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    Entries in Barrel Aged (4)

    Thursday
    Apr262018

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing Saison du Buff Aged in Red and White Wine Barrels

    What is better than one great brewery creating a new beer for its loyal fans? Obviously, it’s when two great breweries get together and create a new beer for their loyal fans. We know this sounds crazy, but what if a third great brewery decided they wanted in on this action? Can it be even exponentially better? Potentially, chaos could ensue as this triumvirate toiled over their concoction, but we would all still keep our fingers crossed and hope that somehow, some way, this could all work out for the betterment of humanity, and of course, the craft beer crazed populace of which we are proud to be a part. These are some of the questions we asked ourselves and points that we pondered as we tried the Saison du Buff, a collaboration beer from Stone, Dogfish Head, and Victory. The version that we tried features its usual blend of herbs, but was also aged in both red and white wine barrels and has been augmented by the addition of brettanomyces.  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
    Jul082015

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Madeira Barrel Aged Colombian Coffee

    We love coffee.  Working at Arbuckle Coffee as Keith and I did (I still do) for so many years is what set us on the journey to open up our palates.  We also love things that have been barrel aged.  I don't have any good historical tie in for that but I do have an equation that seems appropriate.  Barrel aging = delicious.  The folks at Modern Times in Point Loma, California have brought those two loves together in a rather unique way.  At the tasting table today we have their Madeira Barrel Aged Colombian Coffee.  How do they do it?  They take green unroasted coffee beans and age them in a Madeira wine barrel for as long as they feel necessary.  Time to taste and see if some additional character is brought to the coffee or it's simply bean there done that.  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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    Tasting Notes - Modern Times Madeira Barrel Aged Colombian Coffee

    Modern Times Blog about Barrel Aged Coffee

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    Wednesday
    Jul022014

    Give It A Shot - Founders Brewing KBS Barrel Aged Stout

    What do you get when you take a stout, add copious (I love that word) amounts of chocolate and coffee, then barrel age it in a cave for 12 months?  You get the KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing.  Normally when something isn't available year round we throw out the designation of seasonal.  In this case that season is a little tighter than normal.  It's available in April.  We know that was three months ago, but depending on your local bottle shop they may have a few still hidden behind the counter for a rainy day.  When we bought ours they were only allowing one per person at $6 for a 12oz bottle.  Time to taste and see if this 11% stout lives up to the "highly acclaimed" status they put on their labels.  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
    Oct162013

    Give It A Shot - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales La Roja

    As a loose tie in to our upcoming pumpkin beer shows, we have a new brewery (to us) at the tasting table today.  Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales has been creating a wide range of oak aged and bottle conditioned beers since 2004.  It's no wonder we are more than a little excited to try their La Roja.  It's Flanders Brown Ale blended from barrels ranging from two to ten months and coming in at a mild 7.2% ABV.  This 750ml bottle is on the pricier side, but when it comes to these more labor intensive beers you get what you pay for.  Let's see if it lives up to the hype we've given it.  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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    Tasting Notes - Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales La Roja

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