Beer School

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We're here to help you and your friends learn to like more than one kind of beer. You don't have to like every beer but don't drink the same beer day after day.

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Slow Beer

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some of the big stouts like Abyss, XXIII or Serpents and even 15 from Stone all have flavors that will get masked by cold. but even every day Black Butte Porter benefits from warming. in the USofA Guinness is almost always served too cold as most beer bars don't have a choice or way of controlling temperature just for one keg. call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool the other guys on the show: http://www.alloverbeer.com/ http://www.norcalbeerguide.com/ Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store, 21st Amendment, and Toronado in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 9/11/2011. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2011 Ayer Media, Inc.

Factory Beer Tastes the Same

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you've heard it before that "all beer tastes the same" when referring to "factory beer". the best think of these beers as the lowest common denominator with regards to taste, smell and expectations. they were designed with a precarious balancing act in mind which makes a beer that tastes like something, has a buzz inducing quality and is cost effective to make while maximizing profits. add in a little advertising to tell people what they want (and expect) and wha-laa fizzy yellow beer that is consumed by zillions of people. what we found echos our previous findings: you can taste the difference between all four of these beers. they aren't very good when you compare this beers to craft beer. in the right context any of these beers could be refreshing. if you do your homework you may come to a similar conclusion. homework: get four factory beers and try them side-by-side-by-side-by-side. you don't have to drink the whole beer. be sure to talk about the things that you are tasting: sweet, bitter, crispness, mouth feel and the carbonation. bonus homework is to compare the same beer in bottles and cans because there is a difference sometimes. the cans are better. beer on the show: Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors and Coors Light Dogfish Head Festina Peche call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store, Toronado and 21st Amendment in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 8/14/2011. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2011 Ayer Media, Inc.

IPA Day

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IPA day is August 4th 2011. take your dumbass friends to the pub to celebrate this specific beer style. or if they just can't take the big boldness of IPA order them something else tasty. there are a few things that continuously bug us about IPA. 1) none of it is going to India. so there's no reason to call it this anymore. 2) if you look up the recipe for IPA from the books publish 150 years ago you will find something not that much more then the Pale ale of the time. 3) these beers were aged in barrels of unknown conditions for at least 120 before they were consumed. this is very different from the out of the fermenter and into the serving tank in 14 days repeat that the local breweries have to maintain. 4) lots of people order IPA because it's the simplest thing to order on the beer list. having clever names doesn't help the knob buying beer. 5) or they are ordering the beer because its the highest ABV on the list. they aren't drinking it for the hops, balance or aroma. it might as well be Colt 45. beer on the show: Pliney the Elder from Russian River IPA from Bison Brewing call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store, 21st Amendment, and Toronado in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 7/10/2011. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2011 Ayer Media, Inc.

Almanac (not Old Oak)

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Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan of Almanac Beer Company stopped by to talk about their beer and what it's about. it's an interesting take on how to launch into the brewing business. which is to start of brewing smaller batches of seasonal beer which you can hear about on the podcast or read on the Almanac website. before the name was Almanac it was going to be called Old Oak Beer Company. but a deep trademark search showed that they might have problems with that name so the two owners decided to rebadge the company prior to having any beer in the market to avoid future confusion.  barrel aged beers have proven to be popular in market. and while European beers have been made in wood barrels for centuries it hasn't been until the last decade that barrel aging was done in the American market. and this is especially true for beer distributed outside of the brewing area done intentionally instead of just a brewers experiment made as a novelty for the people that visit the brewery. somebody will point out that some US breweries have had their beer on wood since they started brewing it. yet it's not the flavor of the wood that is the reason. in the case of beer that is "Beechwood Aged" the wood is used to increase the surface area available to the yeast. it also makes a neat marketing differentiation for the product. the homework was to try beer that is barrel aged. we gave a few examples on the show. and if you aren't sure what is or isn't a beer from a barrel program ask your retailer or beer geek. or you can ask here as well. http://www.almanacbeer.com/ call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 10/17/2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Forties

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Forties are beers that either come in 40 ounce bottles or cost around $40. beer on the show: Pliney the Elder from Russian River Firestone Walker Parabala Mikeller Beer Geek Brunch Weasel the Lost Abbey Serpents Stout call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 8/23/2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2011 Ayer Media, Inc.

