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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Episode 69: Guilty Pleasures

This episode is all about the things we enjoy that we don’t always want to share with people. We covered our guilty-beers, restaurants, TV shows and so much more. Our regular music aficionado Chris Rohling joined us to share his take on the subject and drink his own Minnesota guilty beer.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:50 – Guilty pleasure beers and blind tasting
11:00 – Guilty pleasure foods
19:35 – Bad TV shows
34:40 – Guilty pleasure hangouts and shops
45:35 – Guilty pleasure music
56:50 – Return to teen TV dramas
58:00 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 68: Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout

This episode we’re drinking Elysian Split Shot Espresso Milk Stout and talking all about our favourite movie directors with our intern Luke Jacob Thiessen. This is a pretty long episode, so make sure you have a few beers lined up to enjoy while you’re listening.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
01:40 – Elysian Split Shot
03:10 – About Elysian
07:00 – Scorcese, various curse words
15:30 – Steven Soderbergh
18:00 – Directing duos
19:35 – Peter Jackson and Lord of the Rings
21:50 – Coen Brothers and film producers
31:00 – Quentin Tarantino
38:20 – Michael Mann and Tom Cruise
45:45 – Woody Allen
50:55 – Wes Andersen
52:45 – James Cameron and Avatar
57:45 – Michael Bay
1:00:00 – Spike Jonze and Her specifically
1:03:50 – Christopher Nolan
1:07:00 – Danny Boyle
1:11:00 – David Fincher
1:13:05 – Sofia Coppola and Kathryn Bigelow
1:18:05 – Wrapping up

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Episode 67: Ballast Point Sculpin & Cooking

Kevs Kitchen (Twitter) joins us to talk all about food, home cooking, beer and whole lot more.  To top it all off, we’re drinking a favourite of ours, the excellent Sculpin IPA by Ballast Point from San Diego.

Show Notes

00:00 – Intro
00:15 – Ballast Point Sculpin
01:30 – Tasting the beer
03:10 – Ballast Point and fishing
04:55 – Home cooking
10:00 – Immersion circulator cooking
12:10 – Chemistry in cooking
18:30 – The most expensive book ever
19:30 – Recipes versus techniques
22:45 – Planning versus ingredients on hand
25:45 – Sustainable and natural ingredients
29:05 – Motivations for drinking beer
31:30 – Making condiments and infusing liquors
37:20 – No excuses for not cooking
43:10 – Brewing beer, variety and consistency
49:50 – Wrapping it up

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Episode 66: BBQ with Abstract Artform

Abstract Artform is back on the podcast and he brought ribs! We’re talking all about barbeque, from our favourite sauces and rubs to cuts of meat and wild game. Dead Frog Commander Imperial Stout (2014) was the drink of choice.

Show Notes

00:00 – Introductions
00:52 – Barbecue
03:25 – What makes good barbecue
08:00 – Barbecue competitions
12:55 – Southern barbecue styles
15:40 – Dead Frog Brewery
17:20 – Dead Frog Commander Imperial Stout
19:10 – Back to barbecue competitions
24:20 – Styles of barbecue by location
28:00 – Barbecue methods
32:25 – Wild game
35:50 – Why barbecue
40:15 – Cheap beer and the hood-est rats
41:10 – Wrapping it up

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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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