HAD 75: Distillation
Today we are talking about distilling which for legal reasons we can’t say that you should distill anything alcoholic. Distill all the water you want, but don’t take anything you learn here and start trying to figure out how to do it yourself. And don’t send us mason jars with your results. You can’t email us to find our addresses to mail them. We legally can’t accept them, even to Have a Drink.
11 Mar 2018
HAD 86: MGP of Indiana
Today’s episode is about MGP . . . Why does Miller Genuine Draft get its own episode? MidWest Grain Products? Who are they? Apparently they make alcohol, and a lot of it. Today we dig into the largest distiller you don’t know and see what they make. Spoiler alert, it’s a lot. So get ready and Have a Drink.
27 May 2018
HAD 91: Mashing
Today’s episode is about Mash, so we are heading down to the swamp and talking about the differences between Trapper John and BJ Hunnicutt, how to do an emergency tracheotomy, and what was Klinger’s Best dress . . . Okay, no. But I had you going for a minute. No we are talking about Mashing and how it makes the thing that brings us all together, alcohol. So if you fire up your own still, don’t tell us that’s illegal. But we may have a martini and have a drink.
1 Jul 2018
HAD 123: Irish Whiskey Pt. 2 - Electric Boogaloo
I thought we just did this. . . how is there still more Irish Whiskey. I guess there is still more to talk about on this ancient spirit. I guess we can consume more uisce beatha and talk a bit more. You might want to get ready yourself for Irish Whiskey 2: Electric Boogaloo and Have a Drink
31 Mar 2019
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HAD 122: Irish Whiskey
Ireland is the birthplace of whiskey. There I said it, I have research to back me up, so come at me! Okay, fine. There is some debate, but most records show it was in Ireland first, and since it’s almost St Patrick’s Day, what better time to talk about Irish Whiskey. Unfortunately, it’s too much for one episode so let’s get the History out of the way so Bob will shut up and we can all Have a Drink.
17 Mar 2019
HAD 77: Tea 101
Ah Tea, that ancient beverage used to unwind at the end of a long day ( or 4 pm). I know there is no alcohol here, but it’s so soothing. So we are going to try to at least start with some general information for our first non-alcoholic episode, but we’ve probably bitten off more than we can chew. Well, we’ll find out, as we have a drink.
25 Mar 2018
HAD 120: Stone Brewing
Greg Koch was a rolling stone, wherever he brewed his beer was his home . . . I’m not reading this, least of all because it’s probably going to get us some sort of takedown notice. It’s time to turn our focus to those arrogant beers from a little brewery called Stone. Maybe we’ll learn they aren’t such bastards after all, and all the while Have A Drink.
9 Mar 2019
HAD 83: Kentucky Derby Drinks
What is with all these hats around here? They are big, floppy, and kind of useless. Wait, there is only one time of year people wear anything like that in Kentucky. I guess it’s Derby day. Today we plan to talk about the Run for the Roses, though we might rather run for some Four Roses as we talk about the race itself and all the drinking that is done around it. So make yourself a Mint Julep and have a drink.
7 May 2018
HAD 117: Brut IPA
It was only a matter of time, you can only Haze for so long, before the backlash. New England tried to take the IPA from the West Coast, but we all know there ain’t no party like a west coast party. And apparently they party like brutes, well like Brut. Time to talk about the Brut IPA and see if it is worthy of it’s own fad. Let’s find out as we, Have a Drink.
9 Feb 2019
HAD 130: Czech Lager
Are these all real words, is this just Fantasy. Caught in a podcast, trying to pronounce all these foreign words. Open your beers, tilt back your glass and Drink! I’m stopping now Bob, I’m not singing the whole intro to Bohemian Rhapsody, even if it is Czech lagers today. Let’s go head and Have a Drink, before I have to say “Scaramouch” or “fandango.”
3 Jun 2019
HAD 79: Whiskey & Rum Rebellions
In the history of the world, rebellions are a fairly frequent occurrence. When people feel oppressed, and feel like they are denied certain things they tend to rise up. With weapons, not just stand up on their feet. Otherwise it’d just be a protest, which are still important, but admittedly they are typically less exciting to record in history. So relax as we tell you pair of tales, and you can have a drink.
8 Apr 2018
HAD 128: Drinking Festivals
Today’s episode is a little bit odd, because it’s hard to nail down exactly what it is to make a drinking festival. Does it lessen the experience if the reason for it is to sell you something? Okay, everything in a capitalist society is designed in some way to sell you something, but does the event have no soul if there is no history? So we’re going to talk about that, plus mention some festivals from around the world, so get ready to party while we Have a Drink.
19 May 2019
HAD 95: Rogue Ales & Spirits
What’s this, it’s brewery time? Good, I missed these, who have we got. Bob, put your arm down and tell me who it is. Oh, it’s Rogue. . . do they even do that on their labels anymore? Well, we’re going to find out as we talk about this brewery, so wipe the yeast out of your beard, and have a drink.
29 Jul 2018
HAD 73: Heaven Hill Distillery
It’s time to get into our first real distillery episode. I’m excited because we are talking about a bourbon distillery. So who do we have to talk about? Heaven Hill? Don’t they make vodka? Well, they do, but also Bourbon and we have a lot to say about them, and a few of the other brands they own. So settle in, pour you a bourbon, or some rum, or vodka, or even some tequila, it’s all fair game today as we Have a Drink.
25 Feb 2018
HAD 125: Hefeweizen
The Hefeweizen, the beer that kicked off the first haze craze. This is one of those older German styles that we love, but frequently misunderstand. What is the real difference between a Hefewizen and a Whitber. And how is it different than an American wheat? What we can say, is that it’s delicious and refreshing so grab a beer and join us as we Have A Drink.
17 Apr 2019
HAD 126: Drinking Games
Mankind has always strove for achievement. To be able to prove your worth against others and perform great deeds of skill and athleticism. Today, we are not talking about that. We are talking about drinking games, because sometimes you can’t talk to the people in the room with you, even with alcohol’s help. So instead, we concoct rules that we can’t remember by the time we’re finished with the game and everyone has a good blackout. Never before have we needed to impress the need to drink responsibly, because we know you are still going to have a drink.
23 Apr 2019
HAD 118: Hard Seltzer
Well, there is a new fad on the scene, so it’s up to us to talk about it. How else are you going to learn about Hard Seltzers? Try them yourselves? No, we here at Have a Drink will take this difficult, refreshing challenge so you don’t have to. So relax go drink something else, we’ll Have a Drink for you.
10 Feb 2019
HAD 89: Fictional Beverages in Entertainment
I can’t find these beers anywhere, and isn’t it illegal to put caffeine in beer? I’m on to you buzz beer. Wait . . . I’m being told this beer isn’t real. None of these are. Apparently we are doing a episode about fictional beers. We talk about about these fictional beer and maybe wish we had some. Okay, probably not, but we will have a drink.
17 Jun 2018
HAD 80: Bell's Brewery
We are still down a host, but we thought we’d use this opportunity to talk about a special brewery. It’s time we take a trip up the bumpy road to Michigan and talk about Bell’s Brewery. Without Casey here you shouldn’t hear too much audible eye rolling, but we can take some time to look at the impressive path take from bathtub to brewery, and maybe have a Drink
15 Apr 2018
HAD 87: Berliner Weisse
Every free citizen of the world is a citizen of Berlin, and today I say, Ich Bein Ein Berliner Weisse. Today we are all about Berliner Weisse. We are going to dive in to this topic and talk all about this tart style. We even have a special brew just for this episode, so come in and Have a drink.
3 Jun 2018