About Ale Evangelist Show

A podcast about craft beer appreciation, news, and the craft beer scene in the Central Valley of California. Ale Evangelism is about spreading the good news of good booze throughout the land, and that is what we aim to do on this podcast!

Podcast: Rodbo is Punished

On this long-awaited episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo returns, only to be accosted with a Double IPA from Revision Brewing.  Will this be the hop-laden elixir that finally convinces Rodbo that hops are not the demon-plant he has made them out to be? Will he actually admit that he was misguided and fooled by the hop-haters? Will he finally step into the light?  Listen and find out.

Because the beer world won’t stop talking about it, neither will the Ale Evangelists, so on this episode they discuss whether hazy IPA is really heralding the end of the golden age of craft beer.

And because it wouldn’t be the show without some levity, they read some reviews on the biggest swiss army knife you’ve ever seen! (Pictured above.)

Finally, the Scotsman answers a listener question in great detail about whether you should do a primary and secondary fermentation for your beers.

Packed with information and fun, you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast – New Zealand Mania

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On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and listener Dan break open some New Zealand beers. I think the amazement in their voices will show you what they think of these fantastic, but hard to find beers. Cheers to Mata Beer, Tuatara Brewing, and Mac’s New Zealand for making some great beers!

Interspersed between these amazing beers, listener Dan will tell several stories from his vacation to Australia and New Zealand. The Scotsman will talk briefly about some New Zealand and Australian hop varieties.

Finally they discuss some exciting news from a local Brewery.

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

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Podcast: Old Dogs of Brewing

The Sentry IPA, from New Glory Brewing Company. Does it live up to the hype? Listen and find out!

On this short episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman flies the show alone and tries the Sentry IPA from New Glory Brewing Company. They bill this bad boy as a West Coast IPA, so the Scotsman talks about the American IPA style and discusses whether or not this beer is classified correctly. In addition, the Scotsman covers an article from BeerAdvocate magazine written by Andy Crouch about how the Old Dogs of Brewing are relying on some New Tricks.  Is it worth it? Will it save Craft Beer? Is craft beer really worth saving if it means the inclusion of these adulterated adult beverages?

Finally on a more concerning note, the Scotsman makes a heartfelt plea for prayer for the Rodbo family. Details are in this show.

Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: The Search for Drew

On this hilarity-laden episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Drew ACTUALLY remembers that we’re recording, so we FINALLY get to drink the Ale Apothecary’s The Beer Formerly Known as LaTache. The well-balanced sour goes down smooth as we talk about various news in the beer world.

Did you know that Annheuser Busch’s craft beer buying division just laid off most of its employees? Is the Scotsman happy about this?

Did you know that certain beers have been linked to man b….well, just listen to find out what we’re talking about.

It was a fun show to record; you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Drew’s Gone AWOL

On this episode, Rodbo and the Scotsman mock Drew, who forgot they were supposed to record today. They taste a couple of listener donated beers, as well as they talk about the Belgian Tripel and Dark Strong styles.

They talk about blood-alcohol levels and how many drinks it takes to get there.

Finally, they talk about whether or not Annheuser Busch is producing water or just being more honest on their labeling. It’s a grab bag of topics AND listener donated beer, with the trademark distractions and rabbit-trails you’ve come to know and love from the Ale Evangelist Show.

Don’t miss it!

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