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    Tuesday
    May142019

    Give It A Shot - De Mont Coteaux Varois en Provence Rosé 2018

    Due to some unfortunate time limitations, we will only have one episode to share with you this week. Next week we should be back to our normal schedule and have the extra content that you have come to expect from us. Even though the quantity is less, we hope that the quality will be more and that it will be worth it for you and for us as we switch gears to wine, and an organic wine to boot. The warm temperatures are already beginning here in the southwest so our thoughts turned to something best served chilled. A Sauvignon blanc or a rose, perhaps. After a little perusing at our local Trader Joe’s, we settled on a rose. The beverage we will be trying on today’s show is the De Mont rose made with organically grown grapes from the Provence region of France. 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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    Wednesday
    May082019

    Give It A Shot - Lagunitas Brewing The Waldos' Special Ale

    In the spirit of sharing, which is what we are all about at About Beverages, we want you to know that our unintended run of episodes featuring beverages or beverage categories that we have never tried before ends with this show. It had to end sooner or later, and at least what we will be featuring on this show is something we have enjoyed in the past. A trusted extremely limited-release from an experienced brewery which we hope will be worthy of being known as the beverage that ended that brief, unintended run. For this podcast, we will be trying The Waldos’ Special Ale from Lagunitas Brewing. For the past several years, Lagunitas has released this beer around April 20th, in honor of the origins of 420. They say it is the dankest and hoppiest beer they have ever brewed and comes in at 11.7% 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.

    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
    May062019

    Give It A Shot - Prescott Brewing Lodgepole Light Cream Ale

    Due to a cinematic “once in a lifetime” event, we had to take last week off from providing you with exciting and informative beverage related content but we are back and raring to go. We were discussing what to do this week for our shows and with a snap of our fingers we came up with an idea. We made half of our choices disappear with that snap, but at least we didn’t have quite as many things to choose from. Picking up right where we last left off, we will continue our theme of trying sub-categories of beverages that we have never before tried on our podcasts. We will be trying a beer, but one that falls into a category that we are relatively unfamiliar with. The beer we are trying for this episode is the Lodgepole Light Cream Ale from Prescott Brewing Company. Cream ale is described as “clean, easily drinkable and refreshing” by the BJCP and “mild and light bodied with no hop aroma and very little hop flavor” by Prescott Brewing’s website. At least we have been forewarned… 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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    Wednesday
    Apr242019

    Give It A Shot - Echigo Beer Flying IPA

    With this episode, we officially make it a week of firsts here at About Beverages as we again try something from a category we have never before tried on our show. We also continue our trend of unintended theme weeks as both of this weeks selections come to us from the other side of the Pacific Ocean. We have tried a lot of beer on our show, but we have never before tried an IPA from Japan. Recently, Andrew was at a local international supermarket and found himself in the beer section, where he made this selection. On this episode we will be trying the Echigo Beer Flying IPA. Featuring Citra hops and an ABV of 5.5%, this beer comes from a brewery located in Niigata Prefecture. 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
    Apr222019

    Give It A Shot - OKF Organic Aloe Vera Juice

    The story of how this episode came to be has its origins from one of our recent shows. A few weeks back, we tried the Hops Water from Lagunitas Brewing. During our discussion, we picked up on a variety of flavors and there was one flavor note that reminded Keith of this shows featured beverage. Since Andrew had never tried anything like it before we decided it was time to feature it on one of our shows. This week we will try the OKF Aloe Vera Drink with pulp. It contains 95% aloe vera and is certified organic. The other 5% is a mystery that we are ready to solve. Actually, we solved it by looking at the ingredient list (after we tried it), so it really wasn’t much of a mystery. 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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    Wednesday
    Apr172019

    Give It A Shot - Chicago Cubs California Red 2015

    Over the years, we have been very fortunate to have been given several beverages for us to try by our friends and people who share our affinity for discovering something new. These beverages have covered just about every type of liquid refreshment that is out there. From sodas to beers to spirits and almost everything in between, we are so grateful for your contributions and we offer our undying thanks. This show brings us another of those generous offerings and if our memories are correct, it could be the first we have received in this particular category; wine. One of Keith’s friends and co-workers, Skip, recently was in California and happened to spot this particular bottle and instantly thought of Keith. Why is that, you may ask? We will let you know that right now as we open the curtain and reveal the item we are trying on this show. We will be trying the Chicago Cubs California Red Blend 2015. All we know from the bottle is that it is made in conjunction with Plata Wines and of course that it looks cool because of the label. The website doesn’t tell us much more other than it is aged in French and American oak. 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
    Apr152019

    Give It A Shot - Lagunitas One Hitter Series Secret Agenda Pale Bock Beer

    One of the best things that can happen for us at About Beverages is when a plan comes together, especially when that plan wasn’t even actually planned. That is what happened this week as we suddenly realized we had stumbled into a theme. And not just any theme, a timely and relevant theme at that. This week we will celebrate baseball. With the season barely into its third week as we recorded we decided to commemorate the (almost) brand new season. A timely delivery of beer to the Trader Joe’s where Keith works was a key first step in the development of this theme. That beer will be the first thing we try this week. The beverage we are trying on this episode is the Secret Agenda from Lagunitas. It is the latest edition of their One Hitter series and was made in conjunction with Moonlight Brewing out of Santa Rosa California. The style is Pale Bock and they say it is the perfect beer for the spring season. 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
    Apr112019

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Dreamspeaker IPA

    It is always a good thing to try something new. Take a step outside the comfort zone. Expand one’s horizons. Explore uncharted territory. For this particular show we will be doing none of those things. We will be re-visiting one of our favorite breweries and trying a style of beer we are very familiar with which is made with hops we have most certainly tried before. We guess it should be noted that we have never had this exact beer and the unique combination of malt and hops contained therein. The last few sentences might make it seem like we were not excited to try this beer, but that assumption would be incorrect. The beverage we will be trying on this podcast is the Dreamspeaker IPA from Modern Times. It is their monthly release for March and April and also features some cool, if not visually disorienting, graphics. 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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