Your next beer is an experiment in Podcasting by two college friends.


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  1. Howdy yall !

    I have been listening to your podcast via iTunes since 10-07-07, and enjoy your show. I have completed the 7th show, but will catch up to the live version soon. I live in Sugar Land, Texas (and would love a shout out to “Skinny Ja” in Sugar Land), and unfortunately have not heard of several of the brews that you mention. I expect I will find some of your recommended beers at Spec’s liquor (especially interested in the $9 Morimoto (sp?) Pilsner). The beer of “choice” in Texas is typically Bud Light (hail to the King), but our Lone Star ($1/beer in town) is one of my favorites, and to apply knowledge thus far it is a “watered down” pilsner. Keep up the commentary, especially… “The closest I came to hitting a deer was when the car next to me hit a deer” was funny, and really fits with (what I believe to be) your friendship’s closeness. I have found that my years of just drinking beer, leaves me far from an expert, but I appreciate the intellectual knowledge that you are providing via this podcast. Football season is upon us, and beer is so connected with “game day” \ tailgating, that I wouldn’t be surprised to hear (in future podcasts) commentary about your recommended game time recommendations. I am regret joining this late, but truly appreciate the education.

    Skinny Ja, novice -beer lover – Your Next Beer fan.

  2. Glad you like the show!

    We already were planning on doing a beer for a wedding show, now we can add the beer for tailgating to the list.

    Thanks for listening!

  3. Hey guys!
    Shows are sounding great!

    Just wanted to drop a suggestion:

    These guys up there in Easton, PA have been blowing me away with their beers lately!

  4. Wyerbacher is a good suggestion. Problem is Jim can’t get them out in Chicago and he doesn’t trust my tasting skills.

    Just kidding, Belgian’s are on the slate for the next couple of series so perhaps Weyerbacher will show up there.

  5. Nice.
    Keep this in mind while deciding your future beery podcast pursuits: Several New Belgium Brewery offerings will be in my cellar in the not so distant future. If Jim can get them, I just might be able to supply the East Coast half of the dynamic -your next beer- duo with a bottle for sampling.
    Oh yea!

    And hey Jake; the brewing schedule here at Double Hue’s Home Brewery has doubled since the fall including a Double Cacao Bock and Oatmeal Espresso Stout that will be ready to sample by the end of February/March!

    We’ll have to get together over a home brew soon!

  6. As the two of yous approach your one year anniversary, WAY TO GO !! I have only been listening since December; don’t really drink beer; but enjoy your witty banter. It also sounds like the both of you know what you’re talking about.

    May your next beer , be your finest beer.

  7. I love the show and was excited to hear about the Trappist series. However, I was disappointed when you said there were only five Trappist breweries left in the world. I believe there are actually seven Abbeys which are allowed to sell beer using the Authentic Trappist product logo. The two you omitted were Achelse Kluis, and my personal favorite, Brouwerij de Koningshoeven, formerly sold under the name La Trappe. Koningshoeven is actually from the Netherlands and their Quad is exceptional, although recent batches have lacked that aged character of the bottles we were receiving a couple years past. Please include this beer in your Trappist series if at all possible. I believe you also mentioned that you would be doing a show on American translations of Trappist or Abbey Ales. Two I would like to suggest are: Brother David’s Abbey Style Ale from Anderson Valley Brewing Company in Boonville Ca. and Pere Jacques from Goose Island Brewery in Chicago. Pere Jacques may be the best American beer of all time. Again thanks for the show.


  8. Tim, thanks for the comment. You might want to check out Jim’s mea culpa comment here.

  9. Very Interesting !

    Started tonight w/ first two episodes.

    I’ll will wait a while before I ask questions, make comments and or tell you and your friends what kind of beer I drink.


  10. Love the beer casts. I wanted to invite you guys into my social network for beer drinkers. We have a feature where users can post audio so I thought it could be a great way for my community to learn about your podcasts. We’d even be willing to feature them. Check it out – http://www.democracysdrink.com



  11. For the first 20 years I drank beer, I only drank Bud Coors and Corona. Then I had my first Anchor Steam and everything changed. Now I’m trying to find real beer.

    I don’t have a lot of money so buying a new beer (or six pack) for 4-10 bucks then not liking it is pretty rough. I was hoping you could stear me in the right direction if I gave you a list of some of the beers I like so far?

    Anchor Steam
    Red Rocket Ale
    Racer 5
    Hop Rod Rye
    Anchor Steam Porter
    Sam Adams Lager
    Hop Stoopid (a little too hoppie) but I think I will acquire that taste, I’m kind of wanting it again
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Sierra Nevada Porter
    Sierra Nevada Stout
    Dogfish Head Punk
    Dogfish Head 60 minute
    Dogfish Head 90 minute
    Negra Modelo
    Foster (if it’s real cold)
    Heineken (I know, but what can I say)

    I seem to like, dry, bitter, hoppy, strong, coffee, and chocolate, even flower and fruit (if it’s real subtle)

    I don’t like sweet or strong fruit or spice.

    I’m looking for some Logers, Pilsners

    I also want to find some Porters, Stouts, And Oatmeal Stouts that aren’t too sweet.

    Thanks for your help.
    Love Your Show

  12. David,
    First off, sorry to get back to you so late with a response on this one. As you may or may not have heard, I have been having some internet issues over the last couple months and have had some trouble posting. As for your question, it looks like you have a fair amount of hope heavy beers on your list, so I would suggest some of the beers from Victory Brewing such as Hopdevil or Prima Pils. Depending on where you are from, you may or may not be able to find these, they are from Pennsylvania. You may want to try a Stone beer or as well, but they will be more aggressive and maybe a little more expensive. As for the roasty flavors, you may want to try some of the Rogue beers, which can be had just about anywhere in the country. You will have some of the roasty and hoppy flavors both in the same beer. I hope that helps, and once again, I am sorry it has taken so long to respond. Thanks for listening!

  13. Thanks guys for a good pod cast. I catch it most every Monday morning at the office.
    I’d like to here your take on a couple of my favorites from Van Steenberge Brewery:
    “Piraat” and/or “Gulden Draak”.
    Both are high ABV, so I don’t drink them often.
    Happy 100th!

  14. Hey Guys,
    If you need another suggestion, how about Traquair House Ale. It’s a nice Scotch Ale brewed by Traquair House Brewery.

    See ya on the podcast…

  15. Bear republic hop rod rye!

  16. Guys,

    While doing some work around the house today, I listened to about 10 of your most recent podcasts. On your first review of Unibroue beers, you asked for some listener feedback regarding future shows. Here are a few thoughts:

    * Although I enjoy the news, I would skip it if it is too much trouble. If something big happens, you can hit it but I wouldn’t make it a priority.

    * A little background noise is no big deal as long as you guys can be heard. Also, a lack of a script wouldn’t be a bad thing. On the fly conversations are often times much more interesting than scripted ones.

    * I really like the idea of brewery series. Here are a few pretty obvious breweries that would be cool for you to cover – Sierra Nevada (they have recently added two new year round beers), Stone, Dogfish Head, Moylans, Bell’s and New Belgium just to name a few. All of these breweries are now available in Georgia which most likely means that they are available everywhere.

    Lastly, I recently started reading a book on beer tasting by Randy Mosher. The book is aptly titled “Tasting Beer – An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink”. I would highly recommend it to anyone in your audience.


  17. Did ya’ll through in the towel?
    You stopped at #115… Not a bad run.
    I enjoyed it. Thanks!


    • Gary, looks that way it wasn’t a conscience decision, just sort of happened.

      Don’t worry, we’ll be doing one more for the road to say goodbye.

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