES
6 Ways to Explore New Beers at Home During Self-Isolation
Referred to by Paul in his Beer News segment. Published by Food & Wine.
2019 Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Results
The top 10 beers in America referred to by Brandon and Paul on the show. Published by the American Homebrewers Association.
Top Rated Beers: California, United States
The top 10 craft beers in California list referred to by Brandon on the show. Published by BeerAdvocate.
The 10 Best Craft Beers Brewed in Northern California
The top 10 craft beers in California list referred to by Paul on the show. Published by Active NorCal.
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