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.

One Beer One Hundred Days

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One Beer One Hundred Days The homework is what defined this show which was to buy two cases of something fresh then drink a beer every three days for 100 days. You have to take notes as you go noted that "nothing changed" or "it's changing" or "I like/don't like it anymore." It's the freshness experiment. Part of idea of doing this homework comes from us noting how beer changes over time at breweries that we visit. Sometimes beer changes for the better as it ages. We've also noticed that beer peaks. It gets really good at some point in it's life but from then on it's never as good. There are many factors that make a beer change over time some of these things act in tandem. Heat, light, cold, varying temperature, and time. Homework See above. Be sure to report back what you find at the end of your two cases! 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 10/26/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Pumpkin

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Pumpkin You’re kidding right? Drinking a beer made with parts of pumpkin? Serious? Yessir. This time of year is when the pumpkin beers appear. And as weird as you might think that is the beer is actually pretty good. Okay, we admit that pumpkin isn’t something that we’re going to seek out. It’s not going to become our go to beer any time soon. But it is an interesting thing to take to the football or costume party. While you might only have one you’ll be a braver person because of it. Beers on the show: Buffalo Bill’s Brewing Pumpkin Ale, Shipyard Brewing Pumpkin Head, Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Brewery Ommegand Chocolate Indulgence and Calabaza Blanca from Jolly Pumpkin. Homework: Seek out a local pumpkin beer that might be at your brewery or from your bottle shop. 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. Guests: Chris White (not from White Labs) and Tom Mahady from the Beer and Salad show. Be sure to visit Magnolia in San Francisco for the best pumpkin beer ever. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 10/12/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Five

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Five We’ve talked about your Next Four Beers and Another Four beers. This time we’re asking you to try 5. These beers are off the beaten path and away from “normal” tasting beer. You don’t have to drink these specific beers because you might have trouble finding all of them. All we’re asking is that you go to your edge to try things you wouldn’t normally drink. Beers on the show: Arrogant Bastard from Stone, Triple Bock from Sam Adams, Oude Geuze, Negra Modelo, and random home brew that might have been made with a Mr. Beer kit. Homework: Try a home brew and go to the edge. 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: Honore Be sure to visit Toronado in San Fracisco, CA. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 10/12/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, and "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Octoberfest with MacorMcQue

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Octoberfest with MacorMcQue In the USofA Octoberfest is celebrated in October. Mostly because the people here would get confused if it started in September like it does in Munich. No matter because any excuse to drink beer and have great food is a good excuse. MacorMcQue a brewer from Gordon Biersch joins us with samples of three different Octoberfest beers made from the same recipe. Oh yeah, it should be spelled with a K. Stats on 2008 http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,582509,00.html"> History of the event. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest Patrick Stewart is a pervert. http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-5204529628282350389 1941 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdUCu-A7tgg Beers on the show: Gordon Biersch from three different breweries. All made from the same recipe. Homework: Experience Octoberfest in your local where ever that is. Or plan a trip to Munich for 2009. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster, Guests: MacorMcQue from GB Be sure to visit Gordon Biersch in Hawaii or Burbank. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 10/05/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

the Beer Geek dot com

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the Beer Geek dot com Dreaming is free, but actually doing it is very expensive. Chris and Meredith are traveling the world experiencing festivals, breweries and pubs around the world. They declared that 2008 was the year in beer and have gone to a beer event or destination each month. links: http://thebeergeek.com http://www.wynkoop.com/happenings_drinker.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oktoberfest http://www.floggingmolly.com/ homework: Travel to beer. Go to a festival. Take a train to beer. Or find beer where ever you happen to go. Beer on the show: Firestone Walker Union Jack Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster, Guests: Chris and Meredith Be sure to visit 21st Amendment, Thirsty Bear or Magnolia in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 08/31/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Root Beer

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Root Beer Root Beer is the invention of Charles E. Hires. As legend has it he discovered, developed, stumbled upon or borrowed (aka stole) the recipe while on his honeymoon. Charles trained as a pharmacist so he was probably keen to tastes and smells. He also was aware of what people liked of didn't like as they were sure to complain while picking up the stuff to end what ailed them. Hires become the tycoon of root beer overseeing it's production until 1925 when his son's took over the business. He died in 1937. There is no right way to make root beer. Brewers from around the world are up to the task of developing their own take. Several things is consistent though: it should have bite, it should feel creamy, adn the head should be big for this sassy drink to be considered classic. links: High Fructose Corn Syrup is okay to eat "fact" site. http://www.hfcsfacts.com/ Barq's podcast about root beer. http://www.barqs.com/ homework: Get a bunch of different Root Beers from your market and have a tasting party. everyone, especially the kids, are welcome to join in. be sure to get some awesome ice cream to make floats. Root Beer on the show: Dad's Old Fashioned Sioux City Sarsaparilla Boylan Henry Weinhard's Rat Bastard Sea Dog Thomas Kemper Virgil's Hansen (in a can) Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Follow JohnFoster on Twitter.com Host: John Foster, Guests: Tom, Kyle and Jordon Be sure to visit 21st Amendment, Thirsty Bear or Magnolia in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 08/27/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Rock & Roll

