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    Monday
    Aug132018

    Give It A Shot - 2017 Espiral Vinho Verde

    You may have noticed that we did not put out any podcasts last week. At least we hope you noticed. That means that you are following us and that hopefully you are enjoying what we are doing. We took a one week hiatus so that we could cull together some great ideas for future shows and we came up with several! After much discussion, we settled on a winner. As for the other ideas, don’t worry, they will make an appearance in future weeks. The topic we decided on for this weeks shows was “Wines Andrew Has Not Heard Of.” The title doesn’t exactly roll off of the tongue but it is pretty straight forward. The wine featured on this show is the Espiral Vinho Verde. Literally translated as “Green Wine,” the title actually refers to a specific area in Portugal where several types of grape varietals are grown to make this wine.  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. 

    (Full Disclosure: We realized while editing the video that we actually have done this wine on a podcast before, but that was in 2009 and it is only available on audio so that doesn’t count.)

    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
    Aug012018

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing Woot Stout 2018

    We are not sure what the weather is like where you are, but where we are, the temperature easily eclipses 100 degrees on a daily basis. When you add in the humidity from our monsoon season it makes for some unpleasant atmospheric conditions. It certainly is not what some of us would consider Imperial Stout beer drinking weather. Needless to say, when we decide to take on an Imperial Stout at this time of year you know we must have an idea that it is going to be special. That is definitely the case as this week we try the Stone Farking Wheaton Wootstout. It is a collaboration between Drew Curtis, Wil Wheaton, and Greg Koch (of Stone Brewing) and this is the 6th year they have released a version of this beer. We have tried previous versions, but every year they do something different to keep us on our toes.  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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    Monday
    Jul302018

    Give It A Shot - Petrus Aged Pale

    You probably are aware by now that we are pretty big fans of beer. One of our favorite styles of beer and one that has grown enormously in popularity over the past 4-5 years is the Sour style. There are many different types of sour beers ranging from Berliner Weisse and gose on the lighter side on up to Flemish Red and geuze on the heavier side. Some even incorporate a bit of funk for an even wilder ride for your palate. For this podcast we are featuring a sour beer made by Brewery de Brabandere in Belgium exclusively for Trader Joe’s. It is called the Petrus Aged Pale and it is a limited single foeder release, foeder #102, to be precise.  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
    Jul252018

    Give It A Shot - Knob Creek Straight Bourbon and Rye Whiskey

    This week we bring to you a tale of two Kentucky whiskeys. It was the bourbon of whiskeys, it was the rye of whiskeys. Whew! That was such a literary reach one could get hurt if not sufficiently stretched out. Seriously though, this week we decided to try two whiskeys from the same distiller in a side-by-side comparison. The whiskeys we tried are the Knob Creek Straight Bourbon Whiskey and the Knob Creek Straight Rye Whiskey. The Bourbon Whiskey was actually part of podcast we had previously done on bourbon, but the Rye was a first time participant on our show.  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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    Monday
    Jul232018

    Give It A Shot - A to Z Winery Pinot Noir Rosé

    Recently we tried a rose wine that did not leave an indelible impression upon our palates. The previous years version had been quite enjoyable, but the current version could not replicate the gustatory memory as had been hoped. We didn’t want too much time to pass before delving back into the rose section of the wine cellar, so this week we bring you our first attempt at finding “Rose Redemption.” We will be trying a Pinot Noir rose from A to Z Wineworks out of Newberg Oregon. This is the 2016 vintage (the 2017 is out now as well) and was purchased for an amazing price.  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
    Jul122018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Critical Band IPA

    It is no secret that Modern Times is one of our favorite breweries. Last year, one of their monthly releases was a favorite that stood out among all of their stellar offerings, at least for Keith. It is one he has spoken highly of and remembered fondly now for the past 8 to 9 months. At long last, this beer has been released for 2018 and we decided it needed to be shared with you on a podcast. The beer we are talking about is the Critical Band IPA and it is Modern Times monthly release for the summer months, June thru August.  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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    Tuesday
    Jul102018

    Give It A Shot - El Segundo Brewing Gotta Get It IPA

    Recently, both of us found ourselves on vacation in the great state of California. We were not able to hang out together, but one of the things we did have in common was that we were in search of new beers to try. Whether at a restaurant or pub or at a bottle shop, we were constantly on the lookout for something that might not be available to us locally. This week we have one of those beers to share with you. It is the Gotta Get It IPA from El Segundo Brewing. The label had the words “Dope and Dank” on it, so we knew we were off to a good start.  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
    Jun192018

    Give It A Shot - Belching Beaver Brewery Digital Bath NEIPA

    This podcast features a beer from a brewery that has gotten a good amount of attention from us lately. They are from San Diego, and no, it is not Modern Times. We have become big fans of their beer even if we are not necessarily fans of their name. The beer we are trying is the Digital Bath NEIPA from Belching Beaver. It is another collaboration with the band the Deftones and it is named after one of their songs. It is brewed in a limited quantity and Andrew just happened to be in the right place at the right time and picked up a four pack at Tap and Bottle North.  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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