Cows, donkeys, pigs, horses — it’s a veritable farm on this week’s News & Brews podcast.
Though one might think the occasion for such discussion would be the Ohio State Fair underway now and that would have been a good hook for a discussion. Alas, that was not the hook for the discussion.
Summer travels have taken the News & Brews team many places in recent months — Russia, France, Chicago, a camp sort of like the one in Dirty Dancing — and travels mean new beers, so Managing Editor Mark Somerson graced the team with Apocalypse Cow, a double-IPA from 3 Floyd’s Brewing that he picked up on his way to Chicago. It’s a cruel farewell to IPA-hating team member Emily Bench to whom we bid adieu.
Beyond discussing that lactose-infused brew, we chat some local beer news including a sit-down with the new CEO of BrewDog USA on her experience and origins, a visit to Lithopolis’ craft brewery and an expanding local venture that dips wine and beer bottles into chocolate.
The many uses of and plays on Apocalypse Now naturally comes up (preemptive apology — 2pacalypse Now is Tupac’s first album, not second) but eventually the conversation steers to beach donkeys, swimming pigs and wading horses.
Oh and there’s a quiz too! You can take it here or answer along while listening.