The Beer Bet

Kevin and Mike host a series of friendly wagers each week on The Kevin & Mike Show. Every Friday afternoon during their show Kevin & Mike will place their bets on a weekend game.  The Following Monday, they’ll announce who won the bet. The winner gets a six pack of delicious beer while the loser gets shamed on the radio!

July 6th, 2015
Wagered Item: Blue Moon Belgian White & Summer Honey Wheat

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Blue Moon® Belgian White* was the first year-round release back in 1995.  It started with brewmaster, Keith Villa, wanting to craft a beer inspired by the flavorful Belgian Wits he enjoyed while studying brewing in Belgium. He brewed his interpretation using Valencia orange peel versus the traditional tart Curaçao orange peel, for a subtle sweetness. Then he added oats and wheat to create a smooth, creamy finish that’s inviting to the palate. As a final touch, he garnished the beer with an orange slice to heighten the citrus aroma and taste. Its natural unfiltered appearance adds to the depth of flavors in Belgian White*.

In addition to Blue Moon Belgian White, the summer seasonal was one of the first beers they brewed at the Blue Moon Brewing Company. Back then, they called it Honey Blonde Ale, and it was a favorite of baseball fans coming to a game during the heat of the Colorado summer. It took an extended summer break in 1999, reappearing in 2006 in time to win a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival® under the name Blue Moon Honeymoon in the Specialty Honey Lager or Ale Category. And then again in 2010 as Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat Ale. And now, to answer the plea of adoring fans, it has been brought back, once again, for the summer of 2015.

 


 

June 26th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: Dos Equis

Dos Equis Lager: A crisp, golden, and full-bodied lager taht offers just the right blance of flavor and refreshment. This pilsner-style beer has light taste, smooth composition and clean finsih that balances a rich meal. Click here for some fun facts!

Dos Equis Ambar: A full-flavored, yet surprisingly smooth, amber-colored lager. It’s rich, subtle hints of caramel and burnt sugar roll pleasingly off the tounge. Light to the taste and deliciously drinkable. Dos Equis Ambar is a one-of-a-kind Mexican beer that pairs well with a wide variety of hearty cuisine. Click here for some fun facts!

June 12th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: New Belgium Slow Ride

Ready. Set. Go Slow.

Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time and a few pals. Slow Ride Session IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of seven hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodies and extra quaffable, Slow Ride Session IPA bring the finish line to you.


June 12th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: Oskar Blues Old Chub Nitro

OLD CHUB NITRO takes you deeper into the rich, malty flavors of the original brobdingnagian Scotch Ale, while the nitrogen widget liberates a cascading, uber-silky smooth oral experience only the CAN provides. This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (6.9% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub Nitro features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer. CLICK HERE check out their YouTube.

June 5th, 2015
Kevin’s “Best Of”: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA

ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


May 15th, 2015
Wagered Item: Woodchuck Hopsation

They start with their original small batch hard cider and infuse cascade hops to impart their sensational pine and citrus aromas. The smooth apple character of their signature hard cider balances perfectly against the bitterness of the hops. Some may just call it a hopsational cider.

Check out Woodchuck HERE


May 15th, 2015
Wagered Item: Woodchuck Amber

Amber was the first cider crafted in Woodchuck’s two-car garage back in 1991. The recipe remains the same today as that first hand-filled bottle. Amber is a traditional cider boasting big red apple taste. Expertly crafted with a medium body, golden hue, and refreshing clean apple finish.

Can’t decide which style to try because they all sound so good? Well guess what, Woodchuck thought of that too…

Now you can try a bunch of award winning ciders in their handcrafted variety 12 pack, Clusterchuck! This variety pack includes 3 Amber, 3 Granny Smith, 3 Seasonals, and 3 Chuck’s choice! Variety is truly the spice of life. We hope you enjoy these cider styles as much as they enjoy making them.

Check out Woodchuck HERE


May 15th, 2015

Wagered Item: Woodchuck Summer Time

Summer time is the exact right time for sipping cider. Woodchuck Summer Time delivers a crisp apple cider topped off with a touch of blueberry juice. A cider crafted to be as refreshing as a summer day is long.

