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    Wednesday
    Nov142018

    Give It A Shot - Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer

    Don’t look now, but Thanksgiving is almost here! This year is one of the years when it arrives at the earliest possible date that it can. It is always the fourth Thursday of November and this year the first Thursday fell on the very first day of the month. In the spirit of trying to help you with your Turkey Day beverage selections, we have decided to share some selections that may help you make that decision. First up is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer. The winery, which is located in Washington state, has many different offerings across the wine spectrum. The Gewurztraminer grape is typically known for being lower in alcohol, off-dry (or semi-sweet) with notes of lychee fruit. We are hoping this will be a great jumping off point for our Thanksgiving Day beverage guide.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tuesday
    Nov062018

    Give It A Shot - Pizza Port Brewing Party Shirt Pale Ale

    Who doesn’t love a party? Especially at this time of year there is no shortage of available opportunities and occasions for which one can be thrown. Although they can be logistically challenging and fiscally overwhelming, one need not go all out to have a celebration. It only need be a quiet night with that special someone (even if that someone is you). As for the occasion? How about just because. Because it’s today. Because you feel like it. Because you are alive. Because we had another one of those amazing Arizona sunsets. There are lots of reasons to embrace the party that is today. If by chance you need some liquid refreshment for that celebration, we have something that might help you out. At the very least, the can will help to put one in a party kind of mood. This week we will be trying the Party Shirt Pale ale from Pizza Port Brewing. The brewery is celebrating this as a crisp, hop forward pale ale showcasing a variety of fruit notes. What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Thursday
    Oct252018

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing MoJay IPA

    Sometimes the availability of a beer, much like time itself, is fleeting. Through the lens of youth, one looks to the future and it seems endless. In what seems like the blink of an experienced eye we realize that is not the case and no matter what your age tomorrow is promised to no one. On a similar, though not as deeply philosophical scale, a delicious beer being available tomorrow is also promised to no one. In addition to their usual offerings, most breweries now brew beers to only be offered at the brewery or in very limited release. These “one-offs” are most often highly prized and are rewards for those individuals willing to sacrifice their time and a few extra hard-earned dollars to procure them. We are fortunate to have one of these beers on our podcast. This week we will be trying the Mojay IPA from Stone Brewing. It is made with Mosaic hops and according to the people at Stone it brought to mind fresh squeezed orange juice, hence the name.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Wednesday
    Oct172018

    Give It A Shot - Elysian Brewing The Great Pumpkin Imperial Ale

    We have made it! This week brings the final installment of our yearly pumpkin beer odyssey, the 2018 version. On this show we find ourselves visiting the same brewery as our first pumpkin beer from this year, Elysian. It’s the Great Pumpkin, actually, the Great Pumpkin Imperial ale, that is. Like the Night Owl, this beer is also brewed with real pumpkin (one of our prerequisites to be included on our show), but it is an Imperial Ale and comes in at 8%ABV.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Sunday
    Oct142018

    Give It A Shot - Breckenridge Brewery Nitro Pumpkin Spice Latte

    For the third installment of our pumpkin beer podcast series we turned to a beer that is not your everyday pumpkin beer. This one has a lot going on inside its 16oz aluminum can. Not only is it a pumpkin spice beer, it is also pumpkin, nitro, coffee, and a stout. Whew, we hope we didn’t forget to list anything. The beer we will be trying on this podcast is the Breckinridge Brewery Nitro Fall Seasonal Pumpkin Spice Latte Pumpkin Coffee Stout. We were hoping for something different yet deliciously seasonal.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Monday
    Oct012018

    Give It A Shot - Schlafly Beer Pumpkin Ale

    We are back and diving further into pumpkin beer madness this week. The calendar has finally turned to October and somehow it just feels better to be tasting these types of beers during this month. The first beer up is the Schlafly Pumpkin Ale. Not only is this beer a newcomer to our show, but the brewery is as well. A long time fixture in the St. Louis brewing scene, their beers have only recently been made available for us here in the southwest. This pumpkin ale uses fresh pumpkin and comes in at a robust 8% ABV.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Tuesday
    Sep252018

    Give It A Shot - Elysian Brewing Night Owl Pumpkin Ale

    As the calendar turns to September, many people begin to look forward with much anticipation to all things pumpkin. If it can be turned orange or have pumpkin pie related spices added to it, then most likely that is going to happen. We won’t bore you with a list of pumpkin products, but obviously included in that list is pumpkin beer. Here at About Beverages we have quite an extensive history with pumpkin beer as we have had a show devoted to them pretty much since the beginning. One of us enjoys them (when they are done right) and one of us feels pretty much tortured by them, with a few exceptions. Regardless of preference, it always makes for entertaining discussion and laughter will ensue. This week begins our 2018 foray into the world of pumpkin beer. The beer we are starting with is the Night Owl from Elysian Brewing. It is an ale brewed with real pumpkin as well as roasted and raw pumpkin seeds.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

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    Wednesday
    Sep122018

    Give It A Shot - Kings of Prohibition Cabernet Shiraz Red Blend

    One of our goals at About Beverages that we speak of often, both on air and off, is that we need to be better at giving our followers and listeners more advance notice as to what we will be trying on our podcasts. It is a definite growth area for us and we promise you we will get better. There is a benefit to this more relaxed style as it does allow for more spontaneity when something unexpectedly presents itself. Such is the case this week. We will be trying the Kings of Prohibition Australian red wine blend from Trader Joe’s, which just recently hit the shelves. It is a blend of Cabernet and Shiraz from the Barossa Valley and it comes in a cool looking bottle with a nice backstory and tie in to the effects of prohibition around the world.  What did we think? What do you think?  Let us know in the comments below or join us live on Thursday nights to give us your feedback while we are live streaming on Twitch. 

    If you have any ideas for future episodes of "Give It A Shot" or just have a question, you can always send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    You may click on the media player to listen directly on our website, right click the link below to download and listen to it later, or subscribe to us and never miss an episode. Enjoy!

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