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!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Episode #138 Road Food

Sippy Cup Edition

Today we’re tasting a hard latte from Brown Bomber and Insight Brewing’s Rowdy Uncle.

Aaron and Andrea definitely enjoyed the Brown Bomber,
but found it super dangerous while Aaron couldn’t quite get
past the beer flavor in the Rowdy Uncle. He still enjoyed it,
however, and said he could drink a bit of it here and there!

As you journey on the road with us, try to find a Whataburger first founded in
Corpus Christi, Texas. How do you pronounce it? Here’s one pronunciation.

We also talk about Shake Shack, In N Out Burger, Culver’s
(take a look at the Pretzel Haus Pub Burger that Aaron ate before this episode),
Del Taco, Five Guys and more!

For those of you wanting to learn more about the differences between
Frozen Custard and Ice Cream, check this out.

And last, but certainly not least this week: We have officially launched our
merch store at TeeSpring! We have shirts and hoodies that bear our
humble logo for your comfort in the coming cold months
and beyond! Check out the Merch Store here!

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Episode #137 Hudson's Hamburgers

In today's episode we explore Coeur D'alene, Idaho, and talk about the taste of historic Hudson's Hamburgers 
We'll also taste a hand-crafted secret spice liqueur, and make a cocktail of sorts
Finally, we learn about the history of this historic tourist-town mainstay

We first want to highlight Hudson's Hamburgers for their down to earth style of burgers. You can check out their Facebook page here.

This week's drink was Bubba's Secret Stills brown liquor, which we added to about 4 ounces of 2% milk over ice. As mentioned in the episode, we endorse the addition of this liquor to eggnog, as we believe it will be a tasty treat, and a fad in the coming holiday season.

If you would like to drive through a redwood tree, you can find some more information here.

Thank you so much for listening, and we hope you have a wonderful day/week. See you next Tuesday!

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Episode #136 Tiki Bars

In today's episode we explore the wonderful world of  Tiki
We taste a Tiki inspired drink (the same we had last episode)
Finally, we discuss a bit of the history of Tiki bars

If you would like to see what Critiki is about for yourself, check out their website and begin to see this wonderful sub culture.

The taste of this episode is once again a Lyford Cay Rum Dum, Batch
  • 1 cup Lemon Juice
  • 1 cup Simple syrup
  • 2 cup Water
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1 and a half ounces of light rum
  • 1 ounce of dark Jamaican Rum
  1. Combine the lemon juice, simple syrup, water, and egg white together to create a sweet and sour mix.
  2. Add 3.5 ounces of the mixture to a blender and blend briefly with the light rum.
  3. Pour the blended mixture over ice in a short, chilled glass.
  4. Carefully float the dark rum over the top of the drink.
Here once again is the alternate version of this drink

We want everyone to share in the experience of going t a Tiki bar at some point, and are proud to shout out Psycho Suzi's Motor Lounge as the first such establishment that Aaron has ever been to.

Here are also links for Frankie's, and Gold Tiki which are both in Las Vegas, NV.

If you're looking for recipes for drinks of your own, we of course recommend Mixel and The Grogalizeryou can also check out Smuggler's Cove as it has been suggested many times by Greg from How to Drink

We hope you've enjoyed this episode, and would love to hear if you have any suggestions for future episodes.