Revision Brewing Four Beer Review

Revision Brewing Company is taking the US and world by storm with their amazing beers, including the much lauded double IPA and Dr. Lupulin triple IPA!

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To say their IPA’s are amazing is an understatement. In under a year, Revision has already been named #3 New Craft Brewery in the world and, by default the #1 new craft brewery in the USA (#1 and #2 are both European breweries).

Revision is lead by Jeremy Warren, founder of the now famous Knee Deep Brewing company near Sacramento, California. Jeremy, a Reno, Nevada native decided a few years ago to sell his stock in Knee Deep and make the move back over the Sierra Nevada pass and come back home to Reno and try to create ‘magic in a bottle’ once again, this time under the name Revision!

Check out our 360 Live video review of the Blonde, Sparkle Muffin Hazy IPA, Revision Double IPA and Dr. Lupulin 3x India Pale Ale below!

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ZOOM H1 Amazon Bundle Pack Review

For about $125, there really isn’t a lot to dislike about the ZOOM H1 Bundle pack on Amazon. This is a great sounding, easy to use device. If we had critique, it would be that the device does have a bit of a flimsy feel to it. Made almost totally of plastic, the Zoom H1 (as opposed to the twice as expensive H4) is lightweight. Not sure how this device would stand up to a drop from only a few feet. It’s lightweight nature could actually be a positive for those of you doing a lot of ‘on the scene’ audio recording!

Check out our full review of what you get in the pack along with the audio example of the ZOOM H1 below!

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Cuban Torpedo Cigar Review Romeo Y Julieta

For whatever reason, we’ve been on a Cuban cigar kick for the last year or so. There are just some special nuances that are found in cigars made in Cuba that aren’t found in other tobaccos: the construction, the burn, the unique creamy, slowly building flavor…well, after taking a few weeks away from cigars of any kind, we lit up this very good Cuban torpedo and it really impressed.

When a lot of smokers think ‘Cuban Belicoso’, we (I included) automatically default to either the H. Upmann #2 or the Montecristo #2, two of the more popular, highest rated torpedoes on the market. Suffice to say, we are happy we found this rather obscure stick!

Check out our review below~

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The New Two Doods Podcast!

With YouTube giving us small video bloggers the finger, we’ve decided to dip a toe into the land of Podcasting.

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Podcasting is interesting as it allows for folks to listen to audio on their digital device, computer or otherwise either as stand-alone episodes or by using the Podbean player (maybe even discover some other interesting Podcasters too).

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10 Questions With Tyler Connolly From Theory Of A Deadman

They’re riding high on a six-week run at #1 on the rock charts as we round out 2017, their biggest, most played and most successful debut single to date with the song ‘RX’ which talks about the dangerous of Opioid and prescription drug abuse.

In our interview below, Tyler opens up about the song ‘RX’ and his personal experience with abuse, the marked change in sound with the new album (almost devoid of the traditional hard rock guitars Theory was so famous for in albums past), deciding to do cover songs and the virtues of Kevin Bacon (Kevin Bacon?- yep…just watch till the end)!

Enjoy~

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Bourbon Review: EH TAYLOR VS JEFFERSON RESERVE SIDE BY SIDE

Have we told you how much we love bourbon as our spirit of choice? Well, we DO and we’ve got a series of side-by-side videos in the works.

Oh look, here’s one now. Both of these bourbons are premium, meaning you should be slapped like a step-child (ok, bad reference) if you mix either of these with ANYTHING!

Watch one DOOD’S review below!

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WINE REVIEW: Domaine Serene

First things first- we can sometimes get overzealous, as we did in this review. Therefore, replace the word WASHINGTON with the word OREGON anytime we say WASHINGTON in the following review…because we ain’t that smart!

Now that’s out of the way, watch our review of one of the greatest Pinot Noir wineries on the planet! Introducing the Domaine Serene winery from Dayton, Oregon. This is the first time either of us have tried a true WHITE Pinot Noir. Yep, the grapes start as one would think a Pinot grape would- with some red color. After the unique process is completed, the oak aged results are quite tasty and the wine sparkles a bit clearer even than a typical Chardonnay, Fume Blanc, Pinot Grigio, etc.

Special thanks to the fine folks at the Atlantis Resort Casino in Reno, Nevada for the invite for this exclusive wine tasting dinner event! Watch our detailed review below!

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Grammy Nominated Nothing More Talks New Album

…and to think we can say ‘…we knew them when…’ Nothing More just received more Grammy nominations than any other rock band in the 2018 event and we couldn’t be more excited!

One of the most anticipated albums of 2017 is available for ‘human consumption’ as of Friday, September 15th with Nothing More’s ‘The Stories We Tell Ourselves’.

This album moves like a river, with musical textures ranging from ‘rip off your head’ metal (‘The Great Divorce’) to ‘coffee shop folk’ (‘Just Say When’). At times reminiscent of modern day ‘Nu-Metal’ from bands like System Of A Down or Disturbed and at others like Classic Rock stalwarts Pink Floyd, there is literally something for every musical taste on ‘The Stories…’ album.

Like previous releases, Nothing More captures a raw emotion and power from a source of intense personal experience like few bands can. Watch our full review and discussion with singer/producer Jonny Hawkins below:

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BEER REVIEW: Ommegang Game Of Thrones ‘Bend The Knee’

I really didn’t want to like this beer. First of all, it’s a bit of a novelty, branded with the Game of Thrones title. Second, it’s not a hoppy IPA style beer and I tend to dislike any of the lighter leaning brews. But you know what? Ommegang really knows their brew, and this one is a surprising champ!

Watch our review of this Belgian style honey brew below. No midget porn and no midgets were hurt in the production of this video!

