Jamil Zainasheff, the Pope himself, joins Joby and Curtis for a discussion of beer, homebrewing, beer evaluating and ... beer. Our live studio audience keeps us rolling with excellent questions and Curtis tries to keep his gushing to a minimum.
Easter and 4/20 collide in this episode that features old and new friends, peeps, and cocktails - not necessarily mixed or in that order. No on-air herb enjoyment!
Rick Haught, fellow beer geek and the guy responsible for making Curtis a HopHead, joins Joby, Curtis and Jason in this special Easter edition.
Unfortunately, audio/video technical problems plagued the first 5 minutes of the show so the show begins mid thought while we are contemplating whether or not Hop Devil (the hoppy beer Rick first served to Curtis) is still as hoppy as we remember.
• 1 1/2 oz. vodka
• 1/2 oz. triple sec
• 1/4 oz. blue Curaçao
• Orange peel (for garnish)
Shake ingredients well.
Strain into a chilled martini glass.
Place the orange peel around the glass and drink!
Rim a martini glass with thick simple syrup and then dip into dyed green coconut flakes, then adorn with a little marshmallow peep. Think of it as your very own adult Easter Basket, but instead of being filled with candy, it’s filled with booze!
Prepare the glasses ahead of time and put them on a tray decorated with jelly beans and other seasonal delights for a stunning effect.
For the cocktail:
* 1 1/2 ounces Cherry Vodka
* 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
* 3 ounces Half and Half or Milk
* Dash Grenadine
Shake with ice until chilled. Pour into decorated glasses and serve.
Kevin Pratt, brewmaster at Santa Barbara Brewing Company joins us for last call and shares his opinion of IPA's and homebrew.
Gary Stewart, of Four Brix Winery, shares his passion for wine and some delicious wines. We discuss Gary's home winemaking roots and how he became a professional winemaker.
James Carling from Ventura Limoncello shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for craft distilled products.
Click the Ventura Limoncello logo to learn more about limoncello or find a limoncello recipe.
Alex Viecco from Montalvo Tequila shares his passion and tasty tequila with us. Do you know where Tequila comes from? Do you know there is a correct way to taste tequila? Do you know what reposado means? All of these questions, and some you didn't even know you had, will be answered!
Joby and I get back to work after a couple of months off. Lots of changes in our lives (you'll have to listen learn what those changes are) but we aren't going anywhere and we are looking forward to bringing you the best of drink!
Stephen Gertman for Ascendant Spirits Distillery is our guest for this episode. We taste his award winning moonshine, bourbon, and vodkas.
Jason sits in this week for Joby and we talk to Gary Stewart from Four Brix Winery in Ventura, CA. Jason and taste a sangiovese wine starting from just a little over four weeks old, a one year old version and a two year old version. A wonderful opportunity to taste three distinctly different wines from the same grape!
Joby and I celebrate Oktoberfest with some classic beer examples and some non-traditional, non-beer alternatives.