1. In this episode, See Brian and John do what they do best… hanging out and enjoying some great beer with great friends. This time, it’s with national recording artist Sekshun 8 from Portsmouth, Virginia! They were gracious enough not only to let us use their music in our shows but invited us to one of their practices. Here we listen to what the guys are normally ordering up when they have a beer and then we share some that we think they will like. Their reactions surprised us! Maybe they will surprise you too!

    The Oskar factor:
    First off, we’d like to point out that there was a couple “pauses” in the show… Ahhh! The magic of ad-lib! So, if you haven’t heard us say this before, we’ll simply say now that we love beer… and the beer drinking culture. You probably won’t hear many negative comments from us about any beer other than it may not be something we drink on a normal basis. We try to concentrate on sharing craft beers / micro brews because we feel like these are the beers some of the beer drinking community may be missing out on. Although we have Macro beers and Macro Micro beers from time to time, you probably won’t see us covering too many of them on our shows.. but that certainly doesn't mean we have anything bad to say about any beer.

    Now… here are some additional facts about the beers we chose to share with Sekshun8.

    Oskar Blues - The Little Brewery that Cans! (We think that's funny!)
    The Brewery is located at:
    1800 Pike Road, Unit B
    Longmont, Colorado 80501

    Oskar Blues brewery opened in 1997 and, lucky for us, also opened a brewpub in 1999 which is located in Lyons, Colorado. They opened their canning operation in the fall of 2002 with a hand-canning line in the 60-year-old barn next door to the pub. Now for some stats on the beers you saw (or will see)!

    Dale’s Pale Ale – Somewhere between an American Pale Ale and India Pale Ale, 6.5% ABV, 65 IBU
    Gordon - Somewhere between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA, 8.7% ABV, 85 IBU
    Mama's Little Yella Pils - Czechoslovakian style Pilsner, 5.3% ABV, 35 IBU
    Old Chub - Scottish strong ale, 8% ABV and both an AbsOfBeerTV and Sekshun 8 favorite

    ...and what Sekshun 8 shared with us!

    Shipyard Brewing
    Located at:
    86 Newbury St.
    Portland, Maine 04101

    We tasted the Pumpkinhead Ale - 4.5% ABV.. Great pumpkin and holiday spice flavors, smooth, very drinkable ale. They kept some aside for almost 3 weeks before we could get together. Thank you for saving us some Sekshun 8!

    Finally, since this show was edited on this Veterans Day, all of us here at AbsOfBeerTV would like to thank everyone in our Arms Forces for your services!

    Check us out on the web at AbsOfBeerTV.com

    Cheers,
    Brian and John

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  2. Their new Home away from Home! This time, Brian and John are at the Bier Garden in Portsmouth, Virginia. In this special show, they team up with Lee McMillan to taste a variety of winter and Christmas beers... four beers in all. Watch and learn about these special beers! Ever asked yourself, "I wonder if Schloss Eggenberg's Samichlaus Beer would be a good session beer?" Click play and find the answer!

    In this show, our hereos are tasting:
    Samuel Smith - Winter Warmer 6% ABV merchantduvin.com/pages/5_breweries/samsmith.html
    St. Bernardus - Christmas Ale 10% ABV sintbernardus.be/en/beers.html
    Dubuisson Scaldis - Noel 12% br-dubuisson.com/
    Schloss Eggenberg - Samichlaus a festive 14% ABV plus some change... schloss-eggenberg.at/site/en_srt_samichlaus.asp?id=87

    and...

    You have to drop by the Bier Garden!
    The Bier Garden biergarden.com/
    438 High Street
    Portsmouth, Virginia

    If these beers don't leave you festive, we don't know what will!

    Check us out on the web at AbsOfBeerTV.com

    Cheers!
    Brian and John

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  3. In this episode, Brian and John get into the Christmas Spirit with some Ridgeway Brewing beers. These beers progress from Bad Elf to Criminally Bad Elf plus the special Santa's Butt!

    Ridgeway Brewing

    We tasted:
    Bad Elf - 6% ABV
    Very Bad Elf - 7.5% ABV
    Seriously Bad Elf - 9% ABV
    Criminally Bad Elf - 10.5% ABV
    Santa's Butt - 6% ABV

    Check us out on the web at AbsOfBeerTV.com

    Cheers!
    Brian and John

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  4. Happy Halloween Everyone! In this episode, Brian and John focus on 5 special pumpkin beers. See which beers they picked as their favorites and be prepared for a couple wizard pranks...

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  5. In this episode, Brian and John are grilling and chilling with some fantastic Stone Brewing products! If combining Farmer-to-Fork meats with Stone IPA and Stone Ruination wasn't enough, they also sample two of the Stone collaboration beers: BrewDog/Cambridge Brewing Co./Stone Brewing Co: Juxtaposition and Ken Schmidt/Maui Brewing Co./Stone Brewing Co.: Kona Coffee, Macadamia, Coconut Porter. Wow!!

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