Fat Joe, a 13% abv Imperial Barrel Aged Coffee Stout had people lined up overnight, over 12 hours early on a cold, Iowa winter night so they could get their hands on a few bottles. But that wasn't all, why release 1 beer, when you can release 4? Aside from the highly sought after bottles of Fat Joe, they released 3 other beers in crowlers. Barundi Pour Over Porter (6.7% abv coffee porter,) Bu-Bear-ee (7% abv blueberry pastry sour,) and a collaboration with Mikerphone Brewing out of Chicago, Rock the Mikerphone (an 8% abv Double IPA brewed with Fruit Loops.)
I met with one of the Co-Head Brewers, Bob for several beers, and he was kind enough to record another podcast. The first was recorded in August 2016 and can be found on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=crinkletalk+podcast
Before I add the latest link, I'll just share a few thoughts on some of the beers. Barrel Aged Pudgy (13% abv barrel aged stout with vanilla) is thick, chewy, decadent, and loaded with smooth vanilla. This is an outstanding beer that I could drink all the time. Fat Joe had a little thinner mouth feel, but had a huge coffee flavor. it also drank dangerously smooth. Neither of these beers felt like a 13% abv brew, making them both delicious and dangerous! Also shown below is the Mixed Bear-ee, a 7% Pastry Sour made with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. One of the things that stuck out about this beer was how you could taste each type of berry in it, but also how well they all blended together. Their Pastry Sours are a good mix of sweet and tart, making them extremely easy to drink them.
|Mixed Bear-ee, BA Pudgy, and Fat Joe|
A few things about my podcast, I will be putting forth more of an effort to make this a regular thing, releasing no less than 1 a month. Soon, you will notice a new logo (Thanks Dan,) a sponsor, Uncle Medard Outdoors https://unclemedard.com/, and I'll be working at having the podcast released on iTunes and Google Play. For now, it is available on Patreon, It's OK if you don't have that app, you can stream it or download it from their website. https://www.patreon.com/Crinkletalk