Category Archives: Pale Ales

The five beers featured this episode.

29 – Bar Stool Chat with Brian Yaeger and Session Beers



In this episode, Paul has a “bar stool chat” over the phone with a certified beer expert and digs into the beer industry from all angles. Forgoing a BEER DOME competition, we drool over session beers and styles that get our livers worried. That, and the usual craic on this episode of Life in 16 … Continue reading 29 – Bar Stool Chat with Brian Yaeger and Session Beers


Two cans of beer from Barebottle Brewing Company flank a tall, golden glass of beer in Paul's "Pubvilion."

26 – We Expose Best Home Brews and Bare It All



This episode we exposé (no, we expose) award-winning home brews from a hop head on the verge of a foothold in the craft beer industry. Next, we speak with a Bay Area company who partners with innovative beer makers to supersize their recipes and bare it all to the drinking masses. Finally, we taste test … Continue reading 26 – We Expose Best Home Brews and Bare It All


The six beers tasted in this month's Beer Dome: La Boheme, Veedels Brau: Kolsch, 1500, Chronic Ale, Guardians, and Juicy.

19 – We Drop Anchor and Learn Beer History



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, … Continue reading 19 – We Drop Anchor and Learn Beer History


Pictured on the left, Auburn Alehouse's Independence Day American Pale Ale. On the right is Topa Topa Brewing Company's Independence Day American Pale Ale.

17 – We Slip On Flip Flops and Get Some R&R



This episode is all about America and the things that make it great, like veteran-owned businesses. HOOAH! OORAH! Aim High! Anchor’s Away! First, we drain our canteens just to refill them with beer at a brewery owned by a retired Army colonel. Next, we trade our combat boots for something more comfortable and speak with … Continue reading 17 – We Slip On Flip Flops and Get Some R&R