Episode #76: Margaret’s Blind Tasting

We always have a lot of fun doing our blind tasting episodes. In this episode, the tables are turned, and Margaret is in the hot seat, tasting beers in the blind. To add to her stress, Max the bulldog starts acting up, and Chris does a bad job of trying to quiet him without being too obvious. Hectic, yes, but hopefully it makes for a good show. Enjoy!

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Comments 6 

  1. From "castello" :

    Bitter is not bitter?

    • From "ChrisQ" :

      Certainly not by modern standards. Was it bitter compared to porter or mild, two other English styles? Yep. For sure it’s one of the most confusingly named styles out there.

  2. From "Jeremy Brown" :

    Yeah! +1 for the Homebrew!

  3. From "Robert Premeaux" :

    I know I’m late to the party, but as an anglophile and lover of the English pale ale family, I appreciate your use of the bitter style. Thanks a bunch! *runs off to see more episodes*

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