Podcast: IPA Day

On this bitter, floral episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew are overwhelmed by the bitterness of IPA Day as the same the Yakima Express from Silva Brewing Company.  Even after a month in the can, this beer is almost too bitter for the both of them.

They talk about the history of IPA Day, which is a happy subject.

Then, they shift to the recent acquisition of Anchor Brewing Company by Sapporo.

A cool discussion of the history of both of these venerable organizations means you don’t want to miss the next episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Craft Beer Grows Up

Faction makes an absolutely rockin’ IPA!

On this fantastic solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, we read an absolutely awesome review from iTunes, and the Scotsman pontificates angrily about craft brewers who send cease and desist letters, especially after they’ve complained about having it done to them not a decade ago. Is craft beer growing up, or is it just showing that it’s still a spoiled brat? The Scotsman also gets to enjoy a ROCKIN’ IPA from Faction brewing. Scotsman rants and great beer? Just another rockin’ episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Drake’s Hopocalypse & Whitey’s Snacks

The Green and White bottles side by side. It's a pretty sight, isn't it?

The Green and White bottles side by side. It’s a pretty sight, isn’t it?

On this especially tasty episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Whitey returns…this time with snacks! The Piña Colada Sliders were incredible, and went perfectly with the Drake’s Hopocalypse White and Green Label double IPA’s we were tasting as our show beers.

Whitey’s most excellent recipe for these sliders is given in this show, along with a plug for the Milk Pail shop in Palo Alto (for the coconut gouda necessary for this recipe.

The Scotsman waxes eloquent on hops and how a beer that uses more hops can actually taste less bitter.

So is it the Green or White? What is their verdict? Also the current beer calendar on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: Bitterness and beer

The artfulness of the pre-pour. 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head deserves it.

The artfulness of the pre-pour. 120 Minute IPA from Dogfish Head deserves it.

The Scotsman and Drew are joined by Listener James to try the Dogfish Head 120 minute IPA. Folks, this is a rare beer for this area. And an expensive beer. This is neither local, nor reasonably priced, but it is a lovely treat. If you can find yourself a bottle of this, you’re going to pay at least $12/12 oz. bottle, and you’re going to be treated to what is basically a hard liquor of a beer. It’s a great tie in to the topic, however, which is bitterness in beer!

Then they move into a discussion of bitterness in beer and why that involves iso-alpha acids and other scientific chemical terms that are hard to pronounce after having a Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA. We’re about to get geeky on The Ale Evangelist Show. Can Listener James bring the Scotsman back from the beer-geek land of unpronounceable terms? Tune in and find out!

A beautiful beer. We only wish we had more bottles of this lively offering.

A beautiful beer. We only wish we had more bottles of this lovely offering.

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Podcast: Peanut Butter and Hops

Some of Scotsmans suggestions for the future Mrs. Drew for a special occasion

Some of Scotsmans suggestions for the future Mrs. Drew for a special occasion

The Scotsman and Drew (he’s back!) gather again to talk about hops.

Drew almost attends the Lodi Beer Festival with the future Mrs. Drew. He didn’t have as good a time as he hoped he would, because it was HOT and crowded and smelled of sunscreen and b.o., but he did manage to scalp his tickets, go to BevMo and get some good beer to take home and enjoy.

After a discussion into the world of the beer calendar and peanut butter beers, they finally get on to hops and everything you need to know about the “grapes of beer…”

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