The Dave Bio

The Dave Bio

So John did this, so I should too – and it’s been a long time coming!!

To paraphrase Yoda, Nerdy, I am.  Beer and Disney, I like. (The best part is that I just made you read that last sentence in a Yoda voice – Dave for the win!!).  So I used to do this whole “blog thing” back in the day – don’t search for it – writing about home brewing and Pennsylvania beer, so now I’m excited to include the previous nerdy hobby and add one of my other #obsessions.

Am I doing this number sign thing right?

What was I talking about – oh yeah, beer and Walt Disney World.  It seems an unlikely marriage, but if you’ve ever been stuck at Tusker House for breakfast with not one, but TWO Brazilian tour groups (no, I’m not speaking from experience *wink*), I’m sure you sought out your adult beverage of choice as quickly as possible.  Mine happens to be beer.

Not just beer, but Craft beer.

It’s difficult to pinpoint when my interest in beer beer began, but I know that throughout my early 20’s I would frequent brewpubs trying whatever libations they would pour.  Then I took it to a completely different level in 2007 when I began home brewing and seeking out incredible beers from across this great nation.

However, it’s easy to nail down when I became a WDW fan.  I made my first trip in 1990 at the age of 10, and ever since then “the World” has been my happy place.  We traveled there yearly throughout my teens, and I’ve continued the yearly tradition with my kids.  The best part – WDW has done a good job at making it a destination for adults as much as kids.  Specifically, Disney has focused on offering some pretty solid craft beers throughout property.

And that’s why John and I are here.  We’re gonna talk beer and Disney news, plus a focus on continuing your journey through this maze called Craft Beer, and hopefully help maximize your enjoyment of said fermented beverage, not only on Property, but off as well.

Cheers, all!

Dave

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DisTalk Radio’s Weekly Pint Podcast – Episode 22 – New England IPAs with Tim Gearin (Part 1)

DisTalk Radio’s Weekly Pint Podcast – Episode 22 – New England IPAs with Tim Gearin (Part 1)

Weekly Pint Podcast Episode 22 - New England IPAs with Tim Gearin (Part 1)

This week, we’re delving into the topic of New England Style IPAs with our FIRST special guest, Tim Gearin. The New England native gave us a rundown of the style, and incited jealously with his proximity to some of the best breweries in the country. Then, Tim, John and I sampled some of Trillium Brewing‘s finest: A Street, Congress Street, and Melcher Street IPAs, along with their Vicinity Double IPA.

Programming Note: This conversation went LOOOOOOOONG! We’ll be breaking it up over the next several weeks, so stay tuned!

Again, a special thanks to Tim for joining us!​

DisTalk Radio’s Weekly Pint Podcast – Episode 21 – Off-the-rails-isode

DisTalk Radio’s Weekly Pint Podcast – Episode 21 – Off-the-rails-isode

DisTalk Radio's Weekly Pint Podcast - Episode 21 - Off-the-rails-isode with Dave Juart and John Peters

Yup, we went off the rails….hard!  We touch on Random WDW Character Meets, Snorkeling in the Living Seas, Marine Biology, coffee roasting techniques, the “Bloody Mary Conspiracy”, a Jim Beam update, oh yeah, and some beer – Tröegs JavaHead Stout and Shipyard Monkey Fist IPA.
A special shout out to The Commonplace Coffee Company (@thecommonplace) for a plethora of reasons, but especially for introducing me to good coffee and supplying coffee for homebrew – Thanks TJ!!​
DisTalk Radio’s Weekly Pint Podcast – Episode 20 – Porter Talk

DisTalk Radio’s Weekly Pint Podcast – Episode 20 – Porter Talk

DisTalk Radio's Weekly Pint Podcast - Episode 20 - Porter Talk with Dave Juart and John Peters

John and Dave talk about a couple of standard Porter offerings and where to find this dark, bitter quaff on property. This episode features discussion of Coppertail Brewing Co. Night Swim Porter, Central Waters Brewing Co. Mudpuppy Porter and well as talk of the Walt Disney World availability of Einstök Icelandic Toasted Porter.

Beersolo’s Beer of the Month-Victory Golden Monkey

              One of my favorite spots in Animal Kingdom is the Dawa Bar, go figure! It’s a great place to grab a cold beer and enjoy the sights and sounds of Africa. They have a nice selection of brews including some American beers and a couple of African beers.

On a recent trip, I was after my normal beer here, St. George’s lager. That particular beer was sold out and I “settled” for a Golden Monkey. Sometimes the best things you find by accident! Brewed by Victory Brewing it packs quite a punch at 9.5%. Beer is poured from a bottle, not on draft. It’s a Belgian style Trippel ale, pretty strong. Starts out with a slight banana aroma, you can taste nutmeg, clove and some other fruit flavors as you enjoy the beer. All in all a very, very good beer! Next time you’re at Animal Kingdom, don’t despair! You can still find great beer!