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Episode 101 - Moving Parts
Posted: November 17, 2014
Cousin Max is back with the Beer Mistress and the Professor for an episode full of surprises! The evening starts with Victory Brewing Company's Moving Parts 2, then moves into the truly unique with Free Will Brewing Company Blood and Guts, and ends with Full Sail Brewing's Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout. Join us for talk of sour beers, Halloween gore, and how hops are always welcome!
Download: Episode 101 - Moving Parts
Episode 100 - Infusions Part 2
Posted: November 2, 2014
It’s finally episode 100 and the Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by Wicked Rich to celebrate! As promised, there are beer infusions - five combinations to be exact! Sierra Nevada Pale Ale with rosemary and chilies, Naked Pale Ale with fresh raspberries and rosemary, Neshaminy Creek Tripel with grapefruit and ginger, Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout with cranberry and rosemary, and O’Dempsey’s Your Black Heart Stout with raspberry and coffee. Cheers to our loyal fans, and here’s to 100 more!
Download: Episode 100 - Infusions Part 2
Episode 99 - Our New Favorite Porter
Posted: October 26, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and REAL Professor branch out a bit and try some triple distilled beer - also known as scotch whiskey - and Ommegang's newest Game of Thrones beer, an Abbey Dubbel called Valar Morghulis ("All men must die"). Tune in to hear the crew's mind-blowing experience with their new favorite porter, Deshutes Brewery's Black Butte 28th Birthday Reserve!
Download: Episode 99 - Our New Favorite Porter
Episode 98 - The Case for Beer
Posted: October 7, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by Ryan and Steve from The Case for Beer, the company that created a Craft Beer Flight Kit which uses expertly curated beer selections, innovative packaging, and a custom web platform to help customers explore craft beers. The crew try Goose Island's Class of 88, Birra Del Borgo's Duchessic Ale, Fegley's Brew Works Space Monkey, and De Dolle's 2012 and 2014 Oerbier.
Download: Episode 98 - The Case for Beer
Episode 97 - Bad Bottle
Posted: September 23, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined again by special guest Sparky, this time to try Shawnee Craft's Very Special Old Pale - a pale ale aged in apple brandy barrel, Lost Abbey's Avant Garde Ale, and Weyerbacher's Blasphemy Quad. The crew are faced with their first improperly bottled podcast beer and discuss why some folks like drinking beer that's hard to drink.
Download: Episode 97 - Bad Bottle
Episode 96 - Dark and Deep
Posted: September 14, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by new guest Spark to try Shawnee Craft's Bier Blanche, Lagunitas's NightTime Fear the Dark, and Shmaltz Brewing's He'brew Jewbelation Reborn. The crew discuss the importance of crafting a beer 'experience,' first drinking stories, and why drinking some brews requires patience.
Download: Episode 96 - Dark and Deep
Episode 95 - Second Week of Camp
Posted: September 9, 2014
The Beer Mistress is joined by Magic Mike and Tropical Annette to try three more Beer Camp 2014 brews, the Double Latte coffee milk stout, CANfusion rye bock, and Alt Route altbier. The crew discuss great places to drink in Philly, genetic beer preferences, and compare ice cream Meccas.
Download: Episode 95 - Second Week of Camp
Episode 94 - Stockholm Syndrome
Posted: September 4, 2014
This week the Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by Stockholm Liz to try craft brews that incorporate some unconventional flavors. The crew try Dogfish Head's Rosabi, and Imperial Pale Ale brewed with wasabi, Brouwerij De Molen's Cease and Desist, a Russian Imperial Stout, and Terrapin's Side Project Volume 23 Guano Loco, a Chili Pepper Brownie Ale with some serious kick!
Download: Episode 94 - Stockholm Syndrome
Episode 93 - Beer Camp 2014
Posted: August 25, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try three brews from this year’s Beer Camp collaboration case – Torpedo Pilsner Hoppy Pilsners, Yvan the Great Belgian Style Blonde, and Electric Ray India Pale Lager. The crew discuss this neat collaboration between Sierra Nevada and 12 breweries from across the US.
Download: Episode 93 - Beer Camp 2014
Episode 92 - Sippable Summer
Posted: August 17, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined again by Cousin Max to try The Alchemist's Heady Topper Imperial IPA, Starr Hill's Whiter Shade of Pale Ale, Long Trail's Culmination, and Brewdogs' Intergalactic Fantastic Oak Aged Stout. The crew discuss some great pairing ideas for these very creative brews, we hope you enjoy!
Download: Episode 92 - Sippable Summer
Episode 91 - Giggity
Posted: August 12, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by Ryan the Technical Difficulty and Liz the Unnamed to try three brews including Duclaw's Funk Blueberry Wheat Beer, Victory's White Monkey, and Evil Genius's Purple Monkey Dishwasher Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter. The crew discuss a recent tour of Victory Brewing Company's new facility in Parkesburg, PA and review story flaws in Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
Download: Episode 91 - Giggity
Episode 90 - Book of the Bad
Posted: July 27, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen delve headfirst into the Adroit Theory's Book of the Bad, a limited edition necronomicon-esque book filled with beer! The crew try all three brews included with the book while also exploring the book's wicked design.
Download: Episode 90 - Book of the Bad
Episode 89 - Beer Infusion
Posted: July 21, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try their hand at Beer Infusion (finally)! The crew experiment with four different infusions. 1. Two Brothers The Bitter End Pale Ale infused with mango and ginger -- 2. Long Trail Brush & Barrel Series Saison with red chili peppers and lime -- 3. Oskar Blues Ten Fidy with blueberries and chocolate -- 4. Southern Tier Chocolate Stout with mint and red chili peppers. Join us as we go on a learning journey through the world of infusions!
Download: Episode 89 - Beer Infusion
Episode 88 - Speakeasy
Posted: July 12, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try three beers from a brewery they haven't tried before - Speakeasy Brewery from San Francisco. The crew roominate over the awesome noir bottle art of the Payback, Vendetta, and Double Daddy and discuss the state of LED and Plasma TVs, inventive ways to stay clean during a power outage, beer pairing fallacies, and how it feels to work at a Renaissance Faire.
