#19: Viticulture / Quadropolis

Draft Mechanic Episode #19: Viticulture on tap, Quadropolis, TableTop Day, Barrel Aging Beers

International TableTop Day is in the rear view mirror, and what a day it was! Over the weekend we played a ton and we want to tell you all about it. Two player, three player, four player and more - social games, tile games, magic games, city games, card games, games, games, GAMES! Phew. BREATHE. Ok. We also do a review of Quadropolis - let’s call it a four-pack rather than a six-pack review. Our on-tap game today is Stonemaier Games’ debut Viticulture and we pick four great beers that make use of wine and wine ingredients during the brewing process. TableTop Day, man, what a rush - so sit back, relax, grab a pint and enjoy the show!

Recent Plays:

Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
2015, Renegade Games
Designer: Christopher Chung

The New Science
2013, Conquistador Games, Inc.
Designer: Dirk Knemeyer

Lost Cities
1999, KOSMOS
Designer: Reiner Knizia

Terra Mystica
2013, Z-Man Games
Designer: Jens Drögemüller, Helge Ostertag

Quadropolis
2016, Days of Wonder
Designer: François Gandon

On Tap Beer Pairings:

Viticulture
2013, Stonemaier Games
Designer: Jamey Stegmaier, Alan Stone

  • Dogfish Head Brewing "Sixty-One" Milton, DE
    6.5% ABV, 60 IBU
    Dry-hopped IPA brewed with syrah grape must.
  • Wicked Weed Brewing "Succession"  Asheville, NC
    7.3% ABV.
    Golden Sour brewed with Riesling grape juice and aged in Biltmore Winery oak barrels.
  • Captain Lawrence Brewing Company "Cuvee de Castleton" Elmsford, NY
    7%ABV.
    Golden ale with muscat grapes, aged in French oak wine barrels.
  • Allagash Brewing Co. "Victor" Portland, ME.
    8.3% ABV.
    Ale with pilsner malt and Cabernet Franc grapes.

Section timestamps:

01:00 Show housekeeping
03:42 Upcoming: Charterstone from Stonemaier Games
07:58 Recent plays: Lanterns: The Harvest Festival
13:22 Recent plays: The New Science
24:22 Recent plays: Lost Cities
34:16 TableTop Day at our FLGS
36:11 Recent plays: Terra Mystica
40:55 Recent plays: Quadropolis
61:50 On Tap: Viticulture
74:01 Barrel aging beers
81:44 Outro

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A podcast about board games, card games, and anything Jake & Danielle can do to tie the two together.