Back to School

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call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on August 16, 2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Boonville

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the Firkin Tappers can be found here: http://firkintappers.com/ call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in Boonville on May 7-8 2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Ruby Ruby Ruby Ruby

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Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby Motor has two favorite beers that he will defend to the end. one of them is Ruby from McMenamins. the McMenamins have made an empire of interesting old buildings around Washington and Oregon. we counted 65 places from there list. it's possile that there were some duplicates. but anything over 10 is a lot of places from a property point of view. okay so we got the fruit wrong because we didn't look it up. it's raspberries not blackberries. same thing if you ask me. one is just darker and they look the same. beer on the show: Ruby Hammer Head (IPA) http://www.mcmenamins.com call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 5/29/2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Anchor's Away

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Anchor's Away beer on the show: Sierra Nevada 30th Anniversary aka Fritz & Ken Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Note: these are all local beers for us. and it's why we choose them for the show. call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 5/16/2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

IPA

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IPA - this is the long though lost IPA show. it was recorded last fall on August 23. there are a few things that continuously bug me about IPA. 1) none of it is going to India. so there's no reason to call it this anymore. 2) if you look up the recipe for IPA from the books publish 150 years ago you will find something not that much more then the Pale ale of the time. 3) these beers were aged in barrels of unknown conditions for at least 120 before they were consumed. this is very different from the out of the fermenter and into the serving tank in 14 days repeat that the local breweries have to maintain. 4) lots of people order IPA because it's the simplest thing to order on the beer list. having clever names doesn't help the knob buying beer. 5) or they are ordering the beer because its the highest ABV on the list. they aren't drinking it for the hops, balance or aroma. it might as well be Colt 45. Black IPA is very interesting to me as an evolutionary style. when done correctly it makes a very drinkable beer. however the trend I'm bugged about is using the malt as color not for adding another flavor. the Windmer BIPA tasted like this. don't take that as me not liking that beer. it was very good. but it'd doesn't look like it tastes. beer on the show: Pliney the Elder from Russian River Racer 5 from Bear Republic Stone IPA from Stone Brewing Imperial IPA from Anderson Valley Liberty Ale from Anchor Brewing Note: these are all local beers for us. and it's why we choose them for the show. call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 8/23/2009. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

That's Right Cans!

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Cans keep beer fresher. Light cannot penetrate cans. Cans aren't as heavy as bottles. Beer can get cold faster in a can. Cans are better for the environment. beer on the show: Hell or High Watermelon Wheat - 21st Amendment Brew Free or Die IPA - 21st Amendment Original Orange Blossom - Buckbean Modus Operandi - SKA Brewing High Country Pilsner - Mammoth Brewing Company Furious - Surley call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/24/2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Never Beer

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Monday March 29th! 6PM. get here... the NEVER BEER show has finally happened. the idea was to take something that the listeners complained about and push it to the extreme. that is, they complain that we drink beer that the can't get. so for this show we're going to drink beer that nobody will EVER be able to get. okay, this is not entirely true. one of the beers in the collection can be purchased or (could have been). like Firestone 13 which we had a bottle to try. it's not never now but in 4 years it might as well be never. the best way to enjoy this show is to drink beer from your own collection or from your friends collection. that way you can nee-neer us back. guest list is a who's who of beer Betz (formerly of Toronado) Beth and Craig (City Beer Store) Sean Z Paxton (Home Brew Chef) Gabby (21a Festival Girl) who's bringing Jeremy (Tcho Chocolate) MacorMacQue Motor and myself invited but did not make the show: Arnie (Marin Brewing Company) Richard Brewer Hay (Elizebeth Street Brewing) beer on the show: NEVER beer. please look on the web site for a complete list and pictures. call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/beerschool http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/29/2010. Beer School and "The Homework is Beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Belgium by Bus

