Episode 65: Weizen Heimer & Winnipeg

This episode we’re joined by Audrey from GoWPG to drink a delicious summer beer, Weizen Heimer from Half Pints and talking all about our great city. There’s lots of great things to do in Winnipeg so we decided to choose a few of our favourites.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:10 – Half Pints Weizen Heimer
01:55 – Favourite Winnipeg pubs
03:40 – Winnipeg Fringe Festival
06:15 – Folklorama
08:20 – Belgium
09:25 – Things to do in Winnipeg
16:30 – Winnipeg Folk Festival
19:10 – Jazz Festival
21:25 – Table for 1200
22:45 – RAW:almond
25:15 – We have a barge festival?
26:50 – Winnipeg restaurants
30:35 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 64: The Purge

This episode it’s just the two of us and we’re talking about the movie The Purge, because the sequel is coming out next week. In addition to the movie, we’re also purging our collection of Pub Chat-destined beer.

There were a few beers of questionable freshness in the cellar, so we decided to fix that problem the only way we know how – drinking. The line-up is Inveralmond Blackfriar Scottish Ale, Uncommon Brewers Siamese Twin Dubbel & finally Uinta Brewing’s Crooked Line Cahoots Rye IPA!

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
01:00 – Inveralmond Blackfriar
04:25 – High concept
06:15 – The Purge
16:45 – Uncommon Siamese Twin Ale
22:00 – More on The Purge
27:20 – The Purge sequel
28:45 – James DeMonaco
32:40 – Ethan Hawke, Johnny Depp, etc
36:10 – Uinta Crooked Line Cahoots
41:00 – Johnny Depp’s filmography
43:45 – Back to the beer
44:30 – The Purge going forward
47:00 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 63: Unibroue La Terrible

In this episode Craig Thorn and Phil Hinson join us to discuss Unibroue La Terrible. On top of the beer, which we both had different vintages, we talked beer price and availability, comparing Winnipeg to Montreal to Phoenix. This episode is all beer talk.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Unibroue La Terrible
06:15 – Cheers, tasting the beer
11:00 – Prices and availability
13:50 – Standard Lager
14:45 – London breweries
17:35 – The state of craft in Manitoba
25:30 – Beer in Quebec
27:55 – Beer in Phoenix
29:00 – More comparisons
33:30 – Rogue
35:40 – Further comparisons
37:40 – Farmery
39:50 – Other breweries
44:50 – Creating scarcity, rare brews
48:15 – Big hype beers
59:15 – Brewheads and beer apparel
1:08:35 – Wrapping It Up

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Episode 62: Chimay & Mad Men

In this episode we bring back Ryan to discuss Mad Men once again. Like last time we are drinking a trappist beer but this time we are drinking Chimay Blue. Naturally we make predictions and get side tracked discussing other television shows we watch.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:50 – Chimay Blue
06:30 – Chimay label changes
10:45 – Rochefort and Westvleteren
11:40 – Looking back at Mad Men predictions
14:25 – Contrasts to Breaking Bad and more observations
18:35 – Thoughts on the last season of Mad Men
22:40 – Questions going forward
26:50 – What do we think of…
41:15 – Community, food in Mad Men and Hannibal
43:45 – Possible predictions
47:30 – The Walking Dead, Fargo and avoiding spoilers
51:10 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 61: Bourbon County & Beer Websites

In this episode we bring Ameya back to discuss our favourite beer websites. Before we get to that we drink some Goose Island Bourbon County Stout that we’ve been aging and discuss some very random things. 

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:45 – Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
05:50 – Bourbon County releases
09:20 – Winter in the North
12:05 – Bad roads and repairs
17:20 – Back to the beer
17:45 – Imperial and barrel-aged stouts
21:45 – Canadian craft breweries
22:25 – Some travel plans
24:00 – Michigan craft beer scene
27:25 – Beer stuff in Winnipeg
28:15 – Sours
29:50 – Style, season and serving temperature
33:25 – Beer websites
41:35 – Beer Advocate and RateBeer communities
44:20 – Beer Pulse and beer label approval
52:50 – Twitter for beer
57:20 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 60: Coffee & Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout

In this episode we are joined by coffee fanatic Jared Falk. He educates us on coffee and shows us how he brews his coffee. On top of that we drink Stone Brewing’s w00tstout while discussing Wil Wheaton. 