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Rock & Roll Beer has always included music. For centuries in fact. Whether it was live music played by professionals in the club, sung by everyone sitting around the campfire or the locals at their local breaking out instruments and voice just because.  if you want a particular song removed you must 1) invite yourself onto a future show. 2) explain why you really hate your fans, that you didn't write it for the money in the first place, complain about not getting paid by your label, play the song for us live. 3) if you do all that and it's still gone we won't listen to you anymore. we promise! played on the show: Party at Ground Zero Fishbone Cleveland Rocks Presidents of the United States of a America Drunken Lullabies Flogging Molly Working Man Rush California Man (With Roy Wood) Cheap Trick Ruby Soho Rancid Land Down Under Men at Work Beer Live! Reel Big Fish Beer Reel Big Fish Zoot Suit Riot LSJUMB Zoot Suit Riot Cherry Poppin' Daddies All I Wanna Do Sheryl Crow Piano Man Billy Joel In A Little While U2 One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer Amos Milburn One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer George Thorogood Take Your Whiskey Home Van Halen Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers ZZ Top Polkas on 45 Weird Al Yankovic Hell or High Water Y & T Titties and Beer unknown American Pie Don McLean Beer Beer Beer (YOB mix) Youth of Britain Beer Beer Beer (Jonti mix) Rob Manuel beer song Lloyd Knight and Devils Slide Every Dog Has Its Day Flogging Molly Are You Drinkin' With Me Jesus The Beat Farmers I Drink Alone George Thorogood Margaritaville Lung Cookie Titties `N' Beer Frank Zappa links: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amos_Milburn http://www.floggingmolly.com/ the band that played Zoot Suit Riot http://bwitz.com/lsjumb/ http://bwitz.com/lsjumb/Ultrasound/ homework: Tell us what beer songs we missed. tell us your beer song stories. and go hear or play local music.   Beer on the show: Green Lake (organic) Deschutes Brewery We're only in it for the Money Lagunitus Lucky 13 Lagunitus Stone Vertical Epic 08-08-08 music used on the show under Fair Use under education, critique and news: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_use http://www.copyright.gov/fls/fl102.html 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 Be sure to visit Lagunitus in Petaluma, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 08/17/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc. other copyrights belong to whoever owns them and we lay no claim in any way.

OBF

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OBF The Oregon Brewers Festival is held on the last full weekend in July. This was the 21st year of the event. There are 75 beers to try over four days. The audio on this program is wack. Sorry about that. Beers on the show: Comparing Watermelon Wheat out of the tap to Hell or High Watermelon in a can. Homework: go to a festival and report in. make a beer butt chicken. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Host: John Foster and Motor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 08/03/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Not Belgium

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Not Belgium Belgium beers are sought out because of they've been brewed the same way for centuries. But you don't need to go all the way there to experience these styles of beer. Instead, look to your local brewery for great examples. Many of the breweries in the US (or anywhere else for that matter) see this style as the pinnacle of brewing. So there are lots of beers to try.   Beers on the show: Lost Abbey Judgement Day, Brewery Ommegang Three Philosophers, Allagash Curieux, Russian River Damnation, North Coast Brother Thelonious, Dog Fish Head Midas Touch, Avery Fifteen. Homework: Try a local "Belgium Style" beer. Get some random local beers with names like tripple, double, lambic, etc. Then invite your friends over for a tasting. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Host: John Foster and Motor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA. See you at the 21st Amendment, Magnolia or Toronado. Email us at info@beerschool.com See you next year! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 04/20/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com "the homework is beer!" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Fruit Beer

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Fruit Beer Lots of people have the impression that fruit beer is "girly beer." That it tastes like sugared up soda pop. Fact is, fruit beer has been made for centuries. While some beers are made for a specific market and in fact do taste like sugar water some fruit beer can be more complex than wine. Exploring these wonderful beers can be lots of fun. We've chosen some of our favorites for the show. Beers on the show: Marin Brewing Blueberry Pyrimid Apricot Leinenkugel Brewing Berry Weiss Honey Weiss Coconut Porter Maui Brewing New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red New Glarus Raspberry Tart McMenamins Ruby 21st Amendment Water Melon Wheat Homework: try some fruit beers with your friends. report about what you like and don't like. 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 Guests: Melissa, Katherine, Stephan, Melissa (aka the rookie), Brandy, & Jaime Thanks to everyone that got us the beer for this show. We could not have done it without you! Be sure to visit 21st Amendment in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 07/13/2008. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com, "the homework is beer" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Safe

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Safe While it's okay that your friends like the beer they like why not bring other beer to the party that will help them expand their taste horizons. We talk about four styles of beer that might make you the hit of evening. Leftover Beers on the show: Hamm's, PBR, Widmer Hefeweizen, Trumer Pils, and Lagunitas Pale. Homework: take beer to a party. 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 05/25/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Leftovers

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Leftovers It was time to clear out beer leftover from past shows. While we talk about the beer we covered all the stuff that's been going on around our local. Like Russian Rivers new Brewery, Magnolia's face life, Booneville and the marching band, Portland Brewers fest, the new front page and why you should tell your friends about the show. The German restaurant we talked about is called Schroeder's Restaurant located on 240 Front St. http://www.schroederssf.com/ other beer blogs that we didn't meet up with at Booneville: http://www.betterbeerblog.com/ http://thethirstyhopster.wordpress.com/ http://www.brookstonbeerbulletin.com/ http://hedonistbeerjive.blogspot.com/ Stealth Ship [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stealth_ship ] Leftover Beers on the show: Landshark, Spaten, Samual Adams Summer Ale, Negro Modelo, Radeberger, Bass, Trumer Pils, Sierra Nevada, Stout, Negro Modelo. Homework: put the foam of the beer on different parts of your tongue. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool 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 05/25/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Love Beer

