RH002 3 Reasons Not to Retire Early and a Blonde Ale from Hangar 24

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Show Notes

Segment 1 – Retirement

  • Roy has no regrets about retiring early. The best part about it is that you get to enjoy life.
  • Ted and his wife decided to retire early because of seeing friends experience serious health issues.
  • 3 Reasons Not to Retire Early
    1. If you retire early, you’ll reduce your Social Security benefits
    2. You’ll have a shorter retirement to fund (few years)
    3. You may get bored (too much leisure time)

Segment 2 – Beer

  • Top rating services are Rate Beer, Beer Advocate and Untappd
    • AB InBev now owns a portion of Rate Beer which raises several concerns such as conflict of interest and personal data security
    • Beer Advocate’s ratings follow the criteria set by the Beer Judge Certification Program
      • 6% to appearance
      • 24% to aroma
      • 40% to taste
      • 10%  to mouth feel
      • 20% to “overall”
  • Untappd is more of a social media experience
  • Blonde Ales are very balanced, low alcohol. They’re a great choice to introduce people to the world of craft beer.
  • We taste 24 Blonde Ale from Hangar 24 of Redlands CA
    • ABV = 4.7%
    • IBU = 14
    • Somewhat hazy and cloudy in appearance
  • Color is deep gold, thin head
  • Sweet aroma but not as much as the Weinstephaner wheat beer
  • Roy says it tastes woody
  • Average mouth feel
  • Hangar 24 is only available in Southern CA, NV and AZ
  • Our “favorite” name for a Blonde Ale is Lemon Meringue Pie from Funky Buddha of Boca Raton, FL

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