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    Sunday
    Apr052015

    What's on tap for the week of April 5th - April 11th 2015

    Just a little reminder of what will be going on at AboutBeverages.com for the week of April 5th - April 11th 2015.  This week we bring a 100% barrel fermented chardonnay to the tasting table.  It happens this Wednesday with a "Give It A Shot" featuring the Pacific Grove Chardonnay from Trader Joe's.  This wine is part of their most recent Fearless Flyer and is priced at $5.99.  Make sure you're following us on twitter for all of our other beverage tastings and info.  Click the link here to get to our twitter page.  Also, don't forget to check out our channel on youtube and if you go to our website from your mobile phone you can also get our app!

    If you haven't, take a moment to sign up for our email subscription.  Get all the latest articles and podcast information delivered right to your inbox.  If you have any questions or ideas for things we should try, send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    Keith & Andrew

    Wednesday
    Apr012015

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing Delicious IPA Gluten Reduced

    There are very few breweries that would use the word delicious in the name of their beer, but being bold and arrogant is something Stone Brewing wears like a badge of honor.  Today at the tasting table we have their Delicious IPA.  Brewed with three different hops (El Dorado, Calypso and the recently named Lemondrop) this beer looks to make a statement on two fronts.  First and foremost being another entry in Stone's great lineup of hophead adored IPAs.  Second they wanted to make a beer that could be enjoyed by those who have gluten intolerance.  Using an enzyme created by White Labs Inc. they still brew using the usual ingredients, but are able to reduce the amount of gluten by over half of what the FDA requires to be called reduced gluten.  Time to taste and find out if all the flavor still remains.  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!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Stone Brewing Delicious IPA Gluten Reduced

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    Sunday
    Mar292015

    What's on tap for the week of March 29th - April 4th 2015

    Just a little reminder of what will be going on at AboutBeverages.com for the week of March 29th - April 4th 2015.  We have something a little different at the tasting table this week as we try a beer that adds by subtraction.  It happens this Wednesday with a "Give It A Shot" featuring the Stone Brewing Delicious IPA.  What's the subtraction part?  This beer is gluten reduced by way of an enzyme from White Labs Inc.  Make sure you're following us on twitter for all of our other beverage tastings and info.  Click the link here to get to our twitter page.  Also, don't forget to check out our channel on youtube and if you go to our website from your mobile phone you can also get our app!

    If you haven't, take a moment to sign up for our email subscription.  Get all the latest articles and podcast information delivered right to your inbox.  If you have any questions or ideas for things we should try, send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    Keith & Andrew

    Wednesday
    Mar112015

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing Enjoy By 2.14.14 Cellared (Unnecessarily)

    This is the most forward planning of any show by far that we have ever done!  Today at the tasting table we have the Stone Brewing Enjoy By 2.14.14.  That's right.  I (Andrew) have been cellaring (unnecessarily) this beer for one year.  I had bought several of these when they first came out as I tend to do with the Enjoy By series because they are delicious.  A day or two had passed after Valentine's Day last year when I noticed that I still had one more.  Obviously it still would have been perfectly amazing, but that was when like a thunderbolt of genius/stupidity I had an idea.  Keith and I have often discussed that as double IPAs get older due to the higher hops and malt content they have some flavors in common with a barley wine.  The question then became, "What would happen if we actually cellared a double IPA for an extended period of time?"  The answer comes today at the tasting table in a balance of obvious and surprising.  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!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Stone Brewing Enjoy By 2.14.14 Cellared (Unnecessarily)

    Right click to download podcast

    Sunday
    Mar082015

    What's on tap for the week of March 8th - March 14th 2015

    Just a little reminder of what will be going on at AboutBeverages.com for the week of March 8th - March 14th 2015.  The show one year in the making is finally here!  It happens this Wednesday with a "Give It A Shot" featuring the Stone Brewing Enjoy By 2.14.14.  You read that right.  This beer has been cellared (unnecessarily) for one year.  What's it  going to taste like?  We will all find out this week.  Make sure you're following us on twitter for all of our other beverage tastings and info.  Click the link here to get to our twitter page.  Also, don't forget to check out our channel on youtube and if you go to our website from your mobile phone you can also get our app!

    If you haven't, take a moment to sign up for our email subscription.  Get all the latest articles and podcast information delivered right to your inbox.  If you have any questions or ideas for things we should try, send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    Keith & Andrew

    Wednesday
    Mar042015

    Give It A Shot - Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

    Spring is in the air and with it comes a fair amount of baseball conversation to start the show, but eventually we get to the beer at hand.  At the tasting table today we have the Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA.  It's a newly created year round release that uses a method of steam distilling wet hops before they even leave the fields.  This custom process is used to gather hop oil in its purest form giving you the "fresh hop" taste most brewers can only do during picking season.  This oil combined with their whole cone hops should bring plenty of flavor to the party.  Time to taste and see if the "hunt" was a success or if this process is simply all wet.  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!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

    Right click to download podcast

    Sunday
    Mar012015

    What's on tap for the week of March 1st - March 7th 2015

    Just a little reminder of what will be going on at AboutBeverages.com for the week of March 1st - March 7th 2015.  We head back into the heart of beer country this week with one of our favorite breweries located in Chico, California.  It happens this Wednesday with a "Give It A Shot" featuring the Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA.  This newly created year round release uses a process of steam distilling wet hops before they leave the field.  Make sure you're following us on twitter for all of our other beverage tastings and info.  Click the link here to get to our twitter page.  Also, don't forget to check out our channel on youtube and if you go to our website from your mobile phone you can also get our app!

    If you haven't, take a moment to sign up for our email subscription.  Get all the latest articles and podcast information delivered right to your inbox.  If you have any questions or ideas for things we should try, send us an email to AboutBeverages@q.com.

    Keith & Andrew

    Wednesday
    Feb252015

    Give It A Shot - Sebastiani 2012 Zinfandel

    What's better than finding a delicious Zinfandel?  Finding one at a good price of course!  Today at the tasting table we will be uncorking the 2012 Sebastiani Zinfandel.  Sonoma County is well known as one of the finest regions in the US for this particular grape, but that type of quality usually comes at a cost.  This particular bottle is priced around $17 depending on where you shop. That may be a fair, we'll find out soon enough, but thanks to our local Trader Joe's our cost was only $9.  Time to taste and discover if the right balance of fruit and spice we look for in a Zin has been achieved  or if this one should have stayed on the vine.  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!

    Link Lounge

    Here are the links to the things we talked about during the podcast. 

    Tasting Notes - Sebastiani 2012 Zinfandel

    Right click to download podcast

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