Drinking Socially - The Official Untappd Podcast
Drinking Socially - Ep. 54: Blind Pig / Pliny The Elder
We were fortunate enough to have 2 of Russian River's most reviewed Beers on Untappd. These things helped shift the way we think of Craft Beer years ago, and we dive into details about that, and how they've held up over time.
What We’re Drinking
Blind Pig IPA by Russian River Brewing Company
- 6.1% ABV
- Blind Pig IPA was originally brewed by Vinnie at Blind Pig Brewing Co. in Temecula CA. Inspired by the original Blind Pig IPA, this beer is loaded with hop character but only has 6.1% ABV
Pliny The Elder by Russian River Brewing Company
- IPA - Double/Imperial
- 8% ABV
- A true leader in the hop-wars of the west coast, Pliny the Elder hits you over the head with hoppy bitterness and manages to smooth the rough edges out enough to become an enjoyable brew.
Harrison's Brewery Story
This week Harrison speaks about Kveik Yeast and how temperature affects different yeasts.
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Stories From Drinking Socially Social Media
Jon sheds some light on what's happening behind the curtain on the Drinking Socially Facebook group. Not only this group turning into a great forum for talking about the Podcast, but also making plans to travel. We've seen people from all over the world trading advice on the best places to visit!
Beer News in Our Own Words
- Harrison covers New England IPA's and the "Quest for Juicy". Have we gone too far? Is "Hop Burn" a real thing? and What types of trends are being created because of this?
- Jon covers an emerging trend for Low Calorie craft beers. Learns how to pronounce amyloglucosidase and how it's being used to help lower the calorie content in some of the beers you've been drinking. Is this big enough to call it a trend? Have you noticed it in your own local breweries?