Can’t decide which style to try because they all sound so good? Well guess what, Woodchuck thought of that too…Now you can try a bunch of our award winning ciders in their handcrafted variety 12 pack, Clusterchuck!

This variety pack includes 3 Amber, 3 Granny Smith, 3 Seasonals, and 3 Chuck’s choice! Variety is truly the spice of life. We hope you enjoy these cider styles as much as they enjoy making them.

Check out Woodchuck HERE.


May 8th, 2015
Wagered Item: Woodchuck Gumption

Woodchuck Gumption

Legendary showman P.T. Barnum once noted, “Everyone drank cider-spirits called ‘Gumption’.” Woodchuck Gumption™ celebrates the spirit of P.T. Barnum and those with the Gumption to follow their own path. Just released, Gumption is handcrafted in Vermont using a blend of fresh juice from common eating apples and dry European bittersweet cider apples for a unique drinking experience. This cider has a sweet apple aroma with fresh apple upfront taste and dry finishing notes. Gumption is now available for purchase year-round, with an ABV of 5.5%. Just like all of their ciders, Woodchuck Gumption is naturally gluten-free. Check out Woodchuck HERE.


May 1st, 2015
Wagered Item: Mama’s Little Yella Pills

Oskar Blues’ Mama’s Little Yella Pils is an uncompromising, small-batch version of the beer that made Pilsen, Czech Republic, famous. Unlike mass market “pilsners” diluted with corn & rice, Mama’s is built with 100% pale malt, German specialty malts, and Saaz hops. While its rich with Czeched-out flavor, its gentle hopping (35 IBUs) and low ABV (just 5.3%) make it a luxurious but low-dose (by Oskar Blues standards) refresher.


April 17th, 2015
Wagered Item: Pinner Throwback IPA

How do you cram as much hop & malt flavor and aroma as possible into a beer but make it crushable too? That’s the challenge we answered with PINNER Throwback IPA. At 4.9% ABV and 35 IBUs, this drinkable IPA uses several varieties of hops to target the ever-evolving flavor. With tropical fruits, citrus juices, pineapple and spice berry up front in the aroma and flavor, the biscuit & toasted bread at the back balance out all the hops and make a great finish to go on to your next can of PINNER. It’s the perfect beer for a little sip, sip, give.


April 17th, 2015
Wagered Item: Old Chub Nitro

OLD CHUB NITRO takes you deeper into the rich, malty flavors of the original brobdingnagian Scotch Ale, while the nitrogen widget liberates a cascading, uber-silky smooth oral experience only the CAN provides. This jaw-dropping Scottish strong ale (6.9% ABV) is brewed with bodacious amounts of malted barley and specialty grains, and a dash of beechwood-smoked malt. Old Chub Nitro features semi-sweet flavors of cocoa and coffee, and a wee-bit of smoke. A head-turning treat for malt heads and folks who think they don’t dig dark beer. CLICK HERE check out their YouTube.


April 10th, 2015

Wagered Item: Oskar Blues Dale’s Pale Ale

Dale’s Pale Ale

This voluminously hopped mutha delivers a hoppy nose and assertive-but-balanced flavors of pale malts and citrusy floral hops from start to finish. Oskar Blues launched its canning ops in 2002, brewing and hand-canning Dale’s Pale Ale in the Lyons, ColoRADo, brewpub. America’s first-craft-canned mountain Pale is a hearty, critically acclaimed trailblazer that changed the way craft beer fiends perceive portable beer (6.5 percent ABV and 65 IBUs).

Check out what else this brewery has to offer here: www.oskarblues.com


March 27th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA

ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


March 20th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA

ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


March 11th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA
ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


March 6th, 2015
Wagered Item: Firestone Walker’s Easy Jack IPA

Easy Jack – session IPA
ABV: 4.5% —  IBUs: 47 — Color: 4.5SRM
A devilishly drinkable, unfiltered pale ale – Dry hopped with a blend of new age hops; Bavarian Mandarina, Hallertau Melon, New Zealand varietals & American Mosaic. Brewmaster Matt Brynildson had a vision for a different kind of Session IPA, one that would be brewed and dry hopped with a globetrotting selection of new hop varieties from Europe, New Zealand and North America. Delivers massive hop aromas, a signature malt balance and an empty glass  and goes well with lightly spiced foods such as Indian or Thai, perfect with fish tacos, backyard BBQs or a hot day at the beach.