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Belgium by Bus so you want to get away? but the beach doesn't interest you. the thought of seeing a giant hole in the ground that isn't doing it for you. and standing in a line to see robots sing and dance doesn't even remotely peek your interest. why not tour a country that has a tradition of making really great beer instead? yes you (and your new friends) could be traversing Belgium in search of that perfect pint. there's lots of ways to tour a country. you could go it alone where it's to you to research and plan every move. you will need a least a map and a book. and that can be daunting. you could sign up for a tour that would take you from place to place on a giant bus. but because of it's size you won't see the small farm house off the side road. the better tour is on the short bus with not very many people. and the guide you want is somebody that isn't just doing it for the money. they are doing it because they love the beer they are taking you to. Stu Stuart of "Belgian Beer Me" does tours of Belgium beer. he's got a few to choose from. and if you can't go this year think about next year doing the similar tour about the same time of year. The Great Zythos Beer Festival Tour of Belgium March 3-8, 2010. The Ardennes Mountain Spring Beer Tour of Belgium June 1-9, 2010. The Best Damn Farmhouse Ale Tour of Belgium & France Oct. 11-16, 2010. The Lonely Monks Trappist Beer Tour of Belgium & the Netherlands Oct. 16-25, 2010. (combine the last two trips for extra awesome!) go to Belgianbeerme.com for a complete list of tours links:  BelgianBeerMe.com CAMRA http://www.camra.org.uk call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guests: Stu Stewart of Belgian Beer Me! along with MacorMcQue Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/14/2010. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

I Like Chinese

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I Like Chinese it's a country of the most and the least. the people of China drink more beer as a country compared to any other country in the world. but oddly, the amount of beer consumed per person is the lowest on planet. beer wasn't brewed anywhere in the country until the beginning of the 20th century by the demand of "foreigners" who were doing business there. Tsing Tao, which has grown to have 50 breweries in 18 regions, was started in 1903 by British and German merchants. it's size makes it the 8th largest brewery in the world. prior to beer, fermented products were made that would resemble "gruit". according to sources 95% of beer produced is consumed locally. it was this country's demand for beer that caused the hop crisis. although none of the beer from China would be considered hoppy. call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor no Guests appear on this show. Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 10/25/2009. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Motor is Older

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Motor is Older there are no notes for this show. look on the website to see some pictures. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow BeerSchool on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Guests: the Funs, the hippies, and MacorMcCue. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 01/17/2010. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2010 Ayer Media, Inc.

Gabby vs Justine

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Gabby likes things that Justine can't stand. And the other way around. Faced with this problem we decided to have them drink beer on the show so we could record their reactions. Bugs Bunny face here we come.

Travel There

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Travel There Susan and Steven traipsed around Europe for a month doing work, honeymooning and taking weekends off. they did the normal things like see museums, art, fountains, castles but they also made the effort to enjoy beer in all these places. some of the traveling they did was researched in advance but just as much of it was finding into places through recommendations from people they met along the way. travel information can be found in lots of different places. but you success largely depends on similar view point of your guides. no matter where you find travel information (the internet, books, people) be sure to weight the source. the cynically old guy at the bar may not think highly of your next destination. he may have a point.  lots of lists: [links to come] stuff we talked about: Cloud Berries Acheraut pub. the little mermaid worlds largest unopened collection of beer. J-Day west cigarettes commercials coppers town legends - baseball fields hot dog sauce portland food blogs Beer on the show was made by Susan and Steven. Homework: travel somewhere for beer. either make a short trip to somewhere you haven't been or jump a flight to check out a destination.  where would you go? Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: Susan and Steven Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA thanks More Beer. talk to Griz at SF Brewcraft if you want a specific recipe. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 12/06/2009. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

T-Day Two Point Oh

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T-Day Two Point Oh Green Bean Casserole. Cranberry in a Can. Sweet potatoes with Melted Marshmallows. Curry Fruit which wouldn not be so bad if it wasn't all from cans. Sausage in the stuffing which was in the Stovetop Stuffing. Smash potatoes not from smashed but from a box... all of our mothers were colletively terrible cooks. okay, Paxton's was not evidently. Thanks Giving shouldn't be about just one big meal but a multiple day festival were you get to try lots of different things. it's a chance to learn new dishes and try old things in a new way. in fact, why not pair beer with everything on your table. use beer to make everything from the turkey to the bread. seriously, why not?! Homework: cook with beer. here's some recipes to consider making. Brine that bird http://www.homebrewchef.com/BeerBrinedTurkey.html Turducken http://www.homebrewchef.com/anatomyofabird.html Waterzooi http://www.homebrewchef.com/Waterzooi.html Wit Sauce http://www.homebrewchef.com/CranberryWitSauce.html and all the rest http://www.homebrewchef.com/ThanksgivingBeerMenu.html Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: Sean Paxton Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 11/14/2009. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Holiday Beer Part 4