Download: Episode 88 - Speakeasy
Episode 87 - Tastes Like Sunshine
Posted: July 7, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try three more brews from Le Brewery - this time focusing on their summer beer selection, the Mysterieuse Lady, Hard Nut Amber Ale, and Norman Gold. We also throw in 21st Amendment's Bitter American brew to celebrate the 4th. The crew discuss nondescript product names, fake syrup vs real syrup, and embarrassing food choices at a restaurant. We tried a new way of recording the podcast this time and it goes about as well as the beers this week - we'll get that fixed for the next one!
Download: Episode 87 - Tastes Like Sunshine
Episode 86 - Like Running Over a Ziggurat
Posted: June 29, 2014
New guests Shoshanna and Cubby join the Beer Mistress for this rollicking podcast about marmite, toilet paper direction, bad community theatre and low calorie wine while drinking: Kettal La Fanega Double Malt Ale, Weyerbacher Old Heathen Imperial Stout, and Uinta Brewing’s Cockeyed Cooper Bourbon Barrel Barley Wine. Your memories of 90’s fashion will never be the same!
Episode 85 - Fruit, Herbs, and Aging
Posted: June 22, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by two special guests this week, Brewer Nathan and Katie! With four hosts we try four beers - Southern Tier Grand Arbor, a belgian style farmhouse ale brewed with maple syrup, Spring House Brewing's Robot Surf Factory, a Pineapple Pale Ale, Elysian Avatar Jasmine IPA, an American IPA, and Voodoo Brewing Company's Big Black Voodoo Daddy (the not aged in pappy barrels kind).
Download: Episode 85 - Fruit Herbs and Aging
Episode 84 - Dark and Stormy
Posted: June 12, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined again by Jordi to try SIX beers in this episode, Breckenridge Brewing's Vanilla Porter and 72 Imperial Chocolate Cream Stout, Cricket Hill Brewing's Nocturne Chocolate Ale, Flying Dog's Mint Chocolate Stout, Saucony Creek Brewing's Schnickelfritz, and Evil Twin Brewing's Ashtray Heart. The crew discuss summer beer connotations, the recent Miss USA winner's badassness, how detrimental smartphones are to social interactions, and float the idea of a firefly party. This is also the rare podcast where the crew finds a beer so unpleasant that they pour it out - tune in to find out which one!
Download: Episode 84 - Dark and Stormy
Episode 83 - Something Different
Posted: June 3, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor simultaneously do their first duo podcast and commit sacrilege by trying a wine, Valenzano's Bine and Vine - a Chardonnay fermented with hops. The crew also try Bell's Two-Hearted Ale and Victory Brewing's Golden Monkey Tripel Ale. The professor discusses his recent trip to Tria for Voodoo Brewing Company's Big Black Voodoo Daddy, an American Double aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels and the Beer Mistress discusses her confusion surrounding Mead, and the two lay down a Beer-Wine-Mead challenge for Verlyn.
Download: Episode 83 - Something Different
Episode 82 - Canadian Beer
Posted: May 29, 2014
Mister Chris (aka an actual Professor) joins us to discus some Canadian beers he recently brought back from a vacation. These beers hail from Granville Island Brewing, Canada's first microbrewery which has been around since 1984. This podcast features three beers from their Black Notebook Series which highlights some more adventurous beers like a potato stout, or the Cloak and Dagger, a cascadian dark ale. Chris once again brings us some insight from his time in Scotland and his nicely adapted palate from all the whiskey he enjoys. The Beer Mistress and Professor tee off as normal. Equal parts fight, randomness and beer.
Download: Episode 82 - Canadian Beer
Episode 81 - Dark Beer Day
Posted: May 18, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try three well-balanced dark beers, including Left Hand Brewing's Milk Stout, Duck-Rabbit's Brown Ale, and Green Flash Brewing's Double Stout Black Ale. The crew discuss the Beer Mistress and Professor's current cleanse diet, potent bres and whether to start the evening with a strong or balanced beer. If you have any beer infusion ideas please let us know, we'll record an infusion podcast in about a month!
Download: Episode 81 - Dark Beer Day
Episode 80 - Beer Mistress Birthday
Posted: May 13, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Cousin Max celebrate the Mistress's birthday by trying four brews that they wouldn't normally try - the Zhiguly Barnoe, Simmeringer Landbier, Birrificio Lapy, and Mississippi Mud Black and Tan. The crew discuss working breakfasts, the recent resurgence of low ABV beers, and long term engagements. We're also giving away a Game of Thrones iPhone 5 cover - just tweet "I want to win" to @beermistress or @dashing_rogue or post it on our facebook wall at www.facebook.com/dashingrogue to enter the contest!
Download: Episode 80 - Beer Mistress Birthday
Episode 79 - Imperialism
Posted: May 4, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Jasen are joined by brewer Nathan to try out three Imperial beers - the Hardwood Hoplar Imperial IPA, Hodgsons Double IPA, and Naked Brewing Company's The Gentleman Imperial Stout. The crew discuss growing hops, the imperial beer style, the importance of drinking out of the right beer glass, the approachability of milk stouts, and our epiphany brews!
Download: Episode 79 - Imperialism
Episode 78 - Hoppy Easter
Posted: April 23, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try three brews from Hoppy Brewing Company - the Liquid Sunshine Blonde Ale, Hoppyface Amber Ale, and Stony Face Red Ale, and throw in a Hoptopia Imperial IPA from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company for good measure. The crew discuss great spoofs, the recent GI Joe episode of Community, the appeal of tattoos and piercings, how tulip glasses work, and a whole lot more. We hope you enjoy it!
Download: Episode 78 - Hoppy Easter
Episode 77 - Beard Yeast and Head Cheese
Posted: April 13, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try some unique beers this week, including Rogue's Beard Beer, Epic's Double Skull, and Adroit Theory's first Black Heart Society beer - the Black As Your Soul stout. The crew discuss good Weyerbacher beers to serve at a wedding, beer infusion ideas, carribean vacations, and the horror of working at Starbucks when the coffee is gone.
