Podcast: Apple Brandy Barrel Noir

Oh man.  There are no words. But listen to us try to find some which describe this decadent bottle of amazingness!

Oh man. There are no words. But listen to us try to find some which describe this decadent bottle of amazingness!

On this audience-participation episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Scotsman and Drew talk about why anyone in their right mind would brew an oyster stout. (Turns out 21st Amendment would!)

They also hit up some beer news concerning Stone Brewing, BrewDog out of Scotland, and talk about some upcoming breweries opening in Sacramento.

The guys also crack a VERY special show beer in the Prairie Artisan Ales Apple Brandy Barrel Noir! Oh man…they were impressed and floored by the quality of this amazing beer.

Next time Patrick gets some, you NEED to drop the cash and pick up a bottle or 4! (If Patrick doesn’t limit you.) Seriously…an amazing beer.

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Podcast: Mighty Whitey Of Us

This should definitely even out your keel, with smooth mango notes, and a light body!

This should definitely even out your keel, with smooth mango notes, and a light body!

Whitey makes his triumphant return on the Ale Evangelist Show, and Drew dips into the Beer Closet!

This show explores important topics like…Is is really ok to like crappy beer? What does the Scotsman’s homebrew taste like? What is an Oktoberfest beer? Why does Alabama want the personal information of anyone who buys beer directly from a brewery?

To console themselves over this violation of civil liberties, Drew busted out a 4 year old Speedway Stout from Alesmith, a 4 year old 395 Double IPA from Mammoth, and the guys try a tasty new Mango Session ale from Ballast Point. More hilarity, as you’ve come to expect from Whitey.

All this and a MASSIVE taplist from the California Craft Beer Summit on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: The Zymatic Inquisition

Drew returns on this excessively fun episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

The Scotsman showing his love for the Zymatic.

The Scotsman showing his love for the Zymatic.

Is the Zymatic really brewing, or are people just being sticks in the mud? Learn about the crap that beer snobs say and what they really mean.

Find out what beers are being released in the next month or so, and find out whether the craft beer industry is still growing.

All this, a packed beer calendar, and a summary of what all is happening at the California Craft Beer Summit this year on this fun-packed episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Farewell to St. Stan’s Brewing Company

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist show, the Scotsman bids a fond and respectful farewell to the legend that is St. Stan’s Brewing Company. With the building formerly housing St. Stan’s about to become a topless bar, it seems unlikely that the brewery will make a comeback, though surprisingly the memory of beer drinkers is long, and someone may yet surprise us.

This salted Scotch Ale wasn't as salty as I expected, but it was definitely a fantastic beer!

This salted Scotch Ale wasn’t as salty as I expected, but it was definitely a fantastic beer!

Should you be aging your IPAs? Perish the thought! Or have we gotten this bit of conventional wisdom wrong as well?

An updated beer calendar and a fantastic salted Scotch Ale rounds out this edition of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast – The Scotsman Flies Solo

One of the Scotsman's favorite beers these days. The Black House Coffee Stout from Modern Times!

One of the Scotsman’s favorite beers these days. The Black House Coffee Stout from Modern Times!

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist show, the Scotsman ranges outside of the Central Valley and discusses the beers of 927 Beer Company in Cambria, Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, and Central Coast Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo.

He talks about this week’s show beer, which is Black House Coffee Stout from Modern Times.

He also talks about the nature of brewing, automated brewing machinery (the Zymatic from Picobrew), and talks a bit about Patrick’s sausages over at the Market.

It’s a grab bag of topics on this solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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