What We’re Drinkin This Week…

Apologies for not updating the website in a while….

Leigh and Carrie are back at Fort Lewis Studios in this episode with special guest play by play guy and the voice of Louisville City FC Clay Ables! We talk to Clay about how he got into play by play announcing, what his dream game to call would be and who he would love to broadcast with. We grade the overall World Cup and Carrie declares that Croatia’s President is the ultimate soccer mom. The GBS news of the weird this week is a bit of a call back to the last episode and Carrie delivers an extra special GBS PSA. Of course we play Take It or Leave It! Oh and we drink a couple of beverages from breweries we’ve never heard of.

Listen to “Episode 121 Castpys > Cardspys” on Spreaker.

 

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This is one we’ve never heard of before, thanks to whoever left it at Fort Lewis last weekend.  If you like IPA’s highly recommend.  For a double IPA its surprisingly smooth and not too bitter or grapefruity on the back-end.   It has a nice amber color and at 8.4% its not a lawn mower beer, but it is deceptively quick drinking.

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Leigh also got to join in the we’ve never had anything from this brewery train this week with Argus Fermentables out of Austin Texas.  Their Ginger Perry cider is a very complex interesting cider with ginger up front and pear on the back.  It’s also fairly dry with very limited sweetness.  It is a little pricey at $11 for a four pack, but definitely worth it if you’re looking for a new cider that would fit into that craft category.

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In this episode we are joined by New York friend of the show Elle and wow is the conversation lit! We talk a ridiculous amount of topics this week, including two GBS PSA’s, we shout out to Retro Cinema and Gidgit Von La Rue for their love of 80’s movies especially Adventures in Babysitting, we have several RIP’s this week including the Jerry Springer Show and we talk to Elle about her journey to Kentucky fandom and what it’s like to live in not only a college sports desert but also a bourbon desert. Finally Leigh and Elle talk about what it’s like to try and date in 2018. We play a great game of Take It or Leave It, of course we can’t cover everything in the description, you’ll just have to listen

Listen to “Episode 118 Queens of the Pod” on Spreaker.

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Our guest this week Elle, raided her friend’s refrigerator and came up with several bottles of the alcoholic summer drink Twisted Tea.  If definitely treated her right, she had more than one during the recording.  This is a great beverage if you’re looking for something that’s the totally opposite of beer or cider.  They drink pretty quick too!

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Leigh took a break from cider this week and instead went with Greens Gluten Free Tripel Ale.  If you are looking for a gluten free beer that actually tastes like beer check out all of the Greens products.  This one absolutely has everything that you’d expect from a tripel, slightly dark, carmel flavor, with a hint of sweetness and non of the gluten!

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A collaboration beer between Two Roads Brewing and Evil Twin Brewing was Carrie’s pick this week.  Their Geyser Gose made with Icelandic Moss, Herbs, Sea Salt and Kale  Carrie still isn’t sure what Icelandic Moss is or what it is supposed to taste like, but it whatever it is, she’s pretty sure it didn’t come through in the beer.  The beer itself was a fine example of a Gose, fairly light and sour with a hint of the salt at the end.  It just didn’t seem like the other ingredients added very much to the overall flavor.  If you like Goses and are curious though pick this one up.  Maybe someone out there who knows what Icelandic Moss is supposed to taste like can tell us and then tell us if they can actually taste it in this beer.

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In this episode Lauren is on a summer hiatus, but Leigh and Carrie are holding things down at Fort Lewis studios! They welcome Kristin Ray who runs the FAB podcast and blog that supports Females in Athletic Business. We have a great discussion on all the options that are out there for women who are interested in the sports industry and how FAB is working to support that. The GBS fact of the week is all about a World Cup soccer match you’ve probably never heard of, Carrie talks her way around her upcoming appearance on a very popular cooking show and of course we play Take It or Leave It. If you want the number to the Hall and Oates emergency hotline you’re just gonna hafta listen.

Listen to “Episode 116 GBS Gets FAB” on Spreaker.

