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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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