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Love Beer The Craft Brewers Conference is held in different places around the country once a year. Brewers from all of the world attend. During the week its talks about beer, sessions about beer, judging beer and of course drinking. This year it was held in San Diego allowing us to tour local beer such as Stone Brewery, Avery, Green Flash, Karl Strauss and San Deigo Brewing Company. Along with the CBC is the World Beer Cup. It lands in the US either other year. Who is Richard Guidelines? Pink Boots Society http://hop-talk.com/tag/pink-boots-society/ Beers on the show: Coors Lite Homework: Drink the freshest beer you can find at your local, brew pub or brewery. Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Host: John Foster and Motor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA. See you at the 21st Amendment, Magnolia or Toronado. Email us at info@beerschool.com See you next year! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 04/20/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

75 years of Beer

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Beer has been shipping as beer for 75 years.

Hop Crisis

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Hop Crisis A "perfect storm" has caused the price of hops to ski rocket. Many things factor into to making this happen: bad crop yields, increased consumption in other countries, and hop farms going away. It doesn't help that just a few years ago hop prices were so low that there wasn't incentive to keep growing them when growing corn to be used for ethanol production commanded a higher price. The beer that we know and love may go away or may become more expensive to drink. the Homework Grow some hops! Or enjoy a big hoppy beer at your local. the Beer list Repeal Rye from 21st Amendment Drunk dial the robot at leave a message at 206-666-5338. Host: John Foster, Motor Guests: Stu Stuart and Shaun O'Sullivan Be sure to visit: http://21st-amendment.com/ http://belgianbeerme.com/ Looks for us in San Francisco, CA. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 03/24/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Weird

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Weird Beer can be made from all kinds of different things like Lemons, Tomatoes, Oysters, Apples, Myrrh, Ginger, and Chili Peppers. Think of it as hanging out with your odd cousin. Sometimes weird is nothing more than an interesting label. The Guerneville video: http://youtube.com/watch?v=QZLMq01hgLg Beers on the show: Floris Apple, Stiegl with Lemon Soda, Monty Python's Holy Ail, Budweiser Chelada, Nora - http://www.birreria.com/ Homework: Gather your friends around weird beers. Hosts: John Foster and Motor Email us at info@beerschool.com Drunk dial the robot at 206 666 5338. Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 03/22/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Imperial Irish Coffee Chocolate Milk Oatmeal Oyster Stout

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Imperial Irish Coffee Chocolate Milk Oatmeal Oyster Stout Stout is a very old style of beer. It's been around since 1700's at least. The style has always been loved but it's not always been popular. The running joke is "want a knife and fork to go with your beer" is unfounded. Stout, while thick and creamy, is often lighter, smoother and more flavorful then some icky American lagers. There are many different recipes for Stout including: Irish, Imperial, Milk, Oatmeal, Chocolate, Coffee and Oyster. Some consider the Porter style to be a Stout as well as the Stout style grew out of Porter beer. Today most breweries consider the styles to be distinct. Beers on the show: Almost every kind of stout. See the class photo. Listen to: ksdt.ucsd.edu Beer School everywhere: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 http://youtube.com/beerschool Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: None Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com See you next year! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 02/28/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Touring Belgium

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Touring Belgium Instead of a vacation to the surfing safari or a snow riding in the mountains consider something different: a vacation to beer. Not just any beer but Belgium beer right from the country itself. Think the ultimate beer run. There are 500 different varieties of beer made by 100 different breweries. Homework: Gather your friends around six different Belgium beers. Pair it with random cheese and share what you discover. Hosts: John Foster and Motor Guests: Stu Stuart Check out beerschool.com and http://belgianbeerme.com/ Be sure to visit Belgium Email us at info@beerschool.com Drunk dial the robot at 206 666 5338. Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 02/19/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Oraganic

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Organic Organic is not a new thing. It's not a marketing buzz word. It turns out it's a really strict thing to use the word. It's regulated by governments that have set up rules about what a product can't have, must have and it can't cheat. It's a long road to get a product labeled as organic and once it's labeled this way it's inspected to make sure it actually really is what it's supposed to be. Homework: Find an organic beer or other product and try it out. Hosts: John Foster and Motor Guests: Ronald Silberstein and Brenden Dobel from Thirsty Bear in San Francisco. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Be sure to visit Thirsty Bear in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Drunk dial the robot at 206 666 5338. Good noon! Recorded in San Francisco on 02/13/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

I don't feel Absinthe

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I don't feel Absinthe It's been a year since we first sat in front of a mic and started talking about beer. Instead of a big fun party with a band we decided to break out of format so we could drink Absinthe. Absinthe has not been available in the US or A legally since 1912 when it was banned by the Department of Agricuture. We try Absinthe from the St George Distillery in Alameda located about 3 miles from the Beer School studio. It got poured in traditional ways: French, Chec, Ice and Cowboy. Saint George Distillery http://www.stgeorgespirits.com/ Article about Absinthe in the Cron http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/12/05/MNQJTO9FM.DTL Beers on the show: no beer on the show. Check out the FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 and the YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/beerschool Host: John Foster and Motor Guests: Mike, Kris and Justine Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com ecorded in San Francisco on 02/04/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Class Reunion

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Class Reunion Host: John Foster, Motor and Rosie the Intern Looks for us in San Francisco, CA. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 01/18/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Nothing

