308: I Don’t Need a Challenge In My Mouth

Come join us in our 2 hour, 40 minute punk rock beer fest. You may learn something. We sure did.*

We start right off with a one-item Awesome List, Hamilton. I know, it’s the trendy musical right now but it’s worthy. Trust me. We discuss the germ magnets that are coins. Victoria teaches us that Soundwave is a hipster. We discuss some of the beers we’re about to taste and initially title the episode, “Crossing Streams” but then the actual title came along and ended that real quick.

We quickly discuss some Ottawa memories like Mill St Brewery (a new InBev addition), Pub Italia, and Hop City’s Barking Squirrel Lager. Oh and we braved Safehouse again, after the Rachel incident of 2015. Somehow Philip Rivers’ virility comes up somehow and how he fills up his 20 room mansion.

After trying our first beer, Brandon and Victoria reminisce about UK food and drink. We had some great Big Dog beer and hat tip to Bob Barnes for providing it to Brandon who shared it with us. Hat tip as well, to Dave Otto for the last batch of awesome beer he made for Big Dog’s Brewing.

Daniel and Brandon talk about how they met, starting with a burger review and culminating in a Beer to the Rescue event. It’s so emotional, Daniel censors himself. Brandon covers the mistake by bringing up the Redskins/Braves racial team names issue. Is it complimentary or derogatory. What do you think?

We start in on a bit of history and then on to beer #2! Before we get into that, a bit of insider info on upcoming new BevMo beer shelf organization. Once the San Diego beer talk starts, well dear listener, it ain’t going to end for a while. This includes some personal plugs for Alesmith and Victoria chasing 15 year old girls while carrying a glass of sangria, then having an epic moment in Arizona for Halloween.

Speaking of Halloween, we visited the awesome DaHonays for their epic Halloween festivities. This included visits to The Perch Pub & Brewery for great beer and disappointing tots, Angel’s Trumpet Alehouse for beer and crispy spam sliders with hawaiian bread, sriracha mayo, feta cheese and cranberry slaw, The Lost Leaf Bar & Gallery which may be the strangest bar/music venue/art gallery fusion venue I’ve ever been to (though the Rinkuškiai Werewolf Ale I had from Lithuania was amazing), and closing out Mother Bunch Brewing by helping them blow their IPA keg (yeah I said it) even if they aren’t up for treating beer kegs with respect (allegedly). They did have an amazing brew process mural in the hallway to the restrooms.

We saw King Diamond recently and I play clips of Abigail and Halloween under the conversation as we discuss man buns and mosh pit etiquette. Somehow we follow this up with the great The Peanuts debate. Does it offend you? Do you feel bad for Charlie Brown?

*San Diego Breweries we talk about:

Alesmith Brewing Company

Aztec Brewing

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Benchmark Brewing

Bolt Brewing

ChuckAlek Independent Brewers

Coronado Brewing Company

Fall Brewing Co

Green Flash Brewing Co

Helix Brewing Co

Intergalactic Brewing Co

Karl Strauss Brewing

Latitude 33 Brewing Company

Lightning Brewery

Modern Time Brewing

Pizza Port Brewing

Reckless Brewing Co

Rough Draft Brewing Co

Stone Brewing Co

Thorn St Brewery

Toolbox Brewing

307: Free Cheese and Gunpowder

First off, apologies on the “great hall” effect on Daniel and Butch’s mics. Those were meant to be shut off and Daniel obviously dropped the ball. We start right off with our first beer, taking us back to Old England. Then after having to be reminded about 9/11, Victoria and Daniel both show why white people are horrible. The musket it was the stormtroopers of rifles and 2016 is going to be a glorious year for a lot of nerds. Victoria the duckbill fucker, doesn’t care about buffaloes like Hollywood doesn’t care about doing a biopic properly.
We get on up with a little James Brown talk. We discuss Butch’s teams dominating local trivia nights. This all leads into an R&B music discussion. This makes us hungry and leads to a brave idea for Unniversary IX. Victoria heads to bed and Daniel talks about flooding the Casa and the death of his self built rig or at least the motherboard. We go off on the Bucs for a bit and call it a night under 75 mins.

306: The Bored Identity

Victoria has a confusing epiphany and its name is boredom. What’s your time suck for when productive stuff sounds dull and nothing seems fun? In fact, we recorded this in early August. So this has become a thing. Spreadsheets seem to be Daniel’s thing. Victoria has gotten into makeup lately, and that’s also become a thing. What’s your thing?

First beer of the week after some sushi, brought us “Beltane” and regardless of my own mispronunciation, it was delicious anyways. The brett brings dah funk. Victoria calls it the cilantro of the beer world.

The Pride Parade did not go quite as planned. It was raining, it was pouring, the Gods all came out and they brought all the thunder and lightning. It was one of the best things I’ve ever been a part of. Oh and this was the day that Butch also introduced me to The Balboa Bar & Grill.

Victoria talks about “Ant Man”, “Mission Impossible”, and similar movies that she saw this summer. We then get on to beer #2 and discuss the fun and chaotic Hess Fest 2015 and our hopes for future events. For instance, lines shouldn’t curve into each other and including more high quality local breweries that don’t bottle would be amazing.

Victoria gets a lesson in Targaryens. Are 3-headed dragons a thing? In a thought of complete insanity Victoria asks, what’s your lucky number? To certify the opinion, she shares a recent dream with us.

