Podcast: What is craft beer?

On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman introduces a new host! Yes, the Amazing Rodbo shows us what a good sport he is and helps the Scotsman host the show for what we hope are the first of many appearances on the Ale Evangelist Show.

In the left corner, the Toaster Pastry! In the right corner, the Pico Pastry! Which reigns supreme? Listen and find out!

In the left corner, the Toaster Pastry! In the right corner, the Pico Pastry! Which reigns supreme? Listen and find out!

Also in this episode, the Scotsman and Rodbo do a side by side of the Toaster Pastry and the Scotsman’s homebrewed Pico Pastry. Whilst they ruminate on these tasty beverages, they existentially consider the question, “What is Craft Beer?” Is it something we should keep? What makes something craft, or maybe more importantly, what excludes something from this prestigious label? Is this something we should defend, or is it a distinction without a difference?

Find out what we think on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: AB Eats the World Part II

This brilliantly colored sour was absolutely fantastic.

This brilliantly colored sour was absolutely fantastic.

On this return extravaganza, the Scotsman and Drew try a FANTASTIC sour from High Water Brewing Company, they talk about what all has been going on (Drew lost a car, Scotsman had a Sleep(less) Study), and they talk more about the changing landscape with big beer eating the world. A beer calendar and a ton of listener feedback make this one of the best Ale Evangelist Shows yet! You don’t want to miss it!

 

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Are we asking the wrong question?

In Douglas Adams’ seminal series Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, a story is told about creating a computer who was able to find the answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything. They were looking for THE answer. And they did it. They came up with an amazing computer, called Deep Thought, who ran a program for many years and came up with The Answer. The Answer was 42.

The administrators of this computer freaked out. What kind of answer was 42? How could that help anyone? The computer observed that perhaps they did not know what the question was. It is a profound observation. To make sense of the answer we need to ensure we know and are asking the right question(s). Continue reading

Podcast: Come On Back!

The Scotsman and Whitey are featured in this comeback episode where they try to conclusively prove whether or not Whitey can actually tell the difference between Bud, Miller and Coor’s.  Can he do it, or will the Scotsman be forced to laugh mercilessly at him?

Clearly, these are 3 VERY different beers....aren't they?  Listen and find out!

Clearly, these are 3 VERY different beers….aren’t they? Listen and find out!

They talk the end of craft beer, whether it’s worth boycotting macro-owned “crafty” breweries, or whether a beer’s quality should be the sole deciding factor.

Finally, they have a brief beer calendar and a HUGE announcement for the Ale Evangelist Show. They’ve missed doing the show for you all, and you don’t want to miss this comeback show of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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What does it take to remain the King of Beers? Bribes/Incentives.

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I ran across this article, and have been noodling its ramifications. I usually get some grief when I tell people I won’t support ABInBev in any way, shape, or form. When I tell people I won’t buy Goose Island, Golden Road, or Elysian Brewing, no matter how good those beers remain, I am usually given some line about “as long as the beer is good, I’ll drink it.”  And then I’m told I’m inconsistent because I’ll drink Lagunitas or Ballast Point even though they’re no longer craft. I am very consistent and this article explains why. Continue reading