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    Entries in Beer (345)

    Thursday
    Jul112019

    Give It A Shot - Tombstone Brewing and Tap & Bottle Here Comes a Regular Hazy IPA

    Recently, Tap & Bottle celebrated the 6th Anniversary of their first location, located on 6th Avenue in downtown Tucson. Before going any further, we want to congratulate them on this achievement! Scott, Rebecca, and their staff do a first rate job at both of their locations (two years ago they opened a location in Oro Valley as well). Whether it’s the comprehensive selection in the bottle shop, the varied and unique offerings of beers on tap, or the friendly knowledgeable service, they have got it all covered. For their 6th Anniversary, they decided they wanted to brew a beer to commemorate the occasion and they got together with Tombstone Brewing Company to do just that. The beer that they came up with, Here Comes A Regular, is what we have for this episode. The style is a hazy IPA and it comes in at 6.6% (see what they did there?) ABV. The name of the beer is taken from a song by the Replacements and in case you don’t have a copy of them nearby, the lyrics are printed right on the can. With Scott and Rebecca being as good as they are at what they do, and Tombstone Brewing being one of our favorite breweries, it is safe to say our expectations are somewhat elevated. 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
    Jul082019

    Give It A Shot - Bottle Logic Brewing Hanamachi Rice Lager

    It is no secret that we love beer at About Beverages. We sometimes fall into the pattern of trying the same styles of beer, but we are aware of this growth area and are always on the lookout for something different. This particular selection enjoyed a serendipitous path to our show. A Friday afternoon conversation between Keith and a co-worker touched on the topic of rice lagers and obviously brought them into his consciousness. The following day, he was enjoying a Recursion IPA from Bottle Logic at our local Tap and Bottle as he perused the offerings chilling behind the glass doors. It was so good he inquired as to whether or not there was anything else there from Bottle Logic, and to our good fortune, there was! One of the choices was the Hanamachi Rice Lager which is what we have for this episode. As we said before, it is from Bottle Logic Brewing located in Anaheim, California. For this style, rice is added to the grain mix and they are generally referred to as crisp and refreshing with a dry finish. 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
    Jun242019

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing and Metallica Enter Night Pilsner

    Hush, little listener, don’t say a word. Never mind that opening of the can you heard. On second thought, we should mind the opening of the can we all just heard. That can being opened means we are very close to trying a collaboration beer. This collaboration features one of Andrew’s favorite bands of all time and one of our favorite breweries. They got together and created a Pilsner. A Pilsner admittedly we don’t know much about as they are being very secretive in regards to the contents of its ingredients. If this sounds vaguely familiar to you, it should as the band that had a hand in creating this beer also recently made an appearance on our podcast as co-creator of a whiskey. This time around however, we will be trying the Enter Night Pilsner, brought to us from the creative minds of Stone Brewing and Metallica. About all we know is that the alcohol checks in at 5.7% and it is a Pilsner. 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
    Jun192019

    Give It A Shot - Lagunitas Brewing Phase Change Wet-Hopped Juicy Ale

    For this episode, we return to a tried and true formula for deciding on what beverage we will try on our show. This specific formula essentially involves Keith going into work on Wednesday and finding that something new has been delivered to the store. It has worked in the past, and this last week was no different. That formula also brought us back to one of our favorite breweries. There is a certain comfort in that, but fear not, as we will soon make a move out of our comfort zone. However, that will not happen this week. The beverage we are trying this week is the Phase Change Wet-Hopped Juicy Ale from Lagunitas Brewing Company. Their website mentions that it is an unfiltered, juicy nectar, made from the freshest of hops right after the harvest. 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
    Jun182019

    Give It A Shot - Mother Road Brewing Spring Lager

    There are times in life when you make unexpected discoveries. Sometimes those discoveries are actual things, sometimes they are personal revelations. In the case of the beverage we are going to try tonight, it was both. On a recent trip to Northern Arizona, Keith found himself having a flight of beers at a local brewery. Technically, he wasn’t alone as he was surrounded by several others enjoying an adult beverage, but since he did not go there with anyone, he felt like he was there by himself. That was discovery number 1; to realize that he had sat down at a bar by himself and ordered a beer, which is something he hadn’t done before. Discovery number two was one of the beers in his flight. A beer he felt was interesting enough to purchase a small growler of and bring home. That beer is the Mother Road spring lager and it is what we will be trying on this episode. As our tastes tend to lean more toward ales, we are always on the lookout for a lager that we could enjoy. Unfortunately, this lager is only available seasonally and at the brewery, but if you find yourself in Flagstaff Arizona at the right time, you could be in luck. 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
    May272019

    Give It A Shot - Kisses Betwixt Collaboration Beer from The Bruery Terreux & Dogfish Head

    It is rare that both of us aren’t feeling well on a Thursday night that we are planning on live-streaming and recording podcasts, but that is exactly the scenario we encountered last week. The end result of something like that happening is that it just makes us hungrier (or thirstier) when we come back the next week. This episode marks the beginning of that week and we have something to try that has all the makings of being a real treat. Recently, Andrew, his wife, and two friends of the show (let’s call them H & J) were fortunate enough to attend an event and Tap and Bottle’s downtown location. It was a tasting featuring several items from The Bruery and what we will be trying is one of the items that Andrew bought while he was there. For today’s show we will feature the Kisses Betwixt which is a collaboration beer from The Bruery Terreux and Dogfish Head. It is blend of two beers, the Mr. This is Ridiculous and the Mrs. This is Ridiculous. Andrew was able to try the two beers that make up this blend separately, but true to his values, he has not yet tried the blend. 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!

    Link Lounge

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

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