Podcast: Farewell to St. Stan’s Brewing Company

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist show, the Scotsman bids a fond and respectful farewell to the legend that is St. Stan’s Brewing Company. With the building formerly housing St. Stan’s about to become a topless bar, it seems unlikely that the brewery will make a comeback, though surprisingly the memory of beer drinkers is long, and someone may yet surprise us.

This salted Scotch Ale wasn't as salty as I expected, but it was definitely a fantastic beer!

This salted Scotch Ale wasn’t as salty as I expected, but it was definitely a fantastic beer!

Should you be aging your IPAs? Perish the thought! Or have we gotten this bit of conventional wisdom wrong as well?

An updated beer calendar and a fantastic salted Scotch Ale rounds out this edition of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast – 10 EAST Kitchen and Taphouse, Part 1

This show was truly a special event. In part 1 of these interviews, the Scotsman and Drew interview Derek Walker and Titus Striplin, owners of 10 EAST Kitchen and Taphouse, one of the Ale Evangelists’ favorite places in the Central Valley for amazing food and amazing beer.

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A nice-looking lineup of beers at 10 EAST Kitchen and Taps

The Scotsman and Drew start by giving a couple of tips for how to enjoy your taphouse experience, talk beer with Derek and Titus, and sample some truly incredible bottles from Small Town Brewery, The Bruery, and the legendary Cantillon.

A once-in-a-lifetime tasting for the Ale Evangelists reveal a camaraderie with the owners of 10 EAST. Good beer, good food, and a great time was had by all. This is part 1 of the interviews for the evening.

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San Diego Beer Week @ 10 EAST Kitchen and Taphouse

Join us next week for Part 2, containing a tasting of Fieldwork Brewing Co’s fine beers, an interview with Mark Maigaard of Fieldwork, and a long-awaited interview and tasting with Forrest Miller of Tioga-Sequoia. That part of the evenings festivities will be released next week, so stay tuned!

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Washington, D.C. Area – Dogfish Head Alehouse

Today’s post is a guest post from David Ackley over at Local Beer Blog. His blog features reviews of breweries, brewpubs, and beers, all with an eye to supporting local breweries, ingredient sourcing, and with a dedication to craft brewing.  He’s got stuff from all over the world on his blog, and I highly recommend you check it out! Continue reading

Session Meeting: Dust Bowl Brewing Co. Tap Room – Turlock, CA – Small Town Craft Beer Lovin’!

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Was beer ever this good during the Depression?

Hello congregants! Our latest infrequently scheduled, pseudo-regular Session meeting was held at the Dust Bowl Brewing Co.‘s Tap Room, a tap room with eats.  Hit the jump to see a little history on what led to the founding of the brewery. Continue reading