Podcast: Should we shed a TIER?

An Icelandic Scottish Beer??? Well…yeah, we’ll try it!

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman reunites with Drew and Whitey to talk about why Rodbo was…well…indisposed and unable to record. Quickly the topics turn to (what else?) beer!

After talking about what has been up in a beery fashion, the guys discuss briefly whether the oft-maligned three-tier system has actually been GOOD for craft beer. (Say it ain’t so!)  Could the tax breaks and sales restrictions actually be good for small breweries? Should the three tier system remain so craft beer can continue to thrive?

This beer was…absolutely odd. Listen to find out what we thought about it!

Next up, the Scotsman decides to get rid of his Zymatic…sort of. He’s replacing it with the NEW version (and you can, too, at 50% off, even!!)  If you buy the new Z, use the official Ale Evangelist Show code: KYTHD, to score $50 off!

Finally, they try the second edition (from the same bottling) of Listener Clay’s Irish Red.  Is it better with age? Are the bottles inconsistent? The guys all talk about what potential issues can come about when you bottle beer.

All of this excellent content along with two different Whitey-supplied show beers means you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: A Pair of Coconuts

Covered Bridge Brown PLUS coconut? Sign me up!

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and the Scotsman try out some new technology, hopefully enabling them to do more regular shows, even when they can’t be in the same room! They try the Palaunu Brown Ale from Last Call Brewing Co. in Oakdale, CA, and discuss how neither of them like coconut…so how do they feel it works in this beer? Listen and find out.

They also talk about some of the various events at SF Beer Week, happening from February 9th through the 18th. You guys, there are so many events, there’s no way you could hit them all.

Finally, the guys cover the difference between an ale and lager, and how it really has little to do with flavor or appearance.

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

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Podcast: The Gang’s All Here!

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On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the gang’s all here, and they’ve got some beers to drink.

The show beers this episode were brought to you by Manteca Joe, as he donated the Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing and the Braveheart Nitro Scottish Style Ale from Left Hand Brewing. What a great way to celebrate the guys getting back together than some fantastic beers from Colorado?

In a fun departure from the regular show fodder, a listener submitted their homebrew to see if we could give them some insight into what went wrong. The guys all try this beer and give their opinion on what went wrong/right, and what can be done to help this listener brew in the future.

Finally, some local and national beer news. Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Solo Local Grab Bag

On this solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman covers a variety of topics, most of which center around the Central Valley beer scene.

To begin, the coveted uKeg finally arrives, and the Scotsman discusses whether it was worth the 3 year wait.

Next, FINALLY, Blaker Brewing is open, and the Scotsman gives his impressions of the taproom as well as the brewhouse. Is it worth drinking? Is it worth visiting? If you’ve been listening to the show for any length of time, I think you know the answer to those questions, but you might be surprised at the lone criticism he has for them.

Finally, the Scotsman reviews our last remaining local homebrew supply store, Renegade Brewing Supply, and gives his impressions of whether they’re a worthy local business. (Anyone who’s been there already knows that answer beyond the shadow of a doubt.

It’s solo, but the Scotsman can pontificate (or bloviate) with the best of them. Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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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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