Barley & Me

Episode 59: White Christmas Battle of Wits (W/ Lea Gibson, Andy Armstrong, Emma Haney, Garrett Boatman, and Stephen Furey)

December 28, 2017

For the last episode of 2017, host Ben Rice invites some of his favorite people over for a riveting BATTLE OF WITS! Comedians Emma Haney and Stephen Furey return, having appeared on last year's Christmas Bottle Share episode AND the 40s episode, Garrett Boatman of that same previous Christmas episode also appears, plus Andy Armstrong (formerly of American River Brewing) and his wife Lea Gibson (both of whom you may recognize from the Lil Sumpin Sumpin to Talk About episode) as well! We break down 13 wits, whites, and weisses while discussing the year 2017 and relentlessly smack-talking each other as host Ben Rice gets progressively drunker and seemingly no one else does. For those who like to spoil Christmas, here are the final rankings of the white ales we tasted: 13) Einstok Icelandic White Ale 12) Hoegaarden 11) Blue Moon 10) Lost Coast Great White 9) Franziskaner Weissbier 8) Erdinger Weissbier 7) Allagash White 6) Moylan's White Christmas Spiced Winter Ale 5) Urban Roots/Alvarado Street Hoeygaarden 4) St. Archer White 3) Bruery 7 Lords a-Leapin 2) Monk's Cellar Biere Blanche 1) Hacker Pschorr Weiss

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Intro: "JamRoc" by Breez (@mr4proaudio)

Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alivingclicheart)

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