With winter approaching, one might feel it necessary to lament the passing of lager season. But dear listener, never fret! Brewers from all over the world have got your back! On this show, we salute our schwarz as we drink seven different dark lagers, with four coming from our own backyard of Chicago. We learn a bit about the schwarzbier by soaking up the words of the experts, and we’re pleasantly surprised to find variation all throughout this lineup. Also, Ryan’s age is showing, we mourn the brief life of windbreaker season, we try not to throw away any ghosts, and we take a hard stance on beer made with human ingredients. Touch of molasses!
Metropolitan Brewing - Magnetron (Schwarzbier)
Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei - Köstritzer Schwarzbier
Argus Brewery - Cygnus X-1 (Dark lager)
Budějovický Budvar - Czechvar/Budweiser Budvar B:Dark (Euro dark lager)
Spiteful Brewing - Dark Lager
Krombacher Gruppe - Krombacher Dark (Schwarzbier)
Maplewood Brewing Company - The Shade (Schwarzbier)