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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.

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    Monday
    Sep102018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Space Ways Hazy Nelson IPA

    A new beer release from one of your favorite breweries is definitely a reason to get excited. Even with so many new beers available from so many great new and established “suds houses,” there are still those offerings from certain places that we look forward to a little more than the others. This weeks podcast definitely features one of those breweries and their latest seasonal offering which is also a brand new addition to their lineup. This podcast finds us jumping palate first into the Space Ways from Modern Times Beer. It is a hazy IPA featuring Nelson, Simcoe, and Motueka hops. One of us was so excited to try this beer he didn’t wait for the podcast to try it for the first time. He has since been disciplined and it won’t happen again. Listen to the podcast to find out who has trouble with delaying his beer gratification.  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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    Thursday
    Sep062018

    Give It A Shot - Dragoon Brewing No School Double IPA

    This week we are going to try something new from one of our favorite local brewing establishments. This particular brewery first had the distinction of being featured on one of our podcasts shortly after they opened back in 2012. Even though up until now that has been their only appearance on a podcast, over the past 6 years we have enjoyed numerous pints and growlers of their beers. From their flagship IPA, to the release of their first sour beer last year, Dragoon Brewing Company can always be counted on for something fresh and delicious. For this podcast we are trying the No School IIPA, which is their take on a classic American Double IPA.  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
    Sep032018

    Give It A Shot - The Bruery Mischief Dry-Hopped With Citra And Motueka

    One of our favorite things to do is to go shopping for beers. We are usually seeking out something new or unique, hoping at the very least to find something we have not yet tried. Even when on vacation (usually in California), beer shopping is frequently on the itinerary as we are on the lookout for beers we can’t find in Arizona. In the last few years the list of breweries that do not distribute to Arizona has drastically shrunk in size with one unfortunate notable exception (this means YOU, Russian River). Why is all of this relevant? The answer is simple. The beer we are trying on this podcast was purchased in So Cal. While beers from this brewery are available in Arizona, this was still intriguing enough to make it into the cooler for the ride home. The beer we are trying this week is the Mischief from the Bruery. This particular Mischief features a dousing of Citra and Motueka hops and is a limited edition.  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
    Aug292018

    Give It A Shot - Classic Manhattan made with Pimm's Cup No. 1 Original

    The Manhattan has long been one of our favorite mixed drinks. When bourbon, sweet vermouth and a dash of bitters come together with ice in your favorite drink mixing vessel, your palate is not far from liquid bliss. Even though this combination is magic, we are not above tinkering around with the recipe to see what might be brought forth if we swapped out one ingredient for another. Some may call this beverage blasphemy, we call it an adventure. In the second installment of our podcasts featuring Pimm’s No. 1, we will be trying a Manhattan with Pimm’s standing in for the traditional sweet vermouth.  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
    Aug272018

    Give It A Shot - Pimm's Orginal No. 1 Cup

    As you know, we are always on the lookout for new beverages to try. We do focus quite a bit on beer, but we have expanded our horizons to regularly include wine and spirits, and we have many other ideas for types of beverages and some other fun themes as well planned for upcoming shows. This week we will definitely slip out of the comfort zone and boldly go where we have not gone before. We will be trying the Pimm’s No. 1 from England. It is a gin based liquor that got its start in the 1820’s. This will actually be the first of two podcasts featuring Pimm’s. In our next podcast we will be using it as one of the ingredients in a mixed drink. We will not reveal here what that drink will be but if you watch the podcast your curiosity will be satiated.  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
    Aug222018

    Give It A Shot - Basil Hayden's Bourbon

    As we look back over the years at About Beverages, we realize that we have a slight affinity for bourbon (wink, wink). While there are many bourbons out there that we have not tried, we recently came across one that we were surprised by the fact we hadn’t tried it. It is from a well known family of bourbons that we have experience with, but this particular offering is one that has never darkened our palates. Well, that all changes with this podcast. We will be trying the Basil Hayden’s Bourbon Whiskey.  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
    Aug202018

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing 22nd Anniversary Anni-Matter Double IPA

    Anniversaries can truly be special events. A moment in time to stop and contemplate the way things were, the way things are, and the way things could be someday. Certainly there are many types of anniversaries with sad connotations, but we are not here today to reflect on those. We are here to talk about Stone Brewing and revel in the fact that they are celebrating 22 years of providing us with innovative and delicious tasting beers. From pilsners, to IPA’s, to imperial stouts, they have it all covered. They celebrate their anniversary every year by releasing a beer made specifically for the occasion and that is what we are trying for this podcast. The beer is named Anni-Matter Double IPA, and they are saying it is a haze-free, bold, juicy double IPA.  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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