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Nothing Beers on the show: 21a IPA from the 21st Amendement. Listen to: ksdt.ucsd.edu Check out the FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 and the YouTube channel: http://youtube.com/beerschool Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: None Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com See you next year! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 01/13/2008. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

Beer in the Movies

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Beer in the Movies Class: Beer is featured on the silver screen in many different rolls. Sometimes it's the life of the party and other times its the cause for great commotion. It's been sipped, slammed, shotgunned and thrown. It's the butt of jokes and the straight man. the Homework Enjoy a movie while drinking your favorite beer. Write a review and post it in the comments or call the robot at leave a message at 206-666-5338. the Menu SmartFood Pop Corn and Rice Crispie Treats. the Beer list Pilsner Urquell Harvest - Sierra Nevada Lumpy Gravy - Lagunitas Kiltlifter - Four Peaks Host: John Foster, Motor and Rosie the Intern Looks for us in San Francisco, CA. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 01/07/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2008 Ayer Media, Inc.

College

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College Statistics came from: http://www.collegedrinkingprevention.gov/StatsSummaries/snapshot.aspx http://www.cspinet.org/booze/collfact1.htm Nouvelle Vague is the spelling of that band that covered the Dead Kennedy's song. http://www.last.fm/music/Nouvelle+Vague/ Beers on the show: Wittekerke, Shiner Bohemian Black Lager, Lindemen's Posse and Green Flash Nut Brown Ale. Listen to: ksdt.ucsd.edu Check out the FaceBook page: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=6351328213 Homework: Redo your favorite homework from last year. Such as: Send us a coaster Write about BeerSchool on your blog Send us presents Post a review. Make a list of all your local beers. Host: John Foster and Motor Guest: Honore Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com See you next year! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 12/28/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Beer in Review

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Beer in Review Top three beers from the three of us. Sorry that we forgot to compare our lists. Next time maybe. Motor Radeberger 30 to Life from Moonlight Brewing Berliner Weisse Nottingham John Turmer Pils Kill Ugly Radio from Lagunitas Bitter American from 21st Amendment Best Show Rock Star Bartender "You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer."  Frank Zappa  Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe  http://www.mobygames.com/game/secret-weapons-of-the-luftwaffe Secret Agent Moss Sour ID cards coming soon. Books mentioned on the show: Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan http://www.amazon.com/Botany-Desire-Plants-Eye-View-World/dp/0375501290 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNGWnl-HMgY&feature=related The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals  by Michael Pollan http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1594200823 Options by Fake Steve Jobs http://www.amazon.com/Options-Secret-Life-Steve-Parody/dp/0306815842 Ambitious Brew by Maureen Vogle  http://ambitiousbrew.com/ The picture of bunnies eating the cousin. http://sfist.com/2007/12/22/photo_du_jour_13.php Annie's Mac and Cheese http://www.annies.com/products/macaroni_cheese.html John got the weight of Jet fuel wrong by a pound. Homework: Plan all the festivals and events that you want to attend to in 2008.  Host: John Foster and Motor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! OWT! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 12/23/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Holiday Beer Part 2

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Beer is Good for You 12/16/07 Bake some cookies, relight the fire and chill more Holiday beers. Homework: Try this years Holiday beers at your local or take home a six pack to share with your friends. Thanks for listening! Don't drive during the holidays. Host: John Foster and Motor Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com and "The homework is beer!" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Brew a Career

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Brew a Career Some people spend lots of money on brewing school to learn the craft of brewing. Melissa learned beer the other way: by brewing beer every day for the last decade. She started brewing part time then eventually quit her day job. Homework: Visit and tour a brewery. During the tour volunteer to clean the mash tun. Beer: Modelo in a can and mini Reeses Peanut Butter cups. Special guests: Melissa the Brewer and Catherine.  Host: John Foster and Motor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 12/02/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Holiday Beer Part 1

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Holiday Beer Part 1 11/25/07 Break out the cookies, light the fire and chill the Holiday beers. Homework: Try this years Holiday beers at your local or take home a six pack to share with your friends. Thanks for listening! Don't forget your keys. Host: John Foster and Motor Beer: Anchor Holiday, Full Sail Wassail, New Belgium 2 Below and Sierra Nevada Celebration Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA. BeerSchool, BeerSchool.com and "The homework is beer!" are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Beer is Good for You

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Beer is Good for You 11/11/07 Beer is good for you in all kinds of ways. Homework: Find a six pack of a beer that you haven't had for a while and enjoy it with a friend. Thanks for listening! Don't forget your keys. Host: John Foster and Motor Beer: Racer 5 from Bear Republic. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Those Fall Colors

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http://www.beerschool.com/123/those-fall-colors/

Motor phones in from the GABF

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Motor calls the robot with reports from the GABF aka the Great American Beer Festival : http://greatamericanbeerfestival.org/events/gabf/index.htm 408 Breweries on the festival floor 
1884 Beers on the Festival floor 
474 Breweries in the competition 
2832 Beers in the competition
75 Style Categories being judged 107 judges from 7 countries Congratulations to all of our friends!
 Phoned in: Motor Host: John Foster Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 10/16/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Pre GABF

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Great American Beer Festival : http://greatamericanbeerfestival.org/events/gabf/index.htm Gold, silver and bronze medals in 75 beer-style categories will be awarded October 13 at the 1:30 p.m. awards ceremony held during the Members Only Tasting Session. GABF preview from the Brewing Network : http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/GABF/ 408 Breweries on the festival floor 
1884 Beers on the Festival floor 
474 Breweries in the competition 
2832 Beers in the competition
75 Style Categories being judged 107 judges from 7 countries

