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The Ale Evangelist Show
93 minutes | Jun 2, 2018
The Vicious Vinyl Homebrewer
On this episode of the Ale the Scotsman, Rodbo , and Drew are joined by a very special guest. Homebrewer Scott from the Ripon Brewins joins us to pour 4 of his homebrews for the show. He poured an American Amber, a Chocolate Brownie Stout, a Pumpkin Pie Ale, and a Pale Ale. The guys discuss the intentions and inspiration of the brewer, the differences in various styles, and provide very few pointers on how the beers can be improved. It was a lot of fun, and this episode is not without the rabbit trails they have become known for. The State of Jefferson makes a reappearance, and the Vicious Vinyl Homebrewer explains how he got his Instagram name. Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
70 minutes | Apr 28, 2018
Knee Deep... In Beer
On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Whitey, Rodbo, and the Scotsman sip some listener-provided IPA. The show beer this week is brought to you by Patrick Krebbs, who supplied a carmel-malt-forward IPA from Dragonmead Brewing out in Michigan (a Midwest brewery, I’ll have you know!). Next, the guys talk about the lawsuit against Knee Deep Brewing out of Auburn by Sony Pictures. Were people really confusing Breaking Bud with the hit show Breaking Bad? Did folks really assume that the highly successful Breaking Bud beer was affiliated with Sony? A judge is going to have to decide, as Sony is actually asking for DAMAGES on this case. A second show beer, brought by Whitey is a Washington stout that the guys drink in honor of Dave Bowman of Plausibly Live! Finally, the guys can’t stay away from the State of Jefferson brewfest, and the Scotsman goes a little further in his characterization of those who are pro-State-of-Jefferson…please, send us angry voicemails! Hilarity ensures on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
89 minutes | Apr 21, 2018
Green Flash in a Pan
On this episode, Whitey and the Scotsman get to drink Contains No Juice by the most excellent Alvarado Street Brewing Company. It really deserves its name and is really a great beer. With that out of the way, the guys begin to talk about the current goings-on with Green Flash Brewing Company. How has such a stalwart beer in the California Beer scene had such a precipitous decline? Well, the Scotsman put some legwork in and took a look at many of the press releases going back to 2013 with regards to Green Flash’s acquisitions, expansions, and even some departures. Does it tell a picture of someone who grew too much, too quickly, or was this simply a case where the market turned against them? Well, you be the judge, but we think you’ll find the history tells the tale. Somehow they end up talking about the State of Jefferson, serial killers, and the criminal justice system (?). All in a day’s work on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
84 minutes | Mar 24, 2018
Never Fear…Glitter Beer!
On this wandering, wide-ranging episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Whitey and the Scotsman talk about everything from Koolickles (which they actually TASTE on the show) to glitter beer, to retro video games, to spiders, to unique beer dispensing methods, to entering the beer fest season. They go all OVER the place. Show beers for this random show are the Cleophus Quealy Oatmeal Stout, and the Morgan Territory Hoptomic Double IPA, both dispensed by The Sub, which they also talk about. Finally, listener Johnny K submits a question/challenge to the Ale Evangelists, which they answer and discuss on the show. Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
98 minutes | Mar 4, 2018
The Beer Fix
On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Whitey, Drew, and the Scotsman are joined once again by Hank Olson of the Food Fix Truck to talk food, flavors, koolickles (?) and beer. The guys drink Crux’s Cast Out IPA, Mikkeller’s Hammerhead Corvette Double NE IPA, and Blaker Brewing’s absolutely delectable Pineapple Milkshake IPA. What do they think of these hop showcases? Well, you should listen and find out. They talk what’s new at the Food Fix Truck, chat about the absolute best name for a sandwich EVER, and what Hank’s current favorite Fix is on the truck, the Food Fix Folks’ plan for a brick and mortar establishment, and whether or not you’ll ever see Koolickles on the truck. (You may hear them on the next show!) Finally, on the beer side of the experience, the guys talk about IBU’s, whether they really describe anything, and why some of these new-fangled IPA’s aren’t nearly as bitter as they used to be. They talk about IPA’s of the past, and why these teeth-grinding hop bombs were so bitter, and what’s changed. As always when Hank joins them, they have a lot of fun, so you definitely want to check out this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
120 minutes | Feb 24, 2018
Should We Shed a TIER?
