The Crafty Beer Girls are back with a reunion show! Find out what the heck we’ve been up to for the past couple of years and learn how we survived the pandemic (or did we?). In part one, Jenni makes a fantastic beer cocktail while Lauren dishes out her classic sarcasm. In part two, we ask Mike The Janitor, our sound engineer and editor, what he was up to during the hiatus. His emotional story gives us all the feels, and we decide to do some drinking. Discussion jumps from Robin Williams and Bill Paxton to old television shows and a hodge-podge of this and that. Honestly, we’re just happy to be back together again!
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Thanks to Mike Millen and Millen Around Studios for hosting, recording, and editing this podcast. You rock!
What were we drinking?
Beery Hibiscus-Berry Mule
4-5 oz. Ginger Gose (Red Rock Brewing Co.)
1.5 oz. Vodka, gin, or other botanical spirit (Meliae from Waterpocket)
½ oz. Hibiscus-Berry syrup
½ oz. lime juice
1-2 dashes Burnt Honey & Hops bitters (Bitters Lab)
Lime wedge, mint sprig, or hibiscus flowers for garnish
1 cup mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
1 cup hot water
3/4 cup sugar
4 hibiscus tea bags or 1/2 oz. dried hibiscus flowers
To make the syrup:
In a saucepan, steep the tea bags in hot water for 5-10 minutes. Remove the tea bags, add the remaining ingredients, and mix well. Bring the mixture to a boil using a fork to break down the berries. Once it’s boiling, turn the heat down and simmer for 5-10 minutes, stirring until the berries have disintegrated. Cool to room temperature, then strain into a glass container.
To make the cocktail:
Combine the Hibiscus-Berry syrup, lime juice, bitters, and booze in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice, shake well. Strain into a copper mug or glass filled with ice. Top with Red Rock Ginger Gose. Add garnish. Enjoy!
Fragile Masculinity by Resident Cluture Brewing Co.
Elephino (in a can!) Classic double IPA by Red Rock Brewing Co.
Nanu Nanu, a hazy IPA by Red Rock Brewing Co.
Hop Runner IPA, a Harmons Grocery beer brewed by Red Rock Brewing Co.
Boat Drinks Mixed Pack from Cigar City Brewing
801 Pilsner by Uinta Brewing
If you are a woman working in the craft beer industry, please join your local Pink Boots chapter or consider starting one if there isn’t one in your area!
The Crafty Beer Girls are Jenni Shafer and Lauren Lerch.