Avg number of competition beers in each category: 37
(2 more beers than last year) Homework: Go the the GABF Extra Credit: Sign up for the Beer Bus. Other Credit: Go to the Wet Hop Fest at the Bistro. Guests: Motor Host: John Foster Beer: at 10AM we were drinking coffee. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 10/05/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

A Brewer's Perspective of Brewing

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A Brewer's Perspective of Brewing Class: Shaun O'Sullivan from the 21st Amendment talks with us about being involved in the brewing community. We talk about the beginnings of the modern brewery, how some breweries failed and why craft beer is successful today. Homework: Part 1: Find a brewer and buy them a pint. The subject to talk about is beer. Part 2: Send mail for an upcoming show call "Listener Mail" to info@beerschool.com Special guests: Shaun O'Sullivan from the 21st Amendment, San Francisco, CA.  Host: John Foster, Motor Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 09/18/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Belgium 101

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Belgium 101 Belgium is a wonderful place for beer. There are many styles from that country. Many of which are not always accessible to the American style beer drinker from a palette point of view. Belgium beers don't follow marketing trends that "large beer factories" making labels that look uninviting. Homework: Find a Lambic of some sort like a lindemans Pêche, Pomme, or Framboise. Notice the sour quality. Don't forget a trippel. Or find a Belgium beer of some sort. Special guests: Steve who is half of Steve and Justine.  Host: John Foster and Motor Be sure to visit City Beer Store in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 08/05/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Zappa and the Three Beers

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Pushing the idea of "Your Next Four Beers" further.

Dad's Beer

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Dad's Beer The brands that my father and his friends used to drink were Hamm's, Schlitz, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Olympia and Old Milwaukee. There were great marketing campaigns that went with these beers making them memorable even today. However these beers are little more then a brand names made in somewhere in America (like Irwindale, CA). We couldn't verify that the original recipes were being used. Host: John Foster and Motor Beer: Hamm's, PBR, Oly, and Old Mil. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com. Be sure to visit Toronado in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 08/27/2007. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Syllabus

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Syllabus - Reassuringly Expensive It been six month since we started Beer School. It's time to restate the goals of of the class. The entire text of the syllabus can be found at http://www.beerschool.com/syllabus/ Be sure to read http://fakesteve.blogspot.com The burrito tunnel! http://www.idlewords.com/2007/04/the_alameda-weehawken_burrito_tunnel.htm BJCP guide http://www.bjcp.org/study.html BJCP flash cards http://www.bjcp.org/OffFlavorFlash.pdf http://www.bjcp.org/2004BJCPFlashcards.pdf Three Sheets to the Wind by Pete Brown http://www.amazon.com/Three-Sheets-Wind-Quest-Meaning/dp/1405049871 Homework: Tell us what beer is in your local neighbor hood store. Host: John Foster and Motor Beer: Sierra Nevada Pale, Anchor Liberty Ale, Anchor Steam, Lagunitas IPA. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Be sure to visit Alembic and Magnolia in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 08/12/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Doctor Bill in the Classroom

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Dr. Bill in the School! 08/9/07 Devotion to beer means that you travel the world going to festivals or breweries, making friends with everyone, and converting your house to keep beer preserved. Dr. Bill has toured beer for the last 30 years. We talk about collecting beer, storing beer and attending BIG festivals like the GABF (the Great American Beer Festicval). If you happen to have an airplane be sure to join us at the 20 year Anniversary of San Francisco's Toronado. Can't find something? Try http://www.hitimewine.net/ Doctor Bill can be reached at drbill77@hotmail.com Beer: Full Sail - Session Lost Abby - Devotion Victor - Allagash Toronado 20th Anniversary  Homework: Start a beer collection.  Guests: Dr Bill, Motor and Rosie the Intern Host: John Foster Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 08/08/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Road Trip

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Road Trip 07/29/07 No matter which way you go there is a micro brewery or a beer factory. Once there you might enjoy a tour, tell stories with the locals and drink a tasty pint. Afterwards you can ask "where's next!" Be sure to drink water, eat food, don't over indulge and have a plan to get home. Thanks for the glasses! Homework: Road trip to a brewery near you. Thanks for listening! Guests: Motor, Jaime Espinoza and Rosie the Intern Host: John Foster Beers include: Popperings Hommel Ave, Ommegang Three Philosophers, Ballast Point Big Eye IPA, Hair of the Dog Blue Dot, Double Dog Double Pale Ale. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco, CA. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Home Brewing Part 2

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Home Brewing Part 2 7/22/07 If you can boil water you can make your own beer. There are lots of different ways to get started. You can start with a Mr Beer kit for about $40 which will make about 2 gallons of beer. If you spend just a little bit more money you can get a kit that will make even better beer. Brewing on the Cheap show mentioned is here: http://www.thebrewingnetwork.com/archive/dwnldarchive07-16-06.mp3 Homework: Brew some beer! Get a Mr Beer kit which is a cheap way to try out brewing. Or invest a little more money in a Starter Kit from your local home brew shop. If you don't have a local store Beer, Beer and More Beer is a online resource. Beer Kits and Beer Ingredients. http://morebeer.com/search/102142 http://morebeer.com/search/102144 Bonus home work! Send us the beer that you make. Be sure to send stories and pictures. Thanks for listening! Guests: Motor and Justin Crossley Host: John Foster Beers include: Justin brought home brew! Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco, CA. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Lawn Mower Beers

