Have A Drink

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Have A Drink is an audio and video podcast in which listeners can learn along with the hosts about beer, spirits, and other drinks. Each episode covers a specific topic around beer or spirits whether it's terminology, styles, history, etc. 

Each audio episode is released every two weeks. Please check out the subscribe links to iTunes and Pocket Casts. Each video episode, found on our YouTube channel, is streamed live on Sundays at 6:00 PM EST at diamondclub.tv.

HAD 61: Cider

It’s time for beer, wait, I don’t smell hops. Is this not a beer episode? Hmmmm. Looks like it’s cider time. So let’s pluck a bottle off the tree and peel off the top and have a drink.


  • Our next video episode will be live at 9:00 PM EST on Saturday, November 18 covering the Flying Dog sampler pack

  • The next audio episode will also be live! It’ll be Saturday, November 25 at 9:00 PM EST covering Brown Ale


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  • Beverage: The Old Fashioned

  • Brewery: Angry Orchard: Orchard’s Edge

  • Style: Hard Cider

  • ABV: 6.5%

  • IBUs: 0

  • Untappd Score: 3.61/5.0

  • Brewery’s description: The Old Fashioned is made with a blend of American apples and is aged on oak with dried tart cherries, California grown navel orange peel, and charred bourbon barrel staves, offering citrus and cherry aromas with a bright apple flavor and slight vanilla notes. It has lasting tannins and a full, round mouthfeel.


  • Beer: Semi Dry Cidergeist

  • Brewery: Rhinegeist Brewery

  • Style: Cider

  • ABV: 6.2  %

  • IBUs:

  • Beer Advocate Score:

  • Brewery’s description: Cider fermented to amplify the fragrance and essence of the apples whilst achieving a delightful, lip-smacking dryness.


  • Beverage: Dry Hopped Cidergeist

  • Brewery: Reingeist

  • Style: Dry Hopped Hard Cider

  • ABV: 6.2%

  • IBUs: 0

  • Untappd Score: 3.45

  • Brewery’s description: Dry hopped with hops from the Pacific Northwest for citrus aromatics, this fine dry cider builds layers of delight upon the essence of the apple.


  • Beer: Vanilla Maple Smoked Brown Ale

  • Brewery: Homebrew

  • Style: Brown Ale w/ Additions

  • ABV: 6.2 %

  • IBUs: 42

  • Beer Advocate Score:100/100

  • Brewery’s description: This smooth and beautifully balanced brown ale with whole vanilla beans and maple syrup is malt forward with a lingering gentle bitterness. Has a moderate sweetness that makes this beer a good winter beer.

HAD 60: Smoked Beer


  • Our next video episode will be Saturday, November 11 at 9:00 PM EST covering the Deschutes Variety Pack

  • Our next audio episode will be posted by November 21 and will cover cider




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  • Beer: Creepshow

  • Brewery: Warped Wing

  • Style: Smoked Porter

  • ABV: 6.66%

  • IBUs: 40

  • Beer Advocate Score: 3.97

  • Brewery’s description: Tan/brown in color with dark malt flavors such as roast, chocolate, vanilla along with a mildly assertive smoked malt flavor and aroma. Finishes dry with a smoky after taste.


  • Beer: Mac FannyBaw

  • Brewery: Against the Grain

  • Style: Bourbon barrel Aged Smoked ale

  • ABV:  8.5%

  • IBUs: 28

  • Beer Advocate Score: 3.57

  • Brewery’s description: Truly a groundbreaking beer, this Barrel aged Rauchbier was an attempt to replicate the flavors present in Islay Scotch Whiskey.  We used Munich malt as a base and added copious amounts of Beechwood and Peat smoked malt, which provides the intense smoky and earthy peat flavors found in Scotch.  Then the addition of Alderwood smoked salt lends a crisp brininess that is reminiscent of the sea air in the Islay region of Scotland.  Aged in used Angel's Envy Bourbon Barrels to give an intense caramel, vanilla and whiskey flavor.


  • Beer: Smog City Coffee Porter

  • Brewery: Smog City

  • Style:Coffee Porter

  • ABV: 6%

  • IBUs:?

  • Beer Advocate Score:4.07

  • Brewery’s description: Gold Medal Winner - 2012 Great American Beer Festival, Denver, CO - Coffee Beer
    A coffee-beer, rather than a beer with coffee. A robust porter aged on fresh locally roasted, fair trade ground coffee. Enhanced flavors of chocolate, roasted malt, and of course coffee are present. "Like a chocolate covered espresso bean."


  • Beer: Smoke Jumper

  • Brewery: Left Hand Brewing

  • Style: Smoked Imperial Porter

  • ABV: 8.8%

  • Beer Advocate Score:4.02

HAD 59: Saison

Bonjour, je m'appelle bretagne et aujourd'hui nous parlons de Saisons. Alors venez et prenez un verre. Ne vous inquiétez pas, ce n'est pas tout en français. What she said, except it’s pronounced Brittany.


  • Our next video episode will be Saturday, October 21 at 9:00 PM EST covering the Alaskan Brewing pack with special guest, Ethan Caine (aka, “Amos” from Ritual Misery)

  • Our next audio episode will be posted around Oct. 31 covering smoked beers


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  • Beer: Nadia Kali

  • Brewery: Great Divide

  • Style: Hibiscus Saison

  • ABV: 6.3%

  • IBUs: N/A

  • Beer Advocate Score: 3.69/5

  • Brewery’s description: Nadia Kali is an inspired saison with cross-cultural influence. Nadia’s ruby pink glow comes from a generous infusion of hibiscus, while ginger root gives it a subtle spice and hint of woodsy maturity, and lemon peel adds a citrus tartness to keep you on your toes. Full of complexity and intrigue, this unfiltered beauty will show you just how deceiving looks can be.


  • Beer: Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale

  • Brewery: Boulevard Brewing

  • Style: Farmhouse ale

  • ABV:  8.5%

  • IBUs: 38

  • Beer Advocate Score: 4.17

  • Brewery’s description: When our brewers were experimenting with variations on a traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale, the perfect combination of elements came together in fermenter number seven. You could call it fate, but they called it Tank 7, and so it is. Beginning with a big surge of fruity aromatics and grapefruit-hoppy notes, the flavor of this complex, straw-colored ale tapers off to a peppery, dry finish.


  • Beer: Hennepin Farmhouse Saison

  • Brewery: Brewery Ommegang

  • Style: Saison

  • ABV:  7.7%

  • IBUs: 24

  • Beer Advocate Score:4.15

  • Brewery’s description:This style is a farmhouse ale, and is considered to be in the domain of the Belgian Saisons. Hennepin is a delicious brew for all seasons, it is spicy and refreshing. A moderately hoppy, farmhouse-style ale with a champagne-like effervescence, Hennepin has a crisp start followed by malt sweetness balanced with a firm bitterness. Hennepin has a bounty of great flavors: ginger, spice, orange and toasted grain. Pouring a bright golden color with a spicy-sweet balance of orange peel, sweet malt, hops and ginger, Hennepin makes way for a dry finish with a slight bite of ginger.


  • Drink: Belvanie 12 Year Scotch