Download: Episode 77 - Beard Yeast and Head Cheese
Episode 76 - Your Tongue Can't Repel Flavor of This Magnitude
Posted: April 5, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by Wicked Rich to try three beers from Le Brewery - Baldwin Tree, Harold's Revenge, and Odo - as well as the new Game of Thrones beer, Fire and Blood, the crew's favorite Game of Thrones beer so far! The crew discuss beer expiration dates, Google's new Pokemon app, Victory Brewing Company's new location in Parkesburg, PA, and how the Dashing Rogue got its name.
Episode 75 - Barrely Aged
Posted: March 31, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined again by Bartender Matt to try some great Bourbon Barrel Aged beers - Atwater Brewery's Shaman's Porter, New Holland Brewing Company's Dragon's Milk, Weyerbacher Brewing Company's Insanity, and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales' Dark Dawn Stout. The crew talk Groupon deals, epic Barley Wines, secret speakeasies, and garages full of Dom.
Download: Episode 75 - Barrely Aged
Episode 74 - Celebration
Posted: March 23, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try some celebratory beers, including Belle, Callesi, and The Bitter End. The crew discuss drunk cats, ScrewAttack's character Deathmatches, the Professor's excellent Transformers impression, and the dangers of children's chemistry sets.
Download: Episode 74 - Celebration
Episode 73 - Tria Represents
Posted: March 16, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by special guest Cal from Tria! The crew try some unusual beer styles: Uinta Imperial Pilsner, Epic Brewing Exponential Series Saison Brett Golden Ale Elder Brett, and Lickinghole Creek Three Chopt Tripel. Cal recounts his first impressions of Ian, truffle bombing, and the drawbacks of bringing swords to bars.
Download: Episode 73 - Tria Represents
Episode 72 - Philly Beer Festival 2014
Posted: March 9, 2014
The Beer Mistress is joined by special guests Annette and Verlyn this week! The crew try Naked Brewing Company's Pommegranate Wheat Beer, Spire Mountain's Dark and Dry Cider, and Heavy Seas' Plank II while discussing barrel souring, the hop shortage, neat beer swag, and the addiction that is untapped.
Download: Episode 72 - Philly Beer Festival 2014
Episode 71 - Three Heads and O'Dempsey's
Posted: March 3, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen try some new brews including Three Heads Brewing's Java Sutra and Big Head Stout, and O'Dempsey's Your Black Heart. The crew discuss epic bourbons, the charm of Bubba Gump Shrimp, the fear of flying, and their different vacation styles.
Download: Episode 71 - Three Heads and O'Dempsey's
Episode 70 - Shakespeare on a Segway
Posted: February 23, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Cousin Max try Goose Island's Gillian and Juliet sours, as well as Rivertowne's Old Wylies IPA. The crew talk Olympic awkwardness, debate the finer details of Hamlet for some reason, and discuss alternate and ineffective ways to open beer bottles.
Download: Episode 70 - Shakespeare on a Segway
Episode 69 - Beer Cocktails
Posted: February 16, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined again by Cocktail Pete to try three combinations of beer and spirits. The crew experiment with Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Bullet Bourbon, Weyerbacher Double Simcoe and Blue Coat Gin, and Guinness and Stoli Vanilla Vodka while discussing bartending and the beer scene in Denver. Oh and puns. Awful, awful puns.
Download: Episode 69 - Beer Cocktails
Episode 68 - Ales of the Revolution
Posted: February 10, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by Steve, America's premier Thomas Jefferson reenactor. The crew get historical and review three beers inspired by brewing practices from the American Revolution, Yards Brewing Company's Thomas Jefferson's Tavern Ale and George Washington's Tavern Porter, and Starr Hill Brewing Company's Monticello Reserve Ale. The episode is chock full of anecdotes about brewing in Jefferson's day, so history buffs are in for a treat! Also learn why Greensleeves is actually a naughty, naughty song.
Download: Episode 68 - Ales of the Revolution
Episode 67 - Sour Power
Posted: February 2, 2014
The Beer Mistress is joined by two brand new special guests and beer lovers Michael and Annette. We went full sour this episode as the crew try the Sour Power sample pack which includes the Petrus Oud Bruin, Petrus Aged Pale, and Monk's Cafe Flemish Sour Ale. Allagash also finally makes it's return with Interlude. Lots of mouth puckering ensues!
Download: Episode 67 - Sour Power
Episode 66 - John Henry
Posted: January 26, 2014
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined by new special guest Chris as they try three brews by Cold Spring Brewing Company. The crew try John Henry Colonial Cream and Brown Ale, John Henry 3 Lick Spiker Ale, and the John Henry West Indies Pale Ale while discussing trips to Scotland, awkward plane flights, and the Professor's first experience with a Double Gincoe.
Download: Episode 66 - John Henry
Episode 65 - Goose Island and Dogfish Head
Posted: January 21, 2014
Join the Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen as they compare two different bottles of Dogfish 120 Minute - one aged by the Beer Mistress and one by the Professor. We also try a couple of wine barrel aged beers by Goose Island Brewing Company, the Halia Sour Peach Saison and the Lolita Belgian Style Ale. Also, listen in to figure out why the Beer Mistress actually recommends Bud Light Platinum to fulfill your New Years resolutions!
Episode 64 - Pizza Boy
Posted: January 13, 2014
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Cousin Max try some amazing brews that also happen to be amazingly high in ABV. The crew try Pizza Boy Brewing Company's Sunny Side Up Coffee Stout and Arck Angel 4x IPA and get racy and more than a little tipsy while discussing beards, quirky senses of humor, and the Black Heart Society - Adroit Theory's new membership program.
Download: Episode 64 - Pizza Boy
Episode 63 - New Year Nogne
Posted: January 7, 2014
Happy New Year! The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen ring in 2014 with three brews from Nogne O: New Year Nogne, Tiger Tripel, and Number 100. The crew talks holiday parties, new years resolutions, and cisceroneship. Thanks to all our listeners and guest hosts for a great 2013, we're looking forward to another year of podcasts and exceptional beer dinners!