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Lawn Mower Beers 7/15/07 When you're outside working you don't want a big hoppy over the top beer. Instead, you want something that is good, cold and refreshing. We taste and talk about what people consider to be the premiere beers in this category. Washoes is a fun game that anyone can play. It's played with a easy to make board and three silver dollar sized washers. It's easy to make your own boards or if you aren't a wood working type they can be found on eBay for about $40. Homework: Invite your friends over for a tasting of ice cold lawn mower beers. At the same time enjoy the films: Heathers, Very Bad Things and Smokey and the Bandit. Guests: Motor Host: John Foster Beer: Miller Lite, Budweiser, Bud Light, Coors, Coors Light, Rainiere Ale and Wittekreke. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 07/15/07. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Surviving a Beer Festival

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Surviving a Beer Festival 7/08/07 Beer festivals are a fun way to learn about different beers. A fest can be a lot of fun but it takes some preparation on your part to get the most out of them. Before you show up do a quick internet search so you know the details of the event. Be sure to drink water, eat food, wear sun screen and have a plan to get home. You feel obligated to drink the beer that you don't like. Don't follow the crowd. Taste to remember. Take notes about the beers you are drinking. Get the shirt if it's cool. Leave glassware behind. Take lots of pictures. Hi Gene. Homework: Find a festival and go to it. Bonus home work! Volunteer to help pour beer at your local festival. Even more homework: Throw your own beer festival in your back yard. Thanks for listening! Guests: Motor, Gabe, Amy and Rosie the Intern Host: John Foster Beers include: Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com. Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco, CA. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

The 21st Amendment at the 21st Amendment

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The 21st Amendment Section 1. The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed. Section 2. The transportation or importation into any State, Territory, or possession of the United States for delivery or use there in of intoxicating liquors, in violation of the laws thereof, is hereby prohibited. Section 3. This article shall be inoperative unless it shall have been ratified as an amendment to the Constitution by conventions in the several States, as provided in the Constitution, within seven years from the date of the submission hereof to the States by the Congress. The 21st Amendment repealed the "grand experiment" known as the 18th Amendment. The amendment based on February 20th 1933 and ratified on January 5th 1933. 75 years later there are crazy laws concerning alcohol sales, distribution, transportation and use. Special Guests: Nico Freccia, Nils, Terry and Jill. Host: John Foster and Motor Intern: Rosie Beer: Anchor Steam, 21a's Team Beer, Bitter American, and IPA. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Be sure to visit 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! (For real this time!) Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded at the 21st Amendment Brewery and Restaurant in San Francisco on 06/27/2007. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Brewing a Sustainable Community

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Brewing a Sustainable Community Bob Coleman a craft beer advocate, writer, politician and attorney and Dave McLean publican of the Magnolia an Alembic join us in a discussion about how breweries affect the surrounding community. Homework: Watch hops grow? Try three kinds of chickens frozen, local frozen and from the case? Make two choices that help your community. Figure out where things come from. Special Guests: Bob Coleman and Dave McLean  Host: John Foster and Motor Beer: 21st Amendment IPA Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Be sure to visit Alembic and Magnolia in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 06/27/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Home Brewing Part 1

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Home Brewing Part 1 6/17/07 Prohibition forced brewing back into the home enabled by parts made available from the local five and dime. While Motor and I are not officially home brewing, we've brewed before. We tackle the tough questions about getting starting in the craft of brewing. Homework: There is no official homework this week. But if you are so inclined you might consider brewing some beer. There are many beer kits but the Mr. Beer is the simplest, cheapest and comes with everything you need. Order one up and brew a batch. Or just download the step-by-step instructions and read about the process of this stove top compatible experiment. http://www.mrbeer.com/ Guests: Motor Host: John Foster Beer: Listener beers from around the country got sampled. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 06/17/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

The Eighteenth Amendment

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The Eighteenth Amendment 6/9/07 It took activists 75 years to get alcohol products banned from consumer use. Starting after the civil war groups made their way from state to state. A decade after the turn of the century much of the nation was "dry" and it was only a matter of time before government was swayed to put the final nail in the coffin. But it wasn't just one of these forces at work. It took money, politics, religion, big business, public opinion and a world war to make this happen. Homework: Read the book Ambitious Brew by Maruen Ogle. http://www.ambitiousbrew.com/ Amazon has a lots in the used section for five bucks plus shipping. Guests: Motor and Rosie the Intern Host: John Foster Beer: 4 different beers from SpeakEasy in San Francisco, CA Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 06/09/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

The Beers of Summer

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The Beers of Summer BeerSchool™ Class: Memorial Day weekend is the official start of the summer. Thus the need to sample some of the beers of summer. Craig steps in to ask beer related questions, like how it is made, how it is described and other things from his great big book. Homework: Get some summer beers and taste them with your friends. Be sure to add real lemonade. Book: Good book of McGee is called On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold. http://www.amazon.com/Food-Cooking-Science-Lore-Kitchen/dp/0684800012 the menu: Chips and Salsa the beer list: Sierra Nevada Summer Fest Samuel Adams Summer Ale Anchor Summer Beer Widmer Hefeweizen  and a mixing all the above with Lemonade. Special guests: Craig from http://gruntmedia.com/home.html Host: John Foster, Motor. Rosie the Intern will return next week. Band: The Ataris played The Boys Of Summer. Check out comic life from www.plasq.com and thebrewingnetwork.com  Be sure to visit 21st Amendment, Magnolia and Toronado in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 05/27/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Pint of Whatever

