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    Sunday
    Apr222018

    Give It A Shot - Trader Joe's Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2016

    Sometimes a beverage comes along that immediately grabs your attention. It could be the latest release from your favorite brewery, a new twist on an old favorite from a trusted distillery, or maybe it is something as simple as the eye catching packaging. This podcast features a wine that made us take immediate notice for two reasons. One, it was made from one of our favorite grapes from a great growing region for this varietal. Two, it is from a trusted source for great wines at value driven prices. The wine we are trying this week is the Trader Joe’s Reserve Shiraz from Barossa in Australia. This bottle would retail from $20-$25 if it wasn’t private labeled exclusively for Trader Joe’s. Listen and drink along with us as we see if this wine has the “legs” to stand on, or at least to cling to the inside of our glasses.  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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    Wednesday
    Apr182018

    Give It A Shot - Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition Whiskey

    Irish whiskey and an IPA. At first glance these two may not have much in common. A combination not often thought of, at least not as often as Irish whiskey, Bailey’s, and Guinness, but I digress. Look closer, however, and you will possibly see a match made in heaven, or at least in Ireland. For this podcast we wanted to celebrate the milestone of reaching 50 followers (which we have now moved past) with something special so we chose the Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition whiskey. Watch and drink along with us as we explore the sensory revelations of this interesting pairing. We also want to say a big Thank You to all of our followers and subscribers! We couldn’t do it without you. Well, we could and we have, but it’s definitely not as much fun!  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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    Sunday
    Apr152018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Fraxos IPA

    Life in these modern times can be defined by a multitude of words. Among those are challenging, exciting, rewarding, difficult, and fun. Modern Times can also be described as very delicious, especially when we are speaking of beverages from Modern Times Beer. As Andrew and I have discussed, we have yet to meet a beverage from Modern Times we didn’t like. Since discovering them a few years back, we have tried several of their offerings including some of their coffee (yes, they roast coffee too!) and we have podcasted on a few of them. In this most recent podcast, we sat down with a can of Fraxos, which is their release for the month of March. Join us as we share our interpretation of this IPA and see whether or not this beer can stand tall among the many Modern Times beverages that we have tried.  Sit back and watch or listen. 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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    Wednesday
    Apr112018

    Give It A Shot - Thunder Canyon Brewery Warhead Stout

    For this weeks podcast we decided we were too tired to travel and decided to stay local. This beer was sourced from Tap and Bottle North (again) and is brewed right here in Tucson. Join us as we try the Warhead Stout from Thunder Canyon Brewstillery. This is one that Andrew has enjoyed several times before but he has only had it on draft so this will be a new adventure for both of us.  What did we think? Sit back and watch or listen. 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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    Sunday
    Apr082018

    Give It A Shot - Breakside Brewery IPA

    Beer and vinyl! Vinyl and beer! Two things we at AboutBeverages are very passionate about. If you have been following us and listening to our podcasts for any length of time, you probably are not surprised to see that we are speaking and writing about beer. You may, however, be surprised and curious as to why vinyl is coming up in this post. The reason is because recently while shopping for beer at Tap and Bottle North, a particular bottle caught Keith’s eye. Partially because it was an IPA, but also because of four other words on the label: Tastes Like Vinyl Sounds. This was something we had to delve into and find out for ourselves. The beer in question is the Breakside IPA from Breakside Brewery in Portland, OR. It features a variety of Northwest hops and their website lists this beer as a Northwest IPA. Listen to find out what we thought of this beer and of the bold statement on the label. After listening to us, we recommend putting on some vinyl and pouring yourself something delicious to enjoy with your music of choice.  What did we think? Sit back and watch or listen. 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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    Monday
    Apr022018

    Give It A Shot - Dogfish Head Wood-Aged Bitches Brew

    After three podcasts where we re-visited beverages we have already tried (although several years go) this week we are happy to feature something which we haven’t tried prior to this episode, officially that is. This show actually signifies two firsts for us. Besides not having done a podcast for this beer before, it was also the first time we had our viewers choose the beer we would try for our next podcast. We asked them to vote while we were streaming live last Thursday and the beer they chose was the Wood Aged Bitches Brew from Dogfish Head Brewery. This is the latest addition to their year round lineup and we found this particular bottle at Tap and Bottle North. The original Bitches Brew was brewed to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release of Miles Davis’s landmark jazz fusion record. They have given this new release a bit of a twist with some wood aging and we were very glad that our listeners chose this beer.  What did we think? Sit back and watch or listen. 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.  Also if you are so inclined, here is a link to the podcast from way back in 2010!

    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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    Sunday
    Apr012018

    Give It A Shot - Pacific Grove & Harken Chardonnays

    For this podcast, we present to you a tale of two California chardonnays. We thought it would be fun to compare wines that had quite a bit in common. They are both barrel fermented, both undergo malolactic fermentation, both from Perlier CA, and both are from the 2016 vintage. One big difference that they have is the price, with one of them being $5 more than the other. We invite you to watch as we find out if it was the best of chards or the worst of the chards. Most likely it was somewhere in between, but you never know.  Sit back and watch or listen. 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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    Tuesday
    Mar272018

    Give It A Shot - Bell's Brewery Hopslam 2018

    We know, we know. You haven’t had a new podcast from us in over two years, and now you’ve gotten two from us in three days. You didn’t think we were going to stay away forever, did you? We hope you are as glad to have us back as we are to be back. Speaking of things that have returned, in this podcast we will once again be trying and talking about Hopslam Ale from Bell’s Brewery. We first tried this on a podcast back in 2013, and we thought we would revisit this very popular seasonal release. What did we think? Sit back and watch or listen. 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.  Also if you are so inclined, here is a link to the podcast from way back in 2010!

    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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