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Carrie’s beer this week comes from Lost Coast Brewery in California.  Thier, Great White was purchased on label and name alone, but turned out to be a pretty good summer beer.  At only 4.8% this is a back porch day drinker you could easily have more than one of.  It’s pretty light in flavor and went down very quickly over the course of the show.  Interestingly it was brewed by a female brewer (Barbara), which made us like it even more.  The label (although not pictured here) states that the beer should have flavors of coriander and spice, although Carrie didn’t get either.  We still recommend adding this your cooler though, especially if you like beer that drinks quickly.

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Leigh had an interesting pick this week from the Fort Lewis beer fridge.  Maeloc’s Sidra Pera, a pear cider from Spain.  Leigh definitely had never had this brand before and thought the cider was good.  At only 4.4% and not too sweet it’s absolutely a must buy if you are looking for something different.  And while the cider was tasty, the biggest reason to make this purchase is for the bottle cap.  It’s a great design and as you can see in the above picture, it has a built in bottle opener, which also makes the cap fit back on the bottle very nicely.  It’s almost like the fidget spinners of bottle caps, highly recommend!

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In this episode Leigh and Carrie are joined by Brett from independent film makers Wine &Pop Tarts and Bevin the Director of Social Media from Pivot. It’s a rare Monday remote from Pivot cidery. Carrie has her first beer in a week and talks about the final divorce from her wisdom teeth, Brett talks about Sleep Away Camp the movie, Bevin talks everything that’s going on at Pivot, Leigh drops the first ever GBS F bomb and there is plenty of sports and nonsports topics on Take It or Leave It. Did I mention Leigh drops the F bomb!

Listen to “Episode 115 Falling Back Off The Wagon” on Spreaker.

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Stacey is in and Leigh is out, but we’re joined by Rebecca and Ben from lovemebrew.com to talk all things craft beer. It’s Lexington Craft Beer Week and Ben and Rebecca discuss their love of craft beer and why they probably won’t go back to the Derby! We have one RIP this week, and Carrie can’t believe that Lauren didn’t know who it was. We learn some things about Wikipedia in the fact of the week. And Rambo, Bill & Ted, the Royals and pretzel necklaces make an appearance in Take It or Leave It! Grab a beer and drink along with us!

Listen to “Episode 112 Pretzel Necklace > Facisnator” on Spreaker.

 

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In honor of the derby last week our guests from lovemebrew.com Rebecca and Ben shared Braxton Brewing’s Kentucky Home Mint Julep Style Beer.  At 9.5% they agreed that this was a beer that was made for sharin’.  Rebecca wasn’t a big fan of this one, she didn’t get much mint off of it and found it a bit too sweet and wasn’t sure what the base beer was.  Ben enjoyed it, but again said that he probably couldn’t drink the whole thing by himself.

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Stacey had left another beer from Golden Road at the Stanley Manor studios, but Lauren drank it, so she had to go with another choice from Golden Road, Hazelnut Hills brown ale with hazelnut flavor.  Overall this is a good beer, but it’s one you would want to drink during the fall because of it’s rich brown flavor.  Lauren drank the lawnmower beer becasue Stacey left it at her house and it was hot outside.

 

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Lauren got a gift from the Ft. Lewis Derby party last week and that came in the form of a special release Country Boy Brewing bomber, Constant Sorrow a Double India Pale Ale aged in Bourbon Barrels.  Full disclosure, this beer had been sitting on top of the Ft. Lewis Beer fridge for about 2 years.  Surprisingly the beer had not turned and was actually still drinkable.  For being aged in bourbon barrels it wasn’t too boozy, and maintained it’s grassy IPA flavor.  This was a special release, so you might not be able to find it, unless you make a visit to Ft. Lewis who still may have a few bottles left.

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It’s 91 degrees here in Lexington and nothing beats the heat like a lighter easy drinking beer.  Carrie’s pick this week fits the bill.  Lagunitas’s 12th of Never Ale.  This is a crisp, light, hop forward beer that delivers what it promises.  This is a tall boy can  and at 5.5% there is not reason you can’t enjoy more than one this summer.  Also we can’t wait to call the number on the side of the can on the show and see what happens!  Stay tuned for that!

