Podcast: ALL the Topics

The Dark Reckoning from Morgan Territory. THIS is why you need to go there!

On this highly distractible episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and the Scotsman drink the absolutely epic and tasty Dark Reckoning from Morgan Territory Brewing Company in Tracy, CA. How to describe it? Let’s just say this beer is an award-winner for GOOD REASON.

The Scotsman also describes what his visit to Morgan Territory was like. Rodbo and the Scotsman also have a small disagreement as to whether breweries should have food.  What do you think? Weigh in at 209-800-ALES, and let us know!

The Scotsman also explains a little about Morgan Territory’s history, and it goes back before they were known as Morgan Territory.

Cheers to Morgan Territory for having such amazing beers. If you’re wondering why you should go there, you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: The Three Stooges Return

Sriracha and Stout? Better together? Trust us on this one...listen and find out our verdict.

Sriracha and Stout? Better together? Trust us on this one…listen and find out our verdict.

On this, the Inaugural episode of 2017 for the Ale Evangelist show, The Scotsman, Whitey and Drew fight their way through some audio issues to bring you some homebrew, and a really, REALLY weird beer from Rogue Ales. Sriracha? Why??

Keurig teams up with ABInBev, and the guys talk about New England IPA’s…They apparently taste fruity, juicy, and look like…orange juice…

You need to check it out on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: The Return of Drew, now with Stale Beer!

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Drew is back! Ah, feels like the old show again! On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew discuss and taste stale beer, and some of the results might actually surprise you.

In addition to Stone’s Cali-Belgique and Ruination of various ages, they got to try a Pecan Brown Ale from the Dudes’ Brewing Company.

All of this and a beer calendar which continued until the Scotsman almost had to turn Drew’s mic off. They had a great time, and we think you will too on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Alaskan releases their coffee brown!

I hope this is as good as it was int he brewery. Easily the best coffee beer I've had.

I hope this is as good as it was int he brewery. Easily the best coffee beer I’ve had.

I’ve shared the story on the podcast, I believe, but I can’t believe this is happening.

In 2008, when I was on a cruise to Alaska, I had the opportunity to visit the Alaskan Brewing Company brewery in Juneau. While I was there, I had a sample of what they had on tap there. One of the beers they had on tap was a coffee brown ale. I had my doubts that it would be worth drinking, but it really was!  The rich, sweet brown melded perfectly with the warm, lightly roasty notes of the coffee.  I’ve tried several times to recreate it, and I do think I’ve found the proper recipe, but I’ve always wanted to try it again.

Sadly, they said it would never see the light of day. That tap was for experiments, and they’d never brew it. Well, apparently, they figured out a way to bottle it, because they have released their Heritage Coffee Brown ale, and I can’t wait to get my hands on a bottle. Here’s to hoping they didn’t have to modify the recipe too much to make it profitable!

Read the details here – http://www.brewbound.com/news/alaskan-brewing-releases-heritage-coffee-brown-ale

Podcast: Bitterness and beer

The artfulness of the pre-pour. 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head deserves it.

The artfulness of the pre-pour. 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head deserves it.

The Scotsman and Drew are joined by Listener James to try the Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA. Folks, this is a rare beer for this area. And an expensive beer. This is neither local, nor reasonably priced, but it is a lovely treat. If you can find yourself a bottle of this, you’re going to pay at least $12/12 oz. bottle, and you’re going to be treated to what is basically a hard liquor of a beer. It’s a great tie in to the topic, however, which is bitterness in beer!

Then they move into a discussion of bitterness in beer and why that involves iso-alpha acids and other scientific chemical terms that are hard to pronounce after having a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. We’re about to get geeky on The Ale Evangelist Show. Can Listener James bring the Scotsman back from the beer-geek land of unpronounceable terms? Tune in and find out!

A beautiful beer. We only wish we had more bottles of this lively offering.

A beautiful beer. We only wish we had more bottles of this lovely offering.

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