Download: Episode 63 - New Year Nogne
Episode 62 - Year End Yards
Posted: December 29, 2013
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen are back in the 2013 season finale of the Microbrew Review! The crew try three different Yards brews and discuss the holidays, moving, and beer dinner war stories. Happy holidays and happy new year everyone!
Download: Episode 62 - Year End Yards
Episode 61 - Bananas and Peaches
Posted: December 5, 2013
Join the Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen as they drink three beers they’ve never tried before, Laughing Dog Rocket Dog Rye IPA, Ridgeway Brewing Seriously Bad Elf English Double Ale, and Cisco Brewers Island Reserve Russian Imperial Stout. The crew talks the 1980s miniseries Scruples, the pros and cons of bananas, and do a little pre-holiday gift giving! Enjoy!
Download: Episode 61 - Bananas and Peaches
Episode 60 - NYC Escapades
Posted: November 28, 2013
Cocktail Pete and Frenchie guest star with the Beer Mistress and Ian for this episode of Dashing Rogue on the Road in New York City. Pete starts us off with a Beer Cocktail, the crew tries out some of the Bruery’s Autumn Maple, and then things derail once Green Flash’s Green Bullet Triple IPA is opened. The four recount a recent beer tasting, boozy brunches, and Mexican sushi.
Download: Episode 60 - NYC Escapades
Episode 59 - The Best of the Worst
Posted: November 19, 2013
The Beer Mistress, Jasen, and special guest Eren taste test seven of the worst beers in America in a competition to find the best of the worst. Want to know who wins between Heineken and Coors, Miller and Yuengling? Tune in to find out! As a reward for suffering through this competition, the crew get to try some aged Dogfish 120 Minute!
Download: Episode 59 - Best of the Worst
Episode 58 - Oktoberfest 2013
Posted: November 12, 2013
The Beer Mistress, Professor, and Cousin Max subject themselves to Oktoberfest beers for the sake of trying new things and trying to understand beers that they hate. The crew drink some Epic Brewing Fest Devious, Rogue Dead Guy Ale, and Fish Brewing Oktoberfest Ale while discussing their Craft Beer Express experience in Philadelphia.
Download: Episode 58 - Oktoberfest 2013
Episode 57 - An Innuendo Evening
Posted: November 5, 2013
This week the Beer Mistress, Professor, and Cousin Max start off the podcast already a little tipsy and push the limits of our non-explicit rating on iTunes. They start off with a Rodenbach Classic Flemish red-brown ale and try the new Take the Black Stout from Ommegang... then pretty much everything falls apart. The crew talk commercials, Hamlet, and their favorite Game of Thrones characters before moving on to Southern Tier's Warlock, an imperial pumpkin stout and the Beer Mistress's new favorite pumpkin beer! Innuendo abounds in this episode - enjoy!
Download: Episode 57 - An Innuendo Evening
Episode 56 - Porter Full of Peppers
Posted: October 29, 2013
The Beer Mistress and Professor are joined again by Cousin Max to talk donuts and porters, the truth about sleeping, office coffee traditions, Fjords, and improv. This week's beer list is Evil Twin Brewing's Lil' B, Nogne O's Dark Horizon, and Mikkeller's Chipotle Porter. Enjoy!
Download: Episode 56 - Porter Full of Peppers
Episode 55 - Beer History With Verlyn
Posted: October 22, 2013
The Beer Mistress and Jasen are joined by returning special guest Verlyn to talk home brewing while enjoying some RJ Rockers Bell Ringer, Laughing Dog Dogzilla, and Brouwerig Het Anker Lucifer. The crew discuss the difference between brewing and winemaking, beer history, and how awful simcoe hops tastes. Also, listen in for info on how to enter a contest to win tickets to the Craft Beer Express in Philadelphia!
Download: Episode 55 - Beer History With Verlyn
Episode 54 - That's What Jessie Said
Posted: October 15, 2013
The Beer Mistress, Jasen, are joined by special guest star Jessie - guitarist and singer for the amazing folk rock band Rising Regina (click here to visit the band's website!). The crew kick back with some Boulevard Brewing Company Harvest Dance Wheat Wine and Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout while discussing The Walking Dead, XM Radio, Pittsburgh snowstorms, opening corked wine bottles, Game of Thrones, and the difference between IPA and Imperial Pale Ales. We also play some brand new trivia and sneak in a whole lot of "that's what she said" jokes.
Download: Episode 54 - That's What Jessie Said
Episode 53- Dirndls and Infertility
Posted: October 8, 2013
Cousin Max is back, and pumpkin everything is the theme! The Beer Mistress is super excited to indulge in some Saucony Creek Maple Mistress, but not before describing her new, Oktoberfest appropriate dirndls. For only three beers, these run the gamut: ale to porter, delicious to mysteriously bland. Max brings puns, Ian brings geek jokes, and Shannon brings the microphones. Ready, or not!
Download: Episode 53 - Dirndls and Infertility
Episode 52 - The Band is Back Together
Posted: October 1, 2013
Though he thought he had been fired, Wicked Rich is back this week for a selection of fruit beer. Join us for a sex-ed class, Jack and the Beanstalk, and the benefits of good beer at a fundraiser. Kona Brewing Company’s Wailua, a passion fruit ale kicks things off with tropical flair (even the professor admits to wanting a beach escape). The crew moves onto Buffalo Bill’s Orange Cream which brings out some strong creamsicle memories for Rich, and then they roll into fall with Pennsylvania Brewing Company’s Pumpkin Roll beer… the first truly fall beer for this season.
Download: Episode 52 - The Band is Back Together
Episode 51 - Belgians Everywhere
Posted: September 25, 2013
Meet The Professors high school friend Kamen. He came bearing gifts - fantastic cheese and also his last bottle of Westvleteren 12, sold in the US for the first time to help the monks fix a leaky roof! To read more click here
We follow this astounding and rare beer with La Chouffe and Delerium Tremens, two longtime favorite beers of the Dashing Rogue. As usual the conversation goes from Ken Burns documentaries to wife beating baseball pitchers and all sorts of other fun stuff. Tune in to learn more.