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Holiday Beer Part 4 it seems like every year the holiday sneaks in sooner and sooner. this year is NO exception. sure, we're always glad to see the new beers because they offer exciting takes on taste. but do we really have to put up with retail needs to maximize efficiency of flying off the shelves for maximum profits? can't we enjoy dead turkey day and the birth of the invisible man's son without having it run apon us? okay, maybe we don't care. having it come out early means we can try some different things BEFORE we commit to bring bottles to the party. the best compliment in the world you can get is "dude, awesome picks on the beers... I like every one you brought." and that's my friends is what it really is all about. Beers on the show: Anchor Xmas 1986 Anchor Xmas 1987 Anchor Xmas 1988 Anchor Xmas 2007 Anchor Xmas 2009 Sierra Nevada Celebration Samuel Smith Winter Welcome Rogue Santa's Private Reserve Deschutes Jubelale Homework: your future self will thank you if you start making a vertical flight today. call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 (NOTE: this is the CORRECT number!) Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: Mark aka Trade Mark. Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 11/08/2009. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

BRU/SFO Project

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BRU/SFO Project Magnolia and 21st Amendment make a month long festival featuring Belgium style beer called the BRU/SFO Project. the idea started with Strong Beer Month which was to make the slowest month of the year into a destination. they've chosen November as their next target. Beers on the show: not one. which is weird. really, really weird. this is the first show that we've ever done were we tea totaled. Homework: come to San Francisco for beer OR enjoy something from Belgium in your own glass at home. Links: Magnolia http://www.magnoliapub.com/index.html 21st Amendment http://21st-amendment.com/ the TWA flight center http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TWA_Flight_Center http://www.samrohn.com/360-panorama/twa-terminal/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/electrospark/3548189180/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/vogelium/sets/72157616350601843/ Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day http://www.beertown.org/events/teach/index.html Toronado to Toronado is November 21 http://www.beerschool.com/396/toronado-to-toronado/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster (Motor's not here) Guest: Dave McLean and Shaun O'Sullivan Be sure to visit Magnolia and 21st Amendment in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 11/04/2009. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Beer by BART (front part)

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Beer by BART (front part) most people don't consider taking public transportation for fun. while everyone thinks of it as a way to commute few people ride to destinations that might have tasty food and interesting things to drink. Gail and Steve made a website that documents where you might go along any of the places BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stops. while the show has it's roots in local we talk about how you could replicate this in your own city if it hasn't already been done. Beers on the show: Clipper City Pale Ale, Bell's Hop Slam, Brewer's Art Resurrection, Clipper City Brewing Heavy Seas and Gail's homebrew. Homework: plan a trip to somewhere haven't been using a train, street car, light rail, BART, bus or cable car. http://beerbybart.com/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster (Motor's not here) Guest: Gail and Steve Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 11/02/2009. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Beer by BART (other part)

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Beer by BART (other part) most people don't consider taking public transportation for fun. while everyone thinks of it as a way to commute few people ride to destinations that might have tasty food and interesting things to drink. Gail and Steve made a website that documents where you might go along any of the places BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) stops. while the show has it's roots in local we talk about how you could replicate this in your own city if it hasn't already been done. Beers on the show: Clipper City Pale Ale, Bell's Hop Slam, Brewer's Art Resurrection, Clipper City Brewing Heavy Seas and Gail's homebrew. Homework: plan a trip to somewhere haven't been using a train, street car, light rail, BART, bus or cable car. http://beerbybart.com/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster (Motor's not here) Guest: Gail and Steve Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 11/02/2009. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Vermonster vs Monster