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:50 – Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout
02:50 – Tasting the beer
03:30 – About Stone Brewing
07:30 – Going to a baseball game
10:00 – Different kinds of coffee
13:25 – Freshness matters
14:55 – Coffee brewing processes: Chemex
17:05 – Aeropress
17:50 – It’s basically a Tassimo
20:40 – Jared’s coffee habits
22:15 – Direct trade and Ethiopian Coffee Exchange
24:00 – Finding good coffee
25:45 – Coffee from the farm to the store
27:55 – Roasting your own beans
32:30 – Tasting notes in coffee
35:45 – Will Wheaton and Star Trek
39:00 – Preparing to brew the coffee
47:30 – Starting to brew
50:25 – Equipment to use for Chemex coffee
53:10 – Serving and tasting the coffee
56:45 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 59: Pizza & Pipeworks

In today’s episode we go to the vault of unreleased episodes from last summer (this was the only one). One of our favourite guests Kevin Lawrence joins us to discuss pizza, and berate Adrian, while we drink Electric Unicorn from Pipeworks Brewing. We ate a bunch of pizza before. So we decided to talk about pizza. Because who doesn’t like pizza?

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:20 – Pipeworks Unicorn’s Revenge
02:35 – Tasting the beer
04:40 – Kevin imagines the brewery
05:20 – Back to the beer
06:30 – Pizza experiment
11:15 – Adrian’s pizza initiation
12:30 – Favourite types of pizza
13:55 – Thick or thin
15:05 – Best cheese options
17:20 – Best pizza in Winnipeg or anywhere
18:40 – Best late-night pizza
20:15 – Kevin calls his own phrasing
21:15 – Adrian’s fun fact
21:50 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 58: #cenquits and Surly Seven

This week Colin isn’t using the internet, his cell phone or technology in general as part of a documentary called #cenquits. This is the brainchild of Marianne and Jared who joined us to talk about this whacky experiment and drink some Surly Seven.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:25 – Surly Seven
00:45 – About Surly
03:00 – Tasting the beer
04:35 – The topic at hand: #Cenquits
07:25 – Can he do it?
08:00 – Challenges of being without a phone
09:20 – Comparing life before cell phones
11:00 – How does it feel?
12:15 – How does he spend his time?
13:10 – Could everyone else go phoneless?
14:45 – Travelling without phone or internet
20:50 – Yelp
22:50 – Fighting and Twitter
27:05 – Back to cell phone use
31:45 – Writing versus typing
34:00 – Twitter versus calling versus Facetime
39:30 – Distracted driving
43:55 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 57: L’Imperatrice by Le Trou Du Diable

This week we’re drinking talking bourbon with whisky aficionado Riley McDonald. It wouldn’t be an episode about bourbon if we didn’t have a bourbon barrel aged beer, we went with L’Imperatrice by Le Trou Du Diable.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Le Trou Du Diable – L’Imperatrice
01:25 – Tasting the beer
03:50 – Bourbon barrel aged beers
04:15 – Innis and Gunn
07:00 – Bourbon
11:00 – All-time favourite bourbons
14:00 – Why the good stuff is better
17:45 – Remembering what you drink
21:45 – More bourbon talk
23:50 – Bourbon places in Winnipeg
25:40 – Composition of bourbon
28:30 – Some other bourbons
30:50 – Scotch
32:40 – Back to bourbon
35:45 – Woodford Reserve double-oaked
37:05 – Bourbon in New York
38:15 – Bourbon on sale
39:00 – Brining liquor across the border
42:05 – Eagle Rare and Four Roses
45:00 – Favourite bourbon barrel aged stout
46:00 – Colin be reppin’
49:00 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 56: Southern Tier Creme Brûlée Stout

Southern Tier Creme Brûlée. This is a beer we had on the podcast a while ago in the Dark Knight Rises special and we’ve mentioned numerous times how much we love this beer  We’re joined by Jacob the Intern to talk about music, our favourite artists, shows & more.

Show Notes

00:00 – Welcome and introductions
01:35 – Today’s beer: Southern Tier Creme Brûlée
04:00 – About Southern Tier and Creme Brûlée
10:30 – Adrian’s favourite band
12:40 – Adrian guesses Colin’s favourite band
14:00 – Jacob’s favourite band
16:10 – Favourite albums
28:45 – Back to the beer
32:00 – Bands to see live, living and dead
43:45 – Wrapping it up

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