Episode #119: Cellar diving with the guys from Beer Download

Following the blind tasting with Steve and Matt from Beer Download, we headed to The Beer Temple cellar, where each person could pick one beer to drink. Check out what happened next!

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Breweries and Beers

tootiEvolution Fall Migration 2011
Evolution Fall Migration 2011
tooti Upland Persimmon Lambic
Upland Persimmon Lambic

Comments 4 

  1. From "Bill" :

    Glad you guys enjoyed this one! I had a couple bottles initially that I drank and really enjoyed, but was hoping to see what Chris thought about it with some age because I ran into Tom Knorr of EVO back in late Feb. and he thought it was only getting better in the bottle. You all got to reap the rewards!

    EVO just recently moved into a larger facility in Salisbury, MD in a hopes to expand production and most notably their barrel program. So, more good things to come. Side note: their Menagerie #5 (BA’d RIS) got some nice dap back in the winter in Draft magazine, so they were pretty geeked about that.

    Cheers guys! Keep up the good work!

  2. From "navymike33" :

    Russ I was going to comment on the same thing, it was always out of nowhere also with no distinct reason why but he would look exactly like he smelled something…. nasty. But at least he defended his beer to the very end so I give him that. Hearing these different descriptors was very interesting also, of course the dolphin water has to be mentioned haha!

  3. From "ChrisQ" :

    Nice to hear from you, Mike!

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