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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Podcast: What is craft beer?

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman introduces a new host! Yes, the Amazing Rodbo shows us what a good sport he is and helps the Scotsman host the show for what we hope are the first of many appearances on the Ale Evangelist Show.

In the left corner, the Toaster Pastry! In the right corner, the Pico Pastry! Which reigns supreme? Listen and find out!

In the left corner, the Toaster Pastry! In the right corner, the Pico Pastry! Which reigns supreme? Listen and find out!

Also in this episode, the Scotsman and Rodbo do a side by side of the Toaster Pastry and the Scotsman’s homebrewed Pico Pastry. Whilst they ruminate on these tasty beverages, they existentially consider the question, “What is Craft Beer?” Is it something we should keep? What makes something craft, or maybe more importantly, what excludes something from this prestigious label? Is this something we should defend, or is it a distinction without a difference?

Find out what we think on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast – The Scotsman Flies Solo

One of the Scotsman's favorite beers these days. The Black House Coffee Stout from Modern Times!

One of the Scotsman’s favorite beers these days. The Black House Coffee Stout from Modern Times!

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist show, the Scotsman ranges outside of the Central Valley and discusses the beers of 927 Beer Company in Cambria, Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, and Central Coast Brewing Company in San Luis Obispo.

He talks about this week’s show beer, which is Black House Coffee Stout from Modern Times.

He also talks about the nature of brewing, automated brewing machinery (the Zymatic from Picobrew), and talks a bit about Patrick’s sausages over at the Market.

It’s a grab bag of topics on this solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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