On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman reunites with Drew and Whitey to talk about why Rodbo was...well...indisposed and unable to record. Quickly the topics turn to (what else?) beer! After talking about what has been up in a beery fashion, the guys discuss briefly whether the oft-maligned three-tier system has actually been GOOD for craft beer. (Say it ain’t so!) Could the tax breaks and sales restrictions actually be good for small breweries? Should the three tier system remain so craft beer can continue to thrive? Next up, the Scotsman decides to get rid of his Zymatic...sort of. He’s replacing it with the NEW version (and you can, too!) If you buy the new Z, use the official Ale Evangelist Show code: KYTHD, to score $50 off! Finally, they try the second edition (from the same bottling) of Listener Clay’s Irish Red. Is it better with age? Are the bottles inconsistent? The guys all talk about what potential issues can come about when you bottle beer. All of this excellent content along with two different Whitey-supplied show beers means you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
63 minutes | Jan 27, 2018
A Pair of Cocnuts
On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and the Scotsman try out some new technology, hopefully enabling them to do more regular shows, even when they can’t be in the same room! They try the Palaunu Brown Ale from Last Call Brewing Co. in Oakdale, CA, and discuss how neither of them like coconut...so how do they feel it works in this beer? Listen and find out. They also talk about some of the various events at SF Beer Week, happening from February 9th through the 18th. You guys, there are so many events, there’s no way you could hit them all. Finally, the guys cover the difference between an ale and lager, and how it really has little to do with flavor or appearance. Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
68 minutes | Jan 12, 2018
The Gang's All Here!
On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the gang’s all here, and they’ve got some beers to drink. The show beers this episode were brought to you by Manteca Joe, as he donated the Cutthroat Porter from Odell Brewing and the Braveheart Nitro Scottish Style Ale from Left Hand Brewing. What a great way to celebrate the guys getting back together than some fantastic beers from Colorado? In a fun departure from the regular show fodder, a listener submitted their homebrew to see if we could give them some insight into what went wrong. The guys all try this beer and give their opinion on what went wrong/right, and what can be done to help this listener brew in the future. Finally, some local and national beer news. Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
44 minutes | Dec 22, 2017
Solo Local Grab Bag
On this solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman covers a variety of topics, most of which center around the central valley beer scene. To begin, the coveted uKeg finally arrives, and the Scotsman discusses whether it was worth the 3 year wait. Next, FINALLY, Blaker Brewing is open, and the Scotsman gives his impressions of the taproom as well as the brewhouse. Is it worth drinking? Is it worth visiting? If you’ve been listening to the show for any length of time, I think you know the answer to those questions, but you might be surprised at the lone criticism he has for them. Finally, the Scotsman reviews our last remaining local homebrew supply store, Renegade Brewing Supply, and gives his impressions of whether they’re a worthy local business. (Anyone who’s been there already knows that answer beyond the shadow of a doubt. It’s solo, but the Scotsman can pontificate (or bloviate with the best of them). Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
108 minutes | Dec 9, 2017
Rodbo Is Punished
On this long-awaited episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo returns, only to be accosted with a Double IPA from Revision. Will this be the hop-laden elixir that finally convinces Rodbo that hops are not the demon-plant he has made them out to be? Will he actually admit that he was misguided and fooled by the hop-haters? Will he finally step into the light? Listen and find out. Because the beer world won’t stop talking about, neither with the Ale Evangelists, so on this episode they discuss whether hazy IPA is really heralding the end of the golden age of craft beer. And because it wouldn’t be the show without some levity, they read some reviews on the biggest swiss army knife you’ve ever seen! Finally, the Scotsman answers a listener question in great detail about whether you should do a primary and secondary fermentation for your beers. Packed with information and fun, you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
66 minutes | Oct 20, 2017
New Zealand Mania
On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and listener Dan break open some New Zealand beers. I think the amazement in their voices will show you what they think of these fantastic, but hard to find beers. Interspersed between these amazing beers, listener Dan will tell several stories from his vacation to Australia and New Zealand. The Scotsman will talk briefly about some New Zealand and Australian hop varieties. Finally they discuss some exciting news from a local Brewery. You won't want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
34 minutes | Sep 23, 2017
The Old Dogs of Brewing
On this short episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman flies the show alone and tries the Sentry IPA from New Glory Brewing Company. They bill this bad boy as a West Coast IPA, so the Scotsman talks about the American IPA style and discusses whether or not this beer is classified correctly. In addition, the Scotsman covers an article from BeerAdvocate magazine written by Andy Crouch about how the Old Dogs of Brewing are relying on some New Tricks. Is it worth it? Will it save Craft Beer? Is craft beer really worth saving if it means the inclusion of these adulterated adult beverages? Finally on a more concerning note, the Scotsman makes a heartfelt plea for prayer for the Rodbo family. Details are in this show. Don’t miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
71 minutes | Sep 9, 2017
The Search for Drew
On this hilarity-laden episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Drew ACTUALLY remembers that we’re recording, so we FINALLY get to drink the Ale Apothecary’s The Beer Formerly Known as LaTache. The well-balanced sour goes down smooth as we talk about various news in the beer world. Did you know that Annheuser Busch’s craft beer buying division just laid off most of its employees? Is the Scotsman happy about this? Did you know that certain beers have been linked to man b….well, just listen to find out what we’re talking about. It was a fun show to record; you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
75 minutes | Sep 3, 2017
Drew Is AWOL
On this episode, Rodbo and the Scotsman mock Drew, who forgot they were supposed to record today. They taste a couple of listener donated beers, as well as they talk about the Belgian Tripel and Dark Strong styles. They talk about blood-alcohol levels and how many drinks it takes to get there. Finally, they talk about whether or not Annheuser Busch is producing water or just being more honest on their labeling. It’s a grab bag of topics AND listener donated beer, with the trademark distractions and rabbit-trails you’ve come to know and love from the Ale Evangelist Show. Don’t miss it!
