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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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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