We spoke to Matt Houghton from Boatrocker Brewery in Braeside (Melbourne). We spoke about their beers both new and old, their barrel program, what goes into a sour beer and got great insight into starting a brewery. We also learned how Matt got started and discussed Belgian beers, Guinness, German beers and heaps of other interesting things.
We drank the Epicurian Coffee & Fig Stout from Epic (NZ). A 2011 bottle:
Matt mentioned he tried to base a beer on red-eye gravy (a smoked coffee porter):
He also spoke about the barrels for the current batch of Ramjet:
We talked about a lot of things but I was enjoying listening I forgot to take notes, so deal… butÁ
We mentioned Michael Jackson, the Beer Hunter.
Dave mentioned the Samuel Smith Imperial Stout:
We mentioned the CBIA awards:
And Modus Operandi brewing cleaned up:
Matt mentioned this video:
Theme music by Toehider:
Our new mead blog: