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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.

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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.

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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.

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    Wednesday
    Jul032019

    Give It A Shot - Scapa Glansa Single Malt Scotch

    This week the good news is that we are excited to try a new Scotch. The bad news, unfortunately, is that with the discovery of this new (to us) Scotch, we learned that we have to begrudgingly say goodbye to one of our all-time favorites. Through a series of unfortunate events, we have come to learn that the Scapa 16 year Scotch is no longer being produced at the distillery. This was quite a shock to both of us as it has long been one of our favorites. There is even a podcast from 2010 that you can listen to in the archives at AboutBeverages.com to prove it. So we will bid a fond adieu to this spirit, who ironically is now only with us in spirit, and memory of course. You may have a hunch by now that the scotch we are trying may be connected in some way to Scapa and if that is your guess, then you are correct. The beverage that we are trying today is the Scapa Glansa. Glansa is an Old Norse word that means “shining storm-laden skies” and this scotch is the first peated single malt expression from the Orkney island based distillery. 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
    Jul022019

    Give It A Shot - Waterloo Grape Sparkling Water

    The impetus for this episode occurred during some of our live-streaming banter a couple of Thursday’s ago. As many of you know, we are on Twitch.TV/aboutbeverages most Thursday nights. We are usually chatting with each other, interacting with our viewers, recording a podcast or two, doing some gameplay, and in general having a great time. Often, we will discuss the various beverages we have had during the week and we always have something that we are trying as we open our show. A few weeks ago, we were trying a particular type of flavored sparkling water, with each of us enjoying a different flavor. While we were drinking them, we started looking at their website to see what other flavors they had to offer. Two of them in particular caught our attention and we have one of them for this episode. Today we are trying the Waterloo Sparkling Water Grape flavor. All of their flavors have no calories, sugar, or sodium, but we are very hopeful that this one will have plenty of deliciousness. 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
    Jun262019

    Give It A Shot - Cooper and Thief Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc

    We did not really plan it at the time, but we now realize that there is a common thread to the two items that we are trying this week. No, we are not trying another Metallica beverage collaboration or something from Stone Brewing. The theme, albeit a loose one, is that both of these beverage purveyors have made previous appearances on our show this year. Metallica made an appearance in March with their Blackened Whiskey and the winery that made this episode’s beverage was featured back in January. On this show we will be trying the Cooper and Thief Tequila Barrel Aged Sauvignon Blanc. This Sauvignon blanc, which also has some other white wines that comprise 22% of the blend, is aged for three months in Casa Noble anejo tequila barrels. Barrel aged anything intrigues us, and this will definitely be a new experience. 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
    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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