Back for a second ‘season’ — are more-or-less arbitrary division, but we watch a fair amount of (good) TV and can’t help but think of things like that — George and I sat down a little while ago to talk about collaboration in craft beer.
We recorded this a while ago — as becomes obvious once or twice from the conversation — but the same things keeping me from blogging Diary entries got in the way of uploading it. My apologies for that, but I’m pleased to report that George already has s02e02 edited and ready to go; I should find time to upload it while I’m in Melbourne — the topic, a little ironically, is “Australia” — or very shortly after I get back.
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- (2.00) Beer of the Week: Garage Project / Nøgne Ø ‘Summer Sommer Cøllab’. I didn’t get a photo of the beer in the glass, but Alice did.
- (2.25) The ‘Ø for Awesome’ video is totally worth a look. Jed Soane was on hand to take photos, as well.
- (5.00) Coromandel Brewing Company.
- (6.20) Speaking of making-of stuff, ‘Summer Sommer’ itself has a video online, and Jed was there on brew day, too. All the peculiarities are nicely documented, as is Garage Project’s original little brew kit. Things have changed massively, since our first visit.
- (6.55) By ‘Dwarven Fighting Bread’, I mean this stuff.
- (7.20) We loved Liberty ‘C!tra’, as you can hear in s01e08.
- (8.00) Collaboration beers in the Diary: Epic / Dogfish Head ‘Portamarillo’, Epic / NZ Craft Beer TV ‘Mash Up’, Renaissance / 8 Wired / Yeastie Boys ‘Rescue Red’, Liberty / Mike’s ‘Taranaki Pale Ale’.
- (11.20) Jamie Oliver’s red-spot frypan-thing freaks me out. I can’t cook, but would’ve thought it wasn’t true that everything has the same ‘ideal’ temperature…
- (12.10) It was Lou Reed. I still haven’t given it a listen. Not sure I want to.
- (12.30) Brews News has a good write-up on The Abbortsford Collaboration.
- (17.20) Just to get a hat-trick of Jed: he was at the ‘Rescue Red’ brew, as well.
- (19.50) Turned out the unannounced ‘Month of Mild’ was a Fork & Brewer thing, not a Malthouse thing. I tried — speaking of collaborations — a Garage Project / Liberty one, which was rather charming, but didn’t get down the road for more than that.
- (27.00) Tuatara have expanded (and relocated) lately, and are getting back in the game. More power to them, I say.
- (29.00) Recommendations: Garage Project ‘Pernicious Weed’. Given the lag in posting this, that’s a bit of a tease, but I did see it at The Hop Garden very recently — and I have a single 750ml bottle in my fridge, if you have something to share in return. And Epic ‘Epicurean: Coffee & Fig Oatmeal Stout’. (The Simpsons reference is to s06e16, ‘Bart vs. Australia’, which is utterly genius — despite starting from some flawed physics about the Coriolis effect — and worth re-watching. Amazingly, it’s on YouTube in its entirety as at time of writing. Don’t just skip to the eight-minute mark.)
- (33.10) George can’t confirm the purchase of L’Affare by anyone, but we’re fairly certain that Ferrari aren’t involved. They do have cafes in Auckland and Christchurch.
- (35.30) The ‘That Man Deserves a DB’ ad.
- (37.30) On the Beer List: Richard Emerson. I still can’t think of a worthy beer for him, though. Suggestions needed, not just welcome.
- (43.20) Cue the music: ‘Shopping for Explosives’, by The Coconut Monkeyrocket. Audio editing done in Audacity. Habitual thanks to both.