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Vermonter vs Monster it has our attention that Monster (a crappy drink nobody should drink) is sueing a small brewery that put the word Monster in the name of their beer. what’s funny is that the Monster in that beer name is used in a really clever way. smashing Vermont and Monster together. get it? see it. clever. http://www.beerschool.com/380/monster-can-suck-it/ the homework: read about Copyright, Trademark, Patent, fair use, and the DMCA. Vermonster Anchor Steam Steam is a TM of Anchor Brewing Ho White jameson brewing vs disney Water Melon Wheat Beer Williams Watermelon Ale http://www.williamsbrewing.com/WILLIAM_S_WATERMELON_ALE_P1935.cfm Kronick from Lagunitas now called Censored http://www.lagunitas.com/beers/censored.html the C&D http://www.rockartbrewery.com/uploads/Monster_Letter.pdf what is a C&D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cease_and_desist one way to reply http://www.answers.com/topic/nolo-contendere nolo.com iPhone legal dictionary http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=319070903&mt=8 other related Vermonster links: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=171894902802 http://www.vermonster.com/ http://beernews.org/2009/10/hansen-responds-to-trademark-dispute-between-monster-energy-vermonster/ other Monster vs Monster http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monster_cable#Monster_Mini_Golf lots of beers are called Monster http://beerblog.genx40.com/archive/2009/october/ifvermonsteris wine called Monster http://normanvineyards.com/site/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=12&category_id=1&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=7&vmcchk=1&Itemid=7 http://www.nerdsalad.com/2009/10/woot-wine-boss-monster-zinfandel/ interestin on the Twitter https://twitter.com/livingstonmedia/status/4901529170 https://twitter.com/monsterenergy http://www.google.ca/search?q=hansen+boycott&hl=en&sa=2&cad=h http://www.boingboing.net/2009/10/16/disney-gags-on-ho-wh.html http://www.slashfood.com/2009/10/15/ho-white-australian-beer-ad-angers-disney/ http://www.jamiesonbrewery.com.au/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guests: invisible Blogger girl and silent Lawyer Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 10/18/2009. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Lost

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Lost Virtual Fry's is closing and while cleaning it out we found a whole bunch of beer that listeners have sent us that seemed to have been forgotten. Contest Send your Snail Mail address to info@beerschool.com titled "New Glarus" to be for a chance to win prizes from New Glarus. there's a chance to win a 4 Pack, something for your Fridge, and an extra special prize. one prize per person choosen at RANDOM by the Beer School Robot. Homework: Make your own list of Top 1o Beer Cities and the beer that you link:  call the Beer School Robot! 424-242-3375 Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor no Guests appear on this show. Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 10/11/2009. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Thor

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Thor another person who has a nickname joins us to talk about Yeast and Homebrewing. the homework: get a package of yeast, prepare it then watch it grow. note how it starts off slow, goes wild then eventually dies off. link:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yeast Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: Thor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/15/2009. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Fritz from 98

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we're going on a field trip using the time machine. you don't need a signed permission slip. most of you won't need to worry about running into yourself but do leave your technology behind to avoid the off chance of losing it in the past.  October of 1998 in Napa California our destination to hear Fritz Maytag speaking at the Northern California Homebrewers Festival. time travel being what it is lands us in mid sentence skipping the introduction. so it's a bit confusing for a minute. I think its worth hearing as it offers a perspective to what is happening in brewing today. Fritz talks for 26 minutes. if you get board or can't stand the audio skip ahead. nobody will be offended. sorry about the audio quality. remember it's 1998 and it's pretty good considering the source. remember... time travel responsibly.  link:  http://www.valhallabrewing.com/dboard/dbnewsl/t9811fritzmaytag.htm Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster and BeerSchool on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: Thor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/15/2009. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Hillary and Kristen

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Beauty and the Beast there are notes for this show somewhere. look on the website if you really want something. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Guests: Hillary and Kristen Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/22/2009. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Pre NHC

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Pre NHC 1,100 home brewers are converging in Oakland to talk about beer, drink beer and recycle beer that they made and brought to share. the conference moves around from city to city so we feel lucky that it's in our backyard. Homework find a Home Brew Club in your area and make plans to attend a session. look for a club in your area using this link: http://beertown.org/homebrewing/listings.asp Links: http://www.beertown.org/events/hbc/ http://morebeer.com http://www.brookstonbeerbulletin.com/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 06/16/2009. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Rob Widmer at the Oregon Brewers Festival

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see the show notes and pictures at http://BeerSchool.com/widmer

Seventy Two

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Seventy Two there was a lot to talk about because we hadn't recorded a show in a while. so while there was no theme we drank some leftover leftovers from the Closet Cleaning show and talked about stuff. here's the list: Penn Brewing dodges a bullet. Heinz it Up dot com. Draft got it right. the list if Beer Bars that is. Beer Advocate isn't shiny anymore. one day John will get a hair cut. Happy B-DAY Jay Brooks! Little people decompose 2008 Top Three Beer awards are here. Phily Beer Week Best Beer Board EVER! Your Mom says "Hi!" Motor's River City Brewing list. BFF Grass Skirt Mustache purple pen. Tonga Room. Homework: light strike some beer. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: None Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/08/2009. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

