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: 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: Be Judgemental, It’s a Good Thing!

One of the old-style scoresheets from BJCP competitions.

On this information-packed episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew sit down with Peter Munoz, certified beer judge, to talk about what beer judging is all about.

The guys talked about off flavors, beer scoring, and what judges are looking for in competitions. It might surprise you to know that beer judges aren’t judging based on whether or not they liked the beer, and that’s just the beginning of this dense subject.

Peter scores the Scotsman’s latest beer, and they talk about what could have made it better, and the guys all try a few of Peter’s beers.

Peter turned on the informational fire hose on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show. You don’t want to miss it.

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Podcast: Brewing Chemists?

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Rodbo photobombs a pic of this lovely American Style Barleywine

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and the Scotsman drink a 4 year old Bigfoot Barleywine Style Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company! How does it hold up after 4 years of cold storage? Listen and find out.  They also talk about how Vermonters have had it up to HERE with Californians calling their ales “Vermont Ales.” Finally, the Scotsman geeks out in a HUGE way talking about water chemistry and what it takes to change your water chemistry for brewing. Do you amend your brewing water? Contact the Ale Evangelist Show at 209-800-ALES and let them know!

 

 

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Podcast: The Scotsman Loses It

The classic saison of saisons, Saison Dupont. It is worth it? Listen and find out!

On this rage-fueled episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and Drew meet for the first time, the guys all try Saison Dupont and talk about the Saison style.

On this episode, you can also find some local brewery news, discussion about the upcoming Central Valley BrewFest, and finally…the Scotsman has something of a meltdown when he discusses how he recently paid $10 for a highly mediocre bottle of “local” beer. He can’t stop talking about his experience and can barely even bring himself to close the show. You don’t want to miss his beer temper tantrum on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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