Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Episode #145 Toilet Tourism

In today's episode we get dirty talking about terlets and what we do with them on the road

Our taste for this episode is a take on an old fashioned that has Rum as a base, rather than a whisky.

We used Lawless rum for this cocktail. If you'd like to recreate this on your own, the recipe is:

.75 Oz Lime Juice
.75 Oz Simple Syrup
2 Oz Rum
12-14 dashes of bitters

If you'd like to see the episode of How to Drink that we got the idea for this drink from, check out the link here

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Episode #144 Bent Brewstillery

In today's episode we talk about Bent Brewstillery in Roseville, MN
We taste several options at their taproom
Finally, we discuss the history of Bent (and a lot of really old monetary systems)

The law in the state of MN (Section 340A.22) that governs micro distilleries is a bit circular, and has been hard to navigate for many new distilleries, as shown in this post from The Growler. The law forces only one sale per person per day on site, and limits the size of the bottle to 375 ml for on site sales. It's more complicated than that, but that's a decent start to the confusing cycle that has been created.

We here at Travel by Proxy want all of you to know about the crazy ways that currency used to be created and used, and want you to start with the Wikipedia entry on the Halfpenny, aka the Ha'penny, and for those of you wondering about the monetary system in The Name of the Wind, see the Kingkiller Wiki entry on the common currencies of the lands.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Episode #143 Tongue in Cheek

In today's episode we talk about Tongue in Cheek in Saint Paul, MN
We taste another hard seltzer from Fulton
Finally, we discuss the concept behind Tongue in Cheek, and what makes it special to us

The Photo attached is all rights reserved to Tongue in Cheek, and is included in their google photos.

We really do suggest you go to Tongue in Cheek, and if not in an area that you can get to this specific restaurant, you should find something in your local area that is similar, as the meal can be an experience in and of itself. Aaron and his wife really enjoyed their trip to Tongue in Cheek, and plan to go back again soon, and any place you can find with a similar mission will be well worth the time and expense for a nice night out.

Also, if you all have suggestions for a Brunch tour in the Twin Cities, or any locale close to you, let us know, we need more places to go to and experience for you, and give our reactions to.

We haven't taken any photos of the new PC yet, as we're waiting for the desk to be completed, and we're really excited for that to come to be.

We really appreciate you all, and hope you have a great Thanksgiving, and we really are looking forward to completing our first year as a podcast!

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Episode #142 3rd Act Brewing

In today's episode we talk about 3rd Act Brewing
Taste a Berliner Weisse from 3rd Act
Finally, we discuss the history of 3rd Act Brewing

While Andrea really enjoys the Berliner Weisse, while Aaron found it didn't mesh with his own palette, as many of the beers that he tastes do.

The Wiki for the Berliner Weisse is not super long, but is an interesting read.

3rd Act Brewing  is located in Woodbury, MN, and has a beautiful taproom there, you can find more about their list of available brews and menu options here.

The Randall (officially known as Randall the Enamel Animal) is an interesting device, and we're sure it will come up again in future episodes. It was indeed originated by Dogfish Head Brewing, we do enjoy when we're right about things.

We're really excited to share our thoughts from our Saint Paul Brewery Crawl starting in a few episodes, so stay tuned for that!

Also, you just have to check out the little hype train that VW is making for their concept elecric vehicles, including the BUZZ that Andrea so adores.

And seriously check out the video of the Solar Powered yacht mansionthat Aaron was talking about.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Episode #141 Little Thistle Brewing Company

In today's episode we explore Little Thistle Brewing Company in Rochester, MN 
Taste their Brave Woman Scotch Ale
Finally, we discuss the history of this thistle inspired brewery

In further research, the Crowler craze is mostly of the 32 oz size, and 26 is less standard around the country. You can learn more about the Crowler from this infographic.

From our conversation about their merch, please check out the Crowler Carrier we misidentified as a cooler.

We as always would love your support for our own merch, and in particular check out the new This is not Alcohol Mug!

Sadly we never could remember the name of that other brewery down the road, but rest assured, when we do, we'll mention it on the show or on the blog!

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Episode #140 Roadside Attractions Social Episode

In today's episode we break from our normal format for our regular 5 episode break, and talk about Roadside Attractions in our Social Episode

We're drinking more of Bubba's Secret Stills Brown Liquor, this time with the Eggnog we wanted in the previous episode that Bubba's was featured in.

Mix 2 oz Bubba's Secret Stills Brown Liquor with 4-6 oz of your favorite store bought Eggnog, and enjoy.

You can see more about the Hodag and the Iowa 80 Truckstop by clicking on those links. And we would love to hear about your favorite Roadside Attractions!

Also, you can find our merchandise at our Teespring store, which now proudly hosts the Travel by Proxy "this is not alcohol" mug!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Episode #139 Fulton Hard Seltzer

In today's episode we discuss Fulton brewery and their local Minnesota roots 
We'll also taste Fulton's Blood Orange Hard Seltzer
Finally, we learn about some of the history of Fulton Brewery

Right off the bat, we were confused about which sugar type is table sugar, we were kinda right. See here for a breakdown of the differences between Sucrose and Glucose. Short answer: Sucrose is table sugar!

We want to thank Fulton for producing a delicious product that Aaron can drink with his beer averse palette. Check them out on Facebook, and let them know we sent you. (image credit http://www.fultonbeer.com/beer/blood-orange-hard-seltzer)

This is now week #2 of our Merch being up for sale! Check it out at teespring, and get something fun for yourself, or someone you love! If you have ideas for designs, or want something specific on a shirt or other item, let us know at our Facebook page!