James' Favorite Episodes

Want to watch more Better Beer Authority, but aren't sure where to start.  This is list of some of my favorite episodes.  Some good beers, some bad beers and some in between.  These episodes each have a little twist to them that makes them special in my heart.


King Cobra Malt Liquor - We were called out by savethepolarbears79 and we turned this cheap buzz into an entertaining episode.

What is Mead? Mead 101 - I didn't even know what Mead was until Woody Drake came on the BBA and explained it to us.  I thought is was a good conversation about a fascinating drink.

Natural Light - The boys go back to college with this fun beer from Anheuser Busch.

Hopslam Ale - A hyped-up seasonal release from Bell's gets high marks from the panel.

Guinness Foreign Extra Stout - a fun, St. Patrick's Day episode.

Cave Creek Chili Beer - This would probably be voted WORST BEER EVER by the guys on the BBA.

Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA -  Are the boys finding a taste for hops?  This was one of the first hoppy beers to get a high rating on the show.  It went on to be voted the #1 beer for 2010 on the BBA's Top Ten List.

La Fin Du Monde - Our favorite Canadian beer is Belgian-styled.

Ebel's Weiss Beer - This was our first episode with an actual brewer on the panel - Chris Alltmont from Gordon Biersch.  We got some beer that was past its freshness date, but Chris was able to give us a lot of insight about Hefeweizens.

Okocim Porter - this is just one of the best beers we've had on the show in my personal opinion.

Orion Premium Draft Beer - This is just an average pale lager, but Joby and I shot footage in Japan to give a better sense of how the beer fits into the culture of Okinawa.

Duvel - Our first Belgian beer.  It was a real eye-opener.  Made me want to go to Belgium.

Arrogant Bastard Ale - this is probably our WORST EPISODE EVER from a craft beer drinkers point of view.  The boys got a little feisty and I think it made for an entertaining episode.  Who are these d-bags?

Murphy's Irish Stout - I don't know if it's our best episode, but it is our most viewed episode.

Chimay Grande Reserve - You may not agree with the ratings on this episode, but it sure was fun to shoot.