88 minutes | Aug 25, 2017
All the Topics
On this highly distractible episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and the Scotsman drink the absolutely epic and tasty Dark Reckoning from Morgan Territory Brewing Company in Tracy, CA. How to describe it? Let’s just say this beer is an award-winner for GOOD REASON. The Scotsman also describes what his visit to Morgan Territory was like. Rodbo and the Scotsman also have a small disagreement as to whether breweries should have food. What do you think? Weigh in at 209-800-ALES, and let us know! The Scotsman also explains a little about Morgan Territory’s history, and it goes back before they were known as Morgan Territory. Cheers to Morgan Territory for having such amazing beers. If you’re wondering why you should go there, you don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
70 minutes | Aug 18, 2017
The Return of Rodbo
On this rabbit-trail-riddled episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, Rodbo and the Scotsman discuss how great of a beer location Oregon is, as well as Rodbo AND Takuma’s trip to the Pacific Northwest. Rodbo brought back a braggot from Viking Braggot Company (http://drinkviking.com), which he actually enjoyed! (It was an IPA. Wonder of wonders!) The guys also discuss the recent acquisition of Magnolia Beer Company in San Francisco, why several other breweries across the United States have closed in the last year, AND discuss why it’s difficult to open a brewery in this challenging beer climate. They had a good time with Rodbo returning to the show after some surgery, but they did have a hard time focusing. Check out the latest episode of the Ale Evangelist Show!
52 minutes | Aug 4, 2017
On this bitter, floral episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew are overwhelmed by the bitterness of IPA Day as the same the Yakima Express from Silva Brewing Company. Even after a month in the can, this beer is almost too bitter for the both of them. They talk about the history of IPA Day, which is a happy subject. Then, they shift to the recent acquisition of Anchor Brewing Company by Sapporo. A cool discussion of the history of both of these venerable organizations means you don’t want to miss the next episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
99 minutes | Jul 28, 2017
On this information-packed episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman and Drew sit down with Peter Munoz, certified beer judge, to talk about what beer judging is all about. The guys talked about off flavors, beer scoring, and what judges are looking for in competitions. It might surprise you to know that beer judges aren’t judging based on whether or not they liked the beer, and that’s just the beginning of this dense subject. Peter scores the Scotsman’s latest beer, and they talk about what could have made it better, and the guys all try a few of Peter’s beer. Peter turned on the informational fire hose on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show. You don’t want to miss it.
42 minutes | Jul 21, 2017
The Solo Show
On this Scotsfamily-sickness-induced solo show, the Scotsman drinks a great Kolsch-style beer provided by Listener Patrick, and talks about a few things happening in the beer world: An update on the independent craft brewer seal, 50 State List of Commercial Beer Clone Recipes, and an update on the Amador County Fair Homebrew and Commercial beer competition. All this and a review of Last Call Brewing Company’s Citra SMaSHdown IPA. Don’t miss this latest episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
58 minutes | Jul 15, 2017
On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman, Rodbo, and Drew undergo a change in the show’s location to the newly-named Budweiser Bunker to escape the plague at the Scots Estate. But the Scotsman and Drew don’t crash Rodbo’s house without bringing that gift of gifts: excellent, well-crafted beer. They drink the Juice Box Hero from Central Coast Brewing Co. and talk all things Central Coast, as the Scotsman has recently returned from Cambria and sampling all the wonderful breweries thereabouts. In addition to the frivolity of the Ale Evangelists getting together, they also talk about some exciting news regarding St. Stan’s Brewing Co! You don’t want to miss this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.
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