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RESTAURANT REVIEW: CAFFE BOA, TEMPE, ARIZONA

What do you do when you find yourself stuck in an eight hour layover at Phoenix International Airport? Make the most out of it and find a spot to ‘take the edge off’.

When this happened to my wife and I recently, we took the light rail just up the road to beautiful Tempe, Arizona and stumbled upon Caffe Boa (the Original location) to partake in some late afternoon grub and cocktails.

Watch our experience review with the quite personable JJ, our waiter/host for the afternoon below.

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Hotel Review: Drury Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk

Watch as we tour this legendary hotel which started as a bank in 1929 in San Antonio, Texas. The movie Blank Check was filmed here a few years back, so some of what you see might look familiar.

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This wonderful hotel is a real bargian when staying in San Antonio being set with direct access to the famed Riverwalk, great places to get your grub on, wonderful jazz club (Bohanan’s) and much more for under $200 a night!

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Armenian Brandy Review

Some claim the French make the best Brandy (Cognac) while the Armenian’s would beg to differ. While we haven’t reviews any Brandies or Cognac’s here yet, we’ve had a few and must admit, this rare Brandy is quite the treat.

One thing I’ve noticed with French (and American) Brandy is their heat (palate burn) and lack of residual sugars. Most aren’t incredibly sweet, frankly.

This one however, is quite different. Honestly, my friend (and guest DOOD in the video Jeff) had an unopened bottle of Zaya Rum in his ‘booze room’ and this Brandy hearkened back to that dark sugar cane and alcohol taste of Rum much more than it reminded me of a hot Brandy.

Watch below as we review this 20 year old Ararat Brandy Nairi!

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Album Review: 10 Years ‘How To Live As Ghosts’

In the absence of a new album from Tool, check out a new album from a band who many compared to Tool with their smash hit ‘Wasteland’ from the debut album ‘Into The Halfmoon’ back in 1999.

This Tennessee band still includes founders Jesse Hasek (vocals) and Brian Vodinh, a multi-instrumentalist who has handled both drums and guitar in the studio and live show settings over the years.

After taking a multi-year break from the grind of studio recording and touring, and for the purpose of allowing Brian to focus on family and a successful career in real estate, 10 Years is back with renewed fervor!

Watch as we discuss the new sound 10 Years delivers on their latest musical offering ‘How To Live As Lions’ available now in the video below!

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Super Premium Tequila Review: Don Julio VS Clase Azul

These are not your everyday drinkers…they are not for the faint of pocketbook either! Sure, there are a lot of tequilas on the market- some are great for shooting (Blancos) and some made to savor (Extra Anejo). As a rule of thumb, never use a super premium (or premium) tequila for a mixer in a Margarita. To use one as a top floater might be fine, but save the expensive stuff for sipping.

Check out our ‘holiday’ edition (as these are special bottles that we like to take out of the vault around the Christmas holidays) tequila side-by-side review of some of the more famous sippers in the range of $100+ a bottle.

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Halloween Candy And Wine

So, in 2016 as one of our first videos, we decided to blindfold our lady friends and have them rate different kinds of Halloween candy with different wines (one white and one red).

To keep things yummy, we paired the whites with the tart, chewy, fruity candies like Mike & Ike, Sour Patch Kids, Starburst and Gobstoppers. The reds were paired with traditional chocolate candies like Snickers, Twix and Mound’s bite-sized (fun-sized) bars. The results of our blindfold ‘study’ can be seen below.

If you are curious and won’t take our word for it, here is what the professionals at Vivino have to say regarding the parings of Halloween candy and wine!

Those of you pervs who just want to see two hot girls eat candy and drink wine while blindfolded- here ya go!

 

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Beer Review: Outrigger And Sploosh

We hung out at a place called Mellow Fellow in Reno, Nevada during the Reno Bites Week, a week designated to spotlight, raise awareness and support the Northern Nevada culinary scene. Many restaurants had featured $10, $20 and $30 dishes during the week and some had special events like Mellow Fellow. Here, they did a ‘Hit The Road Bottle Share’ event whereby, patrons could ‘donate’ an interesting, perhaps rare beer to the community fund (vats of bottles) and anybody could sample what they wished from these tubs of beer! The folks at Mellow Fellow drove into California to grab two beers that aren’t sold in stores as the breweries making the beers sell out almost as soon as production is done.

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Watch as we taste two IPA style beers; the  Outrigger Beer, from Moonraker Brewery outside of Auburn CA, and Sploosh Beer from Fieldwork Brewing Company from outside of San Francisco.

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Rocktails: Cocktails Made By Rockstars!

It’s often fun to hang out with your favorite rockstars! Add some booze, cornhole and pressure of competition between two front-men and either hilarity or fights ensue!

Watch what happened when we pitted Trapt front-man Chris Taylor Brown against Adelitas Way front-man Rick DeJesus to do an on-the-fly cocktail mix-off!

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Wine Review: Last Bottle Of Viva Vino In The World!

This is the last bottle EVER…of this wine. You’d have to quiz my friend Brandon Sowder formerly of Caprock Winery in Lubbock, Texas…but I believe the story went… ‘…this was the first wine our mother ever made when we lived on the West Coast…’

The Sowder family came to fame in the ‘winery flipping’ business, essentially putting into ‘rehab’ under-performing wineries in Oregon, Washington, California and Texas. The family is now in the resort community business down in Florida and have ceased to own any wineries. We met them when they were running Caprock Cellars in Lubbock, Texas back in 2014. Great family…great wines!

Check out our review of this very rare (now extinct) Viva Vino wine. This 2005 vintage red still held up some 12 years later!

(*note: we may have been a bit lit during this taping- Jave mistakenly mentions a 2007 Merryvale Cab when in reality, it was a 1997 Merryvale Cab that had lost its ‘groove’ by 2013)

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