March 18, 2020
The Art of Beer is an on going series where I drink and chat with artists who work with breweries.
For The Art of Beer 2 I'm joined by Ryan Williams, the artist from Holy Mountain Brewing in Seattle, WA.
Ryan Williams: @spiritofgoodliving http://spiritofgoodliving.com/
And we are drinking the Samiclaus Doppelbock and Fort George Cathedral Tree Pilsner.
Mysticism in the artistic process, his work with Holy Mountain, the transition as an artist from graphic design to illustration, and I can't resist a little baseball talk. Grab whatever's in your fridge because shelter-in-place people! Cheers!
February 28, 2020
This 'sode I'm joined by head brewer of Standard Brewing, Ken(do) Sorensen and we're talking all about Brett(anomyces)! We are drinking Old Money from Standard and the OG of the OGs, Orval.
We're talking the "cross-section of magic and science", a new hop varietal, "Northgate Goldings", the homogenization of American beer, and more from the wine vs beer debate. Grab some Orval and join us! Cheers!
February 4, 2020
In this episode Jess and Shawna line up 4 different barrel aged big bois and test out how they've aged, whether or not they're good, and approximate why.
Goose Island: Bourbon County Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2015
Fremont Brewing: Bourbon Barrel Aged Dark Star Imperial Oatmeal Stout 2017
Reuben's Brews: Three Ryes Men Rye and Bourbon Barrel Aged Rye Wine 2017
Georgetown Brewing: Tombourbon Barrel Aged Brown Ale 2019
Also we call 1-800-GOOSEME, Jess can't remember what waxing is, and Alaska Airlines, if you're listening, and I know you are, sponsor us.
Barrel Aged Stout and Selling Out by Josh Noel
December 31, 2019
Welcome to a new Cheers to Beers series called The Art of Beer where I’m chatting with artists who work with breweries. This episode I'm joined by Connor McPherson of Aslan Brewing Company who has done their murals at all three locations and the specialty bottle labels.
We get into how his travels have inspired his work, the persistence of an independent artist, and anime club. Grab a doppelbock and join us for the final episode of 2019!
December 5, 2019
Sheet cake stouts, who we were in high school, and fuck the patriarchy aka your aunties get drunk on saisons.
PLUS - Letting go of the ego as a brewer and creator and how do you define success? Is it monetary? Is it creativity? Is it internet clout??
Also never plugged my instagram in the intro: @jessjessbeer
Follow Stamp Act Coffee: @stampactcoffee
November 19, 2019
We're back at The Masonry drinking Jester King! I'm joined by founder of Drunk Herstory and overall badass beer lady, Libby Borchert. Aaaaand we decided to get a whole magnum of farmhouse delight. In this ep we're talking about pineapple and jalapeno pizza, disrupting the 3 tier system, and encouraging women to be active in their local beer scene.
Grab a beer and drink along! Cheers!
October 30, 2019
Shawna and I drink all the pumpkin beers so you don’t have to. You’re welcome. Plus: the American history of gourds, a lost rural Californian language, and how far can we throw a pumpkin?!
The beers we cover:
1. Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale
2. Elysian Night Owl
3. Dorchester Brewing / Abomination Brewing Hop Roulette
4. Anderson Valley Fall Hornin’
5. Pfriem Pumpkin Bier
Check out @sam_hiemer for more spooky art like the hop label on Hop Roulette
Give a listen to Jess on @tunesandtumblers
October 17, 2019
Welcome to another Half Pint 'sode with Shawna Cormier
We're delving into fermented fruit juice, secondary fermentation with fruit, non grape wine, and beer fermented with wine grapes. We're drinking and comparing a blueberry wine from Oyster River Wine Growers and the Viognier from Floodland Brewing and Kobayashi Winery.
What tasting notes and pontifications do we come up with? Bust open a weird beer-wine-cider Frankensteinien bottle and find out!
For more natural wine info and facts follow @marissaross and @winefolly
And for all the fun native yeast and wild beer follow @floodlandbrewing
October 8, 2019
We are live on the scene of Pilsnerfest 2019 where the sun is shining, the pilsners are slamming, and there ain't a single IPA in sight. Follow Shawna and I as we interview some characters (including the CEO) on a groundbreaking new game: "16 CanDolls", shitty SoCal lagers, Pilsner recipes, and our Grandfather Randy Mosher. Grab a pilsner and join in on a speciality live episode. Cheers!
September 9, 2019
This episode is all about wild beers! I'm joined by Jeremy Rodriguez and Matt C. to talk Beachwood Blendery and Upright Brewing. We talk wine and beer crossovers, Lambic vs Methode Traditionnelle, is brett actually wild, and beer aged on crystals and Wu Tang, and the trials and tribulations that is working with wild yeast. As Matt says "The target is never where you want it". Grab a wild saison or sour and join us!
The Unabridged List of Matt's Shoutouts:
Trevor Roger (deGarde Brewing)
Lauren Salazar (New Belgium)
Paul Arney (Ale Apothecary)
Ryan Fields (of Beachwood Blendery and now Wild Fields and Jeremy's mentor)
Brett Trey (sp?)
Harrison McCabe (current Barrel Master at Beachwood Blendery)
Alex Ganum (Upright Brewing)
Adam Paysse (Floodland Brewing)