Podcast: Beer Doesn’t Grow Up

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On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew try another of these new-fangled hazy IPAs, with much happiness. They raved about that for awhile, until they realized that Founders is releasing…a barrel-aged malt liquor. Let that rattle around in your brain awhile. A malt liquor…aged in a barrel.

…Yeah, we don’t get it either.

Finally, the guys talk about the in’s and out’s of aging beer. How do you do it right? How do you do it so you can really reap the rewards of your patience? The Ale Evangelist Show returns to its informational roots on this latest episode; don’t miss it!

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Podcast: AB Buys Again!

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On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo, Drew, and the Scotsman enjoy a rare treat: A side-by-side tasting of a 2013 and 2017 Brother Thelonius Belgian Dark Strong! The rich malty goodness only gets better with age, and this one has definitely improved.

The guys also talk about whether it’s a problem that AB InBev has purchased a minority stake in a popular beer rating website, RateBeer. I think you can guess how they feel about this.

Check out the latest episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: Sour Awesomeness!!!

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Guys, don’t let the sticker shock stop you. Treat yourself to this absolutely beautiful beer sometime.

On this show, Drew returns to a fantastic, well-balanced sour ale: The Figaro Ale from Cascade Brewing Company. Oh man, this one is worth every cent!  We also talk about some news from the St. Stans Brewing Company, some rumors about Sandude, and excitement is building for Blaker Brewing! The Scotsman reviews Altamont Beer Works and some of the beer they had at that fantastic creator of fine, hoppy beers. He also talks about a new way to get fresh beer delivered cold right to your door.  Filled with information and entertainment, as always, you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

 

 

 

 

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The Battle For Who Could Care Less

Friend: What do you think of Alaskan?

A.E.: They’re a solid, venerable brewery. Worth visiting if you can, and worth drinking when you can.

Friend: Ah, I didn’t know if…well…not that I care all that much…but is it craft?

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An ancient woodcutting depicting the first beer snob.

Well, is it? As I had this discussion with a friend, I assured him that Alaskan was craft, even while I wondered why he expected me to…if he didn’t care all that much. Again, we struggle with the necessity of this definition, and is it any wonder? We really are a bunch of hipsters, aren’t we? We look askance at what others have in their glasses if what they are drinking is not truly “craft.” But what, again, is the definition of craft? Continue reading

Podcast – Another IPA???

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, a listener voicemail reveals the ultimate fate of the St. Stan’s Brewing building in downtown Modesto. The guys also try a couple of really awesome beers, one of which was provided by a local business!  Can you say “Corporate Sponsorship”??  Thanks to Solid Networks for the fantastic Last JedIPA from Tioga Sequoia! Cheers!

Rodbo and the Ale Evangelist also drank another amazing beer from New Glory (do they make any other kind?)  They completely lost their minds over the luscious and tart Key Lime Gose! Along with this, they discussed the gose style, and whether or not the Key Lime Gose fits. Edutainment at its finest on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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