Heineken?! Say it ain’t so, Lagunitas!!!
I get to interview Tony, from Lagunitas. It is awesome. If you like craft beer, listen to it as soon as possible. If not, please move along. That is all.
The boys are back on a historic day in the craft beer revolution as New Belgium finally commits to North Carolina. Then they get drunk and talk about a bunch of really interesting stuff. If you like beer, that is. Stuff like:
☞ New Belgium cements Asheville’s reputation as Beer City USA
☞ Austin Beer Fest is the worst beer fest since Jay Chandrasekhar’s ’06 vehicle Beerfest
☞ Boston Beer Company drops a shandy (not a euphemism)
☞ Heineken officially out of ideas; Launches “Ideas Brewery”
☞ Lagunitas founder Tony Magee has a 250 bbl brewhouse in the pipeline, and possibly some sticky-icky-icky in his pipe
☞ Was Brewmasters really so bad that we can’t have a decent beer show on TV??? WTF, people?
Slouch and Barley catch you up on all the week’s news in the world of craft beer, including:
➮ Lagunitas looking to decommoditize malted barley by working directly with Canadian farmers
➮ AB Marketing VP suggests sticking craft beer with wine. The Aleheads have another idea where he can stick it.
➮ Just a man and his barrels- a look at Goose Island’s John Laffler.
➮ Freetail’s Scott Metzger issues a call for chefs to reform their beer lists.
➮ Grow hops for your local brewery.
➮ Gene Simmons invites Aleheads to Lick It Up at his new craft beer joint.