In this episode, Stubby is back from his two week trip to Belgium and Germany full of beer adventures and attending the largest beverage related conference in the world, Drinktec. He went with Fritz and Wil Rahr and they spent the bulk of their trip hitting up well established breweries and cities that were the sources of some of the world’s favorite styles. So, he and Fritz tell us about what they were up to and how the Drinktec conference was and then we dive into a discussion of some of those styles based on the beers he brought back from Europe for sampling (thanks Stubby!).
We especially wanted to discuss the Dusseldorf Altbier style as he visited the city with sampling the real thing in mind while he was there. It doesn’t sit in a category of its own anymore--which is unfortunate--but it does still stand apart from its Northern German counterpart that could also qualify as an amber ale. Plus, we also get into some great Belgian beers from the source! A highlight of the show was trying a fresh Orval against an older version off the shelf from a local craft beer store.
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