SF Beer Week

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SF Beer Week It started at Anchor Steam and ended at a big party in Oakland a week later. Every day there was some event some where in the Bay Area celebrating beer. Highlights include the Double IPA festival at the Bistro, Toronado's Barley Wine Festival, the Celebrator anniversay party, and all kinds of things in between. Homework Find a beer week and make plans to attend it. Links: http://www.1234567890day.com/ http://revision3.com/rev3gazette/party1234567890/ http://www.sfbeerweek.org/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Guest: Gabby Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 2/16/2009. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Beer in Review 2008

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Beer in Review 2008 We wrap up the year with a beer in review show. this is where we pick our top three beers, rap about festivals like beer week, chat about taxes and tell you about the upcoming trip to San Diego to open Toronado then back to San Francisco to close the same. That trips isn’t going to happen on the dates said in the show so stand by for the new plan. Topics covering 2008 Craft Brewers Conference in San Diego InBev buys AB Miller and Coors merge Big brewing down to two giants Budwieser makes a new brand American Ale Old brands making a come back. 75 years of the repeal of prohibition prohibitionist still very organized increasing taxes lowering the acceptable BAC smear campaigns Beer Festivals in no particular order Bistro Double IPA Hop Rysom IPA Barrel Aged Oregon Brewers Festival Anderson Valley Breast Fest Firken Fest no GABF again FresYES! Octoberfest Cinco De Cember my new holiday http://cincodecember.com/ Top Three Beers Motor Ruby - McMinimums Repeal Ale - 21st Amendment Sarah’s Ruby - Mild Magnolia John Deschutes - Black Butte XX Effing Great - Valley Brewing Harvest - Sierra Nevada Notable Myers Scotch Ale the first batch Lagunitus Pale - the reformulated Kill Ugly Radio Stone - XII every IPA other beer we talked about for some reason my notes have the words chicken, sheep, cow on the notes page. and the number 55:07. also the URL bubbleocity.com. Beers on the Show: Sierra Nevada Celebration 2008. or maybe it was Coors Light.  Homework: the year ahead is full of festivals. plan ahead to get good deals on travel. and post the dates of your local festivals on your fridge. Related past: http://www.beerschool.com/144/beer-in-review/ everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool http://twitter/com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster & BeerSchool on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 01/04/2009. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2009 Ayer Media, Inc.

Closet Cleaning

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Closet Cleaning There were a bunch of beers in boxes that we needed to drink to make more room for 2009. We hang out with Thomas and geek about beer, the difference engine, Apple IIs, 80's pop and the local beer scene. Mime School coming soon. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Special Guest: Thomas Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 12/20/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Repeal Day

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Repeal Day Prohibition was repealed earlier in 1933 but the change to the amendement did not come into affect until December the 5th. On this day beer was delivered to President Roosevelt  who exclaimed "I think this would be a good time for a beer." 2008 resembles 1933 in lots of different ways. Bank bailouts, financial ruin, people losing their homes and different groups trying to force their views onto the people. Prop 8 passing in California is a good example of this. Do a search for 1933 to see for yourself. Homework Enjoy a beer, wine or something mixed on December 5th. it's your constitutional right. Links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twenty-first_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homebrewing_beer http://www.albany.edu/~wm731882/21st_amendment_final.html Repeal Day as a party http://www.jeffreymorgenthaler.com/category/repeal-day/?order=asc History of Prohibition http://www.prohibitionrepeal.com/history/ http://standarddrinks.com/tool.asp Jay Brooks on taxes http://www.brookstonbeerbulletin.com/who-watches-the-watchdog/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 11/30/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Holiday Beer Part 3

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Holiday Beer Part 3 One of the best things about the coming seasonal tradition is that everyone makes beer especially for the occasion. You can love, hate, or just be indifferent about being forced to celebrate but you cannot ignore the beer. There are so many that you can try. But we started with what we consider to be the grand father of this style. Beers on the Show: Two homebrew, Anchor Holiday, Siearra Nevada Celebration and 21st Amendment Holiday Spiced Ale. Homework Try something made for the holiday in a bottle or at your local. Related past: http://www.beerschool.com/134/holiday-beer-part-1/ http://www.beerschool.com/140/holiday-beer-part-2/ Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Hosts: John Foster and Motor Guests: Susan, Steven ( and Honore). Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 11/25/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.