Show News: Ale Evangelist Show going on hiatus for a few weeks. WE WILL RETURN!

Cheers, my friends!

Cheers, my friends!

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, ladies and gents. The Scotsman here to share some news about the show.  First off, I want to take the time right now to thank each and every one of you for your support, your interaction, and for listening to the Ale Evangelist Show. You’ve exceeded our expectations as to how many people would be interested in a show like ours, and we very much appreciate every download, every share, and every one of you for your time.

In some personal news, the Scotsfamily is selling their house and moving to a larger house. It’s a stressful process, made more stressful by other factors requiring that we close escrow sooner than normal.  This results in us having to pack up our lives in about 3 weeks, and then move in about 2 days. It’s a short distance to move, and we definitely need more room.

In some more personal news, Mrs. The Scotsman is pregnant, and the Scotsfamily is expecting a new baby in late January of next year.  We’re very excited.

All of this life change is exciting, but the house move is really close to the time I will be travelling to Boston for work, and it’s all conspiring to eat my free time.  The net result of it all is that we are having to put the show on a hiatus for a few weeks, until we can make some serious progress on packing things up. I’m envisioning at least 2 weeks, maybe 3.

I may not know all your names, but I hope to see and hear from you all again when we return!

I may not know all your names, but I hope to see and hear from you all again when we return!

I will, however, keep you all up to date with posts here and on the Facebook Fan Page.  And I’m hoping to record some short segments just to keep you all on your toes, possibly commenting on news stories or letting you know about some fantastic new beers I’ve had. We apologize for the hiatus, but it’s one of those unavoidable things in life. Please know that I’m still available for texting at 209-800-ALES, and I’m really stoked to be able to record new podcasts from the new place!

So until then, this is Drew and the Scotsman wishing you all some happy drinking, and stay tuned! Cheers!

Soli Deo Gloria!

Podcast: Aging Beer, Grains, and 2012 Old Stock Ale

A properly aged 2012 Old Stock Ale will be rich, full of toffee aromas and flavors, dark dates and figs, and a subdued alcohol burn. Was that the Scotsman's and Drew's experience?

A properly aged 2012 Old Stock Ale will be rich, full of toffee aromas and flavors, dark dates and figs, and a subdued alcohol burn. Was that the Scotsman’s and Drew’s experience?

A mishmash of topics on today’s show. Drew’s truck breaks down, but on the upside, he picks up some Not Your Father’s Hard Root Beer. (Remember when they tried it at 10 EAST?) They have a 3-year-old Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing in Ft. Bragg. This leads into a discussion on aging beers. Why age a beer? How do you age a beer? These questions, plus a listener question are answered on the aging and grains episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Interview with Aaron Wharton of Cambria Beer Co.

Come to beautiful Cambria, California, and bring your thirst for some Cambria Beer Co. brews!

Come to beautiful Cambria, California, and bring your thirst for some Cambria Beer Co. brews!

The Scotsman goes solo and heads for the coast…the Central Coast of California, that is. The ScotsFamily heads to picturesque Cambria, California to share some pints with and interview Aaron Wharton, brewer and owner of the soon-to-be-named-something-else Cambria Beer Company. Why the name change? Well, hear Aaron talk about why, how he came to start a brewery in Cambria from his hometown of Modesto, and listen to Scotsman and Aaron talk about his brews on the Ale Evangelist Show.

This surprisingly spacious taproom is where wonderfulness is served!

This surprisingly spacious taproom is where wonderfulness is served!

The proprietor doing his thing!

The proprietor doing his thing!

The beautiful interior of this fine taproom shows a love of the business that the owners lavish upon it.

The beautiful interior of this fine taproom shows a love of the business that the owners lavish upon it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Podcast: Bitterness and beer

The artfulness of the pre-pour. 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head deserves it.

The artfulness of the pre-pour. 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head deserves it.

The Scotsman and Drew are joined by Listener James to try the Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA. Folks, this is a rare beer for this area. And an expensive beer. This is neither local, nor reasonably priced, but it is a lovely treat. If you can find yourself a bottle of this, you’re going to pay at least $12/12 oz. bottle, and you’re going to be treated to what is basically a hard liquor of a beer. It’s a great tie in to the topic, however, which is bitterness in beer!

Then they move into a discussion of bitterness in beer and why that involves iso-alpha acids and other scientific chemical terms that are hard to pronounce after having a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. We’re about to get geeky on The Ale Evangelist Show. Can Listener James bring the Scotsman back from the beer-geek land of unpronounceable terms? Tune in and find out!

A beautiful beer. We only wish we had more bottles of this lively offering.

A beautiful beer. We only wish we had more bottles of this lovely offering.

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Podcast: Peanut Butter and Hops

Some of Scotsmans suggestions for the future Mrs. Drew for a special occasion

Some of Scotsmans suggestions for the future Mrs. Drew for a special occasion

The Scotsman and Drew (he’s back!) gather again to talk about hops.

Drew almost attends the Lodi Beer Festival with the future Mrs. Drew. He didn’t have as good a time as he hoped he would, because it was HOT and crowded and smelled of sunscreen and b.o., but he did manage to scalp his tickets, go to BevMo and get some good beer to take home and enjoy.

After a discussion into the world of the beer calendar and peanut butter beers, they finally get on to hops and everything you need to know about the “grapes of beer…”

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