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
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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!
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!
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.
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.
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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.
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!
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!
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