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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. 

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HAD 48: Prohibition Part 3 - Return of the Drunk Guy

It’s Part 3 of our Prohibition series this week, “Return of the Drunk Guy”. We’re finished. It’s repeal time this week, and we can go back to drinking. Was there anything good about prohibition, or was it all something we should put behind us? We’ll try and figure that out, so come in and have a drink.

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Beer Camp 2017

WHAT WE’RE DRINKING:

Brittany

  • Beer #1: Opal | Brewery: Firestone Walker | Style: Farmhouse Ale/Dry Hopped Saison | ABV: 7.5% | IBUs: N/A | RateBeer Score: 96/94 | Brewery’s description: “Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemongrass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.”

  • Beer #2: Islander IPA | Brewery: Coronado Brewing Co. | Style: IPA | ABV: 7.0% | IBUs: 75 | RateBeer Score: 92/89 | Brewery’s description: “Named after Coronado Island, our original India Pale Ale is a liquid expression of hometown pride. Centennial, Chinook and Columbus hops combine to provide an explosive burst of piney bitterness and luscious notes of apricot, grapefruit and mango that are sure to evoke imagery of swaying palms and sun-kissed shores.”

  • Beer #3: Squeezebox | Brewery: Urban Artifact | Style: Sour/Wild Ale | ABV: 7.1% | IBUs: N/A | RateBeer Score: N/A | Brewery’s description: “Strawberry sour bomb - ale brewed with strawberries. Bellows-driven free-reed chordal instruments have developed around the globe as part of traditional music. This beer was made with 3 pounds per gallon of real strawberries! Wild Cultures: Urban Artifact Lactobacillus & Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

Justin

  • Beer #1: Hard wired nitro | Brewery: Left-Hand brewing | Style: coffee porter | ABV:6.0 % | IBUs: N/A | RateBeer Score:96/98 | Brewery’s description: Innately predisposed to be smooth when Poured Hard, this nitro coffee porter builds a pillowy, toffee-sweet head. Coffee and flavors of caramelized sugar, cacao and hints of blueberry lead to a light, smoky finish.

  • Beer #2: Azacca | Brewery: Founders | Style: India Pale Ale | ABV: 7.0% | IBUs: 70 | RateBeer Score: 94/92 | Brewery’s description: Named after the Haitian God of agriculture, the Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango. A touch of caramel malt gives a sweet backbone to support the righteous fruit character of this beer. Pouring a burnt orange color and registering at 7.0% ABV, your taste buds will worship this heavenly, hopped delight.

  • Beer #3: Hop Syndrome Pils Lager | Brewery: Epic | Style: Pils Lager | ABV: 4.5% | IBUs: N/A | RateBeer Score: 62/92 | Brewery’s description: A deliciously hoppy lager, this clean, spicy, yet fruity addition is sure to quench your summer palate just right!

  • Beer #4: KBS | Brewery: Founders | Style: Imperial Stout | ABV: 11.8 % | IBUs: 70 | RateBeer Score: 100/100 | Brewery’s description: What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

Christopher

  • Beer #1: Opal | Brewery: Firestone Walker | Style: Farmhouse Ale/Dry Hopped Saison | ABV: 7.5% | IBUs: N/A | RateBeer Score: 96/94 | Brewery’s description: “Our interpretation of the rustic Wallonian Saison style is a harmonious blend of rustic grains, spicy yeast and unique sauvignon blanc tones. Inviting lemongrass and gooseberry meet peppery spice and fresh grain aromas. Spicy Belgian yeast create a complex yet dry and refreshing canvas with splashes of citrus and stone fruit with a bright tropical white wine finish. Hop bitterness is assertive yet harmonious rounding out slightly tart and refreshing.”

  • Beer #2: 120 Minute IPA | Brewery: Dogfish Head | Style: Imperial IPA | ABV: 16.5% | IBUs: 120 | RateBeer Score: 99/97 | Brewery’s description: “Too extreme to be called beer? Brewed to a colossal 45°P, boiled for a full 2 hours while being continually hopped with high alpha American hops, dry-hopped every day in the fermenter for a month, and aged for a month on whole leaf hops, 120 Minute IPA is by far the strongest IPA ever brewed. And at 21% ABV and 120 IBU’s, you can see why we are calling this the Holy Grail for Hopheads. Editor’s note: ABV reduced down to 18% in 2009.”

  • Beer #3: KBS | Brewery: Founders | Style: Imperial Stout | ABV: 11.8 % | IBUs: 70 | RateBeer Score: 100/100 | Brewery’s description: A bit of backwoods pleasure without the banjo. This strong stout is brewed with a hint of coffee and vanilla then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Our process ensures that strong bourbon undertones come through in the finish in every batch we brew. We recommend decanting at room temperature and best enjoyed in a brandy snifter.

Casey

  • Beer #1:Hard wired nitro | Brewery: Left Hand brewing | Style: coffee porter | ABV:6.0 % | IBUs: N/A | RateBeer Score:96/98

  • Beer #2: Beer for Breakfast Stout  | Brewery: Dogfish Head | Style: Stout

  • Beer #3: Polygamy Porter | Brewery: Wasatch Brewing| Style: Nitro porter

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We would like to thank Alan Robinson for the show music and Len Peralta for the album art.

Part of the "What We're Drinking" bumper is from the Youthful Brewmaster card in the Blizzard game, Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft.