Beer

  1. Barrel to Bottle: Brunch Cocktails

    Barrel to Bottle: Brunch Cocktails

    OK, so maybe you aren't going to brunch very often right now. But that doesn't mean you can't enjoy these cocktails on your own, whatever time of day, wherever you are. Greg, Roger, Alicia and Chris take you from the basics to the more advanced. As always, the Barrel to Bottle crew is more than willing to offer up a few variations to suit your ingredient list. 

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  2. Barrel to Bottle: Desert Island Beers

    Barrel to Bottle: Desert Island Beers

    We're all kind of on our own desert islands right now, so it's a great time to run through the Barrel to Bottle Crew's desert island beers. These cans and bottles have stood the test of time, be they tall cripsy boys from the land of sky blue waters, or malty and spicy Belgian classics. These are the beers that mean something, the ones that we'd want to be stranded with. Then a listener wants to know what the Barrel to Bottle crew looks for when cellaring beer.

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  3. Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out 2 - Basement Edition

    Barrel to Bottle: Beer Geek Basement Clean Out 2 - Basement Edition

    Since we're all at home looking at all the beers we've been collecting for years, it's a good time to open some more of them. Because of the breadth of their collections, the Barrel to Bottle Crew was lucky enough to have some overlap. Except Greg, who likes to actually drink the beers he buys. 

     

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  4. Barrel to Bottle: Q&A-palooza vol. 3

    Barrel to Bottle: Q&A-palooza vol. 3

    We asked for questions and you asked us questions. Lots of questions. This week the Barrel to Bottle Crew will answer 19 of your burning questions. What's the best way to store wine? Is this bottle worth anything? Does lactose effect a beer's shelf life? What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

     

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  5. Beer Buzz: Liberty Sandwich

    Beer Buzz: Liberty Sandwich

    Liberty Sandwich? Chances are you've had one of these deliciously fluffy and nutty sandwiches, you just knew it by a different name. Marshmallow crème hit the market during World War I and the combo of spreadable marshmallow and peanut butter between two slices of bread was dubbed the Liberty Sandwich. In the 1960’s a group of marketing ad-wizards renamed it the Fluffernutter. Beloved in its home state of Massachusetts, this tasty treat quickly spread across the country, inspiring a slew of similar tasting desserts.       

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  6. Barrel to Bottle: Barrel-Aged Beer Blind

    Barrel to Bottle: Barrel-Aged Beer Blind
    Barrel-aged beers are still a hot commodity, but Roger is here to show that you don't have to wait in a long line, or pay a lot for a high quality barrel-aged beer. Breweries are also moving beyond traditional bourbon barrels and aging beer in a variety of different spirits barrels. Also a listener Q&A that isn't really a Q&A but proves Pat was wrong. 
     
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  7. Barrel to Bottle: What the Hell Does That Taste Like?

    Barrel to Bottle: What the Hell Does That Taste Like?
    You know the classics. You know your favorites. But what about the rest? Our stores are home thousands of bottles of spirits, wine and beer. There are so many bottles that even the Barrel to Bottle Crew haven't tried all of them. Liqueurs with milk and eggs, Hungarian wines, 16% ABV beers! If you've ever wandered our aisles wondering "What the hell does that taste like?" this is the episode for you.
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  8. Barrel to Bottle: Glassware and Ice

    Barrel to Bottle: Glassware and Ice
    Glassware. It's an essential part of the drinking experience, but there are so many options in wine, spirits and beer. Stemmed or stemless? Big bowl or small? Shaker pint or tulip? And what about ice? Big cube, small cube, sphere? Filtered water or tap? The Barrel to Bottle crew is here to help you sort through this madness and also prove that despite all the pretension it really does make a difference in how your drink tastes. Throughout the episode Pat will also be measuring how fast (or slow) the ice cubes are melting into the drinks with his fancy/ridiculous laser thermometer.
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  9. Barrel to Bottle: Vermouths and Manhattans

    Barrel to Bottle: Vermouths and Manhattans
    What is vermouth? Where does it come from and why does Pat Brophy love it so much? This week, the Barrel to Bottle Crew will be sampling through an array of vermouths, while Pat tries to find one that will pry Greg away from his beloved Cocchi di Torino. After that, we will take all those vermouths, combine then with a variety of bitters and see who can craft the best Manhattan. Will it be The Greghattan? El Broph? The Rogehattan? 
     

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  10. Barrel to Bottle: Lo-Cal Beers

    Barrel to Bottle: Lo-Cal Beers
    If you're not quite ready to commit to Dry January, how about Lo-Cal January? Specifically, low calorie beer options that still taste good. Roger has assembled 9 flavor-packed beers, ciders and hard waters from some well-known breweries, plus one surprising stalwart that has been making low-calorie, flavorful beer for decades. Plus, listener questions are back and this week we've got a controversial topic: aging whiskey in small barrels. 

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