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Pint of Whatever BeerSchool™ Class: For the 16th show we decided to dedicate it to the thing that holds the beer. And that is a pint. But that wasn't subject enough so we talk about the mechanics of tasting beer. We picked up a bunch of random beers then talk about what and how we are tasting. Homework: Get some random beers and taste them with your friends. Be sure to note what you don't like. As you don't have to like every beer. the menu Left over Kettle Chips and Pickles. the beer list Mothership Wit - New Belgium Peche Lambic - Brouwerij Lindemans Ommegang - Witte Fred - Hair of the Dog Eindecker Ur-Bock (brauerei abfüllung) Vigorasa - Eisenbahn Unfiltered Wheat Doublebock Special guests: Cris from www.plasq.com  Host: John Foster, Motor and Rosie the Intern Band: Presidents of the United States played Peaches. Check out comic life from www.plasq.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Be sure to visit 21st Amendment, Magnolia and Toronado in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 05/20/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Extravagant Tour of Taste

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Extravagant Tour of Taste BeerSchool™ Class: Sean Paxton from the HomeBrewChef.com visits. He brought the beer. We brought the food. Then we paired them up for an extravagant tour of taste. Unlike the guys on the "Beer and Salad" show Sean is the real deal. Homework: Get three beers you don't know and one that you do know and taste them against food basics like we did. the menu Kettle Chips, Pickles, Columbus Salami, Gehirardelli chocolate, Pizza, Blue Cheese from Wisconsin, local Salsa and a Brownie. We skipped the wings. the beer list Hair of the Dog Double IPA Firestone Walker Double Barrel Ale Hoegaarden Berliner Weisse Wittekerks Witt Special guests: Sean Paxton from HomeBrewChef.com  Host: John Foster, Motor Check out beerschool.com, thebrewingnetwork.com and HomeBrewChef.com  Be sure to visit 21st Amendment, Magnolia and Toronado in San Francisco, CA Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco on 05/17/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Another Four Beers

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Another Four Beers 5/12/07 The show is called "Another Four Beers". Stories we tell are about how the styles originated, the brewing process and why the tastes of these beers is unique. Of the four the first two are available globally while the GB and the Anchor are widely available in the US. With the Anchor being available Europe because we got feedback saying that they've found it in pubs there.  http://www.spatenusa.com/ http://www.duvelusa.com/ http://www.gordonbiersch.com/ http://www.anchorbrewing.com/ Homework: Try a Porter, Pilsner (one local and one imported) and a Duvel with you and your friends. Participate in the American Craft Beer Week. Download your passport at www.americancraftbeerweek.org Dial Beer School and tell us what you think. 206-337-1233 Thanks for listening! Don't forget your keys. Guests: Motor Host: John Foster Beer: Gordon Biersch Pilsner, Spaten, Anchor Porter and Duvel. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA at the alternate studio. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Touring San Francisco Beer

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Beer Touring - San Francisco 4/27/07 People are writing in from all over the world asking what/where/when they should do while visiting San Francisco. Philip Nelson from What Ales Thee podcast joins us for the discussion and takes notes the whole time. We talk about this from three points of view: the business traveler, the couple or family, and the beer geek. Each group has a different needs in their quest for beer. And while the places may be the same for each we lay out a strategy that might work best for your particular visit. This is the first of a multi part series on travel based around beer. Drunk dial Beer School and tell us what you think. 206-337-1233 Thanks for listening! Guests: Motor, Philip Nelson Host: John Foster Beers include: Bear Republic Racer 5, Marin Brewing Pale and Anderson Valley Brother David Double. Check out beerschool.com, thebrewingnetwork.com, and whatalesthee.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Francisco, CA. Beer School and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Live from City Beer!

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Live from City Beer! Buy us your favorite beer. 4/22/07 It's a three hour tour, a three hour tour. Rules... don't dup it's your story eenie meenie miny is okay have fun! Craig talks about his store at 1:10. Homework: There was home work? I don't remember if there was home work. Thanks Beth and Craig (owners of City Beer). Guests: Motor and all of our friends. Host: John Foster Beer: 20 different beers. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Recorded in at City Beer in San Franciso, CA on 04/22/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Pail of Pale

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Pail of Pale 4/15/07 Bass Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale and Full Sail Pale are fine examples of the style. This is the first show that singles out a specific beer style. Homework in two parts: Try a some different Pale Ales with you and your friends. Either at your local brewery, tap room or from bottles. Drunk dial Beer School and tell us what you think. 206-337-1233 Thanks for listening! Guests: Motor Host: John Foster Beer: Bass Ale, Sierra Nevada Pale and Full Sail Pale Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Lowenbrau and Bohemia

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Lowenbrau and Bohemia 4/08/07 Homework in one part: Drunk dial Beer School and tell us your story. 206-337-1233 Thanks for listening! Guests: Motor Host: John Foster Beer: Lowenbrau and Bohemia Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Beer and Salad

