Podcast: The Pale Ale Challenge

The contenders tonight.

The contenders tonight.

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew recap their wonderful time at the Central Valley Brewfest. They bring up their favorite moments, their favorite beers, and generally gush over what a great experience it was. You owe it to yourself to attend next year.

They also put themselves to the test by blind tasting Sierra Nevada Pale Ale up against Deschutes Brewing Company’s Mirror Pond Pale Ale. The Scotsman is on record that he can taste the difference without fail. Can he do it?

Finally, it’s definitely beerfest season, so The Scotsman and Drew have a pretty huge beer

The blind pouring. These sure are close...will we be able to pick which is which?

The blind pouring. These sure are close…will we be able to pick which is which?

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You don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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FoMO and craft beer: Chasing the white whale

The elusive, long-sought-after, white whale of a beer. Do you have one of those on your list? How much would you pay for a can of Heady Topper? A bottle of Westvleteren XII? Would you travel to Indiana for Dark Lord Day? Do you line up to get a sip of Pliny the Younger? Have you ever stopped and asked yourself: Why? Continue reading

Podcast: Central Valley Brewfest

A good turnout, tasty beer, and an overall well-run event is the Central Valley Brewfest!

A good turnout, tasty beer, and an overall well-run event is the Central Valley Brewfest!

On this very special CV BrewFest edition of the Ale Evangelist show, the guys try brews from High Water Brewing, Amador Brewing, Lost Coast Brewing, Blaker Brewing, and many more amazing breweries live at the 4th Annual Central Valley Brewfest at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds! The event was an absolute blast, and the guys really enjoyed the brews assembled,

The weather was great, and we had a great time trying some tasty local craft brews!

The weather was great, and we had a great time trying some tasty local craft brews!

the great people-watching, awesome Lockeford Sausages, and the chance to meet their listeners. From the guy dancing in the Giants shirt (and knocking over his girl’s beer), to the gal who was there to celebrate her 36th birthday, fun was had by all. The people who ran the festival did a GREAT job, and it’s definitely worth your time next year!

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Are we asking the wrong question?

In Douglas Adams’ seminal series Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a story is told about creating a computer who was able to find the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. They were looking for THE answer. And they did it. They came up with an amazing computer, called Deep Thought, who ran a program for many years and came up with The Answer. The Answer was 42.

The administrators of this computer freaked out. What kind of answer was 42? How could that help anyone? The computer observed that perhaps they did not know what the question was. It is a profound observation. To make sense of the answer we need to ensure we know and are asking the right question(s). Continue reading