Download: Episode 51 - Belgians Everywhere
Episode 50(A) - The Lost Episode
Posted: September 17, 2013
It may be surprising to hear, but your dynamic podcast team was not always gifted in the ways of beer and words. No, it's true! On one hot, July day in 2012, the gang locked themselves in an air conditioner-free room with 3 cold brews, beer facts, and a set of microphones determined to bring you an entertaining hour of podcast brilliance. Instead, we bring you this previously un-aired "test-cast" featuring not enough beer, too much sweating, and far too many awkward pauses. Hey folks- thanks for sticking with us. Hopefully you can see our growth!
Download: Episode 50A - The Lost Episode
Episode 50 - A Chocolate Dessert Celebration
Posted: September 10, 2013
The original team is back where they started and celebrating 50 amazing Episodes! The Beer Mistress, the Professor, and Just Jasen take on another Rogue VooDoo Doughnut flavor, some DuClaw's Sweet Baby Jesus, and Southern Tier's Choklat. The crew reminisces about their favorite moments, favorite beers, and does everything they can to avoid one more round of trivia.
Episode 49 - Black & Blue Maceration
Posted: September 3, 2013
Sean Valentine is back and he brought great beer! This week the gang samples Brooklyn Brewery’s Sorachi Ace, Firestone Walker’s Reserve Porter, and Dogfish Head’s Black & Blue in preparation for the much anticipated podcast Episode 50! There are Amish stories, multiple references to nudity, and some interesting pairing ideas. Sit back, pop open a bottle and settle in for the shenanigans.
Download: Episode 49 - Black and Blue Maceration
Episode 48 - An International Delight
Posted: August 27, 2013
Beers that have been smuggled in luggage are the center of this week’s podcast. The Beer Mistress’s recent trip to Scotland is highlighted as well as British imperialism and theatre stories from the team! Cider, scotch, Trout Fishing in America and several listener questions all make appearances!
Download: Episode 48- International Beer
Episode 47 - Heady Topper
Posted: August 11, 2013
Thanks to our new best friends at Adroit Theory Brewing Company, we got to try the now legendary Heady Topper from The Alchemist up in Vermont, where more and more fantastic beers seem to be trickling down from. Sometimes it’s good to be downstream I guess. Saving the best for first we then move on to a bright juicy pineapple beer from PA and finished off with a coconut milk stout. There’s really no theme this week. But it sure was fun. We’ll be taking a little time off as the Beer Mistress goes traveling, but we can’t wait to tell you about all the exciting adventures on her return.
Download: Episode 47- Heady Topper
Episode 46 - Last Minute Surprise
Posted: August 6, 2013
Our favorite Imperial Redhead Jordi is back as the guest star in this colorful episode which highlights Jolly Pumpkin, The Lost Abbey and a last minute surprise from RJ Rockers. The crew laughs at the Beer Mistress’s farm girl roots, tells horror stories of blood donation, and discusses condiments as souvenirs. Yeah, let’s focus on that instead of the innuendo and customs smuggling.
Download: Episode 46- Black IPA
Episode 45 - Pittsburgh
Posted: July 30, 2013
With two beer dinners lined up in Pittsburgh, the Dashing Rogue team decided we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to try some local brews as we hung out with one of our favorite bands, Rising Regina. Drummer Eric George was kind enough to guest star as well as deliver some local knowledge. Born and bred in Pittsburgh, he was a natural go to, also - he likes beer- so we thought that was pretty cool. Find out what we have to say about Western Pennsylvania breweries: Church Brew Works, Helltown Brewery and Penn Brewery.
Download: Episode 45 - Pittsburgh
Episode 44 - Spice Up Your Morning
Posted: July 24, 2013
Jasen joins the team to try out some Peppercorn Saison and Tripel from two different breweries, Elysian Brewing’s Oddland series and Brewer’s Art. The spice builds as we try a podcast from bed (not quite as saucy as you might imagine, but when you’re on the road so much, sometimes you have to improvise) and talk about some future beer challenges the Rogue Team might be taking on.
Download: Episode 44 - Spice Up Your Morning
Episode 43 - The Pants-less Reverend
Posted: July 16, 2013
Wicked Rich is on a roll: we must either really like him, or we’re just that desperate. This week we feature Avery- a great brewery out of Boulder, CO. In what promises to be our raciest podcast to date full of innuendo and some not so subtle comments, we might also talk about these delicious beers. We do talk about other outrageous things like: beer mixology, NJ being stronger than the storm (and the wonderful song that goes with it) and the battle of Gettysburg.
Download: Episode 43 - The Pants-less Reverend
Episode 42 - Cousin Max Turns ...
Posted: July 9, 2013
This is our 42nd podcast and therefore it is the answer to life, the universe, and everything. Happy 4th of July birthday to Cousin Max…and America, we guess. A special 4 person podcast featuring The Beer Mistress, The Professor, Cousin Max and Wicked Rich as we try St. Bernardus Tokyo version, Brooklyn’s 25th Anniversary Lager and of course the Firestone Walker 16th Anniversary. Much mayhem ensues as all 4 of us attempt to tell too many stories at once. Keep your ears sharp or you might miss something!
Download: Episode 42 - Cousin Max Turns
Episode 41 - Better Than Africa
Posted: June 30, 2013
We invited Erin to come back and try beer that might not taste like…African water (we are still pretty sure you shouldn’t drink water in Africa) and these are our results. Also these ones have an ABV worth mentioning which means Erin might make it to the end without slurring. Let’s find out! The Rogue team drinks some new beers from L’avery and makes fun of the Professors financial situation (I’m a teacher for goodness sake - it doesn’t pay well).
Download: Episode 41 - Better Than Africa
Episode 40 - Adroit Theory, Hell Yeah!
Posted: June 18, 2013
So the team tried a new beer company, and we bet you’ve never heard of them, but we sure think you might soon. Adroit Theory Brewing based in VA with such incredible beers as Cannibalism, T/P/D and G/I/A/A. A style for everyone, amazing bottle art and crazy pairing suggestions. Needless to say, we approve and look forward to another Dashing Rogue trip soon!
