Episode 82: Favourite Beer of 2014 and Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

January is almost over, but we decided to look back at 2014 one more time, at our favourite beers of year. We’re drinking Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale from Kiuchi Brewery in Japan, Sapporo this is not.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:50 – Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale
04:55 – Kiuchi Brewery
10:40 – Back to the beer
11:25 – Colin’s year in breweries
18:35 – Adrian’s year in breweries
21:40 – LJT’s amateur hour
23:25 – The year in pubs
30:50 – The year in everyday beers
38:20 – Adrian drops the ball
39:50 – LJT’s top 10
45:55 – Colin’s top 10
48:55 – Misses of 2014
50:55 – Best breweries of 2014
55:00 – Manitoba’s year in beer
57:45 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 81: Favourite Albums of 2014 & Old Rasputin

This week we’re rounding up our top albums of 2014 with regular guests Chris Rohling and Brett Enquist. 2014 was an interesting year for music, with only a few true standouts but tonnes of very good stuff. Reflecting this diversity, all of us had quite different choices. We also thoroughly enjoyed the always-great Old Rasputin from North Coast

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
00:55 – North Coast Old Rasputin
05:00 – 2014 in music
11:50 – Adrian’s top 5
24:50 – Brett’s top 5
30:45 – Colin’s top 5
38:50 – Chris’ top 5
50:00 – Taylor Swift 1989
56:40 – Luke Jacob
58:15 – Other albums and soundtracks
1:01:55 – Upcoming albums
1:04:25 – New Surly beer hall
1:08:10 – Wrapping it up

The LJT Top 5

5. Little Hurricane – Gold Fever
4. Jack White – Lazaretto
3. Taylor Swift – 1989
2. James Vincent McMorrow – Post Tropical
1. Hozier – Hozier
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Episode 80: 2015 in Media with Media Nerds

To kick off 2015, we’re chatting with local media nerds Dan Vadeboncoeur and Kenton Larsen about the shows, movies and whatnot that we’re looking forward to this year. In addition to our mostly tv-focused discussion, we’re drinking Wee Heavy Scotch Ale from Ontario’s Amsterdam Brewery. 2015 is gonna be an exciting year for Pub Chat. Thanks for listening and Happy New Year!

Show Notes

00:00 – Introduction
02:30 – Amsterdam Wee Heavy Scotch Ale
08:00 – Liquor advertising laws
13:00 – TV coming in 2015
16:20 – Shorter TV seasons
19:15 – Christmas specials and singles
21:45 – Upcoming Marvel shows and other TV
26:20 – Star Wars
37:40 – More upcoming movies
43:50 – Better Call Saul
46:40 – The Walking Dead
56:40 – Game of Thrones
57:40 – Media and celebrity branded liquor
1:00:40 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 79: Craft Beer Advent Calendar Part 4

It’s Christmas Eve and time to finish off your Craft Beer Advent Calendar. The three of us are at the end of the box and thoroughly enjoying ourselves. Thanks for tuning in over the last 24 days and Merry Christmas!

Part 1Part 2 • Part 3

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
00:55 – Day 19: De Molen Winterporter
09:00 – Saving bottles
11:35 – Day 20: Colorado Vixnu Imperial IPA
16:00 – Adrian is always right
24:00 – Day 21: Fust Wallerstein Winter-Bockle
33:05 – Day 22: Rooie Dop Final Countown Winter Saison
42:40 – Day 23: Mosco Beerat Ale Behira
50:00 – Day 24: Sound Entendez Noel
59:30 – Wrapping it up

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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.

Part 1Part 2

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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