No guest this week, but we bring it anyway. We rage against the fact that it’s still snowing in the middle of April and talk about how the weather is ruining everything. We give a couple of shout outs, talk about how everyone should go support EKU’s marching band, there are two big RIPs and one RIT. We play a fun game of who should the Browns take with the 1st pick in the draft and Leigh and Lauren take the Wonderlic test while Carrie reads the GBS facts of the week. There’s also plenty of fun in a new round of Take It or Leave It.
Lauren and Carrie split the sharin’ beer this week, Crooked Stave’s Petite Sour Raspberry, a Farmhouse Style Ale aged on Oak with Raspberries. The ABV on this one is surprisingly low at 4.5%, despite being aged on Oak, although we weren’t exactly clear on what kind of oak. This beer definitely has plenty of sour and fruit going on. Lauren and Carrie are big fans of fruit beers so they both enjoyed it. The raspberry was really able to come through the farmhouse style and paired nicely with the sour. If you like sours and fruit beers this is one you should absolutely try.
Leigh was very very very excited that grocery stores and liquor stores in Lexington are now selling wine in a can. So this week she went with Alloy Wine Works Pinot Noir. Leigh really liked this beverage and at 14.5% it liked her right back. She didn’t finish the whole thing, but it was dangerously easy to drink quickly and you’ll have to listen to the episode to figure out when the wine starts treating her right. In addition to the actual wine, Leigh was also excited that now she can take wine to tailgates and parties without having to bring an actual bottle. If you like wine or are a wine drinker, definitely check on Alloy Wine Works products in the can.
Lauren refuses to give up on trying to channel Spring to stick around the area through beer. So, her pick this week comes from New Belgium brewing, their easy going DayBlazer. This beer delivers what it promises, refreshing, easy drinking and a classic lawn mower/porch beer. We aren’t sure that this is gonna work to bring the warmth around here, but Lauren is going to keep trying. If you want to help we suggest you pick up DayBlazer and get to drinkin’
Hi-Wire brewing from Ashville North Carolina has made its way to our area of Kentucky, so Carrie was happy to find them at Liquor Barn. Carrie decided to start out with their Mosaic IPA. Mosaic hops are really great due to the fact that they don’t have a ton of bitterness or grapefruit flavor that tends to be off-putting in many IPAs. Hi-Wire’s Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA is a really easy drinking IPA with a lot of flavor without the bitterness. If you don’t really like IPAs because of the bitterness of some varieties of hops or are looking to get into IPAs give Hi-Wire’s Hi-Pitch Mosaic IPA a try.