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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.

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    Friday
    Jan042019

    Give It A Shot - Duncan Taylor Dimensions Highland Park 19yr Single Barrel Whisky

    The podcast you are about to watch was about 9 months in the making. Actually the more we think about it, the time it took to get to this point was longer. Much longer. The reality is that this podcast was a journey that took about ten years to reach the destination. We say ten years because the idea for us to start our website happened over ten years ago. We will talk about that in more detail over the next few months as we celebrate our 10 year anniversary with all of you. The events that directly made this possible began about 9 months ago. It is hard to believe, but we have now been streaming live via Twitch since early last year and it is because of those of you who support us in any way that we were able to try the beverage that we will feature in this video. Because of your appreciation for what we do, we found ourselves in the position of being able to purchase a beverage well outside of our normal budget. As our way of saying thank you, we did not try this particular beverage until we could be on camera to record a podcast live and share it with you. We narrowed our choices down to materials in the spirit world, specifically a bourbon or scotch. With a little bit of research and the help of Scott at Total Wine, we narrowed our choices down to a final four and ultimately to the winner. Without further adieu, the beverage we chose was the Duncan Taylor Dimensions Highland Park 19 Year single malt scotch whisky.  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.

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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
    Dec102018

    Give It A Shot - Trader Joe's Brut Rosé North Coast Sparkling Wine

    How can it be that we are in the last month of the year already? The holidays are rapidly approaching and along with them come the build up, craziness, fun, love, laughter, and of course, delicious beverages we know and love about this time of the year. As we have done all year, we are here to guide you through the maze of wonderful options to help you make a choice that is perfect for however you celebrate the season. To start things off we have decided to visit a bubbly. While this type of beverage is most commonly thought of for end of the year celebrating, you may want to consider one (or two) for the weeks leading up to New Year’s as well. Perhaps even all year round. The beverage we will be trying today is the Trader Joe’s North Coast Reserve Brut Rose. This sparkler is available every year for a few months, usually beginning in early November, and is exclusive to Trader Joe’s.  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
    Nov202018

    Give It A Shot - Oak Ridge Winery OZV Lodi Zinfandel 2016

    We know what you are thinking. You just watched a new video from us yesterday so how could there possibly be another one available already? Here at About Beverages we are dedicated not only to beverages, but more importantly, to you, our loyal followers and listeners. With that in mind, we are happy to offer you the final installment in our series of beverages that we feel could be featured at your Thanksgiving dinner. This podcast features a wine, and a varietal that is not the first to come to mind when one thinks of Thanksgiving; Zinfandel. Over the years, this grape has made several appearances at our holiday table and has been quite successful. Hopefully this particular wine will carry that tradition forward. The wine that we will be trying is the Oak Ridge Winery OZV old vine Zinfandel from Lodi. We feel the best Zinfandels offer both fruit and spice for an overall balanced flavor profile.  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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    Wednesday
    Nov142018

    Give It A Shot - Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer

    Don’t look now, but Thanksgiving is almost here! This year is one of the years when it arrives at the earliest possible date that it can. It is always the fourth Thursday of November and this year the first Thursday fell on the very first day of the month. In the spirit of trying to help you with your Turkey Day beverage selections, we have decided to share some selections that may help you make that decision. First up is the Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer. The winery, which is located in Washington state, has many different offerings across the wine spectrum. The Gewurztraminer grape is typically known for being lower in alcohol, off-dry (or semi-sweet) with notes of lychee fruit. We are hoping this will be a great jumping off point for our Thanksgiving Day beverage guide.  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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