In this episode we are joined by Chandler and Jen from Lyle’s BBQ in Lexington Kentucky. We talk all about bbq, their podcast Behind the Bluegrass and what constitutes Kentucky Burgoo. We also discuss if the stache or the beard is greater, based on Carrie’s appearance on Scout Team Sports Radio, we shout out to USA Rugby 7s for winning the World championship, and of course play an awesome round of Take It or Leave It. Want to know what the hell Chicken Mull is, you’re just gonna hafta listen.
Lauren and Carrie split the sharin’ beer this week, which both were actually very excited about. We always love finding imports from Craft Breweries outside of the United States and we were thrilled when we came across Colorado’s (Brazil’s Craftiest Brewery) Bertho. This import from Brazil is a Dark Ale brewed with Brazil Nuts. Lauren and Carrie thought the complexity of the favors was very interesting. It started out very sweet and malty, but as it warmed up that sweetness went away and a more nutty flavor came through. It was a very nice beer and if you can find it we highly recommend picking it up. We also recommend drinking it at room temperature, it definitely got better as it warmed up.
Our guest this week Chandler was all about LandShark Lager. Landshark Lager is a Jimmy Buffet beer and actually we’d agree with Chandler’s assessment that it’s better than Corona. Even though it’s still technically winter here in Lexington, Kentucky Chandler was trying to call the gods of summer with the LandShark. We can’t disagree with his reasoning and again this is a solid beer to test that theory with. It’s a great patio beer even if the patio you’re sitting on is still 30 degrees.
Leigh was very excited this week to venture out to the Stanley Studio beer fridge and find that Lauren had been collecting cider for her in a special cider drawer. She was also excited to find that one of those offerings was something she had never had before from a place we had no idea existed. Over the Rhine Cider Company in Cincinnati Ohio, which again we didn’t know was a thing. Leigh tried their Crisp Hard Cider and found it to be pretty good, not too sweet and what you want in a standard cider. She felt like she could definitely have more than one without being overpowered with sweetness or feeling too full. We’re excited to find more of their products. A visit to Cincinnati might also be in order.
Lauren’s pick this week comes from Prairie Artisan Ales and was picked mainly on label artwork. Their Brett C. is a farmhouse ale brewed with cascade and citra hops with a touch of sea salt. Surprisingly this was a very well-balanced beer. Sometimes the addition of Brett, especially to a farmhouse style ale can make it too sour. This wasn’t the case here, however, the citra and cascade hops helped to balance out the sour and the allowed the Brett to give the ale a more earthy flavor. If you’re looking for something with a complex earthy flavor that isn’t too sour definitely check this one out.
Carrie decided to stay in state with her pick this week (sorry we couldn’t find a picture of the exact can, but it does have a picture of a cow on it if that helps) with MileWide Beer Company’s McPolye Milk Stout. MileWide is based in Louisville Kentucky, and they produce a variety of different styles. We highly recommend their Barstow, which is a super easy drinking American Pale Ale. Their Milk Stout is also pretty easy drinking. With nice balance of light and dark, there is some sweetness but it does a nice job of balancing out the heaviness of the stout. Definitely a good representation of that style of beer. Of course we recommend picking it up and supporting Kentucky Breweries.