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: Solo Local Grab Bag

On this solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman covers a variety of topics, most of which center around the Central Valley beer scene.

To begin, the coveted uKeg finally arrives, and the Scotsman discusses whether it was worth the 3 year wait.

Next, FINALLY, Blaker Brewing is open, and the Scotsman gives his impressions of the taproom as well as the brewhouse. Is it worth drinking? Is it worth visiting? If you’ve been listening to the show for any length of time, I think you know the answer to those questions, but you might be surprised at the lone criticism he has for them.

Finally, the Scotsman reviews our last remaining local homebrew supply store, Renegade Brewing Supply, and gives his impressions of whether they’re a worthy local business. (Anyone who’s been there already knows that answer beyond the shadow of a doubt.

It’s solo, but the Scotsman can pontificate (or bloviate) with the best of them. Don’t miss 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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Podcast: Changing the Brewing Landscape

Oh man, the Scotsman loves this one.

Oh man, the Scotsman loves this one.

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the guys talk about the very real possibility that everything is about to change. You see, there’s thisnew product on the market, which….well, which the guys are going to discuss the implication of in GREAT detail.

Is craft beer about to become something none of us recognize? To console themselves, the Scotsman and Drew drink a RimFire Red from Tap-It Brewing Company, and speculate about whether the process of brewing really matters.

Add to that a packed beer calendar, and you have a Ale Evangelist Show Extravaganza!

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Brew with the Scotsman and Drew Contest

The Scotsman Brew Rig in action!

The Scotsman Brew Rig in action!

Are you interested in the process of making beer? Want to drink some fine ales while enjoying fine sausage from Lockeford Meats? Free on September 26th? Enter your name, and if you are chosen, you will be cordially invited to brew with the Scotsman and Drew!

On Sept. 26th at about 10am, we will begin making a batch of strong scotch ale for Drew’s wedding. There will be good beer, good food, and a good time at the Scotsman Estate, and one listener will be invited to join us! Will it be you?

To enter, simply send me your name and preferred contact information (to notify you if chosen) through one of the following methods:

– via text to 800-ALES (800-2537)
– e-mail to scotsman@aleevangelistshow.com
– send me a private message through the Facebook Fan Page

**Enter by 11:59:59 PM on Tuesday, September 15th**. One submission per household, please!

If your name is chosen on Wednesday, September 16th, you will be invited to come brew with us! (Please don’t comment on this post to attempt to enter. It’s not a great idea to provide personally identifiable information on the Internet, Facebook, etc.)

And now for the annoying liability crap…

Terms and Conditions (By submitting your name, you agree that you have read these terms and conditions):
– Brew Day is Saturday, September 26th. This is non-negotiable. If you are not free that day, please don’t submit your name. If something comes up, we will apologize, and will try to invite you to a future brew day. No promises.

– Drunkenness will not be tolerated. The Scotsman is the sole arbiter for when you’ve had too much, and you will be thrown off the property if you can’t control your drinking/behavior.

– By submitting your name, you release Scotsman, Drew, and the Ale Evangelist show from all liability arising from the making of beer, and from any potential mental distress of seeing adults make and partake in the consumption of adult beverages. If you are selected, you’re being invited to come hang out with friends in a backyard…that’s all. You do so at your own risk and under your own care. If this sounds too risky to you, don’t submit your name.

– THIS EVENT IS OFFERED FOR FUN. IT IS OFFERED WITH NO WARRANTIES, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE OF THE EVENT IS WITH YOU. SHOULD THE EVENT NOT TAKE PLACE OR LIVE UP TO ANYONE’S STANDARDS (INCLUDING PROVIDING BEER OR FOOD OF ANY KIND), YOU ASSUME ALL LIABILITY.