Podcast ‘sode 49: Christmas Unwrap Yearly Wrap

Our annual “awards” where we just gab on about the beers we always gab on about anyway. To save going through the show notes, the big winners were Boatrocker, Pirate Life, 8 Wired, Fantome, La Sirene, Wolf of the Willows and Panhead. Also get a hot tip on deodorant, a repeat recommendation and some art, because we are cultured af.

 

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We drank at the Alehouse Project:

http://www.thealehouseproject.com.au/

And started with the Last Rites Horn of Diligence:

http://craftypint.com/news/1112/Last_Rites_First_Rites 

And discussed the Moo Brew cans:

http://craftypint.com/beer/3733/moo-brew-single-hop-can

And the Sierra Nevada Otra Vez:

http://www.sierranevada.com/beer/year-round/otra-vez

Then Dogfish Head’s growth:

http://www.brewbound.com/news/calagione-reflects-on-dogfishs-slowest-year-of-growth-in-over-a-decade

As well as new beers from Grand Ridge Brewery:

http://www.grand-ridge.com.au/

And the Crafty Cabal:

https://craftycabal.com/

Luke drank Green Beacon Scrimshaw:

http://www.greenbeacon.com.au/beer/scrimshaw-ipa

We mentioned this to 100 vote:

http://gabs.beer/

Annual awards:

Luke’s runner up Brewery of the year was Pirate Life:

http://piratelife.com.au/

And Brewery was Boatrocker:

http://www.boatrocker.com.au/ 

Dave’s runner up brewery was 8 Wired:

http://8wired.co.nz/

And his winner was La Sirene:

http://www.lasirene.com.au/

Luke’s runner up was Green Beacon (link up there ^^^)

Luke’s one to watch was Lindemans:

http://www.lindemans.be/splash

Dave’s one to watch runner up was Fixation:

http://www.fixationbrewing.com.au/

And one to watch overall is Pirate Life ^^^^ (link up there)

Luke’s runner up beer of the year was Fresh Hop Vandal from Panhead:

https://untappd.com/b/panhead-custom-ales-fresh-hopped-vandal/649092/photos

And Fantome Blanche:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/fantome-blanche/29854/

Dave’s runner up was Ramjet:

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/boatrocker-ramjet-whisky-barrel-aged-imperial-stout/231840/

And winner was Wolf of the Willows XPA:

http://www.wolfofthewillows.com.au/

Luke’s Highlight(s) of the year were Pacific Beer Expo:

http://pacificbeerexpo.co.nz/

And Stone Brew Day:

http://aleofatime.com/2015/05/stone-and-wood-stone-day-2015/

Dave’s was going to the US.

Weirdest trend was magazines:

Dave predicts that sushi will be the trend of 2016; and Luke that there will be lots of IPAs and more cynical beers.

Dave then drank the Noisy Minor Anzus IPA:

http://fortitudebrewing.com.au/beer-type/anzus-ipa/

Then he recommends the Big Bash League:

http://www.bigbash.com.au/

Luke recommends Andy Warhol and Ai Wei Wei

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/andy-warhol-ai-wei-wei/

And Wurm Haus:

http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/media_release/jess-johnson-wurm-haus/

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Theme music:

http://toehider.bandcamp.com/

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