Tales From the Cask Craft Beer Podcast

There are big doings down in Charlotte for Sycamore Brewing, and Archie Gleason and Kimmie Krohn are here to share all the news! We learn about the explosive growth that the brewery has continued to enjoy this year, plus their plans for expansion and a new brewpub! Then we have four taste treats to try: Christmas Cookie WInter Ale, Tropical Kush IPA, Special Brownies Stout, and Numb Numb Juice DIPA!

The MegaMergerMania kicked into overdrive after the holiday, and in reverse too! It’s anti-MegaMergerMania with the shocking news via MarketWatch (thanks Alex and Mark!) reporting that Constellation is unloading its $1 billion craft beer acquisition Ballast Point to a small Chicago-area brewery! Whoa! Then kicking it back into drive Colorado Daily reveals the agreement that will keep the Boulder Beer brand alive outside of its local taproom! Next The BBC finds that Japanese beer exports to South Korea have hit zero amid a trade spat while Iflscience (thanks Frank!) shows how strong beers may be full of the same gut-friendly bacteria as yogurt! Finally Forbes asks (and answers) what makes this beer gay? and The Dallas Morning News wants you to tell a ‘Harry Potter’ fan that The Wizard’s Beer Festival is coming to Dallas!

Last week we carried over our #caskquiz question asking “what was your go to food and beer pairing for Thanksgiving this year?” This week we want to hear “what’s your reaction to the Ballast Point saga?”

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