About Firestone Walker:
Founded in 1996 by Adam Firestone (aka the Bear) & David Walker (aka the Lion), Firestone Walker Brewing Company began as a small brewery with roots in wine country on California’s Central Coast. Now a regional brewery, their singular purpose remains – to craft ever better beer.  Passionately in pursuit of the perfect beer…and never satisfied.  Firestone Walker’s ales are selectively fermented in the Firestone Union oak barrel brewing system.


February 27th, 2015

Wagered Item: Devils Ale, Sunspot, Hefeweizen

Devil’s Ale – West Coast Pale Ale – Devil’s Ale – SanTan’s flagship brew! Devil’s Ale is a new breed of West Coast American Ales. Deep golden maroon in color, Devil’s Ale is defined by as delicious citrus hop character derived from Cascade and Centennial hops grown in the Pacific Northwest and balanced firm caramel malt flavor. Devil’s Ale pairs wonderfully with salmon and pork (i.e. BACON!!) and goes best with sharp cheeses such as Cheddar and Colby. Arizona’s highest rated pale ale! 96 Points- Draft Magazine

Sunspot Gold – Golden Ale – SunSpot Golden Ale is a traditional Blonde Ale showcasing light flavor, deep, rich golden color and a delicious crisp finish. Brewed with light amounts of hops and American Pale Barley, Sunspot Gold has a deep, rich golden color and delicate hop character.  The Brewers say they were just looking for something to go great with pizza!

HefeWeizen Wheat – An unfiltered Bavarian wheat beer, effervescent and crisp. Citrus notes of orange and lemon peel with a touch of sweetness, starts with an unmistakable banana-clove character. Refreshing and delicious!  The fruitiness of Hefe pairs perfectly with curries and sweet dishes as well as fresh cheeses such as Mozzarella and Chevre


February 20th, 2015

Wagered Item: Vault MAD CZAR

Russian Imperial Stout: Rich and silky smooth, full mouth-feel delivering rich malts that can evoke chocolaty, coffee, caramel, toasty, roasty and/or burnt aromas and flavors.

It’s Arizona Beer Week – Check out SanTan Brewing as part of the Tucson Craft Beer Crawl Saturday, February 21stwww.TucsonCraftBeerCrawl.com

Click here to check out San Tan Brewing on Facebook and see where you can find Mr. Pineapple!


February 12th, 2015

Wagered Item: San Tan’s Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer

Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner,  Mr. Pineapple was originally conceived for SanTan ’s annual Luau Day. Hazy straw gold in color, SanTan adds natural pineapple juice (Rainforest Alliance Certified) to a traditional wheat beer creating a refreshing tropical flavor. The pineapple is subtly balanced with a firm malt character and a slight hint of clove.

Mr. Pineapple Wheat Beer – ABV 5%, IBU 15

Click here to check out San Tan Brewing on Facebook and see where you can find Mr. Pineapple!

Winner: Mike


February 6th, 2015

Wagered Item: San Tan’s HopShock IPA

HopShock IPA

American Indian IPA – Warm copper amber in color, with an intense bitterness derived from the distinct citrus/pine flavor of Pacific Northwest & New Zealand Hops. A dry, crisp malt character & aggressive alcohol dominate our I.P.A. and make this bitter beer a hop-head’s passion!  It’s SanTan’s most popular beer in Tucson!

Click here to check out San Tan Brewing on Facebook and see where you can find HopShock IPA!

Winner: Mike


January 29th, 2015

Wagered Item: Fat Tire

New Belgium’s Fat Tire

Fat Tire Amber Ale was born from a well-planned bicycle trip through the beer-loving Belgian countryside. Like its Belgian brethren, Fat Tire pours brilliant amber and settles a strong white head atop. The aroma is all biscuit and caramel apples. Fat Tire’s flavor goes toasty and gentle, with a flash of bitterness to round things out. This beer stands up in a perfect balance of malt and hops as it enhances every occasion and meal. Grab some bottles to share because Fat Tire pairs best with people.

