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    Tuesday
    Sep102019

    Give It A Shot - Modern Times Coffee Bourbon Barrel-aged Papua New Guinea Cold Brew

    The first thing one probably thinks of when they hear the words “Modern Times” is beer. We know that is where our focus goes as they are one of our all-time favorite breweries. One of the original inductees into our beer Hall of Fame, if we had one, which we should. What you might not realize is that in addition to beer, they also roast their own coffee. This episode features a beverage from Modern Times Coffee, as we will be trying their Bourbon Barrel-aged Papua New Guinea Cold Brew. 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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    Wednesday
    Sep042019

    Give It A Shot - Alamos Malbec 2018

    Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly do another wine podcast, we have gone and done the unthinkable; another wine podcast! For those of you counting along with us at home, that’s three in a row and all of them are Malbecs or have Malbec as the dominant grape. After the mixed results of the previous two left us wondering if we were mis-remembering Malbec, we decided to put an end to this particular beverage arc by trying a Malbec that we would consider a benchmark, one that we are familiar with and know that we have liked in the past. The beverage that we are trying for this episode is the Alamos Malbec 2018. Like the previous two wines, this also comes from Argentina. 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
    Sep022019

    Give It A Shot - Tiano and Nareno Traversia 1908 Argentina Malbec 2013

    For quite a while now, we have talked about wanting to try a wine that would normally be out of our price range to see if there was “value” for us at that level. Thanks to the support of our viewers, followers, and most importantly, our subscribers, we were able to do that for the first time on this episode. Andrew recently became affiliated with a new type of wine club and that is how we came by the bottle we have for this podcast. The wine that we will be trying is the Tiano and Nareno Traversia 1908 Argentina Malbec 2013. The “club” where we were able to procure this wine from is a new enterprise from entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk called Winetext. Once you sign up, he will regularly text you opportunities to buy great wines at amazing prices. For example, after a bit of research, the wine we tried for this podcast was found offered at prices ranging from the low $200’s to the mid $200’s and we were able to purchase it for $50. Needless to say, we were really looking forward to trying this bottle! 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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    Tuesday
    Aug272019

    Give It A Shot - Finca Flichman Gestos Malbec Mendoza Argentina 2016

    We hope that you realized we did not put up any content last week, but that you did not miss us too much and will not hold it against us. The past 2 weeks have been somewhat crazy for both of us with celebrations, brand new starts, and emotions a-plenty. Now that the tears have subsided and we all settle into this years new routines, we at About Beverages are excited to be settling back into our regular schedule of sharing delicious beverages with you and having a lot of fun while we do it. This episode will feature the first of two wines that we tried that are both from Argentina. Next weeks wine was the bottle we created this theme around as it is a special bottle that Andrew purchased through a new website, but more on that next week. To start off this South American wine themed week we will be trying the Gestos Malbec and Malbec from Trader Joe’s. It is the 2016 vintage and is a blend of Malbec grapes grown at 2 elevations, hence the “Malbec and Malbec’ 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.

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    Tuesday
    Aug062019

    Give It A Shot - Deschutes Brewery Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA

    It isn’t often that I have the opportunity to write these posts while traveling, but as I begin to let the words flow that will ultimately create this particular post, I realize that this is now the second entry created outside of my home state. The last one (for Gentle Reminder IPA) was written while on vacation in Playa del Carmen. This one is being crafted as I wait for my flight in the Burbank Airport. This trip was a quick one, and on the surface, it was a business trip for Trader Joe’s. If you dig a little deeper, which we at About Beverages usually do, you would realize that there was also fun involved as well. New people to meet, new beverages to be tried, and new experiences to learn from. Speaking of Trader Joe’s, this episode’s featured beverage was purchased there. Although it is not exclusively available there, as happens frequently, it was one of the new items available when I arrived for work last week. The beverage we will be trying this week is a new seasonal offering from Deschutes Brewery, the Only Slightly Exaggerated IPA. This beer was brewed in conjunction with Travel Oregon’s “Only Slightly Exaggerated” tourism advertising campaign using the Sabro hop, which is grown in the Northwest. FYI, when we recorded our podcast, we didn’t notice the word “only” in the title. 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
    Jul292019

    Give It A Shot - Pizza Port Brewing and Modern Times Beer Gentle Reminder IPA

    Life is full of surprises, both good and bad. You never know what kind might be around the corner, so one must always be ready. The beverage world is no different. When one of us encounters a beverage related surprise that happens to be a collaboration beer you can bet we are programmed to receive. That is exactly what happened a few weeks ago as we discovered the Gentle Reminder IPA from Pizza Port Brewing and Modern Times Beer. The label harkens to a legendary arcade game from the early 80’s and states that it is brewed with hefty doses of Motueka, Crystal, Simcoe and Nelson hops.  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
    Jul172019

    Give It A Shot - Trader Joe's Espiral Vinho Rosé

    This episode brings us the latest installment in Keith’s attempt to find a rose wine that Andrew will truly enjoy. It was actually recommended by a Trader Joe’s regular who really knows what he is talking about when he is talking about wine. Another cool thing about this wine is that we have already had something from this winery that we enjoyed. The beverage we will be trying is the Espiral Vinho Rose, from Portugal. Like the Vinho Verde which we referenced before, it has a slight effervescence when you first pour it that quickly dissipates. 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
    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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