Podcast: Barrel Aging Gone Crazy

Doom Barrel Aged Imperial IPA! Does it live up to its name, or was it a bad idea to stick an IPA in a barrel?

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman samples what he recommended you do NOT do, and that is an aged Imperial IPA. What does he think of it? Were the Ale Evangelists wrong in their recommendations, or does Founders know what they are doing?

On a fun and interesting segment, the Scotsman delivers a report on the Fresno Beer Scene, and you probably want to check out what is happening out there. 8 new breweries or expansions? Come on, Modesto!

Finally, the Scotsman rants a lot about some upcoming legislation where the government attempts to get in the way of or discusses how terrified they are of getting out of the way of small breweries. Come on, folks. Just let people sell their stuff…what could be the harm?

This is a somewhat fiery solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, don’t miss it!

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Podcast: Beer Doesn’t Grow Up

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On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew try another of these new-fangled hazy IPAs, with much happiness. They raved about that for awhile, until they realized that Founders is releasing…a barrel-aged malt liquor. Let that rattle around in your brain awhile. A malt liquor…aged in a barrel.

…Yeah, we don’t get it either.

Finally, the guys talk about the in’s and out’s of aging beer. How do you do it right? How do you do it so you can really reap the rewards of your patience? The Ale Evangelist Show returns to its informational roots on this latest episode; don’t miss it!

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A chance to help the show!

Hey listeners! We never started the Ale Evangelist Show to make a bunch of money. We did it for the love of beer and good information about our favorite beverage. And there’s still no obligation, and the show will always be free. However, we do have some costs for services and equipment that we’ve had to cover, and have some more upcoming. We’re not trying to obligate anyone, or whine for money. We’re just offering the opportunity to help us out. If you click the “Donate to the Show” link at the top menu bar, there are a few links where you can send us money. Yeah, I’m Christopher Dow, and this is my podcast. Feel free to give if you can, and if you can’t, well, cheers to you as well! Thanks!

Podcast: AB Buys Again!

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On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo, Drew, and the Scotsman enjoy a rare treat: A side-by-side tasting of a 2013 and 2017 Brother Thelonius Belgian Dark Strong! The rich malty goodness only gets better with age, and this one has definitely improved.

The guys also talk about whether it’s a problem that AB InBev has purchased a minority stake in a popular beer rating website, RateBeer. I think you can guess how they feel about this.

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Podcast: Brewing Chemists?

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Rodbo photobombs a pic of this lovely American Style Barleywine

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and the Scotsman drink a 4 year old Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! How does it hold up after 4 years of cold storage? Listen and find out.  They also talk about how Vermonters have had it up to HERE with Californians calling their ales “Vermont Ales.” Finally, the Scotsman geeks out in a HUGE way talking about water chemistry and what it takes to change your water chemistry for brewing. Do you amend your brewing water? Contact the Ale Evangelist Show at 209-800-ALES and let them know!

 

 

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