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    Tuesday
    Mar172009

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast Episode #2: How to Taste/Spring Seasonal Beers

    Welcome to Episode 2 of the AboutBeverages.com Podcast!  In this episode we take you through the beginnings of learning how to taste.  We also take a trip to the Tasting Room to try out some spring seasonal beers.

    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!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about in our podcast.

    Tasting Notes - Spring Seasonal Beers

    Umami

    Soft Palate

    Here are the diagrams of your tongue and soft palate

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Friday
    Mar062009

    On The Horizon...

    We just want to let you know that our next podcast is going to feature a visit to the Tasting Room where we will be discussing and (hopefully) enjoying spring season release beers.  The beers we will be tasting are: Deschutes Buzzsaw Ale, Blue Moon’s Rising Moon, New Belgium’s Mighty Arrow and Sam Adams White Ale.  If you have not already tried any of these, or even if you have, we invite you to do so and join us on this journey of exploration and wonder as we venture into the great unknown of spring beer offerings.

    At this point we look to be on target for the podcast to be released on or around March 17th.  We are looking forward to it and hope you are too!

    Keith and Andrew

    Friday
    Feb202009

    AboutBeverages.com Podcast Episode #1: Intro/Brewing French Press Coffee

    Welcome to the very first AboutBeverages.com Podcast!  In the first episode we will be giving you a little information about us and helping you brew a successful pot of french press coffee.

    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!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about in our podcast.

    Tasting Notes - Sumatra Mandheling

    Recipe - French Press Coffee

    Here is a photo to give you a general idea what your french press coffee grounds should look like...

    32oz French Press

    Electric Water Kettle

    Scale

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    Thursday
    Jan292009

    Full Sail Brewing Releases Brewmaster Reserve Slipknot Imperial IPA

    Full Sail Brewing Company has released the first beer in their Brewmaster Reserve line-up for 2009, Slipknot Imperial IPA.  Every 10 weeks they will be rotating to a different beer to show case the brewer's art.  The beer for March has me quite interested.  It's the Full Sail Imperial Porter.  Click the picture for more detailed information about the current selection.

    Update 2/19/09:  Here is a direct link to the pdf file with the full lineup of beers they will be rotating throughout the year.  Full Lineup

    Thursday
    Jan292009

    If I were President Obama what tea would I drink?

    The answer to the question that's been keeping us up at night, "What tea does the President drink?" has finally been answered.  Note to self, if available purchase stock in that company.

    President Obama's Tea of Choice

    Thursday
    Dec182008

    A Little Wine May Boost Heart-Healthy Omega-3

    A European study of adults has found that moderate wine drinkers have higher blood levels of omega-3.  My first question was what do they mean by moderate.  Thankfully the article answered that question.  One drink a day for women and two for men.  The researchers believe that once again it comes down to the polyphenols in wine.  Oh yeah, I know what you're thinking.  All these articles about the benefits of wine and yet it still is not part of the food pyramid. 

    A Little Wine May Boost Heart-Healthy Omega-3

    Thursday
    Dec182008

    Brewmasters Share Tips of the Beer-Making Trade

    Here is a link to some audio from a NPR broadcast where they visited Wisconsin and gathered together some of the region's best brewmasters.  It's a little over 20 minutes long but well worth a listen to hear some beer making secrets.  There also is talk about what to look for when tasting a beer along with some home brewing tips.

    Brewmasters Share Tips of the Beer-Making Trade

    Wednesday
    Nov192008

    Tour with the Head Brewmaster of Guinness

    If your a fan of what I consider the "nectar of the Gods" then this story should be of interest.  It's a behind the scenes look at what makes Guinness Draught so unique from Fergal Murray the head brewmaster.  It goes into detail about the types of hops they use and why they use nitrogen instead of carbon dioxide.  The best fact of all buried toward the bottom of the article...one pint of Guinness only gives you 198 calories, that’s less than a pint of orange juice or premium light beer.  Delicious!

    Tour with the Head Brewmaster of Guiness