The Ale Evangelist Show
The Ale Evangelist Show is a podcast designed to help get out the good news of fine craft beers, enjoying them, where to find them, and what they are. We aim on this show to have a broad mix of information on what makes good beer good, as well as a smattering of interviews from brewers, establishment owners, and moguls in the beer scene around the Central Valley of California.
About Your Hosts, the Ale Evangelists:
Scotsman, Chris Dow
I’ve been interested in beer since somewhat before I SHOULD have been interested in beer. One night, I was attending a party, and a friend and I went to pick out beer. I suggested the names of some well-known mass-produced beers of the time, and was summarily sworn at in the middle of the store. Surprised at his vehemence, I asked and was informed that “GOOD” beer was worth buying, while the other stuff was swill. Sensing a challenge in this, I made it my business to, when it was legal for me to do so, learn all I could about beer, brewing, and the enjoyment of these activities. I am by no means THE expert on the subject, of course. Plenty of talented brewers and imbibers know far more than I, but it is my passion for this fine beverage which drives me to talk about it so often. As I often say, beer is not the most important thing in the world to me, but it’s definitely up there. My nickname comes from my ancestry as well as another of my passions, Scotland. You can take a Scot out of Scotland, but you can never take Scotland out of the Scot, and I am proof of that.
Drew, Andrew Edwards
Andrew’s history with fermented beverages begins, like many, with a quest to enjoy life. If wine gladdens the heart of man, as the Good Book says, then beer and spirits should not be ignored, either, thought Drew! Drew was drawn to spirits early on with an emphasis on mixology. A skilled mixer, Andrew introduced many of his friends to the wonders of well-made cocktails. As Drew began tasting various beers far and wide, he began gravitating more and more toward the fine craft beers becoming ubiquitous in the area. Soon, he was collecting an enviable cellar stable of fine ales. A traveler for his work, Drew collects fine beers from his travels and always brings some amazing stuff to the table.