Podcast: Green Flash in the Pan?

This beer might contain no juice, but that didn’t stop it from being JUICY!

On this episode, Whitey and the Scotsman get to drink Contains No Juice by the most excellent Alvarado Street Brewing Company. It really deserves its name, and is really a great beer.  

With that out of the way, the guys begin to talk about the current goings-on with Green Flash Brewing Company. How has such a stalwart beer in the California Beer scene had such a precipitous decline? Well, the Scotsman put some legwork in and took a look at many of the press releases going back to 2013 with regards to Green Flash’s acquisitions, expansions, and even some departures. Does it tell a picture of someone who grew too much, too quickly, or was this simply a case where the market turned against them? Well, you be the judge, but we think you’ll find the history tells the tale. Find the timeline that Scotsman put together: here.

Recording is always a good time. PC: Whitey

Somehow they end up talking about the State of Jefferson, serial killers, and the criminal justice system (?). All in a day’s work on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show! 

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Podcast: The Beer Fix

Nice and crisp IPA. I believe Patrick still has these, so go git some!

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Whitey, Drew, and the Scotsman are joined once again by Hank Olson of the Food Fix Truck to talk food, flavors, koolickles (?) and beer.

The guys drink Crux’s Cast Out IPA, Mikkeller’s Hammerhead Corvette Double NE IPA, and Blaker Brewing’s absolutely delectable Pineapple Milkshake IPA. What do they think of these hop showcases? Well, you should listen and find out.

They talk what’s new at the Food Fix Truck, chat about the absolute best name for a sandwich EVER, and what Hank’s current favorite Fix is on the truck, the Food Fix Folks’ plan for a brick and mortar establishment, and whether or not you’ll ever see Koolickles on the truck. (You may hear them on the next show!)

Oh man. Luscious, juicy, yumminess. Not an IPA, sure, but an amazing beer.

Finally, on the beer side of the experience, the guys talk about IBU’s, whether they really describe anything, and why some of these new-fangled IPA’s aren’t nearly as bitter as they used to be. They talk about IPA’s of the past, and why these teeth-grinding hop bombs were so bitter, and what’s changed.

As always when Hank joins them, they have a lot of fun, so you definitely want to check out this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: Rodbo is Punished

On this long-awaited episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo returns, only to be accosted with a Double IPA from Revision Brewing.  Will this be the hop-laden elixir that finally convinces Rodbo that hops are not the demon-plant he has made them out to be? Will he actually admit that he was misguided and fooled by the hop-haters? Will he finally step into the light?  Listen and find out.

Because the beer world won’t stop talking about it, neither will the Ale Evangelists, so on this episode they discuss whether hazy IPA is really heralding the end of the golden age of craft beer.

And because it wouldn’t be the show without some levity, they read some reviews on the biggest swiss army knife you’ve ever seen! (Pictured above.)

Finally, the Scotsman answers a listener question in great detail about whether you should do a primary and secondary fermentation for your beers.

Packed with information and fun, you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast – New Zealand Mania

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On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and listener Dan break open some New Zealand beers. I think the amazement in their voices will show you what they think of these fantastic, but hard to find beers. Cheers to Mata Beer, Tuatara Brewing, and Mac’s New Zealand for making some great beers!

Interspersed between these amazing beers, listener Dan will tell several stories from his vacation to Australia and New Zealand. The Scotsman will talk briefly about some New Zealand and Australian hop varieties.

Finally they discuss some exciting news from a local Brewery.

You won’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: Old Dogs of Brewing

The Sentry IPA, from New Glory Brewing Company. Does it live up to the hype? Listen and find out!

On this short episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman flies the show alone and tries the Sentry IPA from New Glory Brewing Company. They bill this bad boy as a West Coast IPA, so the Scotsman talks about the American IPA style and discusses whether or not this beer is classified correctly. In addition, the Scotsman covers an article from BeerAdvocate magazine written by Andy Crouch about how the Old Dogs of Brewing are relying on some New Tricks.  Is it worth it? Will it save Craft Beer? Is craft beer really worth saving if it means the inclusion of these adulterated adult beverages?

Finally on a more concerning note, the Scotsman makes a heartfelt plea for prayer for the Rodbo family. Details are in this show.

Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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