Have A Drink

Learn all about beer with us. Come in, and have a drink!

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 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.

PODCAST ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • 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

News

It’s the “Hipster Apocalypse”

Lagunitas replacing Goose?

S.W.A.G.

Untappd

Seafood and SeaQuench

Top Beers of Summer 2017

Rest of the lists

Resources

AllAboutBeer Article

CraftBeer.com Glass & Food Pairings

BJCP


WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:

Brittany

  • 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.

Justin

  • 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.

Christopher

  • 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.

Casey

  • Drink: Belvanie 12 Year Scotch

HAD 58: Founders Brewing Company

Where am I? I’m trapped in a barrel I think. Smells like bourbon, and is that hops? Did someone just barrel age an IPA. That can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Founders episode. We talk about this barrel aging obsessed brewery, and why we love it. So come in and Have a Drink.

PODCAST ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • Our next video episode will be streaming live on Twitch & YouTube on Sunday, October 8 at 11:00 AM and we’ll be doing a live home brew!

  • Our next audio episode will be covering Saison and posted around October 23

  • If you would like to help improve this podcast, please answer some questions on our survey! Go to bit.ly/hadsurvey (all lowercase)

News

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Resources

The Wiki

Barrel-Aging


WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:

Brittany

  • Beer: Porter

  • Brewery: Founders Brewing

  • Style: American Porter

  • ABV: 6.5%

  • IBUs: 45

  • Beer Advocate Score: 4.25

  • Brewery’s description: No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.

Justin

  • Beer: Dirty Bastard

  • Brewery: Founders

  • Style: Scotch Ale/ wee heavy

  • ABV: 8.0 %

  • IBUs: 50

  • Beer Advocate Score: 4.05

  • Brewery’s description:So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.

 

Christopher

  • Beer: Mosaic Promise

  • Brewery: Founder’s

  • Style: Pale Ale

  • ABV: 5.5 %

  • IBUs: 50

  • Beer Advocate Score:96

  • Brewery’s description:Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there is also beauty in simplicity.

Casey

  • Beer: Pako’s IPA

  • Brewery: Snake river Brewing

  • Style: IPA

  • ABV:  6.8%

  • IBUs: 60+

  • Beer Advocate Score:4.07/5

  • Brewery’s description: Named for Pako (say “PACO”) the dog (No wait, Pako’s not a dog!) This full flavored, fully hop-evident IPA will have the hopheads rejoicing. 6.8% ABV and 60+ IBUs with explosive hop aroma from a pungent Simcoe/columbus blend.2011 GABF Gold in American Style Strong Pale Ale