Marlene Heredia and Kyle Manigold empty a mini-keg of award-winning oatmeal stout at the California State Fair brew fest.  Photo by Bob Moffitt.

Marlene Heredia and Kyle Manigold empty a mini-keg of award-winning oatmeal stout at the California State Fair brew fest.  Photo by Bob Moffitt.

  Beer and baseball date to the 1840's and Alexander Cartwright, the game's founder. Try  thespitter.com

Beer and baseball date to the 1840's and Alexander Cartwright, the game's founder. Try thespitter.com

EPISode 8: judge the judges and the best cali stouts at the state fair

Click HERE to hear the boys' latest excursion with some help from Mike Brennan from Pico Brewing, then come back here to refresh your memory when you have the chance to try one of these beverages.

Garage Brewing "100-Percent Sustainable" Marshmallow Stout  

Mike Brennan (also a judge): Marshmallow's a difficult turn, good body. Nice job  

Todd Moffitt:  You can have some of my VERY GOOD vanilla stout if you can figure out how to pry it from my cold, dead hands

Bob Moffitt: It tastes like a smore, which gets me past the vanilla, which is not my thing. That's impressive so, VERY GOOD for this style.   

Ferment Drink Repeat Dry Irish

Todd: A little thin, but classic taste. VERY GOOD/GOOD

Bob: Delivers what it promises. VERY GOOD. Great summer stout

Mike B: delivers everything you want in a classic Dry Irish

Morgan Territory Grinding Stone Oatmeal Stout

Bob: EXCELLENT. The finish is the thing and it's beautiful. Little bitter. 

Todd: I like the chocolate, but I'm not a big oatmeal fan. Another VERY GOOD classic.