Beercast 3 – Episode 246

StBernardusAbt12Host: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Don Donfris, David Juart, Justin West

For Beercast 3, DISDads Beermeister David Juart selected beers featuring contrasting styles and flavor profiles. The first beer we tasted was Anchor Steam, which can be found at Walt Disney World at Captain’s Grille, Narcoosee’s and AMC Dine-In Theaters for sure, and often shows up at other locations as well. Next up was Left Hand Milk Stout, which features surprisingly broad availability at Walt Disney World, including: Beach Pool Bar (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Cape May Café (Disney’s Beach Club Resort); Captain’s Grille (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); Citricos (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Crew’s Cup Lounge (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); ESPN Club (Disney’s Boardwalk); Everything Pop (Disney’s Pop Century Resort); Narcoossee’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); St. Johns Pool Bar (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Territory Lounge (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); The Wave …of American Flavors (Disney’s Contemporary Resort); Top of the World Lounge (Disney’s Contemporary Resort); Whispering Canyon Café (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); and Yachtman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort). And we finished the evening with St. Bernardus Abt 12, currently found at Walt Disney World at Artist’s Palette (Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa); Belle Vue Lounge (Disney’s Boardwalk); Captain’s Grille (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); Citricos (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Crew’s Cup Lounge (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort); Flying Fish Café (Disney’s Boardwalk); Narcoossee’s (Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa); Territory Lounge (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); Top of the World Lounge (Disney’s Contemporary Resort); Whispering Canyon Café (Disney’s Wilderness Lodge); Yachtman Steakhouse (Disney’s Yacht Club Resort).

What did you think of these beers? Which was your favorite? Is there a beer you would like us to consider for Beercast 4 (coming in January)? Tell us about them! Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens – First Official Teaser Trailer Released

They’re not showing us much yet, but what they’re showing us looks pretty darned cool! (Though the design of that light saber shown near the end is rather odd – I’ll have to see it in action, but I’m not sure of the purpose of the extra “blades”).

The DAD Show #84 – Fall at Walt Disney World with Jay Gilbert

This week, Jason Gilbert talks about his family’s Fall Walt Disney World, which included a road trip from Pennsylvania, a brief stop at Tybee Island, a too-quick stop at Daytona International Speedway, Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party, and more!

The DAD Show is your humpday vacation fix. Our intro and outro music was created and performed by Mitch Furman.

The DAD Show is sponsored by Kingdom Strollers, Orlando’s Premium Stroller and Crib Rental source.

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DISDads Guide to Thanksgiving Beer

Samuel Adams Winter LagerBy David Juart

It is well-known throughout the Mid Atlantic that I am a turkey junkie – a bona fide garley turkicanus freak. I tweak my brine recipe, stock up on fresh herbs, arrange my aromatics, and abhor the practice of stuffing the turkey with, well, stuffing. Long and short, I like Thanksgiving. And what better way to celebrate than by cracking open a couple of brews. But with all the options, which one to choose? There are a number of styles that pair well with turkey or will accent another portion of your traditional Thanksgiving fare. With just one more beer-shopping day until Thanksgiving, here are some suggestions for great beers to enjoy with your meal or to kick back with while enjoying the Lions/Bears game.
(NOTE: I have broken this list up by style, and have included examples available at Walt Disney World. If you’re celebrating at home, feel free to substitute your own local favorite.)

    1. Sam Adams Boston Lager – Ok, I know I said I’d be suggesting styles. But frankly, with the widespread availability, Boston Lager is a simple yet effective pairing with turkey. Malty and crisp, it doesn’t overpower and accents the mild flavors of the bird.
    2. Saison – Farmhouse ales such as Ommegang Hennepin and Saison Dupont provide a spicy and herbal contrast without overpowering your Thanksgiving meal.
    3. IPA – No meal is complete without an IPA option. Personally, I’d rather stick with one that has a more earthy tone such as Bell’s Two Hearted. But options such as Cigar City’s Jai Alai or New Belgium’s Ranger IPA work well, too. With an IPA, the turkey is really the complement to the beer. The turkey can help cut some of the lingering bitter notes present in most IPAs.
    4. Winter Ales – Spiced ales and lagers prevalent throughout the holiday season pair well with dessert, be it pumpkin or apple pie (those are the only two choices). Grab Sam Adams Winter Lager while at The World, or try any of the dozens of choices at your local bottle shop.
    5. Imperial Stouts – A meal in and of itself, Imperial Stouts boast roasty, chocolaty flavors with enough bitter to balance out the sweetness and an alcohol warmth stemming from the oft double digit ABV%. Bells Expedition Stout is my personal go to, but most every craft brewery has their own version. This style is a bit elusive at Walt Disney World, with the only one I’ve seen pop up on occasion being Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout. If you have a chance, seek out one of Cigar City’s offerings, and be sure to grab one or two from your local.

Thanksgiving at WDW LIVE – Episode 244

TGivingLiveShowHost: Aaron Rittmaster
Panel: Adam Dale, CJ Fragola

Our November live show featured a brief discussion of DISDads.com news:
1. Dri-Fit Polo shirts can be pre-ordered through November 30. Get your orders in by next week – it may be your last chance for a few months.
2. There’s still time to join in the fun on the DISDads Dream Cruise, June 22-26, 2015 on the Disney Dream, sailing out of Port Canaveral.
3. The new chat software installed on our Discussion Boards at http://boards.disdads.com/ is up and working properly now. (Big thanks to Ryan Treichler for his troubleshooting assistance).

We also talked about http://disneymoviesanywhere/ and the ability to link your digital copies of Disney movies (and Pixar and Marvel) with iTunes, GooglePlay, and now the Vudu streaming service.

Finally, we go to our main discussion about celebrating Thanksgiving at Walt Disney World, including some great tips on maximizing the experience during a busy time at Walt Disney World.

Sorry for the live technical difficulties. Between a newly rebuilt server and trying to broadcast from a hotel room with crappy Internet service, it wasn’t up to our usual standards. Next month’s live show should be better.

Thanks to Mitch Furman for our live show intro music.

Have you visited Walt Disney World over Thanksgiving? What are your favorite Thanksgiving travel tips and tricks? Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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The DAD Show #83 – Repositioning Magic and BLT with Barry Sommer

On this week’s DAD Show, Barry Sommer talks about a surprise reveal and a repositioning cruise on the Disney Magic from Puerto Rico to Port Canaveral capped with a DVC stay at Walt Disney World at Bay Lake Tower. Along the way we talk about the Kids Club, the AquaDunk, Castaway Cay, and sailing with a “tweener” child – too mature for infant care, and too young for the kids’ clubs. We also chat about Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and other highlights of Fall at Walt Disney World.

The DAD Show is your humpday vacation fix. Our intro and outro music was created and performed by Mitch Furman.

The DAD Show is sponsored by Kingdom Strollers, Orlando’s Premium Stroller and Crib Rental source.

Do you have any questions or comments about Barry’s trip? Want to share your vacation story with us? Email us at podcast@DisDads.com; tweet us at DisDadsPodcast on Twitter; and join in the online discussion of the podcasts on our DISDads Discussion Boards; and check out our new DISDads Podcast Facebook page.

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