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Episode 52 – Victory – V-Twelve vs Schlafly – Imperial Stout

BeerDownload on location at the new Haymarket Pub and Brewery in Chicago.  Special Guests: Pete Crowley, Oscar’s Pardon Belgian Pale Ale, Mother Jones Trappist-style Dubbel, First Chance American I.P.A., and Ombibulous Double IPA.

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Episode 40 – Boulder – Hazed and Infused vs Lagunitas – Undercover Investigation Shut Down Ale

The real story behind the Undercover Investigation Shutdown Ale. BeerDownload jack-o-laterns. Podcast recap. Imperial Ocktoberfest beers. Cigar City beer. New brewery coming soon – Pipeworks Brewing. A great matchup between a lightly hopped beer and a heavlily malted one.

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Episode 39 – Fort Collins – Z Lager vs Weyerbacher – Quad

Special guests: Steve and Katie Kadlec. A variety of belgian beers in the opening round. Destihl update? A smoked beer against a quad.

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Episode 38 – Goose Island – Matilda vs Goose Island – Pere Jacques

Special guest: Peter Hale. Recap of Flying Dog and HST. Peter’s epic drinking weekend. Terrapin – Reunion ’10. Steve runs the IAHE conference hospitality suite. Cigar City – Capricho Oscuro. Two premiere Goose Island belgian beers face off.

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Episode 37 – Avery – Mephistopheles vs Flying Dog – Double Dog Double Pale Ale

Special guest: Benjamin Bogolub. Have Ben’s tastes changed since his last appearance on the show? Opening beers Allagash Black and others. Homebrewing again? Half Acre end of Summer event at Hopleaf. The guys taste two high alcohol beers to see which is better.

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Episode 36 – Brooklyner-Schneider – Hopfen Weisse vs St. Bernardus – Abt 12

Despite Steve’s boycott, Arata still drinks Port Brewing’s Hot Rock Lager. Great Divide 16th Anniversary, needs to be aged? Wood aged beers, a complete discussion. Shout outs to all the world wide Facebook group members. Breckenridge Vesper. A Weizen Bock faces off against a Belgian Abbey Ale.

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Episode 35 – Chimay – Triple (Cinq Cents/White) vs Orval

Special Guest: Phil Regan. Tales of biking across the country, and beer. Lagunitas – A Little Sumpin’ Wild Ale. Opening round, Guinness vs Young’s Double Chocolate Stout. Phil’s a homebrewer? A Belgian Ale vs and Abbey Tripel.

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Episode 34 – Allagash – Interlude vs Peak Organic – Espresso Amber Ale

CBS picnic review. Congratulations to Rodney Kibzey in the Sam Adams Long Shot contest at GABF. Thanks to Peter Hale for the Speedway Stout. Thanks to everyone for the iTunes reviews, especially our winner, Styron Pennywell. More of the Pear Gossamer from Half Acre. This week the guys compare a Belgian strong ale with an espresso amber ale and they have one of the strongest debates for the winner to date.

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Episode 33 – Brouwerij Bavik – Wittekerke vs Lion Brewery – Lion Imperial Premium Malt Pilsner

Special guest Peggy. Recording at the Chicago Beer Society picnic. Recap of the BeerDownload meetup. Lost Abbey vs Moylan saga. Bell’s Oarsman. Euro Lagers. iTunes review giveaway – success!

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Episode 32 – Three Floyd’s – Apocalypse Cow vs Lagunitas – Cappuccino Stout

50 wing/beer challenge. Founders Nemesis 2010. Goose Island Belgian Fest. Drinkers outlive non-drinkers. New BeerDownload.com website. A milk double IPA vs a Coffee Stout.  BeerDownload meetup this week at Local Option.

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