Episode 78: Scotchy Scotch Scotch

In todays (other) episode we’re drinking scotch with scotch aficionado Devin Brews (Doctor Teeth) and drinking Old Jake’s Farmhouse Ale from Edmonton’s Alley Kat Brewing.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:30 – Alley Kat Old Jake’s Farmhouse Ale
04:50 – Farmhouse ale, biere de garde and saison
11:50 – Edmonton pubs
14:00 – Cheap whiskey, expensive scotch
18:00 – Blended scotch versus single malt
21:45 – Scotch regions
27:55 – What is peat?
30:15 – Drinking some scotch
33:45 – Favourite scotch
36:05 – Really expensive scotch
40:35 – Scotch advent calendar
43:40 – Ice or spring water in scotch
46:50 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 77: Craft Beer Advent Calendar Part 3

We’re back with the third installment of our four-part Craft Beer Advent Calendar episodes. This episode we tackle such weighty topics as diacetyl, Werther’s Originals and donuts.

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Show Notes

If you’re drinking the advent calendar in order, these are the beers you drank over the last 6 days!

00:00 – Introduction and Day 13: Inveralmond Blackfriar
05:25 – Diacetyl and Werther’s Original
10:00 – Day 14: Loncium Schwarze Gams
14:15 – Colin loves donuts
15:10 – Day 15: Porcupine Quill Karoo Red
21:25 – Day 16: Oud Beersel Bersalis Kadet
29:50 – Day 17: Wold Top Marmalade Porter
35:50 – Day 18: Jeune Gueule Weiti
40:45 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 76: Craft Beer Advent Calendar Part 2

It’s time for the second of our four-part Craft Beer Advent Calendar episodes. This time, Colin, the intern and myself are drinking a few beers from a little further afield.

Show Notes

If you’re drinking the advent calendar in order, these are the beers you drank over the last 6 days!

00:00 – Introduction and catching up
00:30 – Day Seven: Croucher Anzus
06:05 – Reality sets in
08:25 – Day Eight: Weltenberger Kloster Anno 1050
12:25 – Day Nine: Cucapa Honey
15:45 – LJT translates Spanish
21:45 – Day Ten: Gaedingur Stout
27:30 – Day Eleven: Wals Tropical Christmas Saison
32:25 – Adrian pronounces “squirrels”
33:55 – Day Twelve: Big Sky Biere De Noel
38:55 – The label, and eating reindeer
41:55 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 75: Craft Beer Advent Calendar Part 1

To celebrate the festive season we’re running a 4-part special with all three of us drinking this years Craft Beer Advent Calendar. We’ll have a new episode every 6 days in the run-up to Christmas, each featuring 6 beers (in the correct order!) from the calendar. In this first episode, we get into the advent calendar and the first 6 beers.

Show Notes

Spoiler Alert: If you’re drinking the advent calendar in order, these are the beers you drank over the last 6 days!

00:00 – Intro: the Craft Beer Advent Calendar
02:40 – Day One: Nogne God Advent
06:30 – Other advent calendars
08:05 – Back to the beer
09:10 – Teerenpeli Hippaheikki ESB
12:10 – Back to the calendar
15:45 – Penpont Chateau Civrac Old Ale
18:00 – Beer Advent Calendar complaints
24:00 – Back to the Chateau Civrac
25:00 – Peak Organic Hop Blanc
29:10 – Organic, natural and GMO beer
30:50 – Birrificio Krampus
39:30 – Beer selections so far
40:35 – Fat Man Red Suit Big Sack
45:25 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 74: Anchorage Galaxy White IPA

Do you like poutine? Do you like LJT? If you are a sane individual, the answer is probably yes. Luke Jacob, the sexy intern, is hosting us this week. We’re talking about that pinnacle of Canadian cuisine, and drinking a beer that has absolutely nothing to do with it. We’ve got the highly-rated, Brett-and-galaxy-filled Galaxy White IPA from Anchorage Brewing.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:30 – Anchorage Galaxy White IPA
04:40 – Tasting notes
06:30 – Pairing beer with poutine
08:00 – Regional foods
14:30 – Gravy
16:10 – Specialty poutines
21:20 – Deep fried cheese curds
23:35 – Deep frying in general
30:15 – Chips, cheese and gravy
32:15 – Best poutine in Winnipeg
36:05 – Cheese curds
38:45 – The beer warms up
40:25 – Homemade poutine
42:30 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 73: Westmalle Tripel

