Episode #86: Texas Beers

Chris and Margaret mess with Texas in this episode of The Beer Temple podcast, tasting beers sent by a viewer from the Lone Star State.

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Breweries and Beers

tootiReal Ale Phoenixx
Real Ale Phoenixx
tooti Real Ale Rio Blanco
Real Ale Rio Blanco
tooti Real Ale Lost Gold IPA
Real Ale Lost Gold IPA
tooti Southern Star Bombshell Blonde
Southern Star Bombshell Blonde
tooti Southern Star Buried Hatchet
Southern Star Buried Hatchet

Comments 9 

  1. From "castello" :

    Nope. Bad spam is bad spam. This show isn’t about you 😉

  2. From "rich" :

    After all the tastings do you detect a real regional difference in U.S. beers?

    • From "ChrisQ" :

      Rich, I do and I don’t. Overall, I don’t think there’s a huge difference. Traditionally, styles developed from the local ingredients, laws, and climates of the specific brewing region. Today, brewers can adjust their water to taste like it’s from Pilsen, Munich or London, and get malts or hops from all over the world. The equipment is all temperature controlled, and can handle most styles a brewer would choose to create.

      That said, I think both West Coast IIPAs and Midwest IIPAs have distinct styles. However, anyone from across the country (world) can recreate these beers if they put their mind to it.

  3. From "JamesInKC" :

    Heh… Heh… You said dump.
    DANG the Tu-ang in beer … 🙂
    Chris & Margaret… GREAT SHOW! Cheers!

  4. From "The_Emperor_Protects" :

    Germans say “Reckon” when they learn english

  5. From "Robert Premeaux" :

    again, late to the party but:

    Thanks for the great show. As a native Texan over 40, I’ve seen our little beer world explode over the past few years, and it’s cool seeing y’all give some of our beer a review. Real Ale, Karbach, Deep Ellum, (512) and Jester King are my favorites here in Texas — I’ll stay tuned to see if y’all get around to any more from Tejas. Thanks again!

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