Download: Episode 40 - Adroit Theory
Episode 39 - Watered Down
Posted: June 11, 2013
The gang tries out some new beers that are…well, why don’t you find out? Needless to say we talk about all sorts of things, some of them even about the beers we’re drinking, some of them about beers we wish we were drinking or beers we drank in the past. It’s a rambling adventure of intrigue and food.
Download: Episode 39 - Watered Down
Episode 38 - Tripel Trifecta
Posted: June 4, 2013
The Professor, the Beer Mistress, and Wicked Rich drink La Fin Du Monde, Brigand, and Green Flash Tripel this week as they discuss the differences in these three tripels. The crew also discusses growing beyond Hefeweizen, the Cooking Channel, and beer with Ian’s face on it. They walk the line on their PG-13 rating, but the racey conversation is wildly entertaining.
Download: Episode 38- Tripel Trifecta
Episode 37 - Berry Beers
Posted: May 29, 2013
Cousin Max is back with the Professor and the Beer Mistress, as the team attacks berry beers. Believe it or not, the crew almost stays on track! Well, until you have the Beer Mistress’s rant about chocolate croissants, Ian’s Coors Light admission, and an account of the Professor’s recent trip to Avery Brewing in Denver. Featured beers are: Weyerbacher Riserva, Widmer Brothers Raspberry Russian Imperial Stout, and Southern Tier’s Plum Noir.
Download: Episode 37- Berry Beers
Episode 36 - Wicked Rich
Posted: May 22, 2013
Rich Lee and Cousin Max finally unite forces with the Beer Mistress to refute last week's coup by the Professor. The trio sips on Ass Kisser Smoked Porter and Clown Shoes Vampire Slayer while discussing Robin Hood Men in Tights, Pliny the Younger, and Bar Hopping technique. Rich and Max face off in a war of bad puns, and the crew answers a listener question about beer that makes you gassy. You can't afford to miss such helpful tips!
Download: Episode 36- Wicked Rich
Episode 35 - The Professor's Coup
Posted: May 15, 2013
The Professor teams up with a faithful listener, and a real friend for those who were doubtful, to drink a fantastic sour called Petrus and a deep rich stout, Great Divide’s Yeti Imperial Stout. They are joined by Scott Ryan who is new to the craft beer scene and making great strides in his consumption of fantastic new beers under the guidance of the Professor.
Download: Episode 35 - The Professor's Coup
Episode 34 - Bartender Matt's Legendary Appearance
Posted: May 7, 2013
Much anticipated guest star Bartender Matt joins the Beer Mistress and the Professor for this episode where we discuss Lancaster Brewing Company and New Belgium. Matt promises a bottle of Dom Perignon for a future episode, and talks about some of the most exclusive bars in Philadelphia. Do you know the password to the Speakeasy? Tune in and find out!
Download: Episode 34 - Bartender Matt
Episode 33 - The Great Rhubarb Experiment
Posted: April 30, 2013
The Beer Mistress and the Professor team up with the one and only home brewer extraordinaire Verlyn to chat about Cousin Max’s Rhubarb challenge. 4 different styles of beer from Verlyn prefaced by the Ommegang 15 Year Anniversary Ale. Needless to say, it was an excellent day. Listener questions answered, coffee and cigars discussed. If this place wasn’t so far away from Philadelphia I think I’d find myself here much more often. Enjoy!
Episode 32 - Daring Duo
Posted: April 24, 2013
The Beer Mistress and Just Jasen go it alone in this unique episode that features Flying Fish Exit 4 and Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. The pair discusses the Beer Mistress’s early blogs, culinary tourism, and the most charming cities in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. Yeah, we miss Ian too.
Download: Episode 32 - Daring Duo
Episode 31 - Stone
Posted: April 16, 2013
The Dashing Rogue Team pairs up with a new guest, Ryan Shank to talk about Stone and Oskar Blues. Some beer is talked about, but mostly it devolves into bizarre stories about the truth and myth of the Bermuda Triangle, The Sand Lot and other baseball related items. There is some mention of beer, and the back to back 8.7% A.B.V. does wonders for Ryan.
Download: Episode 31 - Stone
Episode 30 - DC Beer Fest
Posted: April 9, 2013
Cousin Max, The Professor and a few studio audience members took a roadtrip down to the DC Beer Fest to see what it was all about. Held at Nationals Stadium and followed up by delicious late night pizza. Hear what everyone has to say as they sip on some Schneider Aventinus and Southern Tier Crème Brulee Stout.
Download: Episode 30 - DC Beer Fest
Episode 29 - Game of Thrones
Posted: March 28, 2013
To celebrate the Game of Thrones season 3 premiere, the Beer Mistress, Professor, and Jasen check out one of Ommegang's special Game of Thrones brews! We also discuss some very embarrassing stories so... enjoy!
Download: Episode 29 - Game of Thrones
Episode 28 - Whiskey Nut Shot
Posted: March 19, 2013
The Beer Mistress, Jasen, and special guest star Erin try some Ugandan Beer! It does not go well. We try three different beers popular in Uganda - that country you get to by going to Somalia and turning left - while discussing rivers, traffic, and literary pub crawls! Also, the Beer Mistress gives the best advice she can muster for anyone traveling to Africa!
Download: Episode 28 - Whiskey Nut Shot
Episode 27 - The Dashing Rogue Trip
Posted: March 12, 2013
Long time listener Sean invites the Mistress and Jasen over for a cup of tea. Or rather, Stout. Flying Fish’s Green Tea Imperial Stout is served up (along with dinner, thinks this jealous Rogue) and another local MD beer, Heavy Seas Pegleg Imperial Stout. After some small difficulty opening the oft praised cage and cork beers, we get to hear their insights and Sean prepared some trivia to test this team’s knowledge. How will they do?
