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    Entries in Red (2)

    Wednesday
    Apr172019

    Give It A Shot - Chicago Cubs California Red 2015

    Over the years, we have been very fortunate to have been given several beverages for us to try by our friends and people who share our affinity for discovering something new. These beverages have covered just about every type of liquid refreshment that is out there. From sodas to beers to spirits and almost everything in between, we are so grateful for your contributions and we offer our undying thanks. This show brings us another of those generous offerings and if our memories are correct, it could be the first we have received in this particular category; wine. One of Keith’s friends and co-workers, Skip, recently was in California and happened to spot this particular bottle and instantly thought of Keith. Why is that, you may ask? We will let you know that right now as we open the curtain and reveal the item we are trying on this show. We will be trying the Chicago Cubs California Red Blend 2015. All we know from the bottle is that it is made in conjunction with Plata Wines and of course that it looks cool because of the label. The website doesn’t tell us much more other than it is aged in French and American oak. 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
    Apr262018

    Give It A Shot - Stone Brewing Saison du Buff Aged in Red and White Wine Barrels

    What is better than one great brewery creating a new beer for its loyal fans? Obviously, it’s when two great breweries get together and create a new beer for their loyal fans. We know this sounds crazy, but what if a third great brewery decided they wanted in on this action? Can it be even exponentially better? Potentially, chaos could ensue as this triumvirate toiled over their concoction, but we would all still keep our fingers crossed and hope that somehow, some way, this could all work out for the betterment of humanity, and of course, the craft beer crazed populace of which we are proud to be a part. These are some of the questions we asked ourselves and points that we pondered as we tried the Saison du Buff, a collaboration beer from Stone, Dogfish Head, and Victory. The version that we tried features its usual blend of herbs, but was also aged in both red and white wine barrels and has been augmented by the addition of brettanomyces.  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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