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    Friday
    Jan252019

    Give It A Shot - Hop Valley Brewing Cryo Stash Imperial IPA

    Time sure goes by quickly when you are doing something you love. We know that’s true because this week in which we released three podcasts has sure flown by! To put that in an even larger scope, we can’t believe how quickly ten years has flown by. Why do we even mention that you may ask? Well, believe it or not, About Beverages has been around for over 10 years now and next month we will celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the release of our very first podcast. More information on that will follow in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. For now though, let’s get back to this week. This podcast is the third and final release for the week and we will be traveling to Oregon for this beverage. We will be trying the Cryo Stash Imperial IPA from Hop Valley Brewing Company out of Eugene Oregon. This beer features Simcoe Hops treated at sub zero temperatures. 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
    Jan212019

    Give It A Shot - Pueblo Vida Chroma IPA

    This podcast begins a busy week for us here at About Beverages. As we mentioned last week, due to a busy December, while we continued to record videos we got behind in the actual sharing of those videos with you, our valued friend and viewer/listener. This will be the first of three that will be released this week and we will kick things off with a local brewery where we have previously encountered deliciousness. The beverage we will be trying is the Chroma from Pueblo Vida Brewing Company. Chroma is a series that they do where they brew an IPA and feature a new “craft maltster” with each release. This release features Admiral Maltings out of Alameda, California. 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
    Jan142019

    Give It A Shot - La Cumbre Brewing Project Dank Winter Edition Double IPA

    It has been too long since we last came to you via podcast or video and we are glad to say that we are back! We hope that you all have had a great season of celebrating and that your New Year is off to a healthy and happy start. We have had quite a busy time this past few months and while we have not been releasing videos on a regular basis, we have still been recording, as well as streaming live most Thursday evenings via Twitch. For our first release of the New Year we are traveling to a state with which we share a border. Before you guess California we say to you, “not so fast, my friend.” For this particular beverage we are heading to the state that borders us to the east, New Mexico, and to a brewery we are familiar with, yet have not featured on a podcast. The beverage we will be featuring on this podcast is the Project Dank from La Cumbre. According to their website, La Cumbre states that Project Dank is an “ever changing expression of their hoppiest endeavors.” This beer was recommended to us by Scott at Tap and Bottle, so we knew we were off to a good start.  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
    Dec242018

    Give It A Shot - Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome 2018-2019

    As I sit down to type these words, the official beginning of winter is just two days away. No matter how you celebrate, what you celebrate, or even if you celebrate at this time of the year, there is no denying that we are in the season for colder weather-in the Northern Hemisphere, that is. With the onset of Winter, we see seasonal beverages released that are designed to help augment your frivolity and at About Beverages we are here to help you discover some of these treats. The beverage we are featuring on this podcast has been around for numerous winters and comes to us from “across the pond.” With its inviting title and the brewing history of this particular brewery we felt it was a good one to try. The beverage we are featuring is the Winter Welcome ale from Samuel Smith’s Brewery.  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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    Sunday
    Dec232018

    Give It A Shot - Almanac Beer Barrel-Aged Peach Sournova

    It is becoming more and more frequent that we find a few of our favorite things in one convenient package. At least as it pertains to beer. However, even when you have the best of intentions and ingredients, if these components are not in the hands of a talented brewer or brewery, things can go awry very quickly. So we guess then it must be mentioned that one of those favorite things is not an ingredient or style, but the actual person or persons as well. With that being said, this podcast features a beer that on the surface seems to have great potential of being a winner as far as we are concerned. The beer we will be trying on this podcast is the Almanac Peach Sournova. It is a barrel-aged sour ale from a brewery who definitely knows their way around this particular style.  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
    Nov192018

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Beer Membata Coffee Stout

    We know that it is getting down to the wire, but better late than never as we continue on with our Thanksgiving suggestions podcasts. We change gears as we move to the beer category to discuss something we think could be a part of your celebration. We will be trying the Membata from Modern Times, which many of you know is one of our favorite breweries. This beer is a coffee stout, but other than that, we were not able to find too much information. Based on our experience and our familiarity with Modern Times, we are hoping that this beer helps you take the step from beverages paired with turkey and sides to beverages paired with dessert and eventually to heavier sippers consumed slowly around the glow of the fire. At least those are our plans...  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
    Nov062018

    Give It A Shot - Pizza Port Brewing Party Shirt Pale Ale

    Who doesn’t love a party? Especially at this time of year there is no shortage of available opportunities and occasions for which one can be thrown. Although they can be logistically challenging and fiscally overwhelming, one need not go all out to have a celebration. It only need be a quiet night with that special someone (even if that someone is you). As for the occasion? How about just because. Because it’s today. Because you feel like it. Because you are alive. Because we had another one of those amazing Arizona sunsets. There are lots of reasons to embrace the party that is today. If by chance you need some liquid refreshment for that celebration, we have something that might help you out. At the very least, the can will help to put one in a party kind of mood. This week we will be trying the Party Shirt Pale ale from Pizza Port Brewing. The brewery is celebrating this as a crisp, hop forward pale ale showcasing a variety of fruit notes. 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
    Oct252018

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing MoJay IPA

    Sometimes the availability of a beer, much like time itself, is fleeting. Through the lens of youth, one looks to the future and it seems endless. In what seems like the blink of an experienced eye we realize that is not the case and no matter what your age tomorrow is promised to no one. On a similar, though not as deeply philosophical scale, a delicious beer being available tomorrow is also promised to no one. In addition to their usual offerings, most breweries now brew beers to only be offered at the brewery or in very limited release. These “one-offs” are most often highly prized and are rewards for those individuals willing to sacrifice their time and a few extra hard-earned dollars to procure them. We are fortunate to have one of these beers on our podcast. This week we will be trying the Mojay IPA from Stone Brewing. It is made with Mosaic hops and according to the people at Stone it brought to mind fresh squeezed orange juice, hence the name.  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.

    Right click to download podcast