Season 04, Episode 04: A New Hope (for Lagers)

Tonight we switch to another U.K. brewery, Guinness. But this is not about the dark and delicious stout. They have a new "Blonde American Lager". Will it be as terrible as most American lagers, or have they managed to brew a lager that is drinkable?

To The Pint

Keith - Dark for a lager. Completely surprised.  - 8/10Rob - A little sweetness. Rounded flavor. A good, tasty beer. - 8/10Gary - Very good as a lager. - 7/10Jeremy - Surprisingly balanced. Bright carbonation. Hops are noticeable, but not overwhelming. - 7/10

Total: 7.5/10

Pint Taken

Epoch, the latest album from Tycho, gets a grammy nomination. Stream it on SoundCloud.What are our top five beers from the last three seasons? The catch: a beer can only be picked once:Keith:1: Pliny the Elder from Russian River Brewing2: STS Pilsner from Russian River Brewing3: 10 from Trappistes Rocheforts4: Xocoveza from Stone Brewing5: Enjoy By from Stone BrewingGary1: Hopocolypse Green Label from Drakes Brewing2: Lucky 13 from Lagunitas3: Stout of the Union from Sierra Nevada4: 2xRYE from Souther Tier Brewing5: Sweet As! Pacific Ale from GoodLife Brewing Co.Jeremy1: Consecration from Russian River Brewing2: Hopocolypse Black Label from Drakes Brewing3: Family Values from Sierra Nevada Brewing4: Narwhal from Sierra Nevada Brewing5: Ready Set Gose from Uintah BrewingRob1: Organic Chocolate Stout from Samuel Smith2: Shiner Bock3: Saaremaa Island Ale from Anchor Brewing4: Dawn of the Red from Ninkasi Brewing5: Abita Amber  from Abita Brewing

Half Pints

Jeremy - Epoch by Tycho. Grammy nominated, but don't let that stop you.
Gary - Shameless, TV show, now on NetflixKeith - Chelsea, talk show on NetflixRob - 1: One Night Ultimate Werewolf2: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

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