305: Shaking It Off

We stay out too late, got nothing in our brains. So while we start having a little fun at ourselves for how long it had been since we had Butch on the show, I decided (through the power of sheer laziness and computer mishaps) not to put this out for almost 2 months. TWO MONTHS! Yeah that’s right, this was recorded mid-July and the next one won’t be much more recent.

So let’s get to it, shall we?

Comic-Con 2015 happened the week AFTER Pride Week this year, which is the opposite of the usual sequence of events. So, Butch and I share some of our experiences from this year’s NerdFest San Diego, including what became P00pstock: Shake It Off. Why? because our shit don’t splatter, motherfucker! Okay, well sometimes it does and that’s when we have to tell two thousand of our not so closest friends about it. Oh and that girlfriend in Canada was REAL, Wil! Need a taste of W00tstock 7.0 before watching the playlist? Watch this bit by Mulaney and then listen to this on repeat for an hour, then go into the playlist.

Beer #1 is the beer Aisha Tyler made this year, which was totally epic: Stone Cold Fox, which is a Black IPA with orange and chocolate. NOMS. Speaking of noms, Daniel also attended a VIP party and enjoyed the evening with Tyler (Butch still sends his regards) and shared moments with the likes of Chris Hardwick (who also doesn’t dance), Hannah Hart (who hugs like you wish a teddy bear would…what? Don’t judge me!), Nathan Fillion (hold on, I’ll be in my bunk), and a certain individual whom Daniel has been trying to have a moment with for three years. It came, it came, it conquered harder than the Sassanid Empire at Edessa. That’s right. I said it.

Have you ever met someone and you could not even form words? Ever have that person be someone that you never thought this reaction would happen to and yet…? Well if that wasn’t bad enough, Daniel is having a bit of a time with things lately and this exacerbates everything. It all turns out okay in the end because a) new friends and b) beer #2 ROCKS! Sugar Pine Cocoa Vanilla Porter. Yeah that’s right. Drink it, motherfuckers.

Butch and I, as excited as we were for the Pride Parade, and predicting the deluge that would come, we recount our evening which included Kappa Sushi and O’Sullivan Bros brewing which were both some of the best sushi and beer we’ve ever had. We feel sorry for those who faced the wildfire that was a Friday night commute for some. So to make up for it, we leave you with Alton Brown and The Social Anxieties.

304: Hitler Karaoke

It’s time for Karaoke of the worst kind! Tonight, we start off with Victoria right out of the gate. Hope you enjoy! Our first beer of the week brings us back to summers on the farm with chickens, except none of us have been on a real farm. Rachel likes the idea of horses but not the real deal. Apparently, keeping sloths as pets would also be out.

After the first beer, we start in with Rachel plugging shit, starting with Bad Lip Reading videos on YouTube. This discussion also includes a bit of confession session with Rachel. There is some talk of the Cat Convention, and how MMA is more hugging than fighting.

Daniel and Victoria went to Utah and they talk about their trip. There was coffee shops, an aquarium, breweries, a ballgame, Park City, and good food. Spending time with family was very enjoyable and though we did a lot, we came home feeling like we had a week of relaxation.

Victoria has a great idea to put beer in an insulated pouch like container like Capri-Sun. Speaking of beer, we had one of the worst beers we’ve had to drink in a long time on this show. Thankfully, we have an awesome list to follow this up. Oh and someone finally had the courage to call the Uncast drunk dial line! So we’ll end it there after 94 minutes!

303: Alcohol Recovery Abuse

This is our Decoration of Independence. Beware the vans playing “Pop Goes the Weasel.” They always include bad sex in a Wal-Mart parking lot and good meth. Also beware of vultures. They shouldn’t just be hanging around you.

We had a great beer day that included supporting Beer to the Rescue at Intergalactic Brewery, and grand openings at Division 23 Brewing and Green Flash’s new tasting room, Cellar 3. Daniel wrote more on his thoughts about Beer Day on his blog. During the discussion, Daniel forgets the name of Quad Ale House.

We take a quick break to grab our 2nd Beer of the Week and talk about pre-concert music. What’s with that interesting Beyonce, JayZ, Kanye, KimK fatal fourway thing that’s going on? The girls try to explain and the dork is having none of it. Finally we get around to explaining our thoughts on the beer followed by the craziness that was the rest of that evening.

We had a great week or two with Tyler and Haleigh, T&H, Hayler, whatever you wanna call ‘em. These guys are awesome and we’re going to miss them now that they’ll be in Hawai’i at least a good while. Rachel and Victoria also saw Mad Max: Fury Road and they share their thoughts. We made up for it by introducing Rachel to a few epic tabletop games. Like those with spell wars.

We’re talking Comic-Con plans already and don’t forget to head out to eset.com/comiccon and submit your best caption(s) for ESET’s kickass image. If you win, you get a trip for 2 to San Diego during Comic-Con weekend, a stay at the luxurious Loews Coronado Bay Resort, $500 cash to spend, VIP access to all the cool Nerdist events and much more! Check it out!

302: The Soul Box

Victoria is back and we jump right into her wheelhouse: One Direction and makeup. Do NOT underestimate the power of YouTube. It will fucking kill you.

Victoria helps us understand comics and we discuss how crazy some story lines will get. I complain about nonsensical plot and Victoria complains about preachy Joker. Daniel leads us in to Game of Thrones thanks to our first beer of the week.

Geek talk continues to Star Wars and someone on Craigslist trying to sell a star destroyer and one interesting review. We have beer number two and get into some baseball from the 3rd week of April.

We end the show on a dildo inserted with 21 grams of your loved one’s ashes. Yeah we’ll just end it here.

Next Page »


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 116 other followers