 

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It’s the third annual Derby episode, recorded in the heart of the Ft. Lewis Derby party! It’s a free for all crossover as Carrie and Lauren are joined by Shawn, Chad and John from Bourbon and Bad Opinions. We talk derby topics, Kentucky topics and lots of general nonsense. John talks about his first job at Kmart, Carrie explains why she will never go back to Churchill Downs and of course we play some Take It or Leave It. There are plenty of beverages consumed in this one, keep the party going and give it a listen!

Listen to “Episode 111 Cinco de Derby” on Spreaker.

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Lauren picked from the Derby Party  beer roulette cooler and ended up with Shiner Bock’s Oktoberfest.  It’s definitely not even close to being Oktoberfest, but that’s the chance you take when playing beer roulette.  Since this is a seasonal beer, it’s been at Ft. Lewis for a while, surprisingly it was still drinkable.  Lauren didn’t hate it and would absolutely drink it when September rolls around.

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Since it was Cinco de Mayo in edition to the Kentucky Derby, Carrie doubled down and went with local Lexington brewers West Sixth Cerveza.  This is a light, crisp, refreshing beer.  It’s everything you want in a beer for this time of year for the back porch.  It’s available in 6 pack cans, if you can find it in your local grocery or liquor store pick some up!

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In this jam packed episode Stacey comes out of hibernation to join us in the fourth chair and in the 5th chair we welcome guest Tim Estes from WPBK FM in Standford Kentucky. We learn what tradio is, talk Standford Cow Bell Days, discuss whether or not we would use a credit card at a garage sale and give a toast to 7 RIPs. The GBS fact of the week becomes story time with the most incredible game you’ve never heard of, and we’ve got promposals, Gronk’s horse, royal babies and two of the best shows on tv in Take It or Leave It. As always you’re just gonna hafta listen to get all our hot takes.

Listen to “Episode 109 I’m on Promposal Tradio” on Spreaker.

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Lauren was kind enough this week to let us take the sharin’ beer out of the Stanley Manor Studios beer stash.  Evil Twin’s Big Ass Money Stout is to quote Lauren “danger in a can”  This and Imperial Stout that at 17.4% you would think would knock you on your ass.  That’s where the danger comes in, it’s very smooth, lots of chocolate, and absolutely not over the top boozy.  If we hadn’t split it, it may have been a different story, but even putting it in tiny glasses didn’t stop it from disappearing from the table quickly.  It is a bit expensive at $10 a can, but if you like Imperial Stouts and want something that is a really high ABV that tastes amazing it’s worth dropping the saw buck on.

 

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We gave our guest this week Tim Estes his pick from the beer fridge and he went with something that he knew.  Yuengling’s Black & Tan.  From a previous show, you may know that we aren’t huge fans of this Yuengling, but as someone who isn’t super into beer Tim found it very approachable and drinkable.  We always encourage people to drink what ya want!

 

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After last week’s  14% wine in a can, Leigh scaled back her ABV this week to a new to her anyway, Ciderboys pick.  Their Raspberry Smash is actual a seasonal cider that’s usually only available in the spring March 1st-May 31st. Leigh is a huge fan on Ciderboys and once again this one didn’t disappoint.  Not too sweet with a nice balance of raspberry highly recommend picking this one up while supplies last.

 

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Hearing that the weather was finally taking a spring turn and possibly staying there, Stacey came out of hibernation and brought Lagunitas Sumpin’ Easy Ale with her, in the can of course.  This beer delivered what it promised, it’s a bit fruity, a bit hoppy and very refreshing.  Just put this one on the patio beer cooler list, but make sure it’s in the can.

 

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Lauren hopped (pun intended) back on the IPA train this week with Sierra Nevada’s Hazy Little Thing IPA.  This IPA is again one that we would recommend because it’s got a lot of flavor without being overpoweringly hoppy.  It’s wasn’t super bitter and was well balanced alternating between citrus on the front end and hops on the back end.  The haziness also helped mellow it out.  Like IPAs? Pick this one up….Trying to get on the IPA train?  Pick this one up.

 

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After last week’s late April snow, Carrie finally decided to jump on the summer beer wagon to try and finally get rid of winter around here.  First up, Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale.  This limited release is a classic summer ale, light and refreshing.  Not a ton of flavor, but this is absolutely a beer that is designed for summer drinking, sitting on the back porch and having more than one.  We would suggest drinking this one super cold for maximum refreshment.