29 October 2010
Way back in July we welcomed Mike Hiller from Bavarian Barbarian Brewing into the studio as our first guest on the Friday BeerBuzz. Mike was nice enough to bring some 2x2IPA to sample but also broke the news of a dark and sinister secret to our listeners. Gothika…the evil demon spawn Bavarian Barbarian/Bullfrog Brewing co-brewed beer was in the barrels and fermenting as we spoke. Bound by a solemn promise, Mike agreed to return to the studio with the evil master from Bullfrog to release Gothika into our meager sampling glasses….and today was that day.
There are “regular” beers, big beers and huge beers but Gothika is simply a beast. This is an amazing and complex beer for sure and the dark heritage comes out in the flavor. Lots of bourbon on the tongue and a really subtle smokey character and of course the boozy 9% mouth-feel that you’d expect. Quite a combination of flavors and a really impressive co-brew from Mike & Terry. I command you to get to WIlliamsport and sample this beer before Gothika comes looking for you.
Some have asked me to explain my costume from today’s show. Let’s just say it was one part Goth, one part Slash from Guns ‘n Roses and one part Snooky from the Jersey Shore. Be sure to check out the video and see for yourself.
to Mike, Terry, John, Nancy, & Bosco for yet another fun Friday.
The Friday Beerbuzz…bringing good beers and good people together.