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!

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IPA Day



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.

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Be Judgemental. It’s a Good Thing



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.

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The Three Six Oh



So… first things first.. the audio quality of this particular show is just nothing short of complete crap. I

Mt. Rainier from our new street

know that. So save the technical eMails. This was recorded in my Brother-in-Laws kitchen with equipment that is less than satisfactory but was all that was available. I highly recommend NOT using headphones. 

I really thought that I should just round file it, but after a few days of fiddling with it I decided that it has been too long since there’s been a new show, so here it is.

Our POD arrives on the 2nd of August (a seminal date in my history), which means that by the middle of August the new studio *should* be set up, although there is one factor that could push that back a week or two.

We are in the house, roughing things until we get our stuff. But otherwise things are really great. Except for the heat. Yep, it keeps hitting 80 degrees here.

It’s crazy hot!

Yes, I’m kidding. Stay cool, my friends!

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Whither Sandude?



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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The ADD Show



On this highly distractible episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the guys read an e-mail from an ACTUAL JAPANESE LISTENER!

Among other strange topics on the show, they read sugar free gummy bear product reviews, Drew gets a slug of…something in the improperly aged beer they tried as the show beer.

Man, they covered everything and more on this hilarious episode.

Some upcoming beer releases and a discussion on whether the new Indie Craft Brewer seal is a good idea or not.

They had a good time, and they know you will too on this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show.

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Barrel Aging Gone Crazy



On this episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, the Scotsman samples what he recommended you do NOT do, and that is an aged Imperial IPA. What does he think of it? Were the Ale Evangelists wrong in their recommendations, or does Founders know what they are doing?

On a fun and interesting segment, the Scotsman delivers a report on the Fresno Beer Scene, and you probably want to check out what is happening out there. 8 new breweries or expansions? Come on, Modesto!

Finally, the Scotsman rants a lot about some upcoming legislation where the government attempts to get in the way of or discusses how terrified they are of getting out of the way of small breweries. Come on, folks. Just let people sell their stuff…what could be the harm?

This is a somewhat fiery solo episode of the Ale Evangelist Show, don’t miss it!

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