This week we’re joined by the Queen of the Internet, Alyson Shane and John aka one-man synth pop band Aband*nthecar to talk about music festivals and drink Westmalle Tripel. We also managed to get completely distracted and talk about Kriss Kross, among other things.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
01:25 – Westmalle Tripel
05:30 – About Westmalle
08:20 – Trappist monks, beers and saints
15:20 – John dresses as Kriss Kross
16:50 – Sewing with Nancie
21:05 – Reddit and upvotes
26:45 – More on starting a religion
28:50 – John’s music, Aband*nthecar
35:35 – Music festivals
38:40 – Coutryfest
44:15 – Folk Fest
49:35 – Rainbow Trout
53:45 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 72: Palliser Porter and Plastic Surgery

This episode we’re drinking Palliser Porter from Bushwakker Brewing in Regina. We’re joined by Taylor Cole to talk all about various forms of cosmetic surgery. This is a foreign topic to us, but it’s apparently more common than you might think.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
01:15 – Bushwakker Brewing and Palliser Porter
07:15 – Saskatchewan beer scene
14:10 – Boob jobs in Las Vegas
16:05 – Plastic surgery tourism
18:15 – Over, under, and nipple removal
23:15 – Butt jobs
26:25 – Fake boobs and strippers
28:45 – Breast lifts, face lifts, hair implants
31:35 – Nose jobs
35:50 – Addiction and too much plastic surgery
41:00 – Plastic surgeons and medical specialties
47:10 – Penis surgery, dick enhancement
51:30 – Circumcision
54:22 – The extra stitch
55:10 – Back to surgical male enhancement
57:40 – Wrapping it up

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Halloween 2014 Special: Zombie Monkey & Serial Killers

This special episode of Pub Chat we’re talking all about serial killers with true crime enthusiast Cella Rousseau. We’ll look at their history, psychology and plenty of other weird and freaky things. We’re drinking the brilliant Zombie Monkey from Tallgrass Brewing Company.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:15 – Zombie Monkey
02:00 – Beer observations
05:05 – Interest in serial killers
10:30 – Phantom limb
11:20 – First use of the term “serial killer” and rise in popularity
13:30 – Serial killers in Winnipeg, Canada and Britain
20:15 – Serial killers elsewhere
23:35 – Death sentence
29:15 – Sociopaths, bearing arms, legalizing murder
37:35 – Serial killings on TV
39:50 – Return to serial killers
42:40 – Female serial killers
48:30 – Hollywood glorification
51:00 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 71: Green Flash Double Stout

In this episode we’re drinking Green Flash Brewing’s Double Stout (which is apparently a black ale) and chatting with the fountain of knowledge & wisdom that is Joey Heflich. Listen to find out why we’re endorsing Joey for Mayor of Winnipeg in 2018.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:15 – Green Flash Double Stout
01:15 – Green Flash Brewing
04:25 – Politics, economics and cheese
08:00 – Public versus private spaces
10:55 – U.S. congress and government shutdown
15:30 – Canadian history and the war of 1812
19:15 – Turning 30 and looking back
30:15 – Reading books
32:05 – Having a code to live by
44:15 – Choosing to be ignorant
46:30 – Dollar stores
51:05 – Joey for Winnipeg Mayor
58:40 – Passport renewal versus marriage
1:01:05 – Cheese and cross-border shopping
1:12:50 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 70: Black Oak Nut Brown Ale

This episode we’re drinking Black Oak’s Nut Brown Ale and talking about apps with the always-wonderful Kieran Moolchan. We’re looking at apps we use every day, innovative apps we’ve tried and some utterly useless apps as well.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:55 – Black Oak Nut Brown Ale
03:30 – Tasting the beer
05:45 – Music apps
14:30 – Sleep Cycle
17:25 – Pocket
20:05 – Jukio
22:00 – Inside
24:00 – Comixology
26:15 – Skype and Microsoft Office deal
27:25 – Functional hairstyles
29:30 – More apps, games, and owning domains
37:50 – Ticketmaster and Path
41:10 – Skip the Dishes
42:30 – Google Plus
46:20 – Wrapping up

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