Draft Mechanic Episode 9: Among the Stars, Steam Park, Mottainai, Two Rooms and a Boom, Holiday beer roundup
It’s December and we’re running out of year! Coincidentally, the president desperately needs to find the doctor before the clock runs out - yes, it’s Two Rooms and a Boom. Pow! Not your kind of vibe? How about a monk crafting works for their gift shop? Yes, we’ve got Mottainai too. Jake dives into his favorite gaming universe - and loses spectacularly - with our six-pack review of Among The Stars: Revival! And then we choose some fitting beer pairings for 2013’s big hit from iello, Steam Park. We round out this episode with a run-through of over a dozen great holiday beers you can share to spread that holiday cheer. So sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!
Steam Park beer choices:
Anchor Brewing “Anchor Steam” California Common. San Francisco CA.
Malt-forward, biscuity with some sulpher & caramel scents. Steam was the term used for west coast beers brewed without ice.
Forgotten Boardwalk “Funnel Cake” cream ale. Cherry Hill, NJ.
5.5% ABV, 25 IBU.
Made with lactose and real Madagascar vanilla beans. Best on Nitro. SO good on Nitro.
Wooden Robot “Good Morning Vietnam” Blonde Ale. Charlotte, NC.
Coffee vanilla blonde.
Coney Island Brewing “Hard Root Beer” Root Beer. Brooklyn, NY.
Hints of vanilla, licorice, and birch. Realistically it tastes like root beer. You don’t need me to explain what root beer tastes like.
Oskar Blues Brewery “Ten Fidy” Imperial Stout. Longmont, CO.
10.5% ABV, 98 IBU
Motor oil. Chocolate- covered caramel & coffee. Super viscous.
Holiday Beer Roundup selections:
Stone Brewing Co Xocoveza For the Holidays & the New Year (Spiced Mocha Milk Stout)
Shmaltz Brewing Company He’brew Hanukkah, Chanukah (Dark Ale, not brewed with spices)
Southern Tier Krampus (Imperial Helles Lager)
Prairie Artisan Ales Christmas Bomb! (Imperial Stout w/cinnamon, ginger & nutmeg)
Defiant Brewing Co. Christmas Ale (Winter Ale)
Spoetzl Brewery Shiner Holiday Cheer (Dunkelweizen w/peaches & pecans)
Green Man Brewery Holly King (Winter Warmer, Barrel Aged 9 months)
Howard Brewing Company Mistletoe ( Porter aged on Raspberries in Apple Brandy Barrels)
Troegs Independent Brewing Mad Elf (Belgian Strong Dark w/Cherries, Honey & Choc malts)
Hardywood Park Craft Brewery Gingerbread Stout (Milk stout brewed w/honey & ginger)
Port Brewing Company Santa’s Little Helper (Imperial stout)
Mother Earth Brewing Silent Night (Imperial Stout)
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant Rudolph’s Revenge (American Triple)
Great Lakes Brewing Company Christmas Ale (Winter ale w/honey, ginger & cinnamon)
Spiteful Brewing Jingle Balls (Winter ale w/ginger, nutmeg & cinnamon sticks)
The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Yule Bock (Christmas Bock)