WILK Friday BeerBuzz – 29 Oct 2010 (Bavarian Barbarian / Bullfrog Brewing Gothika)

29 October 2010

WILKFridayBerbuzz12 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.

Gothika 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.

FridayBeerBuzz29Oct2010Some 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
As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday Beerbuzz page by clicking HERE

39 comments (click to read or post):

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 10:15  

BEST SHOW YET by FAR! Mike Hiller AND Terry hawbaker, Two of my favorite brewers on the radio with GOTHIKA! Wow!


Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 10:16  

How did you get both of these guys and one of the rarest beers around?! Great show and very funny. On my way to Krugel's NOW!

mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 10:20  

Stray TUNED! Beer Cam came out GREAT!

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 10:24  

Best show yet and I want to see the costuumes.

John 29 October, 2010 10:38  

Thrilled to have Mike Hiller and Terry Hawbaker join us this morning and we thank them for taking the ride from Williamsport to be with us this morning!

The video will be up soon if it's not already on www.wilknewsradio.com! Looking forward to seeing the Gothika BeerCam as well!!!

Gothika is great. A beast? Right you are Bill! Nancy said she liked it better than every beer we've tried so far! It's available now until it's gone at Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer so don't wait too long on this if you want to try it!

And remember, next Friday, 11/5, The Friday BeerBuzz LIVE at Krugel's starting at 5pm, hope you'll join us!

Another great show Bill, thank you for making it happen!

And to all, a Happy Halloween!


mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 11:22  

Thanks John...a great show with great guests and of course Gothika was amazing.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:22  

Great show buzzers! Heading to Spooky Krugels for spooky Gothika.


Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:23  

You guys and Nancy are great. See you at Krugel's next week.

Steve R

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:27  

Mega show guys. I need to get this beer!

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:29  

This has to be one of the best shows so far. I know people say that every week, but this one was pure fun. Great guests (I miss Terry in NEPA)! These guys are doingg some amazing beers and I only wish they were in Wilkes-Barre. I had Gothika at Bullfrog last night and it is amazing. Congrats to Bavarian Bullfrog AND the Friday BeerBuzz team. A++ to all!


Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:30  

A+ WILK Friday beerbuzz is the best.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:31  

Bullfrog is my favorite local brewery so I was excited to hear Terry on the air. Great job getting him up to WILK!

mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 11:31  

Thanks everyone. The Beer Cam video is up on mybeerbuzz.com and the show video will be up soon at wilknewsradio.com

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:32  

Spooky but GREAT! Rock on Beer Cam!

mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 11:32  

Be sure to check out John's eyes ;) and the demonic swirl as the beer hits the glass!

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 11:32  

You guys look great. Lets see more of Nancy's costume!

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 12:35  

Terry is one of the best brewers we have. I really was interested to hear him talk about beer. I think the WILK show is really nice for our area and for our local beer lovers. Keep up the good work WILK.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 13:07  

Very exciting show and I really like watching the beer cam. Who chooses the music??

mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 13:07  

Thanks Anon. I build the beer cam video and choos ethe music and Bosco chooses the show music.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:34  

How do I get a job like you guys have. Congratulations to Terry & Mike.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:34  

We miss you Terry!

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:36  

This beer sounded so good I called my wife from work and begged her to get to Krugel's to get a growler for Halloween. Trick or Treat indeed!

Barry Y

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:38  

I liked WT Hacketts beers, really liked Black Rock Beers and Love Bullfrog Beers. Now I know why. Thanks for filling in the gaps Bill. I didn't know Terry brewed at all three. And I really like Mike's stuff too. Had his stout at a bar in Billtown and really liked it. Looking forward to more collaboration guys!

Happy Halloween,

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:39  

Amazing stuff. Both videos are fantastic, the costumes were wonderful (even though I may get nightmares from Webster's eyes) and I plan to get Gothika on my way home tonight. Nice show buzzers

mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 14:40  

John's eyes were freakish for sure. I think his spirit guide Henry may have suggested that eyeware. ;)

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:41  

I listen all week and I almost spit out my coffee when you brought up Spirit Guide Henry on the show. You guys are funny for sure. Show us pictures of Henry please!!

mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 14:42  

Thanks Anon....we had a lot of fun with SG Henry but I'm not sure how well he photographs...keep an eye out on FaceBook to see if he appears.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:43  

You guys get better and better. I'll see you next week at Krugel's.


Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:45  

I'm addicted. I've watched the show video twice and Beer Cam at least 4 times. Really funny stuff and really unique. I have no idea who thought of beer cam but it's genius.

JJ (Dallas)

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:45  

Another beer to track down. Gothika for Halloween.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:46  

I'm new to craft beer and today was the first show I listened to. You guys really do a great job getting me excited about the beer. Gothika may be advanced for me but I'll definitely tune in next week. Do you take requests?


mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 14:51  

Thanks guys....

JJ Beer-Cam was a beer-vention I came up with on vacation in Aug. It has exceeded my expectations for sure and yes even I watch the video multiple times.

Adam...give Gothika a try. It's a big beer but it has a lot of great flavor and body. Glad to have you on board and please do listen in next week...and maybe even join us for a beer at Krugels.

Don't forget:

Nov 5th 5PM @ Krugel's Georgetown Deli & Beer (Rt 309 by the Big Cow in WB Twp)...Friday BeerBuzz LIVE. We'll sample TWO beers at 8:35AM on the radio show then meet you at Krugels at 5PM to hand out samples of those beers. Come say hi and talk beer with us.

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 14:58  

See you all next Friday. Will there be photo ops with you guys?

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 15:15  

The Beer buzz show gets better every week. I love it and it's now required viewing among all of my friends, classmates and patients. I do think you're making great choices in beer and you're really getting our local craft beer community excited. All good things for beer lovers in the valley. Now; when can we expect to see the Friday Beer buzz on TV?

mybeerbuzz 29 October, 2010 15:34  

Thank you to everyone for listening and taking the time to comment. We absolutely LOVE doing the show and hopefully you can see how much fun we're having. Stay tuned for more fun AND more interesting beers and beer-related-info...tis our noble purpose. So far it's just video Anon, unless one of the big networks come knocking on our door ;) you never know....

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 15:35  

Just finished watching the video form the show and beer cam. These are really fun. Beer Cam is incredible! Hell I'll buy the beer just because how fun it all looked. Happy Halloween buzzers.


Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 15:39  

I just returned from Krugels and Gothika is amazing. Terry & Mike are to be complimented for an incredible beer. I smell year-round beer!

Anonymous,  29 October, 2010 15:40  

Amazing show guys and the perfect beer for Halloween weekend. Rock on Terry & Mike.

Jason G (Hawley)

PS Now I have to drive to Krugel's before it's gone.

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