Episode 16: Doggie Style Pale Ale – What’s my mutha*** name

In this episode Jim and look at Doggie Style Pale Ale from Flying Dog and Burning River Pale Ale. Two great microbrews. We also flirt with the explicit tag.

News

So this week we have a half beer story, half water story. It seems that Anheuser Busch is jumping into the bottled water market, They will be distributing Icelandic Glacial spring water. Now of course the joke here is, how really would you tell the difference between that and the beer. In all seriousness though, it seems like AB continues to expand in the market place, moving at first to liquor, now with non-alcohol products, and who knows what’s next.

Doggie Style Ale

  • First up, Flying Dog Brewing Company out of Denver Colorado and their Doggie Style Classic Pale Ale.
  • This is definitely a company who likes to come up with interesting labels. The label art is all done by Ralph Stedman, who used to do illustrations for Rolling Stone magazine and the late Hunter S. Thompson.
  • Doggie Style is rather widely distributed, in fact you should be able to get this product just about anywhere.
  • Doggie Style comes in at around 5.32% alcohol by volume and is another year round offering.
  • The taste of this one is going to be hoppy or bitter. There is no getting around it, this brewery tends to like to make some strongly hopped beers.

Burning River Pale Ale

  • Great Lakes Brewing Company is based out of Cleveland Ohio and makes a lot of great beers, however you can’t really get them outside of the Midwest.
  • The name of this beer cames from an event that most Pittsburghers like to make fun of Cleveland for, the night they set their river on fire.
  • The vitals for this beer include a 6% abv and I believe year round production, if you can find it that is.
  • The beer is much more balanced than the anchor last week, actually allowing some of the roast flavor to come through as opposed to the heavy hop flavor.

Our next show

Well, we have one more show in our pale ale series next week and we will be doing another moderately big guy in the industry, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, which is widely considered one of the best versions of a pale ale on the market.

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