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Inspired by the folks at The Wicked Good Compound, and encouraged by media personality and friend ScottyJ, Sheryl and I decided to tread into The Podosphere on 7/3/2006. “Life On Tap” is just that: our lives through our eyes (or rather all senses) and the appreciation of some of our favorite interests: beer, food, wine, and liquor. There are a tremendous amount of experiences that Sheryl and I haven’t had, and we look forward to sharing those with you, the listener/viewer.

Remember: “Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.”

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Inspired by the folks at The Wicked Good Compound, and encouraged by media personality and friend ScottyJ, Sheryl and I decided to tread into The Podosphere on 7/3/2006. “Life On Tap” is just that: our lives through our eyes (or rather all senses) and the appreciation of some of our favorite interests: beer, food, wine, and liquor. There are a tremendous amount of experiences that Sheryl and I haven’t had, and we look forward to sharing those with you, the listener/viewer.

Remember: “Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.”

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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Dan cracks a fruited sour with cherry, guava, and Mandarin orange from The Brewing Projekt, Puff Tart XL, via a beer exchange from Wisconsin.







    Puff Tart XL — Cherry, Mandarin & Guava







    STYLE: Fruited SourINGREDIENTS: Cherry, Guava, Mandarin Orange, Marshmallow flavorABV: 8.0%AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce CanStats above taken from the brewery can.







    Appearance







    Smoothie/slushie-like, almost Bloody Mary-like in color via the fruit infusion.







    Aroma







    Straight up Maraschino cherry, candied strawberry, a touch of the guava, and a sugar-like note likely from the marshmallow.







    Taste







    A good blend of all the fruit present, with the guava leading off, strawberry following, then sweet cherry cleans up. Fairly sweet which makes me wonder about residual sugar.







    Mouthfeel







    Smoothie all the way as expected. Coats the mouth but goes down way easy.







    Overall







    This was very intriguing on a sensory perspective. “Smoothie sours” are extremely popular all around the US, so I believe this would be fairly sought after. While I personally would not have more than one in a sitting (you would not guess this was 8% while drinking), I would say if you have not tried one of this style yet, do so to see where you stand. Pairing is cheesecake all the way, though I would love to see this as a component in a beer-based Rice Krispie Treat.Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for this super-limited release via the share.







    Cheers and remember:







    Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.







    All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking FoolsOuttro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Earlier in the pandemic, Dan cracks a super-limited release via a beer exchange from Wisconsin: Third Space Brewing Mystic Pancakes.







    Third Space Brewing Mystic Pancakes







    STYLE: Barrel-aged Imperial Cream StoutINGREDIENTS: Wisconsin maple syrup, Stone Creek 3 Volcanoes CoffeeABV: 10.7%AVAILABILITY: 12-Ounce Can, Draft (Super-Limited)Stats above taken from the brewery can.







    Appearance







    Super dark brown with a fluffy, mahogany head.







    Aroma







    A fight between bourbon and the ingredients at first, though my memory tells me it’s a big, fresh pour of maple syrup on chocolate chip pancakes. After the initial aroma fades, the dark coffee roast comes in leaving a cafe con leche kind of note.







    Taste







    It’s the pancake house fantasy from the nose, washed down with an excellent dark roast coffee all in one, but are able to separate the components. All the bourbon barrel character but with no heat and great balance with the ingredients.







    Mouthfeel







    They called this an imperial cream stout for a reason, and I am here for this smooth, creamy, and velvety mouthfeel.







    Overall







    This variant off of their Mystic Knot was super tasty, and could definitely be done as breakfast/brunch beer (with or without pancakes) or with/as dessert. If you have a chance to taste the variants, go for it. Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for this super-limited release via the share.







    Cheers and remember:







    Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.







    All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking FoolsOuttro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Earlier in the pandemic, Dan cracks another one via a beer exchange from Wisconsin: Eagle Park Strawberry Puree.







    Eagle Park Brewing Company Strawberry Puree







    STYLE: Overfruited Sour AleINGREDIENTS: Strawberry puree, vanilla, and marshmallowABV: 6.0%AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce Can, DraftStats above taken from the brewery can.







    Appearance







    Thick, hazy, and very reminiscent of Snapple Kiwi Strawberry in color: pink and mauve.







