British Scandals – Albeit Late Superbowl Thoughts – Music Beer or BS

The 41st episode of the ‘Beer n BS Show’

Apologies for our recent absence. Out host was under the weather and little overworked… hopefully we are back to normal now with out bi-weekly releases.

We kick off with a Superbowl discussion, albeit a little late. Aaron and Geoff have an semi-unqualified chat about the game whilst trying not bore Rachel.

The Trinity of British Scandals – There was a time that Etonian Toffs would tell you to be proud of being British when we gaze at countries around the world and point out corruption, dishonesty, deception, duplicity, fraud… when we needn’t look so far… The UK is currently a cesspit in a moral vacuum! Amongst climate problems, wealth inequality and the fall out of the bigot’s referendum (Brexit) and what we do now that we have left Europe… we have three concurrent scandals at the top of public life – The Monarch – The Police – Government!

Will you get our musical ‘Beer or BS’ quiz all correct? Grab a beer, put on your headphones (we are not suitable for children – Rachel’s fault – most of the time) and enjoy the show!

Ales Tasted:

  • Ravenna by Thornbridge (NE IPA) – 7.1% ABV
    Rachel rates 7.4 out of 10
  • Manjit’s Pale by Horsforth Brewery  (English Pale Ale) – 4.0% ABV
    Aaron rates 7.0 out of 10
  • Salted Lime Sour by North Brewing & Bundobust (Fruited Sour) – 4.2% ABV
    Geoff rates out 7.8 of 10

Aaron’s Beer Suggestion:

  • It’s Only Forever by Polly’s Brew Co. (American Pale Ale) – 5.3% ABV
    We absolutely love Sentinel, but it has a tendency to knock us for six when we fancy a few scoops with it sitting near the 7% mark. An idea was mused by our own Matt in the brewhouse to make a baby version of the beer; an all-Simcoe pale ale, with the hopping rate of an Augment beer. Sure enough, the result is It’s Only Forever, named for another one of Scott’s “isms” whilst he was running the canning line late last year. Super ripe stonefruits, fresh mango, and pineapple notes are a-plenty in this kickass pale ale at a seriously sessionable strength.