Podcast: The Scotsman Loses It

The classic saison of saisons, Saison Dupont. It is worth it? Listen and find out!

On this rage-fueled episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and Drew meet for the first time, the guys all try Saison Dupont and talk about the Saison style.

On this episode, you can also find some local brewery news, discussion about the upcoming Central Valley BrewFest, and finally…the Scotsman has something of a meltdown when he discusses how he recently paid $10 for a highly mediocre bottle of “local” beer. He can’t stop talking about his experience and can barely even bring himself to close the show. You don’t want to miss his beer temper tantrum on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Mighty Whitey Of Us

This should definitely even out your keel, with smooth mango notes, and a light body!

This should definitely even out your keel, with smooth mango notes, and a light body!

Whitey makes his triumphant return on the Ale Evangelist Show, and Drew dips into the Beer Closet!

This show explores important topics like…Is is really ok to like crappy beer? What does the Scotsman’s homebrew taste like? What is an Oktoberfest beer? Why does Alabama want the personal information of anyone who buys beer directly from a brewery?

To console themselves over this violation of civil liberties, Drew busted out a 4 year old Speedway Stout from Alesmith, a 4 year old 395 Double IPA from Mammoth, and the guys try a tasty new Mango Session ale from Ballast Point. More hilarity, as you’ve come to expect from Whitey.

All this and a MASSIVE taplist from the California Craft Beer Summit on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Cinco De Mayo and Strike Brewing Co.

Lumber Buster Brown from Strike Brewing Company. I can't wait until they're in the area!

Lumber Buster Brown from Strike Brewing Company. I can’t wait until they’re in the area!

On this special Cinco De Mayo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the guys talk about the history of Cinco De Mayo (both real and imagined).

They try some tasty (if lightly aged) beers from Strike Brewing Company in San Jose. (Many thanks to Jenny Lewis for providing the beers, and much apologies for not getting to them as quickly as we’d hoped!)

The Scotsman also makes a devastating announcement. Can he still be known as The Scotsman?? What, truly, does the Scotsman self-identify as??

The guys also have a PACKED beer calendar, filled with mockery as you have come to expect. (Really Berkeley Humane Society? Picture of a dog licking inside a woman’s mouth??)

All of this beery goodness on a Cinco De Mayo holiday episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!

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Podcast: Winter Warmers and Beer Syrup

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Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout? Sure, we’ll try that!

In this post-Thanksgiving episode of the Ale Evangelist show, the Scotsman and Drew talk about what makes up a good winter warmer beer. What you can expect when trying different breweries’ offerings, and how you could even spice up a regular, malty beer to serve guests.

Also, the guys flesh out Drew’s beer syrup idea and talk about how useful a “sodastream for beer” would be in some industries. It’s a million dollar idea and Drew gives it away for free while drinking a Chai-Spiced Imperial Russian Stout from Stone.

All this and a long-range beer calendar only on the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Podcast: Aging Beer, Grains, and 2012 Old Stock Ale

A properly aged 2012 Old Stock Ale will be rich, full of toffee aromas and flavors, dark dates and figs, and a subdued alcohol burn. Was that the Scotsman's and Drew's experience?

A properly aged 2012 Old Stock Ale will be rich, full of toffee aromas and flavors, dark dates and figs, and a subdued alcohol burn. Was that the Scotsman’s and Drew’s experience?

A mishmash of topics on today’s show. Drew’s truck breaks down, but on the upside, he picks up some Not Your Father’s Hard Root Beer. (Remember when they tried it at 10 EAST?) They have a 3-year-old Old Stock Ale from North Coast Brewing in Ft. Bragg. This leads into a discussion on aging beers. Why age a beer? How do you age a beer? These questions, plus a listener question are answered on the aging and grains episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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