    Aroma







    Straight up virgin strawberry daiquiri. Vanilla with a hint of marshmallow sugar. Reminds me of the strawberry candies with the drawn strawberry on the outside…you know the ones you found at various businesses, doctors offices, or even your grandma’s place.







    Taste







    Strawberry smoothie transitioning into candy. The tartness cuts the sweetness to make this inherently adds to the quaffability.







    Mouthfeel







    Soft, supple, and glides across like a freshly-juiced smoothie.







    Overall







    Laura had said to open it over the sink, but I had let it settle in the fridge post-shipping and successfully completed a slow release. Pairing-wise, I definitely favor dessert: complement strawberry shortcake or mixed berries with sabayon or paint your palate with cheesecake. I guess you could also try it with a salad with strawberries as well.Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for the share.







    Cheers and remember:







    Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.







    All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking FoolsOuttro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Earlier in the pandemic, Dan cracks open a collaboration from Hacienda Beer Co., Psychedelic Boss Battle, via a beer exchange from Wisconsin.







    Hacienda Beer Company Psychedelic Boss Battle







    COLLABORATOR: Maplewood Brewing Company (Chicago, IL)STYLE: Rocky Road-Inspired Imperial Stout (Double Mash)ADJUNCTS: Marshmallows, cacao, almond flavoringABV: 14.0%AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce CanStats above taken from the brewery can.







    Appearance







    Deep, dark brown, with a lovely, Tan head.







    Aroma







    Chocolate and fudge, almost brownie off the bat. Almond extract mixes with toasted marshmallow to give the Rocky Road impression.







    Taste







    Rollercoaster of flavor, with the sweetness peaking in the third quarter. Chocolate, followed by dark chocolate nibs, marshmallow following interspersing with some nuttiness. The aftertaste is the last scoop/bite of Rocky Road at the bottom of a cup/cone.







    Mouthfeel







    Big and mouthcoating with residual sugar.







    Overall







    This is best to share given its high ABV. Dessert within itself, but could go with a Bavarian Creme donut or cheesecake. Savory-wise, it would be interesting to try with a coffee-rubbed steak. Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for the share.







    Cheers and remember:







    Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.







    All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking FoolsOuttro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Earlier in the pandemic, Dan cracks open another from Working Draft Beer Company, Hindsight, via a beer exchange from Wisconsin.







    Working Draft Beer Company Hindsight (Chapter 4)







    STYLE: German PilsnerINGREDIENTS: Pilsner malt, Hallertau and Tettnang hopsABV: 4.8%AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce CanStats above taken from the brewery can.







    Appearance







    Medium yellow with a big-bubbled, white head.







    Aroma







    German pilsner notes: bready, hint of biscuit, with an earthy, noble hop aroma.







    Taste







    Crisp, bready with a hint of toasty malt note in the mid-palate, and a nice minerality on the aftertaste.







    Mouthfeel







    Light and dry with a kiss of hops on the refreshing finish.







    Overall







    German fare of brats, spaetzle come to mind, but a lot could go nicely with this. Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for the share.







    Cheers and remember:







    Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.







    All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking FoolsOuttro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Earlier in the pandemic, Dan cracks open Eagle Park Brewing Company’s Set List IPA, via a beer exchange from Wisconsin.







    Eagle Park Brewing Company Set List







    STYLE: American IPAINGREDIENTS: Three malts, three hopsABV: 6.5%AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce CanStats above taken from the brewery website.







    Appearance







    Light orange, hazy, with a beautiful, fluffy head.







    Aroma







    Tropical: mango, passionfruit, a little guava. A little fresh pine and navel orange note behind all that.







    Taste







    Citrus and tropical juice meet underripe fruit, with some resin, pine, and a hint of citrus zest towards the finish. Reminiscent of Five Alive for those who have had it.







    Mouthfeel







    Moderately dry and smooth across the palate.







    Overall







    To pair? Seafood for me…soft shell crab for starters with some lighter fare. I honestly can see me kicking back on a porch or patio just enjoying this one. Many thanks again to Laura H. in Daddy Porter’s Beer Group for the share.







    Cheers and remember:







    Life’s a tap…drink up ’til it’s dry.







    All music on this show came to us from the now defunct Music Alley.Intro: “Meet Me At The Bar” by The Beer Drinking FoolsOuttro: “Bubblegum and Beer” by The Supersuckers

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