Carrie, Leigh and Lauren are in the house aka Stanley Manor studios for this episode and the first College Football Pick’em of the season. We give shout outs to 8bitbros, Shooting From The Lip and a Sip of Sports. We have three RIP’s. Our GBS PSA this week is why Fall is for Football and some tips for tailgaiting, including why you should buy a Honda generator. It’s the first GBS College Pick’em of the season, can Lauren defend her mascot logic title? We talk all about the Netflix show Marching Orders and why you should watch it. Our GBS News of the Weird showcases a really expensive ham and of course we end with our favorite game Take It or Leave It!
Lauren and Carrie got back on the sharin’ beer train this week with Lagunitas Brewing’s special release Dark Swan Sour Ale. This sour ale wasn’t what either of them were expecting. It poured a ruby red color and drank surprisingly well. It had a very nice balance of fruit and sour that struck just the right notes up front and provided a clean if not slightly bitter finish at the end. The sour wasn’t overpowering at all, this is a limited release so if you see it out and about definitely pick it up.
Leigh tried the second offering from our friends up the road in Covington Kentucky, Braxton Brewing’s, Kickback Apple Hard Cider. This one is their more traditional hard cider made exclusively with McIntosh Apples. Overall it was an ok cider, not too sweet or tart, but Leigh found it a little “thin”. They do have a Rose’ which Leigh has had also and of the two she would recommend that over the Kickback.
It’s getting close to Oktoberfest time and this week Lauren chose to bridge the gap between fall and summer with Erdinger’s Sommer Weibe. This German Hefeweizen is the perfect way to start across that bridge. It has a nice citrus flavor to it with just enough hops to make it enjoyable, but not overly hoppy. It absolutely delivers what it promises with fresh-hop pleasure!
Any time is a good time for an IPA and Carrie decided to go with Dogfish Head’s Liquid Truth Serum IPA. This IPA is bursting with all the hops, noble leaf, liquefied , pelletized and powdered. Don’t let that scare you off of this one, however. despite all the hops it is not overly hoppy, bitter or grapefruity. The hops are there, but this is a well balanced IPA, very drinkable and we would say approachable to someone who is looking to get into IPA’s. If you are an IPA drinker you’ll absolutely like this one just as much.