Episode 66: A long pint ago in a bar, far, far away

Hello and welcome to the 66th episode of the Blind Tiger Podcast recoded on December 2nd, 2015. This week Mike, Jesse, Emily and myself sat down to celebrate the movie event of the week, month, year, dare one say decade, Star Wars: The Force Awakens. While we have no spoilers as none of us had seen the film at the time we decided to celebrate our enthusiasm for the latest edition in the franchise by celebrating Imperial Stouts. Are we embracing the dark side of the force? No, we are simply embracing the dark side of beers.

But much like hte end of episode VI (spoiler alert) where Luke Skywalker manages to melt the heart of his father to turn him back to the light, we wanted to see if a beer could have a similar effect. It is for that reason that this week's opening question is "If you could choose one Stout to turn Vader's heart back to the light side, what would it be and why?

Show Notes

Beer News

Star Wars Ship, Beer, or Both?

Mike threw together a fun trivia game for Jesse, Emily, and myself. Cribbing from one of our favorite trivia host's favorite topics of choice, "Dead or Canadian" (where trivia teams have to guess if a celebrity is dead, Canadian, or both) Mike created "Star Wars Ship, Beer, or Both"?

The list:
  • Namaste
  • Hound's Tooth
  • Executor
  • Lady Luck
  • Home One
  • Slave I
  • Headhunter
  • Wing Walker
  • Golden Bolt
  • Devil's Spear
The results:
  1. Rob - 5 points
  2. Jesse - 4 points
  3. Emily - 3 points

Beer vs Beer: Dark Side of the Stout Edition

I have always enjoyed Star Wars fandom far more than the actual movies themselves. Don’t get me wrong I love episodes IV, V, and about 2/3rds of VI but I enjoy that in a world where it is so clearly good vs evil I am delighted at the number of fans who desire nothing else than to be literal faceless cannon fodder in an imperialistic, religious dictatorship. Granted, Stormtrooper uniforms are badass in appearance but to be a mindless drone in what is clearly a genocidal empire has to be hard on the heart and soul. And yet any nerd convention is not complete without a least a few Stormtroopers saluting their dark lord master, Mr. Vader.

In honor of the love of the dark side Mike, Emily, and I decided to throw down with the dark side of the beers and go with Imperial Stouts. Because you know that the Emperor and Vader would be kicking back with some of these dark brews while whiny little Anakin was skipping wine coolers or Mike’s Hard Lemonade. So let’s enjoy the death metal of beers.

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