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 63: Trappist Beer

Pie Iesu domine, dona eis requiem. (P A Es Lou Domine Da Na Eh Eis Requiem)   *thud* What’s going on? Did someone let some monks in here? Oh wait, that means it’s time for trappist episode. It’s a history focused episode so someone gave Justin access to the doc, which means it’s going to be a long one. So buckle up, grab a drink, knock yourself on the head and have a drink.


  • The next live video will be Saturday, Dec 16 covering the Samuel Adams Winter Classics pack for 2017

  • The live audio episode after that will be Saturday, Dec 23 about Holiday Spiced Drinks

  • Remember to catch us live every Saturday at 9:00 PM EST at Twitch.tv/HaveADrinkShow


Warms the cockles of my heart

Fat Head’s Portland Brewery CLOSING!

WTF is “Dilly, Dilly”?


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  • Beer: La Trappe Dubbel

  • Brewery: La Trappe

  • Style: Belgian Dubbel

  • ABV: 7.0%

  • IBUs: 22

  • Beer Advocate Score: 3.93

  • Brewery’s description: La Trappe Dubbel has a deep brown colour and attractive beige froth. The use of caramel malt gives it a gentle aromatic caramelised quality. It has a rich malty flavour with a touch of sweetness. Post-fermenting La Trappe Dubbel is a smooth drink, and yet has some real body and intense flavour to it.


  1. Beer: Trappistes Rochefort 10

  2. Brewery: Brasserie de Rochefort

  3. Style: Quad

  4. ABV: 11.3 %

  5. IBUs: ?

  6. Beer Advocate Score: 4.5/ 5

  7. Brewery’s description:


  • Beer: US1 Bourbon

  • Brewery: Michters

  • Style: Bourbon

  • ABV:  46%

HAD 62: Brown Ale

For today’s episode we put something dark in our mouths. Wait, that doesn’t sound right, let’s try that again. Today we go down the brown river. . . No, that’s worse. How about, we are up to our eyes in brown stuff today. Okay fine, we are just talking about brown ales today. We go over all the fun of this style with probably fewer poop jokes than this intro, but no promises. So come in and Have a Drink.


  • Our next video episode will be Saturday, Dec. 2 at 9:00 PM EST on Dogfish Head Holiday IPAs pack

  • The next audio episode will be live on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 PM EST covering Trappist Breweries



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This time's core badge focus: Imperial Czar


Beer critique based on BJCP guidelines

  • Beer: Smoked Maple Vanilla Brown Ale - KY Smoked Brown

  • 6%ABV

  • 43 IBU

    • 7 lbs 2-Row

    • 1 lb Maple Syrup

    • 1 Lb Candi Sugar - Dark/Amber - Balance Starting Gravity

    • 8 oz Carapils

    • 8 oz Caravienne

    • 8 oz Caramel 60L

    • 8 oz Abbey

    • 8 oz Cherrywood Smoked

    • 4 oz Chocolate

    • 1 oz Each: Norther Brewer (60 Min), EKG (15 Min), EKG (1 Min)

    • 7 Whole Vanilla Beans Split

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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Beer Hotel!

‘Epic’ Trademark case


This time we're going to try to level up the Heavy Weight core badge!




  • 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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More Bourbon County Problems


5 New core badges!



  • 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