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Beer and Salad 4/01/07 We pair beer with a variety of different salads with a salad chef and the inventor of the toasted raisin. Thanks for making Beer School #1 on iTunes! Check out Merlin's homework at http://ifallthingswereequal.blogspot.com/ Tom is salad chef from Beaver, PA between the Ohio and Beaver rivers. Tom talks about his fried salad and the award he received from the governor for getting kids to eat salad. Salad Salad - iceberg, croutons, bacos, and ranch doesn't go well big beers. Taco salad from taco bell is 850 calories and bowl you can eat. Goes well with Modelo or Hamm's beer. All meat salad was made from steak, ham, sausage, turkey, bacon and chicken. RockStar Salad! Make a reduction using RockStar, sugar, lemons and pepper. Don't use the diet version. Add to pine nuts, salad shootered cucumber, and shredded carrots. Salad that went with a stout has arugula, beets, and goat cheese. Homework in two parts: It's baseball season. Write us with the beer that you are drinking at the ball park. Thanks! 21st Amendment, Tom (salad chef), Mike (raisin wrangler) and everyone that got us listed as the 1st beer show on iTunes. Guests: Motor, Mike, Tom. Host: John Foster Beer: Lots of random beers including Arrogant Bastard, Hamm's, Maximus, and Modelo. Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 04/01/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. � 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Everyone Knows Your Name

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Everybody knows your name. 3/25/07 We're talking about pubs. Fav's and rave's, never going back, the special, out of the way place, the past, the place to go to be invisible and how to make a new place your own. Fav's start with Triple Rock and 21st Amendment. Connecticut Yankee has a secret pipeline to Anchor Steam. We need to hang out more at Washington Square Bar & Grill. Never going back to Blooms on Potrero Hill. Infusion (now Nova) was the epicenter of the dot com. Buster's is the cheapest burger in all of San Francisco. O'Reilly's has Racer 5. We kinda like Jack's in new Giridelli Square near the Fisherman's Warf. John made Sulley's Grey Goose, Seattle, WA his own. His sister is known at the Lakota, Lexington Nebraska. Marina Bars, ugggh. What is a Marina girl, what is a Marina guy. When visiting the Marina beware of cougars. Maritime Brewery aka Jolly Roger Tap Room. Russian River is always worth the trip. Triangle bar in Oregon is called Ringlers Annex. Take the ferry to Marin Brewing Company. The power of City Search or Yelp will find awesome Mexican in LA or anywhere. Goners: Bender's. St. James Infirmary, MVP (Mountain View Pub), InFusion (now Nova fun but just not the same as). 20 Tank. Say hi to Brandon when visiting Thirsty Bear. Toronado! The Ramp! Homework in two parts: 1. send us 2 beer coasters from your local. if they don't have their own then send us a coaster for your favorite beer. address is in the show notes but hear it: Beer School / John Foster, 401 Terry Francois, Suite 212, San Francisco, CA, 94158 2. Book report. Post a story, review or ramble about your bar. Even better, go to that bar order a beer, take notes, then write it up. Bonus points for writing about a Anchor. Thanks! 21st Amendment, Nico & Shaun, and everyone that got us listed as the 2nd beer show on iTunes. Guests: Motor Host: John Foster Beer: Anchor Steam Check out beerschool.com and thebrewingnetwork.com Email us at info@beerschool.com Good noon! Not recorded at the Rat Pad. Recorded in San Franciso, CA on 03/25/2007. BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Your Next Four Beers

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Class: We talk about the beer that you should try next. Which are four beers that are not too far from the beer that you might be drinking now. The difference? These are world class examples of the style.  Homework: Try them yourself: Widmer Hefeweizen, Pilsner Urquell, Negra Modelo, Guinness Draught (in a can). If you can't find these examples at your local then look for something that matches the style.

What's in Nico's Fridge?

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We try out a lot of beer that nobody will ever be able to try. There are leaf blowers, dogs, kids and motorcycles.. Fortunately none of it lasts that long. Hang in there. Special Guests: Nico Freccia (cofounder of the 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco) Homework: Take apart a can of Guiness Stout and discover the "widget". BeerSchool and BeerSchool.com are a trademarks of Ayer Media, Inc. © 2007 Ayer Media, Inc.

Epiphany and Now - Part 2

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Epiphany and Now - Part 2 BeerSchool™ Class: Our epiphany beer and the beer we seek out today! Or the beer that turned us all into beer geeks followed up with the taste profile we drink everyday. Homework: Post your epiphany beer and what you are drinking now after doing your own tastings with your friends.

Epiphany and Now - Part 1

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Epiphany and Now - Part 1 BeerSchool™ Class: Our epiphany beer and the beer we seek out today! Or the beer that turned us all into beer geeks followed up with the taste profile we drink everyday. Homework: Post your epiphany beer and what you are drinking now after doing your own tastings with your friends.

Beer versus Beer

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Class: Tasting the same beer from a can and a bottle. AKA cans versus bottles. Homework: Taste the difference between the same beer in a can and a bottle.

Rockstar Bartender

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Bar etiquette. Jokes not to tell a bartender. How not to order a drink. Regulars or irregulars. Tips on tipping. Cash or credit. The girls are just like the boys. Last call. And a riotous (okay, you had to be here) after show.

Getting Beyond American Tastification

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Learning to taste the four basic tastes using a Heineken, Miller High Life, Guinness Stout in a bottle (from Canada), Sapporo (also from Canada) and Modelo (from Mexico). Those beers introduce sweet, bitter, sour and shunk.

It all starts here...

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Intro, What, Terms, Your Homework, Outtro, and After show. Better beer notes go here. Homework: Buy a 6 pack of beer that costs $3 more then the beer you normally drink.