In this episode Brunch Phoenix aka Stacey is in the house for her second episode in a row and Coach Clay from UK Hockey joins us in the 5th seat. We wrap up the UK Hockey season by talking about their trip to the SEC Hockey Tournament, the future of the program and when we might be able to buy UK Hockey Jerseys. We also talk the mess that is the FBI/NCAA basketball investigation, wrap up the Olympics and play Take It or Leave It where Leigh gets fired up about a possible MLB rules change.
The Sharin’ beer this week, is an import from Belgium called Lucifer. Lucifer is a Belgian style golden ale, even though the artwork and the name would lead you to believe that this beer may have some heat it doesn’t. We were actually hoping for some heat or maybe a little darkness to the beer, unfortunately it had neither. Not that it was a bad beer, it definitely delivered what it promised in terms of the style, sweet, fruity and light. It was good for a belgian golden ale, the artwork and the name was far edgier than the beer.
Our guest this week opted for a non-alcohlic beverage, going for the Kentucky produced and favorite beverage of Central Kentuckians everywhere, Ale 8 One. Ale 8 One is produced in Winchester Kentucky and is a staple beverage in this area. It’s taste is similar to ginger ale and there are caffiene free and diet versions available. If you’re in the Central Kentucky area, this is a must try beverage. GBS pro-tip it makes a great mixer for your favorite bourbon.
Our guest Coach Clay was kind enough to bring us some Braxton Grater’s Black Raspberry Chocolate Chip Milk Stout. Now, we’ve had this beer on the show, but he suggested that we drink it warm/ at room temperature. Lauren decided to make this her beer of the week and of course Carrie wasn’t going to say no. Don’t get us wrong it’s great on draft and in a cold can, but drinking it at room temperature definitely changed the flavor. Both Lauren and Carrie agreed that you could taste a more complex chocolate/raspberry flavor at room temperature. We highly recommend picking some up and trying it for yourself!
Leigh got into some Shacksbury Pet Nat Farmhouse Cider this week. This was a buy from Pivot in Lexington. It’s a dry not to fruity cider that Leigh really enjoyed. Very little sweetness on this one, which in Leigh’s opinion was a good thing. Very drinkable, highly recommend.
Two shows in a row for the Brunch Phoenix meant that she was back on the Gose train with Victory Brewing’s Kirsch Gose. *Please note that even though a bottle is pictured here, she very much had it in the can* This beer is brewed with coriander seeds (yes that’s cilantro) and is a great representation of th gose style. Like Goses? Pick this one up, you really can’t go wrong with Victory.
Carrie’s beer this week comes from White Squirrel Brewery in Bowling Green Kentucky. We love our Kentucky produced beers and White Squirrel’s Pale Ale is a great lighter beer with some great flavor. Not much more to say about this beer other than it’s a pretty standard Pale Ale, but we highly recommend it because, well Kentucky!