Download: Episode 27 - The Dashing Rogue Trip
Episode 26 - Hopslam
Posted: March 6, 2013
This week we got to try one of the hard to find beers, Hopslam! The Mistress went on an epic shopping spree during which she picked up an entire case of these lovely bottles of joy from Bells and since this is Just Jasen’s favorite beer we decided we should probably let him podcast about it. This week Just Jasen also managed to put together the best trivia yet. Tune in to find out who wins and by how much and learn other things too. Finally, how does alcohol affect you? Does it make you happy, sad, tired, angry? Write in and tell us your stories.
Download: Episode 26 - Hopslam
Episode 25 - Texas Ranger's Firestone Chat
Posted: February 28, 2013
This week we explored some new beers from a new favorite of ours; Firestone Walker. The maker of such beers as the heavenly Parabola, Union Jack and Wookey Jack and such conversations as, Who would win? The lion or the bear? This week we try their Pale 31 and the Velvet Merlin as we talk about all sorts of inane stuff, and continue to plan our Game of Thrones dinner party complete with Ommegang GOT beers. Enjoy!
Episode 24 - Lagunitas
Posted: February 20, 2013
Cousin Max rejoins us as we discuss a new brewing company, new to the podcast at least. Lagunitas brings their hoppy Lagunitas Sucks beer and all the wonderful flavors to accompany it. I think we might be fans. In the following of big hops we talk Victory’s Hop Wallop, does it deliver the Wallop or is the Victory hollow. What’s your favorite non beer beverage? And how do you feel about the 1920s? Listen to find out more and give us your feedback.
Download: Episode 24 - Lagunitas
Episode 23 - Tongue Buckler
Posted: February 13, 2013
The Rogue brought another woman into the mix and here is what happened. Join The Prof, The Beer Mistress and new guest podcaster Jordi as we ask important life questions such as:
Tea or Coffee?
Cabin in the woods vacation vs Island Vacation
What are you Sunday hygenics like?
Women’s right to vote.
Why do all weddings happen at once?
Of course we also talk about a great beer from Ballast Point which has quickly wormed its way into our steady diet of fantastic beers. It’s an Imperial Red from California, and we think you should try it. Give a listen!
Download: Episode 23 - Tongue Buckler
Episode 22 - Brooklyn Black
Posted: February 6, 2013
Dashing Rogue goes Dark. We talk Brooklyn Black Chocolate, Schlafly Coffee and the first Imperial Stout created for Catherine the Great. Also don’t miss the triumphant return of our trivia game with newer and better questions, and more exciting answers. While the podcast is happening we have some ideas, and food simmering in the background. A great new menu was planned for some friends in Harrisburg, PA. Check out Sara Bozich’s blog to see how it went and book your event soon!
Download: Episode 22 - Brooklyn Black
Episode 21 - Kwak
Posted: January 29, 2013
From Kwak to the Dress Barn? Who else but the Dashing Rogue team and special guest Rich Lee could get you there so quickly? Join us as we drink beer imported directly from the source. We talk about steaks and glassware, shaves and haircuts and of course, beer. Trivia you ask? Not this time, but almost assuredly next. Enjoy.
Download: Episode 21 - Kwak
Episode 20 - Birthday Dogfish 120 Minute IPA
Posted: January 22, 2013
It's the Professor's Birthday (we'll let you guess how old) and he's celebrating with his yearly tradition - breaking open aged bottles of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. This complex and ever changing beer is enjoyed with creative new glassware: a clay chalice from Germany, handworked green glass from Uganda, and the Viking glass replica from Game of Thrones hand blown by Historical Glassworks. Join the Beer Mistress and Cousin Max as the birthday shenanigans begin.
Download: Episode 20 - Birthday
Episode 19 - IPA
Posted: January 15, 2013
The Professor schools again. This time, hoppy beers with Rich Lee and of course the Beer Mistress (would you believe she hasn’t seen The Matrix? That’s weird right?) Special guest stars this week are Ithaca Flower Power and Green Flash Palate Wrecker. Also in the conversation, would flying cars be any better, or just as problematic as current cars? Seriously, can anyone get Ian some Double Citra IPA. Who said “There was a fire fight!”?
Download: Episode 19 - IPA
Episode 18 - Barleywine
Posted: January 9, 2013
The gang goes all out and the Professor brings some schooling in this week’s Barley Wine episode. Will the Beer Mistress get over her dislike of this particular beer or will this tasting solidify it as one she does not like? Who wins our Holiday Episode Haiku Challenge? Are all limericks vulgar? Join us as we find out.
Download: Episode 18 - Barleywine
Episode 17 - 2013: A Saison Rue Odyssey
Posted: January 2, 2013
The Dashing Rogue team waxes poetic about beer vs wine pairings and the benefits of a gifted mixologist in the first podcast of 2013. Join us as we judge the necessity of jiggers, acknowledge our trivia shortcomings, and thank our loyal listeners for their 2012 shenanigans. Saison may not be a typical winter beer, but the Microbrew Review isn’t your typical podcast.
Download: Episode 17 - The Bruery Saison
Episode 16 - A Merry Mad Elf
Posted: December 18, 2012
Join us for a special two hour holiday episode with all four of your favorite personalities. Cousin Max, Jasen (just Jasen), the Professor and of course the Beer Mistress, sit down with one of our all-time favorite beers, Mad Elf. Trivia makes a comeback, challenges are accepted and doled out to each other and to you, our loyal listeners! Bacon Bourbon vs Bourbon Bacon and Chocolate Covered Bacon. Silly hats and favorite beers. All this and more...Happy Holidays from the Dashing Rogue team!
Download: Episode 16 - A Merry Mad Elf
Episode 15 - Can-Umvirate
Posted: December 11, 2012
Enjoy a lovely hour where we explore the upside to cans; featuring Oskar Blues, 21st Amendment and Maui Brewing Company. One Challenge was accepted and tasted. Crowns or Crayons? How do you say it? Where are you from? More grammar lessons with the Mistress and the Professors uncanny (hehe) ability to deflect and avoid stories that make him look bad. Also Troegs. Lots and lots of it. Enjoy.
