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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.”

Life On Tap Life On Tap

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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 tastes a refreshing seasonal wheat, Beaver Island Tangerine, via friends Rick and Paige earlier during the pandemic.







    Beaver Island Brewing Company Tangerine







    STYLE: American WheatINGREDIENTS: Pilsner, White Wheat, and Oats, hopped with Hallertau Magnum & Mandarina BavariaABV: 4.5%IBU: 22SRM: 3.2OG: 1.046AVAILABILITY: 12-Ounce Can, Draft (Seasonal, February – July)Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.















    Appearance







    Hazy, light/straw yellow.







    Aroma







    Muddled tangerine nose and a grainy wheat note.







    Taste







    Tangerine is well-pronounced on the palate all through the finish, which is fairly dry. Crisp and refreshing.







    Mouthfeel







    Dry finish and appropriate carbonation make this feel light on the mouthfeel.







    Overall







    This is a summer beverage for sure, which is in line with the seasonal-based release. The 12-ounce format is great for the lake, beach, pool, picnic, etc. Fish and seafood would definitely be a hit with this, no matter the preparation.







    Thank you so much to Paige and Rick for sharing this during the pandy.







    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

    • 3 min
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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Dan tastes an American IPA from some old family history, Devil Anse, care of GVBC via friend Charles earlier during the pandemic.







    Greenbrier Valley Brewing Company Devil Anse IPA







    STYLE: American IPAINGREDIENTS: Medium Crystal and American 2-Row malts; Columbus, Simcoe, Citra, Amarillo, and Mosaic hopsABV: 6.9%IBU: 71AVAILABILITY: 12-Ounce Can, Draft (Year-Round)Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.















    Appearance







    Light golden in color with a nice white, fluffy head.







    Aroma







    Citrus, with grapefruit and lemon/lime leading and a hint of pine on the back.







    Taste







    Balance. It’s almost as if the malt and hops were the Hatfields and McCoys respectively. Grainy sweetness with some hop assertiveness continuing from the aroma.







    Mouthfeel







    Fairly dry with a good body and pleasant carbonation.







    Overall







    Artwork and story from this is on point! The taste is really nostalgic in some ways, as it takes a page from the classic American IPA with its recipe/approach. Pair this whatever you feel like, but I was feeling wings at the time.







    Thank you so much to Charles for sharing this during the pandy.







    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

    • 4 min
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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Dan samples Fair State Pils, a German-style pilsner, care of friends Paige and Rick earlier during the pandemic.







    Fair State Brewing Cooperative Pils







    STYLE: German-Style PilsnerINGREDIENTS: Bohemian Pilsner malt, Hallertau Mittelfruh hopsABV: 4.9%IBU: 40AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce Can (Year-Round)Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.















    Appearance







    Middle yellow/golden with a nice white, fluffy head.







    Aroma







    Graininess plus grassiness with a hint of earthy/floral notes from the hops.







    Taste







    Grassiness continues with hints of bitterness cleaning up.







    Mouthfeel







    Crisp, super dry with a refreshing mouthfeel and level of carbonation.







    Overall







    Crispyboi! If you were expecting a German food pairing, you nailed it. This is incredibly sessionable for whatever occasion though, and I can see why it is a favorite amongst the brewers and their clientele.







    Thank you so much to Paige and Rick for sharing this during the pandy.







    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

    • 2 min
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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Dan tastes Pulp Fission Double IPA from 3 Disciples Brewing, care of @thecraftbeerconcierge earlier during the pandemic.







    3 Disciples Brewing Pulp Fission







    STYLE: American Hazy Double IPAINGREDIENTS: Citra, Mandarina Bavaria hopsABV: 8.0%IBU: 50AVAILABILITY: 16-Ounce Can (Year-Round)Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.















    Appearance







    Opaque, burnt orange in color with a fluffy, off-white head.







    Aroma







    Huge, beautiful blend of Mandarin, Navel, and other oranges with a hint of tangerine.







    Taste







    Straight up juice with some sweetness initially peaking with a hint of pith coming later.







    Mouthfeel







    Soft, mouth-coating, and supple on the palate with an off-dry finish and moderate level of carbonation.







    Overall







    I was totally craving a Royale with Cheese when I saw this label. In all seriousness, this beer would kill with various different cheddars. The fruity orange notes might be refreshing with fish or seafood dishes or perhaps even some lighter fowl/poultry preparations like Orange Chicken that will not overpower the beer.







    Thank you so much to Allo aka The Craft Beer Concierge for sharing this during the pandy.







    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

    • 4 min
    • video
    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Dan samples Snaggletooth Bandana IPA from Chicago staple Solemn Oath Brewery, care of @DaveR earlier during the pandemic.







    Solemn Oath Brewery Snaggletooth Bandana







    STYLE: American IPAABV: 6.5%IBU: 81AVAILABILITY: 12-Ounce Can (Limited)Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.















    Appearance







    Light orange, clear, with a fluffy white head.







    Aroma







    Citrus-focused with ruby red grapefruit with a hint of pineapple and other tropical fruit.







    Taste







    Great balance for me, with just the right amount of citrus/resin hop bitterness accentuated by the malt.







    Mouthfeel







    Dry but fairly light on the palate with a pleasant level of carbonation.







    Overall







    I was feeling burgers 100% at the time. It would be fun to use this to brine some roast beef for sure. This hit a nice spot for me on the palate, and drinking this in 12-ounce pours makes it fairly sessionable.







    Thank you so much to Dave aka @DaveR for sharing this during the pandy.







    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

    • 4 min
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    Life On Tap

    Life On Tap

    Dan samples a Helles from Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery, Give Em Helles, care of @RVABeerMeister earlier during the pandemic.







    Garden Grove Brewing and Urban Winery Give Em Helles







    STYLE: HellesINGREDIENTS: German malt and Hallertau hopsABV: 5.5% (now 5.2%)IBU: 19 (now 20)AVAILABILITY: 12-Ounce Can (Limited)Stats above taken from the brewery’s can and website.















    Appearance







    Dark gold, crystal clear, and a nice, white head.







    Aroma







    Floral, orange, and honey notes.







    Taste







    Balance is great with a slight malt edge. Biscuity and bready elements are full in as well.







    Mouthfeel







    Dry, balanced mouthfeel, with carbonation not too heavy or light.







    Overall







    All German ingredients do make a difference. I would love to know their water profile/treatment for this. Easy, sessionable, and would love to have this at any outdoor-based event. German bar food…spaetzle, brats, the whole nine for sure.







    Thank you so much to Sterling aka @RVABeerMeister for sharing this during the pandy.







    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

    • 4 min

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