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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Episode 55: Untappd & Stout

This episode we are joined by two familiar faces: Mr Kevin Lawrence & the hot intern Luke Jacob Thiessen. We’re talking about one of our favourite apps: Untappd and we’re drinking Very Mad Cow from Revolution and Wake Up Dead from Left Hand.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:45 – First beer: Very Mad Cow
02:40 – Intro to Untappd
04:40 – Bud free since ’93
06:00 – About Untappd
08:15 – Notes on the first beer
10:00 – Features of Untappd
11:10 – Kevin sucks
11:50 – Untappd badges
15:15 – Untappd check-in numbers
18:40 – Beer church
19:40 – Second beer: Left Hand Wake Up Dead
22:15 – About the brewery
23:40 – Brewery tours
28:10 – Nitro and Guinness
30:20 – Tim Mather, Untappd and Twitter
34:20 – Favourite badges, liver disease and more on Tim Mather
41:40 – Wrapping it up

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Two Year Anniversary Special: Very Mad Cow

Unbelievably, it has been two years since we started this podcast and we’re still going strong. Colin & I got together to celebrate over a bottle of Very Mad Cow milk stout by Revolution Brewing from Chicago.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:25 – Today’s beer: Very Mad Cow
01:40 – About Revolution Brewing
03:00 – Beer analysis and more on Revolution
06:05 – Promises from last year
08:10 – Guests over the past year
13:40 – Beers over the past year
16:05 – Topics over the past year
17:30 – Promises for next year
21:21 – Pub Chat roles and jobs
23:15 – Favourite episodes and guests
28:50 – Future guests
32:55 – Future topics
35:45 – Anniversaries
37:45 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 54: Red Hook Mudslinger Brown & Unibroue Trois Pistoles

This episode we’re getting back to our beery roots and talking about how we got into craft beer, and how to get others interested. Andrew Coleman & Brett Enquist joined us too. We covered some serious ground: home brewing, shower beers, gateway beers and all sorts of other stuff. We drank Red Hook Mudslinger Brown and Unibroue Trois Pistoles.

Show Notes

00:00 – Welcome and introductions
00:15 – About the beer: Red Hook Mudslinger Brown
00:35 – About Red Hook
01:50 – AB InBev ownership in breweries
03:00 – Tasting the beer
04:35 – Gateway beers
13:50 – Breakfast and shower beers
16:25 – More gateway beers
20:20 – Unibroue and Andrew’s homebrewing
28:10 – Second beer: Trois Pistoles
31:10 – Back to gateway beers
34:30 – Dogfish Head
41:20 – Final gateway beers
45:00 – Beer is a social beverage
46:45 – Andrew’s travelling beer experiences
53:45 – Colin talks Half Pints
56:55 – Signing off

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Episode 53: Delirium Tremens & Belgium

We’re drinking Delirium Tremens and talking about Belgium and we’ve got the intern along for the ride. I just went to Belgium so now I get to boast about how amazing it is. For a beer nerd, it really is the beer mecca you think it is. Our ht

Show Notes

00:00 – Welcome and introductions
00:40 – About the beer: Delirium Tremens
04:20 – Adrian goes to Europe
05:00 – Best beers from the trip
06:25 – Christmas beers
07:30 – Beer culture in Belgium
10:05 – Belgian food
11:55 – Bruges
13:35 – Ghent
14:25 – Being afraid of heights
16:00 – Brussels & Delirium Village
20:20 – Beer in Britain
28:25 – Whether or not to go to France
31:15 – Music in Belgium
33:05 – Languages and accents in Europe
37:25 – Trains in Europe
39:20 – Winnipeg weather
43:50 – Adrian tours Belgium breweries
48:00 – Signing off

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Episode 52: Favourite Albums of 2013 & Surly

2013 was an incredible year for music, but somehow we each managed to narrow it down to our top five. Luckily this is one of our favourite episodes of the year to record, because we had to re-record most of it due to some technical difficulties. On the first recording, we drank Surly Coffee Bender, and it was delicious. Enjoy this episode with a good beer.

Show Notes

00:00 – Welcome and introductions
00:55 – Coffee Bender & Surly
07:45 – Technical difficulties
08:50 – Great albums of 2013
10:50 – Chris’ top 5
21:50 – Chris’ #1 – Arctic Monkeys
29:00 – Adrian’s top 5
41:35 – Adrian’s #1 – CHVRCHES
48:05 – Colin’s top 5
1:01:35 – Colin’s #1 – Arctic Monkeys
1:03:15 – Singles of the year
1:18:35 – Signing off

Jacob’s top 5

5. Vampire Weekend
4. Arcade Fire
3. Charles Bradley
2. Arctic Monkeys
1. Haim

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Episode 51: Thor’s Equinox

We’re joined by author Chadwick Ginther (Twitter), author of Thunder Road. We drank Thor’s Equinox, a Belgian Strong Ale from Odin Brewing. We talked about the fantasy genre, writing, movies, comics and all sorts of other fiction. Thanks again to Chadwick for joining us!

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:25 – Cracking the beer
01:00 – Beer analysis
03:20 – Getting into writing
04:40 – National Novel Writing Month
11:25 – Fantasy and other genres
19:10 – Beer in movies and television
25:10 – Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad and other shows
31:45 – Favourite fantasy books, comics and movies
42:05 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 50: Wychwood Brewery

Today we’re not only celebrating our fiftieth episode, but also our new intern Luke Jacob Thiessen. He’s going to be editing the podcast and writing the show notes so we don’t have to! This episode we’re drinking from a Wychwood Brewery gift pack and we’re talking about music, music culture and more.

Show Notes

00:00 - Welcome and introductions
00:55 - First beer: Wychwood’s Scarecrow
03:20 - About the Brewery
06:40 - Second beer: Wychcraft Blonde
10:15 - Changing the subject to music
11:30 - Making vinyl records
14:00 - Buying and owning vinyl
20:00 - Third beer: Goliath
25:35 – Different ways to buy music
35:00 – Jacob’s music
36:20 – Guessing the origins of Hellogoodbye
37:15 – Final beer: Hobgoblin
40:55 – Moving stuff
42:35 – Jacob is the hot new intern
44:25 – Signing off
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