Download: Episode 15 - Can-umvirate
Episode 14 - King Titus
Posted: December 4, 2012
It’s that time of year: Porter time. Stout time. Holiday Time. What do you bring to a holiday party? How should you dress? What do you call nuts on a chin? Who would win in a fight: a lion or a bear? These questions and more answered in this week’s podcast, featuring The Beer Mistress, The Professor and Cousin Max.
Download: Episode 14 - King Titus
Episode 13 - Allagash! Are you Curieux?
Posted: November 27, 2012
Join the Professor and the Beer Mistress in welcoming for the first time to the Micro Brew Review, Rich Lee. Listen as the gang gets a little bit racist, we chat about the Land Before Time (was there even beer then?) and the different mid rift styles of Disney Princesses. What can we say, we were drinking bourbon beer. It was strong.
Download: Episode 13 - Allagash! Are you Curieux?
Episode 12 - Fireside Chat
Posted: November 20, 2012
Good evening fellow beer lovers. This is a very special pre-Thanksgiving podcast with Jasen, Just Jasen, and The Beer Mistress. They talk about the upcoming holiday and the beers that might be found on the cornucopia that is your Thanksgiving Table. Special appearances by an old good friend and of course, what would Thanksgiving be without a rousing game of Canasta?... Better with a beer? You tell us.
Download: Episode 12 - Fireside Chat
Episode 11 - Brother Thelonious
Posted: November 14, 2012
The Beer Mistress, The Professor and Cousin Max wax poetic about North Coast’s Brother Thelonious Dark Abbey Ale. We discuss the pros and cons of Pub Crawls and plastic cups, put bacon on the food pyramid and Ian gives himself a new moniker. Send us your suggestions for a barrel aged beer or barley wine for us to feature in a future podcast.
Download: Episode 11 - Brother Thelonious
Episode 10 - Run For Your Beers!
Posted: November 7, 2012
The Dashing Rogue dashes from zombies, learns how to use firearms and talks about all things Epic. Well... some things Epic Brewing. The return of Halloween, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and reverse trick or treating are all mentioned along with some thoughts for future beer podcasts. Weyerbacher, Southern Tier, we’re looking at you! And anyone for a gluten free experiment?
Download: Episode 10 - Run For Your Beers!
Episode 9 - Northern Virginia Brewfest
Posted: October 30, 2012
This week see what happens when Ian isn’t around. The Beer Mistress, Jasen and Cousin Max all go to a Brew Fest in VA, drink Founder’s Centennial IPA, and discuss their findings. They talk all things intercourse, Twilight and vampires as well as agoraphobic Saturdays. A possible future podcast beer is referenced in the Firestone Walker family and Verlyn plots a Rhubarb beer after hearing Cousin Max’s challenge.
Download: Episode 9 - Northern Virginia Brewfest
Episode 8 - Delicious Dogfish
Posted: October 23, 2012
Amazing alliteration as the Dashing Rogue tastes some Dogfish Head and talks Fricken Firkins, Designated Drivers and more Testing Trivia. Join us as we discuss the benefits of being Like a Lord, a brief shout out to The Duke his self, potatoes and lemons, chai and turnips. A heady combination to be sure on this week’s Dogfish Head review.
Download: Episode 8 - Delicious Dogfish
Episode 7 - Breakfast Beer
Posted: October 16, 2012
The Dashing Rogue Does Breakfast…Beers (of course). Join us as we discuss Southern Tier’s Java Stout and North Coast Brewing’s Old Rasputin. New Trivia questions for you, and some questions for you from us! The merits of Pittsburgh and how much Ian loves T-shirts.
Download: Episode 7 - Breakfast Beer
Episode 6 - Pumpkin Beer
Posted: October 10, 2012
Cousin Max is back with Shannon and Ian for a trio of pumpkin beers. Drinking from hand blown Belgian style beer glasses, the three imbibe Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin Ale, Schflay Pumpkin Ale, and Southern Tier’s Pumking. They delve into label art, their first pumpkin beer experiences, and recount a dinner at Pumpkin in Philadelphia.
Download: Episode 6 - Pumpkin Beer
Episode 5 - Oktoberfest 2012
Posted: September 26, 2012
Over at the Dashing Rogue we enjoy a good excuse to crack open a beer, just like everyone else. This week we talk about Germany's Oktoberfest just before one of our own heads over to experience it first hand. Join us as we discuss the finer point of pronouncing Ommegang, while drinking their Scythe and Sickle, talk about WOW and gamer girls, and we also feature the return of trivia!
Download: Episode 5 - Octoberfest 2012
Episode 4 - Beer Pairing BBQ
Posted: September 18, 2012
The Dashing Rogue hosts a Beer Pairing BBQ to celebrate the end of summer. The team recounts the event while drinking Adriaen Brouwer Dark Golden Ale, discusses their logic behind the pairings, and offers entertaining ideas for your next themed dinner. Oh yeah, zombies and steampunk make a guest appearance...
Download: Episode 4 - Beer Pairing BBQ
Episode 3 - Stoudt's Field Trip
Posted: September 11, 2012
Shannon, Ian, and guest host Cousin Max talk about their charming field trip to Stoudts Brewery in Adamstown, PA where beer, cheese, and antiques are the name of the game.
Download: Episode 3 - Stoudt's Field Trip
Episode 2 - Oh, THATS how they do that!
Posted: September 4, 2012
The Dashing Rogue team got a brew lesson! Listen in as Shannon, Ian, and Jasen marvel at the process of whole grain brewing in the comfort of your own home. Abita Abbey Ale is enjoyed while they recount the amazing palate of a brewer, the taste of raw grain, and variation of hops flavors. Listener question: What pairs with Chinese food?
Download: Episode 2 - Oh THATS how they do that
Episode 1 - Chocolate Sombreros and VooDoo Doughnuts
Posted: August 28, 2012
The Beer Mistress, Ian, and Jasen discuss beer events, their favorite bars, and compete in beer trivia while sipping on Clown Shoes Chocolate Sombrero (and a special appearance by Rogue’s VooDoo Doughnut). Listener questions include: the truth about skunking and finding a beer that won’t make you burp.