Winner: Mike


January 23rd, 2015

Wagered Item: Slow Ride

Ready. Set. Go Slow.

Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time and a few pals. Slow Ride Session IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of seven hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodies and extra quaffable, Slow Ride Session IPA bring the finish line to you.

Winner: Mike


January 16th, 2015

Wagered Item: Portage Porter

 A great porter just feels right in your hand. And carrying a glass of portage porter is no different. An opaque, brown pour, this beer presents with coffee and chocolate aromas, with hints of toast and smoked almonds. The taste follows suit, ading an upfront sweetness and a slight, roasty bitterness to back it up. Creamy and wonderful, this porter sips a medium body and finsihes dry and delightful. Portage Porter carts itself towards perfection, just tip your glass and keep smiling.

Winner: Kevin


January 9th, 2015

Wagered Item: Slow Ride

Ready. Set. Go Slow.

Kicking back and relaxing with a session beer requires little more than a couch, some free time and a few pals. Slow Ride Session IPA is up for this easy-going challenge, starting with a pour of sheened gold and plenty of fluffy, white foam. A blend of seven hop varieties, led by exotic Mosaic and Nelson Sauvin, twist together brilliant tropical scents of melon, peach, lime and grapefruit for a vividly fruity aroma. The flavor mirrors the aroma, while balancing a malty-sweet yet clean start and hoppy bitterness in the back. Light bodies and extra quaffable, Slow Ride Session IPA bring the finish line to you.

Winner: Kevin 


January 2nd, 2015

Wagered Item: Tecate & Tecate Light

TECATE: Citrus notes and bittering hops give golden-colored Tecate its distinctive and highly aromatic character. From the first pour, the scents of rich earth and roasted malt gently assert themselves. Pairs well with chicken fajitas, garlic mashed potatoes, spicy appetizers. Fun Fact: Tecate was first brewed in a town of the same name in 1944.

TECATE LIGHT: Tecate Light is a golden-colored, refreshingly smooth and crisp-tasting light beer. Tecate Light is growing at the speed of light and is currently one of the fastest growing light beers in America.

Winner: Mike 


December 24th, 2014

Wagered Item: Heineken & Heineken Light

This holiday season Heineken wants to inspire you to bond with friends and family.  Celebrate by sharing a cold, well-deserved premium Heineken with those who matter most.Heineken is brewed using the same method developed in 1873 and takes the better part of a month to brew – around twice as long as regular beer. The extended “lagering” gives Heineken its distinctive flavor and clarity.

And if you’re looking for something short on calories but big on flavor?  Try a refreshing Heineken Light – winner of the Best Tasting Light Beer at the 2013 World Beer Championships. Spark your holidays with Heineken or Heineken Light – the world’s most international premium beer.  Look for the festive green bottle with the red star at a store near you.

Check it out at Heineken.com or on Facebook

Winner:


December 19th, 2014

Wagered Item: Newcastle Brown Ale

Golden brown in color and with a rich, full-bodied flavor, Newcastle is a dark beer like no other. It’s best served at 38 degrees fahrenheit to retain it’s smoothness and slight caramel sweetness.

A little history lesson: 
In 1927, Colonel Jim Porter was the first brewer to combine two seemingly incompatible malts: English pale and dark caramel. The risk paid off in 1928 as Newcastle Brown Ale won the International Brewery Awards. The gold medals from these awards are still featured on the label.

Winner:  Kevin


December 11th, 2014

Wagered Item: Dos Equis

Dos Equis Lager: A crisp, golden, and full-bodied lager taht offers just the right blance of flavor and refreshment. This pilsner-style beer has light taste, smooth composition and clean finsih that balances a rich meal. Click here for some fun facts!

Dos Equis Ambar: A full-flavored, yet surprisingly smooth, amber-colored lager. It’s rich, subtle hints of caramel and burnt sugar roll pleasingly off the tounge. Light to the taste and deliciously drinkable. Dos Equis Ambar is a one-of-a-kind Mexican beer that pairs well with a wide variety of hearty cuisine. Click here for some fun facts!

Winner:  Mike