I’ve listened to this show, for long stretches, off-and-on for many years. Two guys from my hometown that are very good at describing what they taste and experience, whether you understand their (sometimes offbeat) references or not. Their palate has evolved over the years, as has mine, as the craft beer world moves into new areas. They don’t taste the same as each other which gives them good chances to describe the beers. Between the two of them, you will experience the same as one or the other every episode. They also do a good job of describing brewing terminology, helping raise the level of the listeners’ knowledge.
My one suggestion is that they do more research on the beers they end up reviewing before they hit “record". I understand that you don’t want too much information that might sway their taste before they crack open a brew. I am constantly annoyed at the lack of background on beers. How hard could it be to gather up as much info on a sheet for each beer so they can talk with some authority about them? It seems they might have fallen into a rut of complacency around the show and aren’t trying to make it a little better every time. Constant ignorance of details like ABV, breweries, etc. Or they could just hit “pause” and look something up, instead of fumbling around on a computer and wasting time.
Don’t get me wrong. I do listen to this show a lot which might be why I’ve picked on some smaller details that might only irk me when I listen. I do like really some of the recent shows where they review beers with brewers and other beer writers. A couple questions for the brewers but also get to hear how they taste and describe beer. Excellent change of pace and I hope they can rope a couple more folks for that type of show in the future.